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Thursday May 13, 2021 Go To Top
lib_book_hand.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Alliance Reading Circle Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

This new group for teens meets regularly to share resources, personal experiences, and books to educate and equip each of us to be a better ally, an active anti-racist, and an agent for social equity. New topics will be covered each month, guided by student needs and requests. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome.

Participants in this program will be given access to a recommended reading list in advance of our meeting. Students are also encouraged to find their own resources to share with the group, which can include books, websites, blog posts, graphic novels, or any other resource that the student has found to be helpful. 

Registration is required.

For students in grades 6-12.

    Location: Zoom
       
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
        There are many spaces available.
Friday May 14, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_teens.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

The Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) is Huntingdon Valley Library's group of youth advisors in grades 9-12. T.A.B. meets with library staff once a month to brainstorm ideas, prepare for events, and work on creative projects that improve our library, all while earning service hours!

The HVL Teen Advisory Board is full at this time. We are not currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year, but you may email Beth at HVLYSA@mclinc.org to be added to the T.A.B. waitlist. Thank you for your interest. 

Teen Advisory Board is for students in grades 9-12.

    Location: Zoom
Thursday May 20, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art with Anita Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Adult Art Class (Ages 16+)

Join Anita as she provides step-by-step instructions for how to create your own Watercolor Spring Landscape.

Kits are $5 and include:

Watercolor Spring Landscape Supply List

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor set with Brush
  • Flat Brush

***What You Will Need to Supply

  • Pencil with an eraser
  • Paper plate for palette
  • Plastic cup for water
  • Paper towels for wiping brushes   

Kits will be available for pickup from Monday, May 10th to Monday, May 17th.

Register to receive the Zoom Link. If the class fills, feel free to join the waitlist to receive the link to watch without a kit, or provide your own supplies.

For questions or assistance, contact Christy DeMallie at cdemallie@mclinc.org.

    Location: Zoom
        There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday May 25, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare 101 Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Zoom
        There are 22 spaces available.
Saturday May 29, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Memorial Day Weekend Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Sunday May 30, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Memorial Day Weekend Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Monday May 31, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Memorial Day Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Tuesday June 1, 2021 Go To Top
social_zoom_camera.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM First Tuesday Talks - Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

This month's First Tuesday Talks with: Beekeeper Allan Latzani from Yerkes Honey Farms

First Tuesday Talks with a different person every month about different topics of interest to the local community. 

The program meets via Zoom, and generally starts with a brief presentation, and ends with a period of questions and answers.

To submit suggestions for speakers or topics of information, please email cdemallie@mclinc.org.
Please use 1st Tuesday topic suggestions in the subject line.

 

    Location: Online
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday June 3, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Meeting Picnic Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Bring your own chair and food and join us for an outdoor Friends meeting picnic.

Masks and social distancing will be required.

 

    Location: Outside the Library
Monday June 14, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club- Leave the World Behind Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a friendly discussion of Leave the World Behind byt Rumaan Alam.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Please RSVP to receive the zoom link.

    Location: Zoom
Thursday June 17, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Book Club - Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Friends for a discussion of Have you seen Luis Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

ALL are welcome.

RSVP for the zoom link.

    Location: Zoom
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Saturday June 19, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Book Bonanza Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Friends outdoor Book Bonanza!

Grab your summer reads for a small donation.
 

    Location: Outside the Library
Monday June 21, 2021 Go To Top
lib_books.png 10:00 AM Summer Learning Program Begins Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Summer Learning Program! This summer's theme, "Tails and Tales," features animals stories. Use Beanstack* (on the app or a web browser) to log your reading, log activities, write reviews, and submit tickets for prizes. Reading Challenges are available for all ages. Sign up directly on Beanstack or visit the library to pick up a Summer Learning folder (available for children & teens) with information on how to join Beanstack, plus a few small goodies.

Summer Learning Program dates
June 21-August 1

Learn more details at: http://hvlibrary.org/children/reading-programs/ 

*Paper logs will be available to those who prefer them or do not have internet access, but all information will have to be added to Beanstack in order to submit tickets for raffle prizes. Library staff will be available to assist patrons with this process. All paper logs must be submitted to the library in person by close of business on Friday, July 30 (earlier is better for staff!). All prizes must be picked up at the library (we are unable to mail prizes).

Wednesday June 23, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading_together.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Facebook or YouTube* for our Virtual Storytime! Each week, there will be a new theme with stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills.

Storytime is recommended for preschoolers and toddlers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
       
 
anim_turtle.png 7:00 PM  -  7:40 PM Turtle Dance Music - Tails and Tales! A Music, Bubble and Comedy Dance Party! Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join Mr. Matt from Turtle Dance Music for this interactive virtual program! Flap your wings, jump up and down like five little monkeys jumping on the bed, and roar like a polar bear! This performance celebrates famous children's stories and songs about animals, including a few written by adults on the autism spectrum! The show will also celebrate biodiversity - the more wild our planet is, the healthier it is! Kids will dance, sing, laugh, use their imaginations and connect with new friends. The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 40-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.

