Fall Fun Activities for the Entire Family

The Festival Was a Big Success – What Other Fall Activities are Shaking in Marshall, Illinois Next?

We all enjoyed the annual Autumn Fest even more so than ever, having missed a year due to Covid. But now that the food trucks have pulled out, the bands have packed up, and the parades and all festivities are over, it’s time to look to the fall for activities to do and enjoy. School is in full swing, and the cooler weather is sliding in. There is a nip in the night air, with temperatures dropping from the mid-70s’ in the day to the 50’s at night. This means it is time to break out the sweaters, hats, and flannel shirts. Apple cider and warm donuts, tossing around the football between games on Sundays, Friday night lights all mean Fall is here with its many activities.

As the weather cools down, we think of sitting in a cozy spot with a hot cup of tea and reading a book. Don’t forget that Marshall has a terrific library, and books are waiting to be read. Curbside pick-up is still available for your convenience. Just call the library and arrange a time to pick up or return your books in front of the building.

Need some tech advice and education?

If you want to get more use out of your laptop, phone, or tablet, just bring your device into the library any Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm and ask all your burning questions. You will want to be a pro when the winter months keep you inside and need to communicate effectively with friends, family, and business connections.

Want to learn about some famous local actors at a presentation at our Marshall Library?

Come out on Thursday, September 30th at 6:30 pm when Historian and author Tim Crumrin, formerly of Marshall, will discuss the careers of two local boys who put Clark County on the map. Carl Switzer was born in Clark County and Billy Lee just across the state line in Vigo County.  Switzer was most famous as Alfalfa in the Little Rascals/Our Gang comedies and came to a tragic end at his death. Billy Lee was a fellow cast member and an accomplished musician and movie star. After the presentation, stick around for a showing of Reg’lar Fellers, a movie starring both Carl and Billy. Please call the library to register because seating is limited. 217.826.2535

Other fun fall activities and educational things for the whole family:

Join the Library Crawl by visiting other area libraries to learn what they have to offer. You can use your library card to check out items at other libraries and return them to your home library anytime. You will need to pick up a library passport from our library desk and visit any of the libraries listed on the passport. The crawl begins Monday, September 27th, and ends October 16th. Make sure you stop by the circulation desk at each library to have your passport officially stamped. Bring your completed passport back to the Marshall library by October 23rd to be entered into a drawing for fun prizes.

Like to talk about books?

Join the Book Chat book discussion group at the library on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the Halloween Frolic – Trunk to Treat right here in Marshall. Fall is upon us with many activities!