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Julia Says Bon Appetit! @ Ambler

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

Actress Linda Kenyon will perform her one-woman show “Julia says: Bon Appetit!” by Clay Tennis

Julia Child (1912 – 2004) was an American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to America. She was in the vanguard of “foodies,” who by changing America’s taste, helped create modern American culture. Her most famous works are the 1961 cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and her first television series, “The French Chef.” She starred in eleven other television series, and was the author of eighteen other books.

While her public face and voice became familiar to all of us, this play focuses on her private side, especially her relationship with her husband, Paul Child. Our play is a love story! Julia tells about growing up in southern California, her adventures in World War II, learning to cook French Cuisine, learning to teach and becoming a public figure. At the core was her love for Paul and his love for her

This program is free but registration is required at https://julia-child.eventbrite.com


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How is My Posture? @ Ambler

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

Why POSTURE is Important to Your Health and Well-Being

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Physical Therapist Dianne Miller will present this health program on posture --

what's good, what's problematic, and how you can improve your well-being by changing your posture.

This health literacy program is free, but please call to let us know you'll be there. Ambler Library - 215-646-1072

Or register online at https://posture-ambler.eventbrite.com

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Giving Tuesday - A Day of Giving Back

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:00am to 12:00pm
Event location: 
Both Branches

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019 is GIVING TUESDAY! 

A NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving

There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday…now GIVE BACK on GIVING TUESDAY!  Giving Tuesday is an international movement founded on a simple idea: to bring people together for a day of giving!  

This year we launched our Capital Campaign for the Ambler Branch RenovationWe're not just building, we're building a COMMUNITY!  An expanded Ambler Library will be made accessible to everyone with a new exterior entrance ramp, a larger children's area, a new conference room and a new community room for meetings, programs, and all kinds of community gatherings! 

This #GivingTuesday, our goal is to RAISE AN ADDITIONAL $1000 on a single day! We are getting closer and closer to reach our $400,000 Campaign goal.  Your GIFT will extend beyond Giving Tuesday! You'll be giving to our community's future!

 CLICK HERE on December 3 and GIVE!  THANK YOU!

Giving Tuesday - December 3, 2019  A Day of Giving Back  Donate to WVPL



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Beo String Quartet Performance at Blue Bell

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 11:00am
Event location: 
Blue Bell

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Ambler Musicivic and Wissahickon Valley Public Library presents Beo String Quartet in a family concert.  

Feel free to giggle and wiggle at this concert.  Enjoy a specially curated concert for all ages -11:00  www.amblermusicivic.org for free tickets and information. www.amblermusicivic.org.   www.beostringquartet.com


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Beo String Quartet Performance at Ambler

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:15pm
Event location: 
Ambler

classical music concert

 Friday, November 15 at Ambler Branch Library at Borough Hall at 12:15pm

Ambler MusiCivic and Wissahickon Valley Public Library - Ambler Branch present a pop-up Concert at Ambler Library/Boro Hall.   Ambler Musicivic presents Beo String Quartet in a preview of pieces they will be performing throughout the Ambler area over the weekend.   Bring your friends and lunch to this mini concert - 12:15-1:00.   www.amblermusicivic.org for free tickets and information.  www.beostringquartet.com.


Saturday, November 16 at our main library in Blue Bell at 11am

Ambler Musicivic and Wissahickon Valley Public Library presents Beo String Quartet in a family concert.   Feel free to giggle and wiggle at this concert.  Enjoy a specially curated concert for all ages -10:00  www.amblermusicivic.org for free tickets and information. www.amblermusicivic.org.   www.beostringquartet.com

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Meet Dora Lewis - Philadelphia Suffragist

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

A Visit with Dora Lewis - Philadelphia Suffragist for the National Woman's Party

History comes alive as reenactor Carol Spacht portrays Dora Lewis, a Philadelphia reformer, suffragist, and indefatigable supporter of the National Woman’s Party who pushed for a federal amendment to the Constitution to give women the right to vote.  One hundred years later, we have almost forgotten the struggle and sacrifice involved in the battle for a privilege that is too often taken for granted today.  You are invited to meet Dora Lewis, National Woman’s Party Ratification Chair, to learn more about this important moment in women’s history. 

This program is FREE and open to the public. Presented in conjunction with the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society.  The Historical Society will hold a short meeting followed by Ms. Spacht's presentation at approximately 7:15 pm.

