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July 2019

Play Day

  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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All Iowa Reads Book Discussion

The Marshalltown Public Library will host a book discussion of the nonfiction book, This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm by Ted Genoways on Tuesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s Community Meeting Rooms.  This Blessed Earth follows the Hammond family who own a small farm in York County, Nebraska.  For forty years, Rick Hammond has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation farm. But as he prepares to hand off the…

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Storytime: Our Planet Earth

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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Lunch @ the Library

Free Summer Lunch for Youth ages 1-18 years* will be offered June 19th - August 15th on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 12 pm. Snacks (and any extra lunches) are available for kids any day at the youth desk. Meals provided free as part of the USDA summer lunch program, coordinated by Marshalltown Food Service. *Caregivers with youth may purchase a lunch for $3.50 (optional). No outside food or drink in lunch area, please. USDA is an equal…

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Lunch @ the Library

Free Summer Lunch for Youth ages 1-18 years* will be offered June 19th - August 15th on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 12 pm. Snacks (and any extra lunches) are available for kids any day at the youth desk. Meals provided free as part of the USDA summer lunch program, coordinated by Marshalltown Food Service. *Caregivers with youth may purchase a lunch for $3.50 (optional). No outside food or drink in lunch area, please. USDA is an equal…

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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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Pillowcase Project – Emergency Preparedness for Kids

The library is partnering with the American Red Cross to offer the Pillowcase Project, an emergency preparedness workshop especially for school-aged kids. Kids will learn ways for their families to be ready to stay safe in different emergency situations (tornado, fire, flood, etc.) and decorate a pillowcase that helps them remember and share what they learned. This program is free but does require pre-registration. Please sign up at the youth desk at the library or the online registration form. Registration link. Kids…

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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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