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To borrow a phrase from the Yarn Circle’s Martha Owen who raises sheep, the next movie at the Murphy Library is outstanding in its field. A flock of sheep in England does not realize how important their farmer is to them, until one of them accidentally sends him downhill headed toward the big city in a runaway trailer.

The library is showing, Shaun the Sheep, an animated comedy adventure Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The film is rated PG and running time is 85 minutes. Grown ups will enjoy this as much as youngsters.

The morning after the farmer goes downhill the sheep realize there is no food for them without him.  So off they go to find him. Of course walking is not an option, the sheep have to take a bus.  And being in the city means dressing up so no one knows they’re sheep.

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In a small Bulgarian town, a teacher works hard to teach her students right from wrong. However, when faced with the loss of her home she is forced to make her own wrong decisions

The Murphy Library is showing The Lesson a thrilling Film Movement drama from Bulgaria, this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.. Running time is 115 minutes and the film is not rated. In Bulgarian with English subtitles.

The teacher, Nadezhda, or Nade for short, had given her unemployed, alcoholic husband money to pay their mortgage, but he didn’t pay it, he used the money to fix up an old camper he wants to sell. When the mortgage company threatens to sell their house within three days, no less, Nade must find a way to come up with the funds. Ultimately she turns to the local loan shark. Tensions mount when the shark wants his money back.

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.


Here’s an idea for retirement years: do voice overs for animated movies.  Mel Brooks has been doing this for years and you can only imagine how much fun he is having.

In Hotel Transylvania 2, the next movie at the Murphy Library, Brooks plays Vlad, a very, very old vampire.   Adam Sandler is his son, Dracula, and Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez , Steve Buscemi and David Spade offer their voices to the mix.

The Library is showing this PG-rated animated monster comedy Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.   Running time is 89 minutes.

It took a few years but Dracula’s hotel that only catered to monsters has relaxed its policy and now allows humans to stay. However, Drac is still a traditionalist in one way and worries that his grandson, Dennis, is not showing any vampire qualities. Then Drac’s dad Vlad shows up and he gets mad!

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Starting high school can bring trauma to students, just like it does to Charlie. He is smart, however his mental problems have thrown him a curve. On the first day of his freshman year he wonders how he will get through the next 1,385 days until he graduates.

This Thursday, February 11, at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. the Murphy Public Library is showing, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the 2012 award-winning coming of age film that shines as it takes on mental illness, depression, first love and lots more. The film is rated PG-13 and running time is 102 minutes. Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller star along with the perfect mix of music and a tunnel ride not to be missed.

Charlie is recovering from the loss of his best friend who committed suicide the year before and his return to school is not going that well. He has other memories that haunt him. Then he meets Patrick and his stepsister Sam, two irrepressible seniors who love music, dancing and laughing a lot. What does Charlie do? He starts to smile and then to dance.

Call the library at 837-2417.  You can also find the book this film is based on in Adult and Young Adult Fiction at the library.