Ongoing Libby Server Maintenance

Between May 3 and July 28, 2022, Libby will perform server upgrades to enhance the performance and security of the systems used to access the digital collection.

These upgrades will be completed between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays only during the period noted above. Your Libby service will be impacted only once for approximately 60 minutes or less.

Patrons will still be able to sign in to the digital collection and browse or read titles, but may encounter errors when attempting to borrow, place a hold, or return titles during your maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Trending Events

The events listed in the newsletter, as well as great, upcoming ones that couldn’t fit, are below!

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June 2022

Outdoor Qigong

June 1 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 28, 2022

Qigong is a traditional Chinese mindful exercise system for cultivating and strengthening the body’s vital energy. Also known as “Chinese Yoga,” Qigong consists of a series of slow-flowing movements, which gently stretch muscles, tendons and ligaments. Similar to Tai Chi, these low-impact exercises heighten awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Meditation and visualization are also a part of Qigong practice. Using the mind, the practitioner gathers, guides and circulates internal energy with graceful and precise movements. Qigong can be practiced by…

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Attentive Walking

June 2 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 9, 2022

Attentive Walking, similar to Mindful Walking is a way to connect our minds with our bodies and the natural world. When we walk we often do so mindlessly; our thoughts are far from the experience we are having of walking. During our sessions, we will practice attentive walking in all its aspects, from connecting to our bodies and how we are moving forward; focusing on alignment and body mechanics to connecting to our environment; the sensory side of walking. What…

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Discovery of a Masterpiece: The Lost Rodin

June 9 @ 7:00 pm

Could you be working next to a lost sculptural treasure every day? Mallory Mortillaro will share with us the tale of the multi-million dollar masterpiece she found in the council chambers of Madison, NJ’s borough hall. Getting the world to recognize that it was a true work by Rodin was a whole other story. A fascinating talk about a modern-day art mystery! This is a Zoom event, please email marylynn.becza@mmt.mainlib.org for the code. About our speaker: A graduate of Drew…

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Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli

June 12 @ 11:30 am

Got corned beef on your mind? Craving a crunchy kosher pickle? Join us for a chat with author Ted Merwin to learn everything you ever wanted to know about Jewish deli food and culture. This is a livestream event, please email marylynn.becza@mmt.mainlib.org for the code. About our speaker: A journalist and author for over two decades, Ted Merwin, the author of Pastrami on Rye (winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award) & In Their Own Image: New York Jews…

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Chess Club

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2022

Looking to practice your chess skills? Looking for some friendly competition? Then come to the Morristown & Morris Township Library's Chess Club! Meetings will be held the 3rd Thursday of every month on the Library lawn (or in the Gallery if it rains). Please note this is not a class. All players are expected to know how to play on their own. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own chess set and time clock.

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Check Out PressReader!

PressReader provides unlimited access to over 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines! These titles include The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Los Angeles Times, Daily Mail, L’Équipe, Der Tagesspiegel, Libération, and many more. The app also allows you to translate articles into 18 different languages, so you can read international news and magazines in your native language.

You can access PressReader by downloading the app to your preferred device through this link, which will allow you to download it for iOS, Android, and other operating systems. If you prefer to use your desktop or mobile browser, you can access PressReader by clicking here.

Our patrons can now sign into PressReader using their library card number and PIN, and check out what they have to offer!

You can also check out PressReader’s how-to video playlist and get to know them a bit!

Let us know what you think about PressReader by connecting with us on social media, email, or giving us a call to share your impressions. Your feedback is important as MAIN decides whether or not to continue using PressReader in 2022, and we will pass on your thoughts to them.

NJ HealthConnect@YourLibrary Provides FREE iPads to Borrow!

In order to tackle the inequities in our healthcare system, the Morristown & Morris Township Library is proud to provide iPads through our partnership with NJ HealthConnect@Your Library!

These iPads allow you to:

  • Obtain access to telehealth apps, which can connect you to a doctor 24/7.
  • Read health information in your language.
  • Monitor COVID updates.
  • Access crisis hotlines.
  • Obtain mental health support.
  • Access teen help.
  • Utilize meeting apps, such as Zoom and Google Meet.

The iPads come in an Otterbox case with:

  • a quickstart guide
  • multilingual instructions
  • a charging cable
  • a base plug
  • earbuds.

In order to prevent any personally identifying information from being stored:

  • sign in ability is disabled
  • password saving is disabled
  • a manual reboot can be done by each user.

Upon return, library staff will wipe out the iPad between users. The Otterbox protected iPad as well as the included accessories are sanitized upon return. The iPads are CIPA-compliant and the telehealth apps are HIPAA-compliant.
To reserve an iPad, or to find out more, please call the Reference Department, 973-538-6161 or email info@jfpl.org

Local History in the News: Articles Written by the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center Staff

Bastille Day protest with Julia Hurlbut leading the first group of marchers. Iris Calderhead of Kansas at right waiting for mobs to attack pickets so she can order out new banners, July 14,1917. Library of Congress photograph.
Local history is abundant within the Morristown community. The Morristown Green, the historic park that served as an encampment for George Washington in 1777, also serves as the name for Morristown’s local news site.
 

North Jersey History & Genealogy staff regularly publish articles highlighting aspects of the region’s history, particularly that of Morristown, Morris Township, and Morris County. Content is drawn from our collections and covers the individuals, families, businesses, and organizations that lived and worked in our state from the 17th through the 20th centuries. 

Created in partnership with local news site, MorristownGreen.com, past articles explored how local residents responded in times of war and national crisis, detailed individual participation in historic events, or just attempted to earn a living and better themselves and their community.
 
Most recently, the History Center staff highlighted Morristown’s Early African American History through the lenses of longtime residents John and Clara Watson Pinkman. This year, they also highlighted Morris Township’s architectural changes – such as present-day Columbia Park’s beginnings as Cedar Court.
 
The archive of these posts can be found here. Check back regularly to learn more about the history of the region, as well as articles that coincide with the exhibits organized by History Center staff and more.
 
The History Center actively collects material that documents the history of the people, places, and organizations that have made their home in New Jersey. In addition to assisting researchers and genealogists in our reading room, we regularly offer public programs, create exhibits, and make our collections available online