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Trash is piled high in the opening scenes of the next movie at the Murphy Library. It takes a few moments to realize it is planet Earth — in the future. Nothing moves except a wide-eyed trash-compacting robot.

The Murphy Library is showing Wall-E the sci-fi comedy adventure love story about a lonely garbage collector robot with heart in honor of the Summer Reading Program. Rated G, the library will show it at 6 p.m. Thursday. It won an Oscar for “Best Animated Feature Film of the Year” and was nominated for its superb music, writing, editing, and sound.
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This Thursday at 6 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program the Murphy Public Library is showing, The Lorax, an animated Dr. Suess comedy. While trying to impress a special girl a 12-year-old boy makes a unique discovery: a strange creature fighting for a better world. Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito star. 86 min. PG. Call 837-2417.

The Summer Reading theme is Fiss Boom Read! and this week’s movie delves into enviromental science. Have fun!

Friends of Murphy Library are holding their popular annual Arts & Crafts & Craft Supplies Sale this Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a Books in the Breezeway Sale in the back of the library.

Friends and local crafters are raising funds for prizes in the Cherokee County Middle Schools Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education Program.

Crafters include Sammie Simpson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Renata Craig, Margie King, Vivian Schell, Jan Ruiz, and Hollie Criswell.

Finished crafts are for sale along with quilt tops, sewing machines, fabric, beautiful yarns, flowers, baskets, jewelry items, and paper-crafting materials. Look around, you will find something fun! Call 837-2417 for more information, or better yet, just stop by.

Free demos are offered every half hour starting at 10:30 a.m.:

10:30 a.m. Quilter Louise MacDonald will share the secrets of hand-quilting.

11:00 a.m. Sammie Simpson teaches “The Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machines”

12:00 Sharon Francis will demo the Envelope Punch Board, a Stampin’ Up! tool that create 66 different size envelopes and boxes too! Measurements are listed on the board. Come see how easy it is to make an envelope.

12:30 Edie Hantula will get you started in the wonderful art of woodcarving, a traditional Appalachian craft.

1:00 p.m. Sharon Francis introduces Project Life by Stampin’ Up! to help create quick stunning scrapbook pages that coordinate in colors and sizes to the Project Life page protectors. You have to see this!

1:30 p.m. Sammie Simpson will show you the proper “Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machine.” Bring her your questions – she’s got the answers.

Friends’ volunteer Linda Perry previews crafts and supplies donated for sale at Murphy Library June 19 and 20.

Alfonso Cuaron has been one of my favorite directors ever since seeing his take on A Little Princess. It may have seemed to be a children’s film, but with Cuaron directing grown ups are sitting on the edge of their seats.

Now the Murphy Library is showing Gravity, Cuaron’s latest film this Thursday at 6 p.m. and again he pulls you not just onto the edge but over it, especially when watching on the library’s big screen!

Sandra Bullock plays Ryan Stone, a medical engineer on her first flight into space. George Clooney is Matt Kowalski, an experienced astronaut on his last flight before retiring. The audience, according to an interview with Cuaron, gets to feel like the third astronaut, watching the other two deal with surviving the destruction of their shuttle.

Hand-held cameras, long one-take shots and superb performances from Bullock and Clooney mean you are in for a wild ride. The film is rated PG-13 and running time is 91 minutes. Call 837-2417 for details.

The Scholastic Book Fair ends this Tuesday, June 3. There is still time to buy a favorite child a special storybook or buy your teenager an adventure story they will never forget. While the kids are browsing, you can check out the cookbooks and adventure stories yourself.

Parents are wise to teach their children that college is a place to learn many things. In fact, the Murphy Library has the perfect movie this Thursday to encourage young people about higher education, a story about freshman year for two young men.

And what do they aspire to be? Why, scary monsters, of course! The library is showing Monsters University this Thursday, June 5 at 6 p.m.

Monsters Mike and Sulley meet on a campus of higher learning and they are not impressed with each other. It is rated G and runs 104 minutes. Billy Crystal and John Goodman star. Call 837-2417 for details.