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Today′s Hours

  • Loch Alsh Ave will be CLOSED from Fort Wash Ave to the UDPL Driveway this evening for the Fire Expo. The library will be OPEN. Please enter from the reservoir side of Loch Alsh.

Classes, Continuing Education & ESL

AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course

Saturday, 10/26, 10a-2p
For drivers 55+ who have taken the 8 hr introduction or a refresher course within the last 3 years.
Register here.

Take the AARP Smart Driver™ course and save money on your car insurance, refresh your driving skills, and know the new PA rules of the road. Learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. AARP membership is not required to take the course, which is led by an AARP representative.

Please note: This is the refresher course and you must have taken the long course to participate. If you have NEVER taken a class or its been more than 3 yrs, there is an upcoming 8 hr ( 2 day ) class. Call 215-346-6065 for details on the 8 hr class.

The classroom course costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers, for materials. Registration is required online. Payment via cash or check will be collected on the day of the program. Space is limited.

Register here.

A film projectorExamining Short Films

MMR, except 11/25
For Adults

A screening and discussion class that looks at some classic and modern short films. Each class we will screen a different film and discuss the aspects filmmaking, screenwriting, and themes within the films. We will discuss what makes a successful short film versus a feature length and how the short form changes the way we watch movies. Some content may be R rated. Content warnings will be given before these films.

Presenter Michael Kamison is the Programming Director for Renew Theaters which operates the Ambler Theater, County Theater, Hiway Theater and the Princeton Garden Theatre. He is a graduate of Upper Dublin High School and then went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University. His favorite director is John Cassavetes and his favorite film is The Seventh Seal.

Register starting 10/18.

Portion of Eugene Manet at the Isle of Wight by Berthe MorisotFrench Impressionists Art Class

Main Meeting Room
For Adults

Impressionists were the radicals of the 1870s taking on modern Paris by storm. We will look at the origins of French Impressionism, the ways the group challenged accepted practice in form, subject and in the way that the market influenced their work. We will also consider how two such different artists as Edgar Degas and Claude Monet could be considered part of the same movement and look as well at the reasons why French Impressionism was one of the first avant-garde movements where women exhibited regularly with favorable critical notice.

EXTRA! See notes for this class and all previous classes taught by Dr. Price at her website: Reframing: Art & Architecture

Presenter Dr. Alice M. Rudy Price received a Ph.D. from Temple University, Tyler School of Art in 2014, specializing in nineteenth-century European art and culture. Dr. Price teaches modern and contemporary art and architecture at Temple University, Tyler School of Art and at Philadelphia University.

Registration closed.

Traditional Asian Approaches to Health & Medicine

9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13
For Adults
Main Meeting room (all days!)

New! For further reading, check out our Traditional Asian Medicine Bibliography.

This workshop provides an overview of the history, contemporary practice, and practical benefits of Asian approaches to health and medicine. Topics include Chinese medicine, yoga, Ayurveda, mindfulness, and other popular traditions. Presentations will situate the contemporary practice of the many rich and complex Asian approaches to healing within the global history of medicine.

Facilitator Dr. Pierce Salguero is a scholar with a PhD in the history of Asian medicine and editor in chief of the principal academic journal in Asian medical studies.

Registration closed.

Language Classes

Advanced Beginner German Class

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/29
Program Room
For Adults

Continue your German language learning at UDPL! This class is for those who have taken German at UDPL before or those who have taken German in the past.

Instructor Jan Frohner majored in German at Westminster College and taught German to high school students for 35 years, also running a German exchange program for 21 of those years.Space is limited and registration is required.

Registration Closed.

The flag of FranceIntermediate French Class

Program Room
For Adults
Registration closed. Class is full.

Come learn French! Suitable for those who’ve have attended French classes at UDPL before or have some instruction in beginner French.

Instructor Oumar Watt teaches French at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Prior to joining SCH Academy, Oumar served as a language instructor and cross-cultural guide for American Peace Corps in Senegal until he was recruited by the U.S. Embassy in Senegal as a language teacher/coordinator. In 2001, Oumar became the Media Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Embassy in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. He supported several presidential visits, including President George Bush Jr. and President Obama. Oumar brings experience in the classroom, helping students to learn French with no fear or hesitation, aiming at one goal: to understand and to be understood. He holds a Certificate of Proficiency in English from Cambridge University (England) and attended the Law School of Senegal University Cheikh Anta Diop. In 2017, Oumar retired and moved with his family to the US. He is married and is the father of two high school boys and one elementary daughter.

Registration closed. Class is full.

Intermediate Italian

Program Room
For Adults

Come learn Italian! Suitable for those who’ve have attended Italian classes at UDPL before or have some instruction in beginner Italian.

Instructor Gina Vicedomini Nichols is a native Italian speaker with over 25 years teaching experience. She teaches Italian throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

Registration closed.

The flag of France

French Book Club

Tuesdays of the month, 2p
On Hiatus until after 11/11/19
*Please check our calendar for group meeting dates.*
For adults
Program Room

Discuss works written in French. For the advanced beginner French reader.

No registration.


ESL Conversation Groups

Afternoon Session: Tuesdays, 1:30-3p
Evening Session: Wednesdays, 7-8:30p
For adults and teens 15+

Are you interested in practicing your English in a safe, caring environment? Come to one of our Conversation Groups and improve your skills!

Afternoon Facilitators – Marlyn Cohen, Betsy Sternthal and Carol Brigian
Evening Facilitator – Mary Hennessy

No registration.

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