The HTFL Connection

November 13 - 26

Haverford Free Library

2016 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.

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

As you know, the Haverford Township Free Library will be undergoing a renovation at the end of 2017.   From our beginnings in a storefront on Darby Road, to the corner of Darby and Mill in a former bank building, to a three story addition in 1979, we have come a long way! 

In fact, the Haverford Township Title and Trust Company was constructed in 1926, and became the home of the Library about ten years later after the bank closed.  Horatio Gates Lloyd’s vision was to purchase the vacated bank building for use as the Haverford Township Free Library, but died before it could happen.  His heirs honored his wishes and donated the funds for the Library to occupy the space.   

We are looking for photographs of the building when it was a bank.  Do you, or anyone you know, have any pictures that you could share with us?  Please contact me at 610-446-3082, ext. 213 or faris@haverfordlibrary.org

Thank you! 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

**The Library will close early on Saturday, November 12 at 4:00 pm

For the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Library will have the following schedule:

Wednesday, November 23 - Closing early at 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Friday, November 25 - Day After Thanksgiving - Closed

 

We will reopen on Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 am

 


PARENTING SERIES

Parenting in the Digital Age

Monday, November 14 -- 7:00 pm
Haverford Middle School (1701 Darby Road, Havertown)

In today’s digital world, social media and technology play a huge role in the home. How do you manage media in your family? 
What do kids want their parents to understand? What do parents want their kids to understand?

Come Join Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, media literacy educator, for a discussion about media and your kids.  Join us as we explore:

  • The power media has in the world today;
  • The impact technology is having on children’s development;
  • Basic media literacy skills;
  • The 5 E's of parenting around technology: explain, engage, educate, empower, and empathize.

Registration fee $10.  To register and pay, go to:

www.haverfordadultschool.org

The program is #301 in the HTAS Fall Course Catalog.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

Registration is not required but highly recommended. To register click on the date below:
Thursday, November 17 -- 10:30 am

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 Tri-State Senior Consultants will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare  Advantage. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2017.

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.

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, November 15 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

 

This month’s selection is Darktown by Thomas Mullen.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201
Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

Integrative Wellness and Hormone Balance

Monday, November 21 -- 11:00 am

Looks as Good as you Feel.  Feel as Good as you Look.

Are you experiencing irritability, poor sleep, increased stress, increased food sensitivities, decreased tolerance or low libido?  Are you losing weight without trying, or having difficulty maintaining muscle mass?  These symptoms can be due to diet, stress-induced inflammation an/or hormone imbalance.

Join us as Deborah Longo-Malloy discusses ways to help men and women improve energy, balance, mood, increase libido and improve sleep.

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

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, November 23 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday,
November 23, 10:00 am—3:00 pm.

Make an appointment today.  Go to: www.redcrossblood.org (enter Sponsor Code: Haverford Twshp Library) or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The need is constant. 

The gratification is instant. 

Give blood.

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, November 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, November 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Everydaycook by Alton Brown - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Parenting in the Digital Age - Haverford Middle School - Registration Required.

Tuesday, November 15

7:00 pm -- Books on Tap: Darktown - At Oakmont Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown) - Registration Required

Thursday, November 17

10:30 am -- Medicare Open Enrollment Program -- Registration Required

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery - Holiday Lunch - Lucky Dragon (2305 Darby Rd, Havertown)

Friday, November 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, November 21

11:00 am -- Integrative Wellness and Hormone Balance - Registration Required

Wednesday, November 23

10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programming on Break beginning Monday, November 21. Youth Services staff are working hard on holiday programming for December - Stay tuned!

 

Music Training Center

Wednesday, November 30 -- 10:30 am 

First Notes™ Baby-Toddler Music Class for ages 0-5

First steps in singing, rhythm, movement and small instruments!

No registration necessary. 

For more information on these and other programs offered by the Music Training Center please contact Maura Golebiowski or Lauren Gates at MTC Ardmore.  (610) 645-7750   www.FirstNotes.com

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, November 14

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

7:00 pm -- Parenting in the Digital Age - Haverford Middle School Auditorium--Registration Required

Tuesday, November 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, November 16

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

Thursday, November 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, November 18

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, November 21

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Wednesday, November 23

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Harry Potter Teen Quizzo

Wednesday, November 16
2:30 pm

Just in time for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Teen muggles and wizards alike are welcome to come and team up to test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter!

