AdLib Recurring & Upcoming Programs
We update this post weekly to reflect upcoming & recurring programs that would normally be found in our emailed newsletter AdLib.
Next Week’s Special Programs
For ages 4 and up: Your area birds will thank you for making them this gift. Pick up your kit today at Paoli Library. Follow the written directions attached or join Miss Stephanie LIVE on zoom tomorrow Friday 6/25 at 3PM to make the bird feeder together.
Today is the first day for pick ups. While supplies last!
For Grades 6 to 12:
Let’s talk graphic novels! This month’s selection is Monster by Walter Dean Myers & Spill Zone 2 by Scott Westerfeld. However, I would love to hear what your favorite graphic novels are and why!
Contact Stephanie Bragg at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, June 24, 7:30 pm
This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, an online video conferencing service. Members of the public must register in advance to attend the meeting.
For those joining the meeting with a PC, Mac, or using the Zoom app on a personal device, when the meeting is opened to public comment, use the “Raise Hand” option should you want to comment audibly. When you are selected to comment, we will state your name and un-mute you so you can speak. Briefly state your name and comment/item of concern. For those joining the meeting by phone, the meeting facilitator when un-mute you and ask if you wish to comment. Public Comment is limited to 3 minutes. If you wish to submit comments prior to the meeting, please e-mail email@example.com using the subject line “BoT Comment” by 8 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
The Libraries are not liable for any computer security problems that participants may experience. No in-person attendance at the library will be permitted.
Public comment should be short and concise and limited to general matters of concern and items on the agenda. Public comment will be limited to 3 minutes.
Please be aware that this series includes explicit scenes & may not be suitable for all ages.
Meets on the last Friday of every month at 7 pm. Registration required.
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation #6)
by Lauren Willig
Contact Kate Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For ages 3 to 8: Miss Kari, a teacher with our friends Ballet 180, will lead a class designed for 3 to 8 year olds in a reading of fun book and movement activities to go with it.
Please register with Zoom through the link provided.
Contact Stephanie Bragg at email@example.com with questions.
Join other adult participants of the 2021 Read Woke with TTL Challenge to discuss books you’ve read for the month. During the monthly round-up discussions get ideas of books to read for the challenge and discuss how you are approaching the challenge.
All adults are welcome to join, even if you’re not signed up to participate in the challenge. A brief introduction will be provided at the beginning of the discussion for anyone interested in learning more about this year long reading experience.
Haven’t signed up to participate in the 2021 Read Woke with TTL Challenge? Sign up today at tredyffrinlibraries.beanstack.com.
Contact Kate Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
AGES 8-12. Receive a kit (sketchbook, drawing pencil, art eraser) and participate in this workshop at least 3 of the 4 weeks. Each 90-minute Zoom session will feature at least 2 lessons within a theme (to be decided by the registrants) and time to share what we are all working on independently. The goal is to establish a sketchbook habit, so no experience or expertise is necessary. Register only once; your registration prior to the first session on June 29 carries through to the last session on July 20. Zoom link and instructions for picking up your kit will be sent prior to the first session.
Contact Michele Bolay at email@example.com with any questions.
The new book, Philadelphia Stories by the late Dr. C. Dallett Hemphill, examines the rich lives of those who shaped Philadelphia’s and America’s past.
Beyond the well-known Founding Fathers, other Americans walked the streets of Philadelphia whose lives were, in their own ways, just as emblematic of the promises and perils of the new nation. The book explores the city’s people and places from the colonial era to the years before the Civil War through the lives of some of its less famous residents including men and women, Black and white Americans, immigrants and native born.
Presented by Dr. Rodney Hessinger, Professor of History at John Carroll University
Direct questions to Marianne Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGES 4-12. Each weekly kit is different, must be reserved separately, and includes directions and supplies for a at least 3 STEM-based activities to be done at home at your convenience. No screen time involved! Most activities can be done independently by ages 8+; younger participants may need supervision/help from an adult or older sibling.
Reservations for each kit open the Wednesday prior to that kit’s availability. You will receive an email confirming your kit, which can then be claimed in our curbside pickup area.
We anticipate waiting lists each week, so reserved kits not claimed by the end of the day may be offered to waiting list families. Failure to claim more than 2 kits you have reserved may result in future reservations being limited.
Instagram LIVE Storytime
Mondays, 10:30 am with Miss Angie
Visit Instagram @TPLChildren for fun storytimes with your favorite librarians! Hear stories & sing songs live with Miss Angie & Miss Stephanie or watch it for 24 hours via IGTV.
Family Storytimes via Zoom
Tuesdays, 11 am with Miss Angie (Register for May sessions)
Wednesdays, 10:30 am with Miss Stephanie
Journaling Together for Teens
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Our journaling group is now accepting new members. Each day we spend time journaling, reading out loud (your work, something literary or something for school) & enjoying casual conversation.
If you are looking for a friendly group that is low commitment (attend when you’re free), write to Laure at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG for an invite to the group.
Weekly Writer’s Group
Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
The Paoli Writer’s Group is back . . . virtually. Join anytime between 12:30 & 2:30 each Thursday for discussion, writing prompts, critique & more.
Contact Beverly Michaels at email@example.com with questions.
Teen Game Night with Nick
Most Fridays, 8 pm
Nick runs a fun Jackbox game night for teens! No experience necessary.
To join the group, email Laurie at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG
Roundtable Discussions: Current Events for Teens
Most Fridays, 9 pm
We invite teens to meet weekly for discussions on topics we choose as a group.
To join the group, email Laurie at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG
Saturdays, 9:45 am with Ying
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Join Ying for this practitioner-led class for those interested in exploring Zen practice.
Are you joining from a smart phone or tablet? The meeting ID is 849 9559 1827 & the pass code is 857104.
Join on Zoom
Watch Previous Programs
Our YouTube channel is your gateway to many great programs for all ages! Make sure you’re checking out our YouTube page regularly to watch the programs you may have missed.
News about Paoli Library Hours
Beginning Tuesday, May 25, Paoli Library will be open for both browsing & contactless pickup on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Our new hours are:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
No reservations are required for browsing. Due to our small space, we will limit the number of people in the building at any one time to allow for social distancing.
News about Tredyffrin Public Library Hours
Beginning Tuesday, June 1, the library will be open for use during the following hours:
Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm
Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm
Contactless pickup available Monday – Thursday, 5 pm – 7 pm.
The forty-five minute limit on visits will be lifted at this time. Computer use will return to pre-COVID allowances.
News about Masks
For the forseeable future, the libraries still require masks to be worn over the mouth & nose for the duration of your visit, even if you are fully vaccinated.
We are happy to provide you with a mask. Thank you for keeping our youngest patrons protected.
Novel Tea Event with author Riley Sager
We are excited to announce the sale of tickets for this special virtual event.
Enjoy an evening with thriller novelist Riley Sager, author of Survive the Night and The Final Girls. This event will be moderated by Jeffery Deaver, #1 international bestselling author.
• Ticket sales go live: Tuesday, May 11th – ends: Friday, June 18th
• Early Bird Special: begins Tuesday, May 11th – ends, May 25th
• Pick up of signed books and tea packages: the week of June 28th before the event
• Featured author: Riley Sager
• Moderator: International bestselling author Jeffrey Deaver, author of The Bone Collector, and the Lincoln Rhyme Series
• $35.00 Basic Ticket: program and signed copy of Survive the Night.
• $55.00 Tea Ticket: Program, signed copy of Survive the Night, tea, library mug, and cookies to enjoy during the program.
Register Online: http://bit.ly/NovelTeaRileySager
- How does this event support the library?
- Ticket proceeds go to your local library. When purchasing a ticket, buyers will have to select which library they want their ticket proceeds to support.
- What is the early bird special?
- Purchase a Tea Ticket at any point from Tuesday, May 11th to Tuesday, May 25th. In purchasing a ticket in that time period, guest will be entered into a cash raffle.
- How and when do I get my signed copy of Survive the Night?
- Further communication regarding pick up of Tea ticket/basic ticket items, which includes a signed novel, will be provided closer to the event. Attendees will be asked to pick up their materials between June 28- to July 1 at the Library they selected to have their ticket proceeds support.
- How do I view the virtual event?
- We have partnered with Reads & Company Bookshop who has donated their streaming platform for this event to take place. Login instructions will be listed in the event program. Event programs will be included in the Tea Ticket/Basic Ticket. An email will also be sent out prior to the event with login instructions.
Further question, please contact:
Chris Porcelli at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Richards at email@example.com
Don’t Forget to Vote
We Want You . . .
to help choose questions for our virtual trivia nights! We’ve held virtual trivia nights nearly every Saturday for over a year now. Help us make some rounds by submitting your questions using the form below. Submit one or submit multiple, then attend virtual trivia to see if your question is included.
Paoli Library to Reopen with Limited Hours, Tuesday, April 13
We are thrilled to welcome patrons back inside Paoli Library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting Tuesday, April 13, for browsing, computer use, and copying. You do not need to have a reservation, but we are allowing only three people (or families) inside the library at a time.
Open to the Public
for browsing, computer use, and holds pickup
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00–5:00 pm
Monday & Wednesday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Please help us remain open by complying with occupancy limits and the following guidelines:
All areas of the collection except magazines and newspapers will be open for browsing. Please limit your visit to 30 minutes (less when there are other patrons waiting).
Two computers will be available for 30-minute sessions (one visit per day). Very limited computer help is available, as staff need to observe social distancing protocols.
Masks and Social Distancing
All patrons over the age of 2 must wear a face-mask over their mouth and nose while they are in the library and must practice social distancing.
Please return all books, AV materials, and museum passes in the book drop—It is open 24/7. Craft kits, stem kits, and other large items can be returned to the white table in the lobby. We will continue to quarantine returned items for 48 hours.
For further information, please call the library: 610.296.7996
We look forward to seeing you again!
The Enduring Libary
Laurie Doan reflects on the past year for National Library Week 2021.
