Thursday, October 7, 2010

Older Job Seekers Roundtable Discussion

Peggy Morgan from the Department of Labor will lead a roundtable discussion for older job seekers at Marshall Public Library on October 21 at 10 am.

This free and informal discussion is for older, experienced workers who are looking for a new job or are re-entering the workforce. Many experienced workers are returning to work or are looking for new jobs due to the state of the economy. Older job seekers offer skills and expertise to potential employers but they also face particular challenges. If you would like to participate in this roundtable discussion, please bring your questions, concerns, and tips on job seeking to the library on October 21 and join in this important discussion.

Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian

From the YA Desk

Banned books week concluded on Saturday, October 2, 2010 and I wanted to share a blog entry posted by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy Series) that pretty much summed up the whole week. Please check out this link:
for her September 29 entry.

We will be celebrating TEEN READ WEEK, October 17-23, 2010, with our first ever "Hungry Library Games"! This event will be a take-off on the popular series The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and will include team survival games, food, and fun. You may register to participate by going to our calendar online at or calling us at 232-1263 ext. 28.

See YA soon at the library-

Kath Ann Hendricks, Young Adult Librarian

New Faces in Circulation

The circulation staff would like to welcome three new employees to our staff, Becky Mitton, Jamie Bunn, and Greg Grasso. They all started working at the library in September. MPL also has a new custodian, Stephen Glenn, who started in July.

Stephen was born and raised in Pocatello. He has 2 children and 6 grandchildren. He like to read and listen to audiobooks about history. In his free time, he likes to fix things.

Becky is from Pocatello and has lived her most of her life. Along with a wonderful husband, she has 5 children and 6 1/2 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of her favorite books. Becky also reads a wide variety of action, suspense, romance, and children's books.

Jamie is from Burley but has lived in Pocatello for 8 years. She enjoys crocheting hats, toys, and Nintendo-themed items. She is the owner of a rescued cat named Asphalt. Jamie's favorite series is the Dark Tower books by Stephen King. She likes to read realistic fiction along with horror. Jamie also helps out in the youth department by monitoring the KaBam! book group for children.

Greg has lived in Pocatello for 20+ years, but is from Stamford, CT. He is the owner of 3 cats and 2 dogs. You can often find Greg reading suspenseful fiction, military history, and covert ops. His favorite author is Nelson DeMille. He is an amateur chef and enjoys cooking and entertaining for his friends in his spare time.

We are very excited to have Stephen, Becky, Jamie, and Greg among our staff here at the library and are looking forward to getting to know them better and seeing them share their knowledge with the public. As you meet them, please feel free to welcome them to our staff.

Becky Hadley, Readers Advisor