Eleanor E. Murphy Library is offering a FREE lesson on the basics of knitting. Learn how to cast on and how to create the knit stitch. All supplies will be provided to students. To sign-up, call the branch at 256-881-5620. Space is limited. Read more about How to KNIT
How does a cloud transform into a strong thunderstorm?
Learn the answer to this question and many others in an hour-long program on weather at 3pm, Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011 at the Eleanor Murphy Library.
The instructor, Russell Page, will present a child safe multi-sensory class on weather in a “Mr. Wizard’ format where children have a hands-on learning experience. Educators and parents homeschooling their children are welcome. The program is appropriate for children in kindergarten to the 4th grade.
The object of the lesson is to interest children in science and mathematics.
About Russell Page:
Mr. Page is a retired meteorologist who was both a certified Weather Officer in the Air Force and a certified weather forecaster in the National Weather Service. He briefly served as a research meteorologist in NOAA’s Environmental Research Laboratory at Idaho’s National Nuclear Engineering Laboratory at Arco, ID, and as a limnologist for the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Sports Fisheries at Clemson, South Carolina. In December 2005, he received an individual Gold Medal for Customer Service from Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez. He has taught many classes on weather and the scientific method in the Anchorage School District. For many years, he was the set-up coordinator for the Alaska State Science Fair. Read more about The Science of Thunderstorms
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 5:00pm
Do you love to give book's as gifts? Come shop at the Gift Giver's Book sale. Bestsellers and new releases will be available for purchase with even a few autographed copies mixed in. Read more about Gift Giver's Book Sale
Eleanor E. Murphy Library is offering a FREE couponing workshop on the basics of how to save money using coupons. Join instructor, Jennifer Kelly, as she discusses tips for finding coupons and maximizing your savings.
Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Meg Lanslow mystery series by Donna Andrews.
Meg is eight and a half months pregnant with twins when Michael asks if she wouldn’t mind another houseguest. One of his doctoral students is directing his new translation of a play by a minor Spanish playwright, and the playwright has agreed to come to town for the production.
Senor Mendoza turns out to be a drinker, a smoker, and an inveterate partygoer. Before long, Meg's kitchen is filled with the smells of Spanish food and the voices of all the wilder souls in both the drama and Spanish departments. Into this chaos arrive two prune-faced administrators, the dean of the English department and a man from the college president’s office, who say that the play must be canceled.
When the dean is found murdered, Meg's house becomes a crime scene, and the only way to restore peace is to help Chief Burke solve the murders---while rescuing the student's dissertation and Michael’s tenure---all before dashing off to the hospital to give birth to her twins!