Both branches will open LATE on Tuesday May 21 for staff training.

Both branches are CLOSED Saturday 5/25 to Monday 5/27 for Memorial Day holiday.

The Ambler branch on Race St will close Friday 5/24 and re-open at the Borough Hall (Rosemary Ave) on Wednesday June 5.
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Adults

RENTAL: Society of Financial Awareness(SOFA)

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Society of Financial Awareness (SOFA):  Taxes in Retirement 

This event is a Community Room Rental.  SOFA is the SPONSOR of the event and the Library is the LOCATION. 

Interested parties should contact SOFA directly for details. Please do not contact the library. Email heather.elam@thrivefinancialservices.com. or call 267-202-0730.

Who should attend: 

The Craft of Writing Novels for Young Readers (4 of 4)

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Explore the craft of writing novel-length books for children! 

Join us for a 4-Part Writer's Workship with Eric Bell, a local author of two juvenile fiction novels.

DATES: 4 Monday evenings: June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24
TIME: 7 to 8:30 PM (approximately 90 minutes)
LOCATION:  Blue Bell 
 
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
  •  Develop your writing through craft-expanding prompts
  • Learn to create memorable characters & compelling plots
  • Cultivate skills to analyze your writing & critically read books
  • Find your own voice & take pride in your work
  • (Laugh at Eric's unfunny jokes) and more!
 Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight and inspiration, but most of all, start writing!
 
WHO CAN ATTEND: This workshop is for aspiring authors, ages 18 to 118 only! (Adults only. This is not a workshop for children or teens).
 
COST: $20 for the 4 Classes (Participants must attend all 4 classes. No individual classes. No refunds for missed classes).  *** PAYMENT IS DUE at the first class on Monday, June 3, 2019. Cash or check only accepted. Payable to Wissahickon Valley Public Library.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  writewpvl.eventbrite.com  
Registration on Eventbrite holds a spot for you in the class.  We'll keep your name on our list of participants, and you'll agree to attend and bring your payment at check-in on the first day of class!
 
 ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Eric Bell is an author of middle grade fiction, roughly intended for ages 9-12. He lives and writes in Ambler, Pennsylvania. His debut novel, ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD, is currently available from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins wherever books are sold. A sequel, ALAN COLE DOESN’T DANCE, has been recently released and is eagerly awaiting your consumption!  You can find out more about Eric at iamericbell.com.

Who should attend: 

The Craft of Writing Novels for Young Readers (3 of 4)

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Explore the craft of writing novel-length books for children! 

Join us for a 4-Part Writer's Workship with Eric Bell, a local author of two juvenile fiction novels.

DATES: 4 Monday evenings: June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24
TIME: 7 to 8:30 PM (approximately 90 minutes)
LOCATION:  Blue Bell 
 
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
  •  Develop your writing through craft-expanding prompts
  • Learn to create memorable characters & compelling plots
  • Cultivate skills to analyze your writing & critically read books
  • Find your own voice & take pride in your work
  • (Laugh at Eric's unfunny jokes) and more!
 Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight and inspiration, but most of all, start writing!
 
WHO CAN ATTEND: This workshop is for aspiring authors, ages 18 to 118 only! (Adults only. This is not a workshop for children or teens).
 
COST: $20 for the 4 Classes (Participants must attend all 4 classes. No individual classes. No refunds for missed classes).  *** PAYMENT IS DUE at the first class on Monday, June 3, 2019. Cash or check only accepted. Payable to Wissahickon Valley Public Library.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  writewpvl.eventbrite.com  
Registration on Eventbrite holds a spot for you in the class.  We'll keep your name on our list of participants, and you'll agree to attend and bring your payment at check-in on the first day of class!
 
 ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Eric Bell is an author of middle grade fiction, roughly intended for ages 9-12. He lives and writes in Ambler, Pennsylvania. His debut novel, ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD, is currently available from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins wherever books are sold. A sequel, ALAN COLE DOESN’T DANCE, has been recently released and is eagerly awaiting your consumption!  You can find out more about Eric at iamericbell.com.

Who should attend: 

The Craft of Writing Novels for Young Readers (2 of 4)

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Explore the craft of writing novel-length books for children! 

Join us for a 4-Part Writer's Workship with Eric Bell, a local author of two juvenile fiction novels.

