Archive for the ‘Books for children’ Category
Posted December 4, 2012on:
Twelve young girls live in a Paris boarding school in Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic book turned into a movie. But don’t let that stop anyone — man, woman or child from watching it at the Murphy Library.
For starters, sixteen French stuntmen and women are listed in the credits and they stay busy. A little girl falling into the rushing waters of the Seine and a motorcycle chase are two of the thrilling moments. There are funny ones too.
The library is showing Madeline, Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. This PG-rated comedy-thriller runs 88 minutes.
Young Hatty Jones who plays the school’s littlest troublemaker, Madeline, is as exceptional in her role as Frances McDormand is in hers as Miss Clavel who runs the school, tries to keep order and takes her twelve charges out for walks around Paris and its museums and parks.
“Something is not right” Miss Clavel says when her inner radar detector goes off and she runs to find out what trouble is brewing with the girls. Parents in the audience will nod their heads. They’ve been there. They’re still there. This week they can take their kids there and nod their heads together.
Vivian McNabb is 2 years old and that is the perfect age for the Murphy resident to visit the Murphy Library, especially Story Time on Mondays when Youth Services Librarian Bridgett Wilson shows young ones the magic of books.
Vivian’s parents Becca and Lawrence McNabb understand how important it is to start children reading early.
The Scholastic Book Fair is another opportunity to open up the book world to young people – giving them their own shiny new books. The Book Fair starts today and runs through September 18. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted August 7, 2012on:
Many thanks to Louise MacDonald, Jan Ruiz, Linda Tempke, Martha Penz, Gail MacLean, Carey Randall, and Nora King for volunteering, and to Jo Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Margie King, Kathy Hoyt, Diane Pelczynski, Leslie Beaster, and Michelle Campbell for selling their crafts at Friends of Murphy Library’s Craft and Book Sale last week.
Special appreciation goes to Donna Getch and Donna Cook in the Cherokee Scout’s advertising department for their excellent advice.
Our wonderful community made this event a success and local students are the winners. Proceeds will provide awards for the Cherokee County Middle School Spelling Bee later this fall.
Don’t miss this! Crafts, Craft Supplies and Book Sale at Murphy Library this Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Posted July 25, 2012on:
If you are an artist, craftsperson, book lover, collector, or just looking for a good time, don’t miss Friends of Murphy Library’s popular Crafts and Craft Supplies and Books in the Breezeway Sales on Thursday and Friday, August 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library.
The Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale raises money for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee. The Bee is co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education and Friends of Murphy Library.
Crafters and artists sell their excess supplies, finished crafts and make a donation to the Bee fund. They love to talk about their work. Sammie Simpson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Kathy Hoyt and Leslie Beaster will have tables full of quilts, quilting fabrics, yarn, scrapbook items, sewing items and lots more. The Friends sell donated items including a whittling set, tie-dye paints with t-shirts, fabrics, and frames. Moreover, Friends members like Louise MacDonald are there to lend advice to novice crafters.
Are your bookshelves empty? The Murphy Library’s Books in the Breezeway shelves have been reorganized making it easy to find your favorite authors, fiction and nonfiction, and lots of books on tape. And when you buy books on tape, they leave your hands free for, what else, your favorite craft. Call 837-2417 for details.
Don’t miss our annual Crafts & Crafts Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale on August 2 and 3, Thursday and Friday from 9 to 2!
Posted July 16, 2012on:
Like to quilt? Knit? Paint? Keep a scrapbook? �We got supplies for those crafts and lots more.�
Friends of Murphy Public Library are holding our annual Craft and Craft Supplies Sale on August 2 and 3, Thursday and Friday, from 9 to 2 in the library’s meeting room, as well as a blowout Books in the Breezeway Sale in the back of the library. This year we�have added crafts along with the supplies for sale. You might find holiday gifts ahead of time.
Local crafters sell their own items and donate a portion of their proceeds to the Friends’ Spelling Bee fund. Monies raised reward students in the Cherokee County Schools 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Spelling Bee. The students love the spelling bee and we love to see them learn.
Scholastic Book Fair starts this Thursday, May 24 at Murphy Library — don’t miss these wonderful books!
Posted May 21, 2012on:
This past week Joy Bowlin turned six, and what did she do to celebrate? She visited the Murphy Library along with her 8-year-old sister Grace and 4-year-old sister Hope.
Their parents are Ellen and Larry Bowlin of Murphy and the girls are home-schooled. Like a lot of students in Cherokee County, they often visit the library to browse the bookshelves.
This Thursday, May 24 is another good time to visit the Murphy Public Library. The Scholastic Book Fair is starting and will run from May 24 to June 5. Read the rest of this entry »
Murphy Library holds Yard Sale Friday and Saturday from 9 to 2. Donations are gratefully accepted anytime!
