Archive for April, 2017



Just a reminder that  it won’t be that long until June and Summer Reading Programs are a wonderful way to entertain and educate your bored kids!



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New Books @ Marion!



In the Shadow of the Moon by Anthony Aveni

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen by Elizabeth Ford

The Soul of the First Amendment by Floyd Abrams

Climate of Hope by Michael Bloomberg

So High a Blood by Morgan Ring

The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson

Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough

American Warrior by Gary O’Neal

Helping Teens Who Cut by Michael Hollander

Healing Herbal Teas by Sarah Farr



Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell by Paul Kane

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

Fire Tower by Jack Kestner

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Nest by Terry Goodkind

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New Books on CD!


The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter

High Heat by Richard Castle

Power Game by Christine Feehan

Bone Box by Faye Kellerman

American Commander by Ryan Zinke

Snatched by Karin Slaughter

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Humans Bow Down by James Patterson

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

The Prisoner by Alex Berenson

The Magnolia Story by Joanna Gaines

The Final Day by William Forstchen

This was a Man by Jeffrey Archer

Odessa Sea by Clive Cussler

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Some libraries use a machine called the Depulvera to clean their newly returned books. The “mini car wash” machine does not use water but it can clean 12 books per minute.  We don’t have a machine like that here. If a book or DVD is returned in a sticky or dirty condition we clean it  by hand.  We don’t need a fancy machine or a robot… although we’ll gladly accept a robot if anyone wants to provide one.  My point is we do offer new technologies and ever-evolving services for our patrons but we also continue to offer reliable public services provided by experienced and trained professionals! You may quickly ask just how much training does it take to clean a book; however, the service does take time and is merely one way we strive to make things better for out patrons. Disclaimer: Book-loving  robots are welcome here like any other eager patron!





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Are you looking forward to the release of the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie in May?  You may just want to learn a bit more about the characters before you see the film. In either case, we have some items that may help you get up to  (light) speed on the film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volumes 1-5  by Brian M. Bendis are all owned by our Chilhowie branch.

The Marion Library owns an X-Men/Guardians crossover book called Guardians of the Galaxy: The Trial of Jean Grey.

We also own Skottie Young’s  “Rocket Raccoon and Groot.”

If you’d like to learn more about Gamora, she appears  in  The Infinity Gauntlet  and The Infinity War both by  Ron Marz.

We also own the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film on DVD.

Finally, if you want to listen to the first movie’s soundtrack CD, we have it here.  Check these items out and you’ll be a Guardians expert, quicker than you can say, “I am Groot!”








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Miss Tracey has added these wonderful new items to her collections!




I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares


The Amazing Adventures of Harry Moon by Mark Poe



Star Wars Rebels  Season One

Star Wars Rebels Season two

Mighty Machines: Diggers  & Dozers

Mighty Machines: Lights & Ladders

Storybook Treasures: 20 Sing -Along Stories

Disney’s The Lion Guard: Life in the Pride Lands

Baby First: Let’s Play

Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Rocket Blastoff


Peppa Pig Around the World

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New Items @ Marion!




Preventing Credit Card Fraud by Jen Lee

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

13 Views of the Suicide Woods by Bracken MacLeod


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