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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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Monday, Jul. 6Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Tuesday, Jul. 7Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Toddlers & 2s
call for time & to register
 Toddlers & 2s
Tuesday, Jul. 7, call for time & to register
Marshalltown Public Library
This free program is for babies & toddlers (and a parent or caregiver) through 36 months and features informal playtime with developmentally appropriate toys & activities, and a short time of songs & stories just right for this active age. Space is limited for this program--please call t...read more
Tech Help
10:00AM-12:00PM
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Marshalltown Public Library
Come and get help on your laptop computer, smart phone, tablet, or one of the library's computers from one of the library's volunteer technology coaches. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Wednesday, Jul. 8Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Storytime: Green Heroes
10:15
 Storytime: Green Heroes
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 10:15
Marshalltown Public Library
Storytime is a free program featuring stories, songs and fingerplays on a theme. Children of all ages are welcome, with a caregiver. Following storytime, join us for a planting activity.

No pre-registration is required for families attending. Daycares and other groups who plan to bring 8 ...read more
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Thursday, Jul. 9Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Field Trip to the Fair: STEM Day
2:00 p.m.
Field Trip to the Fair: STEM Day
Thursday, Jul. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
The Marshalltown Public Library is excited to partner with Iowa State Extension to offer more children and families the chance to attend the County Fair's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day and Ag Day out at the Marshalltown fairgrounds. A bus will load at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00...read more
Register Online or call 641-754-5738.
Field Trip to the Fair: STEM Day
1:00 p.m.
Field Trip to the Fair: STEM Day
Thursday, Jul. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
The Marshalltown Public Library is excited to partner with Iowa State Extension to offer more children and families the chance to attend the County Fair's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day and Ag Day out at the Marshalltown fairgrounds. A bus will load at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00...read more
Register Online or call 641-754-5738.
Pokemon League
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Pokemon League
Thursday, Jul. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Pokemon League
Marshalltown Public Library
Players of all ages meet in the blue activity weekly to "battle" and share their enjoyment of Pokemon. Players bring their own cards to play, and occassionally earn free cards. Volunteer league coordinators are able to assist new players learn how to play (as time/demand allows.) According...read more
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Friday, Jul. 10Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Field Trip to the Fair: AG Day
1:00 p.m.
 Field Trip to the Fair: AG Day
Friday, Jul. 10, 1:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
The Marshalltown Public Library is excited to partner with Iowa State Extension to offer more children and families the chance to attend the County Fair's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day and Ag Day out at the Marshalltown fairgrounds. A bus will load at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00...read more
Register Online or call 641-754-5738.
Field Trip to the Fair: AG Day
2:00 p.m.
 Field Trip to the Fair: AG Day
Friday, Jul. 10, 2:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
The Marshalltown Public Library is excited to partner with Iowa State Extension to offer more children and families the chance to attend the County Fair's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day and Ag Day out at the Marshalltown fairgrounds. A bus will load at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00...read more
Register Online or call 641-754-5738.
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Saturday, Jul. 11Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Monday, Jul. 13Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip
9:15 OR 10:15 a.m.
Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip
Monday, Jul. 13, 9:15 OR 10:15 a.m.Dan Wardell’s
Marshalltown Public Library
PBS Kids' Dan Wardell will visit the library as a part of his Reading Road Trip across Iowa. He will have a storytime show at 9:15 and a repeated show at 10:15. Floor seating for kids, and limited chair seating for parents/caregivers. Please call 754-5738, ext. 3 for more info. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Tuesday, Jul. 14Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Toddlers & 2s
call for time & to register
 Toddlers & 2s
Tuesday, Jul. 14, call for time & to register
Marshalltown Public Library
This free program is for babies & toddlers (and a parent or caregiver) through 36 months and features informal playtime with developmentally appropriate toys & activities, and a short time of songs & stories just right for this active age. Space is limited for this program--please call t...read more
Tech Help
10:00AM-12:00PM
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Marshalltown Public Library
Come and get help on your laptop computer, smart phone, tablet, or one of the library's computers from one of the library's volunteer technology coaches. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Wednesday, Jul. 15Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Storytime: Community Heroes
10:15
 Storytime: Community Heroes
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 10:15
Marshalltown Public Library
Storytime is a free program featuring stories, songs and fingerplays on a theme. Children of all ages are welcome, with a caregiver. Following storytime, join us for a look at a real community helper vehicle.
