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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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friends’ board members Bob MacLean and Mike Moumousis did the ultimate job for the Friends’ Auction.  They picked up the Shopsmith Mark V tool system, loaded it in Mike’s truck and took it to Bob Grove Auctions.

Come to Friends of Murphy Library’s Auction this Saturday, August 7, and buy it for your favorite person.  He or she will thank you for a long time. 

The Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m., the Live Auction at 7 p.m., at Bob Grove Auctions, 7540 Highway 64, Brasstown, NC 28902, 6 miles east of Murphy, NC on “NEW” US 64.  Phone: 828-837-9200.  Free refreshments. Donations of finger food welcome.

But the Auction is for everyone —-handy or not —– want to go out to eat?  We have gift certificates to restaurants.  Want to get your hair done?  Bid on one of our beauty salon certificates. 

Friends' board members Bob MacLean and Mike Moumousis are all smiles as they survey Steve and Jane Hembree's donation of a Shopsmith Mark V tool system to Murphy Library's auction.

Longtime supporters Steve and Jane Hembree donated the Shopsmith Mark V.  The single machine contains a table saw, lathe, disc sander, vertical drill press and horizontal boring machine and fits into a two by six space. 

 

 

The auction has something for everyone.  Cooks will find cookbooks, dishes, a Carolina Crafting apron, and wear a Silva Gallery scarf while preparing trout from Andrews’s Carolina Mountain Trout. 

Still hungry?  Restaurant gift certificates include everyone from Doyle’s to Downtown Pizza, from Arby’s to Antica Roma.

Wagonmaster Adventure Ranch offers one night, Holiday Inn Express two nights. Bear Creek Mini-Golf, an outing for four.

Sue Ellen Woodford’s gift baskets coddle everyone from fishermen to coffee drinkers, with donations from Clay’s Corner, Yarn Circle, Blue Moon Elise, China Town, the Daily Grind and Wine, Calaboose Cellars, Dr. Dave Peters, and Crane Creek.

Animal, mineral or vegetable, whatever your heart’s desire, we have it.  Cash or checks accepted. Proceeds buy juvenile nonfiction at library.   Call 837-2417.

Friends of Murphy Library are celebrating Community Night at Brothers Restaurant, 5722 Highway 64 West on Monday, April 5 from 4:30 to 8:30. 

 Everyone is encouraged to bring friends and family to dine at this family eatery.  On Community Night, Brothers donates a portion of the night’s proceeds to the sponsoring organization.

 

The money raised will help children. 

Librarian Jeff Murphy and Sarah Arnaudin, the Youth Services librarian, want to update the nonfiction books in the juvenile area at the Murphy Library.  Many are outdated and there is nothing like bright, shiny books to entice children to read.

 

Reminder flyers can be found at Murphy Xpress Lube on the back of their invoices or at the Murphy Library.  Call 837-2417 for details.

 

Photo courtesy of Sarah Arnaudin

 

Nantahala Regional Youth Services Librarian Sarah Arnaudin leads Grace Bowlin, Chloe Decker, Jordan Phillips, and Jillian Phillips as well as several visitors from out of town in a Storytime march.  The Murphy Library is sponsoring Community Night at Brothers Restaurant on Monday, April 5 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. to raise money for new children’s books at the library.
Writer restarts his life
 
Leonard Schiller has been trying to finish his latest novel for the last ten years.  It’s going to be his best, but he’s having a hard time bringing it together.  And in those ten years the public has forgotten him.  Then a young woman shows up at his door.

Joan is a writer and a mother living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  But like all New Yorkers after 9/11, she might as well as have been living at Ground Zero.

One day her sister tells her about a friend of a friend.  The friend is Nick, a fire chief who lost eight of his twelve men when the Twin Towers collapsed.  Even though the bodies have not been found, families are going to hold funerals.  He has to write eulogies for each one and doesn’t know how to begin.
 
The Murphy Library is showing the poignant story about the collaboration of a fire chief and writer this Thursday at 6 p.m.  “The Guys” stars Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia.  It is rated PG and runs 84 minutes.
 

Here’s an update on items for the auction from Friends’ president, Nora King:

“The folks at Decker and Foster Flea Markets (junction on 129 and 64) have been very  generous to the Friends’ August 8th auction: Read the rest of this entry »


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