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Archive for August 2019






















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