The HTFL Connection

April 5 - 18

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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!

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Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Happy Spring, Chag Sameach, Happy and Holy Easter!  Greetings to all who are celebrating the new season.

The Friends’ of HTFL help to put the FUN in fundraising.  Next Friday night, April 10, the Friends’ will offer a new fundraising event - Designer Bag Bingo.  Held here at the Library, it will be an event for anyone 21 and over.  BYOW (wine, no beer or liquor please).  Click here to find out more information and to purchase tickets.  Thank you, Friends, for helping our Library to provide the extras for the community in programs, equipment and materials.  Why not become a member of the Friends today?

We have so many events this month and receiving this Newsletter keeps you up-to-date.  Share it with friends and family, encourage them to sign up for the Connection, and spread the word about HTFL.

Thank you for your support!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5 to observe the Easter Holiday.  We will reopen on Monday, April 6 at 10:00 am.

 

 


QUIZZO AND KARAOKE NIGHT
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

Friday, May 8 -- 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Compete for Quizzo and Karaoke domination at this Library Fundraiser. Prizes to the Quizzo champs and fan-favorite singers.

The event will be held at the Community Recreation and Environmental Center  (CREC) located at the Haverford Reserve.

Tickets go on sale April 15 for $25, and includes snacks and one drink ticket. 

 


PARTNERSHIP WITH
OAKMONT FARMERS MARKET & LONGWOOD GARDENS

Longwood Gardens Community Read: Braiding Sweetgrass

Sunday, April 26 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for a community discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Kimmerer who explores the human relationship to the natural world.  

Discussion leader is Doreen Alvarez Saar, Professor of English at Drexel University and Board Member of the Oakmont Farmer’s Market.

Registration is required.   Stop by the reference desk to register.  There are a limited number of books available for check out, so don’t delay!

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Designer Bag Bingo

Friday, April 10
Doors open at 6 pm; Bingo from 7-10 pm

Come out for a night of fun and support the Friends of HTFL- because they support US!

Join us for Designer Bag Bingo with beautiful bags from Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Vera Bradley.  

  • Bring your own snacks and BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please).
    Ages 21 and over only.

  • Soda and bottled water available for purchase.  

  • Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door (FRIENDS' members $25).

  • 15 bingo games will be played. Raffle tickets will be sold for additional bags throughout the night.

  • Additional cards may be purchased.

  • 50/50 Raffle.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Library’s front desk or on the Friends’ website

Don’t miss out, limited number of tickets available!

For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.friendsofthehtfl.org or email the Friends at  info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

The New American Plate Challenge: 12 weeks to a Healthier You

Tuesdays, April 7 to June 30 (no May 19) 
6:00 - 8:00 pm 

Want to eat smarter and move more for better health and more energy? Barbara Myers, registered dietitian-nutritionist, will teach how you can eat a mostly plant-based diet and do fun activities to get to and stay at a healthy weight.

Each week, you'll get a new challenge to eat smarter or move more. After an informative presentation, you will set goals to meet your weekly challenge. You'll work with a dietitian-nutritionist and other participants, get weekly handouts with your challenge, tips and recipes, see cooking demos, and learn smart grocery shopping.

No charge, but registration is necessary to secure your spot!  To register, call 610-446-2070 or email mcdabrowski@surreyservices.org.

This program is made possible through Surrey Services for Seniors, American Cancer Research Institute and the Library.

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, April 13 -- 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 your choice from this month’s selection, The Frog Commissary Cookbook, and bring it to the club to share.

Stop by the Reference Desk to browse this month’s cookbook, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!  

 

The Weight is Over: Bariatric Surgeon Aley Tohamy

Wednesday, April 15 -- 7:00 pm

Join us to hear Crozer Keystone’s Aley Tohamy, M.D. Come learn about:

  • The prevalence of obesity in the community.
  • Information about obesity-related medical problems.
  • How to fight obesity through lifestyle changes and diet.
  • When to seek medical opinions, and
  • Surgical treatment options.

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.

Registration is required.  To register call 610-284-8158 or click here.

