December 2016

Happy Holidays from HTFL!


We wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!  Our holiday hours are:

Saturday, December 31, 2016:  CLOSED
Sunday, January 1, 2017:          CLOSED
Monday, January 2, 2017:         CLOSED

World War I and America - Exhibit and Programs

World War I and America Exhibit

Tuesday, January 3 - Sunday, January 22, 2017 

Display on the first floor of the library


World War I and American Art

Sunday, January 8 -- 2:00 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) educator Laurel McLaughlin presents a lecture focusing on their current exhibit World War I and American Art.  The exhibition explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. 


Alice Paul, World War I, and the Suffrage Movement

Sunday, January 15 -- 2:00 pm

Author Mary Walton examines Alice Paul and the picketing campaign of the White House during American involvement  in World War I.



World War I and America - Reading & Discussion Group

Sundays, January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23 – 2:00 pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering program themes including: Why We Fight, Race and WWI, American Women at War, and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War.
Registration required at the reference desk.  Download February 26 readings packet; Part 1 and Part 2.


World War I Memorabilia Night

Wednesday, April 12 - 7:00 pm

Community members and organizations are invited to bring and share their World War I attic finds.
(HTHS Spring Program Meeting)


World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society.


This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.





WWI - February 26 Readings - Part 1.pdf5.12 MB
WWI - February 26 Readings - Part 2.pdf4.91 MB

Reducing Stress this Holiday Season through Meditation

Monday, December 5, 2016
7:00 pm

The Hub

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality.  Join Jim Rose, M Ed. Rutgers University, retired executive at Johnson & Johnson and  long time meditator, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation.  It can reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.  He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally, spiritually and help with seasonal stress.

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

Book Bites Luncheon

Thursday, December 8, 2016
12:00 pm
Community Room


Come find out what your favorite librarians have been reading!

$10 donation includes lunch, beverages, and dessert.

Tickets are no longer available.