“Everyday Earth Phenomenon” program enhances NASA Exhibit at Marshall Public Library
Holly Hudson, director of Allen Memorial Planetarium in Terre Haute, Indiana, will present a program at Marshall Public Library called “Everyday Earth Phenomenon in the Universe”, at 6:30 PM on December 19th. This program is intended to enhance the traveling NASA science exhibit, “Here, There, and Everywhere: Science through Analogy, Near and Far”, which is on display at the library for the public to enjoy from December 3-30. Don’t miss this chance to learn about your fascinating world.
This program and the exhibit are for all ages and are free! Check out the event page and the exhibit video at EnjoyIllinois.com!
American Girl Tea Party
Children ages 6 years and older are invited to enjoy an old fashioned game, taste some festive holiday refreshments, do a simple craft and hear a heartwarming story at Marshall Public Library’s annual American Girl Christmas Tea Party on Saturday, December 21st. Just one party for all girls will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 PM and it will take place on the second floor of Harlan Hall.
This year’s party will feature the American Girl doll, Molly, from World War II in 1944. A collection of American Girl dolls will be on display for the girls to see and enjoy. Bring a favorite doll and wear your party clothes if you like! Children who donate a canned good to our food drive will receive an entry in a prize drawing.
Registration is required and space is limited, so please call the library beginning Monday December 2nd. A holiday e-card, from our featured doll, Molly, will be sent to the children the week before the pary; please provide an email address when registering.
New at Marshall Public Library: 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. As a result, we've added a second source of ebooks for our patrons: the 3M Cloud. This new program is now available for patrons to dowload ebooks. Currently, patrons have access to both the 3M Cloud Library and My Media Mall.
3M Cloud eBooks 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:
Audiobooks will be coming to the 3M Cloud in 2014.
Dr. George Books for Sale
Christmas is just around the corner and you may be wondering what a person on your list might like. A gift of memories would be a nice choice, and you can purchase that at Marshall Public Library.
Friends of Marshall Public Library have both of Dr. George T. Mitchell’s books for sale at the library’s circulation desk for just $16.00 each. Dr. Mitchell, or “Dr. George”, as he was known in the area, was a well-loved local physician who practiced nearly 60 years in Clark County, Illinois, before he retired in 2005 at the age of 92.
"Literally Speaking" Book Club
The Marshall Public Library book club "Literally Speaking" meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the library’s Dale McConchie Meeting Room. Join us and meet others who enjoy reading as much as you do. Participants enjoy casual discussion on a different book each month. A variety of genres and authors will be read. Light refreshments are provided courtesy of Old National Bank.
Upcoming book selections are: