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I love checklists. I just can’t help the feeling of success and completion that I get from the simple act of checking an item on a list. To Do Lists, Grocery Lists, whatever. I remember discussing this feeling long ago with a colleague who felt the same. I can still see her definitively checking off an item

Jenn, our children's librarian

Several years ago I started making New Year’s resolutions that I knew I could keep. I would decide to wear more make-up, wear more jewelry, etc., easy things to maintain. About six years ago, I resolved to write down the books I read. It was a great idea; as a librarian it would help me do my

Molly, our teen librarian

Title & Author : A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Genre: Adult Fiction Publisher: eBook via Overdrive Book Challenge Category: A book that you should have read in school Description: The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with

Jenn, our children's librarian

A few days ago it was announced that Lionsgate bought the rights to all the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne and it got me thinking about the idea of turning books into movies. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/magic-tree-house-movies-adaptation-lionsgate-1201697059/     There are countless movies based on books and more in the works, I even had to read a book that is being

Molly, our teen librarian

If you happened to visit the STEAM Lab or the Teen Space last week, you probably noticed that our 3D printers have DOUBLED since the last time you were there. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library, we now have four printers up and running. The new printers are MakerBot Replicator Minis,

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I’m a little disappointed in Punxsutawney Phil (and this is saying a lot, as I'm a big Phil-fan.) The famous groundhog is calling for an early spring this year, and I’m a bit disappointed that he might be right. I know we’ve had one blizzard, and it was certainly one for the record books, but I can’t

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As those of you have been in the Library know, I've had pneumonia which...will...not...go...away.  I sound so bad that last Monday, Molly was on the reference desk for 3 hours and answered 15 questions; I was on for 5 hours and answered 3. Honestly, I wouldn't go to me either. I've resorted to a sign that says, "I

The Irreverent Smoothie

With the dawning of a New Year one makes all sorts of proclamations after the indulgences of the holidays. You might have been good up till now, or like me, could have promised yourself no booze, sweets or gluten for ALL of January, but a glass of red wine here or a Thin Mint there led to

Jenn, our children's librarian

I don’t have a particular focus for this post; for January, life is anything but quiet. I am going to share a few tidbits of life at the library and home. I’ll also update you on my Reading Challenge 2016. Here goes:   Wedding planning is looking to take over my home life, I accepted a proposal of marriage

Hello, Nebulon!

Molly, our teen librarian

Title & Author : Hello, Nebulon! (Galaxy Zack #1) by Ray O'Ryan Genre: Early Chapter Book (Grades K-2) Publisher: Little Simon Book Challenge Category: A book that can be read in a single day Description:  In Hello, Nebulon!, Zack makes the big move from Earth. He is already nervous about starting school and making new friends, but it only gets worse when