Students grades 5th through 10th
March 3, 10, 17, 31 & April 7, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Training will cover:
Introduction and Installing Python & VS Code
Data Structures (Lists, Sets, Dictionaries etc)
Control Flow (If, Else, Elseif, Loops)
Functions and its uses
Game Development using Python
Questions to: Ldoan@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x200
P.S. – This course will cover Installing Python & Game Development in the class. School / Personal laptop can be used to install Python / VS Code.
Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 28, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us for this 2-part workshop with photographer Ray Schneider author of the book, “What the Photographer Sees,” where you’ll learn to create more interesting and memorable photos.
For details or to sign up: Ldoan@ccls.org or 610-688-7092 x200
SAVE THE DATES:
Spring 2024 – Online College Admissions Series with Cigus Vanni
April 29, May 6, 13, 20
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
*Sessions are sponsored by The Tredyffrin Township Libraries and are intended to augment— rather than supplant or substitute for—high school counseling efforts
*POSTPONED* “Crazy For You” Musical Theatre at The Mullen Center at Villanova University
Sunday, February 18, 2:00pm – 4:30pm (arrive at the Mullen Center by 1:45)
Teens are invited to see the Tony Award Best Musical madcap comedy “Crazy For You” with the infectious songs of George and Ira Gershwin. A parent or adult caregiver must accompany each teen. Tickets will be provided.
If, for any reason, you are not able to make the event, please cancel as soon as possible.
Please contact Laurie Doan for information and to reserve your seats. Ldoan@ccls.org or 610-688-7092 x200
Teen Crochet Club, Most Sunday’s, 3:30
*FEBRUARY 18 Optional Embroidery Project
582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford
DIY Crochet Dish Cloth Project. Then hats! We provide the supplies to make these beginner friendly projects. Give as gifts or keep for yourself! You can always whip up another one!
Contact Laurie with questions Ldoan@ccls.org or 610-688-7092 x200
Special Events in the Makerspace for Middle-School Students:
Makerspace: 3D Printed Pens, Monday, February 12th, 5pm
Come learn all about 3D printing and design. You will be creating custom 3D printed pens.
Registration begins the first of the month of the program.
February Regular Schedule:
Wednesday After-School Activities, 4:30-5:15pm
February 7, Switch Games
February 14 & 28, Chess
February 21, Anime Club
Reading: The Blue Book of Nebo (to page 75) for the 7th
To sign up: e-mail Ldoan@ccls.org or call 610-688-7092 x200.
February Weekend Events
To sign up: e-mail Ldoan@ccls.org or call 610-688-7092 x200
Friday, February 2, Game Night, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday, February 9, Nintendo Switch Games on the Big Screen, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday, February 23, Roundtable Discussion & Light Pizza Dinner In-Person, the topic this month will be “What Could We Solve”, 6:30-8:00pm
Ongoing Special Opportunity:
You’re on your own but you’re not alone: A path to academic success as you transition from high school to college: by appointment
Rising first year college students are invited for an individual session covering time management and the resources colleges have in place to support you. This interactive workshop will help you think about and identify how to get your out-of-class work done while still leaving time for social activities and the laundry. You’ll also get an introduction to the extras schools offer to ensure your academic success such as professor office hours, tutoring, and the writing center.
The session is led by Carla Vastine. Carla worked in early literacy at the TPL Children’s Department for ten years prior to pursuing her Master of Education degree at Cabrini University while working at Cabrini’s Disability Resource Center. She continued her career in Student Accessibility at Widener University where one of her roles was providing academic coaching to support student success. Carla returned to work at TPL last July as a Reference Assistant.
We hope you’ll join us for a session that will give you the confidence you need to get off on the right foot on your college journey.
Please contact Laurie to sign up:
Ldoan@ccls.org or 610-688-7092 x200
Ongoing Special Opportunity:
Remix a classic story into a film or a play with the help of our coaching panel and our Remixed Classics Handbook! Learn more and download the Remixed Classic’s Handbook HERE
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
Resources from, “Conquering the College Essay with Carrie Waldron-Brown,” are here:
College Essay Guy’s website:
NACAC Rankings for admission determinants:
CEG’s Values Exercise:
CEG’s Feelings and Needs Exercise a) video and b) handout:
CEG’s Great Essay Test:
CEG’s College Application & Admissions Timeline
“College Essay Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Successful College Admissions Essay,” by Ethan Sawyer
“Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement,” by Alan Gelb
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
Spring 2023 – College Admissions Workshops are completed! If you missed one, then catch up on our YouTube channel.
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.688.7092 x 200
“It always seems impossible until its done” -Nelson Mandela
Past Event Highlights:
The Gilded Age: Private tour of Woodcrest Mansion
The Media and the White House: Featuring a panel of six young award-winning White House journalists. Pre-event dinner to dine with the journalists.
Geocaching at McKaig
SEPA Red Cross Club Coffee House Night & Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief
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 email@example.com
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?
The Tredyffrin Township Libraries teen advisory board is working to put together our 2024 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 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.
If you are interested in planning a movie night at Tredyffrin Public Library, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.688.7092 x 200.
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