August 2016

First Friday Flick

Friday, September 2, 2016
7:00 pm
Community Room - enter through the front doors

Popcorn will be served

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2015)
Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they're also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.
PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.

Holiday programs are coming!

Children's programs are currently on break, but be on the lookout for our special holiday programs during the month of December.  Please click here to see all the fun things happening during the holiday season.  

The Youth Services team is busy preparing a variety of programming for Winter 2017.  All programs for Winter 2017 will resume Monday, January 9, 2017.  Stay tuned for more information in mid-December!  

Labor Day Holiday

The Library will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. 



Photo Credit:  By the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Designed by Victor S. McCloskey, Jr., using as source material a photograph of a portion of the mural by Lumen M. Winter located in the AFL-CIO building in Washington, DC. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons at

Working in Early America

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
​in the Children's Room

Using several objects and tools from Winterthur's demonstration collection, you will learn how skilled craftspeople such as potters, tinsmiths and tailors met basic human needs in early America.

FREE and open to students in grades 4-8. Registration REQUIRED.

Fine Motor Skills Day

Wednesday, October 5
11:00am - 12:30pm
​in the Children's Room

Come and have fun while strengthening the small muscles in your child's hands, arms, and eyes!  Children's fine motor skills are essential in a child's development and in early literacy.  Children will enjoy activities and crafts designed to help develop their muscles while grown ups will leave with ideas for more fun to be had at home.  Drop in anytime for as little or as long as you like.    

Ages 5 and under.  No registration necessary.

Tinker Tuesdays

Tuesdays, October 11, 18 & 25, 2016
4:00 - 4:45 pm
​in the Children's Room

Calling all tech whizzes!  We will be working with Snap Circuits, Makey Makey, Little Bits, and more exciting STEM materials.  This program is made possible through a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

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

Fall Crafts

Mondays, October 10, 17 & 24, 2016
4:00 - 4:45 pm
​in the Children's Room

Crafters unite!  Get ready for the fall holidays by creating crafts after school.

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

Spy School

September 14 & 21, 2016
4:00 - 4:45 pm
​in the Children's Room

So you want to be a spy?  Begin your training at the Library!  Come and perfect your skills of observation and work on a new disguise.  Try out your new tactics on the other secret agents!

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

Meet a Famous Artist

Wednesdays, September 28, October 26 & November 16, 2016
4:00 - 4:45 pm
​in the Children's Room

Like to learn about different artists and their styles?  Like to try your hand at art projects?  This is the place for you!  Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times.  Create a project in the artist's style.  

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

Ready, Set, Party!

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6 - 8 PM

Parking Lot

No registration necessary.  

You’ve worked hard this summer, now come celebrate all those minutes read!  We will have a DJ spinning tunes in the parking lot to get you up and moving as well as ice cream sundae materials. 

Come find out if enough minutes were recorded to turn Ms. Shannon into an ice cream sundae! 

We will provide the ice cream.  Pitch in and bring the topping that corresponds to your last name:

A-G:  Whipped cream
H-M:  Sprinkles
N-Z:  Syrups