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Civil War Battlefield Practices

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Civil War Battlefield Medical Practices
It has been said that the American Civil War was the first “modern war” in terms of technology and lethal weapons, but that it was simultaneously fought “at the end of the medical Middle Ages". During mid-19th century America, very little was known about the causes of diseases, and there were no antibiotics, so infection was the most common cause of death for wounded soldiers. Battlefield surgeons were underqualified and field hospitals were understaffed and poorly supplied. The most common operation was amputation. Re-enactor Mike Jesberger will give us an overview of these poor medical practices and how they impacted the life of the Civil War soldier.

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CANCELLED - Memories of New Mexico

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 2:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

This program has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule this at a later date.


Memories of New Mexico with Barbara Getzow.  Barbara recalls her life in the Southwest, in the Four Corners area with its amazing National Parks.  She lived on a reservation, learned some Navajo phrases and Native American songs.  She attended genuine pow-wows.  Barabara will have handouts to help teach a little of the language and culture.  She will show and tell of her collection of artifacts and Hopi dolls. This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading Challenge (Adult SRC). Sign up today, online www.wvpl.org or on paper at the Round Program Display table.

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Medicine in Ancient Egypt

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell


Explore Ancient Egypt’s medical world through intriguing evidence uncovered in archaeological excavations.
Presented in conjunction with The Wissahickon Valley Historical Society.

     Did Egyptians understand human anatomy?
     What was the role of magic in medicine?
     How skilled were Ancient Egyptian physicians?

Dr. Stephen R. Phillips
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Out of the Ordinary – Make an Unusual Pendant

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Kathleen Edwards of Madcap Jewelry, instructor.

Out of the Ordinary Pendant: Take shapes and ornamentation and put them together to make your own unique pendant. Neckwire included so you can wear your creation home. You will be using superglue, so no small children please. All supplies are provided free of charge.

Class size limited to 15. Sign up today! Come to the Library or call 215-643-1320.

Madcap Jewelry creates earrings, bracelets and pendants and exhibits throughout the Delaware Valley area.

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Visit the Stoogeum

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Other: See Description

Did you know that Ambler is home to the world’s first and largest museum of Three Stooges memorabilia?

The Stoogeum is inviting the library for a special evening! Join us for a 20-30 minute presentation in the theater at The Stoogeum on the history of the museum and Three Stooges memorabilia before getting the chance to check out the galleries! Suggested donation of $5 for the museum.

Space is limited so sign up today by stopping by the library, calling 215-646-1072, or emailing lshupp@wvpl.org!
Sign up by Saturday, September 17th to guarantee a spot!

This event is held at: The Stoogeum
904 Sheble Lane, Ambler 19002

Are you tired of being in pain, struggling with depression/anxiety, stress, insomnia, overweight, irritable bowel, or chronic fatigue?

Learn what acupuncture can do for you from a doctor of Eastern & Western Medicine. Dr. Minchun Chen, a licensed acupuncturist certified in the United States, currently practices in private practice and at the Won Institute (Glenside, PA). She is a professor at the Won Institute, which includes the only Master’s Degree program for acupuncture in Pennsylvania. Dr. Chen graduated from the Nanjing Medical University with an MD degree in 1982 and her Ph.D. (1994) exploring disease-causing genes for Graves disease and diabetes at the Johannes Gutenberg University. - See more at: http://www.wvpl.org/events/blue-bell/acupuncture-dr-chen/1269#sthash.KvR...
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