AdLib Recurring & Upcoming Programs

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

Special ProgramsRecurring ProgramsDaily/Self-Paced

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Next Week’s Special Programs

Take Home Kit: Kirigami Spider WebTake Home Kit: Kirigami Spider Web
Thursday, October 21: pickups at Paoli Library
Friday, October 29, 4:30: how-to via Zoom Virtual Meeting

For ages 8 & up: Pick up this kit to make a giant paper spider web. Perfect for the holiday! Follow the instructions on the kit or join Miss Stephanie on Zoom on 10/29 to make the spider web together.

Pick ups are available outside Paoli Library. While supplies last!

Contact Stephanie Bragg at with questions.


Storytime in the Park with Miss StephanieStorytime in the Park
Thursday, October 28, 11 am
Greentree Park

For ages birth to 5: Join Miss Stephanie at Greentree Park for stories and songs! In case of inclement weather storytime will move to Zoom. Register here!

Greentree Park 18 Grubb Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Contact Stephanie Bragg at with questions.


Lunch & Learn Storytime at the ParkLunch & Learn Storytime in the Park
Thursday, October 28, 12:30 pm
Greentree Park

For ages birth to 5: This month (weather permitting) Miss Stephanie will be at Greentree Park for an afternoon storytime. Bring something to sit on & your lunch if you like to listen to some stories & sing some songs! In case of rain Miss Stephanie will send out an email notifying that storytime is cancelled.

Greentree Park 18 Grubb Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Contact Stephanie Bragg at with questions.


Reading Graphix: Graphic Novel Book ClubReading Graphix
Thursday, October 28, 4:30 pm
For Teens in Grades 6 to 12: Love graphic novels?? Join our discussion! We will talk about books & do some sort of activity, game or drawing, etc.
Contact Stephanie Bragg at with questions.

Nature Journaling Workshop Part 2 (week 1)Nature Journaling Workshop Part 2
Starts Thursday, October 28, 4:30 pm

AGES 8-12 (FIRM). Are you curious about nature? Do you love to draw and write? If so, join us for the Nature Journaling Workshop. Using sketching techniques and observational notation, we’ll combine art and science to track and learn about the natural world.

October 28 — ONSITE OUTSIDE (weather permitting, with Zoom backup)

November 4 — ONSITE OUTSIDE (weather permitting, with Zoom backup)

November 11 — VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM (due to Daylight Savings ending)

November 18 — VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM (due to Daylight Savings ending)

When this program is held virtually, a Zoom link will be sent the day before the first session.

REGISTRATION — STARTING OCTOBER  14 — IS FOR ALL 4 OCCURENCES OF THE WORKSHOP: OCTOBER 28, NOVEMBER 4, 11, 18. Registrants are expected to attend all sessions as each week will build upon the previous week(s). Space and kits are VERY limited, so please register only if you are able to attend all 4 weeks. This is not a painting/craft class. While some basic sketching techniques will be shared, the object is to start and maintain the habit of keeping a nature journal, combining both images and text.

Please contact Michele Bolay at with questions.

Library Board of Trustees MeetingLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, October 28, 7:30 pm
King Meeting Room & via Zoom Webinar

This meeting will be conducted in person in the King Meeting Room at Tredyffrin Public Library & via Zoom Webinar.

For those joining the meeting with a PC, Mac, or using the Zoom app on a personal device, when the meeting is opened to public comment, use the “Raise Hand” option should you want to comment audibly. When you are selected to comment, we will state your name and un-mute you so you can speak. Briefly state your name and comment/item of concern. For those joining the meeting by phone, the meeting facilitator when un-mute you and ask if you wish to comment. Public Comment is limited to 3 minutes. If you wish to submit comments prior to the meeting, please e-mail using the subject line “BoT Comment” by 8 pm on Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The Libraries are not liable for any computer security problems that participants may experience.

Public comment should be short and concise and limited to general matters of concern and items on the agenda. Public comment will be limited to 3 minutes.


