Category Archives: Programs

06 Sep

Drager Fifth Annual Reach Out and Read Book Drive

The Indian Valley Public Library is partnering with Drager in their Fifth Annual Reach Out and Read book drive. We are asking for donations of NEW board books that will be given to parents of children in the NCIU at St. Christopher’s Hospital. Donations can be brought to the library between September 4 and 21 and placed directly in the incubator located in the Children’s Room. Don’t have time to shop for new books? Donate money to the library during the collection period and we will purchase board books for the drive. Email abuckley@ivpl.org for more information.

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06 Sep

Poetry Reading with David Keplinger

Saturday, September 22 at 2 pm
Harleysville native David Keplinger will read from his newest collection of poetry, Another City, and share an excerpt from his upcoming young adult novel based loosely on his childhood here in the Indian Valley.
David will then sing from By and By, his 2011 album of songs based on the poetry of his great-great grandfather, a Civil War veteran. Winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize and Colorado Book Award , David will be introduced by his life-long friend and fellow Souderton graduate Liz Chesla, who will share some of her own work.
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16 Aug

Realities of the Old West with Darryl Smith

Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

In our summer gathering we discussed Marshall McLuhan’s theory that “…the medium is the message.” We examined letters, essays, editorials, speeches, and fiction to decide which medium provides the deepest truths. This October we will narrow our focus a bit as we examine the reality of the Old West through diaries and journals. We will center our attention on women, children, settlers, and cowboys.

When we complete our journey, we will be better able to answer some important questions: How lawless was the Old West? How were children raised? Were those cowboys actually rootin’ and tootin’? Were there range wars between ranchers and settlers? How were babies delivered during a wagon train crossing of the Oregon Trail? What was it really like to drive 4,000 head of cattle for 3,000 miles across rivers, deserts, mountains, and valleys? Join us as we journey into the reality of the Wild West through the diaries and journals of the men, women, and children who lived and died there one hundred and forty years ago.

Please call the Reference Desk at 215-723-9109 x 3 to register.

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16 Aug

Discovery Series: The History of Modern Israel

Join Dr. Thomas Kolsky for a three program series discussing Israel and the modern Jewish experience. In this program you will explore the history of modern Israel, with a focus on the examination of: the Haskalah (Jewish enlightenment), the emancipation and its implication, antisemitism and nationalism, origins and evolution of Zionism, the struggle for a Jewish state, 1917-1948 (from the British mandate to statehood), and the state of Israel, 1948- present.
 
All three discussions will be held in the Community Room at Indian Valley Public Library on Sunday, September 23rd and 30th, and October 7th from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. To register, please call the Reference Desk at 215-723-9109 x 3.

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09 Jan

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. (more…)

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17 Oct

Movies

moviesCall the library 215-723-9109 for upcoming film titles.

September 26 at 2 pm

October 31 at 2 pm

November 28 at s pm

Movies will be shown in the Community Room.
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