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Don't Get Scammed! : Avoiding Ripoffs and Identity Theft

Clare L. McCulla of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation will present a program, "Don't Get Scammed! Avoiding Internet, Telephone and In-Person Rip-offs and Identity Theft" in the library's Dale Mcconchie meeting room on Thursday, July 24th at 6:30 pm. Join us to learn important safety information about the types of scams, including Internet, e-mail, telephone, mail, and in person, how to avoid getting scammed or having your identity stolen and what to do if you have been scammed or have had your identity stolen. Please call the library to register for this free program.

McCulla is a Senior Supervisory Attorney in the Charleston office of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.  She provides legal advice and representation in civil matters to low income residents of a seven county area in East Central Illinois.  She has been a legal services attorney for 35 years, having graduated from law school at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.


Mary Liz Wright, U of I Extension, to Present Nutrition Programs

The first of two programs presented by Mary Liz Wright, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, will be "Gluten Free Fads and Facts." Join us in the Dale McConchie Meeting Room on Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 PM to hear how the gluten-free diet is marketed as a healthier way of eating or as a weight-loss tool.  Some of the population has a physical need to avoid food products containing wheat, barley and rye grains. This program is designed to promote understanding of gluten intolerance and help you determine how it fits into your diet.

The second program, "Organic, Local, Natural: What It Is, What It Isn't" will also be held in the Dale McConchie Meeting Room on Thursday, September 25th, at 6:30 PM.
Organic, local, and natural are buzzwords we hear all the time. In this program, you will learn what these terms really mean. Get updates on the science behind it and discuss whether organic, local, and natural foods are really better for you and the environment.

Please register for these free programs by calling the library.


Try it today! 3M Cloud E-books

Through a generous grant from the Illinois State Library, Illinois Heartland Library System is working in conjunction with RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) to develop a statewide e-book consortium. 

3M Cloud eBooks can be downloaded directly from our regular catalog or through the 3M app. Library patrons can use their library cards to checkout and download eBooks directly to:

  • eReaders that use the EPUB format (this does NOT include Kindle eReaders)
  • Tablets, including iPads, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire
  • Smartphones and music players
  • Personal computers and laptops

Audiobooks will be coming to the 3M Cloud in 2014.

For instructions on using the 3M Cloud at Marshall Public Library, please view our 'Using 3M Cloud Library' brochure.  Video tutorials are also available through 3M's Youtube channel.  If you need further assistance, please stop by the library with your device. We would LOVE to help you get started using 3M!


Register your child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!

Dolly Parton Imagination LibraryThanks to a very generous donation by Gerald and Jean Forsythe, all children residing in the Marshall school district up to age five will be able to receive free books through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  Every month, until their fifth birthday, each child will receive a free book appropriate for their age.  All you have to do to enroll your child is fill out a registration form at the library or mail it to the library.  You can pick up a form at the library or print one off here.  Members of the Clark County Optimist Club and Marshall Service League are working hard along with the library to make sure as many children as possible get to take advantage of this wonderful program.  Call the library if you have any questions.


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