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Ambler Library Closed

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 12:10am to Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 12:10am
Event location: 
Ambler

We are so excited to tell you that construction is almost complete on the Ambler Library building at 209 Race Street!

The library at the Ambler Borough Hall will close on Sept. 28 for moving.  We'll be closed for a minimum of two weeks and plan to open the newly remodeled Race Street library mid-October.

During the weeks that the Ambler branch is closed, holds can be picked up at WVPL Blue Bell on Skippack Pike.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ambler branch manager at 215-646-1072, ext. 38.

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ONLINE: When Women Lost the Vote

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE

When Women Lost the Vote
Presented by the Museum of the American Revolution

When Women Lost the Vote program is a hybrid online experience: a lecture, a short virtual tour, and Q&A.

Millions of American women were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which marks its centennial in 2020. But more than a century earlier, women and free people of color legally held the vote in New Jersey for more than thirty years.

The Museum of the American Revolution will explore the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and examine the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away.

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Virtual Tour of Eastern State Penitentiary

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm
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ONLINE

Eastern State Penitentiary and Prisons Today

Eastern State’s history matters today more than ever. An expert guide from the museum will lead an in-depth virtual group tour.
Together, we'll explore the history of Eastern State and the experiences of men, women and children who lived and worked behind its walls. This program sets the stage for conversations about criminal justice reform today.
This tour is appropriate for ages 4th grade and up and Adults.
The tour is limited to 50 participants. If you register and cannot attend, please be kind and let us know so we can let someone from the waiting list join. Thank you!

Register on EventBrite for this program.

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ONLINE: Inside the Painted Caves of Southwest France

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE

Inside the Painted Caves of Southwest France

Presented by Stephen "Dr. Steve" Phillips, Ph.D, Penn Museum

Online via Zoom

Register on Eventbrite: painted-caves.eventbrite.com 

Inside Cave Paintings Sept 16 2020 Sign up to attend via Zoom

Modern human artistic expression is evident in the form of hundreds, if not thousands, of enigmatic images painted onto the walls of caves in southern France. Early modern human occupation(s) of these painted caves range in date from about 15,000 years ago to as much as 30,000 years ago, an astounding depth of time.

Our capability to express ourselves symbolically through art is among the features that make our species unique in the animal kingdom. Scholarly research into the origins of human art plays an important role in anthropological research to this very day.

Why produce art at all?  Can we, from our viewpoint tens of thousands of years later, even understand the intent of the Paleolithic artisans who created these images deep inside remote caves?

Over the course of four summers excavating Neanderthal archaeological sites elsewhere in southwest France, Dr. Steve had the opportunity to visit several of these remarkable caves, including going inside two of them.  This lecture takes us on a journey to three of these remarkable sites: Font de Gaume, Lascaux, and Chauvet. The images you will see we can relate to, however, can we relate to “why” these images existed?

Please register on Eventbrite HERE to receive the link to this presentation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


           

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ONLINE: MusiCivic Chamber Music Concert - Bach Arias

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE

Explore the world of classical chamber music through the talented performers of MusiCivic Ambler, a chamber music project delivering art music experiences in Ambler and its surrounding communities.   WVPL is proud to support Musicivic and will co-host a trio of online concerts on August 5, 19 and 26.

REGISTER for August 26 performance @ chamber-music-3.eventbrite.com.  You will receive the link to view the show on YouTube. You will also be able to chat live with MusiCivic and other guests during the premiere performance at the scheduled time.

Chamber music is a form of classical music written for a small group of instruments, with one performer to a part. Concerts will feature a variety of musicians and the opportunity to chat live with MusiCivic about the music and instruments.

August 26 performance features Bach arias and a Francois Sonata.

  • Bahareh Poureslami, soprano
  • Pauline Kempf, baroque violin
  • Cullen O'Neil, baroque cello

To learn more about MusiCivic Ambler visit amblermusicivic.org



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ONLINE: MusiCivic Chamber Music Concert

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE

Explore the world of classical chamber music through the talented performers of MusiCivic Ambler, a chamber music project delivering art music experiences in Ambler and its surrounding communities.   WVPL is proud to support Musicivic and will co-host a trio of online concerts on August 5, 19 and 26.

Details on Registration

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ONLINE: MusiCivic Chamber Concert

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE

Explore the world of classical chamber music through the talented performers of MusiCivic Ambler, a chamber music project delivering art music experiences in Ambler and its surrounding communities.   WVPL is proud to support Musicivic and will co-host a trio of online concerts on August 5, 19 and 26.

Chamber music is a form of classical music written for a small group of instruments, with one performer to a part. Concerts will feature a variety of musicians who will perform and speak about their work.

AUGUST 5 Performers are MusiCivic Baroque (photo below):

  • Natalie Rose Kress, Baroque violin
  • Elena Smith, viola da gamba and Baroque cello
  • Robert Warner, harpsichord
  • Adam Cockerham, theorbo 

Register at wvplchamber.eventbrite.com and you will receive the link to view the show on YouTube. You will also be able to chat live with MusiCivic and other guests during the premiere performance at the scheduled time. Join us for these unforgettable performances!  

To learn more about MusiCivic Ambler visit www.amblermusicivic.org.  



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ONLINE: Bugman Presents: The Myth and Magic of Insects

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
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ONLINE



The Bug Man will show you an incredible world of bugs and insects!

Expect to learn how insects were revered throughout history.

Now, we know they’re even more important to the survival of nearly everything on the Planet!


TONS of cool bug fun - Guaranteed!


This program is pre-recorded, so feel free to view at your own convenience!


CLICK HERE to read more and access the video!







 

 







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