Archive for the ‘Potluck Dinner’ Category
Many thanks to Billy Ray Palmer for offering stories, history, and lessons from the heart about the Cherokee at the Friends September 18 potluck dinner
Posted September 21, 2012on:
Billy Ray Palmer stepped in at the last minute at Mars Hill College a few years ago and gave a Cherokee history lecture to a roomful of college professors from around the U.S. He was told to keep it short but when he finished the professors clamored for more. That is the feeling Friends of Murphy Library had recently. The professor of history and archeology at Tri-County Community College spoke to the Friends about Cherokee history at their potluck on last Tuesday, September 18 . Read the rest of this entry »
Posted May 15, 2012on:
Friends of Murphy Library member John Penz and his wife Martha were happy to catch Lee Knight’s memorable evening at the Friends quarterly potluck dinner Tuesday. Knight is a renown folk musician and storyteller. He played his magnificent black walnut banjo, his Cherokee flute, drums and other instruments. He even sang the wonderful old ballads acapella. It was a very good night.
Singer and folklorist Lee Knight will bring his music and stories to the Friends of the Murphy Public Library at a special potluck celebration dinner in the meeting room of the library on this coming Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted August 22, 2011on:
CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COCONUT ALMOND COOKIES
(With thanks to Gourmet, August 2001)
Note from Julie Chautin: Several people have asked me recently for this recipe. I regularly bring these cookies to Friends of Murphy Public Library’s potluck dinners and to the Friends’ recent Silent Auction. I have my sister, Suzanne Karpus, to thank for this recipe. She owns Cornucopia Comestibles, a catering company in Bexley, Ohio and her customers love these cookies. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »
Don’t be left out. That may be the way you feel because your kids and grandkids are on Facebook and Twitter and you barely know what it is. The next meeting of Friends of Murphy Library could be your ticket back in. Nicky Grant of Coconutz computer store will present and demo “Social networking for the rest of us” at the Friends’ Tuesday, May 10 potluck at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Although he had worked in the computer industry, Friends’ board member Bob MacLean was not part of social networking and feared he was being “left behind in the dust.” That’s when he asked Grant to give the Friends “a glimpse of what it all means.” Grant owns Coconutz on Valley River Avenue along with her husband Iain. She has explained e-readers to the Friends and currently offers free computer courses in their store. She notes social networking is “changing communication all over the world” and she will show you how it’s done.
This is a live demonstration not to miss. Friends’ members and prospective members are invited to bring their favorite potluck dish for the 6 p.m. dinner meeting. Membership is only $10 per year and now is the perfect time to join. Call the library at 837-2417 for details.
Take the mystery out of e-reader technology at Friends Potluck, Tuesday, August 17, 6 p.m. at Murphy Library Meeting Room. Non-members welcome too.
Posted August 14, 2010on:
On August 17 bring your favorite potluck dish to the library. Demonstrations of the Kindle and iPod readers will highlight the Digital Explosion of Ebooks program at Friends of Murphy Library quarterly meeting. The public is invited to join the potluck take the mystery out of e-readers, and bring their own e-readers and questions.
E-readers can carry over a thousand books to read without the added weight or space of traditional books, making them favorite gifts for military men and women or travelers. The readers can transform any book into large print. An estimated 9.5 million e-readers will be sold this year and the e-books are changing book selling.
The dinner begins at 6 PM at the library. Jane Hembree will lead the program and new digital devices will be on display. On hand as consultants to answer questions will be Linda Ray, Curiosity Shop Bookstore, and Nicky and Iain Grant, Marabal Inc.
Due to bad weather and roads, Friends of Murphy Library is canceling its Potluck Meeting tonight, Tuesday, February 16.
We are so sorry to miss the Senior Arts medal winners and some of the best food in Western North Carolina! We will try to plan our special recognition of the Senior Arts winners at the next scheduled meeting in May. Read the rest of this entry »
Silver Arts NC State Medalists will be honored at the February 16 Friends’ Potluck at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome!
Posted February 9, 2010on:
Millie Crawford has won 60 ribbons and a best of show at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. Her biggest plastic canvas was a Barbie Castle, 30″ high with six rooms which she made for her granddaughter. She also crochets and frames names for gifts. Millie works at the Penland Senior Friendship Center.
Richard Argo and Jane Hembree exemplify the Senior Games/SilverArts slogan, “A healthy body, a healthy mind,” because they are local medalists in both Senior Games and SilverArts. Richard won medals in swimming and tennis, and Jane has won shuffleboard doubles and baseball throw.
Friends’ president Nora King has a special invitation to all Friends members. Our quarterly meeting is Tuesday, November 17, at 6 p.m. in the Murphy Library’s meeting room. If you would like to join the Friends, dues are $10 per year and can be paid anytime at the library before 6 p.m.
Special guest will be Eleanor Lambert Wilson. Ellie Wilson is a Brasstown resident who has written two books about her coming to our part of North Carolina from New York. Her first book is titled “My Journey to Appalachia” and the second, “My Life in Brasstown” describes her experiences in the world of John C. Campbell Folk School. A Vassar graduate, Mrs. Wilson promises to be an entertaining speaker.
The meeting starts at 6 pm with our pot luck and we have some excellent cooks in our group. Utensils, plates, napkins and liquid refreshments will be provided. It is an important meeting because of the election of persons to replace Board members.
Also, a “must see” is the newly painted background wall with its lovely tree in the meeting room. It was one of the projects we sponsored along with other volunteers from the community to make the room more inviting for the little ones who meet there for their children’s programs.
To see more information about Ellie Wilson’s books, go to: http://www.brightmountainbooks.com/titles/journey.html
Bailey will talk about what’s available in the library’s popular bookstore. And librarian Jeff Murphy will explain, in easy-to-understand language, new technology for book lovers. There will be something for everyone, with books at the center of attention. Call 837-2417 for details.