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In the Library Lanny will look,
For a favorite holiday book,
About the Festival of Lights or cold Silent Nights.
Or a meal that heโ€™d like to cook.

Get your books and settle in for the bad weather!

Lansdowne Public Library will be closed on Saturday (12/24) and Monday (12/26) for the Christmas holiday.

It will also be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday (12/31) and will be closed Monday (1/2) for the New Year holiday.
Thank you to Councilwoman Christine Reuther of Delaware County Council for reading to us at the Lansdowne Public Library this morning and helping us celebrate ! ๐Ÿ“š



It's COMMUNITY DAY at the Lansdowne Farmers Market THIS Saturday September 24th, 9am-1pm. RAIN OR SHINE!

Food & More: Big Sky Bread Company, Fruitwood Farms, Inc., Tucquan Acres Farm, Mitchell & Mitchell Wines, LLC, MyHouse Cookies, Wilsons Curiously Good Foods, Bella Mae's, PlantStation Pasta Co, Taste of Puebla, Shell's Shea Naturals, Tammy's Body Butters & More, Red Brick Craft Distillery, Eden Eats by Tiara, 4 Ever Juices, Pennsylvania Distilling Company

Community Day Vendors: Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill, WSFS Bank, Dragon Spirit Arts, Lansdowne Public Library, Astound powered by RCN, The Treehouse Children's Museum, Lansdowne Votes

Artists of the Week: Galleria mona & Marty Glass

SEE YOU THERE!
Overview
Alban the cat couldnโ€™t have known how his life would turn out as he lay abandoned in the snow that winter. But from the moment Sedu, a twelve-year-old foundling rescued him, itโ€™s been a whirlwind of magic and adventure!

As members of the Tuath Dรฉ, the two are able to understand each other and venture from their monastery home near the Skelligs to discover the history of their ancestors. Thanks to the guidance of Brother Barnabus and their new mentor Cullan, the pair use a magical key to pass through a hidden doorway into the land of the Tuath Dรฉ. There they are tasked with finding Four Treasures gifted to man centuries ago.

With references to Irelandโ€™s mystical places and magical folklore, Pam Henry has crafted a wonderful take on the legends for children.

About the author

Pam Henry is a childrenโ€™s book author born in Bristol, now living in the wilds of Wiltshire with her husband and Bowie their Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

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Overview

Alban the cat couldnโ€™t have known how his life would turn out as he lay abandoned in the snow that winter. But from the moment Sedu, a twelve-year-old foundling rescued him, itโ€™s been a whirlwind of magic and adventure!

As members of the Tuath Dรฉ, the two are able to understand each other and venture from their monastery home near the Skelligs to discover the history of their ancestors. Thanks to the guidance of Brother Barnabus and their new mentor Cullan, the pair use a magical key to pass through a hidden doorway into the land of the Tuath Dรฉ. There they are tasked with finding Four Treasures gifted to man centuries ago.

With references to Irelandโ€™s mystical places and magical folklore, Pam Henry has crafted a wonderful take on the legends for children.

About the author

Pam Henry is a childrenโ€™s book author born in Bristol, now living in the wilds of Wiltshire with her husband and Bowie their Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Overview

Alban the cat couldnโ€™t have known how his life would turn out as he lay abandoned in the snow that winter. But from the moment Sedu, a twelve-year-old foundling rescued him, itโ€™s been a whirlwind of magic and adventure!

As members of the Tuath Dรฉ, the two are able to understand each other and venture from their monastery home near the Skelligs to discover the history of their ancestors. Thanks to the guidance of Brother Barnabus and their new mentor Cullan, the pair use a magical key to pass through a hidden doorway into the land of the Tuath Dรฉ. There they are tasked with finding Four Treasures gifted to man centuries ago.

With references to Irelandโ€™s mystical places and magical folklore, Pam Henry has crafted a wonderful take on the legends for children.

About the author

Pam Henry is a childrenโ€™s book author born in Bristol, now living in the wilds of Wiltshire with her husband and Bowie their Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Want to develop a pollinator friendly garden? Swing by the Lansdowne Public Library before Sept 30 and check out their window display! Find all the info and additional links here: http://www.delcolibraries.org/pollinators-display

Thanks to the Penn State Master Gardeners of Delaware County for this helpful resource!
Enjoying the trains kid kit from the library today!
We're partnering with the Lansdowne Public Library for a 3-day series of programs for every age group. More info below!
I bought 3 audiobooks and a world atlas.
World Atlas' used to only be owned by schools, institutions, and the wealthy.
Thank you Lansdowne Library for leveling the playing field. โ™กโ™กโ™ก
Check out these makerspace workshops from the Lansdowne Public Library in partnership with Utility Works Makerspace! Register at the links in their post below!
Enjoying a steam go bag he couldnโ€™t leave with out.
Join the Lansdowne Public Library and the Utility Works MakerSpace for a 3 day workshop, learning about and working with 3D printers, laser engravers, and sublimation printers. Workshops are available for ALL age groups.

