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Dec 1 Taste of Italy Wine and Dine

Taste of Italy flyerHuntingdon Valley Library presents the “Taste of Italy” Wine and Dine Fundraiser on:

Monday, Dec. 1 | 7 pm | Simpatico! (2519 Huntingdon Pike)

Buy your ticket online today or stop by the Library with cash or a check, payable to “Huntingdon Valley Library”

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Support the Library’s Capital Improvement Fund and eat well:

  • bruschetta & antipasti
  • a choice of misto or Caesar salad
  • penne pomodoro
  • choice ofentree
    • chicken parmigiana
    • veal saltimbocca
    • grilled salmon
    • chicken marsala.

All entrees are served with vegetables, the Library will supply a dessert and the Board is providing all of the wine.

 Get your ticket today!

Bernstein feature

Oct 22 Leonard Bernstein Lecture

BernsteinLeonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist
Karl Middleman

Wed., October 22
at 7 pm, Free

2nd Floor Community Rm | Please RSVP for a courtesy reminder call.

Karl Middleman, Founder and Artistic Director, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, gives a conductor’s perspective on what made Leonard Bernstein great. He also explores Bernstein’s engagement with social issues and talks about Bernstein’s time in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute of Music.

This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities. The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization, inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of learning.

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Community Forums and Survey

Library Leadership Wants to Hear Your Voice!

Updated as of 10/18/2014.

As members of the Library Board of Trustees work to craft a new Strategic Plan for the Library, they invite you to share your ideas, concerns and vision for library’s future at a Community Forum.  Your valuable input and feedback is vital to the planning process! We want to hear YOUR voice.

Please attend the final Community Forum on Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 am in the Community Room
Complementary bagels from Brooklyn Bagels

Library Community Forum Flyer

We truly want to listen and hear your opinions, whatever they are, about all aspects of Huntingdon Valley Library — the building, staff and/or programs and services.  How can we best serve you, your friends and families in the future?  Now is your chance to let us know and help build and even better library and community hub in years to come!” – Miryam Roddy, Board Secretary

This discussion, facilitated by Liz Vibber of Catalyst Center, will explore the themes and issues brought up in the Customer Survey and interviews with key stakeholders from the surrounding community.  Each forum will be approximately 1-hour long, with refreshments and chances to win door prizes!

We want to thank everyone who participated in the first two Forums, as well as the Teens who came and shared their creative ideas and insights.

As of Oct. 18, we had 250 responses to the Customer Survey.  The drawing for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite ended Oct. 17, but the Survey will remain open until Oct. 25.

The Survey is located here

This 14-question Survey includes:

  • Five questions about current Library services
  • Three open-ended questions about the library and its future
  • Five demographic questions
  • One final question to sign up to receive the weekly newsletter

Thank you for your time and opinions.  The Board and Staff work in concert to provide the residents of the Lower Moreland Township and Huntingdon Valley Library users with great Library services.  Your feedback helps ensure we continue down the right path. If you run into any problems or would prefer to complete a paper survey, contact me at 215-947-5138 or by email at

Sharon Moreland-Sender


Friday Afternoon Free Movies @ 2:00 pm

Oct. 3  Locke

Ivan Locke (Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life. R rated.

Oct. 10 Fading Gigolo Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his “manager”, the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. Starring: Wood Allen, Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, Lieu Schreiber. Rated Comedy.

Oct 17 Ida

IDA, is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. PG RATED.

Oct 24 How I Live Now

Set in the near-future UK, Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund. But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive. R RATED.

Oct 31 The Razor’s Edge Classic Tyrone Power, Jean Tierney, Anne Baxter & Clifton Webb

After several years’ service with the Marines in World War II, Tyrone Power made his much anticipated return to the screen in The Razor’s Edge. Power is appropriately cast as disillusioned World War I vet Larry Darrell, who returns from hostilities questioning his old values. To find himself, Larry joins several other members of the Lost Generation in Paris. He is disillusioned once more when the society deb whom he loves, Isabel Bradley (Gene Tierney), marries another for wealth and position. She returns to Larry’s life to break up his romance with unstable, alcoholic Sophie MacDonald (Anne Baxter in a powerhouse Oscar-winning performance). After Sophie’s death, Larry determines that the life offered him by Isabel is not to his liking, and continues seeking his true place in the scheme of things. Acting as a respite between the plot’s various intrigues is Clifton Webb as a waspish social arbiter, who ends up a lonely, dying man, imperiously dictating arrangements for his own funeral.

crooked eye

Oct 8 Crooked Eye Brewery

Are you a fellow beer-lover?  Thinking about brewing a batch at home?  Hear Jeff’s story from home brewer hobbyist to Crooked Eye Brewery business owner.

Crooked Eye Brewery FlyerCrooked Eye Brewery
with founder Jeff Mulherin

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

“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.”

Also at 7 that night, Miss Glynnis has a Pajama Storytime in the children’s department!  Fun for the WHOLE family!

Crooked Eye Brewery Flyer

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 Calendar

Preparing Your House for Sale has been postponed at the request of the speaker.  Please check back for a new date and time.  Plan 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.


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