Eat. Drink READ! Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Saturday, November 8 from 7-10 pm

Join us for our annual wine tasting at the library. Choose from among eighteen wines from around the world served in a complimentary etched wine glass. Enjoy hearty hors d'oeuvres and desserts from our restaurant sponsors. Follow our Wine Tasting page on Facebook. 

Tickets available online or at the library during regular library hours.  

Ticket prices:

Tickets - $50 each before November 1 ($55 after November 2)

Sweetheart Special - 2 for $90

Bring the Office - 6 for $270

The Magnificence of English
A three-part workshop on Tuesday evenings
September 16, 23, and 30 at 7 pm

In past workshops, participants have analyzed the cold, hard mechanics of the English language. Now, we are ready to enjoy our language for its own sake. Join us to read, deeply, excerpts of literature; marvel at the sounds of powerful speeches; relish some of the greatest lines in filmdom.

Taught by Darryl Smith from Muhlenberg College. No previous knowledge necessary. Call the Reference Desk (215-723-9109, ext. 3) to reserve a spot.

Greeting Card Stamping Classes

Get crafty with Deborah Blum on the following Tuesdays at 7 pm:

September 23: All-occasion greeting cards--birthday, thank you, etc.
October 21: Autumn theme
November 18: Christmas

Sign up in advance so that the instructor can estimate the quantity of materials needed. Call the Reference Desk 215-723-9109, ext. 3 to reserve your spot.

Coffee and Conversations with Defenders of Wildlife

Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 pm

Join Julia Millan Shaw, the Philadelphia Metro Outreach Representative for Defenders of Wildlife, to find out what you can do to help protect imperiled species. In addition to working with Defenders of Wildlife members and wildlife conservationists across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Julia also works with volunteers in New Jersey on stewardship programs to provide a local voice to decision makers and to promote hands on experiences with wildlife.

Be Smart with Your Money Workshops

Join us for two workshops to help you with your finances.

Reverse Mortgage and Home Financing
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 pm
Presented by Mary Spencer, Univest Bank and Trust

Savvy Social Security Planning
Thursday, September 25 at 7 pm
Presented by Sean Crowley, MBA, Stonehenge Advisor Group, LLC.

Call the Reference Desk at 215-723-9109, ext. 3 to reserve a spot. Workshops are free. Nothing will be sold or promoted to you.

World War I Centennial

In August 2014, the world marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a war that set into motion many of the subsequent events of the 20th century.   

Join us for a series of lectures and discussions to mark the anniversary.

 Echoes of World War I in the Middle East Today

Sunday, September 28 at 2 pm

Tom Kolsky, Professor of History at MCCC, provides an overview of the impact of World War I on events of the past 100 years. 

Click here for more in the series.

Yoga at the Library

Fridays from 2-3 pm
September 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 31, and November 7

6-week series - $36 for series or $8 for drop in

Hatha yoga is the general term for just about all the yoga we practice in the U.S. This class incorporates breathwork and postures designed to open, stretch and strengthen the body. This is a great class for beginners. Students may feel stronger, more grounded and more relaxed after this class.

Classes taught by Kathleen Tooley, 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Instructor and owner of Anahata Yoga and Wellness Center in Harleysville.

To register, call 215-740-1354.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 2 pm

Stop by the library to turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Used Book Sales

Book sales are scheduled for the following dates from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm:

Thursday, September 25

Thursday, October 9

Thursday, October 23

Tuesday, November 4

Thursday, November 13

Saturday, November 15 -- "Friends of the Library" ticketed event.

Tuesday, November 25

Thursday, December 11 -- Last chance before Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16 -- "Friends of the Library" ticketed event.

We also offer a variety of items for sale through Amazon.com. Click here to see the full inventory.

Second Fridays

Relax, wind down from your week at a series of creative entertainments held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm. Join us for a great line-up of free Friday evening performances.

 

September 12: Bill Dooley - Banjo, guitar, and more

October 10: Meet Eleanor Roosevelt - Portrayed by Linda Kenyon

November 14: Kelly Planer and the Perks - Alternative blue grass--very cool

December 12: A Celtic Christmas - With Darcy Fair, Celtic Harp

January 9, 2015: The Wizard of Oz! - A play for two performers. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this classic. Presented by Family Stages

February 12: Four Score - a Clarinet Quartet - Classical, big band, jazz and more.

March 13: Time Travelers Two - With Bunny Barnes and Sue Roncoroni

April 10: Lazy Sunday - Contemporary folk-rock

May 8: The Eric Lamberth Jazz Quartet - Smooth and easy.

 

Thank you to these sponsors of Second Fridays:

The Woman's Club of Indian Valley
The Indian Valley Jr. Women's Club Herb Sale

Coming Soon on DVD:

Need for Speed, Divergent, Bad Words, Oculus, God's Not Dead, Muppets Most Wanted, The Railway Man, Locke, Sabotage, The Quiet Ones, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fading Gigolo, Only Lovers Left Alive, Blended

You can reserve a copy by emailing (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or calling the Reference Desk.

Click here for a list of all the newly released films.