​​​NEW HAPPENINGS:


Morris Public Library is now on Burbio


We are excited to announce that our events are now on burbio.com and Amazon Alexa. Join Burbio - for FREE - to follow our calendar and get email updates on upcoming events: https://www.burbio.com/groups/morris-public-library

You can also enable the Burbio Skill to ask Alexa about our upcoming events.


The Morris Public Library is introducing Wowbrary,a digital subscription service that sends patrons FREE e-mail alerts about Library’s newest books, movies and other materials. The service also allows one to reserve the bestsellers instantly, provides the early notification about the newly added Library materials, and is completely private. To sign up for weekly emails: www.wowbrary.org. The service is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.

For more information: 860-567-7440.


NEW OVERDRIVE APP for your phone or tablet- LIBBY


Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?
You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FOR YOUR PHONE OR TABLET:

https://meet.libbyapp.com/


MORRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY NOW OFFERS ONE-ON-ONE TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE - NEW SCHEDULE


The Morris Public Library offers one-on-one Technology Assistance in half hour tech class sessions on Tuesdays (3 pm- 4pm) and Fridays (3 pm-6 pm) by appointment. Learn to use a computer, a smart phone or a tablet, find out about how to download library ebooks and audiobooks to your device and use our online catalog to request materials independently.To register: call 860-567-7440 or visit the circulation desk

 Story and Music Time at the Morris Public Library

The Morris Public Library is offering the Story and Music Time Program for the participants ages 0-4 every Tuesday at 10 am.

Play games, sing songs, read a story, do a craft with our children’s coordinator Ms. G.

Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.


After School Lego Fun, Grades 1-4 (collaboration with Beach and Rec)


The Morris Public library and the Morris Beach and Recreation are proud to offer this great collaborative program for students in Grades 1-4 on JMS early dismissal days -  January 10, February 7 and March 7, 2018 from 1:30 PM - 3 PM. The program is held in the Conference Room at the Town Hall. Limited seats are available. Please contact Morris Beach and Recreation to reserve your space: 860-567-7437. For more information, please contact the Library or the B&R.


​Warm Up with a Cozy Read – Winter Reading Program for All Ages, STARTS JANUARY 2, 2017

The Morris Public Library Winter Reading Program “Warm up with a Cozy Read” (January 2 - February 28, 2018) will offer a Reading Challenge to all patrons. Pick up your Winter Reading log at the Library or download it from www.morrispubliclibrary.net (starting January 2). Read or listen to a book of your choice and enter to win a prize basket. Separate logs are available for each age group and different prizes will be won by adults, teens and children. James Morris School students will be able to earn minutes towards their school-wide reading incentive.

No registration is required!


Julian's Abstract Art at the Library in January 2018


The Morris Public Library is featuring Julian's Abstract Art paintings in January 2018.


Julian’s Abstract Art was established on March 22, 2016 and the established mission is to provide an outlet and way of inspiration for today’s youth. Since its inception Julian has networked and shipped out paintings as far as Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA and Phoenix, AZ and has had art displays at multiple locations in Connecticut.

In January 2018, he is back in Morris CT for an art showing featuring new abstract paintings, one of which is created with the help of a guest artist.

Information: 860-567-7440


Take Your Child to the Library, Tuesday, February 6, 2018


The Morris Public Library is celebrating the National Take Your Child to the Library Day on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  We will offer a pre-school story hour (10 AM), thematic book displays, and activities. Stop by at the Library to borrow a new book, enjoy a story, complete a craft in the children’s area and celebrate with the librarians! Every child will receive a prize! More information: 860-567-7440 or www.morrispubliclibrary.net


Power of Essential Oils with Crissie Lauretano, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 6:30 PM (snow dates – February 8 and February 21)

Join Crissie Lauretano, a natural care and essential oil enthusiast from Morris, CT, for her presentation "Power of Essential Oils"  on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 6:3o PM (snow dates – February 8 and February 21) at the Morris Public Library.

Learn about the healing and rejuvenating properties of essential oils, how to use them and where to begin. If you are overwhelmed or curious about essential oils and don't know where to start, this is the introduction for you!

Pre-registration: 860-567-7440.


Writing Workshop, with award-winning author Susan Strecker, Wednesday, February 28, at 6:30 PM (snow date March 7)


​Susan Strecker, the award-winning author of NIGHT BLINDNESS and NOWHERE GIRL (Thomas Dunne Books), will host a writing workshop on February 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morris Public Library in Morris (4 North Street, Morris, CT). Writing novels, especially an author’s first, can feel overwhelming and difficult to keep on track and finish. Susan will discuss, step-by-step, the eight tips and tricks for writing a novel. Some guidelines include finishing the first draft before polishing and letting the novel rest before beginning the first major rewrite.

She will also discuss with participants the seven essential elements of successful books. These include starting the novel with a powerful kicker and including the protagonist’s flaws and poverties. Lastly, Susan will help the group understand the importance of hooking the reader and will hear from any member who wants to share the beginning of their book to ensure that each contains a fabulous hook.

Writers of all experience and ability levels are welcome.

Please feel free to bring your laptop or a pad and a pencil to take notes.

Details and registration: 860-567-7440


Our Mystery Book Club meets at the Library once a month, at 6:30 PM. The next event is scheduled for February 14, 2018, at 6:30 pm. The book to be discussed is "Invisible City" by Julia Dahl. To register: 860-567-7440


Our Fiction Book Club gathers at the Library monthly or bi-monthly at 7 PM. Our next meeting is taking place on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, and we will discuss "The Reading Group" by Elizabeth Noble.


TO REGISTER FOR BOOK CLUBS: 860-567-7440.


Our Adult Book Displaysthis season are: "Time to Read a Great Romantic Book", New to Morris Public Library Fiction and Nonfiction.

The Children's Areapresents the "'Love Snow" Book display featuring materials about the magic of winter, seasonal activities and animals in winter; New Fiction and Nonfiction Materials and 2018 Nutmeg Nominees.

Our Glass Cabinet Display:Our glass cabinet display "Christmas Memories" features December Holiday items from the collection of Harriet Ellis, of Morris. Thank you, Harriet!















Services

Children and Teens


The Morris Public Library offers many programs for children and teens.  Our children’s programs include: Lego Building, Arts and Crafts, Preschool Story Hour, Summer /Winter Reading Program. 

Programs & Services

Programs


The Morris Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for our patrons. If you have an idea for a program or/and area of special interest that you would like to explore through a library program, please contact and share your idea with a librarian.  Also, if you would like to do a program for us, please let us know.

 

Current Programs offered for the whole family include art shows, musical programs, cultural displays.  For adults, we offer lectures, book discussion groups, summer/winter reading programs, author book presentations and more!


4 North Street, Morris, CT 06763   (860) 567-7440  FAX:  (860) 567-7432

 

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