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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!
  

Next week Oliver Sullivan will celebrate his second birthday. He and his mother Amanda have just discovered that his birthday coincides with the Scholastic Book Fair at the Murphy Public Library. Maybe a new book is in order for the birthday boy!

The Scholastic Book Fair will run from May 23 to June 4. This is the perfect time to buy books for your children, grandchildren or maybe something for yourself. You never know what you will find at the book fair. Call 837-2417.

The Scholastic Book Fair takes place at the Murphy Public Library from May 23 to June 4.  Murphy residents Amanda Sullivan and her son Oliver often come by bicycle and are sure to visit the library to see what treats Scholastic has in store this year. Call 837-2417.

The Scholastic Book Fair takes place at the Murphy Public Library from May 23 to June 4. Murphy residents Amanda Sullivan and her son Oliver often come by bicycle and are sure to visit the library to see what treats Scholastic has in store this year.                  Call 837-2417.

Amanda and Oliver live in Murphy and often visit the library, she on her bicycle and he in his bicycle trailer. Like many parents in the Murphy area, she understands the importance of introducing a child to a library and its books at a young age.

Friends of Murphy Library are holding their Trash to Treasures Yard Sale this Friday, May 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Be forewarned, there are a lot of treasures.  And don’t miss the Blowout Book Sale in the back of the library.

Funds raised will help the library buy more books and media for all ages. Donations are very welcome until May 2.  Call 837-2417 for details.

Nine-year-old Kadeeja Patterson and her fifteen-year-old sister Delilah Smith, the daughters of Beverly Gibby and Paul Smith, are students in Murphy Elementary and Murphy High School respectively. Last week while studying at the Murphy Library they previewed items donated for the library’s yard sale.

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Murphy resident Becca McNabb and her two-year-old daughter Vivian are fans of Story Time on Mondays at the Murphy Library. They also like the Scholastic Book Fair running from September 5 through September 18 at the library. Call 837-2417 for details.

Vivian McNabb is 2 years old and that is the perfect age for the Murphy resident to visit the Murphy Library, especially Story Time on Mondays when Youth Services Librarian Bridgett Wilson shows young ones the magic of books.

Vivian’s parents Becca and Lawrence McNabb understand how important it is to start children reading early.

The Scholastic Book Fair is another opportunity to open up the book world to young people – giving them their own shiny new books.  The Book Fair starts today and runs through September 18. Read the rest of this entry »

Many thanks to Louise MacDonald, Jan Ruiz, Linda Tempke, Martha Penz, Gail MacLean, Carey Randall, and Nora King for volunteering, and to Jo Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Sammie Simpson, Margie King, Kathy Hoyt, Diane Pelczynski, Leslie Beaster, and Michelle Campbell for selling their crafts at Friends of Murphy Library’s Craft and Book Sale last week.

Special appreciation goes to Donna Getch and Donna Cook in the Cherokee Scout’s advertising department for their excellent advice. 

Our wonderful community made this event a success and local students are the winners. Proceeds will provide awards for the Cherokee County Middle School Spelling Bee later this fall.

Nora King brought her friends who volunteered to re-organize the books in the back breezeway.  They made it fun and easy to browse through the shelves and discover treasures.

If you are an artist, craftsperson, book lover, collector, or just looking for a good time, don’t miss Friends of Murphy Library’s popular Crafts and Craft Supplies and Books in the Breezeway Sales on Thursday and Friday, August 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library.

Murphy Library volunteer Julie Armstrong looks over items for Friends of Murphy Library’s Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale this Thursday and Friday August 2 and 3 in the library’s meeting room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Books and Media Sale takes place in the breezeway in back of the library. Call 837-2417.

The Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale raises money for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee.  The Bee is co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education and Friends of Murphy Library.

 Crafters and artists sell their excess supplies, finished crafts and make a donation to the Bee fund.  They love to talk about their work. Sammie Simpson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Kathy Hoyt and Leslie Beaster will have tables full of quilts, quilting fabrics, yarn, scrapbook items, sewing items and lots more.  The Friends sell donated items including a whittling set, tie-dye paints with t-shirts, fabrics, and frames.  Moreover, Friends members like Louise MacDonald are there to lend advice to novice crafters.

Are your bookshelves empty?  The Murphy Library’s Books in the Breezeway shelves have been reorganized making it easy to find your favorite authors, fiction and nonfiction, and lots of books on tape.  And when you buy books on tape, they leave your hands free for, what else, your favorite craft. Call 837-2417 for details.


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