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.

Read It & Steep Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Read It & Steep!

March 2022 will mark 10 years of our evening book club, Read It & Steep! Leading up, we are trying to figure out what the best book we’ve read is! Please rate the books you’ve read, whether or not you read it with our club. See the books selected by members over the last decade and help us narrow down the best books of each year and then the best book of them all!

Choose a year you’d like to vote on:

Red Fox Book Donation Day: 01.22.22

Thank you!

The results of the ONE DAY ONLY donation collection are:

Boxes of useable books (1 box = 30 books):          66

Children’s useable books (1 box = 50 books):                                     16

Boxes of usable books (1 box = 30 books):                                        153

Boxes of unusable books (1 box = 30 books) :                                                 45

Usable Oversized books (in heavy duty bags @10 per bag):                                      20

CDs, DVDs, audio books, puzzles: no count available, guess: over 1,000

 

Grand total of books donated: 8,920!  Usable books: 7,570! Marvelous!!

 

The inventory of the shop on January 3, 2022 = 4,911 (the book shop normally has an inventory of between 6–7,000).  Amazon inventory normally = 2,000+; right now we have 1,358.

Donate Your Books! ONE DAY ONLY

The Red Fox Book Shop volunteers invite you to drop off your book donations on Saturday, January 22 from 10 am – 5 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 – 5 pm on Saturday, January 22 in the King Meeting Room.

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.

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Flood Update

On Wednesday morning, the library experienced flooding from a leaking hot water pipe fitting. This flooding caused extensive damage in the old library entrance (now an emergency exit/staff door) and the elevator hallway where the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library store donated books, where the ceiling opened and water penetrated through much of those materials. There is also extensive damage to the sheetrock, lighting, and drop ceilings throughout that whole area.

We are grateful to the Township Head of Public Works for his immediate response and assistance shutting the library’s water off and working to mitigate the damage as fast as possible. The Township is also assisting us with the claim process.
Also on Wednesday, Servpro removed wet materials, vacuumed out the water, removed damaged sheetrock, ceiling tiles and light fixtures, and set up fans throughout the affected area. A dumpster remains in the parking lot to hold damaged materials. As of today, some fans were able to be removed but some will remain through the weekend.
Electricians shut off power Wednesday morning to allow for assessment of damage to light fixtures and shorting. Electricians will return to the building on Tuesday to assess and hopefully restore power. Many lights were damaged and shorted and will require replacement.
We had to temporarily and partially disable the sprinkler and fire detection systems to prevent false alarms that could trigger if there was water in the ceiling.
It is currently unsafe for the public to access the Tredyffrin Public Library building because of the lack of electricity, fire and sprinkler detection systems, the multiple fans, and the debris. We hope to reopen the building sometime next week. Until we can do so, our librarians are providing contactless pick up, and virtual programs continue for all ages. We have requested that patrons not use our book drops, and directed all to Paoli Library, which is undamaged and open.
Again, we thank you for your support of the library and hope you are safe and dry after these challenging storms. Should you have any questions, please reach out to me here.
Sincerely,
Library Director

Tredyffrin Public Library Closed

Due to flooding in our building, Tredyffrin Public Library is closed to the public for at least Wednesday, September 1 & Thursday, September 2, 2021.

In an effort to minimize damage to library materials, please return your items to another Chester County library instead of using the TPL book drops.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Update 08.18.2021

From the Township Manager:

“Following the recommendations from the CDC during the time of the spread of COVID-19 Delta variant, and to protect the health of our employees as well as the general public, beginning Wednesday August 18, 2021, Tredyffrin Township requires that masks be worn by everyone entering and while inside any Township facilities including the Township Libraries.

Those who do not comply will be asked to leave the building. Thank you for your understanding & your willingness to keep our unvaccinated children visitors safe!