Tredyffrin Teen Programs

 

APRIL

Save the Dates

Contact Laurie to reserve your spot:

Ldoan@ccls.org or 610-688-7092 x200

First Wed. Nintendo Switch Games (in-person)

Wednesday, April 5, 4:30-5:15pm

Book Club “Aethereal” (on-line)

In preparation for our late spring author dinner with Kerry Reed

Thursdays, April 6 & 20, 5:30-6pm

Board Games and Cards (in-person)

Friday, April 14, 7-8:30pm

Third Wed. Craft (in-person)

Craft Photo Frames

April 19, 4:30-5:15pm

Bach to Rock Band Night

Check the teen webpage for details

Friday, April 21

Roundtable Discussion and Dinner (in-person)

Check the teen webpage for April topic

Friday, April 28, 6-7:30pm

 

 

APRIL SPECIAL EVENTS:

The Media and the White House (in-person)

Featuring a panel of six young award-winning White House journalists

Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 pm

 

***Media and the White House Pre-event dinner, 6pm

Limited seating for students to dine with the journalist panel

MUST RSVP for the dinner Ldoan@ccls.org

 

 

 

UNDERSTANDING AND DEMYSTIFYING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SERIES

Email cigus@cigus.net to register

Mondays, April 17, 24; May 1,8 from 7-8:30 PM

 

 

ONGOING:

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

 

March Highlight Event:

 

Also in March:

 

Teen Book Club

ON ZOOM

Book Club (on-line) Thursdays, March 9 & 23, 5:30-6pm

In preparation for our late spring author dinner with Kerry Reed, we’re reading “Aethereal”

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

 

Board Games and Cards              (in-person)
Friday, March 10, 7-8:30pm

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

 

Third Wednesday Craft, March 15, 4:30-5:15pm

This month we’re making Button Photo Frames

 

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

 

Past events:

Special Event! Inkwell Coffeehouse to benefit the CHS LITMAG

Saturday, February 4th, 6-8pm

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

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Sew a Valentine Felt Heart

Sunday, February 12, 3-3:45pm

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

 

 

SEPA Red Cross Club
Coffee House Night & Bake Sale for Hurricane Relief

Friday, February 17

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

Teen Advisory Budget Meeting

Friday, January 6, 2023, 5:30pm. All teens are welcome. Please rsvp with your name, grade, and # of slices to Ldoan@ccls.org or 610-688-7092 x200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEEN HIKE in the McKaig Nature Center with a bonfire on “the beach”

SPACE IS LIMITED. E-MAIL LAURIE TO GET ON THE LIST Ldoan@ccls.org or call 610-688-7092 x200

If you missed, “Conquering the College Essay with Carrie Waldron-Brown,” but need to get that essay done, catch the video here

If your child needs to get motivated to just start that pesky essay OR is curious about what actually makes a successful college application essay then check out the video of  Tredyffrin Public Library’s free presentation with Carrie Waldron-Brown, MA.

This enthusiastic educator holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School via Oxford University (UK) and an undergraduate degree in English Literature magna cum laude from Barnard College/Columbia University.

Many students have benefitted from her guidance. In this workshop she’ll give us an overview of the essay process from nailing down a superior idea, structuring the content, and effectively developing a precise and eloquent essay that reflects the applicants “WOW” factor to set them apart from the hoards in the Admissions Offices….

Parents & Students are welcomed to contact Carrie Waldron-Brown carriewabro@gmail.com

 

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

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 some Friday’s,8pm

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

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

 

 

 

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 

 

 

 

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

 

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 2023 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!