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Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Book Trailer Festival

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Submit your own book trailers or promotional videos for the Bailey Cove Public Library.  We will be watching submissions and previously made favorites.  This event will be in celebration of Teen Tech Week. Read more about Book Trailer Festival

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Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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978-0061348150
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Diane Mott Davidson
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Crunch Time

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson.

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up big trouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppy mill.

Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff’s department investigates. Yet even Goldy’s house isn’t safe, and after a failed break-in by an unknown intruder a cop is sent to keep an eye on things. Then a second body is found.

Swapping her chef’s hat for a sleuthing cap, the intrepid Goldy steps up the investigation. But she’s got to move fast. It’s crunch time to close in on a killer, before he can close in on her.

Filled with danger as well as laughs, wonderful food, and scrumptious recipes, Crunch Time is a delicious indulgence sure to satisfy all of Goldy’s fans. --Amazon.com

 

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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9780312600730
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Janet Evanovich
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One for the Money

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Stephanie Plum mystery series by Janet Evanovich.

Read the book before you see the movie. The movie by the same title will be in theaters on January 27, 2012.

First novels this funny and self-assured come along rarely; dialogue this astute and raunchy is equally unusual. The gutsy heroine introduced here is Stephanie Plum of Trenton, N.J., a recently laid-off lingerie buyer who has no job, no car and no furniture. She does have a hamster, a deranged grandmother, two caring parents and several pairs of biking shorts and sports bras. Finding work with her cousin Vinnie, she becomes a bond hunter and scrounges money enough to buy a gun, a Chevy Nova and some Mace. Her first assignment is to locate a cop accused of murder. Joe Morelli grew up in Stephanie's neighborhood. Possessed of legendary charm, he relieved Stephanie of her virginity when she was 16 (she later ran over him with a car). In her search, Stephanie catches her prey, loses him and grills a psychotic prizefighter, the employer of the man Morelli shot. She steals Morelli's car and then installs an alarm so he can't steal it back. Resourceful and tough, Stephanie has less difficulty finding her man than deciding what she wants to do with him once she's got him. While the link between the fighter and the cop isn't clear until too late in the plot, Evanovich's debut is a delightful romp and Stephanie flaunts a rough-edged appeal. Mystery Guild alternate; author tour; film rights optioned to Tri-Star.

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A Visit from the Nutcracker

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Come to the Eleanor Murphy Library to see a special preview of Alabama Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Read more about A Visit from the Nutcracker

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2012 Teen Library Card Design Contest

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Monday, October 17, 2011 - 9:00am to Friday, November 18, 2011 - 5:00pm
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Design the 2012 Teen Library Card: An Art Contest for Teens

Teens are invited to create, photograph, or design the library card of their dreams!  The artwork will be turned in, judged, and a winner declared.  The winning artwork will appear on a limited edition library card, available during the year 2012.  This contest is open to all Teens (ages 12-19).

 

Huntsville Madison County Public Library Teen Library Design Contest 2012

Contest Rules:

  • All participants must be between the ages of 12-18.
  • All entries must be 100% original art with no copyright or trademark symbols.
  • Participants have the option of submitting artwork to be used as a background on the logo or designing the logo to include the words: “Huntsville Madison County Public Library” and the year “2012”.
  • Art may be signed by the artist.
  • Entries may be print or digital.  Maximum acceptable print size is 8.5” x 11”.  Designs may be submitted up to 8.5 x 11, but keep in mind the logo will also be used for the teen library card which will have a finished size of 2 x 3 ¼ inches so it needs to look good at that size.
  • For digital artwork, we can accept vector artwork (.eps, .ps, .ai, etc.) or we can accept raster images (.jpg, .psd, etc.).  However, the finished artwork must be printable at 300dpi (dots per inch) at 2 x 3 ¼ inches.
  • No slides, video, or websites will be accepted.
  • Deadline for entries is Friday, November 18, 2011 at 5:00 PM.  Art may be submitted to any branch.
  • If you would like to pick up your artwork, please notify the Library in advance.
  • The only limits to your creative expression are no excessive violence, nudity, profanity, or racist overtones.
  • Winning artwork will be displayed on the Teen Library Card for a period of one year and will be used as the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Teen Logo for the same period.
  • For more contest information, contact Katie Kalil, YA Librarian, at (256) 723-2995 or e-mail at kkalil@hmcpl.org

 

ENTRY INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE (please use a blank sheet of paper)

Name

Age

Address, City, State, Zip

Primary Phone, Alternative Phone

Email

Name/Title of Artwork

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Joanne Fluke
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Apple Turnover Murder

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Hannah Swenson mystery series by Joanne Fluke.

Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event...For eleven-hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa and agrees to be a magician's assistant in the fundraiser's talent show. The only snag is the show's host, college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her sister, Michelle, each had unfortunate romances with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn't go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage - dead, with a turnover in his hand. Now Hannah must find a killer who's flakier than puff pastry - and far more dangerous. - Amazon.com. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Friends of the Eleanor Murphy Branch

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Repeats every month on the third Tuesday until Wed Jun 01 2011 except Tue May 17 2011, Tue Dec 20 2011.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Monthly meeting for the Friends of the Eleanor Murphy Branch Library. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

At the October meeting, we will be electing Friends of the Library officers. Help us elect a new secretary and treasurer for the Murphy Friends of the Library! Read more about Friends of the Eleanor Murphy Branch

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