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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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 1, 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, Sep. 1, 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
Return to Hogwarts: A Harry Potter Event
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Return to Hogwarts: A Harry Potter Event
Friday, Sep. 1, 3:00 - 5:30 pmReturn to Hogwarts:
at Morton Public Library
Gather your friends and fly on over to the library for this magical event! Families will enter the world of Harry Potter all throughout the library. Be sorted by the Sorting Hat, create your...read more
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Saturday, Sep. 2, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The Library will be closed September 2 & 4, 2017
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, Sep. 4, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The Library will be closed September 2 & 4, 2017
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Baby Bounce
9:30 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 9:30 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 every other Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Y NOT? Book Club
6:30 pm
 Y NOT? Book Club
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 6:30 pmY NOT? Book Club
at Morton Public Library
Join other adults as we read our way through today’s best Young Adult Fiction. Y NOT? Book Group meets once a month on the first Tuesday at...read more
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Tinker Tots
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tinker Tots
Thursday, Sep. 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmTinker Tots
at Morton Public Library
Drop-in sensory art program for toddlers and their parent. We'll provide materials in a variety of textures for children to create their own art project to help children develop and cult...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 8, 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, Sep. 8, 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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Art & Photography Show
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Art & Photography Show
Monday, Sep. 11
at Morton Public Library
The Art & Photography Show will be open to the public September 11-16, 2017, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Entries for Photography are due Sept...read more
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Art & Photography Show
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Art & Photography Show
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
at Morton Public Library
The Art & Photography Show will be open to the public September 11-16, 2017, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Entries for Photography are due Sept...read more
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Art & Photography Show
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Art & Photography Show
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
at Morton Public Library
The Art & Photography Show will be open to the public September 11-16, 2017, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Entries for Photography are due Sept...read more
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Art & Photography Show
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Art & Photography Show
Thursday, Sep. 14, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
at Morton Public Library
The Art & Photography Show will be open to the public September 11-16, 2017, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Entries for Photography are due Sept...read more
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Art & Photography Show
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Art & Photography Show
Friday, Sep. 15, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
at Morton Public Library
The Art & Photography Show will be open to the public September 11-16, 2017, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Entries for Photography are due Sept...read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 15, 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, Sep. 15, 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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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Saturday, Sep. 16, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The Library will be closed September 16, 2017
Art & Photography Show
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Art & Photography Show
Saturday, Sep. 16, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Morton Public Library
The Art & Photography Show will be open to the public September 11-16, 2017, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Entries for Photography are due Sept...read more
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Monday, Sep. 18, Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (9/19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the library Sept 18-22! Follow our provided treasure map and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
A.A.R.P. Driver Safety Course
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
 A.A.R.P. Driver Safety Course
Monday, Sept 18 & Tuesday, Sept 19, 9:00am-1:00pm
at Morton Public Library
In this 2-day course, (Sept. 18 & 19) learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. For d...read more

Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Sep. 18, 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. Ages: Infants, Toddlers &...read more
Lego Club
3:15 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Sep. 18, 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
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Tuesday, Sep. 19, Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (9/19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the library Sept 18-22! Follow our provided treasure map and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Baby Bounce
9:30 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 9:30 amBaby Bounce
at Morton Public Library
This special story time is for babies 0-18 months old.read more
GEMS Girls Science Club
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 GEMS Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 4:00 - 5:30 pmGEMS Girls Science C
at Morton Public Library
This month's program, "Solar Cars, Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy" will be presented by Laura Turner, Technical Information Specialist at Caterpillar, Inc. The girls will le...read more

Books & Bites Book Club
6:30 pm
 Books & Bites Book Club
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 6:30 pmBooks & Bites Book C
at Morton Public Library
Join us for a new book group that will meet at a different local restaurant each month - the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. We’ll discuss our monthly read while enjoying local eats! Pick u...read more
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Wednesday, Sep. 20, Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (9/19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the library Sept 18-22! Follow our provided treasure map and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Rules of the Road
10:00 am
 Rules of the Road
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 10:00 am
at Morton Public Library
A review of the Illinois Secretary of State's Rules of the Road. This course is free and will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ages: Adult. Registration required.
Early Explorers
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Early Explorers
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Sept 20 - Oct 25)

at Morton Public Library
Children will discover the wonders of nature through stories play, and crafts during this six week program. Ages: 3-5 years. Registration requested. Sign up once to register for all ...read more
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Thursday, Sep. 21, Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (9/19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the library Sept 18-22! Follow our provided treasure map and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Tinker Tots
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tinker Tots
Thursday, Sep. 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmTinker Tots
at Morton Public Library
Drop-in sensory art program for toddlers and their parent. We'll provide materials in a variety of textures for children to create their own art project to help children develop and cult...read more
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 18-22
Friday, Sep. 22, Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (9/19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the library Sept 18-22! Follow our provided treasure map and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 22, 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
Windows 10
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 Windows 10
Friday, Sep. 22, 4:00 - 5:30 pmWindows 10
at Morton Public Library
Tips and tricks for controlling and using Microsoft’s most recent operating system, how to customize it to what you want, what exactly everybody means when they say it spies on you, wh...read more

Fourth Friday @ the Library!
6:00-8:00 pm
 Fourth Friday @ the Library!
Friday, Sep. 22, 6:00-8:00 pmFourth Friday @ the
at Morton Public Library
There will be activities at the library from 6-8 pm as we participate in Fourth Fridays this month! We will do a dedication of our new outdoor Chess Tables at 6 pm. Pla...read more
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Appy Hour
6:30 pm
 Appy Hour
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 6:30 pmAppy Hour
at Morton Public Library
If you have a child that uses a tablet for school or play, we have ideas for you! Learn about some kid-friendly apps and tools that promote creativity and critical thinking whether they&rsqu...read more
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Early Explorers
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Early Explorers
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 - 11:00 am
(Wednesdays, Sept 20 - Oct 25)

at Morton Public Library
Children will discover the wonders of nature through stories play, and crafts during this six week program. Ages: 3-5 years. Registration requested. Sign up once to register for all ...read more

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Art Quest
3:45 - 4:45 pm
 Art Quest
Thursday, Sep. 28, 3:45 - 4:45 pmArt Quest
at Morton Public Library
Kids will create and art project using the techniques of famous artist. Grades: 4-6. Registration requested.

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 29, 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, Sep. 29, 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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"Sky’s the Limit" Drone Program
2:00 pm
"Sky’s the Limit" Drone Program
Saturday, Sep. 30, 2:00 pmSky’s the Limi
at Morton Public Library
Get your drone questions answered! Learn about getting started with drones, purchasing decisions, following federal, local and state regulations and photography. If weather permits there mig...read more

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