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Library raffles two-sided quilt

There are two sides to every story, but what about quilts?  Friends of Murphy Library are raffling off a special quilt donated by Sammie Simpson that offers an answer to that question.  Simpson has been making quilts for over 30 years, including some given to countries participating in Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic Games.

The quilt raffle extends through June.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, and everyone is invited to come by and see the other side of this quilt.


Our Crafts & Crafts Supplies Sale is on Thursday & Friday, June 14 & 15, from 9 am to 5 pm!  Multiple crafters will be selling their crafts and supplies, along with the Friends' donations from crafters including beautiful fabric, paints & paint brushes and lots of artsy items.

Animated Mexican film brings laughs

Mexican producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez have created an animated film you don’t want to miss.  The story follows a young man who is pulled in many directions as he tries to live his life.  His family has high expectations, but so does his heart when he meets a special young woman.

Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. the Murphy Library is showing The Book of Life, a comedy adventure that uses animation in creative ways with the theme of the Mexican Day of the Dead.  Running time is 95 minutes and it is rated PG.

Music fills the air, especially when opera star, Placido Domingo, who plays “Skeleton Jorge” sings “Cielito Lindo.”  This is just one of the many acts you don’t want to miss. 

Animated comedy with mystery

In a small Mexican town, a young boy loves music and wants to spend his life as a musician.  But music has been forbidden in his home for generations and he doesn’t know why.  When the annual Day of the Dead celebration comes along, young Miguel enters the Land of the Dead, looking for his great-great-grandfather, Ernesto de la Cruz, a legendary singer.  He hopes to find answers and bring music back to his family.

On Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Coco, an award-winning animated comedy seeking to solve a mystery about family and the search for happiness.  The film is rated PG and running time is 105 minutes.  The voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt move the characters along.

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The Friends of Murphy Public Library

is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to raise funds in support of our local library.

​We run regular sales of items donated to the library, PotLuck dinners and other fund-raising activities throughout the year.

The money raised goes to maintain and upgrade our Computer Lab, Genealogy Room and general facilities, and refresh and enhance our collection of adult, teen and children's books,  audiobooks and movies.

"The Friends of Murphy Public Library" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Address: 9 Blumenthal Street, Murphy NC 28906. 
Phone: 828-837-2417

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