January 2012

Want to learn a new language?

 If you're interested in learning a new language try Mango Languages today! With your Delaware County Library System card you can log in and start the free lessons any time from any computer. 
 
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
 
 Have a smartphone? Try the app (search for Mango in the App Store or scan the QR Code).

What do you think about our downloadables?

 The Delaware County Library System is seeking feedback about our downloadable services. This includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. If you've used the service, please let us know what you think by taking this short survey. Thank you!

TODAY: College Planning Workshop

Not sure how you are going to pay for your child's college education? We have the program for you!
 
Join us for the College Planning Workshop on Sunday, January 22nd at 2pm where you will learn about how to address the high cost of college, the new Educational IRA, maximizing financial aid, investment alternatives, developing a college investment plan.
 
The workshop will be presented by the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), a nonprofit dedicated to increasing financial literacy. SOFA member, Shane Couturier will present the workshop.
 

Creative Corner for 4s and 5s

The Children's Room is excited to announce that Creative Corner will be EVERY Thursday afternoon at 1:30pm this winter (through March 15th)!
 
Creative Corner offers older preschoolers, ages 4 and 5, the opportunity to connect reading and fun, stretch their creative muscles, incorporate math into play and enjoy dramatic play - no two weeks will be the same!

Budgeting 101

 Did you make a New Year's resolution to be more financially responsible? Join us on Sunday, January 15th at 2pm for the program Budgeting 101: Budgeting and Establishing Financial Priorities presented by Frank X. Werner from the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.
Attend this program and learn how to:

  • Create a budget
  • Establish financial goals
  • Save while paying down debt and more!

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

TODAY: Visit from Local Author Paul Hendrickson

Hemingway's Boat by Paul Hendrickson

Calling all lovers of Hemingway, biographies, and books! On Sunday, January 29 at 2:00pm, local author Paul Hendrickson will be discussing his newest critically acclaimed book, Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961.  Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961-from Hemingway's pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until his suicide, Hendrickson traces the writer's exultations and despair around the one constant in his life: his beloved boat, Pilar

It's the eReader Extravaganza!

From Monday, February 6 through Wednesday, February 15, we'll be offering visitors an opportunity to experience a variety of eReaders including the iPad, Nook, Nook Touch, Kindle Fire, Kobo and Sony Reader.  These interactive times will vary, so contact the Reference Department at 610-446-3082 x201 before stopping by.  
 
For those interested in finding affordable ways to own ebooks, on Wednesday, February 15 at 6pm, we'll be hosting How to Find Free ebooks. To register for that event, click here. Space is limited, so register early! 

Our First Friday Flick of 2012: The Help

Join us for our First Friday Flick on Friday night of the new year, January 6th at 7PM as we watch The Help, starring Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard.

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. Led by Emma Stone, Academy Award®-nominated Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008), Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk.

Filled with poignancy, humor and hope, The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.

Rated PG-13--movie time 2 hrs. 43 min. Popcorn provided-bring a snack or beverage.

Check Out the Library: Homeschoolers Tour

Ever wondered how a new book makes it from the publisher to the library shelf? Come for this special, behind-the-scenes tour on Friday, January 13th at 1pm and learn how that book goes from the delivery truck to your hands.

Along the way you’ll meet the librarians, learn how to use our online catalog to request a book, and get the realscoop on HTFL. Bring your thoughts, ideas, and requests!

This program is open to homeschoolers of all ages. Please click here and register to let us know you're coming.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Haverford Township Free Library is open Monday, January 2, 2012 from 10AM to 9PM