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 2022 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.
Special October Events
We’re putting together the calendar but it looks like we’ll be doing:
Anime on the 5th and the 19th at 4:30
Nature Journaling on the 12th and the 26th at 4:30
A few meditation and relaxation workshops, Date TBD
Book Group on the 13th and 27th. Our book is Jackaby by William Ritter this month.
A game night or two
Plus a Halloween Themed Saturday Night Social, Date TBD
Special September Events
Bach to Rock Night on the Terrace, September 10, 6:15
Come chill out with some great local music!
Teens are invited to a Special Dinner with Conestoga Alumni and author Kathy McCullough, September 13, 5:30 – 7:00
Kathy McCullough is a screenwriter and novelist. Her screenplay, “Santa Hood” won the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting competition and was later bought by Universal Pictures. She’s written scripts for Nickelodeon, Hallmark, Lifetime, and the Disney Channel. She’s also written over a dozen novels, including two teen fantasy comedies, Don’t Expect Magic and Who Needs Magic? She was hired by Disney to adapt Don’t Expect Magic into a TV-movie and is currently adapting the book as a TV pilot. Kathy worked for several years as a story analyst for TV and movie studios, including HBO Films, Imagine Entertainment, and Castle Entertainment, among others, in addition to working as a private script consultant. Her book How to Make Your Script Better Than the Rest is based on what she learned from her many years of reading and analyzing scripts.
Space is limited so sign up asap for this special opportunity! Each attendee will be given a copy of Kathy’s scriptwriting book!
E-mail Ldoan@ccls.org or call 610-688-7092 x200
Wednesday, September 7 @4:30-5:15
Crunchy Roll Anime to entertain us!
E-mail Laurie to join Ldoan@ccls.org
Conquering the College Essay with Carrie Waldron-Brown, MA, September 19, Monday 7-8:30 PM
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 join us for 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 REGISTER: Contact Carrie Waldron-Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Book Club
This book club is meeting Thursday, September 1st, 5th, and 29th @5:30.
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
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 email@example.com 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
“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
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 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 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?
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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