The HTFL Connection

June 12 - 25

Haverford Free Library

2016 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.

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

From all of us at the Haverford Township Free Library, CONGRATULATIONS to all of the 2016 High School graduates and their families--we wish you the best in your future endeavors and we hope that you have had a positive experience at the Library throughout the years.  We also congratulate those moving along in their education from preschool, elementary and middle school. 

We have a full lineup of programs for all ages at HTFL this summer!  Join the Summer Reading Clubs.  Come to an event like the Sounds of Summer Music Series or a family program.  There is always something happening at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Make this your destination this summer, and it’s COOL inside! :)

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL​

Beach Bag Book Sale

 Saturday, June 11
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 The Friends of HTFL will host a book sale that features “beach reading”: mystery, fiction, romance and children’s books–all paperback–for $1 each.

The sale takes place on the front sidewalk of the library. Refreshments will also be available to purchase with all proceeds benefiting the library. Hope to see you there!

 

Friends Night at Panera Bread
TONIGHT!

Thursday, June 9 -- 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Panera will donate a percentage of your receipt to the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library if you dine and then give us your receipts.

 

Author Visit: Thomas George Deitman - Murder in Marple

Tuesday, June 14 -- 7:00 pm

One evening in late November 1949, two brothers killed their father. Despite pleading guilty, they were acquitted of the crime. Come learn the shocking details of this true local story from Thomas George Deitman, the author of Murder in Marple: the D'Amore family tragedy, and Dawn D'Amore Yankanich, granddaughter of the victim. 

This event will be held in the Community Room and is free to all. Books will be for sale at event, but can be purchased ahead of time. The author will be doing book signings following the lecture.

Mr. Deitman is a former Delaware County police officer, firefighter and paralegal. He is a member of the Delaware County Historical Society and has spent 10 years as a local councilman with various
leadership positions. He is retired and lives in Brookhaven where he writes and researches. He is currently pursuing cold cases for a new book .

 


SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS

Exercise Your Mind - READ!

June 20 - August 13

Register for this summer's Adult Reading program and receive a free book and a goody bag.  Once registered, read what you'd like with no restrictions or quotas!  To enter the weekly prize drawings, fill out and return the provided book review forms to the Summer Reading station by the Reference Desk.  For any questions, come to the reference desk or go to: haverfordlibrary.org/news/2016-adult-summer-reading

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​
 

Plant/Seed Exchange - Postponed

NEW DATE: Saturday, June 11 -- 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring plants or seeds that you don’t want and exchange them for something new for your garden!

 

How to Start and Operate a Small Business

Tuesday, June 21 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm

This program is designed to familiarize entrepreneurs with what’s needed for the start-up and daily operations of a small business.
Topics include: the use of a business plan, selecting a business structure, obtaining financing, partnership and shareholder agreements, contracts, hiring subcontractors vs. employees, insurance, accounting systems and tax liability. 

Frank Farmer is an attorney specializing in small business issues, the founder of the Small Business Assistance Center and a professor emeritus of Widener University.

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

 

Sounds of Summer Music Series

brought to you by the Friends of HTFL & Crozer-Keystone Health System

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the library parking lot.  Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August at 7:30 pm.

Friday, June 24 -- After the Bar 
Come enjoy contemporary music, as well as pretty much anything from within the past century. Founded in 2009, the group consists of 9 members with extensive a cappella experience. After The Bar prides itself on its close-knit harmonies and custom arrangements.

Friday, July 22 -- De Tierra Caliente
A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party!

Friday, August 26 -- Charlie Gracie
Rock 'n' Roll pioneer and Bandstand icon still wows audiences in the U.S. and Europe with hits such as "Butterfly," Fabulous,"  "Wandering Eyes" and more!

Bring your lawn chairs and we will provide the music and the snacks!  In the event of rain, programs will be moved to the Community Room.

 

Bike Week @ HTFL— June 25—July 2

Celebrate the start of summer with exercise and fresh air by biking to the Library!  If you show your bike helmet at checkout, you can get a free DVD rental.  Sign up for Friends of Haverford Trails updates at the front desk and get a chance to win a Townie Basket.

Snapshots from Biking Across America

Saturday, June 25 — 2 pm

Come and hear great bike tales from Library Photographer Joel Perlish.  Joel has cycled around all 50 states (including 1000 miles in Alaska), spent more than a year of life in a tent while on the road, and has found the experience country to be extremely satisfying.

Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble

Saturday, June 25— 4 - 5pm

Join Friends of Haverford Trails for a short ride to learn the best back road shortcuts.  Helmet Required Approx. 5 mi.

