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Mindfulness and Compassion

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

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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Curious About Yoga?

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

So you’ve heard all about it, your friends are doing it, you’ve told yourself you’ve been meaning to do it, and here you are, still staring at that unused yoga mat!  There is a reason everyone who does Yoga talks about it all the time, how it changed their life, how you should come to a class with them. Can you guess the reason? Yoga works!

Showing up to a Yoga class for the first time can be nerve-racking- so before the start of our Fall 8-week Session, come take this FREE class with WVPL’s instructor, Matthew Mitlas, and experience what everyone’s been talking about. Learn in a body safe and judgment-free atmosphere. You might discover YOGA works for you, too!  This is a free demonstration, including time for Q&A.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel on which to lie down.   Will you be there?  Let us know by signing up at the library in Blue Bell or online at yogawvpl.eventbrite.com.

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A Midsummers Night of Opera

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

A Midsummer’s Night of Opera with Delaware Valley Opera Company
Celebrating Mother Earth  -

UPDATE 7/18:   Due to popularity, we have reached registration capacity.  This event is SOLD OUT. Waiting list is available online only: operawvpl.eventbrite.com
An operatic showcase of beloved Broadway musicals that honor the wonders of the world around us!  You'll hear "I've Got the Sun in the Morning (Annie Get Your Gun),"  "June is Bustin' Out All Over (Carousel)," "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (Oklahome)," and many, many more!  

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Introduction to Bees & Beekeeping

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

An Introduction to Bees & Beekeeping

Did you know that you can enjoy honey, beeswax, pollen and the miracle of bees right in your backyard? In this free, fun and delicious workshop, you can learn where to get bees of your own, how to set up and maintain a hive; and what types of activities and time commitment are required throughout the year.

With Stephanie Bruneau, The Benevolent Bee 

Adults, Teens and Families are welcome. Suggested age 6 and older.  Say you'll be there. Register at beeswvpl.eventbrite.com.

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Wharton Esherick Museum Visits WVPL

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Get a glimpse of the life and work of sculptor Wharton Esherick (1887-1970).  Esherick worked  primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing!.  His hilltop studio/residence in Malvern is a National Historic Landmark for Architecture, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition.

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America’s History of Imperfect Freedom

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

A traveling lecture presented by Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History

America’s History of Imperfect Freedom
Although coming from different places and for different reasons, the Jews immigrating to America over the centuries have all shared a common dream: to live in freedom. But the freedom they found here has been imperfect, tainted by anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination. This lecture explores how prejudice and social injustice, and responses to it, have shaped both the American Jewish community and its relationship to American society at large.
Register at the library in Blue Bell or online at historyatwvpl.eventbrite.com
PHOTO: Courtesy of NMAJH

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Book Chat with the Author: Beth Schulman

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Other: See Description

The gold mailbox : a memoirMeet Beth Schulman, author of "The Gold Mailbox.

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 her book.  The fun aspect will be YOU get to ask the questions!

Beth and her older sister try desperately to maintain normalcy and order, in the face of uncertainty and confusion.  Their young lives are filled with deception and despair at the hands of a narcissistic mother and her abusive boyfriend.  Told from Beth’s point of view, the story unfolds with innocence and honesty.  The Gold Mailbox captures moments of despair and hope, sadness and humor, sister rivalry and sister love, death and emotional rebirth, abuse and unconditional love.  In the end, the story leaves the reader marveling over the healing power of compassion and forgiveness.

This is the second event of Book Chat with the Author Summer Series with Lower Gwynedd Township.

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 lowergwynedd.org.

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