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SPECIAL EDITION - Haverford Township Board of Commissioners Meeting

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
 

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Special Meeting of the Township Board of Commissioners

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Monday, November 25 -- 7:30 pm
Quatrani Building (located behind the Township's Administration Building on Darby Road)

In early 2013 the Building Committee of the Library contracted for a Space Utilization Study, along with an assessment of the current electrical, plumbing and heating systems.  A Library Consultant was hired in order to address the spatial needs of the building.    

At the May Commissioners meeting the Library presented the results of the study including assessment findings and associated costs to renovate the current Library property.  At that meeting some of the Commissioners had major concerns about renovating a property that only had 17 parking spaces.

A Master Plan to address the aging Township Building and Police Station was adopted by the Property Committee of the Board of Commissioners.  After the Library's presentation, the majority of the Committee put together an idea for the potential inclusion of the Library into the Master Plan calling it the Municipal Services Building located near the Skatium on Darby Road.  Click here for the presentation of the Plan, available on the Township's website.

You are invited to a special meeting of the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm for a public discussion about the alternatives presented for the Library.

 

Your opinion counts! 

Please consider attending this meeting and letting the Commissioners know what you think about this issue.  There will be opportunities for members of the public to speak at the meeting. 

 

Thank You for your Support!

                 

 

November 17 - 30

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

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Twitter!

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

If you love films and books, find yourself analyzing them and like to talk about them, here is your opportunity to meet Bill Wine, KYW's Film Critic.  He is coming to the Library Saturday (tomorrow) afternoon to “discuss the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience.”  He will also analyze the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films.  I hope you get the chance to meet him.

As the Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching, I would like to say THANK YOU for all of your support to the Haverford Township Free Library-it is very important to all of us.  The Board of Trustees and the Staff strongly believe in providing the best possible services to you, our customers, patrons, sponsors and residents of this township.  Our mission statement says it all--“The mission of the Haverford Township Free Library is to provide residents of the Township of Haverford, as well as the public at large, with exemplary access to the broadest possible range of resources, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.”  It is our mission each and every day.   

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

The Library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm and will remain closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

HTFL will reopen on Saturday, November 30 at 10:00 am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Job & Career Accelerator

Learn or refresh important skills in the Job & Career Accelerator database "Tools to Get You Hired." Job and Career Accelerator is sponsored by Learning Express Library, one of the many county online subscriptions offered free with your library card.

Assess work related interests and suitable careers, explore over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles, find jobs and internships from over 5 million listings, prepare professional resumes and cover letters, and organize and track the entire process.

Register now for this free service. If you know someone who may find this to be of use, encourage them to get a library card if they don’t have one and visit the reference desk for further information.

 


START YOUR DATE NIGHT EARLY!

Based on the Book: Best Seller Cinema

Saturday, November 16 -- 3:00 pm

KYW Film Critic Bill Wine is coming to The Haverford Township Free Library!

We know in our hearts that books and movies are so different that we really shouldn't compare them. And yet, we just can't help it. In this presentation Bill Wine discusses the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience. He also analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. A collection of indelible written works that have provided the source material for storied, memorable movies are discussed, including The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, Schindler's List, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Graduate, A Clockwork Orange, The Silence of the Lambs, Sophie's Choice, The Maltese Falcon and more. And don't worry, we also deal with the insufferable bombs! Audiences are encouraged to bring their preferences, opinions, memories and questions.

This program is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Reading-a-Round - The Double Bind

Tuesday, November 26 -- 7:00 pm

Join us this month as we discuss The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian.  When Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography, spending all her free time at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won’t let anyone see. When Bobbie dies, Laurel discovers a deeply hidden secret–a story that leads her far from her old life, and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.

Copies are available  for participants, please contact Rachelle Nocito at 610-446-3082 x 200 or nocito@haverfordlibrary.org

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, November 21

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, November 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Tuesday, November 26

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Double Bind

Wednesday, November 27

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, December 12-- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Book Bites Luncheon

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Meet the Authors: Lucky 13

Monday, November 18 -- 4:00 pm

Check out the Ventures and Misadventures Book Tour!

