Virtual Visits

Visit Museums Virtually

While many local and national museums have closed in response to the growing public health threat of COVID-19, it may seem as though it is impossible to visit your favorite museum and learn something new. But fear not! Many local museums, as well as, national and international museums, offer virtual options to tour their museum, explore digital collections and exhibits, and many museums offer virtual lectures, events, and programs. Check out a list below of local and national museums you can visit from the safety of your home!

Disclaimer: While at first glance this list seems extensive, it is certainly not exhaustive. As of December 10th, 2020, this list includes museums that were offered through Tredyffrin Township Libraries Museum Passport Program, as well as respected local and national museums. Any questions about this list can be forwarded to Zoey at zmills@ccls.org.  

 

Museums Local to Chester County and Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Philadelphia)

The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia)

Benjamin Franklin Museum (Philadelphia)

Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art (Chadds Ford)

  • The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art offers engaging virtual tours and curator-led gallery talks of their collection and special exhibitions, activities for all ages, blogs, and resources for everyone to enjoy at home. Online museum offerings are updated weekly, so be sure to check back for new and exciting exhibits and talks.

Chester County Historical Society (West Chester)

Independence Seaport Museum (Philadelphia)

Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia)

Mütter Museum (Philadelphia)

National Constitution Center (Philadelphia)

  • The National Constitution Center offers a myriad of ways to enjoy museum offerings during their closure. Attend live classes and lectures, join the museum for online debates about timely constitutional topics, explore their expansive media library, and dive into their exhibits through the museum’s virtual museum experience.

Penn Museum (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia)

Rosenbach (Philadelphia)

National Museums

The Google Art Project

The Met (New York City)

NASA (Washington D.C.)

The National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.)

The Smithsonian (Washington D.C.)

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.


 

 

Sorry. This form is no longer available.

Support Community Puzzle

Spring Appeal is Live

If you’ve been reading AdLib over the last several months, you know our programming librarians are hard at work organizing and facilitating virtual programs for all ages.
We are so delighted to bring what you love about the library home through the virtual programs and digital materials, but these do come at a cost.
TTL recently launched the Spring Fundraising Appeal to ask our community for donations to cover these and other costs at the library. Any donation amount– even what you might spend on drink or food at a live trivia event– makes a difference and ensures that the library can continue to provide virtual programs and, hopefully, in-person programs soon!

 

Summer Reading Community Puzzle

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

We are so excited for the start of this year’s summer reading challenges! We have programs for all ages, from birth to adult with the opportunity for you to win chances for great prizes.

Registration is open now & the programs start on Monday, June 8.

Register today at Beanstack!

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

 

Online Art Lessons for Children Community Puzzle

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

This week we are highlighting Miss Michele’s Online Art Lessons! If you follow TPL Children on Facebook or Instagram, you can find fun little art lessons highlighting things like making your own watercolors or Dandy Lions!

Follow TPLChildren on Facebook & Instagram to access the lessons.

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

 

Anne of Green Gables Community Puzzle

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

We hope you’ve enjoyed Kate’s Read-Aloud of Anne of Green Gables each day on YouTube. We’re scheduled to finish up on Tuesday, May 26. Check out the Playlist Here.

What would you like to hear next? You get a say. VOTE NOW!

Additionally, enjoy this community puzzle celebrating our Anne of Green Gables Read-Aloud.

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


Vote for the Next Read-Aloud Title

Learn about the titles here

The Man in the Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart • The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope • Evelina by Fanny Burney • The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith & Weedon Grossmith

Mental Health Awareness Community Puzzle

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

This week we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month! We know that Covid-19 is adding to general stress levels of most Americans and we hope you’re being sure to practice self-care. Watch Zoey’s video on resources available to you!

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

QuaranTEEN Scavenger Hunt Community Puzzle

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

This week we celebrate the great area we live in! Complete the puzzle of Philadelphia & complete the QuaranTEEN Internet Scavenger Hunt!

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