Bike to Manayunk Arts Festival

Sunday, June 26, — 10 am—2 pm

Level D+, 8-12 mph, 18 mi. via Cynwyd Trail & Manayunk bike bridge. Cycling experience essential, able to do moderate hills.  Helmet, loc & water rqd. Time for art & lunch in Manayunk.

Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop

Sunday, June 26 —  2—4 pm

Learn basic safety and maintenance with Kevin Meehan of M & M Two Wheelers.  The first 5 arrivals with bikes get priority for having Kevin check out their problems. 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, June 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Saturday, June 11

10:00 - 1:00 pm -- Plant and Seed Exchange

Monday, June 13

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen

Tuesday, June 14

6:30 pm -- Author Visit: Thomas George Deitman - Murder in Marple

Thursday, June 16

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery - Historical Mysteries

Friday, June 17

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, June 20

Beginning of Summer Reading Program for Adults

Tuesday, June 21

6:30 pm -- How to Start and Operate a Small Business - Registration Required.

Thursday, June 23

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, June 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: After the Bar

Saturday, June 25

2:00 pm -- Snapshots from Riding Across America

4:00 pm -- Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Summer Reading Club

June 20 - August 13

 

It's easy to be a part of the Summer Reading Club (SRC) - sign up in the Children's Room, read at home, earn incentives and have fun at optional programs.

Kids who participate in summer library programs keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed - pick up your Activity Log and start reading to earn prizes!

Reading Logs are available online and at the Children's Desk.

 

Summer Reading Club Shows

Puppets Pizzazz

Wednesday, June 22 – 7 pm

Puppets Pizzazz presents “Being Healthy is the best you can be!”, a show complete with 9 different skits and songs teaching kids how to eat well, exercise and practice good hygiene.  They take popular songs from Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and others and put a satirical spin on them all through the use of over 20 handmade puppets.  

 

K-5 Summer Programs

Movin’ & Groovin’

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1 – 1 pm

Each week we will get active with a different kind of physical activity including  dance, games, obstacle courses and more!  Come move and groove with us this summer!  For grades k-5
Registration required.  To register, click here.

 

Curly Cubism

Wednesday, July 13 – 1 pm

Join ACPPA Community Art Studio for Curly Cubism.  In this program, you'll learn how to  create what Picasso would create given wire, gauze and markers.   For grades k-4.
Registration required.  To register, click here.

 

Get in the Game

Wednesday, July 27 - 1 pm

Winterthur Museum visits HTFL!  Try your hand at a variety of sports and games  that the du Ponts and their guests once enjoyed. For grades k-3.

Registration required.  To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, June 20

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, June 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, June 22

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Puppets Pizzazz

Thursday, June 23

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, June 24

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, June 25

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Summer Reading Club

Monday, June 20 - Friday, August 13

Win Prizes for Reading! Read anything you like, fill out a raffle slip, stop by the Teen Collection and enter to win prizes YOU pick—no registration, no hassle! Raffle drawings all summer. 
Teen Summer Reading is for those entering grades 6th through 12th in fall and runs June 20 through August 13.

For more information click here.
 

Summer Kick Off Party!

Wednesday, June 22 -- 1 - 3 pm

School is out, so come celebrate at the Library!

 

ACE the SAT
Score-Raising Workshops

Review for the SAT, PSAT &  ACT

SAT/PSAT/ACT Math/Science Review  
Monday - Wednesday July 11 – 13

SAT/PSAT EB Reading/Writing 
Monday - Wednesday July 18 – 20

All Sessions – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$250 for each week’s sessions or $390 for both weeks + $95 for books
 

  • Breakthrough tips and tricks from test prep experts
  • Targeted heads-up on the traps and how to beat them
  • Learn vital Math & Critical Reading/Writing SAT skills

For more information and to download a registration form go to:
haverfordlibrary.org/acethesat

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Teen Programming on Break - Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17. Summer Programs will resume on Monday, June 20!

Wednesday, June 23

1:00 pm -- Summer Kickoff Party!

Friday, June 25

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Brandywine Senior Living

Brandywine Living at Haverford Estates is a beautiful personal care community located right in heart of the Main Line, directly behind Wilke Lexus and the Main Line Art Center.  We are a premier provider of quality care and services to seniors.  We are dedicated to promoting independence, dignity and individuality.  At Haverford Estates, we are partnered with Main Line Health to offer a vast array of services to our residents, from assisted living to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.  Providing 24/7 on-site licensed nursing, you can sleep well knowing that you loved is well cared for.  Please contact Liz Vogelsong at evogelsong@brandycare.com or 610-527-1800 for more information.

