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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Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Jun. 3, 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
7th Grade Orientation
12:00 - 1:15pm
 7th Grade Orientation
Monday, Jun. 3, 12:00 - 1:15pm7th Grade Orientatio
Reuling Room
Come for lunch and learn about all the great things in our new and improved Young Adult area. Also, learn what the library has to offer Jr. High students. Sandwiches and drinks will be pr...read more

Lego Club
3:15 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Jun. 3, 3:15 pmLego Club
Hauter Room
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 & ...read more
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Hand in Hand - Messy Play!
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Hand in Hand - Messy Play!
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hannah's Reading Garden
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 ...read more
Better Sleep, Better Shape Inside & Out
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Better Sleep, Better Shape Inside & Out
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pmBetter Sleep, Better
Reuling Room
Learn valuable tips for better quality sleep and family life. Covers the connection between sleep and ADD/ADHD, poor grades, delayed growth, bullying, crowded teeth, daytime sleepiness, u...read more

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50!
11:00 - 11:45 am
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50!
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 11:00 - 11:45 amThe Very Hungry Cate
Hauter Room
Come celebrate the birthday of this Eric Carle classic with a story and paints! Then, learn a little more about caterpillars - and why they have such a huge appetite! Ages: 3-6 yr...read more
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Roaming Readers
8:15 - 9:00 am
 Roaming Readers
Thursday, Jun. 6, 8:15 - 9:00 amRoaming Readers
at Morton Public Library
Are you a reader ready for some exercise? Let's get off the couch and walk while chatting about all kinds...read more
Artist Apprenticeship: Ben Giles
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Artist Apprenticeship: Ben Giles
Thursday, Jun. 6, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Hauter Room
Learn about the art of collage while observing the works of a master, Ben Giles. Bring hands ready to cut, paste, and create your own masterpiece collage! Grades: 4-6. Registratio...read more

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 7, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Age Group: 18 months - 4 yrs old
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 7, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songsread more
Ventriloquist Chris McBrien - Showtime in the Garden
12:30 pm
Ventriloquist Chris McBrien - Showtime in the Garden
Friday, Jun. 7, 12:30 pmVentriloquist Chris
Hannah's Reading Garden
Enjoy wacky fun and learn how you can read to succeed! There's comedy! there's magic! There's people tricks! Start your summer out with this hilarious show! Join us for this&n...read more
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CANCELLED - Cafe Chic with Sixth Avenue Boutique
CANCELLED - Cafe Chic with Sixth Avenue Boutique
Saturday, Jun. 8, CANCELLED - Cafe Chi
Reuling Room
This event has been cancelled. We're sorry for any inconvenience.
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Happy Notes!
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 Happy Notes!
Monday, Jun. 10, 2:00 - 3:00 pmHappy Notes!
Reuling Room
Come in and design handmade cards for hospitalized kids. All supplies will be provided and cards will be sent from the library. Grades: 4-6. Registration required....read more

Family Showtime - The Lego Movie 2
6:00 pm
Family Showtime - The Lego Movie 2
Monday, Jun. 10, 6:00 pmFamily Showtime - Th
Reuling Room
Tonight's movie: The Lego Movie 2. Bring the whole family for a movie night; we'll provide popcorn! Need to stretch your legs during the movie? We'll hav...read more
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Hand in Hand - Messy Play!
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Hand in Hand - Messy Play!
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hannah's Reading Garden
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 ...read more
I Spy With My Bionic Eye
2:30 - 3:15pm
 I Spy With My Bionic Eye
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2:30 - 3:15pm
Hauter Room
Learn about biomedical engineering and get a close up look at different objects using a bionic eye. Grades: 4-6. Registration Required.
Deal Me In: The Great Dalmuti
6:00 - 7:30 pm
 Deal Me In: The Great Dalmuti
Tuesday, Jun. 11, 6:00 - 7:30 pmDeal Me In: The Grea
Reuling Room
We are kicking off Morton Public Library’s card game night series with The Great Dalmuti! Life isn't fair... and neither is The Great Dalmuti! One round you're at the top of...read more

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Color by Design
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Color by Design
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 3:30 - 4:30 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.

