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In 2023 we look back on the past 100 years of the Marion County Public Library But did you know that the library offers a way for you look back on the history of Marion County as a whole? Any time and from the comfort of your own home? The Heritage Hub Genealogy room goes beyond the four walls that house it inside the library. Check out the Heritage Hub podcast to learn not just about the library but about all kinds of great historical facts from the county you love! ... See MoreSee Less

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The MCPL Adult Readers Book Club Book for the month of January is, “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. The book takes place in a small New England town, and is written from the different perspectives of the towns people. Each story told always at least mentions, if not centers around, the character of Olive Kitteridge. This book takes a close look at how we are perceived by others as well as looking at how we treat others. The book club will meet on January 31st at 5:30pm.
“The pleasure in reading ‘Olive Kitteridge’ comes from an intense identification with complicated, not always admirable, characters. And there are moments in which slipping into a character’s viewpoint seems to involve the revelation of an emotion more powerful and interesting than simple fellow feeling […] a complex, sometimes dark, sometimes life-sustaining dependency on others. There’s nothing mawkish or cheap here. There’s simply the honest recognition that we need to try to understand people, even if we can’t stand them.”
-- Louisa Thomas, New York Times (2008).
www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/books/review/Thomas-t.html
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The MCPL Adult Readers Book Club Book for the month of January is, “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout.  The book takes place in a small New England town, and is written from the different perspectives of the towns people.  Each story told always at least mentions, if not centers around, the character of Olive Kitteridge.  This book takes a close look at how we are perceived by others as well as looking at how we treat others.  The book club will meet on January 31st at 5:30pm.
“The pleasure in reading ‘Olive Kitteridge’ comes from an intense identification with complicated, not always admirable, characters. And there are moments in which slipping into a character’s viewpoint seems to involve the revelation of an emotion more powerful and interesting than simple fellow feeling […] a complex, sometimes dark, sometimes life-sustaining dependency on others. There’s nothing mawkish or cheap here. There’s simply the honest recognition that we need to try to understand people, even if we can’t stand them.” 
-- Louisa Thomas, New York Times (2008).
https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/books/review/Thomas-t.html
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