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Next Week’s Special Programs

Teen Take Out Box Sign Up BeginsTeen Take Out Boxes

Thursday, January 28, 2021

For Area Teens in Grades 6 to 12:

Sign up for your own customized Take Out Box! Fill out the form and Miss Stephanie will let you know the pick up date. Each box includes a book to return to the library, a book to keep, snacks, and more! Sign ups open today and last for 1 week.

Reading GraphixReading Graphix

Thursday, January 28, 4:30 pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

For grades 6 to 12:

Do you love to read graphic novels? Miss Stephanie does too! This is the first meeting of this book club. Bring your favorite graphic novel and we will decided our first whole group read together. See you there!

Any questions, contact Stephanie Bragg at sbragg@ccls.org

REGISTER HERE

marvel-logo-square - Crushing KrisisMarvel Virtual Escape Room

Wednesday, January 27 & Thursday, January 28
See available sessions on our calendar

For ages 18+

Escape from a virtual Marvel Cinematic Universe themed room.

This virtual escape room will occur over Zoom, cameras & microphones must be enabled in order for conducive communication between group members.

Only 5 computers are allowed within each group. If players are using the same screen for Zoom, you only need to register as one player.

Registration is required; the Zoom link will be emailed the day of your session, so be sure to enter your current email when registering. Family or friend groups interested in playing must register each individual computer user.

SEE AVAILABLE SESSIONS ON OUR CALENDAR

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

Library Board of Trustees MeetingBoard of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 7:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

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 tpl@ccls.org using the subject line “BoT Comment” by 8 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

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.

Crime Time Online: The Boy in the BoxCrime Time Online: The Boy in the Box

Monday, February 1, 7 pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

Crime Time is a meeting of true crime enthusiasts who discuss the intricacies of mysterious cases. Crime Time discusses real true crime cases which are often graphic in nature. Attendees must be 18 or older to participate.

Join us this month as we discuss the mysterious 1957 case that has come to be known as the Boy in the Box

Begin your Research

Unsolved Murders Podcast

Gone Cold Podcast

Thinking Sideways Podcast

REGISTER HERE

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

Recurring Programs

Instagram LIVE Storytimes
Mondays, 10:30 am with Miss Angie
Wednesdays, 10:30 am with Miss Stephanie

Visit Instagram @TPLChildren & @PaoliLibrary 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.

Storytime GIFs | TenorFamily Storytimes via Zoom
Tuesdays, 11 am with Miss Angie (Register for January sessions)
Thursdays, 11 am with Miss Stephanie (Register weekly via the calendar)

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.

One-on-One Tech Help Sessions

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:
Tuesdays @ 10:00 am
Thursday @ 10:00 am
Saturdays @ 4:00 pm
These times don’t work for you? Email Zoey to find a more convenient time.

First Two Chapter Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 1:30 pm with Miss Stephanie

Hear an excerpt from a chapter book that you can borrow via our digital collection. Miss Stephanie reads to you via Facebook LIVE @PaoliLibrary

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

Teens are invited to meet weekly for discussions on topics we choose.

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 826 7354 5625 & the pass code is 881074.
Join on Zoom

Virtual Trivia Nights
Most Saturdays, 7 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Quiz Master Zoey wants to know if you have what it takes to be the champ?! Questions will be streamed through a free live webinar & players will answer using Kahoot on their smartphones. Questions are designed for adults, but families are more than welcome to play.
Please note: a smart phone is recommended to play trivia with Kahoot.
You can download the app (iOS store or Android) or visit kahoot.it on your smart phone browser.

Daily & At Your Own Speed

Family Trivia

Looking for a quick game to play with the whole family? Want to challenge your friends virtually? Each Sunday at 1 pm we post a new Kahoot! quiz with a differnt theme. You can find the link & PIN on our Facebook page (@TPLChildren) & the game is playable for a whole week.

Once it’s over, we post the winners! If you have a request for a new Kahoot! theme, please email Miss Michele & she’ll alert you when your suggested Kahoot! trivia is ready.

