Red Fox Book Donation Day: 4.30.22

Donate Your Books! ONE DAY ONLY

The Red Fox Book Shop volunteers invite you to drop off your book donations on Saturday, April 30 from 10 am – 3 pm in the King Meeting Room at Tredyffrin Public Library (the large meeting room off of the upstairs lobby).

 

LIMIT: No more than 5 boxes or bags (Please, no huge boxes or bags: banker’s boxes are perfect!)

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT: Books that are moldy, mildewed, food-stained, heavily highlighted or underlined, or falling apart.

ADDITIONALLY: No textbooks, magazines, computer books or travel guides that are more than two years old.

 

A note from the Red Fox Book Shop: We’re working on getting back to “normal,” but due to storage restrictions & volunteer shortages, we are starting slowly. We will announce more donation dates shortly.

Donations accepted from 10 am – 3 pm on Saturday, April 30 in the King Meeting Room.

Teen Volunteers for Summer 2022

TPL Children’s Department looking for Teen Volunteers for Summer 2022!

Download

Information PacketVolunteer ApplicationVolunteer Waiver

What kinds of things could I volunteer to do at the library?

Programming (must be age 13+ by June 1, 2022 to apply)

  • Hands-on program assistance (including but not limited to: greeting registrants and making nametags; creating sample crafts; setting up; cleaning up; assisting participants; these volunteers will need to be able to commit to specific program schedules)
  • Kit assembly (including but not limited to: working independently onsite; assembling supply kits for programs and Grab&Go projects)
  • Reading Club (including but not limited to: helping children and their caregivers register for and participate in both versions of our hybrid reading club; helping participants navigate the steps of participation along the way; handing out prizes and raffle tickets)

Library Maintenance (must be age 15+ by June 1, 2022 to apply)

  • Shelving (including but not limited to: keeping the collection in EXACT numerical and alphabetical order; dusting and cleaning shelves; shifting books; pulling items for display or reserve requests)

 

Teen Summer Volunteer FAQs

  • Show up on time for all shifts to which you have committed.
  • Contact us ASAP if you will be late or absent. If you are giving at least 48-hours’ notice, this can be done by emailing the Volunteer Coordinator at mbolay@ccls.org or calling 610.688.7092 x214. If your absence is due to a last-minute emergency or illness and you are NOT able to give at least 48 hours’ notice, you MUST call the Children’s Desk (610.688.7092 x210) and leave a message if you get the voicemail. This will be checked every day that we are open and regardless of the Volunteer Coordinator’s schedule.
  • Dress comfortably but appropriately. If you are allowed to wear it to school you are allowed to wear it in the library.
  • Leave your phone and other electronic devices in your pocket or bag during your volunteer shift. EXCEPTION: ear buds or headphones may be worn by Shelving Volunteers working in the stacks.
  • Real-world work experience. Throughout the recruitment, training, and supervising experiences, volunteers practice keeping to a schedule, meeting goals and deadlines, and interacting with a variety of people. We expect a lot from our volunteers because we know they are capable of doing great things!
  • Something with which to impress college recruiters. A commitment to volunteering is something that admissions officers look for on college applications.
  • Earning service hours. The library is a great place to work on your hours for NHS, scouts, your house of worship, etc.
  • Familiarity with how a library works.
  • A pleasant and friendly atmosphere. We value our volunteers and try to match each with the ideal tasks for their personality, experience, interests, and schedules.
  • Insider access to new books and media added to the collection.
All of our volunteer jobs require training and supervision by staff members, and in some cases the training can be extensive. Time spent training and supervising volunteers is an investment in them, so we realize its value, but it’s also time that cannot be spent on other necessary library tasks. We feel that the outcome should be worth the investment on both sides: ours and yours.
We have only so many positions to offer. If you are enthusiastic about joining us and your schedule and interests fit our needs, we are happy to include you. However, if they do not we may not be able to find a place for you this summer.
Our programs are for ages up to 12/rising 7th-graders. If you are within that range, we want you to experience our summer programs as a participant! It works out better for all if volunteers are at least one grade-level above our oldest participants. When it comes to shelving, there are mistakes made that could have serious consequences for the library or our patrons. Because of the heightened responsibility of keeping our collection in exact order, anyone performing those tasks should have a little more maturity and judgement. Because we don’t know every potential volunteer personally, we have to use age as a parameter.
Yes! At the end of the summer, a certificate with your total volunteer hours will be available, along with a thank-you voucher for free books from our book store. We keep volunteer statistics for one calendar year only, so you will need to keep your certificate as proof beyond that. If you need the Volunteer Coordinator to sign a separate letter or form for a specific organization, that can be done upon request.
We count on our volunteers to be available when scheduled, and it is a hardship on the staff and other volunteers when someone is unexpectedly absent. If you have a conflict of which you were not previously aware that will prevent you from keeping your commitment for the span of several days or weeks, such as a newly-scheduled vacation or camp, we may have to reevaluate your volunteer status. If you don’t have a schedule conflict but discover that the position to which you were assigned isn’t a good fit, it may be possible to switch tasks if we can get your previous position filled by another volunteer.

