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ONLINE: Revolutionary Women Writing About War

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN: WRITING ABOUT WAR
The Revolutionary War offered new opportunities for women from all backgrounds. Thousands of women chose sides and contributed to the American Revolution.  They made supplies for the armies, managed and defended their households, and challenged the old political order. What do their individual experiences, documented in travel diaries, memoirs, court records, and commonplace objects tell us about their experiences, the War, and its legacy?
 

Registration required on Eventbrite.   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revolutionary-women-tickets-111980811622

This event will be presented on Zoom. Registred participants will receive an email with the Zoom link.  Please contact Anne Hall at ahall@wvpl.org if you have any questions.

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ONLINE: ABCDs of Turning 65 - Social Security and Medicare Planning

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 6:30pm
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ONLINE

ABCDs of Turning 65 - Social Security and Medicare Planning

In this online webinar, we'll look at the big picture of turning 65.

Our experienced panelists include a Financial Planner that focuses on individuals near or in retirement, and an insurance expert who will provide an unbiased ABCDs of Retirements with topics to include long term care insurance, retirement income planning, Medicare resources and estate planning tips.

Registration required on EventBrite: https://abcds-retirement.eventbrite.com

This event will be presented on Zoom. The library will contact all registrants with instructions on how to join using Zoom. Please contact Anne Hall at ahall@wvpl.org if you have any questions.

 

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ONLINE: Our Fractured Republic

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 6:30pm
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ONLINE

Our Fractured Republic

Presented by Russell Bellavance, president of Wissahickon Valley Historical Society

This program is based on Yuval Levin’s book, "The Fractured Republic.”  It is Levin’s contention that America has changed greatly in the past 60 years or so, and that both of our major political parties are blind to the implications of these changes.  Instead, both parties harken back to an imagined glorious past that can never be restored.  Levin’s analysis also includes a discussion of the kinds of issues that the parties should be focused on and some recommendations for ways we change our current unproductive political dynamics.

Registration required on EventBrite: https://fractured-republic.eventbrite.com

This event will be presented on Zoom. The library will contact all registrants with instructions on how to join using Zoom. Please contact Anne Hall at ahall@wvpl.org if you have any questions.

 

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ONLINE: Are You Working Comfortably and Safely?

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
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ONLINE
Are You Working Comfortably and Safely?
 
Ambler physical therapist Dianne Miller will teach us how to set up an optimal workspace at your home or work office for physical comfort and to reduce the chance of injury and pain.
 
Please register on Eventbrite at https://safe-work-space.eventbrite.com
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Read and Watch: The 100 year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 2:00pm
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ONLINE

Take a closer look at great stories on the page and on film with Read & Watch, a new virtual book/movie club from the Ambler Theater. Check out this week’s selected reading, stream the film pairing, and join us Sunday afternoons as we come together for virtual discussions. Anne Hall will host this discussion. 


Watch. Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm. After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey. See  IMDB for more details.



Read.  'The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared' by Jonas Jonasson.



Discuss. Join us on Zoom after the film at 2 pm on Sunday, May 17 for a discussion about the readings and the film.



How to participate:   Visit the Read & Watch page for links to the movie and discussion.


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Read and Watch: Transit

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
Event location: 
Ambler Theater

Take a closer look at great stories on the page and on film with Read & Watch, a new virtual book/movie club from the Ambler Theater. Check out this week’s selected reading, stream the film pairing, and join us Sunday afternoons as we come together for virtual discussions. Anne Hall will host this discussion. 


Watch. Sunday, April 26 at 2 pm. This stunning mystery is from the director of the masterful film Phoenix. Although set in contemporary Europe, the story seems to take place in an alternate reality - where France is currently occupied by a fascist foreign power. A young man, stuck in Marseilles, assumes the identity of a dead author. He then meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband – who may be the very man he’s impersonating. The film has been described as 'Casablanca meets Vertigo.' See  IMDB for more details.



Read. 'Transit' by Anna Seghers.



Discuss. Join us on Zoom after the film at 2 pm on Sunday, April 26 for a discussion about the readings and the film.



How to participate:   Visit the Read & Watch page for links to the movie and discussion.

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ONLINE: The Spanish Flu by the Mutter Museum

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia
An ONLINE program presented by The Mutter Museum

The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic infected nearly one third of all humans on Earth and resulted in over 50 million deaths. The worst hit city in the United States was Philadelphia, where roughly 16,000 people died from the “Spanish flu.” However, despite its significant impact on human history, many people have never heard of what some have called the “forgotten pandemic.” This lesson will help students understand the history of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, the virus that caused it, the impact of World War I on spreading the disease, the scientific and public health response to the outbreak, and the ways the pandemic influenced present-day medical knowledge and responses to infectious disease.

Registration required on EventBrite: https://wissahickon-library-mutter-museum.eventbrite.com/

This event will be presented on Zoom. The library will contact all registrants with instructions on how to join using Zoom. Please contact Anne Hall at ahall@wvpl.org if you have any questions.

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