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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.

Programs, Speakers & Events for Adults

The Early Villages of Upper Dublin

Wednesday, 10/16 7p
Main Meeting Room

Upper Dublin Township turned 300 this year! What was the township like in those early days? It consisted of many farms, limestone quarries and kilns, and the beginnings of small settlements along the few existing roads. Come for an illustrated program about the villages of Fitzwatertown, Jarrettown, Gilkeys Corner, and Puff’s corner and how they developed.

No registration.

Friends 10th Annual Jewelry Sale

Saturday, 10/19
UD Township Community Rooms

Over 3,000 beautiful pieces of costume jewelry!Prices will range mostly from $1 to $10.

In honor of our 10th year, every patron who spends at least $25.00 will be entered into two drawings for a free ticket (Value of $40 ea) to attend the Friends “Luncheon with the Dowager Countess of Grantham” on November 10 at Sandy Run Country Club.

Elizabeth LaBan Book Launch Event: Beside Herself

Monday, 10/21, 7p
Township Rooms

Celebrate Elizabeth LaBan’s new novel Beside Herself at the UDPL! Light refreshments, Book Sale & Signing!

“From the bestselling author of The Restaurant Critic’s Wife comes a surprising and heartwarming novel about the making—and unmaking—of a marriage and one woman’s quest through it all.” –www.elizabethlaban.com

FREE tickets OR $14.50 (includes paperback copy of the book) Get Tickets HERE.

Tales from Poe – Hedgerow Theatre

Wednesday, 10/23, 7-8:30 pm
Community Rooms
For teens & adults

A touch of the macabre this fall with Tales From Edgar Allan Poe. Adapted by Hedgerow Theatre Company, the show features classic tales of horror and suspense from the Master himself including: “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Ligeia,” and “Fall of the House of Usher,” as well as poems such as “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.”

No registration.

Fairmount String Quartet

Friday, 11/8, 7p
Main Meeting Room

Come listen to classical and pop selections including works from Fairmount String’s new album Spoken with Strings.

Performers: Described as “likable and warmhearted” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and “expert to the point of perfection” by the Chestnut Hill Local, the Fairmount String Quartet (Rachel Segal and Leah Kyoungwoon Kim, violins; Beth Dzwil, viola; Mimi Morris Kim, cello) has been active in the Philadelphia chamber music scene since 1984. Dedicated to bringing the intimacy and vitality of chamber music to diverse audiences, they make accessibility and education core parts of their mission. They recently released their debut pop album “Spoken with Strings” on the Spring Garden Records label.

Visit www.fairmountstrings.com or follow Fairmount Strings on Facebook to stay informed of upcoming events.

No registration.

Luncheon with the Dowager Countess of Grantham

Sunday, 11/10, 1p
Sandy Run Country Club
For Adults
Tickets: $40 per person or $35 for Friends Members
Purchase tickets here.

The Friends of UDPL request the honour of your presence at a special luncheon. Celebrate Downton Abbey with actress Alisa Dupuy as the Dowager Countess. Period dress encouraged, but optional. Menu: Tea Sandwiches, Sides, Salad, Tea, Dessert

Tickets: $40 per person or $35 for Friends Members (with code). Purchase Tickets – CLICK HERE.

Extra! Register by 9/16 for a chance to win 2 free movie passes!

Sandy Run Country Club, 200 E. Valley Green Rd, Oreland PA 19075

This event benefits the Upper Dublin Public Library.

Identity Theft: Prevention & Response

Monday, 11/11, 7p
Join UDPD Officer Andrew Bochanski to learn how to avoid identity theft, while also gaining guidance in the event that you do become a victim.

Presenter Officer Andrew Bochanski has been a police officer in Upper Dublin Township since January 2005. Throughout the past 14 years, Officer Bochanski has gained experience with numerous cases of identity theft and has received training in the areas of criminal investigation and identity theft prevention.

No registration.

Woodlands Garden Gravetenders

Tuesday, 11/12, 7p
Community Rooms

Brought to you by Maple Glen Garden Club and the Upper Dublin Public Library

The Woodlands is the former country seat of William Hamilton, an amateur botanist and avid plant collector who made the site his home from 1770 to 1813. The Schuylkill River site was designed by Hamilton to reflect a picturesque English landscape and his greenhouse was unrivaled in its size and collection.

In 1840, local investors purchased the estate and transformed the grounds into a rural cemetery. When The Woodlands was established it was very common for people to maintain gardens in their family cemetery plots and to spend time there enjoying peaceful green space outside of the city. The Woodlands Grave Gardeners are reintroducing this practice by pairing volunteer gardeners with flowerless graves.

Still active today, The Woodlands Cemetery was named a National Historic Landmark District and provides an oasis of nature amid the bustling University City neighborhood. The Woodlands staff will talk about the site’s unique history from the Eighteenth century to the present, and take you on a visual tour of the grave gardens of today.

No registration.

Parenting with Positive Discipline

Wednesday 12/4
Parents/Caregivers. Adults only.
Main Meeting Room

Learn how to correct or discipline your kids without punishing or yelling, help you child with “big emotions”, & get your kids to cooperate without nagging with Positive Discipline. Positive Discipline is a parenting philosophy that encourages children to think for themselves, become more responsible, and have greater respect for themselves and others. It helps to encourages more cooperation, trust, problem solving, confidence building and connection.

Presenter: Adrienne Bishop, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Life Coach.

No registration.

KyoDaiko: Taiko Drums

Friday, 12/6, 7p
Community Rooms
All ages

KyoDaiko is a Philadelphia-based, community taiko group founded in 2005. All members are volunteers who perform for the love of the art and the energy that the great drums give them. The group performs regularly at a wide range of venues from school and community events, to Phillies games, Japanese festivals, and more unusual settings like roller derbies!

No registration.

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