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April 25, 2015

10:00 AM - Library Opens

10:00AM - Used Book Sale

2:00 PM - Library Closes

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2015 Friends of the Library Book Sale

Come browse through our large selection of books for sale. The sale will be held during regular library hours.

Friday, April 24th through Saturday, May 2nd

Special Members Only preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library on Thursday evening, April 23rd (Please note corrected date) from 6-8 pm (you can become a member at the door for $10 and get a sneak peek!)

◊ Sale is held in the basement of our library in our Discovery Science room.

◊ $4 brown bag sale will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm. Bags will be provided.

Please call the library at 215-679-2020 for more information or to donate books. We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, or moldy books.

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Discovery Science Room Schedule - Attention Parents!

Our science room is closed through May 5th due to our Friends' used book sale. Thank you for your cooperation.

Zentangle Workshop

Think you can't draw? THINK AGAIN! Zentangle artist Randall Taylor-Craven will be here on April 29th at 7:00 pm to teach us this beautiful craft that can be meditative and is always creative! Sign up at the library or call us at 215-679-2020. This program is for patrons 18 and older.

All participants will create a free Zentangle tile of their own to take home!

Science in Summer is Coming!

This year's theme is Oceanography. There are some changes this year:

◊ Registration for Science in Summer will begin May 4th at 12:00 NOON! There will be no registrations taken before then.

◊ Registrations MUST be made online. The link will be posted before May 4th. NO phone registrations will be taken.

Spring Garden Tour

Saturday, May 9, 9am-2pm

Start planning your Mother's Day weekend now! Visit the historic Andreas Reid property (current home of John & Linda Haines) in Pennsburg to tour the beautiful gardens. You may also tour the museum of our region's finest collection of antique trucks, vehicles and equipment including historic carriages, antique race cars, and Roy Roger's jeep, Nellybelle.

◊ The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the library.

◊ The Andreas Reid property is located at 3327 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg, PA

Wedding Planning Workshop

Wednesday, May 13 @ 7pm

Getting married...know someone who is? Don't miss our wedding planning workshop! Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task so get some help form local wedding planner, Gina Mauer. She'll explain how to avoid major stressors during the planning process and give tips on creating the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Sign up by stopping by or calling the library at 215-679-2020

Make Music Upper Perk

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS! The 3rd Annual Make Music Upper Perk is looking for local musicians. Register here from February 1st - April 30th for this great FREE event to be held June 21st, 2015

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Are you the parent, grandparent or caregiver of a child who is not yet in Kindergarten? We have a GREAT program for you and the child in your life...

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN is a program to help get children exposed to books and story time before they start Kindergarten and to promote reading with children. The more children are exposed to books at home, the more ready they will be for reading & school.

◊ If you read three stories a day, your child will have read over 1,000 books in One Year

It's really simple! All you have to do is...

◊ Register at the Library and pick up your Booklog

◊ Color a picture in the booklog for every book read

◊ Bring the booklog in after you've colored 100 pictures to get a sticker

◊ After you've read 500 books, we will put your name on our "I've Read 500 Books" Wall of Fame

◊ After you've finished 1,000 books, your child will get a plethora of prizes and honors!

This free program has no end date, just try to finish before they begin Kindergarten!

Stop in at the library or call us at 215-679-2020 for more information and to get started!

Community Thrift Shop

Did you know a portion of the proceeds from The Community Thrift Shop go to the library?

It's true! Their profits are shared by the library, The Open Link, The Community Life Center in East Greenville, and RSVP (a local volunteer clearinghouse). Please support The Community Thrift Shop at 834 Bitting Alley in Red Hill by shopping or donating clothes and household items. They can also use volunteers to sort donations or run the cash register.

Shop Amazon Smile and Help the Library

Shopping at Amazon? Go to Amazon Smile, choose Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, then shop as you normally would. There is no cost to you, but the library gets a portion of your total sale.

Computer Classes

Computer classes are a great way to expand your knowledge! We are scheduling our classes for Spring 2015. Class size is limited and each session costs $5 to cover our expenses. Either sign-up in the library or call (215) 679-2020 to reserve your seat! Priority will be given to those who have paid in advance.

◊ Monday, April 13th, 7:00 pm PC Basics: Learn your way around a computer - basic mouse skills, document manipulation, file saving, etc. This class is FULL

◊ Wednesday, April 15th, 7:00 pm Introduction to the Internet: This class will help you navigate online, create a g-mail account and give you general tips on using the internet more safely and effectively.

◊ Monday, May 4th, 7:00 pm Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007: For those with basic mouse skills, this class will introduce you to Excel and teach you how to navigate spreadsheets, formulas & more.

COMING THIS FALL - Power Point & Publisher Classes! We are scheduling classes for these great programs for September and October of 2015, keep your eye on our website for more information as it becomes available!

If you are unable to attend a scheduled class, but would like basic help with your computer or programs, please contact the library at 215-679-2020 to speak with someone to schedule additional one-on-one time with a staff member.

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