 

Lunch and Learn Series
Mastering the Juggling Act: Time Management and Maintaining Balance for Entrepreneurs

Friday, April 17 -- 12:30 pm

As an entrepreneur, are you at the mercy of time OR do you make time work for you?

Join us for lunch at the Library while you learn time management tips and explore: decluttering your office and your mind, delegating effectively, saying “no” and setting boundaries, and identifying triggers that pull you off course.

This program will be led by Sharlene Goldfischer, certified professional coach, with over 35 years of experience
specializing in leadership development and life transition.

Bring your lunch and we will provide the dessert and drinks!

Registration required. To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, April 5

Library Closed to observe Easter Holiday

Monday, April 6

6:30 pm -- Baby Boomer Primer: An Intro to Aging Services - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 7

6:00 pm -- New American Plate Challenge: 12 Weeks to a Healthier You - Registration Required

Thursday, April 9

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, April 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

6:00 pm -- Designer Bag Bingo

Monday, April 13

6:30 pm -- Baby Boomer Primer: An Intro to Aging Services - Registration Required

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: The Frog Commissary Cookbook

Tuesday, April 14

6:00 pm -- New American Plate Challenge: 12 Weeks to a Healthier You - Registration Required

Wednesday, April 15

7:00 pm -- The Weight is Over: Bariatric Surgeon Aley Tohamy

Thursday, April 16

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, April 17

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

12:30 pm -- Lunch and Learn: Master the Juggling Act - Time Management and Maintaining Balance for Entrepreneurs

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

**Children’s programming on break from
Monday, March 30 – Monday, April 20**

 

Pennsylvania’s Kapok Trees

Saturday, April 18 -- 10:30-11:15 am
Join us as Tyler Arboretum teaches us about Kapok trees including the mighty oaks!

Explore the amazing amount of wildlife that it supports in our forests, from butterflies and moths to squirrels and birds.

Learn about other reasons why trees are important to us in this program.

Registration is required for each child.  To register click here.

 

Myths, Legends, Gods and Monsters Club

Mondays, April 20 & 27 -- 4:00 – 4:45 pm -- Grades 2-5
Love the Percy Jackson and the Roman Mysteries series? Join this club as we explore the mythology surrounding those series with activities that will make you an expert in all things gods and monsters related in no time!  Registration required.  To register click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, April 5

Library Closed to observe Easter Holiday

Wednesday, April 8

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Wednesday, April 15

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Saturday, April 18

10:30 am -- Pennsylvania's Kapok Trees
 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Sunday, April 5

Library Closed to observe Easter Holiday

Wednesday, April 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, April 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, April 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, April 17

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Summer Academy

No homework; no tests; just fun at Summer Academy, which will be held at Haverford Middle School July 6 through 30, Mondays through Thursdays. All classes for kids from ages 6-14 can be found at  http://www.haverfordedfoundation.org/summeracademy.html. Summer Academy is sponsored by the HTSD Education Foundation.

Many favorites have returned, including robotics, web design, improv, and wood, plastic & metal crafts. 40 classes are offered during the 4-week term! This summer, more classes for younger students. New for 2015: 

  • Mad Science (ages 7-12)
  • LEGO engineering (ages 7-8 AND 8-10)
  • Yoga for all ages
  • Cooking for all ages
  • Dungeons & Dragons (ages 12-14)
  • Crafts: T-shirt Rag Rugs and Gloriously Glittering Glass (both are ages 10-14)

 

Haverford Township Adult School
Computer Classes

Haverford adult school has  added Windows 8, Microsoft’s new  operating system to their computer classes.  The three week class, starting April 8, requires advance registration.  Additional computer classes include: Power Point, and introductory and  intermediate classes for Microsoft Word and Excel.

View the complete course catalog on the HTAS website and  register online  at  www.haverfordadultschool.org, or call 610-446-8022 for a brochure.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

March 22 - April 4, 2015

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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 Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

The 2015 One Book One Philadelphia (OBOP) book, Orphan Train by author, Christina Baker Kline, was the book chosen by the Free Library of Philadelphia committee as the exceptional book of the year.  The day-long event, held in Havertown on Tuesday, March 17, was made possible by our partners and sponsors:

  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • School District of Haverford Township
  • Rotary Club of Haverford
  • Haverford School District Education Foundation
  • Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL)

HTFL has benefitted from the program for the last 13 years with the author visiting Haverford Township the last 11.  The day began at  Haverford High School and followed by a book signing, lunch with the author at the Library.  If you were one of the almost 400 individuals who enjoyed the day, you had a treat.   If you missed the event, you can see the video of the presentation at the school on the following cable channels.

