Archive for May, 2015


(Saturn Queen, Lightning Lord, and Cosmic King as depicted in Superman Batman Absolute Power)

You’re a member of a team of super villains from the 30th century but in spite of your super powers you can’t defeat the very capable Legion of Super Heroes! What can you do? You could travel back in time and eliminate  Superman and Batman- two of the 21st century heroes who inspired the future champions to become heroes in their own era. That could work… but wouldn’t it be smarter to travel back to a point in time  at which the infant Superman had not yet been adopted by the Kents and then find the right moment in history at which to take in the orphaned Bruce (Batman) Wayne!   You could raise the two heroes as foster children and make certain they embody the same criminal impulses you cherish! Yeah, that could work… but it doesn’t! See how the plan unfolds and fails in the collection Superman Batman: Absolute Power by Jeph Loeb from Miss Tracey’s Young Adult Graphic Novel collection at the Marion Public Library!


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“Mutts”  creator Patrick McDonnell was recently honored for his newest book which has also received an impressive nomination.

Patrick’s latest children’s book, A Perfectly Messed Up Story, has just been awarded the Wanda Gág Honor for best read aloud picture book

A Perfectly Messed Up Story has also received an International Literacy Association’s 2015 Children’s Choice Award. It’s on a reading list with a twist! Children themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorites. Since 1974, Children’s Choices has been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents—and children themselves. Thanks kids!

What Is the Children’s Choices List?

Each year, 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read newly published children’s and young adults’ trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Children’s Choices, selected from more than 600 titles, can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading. This list, a project of a joint committee supported by the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC), is designed for use not only by teachers, librarians, administrators, and booksellers, but also by parents, grandparents, caregivers, and everyone else who wishes to encourage young people to read for pleasure. See the whole list of 2015 titles below!



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Just Saying!


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…..except during Book Cart Derby Season or Jane Austen cosplay contests.

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Reading (or being read to!) for 10 hours in June and July can earn you a free book! If you read more than 10 hours you can gain a personal mention in the newspaper! We offer 6 weeks of stoyrtimes for kids below 6th grade and Teen Tuesdays for those above 6th grade. We also have 7 Free Family Fun Nights. Each one is on a Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Copenhaver Meeting Room.


June 11: All Are God’s Creatures: Darin Handy will share his amazing creatures with us!


June 18: Snakes Alive with Ron Cromer: Hands on time with lots and lots of snakes!


June 25: Stuntology: Master Trickster and author Sam Bartlett demonstrates the art of Stuntology.


July 2: BINGO Night for the whole family!


July 9: Professor Whizpop: A funtastic medley of comic mayhem.


July 16: The Balloon Lady: Be amused by the talented stylings of the Balloon Lady!


July 23: Toogy Tales: Celebrate  the end of Summer Reading with Storyshowing!




Ask About Our Adult Summer Reading Program @ the Marion Circulation Dept.


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New Items @ Marion!

Follow Red Reading Hood to Our Newest Items @ Marion!




The Blondes by Emily Schultz

Girl at War by Sara Novie

The Daylight Marriage by  Heidi Pitlor

Piranha by Clive Cussler

Taken by Dee Henderson

Rumspringa’s Hope by Beth Shriver

Amish Promises by Leslie Gould

The Memory  House by Linda Goodnight

Paper Hearts by  Courtney Walsh

A Simpler Prayer by Amy Clipston

To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander

Radiant Again by Nelson DeMille

Disclaimer by Rene Knight

Rock with Wings by Anne HIllerman

How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz

And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley

Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

The Ghost Network

The Proposal of Sister Key

Call Me Home by Megan Kruse

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton



Work Rules by Laszlo Bock

Texas Rising

The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction

A Home in Paris

A Higher Standard by Ann Dunwoody

Real Simple Guide to Real Life

Essential Perennials

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeley

The New Shade Garden

Framing Floors, Walls, & Ceilings

Guerilla Furniture Design

Southern Living On the Road Again

Crafting a Colorful Home

1965 by  Andrew Jackson

It’s a Long Story by Willie Nelson


Touch Typing in Ten Lessons


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Actress Helena Bonham Carter was born on May 26, 1966.  She has appeared in films like “The King’s Speech”, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”,  “Alice in Wonderland” and “Lady Jane.”  Stop by your Marion Library and try some of the British star’s work.

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