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 14

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, November 16

2:30 pm -- Harry Potter Teen Quizzo

Friday, November 18

2:30 pm -  Teen Gaming

Monday, November 21

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, November 23

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL ... COMING SOON!

 

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October 30 - November 12

Haverford Free Library

2016 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 Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Fall is here!  With a little frost on the pumpkins and lots of leaves falling, the season has arrived.  The Library is looking forward to seeing all the little ghosts and goblins at the Teen-hosted Spooky Spectacular  on Monday, Halloween, October 31 beginning at 12:30 pm.  There will be crafts and treats, and maybe a few tricks for the young children. 

Don’t forget our author visit tomorrow night at 7:00 pm when Matt Lake comes to talk about his book, Weird PA and the true tales of “death and darkness” in Delaware County.  For ages 13 and up. 

Read below about The James Bond Gala on November 12—hope to see you at the Llanerch Country Club!

There is something for everyone at HTFL!  Come check us out…

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY GALA

HTFL cordially invites you to:

The James Bond Gala

Hosted by the Haverford Township Free Library
Brought to you by Thrivent Financial

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Llanerch Country Club
Havertown, PA

6:30 - 11:00 pm

Music:

Cocktail Hour - Amy Kushlan & Erick Liu, HHS Music Students

Dancing - The Zings

Silent Auction:

Sponsored by The Friends of HTFL

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to:

www.haverfordlibrary.org/gala

 

Congratulations to the 2016 Gala Honorees:

Outstanding Community Advocate:  The Haverford Township Board of Commissioners

Community Partner Award:  Haverford Township Adult School

Haverford Township Free Library Volunteer Awards of Honor:  

Kirk Horvath and Joseph Rauch

 


PARENTING SERIES

Parenting in the Digital Age

Monday, November 14 -- 7:00 pm
Haverford Middle School (1701 Darby Road, Havertown)

In today’s digital world, social media and technology play a huge role in the home. How do you manage media in your family? 
What do kids want their parents to understand? What do parents want their kids to understand?

Come Join Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, media literacy educator, for a discussion about media and your kids.  Join us as we explore:

  • The power media has in the world today;
  • The impact technology is having on children’s development;
  • Basic media literacy skills;
  • The 5 E's of parenting around technology: explain, engage, educate, empower, and empathize.

Registration fee $10.  To register and pay, go to:

www.haverfordadultschool.org

The program is #301 in the HTAS Fall Course Catalog.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

Registration is not required but highly recommended. To register click on the date below:

Wednesday, November 9 -- 6:30 pm
Thursday, November 17 -- 10:30 am

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 Tri-State Senior Consultants will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare  Advantage. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2017.

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.

 

Weird PA: Dead of Winter - This Saturday!

Saturday, October 29 -- 7:00 pm

Join weird author Matt Lake for an evening of true tales of death and darkness in Delaware County and the surrounding region. Matt will retell tales from his books Weird Pennsylvania and Weird US II and other tales he has picked up along the way. Gasp at the crimes of H.H. Holmes and Patty Cannon! Cringe at the bizarre burial of Mad Anthony Wayne! Avert your eyes from the infamous Shamokin Head! Matt will debut a new book of our region's dark history at the event. 

This program is free and open to ages 13 and up.

 

Career Management Series: Stress and Your Career - Calm Your Way to Success

Wednesday, November 2 -- 7:00 pm

Stress is a part of life and it affects every one of us differently. High levels of uncontrolled stress for extended periods of time can greatly affect both your personal and professional life. The inability to move forward in your career is closely related to thoughts, confidence level, and how resilient you are, rather than experience, level of education, or network.

Join Nicole Pica, founder of Reinvent U, and learn about the steps you can take today to reduce your stress, gain clarity around your purpose, and find your path to a successful career.

This program is free, but registration is required.  To register, click here.

 

​GERD, Indigestion and Heartburn - What's the Difference?

Thursday, November 10
11:00 am

GERD, Acid Reflux and Indigestion are commonly mistaken as the same thing. But these conditions are quite different. You’ll learn the signs and symptoms of these gastrointestinal conditions, how you can try to manage them yourself, and how to recognize when it’s time to see a doctor.  The program will be presented by David Furman, M.D., DCMH gastroenterologist. 

Registration is required.  To register click here.