Comcast Ch-8, Verizon Ch-40 in Haverford Township--Friday, Saturday & Sunday, (3/20-3/22) at 10 am & 6 pm AND Monday & Tuesday, (3/23 & 3/24), 4:30 & 8 pm.

Thank you to everyone involved who made this special day possible!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


CALLING FOR HHS YEARBOOKS!

We have an incomplete HHS Yearbook collection at the Library. The yearbooks are used often and we would like to be able to accommodate our library customers!  Unfortunately, some yearbooks have gone missing over the years and we are attempting to have every year available starting with 1960.

The years we need are 1961 to 1964, 1968,1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983-1987, 2011-2012.

Any questions, please call Mary Lou in the Reference department at 610-446-3082 ext 201.

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Designer Bag Bingo

Friday, April 10
Doors open at 6 pm; Bingo from 7-10 pm

Come out for a night of fun and support the Friends of HTFL-they support US!

Join us for Designer Bag Bingo with beautiful bags from Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Vera Bradley.  

  • Bring your own snacks and BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please).
    Ages 21 and over only.

  • Soda and bottled water available for purchase.  

  • Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door (FRIENDS' members $25).

  • 15 bingo games will be played. Raffle tickets will be sold for additional bags throughout the night.

  • Additional cards may be purchased.

  • 50/50 Raffle.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Library’s front desk or on the Friends’ website

Don’t miss out, limited number of tickets available!

For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.friendsofthehtfl.org or email the Friends at  info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Upcoming Programs

Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, March 22 -- 2:00 pm
Pennsylvania has a long and vibrant history of supernatural folk beliefs and legends.   Come learn about ghosts, monsters, miracles & magic that will entertain and provide an appreciation of the depth, longevity, and purposes of Pennsylvania’s supernatural lore.

 

Jazz Cafe

Friday, March 27
doors open at 7:00 pm, live music from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of Jazz!  Come unwind from a busy week to the Sounds of Dexterity Jazz Ensemble.

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

Jazz Cafe is free and open to the public.
Ages 21 and over only.

This event is made possible through a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

 

Family Caregiver Workshop:
Caring for those with Dementia

Sunday, March 29 - 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Come learn about the skills needed to care for loved ones with dementia, including how to handle some of the most common symptoms such as wandering and refusing care.  Topics include:

  • Strategies for managing challenging behaviors,
  • The power of activity, and
  • Taking care of self.

This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.   To register, click here.

This program is made possible through a partnership between the Library, Surrey Services for Seniors, and Jefferson Elder Care.
 

The New American Plate Challenge: 12 weeks to a Healthier You

Tuesdays, April 7 to June 30 (no May 19) 
6:00 - 8:00 pm 

Want to eat smarter and move more for better health and more energy? Barbara Myers, registered dietitian-nutritionist will teach how you can eat a mostly plant-based diet and do fun activities to get to and stay at a healthy weight.

Each week you'll get a new challenge to eat smarter or move more. After an informative presentation, you will set goals to meet your weekly challenge. You'll work with a dietitian-nutritionist and other participants; get weekly handouts with your challenge, tips and recipes; see cooking demos; and learn smart grocery shopping.

No charge, but registration is necessary to secure your spot!  To register, call 610-446-2070 or email mcdabrowski@surreyservices.org.

This program is made possible through Surrey Services for Seniors, American Cancer Research Institute and the Library.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, March 22

2:00 pm -- Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania

Monday, March 23

7:00 pm -- Baby Boomer Primer: An Intro to Aging Services - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 24

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round

Friday, March 27

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- Jazz Cafe

Sunday, March 29

1:30 - 4:30 pm -- Family Caregiver Workshop: Caring for those with Dementia- Registration Required

Monday, March 30

7:00 pm -- Baby Boomer Primer: An Intro to Aging Services - Registration Required

Friday, April 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Unbroken

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Children’s programming on break from
Monday, March 30 – Monday, April 27

Look out for information on our Spring Programs!

