Friends’ potluck this Tuesday features “Quilting in the Mountains” with Brasstown’s Louise MacDonald
Posted June 15, 2013on:
Friends of Murphy Public Library will be having their second potluck dinner of 2013 on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone brings a ‘dish’ of delectable delights from appetizers and salads to entrees, breads and desserts.
Arts & Crafts & Craft Supplies and Blowout Book Sale coming June 20 & 21 — this year we’ve added demos!
Posted June 11, 2013on:
Sellers include Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Renata Craig, Jo-Ann Allen, Margie King, Vivian Schell, Carol Orloff, Jane Bowen, Lois Lenz, Jean Jackson with Sharon Wilson, Terry Cavanaugh and Margo Axelson from Appalachian Crafters.
Spider, centipede and ladybug star in James and the Giant Peach, next Summer Reading movie this Thursday at 6
Posted June 8, 2013on:
James is a young English boy who loses his beloved parents, but not before they teach him to follow his dreams and find beauty in everything from clouds in the sky to spiders in the dirt.
He needs this to keep his sanity, especially since he now lives with two horrendous aunts.
The Murphy Library is celebrating its Summer Reading Program with James and the Giant Peach, an animated adventure film based on the book by Raold Dahl, that includes crawling and flying bugs, perfect for children, parents and local entomologists. The screening is Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Running time is 79 minutes and the film is rated PG.
One day James saves the life of a spider, whose sultry voice by Susan Sarandon is not to be missed. His reward: boiled crocodiles’ tongues full of magic. He trips, a large fruit grows, and a centipede, grasshopper, ladybug come to his aid. Now the question is “how to get to New York City.” Call 837-2417 for details.
Join the Summer Reading Program and Dig into Reading. Our Thursday film at 6 p.m. The Secret Garden will enthrall young readers and old.
Posted June 3, 2013on:
The Murphy Library’s film program is partnering with Youth Services librarian Bridget Wilson and the Summer Reading Program. Her theme this year is “Dig into Reading” and Thursday’s film The Secret Garden digs into an English garden with three of the smartest children who ever walked through the pages of a book. The film is rated G and will be screened at 6 p.m. and running time is 101 minutes. This is a film for the young and not-so-young – whatever your age, The Secret Garden will enthrall you!
Mary is a young English girl living with her parents in India. When they are killed in an earthquake she must return to England where her wealthy but emotionally distant uncle takes her in. There seems to be no place for love or laughter in his huge mansion. But one thing is for sure, Mary is not afraid to explore. Who knows what secrets she will find in this house.
Filming locations capture the beauty of England in such places as North Yorkshire’s Fountains Abbey, Eton College in Berkshire and Harrow School in Middlesex. Call 837-2417.
Scholastic Book Fair at Murphy Public Library runs from May 23 to June 4. Don’t miss this opportunity to buy a young person a book! And don’t be surprised to see something for yourself, too.
Posted May 25, 2013on:
Next week Oliver Sullivan will celebrate his second birthday. He and his mother Amanda have just discovered that his birthday coincides with the Scholastic Book Fair at the Murphy Public Library. Maybe a new book is in order for the birthday boy!
The Scholastic Book Fair will run from May 23 to June 4. This is the perfect time to buy books for your children, grandchildren or maybe something for yourself. You never know what you will find at the book fair. Call 837-2417.
Amanda and Oliver live in Murphy and often visit the library, she on her bicycle and he in his bicycle trailer. Like many parents in the Murphy area, she understands the importance of introducing a child to a library and its books at a young age.
Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve this Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at Murphy Library. Young Harris College stars!
Posted May 25, 2013on:
When there is a fifth Thursday in a month, we like to show a film at the Murphy Library made in our Tri-State area. This time scenes in the movie were not only filmed in nearby Young Harris, but twenty residents had parts.
Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. the library is screening, Trouble with the Curve, a 2012 film starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake about an aging baseball scout and his daughter. Running time is 111 minutes and it is rated PG-13.
The movie was filmed throughout Georgia including Atlanta, Jasper, Athens, Macon and, especially, the campus of Young Harris College. Twenty members of the Young Harris College baseball team portray the Devils, a North Carolina high school team competing in the film for the state championship.
Posted May 19, 2013on:
If you love photography, whether it’s your own and perhaps those Appalachian photographs by Doris Ulmann, then you may want to take off an hour or two and watch the next movie at the Murphy Library.
On Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Found Memories, a Film Movement selection from Brazil. A young woman photographer discovers an old village in Brazil and records the beauty she finds in the people like elderly Madalena, in the stone buildings, and in life itself. She also learns to make bread. Portuguese with subtitles in English. 98 minutes. Not rated.
The small village of Jotuomba is mostly elderly — the young have left to find work. But Antonio is still working at his bar and his friend Madalena gets up early and makes bread for the bar.
The film shows Madalena bringing the bread to the bar and arguing with Antonio about where to store it.
Then, a few scenes later, again Madalena brings bread to the bar and argues with Antonio about where to store it. At first you think something has gone wrong with the DVD player, but no. That is just how every day occurs in Jotuomba.
Then the young woman Rita arrives and with her camera she sees things differently. In fact, she sees the art in everyone – even in those who lie peacefully in the old cemetery.