Events

Join us for upcoming events and programs at the Marshalltown Public Library! All events are free and open to the public.

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LIBRARY CLOSED
 LIBRARY CLOSED
Saturday, Jul. 2
Marshalltown Public Library
The library is closed for the 4th of July holiday. 
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LIBRARY CLOSED
 LIBRARY CLOSED
Monday, Jul. 4
Marshalltown Public Library
The library is closed for the 4th of July holiday. 
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Lunch @ the Library
11 a.m. to noon
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 11 a.m. to noon
Marshalltown Public Library
Menu for July 6: Sunbutter and Jelly Pocket, Dried Fruit, Baby Carrots and Milk
The library is partnering with the Marshalltown Food Service to offer free ...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
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Pokemon League
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Pokemon League
Thursday, Jul. 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Pokemon League
Marshalltown Public Library
Weekly league is a "come and go" program for Pokemon fans (school-aged and older) to play the trading card game with others. Players bring their own cards and can earn credit toward free cards and "badges." Trading is allowed if players choose, but we recommend that players only ...read more
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BabyTime: Music!
9:30-10:30 a.m.
 BabyTime: Music!
Monday, Jul. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
A caregiver & child hands-on experience with music activities, lead by music educator Christine (Kirner) Faas, will take place in the blue activity room. Geared toward caregivers with babies and toddlers (siblings welcome). Please call 641-754-5738, ext. 3 for more details or email mtownlibrary@...read more
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Toddlers & 2s Summer Session
call for info
 Toddlers & 2s Summer Session
Tuesday, Jul. 12, call for info
Marshalltown Public Library
Please note: this free program requires pre-registration, at which time more details will be shared about the times, etc.
This program is an informal playtime with babies through 36 months and their caregivers, with a storytime just right for the littlest ones. Please call the youth desk at 641...read more
Play Day
2:00-4:00 p.m.
 Play Day
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Play Day is offered at the Marshalltown Public Library in the blue activity room. Free, imaginative play with giant blocks, Legos, a Diego playset, a kitchen set, a dollhouse, and more will be available. Play Day is geared toward 3-7 years, with a caregiver. No p...read more
Paws To Read
2:30-3:30
 Paws To Read
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2:30-3:30Paws To Read
Marshalltown Public Library
A special program that allows beginning readers to practice reading aloud to dog friends. Sign in to the youth desk between 2:30-3:30 and choose a book to read out loud to one of our certified therapy dog(s) in the Cafe. Readers will read on a first-come, first served basis. Readers may read more th...read more
Adult Coloring
5:00-6:30PM
 Adult Coloring
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 5:00-6:30PMAdult Coloring
Marshalltown Public Library
Drop by to relax and unwind with this creative pastime! We will have some coloring sheets and coloring utensils, or bring your own! 
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Dino O’Dell: Storyteller & Musician
10:15 a.m.
Dino O’Dell: Storyteller & Musician
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 10:15 a.m.Dino O’Dell: S
Marshalltown Public Library
Whether he’s counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino’s interactive songs and tall tales engage curiosity, inspire laughter and stir the imagination.Before 2003, Dino was an elementary music and drama teacher by day and a folk-rock and reggae musician by ni...read more
Lunch @ the Library
11 a.m. to noon
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 11 a.m. to noon
Marshalltown Public Library
Menu for July 13: Turkey and Cheese Deli Wrap, Applesauce Cup, Cucumber Slices and Milk
The library is partnering with the Marshalltown Food Service to off...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
Walking Tour: Grimes Farm
5:30PM
 Walking Tour: Grimes Farm
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 5:30PM
Grimes Farm, 2349 233rd Street, Marshalltown
?As a part of Marshalltown Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program, "Exercise Your Mind. Read!", we are planning walking tours of notable places in Marshalltown. Our second tour will be of Grimes Farm (2349 233rd Street) on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. We will meet at the Natu...read more
Ben’s Bubble Show
6:00 or 6:45 p.m.
 Ben’s Bubble Show
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 6:00 or 6:45 p.m.Ben’s Bubble S
