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Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Astronaut Wives Club

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:30am
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Lily Koppel
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DIY Thursday: Weave a Scarf on Soda Straws

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Weave a Scarf on Soda Straws

Maximum number of (adult and youth ages 14 and up) students:  20.

Leader:  Crystal Kitchens, member of Huntsville Fiber Guild.

You don’t have to weave on a traditional loom.  Learn how to weave a scarf on soda straws.  You will start the scarf in class and learn how to make pom poms to add to the ends when you finish it at home.  No weaving experience is required.

Bring 4 ounces of worsted weight yarn.  Bring more than one color for a striped scarf.  If you want to use a thinner yarn, you’ll need more than 4 ounces.

The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.

This workshop is provided by the Huntsville Fiber Guild.

For more information, call Annie Phillips at 881-5620.

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Murphy Writers Group - NaNoWriMo Weekly Write-In

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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Nov 29 2014 .
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Reach your National Novel Writing Month goals with the Murphy Writers Group! The MWG normally meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 3pm in the Eleanor Murphy Branch Meeting room. For NaNoWriMo we will meet each Saturday to write in solidarity!

***Due to the Murphy Friends of the Library book sale, the Nov. 1 meeting will take place at Angel's Island Coffee - 7538 Memorial Parkway SW***

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Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Professor

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 11:30am
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9781909223585
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Robert Bailey
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BLT Book Club - The Voyage by Philip Caputo

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:00am
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9780679768395
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The title voyage of Philip Caputo's sweeping new novel commences under exceedingly strange circumstances: in June 1900, Cyrus Braithwaite, a gruff Yankee granite magnate, orders his three teenage sons to board the family's beloved schooner, sail away from their imposing Maine summer home, and stay away until September. His sole explanation for this sudden expulsion: "It's a new century, boys." Puzzled, abashed, but also intrigued by the adventure forced upon them, Nathaniel, Eliot, and Andrew leave behind their privileged WASP childhood and head out to sea--bound, they decide more or less on a whim, for the Florida keys.

Adventures are slow to shape themselves at first, but once the Braithwaite boys enlist the help of blond, worldly wise Yale dropout Will Terhune, the pace quickens considerably. Nat, who serves as skipper, and is also the most naive and most ambitious of the brothers, nearly dies in a bar fight in lower Manhattan. Fourteen-year-old Drew, the seasick-prone family rationalist, discovers a penchant for cold-blooded violence. Caught in a blow off the Carolinas, the boys limp the damaged schooner into Beaufort, South Carolina, their mother's birthplace, where an ancient aunt invites them to dinner and hints darkly at family secrets. Then, about two-thirds of the way in, what has seemed a leisurely coming-of-age story explodes into an elemental drama as a hurricane swallows the boat and spits it out on the desolate coast of Cuba. This, as it turns out, is but the first in a series of terrible reversals.

Join us for a lively book discussion and brown bag lunch in the Monrovia Community Center meeting room next door to the Monrovia Library.  For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.

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How to Do Things: Sensational Seasonal Greeting Cards

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Marsha Hosner, StampinUp! Demonstrator, leads this make-and-take class.

You can choose two seasonal cards to make, complete with specialty embossed paper,

doodads, stamps and ink.  Additional cards are optional, with supplies paid during the class.

Marsha will bring all the tools and other supplies for use in class.

Registration deadline (age 12+): November 14.

Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration.

Tuesday • December 9 • 6:30–8pm

For information, contact Chris Daniels at 256-532-5967

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Meet the Author: Sheryll Cashin

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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
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National author and speaker Sheryll Cashin discusses her new book, Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America.   Ms. Cashin argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people, and she offers a new framework for true inclusion.

Huntsville native Sheryll Cashin is Professor of Law at Georgetown University, where she teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Race and American Law among other subjects.  She writes and speaks nationally about race relations, government and inequality in America.  Professor Cashin worked in the Clinton White House as an advisor on urban and economic policy, particularly concerning community development in inner-city neighborhoods.  She is an active member of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) and Building ONE America, an emerging national network of state and regional coalitions promoting sustainable growth and social inclusion.  She is a two-time nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction.

* Monday • November 10, 2014,  6:30-8 PM *

Main Branch Library, Auditorium

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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The NaNoWriMo Challenge

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
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The NaNoWriMo challenge: write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days during November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Think you’re up for it?  Get more details about NaNoWriMo by visiting http://www.nanowrimo.org.

Teen writers: set your own word count goals!  For more information, visit http://ywp.nanowrimo.org.

Write-ins.  Join fellow NaNoWriMo writers for weekly novel-writing sessions.  All writers are welcome.  Writers under the age of 16 have relaxed word count rules, but must be accompanied by a parent or other older family member.  Bring your preferred writing tools, including surge protectors for laptops and other electronic writing gear.

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* Mondays, November 3, 17, 28,  6:00 PM - 8:45 PM *

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

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The NaNoWriMo Challenge

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
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The NaNoWriMo challenge: write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days during November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Think you’re up for it?  Get more details about NaNoWriMo by visiting http://www.nanowrimo.org.

Teen writers: set your own word count goals!  For more information, visit http://ywp.nanowrimo.org.

Write-ins.  Join fellow NaNoWriMo writers for weekly novel-writing sessions.  All writers are welcome.  Writers under the age of 16 have relaxed word count rules, but must be accompanied by a parent or other older family member.  Bring your preferred writing tools, including surge protectors for laptops and other electronic writing gear.

This content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month.

* Mondays, November 3, 17, 28,  6:00 PM - 8:45 PM *

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

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How to Do Things: Secrets to Success in Country Music

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Father Gabriel Farago is a Nashville record producer and published author of Secrets to Success in Country Music.  He shares 35 years of hands-on music industry experience in the country music industry in this informative and entertaining program for “all age” area hopefuls.  Although geared toward country music, Father Gabriel’s presentation addresses all genres/styles of music.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.

* Monday • October 20 • 6:30-8:30 PM*

Second Floor Events Room, Main Branch Library

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