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Donations of arts, crafts supplies and craft books have been filling up the Murphy Library break room.   Acting Librarian, Melissa Barker, was happy to see all the treasures that await shoppers at the Friends of Murphy Library’s annual Crafts and Crafts Supplies Sale.

The sale takes place this Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the meeting room at the library in downtown Murphy. Everyone is welcome to come by and find the perfect gift or the makings of a fun summer project.

Local crafts people including Sammie Simpson, Ronney Craig, Jo Ann Allen and Sharon Francis sell finished crafts, sewing machines, fabrics, scrapbook and stamping supplies, and they give free crafty advice! Volunteers for the Friends’ will be at tables filled with quilting fabrics, yarns, paints, brushes and other art supplies donated by library patrons.

Free demos include sewing machine maintenance at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, and stamping and scrapbook demos at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

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 and to raise funds for more books at the library. Call 837-2417 for details.

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In a small Mexican town, a young boy loves music and wants to spend his life as a musician. But music has been forbidden in his home for generations and he doesn’t know why. When the annual Day of the Dead celebration comes along, young Miguel enters the Land of the Dead, looking for his great-great-grandfather, Ernesto de la Cruz, a legendary singer. He hopes to find answers and bring music back to his family.

This Thursday at 6 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Coco, an award-winning animated comedy seeking to solve a mystery about family and the search for happiness. The film is rated PG and running time is 105 minutes. The voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt move the characters along.

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Mexican producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez have created an animated film you don’t want to miss. The story follows a young man who is pulled in many directions as he tries to live his life. His family has high expectations, but so does his heart when he meets a special young woman.

The Murphy Library is showing The Book of Life, a comedy adventure that uses animation in creative ways with the theme of the Mexican Day of the Dead, this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 95 minutes and it is rated PG.

Music fills the air, especially when opera star, Placido Domingo, who plays “Skeleton Jorge” sings “Cielito Lindo.” This is just one of the many acts you don’t want to miss.

 

A brother and sister are driving their family’s truck on the Columbian island where they live, and accidentally run over a goat. For two siblings who do not get along, they are now drawn together to find an explanation about the wrecked truck, or else they will really have a problem.

If you like movies with feeling and some fun along with jazzy music, then Bad Lucky Goat is for you. This Film Movement movie from Columbia will be shown this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Murphy Library. Running times is 76 minutes and the film is not rated and may not be suitable for young children. In Creole with subtitles in English.

Set on Providence Island, Columbian director Samir Oliveros’ first film has a cast of non-professional actors who live on the island. The island’s musicians composed much of the music. They go wading in the water, playing their flutes, blowing on conch shells and drumming on bottles.

Film Movement allows us to advertise and show their films one time in public. Then it goes into the library’s collection for anyone to borrow. Call 837-2417.

 

 

 

The next movie at the Murphy Library takes us to the early 1960’s folk music scene in New York’s Greenwich Village and follows a young folk singer for a week as he carries his guitar through the cold winter days struggling to find his opportunity to sing.

This Thursday at 6 p.m., the library is showing Ethan and Joel Coen’s award-winner Inside Llewyn Davis, starring Oscar Isaac and John Goodman.  Running time is 104 minutes and the film is rated R.

Folk songs fill the air such as an unreleased studio version of Bob Dylan singing “Farewell.”

A newly-divorced preschool teacher is urged by her family to get back into the dating scene by using online dating sites. How is that going to work? She also has support from her widowed father who continues to miss the love of his life, her mother. But he also is looking into dating again. So what do they learn? Nothing is easy, but it can be very funny.

This Thursday at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Must Love Dogs, a comedy romance starring Diane Lane, John Cusack and Christopher Plummer as the widowed father. Running time is 98 minutes and it is rated PG-13.

Melissa Barker and Beth Rollins love working at the Murphy Library, especially when they help patrons find a book they will enjoy. Now they have also discovered a table with two stools that can give readers a fun place to open a book. It is part of the Friends’ yard sale, thanks to the generosity of retired librarian, Jeff Murphy.

The Friends of Murphy Library are holding their spring Trash to Treasures Yard Sale this Friday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. Do you collect pictures of lighthouses? This sale can add to your collection. Or better yet, you may find a chicken centerpiece just waiting to be discovered.   There is something for everyone.

Donations are also gratefully accepted anytime. Call 837-2417 for details.

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Photo by Julie Chautin

Acting librarian Melissa Barker and library assistant Beth Rollins try out a table donated to Friends of Murphy Library’s Trash to Treasures Yard Sale taking place this Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Call 837-2417 for details.

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