No pre-registration is required for families attending. Daycares and other groups who ...read more
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Thursday, Jul. 16Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Tree Heroes
11:00 a.m.
 Tree Heroes
Thursday, Jul. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Diane Hall of Marshall County Conversation will offer a hands-on program to celebrate "tree heroes!" More details to come! This program is for school-aged kids and requires pre-registration. Space is limited. 641-754-5738, ext. 3.
Register Online or call 641-754-5738.
Pokemon League
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Pokemon League
Thursday, Jul. 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Pokemon League
Marshalltown Public Library
Players of all ages meet in the blue activity weekly to "battle" and share their enjoyment of Pokemon. Players bring their own cards to play, and occassionally earn free cards. Volunteer league coordinators are able to assist new players learn how to play (as time/demand allows.) According...read more
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Friday, Jul. 17Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Saturday, Jul. 18Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Monday, Jul. 20Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Tuesday, Jul. 21Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Toddlers & 2s
call for time & to register
 Toddlers & 2s
Tuesday, Jul. 21, call for time & to register
Marshalltown Public Library
This free program is for babies & toddlers (and a parent or caregiver) through 36 months and features informal playtime with developmentally appropriate toys & activities, and a short time of songs & stories just right for this active age. Space is limited for this program--please call t...read more
Tech Help
10:00AM-12:00PM
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Marshalltown Public Library
Come and get help on your laptop computer, smart phone, tablet, or one of the library's computers from one of the library's volunteer technology coaches. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Wednesday, Jul. 22Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Drumming Storytime with Fonziba Koster
10:15 a.m.
Drumming Storytime with Fonziba Koster
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 10:15 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Drumming stories, with hands-on drumming and rhythm activities by Fonziba Koster, will take place in the large meeting room for preschoolers through primary-aged kids. No pre-registration is required for families and anyone bringing fewer than 8 children. Organized groups or daycares should call ahe...read more
Fonziba Drums! Family Event
6:00 p.m.
 Fonziba Drums! Family Event
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 6:00 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Families are invited to enjoy this special program together. Fonziba Koster will share about her time living in western Africa, and lead attendees through hands-on drumming activities with the roomful of hand-carved jembe drums. In addition, attendees will explore African culture through hands-on ex...read more
Register Online or call 641-754-5738.
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Thursday, Jul. 23Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Fonziba Drums!
11:00 a.m.
 Fonziba Drums!
Thursday, Jul. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
School-aged students (elementary-high school) are invited to enjoy this special program. Fonziba Koster will share about her time living in western Africa, and lead attendees through hands-on drumming activities with the roomful of hand-carved jembe drums. In addition, attendees will explore African...read more
Register Online or call 641-754-5738.
Pokemon League
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Pokemon League
Thursday, Jul. 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Pokemon League
Marshalltown Public Library
Players of all ages meet in the blue activity weekly to "battle" and share their enjoyment of Pokemon. Players bring their own cards to play, and occassionally earn free cards. Volunteer league coordinators are able to assist new players learn how to play (as time/demand allows.) According...read more
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Friday, Jul. 24Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Saturday, Jul. 25Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Monday, Jul. 27Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Local Hero Week
 Local Hero Week
Monday, Jul. 27Local Hero Week
Marshalltown Public Library
As a part of our adult summer reading program "Every Hero Has a Story", adults can nominate heroes in their lives--we will choose five local heroes who will be announced each day during this week on KDAO Radio. 
