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 This Thursday’s 6 p.m. movie at the Murphy Library is part of the “Dig into Reading” series.  Young and not so young readers will be digging into Shakespeare as they watch Gnomeo and Juliet. Read the rest of this entry »

A new boy in school makes a bet about what he will eat, and it’s not home cooking.  The Murphy Library is showing How to Eat Fried Worms,  the perfect movie for picky eaters, this Thursday at 6 p.m.  Running time is 98 minutes for this PG-rated film.

Billy is the new kid in school and his rule for his mother – no mushy notes in the lunch bag.  But a school bully named Joe and his friends sneak earthworms into Billy’s lunch.  Billy boasts he can eat ten worms and there is no going back.

The book for this movie was written by Thomas Rockwell, son of Norman Rockwell,  is in the Murphy Library. Because it deals with eating worms and that grosses some people out, it has been the target of book censors.  This fact is only noted here as an inducement for kids to read it.


The Murphy Library’s film program is partnering with Youth Services librarian Bridget Wilson and the Summer Reading Program.  Her theme this year is “Dig into Reading” and Thursday’s film The Secret Garden digs into an English garden with three of the smartest children who ever walked through the pages of a book.  The film is rated G and will be screened at 6 p.m. and running time is 101 minutes.  This is a film for the young and not-so-young – whatever your age, The Secret Garden will enthrall you!

Mary is a young English girl living with her parents in India.  When they are killed in an earthquake she must return to England where her wealthy but emotionally distant uncle takes her in.  There seems to be no place for love or laughter in his huge mansion.  But one thing is for sure, Mary is not afraid to explore.  Who knows what secrets she will find in this house.

Filming locations capture the beauty of England in such places as North Yorkshire’s Fountains Abbey, Eton College in Berkshire and Harrow School in Middlesex.  Call 837-2417.