Holiday Closings

Holiday closing 2We will be closed the following days:

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 26
                        Friday, November 27
                        Saturday, November 28
Christmas:     Thursday, December 24
                       Friday, December 25
                       Saturday, December 26
 New Year’s Day:  Friday, January 1


Lunch ‘n Learn December 2

December 2, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Christmas gifts 2Christmas Ideas With Kathy

Presented by Kathy Silhan

The next Lunch ‘n Learn will be Wednesday, December 2 from 12 to 1. Tickets are $5.00 for lunch and reservations are needed by November 25th.
Kathy will be demonstrating the art of wrapping Christmas gifts and also sharing other Christmas decorating projects to get everyone in the mood for the holidays.

December Activities For The Kids

December 5, 2015
10:00 amto11:30 am
December 7, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
Christmas santa_claus_gifts_sack_photoBring in your letters to Santa anytime between November 30th and December 10th and we will forward them to Santa in time for him to send a reply back to you! Make sure you include your full name and address.
Santa will be coming to the library two times in December. The visits will be come and go events. The first one is Saturday, December 5th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You can meet Santa and then enjoy a Christmas craft with the library staff. The second visit will be Monday evening, December 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cookies and cocoa will be served.

Christmas Home Tour December 6

December 6, 2015
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Christmas055  The library’s annual fundraising Christmas home tour will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 6th. Tickets can be purchased at the library during regular hours or the day of the tours for $5.00.  The price of the ticket includes a yummy array of refreshments in the library!

  On display in the library parking lot will be a camping trailer decked out in “glamping” Christmas style! Glamping is a trendy term that combines the words camping, but with glamour.  It’s like regular camping , but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. It is not expensive it is practical. It is pretty and sweet. It is not letting go of the dirt and all that mother nature has to offer but addressing it with a feminine twist. The style is vintage and the smaller trailers can be pulled by something that isn’t a truck. You’re going to want to check this out!

We have four very unique and special homes showcased in this year’s Christmas Home Tours!

The rural home of Ken and Malinda Stuchlik is a traditional log home that they constructed themselves. Looking out the generously proportioned windows is a view of their country pasture in which this home is nestled. The home also features a restful bedroom loft area overlooking a beautiful stone fireplace in the great room.

Colten and Rachel Olsen live in a home featuring the youthful edge of creative projects and ideas inspired by Rachel’s interest in Pintrest and her love of cooking. This is the second Christmas for the newlyweds as they continue to build their holiday collections in their newly remodeled home. A home that will soon include a nursery!!!

The home restoration project for Randy and Rachel Collett  involved turning a main street upstairs former hospital into a richly updated, upscale home. Included was a dream kitchen for Rachel and a stately office for Randy. Their story is intriguing about the evolution of this space. And they have a bird’s eye view of small town living!

We travel to Marion Lake to see the home of Barry Guinn and Molly Smith. This three story Victorian home was recently purchased by medical professionals Guinn-Smith and made into a serene and welcoming space for them to come home to! It features a charming kitchen and upstairs views of the lake.

*The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to benefit the library.


The Library Is On Facebook

For all you Facebook users, you can now follow the news from the library! We will be posting upcoming events and new books and movies that have arrived. Just look for Marion City Library.

Talking Books

Do you know anyone who would benefit from the Talking Books program?

Talking Books is a program run by the state. Any Kansas citizen that is certified as print impaired due to a visual or physical condition may apply for Talking Books Services. Such conditions may include permanent or temporary blindness, vision loss, physical condition or reading disability. Contact staff to learn more about the service.

Information by email


If you would like to receive emails from the library containing information about upcoming library events, new books, movies, etc., please supply the staff with your email address. Your email address will not be shared with anyone else.

Book Club Meetings


  Come join this lively group the last Wednesday of every month from 4-5 pm. Discuss what you’ve been reading or sit back and listen to what they’ve been reading!

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