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The Crafts Supplies along with the Book Sale & Cooking Supplies Sale take place this Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library in downtown Murphy.   Everyone is welcome.

Eight local crafts people as well as volunteers sell crafts, fabrics, all sorts of art supplies, and give free crafty advice! Sellers are: Bobbie Allen, Jo Ann Allen, Joan Block, Ronney Craig, Joanne Donaldson, Sharon Francis, and Sammie Simpson. The Friends also sell wonderful fabrics and craft & art supplies donated by library patrons.

Free demos include sewing machine maintenance on Thursday and other demos on Friday.   Books of all types and cooking supplies will fill the library’s back breezeway.

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.

 

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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Friends of Murphy Library are holding our Silent Auction on Friday, August 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the meeting room. You can pick up the treasures you’ve won after 1 p.m.

Donations have been coming in from near and far and include a large number of gift certificates besides the art, antiques and unique gifts.   Donations are still welcome anytime. Funds will go for more books and media at the library.

And don’t miss the Cooking Supplies, Cookbook, and Book Sales in the back breezeway that will run until 2 p.m. This year we have had a large assortment of cookbooks donated which means fun reading for the chefs in your family.

Speaking of chefs, we would love donations of finger foods for our refreshment table at the auction.   Bring them with you when you come to make your bids.

Thank you for all your support of both these events! Want to volunteer for the auction? Call 837-2417.

And scroll down to see photos of some of the items up for auction!

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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.

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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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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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.

Many thanks to all the wonderful people who donated items to the Friends of Murphy Library’s annual Silent Auction, the Cooking Supplies Sale, the Cookbook Sale, and the Book Sale!

Thanks also to the hard-working volunteers, the library staff, and the finger food makers.

Most of all, our deep gratitude goes to all of you who came to the auction and found one, two or many treasures. We made over $2,900 from the Silent Auction and over $550 from the Cooking Supplies, Cookbook and Book Sale. Funds will be used to enhance the Cherokee Cultural and Research Center that is being established in the Genealogy Room for all to enjoy.


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