March 2016

Jazz Cafe

Friday, April 15, 2016

in the Community Room

Come unwind from a busy week to the sounds of the Craig Satchell Experience.  Enjoy smooth, swinging, classy jazz from this diverse group.

Light snacks will be served - or bring your own.  BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please)

No Registration Required.


Children's Programs are on Break

Winter 2016 programs came to a close last week in the Children's Room, but our Spring 2016 roster is just around the corner!  The Youth Services team is busy preparing a variety of programs for kids of all ages to enjoy.   

Raise a Reader and HTFLKids programs for Spring 2016 will resume Monday, April 11, 2016.  Please click here to learn more about our upcoming programs!

Coping With Cancer Health Series

Treatment is Over. Now What?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Board Room

Presented by the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia. No registration necessary for either session.

Mountains, Madness, Miracles: 4,000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail

Saturday, April 16, 2016
2:00 pm
on the lower level of the CREC
Community Recreation & Environmental Center
9000 Parkview Dr.  Haverford, PA

FREE and open to the public. Registration Required.

Come hear from a hiker who has accomplished the famous Appalachian Trail twice!  Hiker Lauralee Bliss "Blissful", an Appalachian Trail 4,000+ miler and the ridge runner for Shenandoah National Park, will share stories and pictures from her 4,000 mile journey which she undertook northbound with her teen son and then southbound as a solo hiker.  This presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking dreams, whatever they might be.  A book signing for her title Mountains, Madness, Miracles - 4,000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail follows. 

Reading Olympics

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
4:00 - 4:45 pm
​in the Children's Room

You're already reading the books; now come have some fun with them at HTFL!  Each month, we'll highlight two different books from the Elementary Reading Olympics list and participate in a variety of related activities and crafts. 

This month's titles are: 

1. El Deafo by Cece Bell
2. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

FREE and open to students in grades 2-5. Registration REQUIRED.

Being Mortal Panel Discussion

Sunday, April 17, 2016
2:00 pm

Community Room

Join us for a panel discussion around the issues presented in Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.  This will be a unique opportunity to pose important questions about end of life issues to a panel of experts in the field.  While Being Mortal is the common ground for discussion, it is not a prerequisite for attendance.

Panelists include:

Dr. Karl Ahlswede, Medical Director, Palliative Care, Main Line Health
Casey Bien-Aime, Chaplain, Lankenau Medical Center
Joanne Glusman, MSW, LSW, Palliative Care Social Work, Faculty Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency Program Co-Chair

Dan Donahue, Donahue Funeral Home

Moderated by Terre Mirsch, Division Director, Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care, Main Line Health Homecare & Hospice

Teen Afternoon Matinee: Mockingjay Part II

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Community Room

Join us for an afternoon screening of Mockingjay Part II.

Open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration required.
Snacks and beverages provided. 

American Girl Book Club

Tuesdays, April 19, 26 and May 3, 2016
4:00 - 4:45 pm
​in the Children's Room

If you love the American Girl series or your American Girl doll, this is the place for you!  Each week we'll focus on a different girl from a new period and enjoy reading aloud, fun activities, and food.  You're welcome to bring your American Girl doll!  

FREE and open to students in grades 1-5. Registration REQUIRED.

Library Renovations

The Library will be undergoing a complete renovation at the end of 2017

The Library will be undergoing a complete renovation at the end of 2017. We are working with Bernardon Architects in developing plans for a 21st century library at our current location on the corner of Mill and Darby Road.

The renovation will require many basic facility upgrades such as a new HVAC system (air conditioner replaced in 2015) and updated lighting, elevator and electrical. The new ADA compliant facility will feature energy efficiency and areas will be reconfigured to make the best use of space. It is a very exciting time in our history!

We'll keep you up to date as we move forward. Be sure to check back for news! (12/7/16)

To find out more go to our LONG RANGE PLAN webpage where you can find copies of past facilities studies as well as our presentation to the Commissioners in April 2015 regarding relocating or renovating.