REGISTER USING THE LINKS BELOW
Kid's Workshop - https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/9316812
Teen's Workshop - https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/9323135
Adult Workshop - https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/9323140
Residents of Lansdowne Borough, PA, East Lansdowne Borough and Yeadon, PA can learn to at a Pennsylvania Resources Council workshop funded by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The workshop takes place June 15 at Lansdowne Public Library. Receive a free bin following class.

Registration required: www.prc.org/eastworkshops/
We love this video by the Lansdowne Public Library about self checkout using our DelcoReads app!
Chief Ken Rutherford - Lansdowne Police , Officer Michael Miller and Officer Jon McGowan were invited to speak at the Lansdowne Public Library In-Service training. Topics included Narcan, active shooters, and when to call 911. Thank you for the hospitality and dedication to ensuring the residents receive excellent service!

Lansdowne Library policies are extended to library social media pages. Please refer to the link below

01/29/2023
01/27/2023

Library Readings

Ian Doescher's Shakespeare's Star Wars

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 01/25/2023

On this our Reference Librarian reveals her secret to "cooking" ๐Ÿ˜€while our Circulation Clerk spends some "Interesting Times" ๐Ÿ˜‰ in the sci fi section...

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 01/23/2023

National Puzzle ๐Ÿงฉ Month continues...

We have raised the stakes ๐Ÿ˜ƒ...a 500 piece challenge awaits you!

Give it a try the next time you are in!

01/22/2023
African Penguin We**am | Live from Georgia Aquarium | Downtown Atlanta 01/20/2023

African Penguin We**am | Live from Georgia Aquarium | Downtown Atlanta

Some fast facts about African Penguins ๐Ÿง:

1. Found on the coastlines of South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
2. Adults are about 2 feet tall weighing around 7 pounds
3. Their diet is mainly fish ๐ŸŸ
4. Can swim up to 12 mph
5. Are monogamous โค๏ธ
https://racinezoo.org/african-penguin-fact-sheet

Check out the Georgia Aquariums live African Penguin we**am ๐Ÿ‘‡


https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/we**am/african-penguin-cam/

African Penguin We**am | Live from Georgia Aquarium | Downtown Atlanta Check out our live stream we**am from our African penguin habitat from Georgia Aquarium. Just glimpse of what you'll see in person, when you visit.

01/19/2023

Tonight you are welcome ๐Ÿ˜€ to join us for the History Forum. This month we focus on "The Civil Rights Movement".

We look to the civil rights leaders and icons of that time such as Dr. King and Malcolm X. Other notable groups such as The Freedom Riders and The Black Panthers would come into the national consciousness for their efforts at dismantling the racist practices of that time.

This is a hybrid event. For more information โ„น๏ธ on this and future topics in this series go to ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/9588182

Geek Out Ep 12 Musical Theatre 01/17/2023

Geek Out Ep 12 Musical Theatre

Geek Out with us this new year! If you're looking to start something new this year, maybe go through our podcast to hear about a new hobby or interest you may like. This one is about musical theater!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOcCQNGkEWU

Geek Out Ep 12 Musical Theatre Everyoneโ€™s passionate about something, so let's talk about your interests!Our new monthly podcast, Geek Out, is all about getting to know different hobbies, ...

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 01/17/2023

January is National Puzzle Month ๐Ÿงฉ! You can mark the occasion by helping us complete this 300 piece "Classic Picture Books" puzzle next time you are in ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 01/14/2023

It's MLK weekend and we are getting geared up to pack hygiene kits, write โœ๏ธ kindness cards, and watch ๐Ÿ‘€ "King in the Wilderness".

Come join us this afternoon from 1-4 as we remember ๐Ÿ•ฏa civil rights icon.

01/13/2023

We honor and remember ๐Ÿ•ฏ Dr. King as we observe the holiday on Monday ๐Ÿ—“ but you can join us on tomorrow, Saturday, as we view ๐Ÿ‘€ and discuss ๐Ÿ—ฃ "King in the Wilderness" which details the turbulent last few years of Dr. King's life.

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 01/09/2023

Good things are coming!

Start the month ๐Ÿ—“ with a library "kit" that is a year long project.

Called "The Good Things Jar" the idea is to write โœ๏ธ each good thing ๐Ÿ˜€ that happens on a strip of paper and place it in the jar.

