Her Name Is Word Puzzle

Word Puzzle Wednesday

It’s Word Puzzle Wednesday! Stop by on Wednesdays (or subscribe to AdLib) to see a new fun puzzle. Look at the theme to help guide you to the solution. Feel free to use the internet to find the answers.

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PA FORWARD

That logo? You’ll be seeing a lot of it . . .

So what exactly is going on?

Your libraries are working toward becoming Gold Star PA Forward Libraries. Developed by the Pennsylvania Library Association, the PA Forward Star Library Program is part of a statewide initiative whose goal is to improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania.  The program enables libraries to create new partnerships; develop broader community support; and develop a powerful, unified voice for libraries as community centers of information, technology and learning that fuel educational and economic opportunity for all.

The program recognizes libraries that incorporate the “five key literacies” -“Basic Literacy”, “Information Literacy”, “Civic and Social Literacy”, “Health Literacy”, and “Financial Literacy” into their programming activities, displays and events. Tredyffrin Public Library has and will continue to pursue efforts to incorporate all five literacies in programming offered for all ages throughout the year. Listed below are the five key literacies with a brief description and library programs that have and continue to contribute to achieving all five literacy goals.

Basic Literacy

Libraries aid Pennsylvania in its goals to achieve one of the highest literacy rates in the country; develop a better trained and more skilled workforce; broaden the tax base, improve the economy, and increase population. In support of Basic Literacy, Tredyffrin Public Library provides story times that prepare young children for school, summer reading programs for children that promote family literacy, and adult reading programs such as book groups and adult summer reading that encourage lifelong learning.

Information Literacy

Libraries help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to improve their education, enhance job skills, and participate fully in a digital society. Tredyffrin Public Library provides free 1 on 1 computer training sessions and offers technology assistance facilitated by librarians. The library also provides computers with high speed Internet access and a free Wi-Fi network.

Civic and Social Literacy

Libraries provide resources and services for citizens of all ages that improve the knowledge and skills to enrich their lives, contribute effectively in their communities, and participate in civil discourse. Tredyffrin Public Library supports this literacy by providing programs on local and national history, hosting English as a second language (ESL) classes, and a number of teen programs that focus on civic engagement and giving back to the community.

Health Literacy

Libraries play an important role in helping citizens actively manage their own and their family’s well-being, making them effective partners with their health care providers and reducing costs. Tredyffrin Public Library supports this literacy by offering classes on balance and yoga for adults, programs that encourage activity in children and other health and wellness programs throughout the year.

Financial Literacy

Libraries help citizens become informed consumers and guide individuals, small businesses, and other organizations to contribute to the economic vitality of their communities. Tredyffrin Public Library supports this literacy by partnering with Chester County SCORE to provide programs such as “Understanding Cash Flow” – a program designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs differentiate between cash flows and earnings, programs on estate management, programs on home selling, as well as other programs throughout the year.

How can you help?

Visit the library, attend programs, share ideas for how we can offer the programs you yearn for, talk to your employers about partnering with the library & PA Forward, and most importantly, talk about your love of the library!

 

Book Wizards Word Puzzle

Word Puzzle Wednesday

It’s Word Puzzle Wednesday! Stop by on Wednesdays (or subscribe to AdLib) to see a new fun puzzle. Look at the theme to help guide you to the solution. Feel free to use the internet to find the answers.

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Tutti-Fruity Word Puzzle

Word Puzzle Wednesday

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Stephen King Titles Puzzle

Word Puzzle Wednesday

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Invisible Monsters Remix

Invisible Monsters Remix

by Chuck Palahniuk

Review by Patron Cosette Elliott

Are you looking for an adult choose your own adventure? Are you surrounded by people that are changing their gender identity and you’re confused as to why they are undergoing such radical operations? Well, have I got the summer read for you!

