Opportunity to Join our Board of Directors

Illustration by Dave Gano

Local Author Talk

The Murphys Volunteer Library serves our community with literature,

audio books, DVDs, free wifi, meeting space, and dynamic programming.

Wednesday, April 10th, 5:30pm

​Murphys Library will host local author Don Urbanus to discuss his new book, "Darn Weeds," featuring funny short stories about your local nursery along with real humorous interactions with customers. Illustrated by the author’s daughter. You will never look at the nursery business the same way ever again! 


A little about the Author:

Don got his BS Degree (He loves to say that) in Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in 1979. After college he worked as a foreman at Boething Treeland, a large wholesale nursery in Northern California.  In 1983, Don became the Production Manager for A-Z Tree Nursery in Los Gatos.  He then eventually moved to start his own wholesale nursery in Calaveras County in 1988, where he also designed and built his house. Currently Don runs and owns Rising Sun Nursery.

Our esteemed Treasurer will be retiring in April of 2020 and we are looking for someone to fill his shoes. The term (3-year) would start in May of 2019 and provide overlap for a seamless transition.


Responsibilities include managing the checkbook, processing book-sale funds, monthly statement reconciliation, budget development and updates, tax filing as well as a role on the Finance committee. Time commitment is 1-3 hours per week.  


Desired qualifications would include prior bookkeeping experience, excel spreadsheet knowledge, attention to detail and a great team attitude.


Our board is very disciplined with one-hour monthly meetings, we all get along, and provide a mostly drama-free environment to volunteer and use your business and/or financial know-how to help a great cause!  


If you are interested please call either Dennis at 209-728-3701 or Mary at 209-822-8496.


Murphys Volunteer Library will be CLOSED March 16th for Irish Days. Look for our float in the parade!

  Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-4:00