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6/13/24: Summer Reading Kickoff with Lena the Lizard Lady!

Our Summer Reading Kickoff this year features Lena the Lizard Lady, who will be bringing some fun animals including a sloth! This event is free and fun for all ages, so bring the family and we’ll see you there!

Chapman Park, Thusday June 13 at 9:30 a.m.


6/17/24: Free Gentle Yoga at the Morristown Public Library!

In collaboration with the Canton Yoga Loft we are pleased to share that we will offer 6 free yoga sessions at the Morristown Public Library this summer, lead by Ellie Beeler. Bring a mat (and blocks if you use them) and join us for a restorative gentle stretch!

Ellie began practicing yoga in 1999 (on the advice of her doctor) to address joint problems and pain associated with aging and arthritis. And yes, she does feel MUCH more agile now that she has been practicing regularly! In addition, she has learned that yoga can enhance every facet of life, not just the physical. “Yoga has helped me become a happier, healthier and more balanced person in every respect.”

At the Canton Yoga Loft, Ellie teaches “50+ Yoga”, a practice for seniors who are in reasonably good health, and “Chair Yoga” which enables people to enjoy the benefits of yoga without getting down and up from the floor.

Ellie completed her Hatha Yoga teacher certification at Shoshoni Shambhava Ashram in Rollinsville, Colorado in 2007, and continues to take annual refresher courses. She is also certified to teach Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs®, a specialized program for bringing yoga to people with mobility limitations.

https://www.yoga-loft.org

Morristown Public Library, Monday June 17 at 6:00 p.m.


6/24/24: Free Gentle Yoga at the Morristown Public Library!

In collaboration with the Canton Yoga Loft we are pleased to share that we will offer 6 free yoga sessions at the Morristown Public Library this summer, lead by Ellie Beeler. Bring a mat (and blocks if you use them) and join us for a restorative gentle stretch!

Ellie began practicing yoga in 1999 (on the advice of her doctor) to address joint problems and pain associated with aging and arthritis. And yes, she does feel MUCH more agile now that she has been practicing regularly! In addition, she has learned that yoga can enhance every facet of life, not just the physical. “Yoga has helped me become a happier, healthier and more balanced person in every respect.”

At the Canton Yoga Loft, Ellie teaches “50+ Yoga”, a practice for seniors who are in reasonably good health, and “Chair Yoga” which enables people to enjoy the benefits of yoga without getting down and up from the floor.

Ellie completed her Hatha Yoga teacher certification at Shoshoni Shambhava Ashram in Rollinsville, Colorado in 2007, and continues to take annual refresher courses. She is also certified to teach Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs®, a specialized program for bringing yoga to people with mobility limitations.

https://www.yoga-loft.org

Morristown Public Library, Monday June 24 at 6:00 p.m.


7/1/24: Free Gentle Yoga at the Morristown Public Library!

In collaboration with the Canton Yoga Loft we are pleased to share that we will offer 6 free yoga sessions at the Morristown Public Library this summer, lead by Ellie Beeler. Bring a mat (and blocks if you use them) and join us for a restorative gentle stretch!

Ellie began practicing yoga in 1999 (on the advice of her doctor) to address joint problems and pain associated with aging and arthritis. And yes, she does feel MUCH more agile now that she has been practicing regularly! In addition, she has learned that yoga can enhance every facet of life, not just the physical. “Yoga has helped me become a happier, healthier and more balanced person in every respect.”

At the Canton Yoga Loft, Ellie teaches “50+ Yoga”, a practice for seniors who are in reasonably good health, and “Chair Yoga” which enables people to enjoy the benefits of yoga without getting down and up from the floor.

Ellie completed her Hatha Yoga teacher certification at Shoshoni Shambhava Ashram in Rollinsville, Colorado in 2007, and continues to take annual refresher courses. She is also certified to teach Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs®, a specialized program for bringing yoga to people with mobility limitations.

https://www.yoga-loft.org

Morristown Public Library, Monday July 1 at 6:00 p.m.


7/1/24: SRP Interactive Movie: “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Join us for a fun interactive movie night as part of our Summer Reading Program. We will be watching and playing along with “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” rated PG, 115 minutes. Free props and snacks are provided! Bring a chair or blanket to watch outside, a plush monkey or other buddy, and your best Indy hat!

Morristown Public Library, Monday July 1 at 8:00 p.m.


7/2/24: SRP Library Scavenger Hunt

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Join us for a fun scavenger hunt at the library. Participants will be given a list, and must find all the hidden items before the time runs out in order to win a prize! This event is free and fun for all ages.

