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Friends of Murphy Library held the annual Craft Supplies Sale July 23 and 24 to raise funds for prizes given to local students taking part in the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Friends also held a Books in the Breezeway Sale to add to monies earned to buy new nonfiction books for young and teen reading sections of the library. Total earned was over $700.
Local crafters sell their excess supplies and the Friends’ volunteers sell donated craft supplies. The fun starts when we ask shoppers what their craft is. If they don’t have a craft, we take that as meaning “don’t have a craft…yet” and then we get to work.
Crafters included quilter, Nancy Brewster and Vivian Schell. Nancy has wall quilts for sale at the new Downtown Bakery in Murphy. Vivian is part of the Appalachian Crafters. Terrie Allen from Mineral Bluff was selling and teaching jewelry making. Sharon Francis works with delicate cutouts used in scrapbooking – she and Terrie Allen sells at the Saturday morning market in downtown Murphy. And Sandy Espenschied, the Gypsy Quilter, was there with her colorful fabric that would make even non-quilters pick up a needle and thread.
Louise MacDonald teaches quilting at the John C. Campbell Folk School and Tri County Community College. Local writer Peg Russell volunteered with Louise on Friday. Wouldn’t you know it, Peg left at the end of her shift with a quilting project in the works. And Louise is thinking about writing down some of the anecdotes she tells so well.
There is no movie scheduled at the Murphy Library on Thursday, July 22 since we are setting up for the Craft Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted July 18, 2010on:
Friends of Murphy Library have a big sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual Craft Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale.
Debbie Whitener recently looked over items donated to the Craft Supplies Sale. She is a Nantahala Bookmobile librarian and goes to places like Ranger, Martins Creek and Hiwassee Dam schools with books for young readers.
Good readers become good spellers and proceeds from the Craft Supplies Sale pay for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee. The Bee is co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program.
Crafters will also be selling their excess supplies. Vivien Schell, Jo-Ann Allen, Gloria Lewis, Terrie Allen, Sandy Espenschied and Jan Ruiz will be selling quilting items, jewelry pieces, laces, wreathes, frames, baskets, yarn, needlepoint, dolls, wooden cutouts, how-to books and lots more.
And the Murphy Library’s breezeway bookshelves are loaded and waiting with great titles for summer reading. Call 837-2417 for details.
New children’s books at library thanks to Friends’ fundraisers. Don’t miss Craft Supplies Sale and Book Sale July 23 and 24, 9 am to 2 pm
Posted July 6, 2010on:
Katie O’Connor is five years old and loves books. She and her parents, Matt and Jenn O’Connor were visiting her grandparents, Murphy residents Mike and Marcia Smith, when they stopped by the Murphy Library.
The library has been buying new nonfiction books for its children’s section recently with funds raised at the May yard sale and book sale. Katie found a new book about the color yellow full of everything yellow, from bananas to parakeets.
Librarian Jeff Murphy noted that he ordered new books from Crabtree Press and also from Amazon. A young person (and even an adult) could spend a hot summer afternoon reading about France, China, the color blue, the Hudson River, and even….vampires! Just ask the librarians where the new children’s books are.
More fundraising events are on the calendar. The Craft Supplies Sale (for the Spelling Bee fund) and Book Sale take place at the library on July 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual auction is at Bob Grove Auctions on August 7.
Posted June 26, 2010on: