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 Kids, Teens, or Adults in drop down box below to narrow search.

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Drop-in Teen Event: Guess Who? Feb. 1-13
Drop-in Teen Event: Guess Who? Feb. 1-13
Thursday, Feb. 1
(Mon-Sat, Feb. 1-13)
Drop-in Teen Event:
at Morton Public Library
February is Black History Month. Do you recognize famous, historical African Americans? Pictures will be posted in the Young Adult area. Write your answers on the form and put it in the b...read more
Tinker Tots
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tinker Tots
Thursday, Feb. 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmTinker Tots
at Morton Public Library
Enjoy this drop-in art program - explore art with your child and we'll clean up the mess! We'll provide materials in a variety of textures for children to create their own art p...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 2, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 2, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
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LAST DAY FOR BOOK DONATIONS!
 LAST DAY FOR BOOK DONATIONS!
Saturday, Feb. 3, LAST DAY FOR BOOK DO
at Morton Public Library
Due to the library’s spring Refresh project, the last day the library will accept book donations is Saturday, Feb. 3. The book sale will be open until the building is closed for our Refresh project.
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Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Feb. 5, 10:15 - 10:45 amSign & Sing Storytim
at Morton Public Library
Join Communication Junction on the first & third Mondays of the month for rhymes, stories, bubbles, and to learn basic American Sign Language. ...read more
Lego Club
3:15 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Feb. 5, 3:15 pmLego Club
at Morton Public Library
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: K-3.<...read more
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* CANCELLED TONIGHT - Nuns, Nazis & Notre Dame
6:30 pm
* CANCELLED TONIGHT - Nuns, Nazis & Notre Dame
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 pm* CANCELLED TONIGHT
at Morton Public Library
This program has been cancelled for tonight. It has been rescheduled for June 5, 2018. Sorry for ...read more
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Science Fun for Ages 3-5
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Science Fun for Ages 3-5
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Jan 10-Feb 28)
Science Fun for Ages
at Morton Public Library
This 8 week program will help children learn about science related subjects and they will participate in science experiments. This is a STEM Program offering science, technology...read more

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 9, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 9, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
Linux: What You Need To Know
4:00 pm
 Linux: What You Need To Know
Friday, Feb. 9, 4:00 pm
at Morton Public Library
Tired of Microsoft? Want a new operating system? Learn what Linux is, why it’s so powerful, and how to install it on your computer. Ages: Adult. Registration requested....read more

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Family Valentine Fun Walk
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Family Valentine Fun Walk
Saturday, Feb. 10, 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFamily Valentine Fun
at Morton Public Library
Join us for a fun Family Valentine Fun Walk! We’ll have games, crafts and a Story Walk to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Bring a friend and drop in anytime b...read more
PAWS to Read
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 PAWS to Read
Saturday, Feb. 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pmPAWS to Read
at Morton Public Library
PAWS to Read helps children improve their reading skills and boost their self esteem by reading ...read more

