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Darwin: A Well, A Ferry, A Road, and Abe Lincoln

On April 5th at 6:30 pm Cheryl Hawker will take you on a trail of discovery while explaining historical connections between Coles and Clark counties that she discovered after examining the Wall Dog Murals.  This interactive program encourages locals who may have their own Wall Dog connections to attend.

 To register for this free program you may call the library at 217-826-2535 or use the online form.


Erin Okomato Protsman’s “Without Due Process”

On Thursday, March 29th at 6:30 pm Erin Okamoto Protsman from Purdue University Northwest will share her family's unique connection to World War II and Japanese internment camps  by presenting her documentary Without Due Process. Please call the library or use the online form to reserve your seat.

If you are unable to attend on the documentary on the 29th it will also be shown at Vigo County Public Library on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:00 pm EST.

This program is held in conjunction with this year's Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The 2018 Big Read features Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine. Stop in the library today and pick up your free copy of the book!


Free Tax Assistance Available by Appointment

Free tax assistance is again available at Marshall Public Library to taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those ages 60 and older.  Volunteers have been trained through the AARP Tax-Aide program in cooperation with the IRS and will provide this confidential tax preparation service at no charge. 

Assistance is by appointment only and will take place in the library.  This service will be available from February 6th and continue through April 17th.   Persons interested in receiving free tax assistance should call the library to schedule an appointment on or after January 19th. Assistance will be available during select hours each week. 

Please bring a photo id, copy of last year’s income tax forms and all supporting documentation.  For more info, see "What to Bring to Your Tax Appointment."  The volunteers will not complete business or farm returns.  


A very limited supply of tax forms will be available at the library for free while quantities last.  Most forms can be downloaded from the IRS website at www.irs.gov/forms, which may be done at the library for a small printing fee.


"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

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.


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


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.
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