December 2014 Programs for All

The Huntingdon Valley Library invites you to attend one or all of our upcoming events in December:

Taste of Italy flyerThe Board of Trustees announces the Taste of Italy Wine and Dine Fundraiser on Monday, December 1 at 7 pm at Simpatico! restaurant at 2519 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA. We will pair interesting Italian wines with each course of the four-course meal and have information on the wines served. Tickets are available now online for $50 per person through the library’s Web site at or by check payable to “Huntingdon Valley Library” at 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Join us for wine, food and fun while supporting the Library’s capital improvement fund.

Join us to celebrate creativity at the 24th Annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Young Authors Gala on Thursday, December 4 at 7 pm with special guest and author Marie-Helene Bertino, the very first contest winner. Each 1st place winner will have a copy of their book bound and added to the library’s circulating collection. They will also receive their own copy bound to keep. Marie-Helene Bertino’s illustrated story The Dream Crystal won the Write and Illustrate Your Own Book contest in 1990. Her debut full-length novel 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas, a Barnes & Noble Fall ’14 Discover Great New Writers pick, is available now. Her debut collection of short stories Safe as Houses received The 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award. She hails from Philadelphia but lives in Brooklyn, where she teaches at NYU, The Sackett Street Writers, and in the low-res MFA program at IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts). For more information, please visit:

Dec 2014 Readaloud storytimeMeet local author Michal Noah at a Read-Aloud Storytime on Saturday, December 6 at 10:30 am. Noah will read from her award winning children’s book, A-Z The Universe in Me and from her new book, I’ll See You in My Dreams. Get pictures with characters from her story and take home a coloring page. All ages are welcome and registration is requested.

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, December 10 from 10 am to 5 pm for staff to receive training on the mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect with volunteers from the Valley Youth Center and librarians from across Montgomery County. The Library will be open from 5 pm to 9 pm or you can renew and place materials on hold online at .

Basketsofbooks (1) Basketsofbooks (3)The Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library will draw the winners for this year’s Baskets of Books and Prizes contest prior to the Thursday, December 11 program at 7 pm with architectural photographer and author Vincent Feldman.
FEldman City abandonedAs seen in the Philadelphia Inquirer Photo-Op: Overdue, the haunting photographs of Vincent Feldman in his book City Abandoned share the history of the city through its architecture. For more information about the photographer and to see samples of his beautiful photographs visit Please RSVP for a complementary reminder prior to the event.

Young readers can sign up to read to a dog on Saturday, December 13 from 11 am to noon. Children in Kindergarten to 5th grade can reserve a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog in a small group. Please sign up at the circulation desk or by phone at 215-947-5138.

JDec 2014 Winter Wonderlandoin us to celebrate the season with a Winter Wonderland Storytelling Show! On Monday, December 15 at 4:30 pm, you are invited to an interactive winter themed storytelling event with professional storyteller Judy England-McCarthy. Judy will share original and well-known winter tales using props and puppets. All ages welcome and registration is requested.

The Library will be closed for business on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25. The library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 31 and be closed Thursday, January 1 for New Years Day.


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