Adults

Meet Author Blair Thornburgh @ Ambler

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

Debut author Blair Thornburgh will visit the Ambler Branch to discuss her debut book, Who's That Girl, and her writing.

Ages 13- 17 ~ Registration Required ~ Great for Teens and Adults!

From girl next door to the top of the charts…

A laugh-out-loud debut filled with hilarious awkward encounters, a supportive LGBTQ organization, and too many cheesy lyrics to count.

Junior Nattie McCullough has always been that under-the-radar straight girl who hangs out in the cafeteria with her gay-straight alliance friends. She’s never been the girl that gets the guy, let alone the girl that gets a hit song named after her.

But when last summer’s crush, smoking-hot musician Sebastian Delacroix—who has recently hit the mainstream big-time—returns home to play a local show, that’s just what she gets. He and his band, the Young Lungs, have written a chart-topping single—“Natalie”—which instantly makes Nattie second guess everything she thought about their awkward non-kiss at that June pool party. That it was horrific. That it meant nothing. That Sebastian never gave her another thought.

To help keep her mind off of Sebastian and his maybe-about-her, maybe-not-about-her song, Nattie throws herself into planning the school’s LGBTQIA dance. That proves problematic, too, when Nattie begins to develop feelings for her good friend Zach. With the song getting major airplay and her once-normal life starting to resemble the cover of a gossip magazine, Nattie is determined to figure out once and for all if her brief moment with Sebastian was the stuff love songs are made of—or just a one-hit wonder.

About the Author
Blair Thornburgh is a writer, editor, Latin nerd, and Joni Mitchell superfan. She lives in Philadelphia.
Longer bio: Blair Thornburgh writes books for and about teenagers with a sense of humor. Her hobbies include forgetting the lyrics to songs, deep dives into obscure corners of Wikipedia, and snacks. During the day she works as an editor at Quirk Books, a slightly more glamorous job than her previous gigs selling flowers and digging up sweet potatoes. She was inspired to write her debut novel, the YA romantic comedy Who’s That Girl, after, among other things, listening to too much pretentious indie rock, spending a weekend yurt-camping in Quebec, and fighting a killer craving for a pumpkin-chocolate-chip cookie. A former teenager, she now lives in her hometown of Philadelphia.

Book Information
Hardcover, 400 pages
Coming July 11, 2017 from HarperTeen
ISBN-10: 0062447777
ISBN-13: 978-0062447777

Contact: blair@blairthornburgh.com
Representation: Uwe Stender of TriadaUS, uwe@triadaus.com

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The Art of the Breath: Functional Breathing

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

The Art of the Breath: A Functional Breathing Workshop with Matthew Mitlas
In this experiential workshop, the library's yoga instructor Matthew Mitlas will take us through a journey of the breath. 
What are the mechanics of breathing?
Is there a proper way to breathe?
When does air become breath?
Complete with a guided meditation, you will leave class feeling calm and equipped with a variety of breathing techniques to use in your daily life.
Please wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat or a beach towel on which to lie down.
This event is free and open to adults, ages 18 and up. RSVP at breathewvpl.eventbrite.com

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1st Wed Film Discussion: Paris Can Wait

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 1:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler Theater

Paris Can WaitParis Can Wait

Eleanor Coppola (wife of Francis Ford) makes her narrative feature-length debut with this romantic comedy starring Diane Lane. Married to a successful but inattentive movie producer for years, Anne decides to take a spontaneous road trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s business associate. Filled with picturesque scenery, wine, and good food, PARIS CAN WAIT is a pure delight. Also starring Alec Baldwin.
See the trailer here: http://www.amblertheater.org/films/paris-can-wait

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month at Ambler Theater for the afternoon showing of the chosen film. Each film will be announced 10 days before the showing, and the discussion afterward will be moderated by library staff and theater staff.

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1st Wed Film Discussion: Their Finest

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler Theater

Their Finest

Set during the German air blitz of London during WWII, THEIR FINEST is about a British film crew that attempts to boost morale by creating a propaganda film. Told with wry humor and honesty, it’s a delightful story about persevering through trying times. The excellent cast features Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin, as well as Bill Nighy, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irons, and Richard E. Grant. See the Ambler Theater's website here for a quick look at the trailer.

Following the 1 pm show, join us for a discussion of this film, moderated by library staff and by the theater.

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