Jul 28 Olive Oil Tasting and Fundraiser

Olive Oil Tasting and Library Fundraiser
at Olive Lucy

Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 pm

Celebrate the end of summer reading with a tasting event at the Olive Lucy store at Valley Court Yard at 2531 Huntingdon Pike.

Tickets to this FUNdraiser are only $10 with delicious pairings provided by Olive Lucy’s expert staff.
All proceeds benefit the Library.

Sign up at the Circulation desk – we need a minimum of 5, but hope for many more to join Pam and Sharon for this DELICIOUS event!

 

 

July 19 Activities for the Week

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Science in the Summer
    Level I – Mon., July 20  and Tue., July 21 from 10-Noon. Multipurpose Room. Class is full.
    Level II – Mon., July 20 and Tue., July 21 from 1-3 pm. Multipurpose Room. Class is full.
  • Preschool Storytime – Mon., July 20 at 10:30 am with Miss Glynnis for children 3 to 5 years old in the Children’s Circle.
  • Toddler Storytime – Tues., July 21 at 10:30 am with Miss Diane for children 1 to 3 years old in the Children’s Circle.
  • Crafternoon – Tues., July 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Join Pam for a moving mobile craft in the children’s area of the Library.
  • sunflowerkathleenEscape Artist! Painting with Kathleen – Tues., July 21 at 7 pm.  Join Kathleen to Escape the Ordinary this summer through art!  She will guide you in creating your own painting to take home.  Suggested donation $15 for supplies. RSVP at the Circulation Desk.
  • Craft A Connection Book Club – Tues., July 21 at 7 pm. Who Could That Be At This Hour? by Lemony Snicket. Open to girls and boys entering 3rd and 5th grades. Discussion of the book and making a craft that goes along with the story.  Registration is required.
  • Library YogaWed., July 22 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in. 
  • KidJul22magicReading Rocks Magic Show- Wed., July 22 starting at 7 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room. Join magician Joe Holiday for a night of magic, comedy and music highlighting popular children books.
  • Science of Superheroes  – Thurs., July 23 at 3 pm. Superhero Science:  Hands-On Science Experiments with Miss Diane. Shape Shifters: Metamorphosis. Students entering grades 1st-3rd.  Registration is required.  Limit 2 classes per student, wait list for other classes. Registration is required – there is currently a waiting list.  
  • TEENS Rain Reign Book Discussion – Thurs., July 23 at 6:30 pm. Join us for a discussion of Ann M. Martin’s Rain Reign.  The first 10 teens to register will receive a FREE COPY of the book to keep.   Light refreshments will be served.  REGISTRATION REQUESTED.
  • Family Movie – Fri., July 24 at 11:30 am. Penguins Of Madagascar Movie is “Penguins of Madagasar”  Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. Stars: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights. Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Movie – Danny Collins  Fri., July 24 at 2 pm.  Danny CollinsAn aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon. Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner. R for language, sexual content and drug use. 1 hour 43 minutes.  Movies are free and open to the public.

Summer Reading 2015

Summer Reading Fun for 2015

Every Hero Has a Story (Kids) | Unmask! (Teens) |
Escape the Ordinary (Adults)

Registration begins Monday, June 22, 2015

July 2015 Calendar of Events (coming soon)

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– Children’s Summer Reading

Open to any child birth to entering 5th Grade.
Registration begins Monday, June 22 at the Library!

All books read or read to – paper, ebooks and audiobooks – can be counted toward your reading time. There’s more – continue to visit the library all summer long for fun programs and books to read.  You can keep earning raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our 10 grand prize raffle baskets!

Earn a raffle ticket every time you check out books or attend a program!  Tell us how many total hours you read this summer during the first week of August for an additional 10 tickets!

