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.
Remember, you can reach a PA librarian online 24/7 at Ask Here PA.

Teens

CHILDREN AND TEENS SUMMER READING CLUB

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:00am to Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:00pm
Event location: 
Both Branches



The Summer Reading Challenge for Childre anTeens begins NOW!


Participants are ages 0-18 years.


The program will run from June 4 to August 2.


You can join at ANY TIME!



INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Visit the Summer Reading Table at the library (Blue Bell or Ambler Branch).

2. Fill out a registration card.

3. Choose a board game according to age.  Use it to track your reading.

4. Have fun and turn in your board game, finished or not, before 1:00pm on August 1 (at children's desk).




 


 

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WILD WEST WITH BUFFALO BILL

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell


Buffalo Bill brings the Wild West to life with his interactive show, full of history and storytelling!

He invites you to jump up and get into the action or you can simply bask in the limelight of his world-famous persona. He is always in character when he is with the audience.

New cowhands will learn to swagger, tip the hat, and spit-on-the-sly!

 

Cheer for the hero and hiss at the villian on May 3rd at 7:30pm!


 

 

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The Power of Self-Compassion

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

The Power of Self-Compassion: A 3-Week Meditation Series

In this workshop we will explore the vast benefits of self-compassion and learn how meditation and other contemplative practices can help us to develop the skill of self-compassion.  Learning to meet ourselves with compassion and kindness, we unleash our inner resources to meet life and its challenges with courage, confidence, and grace.
Instructor: Tami Berry

Meets on 3 Monday evenings: May 7, May 14, May 21 at 7 pm.

3 classes for $45; No drop-in.  Attendees must attend all 3 three sessions.  We are sorry but there are no refunds after May 7. *** PLEASE SIGN UP to reserve your spot in the class. Payment will be due AT THE FIRST SESSION, Monday, May 7.

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The Power of Self-Compassion

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

The Power of Self-Compassion: A 3-Week Meditation Series

In this workshop we will explore the vast benefits of self-compassion and learn how meditation and other contemplative practices can help us to develop the skill of self-compassion.  Learning to meet ourselves with compassion and kindness, we unleash our inner resources to meet life and its challenges with courage, confidence, and grace.
Instructor: Tami Berry

Meets on 3 Monday evenings: May 7, May 14, May 21 at 7 pm.

3 classes for $45; No drop-in.  Attendees must attend all 3 three sessions.  We are sorry but there are no refunds after May 7. *** PLEASE SIGN UP to reserve your spot in the class. Payment will be due AT THE FIRST SESSION, Monday, May 7.

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The Power of Self-Compassion

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

The Power of Self-Compassion: A 3-Week Meditation Series

In this workshop we will explore the vast benefits of self-compassion and learn how meditation and other contemplative practices can help us to develop the skill of self-compassion.  Learning to meet ourselves with compassion and kindness, we unleash our inner resources to meet life and its challenges with courage, confidence, and grace.
Instructor: Tami Berry

Meets on 3 Monday evenings: May 7, May 14, May 21 at 7 pm.

3 classes for $45; No drop-in.  Attendees must attend all 3 three sessions.  We are sorry but there are no refunds after May 7. *** PLEASE SIGN UP to reserve your spot in the class. Payment will be due AT THE FIRST SESSION, Monday, May 7.

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Reptile Show

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

 

 

Have you ever experienced the smoothness of a sea turtle shell or the bumps on a Nile Crocodile's back?  Jesse Rothacker will be providing lots of opportunity for hands-on fun.

 

Forgotten Friend will arrive at the library in style, driving their GMC Savana

service van, more affectionately known as the Super Green Turtle Machine.

 

In addition to the live animals in their show, they bring along many touchable items

that are on loan to them through the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

These items include real shells, eggs, and skins from many exotic reptiles.

The touch table will provide hands-on fun for all ages.

 

Forgotten Friend is licensed to transport exotic animals through the Pennsylvania

Department of Agriculture and permitted to exhibit native protected species

through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. They use educational

materials on loan from the US Fish and Wildlife service, as well.

 

They have performed more than 1,000 animal shows for audiences of all ages.

Jesse Rothacker is the founder and president of Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuarya founder and board member of the Lancaster Herpetological Society,

a featured animal expert on ABC 27's Good Day PA and BRC News 11,

and the Critter Correspondent for the Kids Cookie Break radio program on WJTL 90.3.

He is an animal professional who loves kids, families, and live events.

His program has been featured at the governor's mansion,

for the U.S. Congress, with Jay Leno, and many other venues both big and small.



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Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Help save lives!  Give blood.  Each pint of blood can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more!  What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country.  

Walk-in or schedule your appointment today at redcrossblood.org.  Enter the sponsor code "Wissahickon Valley Public Library."  



 

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Conversational Italian @ Ambler

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

Image result for italianConversational Italian 2-Session Introductory Class

A taste of the romantic Italian language will be presented in 2 sessions. These conversational classes will provide introduce basic words, greetings, phrases and pronunciation. Perfect for those who are planning a trip to Italy, exploring their Italian roots, or are just interested in trying new languages!

Refreshments at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm

Say you'll be there! Stop by the Library, call 215-646-1072 to register.
This program is part of Tea and Scones, sponsored by the Friends of the Ambler Library!

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