Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS http://www.jfpl.org Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:24:20 GMT November Holiday Hours http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=47161 The library will close early November 22nd, at 3PM. The library will be closed November 23rd and 24th. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=47161 New Graphic Novel Collection http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=47162 We've collected all our adult Graphic Novels in one place, for more easy browsing! Visit our small but growing collection on the second floor, at the end of our Fiction Collection. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=47162 Thomas Nast Exhibit http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=45108 Be sure to visit the Library's exciting new exhibit, "More Than Politics: The Pen and Pictures of Thomas Nast". The exhibit will be on display in the Kirby Gallery from November 1 to January 31. <p> The artist lived a short walk from the library, at the corner of Miller Road and Macculloch Avenue. Images of his family, home and and local influences are explored, and selected examples showing the breadth of his work including children's illustrations, historical images, political cartoons, and his iconic drawings of Santa Claus are displayed in the exhibit. Nast's artwork has left a legacy to future generations that includes many iconic symbols that have become part of the American lexicon. <p> Join us on Sunday, December 10 for a free walking tour: An Afternoon with Thomas Nast! See <a href="http://www.jfpl.org/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=55883">details here.</a><p>The Library&#39;s History Center has an outstanding collection of original and published works by Nast, including a first-rate collection of rare editions of his published works which include many lesser known illustrations, original Harper&#39;s Weekly issues (1857-1898), biographies and other materials related to his life and work. In addition, the Library offers free access to the full-text digital database of Harper&#39;s Weekly (1857-1912).</p> <p>Swinging Round the Circle, [Panel from the Grand Caricaturama], 1867 by Thomas Nast</p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=45108 Volunteers Needed for Saturday Book Sales http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=46136 The Friends of the Library are actively seeking new volunteers to help out with bi-monthly sales of used books beginning September 16. Volunteers are needed for both morning (9:45 to 12:00) and afternoon (12:00 to 2:15) sessions. Other Saturday fall dates are October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2 and 16. We would welcome your participation in this worthwhile endeavor, all proceeds benefiting the <em>Morristown & Morris Township Library.</em><p> For more information or to sign up, please contact us at: <a href="mailto:morristownlib.booksale@gmail.com?subject=Volunteer%20Opportunity">morristownlib.booksale@gmail.com</a> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=46136 Library Closed for Labor Day Weekend http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=46134 The library will be closed September 2, 3, & 4 (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) for the Labor Day Weekend. <p> <p> Enjoy the weekend! Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=46134