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Welcome 2022!

Next Week’s Special Programs

Grab & Go: Wooden Birdhouse Kit
Pickups begin Thursday, January 6
Pickups at Tredyffrin Public Library
AGES 9-12. This a Grab& Go Kit, to be completed independently at home in your own time — there is no live program associated with this project.

Register to pick up a Wodden Birdhouse Kit to assemble and decorate. Supplies will include precut wood pieces, a hook, a paint sponge, and instructions. Registration begins Thursday, December 30. One kit per registration; if you need more than one, please register each child separately. Kits are limited, so please register only if you will be able to pick up your kit between January 6 and 13.

Contact Michele Bolay at mbolay@ccls.org with questions.

REGISTER HERE

Zooming into StorytimeZooming into Storytime
Thursday, January 6, 10:30 am
For ages birth to 5: Stories, songs & fun on zoom with Miss Stephanie!
Contact Stephanie Bragg at sbragg@ccls.org with questions.
Bone Detectives with the Mütter MuseumBone Detectives with the Mütter Museum
Thursday, January 6, 7 pm
What happens when a skeleton is discovered? How do scientists use bones to solve crimes? With the library and the Mütter Museum, you will learn about the role of forensic anthropology in criminal investigation, and what can be learned from examining skeletal remains.
Contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org with questions.

Virtual Trivia NightVirtual Trivia Night
Friday, January 7, 7 pm

The family is invited to join Quizmaster Kate for a fun evening of trivia using Zoom Webinar & Kahoot! Download the Kahoot app to your device or visit kahoot.it in your browser. Register in advance by clicking the link provided. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note: We recommend 2 devices to participate– 1 device to watch the question stream & 1 device to answer the trivia questions. You can download the app (iOS store or Android) or visit kahoot.it in your smart phone browser.

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

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club
Monday, January 10, 11 am

The Mystery Book Club will meet at 11 am on the second Monday of each month, currently meeting via zoom.

Read any title that meets the topic. Share your reading & learn about other titles.

This month’s topic is Forensic Anthropologists.

  • Suggested authors include:
    • Aaron Elkin
    • Ellie Griffiths
    • Kathy Reich

Contact Beverly Michaels at bmichaels@ccls.org with questions.

Make It Mini: Origami

Make It Mini: Origami
Tuesday, January 11, 4:30 pm

AGES 8-12. Make It Mini is a monthly program where we will construct mini versions of art and craft projects. Participants may then also submit their work for the Mini Art Show library display throughout the month of April (all work will be returned after the show).

THIS MONTH: Mini origami paper sculptures. This is a virtual class via Zoom geared toward beginner and intermediate students, but experienced folders are also welcome to register and share their tips. You will be able to pick up a supply kit prior to the program. Registration begins Tuesday, December 28.

Contact Michele Bolay at mbolay@ccls.org with questions.

REGISTER HERE

Virtual Write AlongVirtual Write Along
Tuesday, January 11, 6 pm

Do you need an hour to focus on writing your poetry, novel, or screenplay? This program allows you to write “with” others while listening to classical music or ambient sounds. No experience or sharing required; just use this time to feel accountable to yourself for exploring your creative side.

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

Word BasicsWood Basics
3 Part Series starting Tuesday, January 11, 7 pm
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word during this 3-part program series. The skills covered in this webinar will include understanding the title & ribbon bar, text formatting & editing, inserting lists, charts, & photos & utilizing templates.
Contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org with questions.

Pokémon Escape Room [Group #1]Pokémon Escape Room
Wednesday, January 12,
Session One: 5 – 6 pm, Session Two: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Session Three: 8 – 9 pm

Escape from a virtual Pokémon themed escape room! Open to all ages, but puzzles were designed for adults. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

The virtual escape room will occur over Zoom meetings– cameras and microphones must be enabled in order for conducive communication between group members!

Only 5 individuals, or computers, are allowed within each group! Registration is required– the information to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the day of, so be sure to enter your current email address while registering. Families or friend groups interested in playing MUST register EACH, INDIVIDUAL computer in use. More than one player can be on one screen at a time, or if players are using the same screen for Zoom, you only need to register as one player. Open to all ages, but puzzles were designed for adults. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Zoey Mills at zmills@ccls.org 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 ccls.libcal.com 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.

Storytime GIFs | TenorFamily Storytimes via Zoom
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.

Startup, Meeting, BrainstormingWeekly 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 bmichaels@ccls.org 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 yingcns@gmail.com.
Join on Zoom

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

SUBMIT YOUR VOTE

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 Ldoan@ccls.org 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 writedrmec@aol.com

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.

 

Journaling

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 zmills@ccls.org.