Archive for March 2010
The Murphy Library is happy to feed your imagination. The library is showing the children’s movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” on Thursday at 3:15 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. If you like inventions and imaginative stories, this is the movie for you. It is rated PG.
Friends of Murphy Library is sponsoring Community Night on Monday, April 5 at Brothers Restaurant from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Go and eat during those hours and Brothers will donate a portion of the night’s proceeds to the library for new books in the children’s area.
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Greek, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com.
acme democracy topical
ergonomic protein angelic
android character chronology
cosmetic antibiotic hygiene
phenomenon amnesia pragmatic
He did much better.
He threw a party for the librarians.
Ryan, a resident artist at the John C. Campbell Folk School, had the winning bid at the 2009 Friends of Murphy Library Auction and landed a dinner party to be given by Sue Ellen Woodward.
Then he made the party a gift to the Murphy Library staff.
The entire Murphy Library crew sat in splendor, and wished each other, especially Ryan, Woodward, Allen and Bell, “Top of the morning and the rest of the day.”
Photos attached by Jane Hembree
Bonnie Allen, Sue Ellen Woodward and Sondra Bell helped transform the meeting room into a leprechaun’s lair and served up, what else, corned beef and cabbage, along with other Irish treats.
The beach could be any warm spot and the couple any happy twosome. But they are actually in Tel Aviv, Israel, the man is a Palestinian suicide bomber and the woman is an Israeli. He’s in Israel to detonate a bomb. But at the ultimate moment, the switch does not work. While he waits for a new switch, he meets the woman and other Israelis he might dare call friends.
The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s powerful film, “For My Father” Thursday at 6 p.m. It was nominated for 7 Israeli Academy Awards. It is not rated but would not be suitable for very young children. Read the rest of this entry »
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Spanish, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.
renegade barrio fandango mesa
oregano empanada sombrero
quesadilla flamenco fiesta tomatillo
burrito alligator mantilla chalupa
Here’s a fulfilling way to help the library: eat at Brothers Restaurant on Monday, April 5 anytime between 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Actress Frances McDormand has tackled demanding roles before. So when she was offered the toughest one of all, she didn’t flinch. McDormand plays the mother of a brainy fifteen year-old boy in the 1970′s. He thrives on rock music. She fears it will destroy her family. Then her fear is confirmed. Rolling Stone Magazine wants him to go on tour with a rock band and write about it.
The Murphy Library is showing the coming-of-age film “Almost Famous” Thursday at 6 p.m. Writer/director Cameron Crowe won an Oscar for his screenplay and dressed each scene in music from the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Elton John, Black Sabbath, the Who, Joni Mitchell, the Allman Brothers, and Neil Young. The film is rated R.
Rolling Stone doesn’t know that William Miller (Patrick Fugit) is just fifteen. He got their attention because he’d been writing about bands in underground newspapers. And he’s very smart: when they call him he makes his voice lower and more “grown-up.”
Crowe based the story on his own experiences writing for Rolling Stone as a teenager. He remembers the innocence, the decadence, and swirling all around, the music. And he remembers his mother who let him go on his journey with one rule of law: “Don’t do drugs!”
But there is something good for children in all this. The song sung by Dr. Hook in this movie (and famous in the 1970′s) “On the Cover of Rolling Stone” was written by the children’s author, Shel Silverstein. While this movie is rated R, there are plenty of books by Silverstein at the Murphy Library that R not!
Call the library at 837-2417.
This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from French, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com.
crochet regime altruism beige
stethoscope prairie amenable plateau
boutique quiche bureaucracy escargot
manicure motif collage
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.
inane ambivalent incriminate
interrupt colloquial rupture
alleviate ventilate reptile
measure relevant electoral
ominous library refugee
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The Murphy Public Library has a new film projector to replace the one that was stolen thanks to Nantahala Regional Library’s Librarian Daphne Childres and Business Manager Wanda Leatherwood and her detailed work with our insurance company.
And local resident Dan Embrey touched everyone deeply when he donated a DVD and VHS player in memory of his late wife, Lesley G. Embrey.
In honor of the Leatherwoods and the Embreys, we are inaugurating our new equipment with visions of Paris, exquisite food, and loads of good humor in Nora Ephron’s film, “Julie and Julia” Thursday at 6 p.m. It is rated PG-13. Read the rest of this entry »