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One of the ways to relate to those living in foreign lands is to compare notes of how we get through tough times. In 1997 the Asian financial crisis put unimagined pressures on families in Singapore.

The Murphy Library is showing Ilo, Ilo, this Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m. about a Singapore family struggling during the 1997 financial crisis. In Mandarin, Tagalog & English with English subtitles. 99 minutes. Film Movement permits one public screening and later library patrons can borrow the film.

“Ilo Ilo is an amazing debut, full of heart and intelligence.”
– Ang Lee, Oscar-winning director

Make sure you dress warm for Frozen, the Murphy Library’s movie this week about two sisters who live in the cold Nordic country. One has power to cover the land with ice and snow. She does just that and disappears. Her younger sister must find her and make the ice melt.

The screening is Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 102 minutes and it is rated PG. Robert Lopez composed the unforgettable music and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez wrote the lyrics that make everyone sing along.

On Saturday, Youth Services Librarian Bridget Wilson will host a party of books, games and crafts to celebrate Frozen at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. for children up to 6 years old. Call the library at 837-2417 to register.

A teen is wrongfully accused of theft and sent to a Texas detention camp where boys spend every day digging holes in a dried up lakebed “to build character.” One day he digs up a small treasure and wonders why it’s there.

The Murphy Library is showing Holes, a 2003 PG-rated film offering adventure, drama, laughs and some tears, based on a Newberry Medal-winning story by Louis Sachar. It is perfect for grown-ups as well as kids. Screening is Thursday at 6 p.m. and running time is 117 minutes.

Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight headline the cast, but the real stars are the boys. They bully, pick fights, distrust each other, and then slowly become friends. When they show how much they care, your heart will feel it too.

Call the library at 837-2417.