Archive for December 2009
Marek is a Polish teenager living in Somers Town, the area in London between King’s Cross and Euston stations. Tomo is a runaway from Nottingham who’s trying to make a go of it far from home. When they become friends, life gets better for both of them.
Film Movement’s British comedy with heart this month, “Somers Town” is now available at the Murphy Library. Running time is 70 minutes. The film is not rated.
Marek’s father works on a new rail line in London and is away all day. It’s summer and the boy walks the streets with this camera, looking for interesting shots. Tomo has just arrived on the train. He’s full of outward confidence, but he has no money and no where to stay. And there are thugs out there
But it’s a pretty French waitress who brings the boys together. They are both in love with her. And just like in Casablanca, it is “the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
Don’t expect pretty English byways in this film. The boys walk along working class streets that have their own charm. Do expect quirky characters and lovable kids. It’s all about being friends. That’s what counts. Call the library at 837-2417 for details.
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Latin, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.
humble message opera jovial plausible
library patina exuberant benefactor
adjacent amicable necessary renovate
Nora King has resigned as president of Friends of Murphy Public Library due to increased travel plans and time away from Murphy. But never fear – she has placed the gavel into the capable hands of Elo-ly Bailey. And Nora takes on the role of Chair of Fundraising. Retired she certainly is NOT.
Elo-ly has been working closely with Nora and often running meetings in Nora’s absence. She will do a great job as president.
And Julie Chautin being able to take any Friends’ activity and make an interesting newspaper story out of the tidbits she was given.
And, there are many more memories but I’m getting too sentimental so I’ll close with one final comment. As the Friends’ Chair of Fundraising, I look forward to building even more memories in 2010. Bob Hope said, “Thanks for the memories” and I thank the library staff, the Friends’ Board and members, and the Murphy community for all the wonderful memories.
Nick’s girlfriend just dumped him. So is he going to mope? Nope. His friends will see to that. Besides, their favorite rock group is staging a secret show in Manhattan. Half the fun is looking for it. Then a pretty girl at a club asks Nick to be her boyfriend for five minutes.
Nick and Norah make interesting music together, especially when the Big Apple sits smiling in the background. Call 837-2417.
Have you visited the Murphy Public Library’s “new” meeting room with its gorgeous “Giving Tree” wall? Youth Services librarian, Sarah Arnaudin has an invitation for the whole family:
The Nantahala Regional Library is offering a Holiday Storytime for
families on Saturday, December 19. The event, which will be held in the
Murphy Public Library meeting room, is open to the public. All families
are welcome to attend. The event starts at 11:00. The event is free.
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from German and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.