Friendsofmurphylibrary's Blog

The late writer Horton Foote visited Durham during the downturn in the economy and noticed all the empty warehouses around town. He was writing a screenplay based in the North Carolina city, and those warehouses gave him a story.

The Murphy Library is showing Main Street, a quiet film about restarting the economy of a southern town this Thursday at 6 p.m.  The film is rated PG and running time is 92 minutes.

The fear of what the future brings is most evident during a recession. In this film it grows from a company looking for a place to store its hazardous waste. The upside is that this is a chance to hear actor Colin Firth, who plays the company man, with a Texas accent! Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, Orland Bloom and Amber Tamblyn also star.

 

Advertisements

A popular children’s novel about two overly-imaginative schoolboys who love to pull pranks has grown into a series of 12 books translated into 20 languages and sold over 70 million copies!

Now it is the animated film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and the Murphy Library will show it this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 99 minutes.

Grown-ups will enjoy this film as much as kids. But be forewarned, it is rated PG because of its bathroom humor. Did we mention the movie’s tagline? “You’ve seen Britain, you’ve seen France…But you’ve never seen anyone like this guy!”

Writer Dav Pilkey was born in Cleveland, Ohio and went to Kent State University. The world can thank his freshman English professor for her guidance.  She liked his writing and the silly pictures he drew in his notebook and suggested he try writing children’s books. 70 million copies later is evidence it is good to listen to your teachers.

The library also has Pilkey’s books available to borrow.  In other words, you get to keep those laughs coming!

Ethan is a young boy.  Bailey is a dog, and he is also Ethan’s best friend.  Just like other BFF’s, that mean’s they could be friends forever.  This week the Murphy Library is showing A Dog’s Purpose, a heartwarming movie that follows a dog’s many lives and the people he cares about.

Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom is the director, and when his name appears in a film’s credits, that film has possibilities.  Hallstrom also made the French masterpiece, Chocolat, as well as The Hundred-Foot Journey, and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

The library will screen this family film Thursday at 6 p.m. It is rated PG and running time is 100 minutes.  Starring Dennis Quaid.

During World War II the eastern European country of Estonia had as difficult and emotional a battle to fight as any country at that time. Half the country’s soldiers were forced to fight with the Soviet, or Red army and the other half with the Germans.

The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s war saga, 1944, from Estonian director Elmo Nüganen on Thursday at 6 p.m.   Running time is 100 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In Estonian, Russian and German with English subtitles.

The Estonians were caught in the middle along the Eastern Front of WWII, and watched as their villages were turned to rubble. Each side may have felt empowered, but the futility of war shows through.

 

Here are the Spelling Bee Challenge Words for the 2017-2018 Spelling Bee taking place on November 17, 2016 at Martins Creek School.
Study these after you have mastered the Spelling Bee Study Words (See separate list of Spelling Bee Study Words 2016-2017).
The Spelling Bee will focus on the Spelling Bee Study Words but also may include words from the Challenge Words and from the Merrriam Webster Dictionary

Eponyms
forsythia madeleine bromeliad mercerize Fahrenheit narcissistic
dahlia Baedeker philippic guillotine Bobadil mesmerize
gnathonic pasteurize Croesus braggadocio
Arabic
muslin camphor algorithm minaret tamarind carafe julep
marzipan nenuphar alcazar tahini Qatari alkali serendipity
nadir douane fennec hafiz azimuth bezoar halal alim Swahili
serdab mihrab salaam mukhtar khor foggara diffa coffle
Asian Languages
gymkhana basmati gingham mandir bhalu gourami masala
raita asana batik charpoy durwan mahout prabhu
Buddha topeng tanha lahar jnana Holi
Dutch
mynheer waterzooi flense muishond witloof springbok maelstrom
bobbejaan keeshond voortrekker uitlander hollandaise galjoen
schipperke apartheid hartebeest keest wainscot roodeb
French
gauche rapport camouflage genre virgule debacle fusillade saboteur
renaissance chauvinism recidivist chassis détente raconteur
mayonnaise surveillance repertoire dossier taupe
poignant garçon croissant ecru lieutenant protégé
mélange blasé fête ingenue rendezvous
German
schadenfreude dreidel weimaraner ersatz fräulein blitzkrieg
gesundheit pfeffernuss edelweiss glockenspiel rottweiler
schottische anschluss wedel springerle zeitgeber
pickelhaube schnecke Weissnichtwo
Greek
dichotomy misogynist hypocrisy diphthong mnemonic anomaly zephyr
hippopotamus euphemism anachronism metamorphosis hyperbole
arachnid paradigm Eocene gynarchy pneumatic Hemerocallis
cynosure philhellenism euthanasia philately cacophony
Italian
scherzo adagio segue zucchini capricious archipelago charlatan maraschino
paparazzo fantoccini mozzarella garibaldi ocarina prosciutto
trattoria vivace cappelletti pizzicato intaglio
Japanese
karaoke nisei sansei issei kibei
Latin
soliloquy accommodate pernicious efficacy visceral exacerbate indigenous
belligerent vernacular infinitesimal recalcitrant innocuous precocious
ameliorate commensurate facetious prerogative ubiquitous
egregious aggregate tertiary corpuscle perennial
New World Languages
opossum terrapin ocelot hoomalimali coati jacamar ipecac
menhaden sachem
Old English
heifer mistletoe salve kirtle Wiccan shrieval chary
Slavic Languages
balalaika kielbasa tchotchke barukhzy perestroika apparatchik
commissar tokamak pogrom taiga Beetewk
Spanish
sassafras punctilio sarsaparilla comandante embarcadero rejoneador novillero
picaresque conquistador rasgado vaquero caballero

