Monday, November 26, 2012
Regular library hours resume January 2. The library will be closed December 8
through December 15 so we can replace the carpet on our second floor. No materials will be due during this week. The library will also be closed December 24th and 25th for the Christmas Holiday.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
With the holiday season approaching, we want to let you know about some upcoming library closures.
The library will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veteran's Day. On Wednesday, November 21, we will close at 6pm and remain closed Thursday, November 22, for Thanksgiving. We will be open on November 23 and 24.
Starting December 1, the library will be open from 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday. Regular library hours resume January 2. The library will also be closed December 8 through December 15 so we can replace the carpet on our second floor.
Trina Bonman, Library Administrative Assistant
The library will be upgrading the computer system the week of November 9 through November 15. During this time, patrons may continue to check out materials. The library will be unable to fill hold requests, check materials in, or settle account balances. Any items due this week will be given clemency during check-in. Full services will resume November 15.
With our new computer system, Marshall Public Library will be able to provide the community better access to materials with an easy-to-navigate catalog, better searching features, and the option to receive emails or text messages regarding your account.
Jamie Bair, Circulation Supervisor
Money scarce? Need a cheap and creative gift idea? Make it with DUCT TAPE! Join us for some fun craft ideas that you can create with just a bit of duct tape. Bring a roll of your favorite color or pattern and join in the fun! When? November 15 @5:30pm.
Watch for another trivia contest leading up to the release of the final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2, on November 16, AND our 3rd Annual Winter Dreams Open-mic night in December. Go to http://yanewsmpl.blogspot.com/ for details about this and other cool stuff at MPL!
See YA @ Your Library!
Kath Ann Hendricks, Young Adult Librarian
On Saturday, November 10, at 10 am at the Marshall Public Library, local yoga student Natalie Echanis will teach easy yoga techniques that you can do anywhere to help lessen your stress during the holidays.
The holidays are the most stressful time of year for many of us. The stretching and breathing methods of yoga can help us to release that stress and relax our bodies and minds. Yoga techniques can be used as soon as stress arises, even while sitting in our offices at work or standing in line at the store, to help us release tension and regain our calm.
Echanis, a registered dietitian, graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences. She has practiced yoga for five years and is working towards her NETA yoga certification. Echanis will teach easy yoga techniques to help you to relax and tap into your energy during the holidays. No special clothing or equipment is required, but please come prepared to stretch and move.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Amy at 232-1263 ext. 21.
Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian
Marshall Public Library is proud to display the handiwork of Terry Bunn during the month of November.
Mr. Bunn, an avid model railroader, has turned his skills to making models of horse-drawn vehicles, specializing in covered wagons. The historical accuracy and museum-quality detail of his models has assured one an honored place in the Fort Hall Replica gift shop. Mr. Bunn’s handmade replicas feature moving parts such as working brakes. He even uses period blacksmithing methods to wrap metal around the wagon wheels.
Come see these exquisite models on display through November on the Reference floor of the Library!
Trent Clegg, Reference Librarian
It has been two months since Marshall Public Library and its patrons joined the nationwide challenge of 1 million minutes of game time before December 31. The challenge encourages families and friends to play non-electronic games together. As of date, we have logged in over 45,000 minutes!
On November 14, the library will have a game night from 6-8pm. People can play the games the library has or they can bring their own. The library will also have a game day marathon on December 29 from 10am-5pm. Bring your family and friends (and anyone else you can find) to play games, relax, and make a final push towards that one million minute mark.
Caralee Workman, Circulation Librarian
Local web developer and recent graduate of BYU-Idaho Spencer Zarkou wants to enable learners around the community with web design skills.
On Monday, November 5, from 7-8:30pm at the Marshall Public Library, Spencer will start a 3-part web design course. The classes will cover basic HTML coding and CSS. If you’re not familiar with web design, these programming languages are the easiest to learn. Beginning web designers are welcome.
The classes will be on November 5, November 19, and November 26. These classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, please email Spencer at InITDesigns@gmail.com or call Amy at 232-1263 ext. 21.
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a different kind of pie every night of the week...the holidays are full of delicious foods. For those of us trying to eat healthily, the holiday food found at both home and office can offer a seemingly insurmountable temptation.
On Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm, the Marshall Public Library will host a program on healthy holiday eating. Audrey Liddil, a Family and Consumer Science education for the Bannock County Extension Office, will discuss maintaining good nutrition habits even in the midst of all the savory seasonal treats.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Amy at 232-1263 ext. 21.
Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian
The holidays after the loss of a loved one can be an especially difficult time of year. Traditions and celebrations assume new meaning after a death, and those in mourning may be asking themselves if they want to celebrate or if they should even try to pretend like nothing has changed. Sadness from a loss years ago may also become fresh and painful again during the holidays.
On November 17 at 1pm at the Marshall Public Library, Roberta Wold and Dona Robinson, Licensed Social Workers, will address how to cope with grief during the holidays and special occasions. They will discuss the importance of communication, how to involve family members in the process of healing, and starting new traditions after the death of a loved one.
For more information on this program, please call Roberta Wold or Dona Robinson at Alliance Hospice at 478-6677 or Amy at 232-1263 ext. 21.
Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian