Mango Languages: Available Monday, October 3rd

We are happy to announce that starting on Monday, October 3rd, access will be available to Mango Languages. This language learning database not only features over 70 world language courses, but it also provides English courses for English learners, accommodating over 20 source languages.

Mango is accessible on the web and as an app. Once the resource is available on October 3rd, you can follow the instructions on creating your account and accessing the website by clicking here.

If you have any additional questions, please give the Reference Desk a call at 973-593-6161 or email us at info@jfpl.org.

Adult Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

 

The Morristown & Morris Township Library is offering a free, no-stress Summer Reading Contest for adults! Sign up at any of our service desks. You’ll receive a gift just for signing up!

For any book you read or listen to this summer, fill out a raffle ticket and drop it in the box at the library, either near the front entrance or the Readers Advisory desk on the second floor. There will be a weekly drawing for a prize.

At the end of the summer, all participants will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing!

Any MAIN cardholder age 18+ may participate. The contest runs through September 2, 2022.

Friends of Foote’s Pond Wood Won the Morris Park Alliance Environmental/Conservation Award!

Adjacent to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is the 24-acre Foote’s Pond Wood park. The Friends of Foote’s Pond Wood (FoFPW) is ” a welcoming, grassroots group dedicated to the care and preservation of Foote’s Pond Wood.”

Recently, the FoFPW was granted the 2022 Community Recognition Award from the Morris Park Alliance. The award is currently on display right here at the Morristown & Morris Township Library! Stop in when you get a chance to check it out.

To learn more about the FoFPW and their mission, be sure to check out their website.

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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October 2022

Chess Club

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 in the upstairs Gallery. 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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November 2022

Chess Club

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 in the upstairs Gallery. 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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December 2022

Chess Club

December 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 in the upstairs Gallery. 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.