January 2013

We're clowning around!

Come one, come all! The Children’s Room is excited to announce that we will be hosting clowns for a fun morning of clowning around, stories, jokes, tricks, and lots of fun!

Join us TODAY, Thursday, January 31st, for the fun - it all begins at 10am in the Community Room.

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Music of the Civil War Era

Join us for this interactive musical and interpretive program.  Musicians Joe Becton and Antoine Watts perform and tell stories in 19th century style clothing and equipment this Sunday at 2pm.  They interpret music from Francis Johnson, 1830’s to Julia Ward How 1860’s.  They perform styles including spirituals, underground railroad songs, minstrel songs, and camp songs on guitar, flute, harmonica and voice. 

This program is funded by Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It is a national public programing initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through primary documents and firsthand accounts. The project is presented by The Library of America, in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of America, and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thank you!

Thank you for joining us in the celebration of another year of One Book, One Philadelphia! Recently we hosted a wonderful series of events with author Julie Otsuka who penned this year's selection, The Buddha in the Attic

From a visit at the Haverford High School to a reception and luncheon at the Library - it was a great day!

Mary Beth Lauer (Rotary Club of Haverford Township), Christine Faris (HTFL), JULIE OTSUKA, Jen Ward (Haverford High School), Mary Bear Shannon (HTFL) - Photo courtesy of Joel Perlish Photography.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors: the School District of Haverford Township, the Rotary Club of Haverford Township, and the Free Library of Philadelphia. And thanks for a wonderful lunch, Kettle of Havertown!



Cooking Together

Get into the kitchen with your school-aged kids and be a part of Cooking Together, the newest book club in the Children’s Room - Sunday, January 27th at 3pm. Test a recipe from the selected kids’ cookbook by making it at home and bringing your dish to share.

It’s easy and fun to be a part of this cookbook club: stop at the Children’s Room Desk to sign up and peruse the cookbook, select your recipe, and get ready to cook!

January's Cookbook:
Yum-o! The Family Cookbook by Rachel Ray

This program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration, in person at the Children's Room Desk, is required.

Have You Heard?

Are you an audiobook lover?  Ever wonder how publishers go about turning your favorite books into great audiobooks?

Come join us on Sunday, January 20th, at 2pm as local audiobook reviewer Dan Siegel and narrator Jeannie Stith talk about the craft of making a great audiobook.

This program is free and open to the public.  No registration required.

Come on a Reading Adventure!

Join Ms. Anny and take a Reading Adventure through some of her favorite chapter books. We’ll start out solving the mysteries of Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective and then choose books together.

We’ll be reading aloud together, doing crafts and activities related to the books we read, and having fun.

Students in grades 1st-5th are invited to register for this 12-week program series. All reading levels are welcome. The adventure begins Tuesday, January 8th at 4pm and continues each Tuesday through March 26th.