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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Ken Zurski Presents Peoria Stories
6:30 pm
Ken Zurski Presents Peoria Stories
Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 pm
at Morton Public Library
Through photos, descriptions and excerpts from his book, "Peoria Stories: Tales from the Illinois Heartland," Zurski profiles many famous and influential figures and their ties to ...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Nov. 3, 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, Nov. 3, 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
Chromebooks and Their Tools
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 Chromebooks and Their Tools
Friday, Nov. 3, 4:00 - 5:30 pmChromebooks and Thei
at Morton Public Library
In their short time of existence, Chromebooks have taken the education market and about 1 percent of the world-wide desktop market from Microsoft. What makes these little, low powered, inexp...read more

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Game Day Tournament
12:00 - 2:30 pm
 Game Day Tournament
Saturday, Nov. 4, 12:00 - 2:30 pm
at Morton Public Library
Do you enjoy games and competition? Enter our Game Day Tournament. Play in each round for a chance to win prizes. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Grades: 7-12. Registration reques...read more

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Sign & Sing Storytime *note time change
9:15 - 9:45 am
Sign & Sing Storytime *note time change
Monday, Nov. 6, 9:15 - 9:45 amSign & Sing Storytim
at Morton Public Library
*NOTE: This session of  Sign & Sing will meet at 9:15 a.m. today
Join Communication Junction on the first & third Mondays of the month for rhymes, stories, bubbles, and to lear...read more
Lego Club
3:15 pm
 Lego Club
Monday, Nov. 6, 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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Y NOT? Book Club
6:30 pm
 Y NOT? Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 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
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 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
Pigeons of World War II
4:00 pm
 Pigeons of World War II
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4:00 pm
at Morton Public Library
Homing pigeons have long played an important role in war. Due to their homing ability, speed, and altitude, they were often used as military messengers. ...read more
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Color by Design
3:00 - 4:00 pm
 Color by Design
Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:00 - 4:00 pmColor by Design
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 Request...read more

Nutcracker Preview
6:00 - 6:30 pm
 Nutcracker Preview
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:00 - 6:30 pmNutcracker Preview
at Morton Public Library

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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Nov. 10, 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, Nov. 10, 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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Lettering for Beginners
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 Lettering for Beginners
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
at Morton Public Library
Learn the basics of calligraphy and lettering for all your future notes, invites, crafts, and more! Supplies will be provided. Ages: Adult. Registration requested....read more
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Thanksgiving Storytime
10:00 - 10:30 am
 Thanksgiving Storytime
Monday, Nov. 13, 10:00 - 10:30 am
at Morton Public Library
Preschoolers will enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs. Ages: 3-5 years. No registration needed.
Green Screen for Tweens
3:30 - 5:00 pm
 Green Screen for Tweens
Monday, Nov. 13, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
at Morton Public Library
Come and experiment with our green screen! Use iPads to take cool photos or make short movie clips. Make sure you're not wearing green unless you want to disappear into the background!...read more

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Baby Bounce
9:30 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 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.
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Art Quest
10:00 - 10:30 am
 Art Quest
Thursday, Nov. 16, 10:00 - 10:30 am
at Morton Public Library
Sponge paint a paper turkey for Thanksgiving. Ages: 3-5 years. Registration requested.

Chapter Chatters Book Club
3:30 - 4:30 pm
 Chapter Chatters Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:30 - 4:30 pmChapter Chatters Boo
at Morton Public Library
This is a Book Club for ages 9-12. It meets on the third Thursday for a book discussion, activities, and snacks. Snacks and drinks are provided. (No registration.) Ages: 9-12. ...read more
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Toddler Time
9:30 am
 Toddler Time
Friday, Nov. 17, 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, Nov. 17, 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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Sign & Sing Storytime
10:15 - 10:45 am
 Sign & Sing Storytime
Monday, Nov. 20, 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, Nov. 20, 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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Books & Bites Book Club
6:30 pm
 Books & Bites Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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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Library Closing Early
 Library Closing Early
Wednesday, Nov. 22, Library Closing Earl
at Morton Public Library
The Library will be closing early at 5:00 pm on November 22, 2017
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Thursday, Nov. 23Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The Library will be closed November 23 & 24, 2017
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Library Closed
 Library Closed
Friday, Nov. 24Library Closed
at Morton Public Library
The Library will be closed November 23 & 24, 2017
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Baby Bounce
9:30 am
 Baby Bounce
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 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.
GEMS Girls Science Club
4:00 - 5:30 pm
 GEMS Girls Science Club
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 4:00 - 5:30 pmGEMS Girls Science C
at Morton Public Library
This month's topic: Morton, Illinois: Silicon Valley of Farming? presented by Sarah Schrock, Group Product Manager of Climate Corp. Did you know Morton is home to three companies tha...read more

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Science Storytime
10:30 - 11:00 am
 Science Storytime
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10:30 - 11:00 am
at Morton Public Library
Children will hear stories and learn science or math concepts. Ages: 3-5 years. No registration needed.
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