Hanson Family Jugglers
6:00 - 7:00 pm
 Hanson Family Jugglers
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Hannah's Reading Garden
The Hanson Family jugglers and unicyclers will tell stories while performing fun and exciting stunts! Children will get a chance to learn basic juggling techniques at the end! All...read more
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Be YOUnique Crafting Grades K-3rd
10:00 - 10:45 am
Be YOUnique Crafting Grades K-3rd
Thursday, Jun. 13, 10:00 - 10:45 amBe YOUnique Crafting
Reuling Room
Budding artist or crafter? Come by and craft with us this summer! Melanie Burge of BeYOUnique Designs will be here to guide us through a show-stopping craft time perfect for our early ele...read more
Baby Bounce
11:00 am - 11:30 am
 Baby Bounce
Thursday, Jun. 13, 11:00 am - 11:30 amBaby Bounce
Hauter Room
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. Age...read more
Be YOUnique Crafting Grades 4-6
2:00 - 2:45 pm
 Be YOUnique Crafting Grades 4-6
Thursday, Jun. 13, 2:00 - 2:45 pmBe YOUnique Crafting
Reuling Room
Calling all crafters! Come craft with us this summer! Melanie Burge of Be YOUnique Designs will be at the library to host a fun, showtime "crafternoon" for 4th-6th graders! ...read more

Instant Pot Pastas
5:30 - 6:30 pm
 Instant Pot Pastas
Thursday, Jun. 13, 5:30 - 6:30 pmInstant Pot Pastas
Reuling Room
All-in-one pasta dishes are one of the easiest ways to cook your family dinner in the Instant Pot! Experience live demonstrations on how to cook several pasta dishes with taste testing at...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 14, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Age Group: 18 months - 4 yrs old
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 14, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songsread more
Jeanie B Rocks the Library! - Showtime in the Garden
12:30 pm
Jeanie B Rocks the Library! - Showtime in the Garden
Friday, Jun. 14, 12:30 pmJeanie B Rocks the L
Hannah's Reading Garden
Kids will be jumping, rolling, wiggling, and dancing in the garden to the music of Jeanie B. Her original lyrics and music speak to kindness, honesty, and fairness. Bring the whole family...read more
The Library’s Greatest Show! Gr. 2-5
1:15 - 2:15 pm
The Library’s Greatest Show! Gr. 2-5
Friday, Jun. 14, 1:15 - 2:15 pmThe Library’s
Hauter Room
Calling all 2nd through 5th graders who love to dance and perform! Performers will be learning two dances to the music of "The Greatest Showman." They will then perform both son...read more
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American Girl Day
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 American Girl Day
Saturday, Jun. 15, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hauter Room
It's All American Girl Day in Downtown Morton! Bring your dolls and stop in the library for fun and crafts! Grades: K-6
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Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Jun. 17, 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, Jun. 17, 3:15 pmLego Club
Hauter Room
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 & ...read more
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Hand in Hand - Messy Play!
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Hand in Hand - Messy Play!
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hannah's Reading Garden
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 ...read more
Storytime Nature Walk
10:30 - 11:15 am
 Storytime Nature Walk
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10:30 - 11:15 amStorytime Nature Wal
in Hannah's Reading Garden
The sun is shining and we have wiggles to walk out. Let's take this storytime outside! We will find nature stops around the library grounds that bring our story to life. Ages: 3-6 yrs old. Registration required....read more
G.E.M.S. Girls Science Club
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 G.E.M.S. Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 4:00 - 5:30 pmG.E.M.S. Girls Scien
at Morton Public Library
How to create a Pollinator’s Paradise: Milkweeds and Monarchs - by Lisa Reed and Family. Come learn what YOU can do to help the monarch butterfly, an endangered species. The Reed Fa...read more