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

As U Like It

As U Like It: Teens are invited to reframe Shakespeare’s tales into their own interpretations of this tempest-tossed time

 

What would’ve become of Romeo and Juliet when the Twelfth Night they expected of quarantine turned into the Twelfth Month? Tredyffrin Public Library invites local teens to be captivated by Shakespeare and his amazing characters.

Students will reimagine a scene from the original plays using quarantine as a backdrop.

An introductory workshop will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1 pm with UK theater director Nadia Papachronopoulou. Students will then have an opportunity to work on their own short film projects guided by teaching artists, Max Mooney and Sarah Boess.

More about Shakespeare in Isolation

Did you know that Shakespeare wrote King Lear during his own quarantine from the plague? This fact was not lost on UK theatre director Nadia Papachronopoulou, who created Shakespeare in Isolation which is a series of online dramas that reimagine Shakespeare’s characters in our modern-day quarantine. The project was featured in an article written by Chris Wiegand for The Guardian newspaper.

A description from the article included, “To make Shakespeare in Isolation, she assembled two dozen freelancers from theatre and television, including past colleagues and new collaborators. The four short films, directed by Papachronopoulou, have a playful “modern twist.”

Nadia is co-creator of Shakespeare in Isolation as well as the director of the films in addition to running workshops with the Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She is excited to help students create their own versions of Shakespeare in Isolation.

About the Workshop

During our January 17th workshop, Nadia will explore: Shakespeare’s character, physicality, and writing monologues/soliloquies, “which will allow them to bring their own imagination and creativity to Shakespeare. She also plans to bring in sound, cinematography, and costume, “so they have things they can play with when making their own film.”

Joining us as coaches to help teens create their own films are:

Sarah Boess

Sarah Boess is based out of Brooklyn, NY where she works as the Artistic Director of Sanguine Theatre Company. She received her BFA from Boston University in Theatre Arts in 2019 and has gone on to work with various theatre companies, including Manhattan Theatre Club, The Civilians, Brown Box Theatre Project, and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Her favorite Shakespeare play is Twelfth Night!

 

Max Mooney

Max Mooney lives in New York City. He studies at NYU in the Playwrights Horizons Studio where he is concentrating mostly on directing, playwriting and dramaturgy/collaboration on new works. He spent some of last year facilitating theatre devising at a high school in the city through an internship program and has found a lot of passion in curating young creativity. His favorite Shakespeare is Measure for Measure for at least right now.

 

Laurie Doan

Laurie Doan is the librarian for teens at Tredyffrin Public Library. She looks forward to seeing your stories and being captivated by your interpretations of Shakespeare set in this year of storms and wonders. Space is limited. To enroll, e-mail Laurie Doan Ldoan@ccls.org or leave a message at 610-688-7092 x 200.

Virtual Visits

Visit Museums Virtually

While many local and national museums have closed in response to the growing public health threat of COVID-19, it may seem as though it is impossible to visit your favorite museum and learn something new. But fear not! Many local museums, as well as, national and international museums, offer virtual options to tour their museum, explore digital collections and exhibits, and many museums offer virtual lectures, events, and programs. Check out a list below of local and national museums you can visit from the safety of your home!

Disclaimer: While at first glance this list seems extensive, it is certainly not exhaustive. As of December 10th, 2020, this list includes museums that were offered through Tredyffrin Township Libraries Museum Passport Program, as well as respected local and national museums. Any questions about this list can be forwarded to Zoey at zmills@ccls.org.  

 

Museums Local to Chester County and Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Philadelphia)

The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia)

Benjamin Franklin Museum (Philadelphia)

Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art (Chadds Ford)

  • The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art offers engaging virtual tours and curator-led gallery talks of their collection and special exhibitions, activities for all ages, blogs, and resources for everyone to enjoy at home. Online museum offerings are updated weekly, so be sure to check back for new and exciting exhibits and talks.

