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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.

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.

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