Marshall Public Library Hear what the librarians have been reading and learn about what’s going on at the Library.

This month, the librarians talked about Pulitzer Prize winners, retold fairy tales, books with maps, and WAR!


Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2016 Pulitzer Prize winner)

Showa 1926-1939 by Shigeru Mizuki (adult graphic novels)

Onward Toward Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki (adult graphic novels)

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2008 Pulitzer Prize winner)


Cinderella books:

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Phillips Pullman (YA Fic)

Cinderella retold by Barbara Karlin (Picture book)

Bigfoot Cinderrrrrrella by Tony Johnston (Picture book)

Little Gold Star retold by Robert D. San Souci (Picture book)

Glass Slipper Gold Sandal by Paul Fleischman (Picture book)

It's Not About the Pumpkin by Veronika M. Charles (J Fic)

Whatever After: If the Shoe Fits by Sarah Mlynowski (J Fic)

Based on Fairy Tales:

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce (YA Fic)

The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey (Fic) (book 1 Five Hundred Kingdoms)

The Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes Lackey (Fic) (Elemental Masters series)

The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines (PB Fic)

Kath Ann

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

This Strange Wilderness: the life and art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Lunar Chronicles: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter, and Stars Above by Marissa Meyer


The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the rise of free culture on the Internet

Justin Peters

Northern Armageddon: the battle of the Plains of Abraham and the making of the American revolution

D. Peter MacLeod

And Then All Hell Broke Loose: two decades in the Middle East

Richard Engel

Writing the War: chronicles of a World War II correspondent

edited by Anne Kiley and Thomas Pellechia with David Kiley

Ruby Cookbook

Lucas Carlson & Leonard Richardson

Windows 10: the missing manual

David Pogue

Introducing Python

Bill Lubanovic

The Quick Python Book

Vernon L Ceder

Teach Your Kids to Code: a parent-friendly guide to python programming

Bryson Payne

The Best American Travel Writing

edited by Andrew McCarthy


This month, the librarians at Marshall Public Library discussed:


El Deafo by Cece Bell  (YA graphic novel)

A Silent Voice byYoshitoki Ōima (YA manga)

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (YA new fiction)


The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall (Family Discussion display)

Hi New Baby! by Robie H. Harris (Family Discussion display)

We Belong Together: A Book about adoption and families (Family Discussion display)

Baby Names the Go Together by Eric Groves, Sr. 929.44 GRO (Ref Desk)

The Complete Book of Unusual Names by Daniel David 929.4 DAV (Ref Desk)

25,001 Best Baby Names by Lesley Bolton 929.77 BLO (Ref Desk)

DVD In the Womb: Multiples 618.25 IN

Baby Nicole Taylor 612.64 TAY

How Was I Born? by Lennart Nilsson 612.63 NIL


The Great Bridge

by McCullough, David G.

High steel : building the bridges across San Francisco Bay

by Dillon, Richard H.

Chuck Close prints : process and collaboration

by Sultan, Terrie

Japanese Prints

by Michener, James

The Carving of Mount Rushmore

by Smith, Rex Alan

The Infinite World of M.C. Escher

by Locher, J.L.

Hoover Dam : an American adventure

by Stevens, Joseph


Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

Master and Commander Patrick O’Brian


This month the librarians discussed vengeance, DJ gigs in college, squealing in the Reference Area, and living in pyramids. The titles we talked about:

Better Call Saul (DVD)
Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl (DVD)
Consumer Reports New Car Buying Guide
NADA Guides
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (A Fic)
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (A Fic)
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (YA Fic)

101 Gourmet No-Bake Desserts in a Jar (641.86 PAU)
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire (YA Fic)
Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton (Adult Fic) 
Kath Ann
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  by Gabrielle Zevin

A Little in Love by Susan E. Fletcherr
Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
The Edge by Roland Smith
Reamde, Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Europe Central by William Vollman
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Ubuntu Made Easy by Rickford Grant (005)
Ubuntu Unleashed by Matthew Helmke (005)
the Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner
Woody Guthrie Smithsonian recordings (CD)
Talking Heads (CD)

Richard Thompson (CD)

Castle by Kyle Olman (pop-up book)

Encounters with the People by Dennis Baird (Interlibrary Loan)

the Rosemary Spell by Virginia Zimmerman

This month, the librarians discussed:

Bellon Visiting Author, Roseanne Greenfield Thong March 7-8, 2016
Winter Reading Program continues
Goosebumps (DVD)
Fine Art of Fashion Illustration (741.672)
Fashion Design Drawing Course (741.672)
ILL In Fashion
Kath Ann
What we saw by Aaron Hartzler
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Orphan Train by Christina  Kline
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
'Twas Nochebuena by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
This is all a dream we dreamed: an oral history of the grateful dead 
Jackson, Blair and Gans, David 
A long, strange trip: the inside story of the grateful dead 
McNally, Dennis 
Bob Dylan in America 
Wilentz, Sean 
Positively 4th street : the lives and times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fari~na, and Richard Fari~na 
Hajdu, David 
Dirty Blvd. : the life and music of Lou Reed 
Levy, Aidan 
A book about the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail : all the references from African swallows to Zoot 
Larsen, Darl 
Sidewalk Flowers by John Lawson
Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood
Hoodoo by Ronald L Smith
Portable Jung by Jung

This month the librarians discuss: 

* the winter reading challenge for children, teens, and adults runs until March 7, 2016.
*LEGO club meets the 2nd Tuesday each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. LEGOs provided. 
*a new computer programming club is starting at the library. The first meeting is Saturday, February 6 at 1pm. No prior experience with programming is necessary!
Titles discussed:


Cinderella & Ever After (DVD)

A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Stories edited by Neil Gaiman


Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber

From a High Tower by Mercedes Lackey

Information on the winter reading program (BINGO)

Kath Ann

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Top Ten of Everything 2016


Dean Spanley (DVD)

I'm Not There (DVD)

the Incredibles (DVD)




Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen
A Pocket Full of Murder by RJ Anderson
Charley and the Grandmothers by Katy Towell

The Marshall Public Library and Pocatello Community Media's monthly program featuring new and interesting materials available for checkout from your local library!

