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Being positive and full of hope makes every day a good one, especially if you are part of group of chronically happy little creatures. But rest assured, there is also a group of very large and very unhappy monsters.   Unhappy that is until they devour the little ones. Then they smile for a moment or two.

This Thursday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Trolls, an animated adventure comedy for the young and not so young. Running time is 92 minutes and the film is rated PG.

Justin Timberlake stars as the voice for one of the main characters. He wrote and sang a song for the film, “Can’t stop the feeling,” which won an Oscar nomination. More songs old and new, follow these little creatures and make everyone smile.

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In a town in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking area of Belgium, two brothers commit a holdup in a home and only one of them escapes. The other is sentenced to four years in jail and never divulges the names of his co-conspirators: his girlfriend and his brother. After those four years he is released from jail and finds his girlfriend is now his ex-girlfriend.

The Murphy Library is showing the Belgian crime thriller, The Ardennes, the monthly selection from Film Movement, this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In Flemish, French, and Dutch with subtitles in English.

 

The Crafts Supplies along with the Book Sale & Cooking Supplies Sale take place this Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library in downtown Murphy.   Everyone is welcome.

Eight local crafts people as well as volunteers sell crafts, fabrics, all sorts of art supplies, and give free crafty advice! Sellers are: Bobbie Allen, Jo Ann Allen, Joan Block, Ronney Craig, Joanne Donaldson, Sharon Francis, and Sammie Simpson. The Friends also sell wonderful fabrics and craft & art supplies donated by library patrons.

Free demos include sewing machine maintenance on Thursday and other demos on Friday.   Books of all types and cooking supplies will fill the library’s back breezeway.

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.

 

NC State, one of two land-grant universities in North Carolina, offers valuable information to citizens through the Cherokee County extension office. The agriculture agent has the latest research to help farmers, local gardeners and homeowners.

Keith Wood, Extension Agent, Agriculture, for the county will speak at Friends of Murphy Library’s Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. He will talk about the services his department offers landowners and point out ways to deal with current garden and lawn pests.

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.

Classic steel mill movie at library

In the 1870’s, a Pittsburgh steel worker’s daughter goes to work as a maid for the factory’s owner, and there she falls in love with the owner’s son. Unfortunately he is engaged to someone else.

The Murphy Library is showing The Valley of Decision, a classic Oscar-winning 1945 film starring Greer Garson and Gregory Peck Read the rest of this entry »

The Murphy Library is showing With a Song in my Heart, a classic musical this week full of songs like Get Happy by Harold Arlen, Blue Moon by Rodgers and Hart, Embraceable You from George and Ira Gershwin, and I’ll Walk Alone by Jules Styne and Sammy Cahn.   Finally, there is an American medley of songs you will love.

The library is showing this true story Thursday at 6 p.m. Starring are Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, and a young Robert Wagner. The film is not rated but would be appropriate for high school and older. Running time is 117 minutes.

During World War II a young singer named Jane Froman begins her career on the radio. Soon the USO needs her to entertain the troops in Europe. On the way, her plane crashes in Spain. She survives but her legs are badly hurt and her career seems in jeopardy.


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