News & Events at Morton Library


A Nutcracker Preview November 20

Morton Library is pleased to host "A Nutcracker Preview" presented by Cornerstone Academy on Thursday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the library.

Dancers involved with the performance will be in full costume and present dances from the Nutcracker Ballet. Visiting children are invited to wear their prince or princess costumes.

Join us at the library for this enchanting evening! Parents please bring your own cameras to capture this special event.

*In celebration of Family Read Night*


MPL Book Club for November 

You are invited to join the Morton Library book club on either Monday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. or Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss our next book, The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of "The Namesake" comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death. 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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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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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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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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