 

Brandywine Senior Living is a Gold Level Sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Haverford Concert in the Park - Summer Series

Admission $10 Adults/Children 12 and under FREE

  • June 11 - John Flynn, Dave Patten, The Havertones - Llanerch Park
  • June 18 - Jeffrey Gaines - Paddock Park
  • July 9 - Ben Arnold and Scott McClatchy - Steel Field - Hilltop Park
  • July 23 - Laura Mann - with special guest The Barrel Fires Normandy Park
  • August 27 - Jill Sobule with special guest Christine Havrilla Merwood Park

advance tickets: kellymusic.ticketleap.com

All parks are located in Haverford Township. Gates open at 5:30 PM. The music starts at 6 PM and continues until 9 PM. Tickets are $10 each / Children 12 and under are free. Advance ticketing is available at http://kellymusicforlife.org/events/concert-in-the-park/. Concessions will be available at each concert or you can bring your own refreshments. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Haverford Township Parks are alcohol-free.

 

Haverford Education Foundation

Summer Academy

No homework, no tests, just the fun of learning something new at Summer Academy 2016. Kids ages 6-14 can choose from 30 courses during the weeks of July 11 through August 1 (Monday through Thursday morning classes). All Summer Academy classes are held at Haverford Middle School.

For complete course listings, fees and registration information, visit http://haverfordedfoundation.org/summer-academy
 


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

 

May 29 - June 11

Haverford Free Library

2016 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 Haverford Township Free Library has some wonderful new items for check out. If you haven't already heard, The Friends of the Library has generously donated money towards the purchase of museum passes for the library. We have passes for The Academy of Natural Sciences, The Battleship New Jersey, Penn Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Colonial PA Plantation, Morris Arboretum, Elmwood Park Zoo, the American Helicopter Museum, and the PA Museum of Fine Art as well as several more on order or in processing. The procedure for checking them out can be found by clicking here.  Each museum has different benefits which are also detailed on our website. This is another excellent reason to love your library!!!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

 

The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and
Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

 

We will reopen at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 31.

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL​

Beach Bag Book Sale - Postponed

NEW DATE: Saturday, June 11
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 The Friends of HTFL will host a book sale that features “beach reading”: mystery, fiction, romance and children’s books–all paperback–for $1 each.

The sale takes place on the front sidewalk of the library. Refreshments will also be available to purchase with all proceeds benefiting the library. Hope to see you there!

 

Friends Night at Panera Bread
Save Your Receipt!

Thursday, June 9 -- 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Panera will donate a percentage of your receipt to the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library if you dine and then give us your receipts.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

 

First Friday Flick:
In the Heart of the Sea

Friday, June 3 -- 7:00 pm

In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, panic and despair, the survivors must resort to the unthinkable to stay alive. Their incredible tale ultimately inspires author Herman Melville to write "Moby-Dick."  PG-13, 2hrs., 2 min.

 

Color Me Calm: 
Adult Coloring

Thursday, June 9
12:30 - 1:45 pm

Adults coloring?  Absolutely!

Join us for the newest trend in stress relief. We’ll provide the coloring tools and elaborate coloring sheets; you bring your creative mind.

 

 

Plant/Seed Exchange - Postponed

NEW DATE: Saturday, June 11 -- 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring plants or seeds that you don’t want and exchange them for something new for your garden!

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, May 29
Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Monday, May 30

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Friday, June 3

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick

Thursday, June 9

12:30 pm -- Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, June 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, June 11

10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Beach Bag Book Sale (rescheduled from May 21)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Plant/Seed Exchange (rescheduled from May 21)

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Music Training Center

Wednesday, June 1
10:30 - 11:15 am

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

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

No registration necessary.  This program is FREE and will take place in the Children's Room.  

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

 

Kids Programming on Break beginning Monday, May 23.

Children's Room Staff are working hard on Summer programs which begin Monday, June 20.

 

Summer Reading Club

Reading Logs will be available online and at the Children's Desk on Wednesday, June 1.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Sunday, May 29
Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Monday, May 30

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Wednesday, June 1

10:30 am -- Music Training Center

Wednesday, June 8

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

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Chocolate Study Hall

Wednesday, June 1 -- 2:30 pm

Something smart and sweet is happening at the library. Bring your homework and join us on the first Wednesday of every month. Form study groups or work independently as we provide some brain food in the form of CHOCOLATE! 

This program is free and open to grades 6-12.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Sunday, May 29
Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Monday, May 30

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day holiday

Wednesday, June 1

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

Friday, June 3

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, June 6

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, June 8

2:30 pm -- All About Star Wars

Friday, June 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

iRadioPhilly

Haverford Township brothers, Tom Kelly and Paul Kelly have brought their passion for music to Havertown in many ways over the years.  The Kelly brothers, veterans of the  Music and Radio industries launched streaming radio stations at iRadioPhilly.com from their music research office on Eagle Road in 2010.  Since its humble beginnings, iRadioPhilly has reached over 5 million listeners globally.

