January – February Calendar of Events

150 Years of Lyon County, MN

On August 12, 1870, Lyon County held its first Board of County Commissioners meeting. This year we’ll be celebrating Lyon County’s sesquicentennial, and events are planned all over the region. Keep an eye on lyoncountymn150.com for upcoming events and updates on the celebration.


In 2020, our Tech Study Room will become a Digitization Lab with equipment for digitizing family videos, cassette tapes, photos, and slides.


We’re also preparing story collecting kits, designed to help you record audio and video interviews with family and fellow community members. We’ll have guides for best practices, but we’re also looking for volunteers to be trained and help us conduct interviews throughout the year. If you’re willing to be interviewed, be an interviewer, or have recommendations of events we
should attend to collect interviews, please contact us!


In celebration of the sesquicentennial, the MLCL and the Marshall Adult Community Center are co-facilitating a Minnesota-themed book club. This group alternates its monthly meetings between the Marshall Library and the Marshall Adult Community Center. All community members are invited.


Been somewhere you wish everyone could experience? We’re looking for brief travelogues on special places near & far: a favorite park, city, country, or experience, whether in our county & backyard or across the globe.

Winter Reading

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good read! Don’t forget: our annual Winter Reading Program
for ages 16 and up runs January through March. Just by keeping track of your reading and trying a few
new things, you’ll earn small prizes and entries into a grand prize drawing for something special. Learn more here.


Need ideas for your to-be-read list? Sign up for a SelectReads email newsletter. Newsletters feature books from the MLCL collection and include links directly to the catalog so you can check availability and place holds. SelectReads is also home to online book lists featuring bestsellers and ideas from your librarians.


New this January, BookBrowse is an online resource curated by book lovers and librarians. Dig into the website to find adult and YA book reviews; recommendations; read-alikes; books by theme; author bios and interviews; resources for book clubs; and more. Access from home using your library card number or sign up for their best-of newsletter.

Read more in the 2020 January to February MLCL Calendar of Events or explore our online events calendar.

Click here to download the pdf of our events calendar.