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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)



In April, Marshall Public Library received two grants.  MPL 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, MPL 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 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.



In conjunction with the kids' super hero summer reading program theme this summer, the library's book club read "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. We will discuss the book on Tuesday, the 18th at 6:00. All are invited to join in the book discussion AND the movie showing of "Unbroken" on Wednesday, the 19th at 2:00 pm. The movie is rated PG-13 and is 2 hours, 17 minutes long and tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian and World War II hero.  For details on the story, visit




To celebrate Alfred Hitchcock's 116th birthday on August 13th, we will be showing 4 of his films.  


August 24 @ 10:00 am: Rear Window

August 24 @ 2:00 pm: Dial M for Murder

August 31 @ 10:00 am: North by Northwest

August 31 @ 2:00 pm: Strangers on a Train


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



In September, we will discuss "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. This book has been a challenged and banned book since its publication in 1940.  It was declared non-mailable by the U.S. Post Office (1940) because it was seen as pro-Communist.  All are welcome to join in the discussion.


Discussion Date & Time:  Tuesday, September 15 @ 6:00 p.m.


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.

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