Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Well-Known Author to Speak on Fur Trade

Marshall Public Library’s patrons are invited to a discussion, slide show, and book signing by Eric Jay Dolin on his new book Fur, Fortune, and
Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America.

Dolin traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur industry from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians in the early 1600s to the rise of the conservation movement in the late nineteenth century. Populated by a larger-than-life cast—including Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant; President Thomas Jefferson; America’s first multimillionaire, John Jacob Astor; and mountain man Kit Carson—Fur, Fortune, and Empire is the most comprehensive and compelling history of the American fur trade ever written.

Dolin is also the author of Leviathan: The History of Whaling In America, which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. He will be at Marshall Public Library on August 3, 2010 at 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Jyly Teen Events @ Your Library

Summer is in full swing and the fun teen events continue at the Marshall Public Library!
EW! A Teen Activity continues through July every Monday at 3 pm. Come make hydro bracelets on the 12th, recycled crafts on the 19th, and family trees on the 26th.
And don’t forget the movies! We will watch JAWS on July 9 at 3:30 pm and The Hunt for Red October on July 23rd at 3:30 pm.
And coming in August, we will have a Pirate Scavenger for details soon about how to register on the YA blog at

Baby Boomer Fellowship

Chubbuck’s Portneuf District Library and Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library are pleased to announce that Karri Alderson and Amy Campbell have been selected as Fellows in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Western Regional Fellowship, Transforming Life After 50.
Facilitated by a partnership between the Idaho Commission for Libraries, California State Library, Oregon State Library, and Washington State Library, the Fellowship will introduce 93 selected public library professionals from eleven states to a new framework for serving and engaging midlife adults, ages 50+. The Fellows will re-examine traditional views on aging and explore innovative ways in which public libraries can become centers of productive aging, lifelong learning, and civic engagement.
The Fellowship will run from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. The year-long program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.