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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Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Jul. 2, 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 - 4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Jul. 2, 3:15 - 4:00 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. Ages: 6-12....read more
Math Magic: Probablility
3:30 - 4:15 pm
 Math Magic: Probablility
Monday, Jul. 2, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
at Morton Public Library
Probability - learn the basics of probability and conduct experiments with dice and coins. Grades: 4-6. Registration Required.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Wednesday, Jul. 4, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The library will be closed July 4.
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 6, 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. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 6, 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
Brown Bag It Friday: Juggling Funny Stories!
12:30 pm
Brown Bag It Friday: Juggling Funny Stories!
Friday, Jul. 6, 12:30 pmBrown Bag It Friday:
Hannah's Reading Garden
You’ll be laughing out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performance. Full of ...read more
Groove in the Garden - Morton Showcase
6:30 pm
Groove in the Garden - Morton Showcase
Friday, Jul. 6, 6:30 pmGroove in the Garden
Hannah's Reading Garden
Enjoy a variety of local talent including singing, guitar playing and more. Snack on pizza samples courtesy of Papa Murphy’s Pizza and water provided by the Library. All Age...read more
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Math Magic: Tangrams
3:30 - 4:15 pm
 Math Magic: Tangrams
Monday, Jul. 9, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
at Morton Public Library
Tangrams - complete puzzles and learn geometry basics. Grades: 4-6. Registration Required.

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Baby Bounce
9:45 - 10:15 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 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. Ages: Birth-18 months
Babaloo
6:00 pm
 Babaloo
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 6:00 pmBabaloo
Hannah's Reading Garden
Babaloo is a one-man musical comedy act for kids of all ages. Be warned: this is no run-of-the-mill kids’ crooner. A Babaloo performance is a high-energy, over-the-top, fun-filled e...read more
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Science Fun Series - Color Science
10:30 - 11:00 am
Science Fun Series - Color Science
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 10:30 - 11:00 amScience Fun Series -
at Morton Public Library
Learn about color science and have fun with experiments such as disappearing color, color changing milk, and rainbow jars.read more

Color by Design
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Color by Design
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
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...read more
Got Science: Color Science
3:00 - 3:45 pm
 Got Science: Color Science
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
at Morton Public Library
Color Science - Learn about color science and have fun with experiments such as disappearing color, color changing milk, and rainbow jars....read more
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Old School Arts: Tie Dying
3:30 - 4:15 pm
 Old School Arts: Tie Dying
Thursday, Jul. 12, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
at Morton Public Library
Kids will meet with artisans Heidi & Scott, owners of the Old School Arts Studio, where they believe everyone is an artist and everyone is unique and valued. ...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 13, 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. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 13, 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
Brown Bag It Friday: Kevin Farris and the Infinite Possibilities
12:30 pm
Brown Bag It Friday: Kevin Farris and the Infinite Possibilities
Friday, Jul. 13, 12:30 pmBrown Bag It Friday:
Hannah's Reading Garden
Come enjoy a musical movement for kids. Through song and storytelling, Kevin inspires kids to live within their creativity and evolve into a more self-aware generation. His highly interac...read more
Groove in the Garden - Eye39
6:30 pm
 Groove in the Garden - Eye39
Friday, Jul. 13, 6:30 pmGroove in the Garden
Hannah's Reading Garden
Eye39 is a rock cover band playing popular rock music mainly from the 90’s to present. Nacho Mama’s Food Truck will be on site and is a great option for dinner! All Ag...read more
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G.E.M.S. - Sculpture Walk
10:15 a.m.
 G.E.M.S. - Sculpture Walk
Saturday, Jul. 14, 10:15 a.m.G.E.M.S. - Sculpture
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Sculpture Walk at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Learn about the Sculpture Walk with docents John & Jeff Heinsman. Time: Be at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Lobby by 10:...read more

Libraries Wok!: Stir Fry Basics
10:30 - 11:30 am
 Libraries Wok!: Stir Fry Basics
Saturday, Jul. 14, 10:30 - 11:30 am
at Morton Public Library
One of the easiest and yummiest ways to use your summer veggies is in stir fry! We’re bringing our woks to demonstrate some recipes and share some tips. Samples provided of course! ...read more

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Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Jul. 16, 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
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater-Group 2
2:00 - 2:45 pm
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater-Group 2
Monday, Jul. 16, 2:00 - 2:45 pm
at Morton Public Library
We added a second group! Do you like theater and Harry Potter? Help us bring the storyread more

Harry Potter Reader’s Theater
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater
Monday, Jul. 16, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
(July 16, 23, 30 & 31)

at Morton Public Library
Do you like theater and Harry Potter? Help us bring the story “The Tale of the Three Brothers” from The Tales of Beedle the Bard to life. With Reader’s Theater we will p...read more

Lego Club
3:15 - 4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Jul. 16, 3:15 - 4:00 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
Math Magic: Measuring with Shadows
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Math Magic: Measuring with Shadows
Monday, Jul. 16, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
at Morton Public Library
Measuring with Shadows - go outside and measure the light poles and trees and then use proportions to figure out how tall they are! Grades: 4-6. Registration Required....read more

