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Magic Show at Summer Reading Finale

Tuesday, August 16, 2 PM, ages 3 and up.



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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

Upcoming Events and News

Story and Music Time at the Morris Public Library

Story and Music Time, Pre-Register TODAY!

The Morris Public Library will offer Story and Music Time for participants ages 9 mo. - 5 years old every Tuesday at 10 am. Patrons MUST PRE-REGISTER by calling 860-567-7440. Sing songs, read a story, pick up a craft!
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“Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program for all ages, June 22 – August 16, 2022.

Explore new depths and discover unique treasures during Morris Public Library’s “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program for all ages, June 22 – August 16, 2022. Each reading level has their own “Ocean of Possibilities” Activity Card to participate in the program. Students (Grades PreK-Grade 5) count the number of their deep-sea reading adventures by writing them down in their cards, teens (Grades 6-12) and adults explore literary ocean treasures by collecting them all and bringing them to the library. ...
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Family Story Afternoons at the Morris Public Library, Wednesdays, August 10 and 14, 3 PM

The Morris Public Library is excited to welcome children (ages 5 to 8) and their caregivers to enjoy story time at our Family Story Afternoons on Wednesdays, August 10 and 24, at 3pm. Look forward to adventures featuring cunning animal heroes! To register: 860-567-7440 or
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Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 PM

We will celebrate Christmas in July and read "I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel" by Alan Bradley for our next Mystery Book Club on Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 PM. It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de ...
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Summer Reading Finale Magic Show, Tuesday, August 16, 2 PM

Summer Reading Finale Magic Show with Ed Popielarczyk, Morris Public Library on the Town Green, Tuesday, August 16, 2 PM. In Ed’s Magic Show, the children are the stars because they make the magic happen. The Magician doesn’t just do the trick – he tells a story that revolves around each trick. It may be a short story or a longer one, but each story helps to bring the trick together. Every child who comes on “stage” to be a ...
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New Opportunities Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Tuesday, August 23, 10 – 11:30 AM

RSVP is COMING TO THE MORRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY! Tuesday, August 23  10:00-11:30 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 the 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. ...
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Popular Book Club, Tuesday, August 23, 7 PM

The Popular Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library on Tuesday, August 23, 7 PM and discuss "Sunflower Sisters" by Martha Hall Kelly. Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls introduced readers to Caroline Ferriday. Now, in Sunflower Sisters, Kelly tells the story of Ferriday’s ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Anne-May Wilson, ...
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Author Talk “Lead Like a Pro: Effective Leadership Styles for Athletic Coaches” with Dr. Matthew Raidbard, Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 PM via Zoom

Author Talk “Learn How To Lead Like a Pro: Effective Leadership Styles for Athletic Coaches” with Dr. Matthew Raidbard, Morris Public Library, Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 PM, via Zoom. The program will provide coaches, at all levels of sports, with the tools to be more intentional and effective leaders for their athletes and teams. With each passing year, athletic coaches are asked to take on increased leadership responsibilities for their athletes and team. However, they don’t always have the opportunity ...
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Reincarnation: Don’t Make The Same Mistakes Twice, with metaphysical author Sydney Sherman, Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 PM

Weird dreams? Strange memories? Feeling like you have been somewhere before? Fascinated with a period of time in history? Maybe it is Déjà Vu? Or MAYBE you have lived before…many many times…in a different time…and in a different place. Since the beginning of time, people have questioned the validity of reincarnation. Scientists, philosophers and religious scholars have all studied the possibilities of an alternate life that transcends the "One Body" - "One Life" Philosophy. Up until 20 years ago, the thought ...
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Women & Money Roundtable Series, Wednesdays, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14 – 1 PM

The Morris Public Library Online presents the Women & Money Roundtable Series, How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets, on September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14 at 1 PM, with Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. The Women & Money Roundtable Series is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Morris patrons are invited to participate in the roundtables on a monthly basis. This is a collaborative event ...
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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 and Wi-Fi Access

We have computers available to the public with Fiber Optic Internet connection.

We also offer 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.