The Nisse will be hiding in a new place each week.
June 10-July 27, 2013
It’s time for our Summer Reading Program
at the Morris Public Library!
Reading Incentives: Kids, stop in to pick up a reading log or bookmark to keep track of what you read this summer. Books will be given away each week, with many prizes awarded after the program is completed.
Fine Forgiveness Week June 10-15th: for children who have fines owed to our library only.
Art Work: Submit your artwork depicting this year’s theme, Dig Into Reading
Minnesota Zoomobile Monday, June 10, 11AM
Okee Dokee Brothers Thursday, June 27, 2PM
Collectible Card Game Tournament Tuesday, July 2, 5:30-8PM
Minnesota Comic Workshop Wednesday, July 17, 2-4PM
STAR Michaelina Thursday, July 25, 10:30AM
Lunch Bunch Wednesdays @ 1pm
Book Bunch Mondays @ Noon
Friday Flicks 2pm
Mad Scientists Club Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 1pm
Brochures available at the library with complete details for each activity
Thanks for supporting us!
Common Cup Coffee House, Dairy Queen, Johns Total Entertainment, Friends of the Library, Morris Community Education, Pizza Hut, Pizza Ranch, RFC, Allen Saugstad with Thrivent, Thrifty White, and Super Valu
Here’s a list of the newest DVD titles available at the Morris library:
End of Watch
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Hyde Park on Hudson
Killing Them Softly
This is 40
Zero Dark Thirty
Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy
Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away
Life of Pi
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck it Ralph (animated)
Breaking Dawn part two
Cold Light of Day
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Playing for Keeps
Gnomeo & Juliet
Lady and the Tramp
Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captivated Culture
Weight of the Nation
John Ford Westerns
Lots of new children’s books await you at the Morris library!
Bink and Golly: Two for One
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Sit Still
Clifford Collection The Original Six
Clifford Shares (Can you tell we’re excited about Clifford’s upcoming 50th birthday?!)
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?
Hero of Little Street – Narrowly escaping from a gang of bullies, a boy slips into a grand old gallery–the perfect hiding place, full of mystery and treasures. Suddenly, a painting comes to life and the boy finds himself on an adventure led by a mischievous dog that has leapt from the canvas. The two slip into a Vermeer painting and are transported to Little Street, Delft in seventeenth-century Holland, where the boy has to use every ounce of his ingenuity to rescue his new friend from an untimely fate.
I Spy on the Farm
Llama Llama Time to Share
Miss Maple’s Seeds
Missing Mommy – Honest and straightforward, this touching story explores the many emotions a bereaved child may experience, from anger and guilt to sadness and bewilderment. Ultimately, Missing Mommy focuses on the positive—the recognition that the child is not alone but still part of a family that loves and supports him.
My Father’s Arms are a Boat – deals with love and loss and a young boy wonders whether his mother will ever wake up
My First Day – depicts over 20 newborn species on their first day of life
Penny and Her Marble
Tops and Bottoms
Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart – After spending weeks making valentines for all of her friends, Gerry takes the wrong folder to school and must find another way to tell her friends they sparkle.
Becoming Babe Ruth – Get to know Babe Ruth in his formative years
Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas – Told in the form of one-page comic strips, each of Benjamin’s adventures is a hilarious gag, a puzzle, a mini physics lesson, or sometimes all three. Of the first Benjamin book, Horn Book wrote, “Original, deep-down funny . . . steeped in the rare quality of imaginative kindness.” Kirkus called it, “A visually formatted joke book to inspire thinking as well as laughs.”
Better Nate ThanEver
Bubble in the Bathtub – (Dr. Proctor’s Fart Powder series)
Chasing the Prophecy
Dr. Proctor’s Fart Powder
In a Glass Grimmly
I Represent Sean Rosen
Matilda (replacement copy)
Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth
Never Say Die – When the motto of your village is “never say die,” you have a lot to live up to. . . .
