Archive for August, 2017

New Items @ Marion!

Don’t be scared! We really do have new books!


Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Bring Her Home by David Bell

An Amish Summer by Shelley Shepard Gray

Dark Saturday by Nicci French

The Medical Examiner by James Patterson

Lostboy by Christina Henry

Two Lost Boys by L F Robertson

Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart

Nights of the Living Dead

A Study in Scarlet Women  by Sherry Thomas

The Assault by Bill Myers

Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Fever by Deon Meyer

The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal

I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Fallen by Ace Atkins

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

Point of Contact by Mike Maden

Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson

The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling

I’d Die for You and Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Knife Creek by Paul Doiron

The Rise and Fall of the D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Cold Silence by James Abel

Trajectory by Richard Russo

The Proving by Beverly Lewis

The Right Side by Spencer Quinn

The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker

Vector by James Abel

Gone Gull by Donna Andrews

See What I have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Sulfer Springs by William Kent Krueger

The Library of Light and Shadow by M J Rose

Let the Dead Speak by James Casey

Secrets in Death by J D Robb

Defectors by Joseph Kanon

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters

The Store by James Patterson

The Good Daughter by James Slaughter

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel Wilson

Stillhouse Lake by Racine Caine

Leona:   The Die is Cast by Jenny Rogneby


Phlebotomy Technician Certification Study Guide

Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes 2018

Leona by Jenny Rognebu


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New Items @ Marion!



Your wish is our command! We have new books at Marion!

Use of Force by Brad Thor

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

What We Lose by Zini Clemmons

Modern gods by Nick Laird

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meldy

The Life She was Given by Ellen Wiseman

Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

Any Dream will Do by Debbie Macomber

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

The Long Drop by Denise Mina

Deadfall by Linda Fairstein

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Star Wars Battlefront II Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon

The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase

The Driver by Hart Hanson

Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

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Jenny Patinkin, author of Lazy Perfection, has established herself as a  nationally recognized beauty expert. She was kind enough to share some of her own favorite books with Smyth County Public Library and we appreciate her help.

 You can probably tell from reading my book that I’m a big Harry Potter nerd (and had even more HP references that my editor had me scale back on!) so I would definitely say that those are some of my favorite books. I really loved The Soul of a Octopus and The Handmaid’s Tale – both were very compelling, but Jennifer Weiner is totally my guilty pleasure. Her female characters are always relatable.”

For more about Jenny see her website: http://www.jennypatinkin.com.

Jenny Patinkin is a highly sought-after makeup artist, beauty expert, entrepreneur and author known for her Lazy Perfection approach to beauty. As Chicago’s premier makeup artist, Jenny’s devoted clientele includes celebrities, high profile and everyday women who count on her for honest opinions, product expertise, and her in-depth technical know-how. Her first book, Lazy Perfection, The Art of Looking Great Without Really Trying (Running Press/Hachette) was released in May, 2017.

Nationally recognized for her broad industry knowledge and expertise, Jenny appears regularly on network TV and prominent digital media channels educating people about beauty and makeup. Her artistry and advice have been featured in Goop.com, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Health, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Living, People Style Watch, Real Simple and Self, among many others, and for over three years, Jenny also served as an on-camera Beauty Expert and Host at Joyus.com. Jenny has been retained by corporations such as NASCAR and Bell Flavors and Fragrances to lead seminars and speak as a Beauty Expert, Clean Beauty Expert and Beauty Industry Insider.

Jenny’s namesake line of high end makeup brushes has been praised by online and print beauty authorities such as Allure, Brides, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, New Beauty and PopSugar and is sold on-line and across the country at luxury cosmetics boutiques including Cos Bar, Credo, C.O. Bigelow, Amazon Luxury Beauty and many others. In Fall, 2017, they will also be available at Neiman Marcus stores and NeimanMarcus.com, as will her Lazy Perfection book.

Jenny trained as a professional makeup artist in Chicago, IL and in London, England. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and three teenage daughters (none of whom wear a lot of makeup).

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New Books @ Marion!



Transgender Children and Youth by Elijah Nealy

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Documents That Changed the Way We Live by Joseph Janes

Putin by Richard Lourie

The Swamp by Eric Bolling

Improbable Destinies by Jonathan Losos

You Can Do Anything by  George Anders

Amish Community Cookbook

Sharyn McCrumb’s Appalachia

What a Fish Knows by Jonathan Balcombe

Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Ants Among Elephants by Sujatha Gidla

Beyond Words by Carl Safina

Happiness by Heather Harpham

Whereas by Layla Soldier

The Life of My Teacher by the Dalai Lama

The Bettencourt Affair by Tom Sancton

Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo

Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Bill Shillady

Rediscovering Americanism by Mark Levin


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Lego Club Returns!


Now that the eclipse is over you can focus on the return of Lego Club to Smyth County Public Library’s Marion Branch! Join Miss Tracey and Miss Amber for the fun tonight at 6:00. All kids ages 5-11 are welcome to come and build friendships and much more!



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Marion Fall Storytimes!

Marion Programs


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Lego Nights (ages 5-11) are the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00.


Two-Gether Time (Ages 6 to 36 months) is held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 5th and concluding for the season on December 12th.


Pre-School Storytime (Ages 3-6) is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 6th and concluding for the season on December 13th. The themes for these programs can be found below.


Welcome to the Library!
September 6, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15pm
The Number Three
September 13, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Jungle Boogie
September 20, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Fantastic Fall
September 27, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Brave Firefighters
October 4, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:00am
What Does the Fox Say?
October 11, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!
October 18, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Happy Halloween
October 25, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15pm
Costumes are encouraged!
Socks & Shoes
November 1, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Wear Your Favorite Shoes!
Opposites Attract
November 8, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Who’s in the Zoo?
November 15, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Bring a stuffed animal that you might find in a zoo!
Run, Turkey, Run!
November 22, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Schools are closed on this day, so all ages are welcome to attend!
Animals at Night
November 29, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Pajama Jam
December 6, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am
Wear your Pajamas to storytime today!
Happy Holidays
December 13, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:15am

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Chilhowie Programs

         Pre-School Storytimes for ages 2-5 are held on Tuesdays from 11:00-11:45 a.m.

I Love Books!
September 5, 2017
Fire Safety
September 12, 2017
Applesauce Day
September 19, 2017
Rhyme Time
September 26, 2017
Stop and Go
October 3, 2017
October 10, 2017
Pirates ‘rr coming!
October 17, 2017
Pumpkins Everywhere!
October 24, 2017
Monsters Don’t Scare Me!
October 31, 2017
I Wear a Hat
November 7, 2017
Raccoons Have Hands
November 14, 2017
Thank You
November 21, 2017
I Have Teeth
November 28, 2017
Decorating for Christmas
December 5, 2017
Jingle Bells
December 12, 2017
11:00 a.m.

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