Ambler Branch Hours Change
Beginning November 2, Ambler Library will be OPEN from 1 to 5 pm on Fridays. The Ambler branch will be closed on Friday mornings for pre-renovation tasks.

Adults

Memoir Writing Workshop

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

What's Your Story? A memoir writing workshop for older adults 

Class #3 of 4-Part Series
Participate in a meaningful workshop which promises to provide an outlet for your stories and memoires.  Preserve your unique life experiences so they may be passed on to children, grandchildren, friends and others!  Through sharing, participants will form a kinship and be rewarded with the fruits of creative expression.  Please join us!  NO previous writing experience necessary to participate.  

DATES:  4 Wednesdays:  October 10, 17, 24 and 31

TIME: 10:30 AM to 12 Noon

COST:  $15 for all 4 classes.  90 minutes per session.  REGISTER WITH PAYMENT at Circulation desk. Cash or check payable to Wissahickon Valley Public Library (WVPL).  
 Must attend all 4 classes.

Presenter:  Sara Wenger, MFA  Sara is a writer, poet and educator from Ambler PA.  Sarah completed her MFA in Poetry at Arcadia University after a 20+year-career as an English teacher and educational workshop facilitator for both youth and adult professionals.  Her work has been published in Highlights for Children, Montana Magazine, Byline and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Sara is an active member of Montgomery County Community College's writers group.

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Memoir Writing Workshop

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

What's Your Story? A memoir writing workshop for older adults 

Class #2 of 4-Part Series
Participate in a meaningful workshop which promises to provide an outlet for your stories and memoires.  Preserve your unique life experiences so they may be passed on to children, grandchildren, friends and others!  Through sharing, participants will form a kinship and be rewarded with the fruits of creative expression.  Please join us!  NO previous writing experience necessary to participate.  

DATES:  4 Wednesdays:  October 10, 17, 24 and 31

TIME: 10:30 AM to 12 Noon

COST:  $15 for all 4 classes.  90 minutes per session.  REGISTER WITH PAYMENT at Circulation desk. Cash or check payable to Wissahickon Valley Public Library (WVPL).  
 Must attend all 4 classes.

Presenter:  Sara Wenger, MFA  Sara is a writer, poet and educator from Ambler PA.  Sarah completed her MFA in Poetry at Arcadia University after a 20+year-career as an English teacher and educational workshop facilitator for both youth and adult professionals.  Her work has been published in Highlights for Children, Montana Magazine, Byline and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Sara is an active member of Montgomery County Community College's writers group.

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Meet Founding Father Dr. Benjamin Rush

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Meet Founding Father Dr. Benjamin Rush


He was a surgeon general for the Revolutionary War, first professor of chemistry in America, the Father of Psychiatry and a humanitarian who organized the first anti-slavery society in America.  He was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

WHO WAS HE?  He was Dr. Benjamin Rush.

Find out more about this lesser-known "Benjamin" from Philadelphia and Founding Father in an exciting portrayal by Bob Gleason.  "Meet" Dr. Rush and discover his pioneering contributions to American society, medicine and politics.


The event is free and open to the public. History buffs of all ages encouraged to attend.  Say you'll be there and sign up at rushwvpl.eventbrite.com. 


Bob Gleason is a member of Philadelphia's American Historical Theatre.  He has presented programs featuring nearly 150 historical figures, stretching over 2000 years of history, across 21 states; including performances at the White House Visitors Center, The Smithsonian Institution, Mount Vernon, Ford's Theater, the National Constitution Center and Independence Hall. 


NOTE:  Mr. Gleason's presentation is a companion program to our upcoming "Let's Discuss It! Author event with Upper Dublin Public Library to be held on October 29 at 7 PM, featuring author and journalist Stephen Fried and the release of his newest novel, "Rush: Revolution, Madness & the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father (September, 2018). 

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Conversational French @ Ambler Part 2

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

 

eiffel tower french class photoTwo Part FREE Class on September 11 and September 18

 

A taste of the French language will be presented in two sessions.

 

These conversational classes will introduce basic words, greetings, phrases and pronunciation. Perfect for those who are planning a trip to France, exploring their French roots, or are just interested in trying new languages!

 

These class is free, but you must register. Please call the Ambler Branch Library at 215-646-1072 to register.

Refreshments at 6:15. Class begins at 6:30pm.

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Conversational French @ Ambler Part 1

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

eiffel tower french class photoTwo Part FREE Class on September 11 and September 18

A taste of the French language will be presented in two sessions.

These conversational classes will introduce basic words, greetings, phrases and pronunciation. Perfect for those who are planning a trip to France, exploring their French roots, or are just interested in trying new languages!

These class is free, but you must register. Please call the Ambler Branch Library at 215-646-1072 to register.

Refreshments at 6:15. Class begins at 6:30pm.

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