News & Events
Here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices and
Raise their minds".
~~ Richard Armour, American poet and writer (1906-1989)
In April, we received great news that we received two grants. We received a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in the amount of $10,000 to purchase 6 public computers, a wireless printer, and accessories to make them work. Additionally, we received a $2,500 grant from the Texas Book Festival to purchase Spanish-language books for children, young adults, and adults. Both grants help in our commitment to provide exemplary services, exceptional resources, engaging programs.
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 criteria. Click 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 programming tailored made for our youngest readers!
The library's book club is open to all on a "come when you can" basis. If you want to join this lively group and need a copy of the featured book, call the library to request one.
May's Book: Rage Against the Dying by Barbara Masterman
Brigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn't have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she's put firmly behind her, Brigid keeps telling herself she's settling down nicely in Tucson with a wonderful new husband, Carlo, and their dogs. But the past intervenes when a man named Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid's career--the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protégée, Jessica. Floyd knows things about that terrible night that were never made public, and offers to lead the cops to Jessica's body in return for a plea bargain. It should finally be the end of a dark chapter in Brigid's life. Except…the new FBI agent on the case, Laura Coleman, thinks the confession is fake, and Brigid finds she cannot walk away from violence and retribution after all, whatever the cost.
Discussion Dates: Tuesday, May 19 @ 6:00 p.m. & Wednesday, May 20 @ 1:00 p.m.