The "Best Of....." lists are
always fun to read. Whether it's on a national
scale or local ("What's the best pizza?"), everyone
likes to know how their favorites rate with others near
Here at the library we try to
provide the "Best of....." year-round. Best new
books, best programs, workshops, story hours, service --
you name it, we're always trying to provide the best we
September is Authors
Month here at the library, and once again,
we're trying to provide some of the best authors we can
Novelists: Come on Sunday, Sept 16 at 3:30 to meet
Liz Moore, author of Heft,
published this year by Norton. This novel
centers on lonely people, including a reclusive college
professor, one of his former students, and her
son. Ms Moore teaches at Holy Family
Short-Story Writers: Alan Elyshevitz will be
here on Sunday, Sept 23, 2:00 pm, to do readings from
his fascinating short-story collection, The Widows and
Orphans Fund. Many people think that
short stories are one of the hardest literary forms to
master, and Alan, who teaches at the Community College
of Philadelphia, spins several intriguing and
Authors: Come to our "Dickens of a Day"
celebration on Saturday, Sept 8, 12-2 pm, to meet local
authors of all stripes. You'll meet poets,
researchers, and novelists, all local, who will tell
their writing and publishing stories. Bring
a brown-bag lunch, or enjoy some library
gruel. See you at the
2012 Beer Fest Raises Almost
Thank you to everyone who
supported our Brews for Books fundraiser. We raised
almost $7,000, to be used for new public computers. With
over 400 tickets sold, our event was a huge success.
Everyone had a fabulous time,
the Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013 is our next
Brews for Books.
photos of the fest, visit at http://www.facebook.com/IVPLBrewsforBooks.
Eat. Drink. Read! Annual Wine
Tasting--Nov. 10 Our annual wine tasting event
will be here before you know it. The theme this year is
"Eat. Drink. Read!" Save the date--Saturday, November 10
Check the Wine Tasting Facebook page
for the latest news.
Forgotten Voices Poetry
Group--Special Guest Poets and poetry lovers
are invited to Forgotten Voices meetings, held on the
first Saturday of each month at 1 pm at
speaker: Aaron Birk
September 1, 1-1:30pm
month's Forgotten Voices Poetry group features
Philadelphia-based artist Aaron Birk, creator of
"The Pollinator's Corridor," a graphic novel about three
friends who try to convince wild bees and butterflies to
cross the Bronx.
will be signing and selling copies of his book. Be sure
to check out his website at http://www.aaronbirk.com/.
September: Books and Authors
Month at IVPL
a Dickens of a Day!
Sept 8, Noon - 2 pm
local authors as you enjoy your own brown-bag lunch and
try a bowl of gruel made here at IVPL.
early (10 am) to see a Dickens film and stay later (2:30
pm) to watch another film based on novels by one of the
finest writers of English life. Enter the drawing for a
Byers Choice Dickens character.
authors participating are Jack Althouse, Millie Janzen
Balzer, Bernard F. Blanche, James R. Fox, Joan
Hartenstine-Lemon, Dawn Ruth Nelson, Valerie Owens,
Carol B. Polis, Christine Schmidt, Dorothy Shelly, Doug
Shupinski, Paul Stankus, Brett Wallach, and Phoebe
Liz Moore, Author of Heft
Sept 16 3:30 pm
Moore, author of the new novel Heft,
published by Norton this spring. The theme
of Heft could be "All the lonely people!" You'll meet
them -and you'll want to know them-Arthur, a former
college professor, now vastly overweight and
living a reclusive life in his Brooklyn apartment;
Charlene, his former student whose life as she transmits
it stretches the truth; and her son Kel, 17, who takes
more care of his mother than she of him. It takes
courage to confront new feelings; Moore explores these
with compassion. Ms Moore teaches English at Holy Family
Alan Elyshevitz, Author
Sept 23 2:00 pm
Alan Elyshevitz, professor at the
Community College of Philadelphia, is the author of
The Widows and
Orphans Fund, an eclectic collection of stories
crossing American cultures, places, ideals.
His fiction has been published in Antietam Review, Briar
Cliff Review, and others, and he's been nominated for a
writers will be encouraged by Mr. Elyshevitz' account of
the writing process and being published. Just as in
(above), characters in this collection strive for
connection - with one another and their places in the
world. Great food for thought.
Back By Popular Demand!
Celebrating Living Dialects and Mourning Dead
Darryl Smith (adjunct professor of English, Muhlenberg
College and former teacher, SAHS)
in September, 7-8:30 pm
(Tues, September 4): Idiolects, Dialects and
(Tues, September 11): Death of Languages
(Tues, September 18): Living Dialects
(Tues, September 25): The Future of English
to new learners AND those who came to the spring
workshops. September workshops will include new
by calling the Reference Desk,
Marvelous Monarchs Butterfly
Program Wednesday, September 5, 7 pm
Learn about Monarch Butterflies in this
presentation by Dave and Audrey Harding, members of
Monarch Watch, an educational outreach program sponsored
by the University Of Kansas.
