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A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.

~ Andrew Carnegie
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July 01, 2015

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8:00 PM - Library Closes

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News @ UPVL!

No Story times July 6 & 7

Due to our Science in the Summer classes we will not have story time on Monday, July 6th or Tuesday, July 7th. The Discovery Room will be open. Story times will continue as usual the following week.

Summer Reading Club 2015 starts June 13th!

It's Summer Reading Time again! New this summer, there will be no online registration for summer reading club after all. You must register at the library.
Miss Wendy has lots of fun activities for kids of all ages!

Book Bunch
Wednesdays June 24, July 15 & August 5
10:30 - 11:30 am
A fun book club for kids in grades 4-6

Breakfast Club
Fridays June 26, July 10 & August 14
9:30 - 10:30 am
This book club is for kids in 7th grade and up Club meets at the Pennsburg Diner

Tiny Hero Gym Wednesdays June 17, July 22 & August 12
10:30 - 11:15 am
Special music & movement class with lots of games & songs for kids ages 3-6

Library On The Go
For ages 3 & Up meets at 10:30 am
June 18th: Red Hill Firehouse
July 16th: Green Lane Park by the pirate ship playground
August 13th: McDonald's

◊ Regular story times every week and Thursday family nights. Visit the library for details.

The classes lottery has been held and winners have been contacted. There are a few spots remaining in the classes listed below. Call the library to register.

A-Z Super Hero Class
June 22, 23, 25, 26
1:30 - 3:00 pm for Grades 5-7
We will be turning ourselves into superheroes this week!
Then on Thursday evening, June 25th from 6:00-8:00 pm we will become wax figures for ALL to see! You must be able to attend the Thursday evening event to be in this class!

Fairy Tale Heroes
June 29 & 30, July 2, 9, & 10 (Must be able to attend both weeks!)
1:30-3:00 pm for grades 6 & up!
We will be looking at fairy tales & writing a tale of our own to be performed for a preschool!

Sick & Twisted Game Week
August 10, 11, 13, 14
1:30 - 3:00 pm for kids in grades 7 and up
This week is not for the faint of heart! Be sure to wear sneakers and old clothes that can get DIRTY!

Adult Summer Reading Club

June 13 - August 15

Don't let the kids win all the prizes. Sign up through our main library (the more information link), read a book or listen to an audio of your choice, then fill out a paper review form in the library. With each review you will be entered to win one of our weekly prize baskets.

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Socrates Cafe

Thursday, July 2nd @ 1pm. 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.

July's topic: Is death final? Come share your thoughts with us.

Sleeping Beauty -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, July 9th @ 10:00am

Join us as the Summer Theater Caravan presents this classic fairy tale - a special morning program for all ages.

Every Hero Has A Story (magic by Eddy Ray) -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, July 9th @ 7:00pm

Eddy and his friends will show off their superhero abilities and incredible feats of magic.

Book Club for Adults

Tuesday, July 14th @ 7:00 pm

The book choice for July is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

This novel of charm and humor tells the story of a 65 year old man on a journey of self-discovery. While walking over 600 miles to see a dying friend, Harold rediscovers his dormant spirit and love for his wife. Copies are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Please join us!

Also available in Large Print or Audio!

Every Reader Is A Hero -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, July 16th @ 7:00pm

Linda Holliday will entertain us with her songs, magic, and ventriloquism.

Meet Mary Todd Lincoln

Wednesday, July 22 at 7pm

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about our most misunderstood first lady. Through an impersonator we will hear Mary's compelling story. This should be an interesting evening for anyone interested in the Civil War or women's history.

Swamped - The Musical -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, July 23rd @ 7:00pm

Come see our mini-musical summer class perform this fun musical about friendship, tolerance, and courage.

Rockin Through History -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, July 30th @ 7:00pm

Through fun, interactive, and original songs we will experience the Underground Railroad and its heroes. This event is best for 3rd grade and up.

The Franklin Institute -part of our summer reading series

Thursday, August 6th @ 7:00pm

Be amazed as we learn about astronomy through another amazing show from The Franklin.

Party Animals -part of our summer reading series

Allison is back with her wacky and wonderful animal show. This has been a crowd favorite for several summers. Come if you dare!

Summer Activity! Learn a Language FREE!

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Did you know we have a FREE language learning program?

Click on the MANGO link below or ONLINE RESEARCH at the bottom of this page and you will be transported to the Main Library's language learning database where you can learn:

◊ Spanish

◊ Chinese

◊ Polish

◊ German

◊ Even Pirate!

Sorry, no Klingon but the database is constantly being updated and it's a FUN way to learn a new language. Mango even offers English as a Second Language among its 65 choices.

Click here to go to Mango

Library Parking Reminder

The library has limited parking spaces in the Loft Apartments parking lot located on Bitting Alley. Patrons are to use the spaces on the far right next to the bamboo and the three closest spaces in front of the recycling bin. The other spaces are for residents of the Lofts Apartments. Street parking is available on Main Street. Additional parking for storytimes and special events is available at Bitting and 4th behind First Niagara Bank. The Lofts have been generous with us by covering snow removal and parking lot lighting costs. Please do not park in the apartment spaces.

This is especially important during popular programs in the summer months like Tuesday story time. Please consider our neighbors.

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