Please see our list of all upcoming Library Events & Programs 


Monday
Jan162017

Adult Tech

Virtual Reality

Friday, April 21 @ 4:00 p.m.

Learn all about Virtual Reality - what it is, how to use it, and what the difference is between AR and VR. Register online here.

Thursday
Oct132016

Big Library Read Mar. 16-30

Morton Library will take part in the Big Library Read program. Library users will be able to borrow the ebook, Art of the Pie, one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott, from March 16-30. Visit our OverDrive ebook collectionand sign in using your library card number & PIN. It's free and there's no waiting! The eBook cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

In the Art of the Pie Kate McDermott shares her secrets to great crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. Kate provides dozens of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up with hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker. And you will enjoy the stories in Art of the Pie as well as the recipes.

Then join us on April 3 for a book discussion about this delicious cookbook. Pie included, of course! Register here.

If you need help downloading to your device, visit us at the library Help Desk.

Tuesday
Mar012016

Book Clubs for Adults

Sunday
Mar122017

Escape the Room!

Spring Break Escape April 8-13 – Planning a staycation for Spring Break? Try our free Escape Room challenge! Gather up a team of two to six people and see if you can solve riddles & puzzles to escape! In this live action adventure, teams will have 45 minutes to solve challenging clues that will help them escape from the room. Teams must make an appointment, so please call to reserve your spot.

Spring Break Escape centers on the missing explorer Edgar Blake and his quest to find the lost artifact, the Elephant of Marrakesh. You will travel to the island where Edgar was last seen and enter the door of an abandoned jungle hut where you must find the artifact and return it to Edgar's family. Follow a series of clues to find the elephant before your time runs out. Will you escape? This game will be moderately challenging and is suitable for families with children ages 8 and up.

Ages: Adults & Teens

*Call today at 309-263-2200 to register your group for your preferred time slot!
One-hour time slots available on the following days:
Saturday, April 8 - 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Monday, April 10 - 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Tuesday, April 11 - 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Wednesday, April 12 - 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Thursday, April 13 - 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

 

Thursday
Mar092017

It's a Fake News World

It's a Fake News World: Separating Fact from Fiction

Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.

Come to this informative program where we'll talk about how to spot fake news, how to sort out propaganda, and how it can benefit you in school and in your everyday life.
Being a critical consumer of news is an important part of living in a technology-driven world. Today it seems we are inundated with more information than ever before, and often that includes so-called "fake news" - stories disguised as journalism. In fact, it sometimes feels as though journalism is a lost art. 

Presenter Shannon Sandoval graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Journalism and has worked in the news departments of the Pekin Daily Times, WMBD-TV, KSBW-TV, and WEEK-TV. She also worked as a freelance journalist for more than a decade. Currently, Sandoval is an Adjunct Professor at Bradley University teaching a class on Public Speaking & Civic Engagement, and an Assistant Speech Coach at PCHS.