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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

The Mystery Book Group discusses a variety of mystery genres, such as historical, legal/medical and police/PI, among others. Fran Young, leader, provides several articles relating to each month's book.

Held at WVPL, Blue Bell, at 2 pm on the third Saturday of the month. 

Books are available at the Library. You may reserve a copy by clicking on the book title.


Click here for a list of what we've read in the past.  For more information, please contact Fran Young.

RSVP APPRISE Medicare Counseling

Free, Unbiased & Confidential Medicare information for people turning 65.

  • Understand Medicare, or resolve problems with benefits.
  • Compare Medicare supplemental insurance or health plans.
  • Explore long term care (LTC) options and evaluate LTC policies.
  • Compare Part D drug plans and other prescription drug resources.
  • Find out about government programs that reduce your medical costs.

When: Mondays  2 PM - 4 PM by appointment only
Call: (610) 834-1040 ext. 59 to leave a message. APPRISE counselor, Barbara Rutberg will return your call.

Socrates Cafe

Come join us! We meet on every Monday at 7 pm at Blue Bell.
Sandy Katz is the facilitator for Socrates Café.
Please come and join us in discussing issues and ideas chosen by group vote.
For more information, contact Sandy: or (215) 540-0153

"As recommended by the founder of Socrates Cafe, Christopher Phillips, we operate very informally, like many other Socrates Café discussion groups throughout the country. We are open to anyone who would like to attend, don’t have reservations, dues or memberships. We value diversity in age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation – and especially diverse points of view. We ask participants to be polite and to respect the rights and values of others; we discourage arguing and proselytizing."


Summer Events for Kids: On-going

Don't forget the Summer Reading Challenge!
Children and Teens: Read, meet the goal and get a prize. Sign up and log in anytime between June 8 to August 3, 2015.

  • Ages Birth to 5 years of age: Read 40 Picture Books. 
  • Ages 6 to 12 years of age: Read 10 Chapter Books.
  • Teens & Adults: Read for raffle prizes!

These events meet more than once this summer. Please note the various dates and check out the calendar for more.

Blue Bell

  • Make and Take Monday Crafts @ 10 AM - Mondays, June 22 to August 3 ~ All ages ~ While supplies last
  • Chess Club for Kids @ 6:30 PM - Mondays, July 6 to August 3 ~ Ages 6-12 ~ Registration required
  • Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michelle, Mondays and Fridays @ 10:30 AM ~ All ages
  • Stories in the Park at Wentz Run Park - Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM - June 30 to July 28 ~ All ages
  • Stories in the Park at Oxford Park - Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM - July 1 to July 29 ~ All ages
  • Summer Writing Workshop - On Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM AM -  July 2 to July 29 ~ Registration required (Begins June 1) ~ For those going into grades 4-6.
  • Read to Dogs on Thursdays @ 10 AM - Thursdays, July 9 to July 31 ~ For ages 6-12 ~ Registration required. In person. (Begins July 1)
  • Lego Club in July, Thursdays, July 9, July 16, July 23 @ 4:30 PM ~ Ages 3-up

Want a reminder? Click HERE for a print-friendly flyer

Summer Reading Challenge and Events For Teens

Join our Teen Summer Reading Challenge!

June 8, 2015 to August 3, 2015

For ages 13 to 17
Read books and be entered in a chance at some raffle prizes.
Online registration & log.


Blue Bell Teen Events (all events are for ages 13-17 unless otherwise noted)

Ambler Teen Events (all events are for ages 13-17 unless otherwise noted)

Printable Teen Events Flyer

Summer Reading Challenge and Special Events

Children and Teens: Read, meet the goal and get a prize. Sign up and log in anytime between June 8 to August 3, 2015. (Here's help to sign up.)

  • Ages Birth to 5 years of age: Read 40 Picture Books. 
  • Ages 6 to 12 years of age: Read 10 Chapter Books.
  • Teens: Read books for raffle prizes.
  • Adults:  Every 10 picture books you read to your child counts as one book for you.

Blue Bell Special Events for Kids Ages 6-up:

Ambler Special Events for Kids:

Printable Ambler Events Flyer (coming soon)    Printable Blue Bell Events Flyer

Tai Chi

Learn Tai Chi from Dr. Kurt Findeisen, a retired medical doctor from Philly.
Advanced Tai Chi meets at 3:00 pm
Beginning Tai Chi meets at 4:00 pm
8 weeks for $40 or $8 per class.

Tea & Scones

old english tea room signPrograms are held at the Ambler Library on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Tea and Scones are served 30 minutes prior to the program.

Tech Q & A Wednesday

Smart PhoneTech Q & A
Tech Q & A is usually held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library in Blue Bell. See the calendar for actual dates.
We can help you with:

  • tablet computers (iPad)
  • eReaders (Kindle, Nook)
  • smart phones (iPhone, Droid)
  • mp3 players (iPod)

Appointments are required, and sign-ups will be available one month before each session. Please bring your Amazon (Kindle) or Adobe Digital Editions (Nook) logon information with you.

Disclaimer: The library’s intent is to help people learn to use their devices. The library cannot assume responsibility for devices that are not working and cannot fix devices.

Teen Talk Group

Attention teens in middle and high school! Do you want to help your library? Join our Teen Talk Group.

What is the Teen Talk?

  • A group that helps plan events for kids, families, & teens.
  • Help the library out with special volunteer opportunties.
  • Chats about random topics from books to television shows to classes.
  • And more!

This group enjoys planning, discussing, and more. Snacks provided! Join today!

For ages 13-18 (must be in middle school or high school). Registration requested.Fill out the form or Contact Us>Youth. Meetings are the fourth Saturday of every month at 2 PM.