Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:10:38 GMT Exhibit - Called to Serve: Morristown & Morris Township in WWI In honor of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center presents an exhibit from our library's collections. <strong>The exhibit will be on display from April 5 - August 14, 2017 in the F.M. Kirby Gallery on the second floor of the library.</strong><p>On April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered WWI by declaring war on Germany. &nbsp;German U-Boat attacks against unarmed vessels carrying American citizens and evidence of a German plot to ally with Mexico against the United States rendered American neutrality unsustainable, and so the United States joined in the conflict that had raged for two and a half years.</p> <p>By the summer of 1917, communities around the country were mobilizing human and financial resources in support of the Allied war effort.</p> <p>The photos and stories told here in newspaper headlines, obituaries, photos, ephemera and letters provide a small glimpse into one such community.&nbsp;</p> <p>A pilot&rsquo;s diary, correspondence of fire fighters to their friends back at the fire station, a letter of a mother who lost her son, and first hand battle descriptions by African American soldiers &nbsp;reveal the personal and human side of a community that was deeply affected by the war.</p> <p>Learn more about the Great War by visiting MacCulloch Hall&rsquo;s exhibit on the Women&rsquo;s Land Army and Acorn Hall&rsquo;s exhibit on Morris County and World War I.</p> Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Library Opening at 1 PM, Wednesday, March 15 The library will open at 1 PM on Wednesday, March 15. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Library Closed Tuesday, March 14, Due to Snow The library will be closed Tuesday, March 14, due to the expected blizzard. We're sorry for any inconvenience, and hope that you stay safe and warm. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Public Computers will be Back on Monday, March 27 at 10 AM The library is installing new software on all our public computers. During this process there will be no public computers with Internet access. <strong>We will have wireless available.</strong> We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to providing new and improved services to our patrons and guests. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT Speaking from Spirit Mediumship Program Canceled Due to illness the Mediumship program scheduled for Thursday, Janury 26 has been canceled. We hope to reschedule it again sometime in the spring. We apologize for any inconvenience. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT