Feb 19 2013 6:00 pm
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.
Dec 3 2013 5:00 pm
Free Movie Night Featuring: The Mortal Instruments City of Bones
Synopsys- New York Teen Clary Fray learns that she is descended from a noble line of half-andel demon slayers known as the Shadowhunters. She joins their powerful ranks in a bid to rescue her missing mother from Downworld, where the terrifying creatures of legend roam free.
This movie will be shown on Tuesday, December 3, at 5:00 p.m. It is rated PG 13, with a runtime of 130 minutes. Registration is appreciated, as free refreshments are served. Register over the phone (815.942.6880) or in person (604 Liberty Street, Morris).
Oct 1 2013 5:00 pm
IRON MAN 3
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called The Mandarin, he starts and odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
PG 13, 130 min
October 1, 2013 @ 5:00 p.m.
This movie is free, and open to ages 13 and above. Register today:
815.942.6880, or stop in!
Jul 23 2013 6:00 pm
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.
Jul 25 2013 5:00 pm
In 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.
Aug 1 2013 6:00 pm
The 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.
Aug 15 2013 6:00 pm
Few musicians play the hammered dulcimer. Fewer still sing while accompanying themselves on this fascinating instrument, whose name means "beautiful song". Phil Passen does both.
The hammered dulcimer was popular in the United States during the Civil War, and music of that era seems right at home played on this unique instrument. Many tunes and songs in this program are still familiar today, such as When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Home, Sweet Home, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching. Others, such as Lorena, Lincoln and Liberty, The Battle Cry of Freedom, The Marching Song of the First Arkansas Regiment, Shiloh Hill, and John Brown's Dream are less familiar but just as beautiful, rousing, and inspiring. This is a fascinating program of historical music.
Register by calling 815-942-6880 or visit the library.
Jul 30 2013 5:30 pm
Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by the President’s order. The surviving team members face off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.
PG 13, 110 minutes
Tuesday, July 30th at 5:30 p.m.
Aug 29 2013 6:00 pm
Belle Boyd declared her allegiance to the Confederacy early in the Civil War even though she lived in a Union stronghold. By delivering information across enemy lines, she was instrumental in changing the outcome of some early Civil War battles.She was captured, spent time in jail (more than once) and went on to write her memoirs. Later in life, she became an actress and traveled throughout England and the United States. She died while on a speaking tour of the Midwest and she is buried in Wisconsin.
On Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m., Janet Gilleland from Accent on History will use a theater-styled presentation to engage the audience and bring Belle Boyd to life.
This program is free and open to the public. Call 815-942-6880 to register or stop in to the library.
Sep 3 2013 5:30 pm
One of the Morris Library's movie nights for September will take place on Tuesday, September 3 at 5:30 p.m. We will be featuring the movie The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire.
Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
This movie is rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language. Therefore, you must be at least 13 to register and attend.
This movie is free and open to anyone 13 years of age or older. To register, please call 815-942-6880 or visit the library. Refreshments will also be available.