At the end of the year the jar is emptied and you review each good thing that occurred.

Kits include a mason jar, colored pencils and some multicolored strips of paper to get you started.

This is only while supplies last so next time you are in feel free to pick one up in the lobby!

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 01/06/2023

Join us 1 week from tomorrow on Saturday January 14th as we pack donated hygiene ๐Ÿงด๐Ÿงผ items, write โœ๏ธ kindness cards, and screen ๐Ÿ‘€ the documentary ๐ŸŽž"King in the Wilderness" all in honor ๐Ÿ•ฏof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Kit packing and Card writing: 11:00-12:00pm
Documentary Screening and Discussion ๐Ÿ—ฃ 1:00-4:00pm

01/05/2023

It's the New Year!

Maybe time to take a New look at your finances?

Whether fixing your credit, trying to get out of debt, or making a budget the library has the tools to help you do so!

Stop by our display for brochures and worksheets (from the Federal Trade Commission) or books on the topic of Financial Wellness.

P.S. While perusing our small display scan the QR code to find out more about Financial Wellness and how that differs from Financial Literacy.

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 01/04/2023

Have you signed up for Delaware County's Winter Reading ๐Ÿ“– Challenge??

We have ๐Ÿ˜€ and we looking ๐Ÿ‘€ to get a B-I-N-G-O!

To find out more information โ„น๏ธ go to ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://www.delcolibraries.org/Reading-Challenge

01/03/2023

It's a New Year! Why not start things off by focusing on the body and its connection to our emotions?

Explore this interdependence tomorrow, Wednesday January 4th from 6:30-8:00pm, at our ongoing "Clarity and Kindness" program.

01/01/2023
12/30/2022

Thinking ๐Ÿค” about putting together a vision ๐Ÿ’ญ board for 2023?

How would you like the supplies for free ๐Ÿ†“๏ธ?? We have various magazines available for the taking in our lobby ๐Ÿ˜€!

Use images, words, and articles for inspiration๐Ÿ’ก as we set to enter another year ๐Ÿฅณ.

12/28/2022

Off from work or school ๐Ÿซ?

Looking for something to do ๐Ÿค”? To read ๐Ÿ“–? To play ๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸŽฎ? To watch ๐Ÿ‘€?

Look no further than the library! We've got Museum ๐Ÿ–ผ passes, DVDs ๐Ÿ’ฟ, board games, and of course books ๐Ÿ“š!

We also have some programs scheduled for this Friday. How does popcorn๐Ÿฟ and a movie๐ŸŽฅ sound? Or an afternoon of gaming? https://www.lansdownelibrary.org/calendar

12/27/2022

This is the last week for fine forgiveness at the Lansdowne Library!
Visit us to see about any old late fees so you can start the New Year with a clean slate!๐ŸŽ‰

We are thankful ๐Ÿ™‚ for our community not just now but always โค๏ธ.

In the spirit of the holiday season Lansdowne Library ๐Ÿ“š is offering a late-fee amnesty on any and all late fees.

50 wonderful things from 2022 12/27/2022

50 wonderful things from 2022

As we approach the end of the year, we tend to review all of the things, good and bad, big and small, that may have happened.

NPR took a look back at the year that was and shares 50 wonderful things (think books, TV shows, films, music, tweets, or podcasts) that gave us entertainment or escape.

**And P.S. be on the lookout for a make and take in early 2023 that encourages us to do something in a similar vain; to record and remember the good things.**

https://www.npr.org/2022/12/27/1145225939/50-wonderful-things-from-2022?utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR1LYUJiWTonz9ePLp9EIuGGgZKZGzyBBYGmRCoZCNW0-Upo-6N0SArzJhw

50 wonderful things from 2022 Pop culture critic Linda Holmes has been making annual lists of wonderful things since 2010. The recommendations this year are big and small, inspirational and silly, very popular and totally obscure.

12/26/2022
12/24/2022
12/23/2022

A Festivus for the rest of us!

12/23/2022

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A festive yuletide classic from Arthurian legend.

12/22/2022

We are open until 7pm tonight and from 9-1pm tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ƒ so come in and pick up some books ๐Ÿ“š, board games ๐ŸŽฒ, movies ๐ŸŽž, or magazines for the holiday weekend!

12/21/2022

Today the earth ๐ŸŒ is tilted as far away from the sun โ˜€๏ธ as it will be all year. As a result we see the fewest daylight hours.

We wish you a Happy Winter Solstice as we welcome winter โ„๏ธ today at 4:48pm.

12/20/2022

What a great way ๐Ÿ˜ƒ to spend the winter โ„๏ธ break!

