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Author Talk~Stephen Bardo

Oct 4 2014 2:00 pm

Bardo Book CoverStephen Bardo will be speaking at the Morris library on Saturday, October 4 at 2 PM.

During his standout career at the University of Illinois, 6’5″ Bardo scored 909 points and compiled 495 assists. He was part of the Flyin’ Illini team that qualified for the 1989 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four. That Fighting Illini team gained the moniker “Flyin’ Illini” by Dick Vitale while broadcasting a game during the 1988-89 season. Bardo was named Big Ten defensive player of the year in 1989. Bardo was selected in the 1990 NBA Draft by theAtlanta Hawks, but never played for the team, playing one game (one minute) with the San Antonio Spurs during the 1991–92 NBA season. He also appeared for the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons, amassing 32 more regular season games, and leaving the National Basketball Association with averages of 2 points, 2 rebounds and one assist.  Bardo also played in Europe, Japan, and theContinental Basketball Association. Since retiring from basketball in 2000, Bardo has worked in broadcasting. He has served as a color analyst for the Illini Sports Network, a sports reporter for WBBM-TVin Chicago, an analyst and reporter for CBS Sports, and a color analyst for college basketball on ESPN and Big Ten Network. He has also participated on ESPN First Take. Additionally, he works as a motivational speaker.

  Bardo will have copies of his recent book, “The Flyin’ Illini – The Untold Story for One of College Basketballs’ Elite Teams," available for purchase and signing. Register today by calling 815.942.6880 or stopping in to the library to reserve your place in line for the book signing.

 

May the Fourth Party

May 4 2014 1:00 pm

Chicago Jedi 

Join us for some Star Wars fun!

Games! Star Wars trivia, Force (bingo), destroy the Death Star (it's made of candy)

Food! Who amongst us doesn't like food?

Costume contest! See handout for more deets

Meet the Chicago Jedi! Learn lightsaber skills, Jedi Mind Tricks, or just hang out with real Jedi

 

Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All ages welcome! 

Registration appreciated, call or stop by for further details

815.942.6880       604 Liberty St., Morris

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Childrens Play: Aesops Fables

Jun 11 2014 1:30 pm

See Aesop's animal friends tell his famous fables their way in this fun play presented by the Joliet Junior College drama department.

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

Big Run Wolf Ranch HERE @ the Morris Library

Jun 26 2014 2:00 pm

Learn about the wildlife in our area!

Representatives from Big Run Wolf Ranch will be visiting on Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. They will be bringing a porcupine, skunk, ground hog, coyote, and a wolf to the Morris Library.  This program is open to all ages; attendees under the age of 12 must have a parent of guardian attending with them.

Register now!

Library Closing Tonight at 4:00 p.m.

Feb 17 2014 4:00 pm

Because of the current weather conditions, the Morris Area Public Library will close at 4:00 p.m. this evening.

We suggest staying in and staying warm!

Bus Trip to Seussical the Musical!

Jul 12 2014 3:46 pm

SeussicalThe library is taking a bus trip to Navy Pier in Chicago on Saturday July 12th to see Seussical the Musical at the Shakespeare Theater. A musical for all ages, SEUSSICAL is an enchanting celebration of friendship, compassion, bravery, and the power of the imagination. Audiences will be transported to the fantastical world of the Whos, with elements from Dr. Seuss classics including The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, Horton Sits on the Egg, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, McElligot's Pool, and Oh, The Places You'll Go!

· Bus leaves the library at 9 am. Lunch is on your own. There will be time for shopping and exploring Navy Pier. · Seussical starts at 2 pm, depart Navy Pier at 4:30 pm.

 $27.50 includes bus transportation and show ticket. Limited spots available, call 815-942-6880 to register.

 

The Library will be Closed Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving

Nov 28 2013
Nov 29 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

The Library will be closed Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th.

Raiders of the Lost Books

Jul 30 2013 1:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:30 PM for "Raiders of the Lost Books"!  Travel the mysteries of Illinois vaudeville, magic, comedy, and ventriloquism with Chris McBrien as Illinois Jones.  This program is for children entering 1st-5th grades; adult supervision is required.  No registration needed.

This program is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. John Hynds.

 Raiders of the Lost Books

Folk Traditions with Adam Miller

Apr 23 2013 6:00 pm

Adam Miller will be at the Morris Library on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. to present his program, Folk Traditions, to the Morris community.  This entertaining and interactive sing-along program introduces audiences to American folksongs and folklore.  Not only does the program aid in the development of cultural and historical literacy, it emphasizes the importance of history as a story well told.  People of all ages will have a great time learning about American folklore and folk traditions while singing along. 

One of the premier auto harpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller.  An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs.  Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beatiful autoharp melodies.  A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages. 

This program is free and open to the public.  Cal 815-942-6880 to register today. 

March Movie Night: Life of Pi

Mar 13 2013 5:30 pm

 

The Morris Area Public Library's movie night for March will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m.  We will be featuring the movie Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee.

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery.  While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor:  a fearsome Bengal tiger. 

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

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