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, November 15 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

 

This month’s selection is Darktown by Thomas Mullen.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201
Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, October 27

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

11:00 am -- Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross - An Option - Registration Required

Saturday, October 28

7:00 pm -- Weird Pennsylvania: Dead of Winter

Wednesday, November 2

7:00 pm -- Career Management Series: Stress and Your Career - Calm Your Way to Success

Friday, November 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Me Before You

Wednesday, November 9

6:30 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Thursday, November 10

11:00 am -- GERD, Indigestion and Heartburn: What's the Difference? - Registration Required

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, November 11

10​:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, November 12

6:30 - 11:00 pm -- The James Bond Gala - Registration Required

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Spooky Spectacular

Monday, October 31 -- 12:30 - 2:30 pm - drop in program

Creepy Games, Ghoulish Crafts, and Chilling Treats are waiting for you at this  Frightfully Delightful Halloween Party.  Held right after the half-day of school ends, with time to stop home for lunch, this thrilling carnival is a perfect way to start your Halloween off right!

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. Games and crafts are best for children ages 4-8, but all siblings are welcome. No registration required.

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

 

The Mud Room Studio

Tuesday, November 8
11:30 am

 

Come join The Mud Room Studio and paint your own pottery at the Library!  Each participant   will get to paint a truly unique pumpkin plate, perfect for a Thanksgiving feast.  Learn how to paint using glaze, as well as crystal opaque glaze.   

This program is open to students in grades K-5. Registration is required. To register click here

 

Children's Programming on Break beginning Monday, November 21. Youth Services staff are working hard on holiday programming for December - Stay tuned!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, October 31

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

12:30 - 2:30 pm -- Spooky Spectacular

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

Tuesday, November 1

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, November 2

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

Thursday, November 3

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Meet a Famous Artist

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, November 4

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, November 7

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

Tuesday, November 8

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- The Mud Room Studio - Registration Required

Wednesday, November 9

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

11:00 am -- Working in Early America -- Registration Required

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- PAWS for Reading -- Registration Required

Thursday, November 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, November 11

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, November 12

6:30 - 11:00 pm -- The James Bond Gala - Registration Required

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Weird PA: Dead of Winter
This Saturday!

Saturday, October 29 -- 7:00 pm

Join weird author Matt Lake for an evening of true tales of death and darkness in Delaware County and the surrounding region. Matt will retell tales from his books Weird Pennsylvania and Weird US II and other tales he has picked up along the way. Gasp at the crimes of H.H. Holmes and Patty Cannon! Cringe at the bizarre burial of Mad Anthony Wayne! Avert your eyes from the infamous Shamokin Head! Matt will debut a new book of our region's dark history at the event. 

This program is free and open to ages 13 and up.

 

Monday, October 31

No High School Hang Out because of Spooky Spectacular
hosted by the Teens! 12:30 - 2:30 pm

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Saturday, October 29

7:00 pm -- Weird PA: Dead of Winter

Monday, October 31

12:30 - 2:30 pm -- Teens to host Spooky Spectacular for Children ages 4-8.   No High School Hangout.

Wednesday, November 2

2:30 pm -- Altered Wednesdays

Friday, November 4

2:30 pm -  No Teen Gaming

Monday, November 7

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, November 9

2:30 pm -- Anime Day

Friday, October 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Rotary Club of Haverford Township

Annual Rose Sale
November 7 - 11

Want to help the community!? BUY ROSES from the Haverford Township Rotary. 100% of the proceeds are DONATED! The Rotary Club of Haverford Township has donated nearly $500,000 over the years!

HELP THEM MORE! Only $20 a dozen - Great for family, friends, customer or employee appreciation.

Order now. Available November 7 - 11.
To pre order 610-853-1100 or email gansplumbing@gmail.com 

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline

 

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October 16 - 29

Haverford Free Library

2016 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 Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Congratulations to the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library as they celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week-October 16-22, 2016!

What does our Friends group do for HTFL?  Not only do they seek membership in their nonprofit organization, raise awareness of the Library and the mission of HTFL, promote advocacy for the Library, but they are also a fundraising “arm” to help support many different areas of need.  The Friends of HTFL have raised close to $200,000 since 2003 to support the Library for programs, furniture, technology, educational computers, equipment, the Sounds of Summer music series, the Summer Reading Club, the homebound delivery program, Museum Passes, books, technology and much, much more! 

