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Thursday May 13, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Alliance Reading Circle  
   

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
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting  

Friday May 14, 2021
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting  
   

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Art with Anita  
   

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

Tuesday May 25, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare 101  
   

    Location: Zoom

Saturday May 29, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Memorial Day Weekend  

Sunday May 30, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Memorial Day Weekend  

Monday May 31, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Memorial Day  

Tuesday June 1, 2021
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM First Tuesday Talks -  
   

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

Thursday June 3, 2021
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Meeting Picnic  
   

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Club- Leave the World Behind  
   

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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Book Club -  
   

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

Saturday June 19, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Book Bonanza  
   

Friends outdoor Book Bonanza!

Grab your summer reads for a small donation.
 

    Location: Outside the Library

Monday June 21, 2021
   10:00 AM Summer Learning Program Begins  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime  
   

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
   7:00 PM  -  7:40 PM Turtle Dance Music - Tails and Tales! A Music, Bubble and Comedy Dance Party!  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Bounce & Rhyme Babytime  
   

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 50th Gettysburg Reunion  
   

“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

Tuesday June 29, 2021
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Youth Author Visit - Grades 3-6  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime  
   

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Youth Author Visit - Grades 6-12  
   

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
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Independence Day  

Wednesday July 7, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Bounce & Rhyme Babytime  
   

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 July 12, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Club - The Alice Network  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime  
   

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Alliance Reading Circle for Teens  
   

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Secret Army: Female Spies from the Revolutionary War through Today  
   

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

Wednesday July 21, 2021
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Bounce & Rhyme Babytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Virtual Storytime  
   

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
   11:55 PM Summer Learning Program Ends  
   

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Club - Dead Wake  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Labor Day Weekend  

Sunday September 5, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Labor Day Weekend  

Monday September 6, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Labor Day  

Thursday September 23, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM FDR - An Arsenal of Democracy  
   

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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Meeting  
   

Join the Friends for our short monthly meeting.

Please RSVP to receive the zoom link.


Thursday October 14, 2021
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting  

Thursday October 21, 2021
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Book Club  
   

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
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Meeting  
   

Join the Friends for our short monthly meeting.

Please RSVP to receive the zoom link.


Thursday November 11, 2021
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting  

Thursday November 18, 2021
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Book Club  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closing Early - Thanksgiving  
   

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


Thursday November 25, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Closed - Thanksgiving  

Thursday December 2, 2021
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Meeting  
   

Join the Friends for our short monthly meeting.

Please RSVP to receive the zoom link.


Thursday December 9, 2021
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting  

Thursday December 16, 2021
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Friends Book Club  
   

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.


Friday December 24, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Holiday  

Saturday December 25, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed - Holiday  

Friday December 31, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Closed - New Year's Eve  

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