Before I was a librarian, I was the class optimist of the Class of ’79 and an avid reader of survival stories. The story that intrigued me most was Earnest Shackleton, whose goal was to pass through the South Pole via Antarctica. His ship, Endurance, became ice-locked and Shackleton and his men were on the ice for almost two years; no one died.
The Endurance crew was rescued by Shackleton in 1916, just before the 1918 Pandemic.
Fast forward to 2020. The Covid-19 Pandemic hit, and fear and uncertainty gripped the nation; there was a feeling that we, too, had become locked-in with no end to it in sight. It was then I remembered and was inspired by Shackleton’s words, “Need to put footprint of courage into stirrup of patience.”
This year, under the direction of Library Director Chris Kibler and Township Manager Bill Martin, and working under adverse conditions, my co-workers and I faced numerous difficulties and overcame them together.
My journey as the librarian for teens involved establishing programs online that would help to keep the students occupied and inspired. We kept ourselves going with daily meetings of journaling and reading aloud, game-nights, and our Friday night Roundtable Discussions.
We also held special programs, including our month-long College Admission Workshop. We performed an online play. We worked with UK theater director Nadia Papachronopoulou and teaching artists Max Mooney and Sarah Boess on the “Shakespeare in Isolation” film project. Students reimagined a scene from Shakespeare’s original plays using quarantine as a backdrop.
Through our Monday Morning Meetings, I was also aware of the outstanding efforts of others. We brought new traditions of Zoom Storytime’s, Art Journaling, Sewing Kits, Kindness Kits, and a Plant Club and much more from the Children’s Department. From the adult department, we explored meditation, solving crime, the history of food trucks; the list is endless.
The Reference Department continued to answer questions both in-person and online. We helped patrons navigate social services during the Pandemic and with simple questions such as converting a bread recipe from the metric system to the measuring cup in our kitchen. My favorite question was from a teen who asked about where to adopt a dog. He’d wanted a dog for so long, and he wasn’t the only young person who got his wish during quarantine.
We also went viral (okay, maybe not viral, but we were impressed with the numbers) with our We Got that Database (All About that Bass Library Parody)
But there were quiet times too and times of toil that we could have never imagined. With a limited staff, everyone worked harder to keep the ship afloat than we ever have. I’m sure we all felt as if we were on a storm-tossed ship with “all hands on deck” and a “heave-ho!” and an occasional “throw me a lifeline” but never once an “abandon ship.”
As I worked the night shift, especially when we were closed to the public, my heart warmed by the sheer number of books going out and coming back. The library continued to provide books and movies, and games through contactless pick-up. We somehow managed to thrive in this uncertain time.
Importantly, every book I pulled out of the night deposit box made me hopeful for the reader. I smiled when I saw the baking books going out in large numbers. Also on loan were backyard birding books, novels of daring and espionage, love stories, fable & fairy tales, and a host of diverse books exploring where we were as a country in 2020 and where we go from here.
For National Library Week, I want to salute the spirit of the crew of the Endurance. I want to salute my co-workers for their persistence in keeping Tredyffrin Libraries a relevant source of joy and consolation for our community in this time of distress. I especially want to salute Tredyffrin Township residents for having the forethought and optimism to know that a library will keep you sane in troubled times. As Shackleton said, “The quality I look for most is optimism: especially optimism in the face of reverses and apparent defeat. Optimism is true moral courage.”
Check the catalog for:
by Alfred Lansing
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
We’d like to celebrate
National Poetry Month with You!
Every day in April, check out our YouTube Page to hear about a poet & a selection of their work. Some of the poets may be familiar to you & some may be new, but all are in the public domain.
Please read through our 26 amazing entries & vote for your favorite! Voting ends on Wednesday, May 5 at 5 pm!
From the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors:
A RESOLUTION OF THE TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECOGNIZING THE ESSENTIAL ROLE TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP LIBRARIES, LIBRARIANS AND LIBRARY WORKERS PLAY IN TRANSFORMING LIVES AND STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY.
WHEREAS, the American Library Association has designated April 4 – 10, 2021 as National Library Week, with a theme of “Welcome to Your Library”;
WHEREAS, the Tredyffrin Public Library and Paoli Library are central to the Tredyffrin Community and offer opportunities to enrich their lives through print and electronic collections, technology, multimedia content, and educational program;
WHEREAS, libraries, librarians, and library workers play an invaluable role in supporting their communities through promoting literacy, social engagement, and active community participation;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Board of Supervisors of Tredyffrin Township joins the American Library Association and all library workers and supporters in designating April 4 – 10, 2021 as National Library Week and encourages all our residents to take advantage of, and support, this asset to our community.
See more of our National Library Week Content
Both here and on our various social media channels throughout the week.
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Make a donation during National Libraries Week to honor the library service, program, material or staff member that has made a difference for you this year.
Supporting the Library is Supporting the Community
As always, those who donate $120 or more will receive free rentals for a year. Additionally, donations of $200 or more receive a Tredyffrin Township Libraries S’Well insulated water bottle.