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Yup. That's right. The UDPL made the Philadelphia Daily News on Tuesday (December 22) for the promotion of our upcoming visit from author Elizabeth LeBan and her new novel, The Restaurant Critic's Wife. (You may be more familiar with LeBan's husband, Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LeBan). This book will be hot off the presses in early January.

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The books you donate to the UDPL make a world of difference. In some cases, they go into the library's collections, in others they are sold at our ongoing book sale, which generates profits to support Library programming. And sometimes we donate them to other communities in need. Here's a case where Upper Dublin's donated books made

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On behalf of The Friends of Upper Dublin Public Library, I would like to personally thank all of the very generous Library patrons and supporters who donated jewelry throughout the year for our recent 6th annual Vintage/Costume Jewelry Sale. We had over 4,000 pieces/sets available for purchase. The event raised $3,032.00, with 100% of the proceeds to

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Beth Kephart’s essay “Glenside” (Love: A Philadelphia Affair) about her memories in her former home conjures so many memories for me. It doesn’t matter that she’s a mother living in Glenside in these memories while I remember my childhood home in New Jersey. Somehow the details can be both unique and yet also universal. It’s funny how

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September is Library Card Sign Up Month, and even if you already have a library card, I bet there’s something you don’t know about what we do. Have you checked out ebooks through Overdrive or full length digital magazines via the Zinio platform? Do you know that the library now has two 3-D printers and that we

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The 2015 Friends of Upper Dublin Library Art in the Park Crafts Show (2nd annual) held August 15th proved to be very successful for the Friends (net proceeds approximately $2225), the crafters, and the buying public. We had 57 crafters at the event, presenting an impressive array of quality products. Besides the traditional wide variety of jewelry

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I don’t generally frequent used book sales. After all, libraries provide more literary sustenance than my family could ever want. However, I broke this rule about two months ago when my 4-year-old, who has really taken to reading voraciously (the “1 books” as he calls them for the Level 1 readers you find on our Easy Readers

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Today is my birthday! When I realized that my birthday also fell on a UDPL blog day, I knew that I wanted to tie the two things together, but I wasn’t exactly sure how. I considered writing about birthday themed books like Gary Goldschneider’s The Secret Language of Birthdays or Helen Oxenbury’s It’s My Birthday, but while

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I love planning and participating in library events that bring readers and writers together. Right now, a committee of librarians from around Montgomery County is working together to develop the first county-wide One Book event. One Book events are special. They bring a community together to talk about a single book. They encourage the reading of that

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If you’ve happened to visit the Teen Space at UDPL in the last few days, you were probably shocked when you saw that the shelves behind the sofa were empty. I have to admit, it does look a little worrisome - empty shelves in a library are rarely a good thing. But in this case, it actually

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