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I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.

~ Carl Sagan
American astronomer, Astrophysicist, and Author

January 29, 2015

10:00 AM - Library Opens

10:00AM - Just For Me Class

8:00 PM - Library Closes

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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. 

News @ UPVL!

UPV Library's Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Saturday, February 7, 7-10:30pm

It's our biggest fundraiser of the year! We'll have "The Main Line Wine Guy" back to guide us through our wine list along with delicious hors d'oeuvres and plenty of interesting silent auction items. Tickets are $50 each. Drop off or mail your check to the library to reserve a spot. Please include your name and phone number. It's an enjoyable way to support your library!

Valentines For Vets

Ongoing

We are making valentines to give to our military vets and local police officers. Stop in and use our materials to send a little love out in the world.

E-Reader Class

Wednesday, February 4th at 6:00 pm

Did Santa bring you a new Kindle or Nook? Then this class is for you. Learn how to use your new device to download e-books from the library. This class is hands on so please bring your device and your library card. Call 215-679-2020 to reserve a seat.

Socrates Cafe

Thursday, February 5 at 1:00pm 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 February is Who is responsible to feed a country? Is it the government, the community, the individuals, volunteer groups, business? Come share your thoughts with us.

Weapons & Sidearms of the Revolutionary & Civil Wars

Monday, February 9 at 7pm

Speaker Michael Jesberger will be in the library discussing the military tools of our nation's past.

Fiction Book Club In The Works

We've got a small group of patrons interested in meeting to discuss general fiction titles. The first session is scheduled for February 19th from 6:30-7:30pm to discuss The End of Your Life Book Club. Please talk to Kelly at the library if you are interested.

Weekly Bridge for Adults

Every Wednesday afternoon at 1pm

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

Tiny Explorers for Preschoolers

There is STILL ROOM! Second Wednesday of every month at 10:30am

Join Miss Wendy for this new program for 3-5 year olds! Incorporating the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), Miss Wendy will read stories and do related experiments or activities. Registration is required. Contact the library at 215-679-2020 to sign up!

Storytimes

Babygarten for Infants - Mondays 10am
Ages 1 thru 3 - Mondays 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages 3 thru 6 - Tuesdays 10:30am - 11:15am
Preschool Play N Learn Storytime - 2nd & 4th Friday of the month - 10:00am

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.

There will be no story times the week of December 29th.

Storytimes Schedule and Topics...

Scrabble for Adults

Monday, February 23 at 6:00pm

Drop in on this small, but devoted group for a friendly game of scrabble. You may bring you own board or use ours. Beginners welcome.

Library Closed on President's Day, February 16

Upper Perkiomen Valley Library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 16th for Presidents' Day.

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.

Are you a frequent shopper at Redner's?

If you are, helping the library is as simple as giving us your receipts. Redner's will donate 1% of all eligible purchases made with a Save-A-Tape card to the library. Receipts must be less than 2 years old. It's a great way to help the library!!

In 2014, your Redner's receipts helped us raise over $900 for the library. Thanks and keep those Redner's Save-A-Tape receipts coming!!

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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 Onlypreview sale for members of the Friends of the Library on Thursday evening, May 2nd 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 behind 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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Sassafras Science Adventure Book & Science Club

Starts Friday, September 5th - 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.

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