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, March 23

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Program: Amazing Animals - Registration Required

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brickbuilders - Session 2 - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 24

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 25

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, March 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, March 27

10:15 am -- On my Own

Thursday, April 2

12:00 pm -- Lunch with a Famous Artist - Registration Required

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programs will be on break from
Monday, March 30 - Monday, April 6.

 

Monday, March 23

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 25

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, March 27

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

 

Free Children's Dental Care - Give Kids a Smile Day

Monday, March 30 - Saturday, April 4

Children in southeast Delaware County will be able to receive free dental care during the week of March 30 as Public Citizens For Children and Youth (PCCY) celebrates Give Kids a Smile Day.

Parents may call PCCY to set up an appointment by calling 215-563-5848 ext. 32.

This service is primarily for children who do not have insurance or haven't seen a dentist in over six months.  Twelve dental practices in southeast Delaware County and West Philadelphia have created space for over 400 children to secure free care.

To learn more, please visit www.pccy.org/resource/give-kids-a-smile-day.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

March 8 - 21

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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 Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Let’s keep telling ourselves that spring is right around the corner.  The calendar tells us it is March but the weather has different plans.  I actually remember a 4+” snowfall on April 1 when my husband and I picked up a new car from the dealership and drove it home on Route 30 from Devon to Havertown, and it was a manual transmission.  The snow melted the next day and with the storm we are expecting tomorrow, the snow will melt before you know it.  With the Philadelphia Flower Show in full bloom we can dream, can’t we?  

The Library will be closed Thursday, March 5 due to a Township declared Snow Emergency, but we will reopen on Friday-fingers crossed.  Keep warm and safe travels!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Designer Bag Bingo

Friday, April 10
Doors open at 6 pm; Bingo from 7-10 pm

Come out for a night of fun and support HTFL!

Join us for Designer Bag Bingo with beautiful bags from Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Vera Bradley.  

  • Bring your own snacks and BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please). 

  • Soda and bottled water available for purchase.  

  • Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door (FRIENDS members $25).

  • 15 bingo games will be played. Raffle tickets will be sold for additional bags throughout the night.

  • Additional cards may be purchased.

  • 50/50 Raffle.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Library’s front desk or on the Friends’ website

Don’t miss out, limited number of tickets available!

For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.friendsofthehtfl.org or email the Friends at  info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

 


MS. ANNY IS LEAVING

Ms. Anny, as she is known to all of the kids who visit the Library and see her at schools, is leaving the Haverford Township Free Library to become a Library Director.  She has worked at Haverford for 9 years bringing exciting programs, materials, and services to the youth of the community.  We are sad to see her go but realize this is an excellent opportunity for her career and wish her good luck and congratulations.  Please stop by the Library anytime on Wednesday, March 11 to celebrate and say goodbye with lemonade and cookies and sign a card for her. 

We also have good news.  Shannon Connor, a librarian who has worked in the Youth Services Department for over 3 years and is currently Assistant Manager, will become the new Youth Services Manager.  Please help us welcome Ms. Shannon to her new role. 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL

Join HTFL in welcoming One Book, One Philadelphia to Haverford Township for the 11th year! 

The One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee chose Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline as its 2015 selection. 

On Tuesday, March 17th, Christina Baker Kline will visit Haverford Township. 

  • Author Talk - 9:15 am @ Haverford High School
    (200 Mill Road, Havertown)
    Registration in Advance Required

  • Book Signing & Reception - 11 am @ Haverford Township Free Library

  • Meet the Author Luncheon - 12:12:30 pm @ Haverford Township Free Library
    $15/ticket, Purchase in Advance at the Circulation Desk or Click Here to buy online!

 

Go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/onebook for more info.

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania

Sunday, March 22 -- 2:00 pm
Pennsylvania has a long and vibrant history of supernatural folk beliefs and legends.   Come learn about ghosts, monsters, miracles & magic that will entertain and provide an appreciation of the depth, longevity, and purposes of Pennsylvania’s supernatural lore.

