MVL Book Club

'Under the Covers' is the library's very own book club, founded by Margo Mohn. This group meets in the upstairs community room from 2-4pm on the 4th Thursday of each month (with few exceptions - check our Calendar for specific dates).

Leadership of the discussion rotates among members. Reading assignments differ each month: sometimes a single book that everyone reads; sometimes individuals choose their own titles (often around a given topic or genre). Meetings may also feature guest speakers or other activities.

including white boards, a dedicated computer station with software for video & photo editing, tablet devices, and a large video display unit. Please treat this equipment with respect.

Learn more about TechRush from their website, linked above.

Tuesdays from 2-4pm 

Karen Gilmore hosts computer classes, free to the public. These classes are aimed at adults, but open to all ages.

Watch this space for updates on next month's theme, pick a book to read and join in! 

MVL is proud to host this group of involved parents helping to bridge the gap in technology education and job opportunities for kids in our rural area. In return, public use of some equipment owned by TechRush and housed by the library is allowed:

Friends of the Library

A member-supported volunteer organization dedicated to the Calaveras county library system. Friends organize popular local events throughout the county, including the Annual Trivia Bee, Melodrama, Holiday Home Tours, and Used Book Sales. Membership support has helped to extend library hours, expand library collections, and improve facilities and services. Learn more at the Friends' website:

Computer Literacy

Just about any device you need help with may be covered (for both PC and Apple products).

Bring your questions!

​​​Next Meeting: Thursday,

May 24th at 2pm

MVL Trivia Teams!

Don't forget to check our calendar for daily events!


MVL is honored to support local students in their pursuit of education. Every year, Murphys Library awards a scholarship to a graduating college-bound Bret Harte student who has demonstrated strong performance in English & Language Arts. Applicants are asked to write a 500-word essay (topic subject to change annually); and recipients are awarded $2000  paid in $500 increments for the duration of the student's enrollment up to four consecutive years.

Your Event Here

The library offers a community meeting room furnished with tables & chairs, a screen for projections, and some informal seating. It is located upstairs from the main library room, and is handicap accessible by elevator. It may be scheduled for use during regular library hours by local non-profit groups. If your organization would like to use this space, please review:

Storytime with Copper*

Tuesday mornings at 10:30am

Join your librarian and her golden retriever sidekick, Copper, each week when they pick a new children's story to read to the group. They are joined by volunteer readers, and often do an arts & crafts project related to the chosen book.

Although our focus is on younger children, readers of any age are welcome. This program is designed to encourage young readers by making the reading experience fun!

*Beckett & Nicky (black labs) sometimes substitute for Copper

  Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-4:00