Monday, January 4, 2016

Return to Normal Hours

The library has returned to its normal operating hours of Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday.

The library is closed on Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Reading is SNOW Cool!

Warm up this winter by wrapping up in a warm blanket and reading. This
January and February MPL is once again hosting a winter reading program, "Reading is Snow Cool." This program is for all ages and reading levels. Registration begins January 11.

At registration adults, children, and teens will receive a Bingo card. When they earn a bingo, they can bring it in to receive a prize. Mark your calendars because the program will run January 11 through March 7.

Harald Wyndham Poetry Reading

Local poet and publisher Harald Wyndham will give a reading at Marshall Public Library on Tuesday, January 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Since coming to Idaho, Wyndham has written twenty-five books of poetry.  His poems, articles and reviews have been included in ten anthologies and numerous literary magazines in Idaho and across the nation. Wyndham also founded Blue Scarab Press in 1984, a publishing house dedicated to printing the work of Southeast Idaho and regional writers.

Wyndham will share selections from his most recent collection, The Same Moon Shines on Us All, as part of the library’s literary series. Join us for a fun, free evening of poetry and writerly camaraderie. For more information on this program or the literary series, please call Amy Campbell at the library at 232-1263 ext. 106.

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Diabetes

Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58%. With a supportive group to cheer your success and help through setbacks, you don’t have to make lifestyle changes alone.

On Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m., Bingham Memorial Hospital will bring Lifestyle Coach Tamara Roush, PhD, and MHE Program Coordinator  Kelli Whiteus to Marshall Public Library for a free program on how to make small changes that pay off big in diabetes prevention.

You will sample healthy snacks and learn how to manage stress to achieve a healthy, happy life. You may also choose to have your glucose tested. If you would like to participate in the glucose testing, please fast for at least 2 hours before attending the program.

This program is free and open to all members of the public.

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Beginning in January, an Alzheimers caregiver support group will start meeting each month at Marshall Public Library.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho Chapter Caregiver Support Groups strives to create a safe and supportive environment and a chance for participants to develop informal  mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.

The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. In addition, they may provide a needed break from care giving responsibilities.

This support group meets on the 1st Monday of every month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.  All meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the group facilitator Lisa at (208) 529-2250 or visit

Tax Assistance Starts in February

Mark your calendar for February 1! After completing IRS training in January, volunteers from the American Association of Retired People will begin to e-file taxes on this day.

Starting this first day of February, the volunteers will be here every Monday from 5-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Watch for February’s newsletter for more information.