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Movie Night: Dark Knight Rises

Jan 3 2013 5:00 pm

 

Come join us for our January movie night for adults and teens!  It will take place on Thursday January 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  We will be showing the movie, The Dark Knight Rises featuring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway.

A new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's Finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

This movie is free and open to the public, for ages 13 and up.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please visit the library or call (815)942-6880 to guarantee your seat.

The Hobbit: A Long Expected Party for the Movie Release

Dec 13 2012 5:00 pm
Dec 13 2012 8:00 pm

Hobbit

 Calling all J.R.R. Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fans! 

You are cordially invited to the Morris Area Public Library for a pre-party celebration of the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 13 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The party taking place at the library is to celebrate the release of the movie on Friday, December 14 at the local theatre. 

The party will have food because no Hobbit party would be complete without food.  There will be door prizes such as tickets to see The Hobbit and much more.  We will also be showing The Fellowship of the Ring and playing games.  Feel free to bring your copy of The Hobbit to read your favorite passage. 

This event is free and open to the public.  If anyone under the age of 12 wishes to celebrate Hobbitses, we ask that a parent accompany them.  Please register by visiting the library or calling 815-942-6880. 

Heritage N-Trak Trains Display

Nov 14 2012 3:30 pm

Back by popular demand!  The N-Trak model train display will be at the library Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 17.  The display will be open to the public from 3:30 to 7:45 on Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 to 5:45 on Friday, and 11:15 to 3:00 on Saturday.  This elaborate train display takes up an entire room in the library's lower level and is guaranteed to fascinate and delight fans of all ages.  The model trains are owned and operated by the Heritage N-Trak Group of Channahon.  Club members will be on-hand to run the trains and answer your questions.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

model train display

Heritage N-Trak Trains Display

Nov 15 2012 3:30 pm

Back by popular demand!  The N-Trak model train display will be at the library Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 17.  The display will be open to the public from 3:30 to 7:45 on Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 to 5:45 on Friday, and 11:15 to 3:00 on Saturday.  This elaborate train display takes up an entire room in the library's lower level and is guaranteed to fascinate and delight fans of all ages.  The model trains are owned and operated by the Heritage N-Trak Group of Channahon.  Club members will be on-hand to run the trains and answer your questions.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

model train display

Heritage N-Trak Trains Display

Nov 16 2012 3:30 pm

Back by popular demand!  The N-Trak model train display will be at the library Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 17.  The display will be open to the public from 3:30 to 7:45 on Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 to 5:45 on Friday, and 11:15 to 3:00 on Saturday.  This elaborate train display takes up an entire room in the library's lower level and is guaranteed to fascinate and delight fans of all ages.  The model trains are owned and operated by the Heritage N-Trak Group of Channahon.  Club members will be on-hand to run the trains and answer your questions.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

model train display

Heritage N-Trak Trains Display

Nov 17 2012 11:15 am

Back by popular demand!  The N-Trak model train display will be at the library Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 17.  The display will be open to the public from 3:30 to 7:45 on Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 to 5:45 on Friday, and 11:15 to 3:00 on Saturday.  This elaborate train display takes up an entire room in the library's lower level and is guaranteed to fascinate and delight fans of all ages.  The model trains are owned and operated by the Heritage N-Trak Group of Channahon.  Club members will be on-hand to run the trains and answer your questions.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

model train display

Growing-N-Music Holiday Violin Concert

Dec 5 2012 6:00 pm
Dec 5 2012 7:00 pm

violin

The Morris Public Library will be having a violin concert by Growing-N-Music on Wednesday, December 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Growing-N-Music's Colleen Lawrence instructs students in the art of playing musical instruments.  The violin group consisting of about 15 students will perform a variety of music ranging from classical to Christmas music.  Come enjoy some great music by registering at the library or by calling 815-942-6880!

This program is free and open to the public. 

MCHS Madrigals

Dec 12 2012 6:00 pm

christmas tree scene

 The Morris Community High School Madrigal Singers will present a program of Christmas music on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the library's lower level.  Directed by Alyssa Napolitano, the MCHS Madrigals wear colorful Renaissance-era costumes and sing traditional Christmas songs.  Madrigal music originated in Italy and became popular in England during the 1500s. 

Friends of the Library volunteers will serve punch and homemade cookies after the performance. 

The performance is free and open to all, but registration is required.  To register for this program or to learn more, please call the library at (815) 942-6880. 

Banned Books Week: The Freedom to Read

Sep 30 2012 12:00 pm

Censorship Causes Blindness

Banned Books Week is a celebration of the right to read all books regardless of content.  This year, the Morris Area Public Library is commemorating the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week with a display featuring many books that have been banned or challenged throughout the years and from all across the country.  You are invited to check out these books for your own reading enjoyment.  Along with these books, you will be able to learn why such books have been banned. 

Stop by and celebrate your freedom to read!!! 

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.

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