Oct  2014 Calendar

Oct 2014 Programs and Events

Here is a line-up of Adult programs for October.  Please call to reserve your spot at these exciting events.

Oct 2014 CalendarPlan to sell your home soon?  Join us on Oct. 2 at 7 pm for “Preparing Your House For Sale” with Realtor Carol Cei, to learn more about staging your home to best advantage.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale runs downstairs from Oct. 7 to 11.   The Library is also participating in the Fire Company’s Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, Oct. 11!

Local craft beer brewer and business owner Jeff Mulherin will share the story of Hatboro’s Crooked Eye Brewery on Oct. 8 at 7 pm.

Paula Marantz CohenOn Oct. 14, Paula Marantz Cohen will share her newest book Suzanne Davis Gets a Life with us at 7 pm. Paula is the author of seven books and numerous essays on literature, film, and culture, including the novels Jane Austen in Boca; Much Ado About Jessie Kaplan; and Jane Austen in Scarsdale or Love, Death, and the SATs.

BernsteinOn Oct. 22 at 7 pm, the Library proudly hosts “Leonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist” with Karl Middleman. Karl, of the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, will give us a conductor’s perspective on what made Leonard Bernstein great. He will also explore Bernstein’s engagement with social issues and talks about Bernstein’s time in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute of Music. This program is made possible by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library and through a grant to the Pennsylvania Humanities Council from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Find out about Medicare 2015 on Oct. 28 at 7 pm with Al Toizer from APPRISE, a state Health Insurance Assistance Program.

The Library Board of Trustees invites Lower Moreland residents and library patrons to participate in one of three Community Forums on Oct. 13 at 2 pm, Oct. 16 at 7 pm or Oct. 25 at 10:30 am. Input from an online Customer Survey active through September 30 and the Forums will be used to help craft a new Strategic Plan for the Library.

Please register for these events in person at the Library or by phone today! For more information, call the library at 215-947-5138 or explore the featured News Blog posts.

Preparing house feature

Oct 2 Preparing Your House For Sale

Preparing housePreparing Your
House For Sale

with Realtor Carol Cei.

Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 pm

Learn the tips and tricks that will give your home the edge and stay fresh in the mind of buyers!

Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. That takes careful planning and knowing how to professionally prepare your home.

Carol has 29 years of experience to share with you!


Sep 17 Landscaping for Watershed Health

Landscaping for watershedLearn how to build and maintain a rain garden at home!

Landscaping for Watershed Health

with Krista Scheirer, Watershed Specialist from the Montgomery County Conservation District

Wednesday, September 17
at 7 pm
2nd Floor Community Room

Presented in cooperation with the Lower Moreland Township, this program will cover the importance of native plants along waterways and stormwater basins, as well as rain gardens.

silent auction

Friends Sept Silent Auction

Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library
Silent Auction – Look, Bid and Win!

Every month, the Friends look through their donations and pull a handful of books to sell at their Silent Auction.  After a few false-starts, we took Debbie’s suggestion and created a new display space for the Silent Auction near the New Books section.

silent auction 2This ongoing fundraiser nets approximately $600 a year, which helps fund the Wish List – an annual list of projects, programs, and collection needs determined by the Library and funded by the Friends.

So far in 2014, this support has allowed us to create a new English as a Second Language collection, infuse best-selling paperback books, add new eBooks to OverDrive, add audiobooks and music CDs, support our Large Print collection, and most important – made Summer Reading possible!

In 2013, the Friends provided the Library $35,571 in support!  We enhanced the Children’s Department, added to the Genre Fiction sections (Fantasy, Mystery and Science Fiction), added Playaway Audiobooks and started a new collection of Playaway View digital video players for the Children’s Department…to name just a few.

Other active Fundraisers:

  • NYC Oct 14 Bus TripNew York City Bus Trip – Wed., Oct. 15.  Drop off at TKTS Booths at Times Square.  Only $35 for a wonderful fall day in New York City!
  • Mah Jongg on Mondays and Canasta on Tuesdays

Coming Soon:

  • Election Day Bake Sale
  • Basket of Books and Prizes raffle. New this year will be a basket just for Kids!

To Join the Friends, stop by and pick up a Newsletter and membership envelop.  Dues are just $10 per calendar year.  Friends members are able to check out museum passes, attend the monthly membership meetings, and support the Huntingdon Valley Library through volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and as advocates of the Library in the community.  Learn more about the Friends and read the 2014 Newsletter.

To participate in this fundraiser:

  1. Record your name and contact information on the slips provided
  2. Put it in the jar provided.
  3. Look through the books and find the number of the one(s) you want to bid on.
  4. Record your bid on the clip-board.
  5. Check back throughout the month to see if you need to increase your bid.
  6. If you win, you will be called by the Friends.
  7. Come to the Circulation Desk to pay for your book (exact change is appreciated)
  8. Take it home to enjoy!
Sit N Knit Raffle Basket

Sit-N-Knit Baby Blanket Basket Raffle

Sit N Knit Raffle FlyerSupport the Sit-N-Knit Group’s Baby Blanket Basket Raffle

$1 per ticket or 6 for $5

This basket is valued at $70 and includes:

  • Hand-knit by the Sit-N-Knit Group:
    Baby Blanket and Hat
  • 5 New Baby Board Books
  • Library Mug
  • Teething Ring
  • Rattle
  • Johnson & Johnson Bath Products

Drawing will be Monday, Oct. 13 in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

Sit-N-Knit meets Mondays in the Multi-purpose room to share ideas and knit together.

crooked eye

Oct 8 Crooked Eye Brewery

Crooked Eye Brewery FlyerCrooked Eye Brewery
with founder Jeff Mulherin

Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 pm
1st Floor Multipurpose Room

Hear Jeff’s story from home brewer hobbyist to Crooked Eye Brewery business owner

“Crooked Eye Brewery started in Jeff Mulherin’s kitchen.  From 5 gallon extract batches we progressed to our 30 gallon pilot system, then to a 3 barrel system earlier this year. The members of Crooked Eye Brewery have different work experience but we all bring something to the table. We work well as a team and are very passionate about brewing and making a good product.”

Crooked Eye Brewery Flyer

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Bridge Lessons Update

Bridge Lessons are as follows:

  • Bridge for Beginners – Thursdays from 10 am to Noon
  • Bridge for Intermediates – NEW TIME: Monday mornings at 9:30 am in Community Room on 2nd Floor
  • For the Holidays, classes will be held Wednesday, September 24.
  • There will be no classes the week of Monday, Oct. 6.

Contact the Library or Art directly (if you are already signed up for class) with questions.


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