Not one, not two, but seven authors will be visiting the Library to talk about their books. Meet: Caroline Carlson, Kit Grindstaff, Jennifer Ann Mann, Elisabeth Dahl, Melanie Crowder, Kristen Kittscher, and A.B. Westricker. 

Stop by after school on Monday, November 18th at 4pm and meet the authors, play games, get free swag, and have your books signed by the authors themselves. These new novels are for tween readers grades 3-6. 

Thank you to Children’s Book World for bringing these great authors to HTFL. CBW will be here to sell copies of each book.

 

Kids Programs on Vacation!

Regular Children’s Programming will be on break beginning
November 25 and will resume on January 13.

 

Holiday Programs

Spread some holiday cheer with these great programs for
children of all ages!

Preschool Play Time

Drop in to enjoy our educational toys at this informal playgroup.

Wednesdays, December 4, 11, & 18 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Holiday Music with MusicWorks

Don’t miss the fun when Mr. Jerry of MusicWorks comes to the Children’s Room for TWO special music programs. Wiggle, giggle, sing, and play at these family music programs!

 

Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 pm and Monday, December 16 at 7:00 pm

 

Holiday Crafting

1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders welcome

Sign up for this 3-week series of after school holiday crafting. Learn new techniques as you create winter/holiday-themed projects. This program will be led by the HTFL Teens Art Club.

To REGISTER click here.

December 4, 11, and 18 --  4:00-4:45pm

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

School-aged children welcome

Get in the holiday spirit with this classic children’s book and movie. On December 10th we’ll read the story and watch the original animated movie. On December 17th we'll watch the live-action version.  Also enjoy Grinch snacks and crafts.

Tuesday, December 10 and 17 beginning at 4:00 pm

 

Make-and-Take Crafts

Stop by the Children’s Room and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy.

December 23-30, anytime!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, November 18

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Meet the Authors: The Lucky 13

Tuesday, November 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, November 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, November 25

6:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Family Game Night

Tuesday, November 26

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

Wednesday, November 27

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Gaming Tournament

Thursday, November 21 -- 2:30 - 4:00 pm

A Series of Challenges Fit for Coordinated Thumbs

In a Minute-to-Win-It format, we’re going to bounce between gaming stations to see who can win the most points in a short period of time.

Challenge possibilities include: How many fruits you can destroy in Fruit Ninja, The Highest Dance Score on our XBOX 360 and  being the winner in a Super Smash Bros. round.

It should be hectic and enjoyable.

And if you come out on top—you’ll get a gift certificate to Amazon, to go towards the game of your choice.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 18

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Thursday, November 21

2:30 pm -- Gaming Tournament

Monday, November 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 27

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Surrey at Havertown Center

Surrey at Havertown Center was established 30 years ago in 1983. First known as the Earlbrook Center, then Havertown Center for Older Adults, Havertown Center became Surrey at Havertown when it became a program of Surrey Services for Seniors in 2011. Surrey at Havertown is one of eight senior community activity centers funded in part by the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA). Surrey at Havertown provides an engaging, fun, supportive experience for its members, potential members and the community by offering life-enriching programs, classes, meaningful activities and opportunities for active and independent men and women aged 55+. 

 

Surrey Services

Surrey Services was established in 1981 with a mission to help older adults to live in their homes with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community. Surrey provides a comprehensive array of services including activities and classes, health and wellness programs, transportation, home health care, companions and housekeeping.  Today, Surrey serves 7,500 seniors from five locations.  Surrey is a true community organization meeting the needs of older adults throughout the region.

 

Surrey Services is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  For more information on our Business Center, click here.

                 

 

November 3 - 16

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

Thank you to those who attended the Masquerade Gala and participated in the Silent Auction of the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library last Saturday evening.  It was a wonderful evening filled with energy and excitement, awards and testimonials, music and dancing, delicious food and drink, and FUN!  Many thanks goes to our sponsors and to the Gala Committee-Janae Alberts, Christopher Blackwall, Angela Gasparro, Anny Laepple, Donna Reeves, Nikki Senecal and Mary Bear Shannon for all of your hard work in putting this event together.  If you could not attend this year, please consider joining us for next year’s event.

Take a look at November’s programs-we have something for every age!  I will see you at the Haverford Township Free Library.

