Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:55:10 GMT Exhibit: Photo Doodle: The Art of Cara Parmigiani (Jan. 16 - March 12) The library is hosting an exhibit of the artwork of Morristown artist Cara Parmigiani. The exhibit will be on display in the second floor, F.M. Kirby Gallery from January 16 through March 12. <a href="">An artist talk and reception for the exhibit will take place in the Gallery on Sunday, February 12, 2017 beginning at 2 PM.</a> The program and exhibition are sponsored by the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.<p>Cara Parmigiani&rsquo;s work largely is composed of mixed-medium graphic art and photography.&nbsp; Her graphic arts are a distinctive combination of comic foregrounds on photographic backgrounds, while her mixed medium artwork transforms the ordinary into surreal. She has exhibited graphic arts throughout New Jersey, and has published two graphic novels, <em>Death Defying</em>, and <em>Egyptologist at Law: the Search for the Modern Mummy</em>. She also creates short films. You can find more of her creations online at <a href="" target="_blank">Near Enemy Creative.</a></p> <p>Cara is a self-taught graphic artist born and raised in Morristown, who specializes in combining <img alt="Sailboat: Sample of I Believe in Sailboats " src="/userfiles/image/photo%20doodle%20exhibit%20sail%20boats.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; height:117px; margin:5px; width:150px" title="Sailboat: Sample of I Believe in Sailboats " />photography and comic art to blur the boundaries between real and surreal. She is also the Creative Director and Founder, of <a href="" target="_blank">Near Enemy Creative LLC</a>, which creates a legal comedy web series with over twenty webisodes on YouTube for children and adults called &ldquo;Pony &amp; Pony: Ponies at Law&rdquo;.&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Near Enemy</a> also develops scripts, direction, acting, puppeteering, and production of films, and designs graphic arts including media packages, web comics, and exhibits.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT Library Closing at 3 PM on Dec. 31 and Closed on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 The library will be closing at 3 PM on New Year's Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31 and will be closed on Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2. We wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT Library Closed on Saturday, Dec. 24, Sunday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 26 The library will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, and 26th for the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, December 27. Have a happy holiday. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT Library Photo Contest The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center invites interested persons to enter our second photograph contest. This is an exciting way to celebrate our local history through the art of photography.<p>The photographs should be taken between September 1st, 2016 and May 1st, 2017 by amateur photographers of Morristown and Morris Township. An amateur photographer is defined as a person who receives less than 50% of their annual income through photography. Contestants may submit up to five 8x11 prints.&nbsp; Photos should feature a landmark, landscape, historic building, architectural feature, or other subject that reflects Morristown and/or Morris Township and should be submitted by May 8, 2017.&nbsp; An award will be given for the best Morristown photograph and another for the best Morris Township photograph. For further details, please contact the History Center at or (973) 538-3473.</p> <p><strong>Model Release:</strong> Photographs that contain recognizable people must be accompanied by a <a href="" target="_blank">model release form </a>signed by each person photographed. If any photographed individuals are under the age of 18 years, the youth&rsquo;s parent or legal guardian must also sign the photo release</p> <p>Please include the date the photograph was taken, your name, contact information and the location of the photograph.&nbsp;</p> <p>Awards will be given to the photographers of the best Morristown and best Morris Township photographs at an <a href=""><strong>awards program on Thursday, June 8th at 7 PM</strong></a> in the meeting room in the library&rsquo;s lower level.&nbsp;</p> <p>\All submissions automatically agree to allow the library to use the images in library publications, social media or in future exhibits. Photographers will be cited whenever and wherever we post the photographs.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="Photo of Morristown" src="/userfiles/image/Photo%20contest%20jeffs(1).jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:100px; margin:5px; width:450px" title="Photo of Morristown" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:10px">Photograph taken by library archivist Jeff Moy, March 2015.</span></p> <div> <h2><strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size:12px">2016 Photo Contest Winners</span></strong></h2> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size:12px">Last year&#39;s contest challenged anyone with a passion for photography to capture images of Morristown and Morris Township and share them&nbsp;with the library. In response, we received many excellent submissions portraying numerous places of interest in our community.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size:12px"><a href="" target="_blank">Here are the&nbsp;winning photos</a>&nbsp;from our Spring 2016 contest.</span></p> </div> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT Book Sale Canceled Today, Dec. 17 Due to the inclement weather the Friends Book Sale is canceled. Sat, 17 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT