Gerrymandering and Redistricting Reform

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell


Make your vote count through redistricting reform.  Join us for a meeting presented by the nonpartisan organization  FAIR DISTRICTS PA to learn about gerrymandering, how it has shaped Pennsylvania's Federal Legislative districts and your representation by Congress, and what you can do to end gerrymandering for good.  


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The British Invasion I @ Ambler

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:15pm
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Entertainer and music historian Steven Pollack returns to Ambler Library to present "The British Invasion," two-part program, that explores the 1960s influx of British pop culture into the U.S.

British music came back to the United States with a vengeance as the Beatles appeared in 1964. But they weren’t the only ones that invaded – British actors, movies, television, fashion, Broadway Shows and literature flooded our markets during the 1960’s. This series is a look at how and why we were inundated with James Bond, Twiggy, Oliver!, Lawrence of Arabia, Secret Agent Man, 1984 and dozens of Pop/Rock/Blues Bands. 

Tea & Scones will be served at 6:15. The program will begin at 6:30pm.
Part 2 will be presented on Tuesday, July 17.
The program is free, but registration is required. Thank you! Register at the library or on Eventbrite:

This program is part of Tea and Scones, sponsored by the Friends of the Ambler Library!

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Beginner Painting Class @ Ambler

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:30pm
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Image result for watercolorMermaid Art Studio returns to Ambler Library for a new painting session - this time we're doing beginner watercolor! Artist Denine Wish will teach you some painting skills while you relax and have fun! Seating is limited to 20. These free classes are very popular, so sign up soon. Registration is required by calling the Ambler Library at 215-646-1072. 

Refreshments at 6:30 pm, class at 7:00 pm. Say you'll be there! Stop by the Library, call 215-646-1072 to register.
This program is part of Tea and Scones, sponsored by the Friends of the Ambler Library!

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Film Screening: "Food For Change"

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

We are proud to partner with Weaver's Way Ambler for a film screening of  "Food For Change." This feature-length documentary tells the history of the co-op movement and food co-ops today.  The movie focuses on consumer food co-ops to tell the larger story of cooperatives — their role in American history and their current efforts to create local food systems.

Part of an educational series of programs in honor of Co-op Month, celebrated annually in October across the United States.   During Co-op Month,  Wissahickon Valley Public Library in Blue Bell and Ambler, and Upper Dublin Public Library will each host an educational event with Weavers Way to inspire community discussion about food systems, fair food access and cooperative solutions to chronic food-related inequities and other issues.    

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn more about co-ops and their value in on our community.  Please register HERE.







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Medicare 101 - Group Q&A Session

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Medicare 101 - Group Q & A Session: Annual Open Enrollment Meeting 

  • How does Medicare work? Learn about changes for 2018.
  • What is a donut hole?
  • What is a copay? Why is it necessary?
  • How do I choose a doctor?
  • What assistance is available to help with costs?

If you are preparing for retirement, or a family member responsible for handling your parents' health care, or are turning 65 and have questions about Medicare, join us for this information session with RSVP APPRISE Medicare Counseling for answers. Meet with a trained volunteer counselor to help you understand what Medicare does and does not cover; your options concerning Medicare HMOs, supplemental insurance, and Part D prescription drug plans.  Also learn about special assistance programs available to low-income recipients or problem-solve about your current benefits. 

Barbara Rutberg, a state trained APPRISE Medicare volunteer counselor and retired medical/legal consultant who worked in medical office management.  Ms. Rutberg will provide you with FREE and UNBIASED information about Medicare eligibility and choices.

Please sign up for this presentation at the library or by calling 610-834-1040 ext 59.

This event will be held in the staff conference room at Blue Bell.

APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. APPRISE is sponsored by Montgomery County RSVP and is part of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).

Please Note:      Information Session is about Medicare, not the Affordable Care Act.


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Improv Incubator

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell


An improv "get-together" for any and all improvisers of all different experience levels in order to keep their skills sharp. Have you never performed improv? Do you not even know what improv is? Have no fear! We are friendly and experienced, and we will happily put you through the ringer... uh... show you the ropes! This Improv Meetup is held once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month, at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Blue Bell Branch at 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm! Come join in on the fun, meet some great people, and have a good laugh while you're at it... you may not want to leave once you're there! Wear comfortable clothes you can move around in, in case you have to Liza Minnelli. ...between the bearded ladies, dog-women crawling around, and Natalie Portman's killer jokes, there's just something here for everyone.

Questions? Feel free to email!

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The Bollywood Workout

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

TRY THE BOLLYWOOD WORKOUT! It's a Bollywood-inspired Dance Fitness program that combines dynamic choreography and intensive workouts with upbeat music from around the world.

The Bollywood Workout – 4 classes, 4 Wednesdays with instructor Sapna Patil:
Wednesday, April 11 at 7 PM
Wednesday, April 25 at 7 PM
Wednesday, May 2 at 7 PM
Wednesday, May 9 at 7 PM
*NO CLASS April 18 

FEE: 4 classes for $40; *** PLEASE SIGN UP to reserve your spot in the class.  Payment will be due AT THE FIRST SESSION, April 11.  CASH or CHECK payable to Wissahickon Valley Public Library.  We are sorry, but there are no refunds after the first session on 4/11.  

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QiGong for Women's Health

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

 Moms, Daughters, & Sisters - Bring your body back into balance.  Experience the ancient energy practice of QiGong in this 3-part workshop.

  • Learn seven powerful QiGong movements unique to a woman’s body
  • Tap into your body’s power to transform itself; increase energy, balance emotions, and improve your health.

Classes taught by Marlene Harding, an executive coach, consultant and instructor of Qigong. Marlene will provide step-by-step instructions in the QiGong movements, and share successful coaching tips to increase your self-awareness and harness the power of your emotions to make positive change in your life. Give yourself this gift of health this Spring with QiGong!

3 Monday evenings at 7 PM. 75 minutes of instruction. April 9, April 16 & April 23
FEE: $35 for all 3 sessions; payment due at the first session on April 9.
1- Sign up is free online with Eventbrite. Sign up online to reserve your spot at
2- Your name will be added to a master list.
3- Your attendance will be expected for all three sessions.
4- At the first session on April 9 at 7 PM, you will check in with your ticket. Payment will be due at this time. Checks preferred. Payable to "Inside Out Solutions" at the first session.

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CANCELLED - Conversational Italian @ Ambler

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:30pm
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Image result for italianConversational Italian 2-Session Introductory Class

Class held March 27 and April 3

A taste of the romantic Italian language will be presented in 2 sessions. These conversational classes will provide introduce basic words, greetings, phrases and pronunciation. Perfect for those who are planning a trip to Italy, exploring their Italian roots, or are just interested in trying new languages!

Refreshments at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm

Say you'll be there! Stop by the Library, call 215-646-1072 to register.
This program is part of Tea and Scones, sponsored by the Friends of the Ambler Library!

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