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Fawn is an animal fairy with Tinker Bell and the other fairies of Pixie Hollow. For obvious reasons she has a big heart when it comes to animals: small animals, big animals and once is a while, very big animals.

The Murphy Library is showing Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, an animated movie from DisneyToon Studios this Thursday at 6 p.m.   It is rated G, which means good for adults, girls, and boys too. Running time is 76 minutes.

One night in Pixie Hollow a comet races through the night sky. Perhaps that is what awakens the monster with fangs! Now the question is, can the fairies trust this monster, or will he destroy their world?

Call the library at 837-2417.

How is your adrenaline these days? Does it feel low? Would a Mafia hit man in a fast car with guns blazing help? In Sicily?

Well, sit back and get ready because the Murphy Library is showing Salvo, Film Movement’s independent movie from Italy this Thursday at 6 p.m. It is not rated but it is non-stop excitement. Running time is 104 minutes. In Italian and Sicilian with subtitles in English.

Salvo is a hit man.   After someone tries to kill his boss, Salvo goes to the assailant’s home to do the dirty work. The only problem: the man’s blind sister who lives with him. Meeting her changes Salvo forever.

The Murphy Library’s subscription with Film Movement allows the library to advertise and publicly show their films one time and they go into the library’s collection. Call 837-2417 for details.

The next Murphy Library film reminds us that no matter what country, family life and ultimately family problems can ring true to anyone anywhere.

The library is showing A Separation, a drama from Iran that won the Oscar in 2012 for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. The screening is this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 123 minutes. The film is rated PG-13, in Persian with subtitles in English.

Simin wants to move out of Iran with her husband and daughter to offer more opportunities for the young girl. Her husband Nader does not want to leave because his father needs him. He suffers from Alzheimer’s. Simin demands a divorce and makes plans to leave the country, but things do not go well.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

It’s 1934 Cincinnati and a ten-year-old girl believes she is the one to write stories her newspaper will want. She sees stories all over thanks to the Great Depression.

The Murphy Library is showing Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, a family film based on an American Girl book starring Abigail Breslin, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The film is rated G and running time is 101 minutes.

The young girl’s father has lost his job and goes to Chicago to find work. Her mother stays and takes in boarders. That is when the fun starts.   Miss May Dooley (Jane Krakowski) is a dance instructor, and Jefferson Berk (Stanley Tucci) is just what you need in the Depression: a magician!

Best of all, there is someone near and dear to our library-loving hearts. Lucinda Bond is the mobile librarian, played by Joan Cusack. Thanks go to librarians Debbie Whitener and Trudy Morrow for good driving in our bookmobile!
For details about the movie, call 837-2417.

American Girl Party On March 12
And parents can bring their girls back to the library on Thursday, March 12 at 6:00pm, Youth Services Librarian Bridget Wilson will host: Molly: An American Girl Party for girls ages 5 & up.

Celebrate Molly McIntire, a patriotic girl growing up during World War II, with games, crafts, and refreshments. For more information, contact Bridget Wilson at 837-2025

A French filmmaker discovers the details of her parents’ life through the papers they leave behind when they pass away. Their escape from the Nazis and early life in Lyon are part of the story. Another is the arrival of her father’s brother who everyone thought had been killed in the war. Why didn’t anyone ever talk about him?

The Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement drama For a Woman about French survivors of World War II filmed in the Rhone-Alpes region of France. The library will screen the film Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in French with subtitles in English.

Running time is 110 minutes and the film is suitable for adults and mature high school students. Call the library at 837-2417.

What are you in the mood to watch after Valentine’s Day? A French comedy and love story? Maybe it has a leading actor who looks a lot like Johnny Depp. And don’t forget the beautiful French countryside.

Voila! The Murphy Library is offering Moliere, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 120 minutes and it is rated PG-13. In French with subtitles in English.

French playwright Moliere is sulking in prison for not paying the debts of his actors’ group who travel the country putting on his plays. One day a wealthy gentleman helps free him. All he wants in return are acting lessons to help him impress a certain lady. The man is already married and Moliere is staying in his chateau, so he must pose as a priest, “Father Tartuffe.” But then, he does get some great tips on writing.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

Every January 27 the United Nations remembers those lost in World War II with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Our next film at the Murphy Library also reminds us that books help carry us through the most difficult times.

On the cusp of the war, a young German girl is traveling with her brother on a train, but during the trip he dies. At the cemetery the grief-stricken girl finds a book lying near the grave and takes it with her, although she doesn’t know how to read.

The Murphy Library is showing The Book Thief, a 2013 film based on a New York Times bestseller about the lives of Germans living near the Polish border during World War II. The screenings are this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 131 minutes and the film is rated PG-13, appropriate for mature teens.

The library also has the awarding winning book available to borrow. Call the library at 837-2417.

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