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Eleanor Murphy Branch meeting room

Discover India Program

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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In this fun filled and educational program for kids, learn about the country of India, its cultures and festivals, and create an India inspired craft with Mrs. Kiran and Miss Reena.

Recommended for children in Kindergarten-4th grade

Questions? Contact Connie at cchow@hmcpl.org or 256-881-5620. Read more about Discover India Program

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Geocaching 101 for Families

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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An hour-long class in the Meeting Room at the Eleanor Murphy Library, followed by an optional cache run to practice new skills! Class will be taught by Bobby Hall from North AL Geocachers Association.

FAMILY FRIENDLY CLASS – Recommended for ages 8 yrs and up.

Have you heard the word but do not know what it means? Seen a newspaper article or scene in a TV show about it? Has a friend mentioned their favorite game/sport/ hobby and you want to learn more? Did you come across something hidden in the woods or under a park bench and want to find out what’s going on?

Come to a FREE presentation and learn the basics of GEOCACHING, which is a family-friendly, internet-based, outdoor adventure game that uses a GPS-enabled device to find containers hidden just around the corner and all over the world! Topics to be covered include:

  • Brief history of the Global Positioning System
  • Description of geocaching
  • Types of caches
  • How to hide and find a cache
  • Basics of geocaching.com
  • Supplies to take on a cache run
  • Swag and trackables
  • Basic usage of a GPSr
  • Logging your adventures

Come learn about a fairly inexpensive hobby that you can enjoy and experience on your own, with your entire family, or a few geocaching friends… and enjoy exploring places you didn’t know existed or were too busy to stop and visit.

Questions? Contact Connie Chow at cchow@hmcpl.org or 256-881-5620.

 

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Murphy Writers Group: A Peer to Peer Writing Group

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Repeats every month on June, July, August, September on the second Saturday and on the fourth Saturday until Sat Sep 14 2013 except Sat Jul 27 2013.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 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 group is led by Kemi Elufiede, a graduate student, who has extensive experience working with adult writers.

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

Please contact Connie Chow at cchow@hmcpl.org or 256-881-5620.

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Sci-Quest Bugs @ Murphy Library

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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Sci-Quest visits to participate in our 2013 Summer Reading Program.
Grades K-5 Read more about Sci-Quest Bugs @ Murphy Library

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E-reader Open Lab

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Bring your e-reader questions to this open session on all things e-reading. Even if you are just curious about how e-readers work, feel free to drop by to play with the e-readers we have onsite. Sign up is not required.

For more information, call Connie at 256-881-5620 or email at cchow@hmcpl.org. Read more about E-reader Open Lab

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Laptop Learners: Goodreads

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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Computer class for laptop owners - Learn about a social networking site designed for people who love to read.

Sign up at Murphy Library or by calling 256-881-5620. Limited number of laptops are available for loan. Please ask during sign-up to reserve. Students without laptops are welcome to sit in on the class. Read more about Laptop Learners: Goodreads

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Laptop Learners: Excel 2

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Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Computer class for laptop owners -Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010, including formatting, freezing, and formulas.

Sign up at Murphy Library or by calling 256-881-5620. Limited number of laptops are available for loan. Please ask during sign-up to reserve. Students without laptops are welcome to sit in on the class. Students bringing own laptops must have Excel 2010 installed on their computers. Read more about Laptop Learners: Excel 2

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Murphy Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

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Repeats every day until Sat May 04 2013 .
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Find a great selection of used books at the Murphy Friends of the Library Bookstore Spring Sale. Prices will range from 10 cents to $3.

Selection includes hardback and paperback fiction, non-fiction, children’s, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs.

The Murphy Library is located at 7910 Charlotte Drive in southwest Huntsville. Call 256-881-5620 for more information.

The sale will benefit the Murphy Friends of the Library and programs like the Murphy Writers Group Read more about Murphy Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

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Murphy Library Open House

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
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To celebrate National Library Week, the Eleanor Murphy Library will be having an open house on Tues, April 16, from 10am-12:30pm. The event is hosted by the Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library and the public is invited.

The event is free and will include a children’s storytime with a craft at 10:30am, refreshments, and a chance to learn more about the library and how you can get involved.

Attendees will also have the chance to win copies of advanced read and bestseller books.

To learn more, contact Connie at 256-881-5620 or cchow@hmcpl.org. Read more about Murphy Library Open House

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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The Fault in Our Stars

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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