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Teachers make a difference in the lives of their students. However it is not that they are doing things for the children, instead they help students learn to do things for themselves. A teacher is very important in the next movie at the Murphy Library, and so is a librarian.

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Matilda, a 1996 film based on a book by Roald Dahl about very smart little girl. The film is rated PG and running time is 102 minutes.

Her parents have no interest in her brain. They only encourage her not to do anything but watch television. Nevertheless, she teaches herself to read and discovers a whole new world. When she finds her way to her local library at the age of four, she goes there every day. Then the kindly librarian informs the little girl about library cards. She is thrilled.

This is a fun movie if you’re a kid. And it’s also perfect for adults. Call the library at 837-2417.

During World War I the fight against colonialism rages in the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire.   A young Bedouin boy name Theeb finds himself alone in the desert with a wounded man who could easily kill him.

The Murphy Library is showing Theeb, Film Movement’s version of a “Bedouin Western,” this Thursday at 6:00 p.m,. This film from Jordan includes award-winning acting, cinematography, screenplay, and music.   Running time is 100 minutes. In Arabic with subtitles in English. It is not rated but there is violence and it would only be suitable for high school with parental guidance.

First-time director, Naji Abu Nowar, agrees that this is the Bedouin version of a John Ford “Western.”   And to describe the essence of his film, he asks, “What would happen if you were stranded with your worst enemy but need their help to stay alive?”

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

John is a young taxi driver in Dublin trying to help his mother fight her alcoholism and meanwhile working to keep his younger brother safe, but nothing is easy when money is nowhere to be found.

The Murphy Library is showing Glassland, Film Movement’s drama from Ireland with great acting this Thursday at 6:00 p.m.   Running time is 93 minutes and the film would not be suitable for high school students. Stars Jack Reynor and Toni Collette.

Life is fragile for these characters and when John makes a decision to earn money through illegal ways, he does feel like he is walking on glass. This film won a Special Jury prize at Sundance Film Festival in the Actor category.

Call the library at 837-2417.

In Florence, Italy, during the 14th century, the “black death” was killing hundreds of people.   To save themselves from this terrible plague, three young men and seven young women flee to the countryside for safety. As they spend time together each has a story to tell about love, some funny, others tragic, innocent, or erotic.

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Wondrous Boccaccio, from Film Movement made in the Tuscany area of Italy. Running time is 120 minutes and the film is in Italian with subtitles in English. The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for high school.

Want to make this a “dinner and a movie night?” Brother’s Restaurant is hosting Community Night for the library on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and they do make pasta dishes!

 

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.

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