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It was forty years ago today that “Star Wars” opened in theaters and introduced the world to Luke Skywalker, his friends and foes, and his troubling father issues.  Celebrate by coming by the library and checking out the films on DVD or picking up some of the many books based on the Star Wars universe.   The force of nostalgia is strong here and we’re happy to help you connect to your inner Ewok!



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We have “Minnie” New Young Adult Books Here at Marion!


Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

A Mad Zombie Party by Gena Showalter

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Bang by Barry Lyga

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All by Corinne Duvvis

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Killer Characters by Ellery Adams

Dangerous Behavior by Nancy Bush

Sweet Southern Trouble by Michele Summers

Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy

Those Jensen Boys: Twelve Deadly Men by William Johnstone

All You Need is Fudge  by Nancy Coco

To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy Coco

Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Hunt the Dawn by Abbie Roads

Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads



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Memorial Day Schedule!


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Sign up for our Summer Reading Programs begins June 1!  If you’ve been hoping (or hopping) for something fun to do then scurry down to the library.  I have a hunch (or hutch) that these programs will be the perfect way for you and your buddies  (or bunnies) to pass the summer!



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Chilhowie Summer Fun!

Passport to Reading Fun!

Take a six week vacation by reading a book from each of the six regions of America.  Each time you finish a book from one of the six regions, you may come by the Chilhowie Library and receive a stamp for your reading passport. When you receive all six stamps (and finish reading all six books)  you may enter a drawing for prizes donated by area businesses. You need to turn in your completed stamped reading passport by  July 15 in order to enter the drawing.

1. Select your books set in each of the six regions

2. Or select  books by authors from the six regions.

3. Read books about people, history, or culture of the regions.


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Build your own castle tonight at the annual meeting of  Princess Tracey’s Lego Club!  If you are between 5 and 11 and love Legos (or are a long lost heir to a royal throne) stop by tonight at 6:00 in the Copenhaver Meeting Room of the Smyth County Library. Fun will be had by all and you might just meet Kate, Duchess of Cambridge!



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