Spelling Bee Study Words for Cherokee County Middle Schools Bee 2017-2018

Here are the Spelling Bee Study Words for this year’s Spelling Bee taking place on November 16 at Martins Creek School, 9 a.m.

Spelling Bee Study Words 2017-2018    Cherokee County Schools’ Spelling Bee will focus on the Study Words and Challenge Words, but also may include words from the Merriam Webster Dictionary.
Eponyms
praline magnolia boysenberry hosta poinsettia macadamia
salmonella newton saxophone tortoni greengage angstrom
gardenia melba tantalize zinnia quisling
begonia samaritan Panglossian quixote jeremiad hector
Geronimo shrapnel vulcanize Frankenstein Boswell ampere
cupid Fletcherism yahoo diesel
bandersnatch Crusoe mentor Dracula
Spanish
burrito embargo chimichanga gazpacho mariachi sombrero
alligator canasta bonanza chinchilla machismo enchilada
pueblo hacienda fandango quesadilla
flotilla tornado flamenco vigilante adios cabana gordita
peccadillo filibuster tortilla vanilla cilantro fiesta anchovy
mesa ramada junco cafeteria bongo
castanets mantilla oregano lariat chalupa buffalo renegade
langosta alamo barrio cedilla Argentine bolivar amarillo
cordovan desperado empanada tomatillo
diablo pochismo sierra olio bolero junta duenna
Arabic
azure Islamic sultan artichoke mummy tarragon adobe mohair
borax talc arsenal lemon tuna admiral hazard apricot
carmine monsoon average gazelle crimson orange
sequin macrame algebra guitar nabob giraffe mattress elixir
saffron cotton albatross zero safari magazine zenith alfalfa
imam mosque alcohol tariff lilac alcove massage
henna alchemy sugar taj mahal khan ghoul
Slavic Languages
gulag parka Slav robot samovar kremlin troika slave mammoth
Siberian tundra Permian kishke glasnost paprika sable
kasha nebbish polka Bolshevik vampire
sputnik knish cravat babushka Soviet Borzoi gopak cheka
sevruga trepak babka purga baba cossack nelma kovsh
lokshen feldsher barabara aul
Asian Languages
dugong guru cushy seersucker jungle oolong nirvana
bangle cummerbund juggernaut pangolin mahatma rupee
mongoose shampoo typhoon bamboo jackal dungaree
bungalow gunnysack chutney karma jute yamen raj
kama pundit loot kavya jiva pandit chintz patel
Old English
quell barrow dearth bower paddock blithe keen mongrel
reckless alderman whirlpool belay cleanser dreary
bequeath sallow dross lithe gristle earwig
fickle nestle fennel nostril abide behest slaughter
gospel furlong linseed nether fathom nightingale farthing
threshold kith wanton loam yield
mattock hawthorn tithe behoove forlorn quiver
hustings aspen mermaid anvil barley linden hassock
orchard hearth watery fiend goatee earthenware
windily dealership bookkeeping fiery learned
nosiest creepy errand daily gnat broadleaf stringy
dairy workmanship newfangled timely dogged mootable
womanly manhandle folksiness worrisome roughhewn
knavery hurdle kipper hundredth icicle pinafore yieldable hue
Dutch
cockatoo keelhaul harpoon furlough bowery easel
holster freebooter waffle trawl uproar beleaguer cruller
yacht wiseacre brackish decoy caboose
buckwheat walrus howitzer crimp bluff stipple
floss cruiser hustle klompen polder bundle catkin splice
Flemish grabble huckster frolic ravel
tattle scum trek scrabble clapboard gruff isinglass
excise blister rabbit package muddle handsome foist
staple gulden mart screen guilder etch Netherlander
dune croon ticket buckwagon hock boodle guy
daffodil loiter potash scow wintergreen trigger stripe
bruin skipper waywiser spoor mizzle school pickle snuff
New World Languages
condor iguana hurricane kahuna hogan jerky muskrat
hominy wigwam pampas caribou toboggan persimmon
quinine powwow bayou coyote tamale poi cashew
luau totem mahimahi hickory cacao kona malihini
wikiwiki Tuckahoe pecan chipotle skunk woodchuck
chocolate muumuu puma tomato maraca petunia
jaguar buccaneer llama succotash caucus
wampum mole toucan
French
peloton barrage chagrin pacifism manicure
altruism bureaucracy mascot parfait mystique layette
boutique dressage croquet gorgeous denture mirage
denim cachet neologism beige diplomat motif
suave foyer clementine ambulance rehearse leotard
prairie diorama entourage fuselage boudoir
collage amenable expertise matinee plateau
sortie croquette physique elite deluxe nougat rouge
escargot crochet regime doctrinaire tutu
bevel menu egalitarian quiche fatigue garage
morgue stethoscope vogue musicale palette
