Friends Fundraisers – Opera, NYC, Spring Tea, and More

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The Friends raise funds to support the collection, technology, and programs at Huntingdon Valley Library through weekly events, special events, and annual membership dues. Supporting the Friends supports the Library!

Membership starts at $15. As of March 2, we have 25 Golden Friends ($100 or more) and 264 members. Add your name to the list and check out a museum pass today!

Opera TicketsOpera Tickets from the Friends
The Philadelphia Orchestra, with conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin (with local Jonathan Loy as Stage Director) presents Elektra on Friday, May 15 at 8 pm at the Kimmel Center. Group Tickets from the Friends available for $80 per person for Tier 1 seating. Sign up today at the Friends Station. Purchase by April 15.

From kimmelcenter.org: “The reviews were rapturous for Yannick’s “blazing and urgent, yet richly nuanced account of Strauss’s still-shocking score” (The New York Times) when he led Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera in 2018. He reprises the triumph with these symphonically staged performances starring The Philadelphia Orchestra and a cast of vocal powerhouses…this is a hair-raising, harrowing, 100 minutes of electrifying music, heard in full, vivid detail with the Orchestra on stage.”

 

New York City SUMMER Bus Trip
While the June 10 bus trip is full, seats are available for the July 15 trip! Taking off from the Lower Moreland High School parking lot, this $45 trip makes stops at the TKTS offices at 57th and Broadway AND The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bus holds 56, so seating is limited.
Sign up begins March 13 at the Friends Station.

 

Used Book Sale –
April 22 to April 25 book sale in the newly re-organized Book Room. Members’ Preview Tuesday, April 21 from 7 to 9 pm. Regular sale hours match library hours.
Check out the Book Bundles and Red Sale Cart featuring Science Fiction upstairs. Great DVD bundles for $5.

NOTICE: Book donations suspended from April 6 until 2 weeks after the sale.

Spring Tea –
Ticket sales for MEMBERS ONLY begins Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 2 at the Friends Meeting. The Tea is May 14 and limited to 70 or so people and tickets are $45 per person.  Join the Friends today for $15 to increase your chances of getting a coveted ticket to the Spring Tea featuring a fashion show, raffles, sandwiches, salads, and the most delicious scones in the Delaware Valley. Remember to bring your own, unique tea cup. The Tea is enhanced with partnerships with Designs by Karen and The Mens and Boys Store, both of Lower Moreland Township.

 

Give 20 Dine-out at Iron Hill Brewery, April 29 – Huntingdon Valley brewery and restaurant will donate 20% of food sales to the Friends. Just mention the Friends while enjoying great food and drinks.

 

April 2 Meeting: Teacup Candles For a $5 supply fee, you can make a teacup candle with Beth from the Library. Sign up and payment envelopes available at the Friends Station.