There are currently 6 streaming radio stations on iRadioPhilly featuring several genres including Pop, Soft Rock, Indie Rock, and oldies from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.  One of the most popular stations on iRadioPhilly is “Martini Lounge Radio” and offers a swinging blend of Jazz vocals and classic standards by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and more.  Listeners can tune in FREE online or on the FREE mobile App.

iRadioPhilly broadcasts live music events in Haverford Township including Haverford Spring Fest, Haverford Music Festival and new this year, the Concert in the Park Summer Series.  Through its association with non-profit, Kelly Music for Life, iRadioPhilly also supports local music events at the Library, High School, the CREC and the Grange Estate.  For more information on iRadioPhilly, go to www.iradiophilly.com.

Contact: Tom Kelly –

  610-804-5054

iRadioPhilly is a Silver Level Sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

10th Annual Heritage Festival
Along Karakung Drive

Sunday, June 5  11am – 4pm

Don't miss Haverford Township’s favorite spring event! This year’s Heritage Festival promises to be the best yet as the Haverford Township Historical Society continues the tradition of celebrating local history and culture in the beautiful setting of Karakung Drive. There will be living history exhibits, music, dancing, food and a beer garden featuring craft brews from some of the area’s finest microbreweries.

HTHS is proud to host many of Haverford Township’s community organizations as well as local artisans and crafters who will be on hand to display and sell their work. There will be pony rides and other activities for people of all ages. Parking will be available on Karakung Drive outside the boundaries of the festival and in surrounding neighborhoods. We encourage you to walk or ride bikes if possible. More information and forms for artists and non‐profits to reserve space can be found on HTHS's website: 

www.haverfordhistoricalsociety.org/events

 

 

Haverford Education Foundation

Summer Academy

No homework, no tests, just the fun of learning something new at Summer Academy 2016. Kids ages 6-14 can choose from 30 courses during the weeks of July 11 through August 1 (Monday through Thursday morning classes). All Summer Academy classes are held at Haverford Middle School.

For complete course listings, fees and registration information, visit http://haverfordedfoundation.org/summer-academy
 


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

 

May 15 - 28

Haverford Free Library

2016 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:

Do you recall the Comic Con we had here at the Library two years ago?  We had to cancel last year due to no air conditioning, but this year we are lucky to partner with the Haverford Township School District to bring you the 2016 Haverford Kids’ Comic Fest.  It will be held on May 21 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Haverford Middle School.  Where else could you and your children experience an event like this so close to home and affordable?  Costumes are encouraged and the fun is endless! 

Also on May 21, the Friends of HTFL are holding their Annual Beach Bag Book Sale from 10 am to 5 pm with paperback books for adults, teens and children.  Don’t worry about taking a library book on vacation-purchase a paperback from the Friends and support the Library at the same time. 

And, if that isn’t enough, there is a plant and seed exchange taking place at the Library as well on May 21.  Bring plants or seeds to exchange for something new for your garden or buy a plant and leave a donation. 

Just a few of the exciting things that happen at HTFL--your library!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL​

Beach Bag Book Sale

Saturday, May 21
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 The Friends of HTFL will host a book sale that features “beach reading”: mystery, fiction, romance and children’s books–all paperback–for $1 each.

The sale takes place on the front sidewalk of the library. Refreshments will also be available to purchase with all proceeds benefiting the library. Hope to see you there!

 


HAVERFORD KIDS' COMIC FEST

Saturday, May 21 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Haverford Middle School (1701 Darby, Havertown)

Join us for panels and workshops for all ages.. Whether you’re looking for education, entertainment, or experience, there’s something for everyone. The only requirement is enthusiasm.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. The first 300 kids through the door will receive a comic fest swag bag.

On the convention floor you can talk and shop from a whole cast of creators. If you’d like a preview of who’s lined up, please stop by the website, www.hkcfest.org. There’s plenty to learn about creators, their work, and more specific details about the day’s events

Haverford Kids' Comic Fest is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the School District of Haverford Township and through support from Locust Moon Press.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Move Beyond Loss Series

Beyond the casserole: how to help a grieving friend
or loved one

Monday, May 16—7 pm

Learn what the mourner is going through and what you – as family, friend, neighbor, coworker, concerned community member – can do to help.

Programs are led by Ellen Monsees, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® who has experienced deep personal loss and found resolution, discovering new purpose and joy in life. 

 

Medicare Basics: Parts A, B, C, & D

Tuesday, May 17 - 6:30 pm

Join us for this comprehensive program on Medicare.  Tina Garrity from Senior Advisors Group will be here to present information on  Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare.  So come with your questions!

