We are excited about Spanish bilingual story times that are taking place every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the children's area at the library. Some Saturdays are actually a trilingual story time with English, Spanish, and Chinese. Did you know that our meeting room is used by a variety of community groups? It was reserved for 228 meetings in 2015. Anne Barber is coordinating evening movies for adults to celebrate the Oscars, which will be held Feb. 28. Join us for a movie at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. Please call the library, 320-589-1634, for the title.
The library enjoyed a very good year, with no major catastrophes. We had the help of some 20 volunteers working over 500 hours of their time to help us with a number of activities, programs, and outreach. To each of you we offer a hearty, thank you: Jody, Danielle, Matthew, Sam, Kennedy, Judy, Henry, Jenna, Marie, Ivan, Lucy, Kate, Brenda, Jason, Raelene, Chad, Roberto, Pauline, Peggy, and Rachel; as well as the Friends of the Library: Tim, Cheryl, Ted, Darlene and others who did not record their time.
Spanish bilingual story time with University of Minnesota, Morris students continues Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the children's area in the library. All are welcome. We are delighted to welcome Chrissy Kolaya to the library Thursday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. to talk about her just published new book, Charmed Particles. The next Computer Basics class is Saturday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. with Angie from the Briggs Library. The library is not yet open at this time, so please use the side entrance, off the alley.
Fall is in the air and a long-time tradition has been celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. We in the library would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported the library over the years: the City, the County, City Maintenance Crew, Library Board, Friends of the Library, University of Minnesota Morris students and faculty, volunteers, teachers, students, and everyone else in the community who takes advantage of our programming, donates books for the book sale, and otherwise use our services.
The library is closed Monday, Sept. 7 for Labor Day Weekend. Thanks to the generosity of the FRIENDS group, the library now has a special computer in the Children’s area...
The architecture study update is progressing slowly. The Library Board will meet with the Friends of the Morris Public Library and Library Foundation committee Oct. 14. Do you have ideas on what the library of the future will look like? Please put your thoughts on paper and tell us what you envision. In addition to celebrating Halloween at the end of the month, Oct. 18 to 24 is National Friends of the Library Week. Our Friends group has done much for the library community; please help support their efforts by becoming a member today. The next Computer Basics class is Saturday, Oct.
This year’s Summer Reading Program, “Read to the Rhythm”, was a smash hit. Thank you to all the families who participated. Over 207 reading logs were returned by over 106...
Here at the library we had a good time celebrating the Academy Awards — thank you Anne Barber for coordinating movie nights. We hope you enjoyed stopping by for a movie. Movie nights will continue as the meeting room is available. For those of you who filled out a ballot at the library to guess the winners, three people we chosen as most nearly matching the winners. They are Chris Hopkins (first place), Karin Anderson (second place), and Julia Hoffman (third place). Congratulations! A Movie Matinee is scheduled at 2 p.m. for children on Monday, March 9, a non-school day.
This year's Summer Reading Program has been going strong with two major events already successfully performed to enthusiastic crowds. The last event will be Thursday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. with comic ventriloquist James Wedgwood (this project was funded with money from the Minnesota's Art and Cultural Heritage Fund). Treats provided after the program are courtesy of Common Cup Coffee House.
Clifford the Big Red Dog will visit the Morris Public Library in person compliments of Pioneer Public Television. Watch for him Tuesday, June 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library. The Summer Reading Program for children begins June 8. There will be a variety of activities in June and July so be sure to refer to the green brochure that children brought home with them from school. Copies of the brochure are available to pick up at the library as well. Our theme this year is "Read to the Rhythm" and musician Jack Pearson will usher in this year's festivities on Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m.