Last year at this
time, though it many ways it feels like a week ago, I
was writing to say "Thank you!" to all the contributors
who made the new library addition (and green roof)
here at IVPL possible. It was a wonderful addition
to the nonfiction area.
This year, I'm happy to
say "Thank you!" to almost 900 contributors who have
donated $60,000 to our Annual Appeal thus
far. We sent out a letter in early November,
and the response has been terrific. With the
school district's decision to pull out of the funding
agreement for the library (a loss of $440,000 in tax
revenues), the Board of Trustees embarked on a new
Annual Appeal. So far, a generous response
from all of you. We are deeply
We hope 2012 is
a good year for you, filled with friends, family, things
you cherish. May you enjoy a good book
along your journey. Hope to see you
New About Something Old"is Back A Walk in the Woods: Forest
January 29, 2 pm
Hague started to learn about forests when he inherited
99 acres in northern Pennsylvania (while in his
20's). This program will remind you
of the pleasure that a woodland walk provides, and why
we should care about forest stewardship in "Penn's
Now...and Then The year
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
Sunday, March 11, 2
Planer and the Perks Friday,
January 13, 7:30 pmBluegrass!Open
to all, free of charge. Bring your
Thanks to the Pharo Family Fund for
sponsoring Second Fridays
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
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
Future dates for this discussion
are: January 12 and February
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
In January we'll read Guernsey
Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann
Shaffer. Please register for the book club by calling
the Reference Desk 215-723-9109 or
email email@example.com. --Linda
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
Thursday Evening Book
January 5, 7:00
Waiting for Snow in
Havana, by Carlos Eire (2003)
discussions occur from 7:00-8:30 pm on the first
Thursday of every month from October through
There is no fee, but please register to reserve
Mystery Book DiscussionWednesday, January 11, 2:30 -
by Olen Steinhauer
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussion GroupTuesday, January 17, 6:00 pm
a movie on our big screen, and stay after to discuss it
with other movie fans. Movie titles will be posted in
No Sunday Meeting in
Tuesday, January 17, 10:00 -
are one-and-a-half hour, informal conversations that
anyone is welcome to join. Discussion
topics emerge from the interest of the
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
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
Try out a Sony Reader Pocket
Edition(TM) in the library. Look for the display at the
Session 1: January 16 to February 24
Registration begins January
To Register: call 215-723-9109 ext. 112, email
email@example.com, or come in to the
library and sign up at the front desk.
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 Wednesday, Jan. 25 or
Monday, Feb. 20.
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
play. No class Wednesday, Jan.
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.
Bedtime Story Hour
Every Wednesday evening at
7 pm January 18 through February 24.
No story time Wednesday, Jan.
25. 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
Snow Dreams Story Hour
Friday, January 6, 11:00am
Preschool children can join us for some
winter stories and a
Language Workshop for children in K-5th grade.
Saturday, January 21, 1:00pm
is a fun, interactive workshop taught by a certified
American Sign Language Instructor. Please sign up be
email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215-723-9109 ext. 112 (leave a
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 215-723-9109 ext.112.
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, January 9. 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.
our blog at www.ivplteens.wordpress.com.
Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 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!
Enclosed is my donation for
|Make donations payable to
Indian Valley Public Library. |
Send or drop off
donations to 100 E. Church Avenue, Telford, PA
all for now. See you next month!|
Valley Public Library
The library is
closed on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) and New Year's Day
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 17
am - 9:00 pm
Thursday, Jan. 26
9:00 am - 9:00
**Dates may change due to availability of
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not have your
email address on file, you will receive notifications via
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notices. Please check with the 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).
Souderton-Telford Main Streets
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 more.
While you are there, sign up for their very
informative email newsletter!