Morristown Public Library, Tuesday July 2 at 9:30 a.m.


7/9/24: SRP Kid’s Poetry Workshop

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Join us for a poetry workshop for kids with award-winning poet Laurinda Lind. Have fun coming up with very short poems about nature, summer, pets, family, or whatever else comes to mind! Try it several different ways and go home with a page full of brief poems and haiku (Japanese short-form poems). This event is free and geared for ages 8 to 12.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the St. Lawrence County Art Council.

Morristown Public Library, Tuesday July 9 at 9:30 a.m.


7/9/24: Live Music at Stone-Ez Pizza

How exciting! The library has been gifted one-hour with Sackets Harbor singer/songwriter Gabriel Shepherd. We have teamed up with the Gateway Museum and made arrangements to share our gift with you at Morristown’s new restaurant, Stone-Ez Pizza. Come and join us for an hour of live music followed by a Poetry Open-Mic.

Shout-out to Martha Cline for this special gift!

Stone-Ez Pizza, Tuesday July 9 at 7:00 p.m.


7/11/24: SRP – Traveling Lantern Group

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Join us for a performance of “The Quest for the Kakapo” by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. This event is free and fun for all ages.

Morristown Public Library, Thursday July 11 at 10:00 a.m.


7/11/24: Author Visit

We’re so excited to announce that Tessa Wegert, Connecticut author of the Shana Merchant Thousand Island’s mysteries, has arranged to join us at the Morristown Public Library on July 11 at 1PM!

Morristown Public Library, Thursday July 11 at 1:00 p.m.


7/15/24: Free Gentle Yoga at the Morristown Public Library!

In collaboration with the Canton Yoga Loft we are pleased to share that we will offer 6 free yoga sessions at the Morristown Public Library this summer, lead by Ellie Beeler. Bring a mat (and blocks if you use them) and join us for a restorative gentle stretch!

Ellie began practicing yoga in 1999 (on the advice of her doctor) to address joint problems and pain associated with aging and arthritis. And yes, she does feel MUCH more agile now that she has been practicing regularly! In addition, she has learned that yoga can enhance every facet of life, not just the physical. “Yoga has helped me become a happier, healthier and more balanced person in every respect.”

At the Canton Yoga Loft, Ellie teaches “50+ Yoga”, a practice for seniors who are in reasonably good health, and “Chair Yoga” which enables people to enjoy the benefits of yoga without getting down and up from the floor.

Ellie completed her Hatha Yoga teacher certification at Shoshoni Shambhava Ashram in Rollinsville, Colorado in 2007, and continues to take annual refresher courses. She is also certified to teach Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs®, a specialized program for bringing yoga to people with mobility limitations.

https://www.yoga-loft.org

Morristown Public Library, Monday June 15 at 6:00 p.m.


7/16/24: Interactive Hiking/Survival Workshop

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Local long-distance hiking expert Steve Goobic will be here to show us how to hike and survive in nature. This event is free and fun for all ages.

Jacques Cartier State Park, Tuesday July 16 at 9:30 a.m.


7/18/24: SRP Bubble Science Show!

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Jeff Boyer will be at the library with a super-fun bubble show! This event is free and fun for all ages.

Morristown Public Library, Thursday July 18 at 9:30 a.m.


7/18/24: “Hosting Beneficial Creatures” with Guest Speaker Dani Baker of Cross Island Farms

Terrific Thursdays Lecture Series presents speaker Dani Baker of Cross Island Farms. Dani will present her workshop lecture on “Hosting Beneficial Creatures”. Read Dani’s bio here:

http://www.crossislandfarms.com/about.php

Morristown Public Library, July 18 at 1 p.m.


7/22/24: Free Gentle Yoga at the Morristown Public Library!

In collaboration with the Canton Yoga Loft we are pleased to share that we will offer 6 free yoga sessions at the Morristown Public Library this summer, lead by Ellie Beeler. Bring a mat (and blocks if you use them) and join us for a restorative gentle stretch!

Ellie began practicing yoga in 1999 (on the advice of her doctor) to address joint problems and pain associated with aging and arthritis. And yes, she does feel MUCH more agile now that she has been practicing regularly! In addition, she has learned that yoga can enhance every facet of life, not just the physical. “Yoga has helped me become a happier, healthier and more balanced person in every respect.”

