Monday, May 18, 2009


Sister Dorothy Prokes, F.S.E., founder of Pocatello’s CRE-ACT School, will present a program especially for educators May 27, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Marshall Public Library, 113 South Garfield Avenue. Prokes will discuss her recent book, A Road Map to Education, in which she outlines her CREative ACTing approach to education that she developed in 1972 after more than 30 years as an educator. This alternative approach to a traditional curriculum involves the integration of the visual arts, music, dance and drama into the curriculum in order to encourage personal development and formation among students.
Copies of A Road Map to Education will be available for purchase at the program, as well as copies of the accompanying teacher’s manual. For more information, call the Library at 232-1263 extension 41.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Every month Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library produces shows for local radio and television stations. Citizens are invited to tune in to hear the latest about what the Library has to offer.

While You’re @ the Library is the Library’s television program for adults. This show features book reviews, information about Library programs and current displays, and interviews with special guests. It is shown several times each month on Government Access Television, Channel 11. Call the City’s Video Services Department at 234-6280 for broadcast times or check

The Library also hosts a television show for children called Once Upon a Time at the Marshall Public Library. Each month the children’s librarians read and tell stories, sing songs, and introduce children of all ages to wonderful tails. This program is also shown on Government Access Television, Channel 11.

Finally, don’t forget to listen to KISU 91.1 FM for The Marshall Public Library’s Radio Program. It is a collaboration between the Library and Idaho State University. The show features information about Library events, programs, and interviews with special guests, including Canadian Folk Singer Bruce Murdock, NPR’s P.D.Q. Bach Peter Schickele, Seattle mystery author J.A. Jance, Book Lust author Nancy Pearl, and Olympic saber fencer Peter Westbrook. The program airs the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Teen Summer Activites @ the Library

April showers bring… May rain….. bring June sun….. bring No School…. bring……SUMMER READING!!
Marshall Public Library will be exploring books through the arts with a summer reading program especially for TEENS, Express Yourself @ Your Library!

We have many TEEN activities planned throughout the summer, including: a monthly book club; movie nights; poetry slam; console gaming events; board game night; culminating with a Reader’s Theatre and end of summer party. And, of course, the annual summer reading program challenging teens to read and win prizes!

We will be kicking off Express Yourself@ Your Library! on May 15 with our monthly Teen Movie night. A double feature will be shown for TEENS on Fridays of each month beginning with two movies based on the very popular vampire romance book, Twilight. Following this will be a comedy night in June featuring Adam Sandler movies, a July drama movie night, and a movie musical night in August. Show times begin at 5pm and continue after-hours until about 9:30pm. For a full schedule of our movies, visit the Young Adult Blog on our website,, or log on to the Idaho State Journal’s JHub:, or give us a call at 232-1263 Ext. 28.
Kath Ann Hendricks, Young Adult Librarian

Curb your car! Bike, bus, walk or carpool

The weather outside is NICE! And so we hope it remains, as May is National Bike Month, as well as Pocatello's Bike to Work Month. To celebrate and show our support, Marshall Public Library is one of many businesses and volunteers working to promote alternative ways to get to work and school for the whole month of May.

Biking is a great way to get in shape, be healthy, and pollute less. Throughout this month we ask you to watch for these bicyclists and walkers on the streets.

An employee challenge to sign up and ride to work at least 60% of your work week will also entitle you to discounts at local businesses and even a one-time $5.00 reduction in any library fines you might have, just by showing the Bike to Work decal you will receive when you sign up. For more info to to
Kath Ann Hendricks, Young Adult Librarian

The library is Bigger than You Think

Although Marshall Public Library owns over 150,000 items, there may occasionally be something you need that the library doesn't have. If MPL is your Home library, you may ask about an Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary loan is a method of borrowing books, magazines articles or other materials that our library doesn't own. We have access to libraries around the state and across the nation.

This is your Home library is you live within the city limits of Pocatello and hold a current MPL card. You can also choose to make this your Home library by paying $45.

You may request one item per day for free. Occasionally the lending library will ask that you reimburse the postage, which is about $2.32 per item. Ask for more information at one of the library desks or phone 232-1263, ext 22.
Kris Castro, Reference Supervisor

Library Radio Show

The Marshall Public Library has joined with ISU's KISU (91.1 FM) radio station to present The Marshall Public Library's Radio Program aired on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6-7 pm.

MPL's staff members Amy Campbell and Ann Mercaldo have been producing these programs for nearly a year now. The half hour format of information about library events, policies, programs, etc. evolved into a full hour program in April 2009. April was National Poetry Month, so Campbell recorded local poets reading their works. Mercaldo interviewed cowboy poet/humorist Baxter Black for the second half hour. Future programming will include more local poetry, interviews with JA Jance, Nancy Pearl,and Peter Westbrook.

We are very fortunate to have the support and encouragement from KISU staff for their expertise and generosity in helping us to make this idea become a reality.
Ann Mercaldo, Circulation Supervisor

Annual Babysitting Clinic

The annual babysitting clinic is scheduled this year for Monday and Tuesday, June 1 & 2 from 9am to 12pm. Speakers from the police dept., ISU's Early Learning Center, and other health care professionals will offer instruction on how to make babysitting a fun and safe experience for everyone.

There is no cost for this course, and it is open to youth 11-14 years old. Space is limited, so call now to register, 232-1263 Ext 28.
Kath Ann Hendricks, Young Adult Librarian