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Happenings at MPL

Library hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum closes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. The Library and Museum will be open on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. beginning Sept. 8.

Please visit the Weaver exhibit in the Museum. It is the history of the remarkable story of early settlers of the Weaver community and the legacy their descendants have carried forward in shaping Marion and beyond throughout the 20th century.

Saturday afternoon at the movies. Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Free pop and popcorn. For title and rating, please call Reference/Adult Services at 668-2900, ext. 1126.

Preschool Tales. Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Activity Room. This program features stories, songs and activities for preschoolers ages 3-6 years.

Lego Club. Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. Meeting Room B. Build your own Lego creation to put on display. For children ages 4 years and up.

Chair Yoga. Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Forrest Room, 2nd floor, Carnegie Bldg. Class will be taught by a RYT200 teacher. Sign up at the Reference Desk, 668-2900, ext. 1126. Class size will be limited to 15. All necessary supplies will be provided. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 668-2900, ext. 1126. 

Read to the Dogs. Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Children’s/Youth Services. Children may choose a book and read to a therapy dog.

PJ Tales. Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. Children’s Activity Room. This program features stories, songs and activities for preschoolers through second-graders. Pajamas welcome.

Books, Bites and Beyond. Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Children’s Activity Room. 9:30 a.m. is for grades six to eight and 4:30 p.m. is for grades three to five. Ami Brainerd will lead the discussion and activities. Snack provided. Space is limited. Sign-up required.

Barbara Wilson book discussion group. Sept. 11 in the Israel Conference Room. We will be discussing “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk” by Kathleen Rooney. To obtain a copy of the book, please contact Reference/Adult Services at 668-2900, ext. 1126.

Candidates Forum. Sept. 11 and 12 at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B. On Wednesday, candidates for Marion mayor and city council at large candidates will answer questions. On Thursday, candidates for ward positions on Marion’s city council will answer questions.

Sensory Tales. Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. This hands-on program encourages creative play for preschoolers, ages 3-6 years.

Let’s Knit & Crochet. Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m., Forrest Room on the Museum. Let’s Knit & Crochet is open to adults. All skill levels are welcome. The fee for beginners is $15 to cover the cost of materials for the first project. Beginners must register at Reference Services the Monday before starting. Registration is not necessary for others.

Wee Tales. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Activity Room. This interactive program is packed with books, movement and music, for infants to 3 years.

MPL board meeting. Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. This is a public hearing on the 2020 library budget.

Natural Wellness Class: Getting into Nature. Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. Children’s Activity Room. What is the connection between time spent in nature and your well-being? Join us as we learn the science behind why you should get outside. Sign-up required. $5 fee includes make and take salve. Sign-up by Sept. 10 to ensure enough supplies. Presented by Tammy Maddox and Mindy Manning.

Talk Like a Pirate Day! Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come celebrate with lots of fun pirate activities.

Grant County Fiber Arts Guild. Sept. 21 from 1-3 p.m. Forrest Room of the Museum. Open to anyone with an interest in fiber arts. Must have tools and at least beginning skills. Call Sue Bratton at 765-668-2900, ext. 1145 for further information.

Creation Station. Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s/Youth Services. Hands-on project to create and take home.

Teen DIY. Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. in the Teen Room. For teens in grades seven to 12. Decorate a notebook for the new school year.

Purdue Extension: Cooking with Fresh Herbs. Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Change the taste and appearance of your foods from “ordinary” to “extraordinary” by adding fresh herbs. Sign up required by calling Reference/Adult Services at 668-2900, ext. 1126.

Family, Food & Fun. Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. Children’s/Youth Services. Hands-on project to create and take home. Your own caramel apple snack. Sign-up required in Children’s/Youth Services or call 668-2900, ext. 1105.

Otakus. Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Meeting Room B. Are you a teen grade seven to 12 and like anime and manga? Join us for this month’s meeting and hang out with other teens.

STEAM Stations. Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room. Families are invited to explore hands-on STEAM activities. Sign-up in Children’s/Youth Services or by calling 668-2900, ext. 1105.

Family Yoga. Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B. Join us for a yoga class led by Jessy Pearson-Cheney (RYT 200). This class is open to all, no prior yoga experience required. Bring a yoga mat, or beach towel, and wear comfortable clothing. Sign-up in Children’s/Youth Services or call, 765-668-2900, ext. 1105.

The Connector Display Case features a display by members of the Fiber Arts group that meets at the Library on the third Saturday of each month.

The second floor Art Display area will feature art prints from the Library’s collection.

Please call the Marion Public Library if you have questions about any of the above activities. 765-668-2900, ext. 1101 or 1133.