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Library Closed Jan 18 and other News and Events

Library Closed on
Monday, January 18, 2016

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

Visit the New Online Event Calendar for more information

  • Preschool & Toddler Storytimes are On Break.
    Join us again on Mon., Jan. 25 & Tue., Jan. 26.
  • Coloring Book Club – Tue., Jan. 19 – Coloring books and clubs are the latest hot trend.  This activity provides, relaxation, creativity and a chance to get together with friends.  Ages 14 and up.
  • Library Yoga Wed., Jan. 20 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
  • Book Worm Book Club – Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 pm. January’s book selection is Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo. Copies are available at the circulation desk. Open to children in grades 1 and 2. Register Online Today.
  • Friends Book Club – Thur., Jan. 21 at 12:30 pm in the Community Room. This month’s book is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.  Members of the book discussion group do not have to be members of the Friends. All are welcome.
  • Friday Movie – Jan. 22 at 2 pm. Pawn Sacrifice.
    In a gripping true story set during the movie pawn sacfriceheight of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world. Rating PG-13. Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes.  Movies are free and open to the public.
  • Sunday Hours Start – Sun., Jan. 24 – 1 to 5 pm!!

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News and Events for Week of Dec 20

Calendar of Events

Library Holiday Closings:
Closed – Thurs., December 24
Closed – Fri., December 25
Open – Sat., December 26 from 10 am to 5 pm

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Preschool & Toddler Storytimes are On Break.
    Join us again on Mon., Jan. 25 & Tue., Jan. 26.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Dec. 21 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Teen Reading Lounge – Mon., Dec. 21 at 6:30 pm. This is an interactive, non-traditional Book Club exclusively for teens 14-18!  Join us to discuss LET IT SNOW and to design POP-UP CARDS.  Library will provide copies of the book for you to keep.  This is a NO-STRESS BOOK CLUB designed with your busy schedule in mind.   REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
  • Library Yoga Wed., Dec.23 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
  • Holiday Hours – closed Dec. 24 & 25. Open Dec. 26 regular hours.
  • Monday, Dec. 21 – Mah Jongg CANCELED due to HVAC Installation (postponed due to the rain).

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Director’s Corner

The Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library treated us to a wonderful Staff Appreciation Breakfast on Dec. 18 with a delicious spread of goodies.  I want to take a moment to say my own Thank You to our wonderful staff.  I’m especially grateful for my Department Heads – Pam, Glynnis and Tetjana (who has been with the Library since 1984).  They coordinate, train, organize and motivate this fun-tastic team.  That team includes: Jonathan (’97), Jane (’04), Mariel (’05), Marilyn, Jessica, DeAnne, Sunil, Kathleen, Tom, Karen, Meghan, Blessy, Bovas, and our janitorial duo: Rolf (’74) and Tom (’86).  Jeff, the Board liaison to the Friends joined us, too!  As you can see, a good time was had by all.

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Programs and Events for Nov. 29

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This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Preschool StorytimeMon., Nov. 30 at 10:30 to 11:30 am. Preschool storytime with Miss Glynnis.  Children ages 3-5. Join us for books, songs, finger plays, and a craft.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Nov. 30 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Nov 30 TRLTeen Reading Lounge Pottery Event – Mon., Nov. 30 at 6:30 pm. Free Books!  Free Food!  The Teen Lounge is an interactive, non-traditional Book Club exclusively for teens 14-18. The pottery project will be based on the book, The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. The Library will provide free copies of the book to keep. Program underwritten by a Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grant.
  • Toddler StorytimeTues., Dec. 1 at 10:30 am. Toddler storytime with Miss Jessica. Come join us for: interactive stories, songs with finger plays and nursery rhymes on felt board.
  • Library Yoga Wed., Dec. 2 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in. 
  • Write & Illustrate Young Authors Gala -Thurs., Dec. 3 at 7 pm.  Join us to celebrate the 25th Annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest and our many young authors.  First place winning entries will be bound and entered into HVL permanent collection and the winners will receive a bound copy of their entry. First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention winners will receive a prize and a Certificate of Recognition.
  • Library Friday Movie Matinee –  Fri., MaxDec. 4 at 2 pm. Max –  A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler’s grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier’s brother leads to a life-altering revelation in this family-friendly adventure.  Rating: PG  (for action, violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements)  Runtime 1 hour 51 minutes. Movies are free and open to the public.
  • Twirly 2NEW: Twirly Tots Circus – Sat., Dec. 5 at 10:30 am and encore at 11 am. Join Joy for a sing-a-long storytime with hula hoop and juggling tricks!  Registration is required. Check our online calendar for the final location of this (very popular) event.

