News and Reviews

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!

Pandit Milind Raikar

Lata Mangeshkar

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.

 

 

 

FREE ADMISSION
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.

White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Pachinko by Ming Jin Lee

Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Severance by Ling Ma

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

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

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!

Events

Arbo-READ-um Kick Off
Friday, July 1st, 2022
All Day
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.

 

Beanstack
Get a glimpse of the Beanstack challenges and reading logs by heading over to the libraries’ Beanstack. Access Beanstack here!

Once you begin logging your reading, you can enter in to win a prize pack featuring reusable goodies from Tredyffrin Public Library and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens! Some of the prizes include a reusable tote and Swell water bottle from Tredyffrin Township Libraries and cards and a bandana from Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens.
A winner will be selected on Friday, August 19th.

Red Fox Book Donation Day: 9.27.22 & 10.1.22

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:

  •      10 am – 1 pm on Tuesday September 27th in the King Meeting Room.
  •      10 am – 1 pm on Saturday October 1st 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.