Community Read - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

Join us to talk about how this novel by Fannie Flagg relates to the Civil Rights Movement.
Copies of the book are available on the Rediscover wall in the library and at our branches in Caledonia, LaRue and Prospect.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Meet the Mills Brothers

Enjoy a musical and visual survey of the Mills Brothers, the popular African American jazz and pop singing group that hailed from Piqua, Ohio. Hear a selection of their hit recordings and learn about one of the most popular and groundbreaking American singing groups of the 20th century.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Panel Discussion: Marion Civil Rights Experiences

Members of the Marion community talk about their Civil Rights experiences with a special emphasis on events in Marion history.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Underground Railroad to Freedom

Local historian Carroll Neidhardt talks about Marion’s role in the Underground Railroad.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

African American Women During the Civil War

Dr. Annette Jefferson’s  talk focuses on women of African descent—Susie King Taylor who nursed with Clara Barton; Elizabeth Keckley, dressmaker and confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln; Charlotte Forten, college graduate and first African American to teach freed slaves in the south, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and others—and their unique contributions to the war effort.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

Library Closed

Marion Public Library is closed in observance of Independence Day. Please use our web catalog or our 24/7 Account Info number (740-387-0387) to check your account, renew or reserve items.

Friday, July 4, 2014 (All day)
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