Both branches will be CLOSED September 3, 4 & 5 (Saturday - Monday) for the Labor Day holiday.

Regularly Scheduled Events

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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Movies with Meaning

gold movie camera on red and purple backgroundMovies with Meaning

Meets at 6:30 pm on the first Monday each month at the Ambler Library.
Led by Lisa Hawkins.
Watch the movie on your own prior to the meeting.
Email Lisa to sign up:

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.


Past titles we've reviewed.  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. Stop by the library for your log between June 6 to August 8, 2016.

  • Ages Birth to 12 years of age: Read 750 minutes. 
  • 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

  • Family Reads @ 4 PM - Mondays, June 20 to August 8 ~ All ages ~ While supplies last
  • Chess Club for Kids @ 6:30 PM - Mondays, June 27 to July 25 ~ 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 21 to August 2 ~ All ages
  • Stories in the Park at Oxford Park - Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM - June 29 to August 3 ~ All ages
  • Read to Dogs on Thursdays @ 10 AM - Thursdays, July 7 to July 28 ~ For ages 6-12 ~ Registration required. In person. (Begins July 1)
  • Lego Club in July, Thursdays, July 14 & July 21 @ 4:30 PM ~ Ages 3-up

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Summer Reading Challenge and Events For Teens

Join our Teen Summer Reading Challenge!

June 6, 2016 to August 8, 2016

For ages 13 to 17
Read books, record on the log, and be entered in a chance at some raffle prizes.
Learn more about the Challenge here.


Blue Bell Teen Events (all events are for those going into grades 7-12 unless otherwise noted)

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

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Summer Reading Challenge and Special Events

Summer Reading Challenge

Children and Teens: Read, meet the goal and get a prize. Stop by the library for your log between June 6 to August 8, 2016.

  • Ages Birth to 12 years of age: Read 750 minutes. 
  • Teens & Adults: Read for raffle prizes!

Blue Bell Special Events for Kids Ages 6-up:

Ambler Special Events for Kids:

Printable Ambler Events Flyer    Printable Blue Bell Events Flyer

Sign up HERE for e-mail reminders

Tai Chi

Learn Tai Chi from Dr. Kurt Findeisen, a retired medical doctor from Philly.
Advanced Tai Chi:  3:00-3:40 PM

Intermediate Tai Chi: 3:40-4:20 PM

Beginning Tai Chi: 4:20-5:00 PM

8 weeks for $30 or $6 per session


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.