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ONLINE: Elder Law 101

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 6:30pm
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Elder Law 101: What Everyone Over the Age of 50 Should Know about Estate Planning and Elder Law 

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What does Estate Planning have to do with long term living?

What is the importance and need of legal documents including Wills, Trusts, Durable POA and Advanced Directives.

How can I protect my family, and what I have worked so hard for, if my spouse or my health fails?

These questions and more will be answered by a lawyer in Part 2 of our series on Medicare and long-term planning with Tara Claghorn-Nicastro.

Please register for this free online program at https://elder-law.eventbrite.com

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ONLINE: Inside the Painted Caves of Southwest France

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Inside the Painted Caves of Southwest France

Presented by Stephen "Dr. Steve" Phillips, Ph.D, Penn Museum

Online via Zoom

Register on Eventbrite: painted-caves.eventbrite.com 

Inside Cave Paintings Sept 16 2020 Sign up to attend via Zoom

Modern human artistic expression is evident in the form of hundreds, if not thousands, of enigmatic images painted onto the walls of caves in southern France. Early modern human occupation(s) of these painted caves range in date from about 15,000 years ago to as much as 30,000 years ago, an astounding depth of time.

Our capability to express ourselves symbolically through art is among the features that make our species unique in the animal kingdom. Scholarly research into the origins of human art plays an important role in anthropological research to this very day.

Why produce art at all?  Can we, from our viewpoint tens of thousands of years later, even understand the intent of the Paleolithic artisans who created these images deep inside remote caves?

Over the course of four summers excavating Neanderthal archaeological sites elsewhere in southwest France, Dr. Steve had the opportunity to visit several of these remarkable caves, including going inside two of them.  This lecture takes us on a journey to three of these remarkable sites: Font de Gaume, Lascaux, and Chauvet. The images you will see we can relate to, however, can we relate to “why” these images existed?

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ONLINE: MusiCivic Chamber Music Concert - Bach Arias

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Explore the world of classical chamber music through the talented performers of MusiCivic Ambler, a chamber music project delivering art music experiences in Ambler and its surrounding communities.   WVPL is proud to support Musicivic and will co-host a trio of online concerts on August 5, 19 and 26.

REGISTER for August 26 performance @ chamber-music-3.eventbrite.com.  You will receive the link to view the show on YouTube. You will also be able to chat live with MusiCivic and other guests during the premiere performance at the scheduled time.

Chamber music is a form of classical music written for a small group of instruments, with one performer to a part. Concerts will feature a variety of musicians and the opportunity to chat live with MusiCivic about the music and instruments.

August 26 performance features Bach arias and a Francois Sonata.

  • Bahareh Poureslami, soprano
  • Pauline Kempf, baroque violin
  • Cullen O'Neil, baroque cello

To learn more about MusiCivic Ambler visit amblermusicivic.org



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ONLINE: MusiCivic Chamber Music Concert

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Explore the world of classical chamber music through the talented performers of MusiCivic Ambler, a chamber music project delivering art music experiences in Ambler and its surrounding communities.   WVPL is proud to support Musicivic and will co-host a trio of online concerts on August 5, 19 and 26.

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ONLINE: MusiCivic Chamber Concert

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Explore the world of classical chamber music through the talented performers of MusiCivic Ambler, a chamber music project delivering art music experiences in Ambler and its surrounding communities.   WVPL is proud to support Musicivic and will co-host a trio of online concerts on August 5, 19 and 26.

Chamber music is a form of classical music written for a small group of instruments, with one performer to a part. Concerts will feature a variety of musicians who will perform and speak about their work.

AUGUST 5 Performers are MusiCivic Baroque (photo below):

  • Natalie Rose Kress, Baroque violin
  • Elena Smith, viola da gamba and Baroque cello
  • Robert Warner, harpsichord
  • Adam Cockerham, theorbo 

Register at wvplchamber.eventbrite.com and you will receive the link to view the show on YouTube. You will also be able to chat live with MusiCivic and other guests during the premiere performance at the scheduled time. Join us for these unforgettable performances!  

To learn more about MusiCivic Ambler visit www.amblermusicivic.org.  



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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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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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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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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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