Sept 22nd – Poetry and book signing with author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz


Where: Cynwyd Station Cafe and Tea Room

375 Conshohocken State Rd, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004

The Tea Room, along with The Spiral Bookcase, is so pleased to present a poetry reading, discussion, and book signing with author Cristin O’Keefe. Come have some tea with us.

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz is author of the forthcoming nonfiction book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS: A TRUE STORY OF INTRIGUE AND INNOVATION AT THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE, which will be released by Penguin’s Gotham Books in Fall 2014. A exhibition based on the book will open at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum the same day. She is also the author of six books of poetry — THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES (2013), EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING (2010), OH TERRIBLE YOUTH (2007), WORKING CLASS REPRESENT (2004), HOT TEEN SLUT (2001) and DEAR FUTURE BOYFRIEND (2000), which are currently available on Write Bloody Publishing — as well as second book of nonfiction: WORDS IN YOUR FACE: TWENTY YEARS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POETRY SLAM, which Billy Collins wrote “leaves no doubt that the slam poetry scene has achieved legitimacy and taken its rightful place on the map of contemporary literature” Her recent awards include the ArtsEdge Writer-In-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-2011), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (2011) and the Amy Clampitt Residency (2013). She lives in Austin, TX, with her two eccentric rescue dachshunds, Max & Alvy.

For more information — including tour dates, videos of performances and links to her work — please visit her website at

Oct 8th Backyard Composting Workshop

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
– Join us for a workshop!
– Why compost?
– How to get a compost pile started
– How to avoid problems
– What are different methods?
– How to use finished compost
Workshop and Discussion
Join us to learn about backyard composting from Diane Diffenderfer, Education Director at Pennypack Farm. Discussion will include how to get started composting, solving problems with your current system and ways to use your finished compost.
Registration:$10 suggested donation.
There will be six Earth Machine compost bins for sale @ $25 on a “first come, first served” basis, plus one compost bin raffled to the rest of the attendees.
These bins are a $95 value.
Location:Ambler Borough Hall, 122 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Kindly, pre-register your name, address, telephone number, and email at

Oct 18th – Halloween Party on the Hill

Our “Halloween on the Hill’ Fundraiser for the Belmont Hills Library purchase tickets online. There is a convenience charge of 2.37 to purchase them with a credit card. You can always come in the library at 120 Mary Watersford Rd – Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 and purchase them for a flat 25.00 cash or check. See you all soon for a night of dancing, food, drink and fun. Can’t wait to see all the costumes.




80/20 online networking strategy


Excellent tips right here!

Originally posted on Build a killer rolodex in style:

Do you network online? Are you using social media platforms to promote your business? If so, a good rule of thumb is to use the 80/20 rule when it comes to your online networking efforts.

Aim to spend 80% of your social media time and posts on relationship-building. That includes offering good content, sharing the content of others, paying attention to what others are saying online and providing supportive commentary without promoting anything. Be a part of a variety of communities and discussions relevant to you.

That leaves 20% for sales efforts. Offer something for free such as a free sign up, e-book, or a discount offer.  Mix it up often so that your followers don’t always see “buy, buy, buy.”

Don’t become a person or brand that your online audience considers “sales-y” or pushy and wants to tune out.  Instead, be present, involved and engaging, just as you would…

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