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Solving Family Mysteries: Genealogy Workshop

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Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Genealogy workshop focusing on using library resources to locate rare or hard to find information for your family tree.

Sign up by calling the Murphy Library at 256-881-5620 or email cchow@hmcpl.org. Read more about Solving Family Mysteries: Genealogy Workshop

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Three Piece Problem Art - Family Painting

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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On Saturday, April 6th at  2pm, make your own Sherlock-inspired art piece to take home. 4x4 canvas panels will be provided for you to paint and take home to display. Can you solve the mystery? Recommended for ages 14+.
Sign up at the Murphy Library by calling 256-881-5620. Read more about Three Piece Problem Art - Family Painting

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I Spy Storytime – FAMILY STORYTIME

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Children will get to exercise the Sherlock skills in a 'spot the picture' story time, and then get to color in a hidden object picture themselves.

Contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.orgfor more info. Read more about I Spy Storytime – FAMILY STORYTIME

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Sherlockian Shirts - TEENS

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Design and make your own Sherlock-themed t-shirt one of two ways: use fabric markers and stencils to add color to a plain white tee, or go the opposite way and lighten up a black tee with bleach pens. (You bring the shirt, we’ll supply the pens!)

Sign up REQUIRED – Contact Ms Mandy at mpinyan@hmcpl.orgto sign up or for more info. Read more about Sherlockian Shirts - TEENS

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TSFOC Book Club: You Killed Wesley Payne

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0316077429
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Sean Beaudoin
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You Killed Wesley Payne

 

Join an awesome group for snacks and discussions. In honor of the great Sherlock Holmes, we’ll be reading a detective story (with a snarky, modern twist!)

You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin Read more about TSFOC Book Club: You Killed Wesley Payne

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Piece Problem Art - Family Painting

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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The family that paints together, has fun together. On Saturday, April 6th at 10am, make your own Sherlock-inspired art piece to take home. 4x4 canvas panels will be provided for you to paint and take home to display. Can you solve the mystery?
Sign up & $5 fee REQUIRED – Contact Ms Mandy at mpinyan@hmcpl.org to sign up or for more info. Read more about Piece Problem Art - Family Painting

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Dr Who Club - British Invasion

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Whovians, on Thursday, April 4th @ 6pm, prepare yourselves for a British invasion. In honor of another British great, we’ll be designing and making our own Sherlock-themed tea cups and saucers using Sharpie markers. Stencils, suggested quotes, markers, and cups and saucers will be provided. Take your masterpiece home and bake it to make it last as long as Sherlock Holmes' legacy!
Sign up REQUIRED – Contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org to sign up or for more info. Read more about Dr Who Club - British Invasion

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Time Out Book Club: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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978-1594744761
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Ransom Riggs
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. Read more about Time Out Book Club: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Teen Night: BBC Jubilee

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Do you love everything from the UK?  Well so do we!  Come discuss Doctor Who, Sherlock, and all your favorite BBC shows.  Have tea and scones while we watch our favorite episode of Sherlock.  Costumes encouraged!  For more information contact Julia Hendon at jhendon@hmcpl.org or 256-881-0257. Read more about Teen Night: BBC Jubilee

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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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