Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:09:12 GMT The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center Cedar Court Photograph Donation The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center recently received a donation of <a href="" target="_blank">fascinating photographs of Cedar Court</a> - the country estate of the illustrious New York financier Otto Kahn.<p>Built ca.1895 on Columbia Road in Morris Township, it was demolished in 1937. Once a sprawling 260 acre estate of twin Italianate mansions, stables, winding paths and gardens, the main grounds now host the former Honeywell headquarters and will soon become a housing development.</p> <p><a href="">The North Jersey History &amp; Genealogy Center</a></p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT Catalog and eBooks Temporarily Unavailable Due to a scheduled update, the MAIN Catalog and related services (3M Cloud Library, Zinio, etc.) will be unavailable starting at 8 AM on Monday, December 5 for up to 48 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience as we improve our services. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT 100th Anniversary Calendar For Sale This fall the library begins celebrating its 100th Anniversary. An Anniversary Calendar filled with beautiful archival images of the library is now on sale for $20.00. All proceeds go to fund library programs and services. There is also a Trivia Contest on the back of the calendar. It makes a great gift too! Purchase your calendar today.<p><img alt="Announcement That Anniversary Calendar is for Sale" src="/userfiles/image/Library%20Calendar%20News002.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:639px; margin:5px; width:493px" title="Announcement That Anniversary Calendar is for Sale" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT Thanksgiving Holiday Closings In celebration of Thanksgiving the library will close at 3 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. We wish our patrons a happy and healthy holiday. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT Exhibit: The Life and Art of Mieke van Ommen-de Mos (Oct. 10 - Jan. 8) Maria (aka Mieke) van Ommen-de Mos(1921-2014) grew up on Sumatra in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. She was a budding artist at the time and wrote a personal diary of her life and thoughts from Jan. 1941 until Nov.1943, as Japan invaded Sumatra placing her in “Family Internment” from March 1942-August 1945. She did many watercolors and sketches of life, as well as flowers, dress designs, and Poeloe Brayan Camp. An exhibit reception will be held on <strong>Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m.</strong> where attendees can meet the exhibit curator, Mark de Mos and hear even more about Mieke’s story.<p>After the war she went to Holland, married, and moved Canada and finally the US. In Canada she learned to do ceramics, handforming flowers, and painting flowers on boxes etc. In Morris Township, after her husband Minnekus passed away, she took up watercolor again after an over 30 year layoff.<img alt="Photo of Maria (aka Mieke) van Ommen-de Mos" src="/userfiles/image/maria%20de%20mos.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; height:171px; margin:5px; width:125px" title="Photo of Maria (aka Mieke) van Ommen-de Mos" /></p> <p><br /> This exhibit features her diaries, drawing and paintings from the internment as well as Japanese documents and books she carried into internment, family photographs and 8 mm videos of pre-war Sumatra,ceramics (1955-76), and watercolors and pastels she painted here. This is the most compressive exhibit of her work, with many explanatory cards.</p> <p>Her work will be on display now through January 8, 2017 on the second floor of the library in the F.M. Kirby Gallery.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">This video is an introduction to her life and art.</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">This is a video taken of her home and hometown, Medan Sumatra, as well as a project that her father, a civil engineer, built.</a></p> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT