Finding Calm in the Storm: Intro to Mindfulness for Teens

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

What if you could reduce feelings of stress & anxiety, gain better focus, and even score better test grades, simply by breathing & being present?

Join us Tuesday, April 18th at 7pm at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library (Blue Bell) for this impactful 90-minute workshop, where we will:

-Learn what impact stress & anxiety have on your brain, and how mindfulness helps your brain manage these natural responses.
-Practice a series of mindful meditations that you can do on your own, either before or during a test, and any time you find yourself in a stressful situation.
-Have fun engaging in some mindful challenges to test what we learn.

For ages 13-18 (middle & high school students). Registration required and can be found here.

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Book Chat with the Author: Gary Miller

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
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Taming chaos : a parable on decision makingMeet Gary Miller, author of "Taming Chaos

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

During Gary’s professional career he has had a passion to understand the process of “Decision Making,” he was inspired to write a book about the discipline of “Decision Making.” Making good decisions & assessing risk are essential “life skills” that must be taught, studied and learned. Young adults and teenagers understand that their decisions are not always in their individual best interest.

When brother and sister Jimmy and Carly find a scared, wounded, and huge dog in the woods, they’re not sure whether to risk helping her.  This question launches Carly and Jimmy on an adventure that leads them to learning a revolutionary approach to making decisions. Fast-paced, engaging and fun – teenage readers will close this decision-making fable “Taming Chaos” equipped to tackle difficult life choices with confidence.

This is the first event of Book Chat with the Author Summer Series with Lower Gwynedd Township. Come to the next event on June 21 with author Beth Schulman.

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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EVENT SOLD OUT - An Evening of Classical Guitar with Francesco Barone

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Spend a relaxing evening of classical music with Classical Guitarist Francesco Barone. Mr. Barone will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ponce and Tansman. An award-winning guitarist, he has performed throughout the Northeastern United States and in Italy as a soloist and chamber musican.

He has been described as "one of the new breed of classical guitarist...[he] brings a strong sense of communication, artistry and musical depth to the audience."

Don't miss it! Music lovers of all ages encouraged to attend. Families welcome. (Suggested ages 8+) Even Sold Out Sign up at frabarone1215.eventbrite.com

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Forever YA Book Club: Kiss of Deception

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Forever YA is a book club for readers and fans of young adult (aka teen) books. Each month we'll discuss a young adult title.

This month's selection is The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson.

For high school teens and adults. Come on your own or with your teen or caregiver! Register here. Walk in's welcome! Learn more about Forever YA and their book clubs here. .

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