Bossa Nova Night with Avi Wisnia

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Blue Bell

Singer, songwriter and musician Avi Wisnia performs original songs inspired by his love of Bossa Nova, a fusion of jazz and samba from Brazil made world famous by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao and Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz and more.

Join us and sway along, wont you? It's an evening you won't soon forget... You might even swear you got a glimpse of that Girl from Ipanema walking by...  This event is free and open to the public. (Recommended Ages 8+)  Say you'll be there and RSVP at


Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Avi’s clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new.  Avi tours in support of his debut album, Something New, performing in prestigious venues around the world – from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to concerts in Warsaw, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His latest single “Sky Blue Sky” was recorded via satellite between Philadelphia and Brazil, winning recognition from the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and MidAtlantic Songwriters Competition. In addition to being a performing songwriter, Avi Wisnia has also given a TED talk about “The Nature and Nurture of Bossa Nova” and performed with The Moth storytellers. -

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The History of Bookmobiles @ Ambler

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30pm
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bookmobileBoyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles Presents The History of Bookmobiles

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles returns to Ambler Library with a custom presentation The History of Bookmobiles.

From horse and buggies to gas-powered vehicles, learn about the impact of early mobile libraries!

6:15 Refreshments. 6:30 pm Program

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Come Fly With Me: The Music of Frank Sinatra with Dean Garofolo

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

WVPL invites you to sing along as Singer and Entertainer Dean Garofolo brings the music of Frank Sinatra (and more) to life!  This program is provided as part of Montgomery County Public Libraries' One Book, One County author visit with Adriana Trigiani and her latest novel, "Tony's Wife."  Music plays a role in Trigiani's novel - "a spellbinding epic of two-working class kids who meet at the Jersey Shore during the big band era of the 1940s" (-  So, let's take a trip down memory lane revisiting some of Sinatra's most popular hits and other surprise favorites!   Come fly with DEAN & WVPL! Say you'll be there!  Register at


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The Justice Bell Story & PA Women's Suffrage Movement

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

The Justice Bell Story and the Pennsylvania Women’s Suffrage Movement

Amanda Owen presents the little-known story of how a bronze bell became a celebrated symbol of the women’s suffrage movement.  The creation of suffragists in Pennsylvania who were agitating for the right to vote, the Justice Bell helped rally support around the cause in the last crucial years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Amanda is the Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reclaim women’s history, highlight women’s contributions, and to honor the Justice Bell and its historic role in the American struggle for women’s suffrage and equal rights. Learn more at

This program is presented as part of our 2019 Summer Quest Program "A Universe of Stories."  



 Justice Bell Parade 1915;  Learn about it on Jun 25 at 7 PM at Blue Bell

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How to Write for Young Readers: A Creative Literary Workshop for Adults

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell


Ever think about writing a children's book or a novel for young adults?   Wissahickon Valley Public Library invites you to join us for a creative literary workshop with a local author who has done just that...twice!

Eric Bell, author of two juvenile fiction novels, will offer a introductory workshop on how to write for young readers.

 YOU WILL learn:

  •  the differences in age categories, from picture books to young adult
  •  writing tips like three-act structure and character development
  •  common misconceptions about children’s publishing
  •  the difference between traditional and self-publishing
  •  AND how you (yes, you!) can see the world through a child’s eyes

 Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight and inspiration and get your questions answered!  NOTE: This workshop is for aspiring adult authors, ages 18 to 118 only. (This is not a children's workshop).   There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested at


Eric Bell is an author of middle grade fiction, roughly intended for ages 9-12. He lives and writes in Ambler, Pennsylvania. His debut novel, ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD, is currently available from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins wherever books are sold. A sequel, ALAN COLE DOESN’T DANCE, has been recently released and is eagerly awaiting your consumption!  You can find out more about Eric at

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Cook the Book @ Ambler: The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Re-Scheduled from February 20.

Ambler's Delicious Cookbook Book Club

February's cookbook is The Chinese Takeout Cookbook by Diana Kuan

Join us for a cookbook discussion! Members meet bi-monthly, make a recipe from a selected cookbook, bring their recipe to the meeting, share food and discuss!

For more information or to join, please email or call Anne Hall or 215-646-1072 ext. 38

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