Carol Spacht appears weekly as our nation’s premier flagmaker at the Betsy Ross House in historic Philadelphia. She has extensive knowledge of hand-sewing techniques, textiles, and women’s work in the trade of the 18th century upholsterer. Carol often performs in the Philadelphia region, presenting interactive educational programs at schools, libraries and civic organizations. She studied theatre at Villanova University, graduated with highest honors from Eastern University, and authored Whitpaine’s Creek, a commissioned project on early Pennsylvania history that included the portrayal of Sarah Whitpaine, matriarch of Whitpain Township. As an historic interpreter, Carol also portrays Martha Washington, Hannah Penn, Juliette Gordon Low (Founder of the Girl Scouts of America), and delights the smallest of children as Mother Goose. Carol and her husband Dave operate Spacht Sawmill in Worcester Township, specializing in Pennsylvania hardwoods.  Visit Carol's website at avisitwith.com.

 



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Peyton Heart Project at Ambler

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 11:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

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WVPL Ambler Library is partnering with the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce and with our Friday knitting group to host a Peyton Heart Project event on Friday, November 8 at 11:30 a.m. 

We hope you will visit us to join our crafting and kindness event. 

We will be making and tagging craft hearts with inspirational messages to place in the community to continue spreading the message of: awareness, hope, and kindness.

All crafting materials will be provided.

Lunch will be provided for attendees, so please register if you plan to attend. Register online at https://peyton-heart-ambler.eventbrite.com or call the library at 214-646-1072

The Peyton Heart Project's mission is to help spread raising global awareness about suicide and bullying and help end the stigma surrounding mental health. The project is named after Peyton James, a 13-year-old boy who, in the fall of 2014, died by suicide.



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Library Night at Tannery Run Brew Works

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Other: See Description

Dine and Donate during Library Night at Tannery Run Brew Works!

Great Food & Drink for a Great Cause - Support the renovation of our beloved Ambler Branch library

Location:  Tannery Run Brew Works - 131 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler 

Time:  4 PM to Close

Make it a night out with friends and family (yes - you can bring the kids, too!) and give to a great cause.  We're excited to partner with Tannery Run Brew Works in Ambler for Library Night!  Enjoy great food and drink AND have a ton of fun in our JENGA tournament!  Tournament prizes, library merchandise and more!

So grab your friends, neighbors AND all the kids to eat, drink and be merry with us at Library Night.   We'll see you there!!  20% of all dining purchases will support the Ambler Branch expansion project. 

Ambler's own Tannery Run Brew Works is an independently owned craft brewpub, serving signature “SPLATCH” brewed beers alongside a rotating seasonal menu including vegetarian and kid-friendly options. 

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Excel Beyond the Basics

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Excel Beyond the Basics
Part 1: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Saturday, February 29
Part 2: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM , Saturday, March 7
THIS IS A TWO-PART WORKSHOP.
Get hands-on experience with Excel worksheets
Learn how to:
     -Sort and Filter Data
     -Use more advanced functions such as IF, DATE, and TIME
     -Use different types of advanced formulas
The library will provide computers with Microsoft Excel 2016
Prerequisites:
     -Basic computer skills including: ability to use a mouse and keyboard and how to create and save files.
Small Class Format: Class size limited to 10 students.

Fee: $20.
Register and pay on Eventbrite:  CLICK OR TAP HERE TO REGISTER

FAQs
Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?  Yes, age 16
What's the refund policy? Tickets are non-refundable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Please bring your ticket to the first class.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? No.

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Excel Beyond the Basics

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Excel Beyond the Basics
Part 1: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Saturday, February 29
Part 2: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM , Saturday, March 7
THIS IS A TWO-PART WORKSHOP.
Get hands-on experience with Excel worksheets
Learn how to:
     -Sort and Filter Data
     -Use more advanced functions such as IF, DATE, and TIME
     -Use different types of advanced formulas
The library will provide computers with Microsoft Excel 2016
Prerequisites:
     -Basic computer skills including: ability to use a mouse and keyboard and how to create and save files.
Small Class Format: Class size limited to 10 students.

Fee: $20.
Register and pay on Eventbrite:  CLICK OR TAP HERE TO REGISTER

FAQs
Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?  Yes, age 16
What's the refund policy? Tickets are non-refundable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Please bring your ticket to the first class.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? No.

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