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Marshall High School Yearkbooks

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Oral History Interviews

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Marshall area newspapers

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MPL on YouTube 

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An award-winning online curriculum for young children, from Age of Learning, Inc. Free at our library.

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Free access in the library or remote.
For remote use, log in with your MPL barcode.

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Free access in the library or remote. For remote use, log in with your MPL barcode.

 

Password inside library:  marshall
Password from anywhere outside of the library:
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Find your ancestors’ stories.
Discover yours.
For use only in library. 
No username/password needed.

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3M Cloud Library

Start here to download the app for your device.  Additional instructions can be found here. Once the app is downloaded, you can access the catalog and dowload books.

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Simply log-in with your library barcode to access wonderful resources which includes ebooks, encyclopedia entries, videos, games, science experiments, and much more!

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To dowload ebooks, create an account and by using your 14 digit library code number.

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Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies - salary details, company reviews, and interview questions.

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Use your library barcode to log-in.

 

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Two Local Authors, Two Book Signings

 

Clark County Historical Society invites all to listen to Terre Haute native, Tim Crumrin speak at Marshall Public Library on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm. Crumrin is an award-winning historian and author who has published over 40 scholarly and general interest history works. He will discuss his newest book released September 15th: 1907 Til the Coal Train Hauled it Away and his other recent book A Sky Held Captive. Both books will be available for purchase at the program for a discounted price.   Light refreshments and a book signing will follow.

Terre Haute resident and Wisconsin native, Donald L. Jennermann, was Professor Emeritus of Classics and Humanities at Indiana State University. Jennermann is author of five volumes of poetry and is the current Poet Laureate of the Oscar Wilde Society of America. On Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 pm he will discuss his two most recent books Gifts of Greece and Reasons for Being Late. A book signing will follow with both books available with a donation to the Friends of the Library.

 Please register for these free programs by calling the library at (217) 826 -2535.  The library is located at 612 Archer Avenue, in Marshall, Illinois.  The library is handicap accessible.

 

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 STEAM 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

September 2017: The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

October 2017: The Book that Matters Most – Ann Hood

November 2017: Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

December 2017:  Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

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

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

 

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.
 

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 and audiobooks 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

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 and Thursday 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.
 
                 
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