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We update this post weekly to reflect upcoming & recurring programs that would normally be found in our emailed newsletter AdLib.

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Next Week’s Special Programs

Take Home Kit: Tornado in a JarTake Home Kit: Tornado in a Jar
Pickups start Thursday, May 13
For ages 4 and up: Make and observe your very own tornado! Supplies are simple. Today is the first day to pick up this kit. While supplies last!

Contact Stephanie Bragg at sbragg@ccls.org with questions.

Understanding & Demystifying College Admissions
SUCCESSIVE MONDAYS, May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 7-8:30 pm
Zoom Webinar
What does the college admissions landscape look like today? How can you match interests, abilities, values & karma with the right college? How does a college admissions committee operate & for what are they really looking? What are the current trends in college admissions? Does test optional really mean test optional? Most importantly, just how are you supposed to pay for it all…?
Join Workshop Leader Cigus Vanni on Zoom!
Students & Parents welcome!! Each individual session covers different topics though the workshops are meant to be experienced as a series—log in to one, log in to all!
*Sessions are sponsored by The Tredyffrin Township Libraries & are intended to augment— rather than supplant or substitute for—high school counseling efforts
Contact Cigus Vanni at cigus@cigus.net to register & obtain the link
(session limited to a maximum of 100 participants)

Frame, Weaving, Lana, Thread, Handmade, ThreadsWeaving for Kids

Monday, May 17, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Children ages 7-12 join us for a hand sewing/weaving program. This month we will be practicing our skills by creating a nature weaving project. We will provide the sticks for the frame and yarn to connect the sticks. You will need to collect items from nature to complete the project. A day or two before the event go outside and collect long grasses, leaves, flowers, pine needles, anything you think might be fun and interesting to weave in and out of yarn,

If you would like a free kit for this class please make sure to hit YES for the questions about picking up a kit. You will receive an email when your kit is ready. Emails will start being sent 5/1. Please wait until you receive your email before you come to pick uo a kit, Each kit will have a name on it. Please only take your kit. The kits will be located in a bin outside Tredyffrin Public Library near the contactless pickup shelf.

Registration ends 1 day before the program begins.

REGISTER HERE

Contact Angie Andre at aandre@ccls.org with questions.

Vote, Button, Election, Elect, CampaignElection Day
Tuesday, May 18

Tredyffrin Public Library is a polling location. Please wear masks when you come to vote.

Open Minds Book Group
Tuesday, May 18, 2 pm

Open Minds meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 2 pm. New Members are always welcome. Contact Gretchen Chamberlin at gchamberlin@ccls.org with questions.

This month’s selection:

Homeland Elegies

by Ayad Akhtar

Physical Book
Audiobook on CD
 eBook
 Digital Audiobook

REGISTER HERE

Read It & Steep Book Club
Tuesday, May 18, 7 pm

Read It & Steep meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Kate Shaw at kshaw@ccls.org with questions.

The Deep

by Rivers Solomon

Physical Book
Audiobook on CD
eBook

REGISTER HERE

Recurring Programs

 

Instagram LIVE Storytimes
Mondays, 10:30 am with Miss Angie
Wednesdays, 10:30 am with Miss Stephanie

 

Visit Instagram @TPLChildren & @PaoliLibrary for fun storytimes with your favorite librarians! Hear stories & sing songs live with Miss Angie & Miss Stephanie or watch it for 24 hours via IGTV.

Storytime GIFs | TenorFamily Storytimes via Zoom
Tuesdays, 11 am with Miss Angie (Register for May sessions)
Thursdays, 11 am with Miss Stephanie (Register weekly via the calendar)

Zoom on over to hang out with your favorite librarians for songs, stories, shakers & fun!
Participants are welcome to turn cameras on so that your little one can see the other attendees & themselves!

Still, Items, Things, Book, Notebook, Journal, ExcerptJournaling Together for Teens
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Our journaling group is now accepting new members. Each day we spend time journaling, reading out loud (your work, something literary or something for school) & enjoying casual conversation.

If you are looking for a friendly group that is low commitment (attend when you’re free), write to Laure at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG for an invite to the group.

Weekly Writer's GroupWeekly Writer’s Group
Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Zoom Virtual Meeting

The Paoli Writer’s Group is back . . . virtually. Join anytime between 12:30 & 2:30 each Thursday for discussion, writing prompts, critique & more.

Contact Beverly Michaels at bmichaels@ccls.org with questions.

Jackbox Party Pack Did Someone Say Jackbox GIF - JackboxPartyPack DidSomeoneSayJackbox Text GIFsTeen Game Night with Nick
Most Fridays, 8 pm

 

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

To join the group, email Laurie at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG

Roundtable Discussions: Current Events for Teens
Most Fridays, 9 pm

We invite teens to meet weekly for discussions on topics we choose as a group.

