Library Hours

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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July Artist of the Month

Small Wonders 

July 2014

Artist of the Month

Susan Gossman Stevens

Watercolor Artist

Kimmel Gallery


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


Susan Gossman Stevens is a watercolor enthusiast who lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Born in Bellevue, Susan's early memories are of drawing with her brother, using boxes of crayons and huge swaths of newsprint from printer end rolls provided by her grandfather. After high school, Susan studied commercial art at Studio Academy and at Metropolitan Community College, where she graduated with an Associate's Degree in Graphic Design in 1983. She currently works as the primary graphic web designer for Union Pacific.


After a busy twenty years of raising her two daughters, Susan set out to recapture the joy of art-making in 2010. Amateur photography captures scenes that resonate with her, and she reinterprets those images using color pencil and watercolors. Her work portrays the spirit of her subjects by using graphic shapes, intermingled clear, bright colors, and cropping that accentuates the subject matter. Susan became a member of Omaha Artists Inc. in 2011 and currently serves as the vice president. She exhibits frequently in the group exhibitions and competitions, where her watercolor paintings have been recognized and awarded by area judges.

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Schedule an appointment with Ottemann Photograhpy.


Posters will be featured in local businesses. 


All ages welcome!


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Week 16 Winner - Ashleigh Lange

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July Used Book Store Sale

July Used Book Store Sale

Library Sponsor

Be a Morton-James Public Library Sponsor.

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

Library Sponsor Form

Writer's Round Table


Every 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.


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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.

Used Book Store


Morton-James Public Library Used Book Store

dvd - $2.00

music cd - $.50

audiobook cd - $2.00

children's hardcover - $1.00

children's paperback - $.25

paperback - $.50 or 3/$1.00

hardcover & tradeback - $1.00


Open every day during regular library hours.


Located on the lower level.  Bargains! Bargains! Bargains!

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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