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ONLINE: How to Meditate and Reduce Stress

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Our world may feel like an isolated and scary place right now.  You may find yourself feeling stressed, anxious and worried about family and loved ones, finances, work obligations, or navigating through all of the information regarding COVID-19 and the effects it is having in your community and your life. 

Now more than ever it is important to keep our minds and bodies healthy and in a state of balance. 

Meditation is an incredible way to help keep you feeling grounded and present, rather than allowing your mind to wander off into fear, worry, and anticipation. It will help you shift your mindset and create a sense of calmness and peace in your mind and body.  

Take a deep breath, and join Jason Blau, Meditation Teacher and Mindset Coach, for a unique and useful Introduction to Meditation Workshop for anyone who wants to reduce stress and anxiety, and start living a healthier and happier life.

Participants will learn:

  • how to get into a comfortable seat with proper alignment
  • How to use the breath as a focal point
  • Simple breathing exercises to invite calm and balance

This will be an incredible introduction to meditation for beginners and also help enhance any existing meditation practice. The goal of this workshop is to give you the tools that you can use immediately to feel better and live with ease. 

This program is free and will be offered online only via Zoom. 

Registration is REQUIRED at You will then receive the link to access the webinar on Sunday, May 17 at 1 PM.  



As an experienced Meditation Teacher and Mindset Coach, Jason Blau helps individuals feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck in their life. His goal is to help people become clear on what they want, feel happier and peaceful, and enhance every aspect of their life by teaching them how to meditate.

Jason became passionate about the life-changing effects of a daily meditation practice through his own personal journey.  Just seven years ago,  he was juggling the demands of a young marriage, a newborn child, a graduate school program, and a high-pressure career.  Jason discovered meditation and began practicing daily. He used this transformative tool to stop negative thought patterns, manage emotions, and to become less reactive.  As a result, everything in his life began to change for the better!

He decided to shift his career and become certified to teach meditation and yoga.  He opened the first guided meditation studio in the Philadelphia area - instructing over 3500 people to date. Jason has also worked with corporations and school districts helping to positively influence the culture of these organizations. 

Jason believes meditation is the foundation for transformation and success. His techniques have helped so many to learn to meditate and create a daily routine that fits into their lifestyle. One that improves their well-being, and helps them to achieve their goals while feeling peaceful and happy inside.  Getting started is often the hardest part - he is excited to show you how!

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Meditation Coach Jason Blau  - Virtual Program - Sunday, May 17 at 1 PM

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Julia Says Bon Appetit! @ Ambler

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
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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

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How is My Posture? @ Ambler

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:30pm
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Why POSTURE is Important to Your Health and Well-Being


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

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Giving Tuesday - A Day of Giving Back

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


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

beo string quartet




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 for free tickets and information.

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Beo String Quartet Performance at Ambler

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:15pm
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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. for free tickets and information.

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 for free tickets and information.

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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


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