Wednesday Night Family Programs
in 2nd Floor Community Room:

  • Philadelphia Zoo “Radical Rainforest” – Wed., June 24 at 7 pm
  • Superhero Cape Making Party – Wed., July 1. Drop-in from 1-3 pm.  Registration required.
  • Two of a Kind sing-along show “Hanging Out with Heroes at the Library” – Wed., July 8 at 7 pm
  • Briar Bush Starlab “Heroes of the Sky” – Wed., July 15. Held in four 30-minute sessions starting at 6 pm. Registration required.
  • Reading Rocks Magic Show with Joe Holiday – Wed., July 22 at 7 pm
  • Firefighter Storytime and FIRE HOUSE FIELD TRIP and tour with local firefighting heroes from the Huntingdon Valley Fire Company – Wed., July 29 at 7 pm
  • Franklin Institute’s “Heroes of Flight” – Wed., August 5 at 7 pm
  • Superhero Summer Reading Closing Party with a Superhero Training Camp. – Wed., Aug. 12 at 7 pm

Preschool Storytime with Miss Glynnis –

  • Stories, songs and crafts for 3, 4 & 5 year-olds
  • Mondays at 10:30 am in the 1st floor multi-purpose room
  • June 22 and 29
  • July 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • August 3 and 10

Toddler Storytime with Miss Diane –

  • Stories and music for 1 & 2 year-olds
  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the 1st floor multi-purpose room
  • June 23 and 30
  • July 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • August 4 and 11

Craft a Connection Book Club with Miss Glynnis –

  • Please Register to assist with planning
  • Open to students entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
  • Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm – El Deafo by CeCe Bell
    – The first 12 children to register will receive a copy of the book to keep!
  • Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm – Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

Tuesday Crafternoons – New!

  • Drop in at the children’s department every Tuesday this summer from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for arts and crafts.
  • All ages are welcome!

Super Brain Guessing Jar – New!

  • Use your x-ray vision to take a guess at our guessing jar each week in the children’s department.

Superhero Science: Hands-On Experiments with Miss Diane

  • Students entering 1st to 3rd grades.
  • Registration is required.
  • Limit 2 classes per student, wait list for other classes.
  • Thursday, July 9 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Magnetic Magicians: Magnetism
  • Thursday, July 16 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Weather Watchers: Meteorology
  • Thursday, July 23 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Shape Shifters: Metamorphosis
  • Thursday, July 30 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Fantastic Flyers: Aerospace

Friday Family Movies

  • Every Friday at 11:30 am
  • Free movie in the 2nd Floor Community Room – bring a bagged lunch and enjoy the show!
  • Friday, June 26 –  Planes: Fire & Rescue (1 hr. 23 min.)
  • Friday, July 3 – The Lego Movie (1 hr. 41 min.)
  • Friday, July 10 – Paddington (1 hr. 35 min.)
  • Friday, July 17 – Big Hero 6 (1 hr. 42 min.)
  • Friday, July 24 – Penguins of Madagascar (1 hr 32 min.)
  • Friday, July 31 – Strange Magic (1 hr. 39 min.)
  • Friday, Aug 7 – The Land Before Time (1 hr. 29 min.)
  • Friday, Aug. 14 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day  (1 hr. 21 min.)
  • Friday, Aug. 21 – The Lion King  (1 hr. 29 min.)
  • Friday, Aug. 28 – Charlotte’s Web  (1 hr. 34 min.)

Summer Reading Programs sponsored by Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.
Special Thanks to Dairy Queen of Bethayers,  Bertucci’s Restaurant and Lee’s Hoagie House.

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Unmask!
– Teen Summer Reading

Teens entering 6th through 12th grade can register for the Teen Summer Reading Program beginning June 22.

All books—paper, e-books, and audio books—can be counted toward your summer reading goal.  They do not have to be library books. Keep track of how long you read on the Teen Time Log.  For each hour you read, earn a chance to win a Teen Raffle Basket at the August 6 Wrap-Up Party or a $15 iTunes gift card in the weekly drawings. Read all summer long – we have extra Time Logs!

You can also earn additional raffle tickets by:

  • Checking out books at the circulation desk
  • Attending teen programs
  • Completing book reviews

Thursday Programs

  • Thursday, June 18 @ 6:30 pm – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Book #1 versus Movie #1
  • Thursday, June 25 @ 6:30 pm – Teen Author Jordan Sonnenblick.
    1st 20 Teens registered get a free book!
  • Thursday, July 2 @ 6:30 pm – X-BOX Game Night. Challenge your friends!
  • Thursday, July 9 @ 6:30 pm – No-Sew T-Shirt Craft. Bring your own t-shirt to redesign.
  • Thursday, July 16 @ 6:30 pm – Button-Making Craft. Create buttons from magazines and more.
  • Thursday, July 23 @ 6:30 pm – Rain Reign Book Discussion.
    1st 10 Teens registered get a free copy!
  • Thursday, July 30 @ 6:30 pm – Unmask Your Creativity: Pottery Event. Registration required.
  • Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30 pm – Tie-Dye Event! Teen Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party!

