Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS http://www.jfpl.org Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:27:42 GMT Library Closed for Labor Day Weekend http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=7447 The library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 5, Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7 in celebration of Labor Day. We wish all our patrons a happy holiday. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=7447 Check out our Local History Articles in The Morristown Green.com! http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=36770 <a href="http://morristowngreen.com/author/northjerseyhistoryandgenealogycenter">Here you will find posts </a>about interesting and often lesser known historical places in the Morris area! Greystone Hospital, poor little rich girls, and Johnny Harvard, the Guideless Wonder, are among a few of the stories that bring our community's history alive. With excellent collections and rigorous research, these articles, written by NJH&GC staff, highlight the lesser-known people, places and events that enlivened our local communities in years past.<p>This is an ongoing collaboration with The Morristown Green.com, so check back often.&nbsp; We encourage you to use our history library to research any aspect of the Morris area&#39;s past.</p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=36770 Exhibit: Morristown: 1865-2015: Identity, Tradition and Enterprise http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=36769 On display from <strong>September 8th through December 31</strong>. Morristown once comprised territory stretching from Mendham to Chatham until 1865 when, amidst the chaos of the Civil War, mysterious forces acted to separate it from Morris Township. The Morristown & Morris Township Library invites you to explore an exhibit that details the lives of those who came to Morristown seeking wealth, redemption, conflict, or a new beginning. <strong>A reception for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 PM.</strong><p>Utilizing rare and previously unseen archival materials, visitors will witness the development of the Green as the center of commerce, public affairs, and leisure, and how nearby houses of worship focused residents&rsquo; spiritual and social lives.</p> <p>Long a center of commerce and trade, early settlers struggled with the limitations of dirt roads until residents developed interstate canals, rail and trolley lines, and sophisticated highway systems. Changes in criminal behavior and law enforcement will be explored, as well as efforts to educate productive upstanding citizens through forward-thinking private and public schools.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the generations of innovators and immigrants who built Morristown&rsquo;s many businesses and infrastructure, we will take a look at those who celebrated cultural and religious events, grieved over shared disaster and commemorated war dead, and fought to make Morristown a place where everyone could gather in peace.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/New%20Jersey%20Historical%20Commission.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:53px; margin:5px; width:150px" />This exhibit is sponsored by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission and by funding from the Friends of the Library. For more information please contact the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center at 973-538-3473 or njhgc@jpfl.org or visit us in lower level of the library. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=36769 Scrabble Club Coming in September http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=35758 The library is starting a Scrabble Club which will meet on the <strong>second Wednesday of every month, beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 2 – 4 PM.</strong> Beginners, experts, and all word game enthusiasts are invited to join us at the library for a challenging and fun afternoon playing Scrabble. It is free and open to the public. Scrabble boards, scoring materials, dictionaries and refreshments will be provided. We hope you will stop by and play a round with us. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=35758 Library Closed on July 3rd and July 4th for Independence Day http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=35757 The library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We wish all our patrons a safe and happy holiday. The library will be open on Sunday, July 5th from 1-5 PM. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=35757