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Closed- Catalog Switchover

Jul 1 2012

The library will be closed on Sunday, July 1 due to downtime caused by the PrairieCat consortium's move to a new online catalog.  Regular hours will resume on Monday the 2nd at 9:00 AM.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reading Is So Delicious! 2012 Summer Reading Program

Jun 4 2012 9:00 am

Join us during the summer reading program for a variety of food-related events for all ages!  Set a reading goal and stop in weekly to win prizes!

Registration for 2012 Summer Reading Program- Reading Is So Delicious!

May 29 2012 9:00 am

Register now for the 2012 summer reading program, "Reading Is So Delicious!"  Drop by the library during regular business hours to register!

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with Karen Hynds

Jan 12 2012 6:30 pm
Jan 12 2012 7:45 pm

Karen Hynds on Mt. KilimanjaroJoin Karen Hynds as she recounts an incredible ‘trip of a lifetime.’ In September 2011, 11 women, aged 56 to 78, made a 9 day climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 feet, is the highest freestanding mountain in the world and the highest point in Africa.

Medieval Faire

Jul 16 2011 1:00 pm

This special event brings the excitement of the Middle Ages to Morris!  Join us for an afternoon of fun and excitement as several medieval performers entertain and inform you of life in days of yore:

* Lady Joan welcomes you to the faire, poses for portraits with faire-goers, and tells the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
* The wandering Jester juggles and performs magic for your delight.
* The Falconer and the birds of prey explain the importance of falconry in the Middle Ages.

Sir Randall

Jul 12 2011 2:00 pm

Three cheers for Sir Randall!  This noble knight is visiting the library on Tuesday, July 12 and is looking forward to meeting the lads and lasses of the city of Morris in the shire of Grundy.  Sir Randall wears a mid-15th Century replica "harness," or suit of armour, and speaks about a knight's training and equipment.  Audience volunteers help illustrate the progression of armour and the affects of weapons which were designed to penetrate them.

Renaissance Lute Songs & Stories

Jun 27 2011 2:00 pm

Please join us for an all-ages musical event!  Dan Marcotte and Judith Heineman beautifully meld music and stories from the days of King Arthur and Robin Hood. Songs and tales of mythical creatures, faerie magic, clever maidens and pirates are presented in authentic Renaissance costume. Daniel also sings lute songs and ballads of the Renaissance, and discusses the role of the bard throughout early modern Europe.

Summer Reading Program

Jun 20 2011

The Morris Area Public Library is going medieval!  The 2011 Summer Reading Program theme is "A Midsummer Knight's Read."  Join us every week for exciting events, demonstrations, plays, crafts, and more that shed light on the Middle Ages.

The Loathsome Lady

Jun 15 2011 11:00 am

Children of all ages will enjoy this retelling of an Arthurian tale!  Players from Joliet Junior College present the story of Sir Gawain, one of Arthur's most gallant knights, and Lady Ragnall, an old hag, as they prepare to be married to save King Arthur from certain death at the hands of the Black Knight.  Is Gawain noble enough to keep his word?  Will Arthur defeat the Black Knight?  Join us at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 15 to find out!

Summer Reading Program Registration

Jun 13 2011

Register now for "A Midsummer Knight's Read"!  Reading programs are available for all ages.  Please register by visiting the library during business hours from June 13 through June 18.

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