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Friends of Murphy Library held the annual Craft Supplies Sale July 23 and 24 to raise funds for prizes given to local students taking part in the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Friends also held a Books in the Breezeway Sale to add to monies earned to buy new nonfiction books for young and teen reading sections of the library.  Total earned was over $700.

Local crafters sell their excess supplies and the Friends’ volunteers sell donated craft supplies.  The fun starts when we ask shoppers what their craft is.  If they don’t have a craft, we take that as meaning “don’t have a craft…yet” and then we get to work.

Quilter Nancy Brewster sits behind her fabrics for sale at the Craft Supplies Sale at the Murphy Library while Friends' volunteers Peg Russell and Louise MacDonald talk with customers.

Crafters included quilter, Nancy Brewster and Vivian Schell.  Nancy has wall quilts for sale at the new Downtown Bakery in Murphy.  Vivian is part of the Appalachian Crafters.   Terrie Allen from Mineral Bluff was selling and teaching jewelry making.  Sharon Francis works with delicate cutouts used in scrapbooking – she and Terrie Allen sells at the Saturday morning market in downtown Murphy.  And   Sandy Espenschied, the Gypsy Quilter, was there with her colorful fabric that would make even non-quilters pick up a needle and thread.

Louise MacDonald teaches quilting at the John C. Campbell Folk School and Tri County Community College.  Local writer Peg Russell volunteered with Louise on Friday.  Wouldn’t you know it, Peg left at the end of her shift with a quilting project in the works.  And Louise is thinking about writing down some of the anecdotes she tells so well.

Louise MacDonald and Peg Russell (from left) volunteered at the Craft Supplies Sale and found time to plan a quilt for Peg (the writer) to make and a book for Louise (the quilter) to write.

Jan Ruiz sold excess items from 4Seasons4U, Sharon Francis can teach you anything about scrapbooking and the crafts that go along with it, and Adrienne Schell and her mom Vivian had colorful fabrics all waiting for a project.

There is no movie scheduled at the Murphy Library on Thursday, July 22 since we are setting up for the Craft Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale.  Read the rest of this entry »

Friends of Murphy Library have a big sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual Craft Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale.


Debbie Whitener recently looked over items donated to the Craft Supplies Sale.  She is a Nantahala Bookmobile librarian and goes to places like Ranger, Martins Creek and Hiwassee Dam schools with books for young readers.

Good readers become good spellers and proceeds from the Craft Supplies Sale pay for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee.  The Bee is co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program.

 Crafters will also be selling their excess supplies.  Vivien Schell, Jo-Ann Allen, Gloria Lewis, Terrie Allen, Sandy Espenschied and Jan Ruiz will be selling quilting items, jewelry pieces, laces, wreathes, frames, baskets, yarn, needlepoint, dolls, wooden cutouts, how-to books and lots more.

And the Murphy Library’s breezeway bookshelves are loaded and waiting with great titles for summer reading.  Call 837-2417 for details.

Friends of Murphy Library are holding their annual auction August
The August 7 auction takes place at Bob Grove Auctions, 7540 “NEW” Highway 64, Brasstown, NC 28902, between Murphy, NC and Hayesville. Phone: 828-837-9200.  The Silent Auction starts at 5:00 p.m.; the Live Auction at 7 p.m.

Gifts baskets at the Friends Annual Auction include an Italian pasta basket with a bottle of win from Wine of Andrews. And a celebration basket complete with a bottle of pink Spanish cava (Spain's champagne) and to complete the picture, a peacock feather!

Katie O’Connor is five years old and loves books.  She and her parents, Matt and Jenn O’Connor were visiting her grandparents, Murphy residents Mike and Marcia Smith, when they stopped by the Murphy Library.

Five-year-old Katie O’Connor reads one of the new books at the Murphy Library purchased with funds raised at the Friends of Murphy Library yard and book sale in May. Katie was visiting the library with her parents Matt and Jenn O’Connor during their recent vacation. More fundraisers are coming up.


The library has been buying new nonfiction books for its children’s section recently with funds raised at the May yard sale and book sale.  Katie found a new book about the color yellow full of everything yellow, from bananas to parakeets.


Librarian Jeff Murphy noted that he ordered new books from Crabtree Press and also from Amazon.  A young person (and even an adult) could spend a hot summer afternoon reading about France, China, the color blue, the Hudson River, and even….vampires!  Just ask the librarians where the new children’s books are.

More fundraising events are on the calendar.  The Craft Supplies Sale (for the Spelling Bee fund) and Book Sale take place at the library on July 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The annual auction is at Bob Grove Auctions on August 7.

Nantahala Regional Youth Services librarian Sarah Arnaudin and her reading buddy Roberta the orangutan receive a check from Barbara Roche at Brothers Restaurant for Friends' Community Night proceeds. Brothers' also sell the Friends' cookbook, Cooking by the Book, to benefit Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee.

Friends of Murphy Library are holding the annual Craft Supplies Sale on July 23 and 24 in the library’s meeting room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a book sale in the Bookmobile area.

Local crafters sell their excess craft supplies and donate a portion of their proceeds to the Spelling Bee fund to pay for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. 

There is no rental charge and any donation to the library is voluntary.  The library will also accept donations of supplies to sell at the library craft supplies table.

Call Julie Chautin at 837-4598 to sign up or email