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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 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.

A teen is wrongfully accused of theft and sent to a Texas detention camp where boys spend every day digging holes in a dried up lakebed “to build character.” One day he digs up a small treasure and wonders why it’s there.

The Murphy Library is showing Holes, a 2003 PG-rated film offering adventure, drama, laughs and some tears, based on a Newberry Medal-winning story by Louis Sachar. It is perfect for grown-ups as well as kids. Screening is Thursday at 6 p.m. and running time is 117 minutes.

Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight headline the cast, but the real stars are the boys. They bully, pick fights, distrust each other, and then slowly become friends. When they show how much they care, your heart will feel it too.

Call the library at 837-2417.

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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Basketball players and other high school students will enjoy the Film Movement documentary, The Iran Job, at the Murphy Library this Thursday at 6 p.m.

American pro-basketball player Kevin Sheppard goes to Iran to play for their Super League team, A. S. Shiraz, and besides learning to appreciate Iran, he also makes friends with three strong-minded women. Running time 90 minutes. High school appropriate. Call 837-2417.

Everyone is in The Lego Movie which will be shown at the Murphy Library this Thursday at 3 p.m. We are also showing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 at 6 p.m. Thursday. A DOUBLE FEATURE!! What fun!

Superwoman, Shakespeare, Batman, Unikitty, C-3PO, Abraham Lincoln, Green Lantern, and Gandalf represent some of the star power in this animated world. An evil tyrant wants to stop them in their tracks. Then an ordinary construction guy calls on his friends to fight for their freedom.

Rotten Tomatoes web site shows 96% of viewers love this movie. THAT IS A RECORD! They love the jokes, the characters, the animation and the story. Morgan Freeman and Will Ferrell are two actors whose voices you will hear.

The library is showing The Lego Movie this Thursday at 3 p.m. Running time is 100 minutes and it is rated PG. Call the library at 837-2417.

Forty years ago Cicely Tyson received an Oscar nomination for her role in Sounder, a movie about a Depression-era sharecropper’s family in Louisiana. The Murphy Library is showing Tyson’s 1972 film Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The library adds 4 p.m. screenings during winter months. Running time is 105 minutes and it is rated G.

The story begins as David Lee Morgan (Kevin Hooks), his father (Paul Winfield) and their special dog, Sounder, hunt raccoons in the dark to help feed their family. One night they return empty-handed and the desperate father steals a ham to feed his children. Soon he is arrested and sent to prison.

His wife, Rebecca (Cicely Tyson) and the three children sharecrop the fields to make enough to eat. Then, one day Rebecca sends David Lee to find his father and along the way he discovers a special school. Directed by Martin Ritt who also made Hud, Norma Rae, and Cross Creek.

And forty years later, Cicely Tyson, now an Atlanta resident, is still a winner. She won a Tony Award on Broadway this year at the age of 80. Call 837-2417 for details

He is a “busker,” singing songs on a Dublin street for change.  She is a Czech immigrant who throws him a coin one night.  He wrote the love song he is singing and she likes it.  That, as they say, is the start of a beautiful friendship.

The Murphy Library is showing Once, the perfect Irish movie Thursday at 6 p.m.  Running time is 85 minutes and the film is rated R for language, although the bad language is said with an Irish lilt, which seems to make everything sound better.

Actor and composer Glen Hansard notes in an interview that his three favorite songwriters are Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.  That should prepare viewers for the music.  Once won an Oscar for Best Song, Falling Slowly, written by Hansard and his co-star, Czech actress Markéta Irglová.

Both writer/director John Carney and Hansard played together in a band. They understand the magic it can create, especially in the demo session when Irglová accompanies Hansard’s guitar with her soul-searching piano and the rest of the band jumps in.

Call 837-2417 for details.

Joe DiMaggio was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. So was Ted Williams. In fact there was no one left to play baseball, until someone decided to start the All-American Girls Baseball League. It was a winner.

The Murphy Public Library is showing A League of Their Own,  the 1992 film about the WWII girls’ baseball teams in honor of all women athletes, but especially to honor our own Cherokee County girls’ softball teams.

The film will be screened Thursday at 6 p.m. and is rated PG. Running time is 128 minutes. Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna star. Call 837-2417 for details.  And remember, THERE IS NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!

There is also a question (from my husband, Jerry) about whether this team played softball or hardball.  Actually, according to the following study, it started as softball, and gradually got harder and harder….

Robbie is a poor Mississippi Delta teenager struggling to take care of his much-loved half-brother, Fess.  His mentally ill mother has left town. His grandmother is elderly and his older brother creates more problems the times he does show up.

The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s The Dynamiter this Thursday at 6 p.m.  Running time is 73 minutes and this independent film is not rated but may be appropriate for high school.

In his comments to the press, director Matthew Gordon notes that “The Dynamiter is a story of creating hope, something we all have to do every day or else we will have no life to speak of.”

To see a fascinating interview with the director and film crew at the Los Angeles Film Festival, click here

If you love photography, whether it’s your own and perhaps those Appalachian photographs by Doris Ulmann, then you may want to take off an hour or two and watch the next movie at the Murphy Library.

On Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing Found Memories, a Film Movement selection from Brazil.  A young woman photographer discovers an old village in Brazil and records the beauty she finds in the people like elderly Madalena, in the stone buildings, and in life itself.  She also learns to make bread.  Portuguese with subtitles in English.  98 minutes.  Not rated. 

The small village of Jotuomba is mostly elderly — the young have left to find work.  But Antonio is still working at his bar and his friend Madalena gets up early and makes bread for the bar.

The film shows Madalena bringing the bread to the bar and arguing with Antonio about where to store it.

Then, a few scenes later, again Madalena brings bread to the bar and argues with Antonio about where to store it.  At first you think something has gone wrong with the DVD player, but no.  That is just how every day occurs in Jotuomba.

Then the young woman Rita arrives and with her camera she sees things differently.  In fact, she sees the art in everyone – even in those who lie peacefully in the old cemetery.

 When director Martin Scorsese’s mother Catherine was alive she would cook for his film crew. And often she and his father, Charles, would have walk-on parts in his films. “What,” you will ask “does that have to do with a Muppet movie?”

The Murphy Library is showing the 1984 Muppet movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Running time is 94 minutes and it is rated G. This time the Muppets find themselves in New York trying to get their big break on Broadway. The voice of the late Jim Henson can be heard as Kermit, Ernie, the Swedish Chef and a few others he made famous.

Ed Koch, the late mayor of New York, shows up in the film. So do Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Gregory Hines, Liza Minnelli, and Brooke Shields.

Joan Rivers has the perfect role for herself as a fast-talking workmate of Miss Piggy. 

Which brings us back to Charles and Catherine Scorsese.  Even they have walk-on roles in this Muppet movie.  Perhaps the Muppets were hoping for a hot meal? Then, again, they do have the Swedish Chef on staff.