Blackstone Unlimited Audiobooks

Hey there, MPL Patrons! 🎉 We’re thrilled to introduce Blackstone Unlimited, your gateway to over 6,000 audiobook titles in every genre imaginable. The best part? No waiting in line – zero holds! 🚀

Ready to dive in? Sign up today with just your email address and MPL card number. Visit Blackstone Unlimited or snag the app on your Apple/Android device. Need a hand? Call us or swing by with your device, and we’ll get you set up. Happy listening! 📚🔊

Growing Together in Our Backyards

MARSHALL, February 20, 2024 – Marshall Public Library is delighted to announce a captivating series of evening programs aimed at fostering a sense of community and promoting the joys of experiencing the outdoors. Titled “Growing Together in our Backyards,” this program series will feature local experts sharing their knowledge on various aspects of gardening, landscaping, and backyard activities.

The series kicks off on Thursday, February 29, at 6:30 with “How does my garden grow?” presented by John Carton. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced gardener, Carton will provide insights into maximizing your backyard space for a bountiful harvest without overwhelming maintenance.

Isabelle Guthrey takes the stage on Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 with “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” Offering guidelines on planting lasting yard features, Guthrey will delve into the selection of tree varieties suitable for our climate and essential considerations before planting.

On Thursday, March 28th at 6:30, Carter Fawkes will explore the buzzing world of bees with “What’s that buzz?” This program will provide practical beekeeping tips while emphasizing the critical role bees play in our ecosystem.

Janet Bryan invites attendees on an off-site adventure on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 with “For the beauty of the earth.” Participants will gather at the library before heading to Bryan’s backyard on Brunswick St., where a variety of flowers will serve as the backdrop for learning how to cultivate a beautiful flower garden.

Concluding the series on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 is “Here a cheep, there a cheep; cheep, cheep,” presented by Kristi Butner. Sharing her experiences as a backyard chicken and duck farmer, Butner will provide tips on raising these feathery friends and anecdotes to keep the audience entertained.

All programs are free and open to the public. Marshall Public Library encourages everyone to join and discover the joys of growing together in our backyards. For more information, please contact Library Director Matt Rahner at 660-886-3391.

Promotional Flyer for the Growing Together Series

New Books Added in February

We added these new books in the month of February 2024. You can access our catalog in the menu above and place books on hold for pickup at our window. Curbside pickup is currently available six days per week.

If you find that you’re waiting awhile for a book that is already checked out, you can always search our two eBook apps: Libby and Axis360 for the electronic version.

New Books Added in January

We added these new books in the month of January 2024. You can access our catalog in the menu above and place books on hold for pickup at our window. Curbside pickup is currently available six days per week.

If you find that you’re waiting awhile for a book that is already checked out, you can always search our two eBook apps: Libby and Axis360 for the electronic version.

Chess Extravaganza: Join the Fun at Your Library!

Get ready for some chess excitement at your library! Whether you’re a seasoned player or just getting started, we’ve got two fantastic opportunities for you to showcase your skills over the chessboard.

1. Homeschool Chess Club:
Every Wednesday from 11 AM to 12 PM, join our Homeschool Chess Club for a fun-filled session of strategic moves and friendly competition. It’s a perfect way to enhance your chess skills while connecting with fellow homeschoolers in a welcoming environment.

2. All-Ages Chess Club:
Wednesday nights are all about chess at the library! From 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM, bring your family and friends to our All-Ages Chess Club. Whether you’re a chess prodigy or a casual player, this is the place to be for an evening of chess, camaraderie, and enjoyment. All skill levels are welcome!

Don’t miss out on the excitement—join us for engaging chess games that bring our community together. We look forward to seeing you at the library for strategic moves, laughter, and the joy of playing chess with fellow enthusiasts!

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MPL to close for the Holiday.

Marshall Public Library will be closed Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. His National Holiday falls on his actual birthday this year! King Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929. Explore the fascinating history of creating Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a National Holiday with this article from the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

 “To me, [King] is the outstanding international leader of the 20th century without ever holding office. What he did — I doubt anyone else could have done.” Bill sponsor, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), on King’s legacy.

New Books Added in November

We added these new books in the month of November 2023. You can access our catalog in the menu above and place books on hold for pickup at our window. Curbside pickup is currently available six days per week.

If you find that you’re waiting awhile for a book that is already checked out, you can always search our two eBook apps: Libby and Axis360 for the electronic version.

New Books Added in October

We added these new books in the month of October 2023. You can access our catalog in the menu above and place books on hold for pickup at our window. Curbside pickup is currently available six days per week.

If you find that you’re waiting awhile for a book that is already checked out, you can always search our two eBook apps: Libby and Axis360 for the electronic version.

Pre-registration Begins at Library for Slot Car Event

If you’re a fan of high-speed action, then you’re in for a treat. Marshall Public Library is excited to present an evening of Slot Car Racing at Samson R/C Hobby Shop. Located at 925 N English Ave, Marshall, this event is set to take place on Friday, 27th October, and promises to be a thrilling night for all ages.

Slot Car Racing has been a beloved pastime for decades. The thrill of the race, the strategizing, and the camaraderie among participants make it a unique and engaging hobby. Whether you’re a seasoned racer or new to the track, this event is your chance to engage in some friendly competition and perhaps even ignite a new passion.

The event is structured to allow everyone a chance to participate and is divided into age-specific races starting from 6:00 pm. The youngest racers, aged 5-11, will kick off the evening, followed by the 12-14 age group at 6:30 pm. Teenagers aged 15-17 will take to the tracks at 7:00 pm. And last but not least, adults 18 and over will bring the night to a thrilling close with their race at 7:30 pm.

The races are sure to be high-energy, and the atmosphere will be electric as racers vie for the finish line. The event will conclude at 8 pm.

Best of all, entry to this exciting event is completely free with registration. Interested participants are encouraged to register at the Marshall Public Library by Wednesday, 25th October. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a memorable evening of speed, strategy, and fun.

So, get your engines ready and prepare for a night of exhilarating Slot Car Racing at the Samson R/C Hobby Shop. We look forward to seeing you at the starting line!

New Books Added in September

We added these new books in the month of September 2023. You can access our catalog in the menu above and place books on hold for pickup at our window. Curbside pickup is currently available six days per week.

If you find that you’re waiting awhile for a book that is already checked out, you can always search our two eBook apps: Libby and Axis360 for the electronic version.

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