Take a look around the Library this week for the yellow tagged items that are just a few of the things purchased by the Friends.  And, there are so many behind the scenes purchases they have made for us, e.g. licenses to show movies, sound systems, etc.

I would like to publicly thank the Friends of HTFL Board of Directors, and their volunteers who work tirelessly to fundraise for the Library through their many events, and to the members who have joined the Friends.  All of you recognize the value of libraries in the community.  Become a member of the Friends today to continue their legacy of support! 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY GALA

HTFL cordially invites you to:

The James Bond Gala

Hosted by the Haverford Township Free Library
Brought to you by Thrivent Financial

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Llanerch Country Club
Havertown, PA

6:30 - 11:00 pm

Music:

Cocktail Hour - Amy Kushlan & Erick Liu, HHS Music Students

Dancing - The Zings

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to:

www.haverfordlibrary.org/gala

 

 

Congratulations to the 2016 Gala Honorees:

Outstanding Community Advocate:  The Haverford Township Board of Commissioners

Community Partner Award:  Haverford Township Adult School

Haverford Township Free Library Volunteer Awards of Honor:  

Kirk Horvath and Joseph Rauch


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Annual Book Sale - A Tremendous Success!
 

Thanks to all that came out to support the Friends of HTFL Annual Book Sale.  Sales totals topped $7,800!

Since the Friends of HTFL organization was formed in 2003 they have raised almost $200,000 for the Library. 

A major Thank You to the Friends' Board of Directors and their volunteers for their hard work in raising funds to support the Library for purchases of furniture and equipment, computers, programs, the Sound system, Book Collections, support of the Homebound Express delivery program, Museum Passes, Youth Services educational toys, Sound of Summer Series, Summer Reading Club and much, much more!

Please support the Friends' through membership.  

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

 

Jazz Cafe - Tonight!

Friday, October 14
Doors open at 7 pm, Music begins at 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Jazz!

Come unwind from a busy week to the sounds of the Alice Marie Jazz Trio.   Enjoy this trio’s repertoire of jazz and jazz-fusion classics.

· Light snacks will be served or bring your own! 

· BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please)

Jazz Café is free and open to the public.  Ages 21+.

This event is made possible through the support of  Tina Garrity— Tri-State Senior Consultants & the Friends of Haverford  Township Free Library.

 

Author Visit: Anders Back Uncovers the History of Harcum College

Sunday, October 16
2:00 pm

Come learn about one of our local institutions of higher learning, Harcum College.  Author Anders Back will discuss his book Harcum College: A Centennial History.  

Anders Back is an author and journalist who lives in Havertown.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

 

The Fords Through History

Wednesday, October 19 -- 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about the history of our public schools!

Starting with the first recorded land purchase made for educational purposes in 1797 and continuing through recent capital improvement projects, come share in the history that created Haverford School District. Presenter Blu Taylor, School District Webmaster and Technician will also focus on the history of and changes that have occurred to district buildings. The presentation includes many photographs of the district through time.

 

Astronomy for Everyone

Thursday, October 20
6:30 pm

Come experience an inspiring and uplifting presentation that will draw you into a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe.

Join us for this family-friendly presentation, learning more about the beauty and harmony of the universe.

Kevin Manning worked as a consultant with NASA and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle, and with the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. After the presentation we will go outdoors to view rings of Saturn, etc. through a powerful hand-crafted telescope, weather permitting.

This program is open to all ages.  No registration required.

 

Tea Leaf Reading: A Practical Guide

Sunday, October 23 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for this free special presentation on tea leaf reading with local author Marcella Peyre-Ferry.

Tea and scones will be provided. Please bring your own teacup and saucer (no mugs). 

Peyre-Ferry's newest title is Tea Leaf Reading - A Practical Guide.  Books will be available for purchase for $12.

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

 

​Upcycle Pumpkin Craft Workshop

Tuesday, October 25 -- 6:30 pm

Come get into the fall spirit with this crafting workshop.  Make Upcycle Pumpkin crafts with our own Library display maven Kate Funchion. Great for seasonal decorating or to give as a gift!

Bring your own hot glue gun if you have one.

This program is free, but registration is required. To register, click here.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

Friday, October 28 -- 11:00 am

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 Tri-State Senior Consultants will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare  Advantage. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2017.

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. 

