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Whether you’re nobly looking to broaden your knowledge or simply looking to impress your friends or colleagues at the next gathering, check out Smarty Pants, the new Podcast from "The American Scholar" (sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa). Guaranteed to make you smarter with every listen. As their website explains (https://theamericanscholar.org/podcast/#), “Tune in every two weeks to catch
Ever since we installed our first Little Free Library at Mondauk Common playground in 2014, I’ve noticed Little Free Libraries everywhere. The concept is so simple, so beautiful. You come upon this sweet little surprise, a hidden gem, in an unusual place that invites you to browse for a few quiet, relaxing moments. If you find something you’d
The 2016 Friends of Upper Dublin Library Art in the Park Crafts Show (third annual) held August 27th again proved to be very successful for the Friends (net proceeds over $3,100), the crafters, and the buying public. We had 78 crafters at the growing event (from NJ, PA, and DE), presenting an impressive array of quality products.
Progress reports are a standard for Library Directors. Through these reports, we share with our residents how we’re responding to our community and the achievements we’ve made. These documents also assist the library staff and administration in thinking about where we need to be headed. I share with you today the latest of the UDPL’s two main reports. The
The STEAM Lab has been up and running for over a year now and I think it's safe to say that we've done some exciting and innovative things! And since the STEAM Lab isn't a static event, but rather an evolving series of programs, we're constantly planning the next thing. Next school year will bring sewing classes
Today is the day you can start signing-up for the Summer Reading Club, we have been preparing all year (I started in December of last year, to be perfectly honest). We have a club for kids, one for teens, and even one for adults. This year the kid’s club added Book BINGO, a great way for kids
First off, Happy Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be With You Now that I got that out of the way, I want to share some super exciting things with you. If you haven’t visited Mondauk Common Park (you know that amazing park with the trail around it) recently, you need to!! We installed a Picture Book Walk
Wednesday, May 4th marks, in my mind at least, the unofficial one year birthday of the UDPL STEAM Lab. I mark this as its birthday since May 4th is when our first 3D printer was delivered even though we had already been preparing for STEAM programming since we learned we received the LSTA grant in February of 2015.
For about the last 10 months or so, it’s been my pleasure to chair the committee that planned and delivered the first ever One Book, One Montgomery County featuring Daniel James Brown’s bestseller The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. I can’t deny that The Boys
We are very excited to have the Hampstead Stage Company visiting us next week to present: Alice in Wonderland. This will be a real play with real actors, just not on a stage. I am a huge proponent of introducing children to the arts. It gives them an appreciation of literature, talent and hard work. We are