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"Let's Discuss It" with Best-selling Author Matthew Quick

Let's Discuss It! LogoCelebrate Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick’s latest novel, The Good Luck of Right Now.
 

 
Special Programs
Programs for Adults at UDPL

Unless noted, there is no registration required. To register for programs with limited space, see the Information desk in the library, call 215-628-8744, ex. 2, or email us at upperdublinlibrary@mclinc.org.

A note on handicapped accessibility: Unless they are classes, most of our programs are upstairs in the township building. If you need an accessible entrance, park at the front of the township building. Go through the front door and make a right past Parks & Rec. Programs are down at the end of the hall. Call 215-628-8744 for further questions.


Author Event: David Grimm, Author of "Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs"
Tuesday, 9/30, 7-8 p.m.; Book Sale and Signing to Follow
Township Main Meeting Room

Monty Sloan/Wolf ParkDavid Grimm, award-winning journalist and deputy news editor at Science, is the author of the critically-acclaimed new book, "Citizen Canine:  Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs."  He will speak about our changing relationship with cats and dogs, including their early days as gods and devils, how they've become family members in modern times, and how they are blurring the boundary between animal and person in today's society. Books for sale after, $20 each. (Picture credit: Monty Sloan/Wolf Park.)

Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Wired, National Geographic, and a variety of other publications. Grimm has also spoken about the book on more than two dozen radio programs, including several national and NPR shows.

Presenter David Grimm is an award-winning journalist and deputy news editor at Science, the world’s leading journal of scientific research and science news. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed new book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, which traces the journey of pets from wild animals to family members. Grimm is the recipient of the 2010 Animal Reporting Award from the National Press Club and has been featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. In addition to his work for Science, Grimm’s writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Slate, Time, U.S. News and World Report, and The Financial Times.  He teaches journalism at Johns Hopkins University and has a PhD in genetics from Yale.

Boomers+: Medicare 2015
Thursday, 10/9, 7-8:30 pm

Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment period is Oct. 15— Dec. 7.  Learn about the Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plans that will be offered in 2015, and find out if changing your plan(s) is right for you.

Presenters Rob Wilder & Alfred Toizer are volunteer Medicare APPRISE counselors with many years of experience between the two.  They do not sell insurance; but rather, provide an objective overview of what Medicare is, what it covers, and what types of Medicare insurance options are available to you.

APPRISE is Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Information Program and provides free counseling regarding Medicare beneficiaries’ insurance options.  In Montgomery County, the Apprise program is supervised by RSVP.  Our counselors are trained by specialists from Medicare and from the PA Department of Aging.

Boomers & Beyond: When to Claim Social Security
Thursday, 10/16, 7 p.m.
Township Main Meeting Room

Answer the question of when to start taking Social Security. Review claiming strategies, including how married couples can enhance lifetime spousal and survivor benefits. Understanding how Social Security Benefits work is a key part of Retirement Income Planning and is useful for anyone within 10 years of Retirement.

Presenter Elizabeth Shamir CFA®, CFP®, Investment Adviser Representative with ING Financial Partners has over 20 years of experience as an investment professional. Her mission is to help clients build, grow, and protect their wealth.  She started her planning practice in 2005 after having worked as an Equity Research Analyst.  Liz has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1993.  In 2002 she became a CFA Charterholder.  Liz graduated from Cornell University and has an MBA from Columbia University.   She and her husband live in Fort Washington and raised their three children in Upper Dublin.

Presenter Adam Peltzman, CFP®, RHU® Investment Adviser Representative with ING Financial Partners has been working in the financial services industry since 2000 and focuses on retirement, insurance planning, and small group and individual health insurance. Adam graduated in 2000 from the University of Delaware and received his Certified Financial Planner designation in September of 2004.

Writing Philadelphia Stories
Monday, 10/20, 7-8 pm
Tuesday, 10/28, 7-8 pm at WVPL-Blue Bell

Carla Spataro of Rosemont College will lead a panel discussion of local artists & writers whose work has been influenced by the City of Brotherly Love.

