Seniors

February Movie Night: Argo

Feb 21 2013 6:00 pm

The Morris Area Public Library's movie night for February will take place on February 21 at 6:00 p.m.  We will be featuring the movie Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman.

When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador.  Argo was inspired by actual events. 

This movie is rated R for language and some violent images.  Therefore, you must be at least 18 to register and attend. 

This movie is free and open to all adults.  To register, please call 815-942-6880 or visit the library.  Refreshments will also be available. 

Music in the Architecture

Feb 19 2013 6:00 pm

IHC Music in the Architecture

UPDATE 2-18-13: Unfortunately the presenter is very ill, so this program has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.  We are working with the IHC (which sponsored the program) to set up another program for your enjoyment in the near future.  Thank you for your understanding.

AARP Driver Safety Course

Nov 13 2014 9:00 am
Nov 13 2014 6:00 pm

Why take the course?

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions,and the roads you travel every day.  Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver's license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills.

By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment.

(This is an all day class with a one hour lunch on your own) Registration Required.

$15 for AARP cardholders

$20 for non-AARP cardholders

Checks preferred, payable to AARP Smart Driver Course. Payment due the day of the class.

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!

Tax-Aide at the Library UPDATES: see below!

Feb 12 2014 9:00 am

Next date for Tax-Aide is Wednesday April 9  (9 am - approx. 2 pm).

 The Morris Area Public Library is hosting Tax-Aide, a tax assistance program. AARP representatives will help troubleshoot questions and prepare simple tax returns. Tax-Aide counselors will be available at the library from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. on February 12, 19, and 26, March 5, 12, 19, and April 2 and 9. March 26 has been cancelled.

 When meeting with one of the representatives please bring the following: a current year’s tax forms and booklets, a copy of last year’s tax return, all income forms (such as a W-2, SSA-1099, and all other 1099 forms), receipts or cancelled checks itemizing deductions, child care provider information (name, employer, ID, SS#) and social security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependants.

 No reservations will be taken. This program is free and open to everyone.

Fall Craft Series with Charlene Fischer

Oct 24 2013 6:00 pm

Paper Wreath

 

Are you looking for a new way to show off your crafty talents?  Then, fall into the swing of things with a new craft series at the Morris Library.  Get creative for Corn Fest and fall by learning how to handcraft projects such as a paper wreath for your family or friends.

Local Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Charlene Fischer, will lead a series of workshops on Thursdays:  September 12, September 26, October 10, and October 24.  All of these programs will be at 6 p.m.  Materials will be provided.  

Register by calling 815-942-6880 or stop in to the library.  Space is limited, so don't miss out!  

Fall Craft Series with Charlene Fischer

Oct 10 2013 6:00 pm

Paper Wreath

 

Are you looking for a new way to show off your crafty talents?  Then, fall into the swing of things with a new craft series at the Morris Library.  Get creative for Corn Fest and fall by learning how to handcraft projects such as a paper wreath for your family or friends.  

Local Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Charlene Fischer, will lead a series of workshops on Thursdays:  September 12, September 26, October 10, and October 24.  All of these programs will be at 6 p.m.  Materials will be provided.  

Register by calling 815-942-6880 or stop in to the library.  Space is limited, so don't miss out!  

July Vintage Craft

Jul 23 2013 6:00 pm

Dahlia Pom-Poms

 Are you running out of ideas for party decorations?  Then, join the library for its July Vintage Craft.  On Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m., the Morris Library will be teaching you how to make dahlia pom-poms.

Joyous bursts of color dance above a table, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or casual reception.  The dahlia pom-poms appear to float in the air.  In reality, they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament.  Registration is required so reserve your spot by calling 815-942-6880 or stop by the library today.  This program is free and open to anyone 12 years of age or older. 


 

An Irish Immigrant's Song

Jul 25 2013 5:00 pm

Barry CloydIn the mid-1800's, at the time of the "Great Hunger", sometimes known as the Irish Potato Famine, the Mid-West was the western frontier of America. The influx of Celtic/Irish people in those times literally changed the face of America as they arrived seeking freedom and work on the great construction projects of the era.

Through ancient myth and song as well as some original pieces, Barry Cloyd presents the history and heart of the Celtic people who came to the Mid-West in search of liberty and opportunity.

Barry Cloyd is a Midwestern based, touring singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, performing over 200 shows per year, who has spent a lifetime creating a performance style that weaves the genres of Blues, Folk, Celtic, Original and Roots music into a unique blend of his own. He has appeared in over 300 TV commercials and 70 industrial films. In addition, Barry has performed and toured in Ireland, England, Wales, Mexico, the Caribbean and much of the U.S. A strong vocalist and multi-insrtumentalist as well as a storyteller, theatrical performer and historian, Barry delivers his music on a multitude of guitars and other stringed insruments.

Register in person at the library or call (815) 942-6880.

Battles & Travels of the Fifty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Regiment

Aug 1 2013 6:00 pm

Civil War monumentThe Civil War was the first war in American history in which a substantial proportion of the adult male population participated. Almost every American would have known friends, family members, or neighbors who marched off to war, many never to return.

The 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Company I of the 55th originated in Grundy County. Mustering into service October 31, 1861, the 55th Illinois Regiment would see it's first action at the Battle of Shiloh.

Join local historians and presenters Patrick Rooney, Brian Nolan, and Phil Chesharek at this fascinating program to learn more about the battles and travels of the Fifty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

To register call 815-942-6880 or visit the library in person.

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