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Friends of Murphy Public LIbrary raised close to $2,500 at our August 9 Silent Auction and Cooking Supplies/Cookbook/Book Sales.  These funds will allow the library to buy all sorts of audio books, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books , and audio books teaching foreign languages.

Many thanks to all the Friends Board of Directors, committee chairs, and especially, those Friends’ members who make sure they come by every fundraiser and pitch right in to help.  Thanks also to the library lovers,  artists, craftspeople, local businesses and those businesses farther away who all donated wonderful items. 

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There was absolutely something, or things, for everyone.

And thanks to Sonia Robertson who took some great photos:

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Friends’ vice president, Bob MacLean and his wife Gail have made a special donation to Friends of Murphy Library’s Silent Auction, August 9, – this Friday! – from 10 a.m. til 2p.m. — a trail bike in perfect condition!! 

Read what Bob has to say:

“The bike is a Mongoose sycamore trail bike with 21 gears, air pump, water bottle, helmet, tools and toolbag with riding gloves.  It has had very little use since bought several years ago and is in excellent condition. Based on today’s market I would estimate its value at least at $300.”

Now take a look.  Then scroll down to see more Silent Auction treasures.

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The Friends of Murphy Public Library are holding our major fundraiser this coming Friday, August 9.  The Silent Auction will be overflowing with treasures in the meeting room from 10 a.m. until the final bids are picked up at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile volunteer Nora King and her compatriots have spread out the goodies in the back breezeway of the library with Cooking and Kitchen Supplies and Book Sales: wonderful cookbooks have been donated, and nonfiction and fiction books fill the bookcases. 

Don’t miss either of these sales!

Friends’ board member Karen Francis has donated one of artist Kym Miller’s Underground Railroad messenger dolls. This has a special meaning to the arts community and those who loved her art since Miller passed away recently.

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Scroll down for more photos of silent auction treasures:

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Friends’ member Winkie Stiles has been busy making beautiful baskets for the August 9 Silent Auction.  She has completed 10 baskets so far, and has 4 more in process!!

She fills each basket with donated items and purchases more to complete each to perfection.  Also look for the ones volunteer Di Moumousis has made with the Russian dolls.
Here are three baskets:

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To see them all, make plans to come to the auction – Murphy Library, Friday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It will be worth your while, thanks to Winkie Stiles and her basket cohorts.  And while you’re at the auction, walk back to the Cooking Supplies, Cookbook and Book Sale area – there are pretty things back there, too.

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Murphy librarian Jeff Murphy often sees young visitors who have problems reading.  He has found that audio books have been a lifesaver for some. 

“Sometimes we have a child who does not read well but has to read a book for school,” he says.  When he gives them an audio version of the book, it not only helps them keep up in school, it gets them interested in reading.

This is why funds raised at Friends of Murphy Library’s August 9 Silent Auction will be used to purchase audio books for young readers. The funds will also purchase audio books for adults, and foreign language audio books.  The auction runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.2013SilentAuctionpictures

Murphy librarian Jeff Murphy shows a few of the donations to Friends of Murphy Library’s Silent Auction on August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Cooking Supplies, Cookbook and Book Sales run from 9 to 2.  Call 837-2417 for details.

Murphy librarian Jeff Murphy shows a few of the donations to Friends of Murphy Library’s Silent Auction on August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cooking Supplies, Cookbook and Book Sales run from 9 to 2. Call 837-2417 for details.

Among the auction items, Murphy showed off the music box piano, the antique-style radio, and the dancing doll by John Campbell Folk School teacher, Charlie Patricolo. 

Glass artist Bobbi Umbach, another Folk School instructor has donated five exquisite glass plates.  Donations for all the sales are welcome anytime.2013SilentAuctionBobbiUmbachredbowl

The Kitchen and Cooking Supplies, Cookbook, and Book Sales run from 9 to 2 the same day.  Donations for both these events are welcome anytime. 

 

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Gift baskets are always popular at Friends of Murphy Library’s silent auctions and on July 2, members of the Friends met to discuss the various baskets and the goodies to be included this year.  Everyone chose a theme, such as a basket of coffee items or one for tea. Another will hold apple products. For travelers, there are gifts from Mexico.  And a golf basket will be waiting for the bidding to begin.

The Murphy Library’s Silent Auction fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, August 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in the library meeting room.  There will also be a Kitchen/Cooking Supply & Cookbook Sale the same day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the breezeway at the rear of the library.   Donations for these fundraisers to support the Murphy Public Library are appreciated and can be dropped off anytime.  Call 837-2417 for details.

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 Friends of Murphy Public Library met recently to discuss themes for gift baskets to be included in the Friends’ Silent Auction on August 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Auction volunteers include Karen Francis, Jeff Murphy, Winkie Stiles, Elo-ly Bailey, Jan Ruiz, Nora King, Carey Randall, Bonnie Allen, Donna Munizzi, Micki Singer and Connie Long (from left). Donations are welcome anytime.

Caleb Lovingood, 12, along with his brother Carson, 7, and sister Abbi, 4 visited the Murphy Library last week with their mother Carly, to look for books on their summer reading lists. They love the outdoors and Caleb had The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ready to check out.  Soon the library will have an additional way for children to read – audio books.

Librarian Jeff Murphy notes the Friends are holding their Silent Auction on Friday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  He is using funds raised for new books, especially audio books for children and adults, and for learning foreign languages.

Carson, Abbie and Caleb Lovingood visit the library to get summer reading books.

Carson, Abbie and Caleb Lovingood visit the library to get summer reading books.

Auction donations are urgently needed for this annual celebration and may be brought by the library anytime.

The Friends are also holding their Kitchen/Cooking Supplies and Cookbook Sale on August 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of gently used kitchen items are greatly appreciated.  Call the library at 837-2417.


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