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Holiday hours:

Monday 4/15 through Thursday 4/18 – 9am to 9pm
Friday 4/19 – CLOSED (Good Friday)
Saturday 4/20 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday 4/21 – CLOSED (Easter)

Morris County Library to Close for HVAC Work on April 25 or 26

Replacement of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units on the roof of the Morris County Library, which was set to be done on Friday (April 19) – when the library is closed for a holiday –has been postponed due to an uncooperative weather forecast that calls for rain.

As a result, the library will be closed to staff and patrons on Thursday, April 25, with a potential for closure on April 26.

Check this space for further updates. We regret the inconvenience.


Home at Last Talk and Book Signing

Home at Last book coverGive yourself a gift of enlightenment! Join us for a talk/book signing event with Sarada Chiruvolu, who has gone through the experience of Self-Realization. Her book Home at Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness will be discussed.

Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
More information: Visit Sarada Chiruvolu’s website.


The Magic of Recycling

Recycling arrows surrounding the Earth“The Magic of Recycling” is specifically designed for students to enjoy together as they follow the journey of a piece of refuse as it is tracked along 3 common paths. They learn which is most effective in preserving our environment, their future and what they can do every day to reinforce best practices.

The program is tailored to your community’s recycling standards for both school & home and is guaranteed to transfer your specific communities standards on their mind. All this while they are having a blast!

Join us for this visual, interactive program! Pick either Tuesday, April 16 at 2 PM or Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30 PM.

 


¡Hecho En Mexico!

Alex and Darren O'Neill playing guitarMexico – our friendly neighbor to the south.  Her main exports are agricultural products and crude oil. But did you know that a tiny town in the state of Michoacán can claim the title of “the guitar-building capital of the world”?

This 90:00 family program will explore the centuries-old tradition of luthiere (guitar building) in Paracho. Paracho’s population is roughly 35,000 people. By some estimates, it produces as many as 80,000 guitars a year. These guitars are shipped all over the world.  The Disney-Pixar movie, “Coco,” was inspired by the great luthiers (guitar builders) in Paracho.

Guest Librarian, Alex D’Yan (Conversaciones en Español), will help read “Hecho en Mexico” (Made in Mexico) by Peter Laufer and Susan Roth.  Assistant Library Director, Darren O’Neill, and his son, Alexander, will perform traditional Mexican folksongs on guitars made by Francisco Navarro Garcia. Maestro Garcia is one of the finest luthiers in Paracho.

Also part of the program will be a showing of the rare documentary, “The Guitar is Their Song,” by Charlie Williams (son of the legendary guitarist, John Williams). This documentary chronicles the tradition of lutherie in Paracho.

This program will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2-3:30pm in the Public Meeting Room as part of the library’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Attendance is free and registration is not required.


Open Mic Night

Join us for Open Mic Night, welcoming performers of all types – musicians, comedians, poets, storytellers, and multimedia presenters. Performers are encouraged to sign-up in advance. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Library will provide a PA sound system, electronic keyboard, and LCD multimedia projection system.

Date: First Thursday of the month (check our calendar!)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM
Registration: To sign up or get more information, contact [email protected] or call 973-285-6948.


Game Night

Winter Events for Teens

Come to the library for a fun-filled winter! Enjoy Volunteer Night, Spa Night, Game Night, and a Book Tasting! Check us out at Just for Teens.


Download E-Books, Audiobooks, Magazines, and Digital Materials for Kids!

Tumblebook iconCheck out the digital offerings from the Morris County Library – e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and now a collection of children’s digital media from Tumblebook!


Adult Programs at the Library

Illustration of yarn and knitting needlesWe’re now featuring a host of programs just for adults. Check out our Book Club, Scrabble Club,
Open-Mic Night, Italian Conversation, and Knitting group!


New Arrivals

New at the LibraryCheck out what’s new in the library!


Sign Up for Our Newsletter

MCL NewsletterDo you want to know what’s going on at the library? Sign up for our newsletter to get monthly emails about programs, classes and more!


Free Movies at the Library

Movies at the LibraryCome see the library’s free screenings of recent blockbusters and indie hits every Friday at 2. We occasionally include a second showing Monday evenings. Check the schedule, pop some popcorn, and come on in.