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Archive for July 2016

A French teenager named Charlie struggles with the ups and downs of her parents’ relationship. Her solitude and depression do not make her the most popular girl in school. Then a beautiful and vibrant girl named Sarah arrives at the school and wants to be best friends with Charlie. But will this last?

The Murphy Library is showing the Film Movement drama, Breathe, this Thursday at 6 p.m. This intense drama is for college-age and older.   Running time is 91 minutes and the film is in French with subtitles in English.

Sarah has problems of her own she keeps hidden, and soon she starts to look elsewhere for a best friend.   This tears at Charlie and her anger and hurt is not to be taken lightly.

Filming was done in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France near the Hérault River.

A schoolteacher from England joins a foreign exchange program and is sent to a school in a small Texas town. How easy is this going to be? Not easy at all.

She has trouble motivating the students to do anything. Then the game of soccer enters the discussions. This teacher loves soccer and soon she has the students wanting to achieve the same goals as she does.

The Murphy Library is showing, The Big Green, a 1995 family comedy with a kick this Thursday at 6 p.m. as part of youth services librarian Bridget Wilson’s summer reading program, “On your mark, get set, read!” Running time for the film is 100 minutes and it is rated PG.

The students and their teacher realize they have a lot to learn, especially when they lose.   Following the rules, playing as a team, and working hard, are the goals they must achieve, just like in life.

Call the library at 837-2417.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.


Friends of Murphy Library are holding their popular Crafts and Crafts Supplies Sale along with a Book Sale Thursday and Friday, July 21 & 22  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eleven local crafts people as well as volunteers sell crafts, fabrics, all sorts of art supplies, and give free crafty advice!

Sellers are: Ronney Craig, Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Jo Ann Allen, Bobbie Allen, Vivien Schell, Carol Orloff, Joanne Donaldson, Rikki Wocell, Joan Block and Millie Crawford.

Volunteers Louise MacDonald, Scotty Plappert, Barbara Mansfield, Brenda McQuillan, Carolyn Girvin, Karen Francis, Irene Schrimshaw, and Susan Severance will be happy to help you.

Books of all types are also for sale in the library’s back breezeway.

Demo Schedule  Thursday July 21

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Sammie Simpson will teach “The Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machine” – bring her your questions – she knows how to maintain a machine.

Friday July 22

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

11:30 Sharon Francis demos card making and has each participant make a card to take with them.

12:30 Ronney Craig demonstrates how the Creative Memories Border Maker works using cartridges to get many different designs. These borders can be used for scrapbooking, card making, and other hobbies. She’ll show how easy it is to get a professional looking card in a short time.

1:30 Sharon Francis will do another demo – to be decided.

2:30 p.m. Ronney Craig demonstrates how to use the Creative Memories Border Maker to combine 2 cartridges for a unique design for cards or scrapbooking pages. See how this easy-to-use tool can create some WOW looks!

Friends of Murphy Library sponsor the sale to buy prizes for the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program. Call 837-2417 for details.

Sometimes a villain just wants to be a hero, at least for a day. Bad characters do have major roles in video games and books, but don’t they ever get a chance to be good once in a while?

Youth services librarian Bridget Wilson has the answer in this week’s Murphy Library movie as part of her Summer Reading Program, “On your mark, get set, read!  And the answer is……

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m. the library is showing Wreck-It Ralph, an animated movie that will make you laugh about a video game villain who wants to do the right thing, although he creates havoc along the way.   This comedy/adventure is rated PG and running time is 104 minutes.  Call the library at 837-2417.

Youth services librarian Bridget Wilson’s Summer Reading Program is called “On your mark, get set, read!” and to warm up those young readers the next library movie, Racing Stripes, is about a race to the finish line. Jeff Foxworthy, Snoop Dogg, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Dustin Hoffman, and Whoopi Goldberg lend their voices to the barnyard animals cheering the race on.

However, the story starts with a baby zebra accidentally left behind when a traveling circus leaves a Kentucky town during a thunderstorm. Luckily a farmer finds the little one and brings him home to his daughter. The farmer used to train racehorses and now he leads a quiet life on the farm, but that may soon change.   Especially when the little zebra (voiced by Frankie Muniz) starts to think he is a racehorse.

The Murphy Library is showing Racing Stripes, an adventurous comedy with heart for the whole family this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 102 minutes and the film is rated PG. Call the library at 837-2417.