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Molly, our teen librarian

When it comes to works about the Great American Road trip, I've always been much more of a Steinbeck Travels with Charley kind of girl than On the Road or Easy Rider. The entirety of the quote I stole from Steinbeck to make my blog title is this: "A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans,

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Introducing “This Made Me Think,” a series of musings on stuff that made me take pause, that stuck with me, that, well, made me think. To get us started, here are a few things I saw on a recent jog around my neighborhood that made me think. Taking a moment to truly experience my surroundings helps me focus

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Growing up, every summer my family would take a 3 day drive from Maine and visit my grandparents in Saginaw Michigan. Of course, as a child, most of their house was magical but one of the highlights of the visit for me was the jigsaw puzzle table. They had a screened in porch where you could sit,

Jenn, our children's librarian

Oh my goodness, how the summer is flying by! I hope everyone who reads this is having a great time. I have been very busy and will stay somewhat busy through the end of the month. I am very excited that we have partnered with the Parks and Recreation Dept. again to present the Upper Dublin Family

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Hello! Today, you have the opportunity to hear from our two interns, Rachel and Brian. Both Rachel and Brian have been working at UDPL since the beginning of the summer and have been a huge help to the staff! Before their time at UDPL is over, they wanted to share a few of their experiences and lessons

Kathy, our cataloger in a Read poster

Many years ago, in another life, I caused it to rain ….4 times.  I find out now, I could be charged under 15 U.S.C. §§330a & 330d. Apparently, I was to contact the U.S. Secretary of Commerce before I attempt to change the weather. Who knew? Let me tell you the story…. First I have to set the scene,

a picture of Jack

I’ll bet quite a few of you have some fond memories of lazy, hazy summer days on the beaches of Wildwood and other New Jersey shore towns.  In my case, Jersey shore memories came much later in life since my youth was spent vacationing elsewhere, closer to my Connecticut roots.  But while I might have missed Wildwood

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I was excited to have the opportunity to attend Book Expo America in New York City in May 2017.  Book Expo is the premier event for those in the book industry---from authors to booksellers, to, of course, librarians.  One of the best sessions I attended was the Adult Book Editors' Buzz Panel.  The panel highlights a handful

Photo of Miss Jenn and Miss Molly, UDPL librarians

Miss Molly: Hello! Miss Jenn and I decided to blog together today! Miss Jenn: Yep!! Miss Molly: We are so excited that Monday is the first day of Summer Reading Club 2017! Miss Jenn: And we are getting ready to welcome Elephant and Piggie on Friday for our Kick-Off Party! Miss Molly: We're not just talking about READING Elephant and Piggie

The Anti-Blogging Blog

When I opened Kay's email this morning with the subject line “So...it's your week to blog” to read “Nag, nag.” my shoulders slumped and I inwardly sighed. I am not inspired to write ANYTHING! I could write about Ian McEwan’s latest novel Nutshell that I recently listened to on a Playaway. A Shakespearean like tale of murder and