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The Friends November potluck has been canceled, but here are some events to keep you happy.  The Murphy Library is holding a food drive and two dazzling raffles, one for a quilt to warm you up and the other for a painting to make you smile.

“Our local food banks desperately need donations,” Murphy librarian Jeff Murphy said.  The library is collecting canned and non-perishable food items for local food banks beginning November 1 and ending December 17.  Every library patron is encouraged to help.  Moreover, members of the community with library cards who have accumulated fines will receive a credit to their account of $.50 for every can or package of food they donate.

Two raffle items are on display with tickets ready to sell.   Local artist James Ryder Murphy IV, a member of Friends of Murphy Library, has donated a warm, sun-washed painting that will brighten any room.  Quilting teacher and Friends board member, Louise MacDonald brought in a radiant blue and yellow quilt she made. 

Tickets for either raffle are $1 each or six tickets for $5.  The drawing will be held later in December.  Call 837-2417 for details.

Photo by Julie Chautin

Assistant librarian Melissa Barker helps Louise MacDonald (l to r) show off the handmade quilt MacDonald has donated to the Murphy Library as a raffle prize. Artist James Ryder Murphy IV brought in one of his colorful paintings for a separate raffle. The library is also holding a food drive. Call 837-2417.