Teen Summer Reading is sponsored by Huntingdon Valley Bank.
Jordan Sonnenblick is appearing courtesy of the MontCo Public Libraries.

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Escape the Ordinary
– Adult Summer Reading

“Escape the Ordinary” is the theme of the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program.  To participate, simply register at the library and start reading! As you finish a book, let us know by giving the book a rating of one to five ‘pows!’  You can write a short review, if you want to share your thoughts with fellow readers. We will make bookmarks out of the reviews!

2015 Adult Summer Reading Flyer with Info and Programs

Earn chances to win a raffle basket!

Each Escape the Ordinary Book Review turned in earns you a chance to win a raffle drawing.  Drawings will be August 12 at the Every Hero Has a Story Wrap Up Party.

Open to anyone 18 and older. Earn a chance to win by registering, another for each book review submitted, and earn a ticket for attending the Adult Summer Reading programs listed below:

Programs:

  • Sports Talk with Rob Charry – Tue, June 30 at 7 pm, 2nd Floor Community Room.  Help us kick off Adult Summer Reading and “Escape the Ordinary” with 94 WIP SportsRadio’s Rob Charry! Open to all!
  • Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting.  We will learn more about this Exhibit from a Docent from the Philadelphia Museum of Art – TBD.
    Uncover the untold story of Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, and their visionary art dealer and champion, Paul Durand-Ruel.  Exhibit runs from June 24, 2015 – September 13, 2015.
  • Front Row Seat to History with Ed Eisen – Thu, July 16 at 7 pm, 2nd Floor Community Room.  In a 52-year media career, journalist/author Ed Eisen has met, interviewed or represented these local, national or international figures on the world stage: CBS Anchor Walter Cronkite, President Gerald Ford, Mother Teresa, Comic Jackie Gleason, World boxing champ Joe Frazier, Princess Grace Kelly and many more.  Ed is also the author of the e-book “Soul for Sale: Confessions of a Philadelphia Spin Doctor” and taught broadcast news journalist at Temple University.  Open to all!
  • escape artistEscape Artist! Paint with Kathleen –Tue, July 21 at 7 pm, 1st Floor Meeting Room.  With artistic staffer Kathleen, you can Escape the Ordinary this summer through art!  She will guide you in creating your own painting to take home.   Suggested donation of $15 for supplies.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.
  • Olive Oil Tasting Fundraiser – Tue, July 28 at 6:30 pm at Olive Lucy Fine Olive Oils and Vinegar Store.  Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a Tasting Event at the store at Valley Court Yard, 2531 Huntingdon Pike.  Tickets are $10 with delicious pairings provided by Olive Lucy’s expert staff.  Sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Friday Movies – Continues through the summer every Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

Brain Teasers – Ask about the weekly Brain Teaser!  We have a crossword, matching games, quizzes and more!  A completed Brain Teaser also wins a chance at the raffle!

COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  CSLP art/graphics are copyrighted by Upstart for exclusive use by CSLP members are are used by permission.  Copying or reproducing these CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited.  For more information, visit www.cslpreads.org.

June 2015 Programs and Events

June 2015 Programs and Events for all ages!

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Summer 2015 Book SaleJune 2015 Calendar – PDF

Friends Used Book Sale – Tuesday, June 10-Saturday, June 13

New Bargain – $3.50 for a Bag of Books from designated areas.

Thurs., June 18 at 6:30 pm
Teens Book. v. Movie! – Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief!  The Huntingdon Valley Bank is helping again with Teen Summer Reading!

Summer Reading News

  • Registration Begins on Monday, June 22
  • Preschool Storytime starts again Monday, June 22
  • Toddler Storytime starts again Tuesday, June 23
  • Crafternoons every Tuesday at 1:30. First is June 23!
  • Philadelphia Zoo Presents Radical Rainforests on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 pm in the Community Room.  All Summer Reading Programs for kids are sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library!
  • Teen Author Jordan Sonnenblick on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30
  • Friday Family Movies every Friday at 11:30 am in the Community Room.  June 26 – Planes: Fire and Rescue
  • Craft a Connection Book Club on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm in the 1st floor meeting room – please RSVP
  • Adult Summer Reading kicks off with Sports Talk with Rob Charry on Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm in the Community Room

Find out More about Summer Reading [coming soon].

 

Science in the Summer – online!

