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The Friends of the Morris Public Library have generously paid for the wiring and installation of a media projector and sound equipment in our meeting room. Thanks also to the support of Bremer Bank, Superior Industries, and Willie's Super Valu. Ted Goldstein was most instrumental in making this project happen. We thank you all.

In addition, through state legacy funding, Minnesota libraries are awarded movie license rights to show movies in the library through December 2011. So, let the cameras roll! We will have a movie event for the whole family on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. We can't promote the name of the movie, but it is about Remy, the rat who dreams of becoming a chef. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the event and there will be popcorn. Please join us.

We have received a couple of "We the People" grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities in past years, including books and posters. This year we applied for and received books on the Civil War. These books will be on display.

The library applied for and received a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society for books from the Minnesota History Bookshelf. These books are on display and may be helpful for the 6th grade history project. Some titles include:

Baseball in Minnesota

Citadel in the Wilderness: the story of Ft. Snelling

Creating Minnesota

Dakota Life in the Upper Midwest

Minnesota Hail to Thee: a sesquicentennial history

Minnesota in the Civil War

Prehistoric Peoples of Minnesota

Rails to the North: a Minnesota railroad atlas.

Seth Eastman: portfolio of North American Indians

White Pine Industry in Minnesota

Children's author, Mary Casanova will be at the Morris Area Elementary School, Thursday, Nov. 18. Watch for more details from the school. This event is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

Please note that the library is closed on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving. We are open the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.