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Posted August 9, 2012on:
Get ready to open your pocketbooks! The Murphy Public Library Silent Auction and Cooking Supplies & Book Sale take place Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18 at the library on 9 Blumental Street, Murphy, North Carolina 28906.
The Silent Auction runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the bidding sheets are taken up and calculated. The Cooking Supplies with wonderful cookbooks in addition to the kitchen items, and the Book Sale of fiction and nonfiction runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 17 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 18.
Each day different items will be featured in the Silent Auction and every donation to the auction has been exceptional. Most recently local artist Mickey Altenderfer donated two portraits she painted of Native American men. Mickey is a descendent of several notable Americans, among them, Penobscot Indians.
Here are some other items to browse through. Don’t miss the imaginative candleholder made from a wooden branch.
Three special items at Murphy Library’s Silent Auction Aug 17 & 18: the red, black and white afgan by Kathy Bolyard, a pizza paddle by Tom Yorkovitch, and a long candlestick made from a tree branch by local craftsman Bill Hounsell.
Posted July 17, 2012on:
We have two big events coming up in August. Our Crafts, Supplies and Book Sale takes place on August 2 and 3 from 9 to 2.
Our Annual Silent Auction, Cooking Supplies and Book Sale will be held August 17 and 18. I recently photographed some of the wonderful items donated for the Silent Auction. It runs from 10 to 1 both days. Bidding stops at 1 p.m. and then you see what you’ve won!
Are you a Civil War buff? There is a beautiful plate and a dvd you might bid on. Or are you more interested in having a spot of tea? Nora King donated a Starbucks Tea Set and Wanda Leatherwood from Nantahala Regional Library brought in a lovely Coach purse. Local shop Blue Moon Elise has donated a pretty package of lotions for you or someone you love.
Watch this blog for more photos of items at our Craft and Craft Supplies and Book Sale (August 2 and 3)
and for our Silent Auction, Cooking Supplies, Books, and did we mention special shelves of cook books for those of us who love to collect them? Also, Sharon Hibberts of Pampered Chefs and Sande Kimbell of Willow House will take orders from their current catalogs. Ten percent of all sales they make will be given to Friends of Murphy Library.
Posted August 15, 2011on:
More auction items have been coming in, including this wonderful wood turned bowl by Steve Hembree:
And this M&M’s calendar!
Don’t miss these auctions: one is on Friday from 11 to 2 p.m. The other is on Saturday from 11 to 1 p.m. At the Murphy Library. Free refreshments!
Murphy Library patrons have been making Jeff Murphy smile. Donors have been bringing their arts and crafts by the library every day. And their work is quality.
Judy Grove brought two of her original bird photographs by as soon as the Aug 19-20 date was set:
“Mike does such good work,” Murphy Librarian Jeff Murphy said as he looked at the vase John Campbell Folk School potter Mike Lalone recently donated to the library. Mike is one of many of our local artists and craftspeople who help the library in its fundraising efforts.
This year Friends of Murphy Library are holding a Silent Auction at the library on August 19 and 20. It follows the “Art, Antiques, and Uniques” theme that has propelled library auctions in years past. Craftspeople, collectors, and local businesses are encouraged to bring in a special object or gift certificate. Donations are urgently needed and gratefully accepted.
But that’s not all. The Friends are combining a Cooking Supplies Sale with the Silent Auction. It’s like a yard sale for the kitchen. Everyone (including restaurants) is encouraged to clean out their cupboards and bring kitchenware to the library. From pots and pans to cookbooks and aprons — everything that brings a meal to the table is welcome for the sale.
See the empty bookshelves behind Jeff? We want to fill them with new books. Your help with our fundraisers can do this. Call 837-2417. Bring your items by the library any time during library hours. And — thank you!
The Murphy librarians, the Friends’ board, and all who volunteered spent long hours preparing for this auction, and always with good humor. Special gratitude is owed to the multitudes who were so generous in bidding at the auction.
