March 2011

The Civil War: Its Battles and Generals - The Battle of Gettysburg

Come learn and discuss the major generals and battles of the Civil War with historian Andrew Miller.

The Haverford Township Free Library and the Delaware County Library System are teaming up to present this series as we observe the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Programs will be held on Sundays in April and May at 2:00 pm

April 3 - The Battle of Gettysburg
April 17 - Lincoln and His Generals
May 1 - Grant vs. Lee
May 15 - Antietam: The Bloodiest Day

Registration is not required, but highly recommend. Register through EventKeeper here.

This program series is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

Art of the Garden Art Show and Sale through June 21

Art of the Garden to benefit the Haverford Township Free Library.

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library announce Art of the Garden, an exhibition by 100+ artists, curated by Laura Jean Zito, to "Sow the Seeds of Our New Library" for The Haverford Township Free Library. Haverford Township's only library is an essential social hub to an active and cultured population of all age ranges, with over 800 visitors a day and 300,000 people a year-more than a small museum! The "Sow the Seeds of Our new Library" fund will contribute to the library's annual upkeep, seriously curtailed in the last two years by a 33% budget cut of more than $300,000.00.

Call to Artisans and Handcrafters

 Haverford Township Free Library is looking for artisans and handcrafters to exhibit and sell their work at our Artisan's Marketplace event to be held on Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 4pm. The event is just in time for Mother's Day and Graduation gift buying.

We are interested in providing a variety of crafts and space is limited, so we may need to limit multiple entries of the same craft. Table spaced can be purchased for $25.00. Applications for table space must be received by April 8th. For additional information or to apply for exhibit space please contact Ruth Styer at

or call 610-446-3082, extension 202, or

or call 610-446-3082, extension 201.

Gardeners' Gathering: Shade Gardening

Are you sick of winter? Ready for the upcoming gardening season? Join us for the first of a series of lunchtime gardening talks this Friday, March 25th at noon for Shade Gardening.

Bring your lunch and your gardening questions!

The program series, sponsored by the Friends of Haverford Township Free Library, will occur on selected Fridays at 12:00 noon between March and June.

HTFL to host Sendak exhibit in the fall

Sendak Exhibit

We are pleased to announce that HTFL is one of 35 sites across the United States selected to showcase the exhibit, In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak, in the fall of 2011.

This colorful exhibit, curated by Patrick Rodgers of the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, reveals the push and pull of New and Old Worlds in Sendak's work and shows how Sendak's artistic journey has led him deeper into his own family's history and his Jewish identity. While his early books dealt with his Jewish roots in the New World, Sendak has in later books turned to European settings and characters that show his fascination for his parents' lost world and Jewish folktales, as well as his confrontation with the spectre of the Holocaust. 

The In a Nutshell exhibit was developed by Nextbook, Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literatuve, culture, and ideas. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from The Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.

Organize Your Life!

Organize Your Life

Want to say "so long" to the clutter in your home? Don't know where to start? Join us for this Sunday afternoon series and start getting organized. All sessions start at 2pm.

March 20 - What Do I Do With All the Paper?: Organizing Tips to Manage Your Paperwork

March 27 - Savvy Closets: Organize Your Clothing to Save Space & Time

April 10 - Finding Time: Time Management Tips from a Professional Organizer

This program is free, but registration is required. You can sign up for one, two or all three programs at Eventkeeper.

Oakmont Farmers Market and HTFL Film Series

The Oakmont Farmers Market is joining forces with the Haverford Township Free Library to bring you a series of films addressing issues of food production and sustainability. Each screening will be followed by a short, moderated discussion of the questions raised throughout the evening. All films begin at 7pm. Registration is not required. 

March 15: Nourish: Food + Community and Heart and Soil, two short films addressing our relationship to food.
April 19:  What Will We Eat and Fresh; both films explore new ways of thinking about what we eat.
May 17: The Real Dirt on Farmer John, the epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. 

Today: Chief David Stands With Song and the Eagle Medicine Band

Chief David Stands with Song

Join David Hughes, Principal Chief of the Eagle Medicine Band of Cherokees (former Chief of The Cherokee Nation of New Jersey), for an all-ages educational program on Native American dance, song and storytelling. 

The program takes place Saturday, March 12 at 2pm. No registration is required.