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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Donna Tartt
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The Secret History

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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0671510126
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Pearl S. Buck
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The Good Earth

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.

Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century.

Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel—beloved by millions of readers—is a universal tale of an ordinary family caught in the tide of history. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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9780425244142
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Eleanor Brown
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The Weird Sisters

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can't solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard's heroines. It's a lot to live up to.

The sisters have a hard time communicating with their parents and their lovers, but especially with one another. What can the shy homebody eldest sister, the fast-living middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Only that none has found life to be what was expected; and now, faced with their parents' frailty and their own personal disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them... Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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9781250003485
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Julia Keller
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A Killing in the Hills

What's happening in Acker's Gap, West Virginia? Three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner, and seemingly half the town is there to witness the act. Still, it happened so fast, and no one seems to have gotten a good look at the shooter.  Was it random? Was it connected to the spate of drug violence plaguing poor areas of the country just like Acker's Gap? Or were Dean Streeter, Shorty McClurg, and Lee Rader targeted somehow?

One of the witnesses to the brutal incident was Carla Elkins, teenaged daughter of Bell Elkins, the prosecuting attorney for Raythune County, WV. Carla was shocked and horrified by what she saw, but after a few days, she begins to recover enough to believe that she might be uniquely placed to help her mother do her job.

After all, what better way to repair their fragile, damaged relationship? But could Carla also end up doing more harm than good—in fact, putting her own life in danger? Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Chelsea Cain
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Heartsick

Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer. In the end, she was the one who caught him…and tortured him…and then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie’s life and then turn herself in? This is the question that keeps him up all night—and the reason why he has visited Gretchen in prison every week since.

Meanwhile, another series of murders is tearing up the Portland streets. Archie seems to be getting closer to solving this high-profile case…until he finds himself in a fatal collision course with the killer—one that inevitably leads him back to his former captor. Gretchen may be the only one who can help do justice. The only thing she can’t do, this time, is save Archie’s life. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

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Family Storytime

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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Join Ms. Haley for Preschool Storytime. We'll read stories, sing songs, and make a fun craft. Age 2-5, but the whole family is welcome! Read more about Family Storytime

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Supernova Science Club

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join Ms. Haley for a exciting, hands-on science experiments.  All supplies are provided and kids will receive a summary of topics covered. Kids grades K-5 welcome!

For more information and a full line up of topics, visit our blog: http://hmcpl.org/2013/09/supernova-science-club

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Supernova Science Club

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join Ms. Haley for a exciting, hands-on science experiments.  All supplies are provided and kids will receive a summary of topics covered. Kids grades K-5 welcome!

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Supernova Science Club

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join Ms. Haley for a exciting, hands-on science experiments.  All supplies are provided and kids will receive a summary of topics covered. Kids grades K-5 welcome!

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Supernova Science Club

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Join Ms. Haley for a exciting, hands-on science experiments.  All supplies are provided and kids will receive a summary of topics covered. Kids grades K-5 welcome!

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