Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebrate National Library Week @Your Library

National Library Week is April 8-10. The 2012 theme is “You Belong @ Your Library.” Whether you come for Internet access, research, storytime, or to check out a great book, Marshall Public Library is your one-stop-shop for entertainment! To celebrate National Library week, Marshall Public Library is hosting a variety of events on Tuesday, April 10, from 4-6pm.

For children, join in on a treasure hunt in the children’s area. Have you seen little Hobb’s hole? What about the brand-new baby fish? Use your thinking skills to meander all over the area and explore some of the exciting and interesting parts of the children’s area. You may even catch a glimpse of Hogwarts through the Harry Potter room. Come and discover some of our hidden treasures!

For adults, participate in a round of Geek Trivia: Library Edition. This popular trivia contest is being presented at the library for one night only! Expect questions on literature as well as television, movies, video games, and other aspects of popular culture. Participate as a team or solo to win a prize and learn something new. Also make sure to explore Marshall Public Library’s Reference Department (where you can find the answers to many trivia questions) and Find Your Family @ the Library with Marshall Public Library’s walk through genealogical resources.

Teens will enjoy a poetry scavenger hunt that will include both real and virtual elements with the opportunity to win treats and prizes. All attendees can commemorate a fun evening at the library with a make-and-take craft project and refreshments!

Jamie Bair, Circulation Supervisor

Celebrate Poetry @ Your Library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Marshall Public Library is hosting its twelfth annual Poetry Wall. The wall, on the second floor by the Reference Desk, displays poetry from local poets. If you would like to add your poem to the wall in April, just drop off a copy at the Reference Desk.

The celebration continues throughout April with Poetry Bombs, an activity especially for teens. Poetry Bombs, or Random Acts of Poetry, occur when the teens select a favorite verse, stanza, or phrase and post it randomly in places such as their own or their friends’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. For more details, watch the YA blog or speak with Kath Ann at the YA Desk or Amy at the Reference Desk.

Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian

Titanic Display Commemorates Anniversary

On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg. An estimated 1,517 people perished, and the public’s fascination was forever caught by the tragic event.

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. To commemorate the date, the library has a display of items reminiscent of and connected to the event. Books on the Titanic and the legends and controversy surrounding it are also on display and available to be checked out. Visit our display and check out books on what is perhaps the most famous sea tragedy ever.

Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian

Sweet Adelines Bring Music to the Library

Music comes to the library with a choral performance by Sweet Adelines!

From 2 until 4 on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21, Sweet Adelines will host an open house full of music for everyone. The group sings four-part a capella barbershop harmony, and they will both perform and teach the audience to sing four-part rounds with them.

Sweet Adelines is an international organization for ladies who love to sing and perform. Any woman age twelve or older is invited to join and learn about music as well as gain invaluable performance skills.

Drop by the library on April 21 and enjoy a beautiful afternoon of books and music!

Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rocky Mountain Writers Festival

Celebrate spring with live readings at the 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Writers Festival. The readings are at 7 pm every evening and are at the following coffee shops and cafes:

Tues April 3 Coho Coffee House
900 South fourth

Weds April 4 Portneuf Valley Brewery
615 South First

Thurs April 5 College Market
604 South Eighth

Fri April 6 Main Street Coffee
234 North Main

Sat April 7 Cafe Rowan
200 South Main

For more information on the festival and local writers, go to

Friday, March 2, 2012

New Collection and New Contest for Adults!

In February, the library introduced a brand new collection of graphic novels
for adults. Graphic novels are books told in pictures or sequential art.
Generally, a page in a graphic novel is made up of multiple illustrations set
in panels with text. The flexibility of this format opens the doors to endless
storytelling possibilities.
In celebration of this new collection, the library is hosting a trivia contest at
the College Market (604 S. 8th) on the second Saturday of each month. Our
next contest is on Saturday, March 10, at 2:30 pm. Join us for a fun game of
trivia based on subjects considered geeky: sci-fi, fantasy, science, literature,
history, video games, math, pop culture and others. You can visit the
Marshall Public Library Facebook page for some warm-up questions. Prizes
will be awarded!
Jamie Bair, Circulation Supervisor