December 2010

Art of the Garden - Call to Artists

"...let us cultivate our garden." Voltaire, from Candide

 From the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library:


April 9, 2011-June 21, 2011

Reception Friday, April 8th, 5:30-8:30pm

Free and open to the public

 All artists are invited to apply to a special exhibition, Art of the Garden, a group show of 150 artworks on the theme of gardens, to serve as the second annual event of its kind to be held at the Haverford Township Free Library.

Library CLOSED - Monday, December 27

Due to poor weather conditions, the library will be CLOSED on Monday, December 27th.  Please check back for further updates.


The Haverford Township Free Library expresses gratitude to the Township of Haverford Board of Commissioners, and Township Manager, Larry Gentile, for their commitment of additional funding to assist the library in restoring six (6) hours of operation to its weekly schedule-Friday morning and Saturday afternoon.  Effective January 1, 2011 the new HTFL hours of operation are the following:

Monday          10am-9pm

Tuesday         10am-9pm

Wednesday    10am-9pm

Thursday        10am-6pm

Friday             10am-5pm

Saturday        10am-5pm

Sunday            1pm-5pm

TONIGHT at 7pm: HOT AND COLD with the Franklin Institute

Join us in the Children's Room for the Franklin Institute's Traveling Science Show HOT AND COLD on Wednesday, December 15th at 7pm. It's great for the whole family - you don't want to miss it! 

What to expect: Turn your kids into molecules as we explore the three states of matter. Make balloons shrink, bubbles freeze and a rubber ball shatter by using liquid nitrogen (N2). Students learn the everyday application of N2 in manufacturing, food production and medicine. 

This program has been rescheduled from the original October date. 

This program is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required.

Teen Web 2.0

We will be playing around with Web 2.0 applications! A Web 2.0 site gives its users the free choice to interact or collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators.

Join us as we meet in the Rotary Room on Friday, December 10th at 2:30pm to work on blogs, social networking websites, and wiki spaces.

This event is free for the public and open to teens in grades 6-12. For more information please contact Jenni Stern at


TONIGHT: Makin' Music in the Children's Room

Join us for a Winter Holiday Performance by Makin' Music! The fun begins on Wednesday, December 8th at 7pm.

Get ready to sing, dance, and have a great time celebrating the season!

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Today at 2pm - Meet the Author: Joseph Glantz

 Welcome author Joseph Glantz on Sunday December 5th at 2pm. Glantz is the author of Philadelphia Originals and will present a PowerPoint presentation about the creation of his book. He will have copies available for sale and signing that would make a wonderful holiday gift!

Light refreshments served.