Many thanks to Sonia Roberts for the photographs.
We raised over $9,000 that will be used for the kids’ and juvenile nonfiction area.
We appreciate the stores, services and business people who donated items and gift certificates for the auctions. The economy is difficult now, and yet our local businesses show their affection for the library and moreover, their willingness to help our goal this year: new books for young readers.
A giant list of the 2010 auction donors will be posted at the library for every patron and visitor to see how much our community cares about the future of our children.
The Murphy Library Auction is on August 7 at Bob Grove Auctions, 7540 Highway 64, Brasstown, NC 28902, 6 miles from Murphy on “NEW” US 64, between Murphy and Hayesville. Silent Auction begins at 5:00 p.m., Live at 7 p.m. Call the Murphy Library at 837-2417.
If you were thinking about a trip out of town, then bid on Harrah’s Vacation Package in Cherokee – a one night hotel stay and dinner for two. (Some restrictions apply).
Or just drive down the road. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad has given us $140 in train rides for the 2010 season.
There is also a pair of handcrafted owls made of buckeye wood from the John Campbell Folk School. and Shirley Uphouse has donated pictures of World War I planes.
You don’t have to go to Italy to experience an unforgettable vacation. Tim Pratt has donated a weekend stay at a cabin in Vineyard Creek Estates to Friends of Murphy Library’s auction on August 7 at Bob Grove Auctions. The Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m. followed by the Live Auction at 7 p.m.
Pratt experienced an “aha” moment during a trip to Italy several years ago. He stayed at a bed and breakfast in Tuscany – with its own vineyard. Then he developed his upscale log cabin development off Joe Brown Highway in Unaka, and planted a hillside with, what else, rows of grapevines.
Now homeowners wake to see the Traminette and Cabernet Franc grapes of Vineyard Creek Estates sparkle in the early morning sunshine.
Among the other items at the auction are gift certificates for ClassyGroundcovers.com, Atlanta Waverly Renaissance Hotel, Copper Door Restaurant in Haysville and Blue Ridge Mountain Railroad. Chef and cookbook author Paula Deen even sent one for her Savannah restaurant, The Lady & Sons, along with books and photos.
And several of the gift baskets at the auction will contain a bottle of Vineyard Creek Estates wine made with those special grapes. Donations are still gladly accepted. Call 837-2417 for more information.
Friends of Murphy Library’s Auction Committee are busy organizing donations for the August 7 Auction at Bob Grove Auctions. Here are some of the beautiful items:
Board and Auction Committee members Nora King and Diane Hines open up our room at Valley River Merchants for auction donations every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Donations may also be dropped off at the Murphy Library.
On August 7, Bob Grove Auctions on Highway 64 East, two miles east of Murphy Medical Center will host Friends of Murphy Library’s Sixth Annual Art, Antiques and Uniques Auction. The Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m. followed by the Live Auction.
Ask Judy and Bob Grove about their grandchildren and their eyes light up. But if the conversation turns to finding abandoned baby birds, they know how to care for them too. So when the Groves visited with Friends of Murphy Library at their May 18 potluck, Fundraising chair Nora King knew just what to give them. She handed them a handmade birdhouse for their feathered friends and a “Wizard of Oz” gift set for their granddaughters, small tokens for their generosity to the library.
The Friends are hoping to raise $9,000 this year for the purchase of new nonfiction books for the children and teen section of the library. An updated set of books on each of the states is first on the list.
Donations have been coming in but more are needed. Crafts, antiques, and unique items such as gift certificates may be brought to the library anytime or to the Friends’ room at Valley River Merchants on Thursdays from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Call 837-2417 for details.
Posted April 26, 2010on:
Friends of Murphy Library invite you to their spring Yard Sale and it’s going to be a winner! Donations have been coming in and more are on the way.
Plus – hundreds of books are just waiting for you in the Bookmobile area in the back of the library.
This year we’re raising money to buy new books for the kids’ nonfiction area – such as updated science books, space exploration, world cultures and travel books!