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Archive for March 2011

What a wonderful time to do spring cleaning!  That’s because Friends of Murphy Library are holding a Trash to Treasures and Book Sale on May 6 and 7, Friday and Saturday from 9 to 2. 

Clean your closets and help out the library.  We appreciate any and every donation for this sale.  Items may be dropped off anytime at the library starting this Friday, April 1.

Annie is a baseball groupie who gets on well, shall we say, with the boys of summer.  Nuke is a pitcher whose arm needs a little discipline.  And then there’s Crash.  He’s out to tame Nuke’s pitching, and maybe Annie too. 

When a fifth Thursday appears in the month, the Murphy Library shows a “local” film.  This time it’s “Bull Durham.”   North Carolina provides the backdrop for this baseball story starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.  The library will show it Thursday at 3:15 and 6 p.m.  The film is rated R and runs 108 minutes.

The film is fun and so is the tour of baseball venues.  Line drives are thrown in Asheville and balls are hit at baseball parks and stadiums in Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, and at Duke University.  Call 837-2417 for details.

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

lethargy   cryptic   hypothesis   academy   synergy   tachometer

melancholy   metaphor   hydraulic   syntax   tragic

adamant   diatribe   dynamic   topography

allegory   dogma   apostrophe 

rhetoric   polymer

If you are a fan of Clark Johnson’s work in “The Wire” and as Detective Meldrick Lewis in “Homicide: Life on the Street”, then you will want to see “Nurse.Fighter.Boy” Film Movement’s love story that follows the beat of a reggae drum.

This Canadian-made urban drama gently combines a single mother, a has-been boxer, and a boy with music in his blood.   The library will show it Thursday at 3:15 and 6 p.m.  Runs 93 minutes.  There is adult material and some scenes may not be suitable for young people.

 

Karen LeBlanc is “Nurse” Jude, who works at a local hospital.  When “Fighter” Silence (Clark Johnson) shows up needing attention after a fight, his eyes start to glow when he sees Jude.  She is wary, though.  After all, she has “Boy” Ceil (Daniel J. Gordon) to protect and encourage.

 

Film Movement allows the library to advertise and show their films once before they go into circulation.  Call 837-2417 for details.

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.

dejected   abdicate   spectrum   nasal   temporal   percolate   susceptible

candidate   canary   lunatic   gregarious   benevolent   ingenious

prescription   fastidious   prosecute   incredulous

discipline   implement   ridiculous

There will be no movie at the Murphy Library this Thursday, March 17.  Storytime dinosaurs are taking over the Murphy Library’s meeting room thanks to the efforts of Bridget Wilson, Nantahala Youth Services Librarian.  She is holding a “Dinosaur Pajama Storytime” for all ages on Thursday from 6:30 to 7 p.m.  Want your young ones to join the fun, call Bridget at 828-837-2025.

Youth Services Librarian Bridget Wilson shows young reader Anna Coffey one of the new books at the Murphy Library. Bridget will be reading about dinosaurs this Thursday at a special Dinosaur Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m.

The Murphy Library is showing “Evening” a 2007 drama Thursday at 3:15 and 6 p.m. about lost loves starring Vanessa Redgrave, her daughter Natasha Richarson, Meryl Streep, her daughter Mamie Gummer, Toni Colette, Claire Danes and Glenn Close.   In flashbacks a terminally ill woman remembers the love of her life from decades past.  Rated PG-13.  Runs 117 minutes.  Call 837-2417.

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

talc   tuna   safari   albatross   mohair   arsenal   mummy

alcohol   tariff   imam   azure   borax   elixir   alcove

tarragon   sequin   zero   massage

carmine   lilac

The little girl I saw at the symphony concert looked about five years old.  Her mother told me the girl’s violin teacher was playing in the orchestra and had invited them to see the performance.  Tchaikovsky was on the menu and the crowd roared their approval.

Here’s another way to give a kid a dose of the classics.  Let Mickey Mouse, dinosaurs, and dancing hippos light up the music.

The Murphy Library is showing Fantasia, the 1940 film that combines Walt Disney’s best animators and classical music Thursday at 3:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.  It has music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Bach and more.  And don’t forget Paul Dukas’  ” The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”  He helped Mickey Mouse cast a spell on a broom.  Or was it the other way around?

Call the library at 837-2417


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