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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Naughty in Nice

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a Royal Spyness mystery, Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen. 

In 1933, Georgie, the mystery world’s favorite penniless heiress, escapes to the French Riviera after Her Majesty the Queen sends her there on a mission to recover her stolen snuff box.

Lady Georgie is honored to be trusted by the Queen—and even more honored when she meets Coco Chanel and is asked to model her latest clothing line. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie not only has to find two priceless items—she also has an unsolved murder on her hands and has to keep an eye on her love interest, Darcy O’Mara, who has been acting awfully suspiciously. -- http://rhysbowen.com/ Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

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Murphy Friends of the Library Bookstore Grand Reopening Sale

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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 5:00pm
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Find great books at the Murphy Friends of the Library Book Sale. We will be re-opening our Friends of the Library book store with lots of deals.

Paperbacks are 8 for $1 and hardcovers start at 25 cents.

In addition to books, there will be magazines and movies for sale. Read more about Murphy Friends of the Library Bookstore Grand Reopening Sale

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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A Gathering of Old Men

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read the 2012 Community Read Book, A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines.

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man. "Poignant, powerful, earthy...a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance for the murder of one of their own."-- Booklist "A fine novel...there is a denouement that will shock and move readers as much as it does the characters."-- Philadelphia Inquirer Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines

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Murphy Friends of the Library Meeting

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Library Board Meeting

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The Library Board meeting for April -- beginning at 4pm and open to the public -- will take place at the Eleanor Murphy Branch, located at 7910 Charlotte Drive, Huntsville AL 35802. Read more about Library Board Meeting

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Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Diane Mott Davidson
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Crunch Time

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson.

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up big trouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppy mill.

Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff’s department investigates. Yet even Goldy’s house isn’t safe, and after a failed break-in by an unknown intruder a cop is sent to keep an eye on things. Then a second body is found.

Swapping her chef’s hat for a sleuthing cap, the intrepid Goldy steps up the investigation. But she’s got to move fast. It’s crunch time to close in on a killer, before he can close in on her.

Filled with danger as well as laughs, wonderful food, and scrumptious recipes, Crunch Time is a delicious indulgence sure to satisfy all of Goldy’s fans. --Amazon.com

 

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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One for the Money

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Stephanie Plum mystery series by Janet Evanovich.

Read the book before you see the movie. The movie by the same title will be in theaters on January 27, 2012.

First novels this funny and self-assured come along rarely; dialogue this astute and raunchy is equally unusual. The gutsy heroine introduced here is Stephanie Plum of Trenton, N.J., a recently laid-off lingerie buyer who has no job, no car and no furniture. She does have a hamster, a deranged grandmother, two caring parents and several pairs of biking shorts and sports bras. Finding work with her cousin Vinnie, she becomes a bond hunter and scrounges money enough to buy a gun, a Chevy Nova and some Mace. Her first assignment is to locate a cop accused of murder. Joe Morelli grew up in Stephanie's neighborhood. Possessed of legendary charm, he relieved Stephanie of her virginity when she was 16 (she later ran over him with a car). In her search, Stephanie catches her prey, loses him and grills a psychotic prizefighter, the employer of the man Morelli shot. She steals Morelli's car and then installs an alarm so he can't steal it back. Resourceful and tough, Stephanie has less difficulty finding her man than deciding what she wants to do with him once she's got him. While the link between the fighter and the cop isn't clear until too late in the plot, Evanovich's debut is a delightful romp and Stephanie flaunts a rough-edged appeal. Mystery Guild alternate; author tour; film rights optioned to Tri-Star.

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Apple Turnover Murder

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Hannah Swenson mystery series by Joanne Fluke.

Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb's wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event...For eleven-hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa and agrees to be a magician's assistant in the fundraiser's talent show. The only snag is the show's host, college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her sister, Michelle, each had unfortunate romances with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn't go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage - dead, with a turnover in his hand. Now Hannah must find a killer who's flakier than puff pastry - and far more dangerous. - Amazon.com. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Friends of the Eleanor Murphy Branch

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Repeats every month on the third Tuesday until Wed Jun 01 2011 except Tue May 17 2011, Tue Dec 20 2011.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Monthly meeting for the Friends of the Eleanor Murphy Branch Library. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

At the October meeting, we will be electing Friends of the Library officers. Help us elect a new secretary and treasurer for the Murphy Friends of the Library! Read more about Friends of the Eleanor Murphy Branch

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Murphy Friends of the Library Autumn Book Sale

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 5:00pm
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Fall into the Savings!

Come to the Murphy Friends of the Library Autumn Book Sale!

Prices start at 25 cents. Read more about Murphy Friends of the Library Autumn Book Sale

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