Friends of the Library
Linda Trudeau will give a presentation on genealogy at Murphys Library on Wednesday, February 21st at 1:30pm. This is a FREE event, but please contact the branch to reserve your seat: 728-3036
The focus of this presentation will be "DNA in Plain English":
You don't have to be a scientist to be fascinated by the twists & turns of family history, add some DNA and see what pops up!
Genealogy at Murphys Library!
Happy New Year!
Let's Make Valentines!
February is "Love to Read" Month, and Murphys Library is inviting everyone to come make Valentines, Saturday February 3rd from 2-3pm. All ages welcome, and all materials provided.
Library Year-in-Review: Mokelumne Hill!
Mokelumne Hill FOTL President Janet Dock reflected on their library branch accomplishments in 2017:
Children's programs focused on promoting literacy, with Story Hour, 240 books given to Mokelumne Hill Elementary students, Science Club twice a month on Tuesdays, Summer Reading and Art Camp. The Dollywood program also sent one book each month to about 28 families in the 95245 zip code with children 0-4 years old.
Adult programs focused on education, historical information, and literacy, with the Gold Rush Writers' Program and the Moke Hill Reads book club.
Programs are funded by grants from First 5 Calaveras and the Arts Council, along with generous donations from the Lions Club, MHCH Trust, Zumba, James Aarons, and Moke Hill Main St. Business Association, and book sales from the front porch.
The branch participated in the Calaveras County FOTL Trivia Bee, California History Day, and the Holiday Open House (with crafts, refreshments, and book give-aways.) They also completed a Front Porch Cleanup project with support from the Moke Hill Main St. Business Association and community volunteers.
For 2018, the FOTL will work on plans for the branch's 20th anniversary in June, 2019. They will also focus on programs for older adults and teens.
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Our libraries have a lot to look forward to in 2018, including improved internet service with CENIC broadband, upgraded facilities for the Angels Camp branch, and plenty of events.
Sadly, there will be no Copper Run this January; but mark your calendars for our annual Trivia Bee, March 24th, 2018: this year's theme will be "Highway 49 - The Gold Rush Trail!"
Stay tuned for more information!