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One of the best (or worst) things about teaching classes is you occasionally find yourself teaching things you never thought you would do. Last November, I gave a class on necklace & bracelet making using a technique called "stringing." At the end, the class, who had happily made their own piece of jewelry in an hour or

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

In his retirement, my father has discovered the simple joy of sitting on his front porch and watching the birds that flock to his many bird feeders. Early mornings, regardless of season, find him sitting with his coffee on the white metal chair talking to his "budgies." Last autumn, though, a squirrel moved in and intimidated the

Love is in the…air?

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Scene: the Information Desk. Time: about a year ago. Elderly lady, very well put together with perfect makeup and hair: Excuse me? Do you have love stories here? Me: Yes! What kind of love story do you want? EL: You know.....Love stories with...love...in them. Me (lowering voice): Ok, how do you feel about sex scenes? EL: Oh, yes please. Lots of those. Me:

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

One of the best things about running UDPL's STEAM Lab is that it acts like a spotlight, drawing amazing people from the community to the library to share their skills and interests. Our Girls Who Code group had the opportunity to talk to Captain Beverley Bass, the US's first commercial airline pilot last month. The UDHS Robotics Team

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As the snow falls, and the evening commute turns into a nightmare, you might be considering what you can do with your local library's resources without leaving the house. Enter Overdrive and Hoopla! Both resources are FREE to Upper Dublin cardholders and with both, you can get thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks! Hoopla Digital takes it a

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Thanksgiving: it's a time to give thanks for all our blessings in life: family, friends, home and hearth. However, in the Klocko household, it is also a time of great danger and tribulation: Because Kay May Cook. As we come up on Thanksgiving, patrons will occasionally ask me, "Are you cooking?" and my response is usually a look

Molly Kane, Head of Teen Services and Emerging Technologies

I live in Philadelphia and commute to Fort Washington each day. It isn't a terrible drive (my commute takes me through Chestnut Hill and past Morris Arboretum!) and I pass the time by listening to audio books and podcasts. One of my favorite podcasts, produced by Gimlit Media, is Reply All - a podcast that explains all

Adventures in DVD ordering

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I was going to tell you my secret to making a red light turn green. But then I remembered another issue….why the library is not able to purchase certain television series on DVD. I have received requests to purchase the series: The Crown with Claire Foy (a Netflix original). Ever since I saw it so many months ago, I

Escapism at its finest

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As you may have guessed, we have a rotating schedule for this blog: this week is my week...and you can tell by the timing (5 pm on a Friday) that I jumped right on that immediately. The truth is that the national news has been so grim that I've been at a loss as to what to write about.

Avoiding Ransomware Class

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Hi folks, If you weren't able to attend our Protecting your Data from Viruses & Ransomware class, here is the presentation and the handout! Ransomware presentation Ransomware handout -Kay