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Tween Hour

Tweens & Teens ages 11-17 can join Ms. Haley every Wednesday @ 2:00pm for a special program or event. See schedule below for details. Check back often for updates.

June 4 - Tween Craft: Ms. Haley will show you how to make a nifty craft.

June 11 - Life Size "Life": Join us and play a life size version of the Game of Life.

June 18 - Tween Craft

June 25 - Penny Art: You'll make an ombre work of art using pennies, a canvas, and a little science. Read more »

Awesome Afternoons

Children ages 5-11 can join Ms. Haley every Tuesday afternoon  @ 4:00pm for a special Summer Reading event.  Events include crafts and special programmers and performers. See schedule below for specific events:

June 3 - TBD

June 10 - Alabama Youth Ballet will join us to talk about ballet and offer a couple short example performances

June 17 - TBD

June 24 - Craft day with Ms. Haley

July 1 - TBD Read more »

Supernova Science Club

Kids can explore a new science topic and have fun, too, each Thursday at 4 p.m and select Wednesdays at 4pm in the Supernova Science Club at the Eleanor E. Murphy Library, 7910 Charlotte Drive. Space is limited to 16 children and there is a first-come first-serve sign up sheet each week. To be added to the notification list for sign-ups, email Mrs. Haley at hwhaley [at] hmcpl [dot] org or call 256-881-5620

In weeks that host 2 club meetings, children may only attend 1 meeting: either Wednesday OR Thursday. Read more »

Holiday Party

On Thursday, December 5th @ 5:30 pm:  Join the Eleanor Murphy Library for our Holiday Party. We'll make several different types of ornaments, trim the tree, sing carols, and munch on snacks.  All ages are welcom from children to adults! For more information contact Ms. Haley @ 256-881-5620.

Here are two examples of ornaments we'll be making: Read more »

Murphy Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Eleanor Murphy Library will hold their Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more »

Holiday Family Craft

Join the Eleanor Murphy Library each month for a holiday themed family craft. This craft is fun for all ages from child to teen to adult, so bring the whole family for some crafty fun!

Monday, April 14 @ 4:00pm - Make a 3D paper easter egg, perfect for holiday decor. (picture below)

We will be offering other programs in summer. Our Family Craft program will resume in September.

Check back for more program updates. For more information, contact Ms Haley at handerson [at] hmcpl [dot] org or 256-881-5620 Read more »

Discover the Writer in You book release

Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. Read more »

Books & Brews

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will be celebrating Adult Summer Reading with the Books & Brews event on Thurs, August 15, from 7pm-9pm at Straight to Ale Brewery at 3200 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville, AL 35801.

Join us for group trivia, live music, a book swap, Blind Date with a Book, and an opportunity to meet other reading fans!

If you would like to participate in the book swap, please bring a copy of your favorite book to exchange with another attendee. Read more »

Murphy Friends of the Library Book Swap

The Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library Bookstore will hold a Book Swap from Thursday, August 1, through Saturday, August 3, at the Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library during regular library hours. Read more »

Geocaching 101 for Families

Learn about geocaching during an hour-long, free class on Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the Eleanor Murphy Library. Read more »

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