Chester County Historical Society (West Chester)

Independence Seaport Museum (Philadelphia)

Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia)

Mütter Museum (Philadelphia)

National Constitution Center (Philadelphia)

  • The National Constitution Center offers a myriad of ways to enjoy museum offerings during their closure. Attend live classes and lectures, join the museum for online debates about timely constitutional topics, explore their expansive media library, and dive into their exhibits through the museum’s virtual museum experience.

Penn Museum (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia)

Rosenbach (Philadelphia)

National Museums

The Google Art Project

The Met (New York City)

NASA (Washington D.C.)

The National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.)

The Smithsonian (Washington D.C.)

NEW! Plastic Film Recycling

Recycle your Plastic Film & Bags at Tredyffrin Public Library

The T/E Green Team has placed a plastic film/bag recycling container in the parking lot of Tredyffrin Public Library, next to the Paper Retriever Bins.

We welcome patrons to use this bin to recycle the following items:

  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Bread Bags
  • Case Over-Wrap
  • Dry Cleaning Bags
  • Cereal Bags
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Newspaper Plastic Sleeves

This is for plastic bags only. Please do not put plastic containers in the bin.

Service Changes due to COVID-19

An Important Update:

During this time, we will be implementing a robust curbside pickup service in order to continue to provide library materials to our patrons.
PAOLI LIBRARY
Call 610.296.7996 or visit tredyffrinlibraries.org to arrange your pickup.

Our curbside hours will be the following:
Monday through Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

TREDYFFRIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Call 610.688.7092 or visit tredyffrinlibraries.org to arrange your pickup.

Our curbside hours will be the following:
Monday through Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

We are implementing this measure as a precaution, one that we hope will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons. We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate through unprecedented events.

Thank you for your understanding & cooperation!

A reminder on how curbside works:

Reserve Library Materials

You can place items on hold through our online catalog or via the CCLS App, available on Apple & Android devices.
You can also call the library to place your holds. Please leave a message & we will handle the requests as soon as possible.
Make sure all your items are going to the library of your choice.
You will be unable to schedule your pickup until your holds lists “READY FOR PICKUP.”

Schedule Your Pickup

When your items are ready, you will receive an email that includes a link to select an available pickup time. You can also check your hold status or modify your scheduled pickups at https://bit.ly/schedule_pickup_ttl
The site will ask you for a password. Use the pin connected with your library card.
If you’re unsure of your pin, please email tpl@ccls.org or call one of the libraries during modified hours & staff can reset & guide you through creating your new pin.

PLEASE NOTE: If you receive multiple emails, you don’t need to schedule separate pick ups. We will include all your available materials that are available at the time of your scheduled pick up.

Pick Up Your Holds

At the designated time, you will be able to find your items waiting for you by the front entrance of the library you selected for your pickup. Materials will be packaged in brown paper bags and labeled with your first name & last initial.

Practice Social Distancing

If there is another patron collecting their pickup, or a staff member restocking the pickup area, please wait until they have moved away before you approach the building.
Please read & observe directions on posted signs.
Enjoy your Library Materials
The items you pick up will already be checked out to your account, so all you need to do is take them home & enjoy your library haul!
You may use the book drops to return items too. Please note, all returned items are being quarantined & will not be checked in for 3 days, remaining on your account.

Don’t worry, we backdate all check-ins to the day you returned the materials!



TPL Chopped Jr.

Do you have what it takes to be our TPL Chopped Jr Champion?

Have you seen the shows Chopped or Chopped Jr? We are excited to announce our next Chopped Jr. challenge, designed especially for children 12 & under with the help of their grown-ups!

Your challenge is to take the four ingredients (and anything else you want to use) and then combine them to make a delicious main course meal. You can use anything in your kitchens for your dish, but you have to use a protein (turkey or substitute), potato, green beans . . . and . . . CHOCOLATE!

Make sure to take a picture of your creation and submit it along with a description of how you used the necessary ingredients (or the whole recipe if you’d like) in the form below to see if you will be crowned Chopped Jr. Champion! We’ll share your creations on social media and who knows? Maybe this is how your little chef will be discovered.

The winner receives a Kids Cookbook to keep!

