September Special Event
Tredyffrin Public Library’s Annual College Essay Night
Conquering the College Essay with Carrie Waldron-Brown, MA
Parents & Students are welcomed to attend
Monday, September 18, 7-8:30 PM
In-person: 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Wayne
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.
TO REGISTER: Contact Carrie Waldron-Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
September’s “goodbye summer hello autumn” acivities
Wednesdays Afterschool Activities
September 6, Switch Games
September 13, Chess
September 20, Anime Club
September 27, Chess
Thursday Book Clubs
September 14 &28
RSVP to Laurie Ldoan@ccls.org
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, September 2, Teen Game Night
Saturday, September 9, Nintendo Switch Games on the Big Screen
Friday, September 15, Mystery Event for Teens
This month is “A Walk Through Wayne
Meet at 6:30 pm by the Radnor Library Porch
Space is limited to 8 students so sign up soon! The event includes an al fresco pizza dinner, a walking tour including some history of Wayne, a special gift from one of the shops, and a delicious dessert in a cool setting!
Pick-up at Wayne Train Station at 8:15 pm
Please sign up with Laurie Ldoan@ccls.org
The sooner you sign up, the better! Again, space is limited. First come; first served. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, September 23, Roundtable Discussion & Light Pizza Dinner
The Children’s Department is currently accepting applications for school-year volunteering!
- Applicants must be ages 13-17 as of September 1, 2023.
- Both the application and the township waiver must be filled out in full, signed, and returned together. PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE THESE. Applications and waivers may be returned in person or via email (formatted as PDFs).
- There is no deadline to apply; positions will fill as applications and waivers are received and approved.
- No experience is necessary, but priority will be given to returning volunteers.
- We will work with your conflicts to create a schedule for you. A typical volunteer commitment is once per week for 1.5-2 hours.
- Questions? Please email Michele (email@example.com).
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
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
A few book recs to get you started:
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, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
“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 email@example.com or 610.688.7092 x 200
“It always seems impossible until its done” -Nelson Mandela
Past Event Highlights:
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
Geocache 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 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 email@example.com or 610.688.7092 x 200.
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