DATES: 4 Monday evenings: June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24
TIME: 7 to 8:30 PM (approximately 90 minutes)
LOCATION:  Blue Bell 
 
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
  •  Develop your writing through craft-expanding prompts
  • Learn to create memorable characters & compelling plots
  • Cultivate skills to analyze your writing & critically read books
  • Find your own voice & take pride in your work
  • (Laugh at Eric's unfunny jokes) and more!
 Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight and inspiration, but most of all, start writing!
 
WHO CAN ATTEND: This workshop is for aspiring authors, ages 18 to 118 only! (Adults only. This is not a workshop for children or teens).
 
COST: $20 for the 4 Classes (Participants must attend all 4 classes. No individual classes. No refunds for missed classes).  *** PAYMENT IS DUE at the first class on Monday, June 3, 2019. Cash or check only accepted. Payable to Wissahickon Valley Public Library.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  writewpvl.eventbrite.com  
Registration on Eventbrite holds a spot for you in the class.  We'll keep your name on our list of participants, and you'll agree to attend and bring your payment at check-in on the first day of class!
 
 ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Eric Bell is an author of middle grade fiction, roughly intended for ages 9-12. He lives and writes in Ambler, Pennsylvania. His debut novel, ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD, is currently available from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins wherever books are sold. A sequel, ALAN COLE DOESN’T DANCE, has been recently released and is eagerly awaiting your consumption!  You can find out more about Eric at iamericbell.com.

Who should attend: 

Author Visit: Beatriz Williams at Ambler Theater

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Other: See Description

Presented by Wissahickon Valley and Upper Dublin Public Libraries in collaboration with Towne Book Center & Cafe


An Evening with bestselling author Beatriz Williams

Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm at Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Avenue in Ambler 

 

Join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams as she discusses her newly released novel The Golden Hour (published by Harper Collins/July 7, 2019).  In her latest historical novel the author of the NYT bestselling Summer Wives, Williams creates a “dazzling epic of World War II-era Nassau - a hotbed of spies, traitors, and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.” –Harpercollins.com 

TICKETS are $25 (includes a hardback copy of Golden Hour) and are available for purchase online at williams2019.brownpapertickets.com.  Author Q&A, book signing and additional books for sale to follow. 

Beatriz Williams is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of The Summer Wives, named a “Best Book of Summer” by Goodreads, Buzzfeed, PopSugar, Bookish, BookBub, Kirkus. She is also the author of the The Schuyler Sister novels as well as The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, A Certain Age, and several other works of historical fiction.  A Stanford University graduate with an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, Beatriz worked as a communications and corporate strategy consultant prior to writing.  Beatriz’s books have won numerous awards, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and appear regularly in bestseller lists around the world. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children.

 For more info www.wvpl.org (215-643-1320) www.udpl.org (215-628-8744) 


The Let’s Discuss It Author Series is a joint partnership of the Upper Dublin and Wissahickon Valley Public Libraries

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An Evening of Jazz & Song with Avi Wisnia

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

 

** UPDATE:  This Event is SOLD OUT.  As of May 1 at 12 Noon, we have over 100 persons signed up to attend! If you have signed up and are unable to attend, please email events@wvpl.org to notify us and we can reopen registration for others.   You may also cancel through Eventbrite.  Please note there are no assigned seats.  The library uses Eventbrite to RSVP only: to gauge attendance and plan for the number of chairs.  Please consider carpooling, as the lot could fill quickly.  Thank you for your support of the events at the library.  We look forward to seeing you!  

Singer, songwriter and musician Avi Wisnia performs original songs inspired by his love of Bossa Nova (a fusion of jazz and samba from Brazil), acoustic folk, jazz and modern pop.  It's a dynamic combination of new sounds and a fresh take on some familiar favorites! 

Join us and sway along, wont you?  It's an evening you won't soon forget... 

This event is free and open to the public.  (Just bring a smile and be nice to each other when you’re here so we can all have a good time)!   Sign up at jazz2wvpl.eventbrite.com *Event is sold out.

ABOUT OUR PERFORMER:

Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Avi’s clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new.

Avi tours in support of his debut album, Something New, performing in prestigious venues around the world – from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to concerts in Warsaw, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His latest single “Sky Blue Sky” was recorded via satellite between Philadelphia and Brazil, winning recognition from the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and MidAtlantic Songwriters Competition. In addition to being a performing songwriter, Avi Wisnia has also given a TED talk about “The Nature and Nurture of Bossa Nova” and performed with The Moth storytellers. - Aviwisnia.com

Who should attend: 

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