Marshalltown Public Library
This free show for all ages will feature the art, science, and magic of bubbles. This evening half hour show will be offered 6-6:30, with a repeated show from 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Please note, the 2nd show ends after hours. Kids younger than 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Floor sea...read more
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Tortoise & the Hare & Amazing Races
11:00 a.m.
Tortoise & the Hare & Amazing Races
Thursday, Jul. 14, 11:00 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Enjoy exploring amazing races, like the one told in The Tortoise & the Hare, and try your own water drop races, experiment with homemade pinball, and other "race" activities. We'll also have a real tortoise and "hare" for you to see and learn about (and don't worry---...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
Pokemon League
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Pokemon League
Thursday, Jul. 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Pokemon League
Marshalltown Public Library
Weekly league is a "come and go" program for Pokemon fans (school-aged and older) to play the trading card game with others. Players bring their own cards and can earn credit toward free cards and "badges." Trading is allowed if players choose, but we recommend that players only ...read more
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BabyTime: Music!
9:30-10:30 a.m.
 BabyTime: Music!
Monday, Jul. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
A caregiver & child hands-on experience with music activities, lead by music educator Christine (Kirner) Faas, will take place in the blue activity room. Geared toward caregivers with babies and toddlers (siblings welcome). Please call 641-754-5738, ext. 3 for more details or email mtownlibrary@...read more
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Toddlers & 2s Summer Session
call for info
 Toddlers & 2s Summer Session
Tuesday, Jul. 19, call for info
Marshalltown Public Library
Please note: this free program requires pre-registration, at which time more details will be shared about the times, etc.
This program is an informal playtime with babies through 36 months and their caregivers, with a storytime just right for the littlest ones. Please call the youth desk at 641...read more
Play Day
2:00-4:00 p.m.
 Play Day
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Play Day is offered at the Marshalltown Public Library in the blue activity room. Free, imaginative play with giant blocks, Legos, a Diego playset, a kitchen set, a dollhouse, and more will be available. Play Day is geared toward 3-7 years, with a caregiver. No p...read more
Paws To Read
2:30-3:30
 Paws To Read
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2:30-3:30Paws To Read
Marshalltown Public Library
A special program that allows beginning readers to practice reading aloud to dog friends. Sign in to the youth desk between 2:30-3:30 and choose a book to read out loud to one of our certified therapy dog(s) in the Cafe. Readers will read on a first-come, first served basis. Readers may read more th...read more
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Enter the Universe: Preschool/Primary
10:15 a.m.
Enter the Universe: Preschool/Primary
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 10:15 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
This free program, presented by the Science Center of Iowa, features their portable planetarium set up in side B of our large meeting room. A parent/caregiver may enter the planetarium with the child, or wait outside in the same room. 
or call 641-754-5738.
Enter the Universe: Preschool/Primary
11:00 a.m.
Enter the Universe: Preschool/Primary
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 11:00 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
This free program, presented by the Science Center of Iowa, features their portable planetarium set up in side B of our large meeting room. A parent/caregiver may enter the planetarium with the child, or wait outside in the same room. 
or call 641-754-5738.
Lunch @ the Library
11 a.m. to noon
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 11 a.m. to noon
Marshalltown Public Library
Menu for July 20: Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Celery, Fruit Cup and Milk
The library is partnering with the Marshalltown Food Service to offer free lunch on W...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
Enter the Universe: School-Aged Sessions
1:00 p.m.
Enter the Universe: School-Aged Sessions
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 1:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
These free programs, presented by the Science Center of Iowa, features their portable planetarium set up in side B of our large meeting room. Registration begins July 1 (online or by calling the library at 754-5738, ext. 3 after July 1). 

