Library Events & Programs

Join us for upcoming events and programs at Morton Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted. Choose an age group in the drop down box below to narrow your search.
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Roaming Readers
Thursday, Jun. 20, 8:15 - 9:00 am
Are you a reader ready for some exercise? Let's get off the couch and walk while chatting about all kinds of reading related topics! Strollers are welcome; meet outside the Library's entrance. We'll meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday thru August. (no July 4) Ages: Adults. Register if you'd like to be notified in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.
Thursday, Jun. 20, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Learn about the famous sculptor and painter, Michelangelo. Recreate your own Sistine Chapel upside down, and carve your own sculpture from soap! Grades: K-3. Registration required.
Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 21, 9:30 am

Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Age Group: 18 months - 4 yrs old

Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 21, 10:30 am

Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Age Group: 18 months - 4 yrs old

Magician Steve Banni
Friday, Jun. 21, 12:30 pm
You won't believe your eyes! Come see exciting magic tricks. Join us for this Showtime in the Garden program. All Ages. Come early, save your spot, and enjoy lunch under the trees in Hannah’s Reading Garden. Check the Library’s Facebook page for weather updates. 
The Library’s
Friday, Jun. 21, 1:15 - 2:15 pm
This is a rehearsal day for those who have registered for this program. Performers will be learning two dances to the music of "The Greatest Showman." They will then perform both songs at the Groove in the Garden showcase on July 12th at 6:30pm. No prior dance experience is necessary. For rehearsals, please dress for movement with comfortable shoes for dancing. For the final performance, performers will wear jeans and a plain t-shirt in their favorite color with comfortable shoes for movement. Grades: 2-5. Registration required. To participate, you should have registered on June 14, 2019.
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Performers who register must be able to attend Groove in the Garden on July 12th at 6:30pm. This is a reoccurring event with four rehearsals; we will practice two weeks in June (June 14 & 21), take a week break, then practice again two weeks in July (July 5 & 12).
Monday, Jun. 24, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Students use everyday materials and the engineering design cycle to create a contraption that will keep an egg from breaking when dropped from a height. Presented by 4-H Youth Development. Grades: 4-6. Registration required.
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caregivers and children can explore our messy play stations in Hannah's Reading Garden together every Tuesday! Sensory activities will keep kids exploring through play - and learning that sometimes, a mess is ok! This is a drop-in, parent/caregiver led program. Children should come dressed for a mess! Ages: Birth-5 yrs.
Deal Me In: Dealer&r
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

You won’t want to miss Morton Public Library’s card game night series finale! For this card game night swap, bring your favorite card game, your friends and family, and some snacks to enjoy a night of games and fun!  Ages: 8 yrs and Up (Tween, Teens & Adults) Registration required.

Google Suite 101
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 8:00 - 9:00 am
Using Google Suite, you can access files instantly from any device, create a variety of documents, and connect with colleagues and friends. Come learn the basics of Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and more! Please bring your Google sign-in information and password. Ages: Adult. Registration required.
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Ameren stops by the library to give us the buzz on staying safe with power, and the science behind how we keep the lights on. All Ages / Families

Baby Bounce
Thursday, Jun. 27, 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Meet other parents and enjoy a sweet storytime with your baby! We will read simple stories and introduce rhymes and songs to baby. This is a lap-sit storytime for pre-walkers. Ages: 0-18 months

Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 28, 9:30 am

Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Age Group: 18 months - 4 yrs old

Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 28, 10:30 am

Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Age Group: 18 months - 4 yrs old

Duke Otherwise - Sho
Friday, Jun. 28, 12:30 pm

With his guitar, tap shoes, and distinct baritone, Duke sings his hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will delight in together. Clever lyrics. Superb music. Outrageous fun for everyone! Join us for this Showtime in the Garden program. All Ages. Come early, save your spot, and enjoy lunch under the trees in Hannah’s Reading Garden. Check the Library’s Facebook page for weather updates. 

Teen Trivia Night
Friday, Jun. 28, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Bring a friend, eat pizza, and show off your trivia knowledge. Teams will compete against each other for a prize. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Grades: 7-12. Registration required.
Fourth Friday
Friday, Jun. 28, 5:00 - 8:00 pm (5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23)
Join the Fourth Friday fun in downtown Morton. The Library will be located in the Family Zone at Memorial Plaza with a make and take craft and sidewalk chalk! All Ages.
Sign & Sing Storytim
Monday, Jul. 1, 10:15 - 10:45 am

Join Communication Junction on the first & third Mondays of the month for rhymes, stories, bubbles, and to learn basic American Sign Language. Ages: Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Lego Club
Monday, Jul. 1, 3:15 pm

Children will share their building skills in a small group setting. A sample project is presented, however, participants are encouraged to use their own creativity. Meets the first & third Mondays of the month. Grades: 1-6

Monday, Jul. 1, 6:30 pm
Essential oils are a great way to create a chemical-free home, support your sleep, calm your nerves, and more! Learn all about the benefits of using essential oils in your daily life including a chance to see and smell the oils plus fun giveaways! Presented by Young Living Representative, Elita Candler. Ages: Adult. Registration required.
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