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Archive for May 2017

Just to be clear, the Murphy Public Library appreciates all the school principals in Cherokee County.   Now that we have that straight, the next library movie is about a middle school student and the overbearing, rule-making principal and assistant principal of his new school who are driving him and the other students crazy.

This Thursday, June 1, the library is showing Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, a PG-rated 2016 family comedy about a student with artistic abilities dealing creatively with pressures at home and in school. The film will be shown at 6:00 p.m. and running time is 92 minutes. It was based on a story by James Patterson and was filmed in Atlanta at the Atlanta International School and also near Inman Park.

After too many rules, the student and some friends put their talents to good use on the school’s walls.

After a serious ski accident, Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center, where she becomes dependent on the staff and also on pain relievers. But it is not just her knee that hurts. She spends time remembering the ten years she spent falling in love and then feeling destroyed by that crazed man who stole her heart.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, My King, a 2015 French romance. Running time is 124 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In French with subtitles in English. Filmed throughout France.

The film follows Tony’s memories of her first dates with Georgio, their laughter and passion.   They fell madly in love and she did not stop to ponder the downside. But soon it was hard to miss.

 

If you are thinking about writing a book and publishing it, Friends of Murphy Library invite you to meet one of Murphy’s newest authors, Jane Hembree. She will talk about the lessons she has learned creating and publishing her first book, next Tuesday, May 23 at the Friends’ Potluck at 6 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.

Hembree knows how to find her way through strange surroundings. After all, she lived around the world from Japan to Brazil with her husband Steve and their children during his military career. She also found her way home to Murphy and has filled her days helping local organizations like Friends of Murphy Library and Silver Arts in the Senior Games.

Recently she and Steve added a new member to their family, a puppy they named Beemer, and she began taking photos as he grew. The result is her children’s book, Beemer’s Adventures. Hembree will share her own adventures in writing it.

The cost of membership in the Friends is $10 per year. This nonprofit group raises funds to benefit the library. Everyone is welcome to bring a favorite potluck dish to share. Call 837-2417.

Join Jane and Beemer and learn how to publish your own story!

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If you are still singing from the last Murphy Library movie, you may want to see the next one so you can add a few dance steps. A jazz musician falls for a young actress full of dreams, but who knows what the next step should be.

The library is showing La La Land, the 2016 song and dance film that won six Oscars this Thursday at 6:00 p.m.   Running time is 126 minutes and the film is rated PG-13. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Many of us grew up watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing through ups and downs, or simply Gene Kelly dancing in the rain. Thursday’s film revives the energy and joy that singing and dancing bring.

 

Have you had a chance to hear Matthew McConaughey show off his great voice? Come by the Murphy Library this Thursday at 6:00 to hear how good he sounds along with Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and lots more stars. They star in Sing and you will be singing along with them!

Be forewarned, this film is an animated feature rated PG, and McConaughey is a koala bear named Buster Moon. He owns a grand theatre on the brink of closing and struggles to keep it going. Suddenly he has an idea: hold a singing competition with a big cash prize. The crowds start coming and they are really humming. Running time is 108 minutes full of music and laughter.

Youth Services librarian, Bridget Wilson spends her days helping young readers discover spellbinding stories hiding between the covers of books. She also likes to laugh, which is what she did when she discovered a book of knock-knock jokes among the items donated to the Murphy Library’s Yard Sale.

The Friends of Murphy Library are holding their spring Trash to Treasures Yard Sale this Friday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. Treasures are available for every room in the house, and some of them may even bring a smile to your face.

Donations are gratefully accepted anytime. Call 837-2417 for details.

 

 


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