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Check out our Adult Programs! Please check our online calendar for any changes.

Coffee & Crime Mystery Book Club

Coffee & Crime logoThe Mystery Book Club and Read Around the World Book Club are merging into one group, Coffee & Crime Mystery Book Club! Come talk about mischief, mayhem & murder over hot decaf and light refreshments with our librarian Ariel Zeitlin one Monday at 7:15pm and one Thursday at 1:30pm per month. One great selection, two convenient sessions. Reservation at azeitlin@co.morris.nj.us or 973-285-6969.

January 27 and 30

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The Night Tiger
Yansze Choo

A mystery steeped in magical realism, set in 1930s colonial Malaysia. Centers around a dead man’s stolen finger that must be returned within 49 days…or else.

February 24 and February 27

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Bluebird, Bluebird
Attica Locke

An African-American Texas Ranger investigates the murders of a black Chicago lawyer and a white local girl.

March 23 and 26

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Haunted Ground
Erin Hart

The perfectly preserved severed head of a young woman turns up in an Irish peat bog. Was she was buried 10,000 years ago or yesterday? An archaeologist and a pathologist investigate.

April 23 and April 27

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Our Man in Havana
Graham Greene

This year’s classic selection is a hilarious yet poignant story about a British vacuum cleaner salesman who pretends to be a spy in Cuba before the revolution.

Thursday Morning Book Club

With the Director’s retirement, The Director’s Book Club will change names! The Thursday Morning Book Club will continue to meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10 AM with librarian Albie Ashbrook. As always, the book club will read a wide array of compelling literary fiction and fascinating non-fiction. Please join us!

Thursdays (see below) at 10am

January 23

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The Leavers
Lisa Ko

March 26

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The Island of Sea Women
Lisa See

April 23

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The Library Book
Susan Orlean

StarStuFF – SciFi Book Club

In 2020 Wednesday (**Except Tuesday Jan. 28th) all at 7:00pm

January 28

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City of Brass
S. A. Chakraborty

February 26

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Marlon James

March 25

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Heart-Shaped Box
Joe Hill

April 22

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The Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell

For more information, call 973-285-6979.

Read Around the World Book Club

Thursday (see below) at 2:15pm

Sign up by emailing azeitlin@co.morris.nj.us or by calling the Reference desk at 973-285-6969.

November 15

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Children of the Street
Kwei Quartey

Street kids are going missing—and turning up as strangely mutilated corpses. Can Detective Darko Dawson save any of them? What about his own gravely ill son?

December 20 (1pm)

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Seven Blessings
Ruchama King Feuerman

A classic marriage novel set among colorful religious immigrants to Jerusalem who seek love, God, and their place in the world. But not necessarily in that order.

Open-Mic Nights 2020

  • Thursday, January 30 @ 6pm
  • Thursday, March 5 @ 6pm

Performers, Musicians, Instrumentalists, Singers, Storytellers, Comedians, Poets and all others are welcomed into a supportive and sober environment where they can explore and expand their talents.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is suggested. Email: lross@co.morris.nj.us or phone: 973-285-6975.

Good Afternoon Games (Scrabble & Canasta)

scrabble logoWe are hosting a monthly Scrabble & Canasta Club! Join us on the second Wednesday of every month from 2pm-4pm.

German Language and Culture Meetup

outline of Germany with superimposed German flagDeutsch macht Spaß!

The German Meetup is a friendly and informal gathering where you can speak German and learn more about contemporary German culture and society. Participants of all ages and language skill levels, from beginner to native speaker, are welcome.

We meet in the library’s Conference Room on the third Wednesday of every month in 2020, starting on January 15. Herzlich Wilkommen!

Need to refresh your German language skills? Your library card provides you with free online access to the renowned Rosetta Stone language learning system!

Conversaciones en Español

Word cloud of Spanish-speaking countriesPlease become a part of our group speaking Spanish in a pleasant and informal setting where you can practice, improve and learn the language. Participants should be able to speak and understand Spanish. All levels are welcome, from beginners to advance speakers.

***This group has been discontinued but may be back in 2020, check here for updates!***