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EVENTS

Wednesday, October 17

No Passport Required! Next Stop: Iceland! 7:00 PM
No Passport Required! Next Stop: Iceland!
The Reference Librarians of the Morristown & Morris Twp. Library are an adventurous bunch! They love to travel and being true librarians, they love to share their knowledge with others. Join us for an evening of foreign travel and fun as two of our jet-setting world travelers, Jim Collins and Louis Muñoz, share their photographs and experiences of Iceland, a land of glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, black sand beaches, and majestic waterfalls.

Mindful Meditation 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mindful Meditation
Want to reduce stress & anxiety? Improve your mental clarity? Join us for weekly mindful meditation. All are welcome, no previous meditation practice is required. Meetings will be led by Morristown High School meditation instructor.

No meetings Oct. 31, Nov. 7, or Nov. 21.

Thursday, October 18

Chess Club 7:00 PM
Chess Club
Join us for chess on the third Thursday of every month. The group will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. upstairs in the F.M. Kirby Gallery. We will enjoy friendly, non-competitive, short games of chess between players of all skill levels. Basic knowledge of the game's rules is required. Improve your game, make new friends and enjoy playing chess! Players of all ages are welcome to play as long as they know the rules. Please bring your own chess board, pieces, and time clock. Games will be between 20-30 minutes as agreed upon between players.

Bethel Church presents: <strong><em>Radical Grace</strong></em> 7:00 PM
Bethel Church presents: Radical Grace
Film screening of Radical Grace (2016), a documentary about three nuns challenging the patriarchal Vatican and risking their place in the church to fight for social justice. Dr. Betty Livingston Adams (Yale and Drew Universities) will place one of the founders of Morristown's Bethel Church, Frances Ray, into context (NJ in 1843) and use her story to explore women’s roles in the Church.

Friday, October 19

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes 9:30 AM
Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes
Yoga in the morning at the library! Patrons will have the chance to experience the Krishnamacharya tradition of Hatha Yoga. Program held in the second floor Gallery.  Read more...

Saturday, October 20

Saturday Book Sale 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday Book Sale
The Friends of the Library book sale offers a large selection of paperback and hardcover books. All proceeds benefit the library.

The first and third Saturdays of the month (except July & August and Holidays) and every Tuesday.

Intermediate Google Sheets 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Intermediate Google Sheets
This class will take you beyond the basics of the Google Sheets spreadsheet tool to show you some additional powerful tools you can use to call, reorganize and analyse your information and data. This class will cover creating and manipulating pivot tables, advanced functions and formulas, function and formula nesting, as well as an introduction to the Google Query language for creating customized data calls and displays.

This class is intended for those who have completed the Introduction to Google Sheets class, have significant knowledge in using Google Sheets, or have a strong familiarity with Excel including the use of functions and formulas.

Registration is required. Please call 973-538-2592 to register or for more information.

Sunday, October 21

Fall Tai Chi Classes 2:00 PM
Fall Tai Chi Classes
Are you interested in learning about the Chinese art of Tai Chi? Join us for weekly Sunday classes (no class September 30th) by Master Gang Huang, who specializes in helping novices learn this fascinating martial art form. Proficient in many styles of Tai Chi, including Chen and Yang, Master Huang enjoys teaching people about the many health and wellness benefits of Tai Chi. He will lead us in learning basic aspects of traditional practice. For all abilities. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience or registration required.  Read more...

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NEWS

The Rotary Club of Morristown and John Bickford Foundation Provide the Library with a Technological Boost

The Rotary Club of Morristown and John Bickford Foundation Provide the Library with a Technological Boost
The Morristown & Morris Township Library was the recipient of two grant awards from the Morristown Rotary Club and the John Bickford Foundation for the purchase of laptops in the Library’s Technology Training Lab. Each $4,000 grant enabled the Library to update all of the laptops in the lab, which are used for public computer classes the Library offers throughout the year as well as for other purposes. The Rotary Club provides grants and sponsorships to organizations in order to better serve the community, while the John Bickford Foundation has a long history of supporting institutions in Morristown.

The Library offers traditional classes in Microsoft Excel and Word and other software-based programs such as photo editing and web browsing software.  In the past, the Library has also offered classes on social media, coding, and even a popular Savvy Seniors class that examines multiple topics in computing.  “We receive a lot of interest, especially in classes in Excel,” says Library director Chad Leinaweaver, “and we began offering classes in Spanish a few years ago that are well-received.  The new laptops really help us to fulfill our mission of providing education to the general public and helping everyone from those learning a new software program for their job or even retirees, like our Savvy Seniors, who just want to stay current with technology.”

However, the Library’s Technology Training Lab is used for more than just computer classes.  Local English as a Second Language (ESL) providers often book the space for classes with their students and over the past several years, certified health care counselors have provided Affordable Care Act information and helped resident sign up with insurance providers.  In addition, Young Adult Librarian Kristie Revicki uses the Technology Training Lab with teenagers in her programs.  For example, this summer, teens engaged in creative writing using Google applications in the Technology Lab in order to write one story altogether.  “With our young adult programming we really try to connect to a student’s creativity,” says Revicki, “whether that creative outlet is art, writing or something else, they all are interested in using technology to develop their own ideas.  Thus the Technology Lab is a great resource for us to all do something as a team.”

The Library’s Technology Training Lab was set up in 2006, when the latest wing was built through a combination of public and private funds.  Although the laptops in the Technology are still currently functional, it was time for an upgrade.  “Here at the Library we are pretty good about getting the maximum amount of use out of our equipment.” says Leinaweaver.  “We find ways to reuse older equipment around the building, but with Windows 10 and the advent of much faster processors, we were in need of new laptops in order to provide patrons with more current software and applications, which they are likely to see at their college or workplace.” 

The Rotary Club of Morristown looks to serve the Morristown community by awarding grants that are in line with the six areas of focus for Rotary International: peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and economic and community development.  The John Bickford Foundation has supported many Morristown institutions since its inception in 1971.  The Foundation has provided support within education, human services and children’s and family services in Morristown and has funded such local institutions such as the Market Street Mission, Preschool Advantage, Good Grief and Cornerstone Family Programs. 

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