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In hard times, libraries are more important than ever. Human beings need what books give them better than any other medium. Since ancient nights around prehistoric campfires, we have needed myth. And heroes. And moral tales. And information about the world beyond the nearest mountains or oceans.

~ Pete Hamill
Columnist, New York Daily News

March 27, 2015

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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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The Upper Perkiomen Valley Library is a local resource for research and entertainment for the public.  This web site is an extension of our services, providing quality links and information.  Feel free to browse the website and look for everything from books to upcoming events.  Please Contact Us with any questions or comments you have about our website or the services we provide. 

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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.

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

Weekly Bridge for Adults

Every Wednesday afternoon at 1pm

This low key group meets weekly to play bridge. Drop ins and beginners are welcome.

Socrates Cafe

Thursday, April 2nd @ 1pm. This conversation group meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:00pm.

The idea behind the Socrates Café is that we learn more when we question and even more when we question with others. There are over 600 gatherings around the world today who meet to discuss a variety of topics, learn from each other and share the common goal of making a more inclusive world. If you like to go a little deeper in your conversations, drop by this monthly exchange.

The topic for April is What do we know is true? The topic for May is Can we experience reality directly or are we caught in interpretations? Come share your thoughts with us.

Book Club for Adults

Tuesday, April 21, 7-8 pm
This month we will discuss The Peripheral, a science fiction thriller by William Gibson. Copies of the book are available at the library for immediate check out! All are welcome.

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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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.

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!

Sassafras Science Adventure Book & Science Club

This session started Friday, September 5th, 2014 THIS CLASS HAS FILLED, but keep us in mind for next year. It's great for home schoolers.

This club, for children in 3rd to 5th grades, will meet on the first Friday of each month beginning September 5th. Class size is limited to 10 children, so don't delay.

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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.

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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Thank you to our Wine Tasting Sponsors

The following businesses provided financial sponsorship for our 24th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. Thank you!

Platinum Level
Stauffer Glove & Safety and Entrance Systems, Inc.

Silver Level
Gillespie Electric and QNB

Dessert Level
J.P. Goetz Automotive, Perkiomen Animal Hospital, PPL, and Sands Ford

Business Level
Douglas K. Atno, DDS, The Barndt Agency, GL Godshall Plumbing, Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, and Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory

Library Parking Reminder

The library has limited parking spaces in the Loft Apartments parking lot located on Bitting Alley. Patrons are to use the spaces on the far right next to the bamboo and the three closest spaces in front of the recycling bin. The other spaces are for residents of the Lofts Apartments. Street parking is available on Main Street. Additional parking for storytimes and special events is available at Bitting and 4th behind First Niagara Bank. The Lofts have been generous with us by covering snow removal and parking lot lighting costs. Please do not park in the apartment spaces.

Now Hiring

Part-Time Support Staff Position Open

We are looking for a conscientious and friendly person to join our circulation desk staff. General computer skills and a great customer service attitude are required. 15 hours per week including Thursday nights and Saturdays. Submit application or resume to 350 Main Street, Red Hill, PA 19086.

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