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Will You Be My Valentín?
 Will You Be My Valentín?
Monday, Feb. 12Will You Be My Valen
at Morton Public Library
Stop by the front desk and pick up a Valentine that’s written in one of the four romance languages! Create a Mango Languages account while you’re here (there is an app!), or s...read more
PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
 PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
Monday, Feb. 12, PATRON APPRECIATION
at Morton Public Library
We will celebrate Patron Appreciation Week at the Library, Monday, Feb. 12 thru Saturday, Feb. 17. Each morning we’ll have doughnuts & coffee, and cookies & tea in the after...read more
Princess Party for ages 3-5
10:30 - 11:15 am
 Princess Party for ages 3-5
Monday, Feb. 12, 10:30 - 11:15 amPrincess Party for a
at Morton Public Library
Every girl enjoys playing princess. Join us for a party with games, crafts and stories. Costumes are welcome but not required. Ages: 3-5. Registration requested....read more
Raising Digital Citizens
7:00 pm
 Raising Digital Citizens
Monday, Feb. 12, 7:00 pmRaising Digital Citi
at Morton Public Library
With all the technology available to children, it’s hard to know what kind of guidelines to put in place, how to support teachers with classroom technology, how to protect your chil...read more
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Will You Be My Valentín?
 Will You Be My Valentín?
Tuesday, Feb. 13Will You Be My Valen
at Morton Public Library
Stop by the front desk and pick up a Valentine that’s written in one of the four romance languages! Create a Mango Languages account while you’re here (there is an app!), or s...read more
PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
 PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
Tuesday, Feb. 13, PATRON APPRECIATION
at Morton Public Library
We will celebrate Patron Appreciation Week at the Library, Monday, Feb. 12 thru Saturday, Feb. 17. Each morning we’ll have doughnuts & coffee, and cookies & tea in the after...read more
Baby Bounce
9:45 - 10:15 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9:45 - 10:15 amBaby Bounce
at Morton Public Library
This special story time is for babies 0-18 months old. Enjoy simple rhymes and songs to share together. Held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from *9:45-10:15 a.m.
*Please note...read more
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Will You Be My Valentín?
 Will You Be My Valentín?
Wednesday, Feb. 14Will You Be My Valen
at Morton Public Library
Stop by the front desk and pick up a Valentine that’s written in one of the four romance languages! Create a Mango Languages account while you’re here (there is an app!), or s...read more
Drop-in Teen Event: Blind Date With A Book Feb. 14-28
Drop-in Teen Event: Blind Date With A Book Feb. 14-28
Wednesday, Feb. 14
(Mon-Sat, Feb. 14-28)
Drop-in Teen Event:
at Morton Public Library
Books will be wrapped in paper and have a few words written on them to describe each book. Pick one out that looks interesting, leave the paper on while you check it out, and be surprised...read more
PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
 PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
Wednesday, Feb. 14, PATRON APPRECIATION
at Morton Public Library
We will celebrate Patron Appreciation Week at the Library, Monday, Feb. 12 thru Saturday, Feb. 17. Each morning we’ll have doughnuts & coffee, and cookies & tea in the after...read more
Science Fun for Ages 3-5
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Science Fun for Ages 3-5
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Jan 10-Feb 28)
Science Fun for Ages
at Morton Public Library
This 8 week program will help children learn about science related subjects and they will participate in science experiments. This is a STEM Program offering science, technology...read more

Color by Design
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Color by Design
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3:00 - 4:00 pmColor by Design
at Morton Public Library
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 Requ...read more

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Will You Be My Valentín?
 Will You Be My Valentín?
Thursday, Feb. 15Will You Be My Valen
at Morton Public Library
Stop by the front desk and pick up a Valentine that’s written in one of the four romance languages! Create a Mango Languages account while you’re here (there is an app!), or s...read more
PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
 PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
Thursday, Feb. 15, PATRON APPRECIATION
at Morton Public Library
We will celebrate Patron Appreciation Week at the Library, Monday, Feb. 12 thru Saturday, Feb. 17. Each morning we’ll have doughnuts & coffee, and cookies & tea in the after...read more
Cardboard Creations K-8
4:00 - 4:45 pm
 Cardboard Creations K-8
Thursday, Feb. 15, 4:00 - 4:45 pmCardboard Creations
at Morton Public Library
As part of patron appreciation week, children in grades K-8 can hear how Library Director Alissa Williams is creating the library through the upcoming “Refresh” project a...read more