At the Canton Yoga Loft, Ellie teaches “50+ Yoga”, a practice for seniors who are in reasonably good health, and “Chair Yoga” which enables people to enjoy the benefits of yoga without getting down and up from the floor.

Ellie completed her Hatha Yoga teacher certification at Shoshoni Shambhava Ashram in Rollinsville, Colorado in 2007, and continues to take annual refresher courses. She is also certified to teach Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs®, a specialized program for bringing yoga to people with mobility limitations.

https://www.yoga-loft.org

Morristown Public Library, Monday July 22 at 6:00 p.m.


7/23/24: SRP Painting Window Barn Quilts

Adventure Begins at Your Library! We will be painting our own barn quilt-style creations on the library windows. Use a pattern provided or create your own! This event is free and fun for all ages.

Morristown Public Library, Tuesday July 23 at 9:30 a.m.


7/25/24: SRP Dynamic Art Project

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Morristown artist Josh Carter will be here to lead us in a fun, dynamic group art project at the library! This event is free and fun for all ages.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the St. Lawrence County Art Council.

Morristown Public Library, Thursday July 25 at 9:30 a.m.


7/25/24: Horwood Stained Glass Windows Lecture

David E Martin, Historian and Author will present his lecture and slideshow on Harry Horwood Stained Glass windows as part of the library’s Terrific Thursdays lecture series.

Morristown Public Library, Thursday July 25 at 1:00 p.m.


7/29/24: Free Gentle Yoga at the Morristown Public Library!

In collaboration with the Canton Yoga Loft we are pleased to share that we will offer 6 free yoga sessions at the Morristown Public Library this summer, lead by Ellie Beeler. Bring a mat (and blocks if you use them) and join us for a restorative gentle stretch!

Ellie began practicing yoga in 1999 (on the advice of her doctor) to address joint problems and pain associated with aging and arthritis. And yes, she does feel MUCH more agile now that she has been practicing regularly! In addition, she has learned that yoga can enhance every facet of life, not just the physical. “Yoga has helped me become a happier, healthier and more balanced person in every respect.”

At the Canton Yoga Loft, Ellie teaches “50+ Yoga”, a practice for seniors who are in reasonably good health, and “Chair Yoga” which enables people to enjoy the benefits of yoga without getting down and up from the floor.

Ellie completed her Hatha Yoga teacher certification at Shoshoni Shambhava Ashram in Rollinsville, Colorado in 2007, and continues to take annual refresher courses. She is also certified to teach Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs®, a specialized program for bringing yoga to people with mobility limitations.

https://www.yoga-loft.org

Morristown Public Library, Monday July 29 at 6:00 p.m.


7/30/24: SRP Escape Room and Ice Cream Party

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Try to solve our mystery escape room, and enjoy some delicious ice cream afterward! This event is free and fun for all ages.

Tuesday July 30 at 9:30 a.m.


8/1/24: SRP REV Theatre Performance!

Adventure Begins at Your Library! We will be wrapping up our Summer Reading Program events with a fantastic interactive performance of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf!” by the REV Theatre Group. This event is free and fun for all ages.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the St. Lawrence County Art Council.

Morristown Public Library, Thursday August 1 at 9:30 a.m.


8/1/24: Terrific Thursdays Lecture Series Presents David Murray

Please join us in welcoming David Murray who will present a lecture on the uniforms of the War of 1812.

Morristown Public Library, Thursday August 1 at 1:00 p.m.


8/3/24: Annual Book Sale

Come to the library for our Annual Book Sale – enjoy a free cup of coffee while you peruse the vast offerings, something for every reader’s taste. It’s highly possible that you will bump into a Plein Air artist while here! It’s okay to approach them, quietly look over their shoulders and see what they’re working on. Be sure to witness the finished piece Sunday at Bella-Brooke.


8/4/24: The Bell Gale Chevigny Plein Air Show and Sale

Plein Air artists will sell their work from noon until 2 at Bella-Brooke Vineyard, 2989 CR 6, Hammond NY. Join us in the air-conditioned Frontenac Room for an elegant afternoon with art, hors d’oeuvres, and friends. All the cool kids are doing it.


8/14/24: Pathway of Resistance: The Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad

Please join us in welcoming Derrick Pratt, Director of Education and Programs of the Erie Canal Museum to the library on Wednesday, August 14th at 5:30 pm. Derrick’s constantly evolving talk examines the experience of Black Americans along the Erie Canal Corridor, with a particular focus on the struggle for abolition. While parts of this story are unpleasant, slavery, racism and resistance are critical to understanding our society today.

