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Please note: our summer movie hours will only be at 6 p.m.
The Murphy Library’s Thursday movie, Hope Springs, stars Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell in a comedy drama about a marriage that needs more romance. Running time is 100 minutes and rating is PG-13. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. only.
Kay and Arnold have been married over 30 years and find themselves in a rut. Kay is not too happy about that. Arnold doesn’t think anything’s wrong. When Kay signs them up for a week’s counseling session with Dr. Feld, (played by Steve Carell), Arnold is not happy. At all. But he goes.
The late, great film critic Roger Ebert gives good advice when watching this film. Keep your eyes on Tommy Lee Jones. This is not his typical role, playing a shy and vulnerable man. There is nothing like the opportunity to watch an actor stretch. Thank you, Tommy. Thank you, Roger.
The year is 1982. Ellie, a 12 year-old Jewish girl from Israel has just immigrated with her family to Connecticut. She is homesick and lonely. The one bright spot is her mail (not e-mail) correspondence with her best friend back in Israel.
The Murphy Library is showing Foreign Letters, a coming-of-age story about the intersection of old friends and new ones from Film Movement this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 100 minutes and the film is shown in English, Hebrew and Vietnamese with English subtitles. The film is not rated but would be appropriate for middle school students and up.
Life at school is not easy for Ellie. She is shunned by the other students and struggles with her new language. Then she befriends a fellow immigrant, Thuy, a quiet Vietnamese girl intently studying for the SATs — in 6th grade no less. Call 837-2417 for details.
This film is rescheduled for Thursday, February 7 at 4 p.m. and 6p.m. Winston-Salem film stays with you
Posted January 29, 2013on:
Three characters in the next library movie will stay with you long after the credits roll. Solo is a smiling taxicab driver from Senegal. Alex, the young daughter of Solo’s Mexican-American wife is intelligent and inquisitive, and he loves her as his own. William, a white Southerner, has no urge to smile or be inquisitive.
The library is showing Goodbye, Solo, a story of friendship and caring, of hope and despair, Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. by North Carolina born filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, a past Guggenheim Fellow. The film was made in Winston-Salem and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Running time is 91 minutes and the film rated R.
Solo is driving his cab one night when he picks up William to carry him back to his motel. William has another request. In two weeks he wants a ride to the mountaintop at Blowing Rock. He’s willing to pay $1,000. He does not mention a return trip. Call 837-2417 for details.
Loretta Lynn’s story of Appalachia and its music: Coal Miner’s Daughter, Thursday, January 17 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Posted January 14, 2013on:
Some days you long to see a movie from far away; other times, it’s good to stay close to home. Coal Miner’s Daughter is the next film at the Murphy Library and it was made close to home — in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. It celebrates a down home girl – singer and songwriter Loretta Lynn.
The library is showing this 1980 film based on Lynn’s autobiography in honor of her 50 years of singing, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 125 minutes and the movie is rated PG.
Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones star. Besides listening to Spacek singing in her Oscar-winning performance, the film is a vivid story of Appalachia where the mountains and the people tell their own stories. It received Oscar nominations for best picture, art and set direction, film editing, sound, screenwriting, and cinematography. Every scene is special.
The film also started Levon Helm on a second career as an actor, this time playing Lynn’s father, Ted Webb.
Helm, who passed away in 2012, was the singer and drummer for The Band. He played with everyone from Bob Dylan to Muddy Waters. If you’ve heard “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” you were listening to Helm.
Don’t miss our annual Crafts & Crafts Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale on August 2 and 3, Thursday and Friday from 9 to 2!
Posted July 16, 2012on:
Like to quilt? Knit? Paint? Keep a scrapbook? �We got supplies for those crafts and lots more.�
Friends of Murphy Public Library are holding our annual Craft and Craft Supplies Sale on August 2 and 3, Thursday and Friday, from 9 to 2 in the library’s meeting room, as well as a blowout Books in the Breezeway Sale in the back of the library. This year we�have added crafts along with the supplies for sale. You might find holiday gifts ahead of time.
