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Blakely Snyder visited the Murphy Library recently with her mother, Destiny. They live in Cherokee County and Blakely is glad they do. Now she will be able to go to the Scholastic Book Fair at the Murphy Library starting today, November 18, and running through Tuesday, December 1.   The three-month old knows it will take her a few months to learn to read, but she is hoping her mom will start reading to her so she can hear the sound of the words.2015 BlakelySnyderScholBookFair 11-15

Easy reader, picture books and funny stories are all waiting for book lovers like Blakely, not to mention mysteries, fantasy and history books. Now is the perfect time to go holiday shopping for young readers, teen readers and all readers who want to learn something new. And what holiday are you shopping for? If you have a young reader in your family discovering the lure of stories, every day is a holiday!

Call the library at 837-2417 for details, or better yet, drop by the library and find a hidden treasure to give to a young reader.

As the Murphy Library movie begins a cyclist is killed in a hit-and-run accident on Christmas Eve. Then the film turns back to the events leading up to that tragedy. The library is showing Human Capital, Film Movement’s mystery drama from Italy, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m.   Running time is 110 minutes. The film is not rated but is not suitable for children. It will be shown in Italian with subtitles in English.

The son of a wealthy hedge-fund manager is dating the daughter of a real estate agent in dire financial straits. When the agent manipulates his way into the hedge fund, the tensions between status, money and ambition mount. The film also has a North Carolina connection: it was based on the novel by American writer, Stephen Amidon, a graduate of Wake Forest University.

It is the 1930’s and Novalyne Price is a schoolteacher in Texas when she meets handsome but moody writer Robert Howard. He has found his calling in writing pulp fiction stories for magazines. One is his best will be “Conan the Barbarian.”

The Murphy Library is showing The Whole Wide World, a story of writers, love, and friendship in rural Texas and is full of great acting, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The film is rated PG and running time is 111 minutes. This 1996 film stars Vincent D’Onofrio and Rene Zellweger, for whom it was a career starter. They make a great team.  In fact, Zellweger thanked D’Onofrio when she won an Oscar in 2003 for Cold Mountain.

D’Onofrio is from Brooklyn but he has strong ties to North Carolina along with his father Gene and sister Elizabeth. They founded the River Run Film Festival in Winston-Salem.

Call the library at 837-2417.

What are toys doing when no one is watching? Do they play or do they fight? When a new toy arrives does the old one wonder if he is still the favorite? The Murphy Library movie will answer these difficult questions and will be laughing all the way. Toy Story, the 1995 movie will be screened Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and is rated G. Running time is 81 minutes and voices come from Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Don Rickles, among others.

This was the first of the Pixar films and it never gets old. Call the library at 837-2417 for


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