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


COLLECTION CORNER

Cookbooks at HTFL

If you are ever looking for a recipe, look no further than  641.5-641.8 in our non-fiction section.

Our cookbook collection is phenomenal, encompassing everything from good old American cooking to most ethnic cooking plus loads of dessert, cookies, cakes, cake pops and other specialty item cookbooks. There are books catering to vegetarian and vegan cooking as well as gluten free. Cookbooks strictly on meat, fish, poultry and vegetables are also available.

Please stop by and check out several!!!

 


START YOUR DATE NIGHT EARLY!

Based on the Book: Best Seller Cinema

Saturday, November 16 -- 3:00 pm

KYW Film Critic Bill Wine is coming to The Haverford Township Free Library!

We know in our hearts that books and movies are so different that we really shouldn't compare them. And yet, we just can't help it. In this presentation Bill Wine discusses the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience. He also analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. A collection of indelible written works that have provided the source material for storied, memorable movies are discussed, including The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, Schindler's List, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Graduate, A Clockwork Orange, The Silence of the Lambs, Sophie's Choice, The Maltese Falcon and more. And don't worry, we also deal with the insufferable bombs! Audiences are encouraged to bring their preferences, opinions, memories and questions.

This program is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Medicare Open Enrollment:
Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Friday, November 8 -- 12:30 pm &
Tuesday, November 12 -- 7:00 pm

Do you have all of your questions answered about Medicare?  Before Open Enrollment ends on December 7, come learn about one of the plan options in the Medicare Program: Independence Blue Cross.

Tina Garrity of Senior Advisors Group will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplemental Plans. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2014.

Through Senior Advisors, Ms. Garrity represents over 20 companies such as: Aetna, AARP, Mutual of Omaha, Central States Indemnity, Humana, Independence Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and  Medicare Supplemental Plans,  and many more.  While her  presentation will focus on Independence Blue Cross, she can answer questions about the difference between plans and about program participant's Medicare Advantage plan, Supplemental  (Medigap) plan, or their Part D Stand Alone Prescription Drug plan.

Registration is not required but highly recommended. To register, click here.

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, November 11 -- 7:00 pm

We’re giving “book club” a new meaning!

Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, The 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, and bring it to the Club to share.

The Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

Stop by the Reference Desk to browse, choose from this month’s selection The 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, select a recipe, and sign up for the Club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

Your Money, Your Life - Heart to Heart: As Your Parents Age

Wednesday, November 13 -- 7:00 pm

Aging parents? The time to talk is now!

Some conversations are too important to wait.  As your parents get older, now is the time for a heart-to-heart about their goals, wishes, and potential needs – so you can both be ready.

Join us for this workshop to help you gain an understanding of your parent’s vision for the future; information to make decisions on your parent’s behalf; and tips for starting those important conversations.

Registration is not required, but highly recommended.  To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, November 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

12:30 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

Monday, November 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

Tuesday, November 12

7:00 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

Wednesday, November 13

7:00 pm -- Your Money, Your Life - Heart-to-Heart: As Your Parents Age

Thursday, November 13

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, November 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Saturday, November 16

3:00 pm -- Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema

 

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, November 20 -- 7:00 pm - Healthy You Series: Hip and Knee Pain

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, November 4

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, November 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, November 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 7

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, November 11

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, November 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, November 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, November 15

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Thursday, November 7

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

2:30 pm-- HTFL Bake

Monday, November 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Thursday, November 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

 

   

 

October 20 - November 2

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

Four members of our staff have been invited to speak at the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference being held in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania next week.  Their presentations will range from serving the Homeschooling Parents in the community to how library service has changed-from the old days to the modern, 21st century library and how technology plays an important role in the community. 

Anny Laepple, Youth Services Manager, will be part of a poster session offering suggestions to other librarians about the partnership HTFL has developed with our homeschooling community and the programs that we have offered to them.

Members of the Reference Department, Mary Lou Kolowitz, Manager, and Reference Librarians Joyce Platfoot and Ruth Styer, are excited to “discuss changes in reference duties over the last 15 – 20 years and offer some great ideas that librarians can use to stay relevant, moving forward.” 

HTFL is very proud and wish them good luck!  Our staff is happy to educate and share ideas with other librarians who might like to try something new at their library.  We look forward to them coming back to share wonderful new services with all of you and what they have learned.

