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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Family Movie Matinees

The Main Library in Blue Bell shows a new release or classic family friendly movie at 2 PM on the second Saturday of the month in the Community Room. Bring snacks, a blanket or pillow, and enjoy a movie on the library big screen.




Friends Used Book Sale

The Friends, 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.

Next Sale: CD/DVD Sale February 6, 2016 (snow date February 13) 10 am - 3:30 pm

Spring Used Book Sale April 29 - May 3, 2016

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

Continuing by popular demand Hatha Yoga Class at WVPL, Blue Bell.
Mondays   1:30-2:30 pm
$8 per drop in.
Bring 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.

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 and chat and knit with Friends.



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

Miss Michelle's Story - Guitar Time


Miss Michelle's Story Guitar Times 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 4:30 PM (September to June)
Fridays at 10:30 AM

Ambler Branch
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Thursdays at 4:30 PM (September to June)

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

Movies with Meaning

gold movie camera on red and purple backgroundMovies with Meaning

Meets at 6:30 pm at the Ambler Library.
Led by Lisa Hawkins.
Watch the movie on your own prior to the meeting.
Email Lisa to sign up:

Mystery Book Discussion Group

The Mystery Book Group discusses a variety of mystery genres, such as historical, legal/medical and police/PI, among others. Fran Young, leader, provides several articles relating to each month's book.

Held at WVPL, Blue Bell, at 2 pm on the third Saturday of the month. 

Books are available at the Library. You may reserve a copy by clicking on the book title.


Click here for a list of what we've read in the past.  For more information, please contact Fran Young.

RSVP APPRISE Medicare Counseling

Free, Unbiased & Confidential Medicare information for people turning 65.

  • Understand Medicare, or resolve problems with benefits.
  • Compare Medicare supplemental insurance or health plans.
  • Explore long term care (LTC) options and evaluate LTC policies.
  • Compare Part D drug plans and other prescription drug resources.
  • Find out about government programs that reduce your medical costs.

When: Mondays  2 PM - 4 PM by appointment only
Call: (610) 834-1040 ext. 59 to leave a message. APPRISE counselor, Barbara Rutberg will return your call.