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.
With your help, Calaveras County can have a mobile library! A State Library grant will pay 2/3 of the cost of our bookmobile. Help pay the rest with a matching grant from the Friends of the Calaveras County Library.
Send donations to the Friends of the Calaveras County Library!
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (2015)
When: Thursday October 21 11:00 a.m. - noon
Where: To be held at a private home. Contact Joan at Murphyslibrary@gmail.com
There are multiple copies with the county library system. There will be four copies in Murphys and three in Arnold. You can request your own copy or an audio copy.
You don't read Anne Tyler to have your worldview expanded or to be kept awake at night anxiously turning pages. You read, instead, for the cozy mildness, the comfort of sinking into each new warmhearted, gently wry book. Such is A Spool of Blue Thread; which chronicles the loves and lives of three generations of the Whitshank family living in Baltimore, MD. Tyler's focus is on the relationships between various members of a Baltimore family — spouses, parents and children, siblings and in-laws — as they evolve over the long haul. —NPR Book Club
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict (2021)
The little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian, who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.
Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection.
But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of the alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white—her complexion is dark because she is African American.The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths to which she must go--for the protection of her family and her legacy--to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. —Penguin Random House
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