The Abolitionists – American Experience documentary
Amazing Racer (PG) – a story of a girl, her grief, and how she and a horse both made a comeback together.
Best of Warner Bros. 25 Cartoon Collection - Hannah Barbera
Broken City (R) – a private investigator thriller
Cloud Atlas (R) – reincarnation drama
Day of the Falcon (R) – a tale of honor, greed, betrayal, and love
Happy, Happy (R) – family drama
Jack Reacher (PG-13) – based on a Lee Child thriller
The Last Stand (PG-13) – X-men science fiction
Leverage Seasons 1-4 - Timothy Hutton stars as Nate Ford
Lukewarm – father and son christian drama starring John Schneider
Mama (PG-13) – supernatural horror film
The Man with the Iron Fists (unrated version) – action adventure film starring Russel Crowe
The Mighty Mississippi - documentary of the largest river system in teh U.S.
Officer Down(R) – police/revenge drama
Parker (R) – gangster drama
A Previous Engagement (not rated) – a comedy of first love and married love
Promised Land (R) – a drama about property drilling rights in an economically hard-hit area.
Shed the Pounds - three 20-minutes low-impact aerobic workouts
Silver Linings Playbook (R) – the story of how a man who has lost everything creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with family and friends.
Stand Up Guys (R) – organized crime drama
Stolen (R) – kidnapping drama starring Nicholas Cage
Wild Horse Wild Ride (PG) – Each year, through the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, 100 people across the country attempt to tame a wild mustang in 100 days. Following this dangerous and harrowing feat performed by everyday people from every walk of life, is a public competition and adoption event that determines whether these newly gentled horses will find homes beyond government corrals.
Wuthering Heights (not rated) – epic love story based on Emily Bronte’s novel.
The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be held on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 10 - 6 p.m. If you would like to help at the sale or for set beforehand, call the library at 320-589-1634. We welcome donations!
Here’s a list of our newest titles in book on CD:
In the children’s section:
The Horse and his Boy by C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
The Golden Compass by C.S. Lewis
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
Vote by Gary Paulsen
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Formerly Shark Girl by Kelly L. Bingham
Out of This Place by Emma Cameron
The Glass Cafe or, the stripper and the state: how my mother started a war with the system that made us kind of rich and a little bit famous by Gary Paulsen
Here is where: discovering America’s great forgotten history by Andrew Carroll, a fifty-state tour of lesser-known historical sites
Keep it Pithy: useful observations in a tough world by Bill O’Reilly
Permanent Present Tense: the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient by Suzanne Corkin
A fearless tale of a father, his 6 year old daughter, and his dog as they voyage through trauma and loss while exploring the natural wonders and challenges of the sea.
The Eye of God by James Rollins – a Sigma Force novel
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank
All of her husbands cronies have replace their wives with new Barbies. Les thinks her life is comfortable, therefore acceptable. Then while out golfing with the guys, she falls down a manhole unnoticed. This changes everything…….
All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue
“Beach Book Extraordinaire! Donohue’s three protagonists are irresistibly sympathetic as they try to unbury their true selves from the ruinous secrets of their shared past.” –Elin Hilderbrand. bestselling author of Beautiful Day
The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber
Excertped from goodreads.com:
One day in 1855 Lucy Lobdell cut her hair, changed clothes, and went off to live her life as a man. By the time it was over, she was notorious. The New York Times thought her worthy of a lengthy obituary that began “Death of a Modern Diana . . . Dressed in Man’s Clothing She Win’s a Girl’s Love.”
Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman
from a review on goodreads.com:
Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that’s pushing family farms to the brink, Little Wolves features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, and a pastor’s wife (and washed-out scholar of early Anglo-Saxon literature) who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own. A penetrating look at small-town America from the award-winning author of The Night Birds, Little Wolves weaves together elements of folklore and Norse mythology while being driven by a powerful murder mystery; a page-turning literary triumph
Love Finds You in Daisy Oklahoma by Nancy Hanna
Set in 1912, Rena arrives in town to help with children who were orphaned after a tornado. She plants a garden at the orphanage and soon begins to wonder if she’s taken on more than she can handle.
Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller
Excerpted from goodreads.com:
A profoundly moving, deliciously suspenseful novel about an American grandfather and a newly orphaned boy racing across the Norwegian wilderness, fleeing demons both real and imagined.
Lethal Investments by K. O. Dahl – another novel set in Norway
Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan by Melanie Dobson
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell – a mystery set in the 1920s
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy – a thriller set the in American West
Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - set in 1920s Alaska
Storm Front by Richard Castle – a Derrick Storm thriller
The Survivor by DiAnn Mills – Crime Scene Houston #2
Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren – A Christiansen family novel
Together Tea by Marjan Kamali - chronicles the life of a 25 year old Iranian-American female.
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani – set in the midst of the Great Depression
Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum – a seaside knitters mystery
Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen - a suspense novel based in Florida
Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick – prequel to the Cobble Court Quilt series
The Bookman’s Tale by Charles Lovett – a tale of obsession
Choke Point by Ridley Pearson – another suspense story, this one set in the Netherlands
A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre
Doll by Taylor Stevens
The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan – one diamond ring and four couples
Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson – a suspense novel
Flora by Gail Godwin – set in the final months of WWII
A Girl Like You by Maureen Lindley – a Japanese-American girl is sent to an internment camp during WWII
Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
Is This Tomorrow? by Caroline Leavitt
Island Girls by Nancy Thayer
Jewelweed by David Rhodes
Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews
Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Shadow Tracer by Meg Gardiner
Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Son by Philipp Meyer
Protector by Diana Palmer
Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
Enjoy the summer!!!
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!