February 20, 2012
Beginning today, Feb. 20 and continuing throughout this week and next week, parking will be extremely limited as trucks unload our archival collections which are returning from off-site storage. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
History Center Briefly Closed While Collections Return
February 17, 2012
We are happy to announce that our collections are returning from off-site storage. For the safety and comfort of our researchers the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center will be Closed the following days: Monday – Friday Feb. 20 – Feb. 24 & Feb. 27 – Mar. 02, 9 AM – 5 PM. We will be Open the following evenings:
Monday – Thursday Feb. 20 - Feb. 23 & Feb. 27 - March 1, 5 - 9 PM. We will also be open the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 25 9:30 - 5 PM and Sunday, Feb. 26 1 -5 PM. In case of delays, we advise that you call before you come in.
Language Learning Programs for Adults and Kids
February 08, 2012
The library subscribes to two online language learning programs. Mango Languages offers training in over 35 languages including Spanish, French, German and English. Muzzy is a program for children and it uses a unique mix of stories, songs, activities and games to make learning a language fun. A valid Morristown & Morris Township Library card will be necessary to use these programs. Please click here to access these databases.
Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens
February 07, 2012
Today marks the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. Festivities, celebrations, testimonials, remembrances and readings will take place today and throughout the year. Here are some places of interest on the web. NPR has a very complete story about Dickens and his work. For fun you might want to try the Dicken's trivia quiz in the Guardian. There is a website called Dickens 2012 devoted to listing all Dickens related hoopla throughout the year. And, in addition to the novels that are available in the library, we recommend the new biography by Claire Tomalin called Charles Dickens: A LIfe.
Morristown in Photogravure
February 03, 2012
The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center has recently added images from the Morristown in Photogravure viewbook to its online collections. Viewbooks were a popular and inexpensive memento and gift item for tourists. Many views in this book are of special interest today as they show 19th century Morristown buildings and landscapes that no longer exist. It was published in 1895 by William K. Muchmore, a Morristown stationer and bicycle dealer, and printed by the Albertype Company in Brooklyn, NY. Read more...