This program is offered two other times: (Click on the date to register)

Wednesday, November 9 -- 6:30 pm
Thursday, November 17 -- 10:30 am

 

Weird PA: Dead of Winter

Saturday, October 29 -- 7:00 pm

Join weird author Matt Lake for an evening of true tales of death and darkness in Delaware County and the surrounding region. Matt will retell tales from his books Weird Pennsylvania and Weird US II and other tales he has picked up along the way. Gasp at the crimes of H.H. Holmes and Patty Cannon! Cringe at the bizarre burial of Mad Anthony Wayne! Avert your eyes from the infamous Shamokin Head! Matt will debut a new book of our region's dark history at the event. 

This program is free and open to ages 14 and up.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, October 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:30 pm -- Jazz Cafe: Alice Marie Trio

Sunday, October 16

2:00 pm -- Anders Beck Uncovers the History of Harcum College

Tuesday, October 18

7:00 pm -- Books on Tap: The Girls - Registration Required

Wednesday, October 19

7:00 pm -- The Fords Through History

Thursday, October 20

11:00 pm -- Cookies and Mystery: Goblins & Ghoulies

6:30 pm -- Astronomy for Everyone

Friday, October 21

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, October 23

2:00 pm -- Tea Leaf Reading: A Practical Guide - Registration Required

Tuesday, October 25

6:30 pm -- Upcycle Pumpkin Craft Workshop - Registration Required

Thursday, October 27

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, October 28

10​:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

11:00 am -- Medicare Open Enrollment Program - Registration Required

Saturday, October 29

7:00 pm -- Weird PA: Dead of Winter

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Astronomy for Everyone

Thursday, October 20
6:30 pm

Come experience an inspiring and uplifting presentation that will draw you into a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe.

Join us for this family-friendly presentation, learning more about the beauty and harmony of the universe.

Kevin Manning worked as a consultant with NASA and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle, and with the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. After the presentation we will go outdoors to view rings of Saturn, etc. through a powerful hand-crafted telescope, weather permitting.

This program is open to all ages.  No registration required.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, October 17

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

4:00 pm -- Fall Crafts - Registration Required

Tuesday, October 18

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Tinker Tuesdays - Registration Required

Wednesday, October 19

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

Thursday, October 20

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

6:30 pm -- Astronomy for Everyone

Friday, October 21

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, October 24

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

4:00 pm -- Fall Crafts - Registration Required

Tuesday, October 25

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Tinker Tuesdays - Registration Required

Wednesday, October 26

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

Thursday, October 27

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club - Registration Required

Friday, October 28

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Tales of Terror

Wednesday, October 19 -- 2:30 pm

Come one and all to a bewitching afternoon of tales of ghosts, hauntings, and other strange happenings! Listen in or tell a ghost story of your own!

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

 

When and Where: The Salem Witch Trials

Wednesday, October 26 -- 6:30 pm

Where and When is a history club for middle school students. The last Wednesday evening of each month,  we will pick a historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, eat snacks, and do science experiments!

This month's topic is the Salem Witch Trials.

This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-8.  No registration is required.

 

Weird PA: Dead of Winter

Saturday, October 29 -- 7:00 pm

Join weird author Matt Lake for an evening of true tales of death and darkness in Delaware County and the surrounding region. Matt will retell tales from his books Weird Pennsylvania and Weird US II and other tales he has picked up along the way. Gasp at the crimes of H.H. Holmes and Patty Cannon! Cringe at the bizarre burial of Mad Anthony Wayne! Avert your eyes from the infamous Shamokin Head! Matt will debut a new book of our region's dark history at the event. 

This program is free and open to ages 14 and up.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 17

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, October 19

2:30 pm -- Anime Day

Friday, October 21

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, October 24

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, October 26

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

Friday, October 28

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Saturday, October 29

7:00 pm -- Weird PA: Dead of Winter

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Tina Garrity - Tri-State Senior Consultants

Ten thousand people every day “age” into Medicare.  What does that mean?  As you hit your 65th birthday, you become eligible for Medicare health benefits from the Federal Government.  Should you take Medicare if you’re still working?  How do you sign up for Medicare?  What does it cover?  These are all valid questions.  Having a consultant can help you navigate through this process.  Tri-State Senior Consultants focuses on advising Medicare beneficiaries on which plan may best fit their needs.  As licensed agents who represent many different companies they can offer you an abundant array of choices.  Services are of no charge to you as reimbursement is given to agents as you enroll into the respective plans.

