April 2012

Science in the Summer Registration Lottery

Science in the Summer is a program sponsored by the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and the Delaware County Library System and administered by The Franklin Institute. The program introduces students to the fun of science. Brief, experiment-oriented courses are taught by certified teachers at participating public libraries.

Children will learn as they participate in fun, hands-on science activities and experiments. 2012’s course is Physical Science/ Electricity. It is comprised of four 45 minute classes given over the course of a week. It will be taught by certified science teachers to groups of 16 students in two age groups: those entering Grades 2 and 3 (Level I) and those entering Grades 4-6 (Level II). In libraries where registrants outnumber the allowable group size, a lottery will be held to select participants.

Registration for the lottery will be open May 1-31. Registration in person is required. Lottery notification will be by June 4th.

Do you have hip or knee pain?

Take this step! Join us for a one-hour Hip and Knee Pain Seminar on Monday, April 30th at 6:30pm, sponsored by Bryn Mawr Hospital Orthodedic Center to learn what you can do about joint pain.

The program will provide valuable insights on the causes of joint pain and treatment options from medications and exercise to advance surgical techniques -- all designed to help you return to an active lifestyle.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is highly recommended.

A few days left to help the Friends!

The Friends of Haverford Township Free Library Plant Sale is back by popular demand! Help us raise funds for the library. Fifty percent of sales goes directly to the library.

Visit the Flower Power Fundraiser site to find flowers to beautify your neighborhood. Shipping within the contiguous U.S. is a flat rate of $5.

Wanted: Teen Volunteers for Summer 2012

HTFL is seeking teens to volunteer as Library pages this summer.

Responsibilities will include putting away library materials, assisting in maintaining order in the collection, and working directly with library staff on special projects.

TODAY! Yiddish in the Nutshell: The Stories and Music that Shaped the Wild Things

The library will swell with the traditional sounds of Yiddish song and the Klezmer clarinet on Sunday at 3pm. Customers of all ages will discover songs and stories which will bring Maurice Sendak's childhood neighborhood, family, and influences on his unforgettable characters into new focus. Susan Leviton, renowned Yiddish singer and storyteller will have props on hand for youngsters' participation, and translations will make every song fully accessible. Klezmer clarinet will be performed by Ken Ulansey.

No registration is required. The program will be held on the 2nd Floor in the Children's Room.

This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endwoment for the Humanities.

Additional support provided by the Barbash Family Fund, the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations and individual donors.

Spring Homeschoolers Hangout

Give your brain a rest on Friday afternoons, 1pm-3pm, and stop by the Library for some fun at the Homeschoolers Hangout! Join other homeschoolers to get together and play board games or cards. Play our games or bring your own.

We'll be hosting two "special edition" sessions of the Hangout this season: American Sign Language Hour and Handwork Studio on Location. Both of these sessions require registration. Click here to sign up!

The Homeschoolers Hangout begins on Friday, April 20 and runs weekly through May 25.

Lost in a sea of books?

Have no fear!  We have assembled lists of recommended reads to serve as your literary lighthouses, guiding you safely to the shores of Good Bookland.  

So check out our "bundled lists" for lists of similiar genre guides or visit the bottom of the page for an entire listing of all of our lists.

Visit our Reading Suggestions page HERE.