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Just think — here’s an easy way to help raise funds for the Murphy Public Library — skip lunch on Thursday, April 27, and go to Brother’s Restaurant for dinner.

Is company coming in? Take them out for a great meal, too.  Call all your friends.

The Friends of Murphy Public Library are celebrating Community Night at Brothers’ Restaurant on Thursday, April 27, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a dinner at Brothers and they will donate a portion of the proceeds from that evening to Friends and the Murphy Public Library!  How difficult is that for a fundraiser?

The library and your hungry friends will thank you for your support.  And all of us Friends of Murphy Library owe a big thanks to Brother’s Restaurant!!

The Friends of Murphy Library’s Trash to Treasures Yard Sale

Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   and  Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Donations are welcome anytime!

Want to volunteer?  Volunteers are needed to price items on Thursday from 10 a.m.  Volunteers are needed for sales on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. — whatever fits your schedule.   Stop by the library or call 837-2417 and let Jeff or Melissa know when you can come.  We’d love to have your help and we have fun too.


A French army captain and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote area of Afghanistan, watching local shepherds and looking for Taliban sympathizers.   Suddenly people from all sides of the conflict start to disappear, for no reason. The soldiers find themselves in an existential nightmare fighting the fears of war.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, Neither Heaven nor Earth. Running time is 104 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children.   In French with subtitles in English.

French director Clement Cogitore is an artist who combines film, video, installations and photographs.   This is his first feature film and he wants the audience to leave the theatre “unable to decide it was a war film, a thriller, an indie film, a metaphysical film, an art house film…” he said in an interview with Film Movement. The film creates fear, but also spiritual emotion. It received awards at the Cannes Film Festival

When twelve strange spacecrafts land on the earth’s surface, how do countries protect themselves from a possible invasion of extraterrestrials?  One way is to call in a linguist and a physicist.

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Arrival, a 2016 award-winning sci-fi film starring Amy Adams. Running time is 116 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

The linguist, Louise Banks, hopefully can analyze the language coming from the spacecraft she visits and come up with a meaning, such as, why it is there. She also works with the physicist, Ian Donnelly, who uses his science and math skills to explain this foreign object landing on earth.

In addition, feelings and memories come into play, and this may also bring understanding.

The week of April 9 to 15, 2017, is National Library Week and to celebrate the Murphy Library is showing a movie about a librarian.  She lives in a small town, a long way from Murphy, and hosts a murder mystery book club because those are her favorite books.

The library is showing Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, a movie starring Candace Cameron Bure and Marilu Henner this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 120 minutes. This is a murder mystery but graphic violence is not shown.

The librarian and the book club members enjoy their books. Then something bad happens to one of members and the librarian desperately tries to solve the mystery.

Drones are forecast to be the next innovative delivery system, but there could be another. A certain bird has been used for decades, maybe even centuries, to deliver babies. What if they and their flock decided instead to work for a major corporation delivering their products? On the positive side, those packages wouldn’t be crying and giggling anymore.

The Murphy Library is showing Storks, a 2016 animated adventure film about delivery birds and their new business this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The film is rated PG and running time is 87 minutes.

This futuristic story finds the new delivery business going well for the birds, that is, until a baby appears that needs to be delivered. How is that going to work?


Some days you don’t know whom you’re going to meet. That was the way it was with a ten-year-old orphan named Sophie when she met a giant twenty-four feet tall.

The Murphy Library is showing The BFG, a Stephen Spielberg film based on a story by children’s writer, Roald Dahl, this Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 117 minutes and the film is rated PG.

The giant becomes Sophie’s friend and protector. She understands he is not like the cruel caretaker at the orphanage where she had lived. He is kind and gentle and she is safe with him. He is also not like other giants who eat children! He wants to stop that and so does she. Soon they come up with a plan that involves the Queen of England.

Call the library at 837-2417.

The year is 1861 and two brothers in a small Kentucky town struggle to live in their ramshackle home on their overgrown and underused farm. The farm is in no condition to sell and the brothers have no idea how they will survive the coming winter.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement selection, Men Go to Battle, a drama about life on a poor farm in the midst of the Civil War. Running time is 98 minutes and the film is not rated.

Henry is the quiet brother and Francis is the one who speaks, although he may not be the smarter of the two. They sometimes act silly, sometimes do foolish things with the little money they have, and often just look away from each other. Then a few drunken hours end in Henry’s hand being severely wounded.   Other disappointments follow and he leaves to join the Union Army.