News & Events at Morton Library


Wednesday
Nov262014

Author Ken Zurski @ Morton Library

Morton author Ken Zurski will be at Morton Library, Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. to share stories from his new book, 
Peoria Stories: Tales from the Illinois Heartland. He will also be available to sign copies of the book.

Peoria Stories is a collection of stories about people and events which helped shape a city and region. Included are profiles of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindbergh and many other famous and not so famous figures who played a part in the rich history of Peoria and Central Illinois. Incorporating important historical milestones like the first flights, the rise of the automobile, and radio’s early days, Zurski skillfully intertwines local and national perspectives into each story for a captivating trip back to the past. Peoria Stories will both enlighten and entertain.

Ken Zurski is a longtime broadcaster and author of The Wreck of the Columbia. A native of Chicagoland, where he was a radio personality for many years, Ken now works in Peoria and resides in Morton with his wife Connie and two children, Sam and Nora. Peoria Stories is his second book. Connect with Ken online at facebook.com/kenzurskiauthor.

Wednesday
Oct012014

Library Reads Top Ten List for November 2014

November 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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Friday
Sep122014

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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Friday
Aug222014

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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Monday
Jul212014

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.

Sunday
Jul202014

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. 

Thursday
Mar272014

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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