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Author Jasmine Warga Visits Marshall

Join us at Marshall Public Library, Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. as Marshall’s Visiting Author Committee hosts author Jasmine Warga as this year’s featured author.

 Warga grew up outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Before becoming a full-time writer, she briefly worked as a science teacher and has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Lesly University. Her first novel, My Heart and other Black Holes was published on February 10, 2015. It has been translated into over 20 different languages and optioned to be a major motion picture. In this book, Aysel, a 16-year-old suffers from depression and an obsession with plotting her own death. The book addresses the sensitive issue of teen suicide and was written after the loss of one of Warga’s close friends. In her book, Warga is able to tackle the delicate topic of teen depression and isolation with empathy, honesty, and heart.

 Her second novel, Here We Are Now was published on November 7, 2017.  For more information on Jasmine Warga’s books visit: http://jasminewarga.com/about

Following the program, Marshall Junior High and High School students will be recognized for their short stories and awards will be presented. A book signing will also follow with copies of both books available for purchase.

For more information about the program at Marshall Public Library, please call 217-826-2535 or register online.


Christmas Tea and Polar Express Parties mean Christmas is coming!

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Christmas time is coming to Marshall Public Library, which means two popular holiday programs for children—"Christmas Tea Party" and "Polar Express Movie @ the Library" are near. Seating is limited so registration is required for both programs.

 This year the Christmas Tea Party will be held on Saturday, December 2nd just after Holly Days from 1:30 to 2:30 PM for childrenages 6-12 years. Children may bring a    doll  and may dress in party clothes, but it is not necessary. A story, tea and cookies, a quick craft, and a game will make for a fun pre-Christmas celebration.

Children in kindergarten through second grades may enjoy the Polar Express Movie @ the library on Tuesday, December 5th from 3:15 to 5:00 PM. Marshall South School students may ride the bus to the library, but must send a note to school the day of the event. We'll have hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy while watching the movie.

Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Avenue, is handicapped accessible and an equal opportunity provider. Please call the library at 217-826-2535 for more information or to register for these free programs.


Exchange Food for Fines in November

Canned FoodIf you owe a fine for late materials at Marshall Public Library – no matter how large or small – you can exchange it for a few cans of food for the local food bank from November 1 through November 30th.  “Food for Fines” gives anyone owing the library a fine for late books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, or audio tapes the opportunity to have the charges erased from their library card record and to have their library borrowing privileges restored.  If any “lost” library materials are returned, the materials charges will be converted to overdue fines which may also be waived by donating food items.Please bring in at least one non-perishable food item for every $5.00 in fines owed and we will donate the food to the Marshall Food and Clothing Bank.  It’s a great way to help the community, the library, and yourself!


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, September thru April, 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.

Get Powered with STREAM at Marshall Public Library

Children grades third through sixth may register at Marshall Public Library for a free STREAM program held monthly the third Tuesday of the month from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM beginning September 19th through April 17th, excluding months November and December. Retired Junior High Science teacher Kathy English will lead the program combining science, technology, reading, engineering, art and mathematics into stimulating hands-on activities. Each month children will have the opportunity to collaborate, build, and experiment using a variety of tools.

 Registration is required each month for this free program. Students who need transportation from North School may use the school bus to get to the library, please indicate this need when registering with the library and send a note to the school the day of the program.

 To register you may call the library at 217-826-2535


"Book Chat" - Every Third Wednesday at 10:30 AM

“Book Chat” is a book discussion group that meets at the library the third Wednesday morning of each month at 10:30.  While discussing books, enjoy a featured coffee flavor of the month over a light snack courtesy of Old National Bank. Upcoming featured books include:


Upcoming Selections

December 2017:  Skipping Christmas - John Grisham

January 2018: No One is Coming to Save Us Stephanie Powell Watts

February 2018: The Book Shop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan

March 2018: When the Emperor was Divine – Julie Otsuka (Big Read)

April 2018:  Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult

May 2018:  Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate

June 2018The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

July 2018 The Peach Keeper – Sarah Addison Allen

August 2018The Life She Was Given – Ellen Marie Wiseman

 Multiple copies of featured books will be available for checkout at the library, including audiobook and large print versions if available.


Free Computer Classes

Computer classes are back and they are still free! Here's what we have coming up:

"Intro to Internet"

Tuesday, December 12th, 5:30 PM

Classes are offered on a first come first serve basis. If you are unable to attend a class and would still like to learn about it you may visit our website at www.marshallillibrary.com and click on the Resource Weblink tab to find your free online computer class!  Please call the library at (217) 826-2535 to register or for more information. Or register online. Space is limited.

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