News & Events at Morton Library


Freegal Class Cancelled 

The Freegal Class originally scheduled for October 9 has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Library Reads Top Ten List for October 2014

September 2014 Library Reads Top Ten Listclick here

Are you a library patron that loves to browse the "New Books" shelves? Then you might want to check out Library Reads!

What is Library Reads?
Library Reads is a list of the top ten books that librarians across the country love. Librarians and library staff from across the country vote each month for their favorite books. Each month’s list is made up of adult fiction & non fiction titles that are newly published that month. Whichever ten books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list.

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TEDx Tuesdays at Morton Library 

Morton Library will once again offer a “best of TED” by choosing some of the most popular and inspirational talks featured at TED conferences.  Held in the Hauter Conference Room, library staff will lead a discussion for each talk. Dates for this round of TEDx Tuesdays will be:

Tuesday, September 23 @ 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

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If You Missed TEDx Tuesday...

An annual conference called TED(short for Technology, Education and Design) was created in 1984, and this fall we are sharing some of the best videos from TED at Morton Library. If you missed our TEDx Tuesday...

You can watch our Fall 2014 TEDx Tuesday Videos here!

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MPL Book Club for October 

You are invited to join the Morton Library book club on either Monday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. or Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss our next book, The Blue Tattoo: The life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin.

This engaging biography, The Blue Tattoo, examines the life of Olive Oatman, who was 13 years old when Indians attacked her Illinois Mormon family on its journey west; she was subsequently adopted and raised by the Mohave tribe. She was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. We hope you'll join us for our discussion and refreshments!

Click here to learn more about the MPL Book Club

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Golden Tickets Hidden at the Library!

As part of the library's 90th anniversary celebration, 100 “golden tickets” have been hidden in books at the Morton Public Library.

Each ticket is good for a prize, either a library tote bag, cup of coffee or hot cocoa or bottle of water.

 Clues: While we don't want to provide too many clues about where the

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New Feature: eSequels, A Guide to Novels in a Series

Have you ever finished a book only to find it was #3 in a series? Has a friend recommended a book to you, but all you can remember is that it featured a main character named Alissa who lives in Glenbrooke?

Morton Library has a new service that can help you find that title and read series fiction in order: eSequels: A reader's guide to novels in a series.

eSequels is current and complete. You will be able to find the newest title by your favorite author, subject, character, or setting. There are also brief annotations that describe each title without giving away any surprise endings. eSequels focuses on American and British adult series fiction. 

You will find a link to eSequels on our website under Books & eBooks, Services, Online Resources, and Readers' Corner.


Morton Library Newsletter Online

The Morton Library Newsletter, Book Words, is now available on our website
and as an e-newsletter that you can subscribe to and receive via email. 


Morton Public Library's 90th Anniversary!

On April 23, 2014, the Morton Public Library had a special celebration in honor of our 90th anniversary.

WMBD News was there to capture the event. Click here to view the news clip 

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