Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:19:34 GMT The Library is Closed Today. Due to the inclement weather, the library will be closed on Saturday, January 23rd. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT Exhibit: The Unique Work of Steve Storgion The library is hosting an exhibit of artwork by Steve Storgion, a native Morristown artist, in the second floor F.M. Kirby Gallery from <strong>January 18 through March 20.</strong> Mr. Storgion has a style reminiscent of Surrealism and Salvador Dali but also of illustrators of fantasy and science fiction novels who painted covers for <em>The Lord of the Rings</em>, <em>Swords of Shannara</em> and other series.<p>Some of his images incorporate dream-like sequences involving creative creatures or the displacement of<img alt="Ballerinas and Vultures" src="/userfiles/image/Ballerinas%20and%20Vultures.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; height:107px; margin:5px; width:150px" title="Ballerinas and Vultures" /> ballerinas or animals in a bleak or otherworldly setting.&nbsp; Yet other Storgion paintings almost speak like a Joseph Cornell box for the internet age given all of the figures and activity contained therein.&nbsp; And even with his surrealistic tendencies, Storgion also has done more traditional seascapes and silhouettes which follow a more traditional artistic method.</p> <p>Steve Storgion is a lifelong resident of the Morristown and Morris Plains, N.J. area.&nbsp; He was born to Greek immigrant parents during the Depression and was born, raised and educated in Morristown.&nbsp; A graduate of <img alt="Light in the Window" src="/userfiles/image/Light%20in%20the%20Window.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:92px; margin:6px; width:125px" title="Light in the Window" />Morristown High School, he was inspired by such artists as Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.&nbsp; Steve became a self-taught artist and uses several mediums including acrylics, oils, watercolors and graphite in his paintings.&nbsp; He currently resides in Morris Plains with his wife, Chris.</p> <p><br /> The program and exhibition are sponsored by the Friends of the Morristown &amp; Morris Township Library.</p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT Library Closing at 3 PM on Dec. 31 and Closed on Jan. 1 The library will be closing at 3 PM on New Year's Eve, Thurs. Dec. 31 and will be closed on New Year's Day, Fri. Jan. 1. We wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT Library Closed on Thurs. Dec. 24 and Fri. Dec. 25 The library will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Sat. Dec. 26. Have a happy holiday. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT Kathryn B. Jackson Papers at the Library Timothy Jackson, son of beloved children’s author, Kathryn B. Jackson, paid a visit to the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center on October 27th to view her papers that were recently processed and opened to researchers.<p><img alt="Kathryn Jackson Papers" src="/userfiles/image/Jackson4.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; height:150px; margin:6px; width:150px" title="Kathryn Jackson Papers" />Jackson was a beloved children&rsquo;s author who wrote numerous titles for the Golden Books series; she is perhaps best known for the <em>Saggy Baggy Elephant</em> and the <em>Tawny Scrawny Lion.</em> A longtime Morristown resident, Jackson also worked as Senior Editor for Silver Burdett Textbook Company and <em>Scholastic Magazine</em>, and served as President of the Friends of the Morristown and Morris Township Library. Her papers reflect the successful publishing career that she built with husband Byron H. Jackson, Jr., and it includes photographs and ephemera depicting her family life.</p> <p>During Mr. Jackson&rsquo;s visit, Archivist, Jeffrey V. Moy described the work taken to preserve and catalog the records &ndash; such as encapsulating fragile news clippings and photographs, and creating an online finding aid &ndash; so that they could be made available to researchers. Jackson voiced his approval stating, &ldquo;This is very good, you&rsquo;ve done a great job&rdquo; while noting that the &ldquo;collection is very complicated, so thank you!&rdquo; Furthermore, in examining a group of portraits, Mr. Jackson was able to identify several previously unknown individuals.</p> <p>Detailed finding aids to this collection <a href="" target="_blank">are available here.</a></p> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT