I love lists - to do, to read, to buy, to
practice, to visit. You name it, lists keep
Bests About Winter 2012
Generous responses to the library's
No ice and sleet blanketing the
New exchange student with us; old
friends visiting; new granddaughter coming.
Time to read new fiction and biog,
and Hazel by David Margolick (about Little
Rock High Schl)
Again by Diane Keaton (autobiog)
Story of Charlotte's Web by Michael Sims
(about E.B. White)
in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette
Lagnado (from Cairo to USA)
(Extra details: best with cat on lap, coffee at the
"Bests" to share? Send an email:
--Linda Beck, Director
Brews for Books - Save the
DateJoin us on July 28 for a beer
tasting event in support of your library.
Meet area brewers and sample their
Q&A with the brewers.
about home brewing.
Sample food from local
restaurants and food producers.
Check out our
Facebook page for news and updates: www.brewsforbooks.com.
additional information contact Lisa at 215-279-2176 or
Brooke at 215-740-5206.
Thanks, Neighbors! - Used Book
Sale to Benefit IVPL
Penn Valley Church in Telford has offered to
help the library in any way possible -- in light of the
budget cuts this year.
project: A used-book sale, featuring many of the
library discards and other books, to be held in the
church's Family Life Center (on N. 3rd Street, Telford,
just south of Church Rd). Members of the church, as well
as kids who attend the Penn Valley Christian School,
come to the library often.
Saturday, March 17, 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday, March 18, 9-10 am
You'll find great bargains
on nearly-new books and library discards (mostly
things we don't have room for in our Used-Book Sales).
This is a last chance; all books will be recycled after
Proceeds will come to the
SASD Art Show March is School Art Month
across the country. Here, this means the
opportunity to see fantastic art work from the K-12
students in the Souderton School District.
will be hundreds of paintings, pieces of clay work,
pencil sketches, pottery - spread throughout the library
for your enjoyment.
All the artists and their
teachers will be here on Thursday, March 8, 6-7:30 pm,
for a reception.
Grow Your Own Butterfly
summer, many people inquired about the plants in the
library's Butterfly Garden, and we promised that we
would have seeds to sell this year from several of the
plants. Seeds will be on sale in March at the front
- Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica; aka
Mexican milkweed or blood flower) seeds will need to
be started indoors; $1.00 per packet.
- Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepia tuberosa; aka
butterfly weed or orange milkweed). Limited quantities
will be on sale.
- Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). Limited
quantities will be on
March 28, 7 pm
Bale Gardening is an easy way for anyone who does not
have funds or manpower to create raised beds in a short
time. 4 bales of straw, fertilizer, potting
medium/compost, strong twine and plants or seeds, is all
it takes for a small garden. Straw bales can be arranged
in a variety of ways.
all about the process from Montgomery County Master
Gardener Linda Hoade.
contact the library to register for this
Celebrating Living Dialects and
Mourning Dying Languages
Expand your mind this March with four
fascinating workshops on language.
Four weeks on Sunday afternoons, taught by
Darryl Smith (adjunct professor of English, Muhlenberg
College; formerly, teacher of English,
1-2:30 pm each Sunday, in
the PA Room.
Week I, Sunday, March
11: Idiolects, Dialects and
- Who decides when a dialect
becomes the Standard?
- When and where did English
- Includes excerpt from the film
Week 2, Sunday, March
18: Death of
- Why do certain languages die?
Is this tragic?
- How are Yiddish and 550
Native American languages similar?
- Includes excerpt from the DVD
Tightrope of Power.
Week 3, Sunday, March
- How has Received Pronunciation
in Britain changed?
- How has the BBC changed its
- Includes excerpt from the DVD
Week 4, Sunday, April
1: The Future of
- How and why has English spread over the
last 200 years? Will it ever die?
- What's the difference between African American
vernacular and Standard English?
- Includes excerpt from a lecture by Leonard
Bernstein, "The Unanswered Question"
Something New About Something
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.
Sunday, March 11, 2
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.
Concerned About Library
group that plans funding for the library (the Task Force
Funding Committee) will meet here at the library on
Monday, March 26, 7 pm. Township supervisors,
borough-council members, and library trustees will be
here to discuss library funding for the
you may be aware, the Souderton Area School District
will no longer be part of the funding agreement in 2013
and beyond. The library will be losing $440,000
annually, about a quarter of our needed
Buy 10 DVD Rentals, Get One
Free 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
Purchase your card at the Front
Coming This Month - Check Out
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!
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 Saturdays
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Call 215-855-3002 to make an
Please note: You must
have an appointment. Walk-ins will not be
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, 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
EnsembleFriday, March 9, 7:30
Classical, traditional and
jazz.Open to all, free of charge.
Bring your friends.
Thanks to the Pharo
Family Fund for sponsoring Second Fridays
Morning Book Club IVPL's 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.
This month we'll read The
Hours by Michael Cunningham. Please register for
the book club by calling the Reference Desk 215-723-9109
or email email@example.com.
March 1, 7:00
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca
Anyone who has read this book and would
like to join in the discussion is welcome to
Book discussions 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, March 14, 2:30 -
by Elly Griffiths
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
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
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!
Join us on March 18 at
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.
GroupTuesday, March 20, 6:00 pm
movie on our big screen, and stay after to discuss it
with other movie fans. Movie titles will be posted in
March 4, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 20, 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
Montgomery County Zoo
Day Saturday, March 24, 11am to 1pm at
the Elmwood Park Zoo
Join Montgomery County
Libraries to celebrate the PA One Book, "Stop Snoring
Bernard" and to meet the author Zachariah OHora. Zoo
admission charged for event.
Session 2: March 5 to April 13
To Register: call 215-723-9109 ext. 112,
email email@example.com, 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
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, March 7 through April 11. 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 March 6
through April 9. 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 March 8 through
April 12. 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
March 23, 10:00am
Wear your PJ's and join us to
celebrate Stop Snoring Bernard! PA's choice of the one
book to read to every child. Hear the best snoring
stories, make a sleepy craft, even compete in a snoring
contest. Each child will receive a copy of Stop Snoring
Bernard! while supplies last. For preschool
Love Gaming @ the Library
March 16, 7:00pm
Children grades 2-5 only. Join us to
play some favorite Wii games and make new
For more information on individual programs,
visit our website at
www.ivpl.org. Sign up at the library, by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, March 12. Meet at 6:30 pm in the
to play our newest Wii games!
some of your favorites and your controller!
provided! Email Ms Sara @ email@example.com for more info.
for programs? Email Ms. Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Tuesday, March 13
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Thursday, March 22
9:00 am - 9:00
**Dates may change due to availability of
IVPL Mobile Site
to try the new IVPL mobile website, optimized for your mobile
device--tablet or smartphone. Our mobile site enables you to
search the library catalog, check your account and access the
most important library info easily on your device.
Search the Philadelphia Inquirer
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
download eBooks for free onto your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone
and many other devices through the library website.
Click 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 devices).
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.
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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!