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Techno Time: Makey Makey
1:30 - 2:15 pm
 Techno Time: Makey Makey
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 1:30 - 2:15 pmTechno Time: Makey M
at Morton Public Library
Explore the fun things you can do with Makey Makeys, this awesome piece of tech that turns anything into a keyboard (like playing fruit and veggie instruments)! ...read more
G.E.M.S. - Art by John & Jeff Heinsman
4:00 - 5:30 pm
G.E.M.S. - Art by John & Jeff Heinsman
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 4:00 - 5:30 pmG.E.M.S. - Art by Jo
at Morton Public Library
Art: presented by John & Jeff Heinsman, artists from Peoria. Grades: 4-7. Registration required. ...read more

Books & Bites Book Club at Monical’s Pizza
6:30 pm
Books & Bites Book Club at Monical’s Pizza
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 6:30 pmBooks & Bites Book C
Monical's Pizza, 1067 W. Jackson
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 (an have other bookish convers...read more
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Nature Explorers for Grades 1 & 2
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Nature Explorers for Grades 1 & 2
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
(June 6, June 20 & July 18)

at Morton Public Library
Join us as we explore and learn about Nature with hands-on activities, stories, and crafts. Grades: 1 & 2. Registration is required register once for...read more

Chapter Chatters Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Chapter Chatters Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 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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Louie the Lightning Bug
11:00 - 11:45 am
 Louie the Lightning Bug
Thursday, Jul. 19, 11:00 - 11:45 am
at Morton Public Library
Ameren Gas and Electric presents Louie the Lightning Bug! He’ll tell kids how to be safe around electricity and gas and teach them about the science of electricity and how to stay s...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 20, 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. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 20, 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
Brown Bag It Friday: Picture Book Show
12:30 pm
Brown Bag It Friday: Picture Book Show
Friday, Jul. 20, 12:30 pmBrown Bag It Friday:
Hannah's Reading Garden
The Picture Book Show brings to life some of the latest and greatest in children’s literature. Enjoy a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets, and audience participation lovingly adapte...read more
Puppet Workshop
1:30 - 2:00 pm
 Puppet Workshop
Friday, Jul. 20, 1:30 - 2:00 pm
at Morton Public Library
Create a small puppet and learn tips from the talented Clothespin Puppets puppeteers on how to make their puppet seem real. Grades: 1-3. Registration Required....read more

Groove in the Garden - Matt Barber
6:30 pm
Groove in the Garden - Matt Barber
Friday, Jul. 20, 6:30 pmGroove in the Garden
Hannah's Reading Garden
With a passionate, uplifting style reminiscent of Barry Manilow and Michael Buble, Matt Barber delivers songs we know and love with a sincere, meaningful approach. His passion for his mus...read more
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Harry Potter Reader’s Theater-Group 2
2:00 - 2:45 pm
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater-Group 2
Monday, Jul. 23, 2:00 - 2:45 pm
at Morton Public Library
We added a second group! Do you like theater and Harry Potter? Help us bring the storyread more

Harry Potter Reader’s Theater
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater
Monday, Jul. 23, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
(July 16, 23, 30 & 31)

at Morton Public Library
Do you like theater and Harry Potter? Help us bring the story “The Tale of the Three Brothers” from The Tales of Beedle the Bard to life. With Reader’s Theater we will p...read more

Cards for Hospitalized Kids
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Monday, Jul. 23, 4:00 - 5:00 pmCards for Hospitaliz
at Morton Public Library
Come in and design handmade cards that will brighten a child’s day. All supplies will be provided and cards will be sent from the library. Grades: 4-6. Registration Required...read more
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Baby Bounce
9:45 - 10:15 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 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. Ages: Birth-18 months
Tinker Tech: Makey Makey
1:30 - 2:00 pm
 Tinker Tech: Makey Makey
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 1:30 - 2:00 pm
at Morton Public Library
Explore the fun things you can do with this awesome piece of tech that turns anything into a keyboard (like playing fruit and veggie instruments)! Grades: 1-3. Registration Requir...read more
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Science Fun Series - Bubble Science
10:30 - 11:00 am
Science Fun Series - Bubble Science
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10:30 - 11:00 amScience Fun Series -
at Morton Public Library
Explore the science of bubbles by creating your own bubble solution, making bubble snakes, and giant bubbles.read more
YouTube’s Got Talent
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 YouTube’s Got Talent
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 3:00 - 4:00 pmYouTube’s Got
at Morton Public Library
Come enjoy snacks while watching videos of up and coming YouTube musicians, discuss likes and dislikes of each, and vote on your favorite. Grades: 7-12. Registration Required....read more
Got Science: Water Science
3:00 - 3:45 pm
 Got Science: Water Science
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
at Morton Public Library
Water Science - Enjoy making ice from a water bottle, and mixing oil and water.read more