   

Maple Glen Community Association Open House
Friday, 10/24, 8-9:30 am

UD Library & MGCA Invite you to an Open House Breakfast, 8-9:30a Friday, October 24
  • Gadget Gallery: Try out an ereader/tablet!
  • Resource Roundup: Learn about ZINIO our NEW dowloadable magazine database.
  • Tours:  See the Library space
Whether you live, work or visit the  Upper Dublin area come out for a light breakfast & meet people in your community! This event is FREE and open to ALL  members of the community. Co-hosted w/ Maple Glen Community Assoc

Good Luck of Right Now Book Discussions

Part of our Let's Discuss It! program with Best-selling author Matthew Quick!

Please Register. Sign up at the Libraries today!

At Upper Dublin Library:

  • Saturday, 10/25, 1-2 pm*
  • Thursday, 10/30, 7:15-8:15 pm, with the Bookworms Book Group
  • Monday, 11/3, 1:30-2:30 pm, with the Book Bunch Book Group

At Wissahickon Valley Public Library

  • Wednesday, 10/15, 7-8 pm* at WVPL-Blue Bell 
  • Tuesday, 10/21, 3:30-4:30 pm* at WVPL-Ambler

*Led by Thea Howey of Montgomery County Community College English Dept.

NaNoWriMo Write-In’s at the Library!
Mondays, 11/3, 17, & 24: 6-9 p.m. & Saturday, 11/ 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Library Conference Room

November is National Novel Writing Month. Join our weekly "Write-Ins". We'll provide the space, laptop power & wi-fi.


A Night with Matthew Quick
Wednesday, 11/12, 7:30 pm at the Ambler Theater
108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA
Ambler Theater Directions & Parking

Tickets $10 each in the Upper Dublin, Ambler & Blue Bell Libraries or at Letsdiscussit.Brownpapertickets.com

A New Jersey native and former Philadelphia resident, Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Luck of Right Now, The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and three young adult novels: Sorta Like a Rock Star; Boy21, and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He is currently working on Love May Fail which will be published in 2015. All of his books have been optioned for film.

Photo by James Luscombe
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Silver Linings Playbook Movie Screening with Q&A

 Thursday, 11/6, 7:30 pm at the Ambler Theater
108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA
Ambler Theater Directions & Parking

See the Oscar nominated film version of Matthew Quick’s 1st novel. Q & A  to follow led by Thea Howey of Montgomery County Community College English Department

Tickets: Regular admittance at the Ambler Theater door or Free for Ambler Theater members (Tickets will not be sold at UDPL or WVPL)

Screening sponsored by Tompkins VIST Bank



End of Year Tax Planning
Thursday, 11/13, 7 p.m.
Township Main Meeting Room

It still isn’t too late to do some tax planning for the current tax year.  Topics will include Getting the Most from Social Security, Year-End Tax Planning, and Tax Updates.  This is a timely course for all taxpayers with a “shout out” to those who want to understand ways to use the rules to minimize their income tax bills.

Presenter Elizabeth Shamir CFA®, CFP®, Investment Adviser Representative with ING Financial Partners has over 20 years of experience as an investment professional. Her mission is to help clients build, grow, and protect their wealth.  She started her planning practice in 2005 after having worked as an Equity Research Analyst.  Liz has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1993.  In 2002 she became a CFA Charterholder.  Liz graduated from Cornell University and has an MBA from Columbia University.   She and her husband live in Fort Washington and raised their three children in Upper Dublin.

Presenter Adam Peltzman, CFP®, RHU® Investment Adviser Representative with ING Financial Partners has been working in the financial services industry since 2000 and focuses on retirement, insurance planning, and small group and individual health insurance. Adam graduated in 2000 from the University of Delaware and received his Certified Financial Planner designation in September of 2004.

