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The Murphy Public Library is showing a Film Movement selection from Poland this Thursday at 6 p.m. In the Name Of tells the story of Adam, a Catholic priest working with troubled teenagers in a Polish village who realizes his calling to the priesthood may have been to escape from his own desires.

The film is in Polish with subtitles in English. Running time 102 minutes. It is not suitable for children. Call 837-2417 for details.

Don’t miss the Silent Auction at the Murphy Public Library.  There is something (or things) for everyone!  There are beautiful books from Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens to the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice to art books about Michelangelo and Rembrandt.  And of course, a book by Dr. Seuss!

Gift certificates from local restaurants and shops, Mike Lalone pottery, Bobbi Umbach glass art bowl, Judy Grove photograph, 7-piece gardening starter set, frame prints, paintings, 6-piece ruby glass collection, IKEA art easels and much more will be up for bidding.

We will also have a free refreshment table and donations of finger food are appreciated to replenish the bidders :-).

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And every day more wonderful donations come in.  Many thanks to all for your support.

Here are some photos of art, antiques and unique items in the Murphy Public Library’s annual Silent Auction that takes place on August 22, Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the final bids are taken up. What fun!

And do not miss the Cooking Supplies, Cookbook and Book Sales in the library’s back breezeway at the same time. If you love to cook you will love this sale. If you don’t cook, you will start.

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Basketball players and other high school students will enjoy the Film Movement documentary, The Iran Job, at the Murphy Library this Thursday at 6 p.m.

American pro-basketball player Kevin Sheppard goes to Iran to play for their Super League team, A. S. Shiraz, and besides learning to appreciate Iran, he also makes friends with three strong-minded women. Running time 90 minutes. High school appropriate. Call 837-2417.

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.


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