Dec. 24: Both branches will close at 1:00 pm and will
reopen Saturday Dec. 27 at 10:00 am.

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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Chair Yoga

Join us on Friday Afternoons for Chair Yoga. Wendy Weber is our new teacher. Class is from 2 to 3 pm; $8 per class or $35 for all 8 weeks.

Wendy became involved with yoga and ballet in college. She performed with several modern dance companies and taught ballet classes for beginner students. She continues to be inspired by the mental, physical and spiritual connections she discovers through her yoga practice. She received her 500 hour advanced certification in August 2012 and believes that yoga is for all ages, fitness levels, mobility, and body types. Through relaxation we can effortlessly move away from the concepts of our limitations and create new possibilities!

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.

College Planning Series

Planning for college? Let us help!

College Planning can be difficult, but it doesn't have ot be. Let us help with books and workshops. Attend one or all of our FREE College Planning workshops this fall to learn more about college plannning.

The Workshops

Tips for Tackling the College Essay—Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7 PM
Join us as we welcome The Ultimate Coach who will talk about writing college essays.

How Are We Going to Pay for College? - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM
We welcome a Clarifi presenter who will talk about affording college.

For teens. Parents welcome to attend. No registration required.

Family History Research

Family History Research with Connie Briggs, Family History Researcher.
Make an appointment to find out about your ancestors! All you will need to bring with you to begin your research is the name and place of residence for one or more of your ancestors living in the U.S. between 1850 and 1930.  This will also work if you have an ancestor living in the UK between 1841 and 1911.

Using Connie's laptop, the Internet, and some great online resources, she will show you how to trace your family tree back in time. Maybe you will find some lost family secrets! CLICK HERE to send an E-Mail to Connie or call 267-626-4437 to make an appointment for her to meet you at the Ambler Branch or the Main Library in Blue Bell for a private family history session.

Family Movie Matinees

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


  • September 13 @ 2 PM - Rio 2 (Info, G, 101 min)
  • October 11 @ 2 PM - The Lego Movie (Info, PG, 100 min)
  • November 8 @ 2 PM - Muppets Most Wanted (Info, PG, 107 min)
  • December 13 @ 2 PM - Frozen movie sing-a-long (Info, PG, 102 min)
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: Fall Used Book Sale October17 - 21, 2014

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
$35 for all 8 classes or $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 1 P.M.
Please Register. Call 978-930-1835 or email