Thursday, June 30, 2016

Music in the Library Features Family

On Saturday, July 9, from 1-2 p.m., the Morrissey family will present a musical variety show at Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library.

Michael Morrissey is a local attorney. His wife Shawna was named the 2016 Idaho Young Mother of the Year by Governor Butch Otter. They are the parents of eight talented musicians who range in age from 5-17.

The Morrisseys have lived in Pocatello for nearly a decade and have been the beneficiaries of wonderful piano teachers including Angela Ferrara, Jennifer Scow, Amy Parrish and Laura Larson. They have also learned in Pocatello’s outstanding orchestra programs, including after-school strings, middle and high-school orchestra and the Idaho State Civic Youth Symphony for which their oldest daughter is currently the concertmaster.

The Morrissey children will perform piano solos including John Schmidt’s “All of Me,” Edvard Greig’s “Wedding Day at Troldhaugen,” Frederick Chopin’s “Nocturne” Billy Joel’s “Root Beer Rag” and more. They will also perform number of string pieces including Johannes Braham’s “Hungarian Dance No. 5,” Michael Giacchino’s “Jurassic World,” Gioachino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” and what performance would be complete without the popular folk song “Boil Them Cabbage Down.” The family will also sing several fun songs accompanied by the ukulele and the guitar.

Join us at Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library for this free hour of music. For more information or if you are interested in performing at the library, please call Amy Campbell at 232-1263 ext. 106.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Quidditch for Teen Muggles

You won’t need magic to be part of this  game!

Join us on Friday, July 22, for a lively game of indoor Quidditch especially designed for Muggles (that’s for all you non-magical beings).  Add a little trivia, crafts, and food and you will have a magical time.  Be sure to bring a friend or two to play or cheer the teams on.

The Quidditch match is for teens and will be after hours 6:30-8:30. For more information, call Kath Ann at 232-1263 ext. 109.

Kath Ann Hendricks, Young Adult Librarian

Microfilm @ Your Library

Libraries have been repositories of knowledge and record for millennia. Even in the 21st Century, there is information, often of great value, that has not been digitized. We at Marshall Public Library take seriously our mission of providing “a vibrant lifelong learning center with information resources” to all members of our community, both nationally and locally. To that end, we maintain a varied collection of resources for the public’s use.

One of the most unique and treasured of those resources is our microfilm archive of the Pocatello Tribune and Idaho State Journal that reaches all the way back to 1895. Found within the pages of our local paper are obituaries, births, marriages, civic events, and other local history. Want to know about the Portneuf flood in the early 1960s from a contemporary perspective? Looking for history on a local building? Do you need to know when a great-grandfather died? All of these things can be researched in our archive.

If you’ve never done microfilm research before, our staff stands ready to assist you in getting started. The more information you have to begin with, the easier the search will be. Information found can be scanned from the microfilm and saved to a flash drive. It can also be printed out for you at the library’s normal rate. Requests for newspaper research made from outside our library district can be emailed to

Trent Clegg, Reference Librarian

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens

SYNC Audiobooks continues for teens through August 11. If you haven’t signed up, yet, this is your opportunity to download 2 free audiobooks each week.  Visit to find out how.

Summer Activities for Children and Teens

*Mondays: Summer Art Institute at 2 p.m.
*Tuesdays: Meet the Book Wagon at the park (see schedule below).
*Wednesdays: Food around the World at 2 p.m.
  Knitting and crocheting club at 3:30 p.m.
*Thursdays: Movies at 2 p.m.
*Fridays: Summer of Code, anytime from 9:15 a.m-2 p.m.
                  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
                  activities at 2 p.m.

*Mondays: Get in the Game at 2 p.m.
*Tuesdays: PG-PG 13 Movies at 2 p.m.
*Wednesdays: Olympic Snacks at 2 p.m.
*Thursdays: G-PG Movies at 2 p.m.
*Fridays: STEM Activities @ 2 p.m.

For All Ages
*Saturdays: Visit the Book Wagon at the Farmers’ Market between 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Any questions? Call the library at 232-1263, ext. 109.
The following magazine subscriptions will start in August: 

Acoustic Guitar
BBC Music Magazine
Dance Magazine
Foreign Policy
Linux Journal
Mother Jones
Mountain Bike Action
New York Times Daily Edition
Northwest Travel
Opera News
Poets & Writers
Wired Magazine

Ask a librarian how to read nearly 2000 full text magazines for free through the library’s online resource centers.

 John Bickelhaupt, Reference Librarian

Book Wagon Visits Continue

Come to the parks this summer to check out books and hear stories. You can even choose a book to keep forever.

 July 5, July 26

Caldwell Park 11:00 to 12:00
Alameda Park 12:15 to 1:00
Scardino Park 1:15 to 1:45
Gate City School 2:00 to 2:30

 July 12, August 2

Bicentennial Park 11:00 to 12:00
Hawthorne Park 12:15 to 1:00
OK Ward Park 1:15 to 1:45

 July 19, August 9

Upper Ross Park 11:00 to 12:00
Raymond Park 12:15 to 1:00
Centennial Park 1:15 to 1:45
Indian Hills School 2:00 to 2:30