November – December Calendar of Events


Winter weather and winter holidays are coming. Keep warm and entertained by visiting your local library in November and December!

Turn the Page:  a New Year’s event for all ages

Ring in the new year with the Marshall-Lyon County Library! We’ll be open regular hours on New Year’s Eve, with activities for all ages all day long. Stop by for games, activities, and fun.

November/December Holiday Closings

The Marshall, Balaton, and Cottonwood public libraries will be closed on the following days for winter holidays:

  • Monday, November 11
  • Thursday, November 28
  • Tuesday, December 24
  • Wednesday, December 25
  • Wednesday, January 1

Weather-permitting, we will be open regular hours all other days of November and December.


Would you like to see more at your library? Consider purchasing an item from our Holiday Wish Tree!

The wish book be will available in mid-November. This year, it will include family board games, games for our new Nintendo Switch, fill-ins to missing series books and DVDs, and other “not-quite-in-the-budget” items.

Update: view the list here!

Last year, generous patrons gave us enough to complete the Little Learners Play Area in the Children’s Library, which provides valuable early learning experiences for our smallest visitors. Please be aware: donations are not tax-deductible but are greatly appreciated!

NANOWRIMONaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) shield logo

November is National Novel Writing Month, often abbreviated to NaNoWriMo. You don’t have to write a novel, either! Learn more at

Writer’s Salon

Casual writing group that meets Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm, to write and discuss the writing life.

  • November dates: 6, 13, 20
  • December dates: 4, 11, 18
  • No salon 11/27, 12/25, or 1/1.


Snacks, beverages, and extended hours for writers. Work anywhere in the library, but be sure to stop in to the Minnesota Room to relax & refresh.

  • from 5-8 pm on 11/1, 11/19, 11/25.
  • from 1-5 pm on 11/9.



Read more in the 2019 November to December MLCL Calendar of Events or explore our online events calendar.

Click here to download the pdf of our events calendar.