flamboyant baton souvenir impasse finesse maladroit
Latin
inane relevant impetuous ambivalent dejected
postmortem incriminate access plausible interrupt alliteration
refugee amicable lucid percolate meticulous
fastidious trajectory animosity implement ambiguity
curriculum omnivorous bellicose electoral crescent
obsequious transect precipice susceptible condolences
benefactor candidate bugle formidable canary subterfuge
abdicate lunatic carnivore gregarious ostentatious prosaic
herbivore prodigal magnanimous benevolent mercurial
simile jovial ridiculous innate obstinate discern mediocre
insidious rupture precipitate erudite colloquial intractable
exuberant ingenious retrospective ominous vulnerable
omnipotent consensus discipline alleviate spectrum
prescription capitulation incredulous affinity necessary
adjacent dissect conjecture imperative predicate corporal patina
Capricorn participant library cognition primal filament
unity ventilate aquatic igneous reptile providence message
foliate nasal opera renovate credentials temporal canine
measure credible femininity confidence triumvirate popularity
diary humble vivisection strict prosecute contiguous ductile
gradient current perfidy fidelity incorruptible
German
angst pretzel waltz haversack nosh sauerbraten hinterland
verboten liverwurst streusel umlaut wanderlust eiderdown
schnauzer lederhosen kohlrabi sitzmark langlauf autobahn
Backstein inselberg gestalt einkorn kitsch gestapo schloss
rucksack echt bratwurst knapsack feldspar poltergeist noodle
spareribs Meistersinger pumpernickel Bildungsroman strudel
bagel hamster cobalt nachtmusik vorlage graupel Wagnerian
cringle fife glitz homburg kuchen pitchblende spritz prattle
zwinger spitz realschule panzer stollen dachshund seltzer
Japanese
ninja sushi tofu shogun honcho karate samurai teriyaki sashimi
tsunami haiku futon mikado hibachi origami geisha wasabi ramen
kudzu banzai tycoon sumo koan satori tatami kami sukiyaki
kuruma Meiji Romaji odori miso Kabuki geta sayonara
Greek
lethargy android chronic biopsy irony automaton enthusiasm
synopsis homogeneous odyssey megalopolis acme synonym
orthodox aristocracy calypso patriarch hierarchy character
isobar asterisk eclectic melancholy stoic chronology eulogy
didactic cosmetic Spartan geothermal cynical homonym cryptic
hypothesis academy pentathlon antibiotic diatribe etymology
hydraulic trauma hygiene semantics thesaurus phenomenon
cosmos protagonist acronym paradox synchronous misanthropy
sarcasm ephemeral polygon nemesis syntax eureka topography
panic apostrophe geranium metaphor spherical xylophone
dynamic myriad epiphany apathy synergy amnesia philanthropy
democracy strategy diagnosis topical matriarch endemic
analysis rhetoric eponym agnostic dogma idiom thermal dyslexia
Olympian allegory pragmatic adamant protocol tragic hydrology
polymer notochord biblical ergonomic mathematics tachometer
protein rhinoceros hyphen autopsy pyre herpetology angelic
tritium androcentric demotic geode hedonism periscope geoponics
asthmogenic monotonous amphibious symbiosis macron periphery
Italian
staccato ballot confetti semolina influenza cavalry piazza cadenza
pistachio spinet cantata incognito vendetta contraband mascara
graffiti credenza parapet falsetto ditto provolone extravaganza
scampi belladonna gondola rotunda cauliflower galleria regatta
crescendo balcony portfolio antipasto libretto virtuoso harmonica
maestro bravura fresco stucco inferno ballerina malaria grotto
harpsichord allegro virtuosa spaghetti piccolo ravioli vibrato
pesto aria bambino salami Parmesan oratorio finale scenario
contrapuntal illuminati concerto macaroni palmetto bandit

fiasco cameo sonata coloratura

Three senior citizens are running out of money and desperate to feed their families. They don’t have many options until one idea rears its ugly head: rob a bank.

The Murphy Library is showing  the crime comedy Going in Style this Thursday at 6 p.m. starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Michael Caine, and Ann-Margret. Running time is 96 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

The bank in question has not been protecting their pensions, and these long-time friends think they can get their money back. Of course, even at their ages, they have a lot to learn. Maybe a song or two will help them find their way.

Categories