'Read to the Rhythm' 2015 Summer Reading Program
Get ready to sing, dance, and make some noise this summer with the 2015 iREAD summer reading theme: Read to the Rhythm at Marshall Public Library. We hope lots of kids and adults alike will join us as we dance our way through summer reading!
Children will enjoy weekly programs each Wednesday starting June 3rd lasting through July 1st at 2:00 PM with a special wrap-up program Sounds Like Science on July 1st at 1:00 pm. This program will feature mad science sounds that make music! Also, each Tuesday at 2:00 PM children may enjoy a Movie @ the Library and each Thursday at 2:00 PM children may make a fun “Craftivity”! Please register for this programs using the online forms below.
Sounds Like Science - Wednesday, July 2nd @ 1 pm
Craftivity - Thursdays @ 2 pm; June 2nd thru June 30th
Take time to sing, dance, and make some noise this summer!
Don't Blame the Camera: How to Take Better Landscape Photos
Yes, you can take great photos of your landscape--and it has very little to do with the camera you use! Whether you shoot with a digital SLR, point-and-shoot or even your phone, you can take frame-worthy photos. All you have to do is learn a few techniques, and then shoot. Chris Tidrick will teach you the basic techniques of garden photography that can be used with the camera you already own.
Join us on Thursday, July 30th at 6:30 pm in the library's Dale McConchie Meeting Room for this program; this event is co-Sponsored by the U of I Extension and Marshall Public Library. There is no fee for this program, however advanced registration is encouraged. To register, call the Marshall Public Library at 217-826-2535 or the Clark County Extension Office at 217-826-5422 . You can also register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cce If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the Clark County Extension office.
Check Out the Library Geocaches!
Never heard of geocaching? According to geocaching.com, it is a "real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location."
With nearly 3 million geocaches placed world wide and nearly 6 million registered geocachers, it is quickly becoming one of the top outdoor recreational hobbies. Getting started is easy - sign up for a free account at geocaching.com, search for a cache near you, and you're ready to go!
Marshall Public Library is pleased to be a part of this exciting adventure. Be sure to check out our new series of library related geocaches. There are 3 located around our library districts - "Little Library Outpost #1", "Little Library Outpost #2", and "Dewey or Not?".
Learn more at https://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx or stop by the library to check-out a how-to book.
Oral Histories of Local Residents Online!
The Friends of Marshall Public Library have been conducting oral history interviews with area residents since 1994. Interviews have been collected in conjunction with Smithsonian exhibits, local history projects, 4-H projects, and more. The Marshall High School class of 1999 contributed many interviews as a part of their local history projects; several interviews, concerning World War II, were conducted by Dan Crews. The project has been revived in recent months, led by Friends of the Library volunteers Damian Macey and Maury Miller who are now actively interviewing area residents on a regular basis.
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.
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!
Toddler Time with Mother Goose
Join us each Tuesday morning at 10:30 for Toddler Time with Mother Goose. This program is a fast-paced fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The program is geared towards children ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. Visit the Mother Goose on the Loose website to learn more about this wonderful programs and the benefits for children and their caregivers.