Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS http://www.jfpl.org Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:48:38 GMT Library Closed for Thanksgiving, Thurs. and Fri. http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=27654 In celebration of Thanksgiving the library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. Have a happy holiday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=27654 Parking Lot Being Repaved Sat. Nov. 8 http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26643 Please note that due to repaving of the Library Parking Lot on Saturday, November 8, there will not be spaces available for public parking. The parking lot will be open the following day. We apologize for any inconvenience. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26643 Library Opening at 1 PM on Thurs. Oct. 2 http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25629 The Library will open at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2 due to planned electrical work in the neighborhood by JCPL. The electrical work will render the library without power for that morning. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25629 Recent Gift Reflects Early Morristown History http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25642 The <a href="http://cdm15387.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p13079coll1/id/728/rec/1" target="_blank">watercolor painting</a> on the left is a recent gift to our library. It illustrates the family home of Major Daniel Phoenix, who was a local merchant, property owner and civic leader in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Morristown. The house stood on the current site of the old Y.M.C.A building, which is now a commercial space known as the Courthouse Plaza. The building is located across from the Morris County Courthouse at 60 Washington Street in Morristown.<p><a href="http://morristownlibrary.org/HCFindingAids/Daniel Phoenix Jr article by Linda Ross.pdf" target="_blank">Read more</a>&nbsp;about the story of this property's transformation through the years, as it passed through the hands of several owners.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25642 Morristown Festival of Books, Sept. 26 - 27 http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=23618 The festival will feature 21 authors in Morristown on the evening of Friday, September 26, and all day Saturday, September 27. Authors will speak and answer questions for one hour at one of several convenient Morristown locations. Book sales and signings, following author presentations, will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion. <a href="http://www.morristownfestivalofbooks.org/schedule-of-events/" target="_blank">Click here to see the full schedule of events.</a> <strong>The library will be hosting three authors on Saturday, Sept. 27.</strong><p><img width="75" vspace="5" hspace="5" height="75" border="0" align="left" src="/userfiles/image/festival%20of%20books%20glasses.jpg" alt="Red Glasses" title="Red Glasses" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Library Author Talks will be as follows:</strong></p> <p><strong>10 AM - 11 AM</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Marta McDowell author of <em>Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales</em></p> <p><strong>11:15 AM - 12:15</strong> <strong>PM</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Nancy Krulik author of <em>Super Burp! # 1 (George Brown, Class Clown series)</em></p> <p><strong>1:45 PM - 2:45</strong> <strong>PM</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Teen Panel with: Emmy Laybourne, Kieran Scott&nbsp; &amp;&nbsp;Elizabeth Eulberg</p> <p><img width="100" vspace="5" hspace="5" height="103" border="0" align="left" title="Picture of Marta McDowell's Book" alt="Picture of Marta McDowell's Book" src="/userfiles/image/book%20festival%20marta.jpg" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img width="100" vspace="5" hspace="5" height="104" border="0" align="left" title="Image of Super Burp! # 1" alt="Image of Super Burp! # 1" src="/userfiles/image/book festival nancy.jpg" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img width="100" vspace="5" hspace="5" height="103" border="0" align="left" title="Image of teen author books" alt="Image of teen author books" src="/userfiles/image/book festival teen panel.jpg" /></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=23618