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Mon: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tues: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed


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August Artists of the Month

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Artists of the Month

Sara Alig-Martin & Jennifer Ormiston

Mixed Media Artists

Kimmel Gallery


The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours.



Sara Alig-Martin - “I completed my first painting at age 7 on a scrap of barn wood. I roamed our family farms for years absorbing the way a wheat field glows when the sun sets and how Iowa’s black dirt makes every other color look better. I love the endurance and cyclic nature of the mid-western landscape. The sense of harmony and order that one feels standing alone in an empty pasture is the same contentment I hope you gain from my art. Aside from nature, my chief artistic influences are modern.” 


Jennifer Ormiston - “I am inspired by make-believe, fantasy, and fairy tales. Bright colors, whimsical patterns, and detailed textures, adorn most of my creations. Being read Dr. Seuss books when I was young, the crazy imagination in the illustrations, have also crept their way into my artwork. In college, I studied clay, and the vessels I make have whimsical personalities that seem to have a story within, that is unique and personal to each viewer. After college I began working with glass, creating star ornaments.  Cross and angel designs came later, after playing with colored glass. The mixed media, like tissue paper, copper wire, and glass beads, makes them very fun to create. Mixed media collages are my current obsession.”


What do you geek?

Cheri Madsen I geek gold

Interested in being on one of our geek posters?Kat Geeks Tattoos


Schedule an appointment with Ottemann Photograhpy.


Posters will be featured in local businesses. 


All ages welcome!


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Week 22 Winner - Laura Liesemeyer

"In country school it was awesome to go on field trips to the library. As I grew older I enjoyed going to the library to check out a book or movie. It has been like a home away from home."

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Watt Detectors

Watt DetectorEver wondered how much energy your appliances use? Find out by checking out an OPPD Watt Detector Kit from any participating local library.


Watt Detectors calculate how much money or energy is being spent on an hourly, daily, monthly or yearly basis. Knowing this detailed information can help you make effective changes that lower the amount of electricity you use.


For a list of participating libraries and more program information, visit or contact the OPPD Energy Advisor at 402-636-3850.

Writer's Round Table

writerEvery 1st and 3rd Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Kimmel Gallery
Morton-James Public Library
We're a club that specializes in writing, publishing, banning cliches, critiquing mass-market produce, and looking for bargains at bookstores. You need not be an author to join. We just need some influential voices and opinionated commentators. Otherwise, bring your writing, your art, and your photography. Comedians welcome. No literary snobs, please.


Visit the Writer's Round Table Facebook page.

Library Sponsor

Be a Morton-James Public Library Sponsor.

Fill out the form and return to the library with your donation.

Library Sponsor Form


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eReaders for Check Out



Library members 18 years of age or older may check out a NOOK Simple Touch, a NOOK Color, a NOOK Tablet or a Kindle Touch 3G. Each eReader has downloaded books, games and apps, if applicable.


Library members can experience the different features of the different devices.


  • Devices are checked out for 2 weeks, no renewal.
  • Late fee is $2.00 per day.


For additional details contact a librarian 402-873-5609.

One on One eReader Classes


Do you have an eReader and need help understanding how to borrow eBooks from OverDrive?


Schedule a One on One eReader Class with trained library staff.  Call the library 402-873-5609 to schedule a class when it is convenient for you.


If you have a laptop, plan to bring that along for complete  instruction on how to download free software for EPUB books or how to "Manage Your Kindle" through your account.

GPS Units Available

Would you like to try geocaching?  The library has 6 GPS units available for garmin_etrex_h.jpgcheckout.


Required For Checkout:

  • A Valid Library Card In Good Standing or A Valid Driver's License
  • $10.00 Deposit Per Unit
  • Signed Statement of Responsibility


Checkout Policy:

  • Checkout Period of 3 Days - NO Renewal
  • Overdue Fines of $1.00 Per Day


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