Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS http://www.jfpl.org Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:45:15 GMT Civil War Exhibit http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18574 The current exhibit in the second level F. M. Kirby Gallery which will be on display until the end of June, is titled <strong>"Their Memory Shall Never Fade: Morris County and the Civil War.”</strong> The exhibit showcases items from the History Center’s collection of papers, photographs and other primary sources tied into the American conflict as well as items borrowed from collectors and enthusiasts. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18574 Join the Friends of the Library http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18565 Please consider joining the <a href="http://www.jfpl.org/Friends.cfm">Friends of the Morristown &amp; Morris Township Library.</a> The Friends support many library programs through membership dues and book sales. Last year the Friends' contribution helped the library to provide 665 programs attended by 16,565 people. Members are not required to volunteer at book sales. There are membership forms in the Circulation Room of the library next to the Friends' newsletters. There is also a form on page 8 of the newsletter. Our book sales are each Tuesday (10 am until 2 pm) and the first and third Saturdays of each month. Please note there are no Saturday sales in July and August. Please help support us through our book sales and consider becoming a member so we can continue to fund library programs. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18565 Now on Display from the Library's Vault: Civil Defense: Preparing for Disaster ca. 1950-1960 http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17557 The proliferation of nuclear weapons, and with them, the means to end the world, changed the nature of warfare and insured that no country was safe from attack.<p>With a sense of unease and distrust pervading the nation, the government formulated a plan to protect people from an <img width="125" vspace="5" hspace="5" height="255" border="0" align="right" title="Display case with civil defense items" alt="Display case with civil defense items" src="/userfiles/image/civil defense2.jpg" />impending nuclear attack. Although doubts remained about the effectiveness of such a program, citizens across America worked to protect their communities from the threat of nuclear devastation. The records of Morristown&rsquo;s Office of Civil Defense highlight one town&rsquo;s response to its nation&rsquo;s call to duty. In the display case next to the elevator.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17557 Watch the Civil War Lecture about Heyward Emmell http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17554 If you missed the Civil War Lecture we had in January about the diaries of Heyward Emmell you can now watch it on cable television. The program is running on Mendham TV at the following times: <strong>Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7AM and 7PM on Verizon Fios channel 22 (much of northern New Jersey including Mendham, Morristown, Madison, Chatham among many) and Comcast channel 29 (Mendham, Chester, Chatham twp, Bernardsville, Harding, & Long Hill)</strong> It can also be viewed online at <a href="http://www.mendhamtv.org/Video_On_Demand.html" target="_blank">Mendhamtv</a>. Click on the Video on Demand link and it will be listed under History on the playlists on the right side. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17554 Library Closed to Repair Electrical Panels http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=15556 The library will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 25 to repair damaged electrical panels from January's burst sprinkler valve. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.jfpl.org/polNews.cfm?doc_id=15556