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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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Saturday, Sep. 1, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The library will be closed September 1, 2 & 3.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Sunday, Sep. 2, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The library will be closed September 1, 2 & 3.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, Sep. 3, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The library will be closed September 1, 2 & 3.
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Map Your Vacations - Sept. 4-15
 Map Your Vacations - Sept. 4-15
Tuesday, Sep. 4,
at Morton Public Library
Did you go on a great vacation over the summer? Or do you have a favorite vacation spot? When you visit the library, write the specific location on a post-it note and place it in the gene...read more
Morning Yoga
10:00 - 10:50 am
 Morning Yoga
Tuesday, Sep. 4, 10:00 - 10:50 amMorning Yoga
Hannah's Reading Garden
Get your morning off to a good start! Plank Pilates will be here on Tuesday mornings for a free, 50-minute yoga session. Bring your own mat and a bottle of water. If the weather is nice, we'll be out in Hannah's Read...read more

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Mad Scientists
1:30 - 2:00 pm
 Mad Scientists
Wednesday, Sep. 5, 1:30 - 2:00 pmMad Scientists
Hauter Room
Join us as we jump into the world of science! Kids will get to learn about science related subjects and get to participate in science experiments. Please wear clothing that can get messy ...read more

Teen Hangout
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 Teen Hangout
Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2:00 - 3:00 pmTeen Hangout
Reuling Room
Need a place to hang out after your early dismissal? Try the library! Come as soon as school is dismissed. We’ll have a room set up with drinks and snacks, board games, and a Wii, a...read more
Got Science?
2:30 - 3:00pm
 Got Science?
Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2:30 - 3:00pmGot Science?
Hauter Room
Join us as we discover the world of science! Kids will get to learn about science related subjects and will participate in science experiments. Please wear clothing that can get mess...read more

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Intro to the Internet
8:00 - 9:00 am
 Intro to the Internet
Thursday, Sep. 6, 8:00 - 9:00 amIntro to the Interne
at Morton Public Library
Learn Internet terminology, how to navigate the web, and basic tips for staying safe online. Ages: Adult

Baby Bounce
9:45 - 10:15 am
 Baby Bounce
Thursday, Sep. 6, 9:45 - 10:15 amBaby Bounce
at Morton Public Library
This special story time is for babies 0-18 months old. Enjoy time together with your baby, meet other parents and introduce your baby to books and rhymes....read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 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. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 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
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Wiggles & Giggles
10:15 -10:45am
 Wiggles & Giggles
Monday, Sep. 10, 10:15 -10:45amWiggles & Giggles
Hauter Room
An active storytime for children 19 months to 2 years. You don't have to sit still to enjoy these stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages: 19 mos.-2 yrs...read more
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Tinker Tots
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tinker Tots
Tuesday, Sep. 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmTinker Tots
Hauter Room
This is a parent led sensory art program that helps develop basic coordination skills children age 2-4 need to be ready for preschool. Ages: 2-4
Family Yoga
10:00 - 10:50 am
 Family Yoga
Tuesday, Sep. 11, 10:00 - 10:50 amFamily Yoga
in Hannah's Reading Garden
The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month are Family Yoga with Plank Pilates! Bring your own mat, water bottle, and the kiddos for a fun, free yoga session! If the weather is nice, we'll ...read more

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Pumpkin Festival Storytime
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Pumpkin Festival Storytime
Wednesday, Sep. 12, 10:30 - 11:00 amPumpkin Festival Sto
Hauter Room
Join us as we learn about pumpkins, read a book, do a craft, and learn about the Pumpkin Festival! All Ages (designed for ages 0-6)
Color by Design
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Color by Design
Wednesday, Sep. 12, 3:30 - 4:30 pmColor by Design
Reuling Room
Use markers or colored pencils to fill in intricate coloring pages while enjoying snacks and conversation. All supplies and snacks will be provided. Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month. ...read more

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Walk in the Kiddie Parade with MPL
5:30 pm
Walk in the Kiddie Parade with MPL
Thursday, Sep. 13, 5:30 pm
Heartland Bank Drive Up on Main Street
Children and their parents are invited to walk (ride in their own wagons) in the Pumpkin Festival Kiddie Parade with the Morton Library on Thursday September 13. Mee...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 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. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 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
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Saturday, Sep. 15, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The library will be closed September 15.
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Monday, Sep. 17Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the Library. Follow the treasure map that we’ll provide and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Sep. 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 - 4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Sep. 17, 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
Tax Code Changes & Strategies for 2018
6:30 pm
Tax Code Changes & Strategies for 2018
Monday, Sep. 17, 6:30 pmTax Code Changes & S
Reuling Room
Bernie Wrezinski is from the Foundation for Financial Education. Learn methods of tax avoidance and options of tax-free savings that are available to you. Discuss tax-deferral vs. tax-ded...read more
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Tuesday, Sep. 18Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the Library. Follow the treasure map that we’ll provide and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Morning Yoga
10:00 - 10:50 am
 Morning Yoga
Tuesday, Sep. 18Morning Yoga
Hannah's Reading Garden
Get your morning off to a good start! Plank Pilates will be here on Tuesday mornings for a free, 50-minute yoga session. Bring your own mat and a bottle of water. If the weather is nice, we'll be out in Hannah's Read...read more

