Programs & Services


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!


Morris Public Library

Fall 2018

Morris Public Library

Programs


Children and Teens

Services

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

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Early Literacy Initiative

starting October 1, 2018

​​​​​​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.


AN IMPROVED 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/

CLICK HEREFOR DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO USE


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


The Morris Public Library offers one-on-one Technology Assistance in half hour tech class sessions on Tuesdays (3 pm- 4pm) and Fridays (3:30 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 offers 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.


The Morris Public Library supports the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
early literacy initiative (Public Libraries Libraries of Morris, Goshen and Warren)

Beginning October 1, 2018, families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Morris Public Library.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

The program is available to all families with children (ages 0-5).

For more information, please call the library at 860-567-7440 or visit our website, www.morrispubliclibrary.net


Pajama Story Time (Grades K-3)on Wednesdays, October 3 and November 7, at 6:30 pm


Families and children (Grades K-3) are invited to attend the Pajama Story Time on Wednesdays, October 3 and November 7, at 6:30 pm at the Morris Public Library (4 North Street, Morris, CT). Wear your favorite pajamas, bring your most favorite stuffed animal and enjoy amazing stories with your family and librarians.

Registration is requested:  860-567-7440


You Are Not Alone Our Loved Ones Are Here…You’re Just Not Listening,with Sydney Sherman, author, medium, paranormal investigator
Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 pm, at the Morris Public Library


Acclaimed Connecticut  Paranormal Author, Sydney Sherman, is continuing her successful book tour and speaking forums throughout Connecticut and New England sharing her life experiences and book,  You Are Not Alone: Our Loved Ones Are Here…You’re Just Not Listening. Ms. Sherman will offer a presentation and signing on Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 pm, at the Morris Public Library, Morris, CT.
The author encourages all of us to consider the possibilities of connecting to the other side. 
Sherman’s book outlines her passage from confusion to acceptance of her relationships with the many spirits who inhabit her everyday world. 

The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.
Reservations are required for the FREE event: 860-567-7440.


Trick-or-Treating at Story and Music Time , Tuesday, October 30, 10 am

Trick-or-Treat on Tuesday, October 30th, 10 am-11 am, at the Morris Public Library Story and Music Time.

Participants, ages 0-4, are invited to come to our special Story Time wearing their Halloween costumes. They will enjoy a thematic story, sing songs, say rhymes, and go trick-or-treating with a librarian.

Details and registration: 860-567-7440.


“Horses Change History…and Change Lives” with Ann Jamieson, author of the series “For the Love of the Horse”,Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 pm


Join Ann Jamieson, author of the popular series “For the Love of the Horse” (volumes I -  IV), for a presentation and book signing on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 pm, at the Morris Public Library.

According to Ann, no animal has shaped the history of man more than the horse. From providing us with transportation to delivering milk, coal, groceries and the doctor, to pulling our fire engines, building our roads and plowing our fields, horses have allowed us to expand beyond human limits. Horses have changed history in countless ways.  

Ms. Jamieson is a United States Equestrian Federation judge licensed in hunters, jumpers, and hunt seat equitation, and she has shown her own horse, Fred Astaire, in hunters and First Level dressage. Ann has also written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers including a column for The Litchfield County Times. She currently writes for Today's Equestrian magazine, a regional publication focused on the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area.

Ann Jamieson lives in Kent, Connecticut.

To register for this FREE event: 860-567-7440


Winter After School Stories and Craft, Grades K-2,

Fridays, December 7, 2018, January 18, February 22, 2019, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
 
Join Ms. G., the Morris Public Library Children’s Coordinator, for “Winter After School Stories and Craft”, for students in Grades K-2, on Fridays, December 7, 2018, January 18, February 22, 2019, 3:30 pm-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.

Snow dates are the following Fridays.

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


Lego Fun Program for students Grades 1-4,on JMS early dismissal dates,

DECEMBER 12, JANUARY 9, FEBRUARY 6, MARCH 6
1:25 PM-3PM

Join us for this unique collaborative program of the Morris Public Library and the Morris Beach and Recreation!
We'll meet for 4 weeks, on scheduled 1/2 days at JMS and create a new, authentic Lego kit each week that is yours to keep.
NEW each time!
We'll escort the kids from James Morris School over to the Conference Room at the Town Hall where they'll enjoy a snack and then get Lego - busy!
Class size is very limited!
Please register with the Morris Beach and Recreation by e-mailing morrissrctr@optonline.net or call at 860-567-7437.


Our Mystery Book Club meets at the Library once a month, at 6:30 PM. The next event is scheduled for November 14, 2018, at 6:30 pm. The group will discuss "A Walk Through The Fire" by Marcia Muller. To register: 860-567-7440


Our Fiction Book Club gathers at the Library monthly or bi-monthly at 7 PM.

The next meeting of the Club is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, at 7 pm. We will discuss "Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. New members are always welcome: 860-567-7440.

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


Our Adult Book Displays "Books That Go Bump in the Night" is our new October display on the Center Shelf.
Choose a scary read or a cozy fall novel to tune into the spirit of the season!


The Children's Areapresents the "Fall Fun and Halloween" book display featuring books about fall activities, harvest time, Halloween tricks; New Fiction and Nonfiction Materials and 2019 Nutmeg Nominees.


The Glass Cabinet Display this month is titled "Out of Africa", from a collection of local Morris residents.
Thank you!


The Veteran's Day Display

In honor of the upcoming Veteran’s Day, the Morris Public Library is featuring a traveling memorial “The Human Cost of War” provided by Winsted Area Peace Action. The display honors and bears witness to the American soldiers and civilians who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The basket contains the portraits of over 6,000 of the almost 7,000 American soldiers who have been killed in both wars.