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Wednesday
Mar042015

Free 3-Week iPad Basics Class Beginning March 14

Morton Library will be offering a free, three-week iPad Basics Class beginning March 14. This class is a repeat of a very popular iPad Basics class offered in January.

The class is offered Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for three consecutive weeks: March 14, 21 and 28.
Although the class is free, registration is required and class size

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Library Reads March List

Library Reads February 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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Tuesday
Mar032015

MPL Book Club for March

You are invited to join the Morton Library book club on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss our next book, The Awakening of Miss Prim: A Novel by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera.

In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way. 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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Wednesday
Feb252015

Our Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

The Morton Library SPRING Newsletter is now available. You can read it here,find the link on our homepage under "Find It Fast!", or as an e-newsletter that you can subscribe to and receive via email. 

Tuesday
Feb102015

Easy Searching With Our New Online Catalog

Morton Public Library now offers a completely redesigned online catalog.  The new catalog features a cleaner, more modern look than the catalog that has been in use for the last seven years, and offers several new features:

  • A single search box with a much improved search engine that is faster and more accurate at finding titles and authors than the previous catalog.
  • Faceted Searching - Much like the Amazon website, the new catalog allows you to do a broad search and then narrow your search to find exactly what you are looking for.

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Friday
Jan232015

Winter Rhythm & Rhyme Story Time

Parents, watch your children march to a beat with happy feet.

3,4 & 5 year olds will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m., February 24 - March 31.

The sessions will include stories, finger-plays, games, songs, and lots of smiles.  This is a great opportunity for a child to meet and interact with children their own age and gain a love of reading at an early age. 

Story Times are limited to 20 children and registration is required. Once your child is registered, they are registered for all five sessions. To register, visit the Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing or call 263-2200 beginning Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Wednesday
Dec172014

Sneak Preview - 15,000 new eBooks from eRead Illinois

Morton Library has joined a program offered by the Illinois State Library called eRead Illinois. 
In addition to our permanent eBook collection, your library card gives you access to nearly 15,000 additional eBook titles. Further instructions and classes will be offered in March 2015 – but you are welcome to check it out today at eRead Illinois.

Monday
Jul212014

What is eSequels? A Helpful 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.