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A young boy has grown up in an orphanage separated from his birth parents. However, they were musicians and the boy finds that music is in his blood when he picks up a guitar one day.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. Murphy Library is showing August Rush, a PG-rated drama filled with music that all ages will love. Running time is 114 minutes and filming was done throughout New York City.

The boy becomes a musical prodigy and knows that music can bring people together, whether it’s the music of Bach, Beethoven or Van Morrison.  Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Robin Williams star. Call the library at 837-2417.

Do not miss the Murphy Public Library’s annual Silent Auction of art, unique items and multiple gift certificates beginning Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. and ending Saturday, August 27 at 12:30 p.m. when winners will be announced.
Also the Cooking Supplies and Book Sale take place on Friday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our wonderful donors have cleaned out a kitchen cabinet or two (or three!) and donated the items they no longer use, such as funny cookie cutters just waiting for a ten-year-old to use. Take a break from bidding at the auction and walk to the back breezeway to see what’s there. Also, check out the book shelves for more summer reading.
Call 837-2417 for details.

The following is just a suggestion. After watching the next movie at the Murphy Library, married couples may want to go home and search for their marriage license to make sure everything was signed, sealed and delivered.

The library is showing My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 a romantic comedy this Thursday that is full of laughs and it is rated PG-13. Running time is 94 minutes. The film stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett.

A long-married husband and wife might have been too much in love to look at the details on the day they got married. However, fifty years later they discover their license is lacking a major detail.   Their priest tells them the only way to fix this is with a do-over, as in do the wedding over.

The Friends of Murphy Library’s 2016 annual Silent Auction runs from Thursday August 25 ending on Saturday, August 27 at 12:30 p.m.

In addition, the Cooking & Kitchen Supplies Sale takes place on Friday only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of kitchen items may be dropped off at the library anytime.

Items for the Silent Auction have been coming in from near and far and include a large number of gift certificates, as well as art, crafts, antiques and unique gifts.  Check out photos below of librarian Jeff Murphy showing some of the wonderful pieces in this year’s auction.

Donations are welcome anytime!  AND you can bring by items for our free refreshments on August 27 also much appreciated, such as cheese & crackers, cookies, cakes, whatever you like to make.  Thank you for everything!!!!!

Call 837-2417.

Below: doll made by Charlie Patricolo2016 Silent Auction Charlie Patricolo doll

2016 Silent Auction fabric crafts2016 Silent Auction books

Vase by Mike Lalone2016 Silent Auction Mike Lalone

Quilt by Sammie Simpson

2016 Silent Auction Sammie Simpson quilt

2016 Silent Auction painting2016 Silent Auction patchwork children's quilt2016 Silent Auction Pumpkin2016 Silent Auction vases & Chinese jars2016 Silent Auction XBox2016 Silent Auction dolls

 

The year is 2003 and a TV news writer in New York has an opportunity to be an on-camera reporter covering the war in Afghanistan. She is ready to leave her desk job and quickly takes off wearing her bright colored backpack.

The Murphy Library is showing, Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, a biographical film about a war correspondent with funny and also terrifying moments, this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Tina Fey stars and the film is rated R. Running time is 112 minutes.

A French teenager named Charlie struggles with the ups and downs of her parents’ relationship. Her solitude and depression do not make her the most popular girl in school. Then a beautiful and vibrant girl named Sarah arrives at the school and wants to be best friends with Charlie. But will this last?

The Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement drama, Breathe, this Thursday at 6 p.m. This intense drama is for college-age and older.   Running time is 91 minutes and the film is in French with subtitles in English.

Sarah has problems of her own she keeps hidden, and soon she starts to look elsewhere for a best friend.   This tears at Charlie and her anger and hurt is not to be taken lightly.

Filming was done in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France near the Hérault River.

A schoolteacher from England joins a foreign exchange program and is sent to a school in a small Texas town. How easy is this going to be? Not easy at all.

She has trouble motivating the students to do anything. Then the game of soccer enters the discussions. This teacher loves soccer and soon she has the students wanting to achieve the same goals as she does.

The Murphy Library is showing, The Big Green, a 1995 family comedy with a kick this Thursday at 6 p.m. as part of youth services librarian Bridget Wilson’s summer reading program, “On your mark, get set, read!” Running time for the film is 100 minutes and it is rated PG.

The students and their teacher realize they have a lot to learn, especially when they lose.   Following the rules, playing as a team, and working hard, are the goals they must achieve, just like in life.

Call the library at 837-2417.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.

 

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