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Friends of Murphy Library’s Silent Auction takes place in the library’s meeting room beginning this Thursday, August 15 at 9:00 a. m. and ending on Saturday, August 17 at 12:00 noon. It is the Friends’ largest fundraiser of the year. Over 150 items will be available, maybe more! Only cash or checks will be accepted.

Handmade quilts, pottery, and artwork fill the tables, along with antique mason jars, carvings and framed pictures. French crystal glasses and a set of Limoges china are perfect for a party, as is the Harmony House China Wembley.

Lots of tech items are available and two rocking chairs will make texting that much easier.

Gift baskets offer ideas such as one with a cookbook of the Normandy area of France, along with French wine and music. And there’s the rooster basket you won’t want to miss! Several side tables and stools are among the furniture available.

Carolina Mountain Trout and Bojangles certificates might fill you up, along with special cakes and cookies and an Ingle’s fruit platter. And if you want to cook, you can bid on the fabulous Folk School Cookbook donated by the John Campbell Folk School.

Local author, A. C. Bates also donated a copy of her recently-published book: The Mountains that Made Me: Terra’s Story which include many references to Murphy. Thanks to the many donors and patrons of the Murphy Library, there are treasures for everyone at this Silent Auction


In the next movie at the Murphy Library, Bill Murray is the voice for a bear and Ben Kingsley for a panther, in an award-winning live action/computer-generated imagery film based on stories by Rudyard Kipling. Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken assist in this story about a young boy raised by a wolf. Read the rest of this entry »

The Murphy Library’s Thursday movie at 6 p.m. from Film Movement is the war drama, In Syria, about a mother trying to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper waits outside her home. Read the rest of this entry »

Memories of going to the circus every year when you were a kid will come flooding back after watching the next movie at the Murphy Library. Hugh Jackman stars as a poor, orphaned boy who has a different way of looking at the world and lots of imagination. Read the rest of this entry »

It is the 1960’s and Charlie Bucktin, a 14-year-old boy in a small town in Western Australia loves reading books by Mark Twain. Read the rest of this entry »

At the beginning of World War II, as German forces are moving through western Europe, soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are desperately needing evacuation in the French port city where 400,000 of them wait. But this seems impossible to pull off. Read the rest of this entry »

School has started up and the Murphy Library has a high school movie for you. A big-city boy moves with his family to a small town.   He loves to dance but soon realizes that rock music and dancing are illegal in the town. How is that going to work? Then pressure is on all the local teens with the senior prom around the corner.

This Thursday the library is showing Footloose, the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow and Sarah Jessica Parker.  It’s filled with music and it will make you want to dance, especially to those songs by Kenny Loggins. Running time is 107 minutes and the film is rated PG. Read the rest of this entry »