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Here is where people,

One frequently finds,

Lower their voices and

Raise their minds".

~~ Richard Armour, American poet and writer (1906-1989)





On Friday November 20th at 6:00 p.m., Melissa deCarlo, author of The Art of Crash Landing, will be visiting the library for an author talk and discussion.  Check back here for more details or email us at  For more on Melissa and the book, visit




The Marshall Public Library received official notification of its continued accreditation from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  Accreditation status is dependent upon several criteriaClick here to view the library's 2013 annual report as submitted to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission or here for a quick overview.


The Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees approved the Marshall Public Library 2014-2019 Strategic Plan. The Strategic Planning Committee received over 200 responses to a library services survey, and these were incorporated into the plan.  Feedback about library services is always appreciated and welcomed at any time.  Click here to view the Strategic Plan. Click here to view the library's goals for 2015.




GOT KIDS?  Check out the Children's Page for information and programming news for our youngest readers.




Due to the Friends' Book Sale, there will only be one movie matinee in October.


October 26 @ 2:00 pm: Casablanca






Interested in learning how to use your Kindle, Nook, or iPad to download and read eBooks?  Let us help you on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. and/or Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.   



The library's book club is open to all on a "come when you can" basis.  We welcome you to join this lively group with differing opinions.  If you need a copy of the featured book, call the library to request one.



The #1 New York Times Bestseller Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in America’s past.  Check Christina's website for background information on the book and a fascinating history of orphan trains.


Book Discussion on Tuesday, October 20 @ 6:00 p.m. & Wednesday, October 21 @ 1:00 p.m.





This book is an historic adventure of extraordinary power waiting to sweep you away to exotic lands as one of the most popular writers of our time conquers new storytelling worlds. For more on Louis L'Amour, visit his website.


Book Discussion on Tuesday, November 17 @ 6:00 p.m. & Wednesday, November 18 @ 1:00 p.m.






Tom Sherbourne is a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a tiny island a half day’s boat journey from the coast of Western Australia. When a baby washes up in a rowboat, he and his young wife Isabel decide to raise the child as their own.  For more on the book, visit the publisher's website.


Book Discussion on Tuesday, December 15 @ 6:00 p.m. & Wednesday, December 16 @ 1:00 p.m.



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