Saturday, September 29, 2012

October Children's Events at WVPL

School has started and fall is here. There are lots of fall festivals happening this month just for kids and teens. We hope you’ll join us at one or maybe all of the fall events we have planned. Don’t forget to check the website for more events from kids to teens to grown-ups as well.

One big event to look out for is our Friends (Blue Bell Chapter) Used Book Sale happening Saturday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 16. Yes, they will have children’s books, teen books, and books for grownups. Proceeds from the sale benefit the library. Visit here for more information.

Blue Bell Special Children’s Events

Halloween Magic with Mike RoseTuesday, October 30 at 7 PM
Enjoy a silly, interactive magic show with Mike Rose!
For all ages. No registration.

Blue Bell Continuing Children’s Events

Lego Club
Thursdays, October 11 & October 18 at 4:30 PM
Do you like Legos? Join us and new friends for an hour of building with Legos at the library. We’ll provide the Legos and Duplos as well as a theme to build to.
For ages 3 & up. Parents/caregivers of those ages 5 & under must attend. No registration.

Kids Comic Club
Tuesday, October 23 at 4:30 PM
Calling all comic book fans! Our newest club is just for you. Come to the library and discuss your favorite graphic novel or comic book title.
For students in grades 4-6. Registration required

Guitar Story Time with Miss Michelle
Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 AM, Wednesdays at 4:30 PM
Bring your friends and sing along!


Ambler Continuing Children’s Events

Art with Benita
Saturday, October 11 at 10:30 AM
Preschool crafts for ages 3-7. Sign up at Ambler.

Lego Club
Monday, October 15 at 4:30 PM
Build something amazing with the Legos and Duplos provided. For all ages.

Art with Laura
Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 AM

Guitar Story Time with Miss Michelle
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, Thursday at 4:30 PM
Bring your friends and sing along!

Ambler Special Children’s Events

Firefighter DayTuesday, October 9 at 10:30 AM
Join us for a trip to the firehouse in Ambler.

Halloween Magic Show
Thursday, October 27 at 4:30 PM
All ages


Don’t forget to check out our event calendars for more events, at (calendar is located on the left hand side or you can click events for a listing of all upcoming events).

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Kids Reads (September 27)

Have you signed up for WOWbrary yet? WOWbrary is a weekly newsletter that recaps all of the new books we have at the library and are ready for you to check out. WOWbrary covers all genres and ages, so be sure to check it out. We have a few new things just for kids this week.

New Picture Books
New Chapter Books
That's it for this week! Be sure to stop by to pick up these great titles. Or click the title to place a request!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Grab-and-Go Bags - New Themes!

Remember these?
Grab-and-Go Bad hanging display near the Children's Puzzles.
Grab-and-Go Bag Display, located near the puzzles in the Children's area.
If you don't, here's where we introduced our Grab-and-Go Bags. We enjoy having the Grab-and-Go Bags, but unfortunately only had the few picture there (plus 2 more).

Today, that's changed. Introducing the NEW (and one repaired) themed bags:
6 Bags with new themes
There are now 6 news bags to chose from (starting from the left side, top row of the photo):
  • Fairy Tales
  • A, B, C - Alphabet Stories
  • 1, 2, 3, - Counting Stories
  • Trains (which was actually a repair)
  • School - stories about school
  • Firetrucks
Be sure to check out the bags when you stop by. Five or six books are chosen to match the theme of the bag and each time features a different selection of books. The new bags were available late, late, Saturday afternoon.

Have you checked out one of our theme bags before? Let us know in the comments!

Fresh Picks for Teens (September 21)

A few new things hit the shelves this week!

That's it for this week. Click the titles to put in a request to pick up the book or to learn more!

Friday, September 21, 2012

CSI Egypt - Recap

All right, so how did CSI have anything to do with Egypt?

A lot actually.

Last night (September 20), WVPL in Blue Bell hosted Dr. Steve Phillips who presented his popular talk: CSI Egypt. The talk is part of the Commonwealth Lecture Series, organized by the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Dr. Steve started out by taking everyone to Egypt (virtually) and showing them some photos as well as introducing how Egypt looks today...and in the past. Did you know that there is literally a line between the desert and trees? Dr. Steve's photos were amazing!

Enough about Egypt today. Dr. Steve then talked a little about CSI: Fact and Fiction. After introducing what the real CSI groups do, he started to tell the audience how it applies to what he does. Once again, here's where participants learned some facts. If you only have a skull, there are ways to tell the difference between a man a woman, young and old...most of the time. He then discussed the mystery surrounding King Tut. All very interesting!

What was supposed to be roughly an hour presentation turned into almost 1.5 hours! There were lots of great questions asked and from what I could tell, everyone really enjoyed his presentation. Did you learn something? Do you want him back? Tell us in the comments!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ahoy mates! Talk Like a Pirate Day! ARR!

Ahoy there! Don't be worried today if someone talks like a pirate, or if someone just replies with "ARRR" or "Aye." It be a special day today: Talk Like a Pirate Day! It also be a very special Talk Like a Pirate Day today: 10 year anniversary!

Not sure where to start? Here's a few tips:
  • Make a Pirate Hat today with these instructions from
  • Learn Pirate Speak by using Mango Languages (a free resource)
  • Stop by the Children's Ship* and check the first porthole** for books for your little pirate-in-training as well as a list of Pirate Reads to take home.
Keep on reading!
-Miss Tegan

 *Er, Children's Area
**Display Circle