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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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Saturday, Dec. 1Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Monday, Dec. 3Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Dec. 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
Lego Club
3:15 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Dec. 3, 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 the month. Ages: 6-12....read more
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Tuesday, Dec. 4Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Morning Yoga
10:00 - 11:00 am
 Morning Yoga
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:00 - 11:00 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, 60-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

Tot Time
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tot Time
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Dec. 4, 11 & 18)
Tot Time
Hauter Room
Play in an important part of early literacy. Drop in to the Hauter from for play and sensory activities children and parents can do together. Ages: 18 mos-4 yrs...read more
Storm Preparedness & Energy Saving Tips
10:30 - 11:30 am
Storm Preparedness & Energy Saving Tips
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10:30 - 11:30 am
at Morton Public Library
Ameren representative, Kenny Blum will present on actions you can take to save energy at home and protect it against storms. Ages: Adults
Christmas Craft
3:30 - 4:00 pm
 Christmas Craft
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 3:30 - 4:00 pmChristmas Craft
Hauter Room
Join us as we get ready for the Christmas Holiday. Children will create Christmas decorations for their home or as gifts for friends. Grades: K-3. Registration required.<...read more
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Wednesday, Dec. 5Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Mad Scientists
1:30 - 2:00 pm
 Mad Scientists
Wednesday, Dec. 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. This month we're learning about buil...read more
Teen Hangout
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 Teen Hangout
Wednesday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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. This month we're learning about buildin...read more

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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Thursday, Dec. 6Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Friday, Dec. 7Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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
Alexa Who?: Voice Activated Speakers
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Alexa Who?: Voice Activated Speakers
Friday, Dec. 7, 4:00 - 5:00 pmAlexa Who?: Voice Ac
Reuling Room
Curious about the Amazon Echo and Google Home? Get an overview of the voice assistant and smart speaker world. Ages: Adult. Registration required.
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Saturday, Dec. 8Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
A Special Christmas Sign & Sing
10:15 - 10:45 am
 A Special Christmas Sign & Sing
Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:15 - 10:45 amA Special Christmas
Reuling Room
Join Communication Junction for Christmas rhymes and stories along with American Sign Language. Ages: Babies & Toddlers.
Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit the Library
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit the Library
Saturday, Dec. 8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pmSanta & Mrs. Claus V
at Morton Public Library
Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit with children at the Morton Public Library. Mom's and Dad's can bring their camera and listen as children tell Santa what th...read more
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Monday, Dec. 10Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Cancelled: Wiggles & Giggles
 Cancelled: Wiggles & Giggles
Monday, Dec. 10Cancelled: Wiggles &
Hauter Room
This program, Wiggles & Giggles has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

An active storytime for children 19 months to 2 years. You don't have to sit still to e...read more
Just Brew It: Coffee
6:30 pm
 Just Brew It: Coffee
Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 pmJust Brew It: Coffee
Reuling Room
[CxT] Roasting Company is joining us to talk all things coffee! They'll cover its origins, choosing the best beans, how the roasting process works, and some home brew tips. Samples wi...read more
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Tuesday, Dec. 11Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Tot Time
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tot Time
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Dec. 4, 11 & 18)
Tot Time
Hauter Room
Play in an important part of early literacy. Drop in to the Hauter from for play and sensory activities children and parents can do together. Ages: 18 mos-4 yrs...read more
Family Yoga
10:00 - 10:50 am
 Family Yoga
Tuesday, Dec. 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

Crafternoon: Recycled Book Ornaments
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Crafternoon: Recycled Book Ornaments
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:00 - 5:00 pmCrafternoon: Recycle
Reuling Room
We'll provide supplies and examples to make your own ornaments using recycled books. Ages: Adults & Teens (13 years & up). Registration required....read more

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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Wednesday, Dec. 12Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Rules of the Road
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Rules of the Road
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 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
Color by Design
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Color by Design
Wednesday, Dec. 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

Polar Express Party
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Polar Express Party
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:30 - 4:30 pmPolar Express Party
Hauter Room
Join us as we jump on the Polar Express to enjoy crafts, games, and a special reading of The Polar Express. Grades: 1-4. Registration required.
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Thursday, Dec. 13Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Cancelled: Tinker Tots
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Cancelled: Tinker Tots
Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hauter Room
Tinker Tots is now Tot Time! Join us every Tuesday in November (Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27) from 10:00 am to noon for drop-in play and sensory activities in a de...read more
Christmas Crafting Workshop Grades 4-6
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Christmas Crafting Workshop Grades 4-6
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4:00 - 4:45 pmChristmas Crafting W
Hauter Room
Kids will enjoy making Christmas decorations and gifts for family and friends. Grades: 4-6. Registration required.
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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Friday, Dec. 14Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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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Washi Tape Cards
 Washi Tape Cards
Saturday, Dec. 15Washi Tape Cards
at Morton Public Library
December 1-15, come in to the library and design a card with Washi tape. Take a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram! Grades: 7-12
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Monday, Dec. 17
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Dec. 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, Dec. 17, 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
Snowy Day Crafts for Grades K-3
3:30 - 4:00 pm
 Snowy Day Crafts for Grades K-3
Monday, Dec. 17, 3:30 - 4:00 pmSnowy Day Crafts for
Hauter Room
Kids will enjoy making Christmas decorations and gifts for family and friends. Grades: K-3. Registration required.
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Tuesday, Dec. 18
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
Morning Yoga
10:00 - 11:00 am
 Morning Yoga
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:00 - 11:00 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, 60-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

Tot Time
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Tot Time
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Dec. 4, 11 & 18)
Tot Time
Hauter Room
Play in an important part of early literacy. Drop in to the Hauter from for play and sensory activities children and parents can do together. Ages: 18 mos-4 yrs...read more
Finals Study Night
3:00 - 9:00 pm
 Finals Study Night
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3:00 - 9:00 pmFinals Study Night
at Morton Public Library
Need a place to study for finals? Come in any time after school on Tuesday December 18. We’ll have the quiet space you need as well as drinks and snacks to keep you going. The room ...read more
G.E.M.S. Girls Science Club
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 G.E.M.S. Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:00 - 5:30 pmG.E.M.S. Girls Scien
Reuling Room
Lindsay Funk, Morton Public Library adult services manager, will present Ozobots. Discover your creative side with coding by making your own robot. Grades: 4-7 Registration requir...read more

Books & Bites Book Club
6:30 pm
 Books & Bites Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 pmBooks & Bites Book C
Sucré Sweets & Socials 321 S. First Ave., 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
...read more
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Wednesday, Dec. 19
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
Chapter Chatters Book Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Chapter Chatters Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3:30 - 4:30 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, Dec. 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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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Thursday, Dec. 20
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Friday, Dec. 21
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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
Unicorn Party!
1:00 - 2:00 pm
 Unicorn Party!
Friday, Dec. 21, 1:00 - 2:00 pmUnicorn Party!
at Morton Public Library
Join us as we party the afternoon away in the style of our graphic novel, Phoebe and Her Unicorn! Make your own unicorn slime, play unicorn games, such as Pin the Horn on the Unicorn...read more
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Saturday, Dec. 22
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, Dec. 24, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The library will be closed December 24 & 25.
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 25, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The library will be closed December 24 & 25.
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Wednesday, Dec. 26
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Thursday, Dec. 27
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Friday, Dec. 28
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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
Techno Time: Sphero
1:00 -1:45 pm
 Techno Time: Sphero
Friday, Dec. 28, 1:00 -1:45 pmTechno Time: Sphero
Hauter Room
Come play with Sphero, a robotic ball controlled with an iPad. We'll have obstacle courses to test your remote control abilities. Grades: 4-6. Registration required....read more
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Book Gifts
 Book Gifts
Saturday, Dec. 29
at Morton Public Library
December 17-29, choose a “gift” from the display, check it out with the paper still on, take it home and unwrap it for a great read! Grades: 7-12...read more
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Monday, Dec. 31, Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The library will be closed December 31, 2018 & January 1, 2019.
     
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