Eleanor Murphy Branch meeting room

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Help

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In Kathryn Stockett's stunning fiction debut, The Help, Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Cold Sassy Tree

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson - a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward - the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner. Boggled by the sheer audacity of it all, and not a little jealous of his grandpa's new wife, Will nevertheless approves of this May-December match and follows its progress with just a smidgen of youthful prurience.

Tuesday Tales

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Each Tuesday, join Miss Amy for Tuesday Tales. The adventure will include stories, songs, and crafts and is best for children ages 3-5 years old.

Becky Thatcher Tea Party

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Becky Thatcher Tea Party is for ages 5-8 and will generate excitement for the characters in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Attendees will enjoy a real tea service with an etiquette coach to provide tips on the proper behavior at the table.

Closed for Easter

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010 (All day)

All branches closed for Easter.

Becky Thatcher Tea Party

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Becky Thatcher Tea Party is for ages 5-8 and will generate excitement for the characters in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Attendees will enjoy a real tea service with an etiquette coach to provide tips on the proper behavior at the table.This event is part of The Big Read.

Spring Celebration Storytime!

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for the great books, stay for the Dinosaur-Garden Hat craft and yummy refreshments! This event is sponsored by the Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library.

Murphy Book Club: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Murphy Book Club: The Glass Castle

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Murphy Book Club: The Help

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

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