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Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

I could fairly say that reading Middle Grade fiction because it's part of my job. There's a lot of discussion about exactly WHAT Middle Grade fiction is as well as WHO it's for, but for the sake of this conversation, let's simplify it describe fiction "chapter books" written generally for 8-12 year olds, with characters who are also

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This morning at Fabriholics Sewing Group, while I was trying to inset a piece of fabric in a new shirt I'd gotten that was far too low (seriously, where do they think anyone would wear that? Minoan re-enactment?), the topic came around to Marie Kondo. Kondo, the queen of the tidying method and author of The Life-Changing Magic

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Tuesday January 15, 2019, began like any other Tuesday.  At 8:10 my wife, Mary, as she always does, reminded me not to forget anything I would need for my morning shift at the library.  And boy do I need those reminders a lot!  So with my hearing aids on and my bottle of water in hand, I

Breakout EDU with UDHS

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

It is, I’ve been informed, illegal to lock a bunch of high school students in a room and force them to use their critical thinking skills to get out. And, if not illegal, it’s definitely not best practice. But Escape Rooms continue to be incredibly popular so there must be a way to use them in school

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I'll admit it, as a former Mainer, it takes a lot of effort to force myself to go into downtown Philly. However, several weeks ago having white knuckled myself into the train (yes, I'm a wimp), I was walking in Old City. I had just had a thoroughly lovely lunch at FARMICiA (a salad of crab, julienne

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Missed last night's presentation? Well, fear not, we are here to help you! Here's a pdf of the presentation. The handout. Your very own TV usage survey for you to fill out. And if you have further questions, just come in and ask to talk to Kay!

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

When UDPL’s first 3D Printer was delivered back in May of 2015, I was admittedly a novice. My greatest hope as I slid the Cube Printer out of its box was that I would be able to print pre-loaded files until I could figure out how do make my own. My literature background didn’t prepare me for

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True confessions time. Yes, I have sewed for 27 years....but most of it was not using patterns. I have made the occasional garment from a pattern but, mostly, I've sewn historical garments-which are made for you specifically and thus don't really use a pattern-or I've altered pre-made garments. However last year in August, I took the advice of

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When I was a kid, my grandparents subscribed to Time. Because they lived in Michigan and the Internet had not been invented yet (yes, I'm old), my grandparents would ship a box of Times to us every so often. Ok, they were a couple months old, and the information was dated, but I loved those magazines. Flipping through

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

Yesterday UDPL held our annual volunteer luncheon. This event allows UDPL to acknowledge and honor all of the hard work of our volunteer force. In 2017, volunteers gave 4281 hours of their skills, talents, and time to the library. Without their hard work, UDPL would not be able to provide the services, programs, and events that make