This program is being offered thanks, in part...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
Enter the Universe: School-Aged Sessions
2:00 p.m.
Enter the Universe: School-Aged Sessions
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
These free programs, presented by the Science Center of Iowa, features their portable planetarium set up in side B of our large meeting room. Registration begins July 1 (online or by calling the library at 754-5738, ext. 3 after July 1). 
This program is being offered thanks, in part, to a...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
Enter the Universe: School-Aged Sessions
3:00 p.m.
Enter the Universe: School-Aged Sessions
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 3:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
These free programs, presented by the Science Center of Iowa, features their portable planetarium set up in side B of our large meeting room. Registration begins July 1 (online or by calling the library at 754-5738, ext. 3 after July 1). 
This program is being offered thanks, in part, to a...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
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Animal Olympics!
11:00 a.m.
 Animal Olympics!
Thursday, Jul. 21, 11:00 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Animals come in all sizes and shapes and with all kinds of natural abilities to help them survive. Do you think you can beat the best? We'll c...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
Pokemon League
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Pokemon League
Thursday, Jul. 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Pokemon League
Marshalltown Public Library
Weekly league is a "come and go" program for Pokemon fans (school-aged and older) to play the trading card game with others. Players bring their own cards and can earn credit toward free cards and "badges." Trading is allowed if players choose, but we recommend that players only ...read more
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STEM Festival
1-4 p.m.
 STEM Festival
Friday, Jul. 22, 1-4 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
The Marshalltown Public Library is a partner with the ISU Extension/Emerson STEM Festival for school-aged kids to explore all kinds of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.) More information coming soon about how to participate in a hands-on tour of STEM activities (sign up will be requi...read more
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Olympic Films
2:00PM
 Olympic Films
Monday, Jul. 25, 2:00PMOlympic Films
Marshalltown Public Library
The second film in Marshalltown Public Library's  summer film series will be shown on Monday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the library's community meeting rooms. In honor of the 2016 summer Olympics, we'll be sh...read more
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Blank Park Zoo: 3 years & younger #1
9:15 a.m.
Blank Park Zoo: 3 years & younger #1
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 9:15 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
The Blank Park Zoo will bring animals for a "show & tell" just right for the youngest animal lovers in the large meeting room. This Zoo program is geared toward families with children younger than 3 years (older siblings may attend with siblings) and will feature a story and the chance...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
Blank Park Zoo: 3 years & younger #2
10:00 a.m.
Blank Park Zoo: 3 years & younger #2
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 10:00 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
The Blank Park Zoo will bring animals for a "show & tell" just right for the youngest animal lovers in the large meeting room. This Zoo program is geared toward families with children younger than 3 years (older siblings may attend with siblings) and will feature a story and the chance...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
Blank Park Zoo: Go Team! Show & Tell
11:00, 1:00 p.m., or 2:30 p.m.
Blank Park Zoo: Go Team! Show & Tell
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 11:00, 1:00 p.m., or 2:30 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
The Blank Park Zoo Show & Tell: It’s game day! Will you be rooting for the Bears? The Hawks? The Lions? The Tigers? Many sports teams are named after large and intimidating animals, but why not an armadillo, a hedgehog, or a chicken? These small and unassuming animals would make an ex...read more
Play Day
2:00-4:00 p.m.
 Play Day
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Play Day is offered at the Marshalltown Public Library in the blue activity room. Free, imaginative play with giant blocks, Legos, a Diego playset, a kitchen set, a dollhouse, and more will be available. Play Day is geared toward 3-7 years, with a caregiver. No p...read more
Paws To Read
2:30-3:30
 Paws To Read
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2:30-3:30Paws To Read
Marshalltown Public Library
A special program that allows beginning readers to practice reading aloud to dog friends. Sign in to the youth desk between 2:30-3:30 and choose a book to read out loud to one of our certified therapy dog(s) in the Cafe. Readers will read on a first-come, first served basis. Readers may read more th...read more
Library Board
4:30PM
 Library Board
Tuesday, Jul. 26
Marshalltown Public Library
The library Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. in Community Meeting Room A. The public is welcome to attend. 
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IPTV’s Dan Wardell
9:15 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.
 IPTV’s Dan Wardell
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 9:15 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.IPTV’s Dan War
Marshalltown Public Library
Dan Wardell brings his ever popular Reading Road Trip to Marshalltown Public Library with sessions at 9:15 a.m. and repeated at 10:15 a.m. Floor seating for kids, with limited chair seating for adults. No pre-registration is necessary for families. Daycares and other organizations wanting to bring g...read more
Lunch @ the Library
11 a.m. to noon
 Lunch @ the Library
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 11 a.m. to noon
Marshalltown Public Library
Menu for July 27: Sunbutter and Jelly Pocket, Orange Wedges, Baby Carrots and Milk 
The library is partnering with the Marshalltown Food Service to of...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
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Magic Show!
10:00 a.m.
 Magic Show!
Thursday, Jul. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
A magic show by returning favorite Rick Eugene will be our finale program of the weekly summer reading programs! This program is for school-aged kids and will feature floor seating, with limited chair seating for adults or anyone unable to sit on the floor. This program is free. 
Pokemon League
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Pokemon League
Thursday, Jul. 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Pokemon League
Marshalltown Public Library
Weekly league is a "come and go" program for Pokemon fans (school-aged and older) to play the trading card game with others. Players bring their own cards and can earn credit toward free cards and "badges." Trading is allowed if players choose, but we recommend that players only ...read more
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Joan Becker presentation
2:00PM
 Joan Becker presentation
Saturday, Jul. 30, 2:00PMJoan Becker presenta
Marshalltown Public Library
Joan Becker, author of "Sentenced to Life: Mental Illness, Tragedy, and Transformation (The Mark Becker Story)" will give a presentation at the Marshalltown Public Library on Saturday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m. 

Books will be available for purchase after the event. 
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Harry Potter Party
2-4 p.m.
 Harry Potter Party
Sunday, Jul. 31, 2-4 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
More info coming soon about a special event, planned to coordinate with the NEW Harry Potter book to be released on this day, and to immerse fans in the wizarding world for the afternoon. A discussion of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone--the book that started it all!--will be coordinated by...read more
or call 641-754-5738.
      
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