 

Art Lovers Book Group: The Lady in Gold

Sunday, April 12 -- 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Do you love books and art? If so, join us for our book club that combines both! Participants will meet to discuss the The Lady in Gold, then will bring this artful book to life with a hands-on art project in the style of Gustav Klimt’s paintings. For more information contact Mainline Art Center at info@mainlineart.org.

The workshop is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers.

To register, visit: https://www.mainlineart.org/workshops.php

This program is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Mainline Art Center.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Monday, March 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

7:00 pm -- Building Blocks of Leadership: Becoming an Ideal Leader - Registration Required

Thursday, March 12

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, March 13

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, March 16

7:00 pm -- Building Blocks of Leadership: Becoming an Ideal Leader - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 17

9:15 am -- One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL - Christina Baker Kline discusses Orphan Train - Haverford High School (200 Mill Road, Havertown) - Registration Required

11:00 am -- One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL - Book Signing and Reception with Christina Baker Kline - Haverford Township Free Library

12:30 pm -- One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL - Meet the Author Luncheon

Friday, March 20

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

March (Book) Madness

March (Book) Madness is sweeping the Children's Room! Classics and new favorites will go head-to-head in this battle to be the HTFL Children's Book Champion. Stop by the Children's Room each week in March to vote on the matchups, all leading to the ultimate book showdown - Picture Book vs. Chapter Book - who will reign supreme?

 

Pajama Storytime

2nd Monday of the Month

Snuggle up for Pajama Storytime! Enjoy good night tales with Ms. Claudine before heading to bed. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite jammies!

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

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, March 9

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Passport to History:  Archeology Registration Required

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brickbuilders - Session 2 - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, March 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Afterschool Crafts: St. Patrick's Day - Registration Required

Wednesday, March 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, March 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, March 13

10:15 am -- On my Own

Monday, March 16

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brickbuilders - Session 2 - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Afterschool Crafts: St. Patrick's Day - Registration Required

Wednesday, March 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, March 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, March 20

10:15 am -- On my Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Monday, March 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, March 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, March 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, March 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Film Screening: Lion Ark

Saturday, April 25 -- 11:00 am

Senator Daylin Leach has cordially invited you to attend a free film screening of Lion Ark, a film that documents the mission of Animal Defenders International (ADI) as they rescue 25 lions formerly used by circuses in Bolivia. Following the screening, ADI President Jan Creamer and "Lion Ark" director Tim Phillips will hold a Q&A session to give guests an insider's take on the daring efforts to rescue the lions and bring them to safety.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 11:00am at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP by contacting Emilee Joseph at ejoseph@pasenate.com or 610-768-4200. RSVP is required due to limited space.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

February 22 - March 7

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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 Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Come in from the cold and warm up with a good book or program at the Library!  Winter seems to be going on forever and you may be getting cabin fever, so use the Library as a good place for escape.  We have programs for children, teens and adults that are sure to please.  Below, check out our adult programs on leadership development and hip and knee pain as well as our after-school programs like making St. Patrick's Day crafts and candy sushi.  There's something for everyone!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


DID YOU KNOW....

...that when the the Library is closed for holidays or for inclement weather no late fines are incurred for that day? 

No need to worry if you can't get your books back on a Library snow day -- we won't charge you for the day we are closed!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL

Join HTFL in welcoming One Book, One Philadelphia to Haverford Township for the 11th year! 

The One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee chose Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline as its 2015 selection. 

On Tuesday, March 17th, Christina Baker Kline will visit Haverford Township. 

  • Author Talk - 9:15 am @ Haverford High School
    (200 Mill Road, Havertown)
    Registration in Advance Required
  • Book Signing & Reception - 11 am @ Haverford Township Free Library
  • Meet the Author Luncheon - 12:12:30 pm @ Haverford Township Free Library
    $15/ticket, Purchase in Advance at the Circulation Desk or Click Here to buy online!

