Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Super Readers Visit

Super readers have been visiting the Pocatello area!

Each Tuesday a new sighting will be posted in the adult fiction area at MPL and on the MPL Facebook page. Can you name the 10 locations the super readers will visit this summer?

Download the form at www.marshallpl.org or pick one up at MPL. Then check the MPL Facebook page every Tuesday to see if you know their location. Entries with 7 or more correct answers will be entered into a drawing. Turn in completed forms at the Circulation Desk anytime between August 4 and August 15.

 Becky Hadley, Readers Advisor

New Sister Library!

This summer we have the opportunity to share letters and photos and a special friendship quilt with a library across the ocean! Our new sister library is located in the town of Stalowa Wola, in the country of Poland. Like Pocatello, Stalowa Wola is the largest city in its county and, also similar to Pocatello, Stalowa Wola has a population of just over 60,000 people!

To the right is a photo of the Stalowa Wola Public Library.

At the family story time on July 14 at 6 p.m., we will be writing postcards to send to Poland. When you come to the family story time, you will also receive a quilt square that you can design for us to put together into a friendship quilt that our library will later gift to the Stalowa Wola Public Library. Designs can be about Pocatello or anything you feel represents our
region.

Please join us for these cross-cultural activities! All ages are welcome.

It’s No Mystery: Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and chums reveal their secrets

The roots of children’s serial fiction such as Harry Potter and the
Spiderwick Chronicles go back to the 1830’s. Sparked by the Horatio Alger and Rollo stories of the 19th century, the 20th century saw an explosion of mystery and adventure fiction for children. Series such as The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, and Cherry Ames quickly captivated their readers and made publishers take juvenile literature seriously.

On Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m., Marshall Public Library’s Trent Clegg will facilitate a retrospective discussion on these 20th century serials, unraveling the mystery of this literature’s power, its influence on children since its creation and on the series books that followed it.

This program is free and open to all members of the public. For more information, please call the library at 232-1263 ext. 106.

Trent Clegg, Reference Librarian

National Joke Day

Q: How come the librarian slipped and fell in the library? 
A: Because she strayed into the non-friction section.

In honor of National Joke Day on July 1, we would love to hear  everyone’s favorite (clean) joke. You can submit your finest jewel at the display on the first floor near the circulation desk and wait in jolly anticipation for it to be posted. New jokes will be displayed each week in order to keep the laughs cracking.

Laura Brink, Circulation Librarian

Check It Out!

Check It Out! is an afternoon of site-specific dance, inspired by the  library, the literature, and the other resources to be found there! Come experience this exceptional performance on Friday, July 3, from 4:30-5:30 p.m

Check It Out! is created and performed by community members, dancers, performers, musicians, writers, and people who love the library and reading. The project will be led by Julie Leir-VanSickle, Bridget Close, and Scott Lindenberg.

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

The Southeast Idaho Button Club shares their passion this month with a
special display for library patrons.

Members of the Southeast Idaho Button Club have brought award-winning examples of their collecting passion, the button, to be displayed at Marshall Public Library through the month of July.

Buttons, those fascinating fasteners, have been around for thousands of years and serve as important cultural artifacts. Displaying these small pieces of history in an artistic fashion is one thing members of the Button Club do best. Come to the library and find out something new about an item you use every day!

The Southeast Idaho Button Club meets every 4th Saturday of the month in the Community Room of Marshall Public Library at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please call the library at 232-1263 ext. 106.

h Trent Clegg, Reference Librarian

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Makerspace Activities

A “makerspace” is a place for the community to get together to experiment,
design, and collaborate on projects. The library’s Make It at the Library project
features STEAM-based activities that emphasize exploration of science,
technology, engineering, art, and math. The library offers a variety of activities
for every age! April’s activities include:

Every Wednesday @ 4 p.m. KIDS KNIT & CROCHET GROUP: Learn to knit or
crochet. All skill levels are invited to join in this drop-in program.

Monday, April 6 @ 4 p.m. ORIGAMI CLUB: Join us for a fun hour of origami!
No experience necessary. All supplies provided. All ages welcome!

Thursday, April 9 & April 23@ 7 p.m. ADULT FIBER ARTS GROUP: Bring your
current project to on while we visit, discuss books and current events. Open to all
skill levels (for adults, but all ages are welcome).

Monday, April 13 & April 27 @ 4 p.m. KIDS CREATIVE WRITING GROUP:
Bring a pencil, some paper, and your imagination. For kids in grades 1-5.

Wednesday, April 15 @ 7 p.m. FAMILY BUILD IT NIGHT: families of all shapes
and sizes are invited to participate in the library’s first monthly build project.
Families will work together to build a low/high tech project. All skill levels are
invited to participate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult for
this project.

Friday, April 24 @ 3 p.m. ARDUINO PROGRAM: Learn how to wire and
program a microcontroller with this hands-on activity. Best suited for students
ten years old and older.

Saturday, April 25 @ 10 a.m. ADULT CRAFT: Celebrate Earth Day with a
“green” craft program for adults. We’ll use old books, power tools, and recycled
containers to make a book planter for small succulent plants. Please RSVP to
this event on the Library’s Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/marshallpl/
events) by April 13 to ensure we have enough supplies.

Jamie Bair, Circulation Supervisor