Programs and Services

Adults and General Audience

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We are pleased to announce that Bibliomation's Acorn Catalog app is now available on Google Play (Android) and the App Store (iOS)!   With the Acorn Catalog app, you can search for items, place holds, see what you have checked out, and renew items (in your home Library and other Bibliomation Libraries.)

 

We'd love to receive any feedback from you - enjoy!

MORRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY ADDS FILM STREAMING SERVICE, KANOPY

With Kanopy, Morris Public Library Patrons Will Have Access to more than 30,000 Films, For FREE

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Morris Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting https://morrispubliclibrary.kanopy.com

Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Featuring a subdivision Kanopy Kids, the service gives access to a collection of high quality children’s programs to help young viewers develop empathy, mindfulness and critical thinking.

Kanopy is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.

To access Kanopy at the Morris Public Library: https://morrispubliclibrary.kanopy.com;

Help with Kanopy: https://help.kanopy.com/hc/en-us

Information: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net

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Get The Libby App

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?

You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FOR YOUR PHONE OR TABLET:

https://meet.libbyapp.com/

Click Here

FOR DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO USE

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One-On-One Technology Assistance

The Morris Public Library offers one-on-one Technology Assistance in half hour tech class sessions on Tuesdays (3 pm- 3:30pm) and Fridays (4:30 pm-6 pm) by appointment. Learn to use a computer, a smart phone or a tablet, find out about how to download library ebooks and audiobooks to your device and use our online catalog to request materials independently. To register: call 860-567-7440 or visit the circulation desk

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Morris Public Library is now on Burbio

We are excited to announce that our events are now on burbio.com and Amazon Alexa.

Join Burbio - for FREE - to follow our calendar and get email updates on upcoming events!

You can also enable the Burbio Skill to ask Alexa about our upcoming events.

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The Morris Public Library is introducing Wowbrary

Wowbrary, a digital subscription service that sends patrons FREE e-mail alerts about Library’s newest books, movies and other materials. The service also allows one to reserve the bestsellers instantly, provides the early notification about the newly added Library materials, and is completely private. To sign up for weekly emails: www.wowbrary.org. The service is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.

For more information: 860-567-7440.

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Morris Public Library Book Clubs

The Mystery Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 pm and discuss "The Rembrandt Affair" by Daniel Silva.

Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns to the readers in a captivating new novel where he must travel the world to track down a painting worth killing.

Allon unexpectedly finds out that an art restorer has been brutally murdered and a portrait by Rembrandt stolen—and he is the only one who can find it. But as he pursues the masterpiece across the globe, Gabriel discovers there are deadly secrets connected to the painting—and even deadlier men who will do anything to keep them.

To register for the Club and reserve a copy of the book: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/

 

The Popular Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 7 p.m., and discuss the international bestseller "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George.

The main character of the novel, Monsieur Perdu, calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
Making peace with his loss and trying to discover the end of the story, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.

To register for the Club and reserve a copy of the book: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/

Our February Glass Cabinet Display "Let it Snow" features an amazing collection of snowman figurines loaned to the Morris Public Library by Morris resident Harriet Ellis.

Thank you!

#letitsnow #februarysnow #winterfun

"February is LOVE of reading month" is our new Center Shelf display featuring a variety of materials about love, relationships, celebration of friendship. We would LOVE to read all of them!!

#morrisct #loveofreading #februaryvalentne

Children and Teens

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Story and Music Time at the Morris Public Library

The Morris Public Library offers the Story and Music Time Program for the 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. Sue.

Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.

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The Morris Public Library supports the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Beginning October 1, 2018, families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Morris Public Library.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

The program is available to all families with children (ages 0-5).

For more information, please call the library at 860-567-7440 or visit our website, www.morrispubliclibrary.net

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The Children's Area

The Children's Corner presents:
"February is LOVELY at the Library" - the bulletin board and book displays illustrating our love of all the various holidays we celebrate this month!

Choose a picture book or a nonfiction read and LOVE reading it!

 

 

 

 

We celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day 2020 with our new book display in the Children's Area.

#takeyourchildtothelibrary2020

 

February - Black History Month is presented with this display in our Children's Corner.

#februaryblackhistorymonth