Storytime with Officer ButlerStorytime with Officer Butler
Friday, October 29, 10:30 am
Outside of Tredyffrin Public Library
Join Tredyffrin Township Police Officer Butler as he reads his favorite fall book, Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano. Officer Butler will talk to us about staying safe this Halloween season.

This Family Storytime will happen outside the Tredyffrin Public Library, weather permitting. You will recieve an email by 9 am if this event is cancelled due to poor weather.

Please bring a blanket to sit on as we will be in the grass.

Contact Angie Andre at with questions.

Cutting Cable: What is Streaming Anyway?Cutting Cable: What is Streaming Anyway?
Monday, November 1, 6 pm

Thinking about cutting your cable, but you’re not quite sure what streaming is? Join the library to discover the most popular streaming services, the pros & cons of each platform & the relative costs of each. Registration is encouraged.

Contact Zoey Mills at with questions.


Crime Time Online: The Murder of Alberta Williams & the Highway of TearsCrime Time Online: The Murder of Alberta Williams & the Highway of Tears
Monday, November 1, 7 pm

Crime Time is a meeting of true crime enthusiasts who discuss the intricacies of mysterious cases. We discuss real true crime cases which are often graphic in nature. Attendees must be 18 or older to participate.

Join us this month as we discuss the murder of Alberta Williams.

Start your research:

The Missing & Murdered PodcastAn 8 part series

Alberta Williams: Secrets Uncovered Decades Later on YouTube

The Hue & Cry

Contact Kate Shaw at with questions.


Bite & Write

Bite & Write
Tuesday, November 2, 4:30 pm

AGES 9-12 (FIRM). A 3-week creative writing workshop based on your favorite foods. Taste, describe, and critique what you are eating and share food stories and recipes with the group. Participants will be asked to provide a sample serving of each for themselves: an after-school snack, a treat, and a lunchbox favorite. Further details and a Zoom link will be sent to participants once the reggistration period has ended or registrations are full.


Contact Michele Bolay at with questions.

NaNoWriMo Virtual Write InNaNoWriMo Virtual Write In
Tuesdays in November, 6 – 7 pm

Join other participants of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) to work on your project. During the write in you can chat with other pariticpants about your progress, write together, and enjoy ambient sounds and music over Zoom.

For Adults 18 or older. Registration is encouraged.

Contact Kate Shaw at with questions.

Recurring Programs

One-on-One Tech SessionOne-on-One Tech Help
Wednesdays, 10 am & every other Friday, 4 pm

Tech Help Guidelines

The objective of tech sessions is to teach patrons the skills they need to successfully and independently navigate their technology needs.

To protect the library and the patron, tech sessions cannot include private information, such as confidential emails, financial or medical information, employment records, social security numbers or topics deemed sensitive by library staff. As per our Reference Service Policy, library staff will not provide or offer advice, interpretation, recommendation, opinion or personal experience. Resources on specialized topics (e.g., legal, medical, financial, political, or religious) may be provided, however specifics will not be discussed.

Tech sessions are provided based on the availability of library staff and may be limited in terms of length. Appointments should be scheduled via the appointment sign-up option at and limited to 2 times per month to provide opportunities for other patrons to take advantage of the service.

Schedule a one-on-one session tailored to your needs with Zoey, the Adult Programming & Community Outreach Librarian. Please note: the tech help sessions will be scheduled via Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype. Phone call sessions are limited, email Zoey to schedule a phone one-on-one tech session.

Schedule for virtual tech help sessions:

  • Wednesday’s @ 10:00 a.m.
  • Every other Friday @ 4:00 p.m.

Schedule by clicking this link.

These times don’t work for you? Email Zoey to find a more convenient time.

Instagram LIVE Storytime
Mondays, 10:30 am with Miss Angie

Visit Instagram @TPLChildren 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
Wednesdays, 10:30 am with Miss Stephanie

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 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 849 9559 1827 & the pass code is 857104.

Questions should be directed to Ying at
Join on Zoom

Virtual Trivia Nights
Fridays, 7 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Quizmasters Kate & Zoey 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 on your smart phone browser.
Contact Kate at or Zoey at 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.

See the YouTube Channel

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 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 or contact Barley Van Clief at 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