The Library will be hosting Tina Garrity this fall for the program Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option.  

Choose from three different times: (Click on the date to register)

Friday, October 28 -- 11:00 am
Wednesday, November 9 -- 6:30 pm
Thursday, November 17 -- 10:30 am

 

Tri-State Senior Consultants is a Silver Level Sponsor of the Library. For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline

 

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October 2 - 15

Haverford Free Library

2016 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.

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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Gold:

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Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

We have a lot of things coming up at the Library!  Don't miss the final two days of the Friends of HTFL Book Sale this Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2.  Saturday is Haverford Township Day, so come on by and see us at our booth outside the Library on your way to the book sale. 

On the weekend of October 7 - 9 we will be doing a fundraiser at Taddeo's Greenhouses.  Click here for a flyer and present it with your purchase at Taddeo's that weekend and 10% goes to the Library.  Thank you for your support, Taddeo's Greenhouses!

We are also thrilled to host the Alice Marie Jazz Trio on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm in our Community Room.  The event is part of our Jazz Cafe series and is sponsored by The Friends of HTFL and Tina Garrity of Tri-State Senior Consultants.  Our Jazz Cafe is always a good time - we provide light snacks and you can BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine!)

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY OPENING LATE

The Library will be opening at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11 for a staff in-service day.

 


SAVE THE DATE

The James Bond Gala

Hosted by the Haverford Township Free Library
Brought to you by Thrivent Financial

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Llanerch Country Club
Havertown, PA

6:30 - 11:00 pm

Music:

Cocktail Hour - Amy Kushlan & Erick Liu, HHS Music Students

Dancing - The Zings

 


WEEKEND AT TADDEO'S

Friday, October 7, 2016 - Sunday, October 9, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

Celebrate fall and support the Library by buying your fall plants, pumpkins and decorations at:

Taddeo's Greenhouses
2326 St. Denis Lane
Havertown, PA  19083

Present the Library flyer at Taddeo's on Friday, October 7, Saturday, October 8 or Sunday, October 9 and Taddeo's will donate 10% of your purchase to the Library!  To get the library flyer, click here.

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Annual Book Sale - 2 Days Left!
 

Come out to support the Library and get some great books!

  • Saturday, October 1 (Haverford Township Day) --  10 am - 5 pm *$6/bag
  • Sunday, October 2 --  1 - 5 pm *$6/bag

Refreshments will be on sale for thirsty and hungry shoppers.

 

Friends Quizzo Night

Wednesday, October 5 - 7:00 pm

Want to dazzle your friends with your vast knowledge while donating to a good cause? Come play Friends Quizzo right here at the Library!

Quizzo is a popular trivia game in which teams compete by answering questions across all fields of knowledge.  It’s fun, social and educational -- and there are great prizes. PLUS all proceeds go to support the HTFL’s various programs and services. It’s a win-win…but only one team can WIN. Will it be yours?

  • Teams of up to 5 players.
  • $15 per TEAM.
  • Prizes for the winning team, as well as spot prizes given throughout the evening.
  • BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) event!  Ages 21 and over.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

First Friday Flick - Joy

Friday, October 7 - 7:00 pm

Join us for a movie and popcorn!

This month's movie is: Joy (2015) A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.  PG-13, 2 hr. 4 min.

 

Entrepreneurial Idea Workshop

Monday, October 10 - 3 - 5 pm
At Surrey Services for Seniors -
1105 Earlington Rd, Havertown

Looking to generate additional income?
Want to start a business but don't know where to start?
You are not alone.

Come to this workshop and share business ideas. You might end up getting paid for something that you are already doing now as a hobby.  In this first workshop we’ll cover the very basics of what an entrepreneurial idea is. In future workshops, we will cover specifics such as taxes, social media, community resources, and more. All ages welcome!

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is
required.  To register, call  610-446-2070.

 

Jazz Cafe

Friday, October 14
Doors open at 7 pm, Music begins at 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Jazz!

Come unwind from a busy week to the sounds of the Alice Marie Jazz Trio.   Enjoy this trio’s repertoire of jazz and jazz-fusion classics.

· Light snacks will be served or bring your own snacks! 

· BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please)

Jazz Café is free and open to the public.  Ages 21+.

