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Archive for October 2015

On Wednesday, October 28, Nicky Grant, Friends’ Tech Chair, is giving a free class “Streaming Video for Entertainment and Learning” at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
CALL OR TEXT 828-837-4920 or email us at to sign up.

After the class, Nicky is holding a Tech Sale of various technology parts, from cables to monitors in the library’s meeting room from 12 noon to 2 p.m. This is another one of those times when you never know what treasure you will find.

October 29
Speaking of treasures, on Thursday, October 29, the Friends will hold another Craft Supplies and Fabric Sale with all colors and designs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Want something to do this winter?  We’ll get you started on a project! Call 837-2417 for details.

Lloyd is a high school senior on the eve of his graduation. His only wish is to go out with beautiful Diane, the class brain and valedictorian. His friends warn him he is out of his league, but he forges ahead. His persistence in coaxing her out with him is one for the record books.

Say Anything, the next movie at the Murphy Public Library captures the highs and lows of young love, teenage angst, and parenthood. The library will show this 1989 romantic coming of age film starring John Cusack at 6 p.m. on Thursday. It is rated PG-13.

First-time director Cameron Crowe understands the trials of being a teenager and taking chances. He started writing for money in his teens by sending in articles to Rolling Stone Magazine. His later film Almost Famous chronicled his own teenage years trying to keep up with rockers.

Call the library at 837-2417.

The Murphy Library is showing God’s Slave, a serious film about terrorism this Thursday, October 15 at 6 p.m.  In 1994 a synagogue in Buenos Aires, Argentina was bombed resulting in 80 deaths. This Film Movement selection is a co-production from Venezuela and Argentina telling the story of Ahmed who has been trained as an Islamic terrorist and David, an Israeli special agent working to prevent another attack no matter what it takes.

However, in each of their lives, they have family they love and care for. The film is in Spanish with subtitles in English. Running time is 90 minutes. The film is not rated but would not be suitable for children.  Call 837-2417.

After a long day raking leaves, with whom would you like to spend some time?  Sulley and Mike?

This Thursday, October 8 at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Monsters, Inc. an animated movie about those wonderful miscreants of nature who try to scare children. Billy Crystal and John Goodman are the voices; that laughter you hear is your own.   The film is rated G and running time is 92 minutes.

Most of all, it is refreshing to find that what scares the bad guys most of all, are the good little children. Call the library at 837-2417.