Summer Fest 2015 is here!

Jun 5 2015

Morris Area Public Library Summer Fest 2015 is here!

The adult Summer Fest runs from June 2- July 31

The teen program is "Who's Your Character" June 2- August 1

The children's program is "Read To The Rhythm"  June 4- July 17

Stop in to register for full info!


Aug 1 2015 12:00 pm


Update on MorrisCon!


Here's a rough schedule of events: 


12.00 p.m.- Festivities Commence!

12.15 - Cosplay Contest

12.45- Movie Labyrinth 

1.00- Marvel Trivia

1.30- Doctor Who trivia

2.00- Supernatural Trivia

2.30- Riddles

3.00-Formal Lightsaber Training with the Chicago Jedi  facebook.com/ChicagoJedi

3.30/ 3.45- Teens' 'Who's Your Character" Summer Fest Grand Prize (Netflix) drawing

 4.00- The end!


Here are our featured artists:

Meep and Mushrat/ meep-and-mushrat.deviantart.com

Gary Wilsterman/ instagram.com/myoti88

Kailey Pierce/ instagram.com/kapisawesome

NPC Jillian/ instagram.com/npcjillian

McKenzie Schroeder


Door prizes will be given out throughout the event, along with free comics, coloring pages, and free Jimmy John's (while they last!).

Hope to see  you there!


Library Closed

Jul 5 2015

The library will be closed all day in celebration of Independence Day.

Bus Trip to "Les Miserables" at the Paramount Theatre Cancelled

Apr 9 2015 5:40 pm

The Morris Area Public Library will be taking a trip to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora to see Les Miserables.

Library IS Open January 19

Jan 19 2015 9:00 am

The Morris Library is open!  

Yes, we are open today! Come in to browse our MLK Jr. bio's and other Civil Rights Movement books.

Library Closed Friday, January 9

Jan 9 2015 9:00 am

The Morris Library will be closed on Friday, January 9.

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

May the Fourth title

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!

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