May 2010

Summer Splash Adult Reading Programs

Summer Splash

Sign-up for Adult Summer Splash begins Tuesday, June 1st. The program runs from June 15th to August 13th. Enter to win prizes each time you finish a book. Join us for the Kick-off Brunch with local author Marc Schuster on June 15th at 11am. For a complete list of Summer Splash programs and to register for the brunch, go to Events.

Now That's Art - Modernism

Modern Art

Join us this Friday, May 28 at 2pm for a discussion on modern art. This overview traces the development of artistic styles from 1900 to 1940, examining fauvism, cubism, futurism, expressionism, surrealism, and other movements. It includes works by such painters and sculptors as Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Brancusi, Magritte, Miró, O'Keeffe, and Noguchi.

Friends of the Library Beach Bag Book Sale

Beach Bag Book Sale

Stop by the library on Saturday, May 22nd from 10am to 2pm for the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library's second annual Beach Bag Book Sale. Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a great assortment of books. C'mon out and fill your beach bag!

The Delaware County SPCA will also be setting up outside the library for another visit and will have more animals ready for adoption, so stop by and take a look! 

ShakesPEER Company Presents: Hamlet


Join local theater group ShakesPEER Company this Sunday, May 23rd at 2:00 PM for a free production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. In addition to the performance, cast members will discuss the process of developing, interpreting, and acting in a Shakespearian production.

Meet the Author: Joyce Magnin

Don't miss this opportunity to meet local author, Joyce Magnin, here at HTFL. Ms. Magnin will join us for a book talk and signing on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm.

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow was named one of the top 5 Christian Fiction Novels of 2009 by Library Journal Magazine. 

Books will be available for purchase.

Makin' Music at Pajama Storytime

 Don't miss Makin' Music at Pajama Storytime this month!

Join us in the Children's Room on Monday, May 17th at 7pm for this interactive and fun music program. 

China and the Silk Road

Join us for Stan Diamond's most recent travel log - China and the Silk Road - on Thursday, May 13th at 2pm.

Stan Diamond has logged thousands of miles travelling around the world studying and observing other peoples and cultures. Diamond will share the beauty and history of China’s Silk Road.

This program is free, but registration is suggested.

May Film Series: Objectified

Don't miss this month's Film Series screening of Objectified on Wednesday the 12th at 2pm.

Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured goods and by extension the people who design them.

Running time 75 minutes

Delaware County SPCA Library Visit


Join Jamie Neborak and volunteers from the Delaware County SPCA this Saturday, May 8th outside the library entrance from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM for an informational session on animal adoption and the importance of spaying and neutering cats and dogs. The SPCA will also be bringing some animals who are ready to be adopted into new homes!

Jill's Cafe:


Join Jill for this month's Jill's Cafe on Tuesday, May 11th at 10am. Enjoy a light breakfast and a look at some of our online resources available to you with your library card. This month explore genealogy sites like

No need to be a computer user to join us, just a willingness to listen and learn!