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Laptop Learners: Microsoft Word 2010 Part 1

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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Computer class for laptop owners - Basic class on getting started with Word 2010, creating & saving files, and manipulating text. Student must have Word 2010 installed on their laptop computer. Loaned laptops will have program already installed.

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. Read more about Laptop Learners: Microsoft Word 2010 Part 1

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Laptop Learners: Internet

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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A computer class for laptop computer users. Learn to use a web browser, basic searching, and locating websites.

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. Read more about Laptop Learners: Internet

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Laptop Learners: Email

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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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A class for laptop computer users - Learn to send and receive email, email etiquette, and send a file attachment.

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. Read more about Laptop Learners: Email

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Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 5:00pm
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Stock up on books, movies, and music! The Murphy Library Friends of the Library bookstore will be having their fall book sale. Item prices start at 25 cents and books, music CDs, VHS, and DVDs will be available for sale. Come early for the best selection! Read more about Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

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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

Learn about ways you can help your library! Read more about Murphy Friends of the Library Meeting

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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.

For kindergarten to 4th grade. Read more about Turkey Time

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