Welcome to the Marion Public Library!

For over 100 years, we have been a part of this community, proudly serving the citizens of Marion, Indiana. Whether you’re here for books, DVDs, research assistance, internet access, or a spot to meet, you’ve come to the right place.

Find your voice at writing workshops

Do you want to write the story of your life – even part of it – yet have no idea where to start?

Author and former radio host Bekah Shaffer will lead a series of writing classes, giving aspiring writers the tools to break down overwhelming ideas into manageable parts. Each class covers a specific aspect of the writing process, with detailed exercises to encourage participants to start their stories.

Classes are 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month: June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, and Oct. 6.

Each workshop is $10, or $40 for all five if paid in advance. Sign up at the Reference Desk. Learn more about author Bekah Shaffer.

It’s alive – the story of Frankenstein’s monster

Marion Public Library, partnering with Indiana Humanities, will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein. Here’s what’s happening this month.

  • Saturday, May 5, 1:30 p.m.: The 1931 Frankenstein movie, with discussion afterward with Dr. Steve Bailey, assistant professor of film and media production at Taylor University.
  • Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.: Book discussion of Frankenstein, led by Terry Lakes, chairman of the Marion High School English Department.
  • Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.: Book discussion of Frankenstein, led by Terry Lakes, chairman of the Marion High School English Department.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 6 p.m.: Family discussion of the children’s version of Frankenstein, led by Ami Brainerd.

 

Can’t get through on the phone?

Installation of the new phone system is almost finished, so dropped calls are diminishing. Still, if you find that your call doesn’t go through or is dropped, email mpl@marion.lib.in.us.  We will return your email as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

 


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If you haven’t been to Inspire lately, you’re missing out

Inspire is Indiana’s online library. Its databases can help you find test preparation and build your resume in the Gale Testing and Education Center. TeachingBooks.net will lead you to resources about children’s and young adult literature. Indiana Memory and Hoosier State Chronicles will help you explore Indiana’s history. And new to Inspire is Rosetta Stone, which offers instruction in 30 languages. Use your favorite device to access all this and more. Oh yeah, and the price is right for Hoosiers: It’s all free.

See Library’s information on Indiana Gateway

Indiana public libraries – like schools, townships, cities, counties – are funded by taxpayers. Libraries specifically get money from property taxes within specific library districts. In Marion Public Library’s case, that money comes from taxable properties within the city of Marion.

Gateway posts information about taxpayer-funded entities in Indiana. You can find out more about where MPL gets its money, how it spends it, and other information. Fill in Marion Public Library into the field and out more about how the library puts your taxes to work.

You can also fill in the names of other tax entities in Indiana.


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