For more information, call 610.688.7092 x210.
Spring session runs through May 24.
Drop in and join us for free-style Lego building. We bring the Legos, you bring the imagination. Ages 7-12.
Summer Session June 17-August 9
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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 10:30 am
Ages 5 and under with a caregiver
Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to storytime.
Thursday nights at 7pm
Ages 3-8 with a caregiver
No registration necessary.
Are you a builder and 7-12 years old? Drop in and join us for free-style LEGO building every Friday afternoon. If you provide the imagination, we'll provide the LEGOS. Space is very limited. Tickets will be available at 12:30 pm and are first come, first served.
Thursdays, 2-3:30 pm
Calling all actors, writers and filmmakers ages 8 and up! What happens when you try to turn a Newbery Award-winning novel into a 90-second movie? A lot, actually, and all of it is hilarious. Space is very limited. Sign up online starting June 17.
Tuesdays, 3-3:45 pm
Using our “Dig Into Reading” summer theme, we’ll incorporate fiction and nonfiction picture books, games, DVD clips, and crafts into an educational and interactive story time. For ages 4-6. Space is very limited. Tickets will be available at 2:30 pm, first come, first served.
Junior Egyptologists Club
Tuesdays, 1-2 pm
Are you as fascinated by history, exploration, anthropology, and archaeology as we are? Each week we will dig into a different aspect of Ancient Egyptian culture, including hieroglyphics, pyramids, pharaohs, mythology, and the ethics of excavation. Just like the explorers and scientists did in the 1800s! For ages 9-12. Space is very limited. Tickets will be available at 12:30 pm, first come, first served.
Dig Into Art
Thursday, June 20
9:45 am for 3 to 5 year olds
10:45 am for 5 to 8 year olds
Join us in the Tyler Hedges Room for a visit from the Wayne Art Center. Attendance is limited to 20 participants each session, and each session is tailored to a particular age group. Tickets will be available one half hour before each session, 9:30 am and 10:15 am, respectively, and are first come, first served.
Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms
Thursday June 27, 10:30 am
Voted ‘Best of Philadelphia,’ ‘Best of Main Line,’ and most recently, ‘Best Music Classes in Philadelphia’ by Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Pick, Makin’ Music’s performances are interactive and lively. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. Tickets will be available at 10 am and are first come, first served.
Silly Joe Sings Silly Songs!
Monday, July 1, 7:00-7:45 pm
Silly Joe entertains audiences with high-energy, imaginative songs about the everyday lives of kids and families. With a guitar, a loud voice, a wig, a kazoo, boxer shorts, and a lot of silly body movements, Silly Joe keeps everyone involved in the show! For a preview, check out one of our Silly Joe CDs in Tredyffrin Public Library’s children's music collection. For ages 3 and older. Tickets will be available at 6:30 pm, first come, first served.
Follow the Drinking Gourd: Stories and Songs About the Underground Railroad
Thursday, July 11, 7:30-8:15 pm
Through a mix of singing, storytelling, and teaching, performer Damien Drago will relate the history and importance of the Underground Railroad, using the picture book Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeannette Winter as his inspiration. For ages 5 and older. Tickets will be available at 7 pm, first come, first served.
Dinosaurs & Fossils
Monday, July 15, 1:30-2:15 pm
Join us for a creative afternoon of dinosaur stories, songs, and fun! For children ages 4-6 who can attend independently. Sign up begins online June 17.
Everybody Needs a Home
Thursday, July 25
10 am for 5 to 7 year olds
11 am for 2 to 5 year olds
Presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences as part of the ‘Academy on the Go’ series, this program includes live animals, touchable museum specimens and lots of audience participation. Attendance is limited to 35 participants each session, and each session is tailored to a particular age group. Tickets will be available one half hour before each session, 9:30 am and 10:30 am, respectively, and are first come, first served.
Thursday, August 1, 7-8:30 pm
During this hands-on program led by staff members from the Delaware Art Museum, young artists will rotate through three different art stations exploring underground themes, including abstract “worm” paintings, cave art, and colorful watercolor gardens. Ages 7-10. Space is limited. Tickets will be available at 6:30 pm, first come, first served.
Grow Seeds Grow
Monday, August 5, 1:30-2:15pm
Dig in and get your hands a little dirty, it’s okay! We will plant seeds in plastic CD cases so we can watch and record their growth. Enjoy stories, songs, and dig-in-the-dirt fun! For children ages 4-6 who can attend independently. Sign up begins online June 17.
Discover and Uncover Underground Animals
Tuesday, August 6, 7 pm
Dig it! Learn about animals that prefer to live on the ground and under the ground. Meet live examples up close and in person and find out why life for these special creatures is better down deep. Take part in a shark tooth fossil dig and bring home a shark tooth! Presented by the New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. Tickets will be available at 6:30 pm and are first come, first served.
Science in the Summer
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL
Monday-Thursday, July 8-11
Location: Tredyffrin Public Library
Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, this year’s topic is Physical Science (magnetism and electricity).
Level 1 (entering grades 2-3)– 9:45 to 10:45 am
Level 2 (entering grades 4-6)– 11:00 to 12:00 pm
Level 1(entering grades 2-3) – 12:45 to 1:45 pm
Level 2 (entering grades 4-6) – 2:00 to 3:00 pm
If you have any additional questions, please contact the children's department at 610-688-7092, ext. 210 or email Angela Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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