Morristown Public Library, Wednesday August 14 at 1:00 p.m.


5/27/24: Holiday Closing

5/18/24: A Garden Party in Honor of Our Mothers

You are cordially invited to a Tea! The library is hosting a Memorial Garden Party on Saturday, May 18th at 1 pm to acknowledge the many gifts the library has recently received:


Cement patio in memory of Patricia Whalen
Cement patio in memory of Ellen Long
The renewal of the wishing well in memory of Gloria Johnson
Patio furniture in memory of Lorretta Dominy
Bench in memory of Mary Alice Ouderkirk

The library will serve tea and hors d’oeuvres. The DAR members are bringing a lovely punch. Anything you could add to the buffet would be greatly appreciated! Let’s honor our moms, together, ALL of our moms.

Please forward this to anyone you can think that would like to come. All are welcome!


4/23/24: Contra Dance in Morristown

Update: This dance was a big success, and so much fun! We can’t wait for the next one! Please excuse some blurry selections by our four-year-old volunteer photographer.

Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a community contra dance sponsored by the Morristown Public Library. The dance will be held at the St. John’s Catholic Church Our Lady of Grace Parish Center, 500 Morris St., Morristown. Beth Robinson, Potsdam, will be calling, plus some of her students, and music will be provided by Kathy Sommer, fiddler from Redwood, Harvey Nusbaum, guitarist from Syracuse and Matt Bullwinkle, pianist from Potsdam.

It is always easy to be part of a contra dance, but this dance will especially be of interest to newcomers. We will focus on fun, easy dances. Experienced contra dancers are welcome, too. People are also welcome to come and enjoy the live music. Contra dancing involves simple instruction prior to the dances, so experience is not required. Just come have fun!

To register your intent to participate, or for questions, please call the Morristown Public Library at 315-375-8833. Parking is available on site next to the parish center. No stairs are involved in accessing the parish center.

With an evening of contra dancing, you get exercise, enjoy live music, laugh, try some new moves, enjoy social interaction in a safe environment, and participate in historical connections – do the dance that was done at Washington’s inaugural ball! It’s easy, doesn’t require special shoes or clothes, and doesn’t need prior dance experience, talent or gracefulness. Just come have fun to music with other people. Additional contra dances in Morristown are planned for this fall.


4/18/24: Early Closing

The library will close early at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!


4/13/24: Drop-in Craft: Recycled Paper Beads

Looking for something to do on Saturday? We have materials to make super cool paper beads, and make them into a cute bracelet! This is a non-supervised activity, so you must be able to do it on your own or bring someone to help you. We will be open from 9am to 1pm. See you then!


4/10/24: Lecture – Introduction to AI, 6:00-7:30pm
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It has been said that AI will be ubiquitous by 2028, that’s just around the corner! You have questions, and the library’s Senior Planet Program has answers! Let’s learn together what AI is, and what it is not.

Please join us for this free 90-minute workshop in the library’s Conference Room.


4/8/24: Eclipse Day!

The Library will open late on Monday, April 8th, at 5 p.m. We will be at the soccer field behind Morristown Central School to watch the eclipse. Join us!


4/6/24: Eclipse Science Fair Prep at the Library

We had some students in working on their projects for the Eclipse Day Science Fair at Morristown Central School, which was a huge success!


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

The library will be closed Saturday, March 30th, and Monday April 1st, in recognition of Easter.

Please enjoy your celebrations with a great book!


2/19/24: HOLIDAY CLOSING

TOWN EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

Sign up for Morristown’s new Emergency Alert System. Decide which notices you want to receive and how you want to receive them. Learn more and sign up here

Questions? Contact the Town Clerk’s Office: 315-375-6510.


1/9/24: 2024 Plein Air Registration Link!

Attention Plein Air artists! Here is the link and registration form for PA2024 at the Morristown Public Library, NY!


1/11/24: FORTNITE ESCAPE ROOM READY TO PLAY!

Get your squad together and come see if you can escape before the storm closes in! This one is an actual escape room, so check in to make sure we have an available time to play.


1/10/24: Winter StoryWalk® on the Red Barn Trail

Take a walk on the beautiful trails at the Red Barn, and check out our new story, “A Hat for Minerva Louise.”