Recommended for patrons of all ages.
[Sensory-Friendly/Autism-Friendly]

Event will be held live via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Learn more about Turtle Dance Music at https://turtledancemusic.com/about/.

    Location: Zoom
       
Friday June 25, 2021 Go To Top
people_baby_pram.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Bounce & Rhyme Babytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join Miss Vanessa on Facebook or YouTube* for this lapsit Storytime featuring songs, rhymes, movement, and books for the youngest library patrons. Introduce your little ones to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word, and give them a head start on language learning.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for at least one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
       
Monday June 28, 2021 Go To Top
z_cust_adults.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 50th Gettysburg Reunion Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

“They Meet Again - The Gettysburg Veterans Reunion of 1913”

 

The 1913 Gettysburg reunion was a Gettysburg Battlefield encampment of American Civil War veterans honoring the 50th anniversary of the famous battle. The June 29–July 4 gathering of 53,407 veterans was the largest ever Civil War veteran reunion. The lecture will discuss the planning, logistics and personal stories from the event including original photos. Join historical reenactor, lecturer, and tour guide Michael Jesberger for a discussion on this story of Pennsylvania Civil War history.

    Location: Online
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday June 29, 2021 Go To Top
lib_comic_book.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Youth Author Visit - Grades 3-6 Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

In this live virtual Zoom event, New York Times-bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka will show students how he went from being a drawing-loving kid to a widely-published adult and how he brings his ideas from sketchbook to printed book. This event is targeted to middle grade students and will will focus on the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Star Wars: Jedi Academy series. Event is part of the Montgomery County Libraries "One Summer, One Author" Youth Author Events.

Recommended for students entering grades 3-6 in the fall. Registration is required. Register at:
linktr.ee/mcyae

Make sure to choose Huntingdon Valley Library as your home library when registering. Ten Huntingdon Valley Library patrons will be randomly chosen to win a free copy of the first book in the Lunch Lady series!

    Location: Zoom
Wednesday June 30, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading_together.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Facebook or YouTube* for our Virtual Storytime! Each week, there will be a new theme with stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills.

Storytime is recommended for preschoolers and toddlers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
        There are many spaces available.
 
lib_writing.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Youth Author Visit - Grades 6-12 Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

In this live virtual Zoom event, New York Times-bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka will show students how he went from being a drawing-loving kid to a widely-published adult and how he brings his ideas from sketchbook to printed book. This event is targeted to middle school & high school students. Jarrett will be discussing his teen graphic novel Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction, which was a National Book Award Finalist. Event is part of the Montgomery County Libraries "One Summer, One Author" Youth Author Events.

Recommended for students entering grades 6-12 in the fall. Registration is required. Register at:
linktr.ee/mcyae

Make sure to choose Huntingdon Valley Library as your home library when registering. Ten Huntingdon Valley Library patrons will be randomly chosen to win a free copy Hey, Kiddo!

    Location: Zoom
Sunday July 4, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Independence Day Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Wednesday July 7, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading_together.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Facebook or YouTube* for our Virtual Storytime! Each week, there will be a new theme with stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills.

Storytime is recommended for preschoolers and toddlers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
       
Friday July 9, 2021 Go To Top
people_baby_pram.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Bounce & Rhyme Babytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join Miss Vanessa on Facebook or YouTube* for this lapsit Storytime featuring songs, rhymes, movement, and books for the youngest library patrons. Introduce your little ones to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word, and give them a head start on language learning.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for at least one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
       
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Monday July 12, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Club - The Alice Network Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a friendly discussion of The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Please RSVP for the Zoom link.

    Location: Zoom
Wednesday July 14, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading_together.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Facebook or YouTube* for our Virtual Storytime! Each week, there will be a new theme with stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills.

Storytime is recommended for preschoolers and toddlers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
       
 
z_cust_teens.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Alliance Reading Circle for Teens Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

This new group for teens meets regularly to share resources, personal experiences, and books to educate and equip each of us to be a better ally, an active anti-racist, and an agent for social equity. New topics will be covered each month, guided by student needs and requests. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome.

Participants in this program will be given access to a recommended reading list in advance of our meeting. Students are also encouraged to find their own resources to share with the group, which can include books, websites, blog posts, graphic novels, or any other resource that the student has found to be helpful. 

Registration is required.

For students in grades 6-12.

    Location: Outside the Library
       
Tuesday July 20, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Secret Army: Female Spies from the Revolutionary War through Today Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

The Secret Army: Female Spies from the Revolutionary War through Today, presented by Herb Kaufman, M.Ed., Historian.

 Intelligence gathering has traditionally been considered the domain of men.

Until recently, the exploits of women who served as spies has often been overlooked or considered of little importance.

This presentation details the exploits and daring of many of the female spies in American history.

Please RSVP for the zoom link.

Sponsored by Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.


 

    Location: Zoom
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday July 21, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading_together.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Facebook or YouTube* for our Virtual Storytime! Each week, there will be a new theme with stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills.

Storytime is recommended for preschoolers and toddlers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
       
Friday July 23, 2021 Go To Top
people_baby_pram.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Bounce & Rhyme Babytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join Miss Vanessa on Facebook or YouTube* for this lapsit Storytime featuring songs, rhymes, movement, and books for the youngest library patrons. Introduce your little ones to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word, and give them a head start on language learning.

Recommended for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for at least one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
       
Wednesday July 28, 2021 Go To Top
lib_reading_together.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Facebook or YouTube* for our Virtual Storytime! Each week, there will be a new theme with stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills.

Storytime is recommended for preschoolers and toddlers.

The premiere video will be posted on the HVL Facebook page and YouTube at 10:30 am. It will remain available to view for one week.

*Fill out the registration form to receive a link to our unlisted YouTube Storytime playlist. You will only need to register once, as all Storytime videos will be posted on the same playlist.

    Location: Facebook/YouTube
       
Sunday August 1, 2021 Go To Top
lib_books.png 11:55 PM Summer Learning Program Ends Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Our Summer Learning Program ends on Sunday, August 1. Make sure to have all of your logs filled out in Beanstack by this date (or turn any paper logs into the library by Friday, July 30) to be eligible for raffle prizes.

This summer's theme, "Tails and Tales," features animals stories. Use Beanstack* (on the app or a web browser) to log your reading, log activities, write reviews, and submit tickets for prizes. Reading Challenges are available for all ages. Sign up directly on Beanstack or visit the library to pick up a Summer Learning folder (available for children & teens) with information on how to join Beanstack, plus a few small goodies.

Summer Learning Program dates
June 21-August 1

Learn more details at: http://hvlibrary.org/children/reading-programs/ 

*Paper logs will be available to those who prefer them or do not have internet access, but all information will have to be added to Beanstack in order to submit tickets for raffle prizes. Library staff will be available to assist patrons with this process. All paper logs must be submitted to the library in person by close of business on Friday, July 30 (earlier is better for staff!). All prizes must be picked up at the library (we are unable to mail prizes).

Monday August 9, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Club - Dead Wake Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a friendly discussion of Dead Wake by Erik Larson.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Please RSVP for the zoom link.

    Location: Zoom
Saturday September 4, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Labor Day Weekend Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Sunday September 5, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Labor Day Weekend Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Monday September 6, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Labor Day Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
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Thursday September 23, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM FDR - An Arsenal of Democracy Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

The date is December 29, 1040. Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been re-elected to an unprecedented third term in office. But the world is in crisis. Nazi Germany has blazed a path of  destruction accross Europe, and America may soon be drawn into war.

Watch this famous moment come to life, as you meet with the President just prior to his delivery of the famous "Arsenal of Democracy" speech. Learn what President Roosevelt was thinking, and listen to his plea for the support of our Alllies. Experisence first hand the history that shaped our nation. Please RSVP for the Zoom link.

Neill Hartley is Franklin Delano roosevelt in this fully staged historical presentation that will entertain and educate audiences from school age to adult. Following the presentation, there will be time for comments and questions with one of the most influential president of all time. 

    Location: Zoom
Thursday October 7, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Meeting Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Friends for our short monthly meeting.

Please RSVP to receive the zoom link.

Thursday October 14, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Thursday October 21, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Book Club Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a lively discussion of this month's book club book, book TBD.

Members of the book discussion group do not have to be members of the Friends.

RSVP to receive the Zoom Link.

Thursday November 4, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Meeting Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Friends for our short monthly meeting.

Please RSVP to receive the zoom link.

Thursday November 11, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Thursday November 18, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Book Club Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a lively discussion of this month's book club book, book TBD.

Members of the book discussion group do not have to be members of the Friends.

RSVP to receive the Zoom Link.

Wednesday November 24, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closing Early - Thanksgiving Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

The Library will be closing at 5 pm. We will reopen Friday, November 26.

Thursday November 25, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Thanksgiving Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Thursday December 2, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Meeting Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Friends for our short monthly meeting.

Please RSVP to receive the zoom link.

Thursday December 9, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Thursday December 16, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Book Club Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a lively discussion of this month's book club book, book TBD.

Members of the book discussion group do not have to be members of the Friends.

RSVP to receive the Zoom Link.

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Friday December 24, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Holiday Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Saturday December 25, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Holiday Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
Friday December 31, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed - New Year's Eve Download Event Info   Tell a Friend
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