Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Lace Reader

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

When her great-aunt dies, Towner Whitney returns to Salem, Massachusetts, to deal with ghosts, real and imagined, historical and current. With the first sentence, Towner announces herself as an unreliable narrator, and just how unreliable she is remains a mystery through most of the novel. Towner is mourning the death of her beloved twin sister, recovering from surgery, and recovering from shock treatments administered to help her cope with her depression. She belongs to a family of lace readers and is a reluctant seer who also has the ability to read other people's thoughts.

Job Corps

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, June 25, 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Contact:  Michelle Johnson, (205) 251-2091

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Help

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In Kathryn Stockett's stunning fiction debut, The Help, Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Cold Sassy Tree

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson - a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward - the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner. Boggled by the sheer audacity of it all, and not a little jealous of his grandpa's new wife, Will nevertheless approves of this May-December match and follows its progress with just a smidgen of youthful prurience.

Shady Grove Mobile Home Park

Location: Shady Grove Mobile Home Park
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 1:30pm - 2:30pmMonday, June 21, 2010 - 1:30pm - 2:30pmMonday, July 5, 2010 - 1:30pm - 2:30pmMonday, July 19, 2010 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Magnolia Trace Retirement Community

Location: Magnolia Trace Retirement Community
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pmThursday, June 17, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pmThursday, July 1, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pmThursday, July 15, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pmThursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

McKemy Center

Location: McKemy Center
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 10:00am - 10:45amWednesday, June 23, 2010 - 10:00am - 10:45am

Boys and Girls' Club (South)

Location: Boys and Girls Club (South)
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45amMonday, June 14, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45amMonday, June 21, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45amMonday, June 28, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45amMonday, July 5, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45amMonday, July 12, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45amMonday, July 19, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45amMonday, July 26, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45am

State of Alabama - DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Contact: Candace Krugh, (256) 859-2140

ATF: Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Educational Program

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Contact: John Hancock, (256) 533-8887

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