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

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Next Week’s Special Programs

Teen Take Out Box Sign UpTeen Take Out Box Sign Up
Thursday, September 23, all day

For 6th to 12th graders: Teen Take Out Boxes are back! Register here and Miss Stephanie will send you a link to register for your box. Each Take Out Box contains one book to keep, one book to read and return to the library, snacks, and a variety of items to keep.

Registration begins September 1st.

Contact Stephanie Bragg at with questions.


Storytime in the Park with Miss StephanieStorytime in the Park
Thursday, September 23, 11 am
Greentree Park

For ages birth to 5: Join Miss Stephanie at Greentree Park for stories and songs! In case of inclement weather storytime will move to Zoom. Register here!

Greentree Park 18 Grubb Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Contact Stephanie Bragg at with questions.


Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, September 23, 7:30 pm
In person at Tredyffrin Public Library & via Zoom Webinar
Please visit to see meeting documents, including the agenda.
This meeting will be conducted in person at Tredyffrin Public Library & via Zoom, an online video conferencing service. Members of the public must register in advance to attend the meeting virtually.
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.
The Libraries are not liable for any computer security problems that participants may experience. In-person attendance is after hours, so attendees will not be able to browse the collection or use computers.
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.

Series Book Club
Friday, September 24, 7 pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Meets on the last Friday of every month at 7 pm.

by Marie Lu

Physical Book
Large Type Physical Book
Audiobook on CD
Digital Audiobook

Please contact Kate Shaw at with questions.


Fidget BraceletsFidget Bracelets
Monday, September 27, 4:30 pm
For ages 10 and up: Join Miss Stephanie just across the bridge at Woodbine Park to make your own fidget bracelet. Something to keep your fingers occupied when you get fidgety in school!

Location: Woodbine Park 22 Woodbine Ave, Paoli, Pa 19301

Contact Stephanie Bragg at with questions.


Read Woke with TTL Adult Monthly Round UpRead Woke with TTL Adult Monthly Round Up
Monday, September 27, 7 – 8 pm

Join other adult participants of the 2021 Read Woke with TTL Challenge to discuss books you’ve read for the month. During the monthly round-up discussions get ideas of books to read for the challenge and discuss how you are approaching the challenge.

All adults are welcome to join, even if you’re not signed up to participate in the challenge. A brief introduction will be provided at the beginning of the discussion for anyone interested in learning more about this year long reading experience.

Haven’t signed up to participate in the 2021 Read Woke with TTL Challenge? Sign up today at

Contact Zoey Mills at with questions.


Cat Club: Naughty Cats!Cat Club: Naughty Cats
Tuesday, September 28, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Ages 5-12. All about cats! Cat stories (both real and fictional), cat trivia, cat art and craft projects, cat chat. You don’t need to have a cat to participate. A supply list and Zoom link will be sent once registration closes the day prior to the program.

THIS MONTH: Naughty Cats! We’ll share a book or two about cats behaving, like, well, cats, and you can share personal stories of your naughty cats as well. Then we’ll make a cat collage. Collage kits will be available for pickup at the library for registrants from September 20-27. You will receive specific information following your registration.

Contact Michele Bolay at with questions.


History Book Club
Tuesday, September 28, 7 pm
This book club meets every other month on the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Read any book that matches the topic.
Contact group coordinator Steve Harlen at or library staff liason Kate Shaw at with questions.

Scavenger Hunt StorytimeVirtual Scavenger Hunt Storytime
Wednesday, September 29, 4:30 pm
Recommended for ages 3 to 8: Join Miss Stephanie for a quick story and a fun seek and find adventure!
Contact Stephanie Bragg at with questions.

Happy Little Paintings: A Bob Ross Paint AlongHappy Little Paintings: A Bob Ross Paint Along
Wednesday, September 29, 7 pm

Join other 18+ Bob Ross enthusiasts to destress and paint along Bob Ross via Zoom. Limited supplies will be provided by the library through contactless pick up. Participants MUST be able to pick up the painting kit at Tredyffrin Public Library or Paoli Library between Wednesday, September 22nd and Wednesday, September 29th. If you wish to supply your own paint, brushes, and canvas, please note that in the registration.

We will follow along Bob Ross from Season 2, Episode 4, “Between Shades of Gray.” You can see the painting and required supplies by clicking this link. Please note: This is a repeat episode from a previous “Happy Little Paintings” program from 2019.

**** Program is for adults, 18 or older, only. Registration is required. Please be careful to provide your correct email address as this is needed for communication about the kit pickup and Zoom Meeting information. ****

Contact Zoey Mills at with questions.