The Masquerade Gala is just two weeks away—come out to celebrate the Haverford Township Free Library on October 26.  Information follows.  This year we are happy to honor Shifra Pincus, longtime and dedicated volunteer; Christopher Whiting, President of the Civic Council and Outstanding Community Advocate; Surrey Services of Havertown, the Community Partner Award accepted by Mary Catherine Dabrowski, Director.  Please join us as we honor these outstanding community representatives!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Reader's Advisory

So, what is reader's advisory?  Doesn't it sound a bit stuffy? Actually, it is a great service that our librarians here can provide for you.  If you have a farvorite author or authors, or a favorite genre and are stuck for ideas as to what to read next, please contact our reference department at 610-446-3082 ext 201 or 
reference@haverfordlibrary.org for some great suggestions.

We also have a great group that meets every second Thursday at noon for a Book Share (brown bag lunch optional).  The participants share and review their recent reads.  What is great about this group is that they will often review older and obscure books for even more reading ideas.

 


MASQUERADE GALA
AND SILENT AUCTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are cordially invited to attend the
Haverford Township Free Library

Masquerade Gala and Silent Auction

Saturday, October 26, 2013
McCall Golf & Country Club
Highland Park, PA

Music by Ken Ulansey Ensemble

Open bar cocktails
 beginning at 6:30 pm,
followed by dinner and dancing
Cocktail attire, masks optional

For tickets & more details go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/gala

 


FRIENDS OF THE HTFL FLOWER POWER FUNDRAISER

It’s the time of the year to plant your spring bulbs so that next year you will have a beautiful garden .  The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are holding their spring flower bulb fundraiser.  For every purchase you make, 50% goes to the Friends.  Click here to link to help the Friends help the Library. 


AUTHOR LUNCHEON

Bee Ridgway - The River of No Return

Delaware County Library System 4th Annual
Author Luncheon and Book Signing

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Noon - 3:00 p.m. @ Charlotte's
(3207 West Chester Pike,
Newtown Square)

This year we are pleased to welcome
Bee Ridgway, author
of the thrilling debut novel,
The River of No Return

Advance Registration Is Required.  To register online, click here or purchase a ticket at your local DCLS member library

 

 


CASH BACK TO THE LIBRARY

Farm Fresh Family Card

Here's a way to get a discount at Swiss Farms and support the Library at the same time!  HTFL has teamed up with Swiss Farms to offer the Farm Fresh Family Card between now and March 31, 2014.  Stop by the circulation desk or see the Swiss Farms table at upcoming Library events to pick up your Farm Fresh Family Card.  Use your card at any Swiss Farms store  and get a 5% discount on your purchase of groceries and prepared meals.  Swiss Farms will then donate 3% back to the Library. It's a win-win!

Also, come celebrate Swiss Farms' 45th anniversary throughout the month of October with free stuff!  Visit every Monday in October to try samples of fresh, chef-prepared foods to be launched Oct 15. Also swing by before 10am for a free coffee every Monday in October.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Evolution of the Blues

Sunday, October 20 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of music and history.  Joe Becton sings and plays traditional musical instruments as he takes participants on a walk through American history and music from Sy Gillat to John
Coltrane.  He traces styles of music developed by Africans in America and the collision of cultures that created the music we call gospel, jazz and blues.

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

This program has been sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania 
Humanities Council.

 

Parenting Film Series - Bully

Tuesday, October 22 -- 7:00 pm 
Haverford Middle School

A 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. Schools.  Directed by Lee Hirsch, the film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis.

Please stay for a community discussion after the film.

The  film series is free and open to the public.  Community members, students, parents, teachers, and school administrators are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Registration is required.  To register click here.

The film series is made possible through a partnership between the Haverford Township Free Library, the Haverford Township Adult School, and the School District of Haverford Township.

 

Zombie Movie Night

Thursday, October 24 -- 7:30 pm

The library invites you to a showing of Shaun of the Dead.

Classic movie snacks will be provided and there will be a free raffle with zombie-themed prizes!  Staff will also be available for anyone who would like to sign-up for a library card.  Costumes welcome.

