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Teen Movie Afternoon @ the Lbrary

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of Marshall Public Library invites all teens to join them for an afternoon movie at the library.  We will be watching "The Giver" (PG-13)

on Tuesday, December 30th at 2 pm.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration required, just drop-in for this fun teen







Little Book Beginners Program for Preschoolers

Monthly Little Book Beginners programs are planned for pre-schoolers ages 3, 4, and 5 years and a parent at Marshall Public Library this school year.  At each thirty minute session the children listen to stories, learn finger plays, do interactive projects with a parent, and more.  The parents learn valuable information about effective ways to read to children and provide a reading environment at home.  Children receive a free book to take home at each session and an additional book if they complete a monthly reading log.

Little Book Beginners will meet on the third Thursday of each month beginning on September 18th, at 6:30 PM in the library. Registration is limited, so please call the library or click here to register if you plan to attend.  Marshall Rotary Club and Evelyn Knowles Foundation generously fund this program.


"Literally Speaking" Book Club

The Marshall Public Library book club "Literally Speaking" meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the library (location in the library may vary). Join us and meet others who enjoy reading as much as you do.  Participants enjoy casual discussion on a different book each month. A variety of genres and authors will be read. Light refreshments are provided courtesy of Old National Bank.

The library has several copies of the upcoming title on hand, so stop in and check-out a copy today!

Upcoming book selections are:

  • November 3rd – The Book Thief by Markus  Zusak
  • December 1st – The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • January 5th - Bring your favorite book!
  • February 2nd - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • March 2nd - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • April 6th - Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough
  • May 4th - Small Blessings by Martha Woodruff



Preserve Your Historic Photos of Marshall

The Friends of Marshall Public Library are planning a scanning event to help preserve old street and building pictures of Marshall. Anyone owning such photos is invited to participate. Marshall Main Street and Clark County Historical Society are working with Friends of the Library on this important project.

The objective is preservation of older pictures that will deteriorate with time and also could be destroyed by fire, tornado, flood, etc. The initial project will ask for pictures that include houses, barns, businesses, sheds, and other outbuildings. If you have an old picture of Uncle Henry on his horse or Aunt Minnie modeling a new Easter bonnet that includes a building of any kind in Marshall it is a candidate for scanning and preserving. Wouldn’t you like to know what Marshall looked like many years ago?

In January, more information and a date will be given. All pictures you bring in will be scanned in your presence and a copy will be provided on your personal flash drive or CD. There will be no damage to the picture and you may take it home with you. With the holidays approaching, it will be a good time to ask visiting relatives if they have old pictures that should be preserved.

 For more information, call the library at 217/826-2535.  The photography infromation form can be printed here and filled out prior to bringing in the photograph. Please complete one form for each photo. Volunteers will be on hand to help with forms during the scanning event.

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