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
9:15 - 9:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Jul. 3, 9:15 - 9:45 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
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Jul. 3, 3:00 - 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
Lego Lounge - Monday Maker Meet Ups
6:30 pm
Lego Lounge - Monday Maker Meet Ups
Monday, Jul. 3, 6:30 pm
Morton Public Library
Legos aren’t just for kids! Come join us for Lego Lounge. Go low tech with our regular Lego kits or go high tech and delve into robotics with Lego Mindstorm.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Tuesday, Jul. 4, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The Library will be closed July 4, 2017. Happy Independence Day!
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Science Storytime
10:30 am
 Science Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 5, 10:30 amScience Storytime
at Morton Public Library
Science Storytime will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical concepts for children entering kindergarten through second gr...read more
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Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
10:30 am
 Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10:30 am
(Four sessions: July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 am)
Rhythm & Rhyme Story
at Morton Public Library
Children will enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, and instruments. This program helps children to meet new friends and gain independence. Meets every Thursday in July. Ages: 3-5. Registration re...read more

Design Your Own Dessert
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 Design Your Own Dessert
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2:00 - 3:00 pmDesign Your Own Dess
at Morton Public Library
Using various candies, snack cakes and frosting you will design your own unique dessert. Prizes will be awarded for Most Appetizing, Most Creative, Best Presentation, etc. Grades: 7-12. Registra...read more

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 7, 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, Jul. 7, 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: Ronald McDonald
12:30 pm
 Brown Bag It: Ronald McDonald
Friday, Jul. 7, 12:30 pmBrown Bag It: Ronald
in Hannah's Reading Garden
Ronald McDonald
Come meet the most famous clown around and enjoy his interactive magic show. Fun for the whole family. Ages: Everyone!
Groove in the Garden - Musical Showcase
6:30 pm
Groove in the Garden - Musical Showcase
Friday, Jul. 7, 6:30 pmGroove in the Garden
in Hannah's Reading Garden
Tonight's performance is a Musical Showcase. Enjoy a variety of local talent including singing, guitar playing and more. Everyone welcome! read more
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The Future of TV
1:00 pm
 The Future of TV
Saturday, Jul. 8, 1:00 pmThe Future of TV
at Morton Public Library
The future of TV isn't cable or satellite, it’s online streaming. Learn how to make the most out of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Ages: Adult
The 24 Hour Library
2:00 pm
 The 24 Hour Library
Saturday, Jul. 8, 2:00 pmThe 24 Hour Library
at Morton Public Library
Did you know there are multiple library resources you can access, even when the library is closed? Come learn about some of these resources so you’re never stuck without a book, a movie, or homewo...read more

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Teen Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Teen Book Club
Monday, Jul. 10, 3:00 - 4:00 pmTeen Book Club
at Morton Public Library
Come discuss any books you’ve been reading lately, get some recommendations and take home a free book. Drinks and snacks will be provided! Gr...read more
Make It Fiber - Cancelled
6:30 pm
 Make It Fiber - Cancelled
Monday, Jul. 10, 6:30 pmMake It Fiber - Canc
at Morton Public Library
Make It Fiber has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.  Ages: A...read more
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Baby Bounce
9:30 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 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.
Color by Design
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 Color by Design
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2:00 - 3:00 pmColor by Design
at Morton Public Library
Use markers or colored pencils to fill in intricate coloring pages while enjoying snacks and music. All supplies and snacks will be provided. Grades: 5-8. Registration requested.
GEMS Girls Science Club
3:30 - 5:00 pm
 GEMS Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 3:30 - 5:00 pmGEMS Girls Science C
at Morton Public Library
Microscope Mysteries: This GEMS class will offer the girls opportunities to investigate a variety of objects too small for the eye to see. Sponsored by the Morton AAUW....read more
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Preschool Science Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Science Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 10:30 amPreschool Science St
at Morton Public Library
Preschool Science Storytime is designed to help with Kindergarten readiness. With a focus on math, colors, and simple science, parents (or caregivers) will...read more
Techno Time
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
 Techno Time
Wednesday, Jul. 12, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmTechno Time
at Morton Public Library
Kids are invited to learn a different tech tool with the Morton Public Library’s Tech guy, Kevin. Grades: 3-6. Registration requested.

