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Writing the Wow! College Application Essay

Tuesday, September 23, 7:30 pm

Register here.

Some local schools are dropping the SAT requirement or making it optional. That means that a student's grades and essays have never been more important. If there was ever a time for the Wow! college application essay, this is it.

Find out what makes a successful college application essay during Tredyffrin Pub- lic Library’s free presentation with Marylyn Calabrese, Ph.D., writing coach and former head of the English Department at Conestoga High School. Learn...

  • The essentials of successful essays
  • How to individualize your essay
  • What to avoid
  • The difference between an essay and a story

Dr. Calabrese will share examples of past student essays, original and revised. She has helped thousands of area students hone their writing skills and reveal more about themselves in their college applications.


Games Nights

If you are interested in joining game nights at Tredyffrin Public Library, contact



Thank you to our sponsors for the success of our recent production of The Hundred Dresses musical performed to three sold out audiences at Tredyffrin Public Library.


Abigail M. Roggio, Reading Specialist

Margaret Kuo's, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

Bach to Rock, Sugartown Road, Wayne

Organic Acting Academy, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

Cowan’s Flowers, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

Phoenix Petroleum Co., Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

Dr. Barbara C. Andree, Optometrist, Wayne
  Pie in the Sky, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

Dressbarn, Swedesford Road, Wayne

  Re/Max Fine Homes, Sugartown Road, Wayne

Feetures, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

  Studio 180, South Valley Road, Paoli
The Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library
  The Velvet Shoestring, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
Gillian Chamberlin, Artist
  The Wayne Donut and Ice Cream Bar, Wayne

Great Earth, Swedesford Road, Wayne

  The Tiger Shop, North Wayne Avenue, Wayne

Herbalishous, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

  Valley Forge Running Co., Swedesford Road, Berwyn
ivivva Philadelphia Showroom, West Avenue, Wayne
  Wawa, Sugartown Road, Strafford
  Wayne Sporting Goods, Lancaster Avenue, Wayne




Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

Get ready for your permit test by taking these free practice tests! Plus, find resources and answers to all your questions.



Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Third Thursday of the Month,

7:30 pm

Tredyffrin Public Library

TAB meets monthly at Tredyffrin Public Library to plan library activities and events for teens. If you are interested in joining TAB, please contact Laurie Doan at or 610.688.7092 x200.





Review by Eric

Peter and the Starcatchers

by Dave Barry

and Ridley Peason

While reading Peter and the Starcatchers by: Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson I could not help but get sucked into the world of Peter Pan and his origin. The fantastical journey that Peter and the lost boys, his friends, go through to get where they are to this day is quite incredible. This is not only a young adult book but can be enjoyed by many different skill levels. From 5th graders all the way to 12th graders can enjoy this incredible transformation of a young boy. You may wonder how Captain Hook came to be, or how Peter can fly and never get old, or why the Mollusk can somewhat tolerate Peter and the lost boys. Well Peter and the Starcatchers will explore every corner on how it all comes together. Though at times imagination is needed to fully explore Peter and his intriguing beginnings, it brings together a childhood favorite of many, Peter Pan. Being the first of a four book series, Peter and the Starcatchers does a wonderful job at bringing it all to make sense. I have nothing bad to say about the book, I would suggest it to anyone who loves a creatively crafted Fantasy novel.






Tredyffrin Township Libraries

Tredyffrin Public Library • 582 Upper Gulph Road • Strafford, PA 19087-2052 • 610-688-7092

Paoli Library • 18 Darby Road • Paoli, PA 19301 • 610-296-7996