Ms. Garrity is authorized to offer Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements as well as Medicare Part D plans.  She is a broker represents many reputable companies such as Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, Humana, AARP and Central States Indemnity, KSKJ and many more.

This program will be offered two times.  Registration required. 
To register, click on the date above.

 

Plant/Seed Exchange

Saturday, May 21 -- 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring plants or seeds that you don’t want and exchange them for something new for your garden!

We will also be collecting plants for local RAIN GARDENS.  See notice below.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Monday, May 16

7:00 pm -- Move Beyond Loss Series: Beyond the Casserole - how to help a grieving friend or loved one

Tuesday, May 17

6:30 pm -- Medicare Basics - Registration Required

Thursday, May 19

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery: Guilt or Innocence (Legal Mysteries)

Friday, May 20

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, May 21

10:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Plant/Seed Exchange

10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Haverford Kid's Comic Fest

10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Beach Bag Book Sale

Thursday, May 26

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, May 27

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Kid's Book Bingo

Thursday, May 19 -- 4:00 pm
Come for the bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.

This program is free and open to kids in grades K-5. No registration is needed.

 

 

Kids Programming on Break beginning Monday, May 23.

Children's Room Staff are working hard on Summer programs which begin Monday, June 20.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

 

Monday, May 16

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Creative Writing Club

1:30 pm --  Circle Time

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Around the World in 3 Weeks - Registration Required

Tuesday, May 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 am -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, May 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Paper Magic - Registration Required

Thursday, May 19

10:15 -- Circle Time

1:30 -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, May 20

10:15 -- On My Own

Saturday, May 21

10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Haverford Kid's Comic Fest - Haverford Middle School

Kid's Programming on break until Monday, June 20

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

All About Star Wars

Wednesday, May 25 -- 2:30 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we pick a different fandom and celebrate it with cosplay, crafts, food, games, and more. This month will be all about STAR WARS!

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

Calling Teen Volunteers!

Becoming a volunteer helps to fulfill your community service requirements, looks great on a college application, and helps us to sustain the important work we do for the Community. Help the library realize its mission by volunteering!

Download the Teen Volunteer Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Library is seeking teens to volunteer as Library pages this summer.  Responsibilities will include putting away library materials, assisting in maintaining order in the collection, and working directly with library staff on special projects.

Requirements:

  • Ages 13 and older
  • Available to volunteer at least twice a week between the weeks of June 20th and August 26th
  • Available to attend the orientation and training on June 9th 3-4:30pm OR June 15th 6-7:30pm. 

Apply to become a volunteer:

Complete a Teen Volunteer Application. Download the application and print it out or pick one up at the library. Have the application signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18.

Return the application to Ms. Michele Caesar, Administrative Services Manager, in the Administration Office, by Friday, May 20th.

​Applications must be received by Friday, May 20th
in order to be considered.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Monday, May 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 18

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

Friday, May 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Saturday, May 21

10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Haverford Kid's Comic Fest - Haverford Middle School

Monday, May 23

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 25

2:30 pm -- All About Star Wars

Friday, May 27

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Donate RAIN GARDEN Plants!

Have spreading plants? You can help Hav-a-Rain Garden build 10 new rain gardens each year by donating your plants to area Rain Gardens!

Bring Bee Balm, Black Eyed Susan, Cardinal Flower, Coneflower, or Foamflower in 4-6” pots and we will find them a new home in area residential Rain Gardens!

Email havaraingarden@gmail.com if you have any questions, want to donate them on your own schedule, or want to find out about how you can get a rain garden installed at your home at no cost to you (other than sweat equity)!

You can drop off your donations at the Plant/Seed exchange at the Library on Saturday, May 21 -- 10 am - 1 pm!

 

 

10th Annual Heritage Festival
Along Karakung Drive

Sunday, June 5  11am – 4pm

Don't miss Haverford Township’s favorite spring event! This year’s Heritage Festival promises to be the best yet as the Haverford Township Historical Society continues the tradition of celebrating local history and culture in the beautiful setting of Karakung Drive. There will be living history exhibits, music, dancing, food and a beer garden featuring craft brews from some of the area’s finest microbreweries.

HTHS is proud to host many of Haverford Township’s community organizations as well as local artisans and crafters who will be on hand to display and sell their work. There will be pony rides and other activities for people of all ages. Parking will be available on Karakung Drive outside the boundaries of the festival and in surrounding neighborhoods. We encourage you to walk or ride bikes if possible. More information and forms for artists and non‐profits to reserve space can be found on HTHS's website: 

www.haverfordhistoricalsociety.org/events

 


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

 

May 1 - 14

Haverford Free Library

2016 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:

May is knocking at our door and with it celebrations, honors and memorials.  Mother’s Day (May 8), college graduations, Cinco de Mayo (May 5), Armed Forces Day (May 21), and Memorial Day (May 30) to name just a few.  As with any holiday, our interior decorator and chief library display creator Kate Funchion, who also, coincidentally, is a Library Assistant at the Circulation desk, has been hard at work designing a tribute to Mother’s Day, as well as one for spring.  Please stop in and see her special displays and maybe take away a few of her creative ideas to try in your own home. 