 

 

Staff Picks

Happy National Library Week 2022

Please click on a staff member’s image to see their recommendations!

 

Money Smart Week 2022

Money Smart Week @ Tredyffrin Public Library

Celebrate Money Smart Week, April 9th through April 16th at Tredyffrin Public Library. Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make better-informed personal financial decisions.

 

What is Financial Literacy? Having the knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed fiscal and economic decisions for personal life planning and business interests including responsible budgeting, spending, and saving skills.

 

Why Financial Literacy? More than one in six U.S. students do not reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy. 45% of U.S. adults give themselves a grade of C, D, or F on their personal finance knowledge. Financial literacy is crucial because it provides a foundation for informed financial decision-making. Through financial literacy we can improve the proficiencies and scores previously mentioned.

 

Join us during the following programs throughout Money Smart Week!

 

Budget Basics

Sunday, April 10th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Zoom Webinar [Virtual]

Do you have more month at the end of your money? In this workshop we’ll cover strategies and tips anyone can do to improve your personal finances with simple goal setting, budgeting, and money saving strategies. Whether you are high tech, low tech, or old school pen and paper, we’ll show you a way to budget that works for you. Plus, you’ll learn creative and easy tactics to cut unnecessary expenses, and how save more of your hard-earned money.

 

Credit Basics

Monday, April 11th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Zoom Webinar [Virtual]

In this overview of all things Credit, you’ll learn what impacts your credit score, how to increase your credit score, the difference between Credit Karma and the credit scores a lender pulls, and how to protect yourself from identity theft. In addition, we’ll cover how to spot and address fraudulent items on your credit report, collections, as well as building and re-establishing credit.

 

Retirement & Post-Retirement Financial Planning
Monday, April 11th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Conference Room [In-Person]

Are you planning for retirement? Perhaps you’ve already retired and are exploring options to navigate within an ever-changing financial landscape. Join us for an informative discussion on retirement planning strategies with Norman MacQueen, former Chester County Controller and investment advisor with 30+ years of financial experience. We will discuss tools and tactics for achieving your retirement goals in what can fairly be described as an ‘interesting’ economic environment.

 

Medicare 101

Thursday, April 14th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Conference Room [In-Person]

If you’re planning to retire or are retired, it’s important to know your Medicare plan options. This workshop will go over the elements of traditional Medicare Part A and Part B and what is covered; the difference between Medicap and Advantage Plans; how to find out if your doctor accepts the plan; and what are the options for Part D Prescription Plans. These important decision can affect both your out of pocket costs and if your choice of doctors and health care facilities.

Presented by Eastern PA Medicare

 

Foundations of Investing

Thursday, April 14th, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Conference Room [In-Person]

Building your investor IQ starts with understanding the basics. Whether you are new to investing or need a refresher, this presentation discusses the importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals.

 

3 Critical Habits for the Wealth Generation

Friday, April 15th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Conference Room [In-Person]

Following the teachings of finance habit building greats, Dave Ramsey, Ray Dalio, and Suzy Orman, we’ll review the top 3 critical habits. Transparency, Saving vs Debit, and Cash Flow management. This program is ideal for high earners making over $175k.

 

Questions about the programs? Email Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org.

2022 Health & Wellness Fair

Join Tredyffrin Public Library on Saturday, March 19th for a full day focused on physical, emotional & social well-being at Tredyffrin Public Library’s first Virtual Health & Wellness Fair! Throughout the day-long program, the library will offer free health & wellness programs. In addition to the short, free programs, local health & wellness-based organizations & businesses, such as local gyms & various health services, we will be providing information about ways in which the community can better their health & wellness.

