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Film celebrates librarians and teachers

Posted on: March 31, 2018

National Library Week runs from April 8-14 and if the Murphy Library led you to something of value in your life, this is a good time to let the librarians know.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the library is showing Matilda, a film about the incredible effects both a librarian and a teacher have on a young girl. Rated PG. Running time is 102 minutes.

Roald Dahl wrote the story about a smart kid born to two very boorish parents.   They encourage her not to do anything but watch television. In spite of them, she teaches herself to read at the age of 4, and soon finds her way to a magical place, her local library. She starts to go there every day. Then the librarian tells her about library cards and the young reader is thrilled she can take books home.

In addition, she wants to go to school. When her parents finally send her, she discovers her teacher is gentle and loving. And soon she finds her own magical powers. The question is: can she control them?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUGHWje7liM

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