March 2012

Safety in Our Community

Join us on Tuesday, March 27th at 7pm for an informative program presented by the Haverford Township Police Department Community Policing Unit
 
The presentation will cover all aspects of community safety including individual safety, family safety, home safety and car safety. Find out what you can do to keep yourself and your community safe! This program is free and open to the public.

If you missed Edwidge Danticat...

 On Friday, March 16th, HTFL, the School District of Haverford Township, and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township had the priviledge of hosting One Book, One Philadelphia author Edwidge Danticat.

Ms. Danticat spoke to students and community members at the Haverford High School. We are pleased to provide a link to footage of the event available through the Haverford School District. Enjoy!

Let the wild rumpus start!

Come ROAR your most terrible ROAR at our Wild Rumpus for children of all ages and their families this Saturday, March 24th, 10am-12pm.

Crawl into our reading nook and enjoy Where the Wild Things Are, make your own Max crown and other crafts, and show your terrible claws!

This is a drop-in program for kids and caregivers to enjoy together. It is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak

In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak, a traveling American Library Association exhibit, will be on view March 8-April 20.
 
Popular children’s author Maurice Sendak’s typically American childhood in New York City inspired many of his most beloved books, such as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. Illustrations in those works are populated with friends, family, and the sights, sounds and smells of New York in the 1930s. But Sendak was also drawn to photos of ancestors, and he developed a fascination with the shtetl world of European Jews. This exhibit, curated by Patrick Rodgers of the Rosenbach Museum & 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.

Admission is free. Open to the public during regular library hours.