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. 

Book Sale at the Library!

Oct 12 2013 4:00 pm
Oct 12 2013 6:00 pm

Book Sale in the Courtyard!

The Friends of the Library are having an outdoor book sale during Cruise Night on Saturday, October 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.The sale will be held in the South Courtyard Garden.

The Friends of the Library are a volunteer organization formed in October 1998. The Friends raise money to fund special events and purchase items and materials for the Library. Help support the Friends and the Library!

 If you would like to donate gently used books for the sale, you may drop them off on Friday, October 11th between 9:00 AM and Noon at the South entrance to the Library. There will be volunteers to assist you.

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