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Friends of Murphy Public Library have a new idea for their potlucks: get together for lunch! This year between spring and fall the Friends have divided their usual dinners into two lunches and two dinners.

The first potluck lunch is this coming Tuesday, April 26 at 12 noon in the library’s meeting room.   Librarian Jeff Murphy and assistant librarian Melissa Barker will be there along with Friends members.

The cost of membership in the Friends is $10 per year. This fun group works to enhance the library and fill its bookshelves. Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite potluck dish and meet their book and movie-loving neighbors.

Then come back on Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the library meeting room, Friends’ member Nicky Grant will teach a Tech Class: Why Upgrade to Windows 10?

The Friends are also holding their spring Trash to Treasures Yard Sale the following week on Friday, May 6 from 9 to 2 and Saturday, May 7, from 9 to 1. Donations are gladly accepted anytime. For more information, call 837-2417. Want to volunteer?  Come by the library and sign up — we would love to have your help!

 

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.

Seven-year-old Gracey Sneed is a first grader at Martins Creek Elementary School and loves to read. She visited the Murphy Library recently with her father Eric Sneed and previewed donated items for the Friends of Murphy Library Trash to Treasures Sale.

The Trash to Treasures Sale takes place this Friday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library’s meeting room along with a book sale in the back of the library.

While a funny red animal in a gold vase caught Gracey’s eye, buyers will find a lot more on the tables and under them. Funds raised will help the library buy more books and media for all ages. Perhaps even more of Gracey’s favorites, the Junie B. Jones books and the Katie Kazoo series. Call 837-2417 for details.

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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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 “I want to help get more books for the library,” Hiwassee Dam resident Lili Molina told Murphy Library head librarian Jeff Murphy during a recent visit.  When asked her age, she emphatically stated, “I’m still four.” Her parents Becky and Mario Molina encourage her reading, but her interest in fundraising is all her own idea.

When Murphy heard Lili’s comment he pulled out baseballs and mitts to show her how willing he was to play ball her way.  The baseball items and lots more will be in Friends of Murphy Library’s Trash to Treasures Yard Sale this Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Funds raised will help the library do what Lili and many other readers want:  buy more books for all ages.

Donations are still being accepted.  Call 837-2417 for details.

If you’ve been feeling hemmed in, go ahead and clean out those closets.  The Friends of Murphy Library are holding our spring yard sale on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 from 9 to 2.

Everyone is encouraged to clean out your attics, basements and closets and bring your household goods, office items, toys, art, tools and everything else to the library any time starting now. Proceeds will add additional income to library projects. And the walls of your homes will breathe easier. 

 Friends of Murphy Library are holding their Trash to Treasures Yard Sale and Book Sale on May 6 and 7, Friday and Saturday from 9 to 2.   Call 837-2417.

Note:  Due to preparing for the sale there is no movie on Thursday, May 5.

  A lot of closets and attics have been cleaned and donors have brought in treasures for the sale.  We appreciate any and every donation.   The bookshelves are also full and waiting for buyers.  Don’t miss this sale!


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