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April 2020

Postponed: Next Gen Nerf Battle: Adults & High Schoolers

Battlers in high school through adults are invited to participate in our next Adult Nerf Battle! Play Capture the Flag, Humans Vs Zombies, etc with friends and family. For the first time, we are allowing ball ammunition as well as darts. The library has the small balls and the darts on hand so no need to bring ammo with you.  Still only official modifications on blasters, no homemade mods and blasters and cannot look like real weapons.   Participants must pre-register…

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CANCELLED: Film Series for Adults

Our film series for adults will continue on Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Marshalltown Public Library’s  community meeting rooms. Today's film will be Teacher's Pet (1958) with Clark Gable and Doris Day. Join our film critic, Tom LaVille, for a great discussion after the movie, as well as free popcorn and lemonade. This event is free and open to the public, aged 18 and over. For more information, or for the title of the film, please call the library’s…

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This “come and go” program offers the chance for kids (with a caregiver) to play with giant blocks, Legos, dollhouse, kitchen set, and more in the blue activity room. Free, no pre-registration needed. Daycare/preschools groups are asked to pre-register to bring groups of 8 or more children.

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Library Board Meeting

The library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in Community Meeting Room A. The public is welcome to attend.

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CANCELLED- Storytime

Storytime is held on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and features songs, stories, and fingerplays on a theme. Children of all ages are welcome, with a caregiver. Daycare/preschools groups are asked to pre-register to bring groups of 8 or more children.

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CANCELLED- Anime Marsh

If you love Anime, Manga, and Japanese Culture, this club is for you! Miss Diane C is our amazing Hostess with a knack for Origami and other fine Artsy Crafts. Rachel S is our Club Coordinator and Official Club photographer. Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6:30 at the Marshalltown Public Library, meeting room side B.  Meetings include but are not limited to…anime screenings, art projects, games and snacks! Anime Marsh is sponsored in part…

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CANCELLED- Jammies Jamboree

Families with babies, toddlers, & preschoolers are invited to join music educator, Miss Christine, for hands-on music activities. Wear your pajamas (if you choose) and enjoy the fun. Free. No pre-registration required, but letting us know you're attending helps us to make sure there are enough instruments, as well as copies of hand-outs. Call 641-754-5738 ext. 3 or email mtownlibrary@yahoo.com with questions and/or to RSVP.

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CANCELLED: Conversation Circles – Grupos de Conversación

Are you interested in practicing your English? Do you want to meet new people from diverse backgrounds in the Marshalltown community? The Marshalltown Public Library is looking for individuals who are interested in both helping others in speaking English comfortably and individuals who would like a friendly environment to practice their English speaking skills. Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Cafe. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please call Catherine at 641-754-5738 ext. 6. -- Está…

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CANCELLED- Pokemon League

Pokemon League is for fans of the trading card game. Players bring their own cards and “battle” in an informal league setting, facilitated by volunteers. Volunteers may help players learn to play, as time permits. Players do not lose cards if they lose the battle and may earn new cards and badges through participation. Kids must be at least 8 years old to be at the library without being accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call the library at 641-754-5738, ext.…

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POSTPONED: Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

The library is pleased to welcome Kevin Wood for a performance as President Abraham Lincoln on Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Rooms. This presentation centers on the twelve turbulent years from 1854-1865, when the slavery issue which had been divisive from the very beginning of our country came to a head and nearly broke us apart.  Hear about the historical background (beginning with the Declaration of Independence), the events which led Mr. Lincoln back into…

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