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  • Monday, 1/16, the Library will be closed for MLK day & an in-service.

Adult Special Programs

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Special Programs

Essential oil bottles with lavender plantBust the Winter Blues with Essential Oils

Tuesday, January 10, 7-8 pm
Upper Dublin Library Program Room

Learn how essential oils can enhance your life. Create your own essential oil blend! Space is limited. Please register here.

Presenter Megan Koppel is a local natural health/essential oils educator, mom, CPA, and business mentor.

A red Sante Fe Lionel Train The magic of Lionel trains

Friday, January 13, 7 pm
For all ages.

Neill Hartley is Joshua Lionel Cowen in this magical one-man show about the founding and history of one of the greatest toy companies ever created! Follow his climb to the top of the toy industry, as he creates Lionel Toy Trains, one of the most beloved and successful toy companies of all time. Experience the magic of toy trains and the timeless pleasure of model railroading. Learn about Joshua Lionel Cowen’s incredible skill at marketing with indelible images that have helped sell over 50 million train sets and more than 300 miles of track each year.

a picture of pluto with a lighter patch in the shape of a heartWith Love, From Pluto

Thursday, January 19, 7 pm
For all ages.

Join Dr. Ann Schmiedekamp, NASA Solar Systems Ambassador and Professor of Physics at Penn State Abington, to learn about Pluto and the New Horizons mission.


jennifer-haighLet’s Discuss it! An Evening with Jennifer Haigh

Tuesday, January 24, 7-8 pm
At the Montgomery County Community College Science Center, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell

Jennifer Haigh is the author of Faith, The Condition and Mrs. Kimble, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. Her latest novel Heat and Light depicts a Pennsylvania community divided by the controversy of fracking.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale at UD & WV Public Libraries & online here

Book Sale & Signing to follow.



A picture of a dna strandStem Cell: Fact & Fiction

Wednesday, February 1, 7-8 pm
For Adults & Teens

Hardly a week goes by when we don’t hear something in the news about stem cells. These cells that have the ability to turn into a wide variety of different types of cells have enormous therapeutic potential, but obtaining them is often difficult and some sources are controversial. Learn all about them in this fascinating presentation by by PSU Abington Biology Professor Dr. Eric Ingersoll.

a picture of Beale Street and the King's Blues ClubFreedom Songs: The Music Of Black History

Friday, February 10, 6:30 pm
Upper Dublin Township Community Rooms
All Ages

This hit musical revue is one of our most sought after productions. Join our energetic actors in this entertaining musical revue of the history of Black Music! From the work songs of slavery (“Hoe Emma Hoe”) and the hymns of the Underground Railroad (“Follow the Drinking Gourd”) to the blues of Beale Street and the anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, music has always been an integral part of our nation’s past. In this production, our actor/singers tell the stories behind these famous and forgotten hymns, worksongs and musical styles while sampling songs that spread across continents, genres and centuries.

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

A portrait of Bill WineBased on the Book: Bestselling Cinema

Friday, 2/17, 7:30-9 pm
For Adults

We know in our hearts that books and movies are so different that we really shouldn’t compare them. And yet, we just can’t help it. In this presentation Bill Wine discusses the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience. He also analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. A collection of indelible written works that have provided the source material for storied, memorable movies are discussed.

Presenter Bill Wine has been KYW Newsradio’s movie critic since 2001. Wine is a tenured professor in the department of communication at La Salle University, where he teaches film and writing courses. In addition to his work in the media and academia, he is also a produced and published playwright.

The cover of I Know How She Does it by Laura Vanderkam
Let’s Discuss It! Upper Dublin & Wissahickon Valley Public Libraries present…
An Evening with Laura Vanderkam

Thursday, February 23, 7-8 pm
Upper Dublin Township Municipal Building

Laura Vanderkam is the author of time management and productivity book, including I Know How She Does It, and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Her work has appeared in Fast Company, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal.

Tickets are $10 and will be on sale starting January 2 online.

Click here for tickets.

Book sale & signing to follow.



A chinese dancer holding a fanPenn Chinese Dance

Friday, March 10, 7-8 pm
All Ages.
Upper Dublin Main Meeting Room

The Penn Chinese Dance Club (PCDC) is a student-run non-profit dance group, performing Classical and Folk Chinese dances.  A major performing arts troupe in Philadelphia. PCDC’s mission is the enrichment and promotion of traditional Chinese arts and culture through dance exercises, instructions, and collaborations.



Rick Steves in front of a scenic riverMontgomery County Libraries present…
One Author One County-  Rick Steve’s: Broadening Your Global Perspective Through Travel

Sunday, March 26, 7:30 pm
At the Keswick Theatre, 291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA

Bestselling travel author and popular television host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. The author of over 50 guidebooks, Rick also hosts the popular travel series, Rick Steves’ Europe on PBS, the weekly NPR travel show, Travel with Rick Steves, and has a weekly syndicated newspaper column. In 2009, Rick tackled a new genre of travel writing with Travel as a Political Act, reflecting on how a life of travel has broadened his own perspectives, and travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world.

Join us as every community in Montgomery County comes together to celebrate one of America’s best-loved travel icons.

Tickets are $20-$35. To purchase go here.

Book Sale & Signing to follow. To learn more about this program please go here.

Harry potter staring into a bowl of waterMedieval Image of the Hero in the Harry Potter Novels

Thursday, June 1st 7 pm
Upper Dublin Township Main Meeting Room
For Adults & Teens

This discussion of the medieval influences on J.K. Rowling’s works illustrates the ways in which that colorful time period flavors her novels. Medieval manifestations are keys to understanding the messages that Rowling’s texts have for mature readers. Among her themes are methods for coping with our modern, technologically-obsessed world.

Professor Bryan Polk is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and English at Penn State Abington.




A woman altering a piece of clothingClothing Repair Class

For ages 16+. Tired of paying a tailor to fix your clothes? Repair them yourself & save money.

Sign up per class required here. Limit of 10 per class.

  • Threading a Sewing Machine, We, 2/15,  7-8 pm
  • Sewing theory & Basic Sewing Machine Operation, We, 3/1, 7-8 pm
  • Hemming Pants & Skirts, We, 3/15, 7-8 pm
  • Sewing on a button, We, 3/29, 7-8 pm
  • Repairing a Seam & Fixing Holes, We, 4/5, 7-8 pm


language-clipart-langauges-clipart-1Language Classes

Our short language classes are back! See our Language class page for more information.




Technology Events

3D PrintingIntro to 3D Printing for Adults

For ages 18+
Registration required at this link.

Limit of 10 per class.
Location: Steam Lab/Teen Space

Learn 3D printing basics and design your own small masterpiece. One class, offered on different Wednesdays for your convenience.

  • Wednesday, 1/11
  • Wednesday, 2/1
  • Wednesday, 3/8
  • Wednesday, 4/19
  • Wednesday, 5/17
  • Wednesday, 6/7