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The Star-Spangled Songbook: The 1930s

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

The Star-Spangled Songbook: The 1930s


Dave DeLuca performs in this musical celebration of the great Americancomposers and lyricists  of the 1930s.


Songs include "Stormy Weather", "I'm In The Mood For Love" and "The Way You Look Tonight.”


 Our exploration of the events of the 1930s continues with The Star-Spangled Songbook: The 1930s, a musical celebration of the great American composers and lyricists who crafted a body of work that is uniquely American.  This edition focuses on the decade known as the Turbulent Thirties, the decade of the Great Depression which created traumatic economic hardship and yet also saw a proliferation of new technologies, especially in the fields of radio and film.

This program is presented in relation to Montgomery County Public Libraries’ One Book, One County selection for Spring 2016, Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 


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EVENT FULL - An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
The Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia region's leading provider of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs comes to WVPL with this powerful workshop.   This program provides a taste of the fundamental of MSBR which has been shown to reduce anxiety,  depression, and pain, and to improve well-being.  Through meditation and awareness exercises, we will explore this practical time-proven approach to living fully in the present moment that has helped thousands of people achieve greater balance, vitality and health.

To fully explore the exercises, this workshop will run 90 minutes.  Participants are encouraged to  wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

With Diane Reibel, Ph.D, Director of the Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson The Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA.

Register at the Blue Bell Library along with payment to confirm enrollment. Fee: $15 for 90 minute workshop. Class limited to 25 participants for maximum benefit.

This event is full. Register for our waitlist.

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Author Visit: Laura Vanderkam

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Other: See Description

Wissahickon Valley and Upper Dublin Public Libraries present

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of time management and productivity books, including I Know How She Does It, and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Her work has appeared in Fast Company, Fortune, and the Wall Street Journal.

Thursday, February 23
7:00 pm, Upper Dublin Township Municipal Building
801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA

Tickets $10 on sale January 2 at Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Upper Dublin Public Library, or www.brownpapertickets.com
For more info
www.wvpl.org (215-643-1320) www.udpl.org (215-628-8744) 

The Let’s Discuss It Author Series is a joint partnership of the Upper Dublin and Wissahickon Valley Public Libraries

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How to #Talk2urTeen: A Parenting Workshop

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell



Parenting a teenager is hard work for a parent or guardian, but with some direction and a few tips it can get easier.  Understanding, talking, and connecting to your teen can help lead to your success and a more meaningful relationship with your teen.  So stop taking your teen so seriously and come join Licensed Psychotherapist Andrew McGinley and learn the tools to navigate this difficult developmental stage.  Participants will learn:
1)    biological, psychological, and social connections at work during adolescence
2)    The benefits of progressive communication
3)    Practical and useful parenting strategies
Andrew McGinley is a licensed psychotherapist (LPC) in private practice who currently works with individuals, couples, and families, men, women, young adults, and children.  Using a psychodynamic approach, Andrew treats a variety of concerns including anxiety, trauma, bereavement, and parenting. Andrew’s aim is to facilitate his clients in understanding and overcoming their obstacles to having a good life.
Andrew is also a member of the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

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Ambler Book Group: Orphan Train Guest Presenter

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Orphan train : a novelDonna Nordmark Aviles, author and descendant of orphan train rider, Oliver Nordmark, will give a presentation on the orphan train movement.

This special presentation is free and open to book club members and the public. Due to seating limitations to accommodate book group members, patrons are asked to register for the event at the Ambler library or at 215-646-1072.

Ambler Book Group members will meet for a brief discussion of the book Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline) at 1:00 pm. Our guest presenter will start at 1:30 pm.

For more information about the Ambler Book Group, please CLICK HERE.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin
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