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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.


Restaurant chef Davis Green discovers a cousin he did not know he had when she shows up at his home one day. He has trouble believing her until his grandfather tells Davis about Joshua, his other son, and then lapses into a coma.

Davis discovers more relatives and ends up learning a family secret no one ever mentioned. The Murphy Library is screening the Film Movement drama that also has comedy, The Automatic Hate, at 6 p.m. Thursday.   Running time is 97 minutes and this film would not be appropriate for young people. Call the library at 837-2417.



The Friends’ Wine Tasting Party at Cherokee Cellars Winery and Art Gallery is the perfect opportunity for Friends members who love to cook:  we need volunteers to bring finger foods for the refreshment table.  Here’s the chance to find just the right hors d’oeuvres to go with wine.  They could be savory; they could be sweet.  Experimenting is okay.  There are no bad cooks among the Friends members. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

If you are an artist or craftsperson, or want to be, don’t miss Friends of Murphy Library’s popular Craft Supplies Sale and Books in the Breezeway Sale on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is the 5th year the Craft Supplies Sale has been raising 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 and gift items and love to talk about their work.  Terrie Allen will be there with her jewelry and Sammie Simpson with quilting items, along with Vivien Schell, Sharon Wilson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, and Margie King.  They will have tables full of quilting fabrics, yarn, scrapbook items – you name it, they can help you.  We also have a pottery wheel for sale and lots of finished crafts.

Are your bookshelves empty?  The Murphy Library’s Books in the Breezeway bookshelves are loaded and waiting with great titles for fall reading for all ages.  Call 837-2417.

The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s “A Screaming Man” on Thursday, August 25 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The film shows the effect of civil war on a family in the African country of Chad.
This was the first film by a Chadian director to screen at the Cannes Film Festival and it won the Grand Jury Prize in 2010.   In French and Arabic with subtitles in English.  The film is not rated but may not be suitable for children.  Call 837-2417 .

Murphy Library patrons have been making Jeff Murphy smile.  Donors have been bringing their arts and crafts by the library every day.  And their work is quality.

Judy Grove brought two of her original bird photographs by as soon as the Aug 19-20 date was set: 

Judy Grove has an eye for birds and a steady hand with her camera. Check out her two bird photographs at the auction.


Marilyn & Thomas Yorkovitch brought by over a dozen items handmade and unforgettable.  Just take a look:

Turned wood lamps by Thomas Yorkovitch

Handmade treasure chest by Thomas Yorkovitch.


Marilyn Yorkovitch painted the landscape, Thomas made the frame.


Exquisite side table for any decor.


Thank you, thank you, thank you to all Murphy Library patrons who have donated such wonderful items to the Silent Auction scheduled for August 19 and 20.

Do you have something special you want to include in our auction?  Bring it by the library and make the librarians smile.

Take a look at these:

Do you have a special friend who would like these bowls that Jeff Murphy holds? And check out the Romanian glass candlesticks on the book case. Cut glass will fit any decor.


Yes, cats are allowed to receive presents too.


And check out this beautiful Pfaltzgraff service for 8. Anyone you know getting married soon? What a lovely wedding gift this would be.


The award-winning local crochet artist Millie Crawford donated one of her princess dolls for your special princess.