"On Stage Alaska" presented by Red Carpet Travel

Aug 21 2014 5:30 pm

alaska bearJoin Red Carpet Travel Agency at the Morris Library for "On Stage Alaska", featuring Holland America Line. You're invited to explore the wonders of Alaska in fascinating detail. Presented by Alaska experts in an interactive multi-media event - covering the history, hospitality, scenic grandeur and wildlife you'll experience on an Alaska vacation. This event is free and open to the public.

Join us at the Morris Library for:

  • Planning advice
  • Alaska film footage
  • Refreshments


Call Red Carpet Travel (815) 942-9457 or email redcarpet [at] comcast.net to RSVP for this event.


Bus Trip to Drury Lane to see The Game's Afoot

Sep 4 2014 10:00 am

the games afootThursday, September 4th the library is taking a bus trip to Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook to see "The Game's Afoot".

From the creator of Lend Me A Tenor comes this whodunit filled with twists, turns and murderous pandemonium. It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his portrayal of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his lavish Connecticut castle for a holiday weekend of revelry. When one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in the isolated house quickly turn dangerous. It is up to Gillette who assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears in this witty, suspenseful caper. $61.00 includes transportation, lunch, and matinee show ticket. Call 815-942-6880 to register. Payment is due by August 4, 2014.

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards - Best Play!

10:00 am Checkin at the library

11:30 am Lunch at Drury Lane

1:30 pm Showtime


Bus Trip to Shipshewana

Oct 7 2014 8:15 am

The Morris Library is taking a bus trip on October 7, 2014 to Shipshewana, Indiana.

ShipshewanaTake a step back in time..... to Shipshewana! In Shipshewana you'll find buggy rides, all sorts of tours from furniture making, to cheese making, to trips down country lanes. Famous for some of the best shopping in Amish country, Shipshewana has over 125 delightful shops, which are open all year. There is definitely a wide variety of stores filled with quilts, antiques, crafts, tools, and much more!

Autumn along the Amish backroads  is almost magical. The harvest is in. The aromas of freshly baked goods-- especially the dozens of different pies-- fill the air. Color is in the leaves, the markets and on the tables as the bounty of the summer is shared with friends and family. Whether you're doing some early holiday shopping, seeking fresh, farm-grown produce for canning and preserving or just in the mood to wander among artisans while enjoying the first crisp air of the season, there's nothing quite like the markets in Shipshewana.

$32.00 per person includes transportation to Shipshewana, located in La Grange County, Indiana. The trip is just under 3 hours, however there will be a stop halfway to get out and stretch.The bus leaves the library at 8:30 AM and will return to Morris at approximately 7:45 PM. Beware-- A long day and lots of walking!

SPECIAL!  Register and pay by September 7 and you will be entered into a drawing. Two people will go for FREE!

AARP Driver Safety Course

Nov 13 2014 9:00 am
Nov 13 2014 6:00 pm

Why take the course?

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions,and the roads you travel every day.  Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver's license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills.

By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment.

(This is an all day class with a one hour lunch on your own) Registration Required.

$15 for AARP cardholders

$20 for non-AARP cardholders

Checks preferred, payable to AARP Smart Driver Course. Payment due the day of the class.

Bus Trip "A Christmas Memory"

Nov 15 2014 11:15 am

christmas memoryThe Morris Area Public Library will be taking a bus trip to Theater at the Center in Munster, Indiana to see Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory". Based on Capote's touching memoir of his childhood, this new musical is set in a small Southern town in the 1930's. "A Christmas Memory" chronicles a young boy's friendship with his eccentric relatives, including his cousin and best friend, Sook. The misfits are inseparable as they launch kites, haunt speakeasies and mail fruitcakes to everyone from Jean Harlow to President Roosevelt. "A Christmas Memory" is a festive tale whose songs celebrate the simple pleasures of country life, friendship and the joy of giving during the Christmas season.

$65.00 includes transportation, catered lunch, and show ticket.

Checkin at the library is 11:15 AM, Lunch is at 1:00 PM, Showtime is at 2:30 PM.

Payment is due by October 15, 2014.

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