Cooking with and preserving herbs
Come learn what to do with those herbs you planted this Spring!
University of Illinois wellness educator Mary Liz Wright will teach how to use herbs in everyday cooking as well talk about folklore surrounding the use of herbs. This free program will be held at Marshall Public Library on Thursday, August 25th at 6:30 PM. This program will increase your understanding of how to use herbs in everyday cooking and how to preserve fresh herbs for future use. This program will be held in the library’s Dale McConchie Meeting room and is handicap accessible. You may reserve your seat by calling the library at 217-826-2535, or you may register online.
Read Down Your Fines in August!
Hey, Kids! Anyone 18 years of age or under may come to Marshall Public Library during the month of August, and “read down” their late materials fines. This is a great way to have your library borrowing record cleared so you can check out materials again. Just come to the library and sign in at the circulation desk. You must actively read in the library where the staff can see you. For every 15 minutes you read silently in the library, you will have your fine reduced by $1.00. Lost materials charges are not eligible for this program; program is limited to patrons with Marshall Public Library cards.
GED Scholarships Available
The Friends of Marshall Public Library received a $250 donation from Marshall Main Street in honor of the library’s new GED Scholarship program. The program is one of many that honor the library’s centennial celebrations this year. The library understands it is difficult for individuals who lack a high school diploma to find work, and therefore difficult to pay for GED tests. As Janet Hasten, GED instructor for Lake Land Community College Adult Education said: “Students often struggle to pass the GED test; offering a local scholarship will help alleviate the heavy burdens many of these students face both academically and financially”. The library believes this program will not only help individuals and their families directly, but will also provide greater good to the community.
The Friends will award multiple scholarships to local residents; all those seeking a GED are encouraged to apply. Applicants may apply by completing a GED scholarship application available at the library or print one here. All applications should be mailed to Friends of the Library, Attn. Director, 612 Archer Avenue, Marshall, IL 62441 or dropped off at the library. All scholarships winners will remain confidential.
For more information about this scholarship opportunity or how you or your organization may contribute to this program, please call Marshall Public 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:
August 17, 2016 : The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer
September 21, 2016 : Ordinary Grace – William Krueger
October 19, 2016: Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend – Katarina Bivald
November 16, 2016: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin
December 21, 2016 : A Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flag
January 18, 2017: Little Mercies – Heather Grudenkauf
February 15, 2017 : A Man Called Ove – Frederik Bachman
March 15, 2017 : Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neal Hurston
Multiple copies of featured books will be available for checkout at the library, including audiobook and large print versions if available.
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.