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News about the Lower Moreland Township, Huntingdon Valley and the Library!

September 2016 Friends Events

September 1 Monthly Meeting and Program

Join the Friends on Thursday, September 1 for a meeting at 12:30 and program following at 1:30 pm.  All are invited – you don’t have to be a Friend to come to the meeting or program!

Labor Day weekend is around the corner and September is still time to extend the summer.

Join us at the Friends September meeting for ideas on going “Beyond the Bell” in Philly


A Guide’s View of Things to do and Places to Go for Adults and Kids

Bob Skiba is a certified Philadelphia Tour Guide with 16 years’ experience.  He specializes in walking tours throughout the city and is the co-author of “Lost Philadelphia” and “Philadelphia Then and Now.”  Bob is the co-founder and past president of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and Secretary of the National Federation of Tour Guide Associations.

New York City Bus Trip

friends bus trip sept newWednesday, September 28, 2016

Destination: Times Square
TKTS Booth
Cost:  $40, payable by Sept. 16

Bus 1 is FULL –

Depart: 8:00 AM
Place:  Philmont Country Club
Depart NYC:  5:30 PM

Explore the City….see a show

Bus 2 – Add Your Name to the List by Sept. 8
Register: Friends Station at Huntingdon Valley Library, Cost will be $40
Sign up by September 8th and if there is sufficient interest, a second bus will be ordered to depart from the HV Library

Used Book Sale

Friends Book Sale September 2016Members Only Preview Night
Tuesday, September 20 at 7 pm.
Join at the Door
Membership costs only $10
Lower Lever – Friends Book Room

Wednesday, Sept. 21 – 10 am to 9 pm
Thursday, Sept. 22 – 10 am to 9 pm
Friday, Sept. 23 – 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 24 – 10 am to 4 pm

Proceeds benefit the Friends, who support the Library!


Book Club

Let’s Discuss…
It’s always a spirited discussion with the HV Library Friends Book Club.

Join as we talk about:
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 12:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

Open to all!

Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 8

The Friends Need YOU!
Don your Baker’s Hat and share your baking favorites for our Election Day Bake Sale. More information will be available at upcoming member meetings: Oct. 6 and Nov. 3.

Weekly Games

Let the games continue…
Ongoing games include

  • Mah Jongg on Mondays with proceeds directly supporting the Movie Collection
  • Canasta on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with proceeds directly supporting the Audiobook Collection

Parking available in the rear and auxiliary lots. Carpooling is greatly appreciated.

New Web Site!

In January 2016, we launched a new WordPress Web Site for  This site served us well since 2012 and will continue to be home to the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library information and our archive for newsletters, Library Board meeting minutes and Annual Reports.

Thank you!


News and Events for week of Jan 3

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., Jan. 4 at 4:00 pm for knitters of all levels and ages!
  • Library Yoga Wed., Jan. 6 at 10:30 am in Community Room with Theresa Landolfi. $7 per session, drop in.
  • Library Friday Movie Matinee – Fri. Jan. 8 at 2:00 pm. Amy.  AmyDespite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul. Rated R (for language and drug material)  Run time: 2 hours 8 minutes.


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Annual Appeal 2015

Dear Neighbors,

We asked why you love the Huntingdon Valley Library and you told us:

  • It’s like a home away from home.
  • They have puppet shows, toys and movies. Also I really like the Star Wars books.
  • Everyone here is so nice.

The Board of Trustees and staff strive to meet your expectations for exceptional service. We want you to have a library that enriches your life and community.

We need your help. With your financial donations, the library can continue to be the place you go to engage your curiosity, explore your interests and enjoy a story, program or friendship.

Your contributions are tax-deductible and help us to expand our programs, services and collections.  Please note, this is a direct appeal from the Board of the Huntingdon Valley Library, not our support organization, the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

Donate Today

Through your support of the Huntingdon Valley Library…

  • Crafternoon Fun
    Crafternoon Fun

    A dad and his child find a fun, safe place to enjoy story times, books and the occasional “crafternoon”

  • A job seeker finds work with the support of our helpful staff, using our free internet access and computers
  • A school child improves her reading comprehension and gets creative in the Craft-a-Connection book club
  • A teen and her friends explore new ideas, books and cultures as part of the Teen Reading Lounge
  • A senior citizen attends our Friday movies for free entertainment and to see her friends
  • A local college student studies for his entrance exams in a comfortable, quiet study area.
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Historic Walk with Rachel B.

Thank you for your generosity,

Sharon Moreland-Sender

Donate Online Today

or Print Out 2015 Annual Appeal and
Mail a check to Huntingdon Valley Library

 Does your employer offer a Matching Gifts program?  We will work with you to take advantage of the program.

2015 Board:

  • Eleanor Schneider, President and former Commissioner
  • Jack Bernstein, Vice President
  • Judy Trichon, Treasurer
  • Miryam Roddy, Secretary
  • David Silver
  • Jeff Rubin
  • Rita Kenney
  • Hilarie Weiss
  • Ferdinand Gonzales, Commissioner
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Super Hero Summer Reading

The Huntingdon Valley Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. A copy of the registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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

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…
  • 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:
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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!

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)

Youth_facebook_2Every Hero Has a Story
– 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.


– 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:


  • 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!

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June 2015 Programs and Events

June 2015 Programs and Events for all ages!


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].


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.


Teen Events at the Library


Huntingdon Valley, PA, April 1, 2015: The Huntingdon Valley Library is excited to kick off the spring with new teen events!

Teen bingoFirst, teens can come and enjoy After-Hours Bingo on April 24th at 5:30 pm. This event is open to teens ages 12-18, and will include a cookie bar and prizes upstairs in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

Also, with so much pressure to keep up academically and socially, the Huntingdon Valley Library is offering teens the opportunity to interact in a no-stress book club that focuses on a love of literature and the humanities.

TRL datesThrough a competitive grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Library is excited to host Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book club designed exclusively for teens ages 14-18.

The Library chose Henna House, a coming-of-age story by local author Nomi Eve, as the program’s featured book. Teens who attend the program will receive a free copy.

Teens have a few opportunities to participate in the Teen Reading Lounge:

  • On April 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Library will host a book discussion about Henna House, and the teens will have the opportunity to make dream catchers.
  •  On April 22nd from 7-9 pm, teens will participate in a creative workshop where they will MEET AUTHOR Nomi Eve, as well as have to opportunity to experience henna applied by a professional henna artist.
  •  On May 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Library will host a workshop about dreams and their role in literature, and will feature guest speaker Ken Kaplan.

The Teen Reading Lounge is open to all teens ages 14-18. No special knowledge is required to participate. Refreshments will be served.

To register and pick up a free copy of the book, please contact the Library at 215-947-5138.

 Teen Reading Lounge was created for public libraries by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to encourage teens – the next generation of Pennsylvania’s library community – to read and talk about literature that matters to them. Through informal book discussion and individual projects, libraries foster creativity in teens and expand on critical thinking skills learned in the classroom. In addition, teens learn to value the role their library plays in offering fun, relevant programs. This program is funded by the Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.