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Harry is in his third year at Hogwarts and having trouble at home. Then he learns that a dangerous criminal has escaped from prison and is out to get him. While trying to protect himself and his friends, he learns more about life and his future.

Harry Potter is visiting the Murphy Library again after all the fun he had with Bridget Wilson and her young readers at the book night in his honor. This time the Murphy Library is showing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban , directed by Alfonso Cuaron in 2004.

Filmed throughout Scotland and England, it has been nominated 47 times with 14 wins for its excellent actors, director, special effects, and the music by John Williams.

The library is showing this family fantasy adventure Thursday at 6 p.m.  Running time is 142 minutes and the film is rated PG.

A schoolteacher from England joins a foreign exchange program and is sent to a school in a small Texas town. How easy is this going to be? Not easy at all.

She has trouble motivating the students to do anything. Then the game of soccer enters the discussions. This teacher loves soccer and soon she has the students wanting to achieve the same goals as she does.

The Murphy Library is showing, The Big Green, a 1995 family comedy with a kick this Thursday at 6 p.m. as part of youth services librarian Bridget Wilson’s summer reading program, “On your mark, get set, read!” Running time for the film is 100 minutes and it is rated PG.

The students and their teacher realize they have a lot to learn, especially when they lose.   Following the rules, playing as a team, and working hard, are the goals they must achieve, just like in life.

Call the library at 837-2417.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.


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.

It’s 1934 Cincinnati and a ten-year-old girl believes she is the one to write stories her newspaper will want. She sees stories all over thanks to the Great Depression.

The Murphy Library is showing Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, a family film based on an American Girl book starring Abigail Breslin, this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The film is rated G and running time is 101 minutes.

The young girl’s father has lost his job and goes to Chicago to find work. Her mother stays and takes in boarders. That is when the fun starts.   Miss May Dooley (Jane Krakowski) is a dance instructor, and Jefferson Berk (Stanley Tucci) is just what you need in the Depression: a magician!

Best of all, there is someone near and dear to our library-loving hearts. Lucinda Bond is the mobile librarian, played by Joan Cusack. Thanks go to librarians Debbie Whitener and Trudy Morrow for good driving in our bookmobile!
For details about the movie, call 837-2417.

American Girl Party On March 12
And parents can bring their girls back to the library on Thursday, March 12 at 6:00pm, Youth Services Librarian Bridget Wilson will host: Molly: An American Girl Party for girls ages 5 & up.

Celebrate Molly McIntire, a patriotic girl growing up during World War II, with games, crafts, and refreshments. For more information, contact Bridget Wilson at 837-2025

To celebrate anyone who has sent a loved one off to war, the Murphy Library is showing a special film this Thursday at 6 p.m., Little Women. A father goes to fight in the Civil War leaving his wife is left to care for their four daughters. But Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy find joy playacting in the attic room they call the garret.

Susan Sarandon, Wynona Ryder and Gabriel Byrne star with music by Thomas Newman. The film is rated PG and runs 115 minutes.

At first glance this is an old-fashioned story, but war brings burdens to families whether it’s the 19th Century or today. Fathers (and now mothers) leave for battle with their families waiting at home. All those stories of courage are honored in this film.

Youth services librarian, Bridget Wilson, is also honoring this story with a special party Thursday, December 11 at 6 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Mothers and grandmothers are encouraged to bring their girls ages 9 and up. Call the library at 837-2417 for party details.

Make sure you dress warm for Frozen, the Murphy Library’s movie this week about two sisters who live in the cold Nordic country. One has power to cover the land with ice and snow. She does just that and disappears. Her younger sister must find her and make the ice melt.

The screening is Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 102 minutes and it is rated PG. Robert Lopez composed the unforgettable music and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez wrote the lyrics that make everyone sing along.

On Saturday, Youth Services Librarian Bridget Wilson will host a party of books, games and crafts to celebrate Frozen at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. for children up to 6 years old. Call the library at 837-2417 to register.

Remember when you were a kid and wanted something desperately? The next movie at the Murphy Library reminds you of that feeling.   It also reminds you how good chocolate tastes and how much fun singing and dancing can be, especially to the music of “Candy Man.”

The library is showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a 43-year old film that never gets old, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Gene Wilder stars in this story by Roald Dahl. It is rated G and running time is 100 minutes.

After you take your kids to see this film, don’t miss coming to the library on Saturday at 10 a.m. for Youth Services Librarian Bridget Wilson’s celebration of the Candy Land game. Only this time everyone plays a life size version.

Call the library at 837-2417.

Do you enjoy Ian Fleming’s novels? Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the next movie at the Murphy Library is based on one of his books but it’s not a James Bond story. Rather it’s about a guy who invents things that usually don’t work. Then he creates a car that can fly and his life takes off. Best of all, this is a kids movie that everyone can enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

“Water” is the Summer Reading Program’s theme this week and the Murphy Library has the perfect movie especially for these hot summer days: Frozen. It ties into the science of snow and ice, winning over 40 awards for its animation, story, characters and songs. Read the rest of this entry »

If you remember looking into the night sky and watching Sputnik pass overhead, the next Murphy Library movie is for you, and for all budding young scientists you may know.

Homer Hickam was a coal miner’s son in the late 1950’s when he first saw Sputnik and a glimpse of his future. If only he could convince his father. The library is showing October Sky, the story of the first rocket scientists, starring Jake Gyllenhaal this Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Running time is 108 minutes and the film is rated PG.

Frankie Lymon, Elvis and the Coasters urge Homer and his friends along. The story was filmed throughout East Tennessee, including the towns of Petros, Harriman, Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley Railroad in Chattanooga.

And don’t miss this — young engineers and scientists can join Youth Services Librarian Bridget Wilson at a special Airplane Science event Thursday, April 10 at 6 p.m. where they will learn to make and race paper airplanes. Call 837-2025 to participate.

Call 837-2417 for movie details.

The Murphy Library is getting the blues with its summer reading film, but don’t expect to hear jazzy music.  Thursday’s film at 6 p.m. is The Smurfs, about the tiny blue people who are only three apples high.  The film is rated PG and running time is 101 minutes. 

They live happily in their magical mushroom village, but one terrible day an evil wizard chases them down a watery hole.  They soon emerge in a strange forest called Central Park.  They’re in New York City!

Life is not easy in the Big Apple when you are only three apples high.  Then a nice young couple expecting a little one of their own walks by.  Perhaps these kind people will fight the evil wizard and the little blue people can go home. Call 837-2417 for details.