Do you love art but don’t feel like dealing with the stress of driving to Chicago? Join the Morris Area Public Library on Sept. 21 for its bus trip to the Art Institute of Chicago.
As one of the country’s largest art museums, the Art Institute of Chicago is a must-see for anyone interested in art.
From its world-renowned French Impressionist collection to American art favorites like Grant Wood’s American Gothic and from ancient treasures hailing from across the globe to modern masterpieces by Dali, Matisse and Picasso, the museum has something for everyone.
The price for adults to attend this bus trip is $57 and the price for seniors (65+) is $51, which includes your ticket, lunch, guided tour and transportation. Lunch choices include turkey and Swiss cheese on baguette, natural cured ham and brie cheese on rye bread chicken salad on a croissant, grilled vegetables and fresh mozzarella on ciabatta bread, or roast beef and cheddar cheese on wheat bread.
Please arrive at the library by 8:45 a.m., as the bus leaves at 9 a.m. The bus will be leaving Chicago at 3 p.m.
Please inform library staff of your lunch choice at time of sign-up. To register, call the library at 815-942-6880 or stop in to the library.
Movie Night: The Great Gatsby
One of the Morris library’s movie nights for September will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3.
Featured will be “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire.
Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
This movie is rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language. Therefore, you must be at least 13 to register and attend.
This movie is free and open to anyone 13 years of age or older. To register, please call 815-942-6880 or visit the library.
Refreshments will also be available.
Movie Night: Stories We Tell
The Morris library’s movie night will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 9, featuring the documentary “Stories We Tell.”
Sarah Polley’s documentary finds the director/actress exploring a family secret. She had discovered a few years earlier that her biological father was not actually the person she knew as her father.
In an effort to fully understand this long-held family
secret, Polley interviews every member of her family, and has the man she thought of as her dad write his version of events and record it, using him reading his story as a recurring voiceover throughout the film. “Stories We Tell” screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
This movie is rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving sexuality, brief strong language and smoking. Therefore, you must be at least 13 to register and attend.
This movie is free and open to the public. To register, call 815-942-6880 or visit the library. Refreshments will also be available.
Vintage Craft Series
Do you wish you had a special space to keep all of your small treasures? Come make your own miniature drawer and box that’s perfect for keeping keys, playing cards, cellphone or other items at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10.
This program is free and open to all teens and adults. Register by calling 815-942-6880 or stop in to the library. Space is limited, so sign up today.
Fall Craft Series
Are you looking for a new way to show off your crafty talents? Then, fall into the swing of things with a new craft series at the Morris library.
Get creative for the Grundy County Corn Festival and fall by learning how to handcraft projects such as a paper wreath for your family or friends.
Local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Charlene Fischer will lead a series of workshops on Sept. 12, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and Oct. 24. All of these programs will be at 6 p.m. Materials will be provided.
Register by calling 815-942-6880 or stop in to the library. Space is limited, so don’t miss out. The Morris Area Public Library is located at 604 Liberty St. in Morris.