This program is free and open to the public.  Individuals under 18 must present a permission slip found in the teen information center or contact Sheli at 610-446-3082 ext. 216.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross -
An Option

Friday, October 25 -- 12:30 pm

Do you have all of your questions answered about Medicare?  Before Open Enrollment ends on December 7, come learn about one of the plan options in the Medicare Program: Independence Blue Cross.

Tina Garrity of Senior Advisors Group will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplemental Plans. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2014.

Through Senior Advisors, Ms. Garrity represents over 20 companies such as: Aetna, AARP, Mutual of Omaha, Central States Indemnity, Humana, Independence Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and  Medicare Supplemental Plans,  and many more.  While her  presentation will focus on Independence Blue Cross, she can answer questions about the difference between plans and about program participant's Medicare Advantage plan, Supplemental  (Medigap) plan, or their Part D Stand Alone Prescription Drug plan.

Registration is not required but highly recommended. To register, click here.

The program will also be held on Friday, November 8 at 12:30 pm and Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm.

 

Your Money, Your Life: Real Money Talk for Women

Monday, October 28 -- 7:00 pm

Understand your finances.  Find balance in your life.

Join us for this free financial workshop.  Get information and steps to:

  • Reduce your worries by understanding the facts that apply to women.
  • Overcome obstacles that stand in the way of managing your finances.
  • Use five keys that can help you reach your financial goals.

Registration is not required, but highly recommended.

 

Healthy You Series: Making Tough Decisions for You
and Your Loved Ones

Wednesday, October 30 -- 7:00 pm

Join us as presenter Judith Bonaduce, RN, MSN, B.C. (PhD candidate) of  Crozer-Keystone Home Health & Hospice talks about:

 

  • Being prepared for Health Care Decision Making for yourself and your loved ones;
  • Learning about options with conversations before a crisis;
  • Transforming personal vulnerability into compassionate planning.

HTFL and Crozer-Keystone Health System have teamed up to bring you the Healthy You Series that provides important health information for you and your loved ones.

To register call 610-284-8158.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, October 22

7:00 pm -- Parenting Film Series - Bully

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Won't Shut Up

Thursday, October 24

1:00 - 6:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, October 25

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Saturday, October 26

6:30 pm -- Masquerade Gala & Silent Auction

Monday, October 28

7:00 pm -- Your Money, Your Life: Real Money Talk for Women

Tuesday, October 29

Library Closed for In-Service Day

Wednesday, October 30

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series:  Making Tough Decisions for You and Your Family.

Friday, November 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Now You See Me

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Spooky Spectacular

Thursday, October 31 -- 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Halloween Fun at Your Local Library!

Creepy games, ghoulish crafts, and chilling treats are waiting for you at the Spooky Spectacular! Held right after the half-day of school ends, this is the perfect creepy carnival to start your Halloween.

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume.

Games are best for kids ages 4-8, but all siblings are welcome.

This event is hosted by the HTFL Teens. They can’t to wait spook you there!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, October 21

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

1:30 pm -- Fire Prevention Day for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 22

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

7:00 pm -- Parenting Film Series - Bully- Shown at Haverford Middle School

Wednesday, October 23

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 24

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, October 28

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

6:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Family Game Night

Tuesday, October29

Library Closed for In-Service Day

Wednesday, October 30

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 31

12:30 pm -- Spooky Spectacular

Friday, November 1

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 

Upcoming Programs

**Piggy Bank Tales - Tuesdays in November -- 1:30 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, October 23

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, October 24

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, October 28

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Tuesday, October 29

Library Closed for In-Service Day

Wednesday, October 30

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, October 31

12:30 pm -- Teens Host Spooky Spectacular for Elementary School Children

 

 

   

 

October 6 - 19

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
 

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A note from the Director:

Every year for the last eight years the Haverford Township Free Library has celebrated the public library as an institution-a place where books, programs and technology transform lives each and every day.  We have rejoiced that the Library continues to be place where Ideas are born, young minds grow, cultural experiences abound and where the Library is a center of lifelong learning for all ages.  On Saturday, October 26, 2013 we once again gather to celebrate the Library at our annual Gala.  The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library play a special role by hosting a Silent Auction and Fundraiser at the event.  We hope that you can join us this year. 