 

Other One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL programs include:

**Weathering the Storms: Resilience Workshop - THIS SUNDAY - Only a few spaces left!

Sunday, February 22 -- 2:00 pm
 Registration required.  To register, click here.

**Reading-a-Round: Orphan Train

Tuesday, February 24 -- 7:00 pm

 

Go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/onebook for more info.

 

Upcoming Programs

The Building Blocks of Leadership:
Becoming the Ideal Leader

Mondays, March 2, 9 & 16 -- 7 - 8:30 pm
During this three-session workshop, you will explore the concept of leadership and identify your leadership strengths and gaps.  Instructor: Sharlene Goldfischer, Certified professional coach.

The workshop is $25 for all three sessions. To register and pay,  go to:  www.haverfordadultschool.org.
The program is #304 in the HTAS Spring Course Catalog.

Hosted by The Haverford Township Free Library and The Haverford Township Adult School.

 

Hip and Knee Pain Seminar

Tuesday, March 3 -- 12:30 pm

Hip or Knee Pain? Take this Step!

Attend a free one-hour seminar sponsored by Bryn Mawr Hospital Orthopedic Center to learn what you can do about joint pain.

Sharon Register, RN, will provide valuable insights on the causes of joint pain and treatment options from medications and exercise to advance surgical techniques — all designed to help you return to an active lifestyle.

Registration required. To register click here or call 484-589-1000.

 

First Friday Flick: The Theory of Everything

Friday, March 6 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for this Oscar-nominated film.  PG-13, 123 minutes.  Popcorn Served!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Sunday, February 22

2:00 pm -- Weathering the Storms: Resilience Workshop - Registration Required

Tuesday, February 24

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: The Orphan Train

Friday, February 27

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, March 2

7:00 pm -- Building Blocks of Leadership: Becoming an Ideal Leader - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 3

12:30 pm -- Hip and Knee Pain Seminar

Friday, March 6

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: The Theory of Everything

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

After School Crafts:
St. Patrick's Day

Tuesdays, March 10 & 17
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Crafters unite! Get ready for the winter holidays by creating crafts after school with the Children's Room Staff. We'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day this month!

This program is free and open to students in grade 1-5. Registration is required. To register, click here. Please plan to attend both weeks.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 23

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, February 24

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 25

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- American Girl Book Club - Registration Required

Thursday, February 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, February 27

10:15 am -- On my Own

Monday, March 2

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- LEGO Builders - Session 2 - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 3

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 4

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- American Girl Book Club - Registration Required

Thursday, March 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

12:00 pm -- Lunch with a Famous Artist - Registration Required

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, March 6

10:15 am -- On my Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Teen Anime: Candy Sushi Making

Monday, February 23 -- 2:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of candy sushi-making fun!  Eat sushi without having to eat seaweed!

Teen Game: Dance Dance Revolution Tournament

Friday, February 27 -- 2:30 pm

Come show off your DDR skills and see who is the master!

 

Monday, February 23

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime: Candy Sushi Making

Wednesday, February 25

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, February 26

2:30 pm -- Teen Game: Dance Dance Revolution Tournament

Monday, March 2

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 4

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, March 6

2:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

February 8 - 21

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

What an honor to be a part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s One Book, One Philadelphia (OBOP) program again this year, with their selection of the book Orphan Train.  We have built programs around this fascinating work culminating with a visit by the author Christina Baker Kline’s on March 17!  Join us as we explore the Orphan Train Movement over the next couple of months.

Thanks for helping to make us one of the best libraries in the county!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

 

The Library will be closed in observance of President's Day on Monday, February 16. 

 

 


 

ADULT PROGRAMS

One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to announce that we will host the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia author Christina Baker Kline on March 17. She is the author of Orphan Train.

For more information and to register, click here

 

 

Other One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL programs include:

**The Orphan Train Movement - 1854-1928
     THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, February 8 -- 2:00 pm
Learn about the history of this 75 year “social experiment” - now recognized as our country’s first Foster Care System—which transported an estimated 250,000 homeless children from the streets of New York City to farming communities of the Midwest in search of stable homes.

