New Books Added in March

Browse through the titles we’ve added in the month of March 2022. Many new books have been cataloged in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Non Fiction, Large Print, and Juvenile. 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.

Movie and TV Selection Updated

Gone are the days of movie rental but did you know your library has a selection of current movies and TV shows? This past year the Marshall Public Library has expanded our DVD collection with dozens of new and old titles. Browse our online catalog and place a hold for curbside pickup. Or, stop in and take a look!

Family Movies

We’ve added new Disney and Pixar features like Raya: The Last Dragon, Soul, and Moana; we have full collections of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Toy Story; and we have quintessential classics like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and the award-winning Spirited Away.

Fantasy and Sci-Fi

In our superhero collection we’ve added Shang-Chi, Justice League (Snyder Cut), and Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, as well as the new Superman & Lois series. We also have recent sci-fi films like Tenet, Dune, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Blade Runner 2049.

TV Series

Sometimes you don’t want to add an entire streaming service just to see one series, so the library has you covered. We have recent hit series like Resident Alien, Cobra Kai, Mare of Easttown, Superman & Lois, Young Sheldon, and Yellowstone.

Award Winners and Contenders

For those seeking more high-brow cinematic fare, be sure to check out our recent Academy Award nominees like 1917, News of the World, One Night in Miami, The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Manchester by the Sea, and King Richard.

Didn’t find what you wanted? We’d love to hear your suggestions for new movies and TV series!

New Books Added in February

Browse through the titles we’ve added in the month of February 2022. Many new books have been cataloged in Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Large Print, and Juvenile. 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.

Local Painter George Caleb Bingham

George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) spent his youth in Arrow Rock, Missouri, and became one of America’s greatest nineteenth-century painters. His famous paintings of American frontier life along the Missouri River include: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, The County Election, Stump Speaking, The Verdict of the People, and Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap.

At the Marshall Public Library we have numerous books and one video documentary detailing Bingham’s biography and paintings. Click the links to visit each title in our catalog:

Biography of Justice John Marshall

“John Marshall” by Richard Brookhiser is available at Marshall Public Library.

This book from award-winning biographer Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles Chief Justice John Marshall, of whom the town of Marshall, Missouri was named.

In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth chief justice of the United States. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Supreme Court, it was the weakling of the federal government, lacking in dignity and clout. After he died, it could never be ignored again. Through three decades of dramatic cases involving businessmen, scoundrels, Native Americans, and slaves, Marshall defended the federal government against unruly states, established the Supreme Court’s right to rebuke Congress or the president, and unleashed the power of American commerce. For better and for worse, he made the Supreme Court a pillar of American life. (description from Amazon)

Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and the author of eleven books, including James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, American, and Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington.

‘Writing Local History Today’

Writing Local History Today: A Guide to Researching, Publishing, and Marketing Your Book’ by Mason and Calder is available at Marshall Public Library.

Writing Local History Today guides local historians through the process of researching, writing, and publishing their work. Mason & Calder present step-by-step advice to guide aspiring authors to a successful publication and focus not only on how to write well but also how to market and sell their work. Highlights include:

  • Discussion of how to identify an audience for your writing project
  • Tips for effective research and planning
  • Sample documents, such as contracts and requests for proposals
  • Discussion of how to use social media to leverage your publication
  • Discussion of the benefits and drawbacks to self-publishing
  • An essay by Gregory Britton, the editorial director of John Hopkins University Press, about financial pitfalls in publishing

This guide is useful for first-time authors who need help with this sometimes daunting process, or for previously published historians who need a quick reference or timely tip.

New Books Added in January

Browse through the titles we’ve added in the month of January 2022. Many new books in have been cataloged in General Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Non-Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, along with more picture books for the younger ones. 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.

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