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I grew up in Florida with a sea full of sharks & dolphin. Yards full of snakes, spiders and alligators. I’ve lived in the tropics with giant millipedes longer than your arm and lizards as large as lawn chairs. But I have never seen the elusive American hummingbird. I've planted everything they love – bee balm, crocosmia, red hot

Kathy, our cataloger in a Read poster

I’ve worked in libraries since 1971. 45 years! Holy Overdue Books Batman! I am not new to this library, part-time, nor a volunteer. I have been here 15 years. If you have never seen nor heard of me, don’t worry, I mostly work in “the back”. I am the one who catalogs the product (books / av) and

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“You could write about your radio show!” Kay, our persuasive reference librarian, coaxed.  Hmmmm . . .I suppose that is a possibility, I admitted.  And that’s how I agreed to start an “occasional” blog for our library website.  So for this inaugural blog, let me tell a little bit about my radio show and how it

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For those of us caught up in the whirlwind of a new school year, the beginning of September offers more “new” than the actual New Year itself. This is a time for new teachers, new clothes, new friends, new sports & clubs, new fun, new fears, new lessons, new schedules… So perhaps it’s not surprising that I chose

The Friends of UDPL logo

The 2016 Friends of Upper Dublin Library Art in the Park Crafts Show (third annual) held August 27th again proved to be very successful for the Friends (net proceeds over $3,100), the crafters, and the buying public. We had 78 crafters at the growing event (from NJ, PA, and DE), presenting an impressive array of quality products.

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Because of the HBO series, True Blood, many people are aware of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. However, many people are not aware that Charlaine Harris has written other series, including mysteries and a little known series that I am especially fond of, the Harper Connolly series. We first meet Harper Connolly  in Grave Sight (M

Molly, our teen librarian

Title & Author : Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock Genre: Biography Publisher: Simon & Schuster Book Challenge Category: A book you previously abandoned Description: "A single-minded adventurer and an eternal child who gave us the iconic Willy Wonka and Matilda Wormwood, Roald Dahl lived a life filled with incident, drama and adventure: from his harrowing experiences as an RAF

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As promised, Kay here with her review of the book The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia by Michael Booth. To give everyone some background, I am one-quarter Swedish (and three-quarters seven other northern-European nationalities....can we say American mutt?)  My maternal grandmother was first generation Swedish; her parents had immigrated from Sweden to

Who doesn’t love summer? Vacations, beaches, watermelon, long nights and languid mornings. For me summer is all about books: new hardbacks, sandy paperbacks, ebooks and audiobooks in all shapes and sizes. During my recent vacation I read “Under the Harrow” by Flynn Berry, a British physiological thriller that was entertaining if you liked “The Girl on the Train”

Molly, our teen librarian

Lester Breininger taught biology at my high school. His name probably doesn't ring any bells, but I assure you that in the right circles, he's kind of a big deal. Breininger was a ceramicist and a potter best known for his iconic Pennsylvania Dutch redware - pottery pieces made from local red clay and decorated in a