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Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
10:30 am
 Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 13, 10:30 am
(Four sessions: July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 am)
Rhythm & Rhyme Story
at Morton Public Library
Children will enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, and instruments. This program helps children to meet new friends and gain independence. Meets every Thursday in July. Ages: 3-5. Registration re...read more

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 14, 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, Jul. 14, 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: Juggling
12:30 pm
 Brown Bag It: Juggling
Friday, Jul. 14, 12:30 pmBrown Bag It: Juggli
in Hannah's Reading Garden
Juggling Jeff
Don’t miss this one man show that features juggling, comedy, jump rope, a unicycle and lots of audience interaction! Ages: Everyone!...read more
Groove in the Garden - Sidetracked
6:30 pm
Groove in the Garden - Sidetracked
Friday, Jul. 14, 6:30 pmGroove in the Garden
in Hannah's Reading Garden
Performance by Sidetracked. Listen to this Peoria band that plays an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, and soul. Everyone welcome!
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Peoria Zoomobile
1:00 pm
 Peoria Zoomobile
Saturday, Jul. 15, 1:00 pmPeoria Zoomobile
in Hannah's Reading Garden
The Peoria Zoomobile is coming to Morton Library! See birds, snakes, tarantulas, and more!
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Sign & Sing Storytime
9:15 - 9:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Jul. 17, 9:15 - 9:45 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
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Jul. 17, 3:00 - 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
Tech Play - Monday Maker Meet Ups
6:30 pm
Tech Play - Monday Maker Meet Ups
Monday, Jul. 17, 6:30 pmTech Play - Monday M
at Morton Public Library
You’ve heard about these high-tech toys – now come and see them in action. From Raspberry Pi, to Ozobots, and MaKey MaKey to other gadgets, we’ll demo them all and give attendees a cha...read more
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Tinker Tots
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tinker Tots
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmTinker Tots
at Morton Public Library
Join us for this drop in sensory art program for toddlers. Each month we'll provide materials in a variety of textures for parents and children to create their own art project. Ages: 2-4 years; parent ...read more
Art Quest
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Art Quest
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 4:00 - 5:00 pmArt Quest
at Morton Public Library
Come learn about famous artists and their techniques. Each class features a different medium such as paint, watercolor, or chalk pastel to create a project based on the artist we’re studying. ...read more

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Science Storytime
10:30 am
 Science Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 19, 10:30 amScience Storytime
at Morton Public Library
Science Storytime will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical concepts for children entering kindergarten through second gr...read more
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Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
10:30 am
 Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 20, 10:30 am
(Four sessions: July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 am)
Rhythm & Rhyme Story
at Morton Public Library
Children will enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, and instruments. This program helps children to meet new friends and gain independence. Meets every Thursday in July. Ages: 3-5. Registration re...read more

