Kids! Read Down Your Fines in August!
Anyone 18 years of age or under may come to Marshall Public Library from August 1st thru 30th, 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.
American Indians in Clark County
You won't want to miss this fascinating program on Thursday, August 28th at 6:30 pm in the library's Dale McConchie Meeting Room!
Paul Brill, American Indian expert, genealogist, and former Bureau of Indian Affairs representative, has been collecting tribal genealogies and information regarding clan kinship systems and clan names using both oral histories and archival information for many years, even after his retirement from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He has worked with every tribe in the United States.
Learn about the history of Native American Indians in this area. Hear this Terre Haute native’s fascinating stories, some humorous and some sad, about events involving the various tribes with which he has worked.
Mary Liz Wright, U of I Extension, to Present Nutrition Programs
The first of two programs presented by Mary Liz Wright, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, will be "Gluten Free Fads and Facts." Join us in the Dale McConchie Meeting Room on Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 PM to hear how the gluten-free diet is marketed as a healthier way of eating or as a weight-loss tool. Some of the population has a physical need to avoid food products containing wheat, barley and rye grains. This program is designed to promote understanding of gluten intolerance and help you determine how it fits into your diet.
The second program, "Organic, Local, Natural: What It Is, What It Isn't" will also be held in the Dale McConchie Meeting Room on Thursday, September 25th, at 6:30 PM.
Please register for these free programs by calling the library.
From Pioneers to Present Day: Illinois History Through the Years
Illinois history as you've never heard it before! Join us in the library's Dale McConchie Meeting Room on Thursday, October 9th at 6:30 pm for this presentation "From Pioneers to Present Day: Illinois History Through the Years."
Tom Emery, a freelance writer and historical researcher from Carlinville who has been honored several times by the Illinois State Historical Society, will present the military, political, social, and economic history of Illinois. More specific subjects including agriculture, labor, railroads, education, diversity, coal mining, disasters, anecdotal stories, and key cities and individuals will also be discussed.
Emery has been published in over seventy newspapers in his career, including the Marshall Advocate, which recently ran Emery's article on Illinois political scandals as a front-page piece. The creator of a bi-weekly column on Illinois history that is carried by various papers statewide, Emery has created twenty-two book and booklet titles, some of which will be available for sale after the discussion.
Please register for this free program by calling the library.
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.
Audiobooks will be coming to the 3M Cloud in 2014.
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!
Register your child for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!
Thanks to a very generous donation by Gerald and Jean Forsythe, all children residing in the Marshall school district up to age five will be able to receive free books through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Every month, until their fifth birthday, each child will receive a free book appropriate for their age. All you have to do to enroll your child is fill out a registration form at the library or mail it to the library. You can pick up a form at the library or print one off here. Members of the Clark County Optimist Club and Marshall Service League are working hard along with the library to make sure as many children as possible get to take advantage of this wonderful program. Call the library if you have any questions.