Hero Films
2:00 PM
 Hero Films
Monday, Jul. 27, 2:00 PMHero Films
Marshalltown Public Library
The Adult Summer Reading Program theme this year is "Every Hero Tells a Story", so we decided to show some films with heroic characters. Join us for a film, hot popcorn, cold lemonade, and a discussion led by local film buff Tom L...read more
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Tuesday, Jul. 28Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Local Hero Week
 Local Hero Week
Tuesday, Jul. 28Local Hero Week
Marshalltown Public Library
As a part of our adult summer reading program "Every Hero Has a Story", adults can nominate heroes in their lives--we will choose five local heroes who will be announced each day during this week on KDAO Radio. 
Blank Park Zoo visits
see description
 Blank Park Zoo visits
Tuesday, Jul. 28, see description
Marshalltown Public Library
Blank Park Zoo will bring live animals for "show & tell." There will be morning sessions for 3 & under at 9:15 and 10:00  and  family/school-aged session at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pre-registration will be required for the 3 & under session, and will be available online be...read more
Tech Help
10:00AM-12:00PM
 Tech Help
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Marshalltown Public Library
Come and get help on your laptop computer, smart phone, tablet, or one of the library's computers from one of the library's volunteer technology coaches. 
Library Board
4:30PM
 Library Board
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 4:30PM
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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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Wednesday, Jul. 29Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Local Hero Week
 Local Hero Week
Wednesday, Jul. 29Local Hero Week
Marshalltown Public Library
As a part of our adult summer reading program "Every Hero Has a Story", adults can nominate heroes in their lives--we will choose five local heroes who will be announced each day during this week on KDAO Radio. 
Storytime: I Am a Hero
10:15
 Storytime: I Am a Hero
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 10:15
Marshalltown Public Library
Storytime is a free program featuring stories, songs and fingerplays on a theme. Children of all ages are welcome, with a caregiver. Following storytime, join us for a mask-making activity.
No pre-registration is required for families attending. Daycares and other groups who plan to bring 8 or ...read more
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Thursday, Jul. 30Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Local Hero Week
 Local Hero Week
Thursday, Jul. 30Local Hero Week
Marshalltown Public Library
As a part of our adult summer reading program "Every Hero Has a Story", adults can nominate heroes in their lives--we will choose five local heroes who will be announced each day during this week on KDAO Radio. 
Superhero Dance Party
11 a.m.
 Superhero Dance Party
Thursday, Jul. 30, 11 a.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
This is your CHANCE to DANCE. As a finale event for the activities part of the "Every Hero Has a Story" kids of all ages are invited to stop in for a Superhero Dance party. Kids are invited to come dressed as a favorite super or other hero (costumes not required), and will also enjoy some ...read more
Pokemon League
3:30-5:30 p.m.
 Pokemon League
Thursday, Jul. 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m.Pokemon League
Marshalltown Public Library
Players of all ages meet in the blue activity weekly to "battle" and share their enjoyment of Pokemon. Players bring their own cards to play, and occassionally earn free cards. Volunteer league coordinators are able to assist new players learn how to play (as time/demand allows.) According...read more
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Christmas in July
 Christmas in July
Friday, Jul. 31Christmas in July
Marshalltown Public Library
Help us honor some heroes in our community by contributing to our "Christmas in July" drive for the Iowa Veterans' Home's Christmas fund. 
Local Hero Week
 Local Hero Week
Friday, Jul. 31Local Hero Week
Marshalltown Public Library
As a part of our adult summer reading program "Every Hero Has a Story", adults can nominate heroes in their lives--we will choose five local heroes who will be announced each day during this week on KDAO Radio. 
Every DREAMer Has a Story
6:00-7:30 p.m.
 Every DREAMer Has a Story
Friday, Jul. 31, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Marshalltown Public Library
Teens and adults are invited to watch a mini-documentary (approximately 12 minutes) made by DREAM Iowa, followed by discussion opportunities with a panel of Iowa DREAMers (including Marshalltown community members), who will talk about the challenges and barriers they face--as well as their hopes for...read more
 
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