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Spring Flower Bulb Fundraiser by the Friends of HTFL

The Friends of HTFL are, once again, raising money for the Library. Don't miss the opportunity to beautify your garden with your purchase of flower bulbs through the Friends' online Spring Fundraiser.  Purchase the bulbs online and they will be shipped directly to your house.  All you need is the trowel!  

50% of the profits go to the Friends to help the Library purchase the "extras" such as televisions, audio equipment, Summer Reading Club programs for your enjoyment-I could go on and on.  

Click here for the link to the website to make your purchase today!  Thank you.

Programs for Teens

 

Teen programs at HTFL are for students in grades 6 through 12, unless otherwise specified.  No registration is required!

Most programs take place after school from 2:30 to 4 pm in the Community Room, unless stated otherwise.  

Remember, if there is no school, there will be no program that day!


Weekly Programs:

High School Hangout
Grades 9-12
Mondays, 2:30-4:30
 
This group is exclusively for those in grades 9-12.  Come meet fellow high schoolers, relax and hang out after school at the Library.  
 
Altered Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 2:30-4
 
Check out all the different things we have on each Wednesday from Chocolate Study Hall to Anime Days and other activities guaranteed to pique your interest!  
 
Gaming Club
Fridays, 2:30-4
 
Come relax and play a game!  A Wii, Wii U and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play.  Only games rated T or lower, please!
 

Special Programs:

When & Where
Grades 6-8
Last Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8pm​

When & Where is a history club for middle school students.  We will explore a different historical figure or event each month and dig deeper into the past.  We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, eat occasional snacks and do science experiments!  

  • 9/28 "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
  • 10/26 The Salem Witch Trials
  • 11/30 Ancient Greece
  • 12/28 Catherine the Great 

T.A.B 

The doers of the world - The HTFL Teen Advisory Board meets as needed after regular programming to help form the Teen Programming for the Library.  


If you have any questions or suggestions about Teen Programs, please contact Jenifer Phillips at phillips@haverfordlibrary.org 
 

HTFLKids Fun - Fall 2016

Elementary schoolers are in for lots of fun this fall with HTFLKids. Don't miss a thing!

SOME PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION - All registration is through EventKeeper (follow the links below).


LEGO Club 
Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.  

Please register for one session only.

Session I: Mondays @ 4pm, Sept 12, 19, 26
Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Oct 27, Nov 3 & 10

->REGISTER FOR LEGO Club Session II<-


Spy School 
Grades 1-5

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 he books; now come have some fun with them at HTFL!  Each month, we'll tactics on other secret agents!

         ->REGISTER FOR Spy School<-


Book Bingo
Grades K-5

Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.

3rd Thursdays @ 4pm, Sept 15, Oct 20 & Nov 17

No registration required.


Meet a Famous Artist
Grades 1-5

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.  

    Wednesdays @ 4pm, Sept 28, Oct 26 & Nov 16

->REGISTER FOR Meet a Famous Artist, Sept 28<-
->REGISTER FOR Meet a Famous Artist, Oct 26<-
->REGISTER FOR Meet a Famous Artist, Nov 16<-


Reading Olympics
Grades 2-5

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

  Wednesdays @ 4pm, Oct 5 & Nov 2

->REGISTER FOR Reading Olympics, Oct 5<-
->REGISTER FOR Reading Olympics, Nov 2<-


Land of Stories Club
Grades 2-5

Are you a fan of the Land of Stories series?  Join us as we dive headfirst into this magical world and explore other fairy tales with a variety of fun activities.   

  Thursdays @ 4pm, Oct 6 & 13

->REGISTER FOR Land of Stories Club<-


Fall Crafts

Grades 1-5

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

  Mondays @ 4pm, Oct 10, 17 & 24

->REGISTER FOR Fall Crafts<-


Tinker Tuesdays
Grades 2-5

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

  Tuesdays @ 4pm, Oct 11, 18 & 25
->REGISTER FOR Tinker Tuesdays<-


Fitness Fun with TeamLiz
Grades K-5

Home from school?  Come join TeamLiz and get moving at the Library!  She will lead us in a variety of fun activities including games, parachute plays, relays obstacle courses and more! 

  Wednesday, October 12 @ 1 pm
->REGISTER FOR Fitness Fun<-

Raise a Reader - Fall 2016

Remember: storytime programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please help us provide the best experience for all by selecting an age-appropriate storytime for your child.


Books & Babies with Ms. Yolaine

Birth-23 months and a caregiver
Wednesdays at 10:15am
September 14 - November 16

Movers & Shakers with Ms. Shannon

2 and 3 year olds and a caregiver
Mondays at 10:15am
September 12 - November 14

On My Own with Ms. Marilyn

4 and 5 year olds on their own
Fridays at 10:15am
September 16 - November 18

Creative Corner

4 and 5 year olds and a caregiver
Thursdays at 1:30pm
September 15 - November 17

Circle Time

All ages and a caregiver
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am​
Wednesdays at 1:30
September 13 - November 17

Pajama Storytime

All ages and a caregiver
3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm
September 20, October 18, November 15

 

HTFLKids Fun - Spring 2016

Elementary schoolers are in for lots of fun this spring with HTFLKids. Don't miss a thing!

SOME PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION - All registration is through EventKeeper (follow the links below).


LEGO Club 
Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Apr 28, May 5 and 12
 


Reading Olympics Club
Grades 2-5

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

          ->REGISTER FOR Reading Olympics Club, May 4<-


PAWS for Reading
Grades K and up

Come to HTFL and practice reading to the best listener—A dog! Therapy dogs Rutland, Ziggy and Piper come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.

Within a week from the program date, you will be assigned a 10-minute time slot for your child to read with one of the therapy dogs. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your time begins.  

2nd Wednesdays @ 7pm, May 11

->REGISTER FOR PAWS for Reading, May 11<-


Book Bingo
Grades K-5

Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.

3rd Thursdays @ 4pm, May 19

No registration required.


Around the World in 3 Weeks
Grades 2-5

Explore the world without ever leaving HTFL!  Using the laptop lab, help Ms. Roxane plan a trip around the world and also enjoy related crafts and snacks each week.  

    Mondays @ 4pm, May 2-16
 


Paper Magic
Grades 2-5

Join us as we use paper and scissors to learn tricks and amaze your family and friends!  

  Wednesdays @ 4pm, May 11 and 18
->REGISTER FOR Paper Magic<-