Thursday, December 10, 2015

December is here...

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” ― Sarah Kay

That is most certainly the way we are starting to feel around the library with Christmas approaching! Which also means, Marble's Annual Christmas Party will be happening this Friday, December 11th from 6-8 pm. Stop by the Greenway Township Hall for sleigh rides, crafts, cookies and cider! Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

As you might know, we have Story Hour scheduled for Wednesdays at 3:45 pm, but we will be changing up things a little. Storyhour will start at 3:00 pm, because of early out Wednesdays. This coming Wednesday December 16th, Alicia will be making Birdseed Ornaments with the kids, to help out our feathered friends. Not only will we be making a snack for our feathered friends, but we will have a snack for the kids, too.

We will have a special craft hour, on Friday December 18th for our older kids, I would recommend it for children 11 years and older, adults are welcome to join us, too, since Fridays craft will be  more challenging then what Alicia will be doing on Wednesday. We are starting at 3:45 to make quilted Christmas ornaments. I dare you to google them.  I am sure you will be impressed!  They would make great gifts for grandparents, but you might want to keep them for your own Christmas Tree. 

Does anyone need motivation to read? I most certainly do at times! During the month of December, for every book you read you can enter your name into a drawing for a prize-"bucket" filled with goodies. So stop on by, check out a book and have something to curl up with when the cold days start!  After all, we are in northern Minnesota and it should be cold soon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


"By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer."
-   Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885 

September days are here, and as you may have noticed, we have switched to winter hours. Which means, you have more chances to come by the library and check out our books! 

Some of the things that will be happening at the Library this month:

- Saturday September 12th at 8am: Marble's annual giveaway will be happening at the Community Center

-Wednesday September 16th at 6 pm: Movie Night we are bringing out the big screen and the popcorn to show "Home" and as usual, the event is free and we will have Popcorn in abundance.

-Tuesday September 22nd at 4 pm: Tween and Teen (Cr)afternoon: We will have a Spa Day and make Fizzy Bombs and a Body Scrub to pamper yourself after a stressful day at school!

-Wednesday September 30th at 3:30: Story-hour with Alicia is starting up again! Join Alicia as she reads stories and has art project ready for the kids! Program is for Kindergarten through 4th grade.

- Wednesday September 30th at 6 :30 pm: Book-club: Join us for a lively discussion of "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt, as usual we have extra copies of the book available, so if you thought about joining before, just come on over and pick up a copy.

-Wednesday October 7th at 4pm: Firefighters and Firetrucks: The Greenway Fire Department will be at the Library with their Firetrucks and their gear for a demonstration. This program is perfect for all kids that love Firetrucks and Firemen and/or want to find out more about them. 

- Wednesday October 7th at 6 pm: Cooking at the library is back and we will enjoy Jaegerschnitzel (Schnitzel with mushroom sauce), Spaetzle (homemade noodles) and a typical German Salad! Cost is $15 and payment must be received by 9/30/2015 to be registered. Limited to 20 people.

New books coming out this month are: "Eve" by W. M. Young, "The Spleeper and the Spindle" by Neil Gaimann, "Shadow Play" by Iris Johannsen, "Make me" by Lee Child and last but not least: "Trigger Mortis" by Anthony Horrowitz. Horrowitz has been asked to write a James Bond novel by the Ian Fleming Estate. What's especially exciting here is that his book includes original material by Fleming freshly discovered in the archives. Expect to be shaken, not stirred. - Source: Library Journal. 

I know some of you have asked about it and so I wanted to make sure to let you know that the new Nicholas Spark book: "See me"  is coming out on 10/13/2015 and we will have it available for check out that day. So stop by to be put on the request list.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It's Finally Summer! YAY!

“The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don't, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.”
― Polly Horvath,
My One Hundred Adventures

We actually do have cookies here.  They're Girl Scout cookies, so they aren't free.  We've got lots of other stuff that you can take home with you for free if you have a library card.

We've also got lots of stuff going on at the library:
Wednesday, June 24th, 6:30:  Our adult book club meets to discuss The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Thursday, June 25th, 1:00:  Storyhour for ages 5+: shake the sillies out with your very own maraca and Miss Mary Mack.

Thursday, June 25th, 4:00:  It's the first meeting of our tween/teen book club.  We'll be discussing Coraline by Neil Gaiman.  We're hoping to watch the movie at a later date.

Tuesday, June 30th: Marble Annual Sawdust Pile and Pie Social at 1:00 in the Veterans Park across the street from the library.  The Pie Social will follow the sawdust pile at the community center.  Please join us in showing Mr. Daniel Binet our appreciation for his continued support and generosity towards the children of Marble.

Thursday, July 9th, 1:00:  Storyhour for ages 5+: Hand, hand, fingers, thumb, we will get to make a drum!

Friday, July 10th, 10:00:  Pint Size Polkas is here to perform for us!  This is a free program sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System.  

Thursday, July 23rd, 1:00: Storyhour for ages 5+:  Jingle, jangle, don't get your ribbons in a tangle.  We're making rhythm rings.
Thursday, July 23rd, 4:00:  The tween/teen book club meets to discuss the book we chose in June.  There will be snacks.

Wednesday, July 29th, 6:30: Our adult book club meets to discuss Vacationland by Sarah Stonich
Thursday, August 13th:  Storyhour for ages 5+:
First we'll listen to Piggie, then you listen to my trumpet and I'll listen to yours.

Thursday, August 20th, 1:00: It's the end of the Summer Reading Program.  Come and get your prizes and bring in your instrument of choice for an impromptu concert.

Thursday, August 20th, 4:00: Our tween/teen book club meets to discuss the book we selected in July.  Can you say snacks?

Wednesday, August 26th, 6:30: Our adult book club meets to discuss The Nightmare by Lars Kepler

Those are the things on the schedule right now.  There's always stuff going on, and you just never know what you might find when you walk through the library door.