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Do not miss the Murphy Public Library’s annual Silent Auction of art, unique items and multiple gift certificates beginning Thursday, August 25 at 9 a.m. and ending Saturday, August 27 at 12:30 p.m. when winners will be announced.
Also the Cooking Supplies and Book Sale take place on Friday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our wonderful donors have cleaned out a kitchen cabinet or two (or three!) and donated the items they no longer use, such as funny cookie cutters just waiting for a ten-year-old to use. Take a break from bidding at the auction and walk to the back breezeway to see what’s there. Also, check out the book shelves for more summer reading.
Call 837-2417 for details.

The Friends of Murphy Library’s 2016 annual Silent Auction runs from Thursday August 25 ending on Saturday, August 27 at 12:30 p.m.

In addition, the Cooking & Kitchen Supplies Sale takes place on Friday only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of kitchen items may be dropped off at the library anytime.

Items for the Silent Auction have been coming in from near and far and include a large number of gift certificates, as well as art, crafts, antiques and unique gifts.  Check out photos below of librarian Jeff Murphy showing some of the wonderful pieces in this year’s auction.

Donations are welcome anytime!  AND you can bring by items for our free refreshments on August 27 also much appreciated, such as cheese & crackers, cookies, cakes, whatever you like to make.  Thank you for everything!!!!!

Call 837-2417.

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Quilt by Sammie Simpson

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Here are some photos of art, antiques and unique items in the Murphy Public Library’s annual Silent Auction that takes place on August 22, Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the final bids are taken up. What fun!

And do not miss the Cooking Supplies, Cookbook and Book Sales in the library’s back breezeway at the same time. If you love to cook you will love this sale. If you don’t cook, you will start.

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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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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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