A Message from the Morton Board

Dear friends,

Among the great estates, fine restaurants, and first-class theatre, art, and music venues in the Hudson Valley there is another gem right here in Rhinecliff: the Morton Memorial Library and Community House.

Many wonderful things happen under the historic roof of OUR library.  Lose yourself in the feel of a real book under the portraits of historical figures and local artifacts in our new reading room. Or, if you prefer, use the Mid-Hudson Library System’s Overdrive and receive your reading material electronically.

Morton Memorial Library and Community House offers patrons a warm and welcoming atmosphere.   Our staff is ready to help in any and every way. Our facility offers musical and artistic programs, movies, youth programs, the Sustainability Series, and most recently the Hudson Valley Architecture Photo Exhibit.  Morton’s annual talent show, ARTalks, Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society, Lacan seminars, and acoustic nights are perfect ways to meet and catch up with friends who share similar interests.

Taxpayers, grants and special events comprise much of our funding, but we still need and rely on the generosity of our friends and neighbors to help us meet expenses, make improvements and keep this wonderful place running.

Please consider a donation to Morton at any time this season.  We welcome a single gift or monthly contributions (and don’t forget matching donations).  You can send a check or use a credit card through PayPal’s secure site, accessed at mortonrhinecliff.org.

Many thanks for your generosity and support for the Morton Memorial Library & Community House, your true local treasure.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context              December 4, 2018

Opposing Viewpoints In Context from NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is an online resource covering the day’s hottest social issues. The database contains over 21,000 pro/con viewpoints, academic articles, multimedia, opinion essays and primary sources about contemporary controversies and hot topics. A patron can access this database from his/her library website. Authentication is required to use the database.

Enter your own search term.  Search an Alphabetical list of topics. Or choose from popular topics arranged by category.

Each topic page has a portal page:

The guided video tutorials demonstrate how to use Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

  •   Basic Navigation (2:49)
  •   Gale Support 10 Short Video Tutorials includes Classroom Integration, Topic Pages, Narrowing

    Your Research Topic, When You Need a Research Topic, Bookmarking, Citation, Downloading and Sending to Google Drive and OneDrive, Google Classroom Integration, Highlights and Notes, and Topic Finder.

  •   NOVEL: Refresh on Opposing Viewpoints in Context (56:57) – recorded webinar

    Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the first place to go when students are researching a controversial or a debated social issue. In addition, content from the database can be retrieved with a Catalog Plus Article Search in library OPAC.

Morton Wants to Hear from YOU!

It’s super easy to fill out our Morton SURVEY. It takes very little time and gives us lots of information to make Morton an even more welcoming place to visit and call home!

Morton Board Meeting Dates

The meetings of the Morton Board are held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

January 18, 2018, February 1, 2018, March 1, 2018, April 5, 2018, May 3, 2018, June 7, 2018, August 2, 2018, September 6, 2018, October 4, 2018, November 1, 2018, December 6, 2018.