Adults

Wharton Esherick Museum Visits WVPL

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Get a glimpse of the life and work of sculptor Wharton Esherick (1887-1970).  Esherick worked  primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing!.  His hilltop studio/residence in Malvern is a National Historic Landmark for Architecture, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition.

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America’s History of Imperfect Freedom

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

A traveling lecture presented by Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History

America’s History of Imperfect Freedom
Although coming from different places and for different reasons, the Jews immigrating to America over the centuries have all shared a common dream: to live in freedom. But the freedom they found here has been imperfect, tainted by anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination. This lecture explores how prejudice and social injustice, and responses to it, have shaped both the American Jewish community and its relationship to American society at large.

PHOTO: Courtesy of NMAJH

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Book Chat with the Author: Beth Schulman

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
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The gold mailbox : a memoirMeet Beth Schulman, author of "The Gold Mailbox.

This program is held at Penllyn Woods Community Building.

This very informal program will give guests an opportunity to chat with a local author about her book.  The fun aspect will be YOU get to ask the questions!

Beth and her older sister try desperately to maintain normalcy and order, in the face of uncertainty and confusion.  Their young lives are filled with deception and despair at the hands of a narcissistic mother and her abusive boyfriend.  Told from Beth’s point of view, the story unfolds with innocence and honesty.  The Gold Mailbox captures moments of despair and hope, sadness and humor, sister rivalry and sister love, death and emotional rebirth, abuse and unconditional love.  In the end, the story leaves the reader marveling over the healing power of compassion and forgiveness.

This is the second event of Book Chat with the Author Summer Series with Lower Gwynedd Township.

Directions to Penllyn Woods from the Blue Bell library: Penllyn Woods Park is located on 1227 E. Township Line Road in Penllyn, PA.  From the library parking lot, turn right onto Route 73, at the first light, make a left onto Penllyn Pike.  In 1 3/4 miles, make the first left after Lantern Lane onto Township Line Road.  Follow the signs through the neighborhood to Penllyn Woods Community Building.  There is ample parking and the one-story building is handicap accessible. Maps and directions to Penllyn Woods are also available on the Township website at lowergwynedd.org.

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Mindfulness & Compassion

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Let your mind bloom in May!  It's our "Lunch Hour" of Mindfulness and Compassion, a 6-week mini-course on Thursday afternoons.  This class is designed to give you the strategies to develop your own mindfulness practice.  Discover peace and well-being as you move through the program, with special attention to self-compassion.  In addition to her mindfulness practice, Ms Cullinan is a cranio sacral therapist, zero balancing instructor, and visceral manipulation practitioner. 

Class meets from 12:30 to 2 PM on 6 Thursdays, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1 and June 8.

This class is limited to 15 persons to maximize benefits for participants.  The course cost is $150 for the 6-week session.   Registration is at the Blue Bell circulation desk only.  Please sign-up with payment at the Circulation Desk by Wednesday, May 3.  Please make checks payable to Mary Alice Cullinan. The fee for this program is non-refundable.

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Mindfulness & Compassion

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

 

Mindfulness 6

Let your mind bloom in May!  It's our "Lunch Hour" of Mindfulness and Compassion, a 6-week mini-course on Thursday afternoons.  This class is designed to give you the strategies to develop your own mindfulness practice.  Discover peace and well-being as you move through the program, with special attention to self-compassion.  In addition to her mindfulness practice, Ms Cullinan is a cranio sacral therapist, zero balancing instructor, and visceral manipulation practitioner.  

Class meets from 12:30 to 2 PM on 6 Thursdays, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1 and June 8. 

This class is limited to 15 persons to maximize benefits for participants.  The course cost is $150 for the 6-week session.   Registration is at the Blue Bell circulation desk only.  Please sign-up with payment at the Circulation Desk by Wednesday, May 3.  Please make checks payable to Mary Alice Cullinan. The fee for this program is non-refundable

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Author Dana Bate

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

 

Dana Bate author


Spend an evening with award-winning journalist and author Dana Bate.  Dana's romantic comedy novels include "Too Many Cooks,"  "A Second Bite at the Apple" and "The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs,"  which earned a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and has been translated into five languages.  Self-described as an "author, cake lover and cereal enthusiast,"  Dana injects warmth and humor into her books, as well as delightful appeal to foodies everywhere.  This is event is FREE.  Light refreshments will be served.  Reservations suggested.  Save your seat today at dbatewvpl.eventbrite.com.  

 

 

 

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Book Chat with the Author: Gary Miller

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Taming chaos : a parable on decision makingMeet Gary Miller, author of "Taming Chaos

This program is held at Penllyn Woods Community Building.

This very informal program will give guests an opportunity to chat with a local author about his book.  The fun aspect will be YOU get to ask the questions!

During Gary’s professional career he has had a passion to understand the process of “Decision Making,” he was inspired to write a book about the discipline of “Decision Making.” Making good decisions & assessing risk are essential “life skills” that must be taught, studied and learned. Young adults and teenagers understand that their decisions are not always in their individual best interest.

When brother and sister Jimmy and Carly find a scared, wounded, and huge dog in the woods, they’re not sure whether to risk helping her.  This question launches Carly and Jimmy on an adventure that leads them to learning a revolutionary approach to making decisions. Fast-paced, engaging and fun – teenage readers will close this decision-making fable “Taming Chaos” equipped to tackle difficult life choices with confidence.

This is the first event of Book Chat with the Author Summer Series with Lower Gwynedd Township. Come to the next event on June 21 with author Beth Schulman.

Directions to Penllyn Woods from the Blue Bell library: Penllyn Woods Park is located on 1227 E. Township Line Road in Penllyn, PA.  From the library parking lot, turn right onto Route 73, at the first light, make a left onto Penllyn Pike.  In 1 3/4 miles, make the first left after Lantern Lane onto Township Line Road.  Follow the signs through the neighborhood to Penllyn Woods Community Building.  There is ample parking and the one-story building is handicap accessible. Maps and directions to Penllyn Woods are also available on the Township website at lowergwynedd.org.

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Into the Woods: Travel the Fairy Tale Road

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Fairy Tale Road Presentation Into the Woods: Travel the Fairy Tale Road of the Brothers Grimm!  From castles and bridges to quaint villages and forests, escape to the landscapes and architecture that inspired your favorite fairy tales.   This presentation is an  "armchair" sightseeing tour open to travellers and story lovers of all ages.  

Say you'll be there!  Please RSVP at travelatwvpl.eventbrite.com or in sign-up binder at the library.  This presentation is free and open to the public.

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