Important Year End Tax Planning Strategies for 2021 & BeyondImportant Year End Tax Planning Strategies for 2021 & Beyond
Wednesday, September 29, 7 pm

Join TPL favorite Greg Crothers for this important discussion on tax preparedness.

-Year End Tax Planning Opportunities

-Do you have a Tax Game Plan for 2022 & beyond?

-Required Minimum Distributions strategy

-Roth Conversions

-Roth IRAs vs. Traditional IRAs/Pre-tax Retirement Accounts

-Where should you save moving forward?

Contact Marianne Hooper at 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 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.

Instagram LIVE Storytime
Mondays, 10:30 am with Miss Angie

Visit Instagram @TPLChildren 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 May sessions)
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.

Weekly Writer's GroupWeekly 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 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
Join on Zoom

Virtual Trivia Nights
Fridays, 7 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Quizmasters Kate & 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 on your smart phone browser.
Contact Kate at or Zoey at with questions.
Do you want to submit a question to be used in a future trivia? Submit your question!

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

National Poetry Month 2021

Roses are Red

Violets are Blue

We’d like to celebrate

National Poetry Month with You!


Every day in April, check out our YouTube Page to hear about a poet & a selection of their work. Some of the poets may be familiar to you & some may be new, but all are in the public domain.

Poetry Contest


Please read through our 26 amazing entries & vote for your favorite! Voting ends on Wednesday, May 5 at 5 pm!

Read the Poems

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 or leave a message at 610-688-7092 x 200.

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.



An Evening with Madeline Miller Community Puzzle

Welcome Madeline Miller!

Friday, July 31 from 7 – 8:30 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Circe author Madeline Miller for a special zoom event. Registration limited and required.

Purchase a book to be signed by Ms. Miller & picked up by you at Main Point Books.

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed? Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.


Crime & Cookies Community Puzzle

Are you missing our Community Puzzle while the libraries are closed?

This Friday, we’re excited to welcome Gina & Andrea back to tell us another true crime tale with Crime & Cookies!

Register to attend our Zoom Webinar on Friday, June 19 at 7 pm.

Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.


PEEP Diorama Contest

Who did it Best?

The winner is WHERE THE WILD PEEPS ARE! 86 votes out of our total of 156!

We are celebrating our winner by making it this week’s Community Puzzle.

Please share your puzzle time in the comments below to connect with your community.

See other entrants:

Thanks to all of our entrants. Each of the entries show a great deal of creativity. We hope you had fun making them!


Teen Writing Opportunities

Two wonderful writing opportunities for teens:

Marylyn E. Calabrese, Ph.D., writing coach & teacher, has generously volunteered her time to help students work on their essay writing skills while the library is closed. Dr. Calabrese is the former chairperson of the Conestoga High School English Department. Her educational background includes an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, an MAT from Wesleyan University, & a Ph.D. in Teaching Writing from the University of Pennsylvania.For any grade level teens, please prepare a 2-3 page essay on a topic of your choice for review.

For high school juniors only, Dr. Calabrese is available at no charge for those juniors who want to get started on their college application essays. She has helped thousands of students in preparing successful college application essays!

For information contact Laurie Doan or e-mail Dr. Calabrese directly at

Sketch Writing

Participate in our Sketch Comedy Class & Revue by writing a “one liner” joke, a “simile” & a “song parody” of at least one verse plus a chorus to the tone of a recognizable song.

Not sure what we mean? Check out this glossary of comedy terms.

Send your submissions to Laurie Doan for review & compilation. You can also send links to a comedy video that you’d like to share with your peers.



TPL’s Journaling group is still active! Parents & teens are invited to contact Laurie Doan to get involved.

Virtual Language Classes

Join us for Virtual Language Classes

Do you want to learn Spanish or Japanese?

Join Tredyffrin Township Libraries on our private Discord Server to learn with Adult Programming and Community Outreach Librarian, Zoey, using the database Mango Languages. Starting Tuesday, March 31st, we will meet at 3:00 p.m. to learn Spanish together. Additionally, starting on Thursday, April 2nd, we will meet at 7:00 p.m. to learn Japanese together.

During each 30-minute session, we will work through one Mango module together.


Log on to our Discord Server!


Want something different? Mango offers more than 60 languages!

New to Mango Languages? Watch the video below:


Any questions or comments regarding this or any virtual programs offered by Tredyffrin Township Libraries can be directed to me via email at