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Events for Wednesday October 11, 2017

Assistive Technology iPads

Assistive Technology Program: iPad Basics

Wednesday October 11, 2017

A six week class for patrons 55 and older with a vision change. Have you heard about the iPad but are not sure what it is? Do you have an iPad but are not sure how to use it? In this beginner class you will receive an introduction to the iPad. In addition, you will be introduced to accessibility features on the iPad, such as Zoom and Voice Over (Apple’s built-in screen reader), to access the iPad. (Each class is 1.5 hours.)

This program is provided by The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) as part of the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) for New Jersey residents 55 and older who have experienced a change in vision. The Commission supports FREE iPad and computer training classes through Advancing Opportunities, which will take place this September through December, at eight public libraries around the state, including the Morristown & Morris Township Library. 

To register & for more information, please call Advancing Opportunities, Assistive Technology Services, 888-322-1918, extension 501 or send an email to  At the phone number, you will receive voicemail. In your phone message or email, please leave your name, phone number and the best time to reach you. If you have a cellphone, leave that number as well. Please be aware that there is much interest in these classes, so the volume of calls and emails will be high. It may take several days for your message to be returned.  Due to limited seating for these classes, only registered participants will be able to attend.

The LEAP program is sponsored by the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in partnership with Advancing Opportunities and the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center.

NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Advancing Opportunities

The New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center

Craft Story Time

Craft Story Time

Wednesday October 11, 2017
10:00 AM
Come listen to some stories and make a craft to take home. We will meet on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings from October 3rd to November 15th. For ages 2-5. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Tuesdays, Thursdays at 10:00 AM starting July 10, 2018 until August 16, 2018

Scrabble Club

Scrabble Club

Wednesday October 11, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The library's Scrabble Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month, except July and August, from 2 – 4 PM. All word game enthusiasts are invited to join us at the library for a fun and friendly afternoon playing Scrabble.

The club is free and open to the public. Scrabble boards, scoring materials, dictionaries and refreshments will be provided.  We hope you will stop by and play a round with us.

Maritime Treasure Hunt

Maritime Treasure Hunt Adventure Talk: The Sunken Gold

Wednesday October 11, 2017
7:00 PM
After explosions from German mines rattled the ship, the battered HMS Laurentic and its haul—44 tons of gold bullion meant to finance the Great War—sank to the ocean floor. The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I Espionage and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History by Joseph A. Williams presents this century old retrieval mission. Join us for a talk with the book’s author about this fantastic adventure!

Cinematic in scope, The Sunken Gold takes readers from the haunting coastline of Lough Swilly to the depths of the ocean to the great war halls of London. Here, the sea lords of the British Navy asked Lieutenant Commander Guybon Damant to recover the 3,211 bars of gold lost in the ruined hull of the Laurentic As the unpredictable weather off the coast of Ireland drew the salvage into a multiyear struggle, Damant was called off to lead a covert diving team.

The crew gathered crucial intelligence from sunken U-boats, searching for ciphers, minefield schematics and other secret documents that would aid the Allies in defeating German submarines. Years later, Damant returned to his long-deferred mission, steadfastly collecting 99 percent of the treasure thought lost to the sea.


Joseph A. Williams is a librarian, archivist, and historian holding master's degrees in History and Library and Information Science from Queens College. He worked as the Head of Collections and Assistant Director of the State University of New York Maritime College's Stephen B. Luce Library which specializes in nautical research. Currently, he is the Deputy Director of Greenwich Library (CT). Joseph has published widely in the fields of maritime history and librarianship and is the author of Seventeen Fathoms Deep: The Saga of the Submarine S-4 Disaster. He lives in Connecticut.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

Sat (Jul/Aug):

9:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 6:00
9:30 - 5:00
10:00 - 2:00
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