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.

Matt Rahner is Our New Library Director

Last month Marshall Public Library’s Board of Directors approved the contract to hire Matt Rahner as the new director. He has been serving in the role since August 1st.

“I am thrilled to be able to serve the Marshall community,” says Rahner. “I strongly believe in the mission of the Marshall Public Library, and look forward to working with the staff, board, and community to strengthen and adapt the library’s services to the needs of the Marshall community.”

Rahner earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Missouri of Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College. For five years he was a professor in Fine Arts at Missouri Valley College, where he was also director of the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Rahner was born in Maryland, but grew up in Columbia, Missouri. He is currently a freelance photographer and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally.

“We are excited to have Matt on board to lead the library into an exciting time with many new opportunities,” says board Secretary Brooke Linsenbardt. “Please join us to say hello to Matt and to learn about our exciting plans for the library.”

In April, the board announced it had purchased the building at 102 E. Morgan St. and will be moving after renovations are made. As director, Rahner will facilitate the transition into the new building.

New Books Added in August

We added these new books in the month of August 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 July

We added these new books in the month of July 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 June

We added these new books in the month of June 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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