The Virtual Health and Wellness Fair will offer a wealth of topics including basic exercise, healthy eating & mental health awareness. Whether you are maintaining your fitness goals or looking to set new & improved goals, the Virtual Health & Wellness Fair is sure to have something for everyone!

You could win a Fit Bit Inspire 2! Attend at least one program during the Virtual Health & Wellness Fair to receive the secret code word. Submit this brochure with the code word, your name & contact information to enter in for a chance to win a Fit Bit Inspire 2.

 

Organizations that you can connect with include: 

BoneWise

Children’s Dental Clinic

NAMI Main Line

Philadelphia Integrative Medicine

ProActive Wellness Coaching

Relaxation & Healing Through Getting to Know Ourselves

Village Wellness

Zen Meditation

See the Event Brochure

Check out & register for the following programs throughout the day:

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Meet your local community wellness organizations

 

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Zen Meditation

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Philadelphia Integrative Medicine Live

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Holistic DIY Tips for Neck Pain Relief

 

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Relaxation and Healing Through Getting to Know Ourselves

 

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Breathing for Immune Strength, Stress Relief and Sustained Calm

 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Local Mental Health Resources with NAMI Main Line

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Increase Your Energy and Vitality! Supporting the Gut Brain Connection for Mental Wellness, From Within

 

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Maximizing Bone Health: How to Prevent and Overcome Osteoporosis

 

Questions or comments can be directed to the Adult Programming & Community Outreach Librarian, Zoey Mills by emailing zmills@ccls.org or calling (610) 688-7092 x220.

 

Read It & Steep Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Read It & Steep!

Your vote counts! See the highest rated titles from the last decade of Read It & Steep selections and let us know how you would rate them.

Whether or not you’ve ever attended a meeting of RI&S, your rating is welcome. If you’ve read one of the books below, just use the linear scale to mark how highly you think of the title.

Thank you for your participation!

Erik Larson Author Event

Save the Date: Best Selling Author Erik Larson

Join us for this virtual fundraising event: Wednesday, March 9, 7 – 8pm

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Ticket Options:
• $35.00 Basic Ticket: Entry to the program & a signed copy of The Splendid and the Vile.
• $55.00 Tea Ticket: Entry to the program, signed copy of The Splendid and the Vile, library branded tea tin, tea
& chocolates to enjoy during the program.

Premium Packages sales end February 28. Basic tickets available through March 8, however tickets purchased after Friday, March 4 are not guaranteed to receive their book in time for the event.

Signed books & premium packages will arrive at the library by March 5.

FAQs:

  • 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.
  • How & when do I get my signed copy of The Splendid and the Vile?
    • A library staff person will contact you to pick up your book and/or premium package the
      week between March 4-9. Your pick up location is the library you designate during
      registration.
  • How do I view the virtual event?
    • Login instructions will be listed in the event program & emailed to registrants prior to
      the event. Event programs will be included in the Premium Ticket/Basic Ticket.

Page to Screen 2022

Page to Screen 2022: Theatrical Releases

Check out the book before you head to the movie theater!

Operation Mincemeat

by Ben Macintyre

Physical Book

Starring Colin Firth & Matthew MacFadyen

Deep Water

by Patricia Highsmith

Physical Book

Deep Water (2022) - Filmaffinity

Starring Ben Affleck & Ana de Armas

Redeeming Love

by Francine Rivers

Physical Book

Starring Abigail Cowen & Tom Lewis

The Tiger Rising

by Kate DiCamillo

Physical Book

Starring Dennis Quaid & Queen Latifah

The Black Phone

by Joe Hill

Starring Mason Thames & Ethan Hawke

The Amazing Maurice

by Terry Pratchett

Physical Book

Starring Hugh Laurie & Emilia Clarke

Death on the Nile

by Agatha Christie

Physical Book

Starring Gal Gadot & Kenneth Branagh

Mothering Sunday

by Graham Swift

Physical Book

Starring Olivia Coleman & Colin Firth

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

by Paul Gallico

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris & Mrs Harris Goes to New York: Paul Gallico: 9781408808566: Amazon.com: Books