Titles discussed on the August 2015 episode:


Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Landscape Projects (712 COM)

Armada by Ernest Cline

Becky H

Miss Buncle's Book by D. E. Stevenson

The Guardian by Gerald Lund

The Big Book of Little Amigurumi by Ana Paula Rimoli 746.434

Kath Ann

Books by Clare B. Dunkle:

Elena Vanishing by Elena Dunkle and  Clare B. Dunkle

Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia

The Sky Inside (Books 1 & 2)

The Walls Have Eyes

The House of Dead Maids

Hollow Kingdom (series)

Close Kin

In the Coils of the Snake

Books like the Hollow Kingdom Series:

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Lunar Chronicles (series) by Marissa Meyer

Graceling (series) by Kristin Cashore

Also mentioned (books about Anorexia):

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger


Pictures at a revolution : five movies and the birth of the new Hollywood by Mark Harris

Being Hal Ashby by Nick Dawson

Listen to This by Alex Ross

Deal : my three decades of drumming, dreams, and drugs with the Grateful

Dead by Bill Kreutzmann

A long strange trip : the inside history of the Grateful Dead by Dennis McNally


Stolen Magic by Gail Carson Levine
Look & Find: Hello Kitty
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Magic Tree House: Fact Tracker by Mary Pope Osborne


Librarians in Pocatello discuss Marshall Public Library's Sister Library in Stalowa Wola Poland and the ongoing PenPal and Friendship Quilt Program. The End of Summer Reading draws ever closer and Marshall Public Library is celebrating with a ComicCon on Saturday, August 8 from noon-6pm! Little Tiny Con in the Middle of Nowhere: LibraryCon2015 will feature local artists providing demonstrations, a costume contest, retro video game lounge, tabletop gaming, make-n-take crafts, a public performance of "Thank You Mr. Watterson" a Calvin & Hobbes documentary and MORE! 

Titles discussed on this episode:


Elephant Run by Roland Smith

Murder on the Middle Fork by Don Ian Smith & Naida West

The Make-Ahead Cook (America's Test Kitchen) 641.5 MAK


Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab

The Ice Twins by SK Tremayne

How to Live a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller

Kath Ann

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Hitler's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly

We are all Completely Beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler


Counting by Sevens, by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris Grabenstein

Loki's Wolves, by K.L. Armstrong

The Colossus Rises, by Peter Lerangis

and Middle School: My Brother Is a Big Fat Liar, by James Patterson


Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson

Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Glaciers: the politics of ice by Jorge Daniel Taillant

Thirteen Days in September by Lawrence Wright


Summer Reading is in full swing at Marshall Public Library. Programs for children (0-12 years old), teens (13-17) and adults (18+) offer a variety of challenges and programming throughout the summer.
One on-going challenge is "Find the Super Reader." Each week, a new picture of a "super reader" in a location in our area will be posted in the library and on the Library's Facebook page Participants complete the location form starting June 8 and ending August 4 to be entered in to win a prize!
Titles discussed on this month's episode:


Dangerous by Shannon Hale

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein

Kath Ann

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Mortal Heart by Robin Lafevers

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon


If On a Winter’s Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino

Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino

A Bee in a Cathedral by Joel Levy

What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe


The Lost: a search for six of six million by Daniel Mendelsohn 

Rose Petal Jam: Recipes and Stories from a Summer in Poland Hardcover by Beata Zatorska


This month, the librarians discussed:


Tomboy by Liz Prince

Pride and Prejudice (manga adaptation) by Stacy King

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud


The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

Other worlds by Barbara Michaels (Elizabeth Peters)

Will it Fill a Waffle? (341.3 SHU)

Taste of Home: Easy Weeknight Dinners (641.555 EAS)

Kath Ann

Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley


The Middle   Ages    Fried, Johannes

 Christendom   Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648 (Penguin History of Europe)   Mark Greengrass

 Chasing Gold: The   Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe's Bullion   George M Taber

 Finding Your Roots:   the official companion to the PBS series   Henry Louis Gates

 Genealogy Online   For Dummies   April & Mathew Helm

 The Everything   Guide to Online Genealogy: Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create   Your Family Tree   Kimberly Powell



On this month's episode, the Librarians discuss: the Coretta Scott King Award, Newbery Award Winner, Printz Award Winner, book suggestions for people who like movies, the upcoming Bellon Visiting Author, and more!

Titles discussed:


DVD: John Wick

    Adult fiction book suggestion: Iron House by John Hart

DVD: the Judge

    Adult fiction book suggestion: One True Thing by Anna Quindlen, Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

DVD: Gone Girl

    Adult fiction book suggestion: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins, The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson, Threats by Amelia Gray

DVD: Lucy

    Adult fiction book suggestion: the Dark Fields by Alan Glynn


The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

The Big Book of Granny Squares: 365 Crochet Motifs by Tracy Lord (NEW 746.43 LOR)

Books from the "Blind Date with a Book" display


2015 Bellon Visiting Author Janet S. Wong poetry: A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems, Behind the Wheel: poems about driving, Night Garden: poems from the world of dreams

Kath Ann

How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Printz Winner)

The Girl with all the Gifts by MR Carey

Get more information about Young Adult award-winning books at the YA Desk


Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Newbery Winner)

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