Posted April 28, 2012on:
“I want to help get more books for the library,” Hiwassee Dam resident Lili Molina told Murphy Library head librarian Jeff Murphy during a recent visit. When asked her age, she emphatically stated, “I’m still four.” Her parents Becky and Mario Molina encourage her reading, but her interest in fundraising is all her own idea.
When Murphy heard Lili’s comment he pulled out baseballs and mitts to show her how willing he was to play ball her way. The baseball items and lots more will be in Friends of Murphy Library’s Trash to Treasures Yard Sale this Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funds raised will help the library do what Lili and many other readers want: buy more books for all ages.
Donations are still being accepted. Call 837-2417 for details.
Posted April 2, 2012on:
The Murphy Library is showing The Secret Garden this Thursday, April 5 at 4 and 6 p.m. Running time is 101 minutes and the film is rated G.
When an English girl’s parents are killed, she must leave her home in India and travel to England where her wealthy but emotionally distant uncle takes her in. His house is not a home but rather a large castle with many areas that are off limits. That is, unless you’re a girl who is not afraid to venture out and about.
Polish director Agnieszka Holland made this film in 1993 not long after she achieved fame with her film Europa Europa.
The English countryside and gardens also take center stage. Some of the locations include Allerton Park at Knaresborough and Fountains Abbey in Ripon, both in North Yorkshire. Filming was also done at Eton College in Berkshire and Harrow School in Middlesex.
Friends board member Mike Moumousis retired as vice president of Cox Enterprises and has traveled around the world. But he will always remember a moment in his school library when he was a third grader. He realized he was having a lot of trouble reading.
When he told the librarian his problem she quietly put a book in his hands that changed his life. “See if you can finish this,” she said. It was Will James’ book Smoky the Cowhorse and it was a page-turner. There was no way he could put it down. “It literally taught me how to read,” he said.
Thanks to Moumousis, other children will discover a love for reading among the stories of horses, cowboys and the American West. Moumousis contacted the Will James Society Book Gifting Program and as a result the library received twelve books by the cowboy-turned-writer. The Society is located in Elko, Nevada. Six of the books are for children to discover the joys of cowboy life. The other six are for those many adult readers who love westerns.
Will James, born in Quebec in 1892, moved to the western United States before World War I. In the 1920’s he began writing and illustrating his stories of cowboys, publishing Smoky the Cowhorse in 1927. It was awarded the prestigious Newberry Medal for children’s fiction. The Will James Society understands the comfort these books bring – they also sends James’ novels to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His books are now in Murphy waiting for their pages to be turned by young and old. Call 837-2417 to reserve one.
Posted September 14, 2011on:
If you ask Angela McCarty’s 12-year-old daughter Jamie if she’s ever read the Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner at the Murphy Library, her eyes will light up. “I love them!” she exclaims. Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Chihuahua. When she was reading that series, the sixth grader at Murphy Middle School used to “get piles of them” to read.
There are also books at the Murphy Library that offers kids lists of world records in sports, the environment, space — you name it. And adventure stories, like the one about an English boy in a Yorkshire village foster home who finds there’s witchcraft going on nearby.
These are from Scholastic Book Publishers. Starting tomorrow, you can find books for your favorite young readers too. The library is holding its fall Scholastic Book Fair running from September 15 through September 28. Books include award-winning fiction, picture, easy reader and chapter books. The library can accept credit cards, cash and checks. As we like to say, anytime is a good time to buy a kid a book. Call 837-2417.
Our popular Craft Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale is being held on September 9 and 10, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Posted September 1, 2011on:
If you are an artist or craftsperson, or want to be, don’t miss Friends of Murphy Library’s popular Craft Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is the 5th year the Craft Supplies Sale has been raising money for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee. The Bee is co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education and Friends of Murphy Library.
Crafters and artists sell their excess supplies and gift items and love to talk about their work. Terrie Allen will be there with her jewelry and Sammie Simpson with quilting items, along with Vivien Schell, Sharon Wilson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, and Margie King. They will have tables full of quilting fabrics, yarn, scrapbook items – you name it, they can help you. We also have a pottery wheel for sale and lots of finished crafts.
Are your bookshelves empty? The Murphy Library’s Books in the Breezeway bookshelves are loaded and waiting with great titles for fall reading for all ages. Call 837-2417.
The Murphy Library is hosting Scholastic Book Fair beginning Thursday, May 19, and continuing through Wednesday, May 24. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Thursday, when hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Thursday movie has been canceled to provide the meeting room for the book sale.
The book fair will offer specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult best sellers and more from more than 100 publishers.
In addition, featured will be the One for Books program, where kids can share the thrill of reading by donating loose change to purchase books from the book fair for new children’s books, kids who can’t buy a book, etc.
Scholastic matches monetary donations with a donation of up to 1 million books, which go to national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping families in need such as the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots Foundation, Kids in Distressed Situations Inc. and Kids in Need Foundation.
For details, call the library at 837-2417.