A big event to kick off the beginning of May in the township this Sunday is the Haverford Spring Fest taking place on Brookline Boulevard from noon to 7 pm.  Proceeds from the event benefit music education in the township through Kelly Music for Life Foundation.  Enjoy musical acts, crafts, food and much more.  Want to learn more?  Visit their website at http://www.haverfordspringfest.com/.  Stop by and see us at the Library’s booth.  We’ll be there! 

Hoping you enjoy your May!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


CELEBRATE SPRING AT TADDEO'S

Library Fundraiser

Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Celebrate Spring and support the Library by buying your
spring plants at:

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

Download the Library flyer here, bring to Taddeo’s on Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 and they will
donate 10% of your purchase to the Library!

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Philadelphia Union Soccer Game Fundraiser

Saturday, June 25 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library Night on Saturday, June 25th at 7pm at Talen Energy Stadium to watch the Philadelphia Union take on the Vancouver Whitecaps. Discounted tickets are available for $25 each via the Friends website or by stopping by the front desk of HTFL. We will collect your name and payment and the tickets will be available at the Will-Call window on the night of the game.

 


BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Stop by the Reference Desk to register for this discussion and pick up a copy of the book.  There are a limited number of books available for check out, so don’t delay!

 

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

Tuesday, May 10 -- 7 pm

One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues--through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters--is a crash course in sustainable agriculture.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Move Beyond Loss Series

“Time heals all wounds” and other myths: how to complete the grieving process and move beyond loss

Monday, May 2—7 pm 

Learn how you can complete the unfinished business that results in unresolved grief. The program will examine some commonly held myths about grief, and talk about actions you can take to help you deal with loss due to death, divorce, or other conditions – or even improve an existing relationship with a living person. 

Beyond the casserole: how to help a grieving friend
or loved one

Monday, May 16—7 pm

Learn what the mourner is going through and what you – as family, friend, neighbor, coworker, concerned community member – can do to help.

Programs are led by Ellen Monsees, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® who has experienced deep personal loss and found resolution, discovering new purpose and joy in life. 

 

First Friday Flick:  The Intern

Friday, May 6 -- 7:00 pm

Starting a new job can be a difficult challenge, especially if you're already retired. Looking to get back into the game, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben soon becomes popular with his younger co-workers, including Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the boss and founder of the company. Whittaker's charm, wisdom and sense of humor help him develop a special bond and growing friendship with Jules.  PG-13.  Run time: 2hrs, 1 min.

 

Medicare Basics: Parts A, B, C, & D

Friday, May 6 - 12:30 pm

Tuesday, May 17 - 6:30 pm

Join us for this comprehensive program on Medicare.  Tina Garrity from Senior Advisors Group will be here to present information on  Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare.  So come with your questions!

Ms. Garrity is authorized to offer Medicare Advantage, Medicare
Supplements as well as Medicare Part D plans.  She is a broker and
represents many reputable companies such as Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, Humana, AARP and Central States Indemnity, KSKJ and many more.

This program will be offered two times.  Registration required. 
To register, click on the desired date above.

 

Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring

Thursday, May 12 -- 12:30 pm

Adults coloring?  Absolutely!

Join us for the newest trend in stress relief. We’ll provide the coloring tools and elaborate coloring sheets; you bring your creative mind.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, April 29

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Taddeo's Fundraiser

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, April 30

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Taddeo's Fundraiser

Sunday, May 1

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Taddeo's Fundraiser

Monday, May 2

7:00 pm -- Move Beyond Loss Series: "Time Heals All Wounds" - and other myths

Wednesday, May 4

2:00 - 7:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, May 6

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: The Intern

Monday, May 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - Zahav

Tuesday, May 10

7:00 pm -- Book Discussion: Gaining Ground

Thursday, May 12

12:30 pm -- Adult Coloring

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, May 13

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Science in the Summer Registration​

Wednesday, May 4 -- beginning at Noon

Sign ups for the 2016 Science in the Summer Registration will be held starting May 4 at noon this year.

Registration is ONLINE at www.scienceinthesummer.com and will be FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. Those accepted into the program will be notified IMMEDIATELY once registration is submitted. A wait list will be available as well.

 

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 7 – All Day
The Haverford Township Free Library will be one of thousands of locations participating in the 2016 Free Comic Book Day. We’ll have more than forty comic titles for all ages to enjoy.  Every comic book is completely free, but supplies are limited!  Simply stop by the Library and find the Free Comic Book Display on the First Floor.

 

Brian Lies – Author Visit

Wednesday, May 11 – 4:00 pm
See Brian in action as he treats us to an inside look at how he draws characters from some of his beloved children’s books! He will talk about his newest book, Gator Dad, answer questions from the audience, and even sign books!

Children’s Book World will be here selling copies of Brian’s books. 
 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Friday, April 29

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Taddeo's Fundraiser

Saturday, April 30

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Taddeo's Fundraiser

Sunday, May 1

8:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Taddeo's Fundraiser

Monday, May 2

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Poetry Recital

1:30 pm --  Circle Time

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

4:00 LEGO Club - Around the World in 3 Weeks - Registration Required

Tuesday, May 3

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, May 4

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Reading Olympics Club - Registration Required

Thursday, May 5

10:15 Circle Time

1:30 Creative Corner

4:00 LEGO Club - Session 2 - Registration Required

Friday, May 6

10:15 On My Own

Saturday, May 7

All Day - Free Comic Book Day!

Monday, May 9

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Creative Writing Club

1:30 pm --  Circle Time

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

4:00 LEGO Club - Around the World in 3 Weeks - Registration Required

Tuesday, May 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, May 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Author Visit: Brian Lies

4:00 pm -- Paper Magic - Registration Required

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

Thursday, May 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm Creative Corner

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

Friday, May 13

10:15 On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calling Teen Volunteers!

Becoming a volunteer helps to fulfill your community service requirements, looks great on a college application, and helps us to sustain the important work we do for the Community. Help the library realize its mission by volunteering!

Download the Teen Volunteer Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Library is seeking teens to volunteer as Library pages this summer.  Responsibilities will include putting away library materials, assisting in maintaining order in the collection, and working directly with library staff on special projects.

Requirements:

  • Ages 13 and older
  • Available to volunteer at least twice a week between the weeks of June 20th and August 26th
  • Available to attend the orientation and training on June 9th 3-4:30pm OR June 15th 6-7:30pm. 

Apply to become a volunteer:

Complete a Teen Volunteer Application. Download the application and print it out or pick one up at the library. Have the application signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18.

Return the application to Ms. Michele Caesar, Administrative Services Manager, in the Administration Office, by Friday, May 20th.

​Applications must be received by Friday, May 20th
in order to be considered.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Monday, May 2

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 4

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

Friday, May 6

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Saturday, May 7

All Day - Free Comic Book Day

Monday, May 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, May 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

April 17 - 30

Haverford Free Library

2016 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:

Library Services…

We are so fortunate in Haverford Township to have a Board of Commissioners that feels so strongly about the value of public libraries in a community.  They prove commitment every year with their budget appropriation to the Library and their pledge to the future through funds for the renovation of the building.    We are able to provide you, our customer and patron, with the majority of the services you enjoy through township funds. 

To honor the Board of Commissioners, the Haverford Township Free Library has chosen them to receive the 2016 Outstanding Community Advocate award at our Gala on November 12, 2016 at the Llanerch Country Club.  Please save the date and join us!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY

Saturday, April 23 - at 4:30 pm

 


CELEBRATE SPRING AT TADDEO'S

Library Fundraiser

Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Celebrate Spring and support the Library by buying your
spring plants at:

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

Download the Library flyer here, bring to Taddeo’s on Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 and they will
donate 10% of your purchase to the Library!

 


BOOK DISCUSSIONS THIS SPRING

Stop by the Reference Desk to register for either or both of the discussions and pick up a copy of the book.  There are a limited number of books available for check out, so don’t delay!

 

Grandma Gatewood's Walk

Monday,  April 18 — 7:00 pm
Join us in reading the Longwood Garden Community Read selection for 2016, "Grandma Gatewood's Walk," the inspiring story of Emma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone at age 67, as well as the first person to walk it more than once. This is not only a story of the spirit of determination, it is also a personal story of triumph from pain, rebellion from brutality, and hope from suffering.

 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Sunday, April 24 -- 2:00 pm

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

 

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

Tuesday, May 10 -- 7 pm

One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues--through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters--is a crash course in sustainable agriculture.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Jazz Cafe - TONIGHT!

Friday, April 15 -- Doors open at 7 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Jazz!

Come unwind from a busy week to the sounds of the Craig Satchell Experience.   Enjoy smooth, swinging, and classy jazz from this diverse group.

· 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 and is made possible through support from the Friends of HTFL.

