MPL Teens

Announcements

Teen Yarn Club & Teen Writing Club is cancelled for the week of 7/22-7/26.

We will return to our regular schedule the following week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Teen Babysitting Clinic is BACK!

Registration for the teen babysitting clinic will open September 1st. The clinic will be on September 28th, from 2-4:30 pm, and is best suited for teens between the ages of 11 and 15.  Teens will be taught basic first aid, introduction to childcare, how to entertain young children, basic home safety, and an introduction to marketing. Teens that complete the full course will receive a certificate of completion from the Marshall Public Library and a bag of babysitting supplies. Due to space constraints, registration will be capped at 25 registrants.

 

 

First Teen Garden Harvest!

We have the first harvest from our Teen garden this year: a lovely bunch of Swiss Chard! Keep an eye out for the final event of the summer, where we will be cooking a feast with produce grown from the Teen garden!

 

Teen Creative Writing Club is transitioning to weekly meetings!

Due to popular demand, the teen creative writing club will be transitioning to weekly Thursdays meetings. See the full schedule here.

 

 

New event: Library D&D night!

Due to popular demand, the library will be hosting D&D night on August 6, 3:45-5:45 pm. There will be six limited spots for beginner teens without their own D&D group (registration required). Teens with their own D&D groups are invited to come with their own campaigns.

Beginner registration here.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

August 32:00 pmCooking - Garden FeastJoin us for an exciting Garden-to-Table Cooking Activity, where you'll harvest fresh produce from our teen garden and learn to cook delicious dishes with it. Whether you're an aspiring chef or just love good food, this activity is a perfect way to learn about gardening and cooking. By the end of the session, you'll have created tasty dishes to enjoy and gained valuable skills in both gardening and culinary arts.
August 63:45 pmTeen D&D nightDue to popular demand, the library will be hosting D&D night on August 6, 3:45-5:45 pm. There will be six limited spots for beginner teens without their own D&D group (registration required). Teens with their own D&D groups are invited to come with their own campaigns.
September 282-4:30 pmTeen Babysitting ClinicRegistration for the teen babysitting clinic will open September 1st. The clinic will be on September 28th, from 2-4:30 pm, and is best suited for teens between the ages of 11 and 15. Teens will be taught basic first aid, introduction to childcare, how to entertain young children, basic home safety, and an introduction to marketing. Teens that complete the full course will receive a certificate of completion from the Marshall Public Library and a bag of babysitting supplies. Due to space constraints, registration will be capped at 25 registrants.
Wednesdays5:00 pmCrafting - Yarn ClubJoin us for our weekly Yarn Club, where you can come knit or crochet in a fun and supportive environment. Whether you're a seasoned yarn enthusiast or a complete beginner, this club is perfect for everyone. Supplies are provided, so you only need to bring your creativity and enthusiasm. If you need one-on-one help, arrive 30 minutes early to get assistance from the experts at the Pocatello Knitter's Group. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and create something beautiful with your hands. So, grab your yarn and needles, and join us for a cozy and creative time at Yarn Club!
Thursdays5:00 pmCreative Writing ClubGet ready to unleash your imagination at our Creative Writing Club, meeting twice a month, for an adventure in storytelling. In our first session of the month, dive deep into an intensive writing lesson where we'll explore specific writing skills, from the intricacies of worldbuilding to crafting suspenseful narratives. It's your chance to sharpen your writing prowess and add new tools to your literary toolbox. The other sessions are all about you! Bring your original pieces to share with the group for constructive feedback and encouragement. Whether you're a budding novelist, poet, or short story enthusiast, our club offers a supportive space for honing your craft and connecting with fellow writers. Email Gracie at gracie.marsden@marshallpl.org for dates.

Teen Clubs

Teen Yarn Club

Every Wednesday from 5-6 pm, Marshall Public Library Exploration Room
Join us for our weekly Yarn Club, where you can come knit or crochet in a fun and supportive environment. Whether you’re a seasoned yarn enthusiast or a complete beginner, this club is perfect for everyone. Supplies are provided, so you only need to bring your creativity and enthusiasm. If you need one-on-one help, arrive 30 minutes early to get assistance from the experts at the Pocatello Knitter’s Group. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and create something beautiful with your hands. So, grab your yarn and needles, and join us for a cozy and creative time at Yarn Club!

Teen Creative Writing Club

Limited Thursdays from 5-6 pm, Marshall Public Library Exploration Room

Get ready to unleash your imagination at our Creative Writing Club, meeting twice a month, for an adventure in storytelling. In our first session of the month, dive deep into an intensive writing lesson where we’ll explore specific writing skills, from the intricacies of worldbuilding to crafting suspenseful narratives. It’s your chance to sharpen your writing prowess and add new tools to your literary toolbox. Then in in our second session, it’s all about you! Bring your original pieces to share with the group for constructive feedback and encouragement. Whether you’re a budding novelist, poet, or short story enthusiast, our club offers a supportive space for honing your craft and connecting with fellow writers. Please email workshop pieces to gracie.marsden@marshallpl.org.

Just some of our teens doing some pretty cool things!

About the teen librarian

Gracie graduated with an undergraduate degree in the Humanities from BYU-Idaho, and a master’s degree in teaching from Idaho State University. A proud Taiwanese-American, Gracie is OBSESSED with cats, enjoys knitting/crocheting, and going on hikes. Gracie is a writer and recently sold her first novel to Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She has two little kids and three cats, whose names are Totoro, Chewie, and Kikkoman Soy Sauce.

Gracie enjoys reading in various genres, but has an affinity for speculative fiction with a literary bent. Almost all of her favorite books have made her ugly cry at some point. She enjoys meeting new people and is always open to recommendations for new programs and activities for teens at the Marshall Public Library. Did she mention she is OBSESSED with cats? 

Her favorite song on Taylor Swift’s TTPD album is “The Black Dog”. She may or may not regularly sing it in the shower while sobbing uncontrollably. 

She can be reached at gracie.marsden@marshallpl.org, or by saying “meow” three times in a mirror.

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113 South Garfield Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho  83204
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Did You Know?

Pocatello’s first free public library was opened by the Women’s Civic club on November 25, 1905.