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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

Writer’s Block

Jenn, our children's librarian

I am suffering from writer’s block. There are probably a dozen things I can write about for this post, but none of them are inspiring me to write about them. Things are very busy at the library with school visits and summer preparation. Things are busy at home with spring cleaning and events to attend. My mind is

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This past Saturday, April 28, the Library participated in a celebration of all things Upper Dublin as part of #UDBetterTogether organized by Upper Dublin School District and the Excellence and Equity Committee and in partnership with Upper Dublin organizations. Besides sharing information on a great initiative called the Reading Without Walls Challenge and summer programs, Saturday’s community

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

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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

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Following several months of deliberations, the Township Facilities Steering Committee recently shared their recommendations for the repurposing of the Township facilities at 520 Virginia Drive and 801/805 Loch Alsh, the existing Township complex. After considering many factors, the Committee made several recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, including relocating the Library to 520 Virginia Drive as was

Celebrate and Get Excited!

Jenn, our children's librarian

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I hope you have come in to the library to visit me. I have two things to post about today; a celebration and a great article. Celebration! We will be celebrating Children’s Book Week (April 30th-May 6th) this year with special activities and a contest. Currently you can celebrate by voting in

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:

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Face-to-face communication enables us to live healthier and happier lives. And, those who have it may be living longer for it, says author and psychologist Susan Pinker in her 2015 acclaimed book The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make us Healthier and Happier. I’ve just finished listening to this fascinating work, which is available to download

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