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Friends of Murphy Library are holding their popular Crafts and Crafts Supplies Sale along with a Book Sale Thursday and Friday, July 21 & 22  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eleven local crafts people as well as volunteers sell crafts, fabrics, all sorts of art supplies, and give free crafty advice!

Sellers are: Ronney Craig, Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Jo Ann Allen, Bobbie Allen, Vivien Schell, Carol Orloff, Joanne Donaldson, Rikki Wocell, Joan Block and Millie Crawford.

Volunteers Louise MacDonald, Scotty Plappert, Barbara Mansfield, Brenda McQuillan, Carolyn Girvin, Karen Francis, Irene Schrimshaw, and Susan Severance will be happy to help you.

Books of all types are also for sale in the library’s back breezeway.

Demo Schedule  Thursday July 21

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Sammie Simpson will teach “The Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machine” – bring her your questions – she knows how to maintain a machine.

Friday July 22

10:30 a.m. Quilter Louise MacDonald will share the secrets of hand-quilting.

11:30 Sharon Francis demos card making and has each participant make a card to take with them.

12:30 Ronney Craig demonstrates how the Creative Memories Border Maker works using cartridges to get many different designs. These borders can be used for scrapbooking, card making, and other hobbies. She’ll show how easy it is to get a professional looking card in a short time.

1:30 Sharon Francis will do another demo – to be decided.

2:30 p.m. Ronney Craig demonstrates how to use the Creative Memories Border Maker to combine 2 cartridges for a unique design for cards or scrapbooking pages. See how this easy-to-use tool can create some WOW looks!

Friends of Murphy Library sponsor the sale to buy prizes for the Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by the Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education program. Call 837-2417 for details.

The Scholastic Book Fair begins on May 25 and runs until June 6.   It is the perfect place to purchase books for summer reading.   Mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy and lots of funny books will fill the tables. Is someone’s birthday coming up? Invite them out for lunch and swing by the library for a side order of something yummy to read.

And while you are at the library take a few moments to enjoy the work of our young artists, ages 3 to 18, who participated in our first Coloring Contest.  The four winners receive $15 to spend at the Scholastic Book Fair.

Call 837-2417.

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Melissa Barker, Murphy Library’s assistant librarian shows off the work of a few of the 80 (so far) Coloring Contest participants. The contest offers prizes for and coincides with the Scholastic Book Fair running through June 6 at the library. Call 837-2417.

Four-year-old Melody Sims visited the Murphy Public Library recently with her mother Shanna Sims. Besides looking at books, they previewed items donated for the Friends of Murphy Library Trash to Treasures Yard Sale. The sale takes place this Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the meeting room along with a book sale in the back of the library.

2015Shanna&MelodySimsA smiling teddy bear looked hopefully at Melody as she looked hopefully at a bright red purse. There will be more smiles as result of this yard sale when all age groups find new books on the library bookshelves from the money raised at these sales.

More donations are needed and gratefully accepted anytime. Call 837-2417 for details.

Book lovers know that turning over the last page of a good novel means another mystery, history or blistery tome is waiting in the wings. It’s the same with chili. This Thursday the Murphy Library has a treat for the chili lovers who left the Cherokee County Chamber’s Chili Cook Off last Saturday with smiles on their faces.2014ChiliLunchJeffMurphy10-15

Friends of Murphy Library are holding a Chili Lunch and Bake Sale this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Librarian Jeff Murphy is cooking his special chili, and the Friends are baking up fresh artisan bread to go with it. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased in advance. Water and coffee are included.

The Bake Sale will offer homemade cookies, cakes, bread and maybe a pie or two. The Scholastic Book Sale shelves are holding treasures throughout the library. The Cooking Supplies Sale can be found in the breezeway. Call 837-2417 for details and to donate to the bake sale.

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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The crafts and craft supplies and book sale on June 20 and 21 went very well.  We made a total of $553 for the Spelling Bee, and crafters came up to me afterwards saying “Put me on the list for next year.”  They were wonderful, enthusiastic and helpful to those curious about different crafts .  We had 14 sellers — a record. 

