Both branches will close at 5 pm on Wed. Nov. 22, and reopen at 10 am Friday Nov. 24.
We are closed on Thanksgiving Day.


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.  Registrations will be accepted up until the start of the first class on May 4 at 12:30 pm.  Please make checks payable to Mary Alice Cullinan. The fee for this program is non-refundable after the completion of the first class on May 4.

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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  




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Book Chat with the Author: Gary Miller

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Other: See Description

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

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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 or in sign-up binder at the library.  This presentation is free and open to the public.

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Rick Steves @ Keswick Theatre

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event location: 
Other: See Description

Montgomery County Libraries present One Author, One County


Broadening Your Global Perspective Through Travel

March 26, 2017 7:30 PM

Tickets $20-$35 On Sale Now! or 215-572-7650

Book Signing to Follow!

Special Thanks to Open Book Bookstore, Elkins Park

For information about this & other countywide events visit:

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Ambler Friends Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Friends of the WVPL Ambler Branch Annual Meeting
January 31, 2017
209 Race Street, Ambler, PA 19002

The Friends of Ambler Branch Library are looking for new members. Ambler community members are welcome to join us at the annual meeting Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to serve as President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer or Member at Large, please let us know.  You could bring new ideas to our organization.

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