At this year’s Masquerade Gala we will honor the following people/organization:

  • The John and Mary Lou Toal Award of Honor will be given to Shifra Pincus for volunteerism.
  • The Outstanding Community Advocate Award will be given to Christopher Whiting for his volunteer work throughout the Haverford Township Community.
  • The Community Partner Award will be given to Surrey Services of Havertown, accepted by Mary Catherine Dabrowski, Director.

Please click here for additional information, and I hope to see you at the Gala!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is Haverford Township Day-stop by and say hello at our Library tables. 

 

Christine Faris, Library Director


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Consumers' CHECKBOOK Magazine

Consumers' CHECKBOOK magazine reveals the area's local service companies and stores rated Best (& Worst) for quality and prices. Consumers' CHECKBOOK is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974 with the help of funding from the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. Their purpose is to provide consumers with information to help them get high quality services and products at the best possible prices. They are supported entirely by subscription payments and donations from individual consumers who subscribe to the magazines, and by fees for surveys and information services and publications.

CHECKBOOK magazine is located on the first floor next to the Consumer Reports magazines. Ask a reference librarian.

 


MASQUERADE GALA
AND SILENT AUCTION

 

 

 

 

You are cordially invited to attend the
Haverford Township Free Library

Masquerade Gala and Silent Auction

Saturday, October 26, 2013
McCall Golf & Country Club
Highland Park, PA

Music by Ken Ulansey Ensemble

Open bar cocktails
 beginning at 6:30 pm,
followed by dinner and dancing
Cocktail attire, masks optional

For tickets & more details go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/gala

 


CASH BACK TO THE LIBRARY

Farm Fresh Family Card

Here's a way to get a discount at Swiss Farms and support the Library at the same time!  HTFL has teamed up with Swiss Farms to offer the Farm Fresh Family Card between now and March 31, 2014.  Stop by the circulation desk or see the Swiss Farms table at upcoming Library events to pick up your Farm Fresh Family Card.  Use your card at any Swiss Farms store  and get a 5% discount on your purchase of groceries and prepared meals.  Swiss Farms will then donate 3% back to the Library. It's a win-win!

Also, come celebrate Swiss farms 45th anniversary throughout the month of October with free stuff!  Visit every Monday in October to try samples of fresh, chef-prepared foods to be launched Oct 15. Also swing by before 10am for a free coffee every Monday in October.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Apps to Save You Time and $ at Work

Wednesday, October 9 -- 7:00 pm

If you were to go through the various places to get smart phone apps you would find that there are more than 1 billion to choose from.  Even if you have a specific need in mind, choosing the right app can be a challenge.   

Join Brian McGoff, former trustee, business owner and smart phone user as he highlights the top 10 free and low cost apps to improve productivity and work/life balance.

 

Celebrate Local Authors

Sunday, October 13 -- 2:00 pm

Did you know that we have many published authors right here in Haverford Township and surrounding municipalities?  Meet some of these writers at our Celebrate Local Authors event. Join us for book talks by authors J.N. Sadler, Fereshteh Sholevar, Jim Waltzer and Ray Greenblatt.  Their books will also be available for sale.

 
Come support our local authors!

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, October 14 -- 6:30 pm

We’re giving “book club” a new meaning!

Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of their choice from this month’s selection, The Dead Celebrity Cookbook, and bring it to the club to share.

The Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

Stop by the Reference Desk to browse The Dead Celebrity Cookbook, select a recipe, sign up, get a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

Evolution of the Blues

Sunday, October 20 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of music and history.  Joe Becton sings and plays traditional musical instruments as he takes participants on a walk through American history and music from Sy Gillat to John
Coltrane.  He traces styles of music developed by Africans in America and the collision of cultures that created the music we call gospel, jazz and blues.

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

This program has been sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania 
Humanities Council.   

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, October 9

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future

7:00 pm -- Apps to Save You Time and $ at Work

Thursday, October 10

12:00 pm Monthly Book Share

Friday, October 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Sunday, October 13

2:00 pm -- Celebrate Local Authors

Monday, October 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Wednesday, October 16

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future

Friday, October 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

 

Upcoming Programs

**Red Cross Blood Drive - Thursday, October 24 --
1:00 - 6:00 pm

 

**Zombie Movie Night - Thursday, October 24 -- 7:30 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Caregiver's Craft Night Out - Giant Jack-o-Lanterns

Tuesday, October 15 -- 7:30 pm

Join Ms. Anny from the Children’s Room to create a Giant Jack-O-Lantern from felt. Choose to mount your jack-o-lantern on your wall with removable mounting strips or let your child enjoy it on the floor—they’ll be making jack-o-lantern faces over and over!

