Posts Tagged ‘Western North Carolina’
Posted October 22, 2012on:
During WWII in Nazi-occupied Paris, Jewish men, women and children were hunted down and arrested. Then, the Resistance began and helped many survive. Among those groups that helped the Resistance, one is unexpected — the Muslims of the Paris Mosque. Read the rest of this entry »
Library is showing Film Movement’s Norwegian import, King of Devil’s Island, this Thursday, August 23 at 4 pm. and 6 p.m.
Posted August 19, 2012on:
This coming Thursday, August 23, the Murphy Library is showing King of Devil’s Island, a Norwegian film from Film Movement at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. A young man is sent to an infamous boys’ island reformatory. In Norwegian w/ English subtitles. Not for young children. 115 min.
“Haunting! Skarsgård is excellent as always and moody atmospherics enhance the conventional structure.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
“Excellent! Marius Holst gives the proceedings a fresh look, thanks to his sturdy acting, direction and cinematography.” – V.A. Musetto, New York Post
“Conceptually ambitious…[KING OF DEVIL'S ISLAND] evokes a blood-chilling climate of eternal winter.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times
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.
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.
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.
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 August 2, 2010on:
Friends’ board members Bob MacLean and Mike Moumousis did the ultimate job for the Friends’ Auction. They picked up the Shopsmith Mark V tool system, loaded it in Mike’s truck and took it to Bob Grove Auctions.
Come to Friends of Murphy Library’s Auction this Saturday, August 7, and buy it for your favorite person. He or she will thank you for a long time.
The Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m., the Live Auction at 7 p.m., at Bob Grove Auctions, 7540 Highway 64, Brasstown, NC 28902, 6 miles east of Murphy, NC on “NEW” US 64. Phone: 828-837-9200. Free refreshments. Donations of finger food welcome.
But the Auction is for everyone —-handy or not —– want to go out to eat? We have gift certificates to restaurants. Want to get your hair done? Bid on one of our beauty salon certificates.
Longtime supporters Steve and Jane Hembree donated the Shopsmith Mark V. The single machine contains a table saw, lathe, disc sander, vertical drill press and horizontal boring machine and fits into a two by six space.
The auction has something for everyone. Cooks will find cookbooks, dishes, a Carolina Crafting apron, and wear a Silva Gallery scarf while preparing trout from Andrews’s Carolina Mountain Trout.
Still hungry? Restaurant gift certificates include everyone from Doyle’s to Downtown Pizza, from Arby’s to Antica Roma.
Wagonmaster Adventure Ranch offers one night, Holiday Inn Express two nights. Bear Creek Mini-Golf, an outing for four.
Sue Ellen Woodford’s gift baskets coddle everyone from fishermen to coffee drinkers, with donations from Clay’s Corner, Yarn Circle, Blue Moon Elise, China Town, the Daily Grind and Wine, Calaboose Cellars, Dr. Dave Peters, and Crane Creek.
Animal, mineral or vegetable, whatever your heart’s desire, we have it. Cash or checks accepted. Proceeds buy juvenile nonfiction at library. Call 837-2417.
If you want to see past blogs about the August 8 Auction, go to Categories in the column on the right and hit “Auction.” Here are some photos of items:
Friends of Murphy Library’s August 8, 2009, auction is at Bob Grove Auctions, 7540 Highway 64, Brasstown, NC 28902, between Murphy, NC and Hayesville. Phone: 828-837-9200.
The Silent Auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Live Auction will start at 7. There is no charge and plenty of free refreshments. Besides King Tut, there are antiques, local handcrafts including quilts and pottery, numerous Western North Carolina gift certificates , and a large group of African art and handcrafts including masks.
Friends’ pres, Nora King has another update of donations to the August 8 Auction:
Lifetime KIA, despite the automotive industry economic troubles, was as generous with its donation as last year–ten oil changes! Thank you so much!