Monday, July 20, 2009

Feng Shui Class

An introductory presentation and discussion focusing on beginning Feng Shui will be held on August 18th at 7 pm at the Marshall Public Library. Feng Shui is the art of placement to increase the positive flow of energy. The introduction will be presented by Feng Shui consultant Joni Bateman, owner of Desert Feng Shui. Topics to be covered are: history of Feng Shui, using the Bagua map, incorporation of the five elements, and other helpful tips and suggestions to eliminate clutter. Registration is required so interested parties can RSVP the Marshall Public Library at 232-1263 ext. 22.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Celebrate the movie release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with the Marshall Public Library on Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Teens, tweens and in-betweens are invited to wear a costume of their favorite character, peer into the pensive, test their Quidditch skills, and many other fun activities. There will be food and fun for everyone!

For more information about this event, call 232-1263 extension 28, or stop by the Marshall Public Library at 113 South Garfield Avenue.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Teen Fun Never Ends @ Your Library!

There are lots of activities for the month of July, some of them recently added to our line up:
NEW! Improv @ Your Library July 8 WEDNESDAY 7-8pm
Featuring members of the Comedy Project (see article on other side).
Teen Movie Night and Free popcorn!July 10 FRIDAY 5-9:15pm
Featuring 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13) and Phantom of the Opera (PG-13). Movies begin at 5:00pm and the doors close at 6pm, so don’t be late! P.S. Bring your own pillow or soft bean bag to sit on.
Poetry Slam/ Book Cover Poetry July 16 THURSDAY 7-9pm
Here is your chance to share your own poetry and get feedback from your peers. OR you can try Book Cover Poetry to create one. Choose up to ten books and create a poem from the titles, take a picture or see Kath Ann
and she will take a picture of your creation. Share at the Slam!
Console Gaming with Game Crazy July 18 SATURDAY 10am-noon
NEW! SummerSlam Reading Jam June 24-July 16
Be one of the first 25 youth aged 10-18 to checkout 2 books to receive a
specially numbered poster that will be your entry into a drawing for two
free tickets to the August 23, 2009 WWE’s SummerSlam Live Event.
NEW! Harry Potter Party!! July 25 SATURDAY 10am-noon
Celebrate the new movie release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This will be an all ages event with a costume contest, trivia,
Quidditch broom race, and other fun things.
Babysitting Clinic July 27 & 28 Monday and Tuesday from 9am-noon Registration is required, 232-1263 x28.

Still bored? See Kath Ann to borrow a board game to play in the library with your friends. Monopoly, Stratego, Battleship, Taboo, Cranium and even a Twilight Board game are among some of the titles to choose from.
SEE YA at the Library!
hKath Ann Hendricks, YA Librarian

Connie Dubbe Retirement

As I look forward to enjoying my retirement I will definitely miss the friendship and support from the staff here at the Marshall Public Library. I will especially miss the patrons that I have also developed friendships with.
I anticipate spending more time with my husband, children and grandchildren. We have plans to travel, do a lot of fishing and continue our roasted marshmallow eating contest to which I hold the title!
Connie Dubbe

Connie has worked at the Marshall Public Library for 9 years and
prior to that at Hawthorne Middle School’s library for 12 years. She will retire on July 31 after over 20 years of library service. We will
all miss you, Connie!

Improv @ Your Library

A teen walks into the library: “I’m looking for a book on whales.” *switch* “I need a magazine article about the planets.” *switch* “Where is the bathroom?” Improvisation requires quick thinking and creativity. On July 8 at 7pm, members of The Comedy Project, Pocatello’s premier improv troupe, will be at the library to teach some basic improv techniques. But why should you learn improv? The basic skills of listening, clarity, confidence, and performing instinctively and spontaneously are important skills for actors to develop. And it’s useful for more than just acting. It’s fun!
Trina Bonman, Circulation Staff

Warriors Book Party

The Warrior series is about house cats that have formed four clans in a forest. The clans are enemies, but they keep the peace by obeying the warrior code. The code is followed closely by the cats and has been followed for many generations. When a warrior cat passes away, they join the ranks of Star Clan. Members of all four clans are joined as one to help watch over the clans.
There are three Warrior series with a fourth coming out soon as well as stand-alone titles and a manga series.  There will be a Warriors Book Party for children on July 7 at 5:30pm. Registration is required. Vote for your favorite warrior, participate in fan fiction, and test your knowledge of the series. Join us for food, crafts, and a drawing for prizes!
hLindsay Chandler, Circulation Staff

Tea with Jane Austen

Tea with Jane Austen by author Kim Wilson is the latest in the titles being discussed by the members of the Jane Austen book club here at the Marshall Public Library. The delightful little book is itself like a refreshing cup of tea, stimulating, light and easy to digest. Wilson’s book deals with the history of tea in the time of Jane Austen. “Each chapter includes a description of how tea was taken at a particular place or time of day, along with history, recipes, excerpts from Austen’s novels and letters and illustrations from the time.” The MPL book discussion group of Austen fans has been reading books about and by Jane Austen since the first of the year; they meet monthly on every fourth Saturday at 10am in the children’s corner at the Library. Anyone who is interested is welcome to drop by, read, listen, and enjoy a cup of tea.
Gaila Butikofer, Reference Supervisor