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At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.

~ Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

September 18, 2014

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Simba the Snake

Come out and visit our friendly snake Simba!  He’s our 4 year-old corn snake that loves to be held.  See pictures and find out when you can come and hold him or watch a feeding.

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The Upper Perkiomen Valley Library is a local resource for research and entertainment for the public.  This web site is an extension of our services, providing quality links and information.  Feel free to browse the website and look for everything from books to upcoming events.  Please Contact Us with any questions or comments you have about our website or the services we provide. 

News @ UPVL!

Library Closed for Staff Inservice

On Wednesday, October 29th, the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library will be CLOSED for staff inservice.

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.

Antiques Appraisal Event

Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00pm

THIS EVENT IS FULL, HOWEVER SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME!

UPV Library is thrilled to welcome appraiser John Thompson. Mr. Thompson has been a Philadelphia antiques dealer for 40 years. He will offer one free appraisal for the first 40 families registered. He will not appraise gold jewelry. Registration is required for appraisal. Stop at the front desk of the library to register. Spectators welcome!

Socrates Cafe is Back

Thursday, October 2nd at 1:00pm 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.

The Stitch Niche

Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00pm This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.

The holidays are coming! Time to start work on your knitting, crochet, cross-stitch or other needlecraft projects. Our Stitch Niche group will resume meeting once a month for the cooler weather. Join us to work on your projects, chit chat, and meet some new people. (And no one at home will see what you're making!)

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Preserving Your Family History

Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm

Learn about preserving your family history with our speaker, Jack Iman. Jack has self-published his own family history. Find out how you can too, and why it's important to start now! Also, did you know we have a subscription to ancestry.com available for use in the library only? Ask our staff for details.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Come browse through our large selection of books for sale. The sale will be held during regular library hours.

It's back! Our biannual Friends of the Library Book Sale is Friday, October 17th through Saturday, October 25th during normal library hours.

Special Members Onlypreview sale for members of the Friends of the Library on Thursday evening, October 16th from 6-8 pm (you can become a member at the door for $10 and get a sneak peek!)

◊ Sale is held in the basement of our library behind our Discovery Science room.

◊ $4 brown bag sale will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 20 am to 2 pm. Bags will be provided.

Please call the library at 215-679-2020 for more information or to donate books.

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Arm Knitting Class

Monday, November 3rd at 7pm

Local teacher, Kelly Alderfer, will teach this new twist on an old craft. Participants need to bring 2 skeins of chunky yarn and a good attitude. Final project will be gift worthy! Registration is requested.

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Musical Tribute to Our Vets

Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm

Join us during the week of Veteran's Day for a patriotic musical performance by Terry Kane. Bring a friend for an evening of inspiring music.

Upcoming Computer Class

Buying and Selling on eBay - December 3 & 10, 6:30-8:30pm

Need some extra money for the holidays? Why not use eBay? This two session class, taught by Dj Stover, will cover setting up an account on ebay, purchasing items, and listing items to sell. Basic mouse skills are necessary. $10 registration fee is required by November 26th. Call the library to sign up.

Are you a frequent shopper at Redner's?

If you are, helping the library is as simple as giving us your receipts. Redner's will donate 1% of all eligible purchases made with a Save-A-Tape card to the library. Receipts must be less than 2 years old. It's a great way to help the library!!

In 2013, your Redner's receipts helped us raise over $800 for the library. Thanks and keep those Redner's Save-A-Tape receipts coming!!

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Simba's Feeding Day!

Wednesdays at 5:00 pm

Come see nature in action!
We feed Simba, our 4+ -foot long corn snake, each Wednesday at 5pm.

Learn more about Simba...

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