To join the group, email Laurie at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG

Zen Meditation
Saturdays, 9:45 am with Ying
Zoom Virtual Meeting

Join Ying for this practitioner-led class for those interested in exploring Zen practice.
Are you joining from a smart phone or tablet? The meeting ID is 826 7354 5625 & the pass code is 881074.
Join on Zoom

Virtual Trivia Nights
Most Saturdays, 7 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Quizmaster Kate wants to know if you have what it takes to be the champ?! Questions will be streamed through a free live webinar & players will answer using Kahoot on their smartphones. Questions are designed for adults, but families are more than welcome to play.
Please note: a smart phone is recommended to play trivia with Kahoot.
You can download the app (iOS store or Android) or visit kahoot.it on your smart phone browser.
Contact Kate Shaw at kshaw@ccls.org with questions.
Do you want to submit a question to be used in a future trivia? Submit your question!

Watch Previous Programs

Our YouTube channel is your gateway to many great programs for all ages! Make sure you’re checking out our YouTube page regularly to watch the programs you may have missed.

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As U Like It

As U Like It: Teens are invited to reframe Shakespeare’s tales into their own interpretations of this tempest-tossed time

 

What would’ve become of Romeo and Juliet when the Twelfth Night they expected of quarantine turned into the Twelfth Month? Tredyffrin Public Library invites local teens to be captivated by Shakespeare and his amazing characters.

Students will reimagine a scene from the original plays using quarantine as a backdrop.

An introductory workshop will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1 pm with UK theater director Nadia Papachronopoulou. Students will then have an opportunity to work on their own short film projects guided by teaching artists, Max Mooney and Sarah Boess.

More about Shakespeare in Isolation

Did you know that Shakespeare wrote King Lear during his own quarantine from the plague? This fact was not lost on UK theatre director Nadia Papachronopoulou, who created Shakespeare in Isolation which is a series of online dramas that reimagine Shakespeare’s characters in our modern-day quarantine. The project was featured in an article written by Chris Wiegand for The Guardian newspaper.

A description from the article included, “To make Shakespeare in Isolation, she assembled two dozen freelancers from theatre and television, including past colleagues and new collaborators. The four short films, directed by Papachronopoulou, have a playful “modern twist.”

Nadia is co-creator of Shakespeare in Isolation as well as the director of the films in addition to running workshops with the Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She is excited to help students create their own versions of Shakespeare in Isolation.

About the Workshop

During our January 17th workshop, Nadia will explore: Shakespeare’s character, physicality, and writing monologues/soliloquies, “which will allow them to bring their own imagination and creativity to Shakespeare. She also plans to bring in sound, cinematography, and costume, “so they have things they can play with when making their own film.”

Joining us as coaches to help teens create their own films are:

Sarah Boess

Sarah Boess is based out of Brooklyn, NY where she works as the Artistic Director of Sanguine Theatre Company. She received her BFA from Boston University in Theatre Arts in 2019 and has gone on to work with various theatre companies, including Manhattan Theatre Club, The Civilians, Brown Box Theatre Project, and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Her favorite Shakespeare play is Twelfth Night!

 

Max Mooney

Max Mooney lives in New York City. He studies at NYU in the Playwrights Horizons Studio where he is concentrating mostly on directing, playwriting and dramaturgy/collaboration on new works. He spent some of last year facilitating theatre devising at a high school in the city through an internship program and has found a lot of passion in curating young creativity. His favorite Shakespeare is Measure for Measure for at least right now.

 

Laurie Doan

Laurie Doan is the librarian for teens at Tredyffrin Public Library. She looks forward to seeing your stories and being captivated by your interpretations of Shakespeare set in this year of storms and wonders. Space is limited. To enroll, e-mail Laurie Doan Ldoan@ccls.org or leave a message at 610-688-7092 x 200.

Tree Tenders

Tree Tenders 3 Session Program beings May 25!

Taught by a team of tree professionals, this three session class is designed to create “citizen stewards” who can properly care for trees in their communities, neighborhoods or yards. Learn tree biology, stressors, identification, planting, care and pruning, and how to choose the right tree. You will spend 1 hour outdoors each evening and plant a tree on the library grounds. Pizza and beverages will be served. $25 per person.

Register for this class at www.pennhort.net/treetenders or contact Barley Van Clief at bvanclief@pennhort.org or call 215-988-8793.

Barley VanClief, with the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society took some time to talk to us about this exciting program: Continue reading