Starring Lesley Manville & Isabelle Huppert

The Bad Guys

by Aaron Blabey

Physical Book

Starring Sam Rockwell & Awkwafina

Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

Physical Book

book jacket

Starring Daisy Edgar Jones & Taylor John Smith

Bullet Train

by Kotaro Isaka

Physical Book

Starring Sandra Bullock & Brad Pitt

Salem’s Lot

by Stephen King

Physical Book

Starring Alfre Woodard & William Sadler

White Bird

by R.J. Palacio

Physical Book

book jacket

Starring Gillian Anderson & Helen Mirren

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

Physical Book

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Jesse Plemons

Lyle Lyle Crocodile

by Bernard Waber

Physical Book

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022) - IMDb

Starring Garret Dillahunt & David Strathairn

She Said

by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohy

Physical Book

Starring Zoe Kazan & Carey Mulligan

Dark Harvest

by Norman Partridge

Physical Book

Starring Elizabeth Reaser & Luke Kirby

The Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

Physical Book

Starring Dakota Fanning & Elle Fanning

The School for Good and Evil

by Soman Chainani

Physical Book

book jacket

Starring Charlize Theron & Kerry Washington

The Stars at Noon

by Denis Johnson

The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson | Before These 15 Movies Hit the Big Screen in 2022, Read the Books They're Based On | POPSUGAR Entertainment Photo 13

Starring Joe Alwyn & Margaret Qualley

The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue

Physical Book

The Wonder: Netflix shares first look at Florence Pugh film

Starring Florence Pugh & Ciaran Hinds

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

by Gabrielle Zivan

Physical Book

book jacket

Starring Kunal Nayyar & Christina Hendricks

Mr. Malcolm’s List

by Suzanne Allain

Physical Book

Mr Malcom's List' News, Premiere Date - Sam Heughan Joins Cast of a New Period Drama

Starring Ashley Park & Theo James

The Lost Girls

by Laurie Fox

Physical Book

Starring Vanessa Redgrave & Iain Glen

The Good Nurse

by Charles Graeber

Physical Book

book jacket

Starring Jessica Chastain & Eddie Redmayne

 

AdLib

AdLib Recurring & Upcoming Programs

We update this post weekly to reflect upcoming & recurring programs that would normally be found in our emailed newsletter AdLib.

Special ProgramsRecurring ProgramsDaily/Self-Paced

See our event calendar

Welcome 2022!

Next Week’s Special Programs

Grab & Go: Wooden Birdhouse Kit
Pickups begin Thursday, January 6
Pickups at Tredyffrin Public Library
AGES 9-12. This a Grab& Go Kit, to be completed independently at home in your own time — there is no live program associated with this project.

Register to pick up a Wodden Birdhouse Kit to assemble and decorate. Supplies will include precut wood pieces, a hook, a paint sponge, and instructions. Registration begins Thursday, December 30. One kit per registration; if you need more than one, please register each child separately. Kits are limited, so please register only if you will be able to pick up your kit between January 6 and 13.

Contact Michele Bolay at mbolay@ccls.org with questions.

REGISTER HERE

Zooming into StorytimeZooming into Storytime
Thursday, January 6, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 5: Stories, songs & fun on zoom with Miss Stephanie!
Contact Stephanie Bragg at sbragg@ccls.org with questions.
Bone Detectives with the Mütter MuseumBone Detectives with the Mütter Museum
Thursday, January 6, 7 pm
What happens when a skeleton is discovered? How do scientists use bones to solve crimes? With the library and the Mütter Museum, you will learn about the role of forensic anthropology in criminal investigation, and what can be learned from examining skeletal remains.
Contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org with questions.

Virtual Trivia NightVirtual Trivia Night
Friday, January 7, 7 pm

The family is invited to join Quizmaster Kate for a fun evening of trivia using Zoom Webinar & Kahoot! Download the Kahoot app to your device or visit kahoot.it in your browser. Register in advance by clicking the link provided. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note: We recommend 2 devices to participate– 1 device to watch the question stream & 1 device to answer the trivia questions. You can download the app (iOS store or Android) or visit kahoot.it in your smart phone browser.

Contact Kate Shaw at kshaw@ccls.org with questions.

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club
Monday, January 10, 11 am

The Mystery Book Club will meet at 11 am on the second Monday of each month, currently meeting via zoom.

Read any title that meets the topic. Share your reading & learn about other titles.

This month’s topic is Forensic Anthropologists.

