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If you like solving puzzles, the next Murphy Library movie is just what your brain needs. A Harvard professor specializing in deciphering symbols wakes up with amnesia in a hospital in Italy. With the help of a young doctor, he soon realizes the world may be in danger of a madman releasing a global virus.

This Thursday at 6 p.m., the library is showing Inferno, the latest action, adventure mystery based on a novel by Dan Brown. It stars Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. Running time is 121 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

Professor Robert Langdon and Dr. Sienna Brooks race across Europe looking for clues to foil this disaster. They find symbols everywhere, from Palazzo Vecchio in Florence to the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, and all are tied to Dante, of course!

If you are thinking about writing a book and publishing it, Friends of Murphy Library invite you to meet one of Murphy’s newest authors, Jane Hembree. She will talk about the lessons she has learned creating and publishing her first book, next Tuesday, May 23 at the Friends’ Potluck at 6 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.

Hembree knows how to find her way through strange surroundings. After all, she lived around the world from Japan to Brazil with her husband Steve and their children during his military career. She also found her way home to Murphy and has filled her days helping local organizations like Friends of Murphy Library and Silver Arts in the Senior Games.

Recently she and Steve added a new member to their family, a puppy they named Beemer, and she began taking photos as he grew. The result is her children’s book, Beemer’s Adventures. Hembree will share her own adventures in writing it.

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.

Join Jane and Beemer and learn how to publish your own story!

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Just in case you don’t have enough memories of the Oscars, here is another one. In 2007 Penelope Cruz became the first Spanish actress to be nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in a Spanish-produced film.

This Thursday, March 9, the Murphy Library is showing Cruz’ film Volver at 6:00 p.m. Volver translates as “to return” and that is the theme throughout this film.  Running time is 121 minutes and the film is rated R.

Spanish filmmaker, Pedro Almodovar wrote and directed this crime drama that offers some comedy when the mother, Irene, who died long ago in a fire with her husband, returns to clear up family mysteries.

Irene’s daughters Raimunda (Cruz) and Sole have traveled from Madrid to the village of Alcanfor de las Infantas to visit their parents’ graves. While there they talk to their aunt Paula who tells them their mother is alive, but they don’t see her and remain unconvinced as they return to Madrid.   Soon, their lives get more complicated by violence and a murder.

During World War I the fight against colonialism rages in the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire.   A young Bedouin boy name Theeb finds himself alone in the desert with a wounded man who could easily kill him.

The Murphy Library is showing Theeb, Film Movement’s version of a “Bedouin Western,” this Thursday at 6:00 p.m,. This film from Jordan includes award-winning acting, cinematography, screenplay, and music.   Running time is 100 minutes. In Arabic with subtitles in English. It is not rated but there is violence and it would only be suitable for high school with parental guidance.

First-time director, Naji Abu Nowar, agrees that this is the Bedouin version of a John Ford “Western.”   And to describe the essence of his film, he asks, “What would happen if you were stranded with your worst enemy but need their help to stay alive?”

Call the library at 837-2417 for details.

Do not miss the Murphy Public Library’s annual Silent Auction of art, unique items and multiple gift certificates beginning Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. and ending Saturday, August 27 at 12:30 p.m. when winners will be announced.
Also the Cooking Supplies and Book Sale take place on Friday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our wonderful donors have cleaned out a kitchen cabinet or two (or three!) and donated the items they no longer use, such as funny cookie cutters just waiting for a ten-year-old to use. Take a break from bidding at the auction and walk to the back breezeway to see what’s there. Also, check out the book shelves for more summer reading.
Call 837-2417 for details.

The following is just a suggestion. After watching the next movie at the Murphy Library, married couples may want to go home and search for their marriage license to make sure everything was signed, sealed and delivered.

The library is showing My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 a romantic comedy this Thursday that is full of laughs and it is rated PG-13. Running time is 94 minutes. The film stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett.

A long-married husband and wife might have been too much in love to look at the details on the day they got married. However, fifty years later they discover their license is lacking a major detail.   Their priest tells them the only way to fix this is with a do-over, as in do the wedding over.

Youth services librarian Bridget Wilson’s Summer Reading Program is called “On your mark, get set, read!” and to warm up those young readers the next library movie, Racing Stripes, is about a race to the finish line. Jeff Foxworthy, Snoop Dogg, Steve Harvey, David Spade, Dustin Hoffman, and Whoopi Goldberg lend their voices to the barnyard animals cheering the race on.

However, the story starts with a baby zebra accidentally left behind when a traveling circus leaves a Kentucky town during a thunderstorm. Luckily a farmer finds the little one and brings him home to his daughter. The farmer used to train racehorses and now he leads a quiet life on the farm, but that may soon change.   Especially when the little zebra (voiced by Frankie Muniz) starts to think he is a racehorse.

The Murphy Library is showing Racing Stripes, an adventurous comedy with heart for the whole family this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 102 minutes and the film is rated PG. Call the library at 837-2417.


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