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November 4, 2014 - The Professor by Robert Bailey

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Tween Hour

Tweens & Teens ages 11-17 can join Ms. Haley every Wednesday @ 2:00pm for a special program or event. All events are free and supplies are provided. See schedule below for details. Check back often for updates.

June 4 - Upcycled Magazine Art: We'll use magazine strips to make colorful silhouettes.

June 11 - Life Size "Life": Join us and play a life size version of the Game of Life.

June 18 - Friendship bracelets: You will learn how to make simple, stylish friendship bracelets.

Murphy Summer Science Fair

We're putting on a Science Fair to celebrate our Summer Reading theme: "Fizz! Boom! Read!"

All projects must be turned in with the application sheet by June 30th, 2014. Ms. Haley will be available Thursdays from 5-6 in the month of June to assist children with their project ideas.

Awesome Afternoons

Children ages 5-11 can join Ms. Haley every Tuesday afternoon  @ 4:00pm for a special Summer Reading event.  Events include crafts and special programmers and performers. See schedule below for specific events:

June 3 - Color Wheel Collage: Children can make a fun, colorful collage, while learning about color mixing and art.

June 10 - Alabama Youth Ballet will join us to talk about ballet and offer a couple short example performances.

Supernova Science Club

Kids can explore a new science topic and have fun, too, each Thursday at 4 p.m and select Wednesdays at 4pm in the Supernova Science Club. Space is limited to 16 children and there is a first-come first-serve sign up sheet each week. To be added to the notification list for sign-ups, email Mrs. Haley at or call 256-881-5620

In weeks that host 2 club meetings, children may only attend 1 meeting: either Wednesday OR Thursday.

Holiday Party

On Thursday, December 5th @ 5:30 pm:  Join the Eleanor Murphy Library for our Holiday Party. We'll make several different types of ornaments, trim the tree, sing carols, and munch on snacks.  All ages are welcom from children to adults! For more information contact Ms. Haley @ 256-881-5620.

Here are two examples of ornaments we'll be making:

Murphy Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Eleanor Murphy Library will hold their Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Family Craft

Join the Eleanor Murphy Library each month for a holiday themed family craft. This craft is fun for all ages from child to teen to adult, so bring the whole family for some crafty fun!

Monday, April 14 @ 4:00pm - Make a 3D paper easter egg, perfect for holiday decor. (picture below)

We will be offering other programs in summer. Our Family Craft program will resume in September.

Check back for more program updates. For more information, contact Ms Haley at or 256-881-5620

Discover the Writer in You book release

Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m.

Books & Brews

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will be celebrating Adult Summer Reading with the Books & Brews event on Thurs, August 15, from 7pm-9pm at Straight to Ale Brewery at 3200 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville, AL 35801.

Join us for group trivia, live music, a book swap, Blind Date with a Book, and an opportunity to meet other reading fans!

If you would like to participate in the book swap, please bring a copy of your favorite book to exchange with another attendee.