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When fishermen on a Polynesian island can no longer catch fish and crops are not growing in the fields, the only daughter of the chief investigates. She realizes a demigod has stolen the heart of a goddess and that has affected the whole island. She sails over the ocean to convince him to give the heart back.

The Murphy Library is showing Moana, an animated adventure comedy with award-winning music this Thursday at 6 p.m. The film is rated PG and running time is 107 minutes. It received 16 awards and was nominated 81 times in festivals around the country.

One winner was Dwayne Johnson who voices the demigod, Maui. Another winner was Auli’i Cravalho, a 15-year-old actress from Hawaii who was the last one among hundreds who auditioned for the part.

The music and songs will make your day better, especially since Lin-Manuel Miranda composed and sings them. He is the leading actor and creative force behind “Hamilton” on Broadway and has a way with words and a beat that won’t let you down.

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One day a happy seven-year-old boy finds that he is no longer an only child, and no longer happy.   A new baby boy has arrived at his home.   However, this baby is wearing a suit and tie. Worst of all, he is barking out orders. What is going on here?

The Murphy Library is showing The Boss Baby, an animated family comedy this Thursday at 6 p.m. Alec Baldwin is the voice of the new baby. Running time is 97 minutes and the film is rated PG.

The older brother is very suspicious and keeps wondering, where did this baby brother come from.  Finally he realizes the baby can really talk and proceeds to tell his older brother his biggest concern, the CEO of the Puppy Company and what this man is planning.   Children will laugh all the way and so will everyone else.

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.

 

STEM is big news in education these days as elementary, middle and high schools promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.   Back in the 1950’s and 60’s, women were not often encouraged to study and take on STEM jobs.

This Thursday at 6 p.m, the Murphy Public Library is showing Hidden Figures, an award-winning 2016 film about the math geniuses working for NASA in 1961. The film is rated PG and running time is 127 minutes. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, and Kevin Costner.

Sixty years ago, no one would have guessed that a group of African-American women mathematicians could put the first man into space. All that has changed, thanks to their efforts, and to today’s educators.   Now female scientists, tech specialists, engineers and mathematicians are a normal occurrence.

The film was made throughout Georgia, in East Point, Georgia, (Katherine’s home), Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia, (exterior scenes), Canton, Georgia, (Exterior of Library),  Atlanta, Georgia and Monroe, Georgia.

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.

Some days you don’t know whom you’re going to meet. That was the way it was with a ten-year-old orphan named Sophie when she met a giant twenty-four feet tall.

The Murphy Library is showing The BFG, a Stephen Spielberg film based on a story by children’s writer, Roald Dahl, this Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 117 minutes and the film is rated PG. Read the rest of this entry »

This Thursday, March 2, is the birthday of American writer, cartoonist, animator and artist, Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to all as Dr. Seuss. He was born on March 2, 1904 and the world lost him on September 24, 1991, but his books remain for all to enjoy.

To celebrate this special day, the Murphy Library is showing two of his stories on film this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The Cat in the Hat is about a certain cat visiting two children, and The Lorax is about a wasteland needing the advice of a wise forest creature. Both of these films were made in 1971 for TV.  Running time is 30 minutes for each animated film and the whole family is welcome.

The library also has many books by Dr. Seuss just waiting for young readers to turn their pages.   And to honor him, the National Education Association designated March 2 as Read Across American Day to encourage everyone to pick up a book.

 


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