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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
Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

January 17, 2020

10:00 AM - Library Opens

5:00 PM - Library Closes

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News @ UPVL!

29th Annual Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 7:00-10:30 pm

@ Parents Hall at Perkiomen School in Pennsburg

Tickets are now available to purchase for our biggest fundraiser of the year! This is a fun community evening and an entertaining way to help the library. Please contact Jeanne at the library if you are interested in sponsoring this event or donating a silent auction item- it's a great means of promoting your business!

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Family History: Getting Started

Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm

Interested in discovering more about your family history? Learn how to use Ancestry in the library and at home! Robyn will teach you about collecting and organizing your findings.

Sign up at the library or by calling (215) 679-2020.

Tech Girlz

Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00-4:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Work

Have you ever wondered how Alexa or Siri recognizes your voice, or how Facebook is able to automatically recognize your friends in pictures? The answer is Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as Machine Learning! In this workshop for girls in 6th-8th grade, students will learn about how machine learning techniques such as artificial neural networks use data to answer real world questions.

To sign up, follow this link:
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Parking is available in the alley behind the library. Signs will be posted to guide registrants. Please bring a laptop with Chrome installed. Food will NOT be provided but registrants may bring a snack.

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Adult Book Club- Inland

Tuesday, January 21 @ 6:30 pm

Try something different for the new year- join our group to discuss Inland by Tea Obreht! No registration necessary. Copies of the book are available for pickup at the desk. Also available to order in Large Print and audio.

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Shake It Up

Wednesday, January 22 @ 10:30 am

Join us for an hour of music, movement, and fun! Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from Oct-May. For 3-6 year olds. No registration required.

Tiny Explorers for Preschoolers

Wednesday, February 5 @ 10:30 am

Join us at this program for 3-6 year olds! Incorporating STEAM, Miss Wendy will read stories and do related experiments or activities. Program is the first Wednesday of the month from October through June. No registration is required.

Socrates Cafe

Thursday, February 6 @ 1:00 pm

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.

Block Party

Wednesday, February 12 @ 10:30am

'Block Party' is an hour of fun playing with wooden blocks, play animals, vehicles, and people. Provided through a Pennsylvania Department of Education grant, our new state of the art sets are sure to provide constructive fun for your preschooler. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. For 3-6-year olds. No registration required.

Museum Passes

Have you had a chance to use any of our museum passes? We will be keeping the Elmwood Park Zoo pass, but our others will most likely be expiring on the following dates:

Morris Arboretum- 2/29/20
Academy of Natural Sciences- 4/30/20
Penn Museum- 4/30/20

Don't miss your chance! Follow this museum pass page link for details about how to get the passes and rules for using them.

Museum Pass Page

Circulation Changes

There will be some changes to loaning periods in 2020:

◊ New fiction will have a check out period of three weeks instead of two.

◊ DVDs older than six months will have a rental period of three weeks instead of one.

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