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Archive for June 2009


Library volunteer Corey Bailey and auctioneer Bob Grove (l to r) prepare for Murphy Library’s August 8 auction starting at 5: 30 p.m. at Grove Auctions where they will find this beautiful sarcophagus a new home.


Yes it is an exquisite reproduction of the ancient sarcophagus  of King Tut.   Local residents Faye and Bob Strang have given the Murphy Library this treasure for our August 8 auction at Bob Grove Auctions.  The Silent Auction starts at 5:30 p.m.; the Live Auction at 7.  There will be bountiful free refreshments.  Grove Auctions is located in Clay County, North Carolina on Highway 64 East, two miles east of Murphy Medical Center.




Cherokee County residents Faye and Bob Strang have given the Murphy Library their collection of African art to be auctioned off at the Friends of Murphy Library August 8 auction.  The Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Live Auction starts at 7.  Grove Auctions is hosting the auction on Highway 64 East, two miles east of Murphy Medical Center in Clay County.



New Friends member Mike Moumousis has donated a framed portrait of the late Princess Diana for the Friends annual auction on August 8 at Grove Auctions.  Chinese rug will also be up for auction.  Silent Auction starts at 5:30 p.m., Live Auction at 7.  Call 837-2417  or come by the library to donate.

Let your crafty friends know about the Craft Supplies Sale at Murphy Library on July 10 & 11.  Teachers and parents looking for summer projects will like it too.  The Friends are also holding a Yard Sale and Book Sale in the breezeway behind the library.  Starts are 10 until 6 p.m. or so.

Want to sell craft supplies for a small donation to the Spelling Bee fund?  email Julie Chautin at



The Murphy Library has the best patrons in the country.  These are just a few of the wonderful items donated for the August 8 auction.  Squint your eyes just like Robbie Burns would and you can see a little book of his poems.  Or check out Mike Lalone’s light blue-green vase. 



If you had woken up tired the morning of June 4, the place to go for energizing was Martins Creek School. The top three spellers from Cherokee County middle schools as well as Murphy Adventist Christian School were meeting to compete in the annual Cherokee County Spelling Bee and the energy level was very high.  Read the rest of this entry »


Friends of Murphy Library are creating several gift baskets for their August 8 auction at Grove Auctions.  Local gift basket specialist, Jane Hensley is putting the finishing touches on them. 

Basket themes include wine, champagne, soaps and lotions, chocolate, golf, make-a-chef-smile, pets, movies, babies, pasta, and tools.  ( Don’t worry, they’re not all in the same basket.)

If you want to contribute something for this particular project, please bring items to the library by July 3 and as always, thank you for your contributions.