 

Mountains, Miracles, & Madness: 4,000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail

Saturday, April 16 -- 2:00 pm

Come hear from a hiker who has completed the famous Appalachian Trail not once but twice AND in each direction! Hiker Lauralee Bliss “Blissful,"an Appalachian Trail 4,000+ miler and the ridge runner for Shenandoah National Park, will share stories and pictures from her 4,000 mile journey which she undertook northbound with her teen son and then southbound as a solo hiker. This presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking dreams,
whatever they might be.  A book signing for her title Mountains Madness, Miracles - 4000 Miles Along the Appalachia Trail follows.

Registration required.  To register, click here.

This program will be held on the lower level of the CREC (Community Recreation and Environmental Center)

 

Panel Discussion - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Sunday, April 17 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion around the issues presented in the New York Times best seller, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

Our panel includes Dr. Karl Ahlswede, Main Line Health, Medical Director, Palliative Care; Casey Bien-Aime, Chaplain, Lankenau Medical Center; Joanne Glusman; MSW, LSW , Palliative Care Social Work, Faculty, Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency Program  Co-Chair; Dan Donahue of the Donahue Funeral Home. Moderated by Terre Mirsch, Main Line Health Homecare & Hospice - Division Director, Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care

This program is a unique opportunity to pose important questions about end of life issues to a panel of experts in this field.  

With Being Mortal as a jumping off point, the panel is flexible making the discussion suited to the needs of program participants.  While reading Being Mortal will give you common ground to begin the discussion, it is not a prerequisite for attendance.  

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, April 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- Jazz Cafe - The Craig Satchell Experience

Saturday, April 16

2:00 pm -- Mountains, Miracles, and Madness: 4,000 Miles of Appalachian Trail Stories

Sunday, April 17

2:00 pm -- Panel Discussion: Being Mortal - Medicine and What Matters Most in the End

Monday, April 18

7:00 pm -- Book Discussion: Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

Thursday, April 21

11:00 pm -- Cookies and Mystery: Religious Detectives

Friday, April 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, April 23

Library Closing Early at 4:30 pm

Sunday, April 24

2:00 pm -- Book Discussion - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters Most in the End

Friday, April 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

HTFLKids Fun

Trash to Treasure

Wednesdays, April 20 & 27 -- 4:00 pm
Grades 2-5. Registration required. To register, click here.
Celebrate Earth Day in this 2-week program where we will turn everyday materials into fun craft projects!

Book Bingo

Thursday, April 21 -- 4:00 pm

Come for the bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.  This program is free and open to kids in grades K-5. No registration is needed.

 

Lego Club - Session II

Thursdays, April 28 - May 12

LEGO Club is back!  Each week we'll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

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

 

Around the World in 3 Weeks

Mondays, May 2 -16 -- 4:00 pm

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

This program is free and open to students in grades 2-5.  Registration is required.  To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, April 18

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

1:30 pm --  Circle Time

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

4:00 LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- American Girl Book Club

Wednesday, April 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Trash to Treasure

Thursday, April 21

10:15 Circle Time

1:30 Creative Corner

4:00 Book Bingo

Friday, April 22

10:15 On My Own

Saturday, April 23

Library Closing Early at 4:30 pm

Monday, April 25

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Poetry Recital

1:30 pm --  Circle Time

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

4:00 LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- American Girl Book Club

Wednesday, April 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Trash to Treasure

Thursday, April 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 Creative Corner

4:00 Book Bingo

Friday, April 29

10:15 On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Speed Painting

Wednesday, April 20
2:30 pm

Local visual artists BADsplash will be joining us on May 20th. They will be speed painting Superman to music. Then they will teach the teens how to create their own Batman painting.

This program is open to kids in grades 6 -12.

 

All About Vampires

Wednesday, April 27 -- 2:30 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we pick a different fandom and celebrate it with cosplay, crafts, food, games, and more. This month will be all about VAMPIRES!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Monday, April 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 20

2:30 pm -- Speed Painting

Friday, April 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Saturday, April 23

Library Closing Early at 4:30 pm

Monday, April 25

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 27

2:30 pm -- All About Vampires

Friday, April 29

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Haverford Education Foundation's
9th Annual Twilight Run & Walk

Saturday, April 23 -- 5:00 pm

 

Join the HTSD Education Foundation for its 9th Annual Twilight 5K Run & Walk and One Mile Challenge. The events begin at 5 p.m. in front of Haverford High School.

Register to walk or run online.  To register, click here

You can get an immediate return on your contribution to the education foundation during the Party on the Town following the race. After the race, take your race bib to a number of local establishments for free or reduced-price food and drink specials available to all race participants. Visit the Party on the Town page on their website.

For the first time this year, any participant under 18 will be entered to win a Fitbit. Two will be given to young entrants. You can register right now online.

 


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