Folksinger to present sing-along program

Miller will introduce community to folksongs, folklore

Adam Miller will be at the Morris Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, to present his program, Folk Traditions, to the Morris community.

This entertaining and interactive sing-along program introduces audiences to American folksongs and folklore. Not only does the program aid in the development of cultural and historical literacy, it emphasizes the importance of history as a story well told.

People of all ages will have a great time learning about American folklore and folk traditions while singing along.

One of the premier auto harpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. 

An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of more than 5,000 songs.

Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies.

A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

This program is free and open to the public. Call (815) 942-6880 to register.

The Morris Area Public Library is located at 604 Liberty St. in Morris.

Morris library to host Internet Basics Class

The Morris Library will hold a one-hour class that will cover the basics of computer use at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.

The class is targeted at beginning computer users and will provide an introduction to the Internet. 

Topics to be covered will include using a web browser, navigating a web site, finding information online, as well as how to preview and print pages from the web. 

This class is free and open to the public.

There is limited registration so don’t miss out and call (815) 942-6880 to reserve a spot. 

The Morris Area Public Library is located at 604 Liberty St. in Morris.

Vintage Craft Series continues with Corner Bookmarks program

Are you tired of losing your place in the book you’re reading? Or, are you just sick of using random scraps of paper to try to keep your spot?

Corner bookmarks solve both of these problems. In addition, they are fun and easy to make.

Participants will learn how to make corner bookmarks at the next rendition of the Vintage Craft Series at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.

This program is free and open to all adults and teens.  Call (815) 942-6880 to register.

Library to take trip to White Fence Farm for special presentation

The Morris Library will take a bus trip to see presentation, “Women Making History,” at White Fence Farm on Tuesday, May 7. 

The bus will be leaving at 11 a.m., so participants should arrive at 10:45 a.m. to check in. Lunch will be at noon and the show will start at 1:30 p.m. 

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Morris Library presents a perfect opportunity to celebrate the women in your life.

Participants are invited to bringtheir mother, wife, sister, daughter or friend to a show by Mestas Musicals. 

Lori Mestas will portray famous women such as Betsy Ross, Fanny Crosby also known as the Queen of Gospel Song-writers, Fanny Brice of the Ziegfeld Follies, and other famous women who made their lives count and changed history. 

Before the show, enjoy White Fence Farm’s famous four-piece chicken dinner, potato, coleslaw, pickled beets, kidney bean salad, cottage cheese, corn fritters and vanilla ice cream for dessert. 

The cost of this bus trip is $49, which includes transportation, lunch, show, tax and gratuity.

Please visit the library or call (815) 942-6880 to register. The Morris Area Public Library is located at 604 Liberty St. in Morris.