HOLIDAY HOURS Thanksgiving - Both libraries will close at 5 pm, 11/26 and be closed all day 11/27.


An Evening of Mystery and Romance

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

"An Evening of Mystery and Romance" Author panel of published writers

  • How they got started in the field
  • Who gave them their first break
  • How did they find an agent
  • How to deal with writer's block
  • What advice do they offer new writers or wanna be writers
  • What they wish they knew when they started out
  • Questions from the audience
  • Buy their books, get autographs, hear about their career
  • Snacks provided
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How I Got My First Book Published

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Author panel of published writers

  • How did you get started writing
  • How did you pick a subject
  • How did you find a publisher
  • How was the working relationship - friendly or not
  • Did you find an agent or did you go it alone
  • How to deal with writer's block
  • Any advice to those just starting to write
  • What you wish you knew when you started
  • Questions from the audience
  • Sell your books, sign your books, promote your career
  • Snacks provided
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Afternoon Speak: Katie Scott on Bats

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event location: 
Lower Gwynedd Township Building

Afternoon Speak presents Katie Scott, Environmental Education Specialist, French Creek State Parks

The bat population has been on the decline for the past several years. Ms. Scott will be coming in to discuss bats and their habitats and what we can do to create new habitats.

Location:  Lower Gwynedd Township building, 1130 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House (across the street from Giant)

Registering: Call  the library 215-643-1320

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How to Stay Young the First 100 Years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Presented by Dr. Mark Legnola of Community Chiropractic Center

One of the biggest problems we have seen come with increased life span is the increase in musculoskeletal problems which interferes with our mobility. Therefore, even though we are living longer, we do not have the mobility to enjoy the extra years of our life to the fullest. You will learn the steps to achieve better health & mobility. These steps will help you be more productive at work and help you enjoy good health to do the things you enjoy most!

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Digital Photography

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Get help with your digital camera with photographer Arnold Winkler.  He will explain how to improve your picture taking using the latest features on your digital camera.  He will show a powerpoint of techniques and then demonstrate on his camera.   Bring your digital camera to try out his hints & tips.  This is a group demonstration. One-on-one consultation, if time permits. 

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Crystal Earrings Class

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Jeanette Jahn of Beads & Weaves of Blue Bell presents a design- your-own class. Create a Holiday Crystal set of earrings.Come to the Library and see the samples in the lobby display case. This class is free and all supplies are provided. Registration is required - register at the Library in Blue Bell. Class size is limited to ten.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

The Wissahickon Valley Public Library is holding its first ever Read-a-thon/Telethon on March 9, 2013 from 9 AM-9 PM.

The library has an anonymous donor who challenged the library to raise $10,000 from new donors.  Anne M. Frank, Director of the Library, said, “The library responded by sending an annual appeal and a newsletter to all patrons of the library.  That has garnered almost $7,500.  Our challenge for the Read-a-thon/Telethon is to raise the remaining $2,500 for the match.” 

“The Read-a-thon/Telethon has people talking, they want to know exactly what it is,” says Lynne Tillet, Volunteer Coordinator. The library has invited readers from County Commissioner Josh  Shapiro and State Representative Kate Harper to Michael Morsch, Montgomery News Editor to local authors, teachers, firemen, township officials, actors, musicians and of course, librarians. Each hour, the focus will shift from readings for adults, to readings for children.
People are encouraged to come out, not just to listen to the marathon of readers, but to spend some time reading in the library themselves, or with their families.  Attendees can log their reading time to earn raffle tickets for prizes including gift certificates, games, jewelry and books.  They can also enjoy some free snacks and a wandering magician.

While the Read-a-thon is in full swing, volunteers will be in the back office calling library patrons asking for a donation to help meet the $10,000 match.

We will have a raffle pull for prizes!
Refreshments will be available

  Reading Schedule
Time Reader




1. Michelle Miller

2. Ellen Dimm – Lower G. Elem - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

3. Ronnie Hayman – Lower G. Elem - Giraffes Can’t Dance & Moostache




1.  Christine Schmidt – Author – Death of a Drug

2. Joanne McHugh - Personal Chronicles - selections from My Words Are Gonna Linger

3. Michael Morsch – Montgomery Media, Executive Editor – Dancing in my Underwear





1.  Dr. Lisa Ruff – Blue Bell Elem. – Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type

2. Pat Straus – Ambler Boro Council -  There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover

3. Representative Kate Harper - The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

4. Kathy Benson – Mattison Ave. Elementary - The Great Fuzz Frenzy





1. Carol Polis – Author – The Lady Is a Champ

2. Ling Zhang -Toastmaster - Don’t Throw Away Tomorrow by Robert H Schuller

3. Susan Charkes - Author - Outdoors with Kids

4. Nate Pugh - Teen Outreach Director, Ambler YMCA - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe





1. Jessica Dimuzio, VMD & Johnny Angel (dog) -Authors - Bark! Bark! Bark for my Park!

2. Renee Bates - Second Alarmers - Oh the Places You’ll Go

3. Kit Grindstaff – Author (Kid Lit Author Club)- Magician’s Elephant

4. J. D. Shaw – Author - Leave No Footprints




1. J. F Berg - Author - Ventana

2. Marsha Low - Author - The Orange Robe: My 18 Years as a Yogic Nun

3. Shawn Esser - BB Tea Party Patriots - The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A.Hayek





1. Michael Bromberg - Volunteer/Ambler Symphony – Frog & Toad

2. Larry Comunale - Lower Gwynedd Township Manager - Put Me In the Zoo

3. Tom Gill - Toastmaster - 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

4. Lois Reibach - Mystery Book Club - Riley Mack & the Other Known Troublemakers




1. T. A. Bradley – Author - Relic of the Damned

2. Patrick Cox - Author/Toastmaster - The Clean Water Crisis

3. Dan Hicks - Volunteer – Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy




1. Sandi Feight - Lower Gwynedd Parks & Rec. Director - Richard Scarry’s Lowly Worm Sniffy Book

2. Frank DeRuosi - Ambler Mayor Candidate - Piggy Pie by Margie Palatini

3. Steve Seyfried - Family Stages - The Wind in the Willows





1. Adam Button - WVPL Reference Librarian - TBA

2. David Lodge - Toastmaster - TBA

3. Phyliss Shanken - Author - Eye of Irene

4. Sue Burdick - WVPL Outreach/Marketing Librarian - TBA




1. Ms. Tegan Conner-Cole - Mo Willems Pigeon Book/Bedtime Story Time

2. Jeanne Sorg - Ambler Mayor Candidate - Do Unto Otters

3. Sue White - WVPL Staff - TBA



 1. Donna Persico - Author - Murdered Innocence

2. David Morgan & strings (including Ms. Tegan) - WMS Music

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