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Hiro is a young tech whiz who loves robots. When his older brother introduces him to a special professor and group of tech students at the university, Hiro has to be a part of this team. Then tragedy befalls Hiro and his city, San Fransokyo, and the inflatable robot, Baymax helps the team in their quest to save their city.

The Murphy Library and Youth Services librarian Bridget Wilson continue celebrating heroes with Big Hero 6 an animated adventure this Thursday at 6 p.m., for high-tech, low-tech and even no-tech moviegoers. The film won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year and is rated PG.   Running time is 102 minutes.

Call the library at 837-2417.

Imagine a world without trees where even breathing is a chore and a 12-year-old boy who lives in it.   When a girl he likes tells him her wish to see a real tree, he goes all out to find one for her. Along the way, he encounters a grumpy creature that had tried to save those trees many years before.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing The Lorax a 2012 film based on a story by Dr. Seuss that celebrates an environmental hero, another one of the library’s Summer Reading heros. The film is rated PG and running time is 86 minutes. Voices include those of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Betty White.

Call the library at 837-2417.

Please join Friends of Murphy Library for a potluck dinner this Tuesday, July 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   Luck is not only on our side with delicious cooking by Friends’ members, but we are also lucky to have Bob Grove tell us about his love of words which he titles: “Writing – It’s All About Bob”

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You can go to his web site www.bobgrove.org for more about our wonderful friend, but here is a sampling of what he has to say for himself:

“Now retired after 35 years as founder of Grove Enterprises, an international supplier of radio communications equipment, Bob has more time to write. Most recently, he has published a mystery novella (Secrets of Magnolia Manor), his memoir (Misadventures of an Only Child), a collection of children’s stories (Adventures of Kaylie and Jimmy), and has written several flash fiction stories as well as some forgettable poetry. He has been awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in the Silver Arts literature competition.”

Don’t miss this evening!  Membership in the Friends is $10 per person or $25 per family.  Call 837-2417 for details.

What is black and white and red, pink, blue, turquoise and fuchsia all over? Cousins Vivian and Chloe McNabb can tell you – it’s the Arts & Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale this Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Murphy Library! There will also be a Book Sale and Home Repair Sale in the back breezeway.

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During a visit to “Storytime” at the Murphy Library, 5-year-old Vivian, daughter of Becca and Lawrence McNabb and 4-year-old Chloe daughter of Paige and Evan McNabb visited the library’s back room full of colorful fabrics, paints, glass stains, stamping and scrapbook items, yarn and lots more.

Local crafts people Renate Craig, Sammie Simpson, Sharon Francis, Vivian Schell, Jan Ruiz, Jo-Anne Allen, Bobbie Allen, Margie King and Lois Lenz will sell their finished crafts and supplies during the three-day sale. And the Friends will sell loads of beautiful donated craft supplies.

Demos will be given on Friday and Saturday covering scrapbooks, memory books for photos, box making, border cutting, hand-quilting, stamping, and maintaining a sewing machine. Sammie Simpson will also offer the sewing machine demo on Thursday.

Murphy Library’s Crafts & Craft Supplies Sale

Craft Demo Schedule

Thursday July 16

10: 30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Sammie Simpson will teach “The Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machine” – bring her your questions – she knows how to maintain a machine.

Friday July 17

10:30 a.m. Quilter Louise MacDonald will share the secrets of hand-quilting.

11:00 a.m. Sammie Simpson teaches “The Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machines,”

12:00 Sharon Francis demos the Gift Box Punch Board. Make 15 different size boxes with self-closures using only a square sheet of paper. No gluing or cutting needed.

12:30 Ronney Craig demonstrates the Creative Memories border maker and its versatility for scrap booking and card making. There are many different cartridges for different borders. A quick and easy tool for lots of variety!

1:00 p.m. Sharon Francis demos Project Life by Stampin’ Up, a memory keeping book taking only minutes to assemble. Pre-printed, cut to size cards in two sizes with various page layouts can be ready when photos arrive. No more shoe boxes of pictures with this easy, fun way to share your memories.

1:30 p.m. Sammie Simpson will teach “The Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machine” – bring her your questions – she knows how to maintain a machine.

2:00 p.m. Sharon Francis demos Paper Pumpkin, a 30-minute paper crafting kit in a box that includes everything you need to make cute simple projects. Each month this cute orange box shows up in your mail.

2:30 p.m. Ronney Craig will demonstrate the Shape Maker System. See how a circle, a square, puzzle piece, and circle tag can turn into fun embellishments for cards, scrapbooks, and other items.

Saturday July 18

10:00 p.m. Ronney Craig will demonstrate the Shape Maker System. See how a circle, a square, puzzle piece, and circle tag can turn into fun embellishments for cards, scrapbooks, and other items.

10:30 Sharon Francis will demo the Gift Box Punch Board. Make 15 different size boxes with self-closures using only a square sheet of paper. No gluing or cutting needed.

11:00 Ronney Craig will demonstrate the Creative Memories border maker and its versatility for scrap booking and card making. There are many different cartridges for different borders. A quick and easy tool for lots of variety!

11:30 Sharon Francis demos Project Life by Stampin’ Up, a memory keeping book taking only minutes to assemble. Pre-printed, cut to size cards in two sizes with various page layouts can be ready when photos arrive.

Youth Services librarian Bridget Wilson’s Summer Reading program at the Murphy Library is all about heroes – animal heroes, fairy tale heroes, environmental heroes, even ninjas get to tell their story. Besides reading those stories, parents and grandparents can bring their children to a movie about a hero this Thursday at 6 p.m. The film Robin Hood is rated G and running time is 83 minutes.

The fearless fighter of this story robs from the rich to feed the poor, but before you jump to conclusions, you must be forewarned there is a slight change to the story – our hero Robin is a fox with four legs and a tail. His stalwart sidekick Little John is a bear, a big bear, and the evil prince? He’s a lion who sucks his thumb whenever someone mentions his mother. This version of ye old Sherwood Forest story is animated with animals and they are funny.  Call the library at 837-2417.

If you are a writer, that is, a storyteller, and you understand the personal feelings that go with stories, then come to the Murphy Library this Thursday at 6 p.m. We are showing Saving Mr. Banks, the 2013 award-winning movie about Walt Disney’s uphill work to convince writer P.L. Travers to trust him as a storyteller and filmmaker and let him make “Mary Poppins” into a movie for all time. Starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. Running time 125 minutes. Rated PG-13. Call 837-2417 for details.

You don’t expect to see Hollywood actor John Malkovitch starring in a Portuguese film but he has a home in Portugal and it was an easy commute.  The Murphy Library is showing Lines of Wellington the Film Movement historical drama starring Malkovitch this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 151 minutes and it is not rated. In French, Portuguese and English with subtitles.

In September 1810, after invading Portugal, the French are defeated in a major battle. Although victorious, the British and Portuguese army defending Portugal under the Duke of Wellington (Malkovitch) is outnumbered and retreats to a fortified area.

Renown Chilean-born director Raul Ruiz was working on this film at the time of his death. His widow Valeria Sarmiento, also a director and editor finished it and included his favorite actors, Michel Piccoli, Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert in a special scene.

Call the library at 837-2417.

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