Costumes of Downton Abbey Presented by Winterthur Museum
Wednesday, 11/19, 7-8 pm
Township Main Meeting Room

Join us for an informal illustrated look behind-the-scenes at the exhibition “Costumes of Downton Abbey,” now at Winterthur through January 4. Forty exquisite costumes from Seasons 1-4 of the critically acclaimed television series “Downton Abbey” are featured in the exhibition. Winterthur’s Curator of Education Debbie Harper will share how the show was developed from its inception to its installation, and what the historically inspired costumes reveal to us about the characters and customs of life in a great British country house in the years after World War I.

Presenter Debbie Harper is Curator of Education at Winterthur, where she is responsible for creating the guided tour experiences for the house, garden, and estate. She is also a big fan of “Downton Abbey,” and likes to compare how life in a British country house compared to life in American country houses such as Winterthur in the first half of the 20th century.


The History of Oreland & Fitzwatertown
 Presented by the Historical Society of Fort Washington  
Wednesday, 12/3, 7-8 pm
Township Main Meeting Room

Join us for an evening of history led by Robin Costa of the Historical Society of Fort Washington and learn about these areas of the township.

Hands on Science: Designing Exhibits For The Franklin Institute

Wednesday, 12/10, 7-8 p.m.

Township Main Meeting Room

Eric Welch, James Sannino, and Brian Kelly are part of the exhibit design team at The Franklin Institute Science Museum. The museum recently opened the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion featuring Your Brain, the museum’s largest permanent exhibit. The team will be presenting on what it takes to develop fun and inspiring hands-on exhibits. Working closely with scientists and the latest technology, they implement a process of brainstorming, sketching, model making, prototyping, and design drawing to create the most engaging visitor experiences. 


The Affordable Care Act
Thursday, 12/11, 7 p.m.
Township Main Meeting Room

Get answers to questions about logistics, eligibility, enrollment, and subsidies.  Course designed for citizens interested in how this government program works, those who advise potential enrollees (parents of adult children,  etc.), and enrollees themselves.

Presenter Elizabeth Shamir CFA®, CFP®, Investment Adviser Representative with ING Financial Partners has over 20 years of experience as an investment professional. Her mission is to help clients build, grow, and protect their wealth.  She started her planning practice in 2005 after having worked as an Equity Research Analyst.  Liz has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1993.  In 2002 she became a CFA Charterholder.  Liz graduated from Cornell University and has an MBA from Columbia University.   She and her husband live in Fort Washington and raised their three children in Upper Dublin.

Presenter Adam Peltzman, CFP®, RHU® Investment Adviser Representative with ING Financial Partners has been working in the financial services industry since 2000 and focuses on retirement, insurance planning, and small group and individual health insurance. Adam graduated in 2000 from the University of Delaware and received his Certified Financial Planner designation in September of 2004.

Blood Pressure Screening @ UDPL
Mondays, 9/15 & 12/15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Library Conference Room

Free blood pressure screenings & stroke risk assessments provided by Abington Health RN staff.
On-going Programs
Meet your Legislator Thursdays at UDPL

Come, meet and talk to your Pennsylvania House representatives.

  • First Thursday, 11:30-12:30: Representative Madeleine Dean
  • Third Thursday, 11:30-12:30 pm: Representative Thomas Murt

Schedule may vary depending on the month. If the representative is not available, a member of his staff will be present.


Apprise Medicare Counseling

In Library Conference Room

  •     1 hour appointments available: 10 a.m.-1 pm, on Wednesdays
  •     Sign up at the reference desk.
  •     Appointments are required.
  •     Sign-up should be at least a week in advance, if possible.
UDPL is offering weekly appointments for Medicare Counseling with Apprise volunteers.  The program is run by RSVP of Montgomery County.  Apprise Counselors are state trained volunteers who can help you through the Medicare process.  For information, visit http://www.rsvpmc.org/content/apprise-medicare-counseling .

  
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