  • Suggested authors include:
    • Aaron Elkin
    • Ellie Griffiths
    • Kathy Reich

Contact Beverly Michaels at bmichaels@ccls.org with questions.

Make It Mini: Origami

Make It Mini: Origami
Tuesday, January 11, 4:30 pm

AGES 8-12. Make It Mini is a monthly program where we will construct mini versions of art and craft projects. Participants may then also submit their work for the Mini Art Show library display throughout the month of April (all work will be returned after the show).

THIS MONTH: Mini origami paper sculptures. This is a virtual class via Zoom geared toward beginner and intermediate students, but experienced folders are also welcome to register and share their tips. You will be able to pick up a supply kit prior to the program. Registration begins Tuesday, December 28.

Contact Michele Bolay at mbolay@ccls.org with questions.

REGISTER HERE

Virtual Write AlongVirtual Write Along
Tuesday, January 11, 6 pm

Do you need an hour to focus on writing your poetry, novel, or screenplay? This program allows you to write “with” others while listening to classical music or ambient sounds. No experience or sharing required; just use this time to feel accountable to yourself for exploring your creative side.

Contact Kate Shaw at kshaw@ccls.org with questions.

Word BasicsWood Basics
3 Part Series starting Tuesday, January 11, 7 pm
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word during this 3-part program series. The skills covered in this webinar will include understanding the title & ribbon bar, text formatting & editing, inserting lists, charts, & photos & utilizing templates.
Contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org with questions.

Pokémon Escape Room [Group #1]Pokémon Escape Room
Wednesday, January 12,
Session One: 5 – 6 pm, Session Two: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Session Three: 8 – 9 pm

Escape from a virtual Pokémon themed escape room! Open to all ages, but puzzles were designed for adults. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

The virtual escape room will occur over Zoom meetings– cameras and microphones must be enabled in order for conducive communication between group members!

Only 5 individuals, or computers, are allowed within each group! Registration is required– the information to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day of, so be sure to enter your current email address while registering. Families or friend groups interested in playing MUST register EACH, INDIVIDUAL computer in use. More than one player can be on one screen at a time, or if players are using the same screen for Zoom, you only need to register as one player. Open to all ages, but puzzles were designed for adults. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org with questions.

Recurring Programs

One-on-One Tech SessionOne-on-One Tech Help
Wednesdays, 10 am & every other Friday, 4 pm

Tech Help Guidelines

The objective of tech sessions is to teach patrons the skills they need to successfully and independently navigate their technology needs.

To protect the library and the patron, tech sessions cannot include private information, such as confidential emails, financial or medical information, employment records, social security numbers or topics deemed sensitive by library staff. As per our Reference Service Policy, library staff will not provide or offer advice, interpretation, recommendation, opinion or personal experience. Resources on specialized topics (e.g., legal, medical, financial, political, or religious) may be provided, however specifics will not be discussed.

Tech sessions are provided based on the availability of library staff and may be limited in terms of length. Appointments should be scheduled via the appointment sign-up option at ccls.libcal.com and limited to 2 times per month to provide opportunities for other patrons to take advantage of the service.

Schedule a one-on-one session tailored to your needs with Zoey, the Adult Programming & Community Outreach Librarian. Please note: the tech help sessions will be scheduled via Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype. Phone call sessions are limited, email Zoey to schedule a phone one-on-one tech session.

Schedule for virtual tech help sessions:

  • Wednesday’s @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Every other Friday @ 4:00 p.m.

Schedule by clicking this link.

These times don’t work for you? Email Zoey to find a more convenient time.

Storytime GIFs | TenorFamily Storytimes via Zoom
Wednesdays, 10:30 am with Miss Stephanie

Zoom on over to hang out with your favorite librarians for songs, stories, shakers & fun!
Participants are welcome to turn cameras on so that your little one can see the other attendees & themselves!

Still, Items, Things, Book, Notebook, Journal, ExcerptJournaling 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.

Startup, Meeting, BrainstormingWeekly Writer’s Group
Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

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 bmichaels@ccls.org with questions.

Jackbox Party Pack Did Someone Say Jackbox GIF - JackboxPartyPack DidSomeoneSayJackbox Text GIFsTeen 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

Zen Meditation
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.

Questions should be directed to Ying at yingcns@gmail.com.
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.

See the YouTube Channel