Happy February! Do
come in and borrow some wintry novels for our non-snowy
winter...... or perhaps a classic movie ("Dr. Zhivago"
comes to mind). Remember that ice and
February is the month of
Valentines Day and love, Presidents Day and
freedom. This would be a good time to tell
people how much you love the library and appreciate
the freedom of information provided through our
Constitution. Our township supervisors and
borough officials have been challenged to support the
library to the full extent of the appropriations not
allocated by the school district ($440,000 per
year). Call your borough or township to let
them know you support all that the library does to make
this a great community.
happen" -- this is what the library does and does so
well -- helping job-seekers write resumes and
applications online, preparing preschoolers to be
ready-to-learn, connecting seniors with help in the
community, instilling in kids a love of learning and a
love of reading, stretching homemakers and workers in
leisure-time interests, making sure that ALL people in
our community have access to information
and recreation through programs,
books, films, and more.
Whew! That's a
big assignment. Thanks for your
--Linda Beck, Director
Appointments Once again, IVPL is
pleased to host tax preparers for free tax preparation
will be at IVPL on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 9:00
am to 3:00 pm, and
Saturdays from 10:00
am to 2:00 pm. Call 215-723-9109, ext. 2 to make an
Representatives from North
Penn United Way and Greater North Penn
Collaborative for Health and Human
Services will be at
IVPL on Mondays and
Wednesdays from 3:00
pm to 9:00 pm, and
am to 4:00 pm. Call 215-723-9109, ext. 117 to make an
Please note: You must
have an appointment. Walk-ins will not be
Buy 10 DVD Rentals, Get One
Free Starting February 1, you can
get one free dvd rental when you check out 10 feature
films. Buy an IVPL dvd punch card for $20, get your card
stamped every time you rent a dvd, and your eleventh dvd
checkout is free.
Purchase your card at the Front
Coming Soon - Check Out an
Soon you will be
able to check out an eReader (Sony, Nook or Kindle)
loaded full of eBooks. Always wanted to try one out but
not sure if you like eBooks? Need something lightweight
to take on a trip? Stay tuned!
Something New About Something
2012 marks the 125th anniversary of the Borough of
Souderton. To celebrate, Souderton Telford Main Streets created a
photo book entitled Souderton, published by Arcadia
Publishing in November 2011. In two
presentations, Ron and Cory Alderfer will show photos
from the book as well as photos that weren't included in
the book. Books will be available for
Now...and Then, Part 1:
February 12, 2 pmThis
presentation will cover Main St. starting at Chestnut
St. and heading down into the hollow, up to Reliance Rd.
as well as streets on the northern end of town.
Now...and Then, Part 2:
February 26, 2 pmThis presentation will
show Main St. starting at and including Chestnut St.,
Broad St., Front St. and streets on the southern end of
Valley Transit's Liberty Bell Trolley Route, Now...and
ThenDid you know that in the 1920's it
was possible to travel by trolley all the way from
Philadelphia to the Delaware Water Gap?
Learn what remains of that rail network and the
stations; hear stories and see photos of the trolley
lines of 100 years ago.
Andy Maginnis has spent 25
years researching the history of the Liberty Bell
Trolley line. His book, The Liberty
Bell Route, will be published in 2012 in collaboration
with Ron Ruddell.
Sunday, March 11, 2
Find Answers to Your Medicare
you have questions about your Medicare plan? Are
you wondering whether you've made the right
choices? APPRISE volunteer Roy Jannenga will be at
the library on the second Wednesday
evening of each month, (February 8, this month) starting
at 7:00 pm, to answer your questions.
is a free health insurance counseling program designed
to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors
are specially trained volunteers who can answer your
questions about Medicare and provide you with objective,
easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare
Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care
Friday, February 10, 7:30
pmQuakertown Area Dulcimer and
Autoharp SocietyOpen to all, free of charge.
Bring your friends.
