February 5, 2014 9-1pm
Job Resource Fair
Alexandria Technical College Law Enforcement Gym

We have flyers posted at the library listing all the attending businesses.

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We have recently added many new science fiction books to our collection – some new titles and some older books as well.

Thank you to our Friends of the Library supporters!


Dresden Files 2: Fool Man by Jim Butcher

 Into the Void by Tim Lebbon

Last Dark by Stephen Donaldson

Long War by Terry Pratchett

Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde

Star Wars: Crucible by Troy Denning


Older Titles

Against All Things Ending by Stephen Donaldson

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Inkdeath by Cornelia C. Funke

Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Charterhouse Dune by Frank Herbert

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Ender Quintet #5 by Orson Scott Card

2001: a Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Changes: Dresden Files #12 by Jim Butcher

Small Favor: a novel of the Dresden Files #10 by Jim Butcher


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Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Cell by Robin Cook

Chase by Janet Evanovich

Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb

Conquest by John Connolly

Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton

Death Trade by Jack Higgins

Drowing Spool by Monica Ferris

Eggs in a Casket by Laura Childs

Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith

Hazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin

Hunted by Karen Robards

Innocence by Dean Koontz

Innocent Blood by James Rollins

Killer by Jonathan Kellerman

Kiss & Tell by Fern Michaels

Moving Target by J.A. Jance

Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini

Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Private Private LA by James Patterson

Ripper by Isabel Allende

Robert B. Parker’s Bull River by Robert Knott

Standup Guy by Stuart Woods

1st Love by James Patterson

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lake of Tears by Mary Logue

Murder as a 2nd Language by Joan Hess

Twisted Sisters by Jen Lancaster

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Here are a few Hanukkah and Christmas websites to check out:

Hanukkah Recipes

Hanukkah Activities

North Pole

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Homemade Gifts

Gift Wrapping

Holiday Travel Deals

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New DVDs

Fall Additions to our DVD collection
Note: New titles are frequently checked out. You may ask to be put on the waiting list for any title you do not see on the shelves.

After Earth
Anything is Possible
Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess
The Bay
Behind the Candelabra
Chasing Ice
The Conjuring
The Croods
The Day Kennedy Died
Enemy at the Gates
Frozen Ground
Geronimo Stilton Operation Shufongfong
Ghost Army
Girl Most Likely
Great Plains
Grown Ups 2
Hangover III
Home Alone The Holiday Heist
The Horses of McBride
The Hot Flashes
The Iceman
The Internship
Iron Man 3
The JFK Collection
The Korean War
Last of the Mohicans
Legendary White Stallions
Leisa Hart’s Fitmama Prenatal Workout
Leverage/The Final Season
The Lords of Salem
Love is All You Need
Mark Twain Original Family Classics
The Men Who Built America
Monsters University
Mystery of the Hope Diamond
National Geographic 125th Anniversary Photos That Amaze
North America
Now You See Me
Only God Forgives
An Ordinary Hero
Pain & Gain
Person of Interest/Complete Second Season
Prenatal Yoga
The Real Vikings Collection
Scooby Doo! And the Snow Creatures
Secrets of War: Espionage
Secrets of War: Vietnam a War Unwanted
Secrets of War: Shadows of the Third Reich
Shrek the Halls
Shrek the Musical
Soda Springs
Standing Up
Star Trek Into Darkness
Stuck in Love
The Town Christmas Forgot
Unfinished Song
The Way Way Back
White House Down
World War Z

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Several UMM students will be teaching two drop-in sessions at the Morris Public Library for seniors interested in learning basic computer skills. The sessions will be held on Saturdays at 9AM on November 9th and 16th.

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Check out these new fiction titles at Morris Public Libary:

Accused by Lisa Scottoline
Beloved Enemy by Eric Lustbader

Candlelight Xmas by Susan Wiggs

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier

Creeps by John Connolly

Cross My Heart by James Patterson

Deadline by Sandra Brown

Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods

Double by George Pelecanos

Dr. Sleep by Stephen King

Dust by Patricia Cornwell

Final Cut by Catherine Coulter

Guilt Trip by Laura Childs

Gone by James Patterson

Identical by Scott Turow

Just 1 Evil Act by Elizabeth George

King & Maxwell by David Baldacci

Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

Mirage by Clive Cussler

No Man’s Nightingale by Ruth Rendell

October List by Jeffery Deaver

Outlaw by Ted Dekker

Police by Jo Nesbo

Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do: a Jesse Stone novel by Michael Brandman

Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis

Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen

Silent Night by Robert B. Parker

Something Borrowed Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton

Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

Stella Bain by Anita Shreve

Storm Front by John Sanford

Survivor by Vince Flynn

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Takedown 20 by Janet Evanovich

Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling

Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

White Fire by Douglas Preston

Winners by Danielle Steel

Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice

15 Minutes by Karen Kingsbury

2nd Watch by J.A. Jance



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The PRCA (Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance) is sponsoring a musical event by

!Viva Mexico! on Saturday, October 5th. This is a free event, open to the public. At 3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room, there will be a workshop on music and storytelling for all ages. That evening, outside the back door of the PRCA Art Gallery, 630 Atlantic Ave, there will be a Mexican dinner provided and prepared by our local Lazos group with live music of !Viva Mexico!, a mariachi band. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Noted Minnesota photographer, Doug Ohman is returning to Morris with a presentation of Minnesota cemeteries on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the library. This event is sponsored by Viking Library System with funding from the Minnesota Arts & Heritage Legacy Fund. Join us, just in time for Halloween.