I give you Invisible Monsters Remix by Chuck Palahniuk published in 2012. This man knew how to answer our questions way back then. A male author writing from a female protagonist voice that sounds vaguely like a man wearing heels – you don’t have to get that mixed-up sense of gender identity like in Andy Weir’s Artemis published in 2017 – you can gather up your perceptions and question your gender back in 2012.

I recommend you keep a running tally next to you as you read the chapters in this book – make sure you start with the introduction – a guide is provided, but there are chapters that are somehow included that were not part of the read – I think – and have a mirror handy. The interesting part is that Chuck knew our queries and answered them way back in 1999. It wasn’t until later that he was able to publish it in the way he intended it to look. So, if you’d really like to enhance your reading, you can read both – the Remix version and the original Invisible Monsters.

As an added bonus, Invisible Monsters is currently in development for a movie – this way you can read it before you watch it! Imagine that!

Check availability on Invisible Monsters Remix:

Physical book

About the reviewer: Cosette is an average reader who enjoys reading things she shouldn’t. You can often find her picking up more books at the library. You may see her occasionally lost on the Chester Valley Trail.

This review was submitted as part of SummerQuest 2018.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Tredyffrin Township Libraries.

Summer Time Puzzle

Word Puzzle Wednesday

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Literary Detectives Puzzle

Word Puzzle Wednesday

Welcome to our first Word Puzzle Wednesday! Stop by our website on Wednesdays (or subscribe to AdLib) to see a new fun puzzle. Look at the theme to help guide you to the solution.

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Paoli Central

You might think that the name “Paoli” was chosen for a little Main Line town purely to separate the locals (who know how to pronounce it) from the out-of-towners (who don’t). But this week Paoli welcomed some out-of-towners who knew exactly how to pronounce “Paoli,” because they came from the birthplace of General Pasquale Paoli, the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Among the visitors, here to continue a long-standing relationship between the Paoli Business and Professional Association and the territorial government of Corsica, was Gilles Simeoni, President of the Corsican Assembly, along with the Corsican Minister of Culture and the Minister of Tourism.

Pasquale Paoli is Corsica’s national hero and second-most-famous native son—after Napoleon Bonaparte. Paoli was a freedom fighter who helped win the island’s independence from the Republic of Genoa and served as president of the Corsican Republic during its brief existence from 1755 to 1769. He was also the author of the republic’s constitution, considered to be the first ever democratic constitution, based on Enlightenment principles. Although Paoli never visited America, he was an inspiration to the American revolutionaries, and so much admired in this area that an inn was named after him—and the town was named after the inn.

On Friday, April 6, the delegation stopped by Paoli Library to view the large bust of Paoli and a replica of his ceremonial sword given to the town in 1966 by the mayor of Morosaglia, Paoli’s birthplace. In the absence of a town hall or a community center, Paoli Library serves as the center of town, so it has housed these mementos ever since.

President Simeoni and his compatriots extended a heartfelt invitation to the residents of Paoli to visit the island of Corsica, to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches of the coastline, and the pristine creeks and granite cliffs farther inland.

Paoli Library—although it can offer no beaches or cliffs–also extends a heartfelt invitation to area residents, to come view the statue of General Paoli and to get acquainted with the many unexpected free resources it does offer, from e-books, to museum passes, to a GoPro camera. The library is right in the center of Paoli, in the Wells Fargo building at the corner of Route 30 and Darby Road.

l-r: Nanette Maupertuis, Foreign Minister; Gilles Simeoni, President of the Corsican Assembly; Josepha Giacommeti, Minister of Culture; Hyacinthe Vanni, Vice President of the Corsican Assembly; Catherine Sorba, documentary film director; Francis Beretti, past chair, University of Corsica English Department.

Pretty Girls

Pretty GirlsPretty Girls

by Karin Slaughter

Review by Jonathan Trice

 

I spend a lot of time in my car an audio books are one of my favorite ways to ease the monotony of my drive.  When looking for something new Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter was suggested for me.  This was an author I knew nothing about and a genre that I don’t spend much time reading and I was glad that I took a chance on this book.  Continue reading