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This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Latin, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com.  To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down.

inane   incriminate   interrupt   colloquial   rupture   alleviate

ventilate   reptile   measure   relevant   electoral   ominous

popularity   formidable   lucid   imperative   dissect

vulnerable   credible   confidence

Coming-of-age comedy for kids at library is a winner! 

Ricardo is eleven when his family moves to a nicer neighborhood.  That means he has to go to a new school.  Oh great.  How do you find friends when you’re the new kid with a funny-sounding name?  Make stuff  up?  Well…yes.

Don’t miss “1981” Film Movement’s comedy from Montreal, Canada about the lessons learned when growing up.  The Murphy Library will show it Thursday at 3:15 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.  It’s in French with subtitles in English and is perfect for any kid or adult who remembers the troubles and triumphs of being eleven years old.  Parents and teachers will also love Ricardo’s parents and teacher.

Running time is 102 minutes.  Call 837-2417 for details.

To watch the trailer, copy this URL into your browser: http://www.filmmovement.com/trailers/videoplayer.asp?CLIP=229

World War II army veteran ‘Easy” Rawlins is trying to find a job in Los Angeles.  It was hard enough being a black guy in Uncle Sam’s army.   Now the war’s over and it’s twice as hard getting any work.

 

The Murphy Library is showing the 1995 film based on writer Walter Mosely’s popular detective series about Ezekial ‘Easy’ Rawlins.  It stars Denzel Washington and will be shown Thursday at 3:15 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. The film is rated R and runs 102 minutes.

 

When Easy meets a white guy who needs help finding a missing woman, he is happy for the bread he’s going to make.  That’s before he runs into politicians and police who set a standard for how low they can go. At least he can listen to music by T-Bone Walker, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk amid the murder and mayhem.

 

The Murphy Library also carries several of Walter Mosely’s ‘Easy’ Rawlins detective books.  Look for “Gone Fishin’” and “Bad Boy Brawly Brown.”  Call 837-2417 for details about the film.

This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Greek.  They can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com.  Scroll down for previous weeks’ words.

trauma   semantics   cosmos   panic   apathy   diagnosis

idiom   biblical   biopsy   asterisk   stoic   protagonist

spherical   myriad   calypso   hierarchy   mathematics

monotonous   periscope   paradox

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Italian, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com. Scroll down to see previous weeks’ words.

virtuosa   aria   finale   concerto   staccato   libretto

maestro   allegro   piccolo   cadenza   cantata  

portfolio   bravura   malaria   salami   incognito

contraband   ditto   macaroni   gondola

Leonard Cohen is a poet, singer and songwriter whose songs are like Appalachian ballads.  Some are mournful.  Others are joyful.  All are glorious.   My favorites are  “Hallelujah,” “Suzanne,” and “Anthem.”  Heck, all his songs are my favorites.

The Murphy Library is showing a 2005 documentary about the Montreal-born writer which includes these and other songs.  Director Lian Lunson highlights performances from a tribute to Cohen at the Sidney Opera House.  Rufus Wainwright, his sister Martha and his late mother Kate McGarrigle sing Cohen’s haunting songs along with Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker and others.

The film is rated PG-13 and will be screened Thursday at 3:15 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.  Running time is 105 minutes.  Call 837-2417 for details.

This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Slavic languages, and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com

mammoth   paprika   vampire   cravat   gulag

robot   troika   polka   sputnik   babushka

parka   samovar   tundra   glasnost   kasha

nebbish   knish   kremlin   sable   baba


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