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Story and Music Time, ages 0-4

  The Morris Public Library offers Story and Music Time for participants ages 0-4 every Tuesday at 10 am. Play games, sing songs, read a story, do a craft with our children’s coordinator Ms. G. Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.
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“How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal”, presentation and book signing, with Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban, Tuesday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m.

Join Velya Jancz-Urban (historian mom) and Ehris Urban (herbalist daughter) for the presentation and book signing of their new memoir “How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal” (Green Writers Press, April 2019) at the Morris Public Library, on Tuesday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m. In their memoir, the mother/daughter duo take the readers to their offbeat Connecticut family, who follow their hearts to rural Brazil. Broke and broken, they're forced to return to the United States, and navigate their rebirth in ...
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Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m.

The September Mystery Book Club will take place at the Morris Public Library on Wednesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. The group will discuss "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy Sayers. The dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, and the mystery writer Harriet Vane are at the Oxford University reunion night. This evening, Harriet's alma mater turns the characters into the targets of a nightmare of harassment and mysterious, murderous threats. To register for the Club and reserve a copy of the book: ...
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RSVP is Coming to the Morris Public Library! on Tuesday, August 27, 10:30 am-12pm.

You’ve gained a lifetime of experience.  Now is the time to share your talents and skills.  The New Opportunities Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be recruiting senior volunteers (55+) who are interested in volunteering to help children read at James Morris Elementary School.  RSVP is a federally funded program which is part of Senior Corps under the auspices of the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Active RSVP volunteers are afforded free liability insurance and mileage reimbursement.   RSVP is ...
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Fiction Book Club, Tuesday, September 24, at 7 P.M.

The Fiction Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library on Tuesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. and discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate. The novel tells the readers about the events that occurred in Memphis, Tennessee in 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge, only ...
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Soldiers of a Foreign War, with author Charles McNair, M.D., Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Join Charles McNair, M.D., for discussion and signing of his book “Soldiers of a Foreign War” at the Morris Public Library, on Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m. The novel is set seven years into the Vietnam War and depicts the fierce and sustained combat in War Zone C, the location of the Tay Ninh Basecamp and the 83rd Surgical Hospital. Receiving the wounded directly from the battlefield, the men and women of the 83d work to preserve lives of ...
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“The Spaces in Between”, Book Talk with Elizabeth Aleksinas, Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Aleksinas, a Morris native and a meditation/yoga/reiki professional, of Bramasole Yoga and Wellness Center in Morris, will present her new book of poetry “The Spaces in Between” at the Morris Public Library, on Thursday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m. Describing her writing debut as “a sweet, little book of heartfelt poetry to warm your soul,” the author will speak about the story that motivated her to creation of poetic verses. According to Elizabeth, “it’s all about the journey, and ...
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Pajama Story Time (Grades K-3) on Wednesdays, October 2 and November 6, at 6:30 pm

Join us for the Pajama Story Time, Fall Session (Grades K-3), on Wednesdays, October 2 and November 6, at 6:30 p.m. The children will enjoy cozy evening stories in their pajamas with the families and librarians. Bring your favorite stuffed animal! Registration is requested:  860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/
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Library Hours

Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM | Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM | Thursday: 1 PM - 8 PM

Friday: 1 PM - 8 PM | Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM | Closed Sunday & Monday

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Museum Passes

The Library offers Museum or Park Passes for Free or Reduced Admission to Many Connecticut Museums & Parks. Contact us for more information. 

Computer Access

We have computers available to the public and

now we have WiFi service, so bring your laptop and go online anywhere in the library.

InterLibrary Loan

You can request materials from other Connecticut Libraries from home or at the Library. One of our Librarians will assist you. Return any books borrowed from other libraries here in Morris.