One Came Home – “An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now.”—Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman
Sun Trail (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1)
Tale Dark and Grimm
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot
Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable Recovery
When the Butterflies Came – A moving story of a young girl’s struggle with love, loss, family, and magic from the beyond
Wilma Tenderfoot: The Case of the Fatal Phantom
Young Adult YA
Heaven (Book 3 in the Halo Trilogy)
Thirteen Reasons Why – Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and crush – who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face.
Midwinter Blood – Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined—this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice.
Rotten – Jimmer JD Dobbs and his rescued Rottweiler
Yaqui Melgado Wants to Kick Your Ass – In Meg Medina’s compelling new novel, a Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school — and must discover resources she never knew she had.
Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday, March 26
Morris Public Library
Ages 10 and under
Storytime, Facepainting, Coloring, Chalk and bubbles
Take photo with Easter bunny
Sponsored by Morris Area Women of Today
(Indoors if bad weather)
Students from the MAHS Personal Computing Class will be reading books they’ve created at Storytime this week! Storytime is held at 10:30am on Thursdays. The students’ books are already on display in the children’s section at the library and are being enjoyed by many people.
The students have a craft activity, a coloring project, and a treat for all kids who come to Storytime!
Scott Thoma, Out of the Blue
Two Minnesota authors will be here at the library soon. Scott Thoma will be here on March 21 at 1:00 p.m. He will talk about his book Out of the Blue. It is a non-fiction book about the F5 tornado that touched down in Tracy, MN on June 13, 1968. This is the first recorded F5 tornado in Minnesota history. Nine people were killed and 125 injured that day. Approximately one fourth of the town’s homes were destroyed . Scott lived in Tracy at the time.
Out of the Blue tells the story of two sisters who lived through the tornado. Linda (Haugen) Vaske and Pam Haugen were 20 and 8 at the time. Linda and her husband Clifford were recently married. Clifford had been drafted for the war in Vietnam and was in training in the state of Washington at the time of the tornado. Linda and Clifford had been finalizing adoption papers for 2 year old Nancy Vlahos. Although the town had blown the emergency siren, Linda, Pam, and Nancy were sucked out of the house by a 300 mile-per-hour wind.
Scott is currently a resident of Willmar, MN. He has been a sports writer and a sports editor for a Minnesota newspaper for nearly 30 years.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library. The Morris Seniors Group will serve refreshments.
Frederick Blanch, Last Words: Frederick’s Bionary
Roseville, MN resident Frederick Blanch, has written a book he likes to call a dictionary and a biography all in one. This book published by North Star Press in September of 2011, follows a dictionary format where the words are in bold letters and the description follows. These descriptions range from a few words to several pages. Last Words has won a 2011 Minnesota Book Award. The humor in his book is reminiscent of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Frederick will be here at the library on Thursday, April at 2:00 p.m.
Other notes of interest: The MAHS Computer Students have written sequels to several childrens books. These books are now on display at the library. The class will be putting on Story Hour next week on Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. One of the books will be read at that time.
MAHS Computing Class Book Display
The Morris Area High School Personal Computing Class, under the direction of Jenny Maras, will have their projects on display here at the library during the month of March. The class has chosen different children’s books and written sequels to them. On March 21 at 10:30 a.m., the group will lead story time at the library reading the one of the original books and then reading the sequel they wrote. They will also be doing some activities relating to the book afterwards. Everyone is welcome to come to the library and participate in the fun!
New Juvenile Books
We have several new juvenile books here in the library! Here are just a few:
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin. Sasha Zaichak has known the rules for Stalin’s Young Pioneers for years and now that he is ten the time has come for him to join. The day has arrived, but everything goes wrong for Sasha. Could it be that the Young Pioneers is not all he has dreamed it would be?
Hothead by Cal Ripken, Jr. Connor Sullivan is the best player on his Babe Ruth Team. He is an all-star shortstop, a great cleanup hitter, and all around good guy that everyone likes. Lately though, things are bothering him and he can’t keep his anger under control. His best friend starts to avoid him and the coach wants to bench him. Will Connor be able to straighten out his life in time to win the championship?
