Monday, November 18, 2013
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Sept 18, Wednesday, 2-8PM, Denville Municipal Building
Sept 24, Tuesday, 11AM-4PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, Dover
The state Board of Public utitlities offers information on assistance programs
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Saturday, January 05, 2013
16,491 music CDs/cassettes
70 computers and wireless
2,886 e-books are also available through the county consortium OverDrive subscription
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
- lynda.com training videos
- Bergen Record digital edition, with four Morris County weekly papers and specialty magazines
- Dow Jones/LP Galante private equity sources
- PowerSpeak, foreign languages instruction
- BGMI, Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
audiobook player; audiobooks; braille books; downloadable audiobooks and audio magazines and news reading services (Audiovision, Newsline).
For more information on obtaining an audiobook flash drive contact our program coordinator Joanne Cronin or call Reader Services at (973) 285-6970.
- Search County Clerk's filings, document type search for TN (tradename), specifying the date range you want. Return includes name(s) of the principal and the incorporation document, which ID's type of business, location, etc. (We've also used searches for tradename surrenders to locate business space availability, as where a pizza parlor might be available for take over.)
- NJ Business Gateway, Division of Revenue, Dept of the Treasury, sells tradename records. Do a tradename/service mark search, specifying your date range. You can purchase the list online, from the state ($4.17, for 119 filings Jan. 1-Mar. 1, 2013.)
- Use ReferenceUSA, in our remote services page. Do a Custom Search, use Special Selects/years in business plus any geography or business type you might want. Since this search does not include cyber- or homebased businesses the list is miniscule compared to the state and county government lists.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Land transfers and holdings in Morris in the colonial period are obscure and ill-defined, in part because property boundaries are described as "to a corner white oak tree, thence crossing it again" .."crossing ye said river again to another white oak corner tree, thence..." One good storm and there go the property boundaries? We've posted an overview and suggested resources for 17th c property titles research.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
That no Men, nor number of Men upon Earth, hath Power or Authority to rule over Men's Consciences in religious Matters, therefore it is consented, agreed and ordained, that no Person or Persons whatsoever within the said Province, at any Time or Times hereafter, shall be any ways upon any pretence whatsoever, called in Question, or in the least punished or hurt, either in Person, Estate, or Priviledge, for the sake of his Opinion, Judgment, Faith or Worship towards God in Matter of Religion. But that all and every such Person, and Persons, may from Time to Time, and at all Times, freely and fully have, and enjoy his and their Judgments, and the exercise of their Consciences in Matters of religious Worship throughout all the said Province.
Exactly 100 years later Jefferson and Franklin would write the Declaration of Independence.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Call (973-285-6969) or email the reference desk to sign on to a roundtable about your business information needs
Thursday, December 22, 2011
PowerSpeak: instruction in seven foreign languages and ESL for Spanish and Mandarin speakers
Dow Jones LP Galante, venture capital firms
S & P Industry Surveys (has been added to our existing S & P NetAdvantage)
Prices for Antiques, auction prices for collectibles and art
PACER, the US Courts electronic case tracking system
Expanded is Foreign firms in../US firms overseas, from UniWorld. We had a subscription to NJ only, have expanded it to national. This resource is particularly valuable to those of you who are bilingual and might look for employment with overseas firms having offices here, or vice versa.
Questions about any of this? Contact our Reference desk, (973) 285-6969.
Friday, November 11, 2011
You'll need the database password to use this or any of the other 12 online services that only Morris County Library subscribes to. E-mail our Reference desk or ring (973) 285-6969 with your library card # for the password. Thanks; merci; gracias!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Yes, the Chester family was related to Secretary of State William Henry Seward, who thought the US should buy Alaska. Land acquisition seems to have run in the family?!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
The Utah library recommends these tools for determing what's in their collections:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Among our spending reviews is year-end unit cost analyses of the databases we buy for your use (Ancestry (library edition), Mergent, Morningstar, Dun & Bradstreet, etc. etc.) At the end of the calendar year we divide the annual cost of a database by the number of uses, to get the per session amount. $2 or less is acceptable, over $2 means its time to reconsider the subscription.
A few titles are on the 2012 chopping block at this point, will be dropped if use doesn't increase substantially and lower the per use cost this year. AllData Automotive, Mergent Online, Morningstar Investment Research Library and Valueline are all candidates for a drop..the last for an announced $3,000 price increase, the others for low use. Best ROI? Ancestry, the library edition (which is far superior to the home edition); folks love genealogy research.
Databases you can use from home are found on our remote resources web. Our library value calculator estimates the cost benefit of your library visits.
Friday, March 04, 2011
For 15 years, between 1982 and 1995, the county Chamber of Commerce published Morris County Magazine. Reference librarian Donna Burkey has indexed the entire run, identifying the local places and people the magazine highlighted.
We have the entire run of the magazine in our NJ collection. Drop us a note if you need one of the indexed articles.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It is sad to see three and four children from one family in the Morris County Children's Home, ca 1910-1920. Or is it good that they at least were still together? In some cases (the Miller family, 1895) some family members are in the County Alms House and the little one is in the Children's Home. And no, it wasn't scarlet fever that created the need for the children's cemetery (Littleton Rd, near the fire house, now), it seems to have been croup and diptheria. The County Children's Home operated from 1882-1929, when foster home placement became the norm. The organization lasted until 1974 as a placement and aid society. It's final trustee chief was the Rev. Thomas Mutch, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown from 1936-1966.
Picture by Richard Hrazanek, 2002
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Meet Geomate Jr, available at the Music & Media desk for a 14-day loan, so you can try geocaching, the GPS assisted scavenger hunt for caches left by folks out and about in open, public spaces. There are 3,101 of these "geocaches" within striking distance of Whippany, alone, including one 331 ft from the front door of the library. (See getting started with geocaching for information. We also have books about geocaching.)
This device from LLBean is preloaded with 250,000 geocache locations, allowing you and your family to try out seeking and finding. Wear sturdy clothes, for you might end up tromping through brush and bush; sign and date the log in the cache when you find it; if you take something from the cache, put something in its place; and always, always put the cache back where you found it, for those who come after you. For more information and a list of local caches, visit geocaching.com They estimate there are currently 997,008 active caches, 3-4 million worldwide, and were 2,097,268 cache log sign-ins in the last thirty days. Have fun!