February 2011

Register Today for a Mother/Daughter Program: Alice Paul - Through the Lens of Leadership

Alice Paul

Get ready to celebrate Women's History Month in March with this program for mothers and middle school-aged daughters!

Alice Paul: Through the Lens of Leadership will be held on Sunday, March 13 at 2pm. This is an interactive program that highlights the life and work of Alice Paul focusing on her as a leader. The program requires advance registration on Eventkeeper. The session will be facilitated by a leader from the Alice Paul Institute located in Mount Laurel, NJ.

Come learn about Alice Paul, suffragist and leader with two exciting programs. Beaten, jailed, and assailed as a pariah for her beliefs, Alice Paul never quit. The result of her fierce dedication to women’s rights was one of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century – the successful passage of the Nineteenth Amendment of the US Constitution in 1920, which ensures a women’s right to vote.

Register Today: Alice Paul - Through the Lens of Leadership

Celebrate Women's History Month with this program for mothers and middle school-aged daughters!

Alice Paul: Through the Lens of Leadership will be held on Sunday, March 13 at 2pm. This is an interactive program that highlights the life and work of Alice Paul focusing on her as a leader. This program will be facilitated by a leader from the Alice Paul Institute of Mount Laurel, NJ, and requires registration on Eventkeeper.

Come learn about Alice Paul, suffragist and leader with two exciting programs. Beaten, jailed, and assailed as a pariah for her beliefs, Alice Paul never quit. The result of her fierce dedication to women’s rights was one of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century – the successful passage of the Nineteenth Amendment of the US Constitution in 1920, which ensures a women’s right to vote.

First Friday Flick - The Social Network

The Social Network

Join us Friday, March 4th at 7pm for a free screening of The Social Network, the film that has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. If you still haven't seen this must-see film about the controversial rise of Facebook, this is your chance! Popcorn and drinks provided.

Take a sneak peak at the trailer here.

Book Share

Book Share

Stop in for an informal book discussion in a small group setting. Talk about a book you're currently reading or just listen and get some recommendations. Dessert and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring lunch or a snack. We will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 12pm, beginning March 3rd.

E-Book and E-Reader Workshop

e-reader

New to using e-books and e-readers? Join David Belanger of the Delaware County Library System on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7pm for an instructional session on downloading and using e-books. The library's e-books are compatible with most readers (Nook, iPad, Sony Reader, etc.), except for the Kindle.

Registration is required at Eventkeeper, or by contacting the Reference Department at 610-446-3082 x 201.

Thank you, Friends of HTFL!

Friends of HTFL

The Friends of the HTFL have reached a HUGE milestone! As of February 10th, the they have officially donated over $100,000 to the Haverford Township Free Library since their inception. The Friends began in March of 2003 and it’s taken less than eight years to cross this mark.

The HTFL community thanks all those who have helped in the Friends efforts!

Some current and upcoming Friends projects include the following:

  • Spring Bulb/Garden Plant Sale - Ongoing until April 28th. Place your order online or pick up an order form at the library
  • Art of the Garden Opening Reception - Friday, April 8th from 5pm to 8pm in the library
  • Art of the Garden Exhibit - Runs from April 8th through June 21st during library hours
  • Beach Bag Book Sale - May – Specifics to follow soon. Flyers will be posted in the library.
  • Second Annual Garden Tour - Saturday, June 18th. More information to follow soon.

 

Celebrate Black History Month at HTFL!

Ned Hector

Historical figure - Ned Hector - a free black colonial soldier, a wagoneer, a respected patriot and hero, will make a visit to the library on Sunday, February 20th at 2pm

Noah Lewis will give a historical dramatization of Ned Hector's life and times. This interactive and participatory living history presentation is a program for all ages.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is suggested through Eventkeeper.

And a fun time was had by all!

Thanks to Watson and Mike, two clowns from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, who visited us on Tuesday, February 8th. Also a big thank you to the Wells Fargo Center for helping arrange the visit. More than 100 kids and adults enjoyed a hearing the story of Olivia Saves the Circus and laughed at all Watson and Mike's tricks!

Check out another video on the KIDS blog!

Help us help the Upper Darby Food Cupboard

The Haverford Township Free Library is currently collecting non-perishable food items for the Upper Darby Food Cupboard. This local food center is a resource for communities in and around Upper Darby.

The Food Center currently feeds 18-23 local families on a regular basis as well as others. Wintertime, especially after the holidays, is a time when items are needed the most so please keep this worthy cause in mind when visiting the library. Barrels are located in the vestibule and are emptied bi-monthly.

If you are interested in further information or would like to volunteer your time, please contact the Food Center at 610-853-2481.