In addition to
showing live monarch butterflies and caterpillars, this
presentation will include footage of the Hardings' visit
to the monarch sanctuaries in Central Mexico, where they
saw firsthand millions of monarchs filling the air with
their flashing wings. Adults and children of all
ages are invited to attend.
Having Your Ancestors for
Lunch Join us for lunchtime programs on
genealogy: bring a brown-bag lunch if you
The following Saturdays from 11am to
September 1: Which War, When?: Getting
information from an ancestor's military records (and
finding out if they served).
20: Eroding the Brick Walls: Ways to think around your
in the PA Room or the computer lab (depending on the
at the Reference Desk or via email: email@example.com.
Free and open to
Druckenmillers (Betty, Tom,
Nathan) Friday, September 14, 7:30
From the Lehigh Valley, the best of
old-timey music. Check out Tom's radio program "In the
Tradition" Wednesdays 7-9pm on WDIY (88.1FM).
Open to all, free of charge.
Bring your friends.
Special thanks to the
Pharo Family Fund for sponsoring
B Movies Under the
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lounge upon. The
library will provide the popcorn!
at Dusk (times below)
7, 7:30 pm: MST3K: Manos Hands of
Join in the heckling! 1965, NR,
September 14, 7:15 pm: Snow White
and the 3 Stooges
Snow What on ice
skates! 1961, PG, 107 min.
September 21, 7:00 pm: King Kong vs
Godzilla 1962, NR, 82 min. and Godzilla
vs Biollante 1989, PG, 105 min.
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 discuss Heft
by Liz Moore. *Meet the author Sunday, September 16,
3:30pm at the library!*
for the book club by calling the Reference Desk
215-723-9109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This book discussion
returns on October 4 with Our Mutual
Friend by Charles Dickens.
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, September 12, 2:30 -
Early, Took My Dog,
by Kate Atkinson
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
NightTuesday, September 18, 6:30
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.
September 2, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
18, 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
Find Answers to Your Medicare
September 12, 7:00 pm
If you are
turning 65 in 2012, or are over 65 and have questions,
this Medicare program is for you.
counselor Roy Jannenga can explain what you need to know
about Medicare, which will pay more than 80% of your
healthcare costs. Learn about insurance programs
available to pay some of the rest.
APPRISE is a
free health insurance counseling program designed to
help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare.
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 Sunday,
September 23 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.
Register starting September
4, 2012. No early registrations! Register at the
library, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 215-823-9109 ext. 112 (leave
Following Classes require Registration:
Boogie (0-2 years old)
at 10am. 30 minutes of songs, music, dancing, stories,
movement, rhymes and motion.
and Me (0- 18 months)
at 11am. 20 minutes of easy stories, songs, finger-plays
and tickling rhymes.
Time (2-3 years old only)
at 10am and Thursdays at 10am.
minutes of stories, finger-plays, and parachute play.
This active story time is for children who want to
practice transitioning between activities, following
directions, and getting ready for pre-school.
Two's and Three's (2-3 year olds)
at 11am. 30 minutes of stories and finger plays. This
traditional story time is great for children who are
ready to sit still and listen and work on their
and Motion (3-5 year olds)
at 10am and Thursdays at 1pm. 30 minutes of stories,
music, rhymes, and dancing fun!
and Five's (4-5 year olds)
at 1pm. 35 Minutes of stories and finger plays. Session
1 will meet in the afternoon, session 2 will meet in the
Playhouse (0-3 year olds- older siblings
10-11am. Spend time together, play, experience art
activities and meet new friends. Join us in the
Community Room for 45 minutes of developmentally
appropriate free play and 15 minutes of stories and
Wednesday Evening at 7:00pm September 17- October 26.
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
Workshop Register starting Sept. 4!
from 4-5pm. Sept. 17- October 26. Build a
masterpiece. We will pick different themes each week and
spend the hour building. LEGO bricks provided.
IVPL Kids on Twitter
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
Join the Teen
Advisory Board (TAB) is a group that meets every other
month to plan teen programs and suggest books and other
materials for the library. Join us for a meeting to hang
out, get involved, and be part of your library. Fill out
application on the Teen Page of the website if you
are interested in joining.
for programs? Email Ms. Sara at email@example.com.
Monday 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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The library will be closed on Monday, September 3
9:00 am -
Thursday, September 13
Thursday, September 27
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search the library catalog, check your account and access the
most important library info easily on your device.
Free eBooks and
You can download
eBooks and audiobooks for free onto your Kindle, Nook, iPad,
iPhone and many other devices through the library website.
Download Audiobooks & eBooks link on the IVPL website, log
in with your library card, and download eBooks or audiobooks
to your computer, eReader, or mobile device (click
for a list of
|Buy 10 DVD or Audiobook Rentals,
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Receive one free
rental when you check out 10 feature films or 10 audiobooks.
Buy an IVPL DVD punch card for $20 or an audiobook punch card
for $10, get your card stamped every time you rent an item,
and your eleventh checkout is free.
cards at the Front Desk.
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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).
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