Lansdowne Library ๐Ÿ“š has a great variety of passes to choose from:

The Mรผtter Museum, The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹ Pavilion Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens are just some of the passes that are available ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.

Kids home for winter break? Hear less "I'm bored" when you check out a museum pass and take the family to local attractions on us! View the list of available passes here: http://bit.ly/2Yy7xJ5

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 12/19/2022

So what were the top reads ๐Ÿ“– at Lansdowne Library for 2022 ๐Ÿค”?

We did some investigative work ๐Ÿ”Ž and found these to be the most checked out items in each genre...

To reserve your copy and see what all the buzz is about go to ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://encore.delco.lib.pa.us/

Photos from Lansdowne Public Library's post 12/19/2022

Our hygiene drive is ongoing. We are SO happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ to see such generosity โค๏ธ in our community.

We are collecting up until Friday January 13th.

12/18/2022
Geek Out Ep 11 Rankin and Bass 12/16/2022

Geek Out Ep 11 Rankin and Bass

Be sure to check out our holiday episode of our Geek Out podcast. This month, we're discussing the Rankin and Bass holiday specials!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmV62ZBwShw

Geek Out Ep 11 Rankin and Bass Everyoneโ€™s passionate about something, so let's talk about your interests!Our new monthly podcast, Geek Out, is all about getting to know different hobbies, ...

12/16/2022
12/16/2022

Got plans for later today ๐Ÿค”?

December's Teen Game Day Tournament is a doubles tournament in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate!

Bring a friend ๐Ÿ˜ƒ and battle it out in a best of three, double-elimination doubles tournament!

Controllers ๐ŸŽฎ will be available but feel free to bring your own.

This program is for teens ages 13 to 19.
Registration is required.

To register use the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/9663493

12/16/2022

COVID Home Tests | USPS

COVID tests can once again be ordered for free. Go to ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://special.usps.com/testkits to order a set of 4 tests.

COVID Home Tests | USPS COVID Home Tests | USPS

Home 12/15/2022

Home

If you or anyone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis there is support and help. Please call or text 988.

988 is a free and confidential service available 24 hours a day.

https://988lifeline.org/

Home We can all help prevent su***de. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

12/14/2022

One week left in our 2022 Reading Challenge!
We will announce our raffle winner December 21, so be sure to get your tickets now!
www.lansdownelibrary.org/larc

Timeline photos 12/12/2022

This Thursday ๐Ÿ—“ meet with our State Representative Gina H. Curry and find out ๐Ÿ”Ž informationโ„น๏ธ about the Property Tax Rebate and other state services ๐Ÿ™‚.

There will be cookies ๐Ÿช and hot cocoa โ˜•๏ธ!

Explore Digital Library | Delaware County Library System 12/08/2022

Explore Digital Library | Delaware County Library System

Lansdowne Library will be closing at 5pm ๐Ÿ•” on Friday December 9th.

We encourage you to check out ๐Ÿ‘€ our E-resources which are available 24/7 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ http://www.delcolibraries.org/explore-digital-library .

This includes Libby (digital books and magazines), JobNow (resume assistance and job sites), or HelpNow (tutoring and test prep) just to name a few!

As a reminder Lansdowne Library ๐Ÿ“š is open Saturdays from 10-5. Stop by and come and see us ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

Explore Digital Library | Delaware County Library System Find the Delaware County Daily Times current content on Newsbank. The Delaware County Daily Times historic archives are available at Newspaper Archive. These databases are also on the DelcoReads app. Tap Digital Collection โ–บ Research.

12/06/2022

There are two weeks left for our 2022 Reading Challenge.
Bring your sheet to the front desk to get your raffle tickets before Wednesday, December 21!
You could win this cozy book lovers gift box!
https://www.lansdownelibrary.org/larc

Our Mission

Lansdowne Public Library enlightens and enriches individuals by providing equal access to quality information and superior services to meet the changing informational, educational, and cultural needs of the Lansdowne community. The library is committed to strengthening the diverse community of Lansdowne by advancing knowledge, promoting literacy, and fostering lifelong learning to improve the quality of life.

In pursuit of this mission, we rely on our staff, our collections, our physical and virtual spaces and on the following set of core values: The library will provide fair and equal access, empowerment for users, opportunities for lifelong learning, a sense of community, and most of all...fun

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Rage of Akhilles
May the 4th be with you!  Check out this reading from Ian Doescher's Star Wars: The Phantom of Menace.
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Prose Edda
In the stacks ๐Ÿ“š you will find our creative๐Ÿ–โœ๏ธ corner!Next time you're in why not try some post-it note ๐Ÿ“ art ๐ŸŽจ,  therape...

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55 S Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne, PA
19050

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6:30pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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