This program is for caregivers only, please leave the kiddos at home or plan to have someone with them in the Children's Room. The project we will be working on will be appropriate for toddlers and younger elementary school children to play with.

The Library will provide all the materials, but bring your own scissors  appropriate for cutting cloth if possible.

To help in planning, we ask that you register for this program, though walk-ins will be welcome.  To register, click here.

 

Piggy Bank Tales

Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26 -- 1:30 pm

Join Ms. Anny for Piggy Bank Tales! This is a financial literacy storytime for toddlers - we will be  learning about earning, spending, saving and sharing through stories, games, and crafts. This free, four-week program is for caregivers and their children, ages 3-5. 

Piggy Bank Tales has two goals - one for caregivers and one for children. For caregivers, this is an opportunity to help children's emergent literacy skills and foster an early and open dialog about financial matters. Children will learn about simple financial concepts that will give them a basis for more advanced understanding in the future. 

Participating families will receive free copies of many of the books we use throughout the program to add to their home libraries. 

Space is limited and registration for each family is required. One child who will attend must be between 3 and 5, but siblings are welcome to join us as well. Registration is for the full four-week series. To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, October 7

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

1:30 pm -- Fire Prevention Day for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 8

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, October 9

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 10

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kids Book Bingo

Monday, October 14

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

7:00 pm -- Caregivers' Craft Night Out: Giant Jack-o-Lanterns

Wednesday, October 16

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 17

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, October 18

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 

Upcoming Programs

**Piggy Bank Tales - Tuesdays in November -- 1:30 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Save the Date!

Teen Cookie Bake-Off

Wednesday, October 16 3:00 pm

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 7

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, October 9

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, October 10

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, October 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, October 16

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

3:00 pm -- Teen Cookie Bake-Off

Thursday, October 17

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Tina Garrity - Senior Advisors Group

Tina Garrity, Medicare insurance specialist from Senior Advisors Group,  joins us throughout the year to educate both those who are new to Medicare health benefits and those who are existing Medicare beneficiaries on the four parts of Medicare, A, B, C and D.  During the Annual Open Enrollment Period which lasts from October 15th to December 7th, Ms. Garrity will be presenting Independence Blue Cross's Medicare Advantage plans for 2014.  As she is licensed to represent many companies such as:  AARP, Aetna, Mutual of Omaha, Humana, Cigna, to name a few, she can answer questions on Supplemental insurance as well as Stand Alone Part D Prescription drug plans.   Tina has spent her career in healthcare in pharmaceutical, advertising and insurance.  Ms. Garrity says, "I always feel good knowing that I have done my very best to advise each of my clients which insurance plan is right for them."  "Not every plan is right for every person, it is important to find the right fit."   She truly enjoys her profession and feels very blessed to be doing something she loves!  Tina sings at area churches for weddings and funerals.  She has a lighter musical interest which she pursues with her rock and Irish bands. Additionally, she enjoys tennis and running.   Ms. Garrity lives in Delaware County with her husband Andy, and two children.

 

Tina Garrity - Senior Advisors Group is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  For more information on our Business Center, click here.

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Your Support Makes a Difference!

With individual donations from community members like you, we’ve had one of our busiest and best summers ever.

  • Busiest Day = July 10th with 1,080 visitors
  • Judy Wicks + HTFL + Oakmont Farmers Market + HPED = 1 great local author bash
  • Philadelphia Zoo + 300 attendees = A lot of monkey-ing around!
  • Total Circulation of Materials in July = 37,368 items
  • 397 fans + 11 creators + 2 book stores + 15 staff = HTFL Comic Con
  • Jazz + bossa nova + local talent = Free summer concert series
  • 844 readers + 2,266 books + 332,672 minutes read = AMAZING!

Keep the momentum going—help us sustain the important work of HTFL through 2013 by making a tax-deductible donation today!