Book Buzz
6:30 pm
 Book Buzz
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:30 pmBook Buzz
Reuling Room
Learn about titles coming out in June, July and August. Receive a free book! Ages: Adult
Books & Bites Book Club
6:30 pm
 Books & Bites Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:30 pmBooks & Bites Book C
Basta's 151 S. Main St., Morton
Enjoy book discussion and local eats! Request to join our Facebook Group! Ages: Adult
May 21- The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood @ Eli's
June 18- The W...read more
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Rules of the Road Review Course
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Rules of the Road Review Course
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmRules of the Road Re
Board Room at MPL
The Rules of the Road Review Course gives drivers — especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities — the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver&...read more

Chapter Chatters Book Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Chapter Chatters Book Club
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pmChapter Chatters Boo
at Morton Public Library
This is a Book Club for ages 9-12 and meets the third Wednesday of the month for a book discussion, activities, and snacks. Snacks and drinks are provided. Copies of the book are availabl...read more
Deal Me In: Dutch Blitz
6:00 - 7:30 pm
 Deal Me In: Dutch Blitz
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 6:00 - 7:30 pmDeal Me In: Dutch Bl
Reuling Room
Morton Public Library’s card game night series continues with Dutch Blitz! Developed in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Dutch Blitz is a card game that's exciting to play and easy t...read more

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Roaming Readers
8:15 - 9:00 am
 Roaming Readers
Thursday, Jun. 20, 8:15 - 9:00 amRoaming Readers
at Morton Public Library
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...read more
Artist Apprenticeship: Michelangelo
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Artist Apprenticeship: Michelangelo
Thursday, Jun. 20, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Hauter Room
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.

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 21, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Age Group: 18 months - 4 yrs old
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 21, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songsread more
Magician Steve Banning - Showtime in the Garden
12:30 pm
Magician Steve Banning - Showtime in the Garden
Friday, Jun. 21, 12:30 pmMagician Steve Banni
Hannah's Reading Garden
You won't believe your eyes! Come see exciting magic tricks. Join us for this Showtime in the Garden program. All Ages. Co...read more
The Library’s Greatest Show! Gr. 2-5
1:15 - 2:15 pm
The Library’s Greatest Show! Gr. 2-5
Friday, Jun. 21, 1:15 - 2:15 pmThe Library’s
Hauter Room
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...read more
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Egg-Shell-Ent Design
3:30 - 5:00 pm
 Egg-Shell-Ent Design
Monday, Jun. 24, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Reuling Room
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....read more

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Hand in Hand - Messy Play!
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Hand in Hand - Messy Play!
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hannah's Reading Garden
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 ...read more
Deal Me In: Dealer’s Choice
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Deal Me In: Dealer’s Choice
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:00 - 7:30 pmDeal Me In: Dealer&r
Reuling Room
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! read more

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Google Suite 101
8:00 - 9:00 am
 Google Suite 101
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 8:00 - 9:00 amGoogle Suite 101
at Morton Public Library
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...read more

Power Up: The Buzz on Safety
10:00 - 11:00 am
 Power Up: The Buzz on Safety
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Reuling Room
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
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Baby Bounce
11:00 am - 11:30 am
 Baby Bounce
Thursday, Jun. 27, 11:00 am - 11:30 amBaby Bounce
Hauter Room
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. Age...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 28, 9:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songs. Age Group: 18 months - 4 yrs old
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jun. 28, 10:30 amToddler Time
at Morton Public Library
Join us for learning fun with fingerplays, rhymes, shakers, and songsread more
Duke Otherwise - Showtime in the Garden
12:30 pm
Duke Otherwise - Showtime in the Garden
Friday, Jun. 28, 12:30 pmDuke Otherwise - Sho
Hannah's Reading Garden
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 e...read more
Teen Trivia Night
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 Teen Trivia Night
Friday, Jun. 28, 4:00 - 5:30 pmTeen Trivia Night
Reuling Room
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
5:00 - 8:00 pm
 Fourth Friday
Friday, Jun. 28, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
(5/24, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23)
Fourth Friday
Memorial Plaza, 308 S. Main St., Morton
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.
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