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The Friends of Murphy Library’s 2017 annual Silent Auction runs from Thursday August 31 ending on Saturday, September 2 at 12:00 p.m.

Items for the Silent Auction have been coming in from near and far and include a large number of gift certificates, as well as art, crafts, antiques and unique gifts.   Check out our photos below.

Donations are welcome anytime!Do you have a favorite cake or cookies you make that we can include in the auction? Bring it by Friday so we can add it to our table.

AND you can bring by items for our free refreshments on September also much appreciated, such as cheese & crackers, cookies, cakes, whatever you like to make. Thank you for everything!  Call 837-2417.

 

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One day a happy seven-year-old boy finds that he is no longer an only child, and no longer happy.   A new baby boy has arrived at his home.   However, this baby is wearing a suit and tie. Worst of all, he is barking out orders. What is going on here?

The Murphy Library is showing The Boss Baby, an animated family comedy this Thursday at 6 p.m. Alec Baldwin is the voice of the new baby. Running time is 97 minutes and the film is rated PG.

The older brother is very suspicious and keeps wondering, where did this baby brother come from.  Finally he realizes the baby can really talk and proceeds to tell his older brother his biggest concern, the CEO of the Puppy Company and what this man is planning.   Children will laugh all the way and so will everyone else.

It is 1962 in Poland and a young woman named Anna is a few days away from taking her vows to become a nun. She has spent all her life in a Catholic orphanage without any family, that is, until now. She is informed that she has an aunt named Wanda and goes to meet her. As they sit at her kitchen table, Wanda tells Anna that she is Jewish.

The Murphy Library is showing Ida, an award-winning Polish film Thursday at 6 p.m. It won the Oscar in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, the first time ever for a Polish film. Running time is 82 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

Anna and Wanda go in search of what happened to her parents. Wanda, a former state prosecutor only feels cynicism.   Anna, sheltered from the world, knows nothing about life.  But as they learn more about each other, they also discover their inner selves.

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski made the film in black and white, giving it a feeling of looking at old family pictures, and offering a story that will stay in your mind long after.

 

Being positive and full of hope makes every day a good one, especially if you are part of group of chronically happy little creatures. But rest assured, there is also a group of very large and very unhappy monsters.   Unhappy that is until they devour the little ones. Then they smile for a moment or two.

This Thursday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Trolls, an animated adventure comedy for the young and not so young. Running time is 92 minutes and the film is rated PG.

Justin Timberlake stars as the voice for one of the main characters. He wrote and sang a song for the film, “Can’t stop the feeling,” which won an Oscar nomination. More songs old and new, follow these little creatures and make everyone smile.

 

In a town in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking area of Belgium, two brothers commit a holdup in a home and only one of them escapes. The other is sentenced to four years in jail and never divulges the names of his co-conspirators: his girlfriend and his brother. After those four years he is released from jail and finds his girlfriend is now his ex-girlfriend.

The Murphy Library is showing the Belgian crime thriller, The Ardennes, the monthly selection from Film Movement, this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. The film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In Flemish, French, and Dutch with subtitles in English.

 

The Crafts Supplies along with the Book Sale & Cooking Supplies Sale take place this Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library in downtown Murphy.   Everyone is welcome.

Eight local crafts people as well as volunteers sell crafts, fabrics, all sorts of art supplies, and give free crafty advice! Sellers are: Bobbie Allen, Jo Ann Allen, Joan Block, Ronney Craig, Joanne Donaldson, Sharon Francis, and Sammie Simpson. The Friends also sell wonderful fabrics and craft & art supplies donated by library patrons.

Free demos include sewing machine maintenance on Thursday and other demos on Friday.   Books of all types and cooking supplies will fill the library’s back breezeway.

Friends of Murphy Library sponsor the sale to buy prizes for the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program. Call 837-2417 for details.

 

NC State, one of two land-grant universities in North Carolina, offers valuable information to citizens through the Cherokee County extension office. The agriculture agent has the latest research to help farmers, local gardeners and homeowners.

Keith Wood, Extension Agent, Agriculture, for the county will speak at Friends of Murphy Library’s Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. He will talk about the services his department offers landowners and point out ways to deal with current garden and lawn pests.

The cost of membership in the Friends is $10 per year. This nonprofit group raises funds to benefit the library. Everyone is welcome to bring a favorite potluck dish to share.   Call 837-2417.

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