Tredyffrin Teen Programs

Revisit, Reimagine, and Remix a Classic Story with the help from our Remix Classics Coaches and our Remixed Classics Handbook!

Make way for new voices! Teens are invited to become part of a group of scriptwriter’s that take a classic story and make it your own. Shakespeare did it over and over! Do you think he thought up the Romeo & Juliet story? He didn’t. He Remixed it as only he could and made it one for the ages!

Any way you remix, whether you change the ethnicity of the character, the gender, the occupation, educational background, age, the time period of the story, the culture, religion, country…it’s all valid. It’s your lens and you choose how to tell the tale. You tell your own powerful story using your imagination fueled by primary source material from research and your dramatic instincts.

Do you need to be highly educated in classic literature to do this project? No! Gifted in scriptwriting? No! You don’t need to be anything other than who you are.

YOU BRING YOU!

Everything you need is already inside you. Just commit to the project as you are able, be guided by this handbook, and use your mentors. You’ll see that something exciting will come of it all.

Sign up with Laurie to obtain a spot in this summer opportunity that is sure to be a classic!

Ldoan@ccls.org     610.688.7092 x200

Funding for Remixed Classics has been provided by PA Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and by the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library.

 

 

Spring 2022 – College Admissions Workshops is a wrap! If you missed it then catch it on our YouTube channel.

UNDERSTANDING AND DEMYSTIFYING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS 

What does the college admissions landscape look like today?  How can you match interests, abilities, values and karma with the right college?  How does a college admissions committee operate and for what are they really looking?  What are the current trends in college admissions?  Does test optional really mean test optional? And just how are you supposed to pay for it all…? 

With Workshop Leader Cigus Vanni on Zoom!  

“He knows stuff”  

  • Former Assistant Dean of the College and Admissions Counselor, Swarthmore College, 1980’s-1990’s 
  • Former Director of Counseling, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken, NJ, 1996-2001; 
  • Lead Counselor, Cherry Hill High School West, Cherry Hill, NJ, 2002-2016; now retired and helping locally 

Contact Cigus Vanni at cigus@cigus.net with questions 

*Sessions are sponsored by The Tredyffrin Township Libraries and are intended to augment— rather than supplant or substitute for—high school counseling efforts 

Teen Book Club

This book club is meeting Thursday, May 19 @5:30.

To join, please read to page 52 of:

“The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater

E-mail Laurie Doan at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG to join!

 

Special Opportunity for middle-schoolers to build their libraries!

Contact Laurie to receive their own copy to keep of 3 books: Flunked by Jen Calonita, Curse of the Night Witch by Alex Aster, and Jinxed by Amy McCulloch! Quantities are limited. E-mail of phone first!

e-mail Laurie: LDoan@ccls.org or call 610-688-7092 x200

 

Coming Soon:

Anime Club

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Craft Club

“Venetian isnpired beads” by Emma_Alfa_London is licensed under CC PDM 1.0

 

Should you try this? Yes, of course, why not?

Coming soon, a night hike at our local McKaig Nature Center!

Date and details to come. We’ll meet at the old Roberts School House. Dress for the weather and the woods!

If you’re interested:

e-mail Laurie LDoan@ccls.org

or call 610.688.7092 x200

 

Keeping a Nature Journal

Do you write more than you draw? Scientific? Artistic? Learn the basics of nature journaling and then express yourself your way!

Contact Laurie to join our hybrid club where we share our writings and illustrations. For now, we meet outside when the weather looks good.

Space is limited. Please contact Laurie Doan at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG or 610-688-7092 x 200 to sign up or for more information on these and other teen programs at Tredyffrin Public Library

 

Roundtable Discussion: Current Events

Roundtable Discussion for teens moves online!  We will be discussing current events. We meet mainly on Fridays at 9pm. To join the group, email Laurie LDOAN@CCLS.ORG

GAME NIGHT on Friday’s,8pm

Nick runs a fun Jackbox game night! No experience necessary.

To join the group, email Laurie Ldoan@ccls.org

 

 

Girls Who Code

Everyone! Code at home with Girls Who Code

 

 

 

“Bravo” to the participants in our “Shakespeare in Isolation” workshop. Winner of the Pennsylvania “Humanities in Action Award”!

 

 

Reading Excellence Award 

Tredyffrin Township Libraries are proud to offer a reading program for young adult readers! Young readers wishing to expand their reading lens beyond the United States and read “Around the World” should give it a try! Complete the program and receive a special award to mark your commitment.

Requirements:

  • Rising 7th-12th grade students

  • Read at least seven books totaling 1000+ pages

    • Books must represent seven or more distinct countries, cultures, or regions

    • Each book must be by a unique author

    • At least 3 books must be from a non-U.S. author

If you are interested, please contact ldoan@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 200

“It always seems impossible until its done” -Nelson Mandela

 

PA Renaissance Fair Reading Program

We’ll see you in 2022

 

 

Thank you to the Conestoga High School Drama Club members for presenting: LAUGH, RUN, HELP, LOVE…AND OTHER WAYS TO GET NATURALLY HIGH! on November 6.

If you missed the program I have a few copies of the book left to give away call 610.688.7092 x200 or e-mail ldoan@ccls.org

 

 

Communities Talk:
Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking sponsored by SAMHSA, presented by local students,  and inspired by the book by Matt Bellace, PH.D.:  A Better High

 

 

 

Local Teens spread their wings!

Thank you to the cast and our student director for a meaningful summer story.

Runaways is a collection of songs, dances, and monologues from runaway children. Based on interviews with homeless children and those in orphanages, Liz Swados’ musical interlaces songs about personal struggle and the world at large through the eyes of youth in New York City in the 70s. The show blends different musical styles from pop to hip-hop, jazz to reggae, while asking why children can’t remain children.

 

What Could YOU Do Here?

 

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The Tredyffrin Township Libraries teen advisory board is working to put together our fall schedule with a variety of programs. If you or your group have an idea and are looking for a great setting for a teen event, please contact Laurie Doan Ldoan@ccls.org 610.688.7092 ext. 200 (photos Humans of Stoga Facebook page)

The Venue 

The large room at Tredyffrin Public Library is a flexible space that can be set up for movie nights, a meeting space, or (extremely popular) a coffeehouse. Equipment includes: stage, lights, microphones, speakers, a mixer, computer, projector, screens, DVD Player, pipe and drape, folding tables, chairs, and kitchen.

 

The cast of Little Women are all in college now. What could you do here?

Little Women

 

Movie Nights

If you are interested in planning a movie night at Tredyffrin Public Library, contact ldoan@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 200.

 

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Thank you everyone who came out for Inkwell, the annual coffeehouse fundraiser hosted by The Folio, Conestoga’s literary magazine.

The Teen Department

We offer comfortable seating and good lighting for reading the books we hope youll love too!