Volunteers and staff had a great time last Saturday, September 13th, at Cultures on the Prairie. Angel Bauman of Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership has worked with a similar international festival in Worthington and brought the idea to Marshall. She, co-chair Michele Sterner of SMSU’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and many other volunteers look forward to this being an annual event.
As part of Literacy Awareness Month, we worked with the Marshall-Lyon County Library to offer hands-on projects for kids, young adults, and families. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us and thanks to the organizing committee for inviting us to participate.
Literacy Awareness month continues through September with several events. Next up we will be at SMSU on Wednesday, September 24th sharing information and literacy lollipops. The week of September 22nd is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.
We will have coffee & breakfast treats on Friday morning September 26th at the Marshall-Lyon County Library with information about literacy and lifelong learning opportunities. Volunteer Will Thomas will offer in the MLC-Library’s computer lab an “Intro to Microsoft Excel” class from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 27th. Call 507-537-7003 during library hours to sign up.
Interested in being involved? Attend the new tutor orientation on September 25th at the Marshall-Lyon County Library (room D) from 6 pm to 7 pm.