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Archive for April 2012

 “I want to help get more books for the library,” Hiwassee Dam resident Lili Molina told Murphy Library head librarian Jeff Murphy during a recent visit.  When asked her age, she emphatically stated, “I’m still four.” Her parents Becky and Mario Molina encourage her reading, but her interest in fundraising is all her own idea.

When Murphy heard Lili’s comment he pulled out baseballs and mitts to show her how willing he was to play ball her way.  The baseball items and lots more will be in Friends of Murphy Library’s Trash to Treasures Yard Sale this Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Funds raised will help the library do what Lili and many other readers want:  buy more books for all ages.

Donations are still being accepted.  Call 837-2417 for details.

Murphy Library’s Thursday, April 26 movie is Queen of Hearts, a sexy French comedy set in Paris. It is not suitable for children or teens, but if you have ever been jilted, this movie is for you. It is in French with English subtitles. Screenings are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Running time is 84 minutes. 

Adele is down and out.  Her boyfriend has just dumped her and she’s lost her zest for anything.  Read the rest of this entry »

A North London primary-school teacher never has a bad day, never meets a stranger, and always cares about her students.  She is not afraid to learn something about herself, like driving a car or flamenco dancing, or maybe, falling in love.  This is rated R.  It’s not for children, but it’s definitely for teachers. 

Directed by Mike Leigh, who also made Secrets and Lies.

If you’ve been feeling hemmed in, go ahead and clean out those closets.  The Friends of Murphy Library are holding our spring yard sale on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 from 9 to 2.

Everyone is encouraged to clean out your attics, basements and closets and bring your household goods, office items, toys, art, tools and everything else to the library any time starting now. Proceeds will add additional income to library projects. And the walls of your homes will breathe easier. 

The Murphy Library is showing The Secret Garden this Thursday, April 5 at 4 and 6 p.m.  Running time is 101 minutes and the film is rated G. 

When an English girl’s parents are killed, she must leave her home in India and travel to England where her wealthy but emotionally distant uncle takes her in.  His house is not a home but rather a large castle with many areas that are off limits.  That is, unless you’re a girl who is not afraid to venture out and about.

Polish director Agnieszka Holland made this film in 1993 not long after she achieved fame with her film Europa Europa.

The English countryside and gardens also take center stage.  Some of the locations include Allerton Park at Knaresborough and Fountains Abbey in Ripon, both in North Yorkshire.  Filming was also done at Eton College in Berkshire and Harrow School in Middlesex.