GEMS Girls Science Club
4:30 - 6:00 pm
 GEMS Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Sep. 18, 4:30 - 6:00 pmGEMS Girls Science C
at Morton Public Library
The Society of Women Engineers will present Make your own Telescope. The principles of engineering will be used. Grades: 4-6. Registration required.  
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Books & Bites Book Club
6:30 pm
 Books & Bites Book Club
Tuesday, Sep. 18, 6:30 pmBooks & Bites Book C
Basta's 151 S. Main St., Morton
We'll discuss books and enjoy local eats! Pick up a copy of the current month's selection at the Check Out Desk. Ages: Adult
September 18 @ Basta's: The ...read more
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Wednesday, Sep. 19Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the Library. Follow the treasure map that we’ll provide and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Rules of the Road
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Rules of the Road
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmRules of the Road
at Morton Public Library
The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or ob...read more
Early Nature Explorers: Animals
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Early Nature Explorers: Animals
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 10:30 - 11:00 amEarly Nature Explore
Hauter Room
Join us as we explore and learn about different animals each week with hands-on activities, stories, and crafts. Ages: 3-6 yrs. Registration required. Register once for e...read more

Chapter Chatters Book Club
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Chapter Chatters Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 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
Family Storytime
6:30 - 7:00 pm
 Family Storytime
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 6:30 - 7:00 pmFamily Storytime
Hauter Room
Children of all ages are invited to join us each month through December for this family event. Enjoy nighttime stories, fingerplays, and songs. Pajama's and slippers are welcome....read more
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Thursday, Sep. 20Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the Library. Follow the treasure map that we’ll provide and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Baby Bounce
9:45 - 10:15 am
 Baby Bounce
Thursday, Sep. 20, 9:45 - 10:15 amBaby Bounce
at Morton Public Library
This special story time is for babies 0-18 months old. Enjoy time together with your baby, meet other parents and introduce your baby to books and rhymes....read more
Art Connection
3:30 - 4:00 pm
 Art Connection
Thursday, Sep. 20, 3:30 - 4:00 pm
Hauter Room
Children are invited to use their imagination in order to create a piece of artwork while engaging in hands-on exploration. Grades: K-3rd. Registration required....read more
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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Friday, Sep. 21Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the Library. Follow the treasure map that we’ll provide and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 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. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 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
Pizza & Study Tips
4:30 - 5:30 pm
 Pizza & Study Tips
Friday, Sep. 21, 4:30 - 5:30 pmPizza & Study Tips
Reuling Room
Do you have tests coming up? Come eat pizza while getting some helpful study tips! Grades: 7-12. Registration required.

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Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Pirate Treasure Hunt at the library Sept 17-22
Saturday, Sep. 22Pirate Treasure Hunt
at Morton Public Library
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) and stop by for a treasure hunt around the Library. Follow the treasure map that we’ll provide and learn how to speak Pirate along the wa...read more
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Book Love - Sept. 24-29
 Book Love - Sept. 24-29
Monday, Sep. 24, Book Love - Sept. 24
at Morton Public Library
In honor of Banned Book Week (Sept. 24-29) let’s celebrate our love of books and reading. Pull one or more of your favorite young adult books and put it on the display case for othe...read more
Wiggles & Giggles
10:15 -10:45am
 Wiggles & Giggles
Monday, Sep. 24, 10:15 -10:45amWiggles & Giggles
Hauter Room
An active storytime for children 19 months to 2 years. You don't have to sit still to enjoy these stories, songs, and fingerplays. Ages: 19 mos.-2 yrs...read more
Our Land Between the Rivers; Illinois in Story & Song
6:30 pm
Our Land Between the Rivers; Illinois in Story & Song
Monday, Sep. 24, 6:30 pmOur Land Between the
at Morton Public Library
Barry Cloyd is an award winning songwriter as well as a full-time touring musician with a special love for the history and music of our own Midwest. Mr. Cloyd takes his audience through t...read more
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Family Yoga
10:00 - 10:50 am
 Family Yoga
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 10:00 - 10:50 amFamily Yoga
Hannah's Reading Garden
The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month are Family Yoga with Plank Pilates! Bring your own mat, water bottle, and the kiddos for a fun, free yoga session! If the weather is nice, we'll ...read more

Fantastic Fall Fiction
6:30 pm
 Fantastic Fall Fiction
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 6:30 pmFantastic Fall Ficti
at Morton Public Library
Come hear about new releases coming out this fall and pick up an advanced copy. Ages: Adult
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Early Nature Explorers: Animals
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Early Nature Explorers: Animals
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10:30 - 11:00 amEarly Nature Explore
Hauter Room
Join us as we explore and learn about different animals each week with hands-on activities, stories, and crafts. Ages: 3-6 yrs. Registration required. Register once for e...read more

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 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. Children will...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Sep. 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
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