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If you cut funding to libraries, you cut the lifeblood of our community.

~ Richard Daily
Former Mayor of Chicago

April 16, 2014

10:00 AM - Library Opens

1:00PM - Bridge Club

8:00 PM - Library Closes

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Simba the Snake

Come out and visit our friendly snake Simba!  He’s our 4 year-old corn snake that loves to be held.  See pictures and find out when you can come and hold him or watch a feeding.

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News @ UPVL!

Library Closed for Good Friday

Good Friday - Friday, April 18

The Upper Perkiomen Valley Library will be closed for Good Friday on Friday, April 18. The library will reopen at 10:00am on Saturday April 19.

Although the library doors will be locked, you can still reserve and renew materials online, borrow eBooks, or return materials by placing them in our drop box by the main entrance to the library.

Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 UPV Library Annual Poetry Contest. This year, we received over 200 submissions. Winning poems were read during Family Night at the Library on April 10 and are currently on display. Thanks for everyone who helped make this event a big success.

See all the winners!

Simba's Feeding Day!

Wednesday @ 5:00 pm

Come see nature in action!
We feed Simba, our 4-foot long corn snake, each Wednesday at 5pm.

Learn more about Simba...

Spring Raffle

2014 Family Pool Membership at the YMCA and Fun Pack

Tickets $1 each and 6 for $5. Drawing to be held on Monday, May 19th All proceeds to benefit UPV Library.

The Stitch Niche

Next Meeting Tuesday, April 22nd @ 7:00pm

The UPV Library has started a group for patrons that knit, crochet, or do any other needlework. The group will meet at 7:00pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Library's community room. If you are interested in participating in this group, please contact Joyce at 215-679-2020.

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Birding 101

Wednesday, April 23 @ 7:00pm

Learn about birding this Spring. Our speaker will cover what to look for when birdwatching, what equipment is useful, and where to go locally for the best experience.

More information...

Friends of the Library - Used Book Sale

Friday, April 25 - Saturday May 3 during library hours

◊ Friends Preview Night - Thursday April 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

◊ Brown Bag Sale - Saturday May 3, 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Science in the Summer Signup

Signup Starts May 1st
--- No Early Signups ! ---

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and presented by the Franklin Institute, Science in the Summer returns to the UPV Library July 2nd and 3rd.

Two sessions will be held, the morning session for children entering 2nd and 3rd grades in the fall, and the afternoon session for children entering 4th through 6th grades. Signup must be done in person at the library. This year's topic: Chemistry.

Get all the details!

Make Music Upper Perk - Call for Musicians

Musicians Sign-up through April 30th
National Music Day - June 21, 2014

Once again, Make Music Upper Perk will be participating in National Music Day, June 21, 2014. Musicians will be playing in many public venues including the UPV Library, the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, the Java Good Day Cafe, and other locations.

Last year, the library featured musicians playing a harp, dulcimers, and banjos at various times throughout the day (read article). Anyone can participate and share their talents, but registration ends April 30.

More info - Make Music Upper Perk

Upcoming Computer Training

Microsoft Powerpoint
Wednesdays, May 7 & 14. 6:30pm-8:30pm

This 2-part class will cover the basics of creating a professional slideshow presentation using the Microsoft PowerPoint environment.
More information...

Family Night - Oragami Storyteller

Thursday, May 15 @ 7:00pm

Bring the family to see a storytelling origami show with Megan Hicks. As she tells the story, she will bring it to life with origami. After the show, Megan will teach those interested in ho to fold paper, so come try your hand at origami!

Body Mapping

Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00pm

Have you ever purchased a clothing pattern only to find out that the garment didn’t fit properly after completion? Try body mapping! Speaker Chuck Faust, a re-enactor with 15+ years of experience producing historically accurate clothing will demonstrate how to “map” your figure to make perfectly fitting clothes.


Ages 1 thru 3 - Mondays 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages 3 thru 6 - Tuesdays 10:30am - 11:15am

Storytimes inspire lifelong reading habits, encourage a love of children's literature, give children and caregivers a positive experience with the library. Join the fun with Miss Wendy at one of our Storytimes featuring music, books, crafts, and more. No signup necessary.

Storytimes Schedule and Topics...

Summer Reading Club - Call for Sponsors

We Need Your Help To Make Our Summer Reading Club a Success!

If you, your family, or your business would like to support our summer reading club for 2014, please contact "Miss" Wendy at the library (215-679-2020). The Summer Reading Club will run from June 14 - August 16.

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