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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Chess Club

The Chess Club at Blue Bell meets weekly at Blue Bell on Wednesdays at 7 pm.
Must already know how to play at any level.
Coordinated by Carl Bingler.
Children who want to play chess are welcome; however a parent must stay with the child.


Children's Story Times

Bounce & Rhyme Baby Time

Welcome to Bounce & Rhyme Baby Time where caregivers and children (ages 0-23 months) will bond through interactive rhymes, stories, and fingerplays to support early literacy development with Miss Erin.

Read & Play Toddler Time

Children (ages 2-4) and their caregivers will enjoy stories and songs to support early literacy development with Miss Erin. Play time will follow.

Miss Michelle's Guitar Story Time
Miss Michelle's Guitar Story Time is about 30 minutes with stories and songs. For all ages.
For more information, please call us!

Blue Bell Branch
Mondays at 10:30 AM
Wednesdays at 4:00 PM (September to June)
Fridays at 10:30 AM

Ambler Branch
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Please watch the calendar for the latest on Miss Michelle's Guitar Story Time.

 


Coloring for Adults

Looking for some stress relief in the New Year?

Join us to color! The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity.

We meet at the Ambler Library every other Wednesday at 3 pm.

Cook the Book

Cook the Book @ Ambler LibraryCook the Book

Like trying out new recipes? Want to check out the latest cookbooks and food ideas? Enjoy potlucks? This is the book club for you!!
Join us for a new cookbook discussion! Members will meet bi-monthly, make a recipe from a selected cookbook, bring their recipe to the meeting, share food and discuss! For more information or to join, please email or call Anne Hall ahall@wvpl.org or 215-646-1072 ext. 38

We meet February, April, June, August, October and December, on the third Wednesday at 6 pm.

ESL for Adult English Language Learners

WVPL has the following programs for Adult English Language Learners:

1.  Weekly English Conversation Groups for International Adults- Intermediate ESL Groups (Adults - ages 18 to 118)

Let's TALK!  Build your confidence speaking English in a casual, safe and relaxed environment.  Make new friends with other international adults. Topics may include small talk, current events, holidays, customs, and common slang.  We encourage you to suggest additional topics to help develop your English language skills.  Regular weekly attendance is highly encouraged.  

This program is FREE and requires NO REGISTRATION, but please let us know you will attend. Please mail esl@wvpl.org OR you can call our Outreach Coordinator at 215-643-1320 ext.14. 

REVISED SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE:    Our full schedule resumes in September.  Summer sessions in RED. See below:

At Ambler:
Mondays @ 10:30 AM ( *NO sessions until September 17)
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM  (*NO sessions until September 19)

At Blue Bell:
Tuesdays @ 7 PM  June 12, June 26 July 10 and July 24  ONLY ( No sessions in August)
Wednesdays @ 2 PM  (NO sessions until September 18)
Fridays @ 12:15 pm  (MEETS EVERY FRIDAY) 

2.   ESL Parent Classes with Wissahickon School District  - WILL RESUME IN FALL

Location:  AMBLER Library ONLY 

TIME:  6:30 - 7:30 PM   Wednesday evenings to begin in Fall 2018 - DATES TO BE DETERMINED
FREE class for families in the Wissahickon School District Community.
Learn to speak and read English • Participate in your student’s learning experience • Have fun

For more details on the ESL Parent Classes through school district, please call Anne Hall, Ambler manager at 215-646-1072 or email ahall@wvpl.org

 

 

  





Family History Research

Family History Research with Connie Briggs, Family History Researcher.
Make an appointment to find out about your ancestors! All you will need to bring with you to begin your research is the name and place of residence for one or more of your ancestors living in the U.S. between 1850 and 1930.  This will also work if you have an ancestor living in the UK between 1841 and 1911.

Using Connie's laptop, the Internet, and some great online resources, she will show you how to trace your family tree back in time. Maybe you will find some lost family secrets! CLICK HERE to send an E-Mail to Connie or call 267-626-4437 to make an appointment for her to meet you at the Ambler Branch or the Main Library in Blue Bell for a private family history session.

Film Discussion @ Ambler Theater

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.

Friends Used Book Sale


The Blue Bell chapter of the Friends of the Library, a national organization, offers bi-annual used book sales.  Sales start with over 10,000 items. General Pricing: $1.00 for hardbacks and trade editions, 50 cents for regular paperbacks, children's books vary from 2 for a quarter to $1.00, special value books are marked and music CDs for $3.00 per single disc with larger sets marked. Book sales are usually held in April and October, and the CD/DVD sale in February. Specific dates may be found on the Used Book Sale page.

Used Book Sale Hours:

  • Friday night [for members only] : 7 - 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday : 1 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Monday : Bag Sale : 10 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday : Bag Sale : 10 am - 5 pm
  • Tuesday : Free 90 Minutes : 5:30 - 7 pm
Hatha Yoga Class

Join instructor Matthew Mitlas for weekly classes.  Beginners encouraged to attend.   
Mondays   1:30-2:30 pm
$40/ for 8-week session; $8 per drop in. *May 7 - June 18, 2018: 6 week session only: $30 for 6 weeks; $8 drop in.  No Class Memorial Day. Classes will break for summer after June 18 and will resume in September.
Build strength, flexibility, and quiet the mind.  Bring a mat or towel to class.  

 

 

Homework Help

Dr. Midey Chang-Mateu is providing free tutoring in science and math for high school and middle school students. She is also tutoring students taking the GED. Tutoring is being offered at the Ambler Library. Leave your name and the student’s name with the Staff at the Ambler Library,  215-643-7775 and Dr. Chang-Mateu will contact you. Due to the high demand for Dr. Chang-Mateu's skills, this service is offered only to WVPL patrons. This program will resume in September.

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