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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: 
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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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Harvest Craft Night

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell



Enjoy Harvest Craft Night for kids and families!

These are easy, do-it-yourself crafts that you may take home.

Make a scarecrow with popsicle sticks, an apple core magnet, leaf rubbings with crayons, pumpkin pie, apple pie, or a leaf suncatcher!

No registration! Just walk in!

 

 

 

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Creative Writing Workshop (for Kids)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Learn creative writing with author, Eric Bell!


This is a 4-week workshop for kids in grades 5-8, happening on October 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:00pm-5:00pm.


Eric Bell is a writer of middle grade books. His two novels, Alan Cole Is Not a Coward and Alan Cole Doesn't Dance, are about a gay seventh grade boy and his struggles with coming out, bullies, crushes, and self-acceptance. (You can check them out at the library!) When he's not at Big Blue Marble or writing, Eric can be found teaching writing classes and workshops around the Philadelphia area. He also performs in local improv group LCR Improv. Eric is happy to talk books to anyone; his main area of specialization is (of course) children's books.

 

Learn more about Eric though his website by clicking here AND sign up for this workshop by clicking here!

 

 

 

 

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Creative Writing Workshop (for Kids)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Learn creative writing with author, Eric Bell!


This is a 4-week workshop for kids in grades 5-8, happening on October 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:00pm-5:00pm.


Eric Bell is a writer of middle grade books. His two novels, Alan Cole Is Not a Coward and Alan Cole Doesn't Dance, are about a gay seventh grade boy and his struggles with coming out, bullies, crushes, and self-acceptance. (You can check them out at the library!) When he's not at Big Blue Marble or writing, Eric can be found teaching writing classes and workshops around the Philadelphia area. He also performs in local improv group LCR Improv. Eric is happy to talk books to anyone; his main area of specialization is (of course) children's books.

 

Learn more about Eric though his website by clicking here AND sign up for this workshop by clicking here!

 

 

 

 

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Creative Writing Workshop (for Kids)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell



Learn creative writing with author, Eric Bell!


This is a 4-week workshop for kids in grades 5-8, happening on March 4, 11, 18, 25  from 4:00pm-5:00pm.


Eric Bell is a writer of middle grade books. His two novels, Alan Cole Is Not a Coward and Alan Cole Doesn't Dance, are about a gay seventh grade boy and his struggles with coming out, bullies, crushes, and self-acceptance. (You can check them out at the library!) When he's not at Big Blue Marble or writing, Eric can be found teaching writing classes and workshops around the Philadelphia area. He also performs in local improv group LCR Improv. Eric is happy to talk books to anyone; his main area of specialization is (of course) children's books.

 

Learn more about Eric though his website by clicking here AND sign up for this workshop by clicking here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creative Writing Worskshop (for kids)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Learn creative writing with author, Eric Bell!


This is a 4-week workshop for kids in grades 5-8, happening on October 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:00pm-5:00pm.


Eric Bell is a writer of middle grade books. His two novels, Alan Cole Is Not a Coward and Alan Cole Doesn't Dance, are about a gay seventh grade boy and his struggles with coming out, bullies, crushes, and self-acceptance. (You can check them out at the library!) When he's not at Big Blue Marble or writing, Eric can be found teaching writing classes and workshops around the Philadelphia area. He also performs in local improv group LCR Improv. Eric is happy to talk books to anyone; his main area of specialization is (of course) children's books.

 

Learn more about Eric though his website by clicking here AND sign up for this workshop by clicking here!

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