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There is a change in the movie scheduled for this Thursday, July 31. We’ve been partnering with Youth Services librarian Bridget Wilson to show movies this summer that relate to her summer reading program: Fizz, Boom, Read! However, I forgot Bridget and I had scheduled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and instead I chose The Lego Movie.

What to do….what to do……

So here’s the deal:
The Lego Movie will be shown at the Murphy Library this Thursday at 3 p.m. Running time is 100 minutes and it is rated PG.

Then you can run out, grab a bite and come back for more!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be shown at 6 p.m. Running time is 95 minutes and it is also rated PG.

An inventor is trying to better the world after messing up miserably with his last invention, a machine with a mind of its own that is coughing up strange hybrids of animals and foods — shrimpanzees and tacodiles for starters. You could call it the latest version of fast food, meaning you run very fast away from it.

Everyone is in The Lego Movie which will be shown at the Murphy Library this Thursday at 3 p.m. We are also showing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 6 p.m. Thursday. A DOUBLE FEATURE!! What fun!

Superwoman, Shakespeare, Batman, Unikitty, C-3PO, Abraham Lincoln, Green Lantern, and Gandalf represent some of the star power in this animated world. An evil tyrant wants to stop them in their tracks. Then an ordinary construction guy calls on his friends to fight for their freedom.

Rotten Tomatoes web site shows 96% of viewers love this movie. THAT IS A RECORD! They love the jokes, the characters, the animation and the story. Morgan Freeman and Will Ferrell are two actors whose voices you will hear.

The library is showing The Lego Movie this Thursday at 3 p.m. Running time is 100 minutes and it is rated PG. Call the library at 837-2417.

Do you enjoy Ian Fleming’s novels? Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the next movie at the Murphy Library is based on one of his books but it’s not a James Bond story. Rather it’s about a guy who invents things that usually don’t work. Then he creates a car that can fly and his life takes off. Best of all, this is a kids movie that everyone can enjoy.

The library is showing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Thursday at 6 p.m. It is rated G and running time is 144 minutes. Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes star.

Children’s author Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay with the perfect partner in writing adventures, Richard Maibaum, the screenwriter for the 007 movies from Dr. No to Licence to Kill.

And the filming locations take you from a windmill in Buckinghamshire, England, to beach scenes on the Cote d’Azur in France, and to Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. Call the library at 837-2417.

Fred Bernhardt, member of Appalachian Beekeepers Association, informed, entertained and created quite a buzz among Friends of Murphy Library when he spoke Tuesday evening about beekeeping.

Have you ever wanted to look inside a beehive? This Tuesday at Friends of Murphy Library’s Potluck Dinner, local beekeeper, Fred Bernhardt will make your wish come true. Fred is our guest speaker at the potluck, which begins at 6 p.m. in the library’s meeting room, and this is one not to miss.

He is going to tell us all about the bees, even delving into the history of beekeeping. Think you might want to try it? He will let you know what equipment you need to start.

And then there’s that look inside a hive. Fred is bringing his demo glass-front hive with him. No telling yet which bees will come with him.

Friends’ member, their honeys (sorry, I could not resist) and prospective members are invited to bring their favorite potluck dish for the 6 p.m. dinner meeting. Membership in the Friends is only $10 a year. Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

“Water” is the Summer Reading Program’s theme this week and the Murphy Library has the perfect movie especially for these hot summer days: Frozen. It ties into the science of snow and ice, winning over 40 awards for its animation, story, characters and songs.

Two sisters live in the cold Nordic country of Arendelle. One has the power to cover the land with ice and snow, which she does and then disappears. It is up to her younger sister to find her and make the ice melt. Does she have help? She has the perfect helpers for this climate: a Nordic hunk, a reindeer and a snowman.

Frozen will be screened Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 102 minutes and it is rated PG. Call the library at 837-2417.

The Murphy Public Library Thursday film, WarGames, embodies the Summer Reading Program’s theme “Fizz Boom Read!” especially the potential for booms, and it is perfect for computer geeks.

David (Matthew Broderick) is in high school and loves playing on his computer much better than studying. One day he accidentally hacks into a top-secret military computer. He knew he was hacking, but he thinks it is into the computer of a game designer.

The film was directed by John Badham, the director of Saturday Night Fever and he knows how to keep the tension rocking along. Also starring Ally Sheedy.

Call 837-2417 for details.

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