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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Children's Story Times

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

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

 


Lapsit for Littles

Thursdays @10:15 AM (September to May)
@Blue Bell Only

Join Ms. Tegan for Lapsit for Littles (formerly Baby Story Time)! This story time features stories, activities, rhymes, and songs specially designed for babies not yet walking and their caregivers. Babies and caregivers will be introduced to early literacy skills and activities that can be shared at home.

For ages 6 mos. - 12 mos. Parent or caregiver must attend with child.


Toddle Time

Thursdays @ 11:15 AM (September to May)
@Blue Bell Only

Join Ms. Tegan for Toddle Time (formerly Toddler Story Time)! This story time features stories, activities, rhymes, and songs specially designed for toddlers, baby siblings, and their caregivers. Toddlers and caregivers will be introduced to early literacy skills and activities that can be shared at home.

Ages 13 mos. to 3 years. Baby siblings are welcome to join. Parent or caregiver must attend with child(ren).

Coloring for Adults

Looking for some stress relief in the New Year?

Join us to color! The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity.

We meet at the Ambler Library every other Wednesday at 3 pm.

Comics Unraveled

Do you like or love comics? Do you want to know more about comics? Always wanted to start reading but didn’t know where to begin?
Join us for a new comics and graphic novels discussion group!

Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Suggested for teens 16 & older and adults!

Need a copy of the book? Visit the library or follow the links below.

ESL for English Language Learners

Join one of our weekly ESL Conversation Groups for Adult English Language Learners.

At Ambler: Monday @ 10:30 am
At Blue Bell: Tuesday @ 7 pm
At Blue Bell: Wednesday @ 2 pm
At Blue Bell: Thursday @ 10:30 am
At Blue Bell: Friday @ 2 pm
At Blue Bell: Saturday @ 10:30 am

Choose the days you can attend. You can choose more than one.
Meet each week.
Teachers will guide conversation on a different topics.
Practice English and make new friends!
SIGN UP: ONLINE, email EVENTS@WVPL.ORG or in the library at Blue Bell or Ambler. 

All groups are for adult learners only, ages 18 to 118. Child care is not provided.

Questions? Please call 215-643-1320 ext 14.

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.

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 October 21 - 25, 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

NEW Instructor!  Join Matthew Mitlas for weekly classes.  Beginners encouraged to attend.   
Mondays   1:30-2:30 pm
$35/ for 8-week session; $8 per drop in.
Build strength, flexibility, and quiet the mind.  Bring a 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 c.erbacher@comcast.net.

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