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This Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s crime drama from Chile, To Kill a Man, about a family terrorized by a local bully. For adults only. Running time 82 minutes. In Spanish with subtitles in English.

Have the teenagers in your life grown up? Don’t you miss those years when you and they realized both sides had a lot to learn? Here’s a way to go back in time with lots of laughs along the way.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Clueless a film based on Jane Austin’s novel, Emma, and brought into the 20th century. Teachers, lawyers, teen hairdos, and more will lighten up your day. Rated PG-13. Running time is 97 minutes.

A California teenager with a closet full of clothes, a heart of gold and a home in Beverly Hills uses her special skill in matchmaking for everyone but herself. Starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd.

Do you like baseball? The Murphy Library is showing Million Dollar Arm, a baseball movie on Thursday filled with fastballs, curves, and a lot of growing up. The library is showing this 2014 film starring Jon Hamm this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 124 minutes and the film is rated PG.

JB Bernstein is a sports agent who needs to find new young pitchers so he can pitch them to Major League Baseball teams. He is out of prospects until he sees an Indian cricket game on television. He visits India and finds two potential players. But in the U.S. they are strangers in, what is to them, a strange land. Can JB find it in himself to help them through the tough times?

Call the library at 837-2417.

When Billy Crystal has a supporting role in a film and it requires special effects make up, you know you are in for a fun ride. His co-star Andre the Giant requires minimal make up since he is his own special effect.

The Murphy Library is showing, The Princess Bridge, a 1987 family-adventure comedy this Thursday, April 7, at 6:00 p.m. that begins with a grandfather (Peter Falk) reading his grandson a story. Events move fast after that since the book has a thief, a pirate, sword fighting and – ta-da! – a princess.

Anyone big or little will enjoy this and love the laughs. The film is rated PG and running time is 98 minutes. Call the library at 837-2417.

Four-year-old Melody Sims visited the Murphy Public Library recently with her mother Shanna Sims. Besides looking at books, they previewed items donated for the Friends of Murphy Library Trash to Treasures Yard Sale. The sale takes place this Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the meeting room along with a book sale in the back of the library.

2015Shanna&MelodySimsA smiling teddy bear looked hopefully at Melody as she looked hopefully at a bright red purse. There will be more smiles as result of this yard sale when all age groups find new books on the library bookshelves from the money raised at these sales.

More donations are needed and gratefully accepted anytime. Call 837-2417 for details.

Nicky Grant of Coconutz Computers is offering free tech classes this spring and summer – on the last Wednesday of each month at Shoebooties Restaurant in Downtown Murphy — downstairs from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This Wednesday April 29: All about E-Readers, Ebooks and Audiobooks
Bring your Kindle, Tablet or Smartphone and Nicky will show you how to get the most out of it and where to find the best deals for digital books to read and listen to.

There is no charge. To sign up call or text 828-837-4920 or send an email to: Also check out for future classes.

Uh oh. We never received the movie scheduled for this Thursday — Cannibal –from Film Movement! Sorry about that.

But never fear, we have Film Movement’s The Dark Valley, which will give you thrills and chills, just not the eat-em-up variety.

This is a German – Austrian version of the American Western movie — a lone stranger rides into a small Alpine village one day. He’s a photographer, but soon the ruling family finds out he’s much more than that. He’s out for revenge!

Running time is 114 minutes. In German with English subtitles. Not rated but probably not for children. It will be screened at the Murphy Library this Thursday at 6 p.m.



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