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Archive for September 2012

The Murphy Library is showing Seven Minutes in Heaven, a 2009 Israeli film from Film Movement.  A young woman from Jerusalem and her boyfriend board a local bus – then it explodes. The young woman has no memory of that day until she receives a package in the mail with a necklace. Screenings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. In Hebrew with subtitles in English. Read the rest of this entry »

Billy Ray Palmer stepped in at the last minute at Mars Hill College a few years ago and gave a Cherokee history lecture to a roomful of college professors from around the U.S. He was told to keep it short but when he finished the professors clamored for more.  That is the feeling Friends of Murphy Library had recently.  The professor of history and archeology at Tri-County Community College spoke to the Friends about Cherokee history at their potluck on last Tuesday, September 18 . Read the rest of this entry »

The Murphy Library is showing Marvin’s Room, a 1997 film this Thursday, September 20, that reminds us what family is all about and that includes burning down the house.  Read the rest of this entry »

Here are the Spelling Bee Study Words for this year’s Spelling Bee taking place on November 15 at Martins Creek School. 

Spelling Bee Study Words


See separate list of

Challenge Words

Spelling Bee will focus on these words but also may include words from Merrriam Webster Dictionary Read the rest of this entry »

The Murphy Library is showing a timely comedy this Thursday even if it was made in 1996.   My Fellow Americans will be screened at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Running time is 101 minutes.

 Two unfriendly ex-presidents (Jack Lemmon and James Garner) find themselves on the run together after being smeared by someone within the current administration.  Also stars Dan Akroyd, John Heard, Lauren Bacall, Sela Ward,  Bradley Whitford, Esther Rolle and Conchata Ferrell as  …a truck driver. 

This film was made in Western North Carolina.  Watch for familiar road signs, even one to Murphy.  Also, if you know Murphy resident, George Ramsey, look for him in the crowd in the final scene.  He had a bit part in the film and we’re proud of him for getting it.

Murphy resident Becca McNabb and her two-year-old daughter Vivian are fans of Story Time on Mondays at the Murphy Library. They also like the Scholastic Book Fair running from September 5 through September 18 at the library. Call 837-2417 for details.

Vivian McNabb is 2 years old and that is the perfect age for the Murphy resident to visit the Murphy Library, especially Story Time on Mondays when Youth Services Librarian Bridgett Wilson shows young ones the magic of books.

Vivian’s parents Becca and Lawrence McNabb understand how important it is to start children reading early.

The Scholastic Book Fair is another opportunity to open up the book world to young people – giving them their own shiny new books.  The Book Fair starts today and runs through September 18. Read the rest of this entry »

This Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing  Dr. Suess’  The Lorax .  This 2012 film is about  a 12-year-old boy who wants to impress a special girl.  Along the way he finds a grumpy creature called the Lorax who fights to make the world a better place.  And that’s when the fun starts.  Starring Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito. 86 min.  PG.