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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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When a movie has characters named Hefty, Clumsy, and Brainy and they are all very small, you are in the land of the Smurfs. This time they find a map and follow it, racing through the Forbidden Forest. What they discover in this adventure has been a big secret until now.

The Murphy Library is showing the animated adventure-comedy, Smurfs: The Lost Village, this Thursday at 6 p.m. The film is rated PG and running time is 90 minutes.

And as a special treat, Mandy Patinkin voices Papa Smurf and Julia Roberts does the same for SmurfWillow.   Call 837-2417 for details.

The Friends of Murphy Library’s 2017 annual Silent Auction runs from Thursday August 31 ending on Saturday, September 2 at 12:00 p.m.

Items for the Silent Auction have been coming in from near and far and include a large number of gift certificates, as well as art, crafts, antiques and unique gifts.   Check out our photos below.

Donations are welcome anytime!Do you have a favorite cake or cookies you make that we can include in the auction? Bring it by Friday so we can add it to our table.

AND you can bring by items for our free refreshments on September 2, also much appreciated, such as cheese & crackers, cookies, cakes, whatever you like to make. Thank you for everything!  Call 837-2417.

 

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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.

It is 1962 in Poland and a young woman named Anna is a few days away from taking her vows to become a nun. She has spent all her life in a Catholic orphanage without any family, that is, until now. She is informed that she has an aunt named Wanda and goes to meet her. As they sit at her kitchen table, Wanda tells Anna that she is Jewish.

The Murphy Library is showing Ida, an award-winning Polish film Thursday at 6 p.m. It won the Oscar in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, the first time ever for a Polish film. Running time is 82 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

Anna and Wanda go in search of what happened to her parents. Wanda, a former state prosecutor only feels cynicism.   Anna, sheltered from the world, knows nothing about life.  But as they learn more about each other, they also discover their inner selves.

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski made the film in black and white, giving it a feeling of looking at old family pictures, and offering a story that will stay in your mind long after.

 

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