The Sendak Exhibit is coming to a close...

 On April 20 we will say goodbye to the Maurice Sendak exhibition.  I hope you have had the opportunity to stop by and see it.  Before we close the chapter to our own personal Sendak book, you have two opportunities to participate in a program.

  • Sunday, April 15 at 3PM--Susan Leviton and Ken Ulansey will be here to sing, share stories and play the Klezmer clarinet with an interactive program for all ages.  Don't miss this great event!  
  • Sunday, April 22 at 3PM--Go behind the scenes for a free and personally guided gallery tour of the Rosenbach Museum and rare book library with Patrick Rodgers, curator of Traveling Exhibitions.  Bring your Delaware County Library System Card for free admission to the Museum.  

2012 Annual Appeal

The 2012 Annual Appeal letter requesting your support was mailed in February and I hope you have answered our need with your tax deductible donation.  If you have, we thank you!  Your gift helps to provide the necessary funds it takes to operate the Haverford Township Free Library, open seven (7) days a week, but online 24/7, with the many resources provided to you FREE or at very low cost (rental of videos 3 days for $1.00, or videogames rented for 7 days at $1.00.)  

If you haven't received your appeal, and I have heard of people who haven't, please donate NOW by sending your check to the Haverford Township Free Library, or by donating online here.  

The Haverford Township Free Library is a 501 c(3) Non-Profit Organization that puts every penny into the library's programs, resources, and services that enhance and enrich your life.  Please consider your gift today!

Edwidge Danticat will be at HTFL on Friday, March 16

The Haitian-American author of Create Dangerously, Edwidge Danticat, will be visiting Haverford High School on Friday, March 16 at 9:15am for a book discussion--register here to be included in the guest list.  She is the Free Library of Philadelphia's 2012 award winning, One Book One Philadelphia Author.  HTFL, in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, School District of Haverford Township, and Rotary Club of Havertown, will host the author for a meet, greet and book signing at 11:00am at the Library.  Please join us for refreshments--copies of Ms. Danticat's books will be available for sale.  

Gearing up for the excitement!

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Maurice Sendak exhibition-In a Nutshell: the Worlds of Maurice Sendak, 200 sq. ft panels that offer some glimpses into the art and writing of beloved children's author, Maurice Sendak.  Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen are two of the works that will be highlighted in this six week exhibit, March 8 through April 20.  A series of programs have been developed around this extraordinary event, including a book discussion series, Wild Rumpus! for children of all ages, lecture on Sendak's genealogical explorations, a Yiddish song and Klezmer clarinet intergenerational program, and Gallery Tour of the Rosenbach Museum-and much more!  
We will host an Opening Reception for the exhibit on Thursday, March 8 from 7-9pm on the first floor of the library.  Patrick Rodgers, curator of the Rosenbach Museum's exhibit will be on hand to facilitate the evening.  

Have you Heard?

The Haverford Township Free Library is one of 35 libraries nationwide to receive an American Library Association travelling exhibition titled "In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak."  The event will take place from March 8 through April 20 and involve a series of programs exploring the influences on Sendak's work, including the sights and sounds of his childhood in New York in the 1930's , friends and family, his family's history and his Jewish identity.  Stay tuned for further information on this exhibit and program series.