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Teen Volunteers for Summer 2023
TPL Children’s Department is looking for Teen Volunteers for Summer 2023!
The Tredyffrin Public Library is now accepting applications for Teen Volunteers this summer in the Children’s Department. Opportunities include assisting patrons at the Reading Club Table, assembling craft kits, live programs, and shelving. Teens must be ages 13-17. To apply, please:
- Fill out the Application and Waiver and return them in person to the Children’s Desk or as email attachments to email@example.com.
- Register for an in-person orientation session at tredyffrinlibraries.org. You must do this prior to turning in your application or it will not be processed.
The deadline to apply is June 1. Questions? Please read through the Application and Information Sheet thoroughly and, if you still need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within 72 hours.
Information Packet ♦ Volunteer Application ♦ Volunteer Waiver
What kinds of things could I volunteer to do at the library?
Programming (must be age 13+ by June 1, 2023 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, 2023 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)
Indian Independence Day!
Celebrate India’s 75th Year of Independence!
August 15, 2022 7 – 9 pm
At Tredyffrin Public Library or online via Zoom
Registration required, register here!
Click here to learn more and for a brief musical sample!
Violin recital by Pandit Milind Raikar.
Swarpradnya Pandit Milind Raikaris a renowned musician from Goa. He is an acknowledged Hindustani classical violinist of the present generation. He is known for his melodious & soulful style of playing the violin. He is a disciple of Padmashri Pandit D.K. Datar and Gaanasaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar.
And a tribute to the Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar.
Light refreshments will be available as well as a henna artist. Donations are requested.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
Learn more about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month here.
Join the library in honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by checking out a book written by or about Asian Pacific Americans or by joining the library in reading and discussing Pachinko by Min Jin Lee on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Register for the Pachinko discussion here.
Check out a list of 20 adult fiction and nonfiction books recommended by librarians that are by or about Asian Pacific Americans. Click the title to place a hold on the item.
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
2022 Arbo-READ-um Announcement
2022 Arbo-READ-um Community Read Event
Join Tredyffrin Public Library and Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens for the 2nd annual Arbo-READ-um Community Read Event. The Arbo-READ-um event is a program series born from a collaboration between the library and Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens. During the program, the library and the arboretum work together to provide opportunities to promote literacy, library and arboretum usage, and community conversations by encouraging Tredyffrin Township to come together by reading and discussing a single book.
Tredyffrin Public Library and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens are excited to announce the book selection for the 2022 Arbo-READ-um event.
Under the Sky We Make by Kimberly Nicholas, PhD
The library and arboretum also suggest to read The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carmac as a supplement to Under the Sky We Make.
Beginning July 1st through to August 18th, join the library and arboretum in reading Under the Sky We Make and discussing the climate crisis and climate solutions. Check out the schedule of special events below and learn more about how to log your participation during the community read event!
Arbo-READ-um Kick Off
Friday, July 1st, 2022
Begin logging your reading journey of Under the Sky We Make. Register on the libraries’ Beanstack to enter in for a drawing for a physical copy of the book.
Under the Sky We Make Author Visit
Wednesday, July 27th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
Join Tredyffrin Public Library and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens for a presentation and Q&A session with Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, author of Under the Sky We Make.
Pennsylvania’s Changing Climate with Kyle Imhoff
Thursday, August 18th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Zoom Meetings
Join Kyle Imhoff to explore Pennsylvania’s observed historical trends in weather patterns and extreme events, as well as future projections of the changing climate’s impacts on the state and region. This talk will also provide a brief overview of climate change science from a global perspective and discussion of science communication – from successes and failures to public perceptions of climate change. Registration is required. Register online at this link.
Get a glimpse of the Beanstack challenges and reading logs by heading over to the libraries’ Beanstack. Access Beanstack here!
Red Fox Book Donation Days
Donate Your Books on Donation Days!
The Red Fox Book Shop volunteers invite you bring book donations on specific days and times.
- Curbside Drop-off is available during Donation Days courtesy of Conestoga’s Key Club Members. A team of Key Club volunteers will move books from vehicles into the library.
- More Donation Days may be added when storage space becomes available.
2023 Donation Days
- February 25
- April 22
- May 27
- July 22
- August 26
- September 23
LIMIT: No more than 4 boxes or bags (Please, no huge boxes or bags: banker’s boxes are perfect!)
WE CANNOT 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.
Our 2023 Book Sale Dates are:
- Spring Book Sale – March 17-19
- Summer Reading Book Sale – June 9-11
- Holiday Book Sale – November 3-5
Book Sales are on Friday-Saturday-Sunday weekends in 2023.
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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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:
Children’s Dental Clinic
NAMI Main Line
Philadelphia Integrative Medicine
ProActive Wellness Coaching
Relaxation & Healing Through Getting to Know Ourselves
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!