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Thursday at 6 p.m., the Murphy Public Library is showing Film Movement’s suspenseful drama from Singapore, Apprentice, about a young correctional officer at a high security prison who becomes the apprentice to the chief executioner. Running time 115 minutes. In Malay with English subtitles. Not rated but not appropriate for children.

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In 1939 Warsaw, Poland, the threat of a German invasion hangs over the city. However, residents Jan and Antonina Zabinski keep living their lives as normal since they have animals to feed. They own the Warsaw Zoo, and both big and small animals need care.

But soon the Germans invade and their world is not the same. Most of their animals perish in the bombings, and the zoo and rest of the city lay in ruins. The Zabinskis are horrified but not giving up.

The Murphy Library is showing The Zookeeper’s Wife, a 2017 biographical drama this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 127 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.   Filming was done in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Zabinskis realize the ruins of the zoo may offer short term hiding places for Polish Jews as they flee the city. They quietly begin working to keep them safe.

As you may know, Jeff Murphy is retiring at the end of this month, after 30 years working at the Murphy Library and making it the special place it is.

Along with Nantahala Regional Library and the Town of Murphy, we are holding a reception to honor him this Wednesday, September 13 from 12 to 4 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Everyone is invited!

We want to thank Jeff for making sure new books keep appearing on the bookshelves and supporting the Thursday movie program, the children’s programs, the Chess Club, and answering all the questions about the library computers. Oh, and making sure we have sturdy bookshelves and comfortable seating.

The Friends especially appreciate Jeff for supporting all our fundraising endeavors, including writing away for donations of those awesome tickets to Disneyworld, Dollywood and every place else.

Thank you, Jeff!

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If you feel that life can change in just one day, take a look at Richard Linklater’s films. Many of the stories in his films take place over 24 ours. And he agrees with you, a lot can happen.

This Thursday at 6 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Before Sunset, a 2005 romantic drama by Linklater set in Paris.   The film is rated R and running time is 80 minutes.

An American has a chance encounter in a Paris bookstore with a Parisian woman named Celine, he had met nine years earlier in Vienna. That day they had talked for hours, but gave each other no contact information. Now this second meeting occurs while he is on a book tour in France. He has written a book about that day long ago. Celine had only recently seen his photo and information about his book tour, but it brought her to the bookstore to see him. Their conversations start anew.

When a movie has characters named Hefty, Clumsy, and Brainy and they are all very small, you are in the land of the Smurfs. This time they find a map and follow it, racing through the Forbidden Forest. What they discover in this adventure has been a big secret until now.

The Murphy Library is showing the animated adventure-comedy, Smurfs: The Lost Village, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »


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