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Tinker Tots
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tinker Tots
Thursday, Jul. 26, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmTinker Tots
at Morton Public Library
Drop in anytime between 10:00am and 12:00pm with your child, age 2-4, for a parent-led sensory program that helps develop basic coordination skills children need. These hands-on art proje...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 27, 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. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 27, 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
Brown Bag It Friday: Fire Truck Visit
12:30 pm
Brown Bag It Friday: Fire Truck Visit
Friday, Jul. 27, 12:30 pmBrown Bag It Friday:
Hannah's Reading Garden
Come climb into the fire truck and an ambulance and learn about fire safety and what it is like to be a firefighter. read more
Appy Hour: Music Apps
4:00 pm
 Appy Hour: Music Apps
Friday, Jul. 27, 4:00 pmAppy Hour: Music App
at Morton Public Library
There are lots of ways to get music on your smartphone and tablets and many options are free. We’ll explore some of these apps so you can find what works best for you! Bring your de...read more

Groove in the Garden - Sweetwater
6:30 pm
Groove in the Garden - Sweetwater
Friday, Jul. 27, 6:30 pmGroove in the Garden
Hannah's Reading Garden
Enjoy music from Sweetwater, a rock and roll, pop, and modern country music cover band.read more
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LAST DAY TO RECORD BOOKS FOR SUMMER READING
LAST DAY TO RECORD BOOKS FOR SUMMER READING
Saturday, Jul. 28,
at Morton Public Library
Saturday, July 28, is the last day to record your books for summer reading at Morton Library.
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Harry Potter Reader’s Theater-Group 2
2:00 - 2:45 pm
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater-Group 2
Monday, Jul. 30, 2:00 - 2:45 pm
at Morton Public Library
We added a second group! Do you like theater and Harry Potter? Help us bring the storyread more

Harry Potter Reader’s Theater
3:00 - 3:45 pm
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater
Monday, Jul. 30, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
(July 16, 23, 30 & 31)

at Morton Public Library
Do you like theater and Harry Potter? Help us bring the story “The Tale of the Three Brothers” from The Tales of Beedle the Bard to life. With Reader’s Theater we will p...read more

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A Day at Hogwarts
1:00 - 7:00 pm
 A Day at Hogwarts
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 1:00 - 7:00 pmA Day at Hogwarts
at Morton Public Library
Come celebrate Harry Potter’s 38th birthday with magical activities throughout the library, such as games, classes*, treats, crafts, and much more! All Ages. *Registration w...read more
Quidditch (1st-3rd Graders)
1:15 - 1:45 pm
 Quidditch (1st-3rd Graders)
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 1:15 - 1:45 pmQuidditch (1st-3rd G
at Morton Public Library
Join us as we learn to play Quidditch and play a game! (Weather permitting) Grades: 1-3. Registration required.

Potions Class (1st-3rd Graders)
2:00 - 2:30 pm
 Potions Class (1st-3rd Graders)
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2:00 - 2:30 pmPotions Class (1st-3
at Morton Public Library
Join us for Potions Class as we make our own potions and learn some magic! read more

Quidditch (4th-6th Graders)
2:45 - 3:15 pm
 Quidditch (4th-6th Graders)
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2:45 - 3:15 pmQuidditch (4th-6th G
at Morton Public Library
Join us as we learn to play Quidditch and play a game! (Weather permitting) Grades: 4-6. Registration required.

Potions Class (4th-6th Graders)
3:30 - 4:00 pm
 Potions Class (4th-6th Graders)
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 3:30 - 4:00 pmPotions Class (4th-6
at Morton Public Library
Join us for Potions Class as we make our own potions and learn some magic! read more

Quidditch (7th-12th Graders)
4:15 - 4:45 pm
 Quidditch (7th-12th Graders)
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 4:15 - 4:45 pmQuidditch (7th-12th
at Morton Public Library
Join us as we learn to play Quidditch and play a game! (Weather permitting) Grades: 7-12. Registration required.

Herbology (all ages)
4:30 pm
 Herbology (all ages)
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 4:30 pmHerbology (all ages)
at Morton Public Library
Stop by to learn about the magical plants in the Wizarding World and plant a flower to take home and grow! While supplies last. All Ages. No registration needed....read more
Magic & Puppet Show with Allen Adcock
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Magic & Puppet Show with Allen Adcock
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 5:00 - 5:30 pmMagic & Puppet Show
at Morton Public Library
Enjoy a fun filled show of magic and puppetry as Allen Adcock entertains the students of Hogwarts. Showtime is from 5:00-5:30. All Ages. ...read more
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater Performance
6:00 - 6:15 pm
Harry Potter Reader’s Theater Performance
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 6:00 - 6:15 pm
at Morton Public Library
Our Reader's Theater group brings the story “The Tale of the Three Brothers” from The Tales of Beedle the Bard to life. Performance is July 31 from 6:00 to 6:15 during “A Day at Hogwarts.” 
    
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