Events and Program for Oct. 25-31

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Preschool Storytime – Mon., Oct. 26 at 10:30 to 11:30 am. Preschool storytime with Miss Glynnis.  Children ages 3-5. Join us for books, songs, finger plays, and a craft.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Oct. 26 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • TRL continuationTeen Reading Lounge – Mon., Oct. 26 at 6:30 pm.  Free Books!  Free Food!  Continuation!  Teen Reading Lounge is an interactive, non-traditional BOOK CLUB exclusively for teens 14-18.  Join us for our 2nd KICK-OFF PARTY.  Library will provide copies of the book for you to keep!
  • Toddler Storytime – Tues., Oct. 27 at 10:30 am. Toddler storytime with Miss Jessica for children ages 1 and 2 years.  Come join us for: interactive stories, songs with finger plays and nursery rhymes on felt board.
  • Library YogaWed., Oct. 28 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in. 
  • Oct 29 HalloweenKIDS: Halloween Dress-Up Party – Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 pm! in the Community Room. Open to all, Registration requested.
  • FRIENDS: Versatility of Your Heirlooms and Treasures: Fine Jewelry Informative Seminar conducted by Robert Schwartz and Iris Schwartz of Harry Merrill & Son, Jewelers on Thurs., October 29, 2015 at 7 pm in the Multipurpose room.
  • Friday Movie Matinee –  Fri., Oct. 30 at 2 pmClouds of Sils Maria. Clouds of Sils Maria – A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable   reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years. R (language & brief nudity) 2 hours 4 minutes. Movies are free and open to the public.
  • haunted libraryTEENS: Night of Fright -Fri, October 30, 6:30 pm.  Haunted Library! Teens – Join us after-hours for a Night of Fright. Come in costume if you dare! Light refreshments will be served. Registration requested.

    Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Display Case
Features original art by Kathleen Foley, Library Assistant. She will also be leading another Painting with Kathleen program in December!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Release Party and Library Take Over
Tuesday, November 3
7 pm | meet in the Children’s Department
  • ElDiaryection Booth – vote for your favorite book
  • Photo booth – Become one of the characters!
  • Drawing station – Learn to draw Greg’s character step-by-step
  • Trivia Game – test your knowledge of the series
  • Cheese Touch Game
  • Scavenger Hunt throughout the library!
  • Fun prizes
  • Be one of the FIRST to take Old School out of the library
  • Children of all ages welcome and Registration is requested

NEWS:
New eBooks and digital audiobooks have been added to the Library’s OverDrive collection, also known as the Montgomery County Library District Digital Collection.  Interested in seeing JUST what’s available for your IMMEDIATE listening or reading enjoyment?  Or maybe I’m the only impatient one?

  1. Sign in using your Huntingdon Valley card
    Sign in
  2. Click on Advanced Search
  3. Scroll to the bottom and check “Available Now” and hit Search
    Available Now Ebooks
  4. Browse all the great titles that are ready for you to download and enjoy!
Call and schedule a one-on-one Tech Appointment with us if you would like additional help setting up or using your OverDrive account.
Here are some of the new titles added…
Audiobooks:
  • song of fireA Song of Ice and Fire Complete Series (unabridged) by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice
  • At the Water’s Edge: A Novel (unabridged) by Sara Gruen, narrated by Justine Eyre
  • The Boston Girl: A Novel (unabridged) by Anita Diamant, narrated by Linda Lavin
eBooks – fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance:
  • All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
  • all the lightAll the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
  • Between Sisters: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
  • Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff
  • In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
  • Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll
  • Ordinary Grace: A Novel by William Kent Krueger
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant
  • The Door in the Hedge: And Other Stories by Robin McKinley
  • invention ofThe Invention of Wings: A Novel (Original Publisher’s Edition-No Annotations) by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Iron Duke: The Iron Seas Series by Meljean Brook
  • The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
  • The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • The Paris Architect: A Novel by Charles Belfoure
  • The Trouble with Virtue: A Comfortable Wife\A Lady by Day by Stephanie Laurens and Alison DeLaine
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Non-fiction, self-help,  history:
  • wright brLeaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
Upcoming Events:
Identity Theft
ADULTS: Identity Theft Program -Mon, November 2, 6:30 pm. Ameer Blackmon from the Attorney General’s Office, will return to talk about Identity Theft in the
2nd Floor Community Room.
Please RSVP.