This event is made possible through the support of  Tina Garrity— Tri-State Senior Consultants & the Friends of Haverford  Township Free Library.

 

Author Visit: Anders Back Uncovers the History of Harcum College

Sunday, October 16
2:00 pm

Come learn about one of our local institutions of higher learning, Harcum College.  Author Anders Back will discuss his book Harcum College: A Centennial History.  

Anders Back is an author and journalist who lives in Havertown.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, September 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Saturday, October 1

10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Haverford Township Day - Friends Book Sale - $6/bag

10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Haverford Township Day - Library Flea Market

Sunday, October 2

1:00 - 5:00 pm -- Friends Book Sale - $6/bag

Wednesday, October 5

7:00 pm -- Friends Quizzo Night

Friday, October 7

All Day - Weekend at Taddeo's - Library Fundraiser

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Joy

Saturday, October 8

All Day - Weekend at Taddeo's - Library Fundraiser

Sunday, October 9

All Day - Weekend at Taddeo's - Library Fundraiser

Monday, October 10

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Entrepreneurial Idea Workshop - Surrey Services for Seniors  - Havertown

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: A Treasury of Great Recipes- Registration Required

Tuesday, October 11

Library opening at 1 pm

Friday, October 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Jazz Cafe: Alice Marie Trio

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Fine Motor Skills Day

Wednesday, October 5 - 11:00 am

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

Drop in anytime for as little or as long as you want.  

Ages 5 and under.  No registration necessary.  

 

Fire Prevention Week in the Children's Room

Fire Prevention Storytime

Monday, October 10 -- 10:15 am

In lieu of Movers and Shakers, please join us for a special Fire Prevention Week Storytime today!

Meet fire fighters from the Brookline Fire Company and learn about fire safety.  Our fire fighters will  show children their equipment, talk about fire safety, and have fun giveaways.

This program is FREE and open to children of all ages.  No registration is required.

Homeschoolers' Fire Prevention Program

Wednesday, October 12 -- 11:00 am

Homeschoolers, meet your fire safety requirement early this year by joining us for a visit from the  Brookline Fire Company during Fire Prevention Week!

Fire fighters will show us their equipment, discuss fire safety, and answer your questions. 

At the end of the program you'll receive a certificate of participation for your portfolio!

This program is free and open to homeschoolers of all ages. Registration is REQUIRED. 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, October 3

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

Tuesday, October 4

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, October 5

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

11:00 am -- Fine Motor Skills Day

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Olympics - Registration Required

Thursday, October 6

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Land of Stories Club - Registration Required

Friday, October 7

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, October 10

10:15 am -- Fire Prevention Week Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

4:00 pm -- Fall Crafts - Registration Required

Tuesday, October 11

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Tinker Tuesdays - Registration Required

Wednesday, October 12

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Fire Prevention Week Program - Registration Required

1:00 pm -- Fitness Fun - Registration Required

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

7:00 pm --- PAWS for Reading - Registration Required

Thursday, October 13

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Land of Stories Club - Registration Required

Friday, October 14

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Movie Night

Wednesday, October 12 -- 6:30 pm 

Perfect for an October evening, a showing of the new Ghostbusters movie! Grab your proton pack and some popcorn and prepare to laugh with friends!

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

 

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 3

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, October 5

2:30 pm -- Anime Day

Friday, October 7

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, October 10

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, October 12

6:30 pm -- Teen Movie Night - The new Ghostbusters movie

Friday, October 14

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Alliance for Drug Awareness (HADA)

Hope Vigil

Friday, September 30 - 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medication Drop-off - Haverford Township Day

Saturday, October 1 - All Day 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline

 

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September 18 - October 1

Haverford Free Library

2016 SUMMER
LIBRARY HOURS
(Sunday, July 3 -
Sunday, September 4)

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

Sunday

CLOSED

 

 

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:

Great events are always happening at the Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL)!  Join us for…

The 6th Annual Business Breakfast on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 am on the first floor of the Library.  Whether you are a local business owner, looking to start your business, or business professional, here is your opportunity to CONNECT, SHARE AND GROW your business through this unique networking event.  Click here to register.  Sponsored by Brandywine Senior Living, Whole Foods Market and The Rotary Club of Haverford.  We look forward to seeing you!

