Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:25:08 GMT Morristown Festival of Books, Fri. Oct. 2 & Sat. Oct. 3 The festival will feature more than 20 authors. On Friday evening Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will be the Keynote Speakers and authors will be in various locations around town all day on Saturday. <a href="" target="_blank">Click here to see the full schedule of events.</a> <strong>The library will be hosting four authors on Saturday, Oct. 3.</strong> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT Parking Lot Repairs on Fri. Sept. 18 The Miller Rd. entrance of the library parking lot will be closed for repairs on Friday, Sept. 18. We apologize for any inconvenience. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT Exhibit: Morristown: 1865-2015: Identity, Tradition and Enterprise On display from <strong>September 8th through December 31</strong>. Morristown once comprised territory stretching from Mendham to Chatham until 1865 when, amidst the chaos of the Civil War, mysterious forces acted to separate it from Morris Township. The Morristown & Morris Township Library invites you to explore an exhibit that details the lives of those who came to Morristown seeking wealth, redemption, conflict, or a new beginning.<p>Utilizing rare and previously unseen archival materials, visitors will witness the development of the Green as the center of commerce, public affairs, and leisure, and how nearby houses of worship focused residents&rsquo; spiritual and social lives.</p> <p>Long a center of commerce and trade, early settlers struggled with the limitations of dirt roads until residents developed interstate canals, rail and trolley lines, and sophisticated highway systems. Changes in criminal behavior and law enforcement will be explored, as well as efforts to educate productive upstanding citizens through forward-thinking private and public schools.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to the generations of innovators and immigrants who built Morristown&rsquo;s many businesses and infrastructure, we will take a look at those who celebrated cultural and religious events, grieved over shared disaster and commemorated war dead, and fought to make Morristown a place where everyone could gather in peace.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/New%20Jersey%20Historical%20Commission.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:53px; margin:5px; width:150px" />This exhibit is sponsored by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission and by funding from the Friends of the Library. For more information please contact the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center at 973-538-3473 or or visit us in lower level of the library. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT Library Closed for Labor Day Weekend The library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 5, Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7 in celebration of Labor Day. We wish all our patrons a happy holiday. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT Check out our Local History Articles in The Morristown! <a href="">Here you will find posts </a>about interesting and often lesser known historical places in the Morris area! Greystone Hospital, poor little rich girls, and Johnny Harvard, the Guideless Wonder, are among a few of the stories that bring our community's history alive. With excellent collections and rigorous research, these articles, written by NJH&GC staff, highlight the lesser-known people, places and events that enlivened our local communities in years past.<p>This is an ongoing collaboration with The Morristown, so check back often.&nbsp; We encourage you to use our history library to research any aspect of the Morris area&#39;s past.</p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT