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Perkiomen Valley Library at Schwenksville
a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
serving the residents of Collegeville, Trappe, and Schwenksville Boroughs
plus Perkiomen, Lower Frederick, Skippack and Upper Salford Townships

290 Second Street    ~    Schwenksville, PA 19473
phone: 610-287-8360    website: www.pvlibrary.net

                 

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Hall Rental ~

You can rent the library's space!  Planning a birthday party, a graduation party, a holiday party, a meeting, family reunion,....?

We have a great space with seating for up to 100!

 

Library Events

Pictures from library programs       ALSO, see the library's FACEBOOK page for library program pictures.

For a complete listing of library programs for the next three months please see our programming calendar here.  The online programming calendar allows you to set up an email reminder to yourself and it also allows you to send a friend a notice about a program you think they would enjoy.  Check it out.

For information on Storytimes, please see the Storytime page.

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Adopt-a-Book

 

A great way to honor someone special.

1) Click here and print out the form.

2) Fill in all the need information.

3) Mail the form and a check to Montgomery County - Norristown Public Library

Note: the funds you submit will go to the materials budget of the library you designate.

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Call 610-287-8360 for updates on programs.

 

THE OUTGOING MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH ANY SCHEDULE CHANGES.

 

Community Yoga

           Mondays at 7:30 pm (ongoing) << no class July 2

           Teens and adults. $5 per class.  (50% of class fee benefits the Perkiomen Valley Library)  Join Adjoa Amoah-Aggrey, RYT, for all levels of yoga.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Beginners welcome! 

            Email questions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

 

Summer Reading begins!  Libraries Rock!  June 16-August 11

            Fall Grades PreK-12 ~ earn tickets for raffle prizes (weekly & grand), DVD rental, book purchases.

                      Click here for for the 2018 reading log.

            Adults ~ Write a short review for the books you read or listen to.  Each review is an entry ticket for the Grand prize drawing!

                      Click here for the Adult Book Review form.

 

Monday Movies!

             Mondays, June 18 & 25, July 9 - August 13 at 2:00 pm

            All ages!  FREE movie and popcorn!  Check out the list of movies here!

 

Read, Think, Chat Book Discussion

             Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm

             Join a lively books discussion at the library meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The title to be discussed June is My Beloved World by Sonya Sotomayor.  Copies of the book will be available the library.

 

DEAFinitely Magic with Sam Sandler

             Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm

             All Ages!! Kick off summer reading with Sam's exhilarating, energy-filled magic.

             No advanced registration required.

 

Make N' Take Craft Days

           Thursdays, June 21- August 9, 2-4 pm

           Drop-in and make cools crafts related to the summer reading theme "Libraries Rock!" and the featured special programs throughout the summer.

             No advanced registration required.

 

Build & Play!

           Fridays, June 22 - August 10, 2-4 pm

           Drop-in with your friends and discover a variety of ways to build with Lego bricks, Keva Planks, Magna Tiles, blocks, Brain Flakes and more!!

             No advanced registration required.

 

Mad Science - Listen Closely

              Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 am

              Ages 4-6.  Preschoolers love to make noise!  In this noisy class children will learn that sound travels in waves and be heard in a variety of ways. 

              Registration required.  Space is limited.  Call 610-287-8360.

 

Lego Stop Motion Workshops!

            Tuesday, June 26 & 27, 3-5 pm OR 6-8 pm

            Ages 9 & up! (younger with adult) - participants must attend both days.

            Keville Bowen, animator and comic book artist, will teach a 2-day stop motion class for kids.

            Registration required.  Space is limited.  Call 610-287-8360.

 

Stories in the Parks!

            Thursdays, June 28 - August 9 at 10:00 am

            Enjoy stories in our local parks.  Look for the library's banner.  Check out a different park each week. 

            June 28 - Collegeville Community Park, Collegeville

            July 5 - Coble Park, Lower Frederick

            July 12 - Palmer Park, Skippack

            July 19 - Upper Salford Park, Upper Salford

            July 26 - Perkiomen Park, Perkiomen

            Aug 2 - Rambo Park, Trappe

            Aug 9 - Meadow Park, Schwenksville (subject to check due to park renovations)

 

Knitters!

           Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 pm

           Bring your needles and yarn, share your projects, learn a new stitch, and make new friends. Beginners welcome.

 

Tail Waggin' Tales

           Wednesday, July 11, 6-8 pm   << NOTE change of day

           All ages welcome!  Practice your read-aloud skills with a certified pet therapy dog!  Drop-in each month to read to one of our tail wagging friends!

            No advanced registration required

 

Baby Storytime

            Tuesdays, July 10-August 8 at 9:30 am

            Ages 6 mos- 2 yrs.  Enjoys, stories, songs and fingerplays!

            Registration required. Call 610-287-8360.

 

Rockin' Thru History

             Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 pm

             All ages!  Through a mix of singing and storytelling, children will get a sense of the amazing and true tale of our nation's beginnings.

             No advanced registration required.

 

Stories and Songs with Mrs. Carles

            Wednesdays, July 11-August 15 at 10:00 am

            Ages 3-7.  Join Mrs. Carles each week as we explore music through stories, songs, and crafts!  Live guitar music and hands-on fun!

            Registration required.  Call 610-287-8360.

 

Science Fun Days!

             Wednesdays, July 11-August 8, 2-4 pm

             FREE hands-on science.  Drop-in with your adult for one-on-one science discovery.

             No advanced registration required.

 

Laughter Yoga Club

           Thursday, July 12, 7:00-8:00 pm

           Join Laughter Yoga leader, Chris Filippini on the second Thursday of each month for a fun evening of exercise.  Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with deep yogic breathing to gain the health benefits of laughing with out have to rely on humor.  Please bring a bottle of water and a willingness to laugh on purpose. No mats needed. No fee required, donations to the library accepted.  Call 610-287-8360.

 

BYOT: Minecraft

              Tuesday, July 17, 6-8 pm

              Ages 8 and up! Bring Your Own Tablet (or laptop).  Also bring your Minecraft account information, your library card and PIN (needed to access wifi).  Play Minecraft, have snacks, do activities and show off your Minecraft creations.

             No advanced registration required.

 

Read, Think, Chat Book Discussion

             Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm

             Join a lively books discussion at the library meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The title to be discussed July is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.  Copies of the book will be available the library.

 

ONE COUNTY ONE AUTHOR

             Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 pm

             Join member's of PVL's Writers Assemble and meet author Alex London at Lower Providence Library.  Meet the author of the Proxy series in his Montgomery County Teen Author tour. Mr. London will discuss his books and writing process.

             Meet at Lower Providence Library and look for Angela from PVL.

 

Vocal Workshop and Drum Circle

             Thursday, July 19, 6-8 pm

             Ages 6-12.  A 2-hour workshop of music presented by the Community Music School of Trappe!  In the 1st hour learn about Drum Circles using hand held percussion instruments and more.  In the 2nd hour learn to vocalize using your own "instrument" with simple warm-ups and breathing exercises.

              Registration required.  Space is limited.  Call 610-287-8360.

 

Dr Bubbles!

             Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm

             All ages!  Dr Bubbles will share a story about a boy who was fascinated with bubbles. Not all bubbles are round!  Perhaps you will stand inside a bubble!

             No advanced registration required.

 

Harry Potter Party!

             Tuesday, July 31, 6-8 pm

             All Ages!  Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday!  Harry Potter activities, play games and more.  Costumes are welcome.  Optional: Bring a new unwrapped gift.  Gifts will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Pantry.

             No advanced registration required.

 

Meet the Instruments!

              Wednesday, August 1, 2-4 pm

               A Science Fun Day Special!!!!  Instrument discovery- a musical petting zoo presented by Community Music School of Trappe.  Participants will listen to the sounds of, learn about and try out trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola and cello.

              No advanced registration required.

 

Knitters!

           Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 pm

           Bring your needles and yarn, share your projects, learn a new stitch, and make new friends. Beginners welcome.

 

World Music with Daria

             Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 pm

              All ages!  Daria shares a wonderful mixture of favorite songs from American and world folk music traditions.  She will introduce unique instruments from around the world.  Lots of audience participation!

              No advanced registration required

 

Laughter Yoga Club

           Thursday, August 9, 7:00-8:00 pm

           Join Laughter Yoga leader, Chris Filippini on the second Thursday of each month for a fun evening of exercise.  Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with deep yogic breathing to gain the health benefits of laughing with out have to rely on humor.  Please bring a bottle of water and a willingness to laugh on purpose. No mats needed. No fee required, donations to the library accepted.  Call 610-287-8360.

 

 

Tail Waggin' Tales

           Tuesday, August 14, 6-8 pm

           All ages welcome!  Practice your read-aloud skills with a certified pet therapy dog!  Drop-in each month to read to one of our tail wagging friends!

            No advanced registration required

 

Read, Think, Chat Book Discussion

             Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm

             Join a lively books discussion at the library meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The title to be discussed August is Wright Brothers by David McCullough.  Copies of the book will be available the library.

 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

             Tuesday, August 28, 2-7 pm

             Make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org.  The Blood Drive will be held in the auditorium.  Please use Church Street entrance.

              Walk-ins welcomed, however, appointments are highly recommended.

 

 

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The Perkiomen Valley Library at Schwenksville is a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and is a participating member of the Pennsylvania Access program.