Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:51:05 GMT Morristown Art: the Works of Lois Collins and Timothy Jackson The library is hosting an exhibit of artwork by local artists Lois Collins and Timothy Jackson. The exhibit will be on display in the second floor, F.M. Kirby Gallery from December 15 through March 1. <strong>A reception for the exhibit will take place in the Gallery on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m.</strong><p>The exhibit showcases a variety of artwork from both artists over the course of their careers.&nbsp; From drawings to paintings to pastels, both artists have worked in a variety of medium and with a multitude of subjects.&nbsp; &ldquo;Artist on the Green&rdquo; Lois Collins is a long-time fixture in Morristown and the exhibit features a lot of her portrait work, including a pastel of herself and a variety of drawings of children.&nbsp; She has done Morristown-themed works including an oil painting of a Morris County courtroom in the exhibit.&nbsp; Timothy Jackson has been doing art his whole life as well, which is also remarkable considering he suffered a stroke in 2012.&nbsp; The exhibit features artwork from before his stroke, which was inspired by Egyptian and ancient art as well as abstract ideas. But it also features, remarkably, artwork from after his stroke, where he has largely worked in pastels due to physical limitations.&nbsp; The exhibition includes about 40 works of the artists.</p> <p><strong>Bios</strong></p> <p><strong>Lois Collins</strong>, is also known as the &ldquo;Artist on the Green,&rdquo; (i.e. the Morristown Green) where for many <img alt="Girl Drawing by Lois Collins" src="/userfiles/image/Girl%20Drawing%20Collins068.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; height:143px; margin:5px; width:125px" title="Girl Drawing by Lois Collins" />years she often did her artwork.&nbsp; She is a resident of Morris Plains, and formerly of Morristown.&nbsp; She studied fashion illustration and dress designing at the Traphagen School of Design, New York and she also studied at the New School, New York.&nbsp; She had her own dress making business, but also began sketching portraits when her son was young.&nbsp; She sketched judges of the Morris County court, sketched complimentary portraits of people during bicentennial celebrations in Town and has a painting on view of Morristown patriots in the North Jersey History &amp; Genealogy Center of the Library.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><img alt="Abstract by Timothy Jackson" src="/userfiles/image/art2%20timothy%20jackson.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:180px; margin:5px; width:90px" title="Abstract by Timothy Jackson" />Timothy Jackson</strong>, is a former Town Councilman, former member of the Board of Directors for the Red Cross and a Morristown resident.&nbsp; Art always played an important part in Timothy&rsquo;s life and still does despite a stroke he suffered in 2012.&nbsp; Timothy graduated from the Pratt Institute, worked for the famous photographer Bert Stern and he even designed a store front for designer Natasha NYC at St. Mark&rsquo;s in Greenwich Village.&nbsp; Timothy recently exhibited his work at the Morris County Library and he also received accolades for his unique artwork entitled Self Portrait of Stroke, which he created for a stroke-awareness event.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morristown &amp; Morris Township Library.</p> <p>Images: From top to bottom by Timothy Jackson, Lois Collins and Timothy Jackson</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT Affordable Care Act Help Now that a new enrollment period has begun for the Affordable Care Act, the library is offering our patrons sessions with an experienced counselor. Sessions will be on Tuesdays from now until Feb. 10 from 4 PM to 8:30 PM and on Saturdays in December from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Check our <a href="{d%20%272014-12-01%27}&Calendar_Code=">Events Calendar</a> to see all the dates and times. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT Check Out Our Online Services Did you know that the library offers a wide variety of services available from home? From downloading eBooks to placing holds and learning a foreign language, the library never really closes.<h3>Services Available from Home</h3> <h4>Download eBooks</h4> <p>You can download eBooks from our eBook collection by <a href="" target="_blank">clicking here.</a></p> <h4><strong>Download Audiobooks</strong></h4> <p>You can download Audiobooks from our Audiobook collection by <a href="" target="_blank">clicking here.</a></p> <h4><strong>Access Research Databases</strong></h4> <p>You can access our Research Databases, including Magazine and Newspaper indexes <a href="" target="_blank">by clicking here.</a></p> <h4><strong>Learn a Foreign Language</strong></h4> <p>You can choose from several different language options <a href="" target="_blank">by clicking here.</a></p> <h4><strong>Place Holds on Library Materials</strong></h4> <p><a href="" target="_blank">From our catalog found here</a> you can log in to your account and place holds.</p> <h4><strong>Renew your Materials</strong></h4> <p><a href="" target="_blank">From our catalog found here</a> you can log in to your account and renew your library materials</p> <h4><strong>Browse our Digital Collections</strong></h4> <p>The library has scanned many of our photographs and they are available to browse in our <a href="" target="_blank">Digital Collections which can be found here.</a></p> <h4><strong>Access our Reference eBooks</strong></h4> <p>The library has a large collection of <a href=";u=morr80140&amp;authCount=1" target="_blank">Reference eBooks which can be found here.</a></p> <p><a href=""><img alt="" src="" style="height:1px" /></a></p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT Library Closed for Thanksgiving, Thurs. and Fri. In celebration of Thanksgiving the library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. Have a happy holiday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT Parking Lot Being Repaved Sat. Nov. 8 Please note that due to repaving of the Library Parking Lot on Saturday, November 8, there will not be spaces available for public parking. The parking lot will be open the following day. We apologize for any inconvenience. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT