News & Events at Morton Library


MPL Book Club for September 

You are invited to join the Morton Library book club on either Monday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. or Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss our next book, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

In The History of Love, a long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. We hope you'll join us for our discussion and refreshments!

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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.

TED (short for Technology, Education and Design) conferences began in 1984.  It invited some of the most fascinating people in the world, and gave each speaker 20 minutes and a microphone to give the “talk of their life.”  TED grew, and became a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading.”  To be asked to speak at a TED conference became a huge honor. 

Although the talks are called TED talks, the local event is called TEDx.  The ‘x’ indicates that this event is not organized and run by the official TED organization, although the library has asked for and received permission to present the talks in this format.

No registration is required, and the library staff believes TEDx Tuesdays will be interesting for anyone Junior High age or older. 


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. 


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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Library Reads Top Ten List for September 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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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 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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