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"Preserving the Past -- Building the Future" continues to be our guide. The core collection, including the Vermont and Civil War Collections, maintain our links to the past, while computers, Internet access, Listen Up! Vermont (audio books and ebooks), Vermont Online Library (reference services), Universal Classes (online courses) and the purchase of new materials guarantee our growth into the future. The community has acquired an outstanding asset available to all. Come and take advantage of its many offerings.
The Morristown Centennial Library’s mission is to further our community’s commitment to literacy and broad public access to information, sharing the advantages and joys of reading and lifelong learning with as many members of our community as possible. To achieve this mission the library is dedicated to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment, offering high quality services and programs that are responsive to our community's wants and needs and honoring patrons' rights to privacy, confidentiality and intellectual freedom.
Hello from MCL. November ushers in the busy holiday season and the start of all manner of winter activities. It’s also a good time to be thankful for the people in our circle and to remember and care for those around us. When you’re performing acts of kindness, don’t forget yourselves. We know you’ve a lot to do, but do carve out a bit of time for something peaceful and relaxing before you run back out into the storm. Have a look at upcoming events at the library. There’s something for all ages.
What’s going on at the library in November?
Check out our calendar for the full roster of meetings and programs. Below are our library-sponsored offerings:
CLOSURES: The library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 25th. We will be closed all day on Thursday, November 26th, Thanksgiving Day, and will re-open at 10 AM on Friday, November 27th. We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Friday November 13th: The British Ballad Tradition in New England: In partnership with the Morristown Historical Society and Noyes House Museum, Burt Porter Sings and Plays Vermont Versions of British Ballads at Morristown Centennial Library Friday, November 13 at 7 pm. The traditional British ballads as sung in New England are a rich part of the literary and musical heritage of our region, yet they are little known today. Although these ancient songs with their oft-tragic stories are rich in poetic artistry, in order to be truly appreciated they must be heard as music. Burt Porter, a singer and scholar of ballads, presents his program with a focus on Vermont versions and commentary on the history and art of balladry. Accompanying himself on fiddle and violin, he revives these old New England songs for an evening of musical fun. This event is free, open to the public and accessible to those with disabilities. Please contact the Morristown Historical Society at 888-7617 or email@example.com for more information.
Saturday November 14th: NANOWRIMO*(National Novel Writing Month) DAY
You have a novel in you, don’t you? Let it come out. On Saturday November 14th 9:30 AM-1:30 PM, come to the library. Bring your laptop, tablet, notebook or any means by which you record your thoughts, and head upstairs for the library’s second annual NANOWRIMO DAY, with quiet space, writing surfaces and even starter prompts to get that next Great American Novel out of your head and onto the page. Come in. Write. What are you waiting for?
Monday November 16th: At 6 PM we’ll be hosting the last of our Evening Book Discussions before we take a winter hiatus. This month is "BYOB”—bring your own book, that is. Every so often we voted to bring whatever books were on our nightstands and have everyone do rapid reviews vs. all reading a single book. It’s a good way of getting some new titles to add to your must-read list…and as always, convivial chat and shared snacks make it a good time.
Saturday November 28th: Silver Saturday. Simple materials, pretty decorations…that’s what this day is about. You know all about Black Friday and the ensuing weekend. If you don’t want to join the legions of rabid Saturday shoppers charging toward (and at) the malls and superstores, spend some time up in the Sargent Room of the library, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM, where there will be tables arrayed with a variety of paper, scissors, glue and other materials, directions and as-needed instruction for handmade holiday décor, from snowflakes to paper hanging ornaments featuring Polish Wycinanki designs.
For Children and Teens:
Preschool Story Times
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and activities for children ages 5 and under.
November 3: Mouse Tales
November 10: Family Meals
November 17: Socks and Shoes
November 24: Giving Thanks
Recommended for ages 5 and under, but open to all.
Thursday, November 5 at 10:30
Saturday, November 14, 10:30
International Games Day--Saturday, November 21
It doesn’t need to be electronic to be challenging and fun! Stop at the library between 9 am and 1:30 pm to play an array of board games.
For ages 5 to adult.
For your consideration this season
The Lamoille Neighborhood Food Project still has numerous drop-off sites throughout the area, including right here at MCL. When you’re filling your shopping cart, please consider adding some extra groceries for a hungry neighbor. Green bags are available at the adult circulation desk.
A Happy Holiday for Seniors. As our “library community” gift this year, we at MCL are sponsoring a senior through the United Way HOPE program. Until December 16th we will be collecting funds and items for our senior friend, who has requested gift cards to local restaurants, Price Chopper gift cards, warm blankets and smaller items such as an umbrella, some playing cards, a lidded travel mug, body lotion and other toiletry items (for women), slippers and warm socks (women’s size large) and a hat. If you would like to join us in this gift, please inquire at the adult circulation desk. For more information about this program, please call the United Way office at 888-3252.