Nov 15 ABCs EstateADULTS: ABCs of Estate Planning -Tue, November 10, 6:30 pm. Repeat from Spring! Join us in the 1st Floor Multipurpose room for this Free Seminar.  Please RSVP. Learn how you can protect your family and assets when you die or become disabled by using Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. Bonnie G. Ostrofsky is a past President and an active member of the Rotary Club of Springfield Township. She is also a member of the Montgomery Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Montgomery County Estate Planning Council.

RR of KingADULTS: Railroads of King of Prussia with Michael Shaw -Tue., November 17, 6:30 pm. Climb aboard! 1838 was the first year that railroads entered the township of Upper Merion. Local King of Prussia resident and historian Michael Shaw has spent the better part of one year diligently researching the history of King of Prussia’s railroads, from the past to the present. It’s been quite a ride and the future of the rails may lead back to the past with the reintroduction of passenger service.

Upcoming Events:

  • FOL pottery
    Ceramics Workshop

    Thu, November 12, 1:30 pm. Ceramics Workshop at Create Me Pottery Painting Studio. Cost $25.00 per person includes pottery, paints and firing.  Make your reservations by Monday, November 9, 2015 at The Friends’ Corner in the Library. Sponsored by Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

  • Julia Child Says Bon Appetit! Encore presentation by Linda Kenyon on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 2 pm, after the Friends Book Club.  Free and Open to All!
  • Basket of Books raffle coming this fall and will debut at Bake Sale.
  • Election Day Bake Sale – Nov. 3, 2015 at Pine Road Elementary
  • Election Day Canasta at The White Elephant Restaurant (759 Huntingdon Pike) from 11:30 to 3:300.  Cost: $25. Register with Karen Schwartz.  Proceeds will support the Library’s Art collection, both print and visual!

Programs and Events for Week of Oct 18

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos): 

  • Preschool Storytime – Mon., Oct. 19 at 10:30 to 11:30 am. Preschool storytime with Miss Glynnis.  Children ages 3-5. Join us for books, songs, finger plays, and a craft.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Oct. 19 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Toddler Storytime – Tues., Oct. 20 at 10:30 am. Toddler storytime with Miss Jessica for children ages 1 and 2 years.  Come join us for: interactive stories, songs with finger plays and nursery rhymes on felt board.
  • Medicare 2016Medicare for 2016 -Tue., Oct. 20 at 7 pm. Medicare 2016 will focus on the options available to Medicare beneficiaries who have choices to make during the annual Open Enrollment period (October 15 to December7).  Please RSVP.  Presented by APPRISE.
  • Friends NYC Bus Trip -Wed., Oct. 21 at 8 am.  Double check which bus you’re on – one picks up at the Library and the other at the K-Mart on Street Road.
  • Library Yoga – Wed., Oct. 21 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in. 
  • Craft road show longThur., Oct. 22 at 7 pm Contemporary Craft Art Show Road Show – Philadelphia Museum of Art 39th Annual Craft Show “Road Show” – learn more about the wonder art, crafts, textiles and designs you’ll see in this year’s show.  Discount tickets, too!  Friends Appreciation
    Tea
     at 6:30 pm – join us in thanking the Friends for all they do!
  •  Friday Movie Matinee –  Fri., Oct. 23 at 2 pm.
    Movies are free and open to the public.
  • displaytable.jpg?w=168&h=300Write & Illustrate Your
    Own Book
    Deadline!
     -Sat., Oct. 24 at 5 pm (when the Library closes).  Winners will be notified on Friday, November 20, 2015. Award Ceremony and Reception for Winners: Thursday, December 3,2015 at 7:00 pm upstairs in the Community Room.
    More information here.

