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Murphy Writers Group: A Peer to Peer Writing Group

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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The Murphy Writers Group, representing many different stages and genres of writing, will be meeting at 1pm on July 27th. This is a time change from the original 3:00pm meetings.

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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Friends of the Murphy Library Book Swap

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 5:00pm
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The Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library Book Store will be having a Book Swap from Thurs, August 1st to Sat, August 3rd.

How does it work? You have two options:

Option 1: Bring $10 AND your gently used books, movie DVDs, and music CDs to the book swap. For that visit, you can take as many items as you wish from the available selection.

Option 2: No items to donate or $10 to spare? No problem! You can still shop from the great selection in the book store and pay regular book store prices. The selection will change each day of the sale as more items are brought in daily.

Proceeds will go towards supporting the Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library and purchasing new materials for the Murphy Library

The Eleanor Murphy Library is located at 7910 Charlotte Drive SW, Huntsville, AL 35802.

Questions? Contact Connie at cchow@hmcpl.org or 256-881-5620. Read more about Friends of the Murphy Library Book Swap

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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M.L. Stedman
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Light Between Oceans

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Diane Ackerman
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Zookeeper's Wife

Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Rules of Civility

A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

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Family Painting Class

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Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Come paint together! Participants will paint a tree on canvas using repurposed materials.

Recommended participant age is 8 yrs and up. Space is limited and sign up is required.

Call 256-881-5620 or stop by the front desk at the Murphy Library to register.

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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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