All submissions must be received before Sunday, November 29 at 7 pm. The form below will be unavailable after that time.


 

 

Sorry. This form is no longer available.

A Note from the Friends of TPL

Greetings from the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library & the Red Fox Book Shop

Thank you for asking about us. The pandemic has slowed us down but has not stopped us. We remain temporarily closed, but anxious to re-open & see you all again!
Our volunteers send their greetings: Kate, Denise, Pat, Barb, Edwina, Christi, Mike, Mel, Chris, Vincent, Nancy, Terry, Alicia, Sue + 25 more.
We currently have a small selection of books which we send to Amazon & they fulfill your orders.
Congratulations to our dedicated librarians who have produced an outstanding array of children’s, teen & adult programs during this unprecedented pandemic. They have Zoomed & streamed onto our laptops, tablets & phones with creative stories, crafts & lectures for all ages. Thank you!
Back at the library over 10,000 books are ready & waiting. We shall return! We miss you. Take care of yourselves!
REMEMBER TO VOTE!

Congrats to Hyunjin Lee, 2020 EngineerGirl Ambassador

NAE Announces Hyunjin Lee as a 2020 EngineerGirl Ambassador

Wayne, Pennsylvania United States, September 23, 2020 —

The National Academy of Engineering recently announced Hyunjin (Christina) Lee as a 2020 EngineerGirl Ambassador. The 23 newly selected ambassadors will participate in a yearlong program designed to build leadership skills in female high school students by helping them promote engineering to younger students in their community.

Hyunjin is currently a high school senior at Conestoga High School. Her proposed engineering outreach project involves interviewing women engineers and scientists to inspire young girls in her community. She will also design and hold virtual engineering workshops later this year. Hyunjin’s local sponsor is Laura Doan from the Tredyffrin Library. [View Hyunjin’s EngineerGirl Ambassador profile here.]

Each ambassador will design, develop, and implement a project that will encourage younger girls — particularly those with little access to engineering role models — to think about engineering careers and give them practical experience in engineering design. They will work with local sponsors and receive guidance and support from EngineerGirl staff. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, all ambassadors are adapting their outreach plans and events to ensure participants can engage safely. That means that many of the proposed plans are subject to change and most in-person events may be held asynchronously or online.

For a full list of ambassadors including in-depth profiles featuring videos and pictures, please visit the EngineerGirl website.

The EngineerGirl ambassadors receive support and project funding of up to $250, leadership development, networking and engagement opportunities, and a certificate and letter of recognition from the National Academy of Engineering that may be sent with college applications.

The EngineerGirl Ambassadors program is made possible by a generous grant from Mr. John F. McDonnell.

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EngineerGirl is designed for girls in elementary through high school and offers information about various engineering fields and careers, questions and answers, interviews, an annual writing competition, and other resources on engineering. EngineerGirl is part of the NAE’s ongoing effort to increase the diversity of the engineering workforce.

The mission of the NAE is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to provide objective analysis and advice to the nation on matters of science, technology, and health.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

 

Brandon Green

Communications/Media Specialist

National Academy of Engineering

PHONE 202.334.2226

BGREEN@NAE.EDU

 

Simil Raghavan

Senior Program Officer, EngineerGirl Program

National Academy of Engineering

SRAGHAVAN@NAE.EDU

Board of Trustees Meeting September 2020

Thursday, September 24, 7:30 pm

Via Zoom

To minimize public exposure to COVID-19 and maintain social distancing, this meeting will be conducted via Zoom, an online video conferencing service. The Zoom platform allows participation both by video and telephone.  Members of the public may register to attend in advance.

For those logging in with devices, when the meeting is opened to public comment, use the “Raise Hand” option should you want to comment audibly. If 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. Public Comment is limited to 3 minutes.

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. Remember: public comment will be limited to 3 minutes. To submit comments or questions prior to the meeting, email tpl@ccls.org using the subject line BoT question/comment by 8 pm on Wednesday, September 23.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H3mdhAj-Q3mMamhVpxXNsg