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

 

Morris Public Library

Spring  2018

Programs & Services

​​​​​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.


​​Morris Public Library participates in Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program (April 2-30, 2018)

Visit the Morris Public Library during the month of April as we participate in the Connecticut Library Association Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program. Patrons can obtain their Library Passport here at our Library and begin their journey to multiple participating CT Libraries. Each Library will stamp their visitors’ passport and give each visitor a small gift! At the end of the program, the Connecticut Library Association will raffle prizes for participants.

If you visit at least five participating libraries and return your passport to a participating library by May 7th, then you will be entered into one state-wide drawing for a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card for adults (18 and up) and a $100 Visa gift card for children (under 18).

Details: 860-567-7440


​After School Stories and Craft – Spring Session, Grades K-2

 Join Ms. G., the Morris Public Library Children’s Coordinator, for the Spring Session of  “After School Stories and Craft”, for students in Grades K-2 on Fridays April 27 and May 25, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. An engaging story and educational activities will be offered along with a craft and interaction time.

Pick up after school (JMS) by a librarian is offered - bring a note to school.

Earn credits towards your JMS reading log when attending this program.

Only 15 spots! Register today: 860-567-7440


“The Healing Power of Yoga, Presentation and Workshop”, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 6:30 PM
 
Join Elizabeth Aleksinas, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, owner of ‘Bramasole Yoga and Healing Center’ in Morris, for an informative and interactive workshop “The Healing Power of Yoga” on May 3, 2018, at 6:30 pm at the Morris Public Library, 4 North St., Morris, CT.

Elizabeth believes that yoga is more than movement meant to take the edge off your day and melt your stress away. She believes yoga possesses healing power, it is a way of life and a path to rejuvenation.

Yoga, which has more than 20 million American devotees, has definite physical benefits: it helps people increase flexibility, reduce pain, and facilitate the relaxation response. Besides having the ability to lower blood pressure and fight against depression, yoga also improves balance, strength and self-esteem. Yoga, as a system of thought, brings healing to the mind and the spirit which is undisputed and deserves our full attention.

This is a FREE workshop, no mat/exercise clothes are required.

Registration: 860-567-7440


​Children’s Summer Reading Kick-off and Ice Cream Social at the Morris Public Library, Tuesday, June 26, at 6 PM.

Join the Morris Public Library Team as we kick off the summer reading fun at our Annual Children’s Summer Reading Kick-off and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 21, at 6 PM, at the Morris Public Library and the Morris Community Room (4 North St, Morris, CT).

Students (PreK-6) will be able to register for the reading program “Libraries Rock”, receive their reading incentives and celebrate the beginning of summer with ice cream!

Information: 860-567-7440, www.morrispubliclibrary.net


Our Mystery Book Club meets at the Library once a month, at 6:30 PM. The next event is scheduled for May 9, 2018, at 6:30 pm. We will discuss "Vanishing Act" by Thomas Perry.  To register: 860-567-7440


Our Fiction Book Club gathers at the Library monthly or bi-monthly at 7 PM. Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 pm; we will discuss "Weekend Warriors" by Fern Michaels. New members are always welcome!


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


Our Adult Book Displaysthis season are: "Rainy Days Reads", New to Morris Public Library Fiction and Nonfiction.

The Children's Areapresents the "Spring" Book display featuring materials about Spring Holidays, seasonal activities, spring animals; Mother's Day Display, April - National Poetry Month, New Fiction and Nonfiction Materials and 2018 Nutmeg Nominees.

Our Glass Cabinet Display:Our glass cabinet display "On the Road" features items from the personal collection of Jim Sardo, of Morris. Thank you!















Programs


Services

Children and Teens

Morris Public Library


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. 

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!