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library invite you to their annual Book Sale beginning on Friday, September 23-6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Friends’ member only event-you can join that evening); Saturday, September 24-10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday, September 25-1:00 to 5:00 pm ($6/bag); Saturday, October 1 (Haverford Township Day $6/bag); Sunday, October 2-1:00 to 5:00 pm ($6/bag).  Please support the Friends’ who have been helping to support the Library for almost 14 years. 

And, so much more here at HTFL, your Library.

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

 

Wednesday, September 21
7:30 - 9:00 am

Come network with local business professionals and learn about how the Library can help you grow your business!

Sponsored by Brandywine Senior Living, Whole Foods Market, and The Rotary Club of Haverford Township.  

Registration required.  To register, click here.

 

 

 

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Annual Book Sale
 

Come out to support the Library and get some great books!

  • Friday, September 23-- 6-9 pm    Sneak Peek (Friends of HTFL Member only event-memberships available at the door) 
  • Saturday, September 24 -10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday, September 25 --  1 - 5 pm *$6/bag
  • Saturday, October 1 (Haverford Township Day) --  10 am - 5 pm *$6/bag
  • Sunday, October 2 --  1 - 5 pm *$6/bag

Refreshments will be on sale for thirsty and hungry shoppers.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Hip and Knee Pain Workshop

Monday, September 26 -- 11:30 am

Got Hip or Knee Pain? This is the workshop for you!

Join Eugene Elia, M.D., DCMH orthopedic surgeon, for this informative workshop. Come learn about arthritis, how it can cause  hip and knee pain, conservative treatments that can help to ease pain (such as physical therapy and medication), and when it's time to consider joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Elia will also talk you through the joint replacement surgery process before, during and after the procedure.

Registration is required.  To register click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, September 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Tuesday, September 20

7:00 pm -- Books on Tap - Oakmont Pub - Registration Required-new program!

Wednesday, September 21

7:30 am -- 6th Annual Business Breakfast - Registration Required

Thursday, September 22

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, September 23

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

6:00 - 9:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale (Sneak Peek for Members Only - memberships can be purchased at the door)

Saturday, September 24

10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale

Sunday, September 25

1:00 - 5:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale $6/bag

Monday, September 26

11:30 am -- Hip and Knee Pain Workshop - Registration Required

Friday, September 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, October 1

10:00 am -- 5:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale (Haverford Township Day) $6/bag

Sunday, October 2

1:00 - 5:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale $6/bag

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Fine Motor Skills Day

Wednesday, October 5 - 11:00 am

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

Drop in anytime for as little or as long as you want.  

Ages 5 and under.  No registration necessary.  

 

HTFL KIDS FUN

Reading Olympics Club

Wednesdays -- October 5 & November 2 – 4:00 pm
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.  For Children in Grades 2-5.  Registration Required. To register, click here.

 

Meet a Famous Artist

Wednesdays -- September 28, October 26 & November 16 4:00 pm

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 artists’ style. For children in grades 1-5. Registration Required.  To register click here.

 

​Land of Stories

Thursday, October 6 -- 4:00 pm

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.  

This program is free and open to students in grades 2-5.  Registration is Required.  To register, click here.  Please plan to attend both sessions. 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, September 19

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club I - Registration Required

Tuesday, September 20

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, September 21

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Spy School - Registration Required

Thursday, September 22

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, September 23

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, September 26

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club I - Registration Required

Tuesday, September 27

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, September 28

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

Thursday, September 29

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, September 30

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Middle School When & Where: “We Didn't Start the Fire”

Wednesday, September 28 -- 6:30 pm

When & Where is a history club for middle school students. The last Wednesday evening of each month, we will pick an historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, eat snacks, and do science experiments! This month's topic is Billy Joel's “We Didn't Start the Fire”. This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-8.  No registration is required.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, September 19

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, September 21

2:30 pm -- Anime Day

Friday, September 23

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, September 26

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, September 28

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

Friday, September 30

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Adult School

Register NOW!

Classes start on September 26th

Some of the exciting new classes HTAS is offering this fall are “Glass Fusion Fun”-“Alexander Hamilton”-“A Night in Bangkok”-“Introduction to Sign Language”-“Dumplings Galore”- “Healing, Ambient, Meditation”-“The Sacred Journey, A Spiritual Discussion Group” and many more!

Come join the celebration!

Check out our Fall Brochure or

Visit the HTAS website at www.haverfordadultschool.org.

For information call 610-446-8022 

 

 

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline

 

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