Crafters included Jo-Ann Allen, Margo Axelson, Jane Bowen and her friend Mayda, Terry Cavanaugh, Renate Craig, Sharon Francis, Jean Jackson, Margie King, Lois and Bob Lenz, Carol Orloff, Vivian Schell, Sammie Simpson, Sharon Wilson and several from Appalachian Crafters.JuneArtsandCraftssetup2

The demos by the sellers were a good addition to the sale. Jean Jackson demoed the “quilting revival” when rotary cutters replaced scissors.  Sammie Simpson showed “String Piecing” by machine and Quilts of Valor blocks, the quilt project for combat veterans.  Then Sharon Francis offered scrapbook and stamping, and Vivien Schell gave a crash course on knitting and Carol Orloff taught how to crochet.  Renata Craig demoed making borders for scrapbook pages and cards.

Former Friends board member Peg Russell donated 2 sewing machines.  We sold one and the other is available for the auction.  Quilter Sammie Simpson who had a table at the sale knows how to recondition sewing machines – she worked on this one, and took it home to oil it, so it’s in like-new condition.

We also had several donations of hand-embroidered doilies from the 1930’s and 40’s going into the Silent  Auction.

Thanks to Jan Ruiz, Elo-ly Bailey, Karen Francis, Gail MacLean, Kay Cameron, Irene Scrimshaw, Carey Randall and Sonia Roberts for all their valuable volunteer help.

The book sale in the library’s breezeway also did well – here I am watching a young reader search the bookshelves.  JuneArtsandCrafts&booksJulieChautinandlilgirl

2012SharonFrancis8-12Friends of Murphy Library are holding our annual Arts & Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale to raise funds for prizes for the Cherokee County Middle School Spelling Bee.  The Craft Supplies Sale extends to the back of the library where we are also holding a Book Sale.  Both sales are on Thursday and Friday, June 20 & 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  
 
Thanks to all for visiting one of the most fun – fundraisers. You are certain to find a new project or three.  If not, let one of our crafters know! 
 
New this year  – seven people are going to do demos.
 Quilters start it off.   
 
10:30 a.m. Jean Jackson will demo a “Quilting Revival, from Scissors to Rotary Cutters.” She’ll give an over view of what has happened in quilting in the past 25 years or so mainly because of the use of the rotary cutter. 
 
11:00 — Sammie Simpson will demo String Piecing using machine quilting and making one of the Quilts of Valor.  This is one of the earlist methods of quilting when women frugally used bits of old clothing. Sammie says “they hand pieced on paper or another piece of “foundation” cloth that they had.”  Sometimes they used newspaper.  Quilts of Valor are given to all combat service members and veterans touched by war through the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
 
12:00 — Sharon Francis will do a paper cutting and scrapbook demo. 
 
12:30 — Vivian Schell will offer a knitting course — here’s a chance to learn to knit!
 
1:00 p.m. — Have you wanted to learn to crochet?  Carol Orloff will show you how.
 
1:30 — Renata Craig demos the Border Maker System which is ideal for borders on scrapbook pages, and for cards.  She will show how different cartridges make cards with different effects.
 
Items for sale include quilting fabrics, jewelry-making items, artistss’ acrylic paints in new unopened bottles, flowers and flower arrangements, scrapbooking and stamping items, papercrafting, yarn, how-to CD’s, you name it — someone probably has it!  

Quilters Linda Simms, Louise MacDonald and Sammie Simpson love their favorite hobby.  MacDonald and Simpson will be at the 2011 Craft Supplies Sale to encourage and help other quilters find a new project.

Quilters Linda Simms, Louise MacDonald and Sammie Simpson love to quilt. MacDonald and Simpson will be at the 2013 Craft Supplies Sale to encourage and help other quilters find a new project.

 Sellers include  Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Renata Craig, Jo-Ann Allen, Margie King, Vivian Schell, Carol Orloff, Jane Bowen, Lois Lenz, Jean Jackson with Sharon Wilson, Terry Cavanaugh and Margo Axelson from Appalachian Crafters.

 
Volunteers include Jan Ruiz, Gail MacLean, Carey Randall, Irene Scrimshaw, former library staffer, Lois Lenz, Elo-ly Bailey, Karen Francis and Kay Cameron.  Louise MacDonald and Julie Chautin chair this event.  After all the sellling is over, middle schoolers win!
  

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