Author Program and Book Signing

Grace’s Mirror Program and Book Signing

by Pastor Dan E. Ferguson

Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m.


“Grace’s Mirror: Healing for Perfectionists” takes the reader on a journey to search for a mirror that will make the perfectionist happy. Dr. Dan Ferguson offers sound Biblical and psychological advice, leading the perfectionist to healing and recovery. Mirrors of performance and appearance won’t do the trick. Mirrors of our serving and God’s grace can triumph over perfectionism. Enriched by many anecdotes, this book shares practical, down-to-earth guidance to help the perfectionist overcome. Dan is the pastor of the Douglass United Methodist Church in Douglass, Kansas and a former pastor of Eastmoor Methodist Church in Marion.



Marion Community Reads

“Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson has been chosen for our

2018 Marion Community Reads book.

This is an unforgettable true story about the redeeming potential of mercy. Stevenson’s first case was for Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to die for a notorious murder he didn’t commit. The case drew Stevenson into a tangle of conspiracy and political plots which transformed his understanding of mercy and justice. 

Copies are available at the library or you may be added to a reserve list. Everyone is encouraged to read this book by Thursday, February 15 in order to participate in the book discussion held at 7 p.m. at the library.

Smithsonian Partner Exhibit

The Marion City Library has been chosen as a partner site to Cottonwood Falls’ Smithsonian Waterways Exhibit. Our exhibit will focus on the history of the Chingawassa Springs, the 1951 flood and the Marion Reservoir.

The exhibit will be on display February 24 through March 24, 2018 in the Santa Fe Room of the library during regular library hours.

Early Literacy Program

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program is an ongoing early literacy program to get  children ready to start reading. Studies have proven that young children who have been read to regularly build the skills they need in order to learn to read. If anyone reads to your child just 1 library book a day for a year, they will have listened to 365 books!  

After the children have registered at the library, they will receive a reading chart to record their books. When they complete their first 100 books they will receive a book bag and their next reading chart. The children will receive a prize for every 100 books read till they reach 1000. At 500 books, the child will have a library book dedicated to them that will remain in the library and be a reminder to your family and all the families in our community about the importance of early literacy!

Let’s see what we can accomplish together to benefit our children.


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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.