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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The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
 The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
Sunday, Mar. 1
(register Mar 1 thru 7)
The Book Bag Sign Up
at Morton Public Library
Looking for your next great read? Look no further! MPL is launching a "book subscription" service. Ages: Adult (18 yrs and up). Registration required.How it works:1. Sign up for The Book Bag by registering here. Registration is open for one week at the beginning of each month, January thru...read more

Registration begins for the April Escape Room
Registration begins for the April Escape Room
Sunday, Mar. 1,
at Morton Public Library
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The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
 The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
Monday, Mar. 2
(register Mar 1 thru 7)
The Book Bag Sign Up
at Morton Public Library
Looking for your next great read? Look no further! MPL is launching a "book subscription" service. Ages: Adult (18 yrs and up). Registration required.How it works:1. Sign up for The Book Bag by registering here. Registration is open for one week at the beginning of each month, January thru...read more

Guess Where? for Teens Mar. 2-17
Guess Where? for Teens Mar. 2-17
Monday, Mar. 2,
Teen Area
March 2-17. Do you recognize these famous landmarks? Write down your answers and drop them in the box to enter our drawing for a prize. Grades: 7-12. Available any time the library is open. 
Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Mar. 2, 10:15 - 10:45 am
(1st and 3rd Monday of the month)
Sign & Sing Storytim
Reuling Room
Join Communication Junction for rhymes, stories, bubbles and learn basic American Sign Language. Ages: 0-5 years old.
Lego Club
3:15 - 4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Mar. 2, 3:15 - 4:00 pmLego Club
Hauter Room
Children will explore the possibilities of building with LEGOs in a small group setting. They will learn to present their ideas to the group and enjoy positive feedback and encouragement. Grades: 1-6. Lego Club mets twice a month.
An Evening with Elizabeth Cady Stanton
6:00 pm
An Evening with Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Monday, Mar. 2, 6:00 pmAn Evening with Eliz
Reuling Room
Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for equal rights for women for over fifty years. Hear from Mrs. Stanton in 1866, when the Civil War was over, but the battle for women's suffrage was just beginning. Join Laura Keyes, as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, for this informative and inspiring presentation. Ages: ...read more
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The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
 The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
Tuesday, Mar. 3
(register Mar 1 thru 7)
The Book Bag Sign Up
at Morton Public Library
Looking for your next great read? Look no further! MPL is launching a "book subscription" service. Ages: Adult (18 yrs and up). Registration required.How it works:1. Sign up for The Book Bag by registering here. Registration is open for one week at the beginning of each month, January thru...read more

Medicare 101
10:00 am
 Medicare 101
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 10:00 amMedicare 101
Reuling Room
Get your medicare questions answered in this education program with Medicare consultant Ryan Beyer. Learn about Medicare part A & B, advantage and supplemental plans, enrollment timelines, and how to enroll. Ages: Adults. No registration needed.
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The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
 The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
Wednesday, Mar. 4
(register Mar 1 thru 7)
The Book Bag Sign Up
at Morton Public Library
Looking for your next great read? Look no further! MPL is launching a "book subscription" service. Ages: Adult (18 yrs and up). Registration required.How it works:1. Sign up for The Book Bag by registering here. Registration is open for one week at the beginning of each month, January thru...read more

CANCELLED: Early Explorers - Weather
10:30 - 11:15 am
CANCELLED: Early Explorers - Weather
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 10:30 - 11:15 am
(Wednesdays, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Apr. 1)
CANCELLED: Early Exp
Hauter Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Join Communication Junction for rhymes, stories, bubbles and learn basic American Sign Language. Ages: 0-5 years old. What's the weather like today? Each session will feature a different kind of weather w...read more
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The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
 The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
Thursday, Mar. 5
(register Mar 1 thru 7)
The Book Bag Sign Up
at Morton Public Library
Looking for your next great read? Look no further! MPL is launching a "book subscription" service. Ages: Adult (18 yrs and up). Registration required.How it works:1. Sign up for The Book Bag by registering here. Registration is open for one week at the beginning of each month, January thru...read more

Family Feud Night
6:00 - 7:30 pm
 Family Feud Night
Thursday, Mar. 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pmFamily Feud Night
Reuling Room
Welcome to Family Feud! We’re your host, Morton Public Library, and we've got a good one for you today! From Morton, Illinois it’s YOUR family (or friends) playing against other local families! The two teams playing first will be chosen at random upon arrival. Winning group stays to ...read more

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The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
 The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
Friday, Mar. 6
(register Mar 1 thru 7)
The Book Bag Sign Up
at Morton Public Library
Looking for your next great read? Look no further! MPL is launching a "book subscription" service. Ages: Adult (18 yrs and up). Registration required.How it works:1. Sign up for The Book Bag by registering here. Registration is open for one week at the beginning of each month, January thru...read more

Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Mar. 6, 9:30 am
(Fridays at 9:30 am)
Toddler Time
Reuling Room
Join us for learning fun with finger plays, rhymes, shakers, and songs! Ages: 0-5 years old.
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Mar. 6, 10:30 am
(Fridays at 10:30 am)
Toddler Time
Reuling Room
Join us for learning fun with finger plays, rhymes, shakers, and songs! Ages: 0-5 years old.
Family Fort Night
5:30 - 7:00 pm
 Family Fort Night
Friday, Mar. 6, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
at Morton Public Library
Build blanket forts in the library at this special after-hours storytime. Bring your own pillows, blankets, and a flashlight. The library will provide clips and tape to help build your fort, a snack, and lots of books to read! Pajamas encouraged. Register once for the whole family. All Ages. (F...read more

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The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
 The Book Bag Sign Up Mar 1-7
Saturday, Mar. 7
(register Mar 1 thru 7)
The Book Bag Sign Up
at Morton Public Library
Looking for your next great read? Look no further! MPL is launching a "book subscription" service. Ages: Adult (18 yrs and up). Registration required.How it works:1. Sign up for The Book Bag by registering here. Registration is open for one week at the beginning of each month, January thru...read more

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Wiggles & Giggles
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Wiggles & Giggles
Monday, Mar. 9, 10:15 - 10:45 am
(2nd & 4th Monday of the month)
Wiggles & Giggles
Hauter Room
You don't have to sit still for this storytime! Wiggles & Giggles is an active storytime designed for new walkers, movers, and shakers to learn new songs and fun stories. Ages: 1-2.
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Baby Bounce
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 10:15 - 10:45 am
(2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month)
Baby Bounce
Hauter Room
Enjoy time with your baby, listen to stories, and learn simple songs and rhymes. Ages: 0-18 months.
Pet First Aid
6:00 - 7:00 pm
 Pet First Aid
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 6:00 - 7:00 pmPet First Aid
Reuling Room
We love our four-footed family members and do our best to take care of them. But do you know what to do when catastrophe strikes? Learn from a veterinarian how to recognize and react to a number of pet-related emergencies. Ages: Adult. Registration required.

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CANCELLED: Early Explorers - Weather
10:30 - 11:15 am
CANCELLED: Early Explorers - Weather
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 10:30 - 11:15 am
(Wednesdays, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Apr. 1)
CANCELLED: Early Exp
Hauter Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Join Communication Junction for rhymes, stories, bubbles and learn basic American Sign Language. Ages: 0-5 years old. What's the weather like today? Each session will feature a different kind of weather w...read more
CANCELLED: Color by Design
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 CANCELLED: Color by Design
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 3:30 - 4:30 pmCANCELLED: Color by
Reuling Room
This program has been cancelled for today. We're sorry for any inconvenience. Use markers or colored pencils to fill in intricate coloring pages while enjoying snacks and conversation. All supplies and snacks will be provided. Grades: 5-8. Registration required. Registration for Library programs...read more
Library Board Meeting
4:30 pm
 Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 4:30 pm
Board Room at Morton Library
The Library Board of Trustees Meetings are held in the Board Room at 4:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise) and are open to the public. No January 2020 meeting.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
6:00 - 6:30 pm
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Thursday, Mar. 12, 6:00 - 6:30 pmStuffed Animal Sleep
Hauter Room
Have you ever wondered what happens after we close the library? We are sharing our secrets with your favorite stuffed animal! Come to the library at 6:00 pm to share a bedtime story and create a name tag for your favorite friend - and then they can stay the night! Come back Friday morning between 9:...read more

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Mar. 13, 9:30 am
(Fridays at 9:30 am)
Toddler Time
Reuling Room
Join us for learning fun with finger plays, rhymes, shakers, and songs! Ages: 0-5 years old.
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Mar. 13, 10:30 am
(Fridays at 10:30 am)
Toddler Time
Reuling Room
Join us for learning fun with finger plays, rhymes, shakers, and songs! Ages: 0-5 years old.
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Monday, Mar. 16LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
VIRTUAL Sign & Sing Storytime ON FACEBOOK
10:00 am
VIRTUAL Sign & Sing Storytime ON FACEBOOK
Monday, Mar. 16, 10:00 amVIRTUAL Sign & Sing
at Morton Public Library
This program has been cancelled in person, but join the Virtual Sign & Sing Storytime on Facebook at 10:00 am.Join Communication Junction for rhymes, stories, bubbles and learn basic American Sign Language. Ages: 0-5 years old. 
CANCELLED: Lego Club
3:15 - 4:00 pm
 CANCELLED: Lego Club
Monday, Mar. 16, 3:15 - 4:00 pmCANCELLED: Lego Club
Hauter Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Children will explore the possibilities of building with LEGOs in a small group setting. They will learn to present their ideas to the group and enjoy positive feedback and encouragement. Grades: 1-6. Lego Cl...read more
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Tuesday, Mar. 17LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
CANCELLED: Preteen Paint Along
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 CANCELLED: Preteen Paint Along
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pmCANCELLED: Preteen P
Reuling Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Come paint a St. Patrick's Day masterpiece with us! We'll follow the same steps, but everyone will go home with a work of art all their own. All supplies provided. Grades: 4-6. Registration required.&...read more
CANCELLED: G.E.M.S. Girls Science Club
4:00 - 5:30 pm
CANCELLED: G.E.M.S. Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 4:00 - 5:30 pmCANCELLED: G.E.M.S.
Reuling Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Illuminating Lasers and Lights, a 4-H Youth Development Program presented by Emily Schoenfelder, AAUW volunteer. Join us to learn about the properties of light, explore reflection, refraction, and absorption ...read more
CANCELLED: Books & Bites Book Club at Firehouse Pizza
6:30 pm
CANCELLED: Books & Bites Book Club at Firehouse Pizza
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 6:30 pmCANCELLED: Books & B
Firehouse Pizza, 201 S Main St, Morton, IL
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Join us for book discussion and local food! Pick up a copy of the current month's selection at the Checkout Desk. Request to join our Facebook group! Ages: Adult.Book selections: March 17 @ Firehouse: Inh...read more
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wednesday, Mar. 18LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
CANCELLED: Rules of the Road Review Driving Course
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CANCELLED: Rules of the Road Review Driving Course
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmCANCELLED: Rules of
Board Room at Morton Library
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Description: The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's lice...read more
CANCELLED: Early Explorers - Weather
10:30 - 11:15 am
CANCELLED: Early Explorers - Weather
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 10:30 - 11:15 am
(Wednesdays, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Apr. 1)
CANCELLED: Early Exp
Hauter Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Join Communication Junction for rhymes, stories, bubbles and learn basic American Sign Language. Ages: 0-5 years old. What's the weather like today? Each session will feature a different kind of weather w...read more
CANCELLED: Chapter Chatters Book Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
CANCELLED: Chapter Chatters Book Club
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pmCANCELLED: Chapter C
Reuling Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).A Book Club for grades 4-6 and meets once a month for a book discussion, activities, and snacks. Snacks and drinks are provided. Grades: 4-6.  Books are available at the checkout desk. Book Sel...read more
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thursday, Mar. 19LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
CANCELLED: Curiosity Club: Balance
3:30 - 4:15 pm
CANCELLED: Curiosity Club: Balance
Thursday, Mar. 19, 3:30 - 4:15 pmCANCELLED: Curiosity
Hauter Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).What do riding a bike and walking a tightrope have in common? Balance! Come learn about balancing and center of gravity. Grades: 1-3. Registration required.
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Friday, Mar. 20LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
Toddler Time: Online Edition
10:00 am
 Toddler Time: Online Edition
Friday, Mar. 20, 10:00 amToddler Time: Online
Morton Library Facebook page
Your children can experience Toddler Time from home! Join us for learning fun with finger plays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Go to our Facebook page to join this virtual Toddle Time.  Ages: 0-5 years old.
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturday, Mar. 21LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Sunday, Mar. 22LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Monday, Mar. 23LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Tuesday, Mar. 24LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wednesday, Mar. 25LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
CANCELLED: Early Explorers - Weather
10:30 - 11:15 am
CANCELLED: Early Explorers - Weather
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 10:30 - 11:15 am
(Wednesdays, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Apr. 1)
CANCELLED: Early Exp
Hauter Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Join Communication Junction for rhymes, stories, bubbles and learn basic American Sign Language. Ages: 0-5 years old. What's the weather like today? Each session will feature a different kind of weather w...read more
CANCELLED: Even an Ocean Away: How to Make a Video Call
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CANCELLED: Even an Ocean Away: How to Make a Video Call
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board Room at Morton Library
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).Skype and FaceTime are free internet voice and video call services. Learn how to make video calls from your smartphone or tablet so that you can both see and hear loved ones near and far away! Please bring yo...read more
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Thursday, Mar. 26LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Friday, Mar. 27LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
Toddler Time: Online Edition
10:00 am
 Toddler Time: Online Edition
Friday, Mar. 27, 10:00 amToddler Time: Online
Morton Library Facebook page
Your children can experience Toddler Time from home! Join us for learning fun with finger plays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Go to our Facebook page to join this virtual Toddle Time.  Ages: 0-5 years old.
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturday, Mar. 28LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Sunday, Mar. 29LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Monday, Mar. 30LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL
at Morton Public Library
Out of an abundance of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Morton Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
CANCELLED: Spring Cleaning without the Chemicals
6:00 - 7:30 pm
CANCELLED: Spring Cleaning without the Chemicals
Monday, Mar. 30, 6:00 - 7:30 pmCANCELLED: Spring Cl
Reuling Room
This program has been cancelled out of caution due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).It's time to start thinking about spring cleaning! Learn some methods and techniques to bring the freshness of spring into your home...naturally! Say "good riddance" to harsh and toxic chemicals...read more
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