Peter and the Star Catchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. In this fast paced prequel to J. M. Barrie’s well know book “Peter Pan”, an orphan boy named Peter and his friend Molly take to the high seas. Along the way they try overcome a band of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a secret safe. Aboard the “Never Land” there is a mysterious trunk that is claimed to hold the greatest treasure on earth. Our characters eventually land on Mullosk Island where the action really begins!
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz. Gsrpare Grinsini, expert puppeteer, is invited to entertain at the home of Clara Wintermute, who is spellbound by Gaspare’s act. Gaspare accepts the invitation and brings along his two assistants, Lizzie Rose and Parsefall. That night Clara disappears and Gaspare is suspected of the crime. Together Lizzie Rose and Parsefall seek to find out what has happened to Clara.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. In the kingdom of Geredd, dragons disguise themselves as humans. They endear themselves to the kingdom by sharing their mathematical knowledge with universities as teachers. Seraphina, a gifted musician, joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered. As Seraphina investigates the murder, she works with the captain of the Queen’s guard, Prince Lucian Kiggs. She also tries to protect her own terrible secret from being known.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Ivan lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall. He has grown accustomed to humans and watches them through the glass walls. He rarely misses life in the jungle anymore. Ivan spends his days thinking about TV and his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant. Ruby helps Ivan see their home and his art in a new way.
You may request your copy by going to www.morris.lib.mn.us or calling 320-589-1634.
Zinio digital magazines have arrived at the Morris Public Library! One hundred titles are available electronically and can be downloaded to your PC, Mac, phone, iPad, Android or Kindle. Many titles are interactive (graphics, videos, and animations)
Here is a list of magazines:
America’s Best Home Workshops
American Patchwork & Quilting
Backyard & Garden
Best-Ever Home Shop
Car & Driver
Consumer Reports Kitchen
Cross Stitch Collection
Do It Yourself
ESPN The Magazine
Field & Stream
Food Network Magazine
Homes & Gardens
Horse & Rider
Ladies Home Journal
Martha Stewart Living
Mother Earth News
National Geographic Traveler
O The Oprah Magazine
PC Magazine Digital
Quilting Arts Magazine
Quilts & More
Road & Track
Taste of Home
The Beer Connoisseur
Town & Country
VLS Press Release:
Viking Library System card holders now have access to over 100 popular magazine titles in digital format. Residents of the six-county region can sign up online with a Viking Library System library card to obtain an account and then immediately begin to download their favorite magazines. All magazines are in full color with all stories, pictures, charts, and advertising included. Some of the titles including National Geographic are interactive and include videos and activities.
Digital magazines can be read on any computer, tablet, or smart phone including Kindles and all Apple products. Account set-up requires Internet access, but downloaded magazines can be read offline at any time. Digital magazines provide easy portable access to many titles, and sometimes the only access to titles which no longer provide print editions.
The service includes simultaneous use, allowing an unlimited number of users to view the magazine at the same time. Every title can be kept as long as the user chooses; there are no due dates and no fines. The magazines can simply be deleted when no longer needed.
“Digital magazines offered without charge through public libraries are a very new service,” according to VLS Director, Peg Werner. “We are pleased that our member libraries will have this service available to their customers.”
Residents of Viking Library System, which includes the counties of Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse, can get a library card in any of the VLS member libraries located in Browns Valley, Alexandria (Douglas County), Elbow Lake, Fergus Falls, Glenwood, Hancock, Morris, New York Mills, Pelican Rapids, Perham, and Wheaton or at any bookmobile stop.
Online sign-up for digital magazine access is available with a library card at www.viking.lib.mn.us/digitallibrary.html or by visiting your local library’s website.
If you want a job…or a better job…take this opportunity for FREE (just give us three hours)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 9am to Noon OR 12:30 to 3:30pm at the Morris Public Library.
102 E. 6th St.
Morris, MN 56267
Take the National Career Readiness Certificate assessment at no cost. To reserve your slot, please call Sam at 320-762-7530 or email Sam at email@example.com.
The library will open early for participants.