Family Show: Bubble Wonders
6:00 - 7:00 pm
 Family Show: Bubble Wonders
Thursday, Jul. 20, 6:00 - 7:00 pmFamily Show: Bubble
at Morton Public Library
Enjoy watching amazing bubble tricks including the bubble caterpillar, bubble volcano, the dancing bubble and more. Rekindle the sense of wonder in your life and see how persistence and a positive attit...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 21, 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, Jul. 21, 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: Magic & Puppets
12:30 pm
 Brown Bag It: Magic & Puppets
Friday, Jul. 21, 12:30 pmBrown Bag It: Magic
in Hannah's Reading Garden
Brent Allan Funny Guy!
Enjoy an exciting and fun-filled program of magic, puppets and laughter. Funny guy Brent Allan will incorporate games and more in his twist on the hottest ch...read more
Teen Trivia
4:00 - 6:00 pm
 Teen Trivia
Friday, Jul. 21, 4:00 - 6:00 pmTeen Trivia
at Morton Public Library
Bring a friend, eat pizza, and show off your trivia knowledge. Teams will compete against each other for a prize. Grades: 7-12. Registration requested.
Groove in the Garden - By the Book
6:30 pm
Groove in the Garden - By the Book
Friday, Jul. 21, 6:30 pmGroove in the Garden
in Hannah's Reading Garden
Performance by By the Book. Enjoy uplifting music from this group of area musicians. Everyone welcome!
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Teen Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Teen Book Club
Monday, Jul. 24, 3:00 - 4:00 pmTeen Book Club
at Morton Public Library
Come discuss any books you’ve been reading lately, get some recommendations and take home a free book. Drinks and snacks will be provided! Gr...read more
Art Quest
4:00 - 5:00 pm
 Art Quest
Monday, Jul. 24, 4:00 - 5:00 pmArt Quest
at Morton Public Library
Origami Yoda - in this class we will be doing origami art from the book series. In our Art Quest classes, you'll learn about famous artists and their techniques. Each class features a different medi...read more
Raspberry Pi Projects - Monday Maker Meet Ups
6:30 pm
Raspberry Pi Projects - Monday Maker Meet Ups
Monday, Jul. 24, 6:30 pmRaspberry Pi Project
at Morton Public Library
Get an overview of the various things you can make using Raspberry Pi and then bring some supplies and create something.read more
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Baby Bounce
9:30 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 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.
Color by Design
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 Color by Design
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2:00 - 3:00 pmColor by Design
at Morton Public Library
Use markers or colored pencils to fill in intricate coloring pages while enjoying snacks and music. All supplies and snacks will be provided. Grades: 5-8. Registration requested.
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Preschool Science Storytime
10:30 am
 Preschool Science Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 10:30 amPreschool Science St
at Morton Public Library
Preschool Science Storytime is designed to help with Kindergarten readiness. With a focus on math, colors, and simple science, parents (or caregivers) will...read more
Techno Time
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
 Techno Time
Wednesday, Jul. 26, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmTechno Time
at Morton Public Library
Kids are invited to learn a different tech tool with the Morton Public Library’s Tech guy, Kevin. Grades: 3-6. Registration requested.

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Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
10:30 am
 Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, Jul. 27, 10:30 am
(Four sessions: July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 am)
Rhythm & Rhyme Story
at Morton Public Library
Children will enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays, and instruments. This program helps children to meet new friends and gain independence. Meets every Thursday in July. Ages: 3-5. Registration re...read more

Recycled Book Art - Teen Crafternoon
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Recycled Book Art - Teen Crafternoon
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2:00 - 3:00 pmRecycled Book Art -
at Morton Public Library
We will use old books to create something new. Books and supplies will be provided. Registration requested....read more

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Jul. 28, 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, Jul. 28, 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: Fire Truck
12:30 pm
 Brown Bag It: Fire Truck
Friday, Jul. 28, 12:30 pmBrown Bag It: Fire T
in Hannah's Reading Garden
Morton Fire Truck
Come climb into a fire truck and an ambulance and learn a little about fire safety and what it is like to be a firefighter. Don’t forget your camera! <...read more
Groove in the Garden - Brazillionaires
6:30 pm
Groove in the Garden - Brazillionaires
Friday, Jul. 28, 6:30 pmGroove in the Garden
in Hannah's Reading Garden
Performance by Brazillionaires. The Brazilionaires sound is an infectious blend of richly textured sambas & bossa novas, each track built with hypnotic Latin grooves. ...read more
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Have a Blast with Podcasts!
4:00 pm
 Have a Blast with Podcasts!
Monday, Jul. 31, 4:00 pmHave a Blast with Po
at Morton Public Library
Heard of podcasts but never gave them a try? If you like audiobooks or radio shows, you’re sure to like podcasts. We’ll talk about what they are, how to access them, and share some favorites...read more

     
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