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The next movie at the Murphy Library takes us to the early 1960’s folk music scene in New York’s Greenwich Village and follows a young folk singer for a week as he carries his guitar through the cold winter days struggling to find his opportunity to sing.

This Thursday at 6 p.m., the library is showing Ethan and Joel Coen’s award-winner Inside Llewyn Davis, starring Oscar Isaac and John Goodman.  Running time is 104 minutes and the film is rated R.

Folk songs fill the air such as an unreleased studio version of Bob Dylan singing “Farewell.”


A newly-divorced preschool teacher is urged by her family to get back into the dating scene by using online dating sites. How is that going to work? She also has support from her widowed father who continues to miss the love of his life, her mother. But he also is looking into dating again. So what do they learn? Nothing is easy, but it can be very funny.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Must Love Dogs, a comedy romance starring Diane Lane, John Cusack and Christopher Plummer as the widowed father. Running time is 98 minutes and it is rated PG-13.

Melissa Barker and Beth Rollins love working at the Murphy Library, especially when they help patrons find a book they will enjoy. Now they have also discovered a table with two stools that can give readers a fun place to open a book. It is part of the Friends’ yard sale, thanks to the generosity of retired librarian, Jeff Murphy.

The Friends of Murphy Library are holding their spring Trash to Treasures Yard Sale this Friday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. Do you collect pictures of lighthouses? This sale can add to your collection. Or better yet, you may find a chicken centerpiece just waiting to be discovered.   There is something for everyone.

Donations are also gratefully accepted anytime. Call 837-2417 for details.


Photo by Julie Chautin

Acting librarian Melissa Barker and library assistant Beth Rollins try out a table donated to Friends of Murphy Library’s Trash to Treasures Yard Sale taking place this Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Call 837-2417 for details.

Melissa Schifano works for Brother’s Restaurant and looks forward to taking care of their guests.   The restaurant on Andrews Road also takes care of the local community by holding special fundraisers. This Thursday, April 26, Brothers is holding their Community Night in honor of the Murphy Public Library.

For every meal served from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Brother’s will donate a generous portion of their proceeds to Friends of the Murphy Library. Everyone is welcome to fill up on Brother’s great cooking and bring their friends. As a result, Brother’s will be filling up the library with books and media.

Acting librarian, Melissa Barker and the Friends’ group are also preparing for their Yard Sale on May 4 and May 5.   What is the best way for everyone to prepare? Go to Brother’s Restaurant this Thursday and let Melissa Schifano and her colleagues serve you dinner. Call 837-2417 for details.

Photo by Jane Hembree





Melissa Schifano looks forward to serving guests at Brother’s Restaurant this Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during its Community Night fundraiser for the Murphy Library. Call 837-2417 for details.

The Friends of Murphy Library are holding their spring Trash to Treasures Yard Sale Friday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.

Treasures are available for every room in the house, and some of them may even bring a smile to your face.  We always need more donations!  Bring them by the library anytime, and thank you!

This Thursday, April 26, Murphy Library is screening the Film Movement Japanese movie, Harmonium at 6 p.m.   An old acquaintance, recently released from prison, begins to meddle in the life of a factory owner. In Japanese with English subtitles and not suitable for children. Running time 118 minutes. Call 837-2417 for details.  Watch the trailer below: