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.


GSK Science in the Summer!

Be a Chemist!

Be a chemist at home this summer! Beginning June 29 through July 8, click here to register for a chance to receive a bag of science materials and learn about chemistry.

Coming in July, the GSK Science in the Summer: Be a Chemist! program will be offered virtually in the greater Philadelphia area. This program consists of at-home experiments where children take on the roles of four different chemists to solve real-world problems: color chemist, materials chemist, medicinal chemist, and water chemist. The program will also include introductory videos and live virtual research team meetings with Franklin Institute educators to share results from the at-home experiments.  Be a Chemist! is designed for children ages 7-13, and we invite your whole family to explore together at home!

Families in the greater Philadelphia area will have a chance to enter an online lottery from June 29 – July 8, to receive a free kit of science materials for one of the Be a Chemist! activities. Please note that if you are not selected in this random lottery, all activity guides, materials lists, and videos will be shared online, so you can still assemble your own materials and have fun being chemists at home!

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.


Charity Golf Classic Community Puzzle

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

We are still hopeful that our 2nd annual Charity Golf Classic will be able to happen this October! We are currently offering special pricing.

Check out more information about this year’s event here.

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





Health & Wellness Fair

Join Tredyffrin Public Library on Saturday, March 14th for a full day focused on physical, emotional, and social well-being at Tredyffrin Public Library’s first Health and Wellness Fair! Throughout the day-long program, the library will offer free health and wellness programs, such as yoga instruction, meditation, and mindfulness workshops. In addition to the short, free programs, local health and wellness-based organizations and businesses, such as local gyms and various health services, will be providing information about ways in which the community can better their health and wellness.


The Health and Wellness Fair will offer a wealth of topics including basic exercise, healthy eating, and mental health awareness. Whether you are maintaining your fitness goals or looking to set new and improved goals, the Health and Wellness Fair is sure to have something for everyone! Drop by on March 14th from 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to check out the free programs and local health organizations and business!


Interested in attending as a vendor? Apply now! Applications are due by Friday, February 28th.

Are you a business or organization that is interested in tabling and/or facilitating a free program? Please complete the downloadable application below by no later than Friday, February 28th to be considered for the fair! Please note, completion of the application does not guarantee a spot to vend or host a program during TPL’s 2020 Health and Wellness Fair.

Download the Vendor Application

Questions or comments can be directed to the Head of Adult Programming and Community Outreach Librarian, Zoey Mills by emailing or calling (610) 688-7092 x220.






2020 TPL Adult Winter Reading Challenge

Are You Up to the Challenge?

2020 Adult Winter Reading Challenge at Tredyffrin Township Libraries

January 1st – February 29th

Beat those winter blues by challenging yourself to read 10 books this winter! From January 1st to February 29th, every book you read counts as a raffle towards our grand prize– a $50 gift card to Main Point Books! You have a chance to earn 10 raffles for the grand prize. If you don’t finish all 10 challenges, don’t worry, you can still submit at least 1 raffle!

Don’t forget to pick up your Challenge Bookmark at the TPL Reference Desk or at Paoli Library’s Circulation Desk and drop off the completed book mark before or on February 29th! The winner will be chosen during the 1st week of March.

Want more than 10 chances to win? Earn another entry when you:

  • Share a picture via social media with the hashtag #TPLWinterChallenge20, and tag our Instagrams — @TredyLibrary and @PaoliLibrary ! (Make sure you show your social media share to a member of the Staff when you drop off your bookmark!)
  • Submit a review!
  • What should you review? It’s up to you! We love to hear about what you’ve enjoyed reading, watching, playing, and listening to. All reviews should be of items that are available through CCLS. Reviews of fewer than 250 words will not be accepted for raffle tickets.

Please note: you must be 18 or older to participate. Only one prize per person.

Challenge Me:

1: Read a book of your choice (that’s right, complete any book for a chance at the prize).

2: Read a book that takes place in Pennsylvania (earn a bonus raffle ticket if the book takes place in Chester County).

3: Read a YA (Young Adult) Book; maybe Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith, the first selection for the new Adults Read YA book club!

4: Read a book in a genre you don’t typically read (if that’s YA, you’ll need to read 2).

5: Read a book that was adapted into a film.

6: Read a book recommended by a librarian.

7: Read a book with a number in the title.

8: Read a “banned” book (ALA has a whole list of them).

9: Read a book written by an author of color.

10: Read a book originally written in a language other than English.

Need help finding titles?

Visit a librarian at the reference desk for ideas on titles you might enjoy that meet the challenges.


Contact Zoey Mills at or (610) 688-7092 x220.


Thank you to the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library for sponsoring this program and many of our other, great library programs!

NaNoWriMo 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019: TPL partnership

*This is an independent event managed by a community partner. The NaNoWriMo name and logo are used by special permission.

The library is excited to be partnering with NaNoWriMo this November. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, where writers from all around the world come together and write their stories, aiming for 50,000 words during the month of November.

Those interested in participating are welcome to join us on Saturday, November 2 at 10 for our Kick-Off Party.

We are also offering weekly Come Write In Sessions, providing writers with a space to work and communicate with others.
Come Write In: Wednesdays, 11/6, 11/13 & 11/20 & Monday, 11/25, 6 – 8:30 pm

Celebrate your progress with our Midway Party on Thursday, November 14, from 1 – 3:30 pm

Finally, we want to celebrate your achievement with our Afternoon of Authoring Alarmingly, a final sprint to get those 50,000 words on Saturday, November 30 from 3 – 5 pm. Continue reading