Regularly Scheduled Events

AARP Driving Classes for seniors. At various times, the Library hosts both the Driver Safety Course (8 hours) and the Refresher Course (4 hours). Watch the calendar for specific dates.

Come view new release movies in the Blue Bell Community Room
Tuesdays at 2 pm

December 12 - The Miracle Club PG-13  details reviews
December 19 - Barbie PG-13 details reviews
December 26 - No movie - Holiday Closure
January 2 - No movie - Happy New Year!
January 9 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 PG-13
details reviews
January 16 - A Haunting in Venice PG-13 details reviews
January 23 - Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny PG-13 details reviews
January 30 - Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio PG  details reviews
February 6 - Priscilla R details reviews

The Ambler Book group meets at 2:30 pm on the 2nd THURSDAY of the month.
Everyone Welcome! Come for as many or as few sessions as you like.

NEW members are always welcome. Please contact Anne Hall at with any questions.


Kathleen Edwards presents: The Ambler Beading Group.
Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1 PM at Ambler Branch.
Please bring your own tools and supplies.
Come to work on your beading projects and see what others are doing.
This group is not a "how-to" class.  Please bring your projects and supplies to work on independently.

S. Gustafson mini book quilt from Don't Call Me BetsyThe Blue Bell Book Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10 am at the Blue Bell Branch. All are welcome to join our monthly book discussion group. We review our books from many different angles. A wide variety of books are read: fiction, non-fiction and light classics. The selection of what we read is made by our group.

If you are concerned your schedule does not permit you to attend all the sessions, that's okay. Come for any and all. Contact Mike at mkkashon @ to join or for more information. Join our discussion group; you will have fun.

January - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
February -  Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow
March - The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
April -  The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell
May - The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

June - Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
July - The Family Remains Lisa Jewell
August - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
September - The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci
October  - The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall
November - Verity by Colleen Hoover
- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

The Chess Club at Blue Bell meets weekly at Blue Bell on Mondays at 5 pm.
Must already know how to play. This is not a "how-to" class; participants should come prepared to play.
This program is for older teens and adults.

Baby Wiggles

Welcome to Baby Wiggles where caregivers and children (ages 0-23 months) will bond through interactive rhymes, stories, and fingerplays to support early literacy development with Miss Erin.

  • Fridays at Blue Bell at 10:30

Toddler Storytime with Miss Erin

Children (ages 2-4) and their caregivers will enjoy stories and songs to support early literacy development with Miss Erin. Play & craft time will follow.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays at Blue Bell, 10:30am

Miss Delia's Story Time
Miss Delia's Ukulele Story Time is about 30 minutes with stories and songs. 

Registration Required

  • Mondays at Ambler at 10:30 (Ages 2-4)   
  • Tuesdays at Ambler at 10:30 (birth-24 months)
Registration Required. See calendar for registration links

Cook the Book @ Ambler LibraryCook the Book

Like trying out new recipes? Want to check out the latest cookbooks and food ideas? Enjoy potlucks? This is the book club for you!! For more information or to join, please email or call Anne Hall or 215-646-1072 ext. 38

We meet February, April, June, August, October and December, usually on the second Monday at 6:30 pm, at the beautiful AMBLER Library.

Introducción ESL en Ambler Library
Estas sesiones son para estudiantes que no hablan nada de inglés. Tenemos sesiones individuales para ayudar a los estudiantes a pasar a las clases de ESL para principiantes.
Miércoles de 10 a 12 hs
Para registrarse, comuníquese con 

ESL para principiantes en Ambler Library
Para estudiantes principiantes que podrían tener cierta exposición al inglés. Tenemos cuatro maestros voluntarios para principiantes de ESL. El número promedio de estudiantes en esta clase es 12.
Nivel Principiante 1 y Nivel Principiante 2.
Miércoles de 10 a 12 hs
Para registrarse, comuníquese con

Intro ESL Classes at Ambler Library
These sessions are for students who speak no English at all. We have one-on-one sessions to help students move into the Beginner ESL classes.
Wednesdays from 10AM to 12PM
To register, please contact Anne Hall  215-646-1072 or