During the MEA (Minnesota Educators Association) break, the library will be hosting a movie matinee for children of all ages, Thursday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. Popcorn and water will be provided. This event is sponsored by Alan Saugstad and the Friends of the Morris Public Library.

The library has added a few new magazine subscriptions to our collection: Family Tree (genealogy), Hobby Farms, Love of Quilting, Travel 50+; and for the children: American Girl, Kids Discovery, Scooby Doo, and ZooBooks (baby animals).  Another new exciting subscription for us is an online resume building database from Cypress Press. There is a link on our webpage, in the Business & Career section and icons will be on our public computers. We hope you find these additional resources helpful.

Our display case in October features pop-up books belonging to Barbara McGinnis. Previous displays have been: turtles, birds, cats, hippos, delftware, vinyl record covers, teapots, and music boxes. If you have a collection you would like to share, contact the library to schedule a month to display it – 320-589-1634.

A selection of spooky and/or horror books for Halloween include:

  • A Good Night for Ghosts, by Mary Pope Osborne, 2009.                 J Osb
  • Halloween, by Amy Margaret, 2002.                                                  J  394.2646 Mar
  • Halloween Crafts, by Fay Robinson, 2001.                                         J  745.594 Rob
  • Haunted – ghost stories, 2006.                                                              J   Hau
  • Let’s Throw a Halloween Party, by Rachel Lynette, 2012.               J 793.2 Lyn
  • Scary Stories to Read when its Dark, by Arnold Lobel, 2000.          J Lob
  • Campfire Thrillers, short stories edited by Rebecca Rizzo,      1994.    808.83 C15
  • Ghost at Work, by Carolyn Hart (mystery), 2008.                              M Har
  • Ghostly Tales of Minnesota, by Ruth Hein, 1992.                               133.1 Hei       
  • Midnight Voices, by John Saul, 2002                                                     Sa8
  • Winter Haunting, Dan Simmons, 2002                                                 Si4
  • Women and Ghosts, by Alison Lurie, 1994 (short stories)                 L97

by Melissa

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Welcome back students…..we hope you make the library a regular part of your studies and we look forward to your visits, whether for ‘business or pleasure’. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go”.    Dr. Seuss


After a hiatus in August, our story time resumes again on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 5th. During the school year, our story time is provided by the UMM students involved in the TREC (Tutoring, Reading, Enabling Children) Program. Sharon Ehlers is our children’s librarian and coordinates children’s activities. Thank you to everyone who makes our children’s programming successful.


Banned Books Week (September 22 – 28) is an annual celebration of books and our freedom to read. Watch for our display. You may be surprised at some of the titles.


Our display case in September features doll furniture provided by Carol Zimny. If you have a collection you would like to share, contact the library to schedule a month to display it –



Three big events are scheduled for September. Our first event is Minnesota author, Frederick Blanch who was initially scheduled to speak in April, but his event had to be re-scheduled due to inclement weather. He will speak Thursday, September 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Morris Library about his book, Last Words: Frederick’s Bionary. The book received a nomination for a 2011 Minnesota Book Award.  Bionary is a book format combining biography and dictionary. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Morris Senior Center women will provide refreshments.


Our second two events are also sponsored by the Friends of the Library group.  For all of you Tolkien fans who celebrate Frodo and Bilbo Baggins’ birthdays on September 22nd, we will have a birthday party on Saturday, September 21st.  But first, on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. Professor Brooke Miller will talk about the background to the Lord of the Rings books to give some perspective. On Saturday, then from 1 – 3 we will have an outdoor birthday party (weather permitting, indoors if not). Please feel free to arrive in costume. After the party, we will have an opportunity to watch the movie, The Hobbit in the library meeting room.


Books that have been banned in recent years:

  • Absolutely True Diary of a Part      Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie –      award winning YA book
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison – award winning book
  • Child Called It, by Dave  Pelzer      – required reading in some schools
  • Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card – science fiction
  • Fifty Shades of Gray, by E.L. James  – many, many requests for this title
  • Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls – memoir
  • Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood – science fiction
  • In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote – true crime
  • Kite Runner, by Khailed Hosseinimade into a popular movie
  • Nickel & Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenerich – nonfiction about (not)      living on minimum wage
  • Robopocalypsa, by David Wilson – science fiction
  • Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen – made into a popular movie
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