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A popular children’s novel about two overly-imaginative schoolboys who love to pull pranks has grown into a series of 12 books translated into 20 languages and sold over 70 million copies!

Now it is the animated film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and the Murphy Library will show it this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 99 minutes.

Grown-ups will enjoy this film as much as kids. But be forewarned, it is rated PG because of its bathroom humor. Did we mention the movie’s tagline? “You’ve seen Britain, you’ve seen France…But you’ve never seen anyone like this guy!”

Writer Dav Pilkey was born in Cleveland, Ohio and went to Kent State University. The world can thank his freshman English professor for her guidance.  She liked his writing and the silly pictures he drew in his notebook and suggested he try writing children’s books. 70 million copies later is evidence it is good to listen to your teachers.

The library also has Pilkey’s books available to borrow.  In other words, you get to keep those laughs coming!

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Restaurant chef Davis Green discovers a cousin he did not know he had when she shows up at his home one day. He has trouble believing her until his grandfather tells Davis about Joshua, his other son, and then lapses into a coma. Ultimately Davis discovers more relatives and ends up learning a family secret no one ever mentioned.

The Murphy Library is screening the Film Movement drama that also has comedy, The Automatic Hate, at 6 p.m. Thursday.   Running time is 97 minutes and this film would not be appropriate for young people.

The Murphy Public Library is showing an emotional war film by award-winning director Ang Lee about a young soldier surviving an Iraq war battle and called a hero. But his flashbacks tell how difficult being a hero is.

The library is showing Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk this Thursday at 6 p.m.  The film is rated R and running time is 113 minutes.

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.

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.

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.


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