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Murphy Writers Group: A Peer to Peer Writing Group

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Repeats every month on January, October, November, December on the second Saturday and on the fourth Saturday until Sat Jul 26 2014 except Sat Jul 27 2013.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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The Murphy Writers Group, representing many different stages and genres of writing, meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Eleanor E. Murphy Library Meeting Room.

Members of the group are given the opportunity to read to their peers and receive positive and helpful feedback. The group is recommended for ages 14 and older.

The members welcome a diverse group of individuals to join adventures with literature.

We are currently looking for a leader (volunteer position) for the Murphy Writers Group.

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information on the group leader position please contact Annie Phillips at aphillips@hmcpl.org  or 256-881-5620.

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How to Avoid Being a Holiday Victim

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Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Lt. Wayne Kamus of the Madison Police Department will provide tips on how to avoid being a target of crime. Read more about How to Avoid Being a Holiday Victim

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Self-Defense Awareness

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Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Lt. Wayne Kamus of the Madison Police Department will provide tips on how to avoid being a target of crime. Read more about Self-Defense Awareness

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Health Forum: Flu

Dr. Susie Lynn talks about influenza and how to take care of yourself if the bug bites you on Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at the Main Library.

Tuesday * December 17 * 11-12 Noon
Main Library * Second Floor Events Room
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Health Forum: Flu

Health Forum: Flu

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Dr. Susie Lynn talks about influenza and how to take care of it when you have it. Read more about Health Forum: Flu

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Meet the Author: John Pritchard

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Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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John Pritchard brings back bawdy philosopher Junior Ray, along with his sidekick Voyd Mudd, in this third hilarious installment of the critically acclaimed “Junior Ray” series.

In Sailing to Alluvium, Pritchard continues the madcap adventures of the duo, who have become “diktectives” to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the AUNTY BELLES, headed by Miss Attica Rummage.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Barnes and Noble named John’s first book, Junior Ray, a Top Ten Sensational Debut Novel for 2005.

“Honed from the rough roads of dialect, the language within defines Pritchard as one of our great Southern writers.  The man has an ear for the voice of his people, and he's twisted their words into a tough, raunchy, comic roller-coasting romp, corkscrewing us down the byways of a Delta that is more than likely not traveled by the average tourist, but should be.“                  --Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana & Donnybrook

 

 

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How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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You know you want to write that novel, but you’re facing a blank computer screen.  Where do you begin, and how do you keep going?  Three published Alabama authors share how they approach writing a novel.

Get geared up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), with activities starting November 1.  And get those words on the page.

This year’s authors:
Ronald Andrés Moore – Nocturn
R.A. Nelson – Teach Me, Days of Little Texas, Breathe My Name, and Throat
Annie Laura Smith - Twilight of Honor, Sally Ride, and Neil Armstrong

Thursday • October 3 • 6:30-8pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
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Community Health Initiative--Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy

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Monday, September 23, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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A Madison Hospital Wellness Center Trainer will be speaking on sports medicine and physical therapy topics. Read more about Community Health Initiative--Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy

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Discover the Writer in You Book Release

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library - 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

This publication includes the works of members of the Murphy Writers' Group and Teen Authors' Workshop. There is no charge to attend.

The event will include speaker and local author Lynn Rae Harris, public readings from the anthology, and a book signing. A limited number of books will be available for sale onsite for $10 each. Cash or check only. Copies are also available for sale on amazon.com. The publication was funded by the Murphy Library Friends and all sale proceeds will go towards supporting the Murphy Friends and the Eleanor E. Murphy Library collection and programs.

Refreshments will be served.

The Murphy Writers' Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 3pm at the Eleanor Murphy Library located at 7910 Charlotte Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35802. Writers of all genres and skill levels are invited to join. Recommended for ages 14+.

Questions? Contact Connie at cchow@hmcpl.org or 256-881-5620. Read more about Discover the Writer in You Book Release

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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.

This publication includes the works of members of the Murphy Writers' Group and Teen Authors' Workshop. There is no charge to attend.

Date: Sat, Sept 21

Time: 2pm-4pm

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