Beginner ESL Classes at Ambler Library
For beginner students who might have some exposure to English. We have four volunteer teachers for Beginner ESL. The average number of students in this class is 12. Beginner Level 1 and Beginner Level 2.
Wednesdays from 10AM to 12PM
To register, please contact Anne Hall  215-646-1072 or


Weekly English Conversation Groups for International Adults- Intermediate ESL Groups (Adults - ages 18+)

Let's TALK!  For intermediate and advanced speakers who wish to practice and build confidence speaking English in a casual, safe and relaxed environment.  Make new friends with other international adults. Topics may include small talk, current events, holidays, customs, and common slang.  We encourage you to suggest additional topics to help develop your English language skills.  This program is FREE.  Regular weekly attendance is highly encouraged.

ONLINE  Mondays @ 10:30 AM with Rita  Talk ONLINE using the Zoom platform. Email for a Zoom invitation.

Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM with Rita  Talk ONLINE using the Zoom platform. Email for a Zoom invitation.

For more FORMAL Instruction and other tutoring for Adult English Language Learners (Beginners Level I through Level VI) please see the following local resources:

Montgomery County Community College
Non-Credit ESL Programs at MontCo  DOWNLOAD MontCo's flyer HERE
Literacy Council of Norristown, 113 E Airy St, Norristown, PA
Keystone Opportunity Center, 104 Main St, Souderton, PA  ESL, GED, Citizenship classes and more.

The WVPL chapters of the Friends of the Library, a national organization, have amazing used book sales.  Prices range from 25 cents to $3, with the occasional set or special value book marked higher.  In Blue Bell, book sales are usually held in April and October, and the CD/DVD sale in February. Ambler book sales follow no set pattern, so check our calendar frequently for news. Specific dates may be found on the Used Book Sale page.

Love to knit and want to share your skills?
Want to learn to knit?
Chat and knit with friends.  Make new friends while learning new skills.

Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon in Blue Bell.
Need more yarn and fiber art time? The Ambler branch hosts Yarn Cafe on Friday mornings at 10:30.

Play Mahjong at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Blue Bell.
Fridays at 1:30 P.M.
Please Register. Call 215-641-4550 or email

Formerly hosted at Montgomery County Community College, this book group reads a mix of fiction and non-fiction books that have received positive reviews from various reviewing sources such as the NYT, the Inquirer, etc. The December meeting is dedicated to selecting books for the upcoming year. All are welcome. The group meets once a month on the first Wednesday, at 12:30 pm in Blue Bell. For more information, please contact Mary Beth Parkinson at or 215-805-0822. You do not need to register in order to attend.

Selections for 2023:

  • January: The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis (historical fiction)
  • February: Night by Elie Wiesel (memoir) also available from Libby, Hoopla*
  • March: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (fiction) also available from Libby, Hoopla*
  • April: Followers by Megan Angelo (fiction) also available from Libby, Hoopla*
  • May: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (fiction) also available from Libby, Hoopla*
  • June: The Years by Annie Ernaux (memoir) also available from Hoopla*
  • July: The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore (nonfiction) also available from Libby, Hoopla*
  • August: Interior Chinatown by Charles Wu (fiction) also available from Libby
  • September: The Wind in my Hair by Masih Alinejad (memoir)
  • October: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell (nonfiction) also available from Libby
  • November: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good (nonfiction) also available from Hoopla*
  • December: book selections for 2024

*Please note that Hoopla is available only to WVPL card holders. If you aren't a WVPL card holder, please check with your home library about access to Hoopla.

The Mystery Book Group discusses a variety of mystery genres, such as historical, legal/medical and police/PI, among others. Fran Young, leader, provides several articles relating to each month's book.

We meet in person at the Blue Bell library on the third Saturday of the month at 2 pm.  Interested in joining?  Please email Fran at New members are welcome!