**Weathering the Storms: Resilience Workshop

Sunday, February 22 -- 2:00 pm
Inspired by the resilience of the characters in Orphan Train?  Join us for a workshop that explores the resiliency portrayed by the heroines in Orphan Train and gain practical tools and a fresh perspective on the roadblocks that we all inevitably encounter. Registration required.  To register, click here.

**Reading-a-Round: Orphan Train

Tuesday, February 24 -- 7:00 pm

Go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/onebook for more info.

 

Upcoming Programs

First Friday Flick:
84 Charing Cross Road

Friday, February 6 -- 7:00 pm

Rated PG, Runtime 1 hr 40 min. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft and Judi Dench.  Join us for a great movie and delicious popcorn!

Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 10 -- 2:00 - 7:00 pm
To schedule an appointment, please go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

The Building Blocks of Leadership:
Becoming the Ideal Leader

Mondays, March 2, 9 & 16 -- 7 - 8:30 pm
Today’s leader must be participatory and flexible, yet powerful enough to inspire others.  During this three-session workshop, you will explore the concept of leadership and identify your leadership strengths and gaps.  You’ll formulate your ideal leadership image and will leave with tools to help you achieve dynamic communication, influence and engage others more easily and improve productivity and decision making.  We all lead either by choice or default!

Instructor: Sharlene Goldfischer, Certified professional coach specializing in leadership development and life transition.

The workshop is $25 for all three sessions. To register and pay,  go to:  www.haverfordadultschool.org.
The program is #304 in the HTAS Spring Course Catalog.

Hosted by The Haverford Township Free Library and The Haverford Township Adult School.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Sunday, February 8

2:00 pm -- The Orphan Train Movement - 1854-1928

Monday, February 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Simply Mexican

Tuesday, February 10

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive - Call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment

Thursday, February 12

12:00 -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, February 13

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, February 16

Library Closed for President's Day

Thursday, February 19

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, February 20

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, February 22

2:00 pm -- One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL - Weathering the Storms: Resilience Workshop - Registration Required

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Homeschoolers' Geography and History Fair Explorers

Tuesday, February 10 or Wednesday, February 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as we explore and plan for the Annual Homeschool Geography and History Fair at HTFL.

Choose a country, region or time in history. Research your topic using library materials and online resources to begin planning your display!

Share your finished project at the fair on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Collingdale Christian Family School, 814 Andrew Avenue, Collingdale.

This program is free and open to all students. Registration is required.  To register, go to haverfordlibrary.org/homeschool

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 9

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- After School Crafts: Valentine's Day - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, February 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Geography & History Fair Explorers

Wednesday, February 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing

4:00 pm -- American Girl Book Club - Registration Required

Thursday, February 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, February 13

10:15 am -- On my Own

Monday, February 16

Library Closed for President's Day

Tuesday, February 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Geography & History Fair Explorers

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing

4:00 pm -- American Girl Book Club - Registration Required

Thursday, February 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, February 20

10:15 am -- On my Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Join the Fun!

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays -- 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Come meet our new Teen Coordinator, Link Ross.  Teen programs for middle and high school students resume on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30-4 pm in the Community Room.  Join us!

 

Monday, February 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Program

Wednesday, February 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Program

Friday, February 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Program

Monday, February 16

Library closed for President's Day

Wednesday, February 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Program

Friday, February 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Program

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School
Spring Semester

 

Serving  the  Community  for  55  years
Learn, Grow­­­, Connect!
Classes Begin Tuesday,  February  17

Register  now  for  a  fabulous array  of  cooking classes  featuring the  cuisines of many  cultures. 

Learn  new techniques  and  skills;  tour  the  Italian Market,  go  behind  the  scenes at the Ritttenhouse  Hotel or visit the Culinary  Institute of  America

NEW CLASSES AT Surrey Center and Haverford Area YMCA
View  the course catalog and register on line at www.haverfordadultschool.org. Or call  610-­446­-8022.

Office Hours – Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

 


ATTENTION:  Delaware County Library System Cardholders!

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) is offering $8 tickets for their Sunday afternoon February 8th Chamber series.  You must present your Delaware County Library Card to receive the discounted price.  Want more information?  Visit the DCS website.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.