Local crafters sell their own items and donate a portion of their proceeds to the Friends’ Spelling Bee fund. Monies raised reward students in the Cherokee County Schools 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Spelling Bee. The students love the spelling bee and we love to see them learn.
Scholastic Book Fair starts this Thursday, May 24 at Murphy Library — don’t miss these wonderful books!
Posted May 21, 2012on:
This past week Joy Bowlin turned six, and what did she do to celebrate? She visited the Murphy Library along with her 8-year-old sister Grace and 4-year-old sister Hope.
Their parents are Ellen and Larry Bowlin of Murphy and the girls are home-schooled. Like a lot of students in Cherokee County, they often visit the library to browse the bookshelves.
This Thursday, May 24 is another good time to visit the Murphy Public Library. The Scholastic Book Fair is starting and will run from May 24 to June 5. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted May 15, 2012on:
Friends of Murphy Library member John Penz and his wife Martha were happy to catch Lee Knight’s memorable evening at the Friends quarterly potluck dinner Tuesday. Knight is a renown folk musician and storyteller. He played his magnificent black walnut banjo, his Cherokee flute, drums and other instruments. He even sang the wonderful old ballads acapella. It was a very good night.
Singer and folklorist Lee Knight will bring his music and stories to the Friends of the Murphy Public Library at a special potluck celebration dinner in the meeting room of the library on this coming Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted April 2, 2012on:
The Murphy Library is showing The Secret Garden this Thursday, April 5 at 4 and 6 p.m. Running time is 101 minutes and the film is rated G.
When an English girl’s parents are killed, she must leave her home in India and travel to England where her wealthy but emotionally distant uncle takes her in. His house is not a home but rather a large castle with many areas that are off limits. That is, unless you’re a girl who is not afraid to venture out and about.
Polish director Agnieszka Holland made this film in 1993 not long after she achieved fame with her film Europa Europa.
The English countryside and gardens also take center stage. Some of the locations include Allerton Park at Knaresborough and Fountains Abbey in Ripon, both in North Yorkshire. Filming was also done at Eton College in Berkshire and Harrow School in Middlesex.
Hana is an actress in Prague who finds her film career taking off. Meanwhile her husband Emil stays in the background. But it is 1938 and soon the Nazis march into Czechoslovakia. There is one more item of importance: Hana is Jewish.
The Murphy Library is showing “Protektor”, a Film Movement selection from the Czech Republic on Thursday, February 16 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. It will be shown in Czech with subtitles in English. Not suitable for children.
To protect himself and his wife, Emil collaborates with the Nazis when they take over his radio station. Now Hana rarely leaves their apartment and Emil enjoys his time before the microphone. Suddenly, a top German official, Deputy Protektor Heydrich is assassinated in Prague and everyone is a suspect, especially those who ride bicycles.
Word of warning: the music in this film will beguile you with its lilting Irish folk tunes and the misty views of the sea will call to you. Ah well, just go with the flow……
A young Irish girl goes to live with her grandparents and hears tales about their ties to the sea. They also tell of the troubles that come from the sea and their livelihood. The tales remind her of her little brother who was lost to the sea years before.
The Murphy Library is showing The Secret of Roan Inish this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Rated PG. Running time is 103 minutes. If you love fiddles and flutes and Irish tunes, don’t miss this movie. Best of all when the Irish actors speak you don’t want them to stop. Read the rest of this entry »
Wine Tasting at Cherokee Cellars in Murphy on Friday, October 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $10 per person.
Posted October 2, 2011on:
The Friends’ Wine Tasting Party at Cherokee Cellars Winery and Art Gallery is the perfect opportunity for Friends members who love to cook: we need volunteers to bring finger foods for the refreshment table. Here’s the chance to find just the right hors d’oeuvres to go with wine. They could be savory; they could be sweet. Experimenting is okay. There are no bad cooks among the Friends members. Read the rest of this entry »