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Eleanor Murphy Book Club: U is for Undertow

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Sue Grafton
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U is for Undertow

It's April 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's thirty-eighth birthday, and she's alone in her office catching up on paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. Michael Sutton is twenty-seven, an unemployed college dropout. More than two decades ago, a four-year-old girl disappeared, and a recent newspaper story about her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial and could identify the killers if he saw them again. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the grave and finding the men. It's way more than a long shot, but he's persistent and willing to pay cash up front. Reluctantly, Kinsey agrees to give him one day of her time. But it isn't long before she discovers Sutton has an uneasy relationship with the truth. In essence, he's the boy who cried wolf. Is his story true, or simply one more in a long line of fabrications? Moving effortlessly between the 1980s and the 1960s, and changing points of view as Kinsey pursues witnesses whose accounts often clash. Gradually, we come to see how everything connects in this twisting, complex, surprise-filled thriller. And as always, at the beating heart of her fiction is Kinsey Millhone, a sharp-tongued, observant loner who never forgets that under the thin veneer of civility is a roiling dark side to the soul.

 

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Smart Couponing Workshop

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Looking for new ways to save money? Join us for a FREE couponing workshop. Learn where to find coupons and how to use them to maximize savings. Door prizes will be awarded. No signups are necessary. Read more about Smart Couponing Workshop

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Laptop Learners Program Fundraiser Book Sale

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Thursday, April 14, 2011 (All day) to Saturday, April 16, 2011 (All day)
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Help us raise money for a new program at the Murphy Branch Library called Laptop Learners! All proceeds from the book sale will go towards purchasing 4 new laptop computers for public computer classes that will be taught at the Murphy Library. Read more about Laptop Learners Program Fundraiser Book Sale

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OPEN HOUSE: Eleanor E. Murphy Library

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Join us for the Murphy Library open house. Learn about new library services and how to join the Murphy Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served. Read more about OPEN HOUSE: Eleanor E. Murphy Library

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Wicked City Movie: "The Phenix City Story"

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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In celebration of "Madison County Reads: Wicked City by Ace Atkins," we will screen the movie "The Phenix City Story." In this semi-documentary, an Alabama town is run by a crime syndicate that's grown fat on prostitution and crooked gambling, directed at soldiers from Fort Benning across the river. Lawyer John Patterson, back from the army, is triggered by what he sees to join the reformers with a plan: to run his father Albert for state attorney general. The syndicate responds with escalating violence: is no one safe?

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The Basics of Digital Photography

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Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Attend this class to learn how to use basic features on your digital camera and how to easily share the pictures with your friends. Students are asked to bring their digital camera and its instruction manual to class. Read more about The Basics of Digital Photography

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Spring Cleaning Book Sale

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 (All day) to Saturday, March 12, 2011 (All day)
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Help us clear out some space in our bookstore!

Books will be priced at 10 cents and up. Read more about Spring Cleaning Book Sale

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St. Patrick's Day Party

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
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Let’s celebrate all things GREEN! Wear your favorite green clothes and come ready to make an all green craft! Read more about St. Patrick's Day Party

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St. Patrick's Day Party

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
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Let's celebrate all things green! Wear your favorite green clothes and come ready to make an all green craft! Read more about St. Patrick's Day Party

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Third Saturday Movie Matinee

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Have you ever wondered how to fill the Saturday afternoon slump? Hey, how about a movie? Come enjoy a free family-friendly movie matinee at the Eleanor Murphy Library every third Saturday at 2:00pm.  Free popcorn and drinks! Read more about Third Saturday Movie Matinee

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