May 4 Online Registration Starts for Science in the Summer
May 4 Online Registration Starts for Science in the Summer

GSK Science in the Summer
Registration Opens Online
for Montgomery County
May 4
at Noon

GSK Science in the Summer, in partnership with The Franklin Institute, is a free science education program that helps elementary school children in the greater Philadelphia area “grow into science.” Through classes held in your local public library, the program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments.

GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.

Special note: For the first time, registration for GSK Science in the Summer™ in the Greater Philadelphia Area is online! To register, you must have a valid email address, which you can create for free through a variety of websites, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Use your home computer or visit your local library to use the public computers to complete the online registration. Registration opens May 4 at noon and will be processed in the order they are received.

How:
Again, registration will be ONLINE OnlyThe process is time sensitive and has multiple parts.  Use your home computer or visit us to use the public computers.  The registration process and policies should be read carefully to avoid any accidental cancellations.

Overview of the Process to register your child for an available session:
Part 1:

  1. Click the registration button (after May 4 at Noon)
  2. Choose the county you live in and click on the library with available registration spaces, which will be posted under the library listing.
  3. Review the session information and click the registration link.
  4. Complete the registration information and submit.

 Part 2:

  1.  Within approximately 20-60 minutes,  an email from ABC Signup will be sent to the email address on the registration form.  Check your junk or spam folder in case the email was filtered by your security settings.
  2. Open the email and the attached link.
  3. Read and electronically sign the release form to complete the registration process.  This form must be submitted within 3 days from receiving it for your child to be accepted into the program.  Your child will be canceled from the session if a signed release form is not submitted within 3 days.
  4. Keep your confirmation emails until the session starts.

Overview of the Process to register your child for a wait list space:
Part 1:

  1. Click the registration button (after May 4 at Noon)
  2. Choose the county you live in and click on the library with available wait list spaces, which will be posted under the library listing.
  3. Review the session information and click the registration link.
  4. Complete the registration information and submit.
  5. Within approximately 20-60 minutes, an email from ABC Signup will be sent to the email address on the registration form. Check your junk or spam folder in case the email was filtered by your security settings.
  6. This email is NOT a confirmed registration.

Part 2:

  1. If a program space opens up, the next child on the wait list will be moved into the open space and the parent/guardian will be notified by email from ABC Signup.
  2. If you receive this email, open it and the attached link to complete Part 2 of the registration process.
  3. Read and electronically sign the release form.
  4. This form must be submitted within 3 days from receiving it for your child to be accepted into the program.  Your child will be canceled from the session if a signed release form is not submitted within 3 days.
  5. Keep your confirmation emails until the session starts.

When:
Science in the Summer is July 20 & 21 for the Huntingdon Valley Library
Level I (grades 2-3) 10 am – Noon
Level II (grades 4-6) 1 pm – 3

Who:
Montgomery County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend.

2015 Course Descriptions

GSK Science in the Summer™ Facts

  • The Franklin InstituteThis year, GSK Science in the Summer™ celebrates 29 years of offering elementary school children a fun and free science experience at public libraries in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
  • This year approximately 5,280 local children will be introduced to the joys of science when they participate in GSK Science in the Summer™ program.
  • GSK Science in the Summer™ is offered free of charge at local libraries.
  • Libraries are important resources for their communities because they provide learning opportunities for children throughout the entire year, including summers.
  • GSK, The Franklin Institute and Philadelphia-area public libraries are partners in the planning and implementation of the program.

May 2015 Programs

May is just around the corner and we have another full month of programs for all ages!

Flyer Gallery:

More to come – stay tuned!

Friday @ 2:00 pm Free Movies

5/1  THE JUDGE (Replaying by request) Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Stars: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Famiga. Rated R (language including some sexual references) 1 hours 41 minutes.

May 8   WHIPLASH – Nominated for 5 Oscars –
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist. Rated R for strong language including some sexual references.  1 hour 41 minutes.

May 15  BIG EYES -A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston. Rated PG (Strong language) 1 hour 54 minutes.

May 22  THE IMITATION GAME –  During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode. Rated PG 13 (Sexual References) 1 hour 47 minutes.

May 29  RETURN TO ZERO – A couple navigate their way through a pregnancy filled with doubt, grief and trepidation. Stars: Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, Alfred Molina. Not Rated. 1 hour 7 minutes.

MOVIES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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