Regularly Scheduled Events

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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.
Thursdays at 10:30 AM

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.
Thursdays at 11:30 AM

Miss Michelle's Guitar Story Time
Miss Michelle's Guitar Story Time is about 30 minutes with stories and songs. For all ages.

Blue Bell Branch
Mondays at 10:30 AM

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.

 


Cook the Book

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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


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

Let's TALK!  For intermediate and advanced speakers who wish to practice and build 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.  This program is FREE.  Regular weekly attendance is highly encouraged.

 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  

To join please email esl@wvpl.org  OR call 215-643-1320 ext.14. and our Outreach Coordinator will let you know about space in the groups.  

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE:  September 17 through December 18, 2018.

At Ambler:

Mondays @ 10:30 AM   CLASS IS FULL.  Last session meets December 17, 2018.

At Blue Bell

Tuesdays @ 7 PM  (Meet in Staff Conference Room) CLASS IS FULL.  Last session meets December 18, 2018.

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

Yoga - Mondays 1:30-2:30 pm 

$40 for 8- week session; $8 per drop-in.  Bring a mat or towel to class.*

Join popular yoga instructor Matthew Mitlas for his signature balanced blend of movements that stretch, strengthen, increase breath capacity, and quiet the mind.  Focus on postures that bring relief to common areas of the body such as the hips, low back, and shoulders. Students will enjoy Matthew's creative, intelligent, and friendly approach to the yoga practice.  You can learn more about Matthew at www.matthewmitlas.com.

*NOTE: While classes are accessible to all levels and to those with minor injuries, you should be able to get up/down from the floor relatively easily to participate in Matthew's class.  The library also offers Chair Yoga weekly on Fridays at 2 PM for those who are unable get on the ground or prefer the stability while using a chair. 

 

Improv Incubator

An improv "get-together" for any and all improvisers of all different experience levels in order to keep their skills sharp. Have you never performed improv? Do you not even know what improv is? Have no fear! We are friendly and experienced, and we will happily put you through the ringer... uh... show you the ropes! This Improv Meetup is held once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month, at Blue Bell from 6:30pm to 8:30pm! Come join in on the fun, meet some great people, and have a good laugh while you're at it... you may not want to leave once you're there! Wear comfortable clothes you can move around in, in case you have to Liza Minnelli. ...between the bearded ladies, dog-women crawling around, and Natalie Portman's killer jokes, there's just something here for everyone.

Questions? Feel free to email ick1019@gmail.com!

Knitting & Crocheting

Love to knit and want to share your skills?
Want to learn to knit?
Chat and knit with friends.  Make new friends while learning new skills.
Mondays & Wednesdays at 10am in the Blue Bell community room.
Come chat and knit with friends.

Want more knitting time? Join the Yarn Cafe at Ambler Library; Fridays at 10:30 am and Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.

 

 

Mah Jongg

Play Mah Jongg with Claire Erbacher at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Blue Bell.
Wednesdays at 12:30 P.M.
Please Register. Call 978-930-1835 or email c.erbacher@comcast.net.

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