Books are available at the Library, and you may reserve a copy by clicking on the book title. Some titles may be downloaded from Libby or Hoopla*. Please check the calendar event for more details.


*Please note that Hoopla is available only to WVPL card holders.

The Queens of Mystery Book Club, moderated by Giusi Russo, focuses on Interwar British female authors such as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh. The club will meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:00PM.

November 1 - Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
December 6 - Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Stay tuned for the 2024 book list!

Socrates Café meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1 pm. 
Please come join us!

John O'Shea is the facilitator for Socrates Café.
Please come and join us in discussing issues and ideas chosen by group vote.
For more information, contact John at (215) 576-5709

"As recommended by the founder of Socrates Café, Christopher Phillips, we operate very informally, like many other Socrates Café discussion groups throughout the country. We are open to anyone who would like to attend, don’t have reservations, dues or memberships. We value diversity in age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation – and especially diverse points of view. We ask participants to be polite and to respect the rights and values of others; we discourage arguing and proselytizing."

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Learn Tai Chi from Dr. Kurt Findeisen, a retired medical doctor from Philly. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise for adults that helps with balance, motor skills, and maintaining calmness throughout the mind and body.

Reduce stress
Improve your health
Feel at peace

Continuing Tai Chi:  2:30 PM This class is for students who have done Tai Chi before and would like to continue their exercises with Dr. Findeisen.
Intermediate Tai Chi: 3:15 PM This class is for those who have a basic knowledge of the exercises and want more depth.
Beginning Tai Chi:
4:00 PM This class is for students who are new to Tai Chi and would like to learn the exercises.

8 weeks for $50 or $8 per class

Smart PhoneThis program is suspended due to COVID-19.

Tech Q & A
Tech Q & A is usually held monthly on Wednesdays, September to May. Locations include Wissahickon Valley Public Library in Blue Bell, Ambler Branch library and the Lower Gwynedd Township Building. See the calendar for actual dates and times.
We can help you with:

 - tablet computers (iPad, android)
 - eReaders (Kindle, Nook)
 - smart phones (iPhone, android)

Appointments are required, and sign-ups will be available about a month before each session. Please bring your Amazon (Kindle) or Adobe Digital Editions (Nook) logon information with you.

Disclaimer: The library’s intent is to help people learn to use their devices. The library cannot assume responsibility for devices that are not working and cannot fix devices.

Each month for the next ten months the library will present an afternoon film exploring the courage of women and girls around the world challenged by their culture, situation, class or societal expectations and how they met those challenges. Some of these films are based on real events and some are fiction but they are each significant and compelling.

Join us in the Blue Bell Community room each month for this exciting series. You are welcome to stay and discuss the films after watching.

colorful yarn balls in a basketWork on your projects and visit with fellow yarn lovers over a cup of tea.

All fabric crafters, beginner and seasoned, are welcome to join us!

Friday mornings at 10:30am at Ambler Library.

Want more knitting time? Join the Knitting and Crocheting Group at Blue Bell; Tuesdays at 10:00 am.

2nd & 4th Friday mornings

@ 10:30 am

Work on your projects and chit chat with fellow yarn lovers over a cup of tea. Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, & more welcome!

2nd & 4th Friday mornings @ 10:30 am

Exclusively at Ambler Library, 209 Race Street, Ambler!

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Join popular yoga instructor Matthew Mitlas for his signature balanced blend of movements that stretch, strengthen, increase breath capacity, and quiet the mind.  Focus on postures that bring relief to common areas of the body such as the hips, low back, and shoulders. Students will enjoy Matthew's creative, intelligent, and friendly approach to the yoga practice.  You can learn more about Matthew at

$60 for 8-week session; $10 per drop-in.  Registration required.  Cash or check only.  Bring a mat or towel to class.*  Masks are recommended.

*NOTE: While classes are accessible to all levels and to those with minor injuries, you should be able to get up/down from the floor relatively easily to participate in Matthew's class.

All students new and old must register ahead of time to attend Yoga at WVPL. Please fill out our form here:

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