Programs and Events for the Week of Oct 12

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • Preschool Storytime – Mon., Oct. 12 at 10:30 to 11:30 am. Preschool storytime with Miss Glynnis.  Children ages 3-5. Join us for books, songs, finger plays, and a craft.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Oct. 12 at 4 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Julia Says, ‘Bon Appétit!’ with Linda Kenyon
    – Mon., Oct 12 at 7 pm.   We will schedule an Encore Performance in November!  We had a great crowd (64) last night and the Friends provides delicious refreshments.
  • Toddler Storytime – Tues., Oct. 13 at 10:30 am. Toddler storytime with Miss Jessica for children ages 1 and 2 years.  Come join us for: interactive stories, songs with finger plays and nursery rhymes on felt board.
  • AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course – Wed., Oct. 14 at 10:30 am. Registration and fee required.
  • Library YogaWed., Oct., 14 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in. 
  • I Wish that I had Duck FeetBook Worm Book Club – Wed., Oct. 14 at 6 pm. Children in grades 1 and 2.  I Wish That I had Duck Feet by Theo LeSieg.  Discuss and create a craft that goes with the story.  Copies available at Library. Registration is required.
  • AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course – Thurs., Oct. 15 at 10:30 am. Second day of the course.
  • Friends Book Club – Thurs., Oct. 15 at 12:30 pm in the Community Room.  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  Open to all!
  • Library LEGO Club – Thurs, Oct. 15 from 4:15 to 5:15 pm.  Grades K-2. Registration is required.
  •  Friday Movie Matinee –  Fri., Oct. 16 at 2 pm.
    farewell partyThe Farewell Party.  A unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. Unrated. 1 hour 35 minutes. Movies are free and open to the public.
  • Rhythm Babies Music Class – Sat., Oct. 17 10:15 to 11:00 am.  Lively 45-minute monthly class for you and your little loves.  Children of all ages welcome. Registration is required.
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Week of Sept 13 Programs and News

This Week’s Library Events (and Photos):

  • NOTICE: No Air Conditioning in Community Room.  The ambient temperature is about 77 upstairs, so please dress accordingly.  We do have fans.
  • Storytime Break – Both Toddler and Preschool storytimes will resume after September 21.
  • Sit N Knit – Mon., Sept. 14 at 4:00 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Super Sitter Babysitting Course – Tues., Sept. 15 at 6:30 pm.  Continues on Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Registration is closed at this time.
  • Library YogaWed., Sept. 16 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in. 
  • Book Club  – Sept. 17 at 12:30 pm. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro.
  • lego club flyerLego Club – Sept. 17 at 4:15 pm in the multipurpose room. Grades K-2.  Come be creative with us! Registration is required.
  • Pirate Storytime – Sept. 18 at 10:30 am in the Community Room. Talk Like a Pirate Dress-up Storytime.  Ahoy, matey!  Join us in your best pirate wear for stories, games, crafts and buried treasure!  Registration is required.
  •  Friday Movie Matinee –  Fri., Sept. 18  at 2 pm.  The Longest Ride The lives of a The Longest Rideyoung couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love. Rating: PG-13 (for sexuality, partial nudity) 2 hours 8 minutes.  Movies are free and open to the public.
Online Catalog | My Account Quiz
  1. Only Library Staff can turn on the Reading History feature on your account, letting you to keep track of the books you’ve check out.  T/F
  2. You can create your own User ID to access your account.  T/F
  3. You can NOT renew your materials from home. T/F
Notice:   If you log into your account on a PUBLIC computer, please Log Out when you are done to protect your privacy and personal information.

Answer Key:
  1. FALSE!  YOU can turn on the reading history feature from My Account > My Record > Contact Information and Preferences.  You can also update your contact information, too.

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  2. TRUE!  From the MY ACCOUNT link to the MCLINC catalog on OUR Web site at www.hvlibrary.org, you can Create a Username (unique within the system, so you may need to get creative).  So, you only have to use that long library card number the first time you access your account online.  My Username is a whole 4 characters long and much easier to remember!
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    You can also CHANGE this Username and update your Password from My Account > My Record:
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  3. FALSE!  You can RENEW your items from My Account (if there is nobody waiting for the item, you still have renewals left, and you are under the $10 threshold for fees).  Just select the item(s) you want to renew and click “Renewe Selected Items”.
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