June 2011

Film Screening: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

Are you getting excited for the July 15 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2? Come get ready for the final Harry Potter movie, by watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 at HTFL on Wednesday, July 6th at 6pm!
Bring dinner and a blanket to lay back and enjoy the show. Chairs will also be available.
The film is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Celebrating Independence Day

The library will be CLOSED on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. See you on the 5th!

TONIGHT: World of Song

 Don't miss more Summer Reading fun with WORLD OF SONG on Wednesday, June 29th at 7pm in the Children's Room!
Singer, Actress, Teacher, Songwriter and Storyteller Allison DeSalvo, performs accompanied by guitar, piano and percussion, an innovative blend of children's music in various styles.
This lively concert will evoke active audience participation. Children and adults can join in by singing, dancing, acting out stories, making believe with puppets and doing art projects. Young and old will embark on a story-like journey to delight the imagination and fill the heart with laughter and fun making these special performances entertaining and educational by embodying the awareness that music inspires and unifies us all when presented in a loving atmosphere of learning and joy.
This program is free and open to the public. There is no registration required.

"ACE the SAT" workshops at HTFL!

The Haverford Township Free Library, in conjunction with Advance Test Review, will be offering 2 sessions of 3 workshops in July to prepare students for the SAT and PSAT. The nationally recognized “ACE the SAT” review program will focus on Critical Reading and Writing, targeting vocabulary, sentence completion, logical reading, and grammar and rhetoric proficiencies. The Mathematics sessions will cover the core concepts, formulas and strategic problem solving skills students will need to successfully complete the tests.

Celebrate Pennsylvania! A History in Story and Song

Join us as we open the Summer Reading season with Celebrate Pennsylvania! A History in Story and Song with Paula Purnell. This hands-on event will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7pm in the Children's Room and is open to children, families, and adults.
Award-winning performer Paula Purnell presents songs written by and about the people of Pennsylvania, in this presentation featuring authentic instruments, costumes and props. From the indigenous people of the Eastern Woodlands, to early English settlers, on to the workers of the Industrial Age, Purnell invites audiences to explore how and why Pennsylvanians have been making music for thousands of years. Artifacts provide opportunities to explore and discuss the daily life, toils and triumphs of bygone eras.
This Commonwealth Speakers presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

I Hear America Singing: An Americana Sampler

 Join local music historian Fred Miller for a lecture-in-song program on Sunday, June 26th at 2pm.
The program will focus on 19th Century American music. Miller will perform songs from America's formative years and discuss the role they played in our nation's history. Kick off Independence Day with this entertaining and informative program. 
To learn more about Mr. Miller's programs or to hear samples of his past appearances, visit his website here.

Friends of HTFL 2011 GARDEN TOUR-Saturday, June 18--Friday is last day for discounted tickets!

Tickets are now on sale for the Friends of the HTFL 2011 Garden Tour to be held on Saturday, June 18th. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to visit gardens in Haverford Township sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 
Begin your tour at the Historic Grange Estate to pick up your information and map of the gardens on the tour, and begin your journey to see beautiful and unique gardens throughout the township; the event will end with a reception and tour of the Grange Estate gardens. 
Tickets are $15 each in advance at the library; tickets can be purchased at the Grange the day of the event for $20.