Adults

February Movie Night: Argo

Feb 21 2013 6:00 pm

The Morris Area Public Library's movie night for February will take place on February 21 at 6:00 p.m.  We will be featuring the movie Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman.

When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador.  Argo was inspired by actual events. 

This movie is rated R for language and some violent images.  Therefore, you must be at least 18 to register and attend. 

This movie is free and open to all adults.  To register, please call 815-942-6880 or visit the library.  Refreshments will also be available. 

Music in the Architecture

Feb 19 2013 6:00 pm

IHC Music in the Architecture

UPDATE 2-18-13: Unfortunately the presenter is very ill, so this program has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.  We are working with the IHC (which sponsored the program) to set up another program for your enjoyment in the near future.  Thank you for your understanding.

Christmas in July Cupcake Decorating with Fondant for Adults

Jul 12 2012 6:00 pm

snowmanLet it Snow, let it snow, let it snow...on your cupcakes!

Looking for a way to cool down and beat the summer heat?  Try a little Christmas in July!  Learn to use fondant to add extra pizazz to your baked goods.

Register for a fun evening of holiday treats and make a take-home handmade craft by calling the library at 815-942-6880.

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

Sep 4 2014 10:00 am

the games afootSaturday 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

 

T-shirt Scarf Craft for Adults

May 15 2014 6:00 pm

ruffled tshirt scarfMake a scarf from a T-shirt!

Bring scissors and several t-shirts (preferably without side seams) and we can show you how to make a quick and easy scarf to take home.

Call 815-942-6880 to register.

 

Bingo Night for Adults- One More Time Before Summer!

May 20 2014 6:00 pm

bingo cardsGet out of the house and enjoy an hour of BINGO fun! Bag up a white elephant item or two and bring them to our bingo games. If you win, you will get to choose from the loot. Anyone over the age of 18 can attend. Registration is required.

Adult Writers Group

May 22 2014 5:30 pm

writers groupWriters of all interests and levels are welcome to join a new WRITERS GROUP! The next meeting date is Thursday May 22 from 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM, with future dates every other Thursday. Attendees must be 18 years or older. This new group offers you the opportunity to develop your craft and receive thoughtful, positive and useful critiques. No registration, just drop in!

Laughs & Crafts Pinterest Club!

Jun 10 2014 6:00 pm

Rag WreathWho doesn't love Pinterest?  And who doesn't pin crafts they'll probably never make? Well, here's a way to fix that!   The Library is hosting a Pinterest club! So how does a Pinterest club work?   Read on…  You pick up the flyer with the supply list from the library.  Purchase your supplies and bring them to the next group meeting. That’s it!  Each month will be a different craft. If you feel really ambitious, contribute to the "Pinterest Potluck" and make a simple snack or appetizer you found on Pinterest.   Join us for a fun way meet other crafty people and to get together to eat, gab, and craft! The project for June will be a "Rag Wreath". Supplies are simple; Scissors, assorted fabrics and ribbon, and a 12"wire wreath form. That's it! Try burlap, denim, colors of your favorite sports team, or holiday colors!

Join the TWITTER craze!

Jun 11 2014 6:00 pm

TWITTER will be the first of five special computer classes presented by Morris Library's IT Specialist Dave Latimer as part of the Adult summer programming. In this one hour course you will learn the basics of using Twitter. Topics covered include @replies, direct messages, hashtags, and retweets. Learn how to find people to follow and search for information about your interests. No registration, just drop in!

Towel Animals!

Jun 12 2014 6:00 pm

Towel animals are often used by the cruise lines and B & B Hotels to make your stay memorable. Cute, cuddly, and just like on the cruise ships, one of these animals can go home with you to keep! This program is free and open to adults age 18 and over.

Registration required!

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