Thanks to the Pharo
Family Fund for sponsoring Second Fridays
Search the Philadelphia
Inquirer Online Search the Philadelphia Inquirer
online through the IVPL website. Go to www.ivpl.org and find the
Inquirer logo on the right side of the home page. You
will need your library card number to access the
Inquirer online. Includes access to 1/1/1981 to the
Are You Reading? Book Discussion Join us on the second
Thursday of each month, from 12-1 pm. Come with
a bag lunch (if you wish) and be prepared to share your
current reading experiences (if you wish). Hear what
others have enjoyed (or not). Be prepared for lively
discussion and laughter.
You are also welcome to
just come and listen. This discussion group will be a
good way to learn about books that you might enjoy
Morning Book Club IVPL's new Monday Morning Book
Club meets the second Monday of every month at 10 am.
We'll read books from IVPL's Book-Club-in-a-Bag --
choosing six fiction and six nonfiction over the next
This month we'll read Closing
Time by Joe Queenan. Please register for the book
club by calling the Reference Desk 215-723-9109 or email
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? If you speak
level of ) German and would like to practice
conversation, please feel free to join this group on the
last Tuesday evening of each month at 7 pm
in one of the library's study rooms.
The topics vary, as does the fluency. We
tend to be informal, and the intent is to support each
other in improving our ability to communicate about all
kinds of things! There is no cost to attend. If you
would like more information, please contact Jean
February 2, 7:00
Pastoral, by Philip Roth
occur from 7:00-8:30 pm on the first Thursday of every
month from October through May.
There is no fee, but
please register to reserve your space.
Mystery Book DiscussionWednesday, February 8, 2:30 -
Fig Eater, by
Interested in discussing
mystery, murder, and intrigue? This group meets on the
second Wednesday of the month, 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Limited
copies of each book are available at the library. Call
the Reference Desk to register. Check the website
for future book
Writer's Group Always wanted to write
something but weren't sure where to begin? Or are you
already working on a novel, short story, or memoir? Join
the IVPL Writer's Group!
This month, the group
will talk about self publishing. Join us on February 19
at 2:00 pm.
We will meet once a month to share
work, give and receive feedback, and talk about writing.
For more information, go to the Writer's Group webpage, or contact
the group at email@example.com.
GroupTuesday, February 14, 6:00
Watch a movie on our big screen, and stay
after to discuss it with other movie fans. Movie titles
will be posted in the library.
February 5, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
21, 10:00 - 11:30 am
are one-and-a-half hour, informal conversations that
anyone is welcome to join. Discussion
topics emerge from the interest of the
Forgotten Voices Poetry
Group Poets and poetry lovers
are invited to Forgotten Voices meetings, held on the
first Saturday of each month at 1 pm at
The group has been meeting at
the library for more than 20 years and is led by Joanne
Leva, creator of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate
program. You can share poetry that you've written,
read poetry that you love, or simply listen to poetry
read by others. Guest speakers are sometimes
Free eBooks You can now download eBooks
for free onto your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone and many
other devices through the library website.
the Download Audiobooks & eBooks link on the IVPL
website, log in with your library card, and download
eBooks to your computer, ereader, or mobile device
(click here for a list of compatible
Try out a Sony Reader Pocket
Edition(TM) in the library. Look for the display at the
Session 1: January 16 to February 24
To Register: call 215-723-9109 ext. 112,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
come in to the library and sign up at the front
The following weekly classes require
Baby and Me
Mondays at 6:30 pm. Wednesdays at 10
am. 20 minutes of easy stories, songs, finger-plays and
tickling rhymes. No class Monday, Feb.
Boogie (0-2 years old)
Mondays at 10am and 11 am. Thursdays at
11 am. 30 minutes of songs, music, dancing, stories,
movement, rhymes and motion.
Circle Time (2-3 years
Tuesdays at 10 am and Wednesdays at
11am. 30 minutes of stories, finger plays, and parachute
Music and Motion (3-5
Tuesdays at 1pm or Thursdays at 10am.
30 minutes of stories, music, rhymes, and
Fours and Fives
Tuesdays at 11 am or Thursdays at 1 pm.
35 minutes of stories and finger plays. Each session
will enjoy both fiction and non-fiction books.
For Parents/caregivers and children under 3.
Spend time together, play, experience art activities and
meet new friends. Community Resource Specialists discuss
child development, speech and hearing, nutrition and
play and movement. Five Fridays Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and
March 2. 10-11:15am. Registration
here for online registration form.
Bedtime Story Hour
Every Wednesday evening at
7 pm January 18 through February 24.
Turn off the TV and log off the computer! Use your
imagination and enjoy an evening of stories and finger
plays. Wear your PJs and bring your teddy bear if you
want. No registration
The following classes for school age
children (grades k-5) require registration:
Mondays from 4-5 pm Jan. 16
through Feb. 13. Bring your own chess board (if you have
one, a few will be provided) and play chess with
friends. Learn a new thing or two about the game.
Children in grades 2-5 only. Registration
Thursdays from 4-5 pm Jan. 19 through
Feb. 23. Build a masterpiece. We will pick different
themes each week and spend the hour building. LEGO
bricks provided. Limit of 50 children.
Children in grades k-5 only. Registration
Grandparents Valentine's Day
February 11, 11:00am
This special intergenerational
program is for children and grandparents, or special
friend, relative, or neighbor. No
parents for this special time. Come
and enjoy stories, make valentines and spend time
together. All Ages.
Wednesday, February 29, 7:00pm
us for special bedtime stories and then stay for a fun
LEAP year party with snacks and a craft. This party only
comes once every four years. All
For more information on individual programs,
visit our website at
www.ivpl.org. Sign up at the
library, by email at email@example.com, or by phone at
Check the website for more programs!
IVPL Kids Happenings on
Want to find out the latest
happenings in the Children's Room? Can't remember when
story time starts? Want to participate in fun
contests that can win your child free books? Then follow
Indian Valley Public Library Kid's Room on twitter
Fall Programs for
Teens Gaming Club
Monday, February 13. Meet at 6:30 pm in the
to play our newest Wii games!
some of your favorites and your controller!
provided! Email Ms Sara @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
for programs? Email Ms. Sara at email@example.com.
Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 pm in Study Room
Bring your projects, ideas, knitting needles,
and friends. Hot drinks, snacks, and good company
guaranteed. Knitting consultations and coaching
Hookers Crochet Group Meets every Tuesday evening at
7:00 pm in one of our study rooms.
who love to crochet!
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Indian Valley Public
The library is
Monday February, 20
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 14
- 9:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 24
9:00 am - 9:00
**Dates may change due to availability of
IVPL Mobile Site
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search the library catalog, check your account and access the
most important library info easily on your device.
Support Your Library
If you would like to make a
tax-deductible donation to the library by credit card or Pay
Pal, click the Donate
button on the IVPL homepage.
To send us a
donation, print and fill out the coupon at the bottom of this
newsletter, and include it with your check payable to Indian Valley Public
Thank you for your
Exchange your magazines the second Saturday of
each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the IVPL
Bring some and take some.
All ages are welcome.
IVPL sends email
notifications for holds and overdues.
notifications, please send your email address to
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file, you will receive notifications via snail mail.
Please note: Receipt of this newsletter does not mean
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Reference Desk if you are
We Love Recycling!
Please bring the following
items to our green and yellow bins (in the side parking lot):
Catalogs, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, TV guides,
ad circulars, folders, construction paper, poster paper (no
phone books or cardboard).
Where do you go to find out news and information about
your town? Try the Souderton-Telford Main Streets website (http://www.stmainst.org). There you will
find the latest about the farmers market, restaurants, arts
and community events, revitalization projects, and much
While you are there, sign up for their very
informative email newsletter!