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Updated! We're repeating our Cutting the Cable Cord presentation on Monday, 6/12 in the Main Meeting Room Wow! Our Cutting the Cable Cord class was super popular last night! If you missed it, don't worry. We're going to do a "Cutting the Cable Cord-the Overflow" class within the next month.  Watch our enews and or our Adult Programs

Prepare for Takeoff!

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A baby’s young life can be full of milestones – first smile, first tooth, first solid food, first word and so on! You parents can perhaps relate.  I wonder if any “first” is celebrated or rejoiced over as much as baby’s first steps – unaided that is.  I’m talking about actual walking – getting from point A

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Although I'm back at UDPL this week, I was out on vacation for the first two weeks of May. The first thing everyone asked was, "Oh! Where are you going?" and I always answered honestly: my porch. Seriously, as a vacation destination, my porch is perfect: the travel time is negligible, the temperature is perfect, the beds

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I haven’t written about books in a while so I thought I’d share some of my favorite books that have come out this year. I read quite a wide variety of books, but this year I’m trying to focus on reading more middle grade fiction (written for children in 3rd-5th grade) with a few teen titles thrown

Audiobooks

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Growing up in the ‘60s, my sister’s friend’s mother was basically blind. She listened to books on tape from the Library for the Blind. I always associated talking books with being blind. Fast forward 30 years, in the 90s, my niece and brother sent me back to PA with two books on cassette (YaYa Sisterhood and bk 2

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One of the things that being a Librarian for *mumble, mumble* years has done for me is made me pretty wince-proof. I've helped people find their favorite brand of underwear. I've found resources to help people with practically every financial and medical problem out there. If you have an embarrassing problem, I can probably help you find

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So what does soldering and travel expert Rick Steves have in common? As far as I know, nothing, except that in the last few days, they’ve been a part of my library work day. Working every day in the library brings new surprises (both good and bad), and no two days really ever look alike. This is the

Building Confidence

Jenn, our children's librarian

I was a very shy child, I stayed in the corner at birthday parties and had trouble in large groups. For some reason, being on stage and performing didn’t bother me. I could get on stage and be someone else for a while, even though hundreds of people were staring at me. What does this have to

The Dog Days of my Life

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Apparently, when I put a photo of my dog Nellie in the last blog, I got some of you excited...and then annoyed that there was nothing else in the post about her. All right, folks. I can take a hint! I haven't really blogged about her before, but Nellie is our 13-year old rescued Pomeranian. We got her

I’m a Travelin’ Man

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Lately I’ve been shifting A LOT of books in the adult non-fiction sections of UDPL.  There are two reasons for this:  1) to lower the top shelves whenever possible in order to bring the books closer to eye level, and 2) to arrange the books in correct Dewey Decimal order.  Now mind you, some of the books’