Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS Morristown & Morris Township Library NEWS RSS Feed Fri, 06 May 2016 05:38:05 GMT Library Closed Friday May 6 for Staff Training Day The library will be closed all day on Friday, May 6 for a Staff Training Day. We will reopen at 9:30 AM on Saturday, May 7. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT Protecting Natural and Historic Places This lecture series is presented by the library in conjunction with the Morris County Trust for Historic Preservation. The natural and built environments together support each other, and every aspect of our lives. That's why we preserve historic resources and protect natural spaces. The series, running from April through October, features top-notch speakers in both fields, offering our community a new understanding of these local riches.<p>Several of the talks will take place during the library&#39;s Landscape Architecture Exhibit, &ldquo;<a href=";doc_id=39860">Gardens and Grounds by Three North New Jersey Landscape Designers</a>,&rdquo; on display in the Kirby Gallery, <strong>April 4 through June 30.</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Then &amp; Now: A Hunt... for Historic Gardens</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tuesday, April 5, 2016</p> <p><a href="">Man and Nature, Indivisible</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tuesday, April 26, 2016</p> <p><a href="">History and Landscape Shape Each Other: How the Past Governs Your Own Ecological Future</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tuesday, May 24, 2016</p> <p><a href="">Dating Historic Buildings</a> &nbsp; Tuesday, June 14, 2016</p> <p><a href="">Saving the American Country House: Buildings and Landscapes Together</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday, June 22, 2016</p> <p><a href="">Mid-Century Modernism and the Recent Past Debate</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday, July 14, 2016</p> <p><a href="">What Are Historic Preservation Commissions All About?</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday, July 21, 2016<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">The Morris County Trust for Historic Preservation</a> is a service organization for the New Jersey historic preservation community. Since 1978, they have offered help to the stewards of this state&#39;s historic and cultural resources, participated in the implementation of state and federal historic preservation law, advised municipalities throughout northern New Jersey in their formal preservation processes, and helped to educate the community about the value and conservation of their historic assets.</p> <p>This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission and from the Friends of the Morristown &amp; Morris Township Library.</p> <p><img alt="NJ Historical Commission Logo" src="/userfiles/image/New%20Jersey%20Historical%20Commission(4).jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:53px; margin:5px; width:125px" title="NJ Historical Commission Logo" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:11px">Photo Credit: Cassedy&#39;s store at Morris Canal, Waterloo, Sussex County, NJ &nbsp;&nbsp;ca. 1935 &nbsp;HABS&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT Building Contruction Current building construction has caused a temporary loss of approximately ten parking spaces in our public lot. Essential repairs to the building facade are necessary to ensure public safety. We apologize for this major inconvenience. Please read further for important parking information.<p><strong>Please take note of the following:</strong></p> <p>When our parking spaces are full, please <strong>do not park </strong>in the spaces marked for &ldquo;83 South Street.&rdquo;</p> <p>As another option, please consider parking in the metered spaces in Morristown, the Vail Mansion parking across South Street or at the parking garages around Town.</p> <p>There is ample metered parking on all the streets surrounding the library. The meters have either a 2 hour or a 90 minute maximum time with the following rates depending on the meter:</p> <p>90 minute meters: $0.25 for 15 minutes<em>&nbsp;($1.00 per hour)</em></p> <p>2 hour meters: $0.25 for 20 minutes<em>&nbsp;($0.75 per hour)</em></p> <p>The meters are in effect from 8 AM &ndash; 8 PM Monday- Saturday. There is one handicapped space available on South Street in front of the library.</p> <p>The <a href=";SEC=%7BC3AE8F20-0883-494E-AEEC-5D3C99D07CD2%7D" target="_blank">Morristown Parking Authority</a> operates several garages and parking lots within easy walking distance of the library. The map below shows their locations.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img alt="Public Parking Map" src="" style="float:left; height:282px; width:350px" title="Public Parking Map" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The closest public parking is at the <strong>Vail Mansion</strong> directly across the street from the library.<br /> <br /> The closest garage is the <strong>De Hart Street Garage.</strong></p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT Exhibit: Gardens and Grounds by Three North Jersey Landscape Designers A new exhibit by the library's North Jersey History & Genealogy Center shows highlights from the Center’s collections of landscape designs by Brinley & Holbrook, Ethelbert Furlong, and Joan Shapiro Greentree. The exhibit will be on display in the F.M. Kirby Gallery, located on the library's second floor from <strong>April 4 through July 3, 2016.</strong><p>John Brinley, of <a href="" target="_blank">Brinley &amp; Holbrook</a>, redesigned the Morristown Green in 1909.&nbsp; He began working as a landscape designer in 1885 and died in 1946. He designed the grounds of Florham (the Vanderbilt Mansion now home to Fairleigh Dickinson University) and other estates in northern New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. He worked with Frederick Law Olmsted on grounds for bigger companies and also designed landscapes for parks, schools, hospitals, prisons, asylums, churches, golf clubs, playgrounds, cemeteries, offices and government buildings throughout the Garden State.</p> <p>We will also show examples of works by Ethelbert Furlong (1894-1993) who was influenced by the Japanese, and whose work includes a sculpture garden for MOMA, and West Orange&#39;s Pleasantdale Chateau.&nbsp; Furlong also won an award from Lady Bird Johnson for the design of Capital Car grounds (in Maryland).&nbsp;</p> <p>Joan Shapiro Greentree (1929-2012) was a Boonton resident for about 25 years and the designer of New Jersey&rsquo;s first recycling center in the 1960s.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:00:00 GMT Library Closed on Easter Sunday The library will be closed on Sunday, March 27th for Easter. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 04:00:00 GMT