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Will You Be My Valentín?
 Will You Be My Valentín?
Friday, Feb. 16Will You Be My Valen
at Morton Public Library
Stop by the front desk and pick up a Valentine that’s written in one of the four romance languages! Create a Mango Languages account while you’re here (there is an app!), or s...read more
PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
 PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
Friday, Feb. 16, PATRON APPRECIATION
at Morton Public Library
We will celebrate Patron Appreciation Week at the Library, Monday, Feb. 12 thru Saturday, Feb. 17. Each morning we’ll have doughnuts & coffee, and cookies & tea in the after...read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 16, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 16, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
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Will You Be My Valentín?
 Will You Be My Valentín?
Saturday, Feb. 17Will You Be My Valen
at Morton Public Library
Stop by the front desk and pick up a Valentine that’s written in one of the four romance languages! Create a Mango Languages account while you’re here (there is an app!), or s...read more
PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
 PATRON APPRECIATION WEEK
Saturday, Feb. 17, PATRON APPRECIATION
at Morton Public Library
We will celebrate Patron Appreciation Week at the Library, Monday, Feb. 12 thru Saturday, Feb. 17. Each morning we’ll have doughnuts & coffee, and cookies & tea in the after...read more
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Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Feb. 19, 10:15 - 10:45 amSign & Sing Storytim
at Morton Public Library
Join Communication Junction on the first & third Mondays of the month for rhymes, stories, bubbles, and to learn basic American Sign Language. ...read more
Snowy Day Crafts for Grades K-3
1:00 pm
 Snowy Day Crafts for Grades K-3
Monday, Feb. 19, 1:00 pmSnowy Day Crafts for
at Morton Public Library
Children are invited to join us for a creative hour of crafts. A variety of techniques will be offered from water colors to chalks. Ages: K-3. Registration requested....read more
Lego Club
3:15 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Feb. 19, 3:15 pmLego Club
at Morton Public Library
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...read more
Art Quest
4:00 - 4:45 pm
 Art Quest
Monday, Feb. 19, 4:00 - 4:45 pmArt Quest
at Morton Public Library
Students will create and art project using the techniques of famous artist. Grades: 4-6. Registration requested.
February 19: Rolled Paper Animals

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GEMS Girls Science Club
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 GEMS Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4:00 - 5:30 pmGEMS Girls Science C
at Morton Public Library
This month's program: Environmental Footprint. Biomes, the water sycle, pollinators, and butterflies will be discussed. Each participant will create a terrarium. Present...read more

Books & Bites Book Club
6:30 pm
 Books & Bites Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 pmBooks & Bites Book C
at Morton Public Library
Join us for our newest book group! We meet at a different local restaurant each month on the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. We’ll discuss our monthly read (and have other bookish conversat...read more
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Science Fun for Ages 3-5
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Science Fun for Ages 3-5
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Jan 10-Feb 28)
Science Fun for Ages
at Morton Public Library
This 8 week program will help children learn about science related subjects and they will participate in science experiments. This is a STEM Program offering science, technology...read more

Chapter Chatters Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Chapter Chatters Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pmChapter Chatters Boo
at Morton Public Library
This book club for tweens meets once a month, on the third Wednesday, for a book discussion, activities, and snacks. Snacks and drinks are provided. Contact the library to get a copy...read more
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Tinker Tots
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tinker Tots
Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmTinker Tots
at Morton Public Library
Enjoy this drop-in art program - explore art with your child and we'll clean up the mess! We'll provide materials in a variety of textures for children to create their own art p...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 23, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Feb. 23, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Provides a group learning experience for young children with activities designed to develop pre-reading skills. Introduces basic concepts such as colors and counting. ...read more
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Pirate Party for ages 3-5
10:30 - 11:15 am
 Pirate Party for ages 3-5
Monday, Feb. 26, 10:30 - 11:15 amPirate Party for age
at Morton Public Library
Ahoy Kids! Enjoy a fun filled Pirate adventure with stories, games, and crafts. Bring a friend. Ages: 3-5. Registration requested.
Kindness Rocks
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Kindness Rocks
Monday, Feb. 26, 3:30 - 4:30 pmKindness Rocks
at Morton Public Library
What’s with all the colorful little rocks you’ve seen out and about with encouraging words and phrases? They’re Kindness Rocks! Help us spread the kindness by decorating...read more

Using LinkedIn For Your Job Search
6:30 pm
Using LinkedIn For Your Job Search
Monday, Feb. 26, 6:30 pmUsing LinkedIn For Y
at Morton Public Library
Having an authentic, engaging LinkedIn profile is a necessity for a successful job search. The platform is free, easy to use and a way to promote your unique skills and achievements. We w...read more

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Baby Bounce
9:45 - 10:15 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 9:45 - 10:15 amBaby Bounce
at Morton Public Library
This special story time is for babies 0-18 months old. Enjoy simple rhymes and songs to share together. Held the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from *9:45-10:15 a.m.
*Please note...read more
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Science Fun for Ages 3-5
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Science Fun for Ages 3-5
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Jan 10-Feb 28)
Science Fun for Ages
at Morton Public Library
This 8 week program will help children learn about science related subjects and they will participate in science experiments. This is a STEM Program offering science, technology...read more

   
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