6923 Madisonville Rd,   Cincinnati,  OH, 45227

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Marielders offers ongoing opportunities to explore...........

Kelly Hartman

Mariemont Branch Manager

News of the World

Paulette Jiles- 2016

Fiction Book Club

January 2nd @ 11:15 am

     News of the World is an adventure story, filled with danger and incident; a western, meticulously researched and rendered; and a two hundred-page prose poem with poetry’s usual virtues of compression, resonance, beauty, and power. Set in post-Civil War Texas, the chaos of that place and time are vividly depicted, even as the story remains primarily one of character. Paulette Jiles has shown how rich and deeply imagined the historical novel can be. The novel was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.

Cincinnati Museum of Art

Cincinnati Museum of Art - CMA

Is This Art?

Women Breaking Boundaries

Part I: Jan. 15th @ 1:30 pm

          Computer Lab

Part II: Jan. 29th @ 11:00 am

     CMA - Lunch @ Terrace Cafe

           1:00 pm docent tour

     Explore the role of women in art and art history at the Cincinnati Art Museum through works from the museum’s permanent collection created from the seventeenth century to today. Art from across Europe, North America and Asia in a range of mediums will be featured together, including oil on canvas, metalwork, ceramic, prints, photography, and fashion. Prominent artists include Georgia O’Keeffe, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, Mary Cassatt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Elizabeth Catlett, and Chiyo Mitsuhisa. The Terrace Café offers a full menu with a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches inspired by works in our collection.  


Kelly Hartman

Mariemont Branch Manager

Never Home Alone
Rob Dunn, 2018

Non-Fiction Book Group

January 29th @ 11:15 am

     Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the lactobacillus lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. 

Great Decisions:

Foreign Policy Program

Great Decisions Chapter 1:

Climate Change and Global Order

Great Decisions- FPA

February 12th @ 1:30 pm

Moderators: Shirley Maul and Len Dale

     Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. remains the notable holdout. What is the rest of the world doing to combat climate change? What impact will the effects of climate change have on global geopolitics?


Kelly Hartman

Mariemont Branch Manager

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Jon Carreyrou, 2018

Non-Fiction Book Group

February 26th @ 11:15 am

     In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

The Barn
6980 Cambridge Ave.

Winter Session Begin
January 7th - March 31st 

Every Tuesday @ 1:00 pm
Cost: $15.00
(for three months)

Art Club at The Barn with David Laug

     David Laug from the WACC/Art Barn continues his weekly art class teaching various techniques using a variety of mediums & platforms. Please sign-up at the front desk. (Members Only)


Nora McInerny
(writer & founder of "Still Kickin")

We don't "move on" from Grief. We move forward with it

Ted Talks Video/Discussion

January 21st @ 2:00 pm

     In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. "A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again," she says. "They're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."


Kelly Hartman

Mariemont Branch Manager

Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, 2008

Fiction Book Group

February 6th @ 11:15 am

     Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition – its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.
     At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.
     As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life – sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty.

Cathy Plichta

Mariemont Librarian

In the Garden of Beasts

Erik Larson- 2012

NEW!!! Men's Book Club

February  18th @ 2:00 pm

     Set in Berlin in 1933-1934, the book tells the story of America’s first ambassador to Nazi Germany, William E. Dodd, and his daughter Martha, as they experience the rising terror of Hitler’s rule. At first Martha is enthralled by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich, with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the surprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. Her father resolves not to prejudge the new government, but soon the shadows deepen. Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder unmasks Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.

Great Decisions:

Foreign Policy Program

Great Decisions: America's Global Affairs Discussion Program

Great Decisions-Organizational  Meeting

January 8th @ 2:00 pm

     The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been for over 100 years, is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.


2020 Topics will be discussed and distributed to Group Members for Moderators.


Huston Smth
The World's Religions

The World's Religions

Huston Smith (2017)

World Religions Intro Class

January 28th @ 11:30 am

     Class participants will be exploring the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. We will use The World’s Religions textbook to guide this 9-month, 3-times a month program.
     Part 1 will be introducing and examining the religion of the month with possible guest speakers and participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.
     Part II will be actively engaged in doing various traditions- whether it be making food or celebrating/observing a holiday.
     Part III, participants will go to a place of worship in the Greater Cincinnati Area.

Cost: $15.00 (Participants must purchase book for class)

Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati

Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati

World Religion


Part I: Feb. 11th @ 11:30 am

          Chapter 1 Discussion

Part II: Feb. 18th @ 11:30 am

          Hindu Cuisine Tasting

Part III: Feb. 24th @ 10:00 am

          Temple Tour @ 10:30 am

     Part I, participants will discuss Hinduism’s basic life principles and core beliefs and examine various traditions.        Part II will include sampling of various Hinduism cuisine and how certain foods and customs are adhered to during certain times of the year.

     Part III, we will be touring Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati and participants will be able to ask questions with a docent of the Temple.

(Textbook: The World's Religions (Plus) 2nd ed. Edition) Mandatory)

Cathy Plichta

Mariemont Librarian

Silver Chances

Patricia Curran Van Stone- 2019

NEW!!! Author Book Discussion

February  20th @ 11:00 am

    This adventurous love story shows Susan, a young single mother, trying to reestablish herself in a powerful new love relationship, while struggling to disengage from her former partner of four years.

     Author Pat Van Stone will be discussing the creation of this novel and the course of getting it published.

Support + Lessons

Marielders offers ongoing opportunities to explore...........

Jake Goodwin

1 on 1 Tech Support

with Jake Goodwin

Mondays from

10:00 - 11:00 am

Sign-up required/members only

     Jake Goodwin is offering one-on-one 30 minute technology assistance for computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Jake also teaches how to safely surf the internet, set up Facebook accounts/security features & smartphone apps.

Gwen Hawk

Needle Nook

with Gwen Hawk

Fridays from

11:00 - 1:00 pm

     This group explores diverse forms of needle arts, including knitting, crochet, tatting, beading, embroidery...

     Participants are welcome to bring what they are working on share with this group. This is a great opportunity to enhance existing skills and learn new ones.