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Stop by the Marion Library and enjoy the wonderful creations of our talented local artists as sponsored by the Marion Art League! These pictures are worth more than a thousand words!

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Be sure to stop by your Marion Library today at 2:00 P.M. to  buy a signed copy of the book Dear Ezra by local author Deja Braxton.

Here is her Amazon.com bio:

Deja Elizabeth J. Braxton, born January 1, 1996, has always dreamed big. She had many passions as a child, one being to own a chain of hotels. However, growing up in a small town sometimes forced her to believe that big dreams couldn’t be manifested. She fell in love with the arts and creativity of theatre around the age of five. Braxton loved singing and dancing and showed her love for it in her home church. Later, within her early teenage years, she began to venture out and audition for plays in school. Her participation in theatre for school gave her the experience of competing and performing from stage to stage, winning awards as a team and individually. Braxton thinks highly of her theatre instructor, who challenged her to be the best she could be. Although she loved the arts, she felt as if something were missing. It was during her junior year of high school that she was introduced to a woman of greatness. Her English teacher pulled out many types of literature and made Braxton acknowledge it in a way that she had never understood before. With much time, hard work, and the help and love of her English teacher, Braxton found her voice and ability to write. She now lives in a world of poetry, short stories, and virtuous quotes. Her favorite writers are known to be none other than Maya Angelou and Nicholas Sparks.

Here is Amazon.com’s description of Dear Ezra. 

After living a well rounded life in Savannah, Ga with her family for so long, Elizabeth Marshall collides into a wall that may cause intense damage in her family forever. Some stumbling blocks will capture her into questioning her own life. But even as quick as she is with problem solving, Elizabeth may find that even this problem has been taken out of her hands. She must find a way to rely on what’s most important, and rebuild walls that have been torn down.

 

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Kirsten Miller Honorary SBRL Member

 

Kirsten Miller is the author of the popular Kiki Strike series in which platinum blonde teen Kiki Strike and her specially skilled team of Irregulars have a series of adventures.  Kiki is your typical girl next door if the girl next door is a mistress of the martial arts, brilliant tactician, and princess in exile.   The Kiki trilogy consists of Inside the  Shadow CityThe Empress’s Tomb, and The Darkness Dwellers.

Kirsten was kind enough to show her support for your local library and we appreciate it!

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Author/producer Earl Hamner Jr. was born in Schuyler, Virginia on July 10, 1923.  He drew upon his memories of growing up in rural Virginia when he created the award-winning television series “The Waltons” in which the oldest son John-Boy was loosely based on his own teen years.

In addition to “The Waltons” Hamner was a writer/producer of the shows “Falcon Crest” and “Boone” and wrote eight episodes of the classic series “The Twilight Zone.”

His books include  Spencer’s  Mountain, You Can’t Get There From Here,  and Goodnight, John Boy.  He died on March 24, 2016.

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Buffy the Book- Reader!

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Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”  and “Scooby Doo” fame named some of her own favorite books and expressed her love of reading to Wonderwall author Rebecca Silverstein.

“I love books so much, people expect me to be a book snob, and I’m not. I’ll read anything. I love biographies. I love fiction. I love classics. I’ll pretty much read anything, except I’m not a big romance novel person. I can do Jodi Picoult, I can go there. My next book on my list I want to finish is Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry.”

I do love Time Traveler’s Wife, which I guess kind of is a romance novel, in a sense. I love Shadow on the Wind. I love Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! And I gotta say, I love me some Valley of the Dolls.”

“We spend a lot of time reading. We read in the morning when she wakes up. She’ll usually bring me a book, and we have a thing where she’s only allowed one book at a time. So she knows if she wants to change books, she has to take the book, put it away, and bring out the other one. So we usually read one or two in the morning, when she’s getting up, and throughout the day she likes to pretend and read to herself, and then I read to her before her nap, and we always read at night.”

To me, that’s my relaxation. I don’t get the stimulation that I get from books from television, the same way my brain works, and so at night, I’ll get into bed and I’ll read off the bat. Living in New York again for so long, the subway was great for reading. I read in the car on the 405 [in L.A.] Traffic’s so bad, I have plenty of time.”

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New Books on CD @ Marion!

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Find Her by Lisa Gardner

The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

A Likely Story by Jenn McKInlay

Even Dogs In the Wild by Ian Rankin

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

First Grave in the Right by Darynda Jones

No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd

Death of a Dustman by M C Beaton

Death of a Nurse by M C Beaton

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Playing to the Edge by Michael Hayden

NYPD Red 4 by James Patterspn

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer

Brotherhood in Death by J D Robb

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New DVDs @ Marion!

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It’s too warm to build a snowman so why not stock up on some new movies and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Victor Frankenstein

Zoolander

Spotlight

Maximum Overdrive

The Big Short

Sisters

In the Heart of the Sea

Extraction

The Fall

Spaceballs

Extant

NCIS Season 11

The Game of Thrones Season 5

Rancho Deluxe

Fire Down Under

Chariots of Fire

Trumbo

Gotcha

Arctic Blast

Brooklyn

Space Jam

 

JDVD

The Peanuts Movie

Barbie’s Spy Squad

Rev Up and Roar

Alvin and the Chipmonks Road Chip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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