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Posted May 6, 2013on:
There are plenty of good cooks among Friends of Murphy Library, but they deserve a night off, don’t they? Especially when the Friends are holding their annual fundraising dinner at Doyles Cedar Hill Restaurant on Andrews Road in Murphy on Thursday, May 9, starting at 6 p.m.
As musician John Desjardins helps everyone forget their cares and woes, Doyles will fill their plates with salad, chicken piccata, linguini, vegetables, coffee, tea and dessert.
Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased at the Murphy Library or Coconutz computer store on Valley River. Everyone is welcome. Call 837-2417 for details.
Because of this special dinner, the library is canceling the previously scheduled movie.
Posted April 27, 2013on:
Friends of Murphy Library are holding their Trash to Treasures Yard Sale this Friday, May 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be forewarned, there are a lot of treasures. And don’t miss the Blowout Book Sale in the back of the library.
Funds raised will help the library buy more books and media for all ages. Donations are very welcome until May 2. Call 837-2417 for details.
Nine-year-old Kadeeja Patterson and her fifteen-year-old sister Delilah Smith, the daughters of Beverly Gibby and Paul Smith, are students in Murphy Elementary and Murphy High School respectively. Last week while studying at the Murphy Library they previewed items donated for the library’s yard sale.
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.
Friends of Murphy Library’s fundraising Dinner at Doyle’s is this Thursday, June 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are now available for purchase at the Murphy Library. Easy listening singer songwriter Judith Beyer will be serenading us.
The chefs are cooking up a “Pasta Buffet” with Chicken Picatta, (tender breast of chicken sautéed in butter lemon caper sauce), grilled vegetables, linguini with marinara sauce and garlic bread. Yum!
Posted June 4, 2012on:
Friends of the Murphy Library have planned a special night out on Thursday, June 14. The Friends are holding a fundraising dinner at Doyle’s Cedar Hill Restaurant in Murphy. 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.
Friends’ Potluck is canceled but we’re holding a food drive and 2 eye-catching raffles at Murphy Library
Posted October 28, 2011on:
The Friends November potluck has been canceled, but here are some events to keep you happy. The Murphy Library is holding a food drive and two dazzling raffles, one for a quilt to warm you up and the other for a painting to make you smile.
“Our local food banks desperately need donations,” Murphy librarian Jeff Murphy said. The library is collecting canned and non-perishable food items for local food banks beginning November 1 and ending December 17. Every library patron is encouraged to help. Moreover, members of the community with library cards who have accumulated fines will receive a credit to their account of $.50 for every can or package of food they donate.
Two raffle items are on display with tickets ready to sell. Local artist James Ryder Murphy IV, a member of Friends of Murphy Library, has donated a warm, sun-washed painting that will brighten any room. Quilting teacher and Friends board member, Louise MacDonald brought in a radiant blue and yellow quilt she made.
Tickets for either raffle are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The drawing will be held later in December. Call 837-2417 for details.
Photo by Julie Chautin
Assistant librarian Melissa Barker helps Louise MacDonald (l to r) show off the handmade quilt MacDonald has donated to the Murphy Library as a raffle prize. Artist James Ryder Murphy IV brought in one of his colorful paintings for a separate raffle. The library is also holding a food drive. Call 837-2417.
Wine Tasting at Cherokee Cellars in Murphy on Friday, October 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $10 per person.
Posted October 2, 2011on:
The Friends’ Wine Tasting Party at Cherokee Cellars Winery and Art Gallery is the perfect opportunity for Friends members who love to cook: we need volunteers to bring finger foods for the refreshment table. Here’s the chance to find just the right hors d’oeuvres to go with wine. They could be savory; they could be sweet. Experimenting is okay. There are no bad cooks among the Friends members. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
Great food, wonderful company, and such a pleasing ambience…..it was easy to forget that we were also raising money for the Murphy Library, easy that is, until we saw Friends’ president Elo-ly Bailey’s and Murphy librarian Jeff Murphy’s smiles.
The Dinner at Doyle’s was a great success with 60 Friends coming out for some great cooking. Almost $600 was raised for the library — and they’ll use it to buy more books (for adults!) that will bring smiles to all those diners.
Friends’ member Diane Moumousis took some great pictures: