AdLib Recurring & Upcoming Programs

We update this post weekly to reflect upcoming & recurring programs that would normally be found in our emailed newsletter AdLib.

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Next Week’s Special Programs

Take Home Kit: PEEPS PlaydoughTake Home Kit: PEEPs Playdough

Pickups starting Thursday, April 15
Recommended for ages 3 & up.
Got some left over PEEPs from Easter? With those & just one more ingredient, you can make your own playdough which is actually edible! Pick up your kit at Paoli Library, while supplies last. Follow along with the instructions or watch Miss Stephanie’s how-to video.

The Next Big Thing Book ClubThe Next Big Thing Book Club

Thursday, April 15, 6 pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

Have you been stuck in a rut reading all the same authors? Let us introduce you to new voices!  The Next Big Thing book club is an adult book club that reads debut titles by fresh, new authors.

Meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6 pm. Contact Beverly Michaels at with any questions.

New Waves

by Kevin Nguyen

 Physical Book
 Digital Audiobook


Science Book Discussion GroupScience Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 15, 7:15 pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

The Science Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month. While the library is unable to host in-person programs, this group will meet via zoom at 7:15 pm.

Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death & Art

by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

 Physical Book

See upcoming Science Book Discussion Group Titles

New members are always welcome. Please contact Valerie Green at if you have any questions.


BINGO for KidsBINGO for Kids
Friday, April 16, 4:30 pm
For ages 7-12.
Join us for a few rounds of BINGO. We will meet on Zoom & use a virtual BINGO card to play. The virtual card requires a second device. If you do not have a second device you can play using a printout or draw the card on paper.

Registration ends 1 hour before program begins.

The Zoom link & the virtual card link wil be emailed to you 1 hour before the program begins.

Contact Angie Andre at with questions.

Hand Sewing for KidsHand Sewing for Kids: Emoji Keychain
Monday, April 19, 4:30 pm
Children ages 7-12 join us for a hand sewing program.

If you would like a free kit for this class please make sure to hit YES for the questions about picking up a kit. You will receive an email when your kit is ready. Please wait until you receive your email before you come to pick up a kit. Please do not expect an email to pick up your kit until after April 1. Each kit will have a name on it. Please only take your kit. The kits will be in a bin outside Tredyffrin Public Library near the curbside pickup shelf during the following hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
  • Friday 10 am – 2 pm
  • Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
  • CLOSED Sundays

Registration ends 2 hours before the program begins. After registration ends you will receive an email with the Zoom link.

Contact Angie Andre at with questions.

Explore the Libby UpdateExplore the Libby Update
Monday, April 19, 7 pm

Explore the new Libby update with Adult Programming and Community Outreach librarian, Zoey. During the webinar, we will cover the changes made in the most recent update for Libby by OverDrive, and how to search, borrow, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks on Libby by OverDrive.

Registration is required.

Contact Zoey Mills at with questions.


Open Minds Book GroupOpen Minds Book Group
Tuesday, April 20, 2 pm
Meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2 pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Gretchen Chamberlin at with any questions.
Transcendent Kingdom

Read It & Steep Evening Book ClubRead It & Steep Book Club
Tuesday, April 20, 7 pm

Read It & Steep meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Kate Shaw at with questions.

The Imperfectionists

by Tom Rachman

Physical Book
Large Type Physical Book


Memory MasterclassMemory Masterclass
Tuesday, April 20, 7 pm

How good is your memory? Do you often misplace items? Do you have a hard time remembering people’s names, facts and figures, or forget items on your to-do list? Do you or your child have a hard time studying for exams? You don’t have a bad memory – you just need a better way to use it!

The Memory Masterclass – How to Remember Everything, and Never Forget a Thing!

Mentalist Fred Berthelot will help you discover the true potential of your amazing memory. This interactive workshop will alter your preconceived notions of how your memory works and will open up a whole new world of mental abilities you didn’t know you possessed. You will learn skills that you can apply to your everyday life, that will improve your professional life, help you learn a new language, and alter the way you learn and study.

Contact Marianne Hooper at with questions.


Understanding the Cloud: Intro to Google DriveUnderstanding the Cloud: Intro to Google Drive
Wednesday, April 21, 7 pm

Join Adult Programming & Community Outreach Librarian, Zoey, for an introductory course on Google Drive. This 2-part program series will cover the basics of utilizing Google’s version of the cloud. Topics covered will be setting up a Gmail account, how to use Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets.

Check out the previous program, “Understanding the Cloud,” on the libraries YouTube channel before the program by clicking this link! 

Registration required.
Contact Zoey Mills at with questions.

Library Board of Trustees MeetingLibrary Board of Trustees
Thursday, April 22, 7 pm

Please visit to see meeting documents.

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, an online video conferencing service. Members of the public must register in advance to attend the meeting.

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. If you wish to submit comments prior to the meeting, please e-mail using the subject line “BoT Comment” by 8 pm on Wednesday,April 21, 2021.

The Libraries are not liable for any computer security problems that participants may experience. No in-person attendance at the library will be permitted.

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.

Recurring Programs


Instagram LIVE Storytimes
Mondays, 10:30 am with Miss Angie
Wednesdays, 10:30 am with Miss Stephanie


Visit Instagram @TPLChildren & @PaoliLibrary 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 January sessions)
Thursdays, 11 am with Miss Stephanie (Register weekly via the calendar)

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.

One-on-One Tech Help Sessions

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:
Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm
Thursday @ 1:00 pm
Saturdays @ 4:00 pm
These times don’t work for you? Email Zoey to find a more convenient time.

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 826 7354 5625 & the pass code is 881074.
Join on Zoom

Virtual Trivia Nights
Most Saturdays, 7 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Quiz Master 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.

Daily & At Your Own Speed

Family Trivia

Looking for a quick game to play with the whole family? Want to challenge your friends virtually? Each Sunday at 1 pm we post a new Kahoot! quiz with a differnt theme. You can find the link & PIN on our Facebook page (@TPLChildren) & the game is playable for a whole week.

Once it’s over, we post the winners! If you have a request for a new Kahoot! theme, please email Miss Michele & she’ll alert you when your suggested Kahoot! trivia is ready.

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

Announcing our first Poetry Contest! Submit an original poem using the form below. Submissions are accepted from April 1 to April 23. During the final week of April, submissions will be shared & the winner will be selected by the community. The winner will receive a prize pack including calligraphy pens, a journal & some poetry books.


  • Accepted file types: jpg, pdf.
  • Submissions will be accepted April 1 - April 23. The following week will open voting up to the community. The winner will be announced during the first week of May & will receive a poetry prize pack.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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.



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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!