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Archive for July 2012

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.

Murphy Library volunteer Julie Armstrong looks over items for Friends of Murphy Library’s Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale this Thursday and Friday August 2 and 3 in the library’s meeting room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Books and Media Sale takes place in the breezeway in back of the library. Call 837-2417.

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.


The Murphy Library is showing Before Your Eyes, a film from Turkey made in 2011 and directed by Miraz Bezar.  Screenings are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  It is in Turkish and Kurdish with English subtitles. May not be suitable for children. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Heroes of the Confederacy plate and Civil War, America Divided DVD are some of the items at the Murphy Library’s Silent Auction.

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.

Like to quilt?  Knit?  Paint? Keep a scrapbook? �We got supplies for those crafts and lots more.�

Friends of Murphy Public Library are holding our annual Craft and Craft Supplies Sale on August 2 and 3, Thursday and Friday, from 9 to 2 in the library’s meeting room, as well as a blowout Books in the Breezeway Sale in the back of the library. This year we�have added crafts along with the supplies for sale. You might find holiday gifts ahead of time.

Local crafters sell their own items and donate a portion of their proceeds to the Friends’ Spelling Bee fund. Monies raised reward students in the Cherokee County Schools 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Spelling Bee. The students love the spelling bee and we love to see them learn.

Thanks to Steve and Cathy Cammick,  owners of Cherokee Cellars Winery and Art Gallery in downtown Murphy, the Friends of Murphy Library are holding a Wine Tasting party this Friday, July 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 per person at the Murphy Library. Everyone is welcome. 

Judith Beyer will be singing and playing her guitar.  The lovely art on the walls is by Amanda Fullerton.

Here’s a chance to sit down with your favorite cookbook.  We would greatly appreciate donations of sweet or savory finger foods that will complement wine.  Just bring them with you Friday night.   As always, thank you for your generosity (and for your sense of fun — last year’s party was a lot of fun!).

Cherokee Cellars Winery and Art Gallery is on Hickory Street across Valley River from the Curiosity Book Shoppe and behind Hicks Auto Repair. Tickets can be purchased at the library during the week or at the door the night of the party.

This Thursday, July 12 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing War Horse, Steven Spielberg’s unforgettable movie about a young man and his beloved horse during World War I.  Running time is 146 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.

 Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) trains and bonds with a horse he calls Joey his father Ted (Peter Mullan) had bought at auction.  His mother Rose (Emily Watson) is worried that the horse will not help in the fields, but she is wrong – the horse understands his work and will do anything for his young master.

Then World War I begins, the crops suffer in the heat and Joey is sold to the cavalry.  What else can Albert do but enlist in hopes he can find his precious horse.  Read the rest of this entry »

When the Muppets hold a telethon to save their old theater, memories fill their latest movie, The Muppets, at the Murphy Library, this Thursday, July 5 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Rated PG. Running time 103 minutes.  Stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and all, everyone, yes, all of the THE MUPPETS!

In addition, don’t miss Alan Arkin, Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Silverman, Whoopi Goldberg, Emily Blunt, Selena Gomez, James Carville, and lots more familiar faces.