Stay Tuned for Featured Programs for the 150th Celebration. We're Celebrating for the ENTIRE year!

There will be lots of events that tie into the different decades that the Library has been in operation.

Signature Events for the
150th Celebration Year

All events are listed on our Calendar of Events.

Author Visit with Joel Greenberg
Monday, April 14
2 - 3 P.M.
Bard Room
Joel Greenberg visits MRL to talk about his new book, “A Feathered River Across The Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.” Join us for a Book Reading and Signing Event

Delving into the historical natural history of the Midwest leads you to passenger pigeons. Humans have never known another bird like it: its abundance, huge aggrigations, and the speed with which humans drove it to extinction render it unique. I have long thought about writing a book on the bird and the realizations that the centenary of its extinction was approaching gave the project currency.

April 14 - 19 National Library Week

Food For Fines
During National Library Week, Morrisson-Reeves Library will accept food for fines owed. One dollar will be credited toward library fines for each item donated. Lost materials will not be eligible for this program. Also, any fines already in collections will not be subjected to redemption by the “Food for Fines!” program. Food will be donated to local food pantries as determined by the Wayne Township Trustee.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Film Series

Tuesdays and Thursday in May from 5:30 - 8:15 P.M.
Bard Room
In association with the Richmond Shakespeare Festival, we will have showings of classic and modern Shakespeare films with discussions to follow. All showings will be free and open to the public.

The dates for each individual film are as follows:

Tuesday, May 6 - Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Thursday, May 8 - Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Tuesday, May 13 - Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Thursday, May 15 - Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
Thursday, May 22 - Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Deborrah Wyndham - Ragtime Piano Performance
May 21 at 6:00 pm
Deborrah Wyndham is a pianist/composer whose music spans many genres. Seen on FOX, NBC and ABC Chicago and with over 3,000 past performances, her music appeals to thousands of listeners from all over the world.

June - July
Children's events to be announced.

Discovering Geocaching - A Hi-tech Treasure Hunt
(For beginners and advanced players)
Saturday, June 14 at 9:30 A.M.
Bard Room
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS-enabled device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone. Players search for the geocache (a container hidden at a specific location) using the GPS coordinates for its hiding spot.

Our BIG Birthday Bash!
Wednesday, July 30
Afternoon Block Party

You’re invited to our BIG Birthday Bash!
We’re inviting everyone in the community to celebrate with us on our BIG Birthday!

No need to bring presents to this party!
We’re giving away goodie bags, door prizes and birthday cake. Plenty of activities for everyone including: chalk art, games, music, food and fun!

More details are being planned. Stay tuned for details!

Chanticleer Quartet Concert
Friday, August 1 at 2:00 P.M.
Bard Room
Enjoy the sounds of the Chanticleer quartet with special guest artist. The performers travel the world performing from New York to overseas. This musical event is sponsored by the Friends of MRL, US Bank and Pete & Joan Bartel with Raymond James.



MRL's Yearlong Reading Program

Read Books, Listen to Books, Watch Movies... it all counts towards the BIG CHALLENGE!

Register in the library or online (see the form below)

We're giving away great prizes!

Finish the program and you earn a prize - a canvas tote bag with our Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Logo on it.

All finishers will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing to be awarded to one lucky winner in December of 2014.

So take the BIG CHALLENGE and sign-up at the Circulation Desk or online by using the form below!


MRL Homepage

The Reading Program is made possible by generous funding from the Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library.
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