Clampitt sharing her insights on Australia

Free program to be offered June 11 at the Morris library

Do you want to learn more about the beautiful country of Australia?

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Cynthia Clampitt will be at the Morris Area Public Library to tell everything she has learned throughout her journeys in Australia. 

From sophisticated cities to rugged outback, desert to rainforest, Great Barrier Reef to ancient inland ranges, the “Land Down Under” offers a kaleidoscope of memorable experiences.

Australia is a splendid destination with friendly people, astonishing landscapes, strange animals, great wineries, abundant birdlife and rich history. 

Though writer-photographer Cynthia Clampitt has visited Australia several times, this presentation focuses on places visited during the six-month, 20,000-mile journey that is the subject of her award-winning book, Waltzing Australia. 

This program is free and open to the public. To register, please call (815) 942-6880 or stop in to the library. 

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

Library sponsoring July 13 trip to see ‘Book of Mormon’

The Morris Area Public Library is sponsoring a bus trip to see “Book of Mormon” at the Bank of America Theatre on Saturday, July 13.

The show starts at 2 p.m., so we ask participants to arrive at the library by 11:45 a.m. for check-in. 

The ticket price is $115 and includes transportation and a ticket in the mezzanine section of the theatre. The payment is due by June 13. 

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.”

From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s “The Book of Mormon,” winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.”

This show contains explicit language and messages that may be offensive to some audience members. 

Seats are filling up quickly so reserve your spot today by calling 815-942-6880 or stop in to the library.

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