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Eleanor Murphy Branch meeting room

Read for the Record Storytime

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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Come listen to  Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad and be a part of Read for the Record. Read more about Read for the Record Storytime

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Tech Helpers: Kindle E-Reader

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Learn how to use Overdrive to check-out free e-books from the library using your Kindle e-reader. Students are invited to bring their own e-reader to practice loading e-books. No sign-up is required. Read more about Tech Helpers: Kindle E-Reader

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Murphy Friends of the Library Meeting

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Repeats every month on September, October, November on the third Tuesday until Tue Apr 16 2013 except Tue Oct 16 2012, Tue Dec 18 2012.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Friends of the Library Meeting at the Murphy Library

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Diane Setterfield
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The Thirteenth Tale

Margaret Lea works in her father’s antiquarian bookshop where her fascination for the biographies of the long-dead has led her to write them herself. She gets a letter from one of the most famous authors of the day, the mysterious Vida Winter, whose popularity as a writer has been in no way diminished by her reclusiveness. Until now, Vida has toyed with journalists who interview her, creating outlandish life histories for herself --- ;all of them invention. Now she is old and ailing, and at last she wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. Her letter to Margaret is a summons.

Somewhat anxiously, the equally reclusive Margaret travels to Yorkshire to meet her subject. Vida’s strange, gothic tale features the Angelfield family; dark-hearted Charlie and his unbrotherly obsession with his sister, the fascinating, devious, and willful Isabelle, and Isabelle’s daughters, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline. Margaret is captivated by the power of Vida’s storytelling, but she doesn’t entirely trust Vida’s account. She goes to check up on the family, visiting their old home and piecing together their story in her own way. What she discovers on her journey to the truth is for Margaret a chilling and transforming experience. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding by Alexander McCall Smith

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding

In this book from the No. 1  Ladies' Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe faces two confounding cases: the mysterious fate of some cows, and the ghost-like reappearance of her dear old white van.
 
As Mma Ramotswe investigates the deaths of cows at a cattle post outside Gaborone, she finds herself also pursuing other mysteries closer to home. One of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni’s apprentices appears to have gotten a girl pregnant, and has run away to avoid marrying her. Meanwhile, Precious sees her beloved old van—sent to the junkyard long ago—trundling around the city again. Has the van been miraculously revived, or is she hallucinating? Further complicating matters are Violet Sephotho’s newly launched campaign for a seat in Botswana’s parliament, and Grace Makutsi’s growing fears that she’ll never be able to marry her fiancé Phuti Radiphuti if she can’t find the perfect pair of wedding shoes. As ever, Precious will draw on her trademark grace and wisdom as she helps unravel all these tangled threads. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding by Alexander McCall Smith

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Turkey Time

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Come to the library to hear tales of turkeys and make a Thanksgiving craft.

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Halloween Fun

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Get your costumes ready, it's Halloween time! Hear frightening tales, make a craft, and trick-or-treat around the library.

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It's Finally Fall

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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The leaves are changing color and air is getting cooler. Come hear stories of autumn and take home a fall themed craft.

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Stories & Cereal

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Join us for a storytime, ornament craft and tree trimming while enjoying a breakfast of dry cereal and juice.

For ages 4-7. Read more about Stories & Cereal

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Stories & Cereal

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:00am
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Join us for a storytime and a breakfast of dry cereal and juice.

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