2/5/24 Foreign Film Potluck: “Return to Dust”

Join us on Monday for a potluck dinner and viewing of the 2022 film “Return to Dust” at the Morristown Public Library! This movie is not rated and runs two hours and 13 minutes. Bring a dish to pass and we’ll see you then! Watch the trailer here


2/3/24: ~TIME CHANGE~ MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

1/25/24: Weather Closing

1/24/24: Weather Closing

1/15/24: Holiday Closing

The library will be closed Monday, January 15th in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Please enjoy your long weekend with a great book!


1/9/24: Weather Closing

The library will close at 3 pm today due to the weather. Please stay off the roads if you can, and drive safely if you cannot!



Tuesday, December 5th: Victorian Christmas Dance!

We are going all out for a very exciting Christmas celebration this year! Morristown Public Library is collaborating with Morristown Gateway Museum to bring you a fantastic Dickens’ Christmas experience with the Olden Music, Dance, and Storytelling group Bells & Motley! This special event will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm at the Parish Center. The performers will be in Victorian dress and you’re encouraged to dress up too! Tickets for this free event will be available at the Morristown Public Library, as space is limited.


SENSATIONAL SATURDAY Family Fun, 12/2, 12p-2p

Sensational Saturdays: a pilot program intended to serve families who are unavailable during the week for Story Time, Crafts, and Entertainment. The library is testing the feasibility of hosting a once-per-month family program on Saturday. If turnout is substantial enough to continue this offering, then this will become a mainstay of library services.

December’s theme is the holiday season. Cozy up on the floor to listen to a great story, share how we celebrate the holidays, and then make greeting cards with our humungous new collection of equipment and materials! Everything is provided (including a yummy snack)!


11/20/23 – Monday Night Film and Potluck: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Join us on Monday, November 20th from 5 to 7 pm for a potluck dinner and viewing of the 2016 Taika Waititi film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” on the new free library streaming service, Kanopy! This movie is rated PG-13 and runs one hour and 45 minutes. Bring a dish to pass and get ready for a fun evening!


SENSATIONAL SATURDAY Family Fun, 11/4, 12p-2p

Sensational Saturdays: a pilot program intended to serve families who are unavailable during the week for Story Time, Crafts and Entertainment. The library is testing the feasibility of hosting a once-per-month family program on Saturday. If turnout is substantial enough to continue this offering, then this will become a mainstay of library services.

November’s theme is Thanksgiving. Cozy up on the floor to listen to a great story, share what we are thankful for, and then finish the event in helping to make a couple of kid-friendly celebration snacks.


10/23/23: FREE MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE: BARBIE!

Tonight at 5:30, we will be showing the “Barbie” movie with Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling! Rated PG-13, runs 114 minutes. See you tonight!!!


Monday, Oct. 16, 2023

Stranger Things are happening at the library! Come in and try our new breakout box challenge: find Eleven AND escape the Upside Down before the Demogorgon finds you! Special ST-themed prizes for the first ten players to successfully solve the game.


Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023

We had all kinds of fun on Saturday, playing, reading some Halloween stories, and building spooky haunted graham cracker houses! Thank you to everyone who came, and stay tuned for info on our Saturday craft for November!


PLEIN AIR 2023 PHOTOS!

Click HERE to view Sandy Adams’ Smilebox video of the photos from this year’s Plein Air Festival!


Family Halloween Story and Craft

On Saturday, October 7, Morristown Public Library will be hosting a Halloween program for all ages (parental supervision is required for younger children). We will read a story or two, build haunted graham cracker houses, and enjoy a spooky snack! The program runs from 10am to 12pm. Hope to see you then!


HOLIDAY CLOSING

**CANCELED** DRIVER SAFETY COURSE IN MORRISTOWN

*EDIT*

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO A LACK OF PARTICIPANTS.

The Morristown Public Library will host the AARP Driver Safety course Wednesday and Thursday, October 4 and 5. Class sessions, slated from 1 to 4:30 p.m. each day, are open to all drivers – regardless of age.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling (315) 375-8833 no later than September 28. The library is at 200 Main Street in Morristown.

Upon completion of the course, participants can earn a three-year insurance discount and become eligible to reduce up to four points on their New York State driver’s license.

The fee is $25 for AARP members and $30 for non-members. Participants can pay with exact cash or a check payable to AARP at the first class session. Participants must bring their driver’s license and a current AARP card (if a member) to each class session.

For the first class session, participants should arrive at least 20 minutes early.


Terrific Thursdays: Let’s Get Crafting! 9/28/23 at 1 pm

Bring your broken or unused costume jewelry in for a fun and fabulous craft this week! Bridget will show us how to make this beautiful holiday keepsake decoration with materials that will be provided.


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