Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:55:09 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 3M Cloud Library is Now Cloud Library The 3M Cloud Library is now simply called Cloud Library. This service provides downloadable audio and eBooks. <a href="" target="_blank">Download the appropriate app</a> and get started. Once you have the app downloaded you can browse for books and read or listen to them on your device. And it's all free. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 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="Photo of Calendar" src="/userfiles/image/calendar%20jfpl.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:196px; margin:5px; width:213px" title="Photo of Calendar" /></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>The high quality photos are suitable for framing.</p> <p>On Friday, October 21, to kick off the 100th anniversary of our &lsquo;Willis Wing&rsquo;, the library will host a <a href="">&lsquo;Speakeasy&rsquo; reception! </a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT Library Closed for Labor Day Weekend The library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 3, Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day Weekend. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT Crum & Forster Donates Computer Equipment The library was thrilled to recently accept a generous donation from a local insurance company. Crum & Forster, located at 305 Madison Avenue in Morris Township, donated 35 refurbished 22-inch computer monitors to the Library for the betterment of the community.<p>These monitors will replace older 15-inch monitors currently in use on public and staff computers.&nbsp; &ldquo;Library patrons are very happy with the new monitors.&nbsp; They are much brighter and people with vision problems really like the larger screens&rdquo; observed Mary Lynn Becza, Head of the Reference Department.&nbsp; &ldquo;We are so grateful to Crum &amp; Forster for thinking of us.&rdquo;</p> <p><span style="font-size:10px">Photo Caption: Dustin Carter, Systems Engineering Associate at Crum &amp; Forster, Mary Lynn Becza, Head of Reference at Morristown &amp; Morris Township Library and Luigi Pedalino, Vice President of IT Infrastructure at Crum &amp; Forster on the occasion of the donation to the library.</span></p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT