480 Park Lane
Limited hours due to Covid-19:
Tuesday through Friday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are please to open our doors to library patrons and book lovers of the Murphys area.
Our hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In order to keep our patrons and our staff safe, we will be following county protocols.
Can't find the book you're looking for in the Calaveras Library system? Did you know that you can borrow books from other libraries through the Link+ system?
Murphys Library is a great source for used book at rock bottom prices. Ask the librarian how to find our used book room upstairs. We've got great titles on all sorts of topics (follow our Instagram account to see what's on the shelves)
Due to Covid concerns we are not accepting donations at this time, but we still have plenty of books for sale!
Murphys Library always has a good supply of new books for your reading enjoyment.
Murphys Library celebrates student achievement with a scholarship award.
by Fredrik Backman
When: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Murphys Park
Any questions, call or text Joan Dionne at 209.728.7996
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths.
First is Zara, a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else until tragedy changed her life. Now, she’s obsessed with visiting open houses to see how ordinary people live—and, perhaps, to set an old wrong to right. Then there’s Roger and Anna-Lena, an Ikea-addicted retired couple who are on a never-ending hunt for fixer-uppers to hide the fact that they don’t know how to fix their own failing marriage. Julia and Ro are a young lesbian couple and soon-to-be parents who are nervous about their chances for a successful life together since they can’t agree on anything. And there’s Estelle, an eighty-year-old woman who has lived long enough to be unimpressed by a masked bank robber waving a gun in her face. And despite the story she tells them all, Estelle hasn’t really come to the apartment to view it for her daughter, and her husband really isn’t outside parking the car.
As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. —https://fredrikbackmanbooks.com
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