The HTFL Connection

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:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

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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September 4 - 17

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:

Labor Day.  A holiday that conjures up the official end of the summer season and the beginning of the new school year.  But, do you know the real meaning of Labor Day?  Click here to learn the history of the day that has been recognized since 1885.   Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend.  We will be closed Sunday and Monday.  We will reopen for regular Sunday hours on September 10.

To all those entering school this year from nursery through high school, from college to post graduate work, best wishes for a successful school year.  May you be challenged in your day to day learning.  The Library is here for you for materials, reference and research services, public internet computers and more.  Let us help you succeed!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

 

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 5 to observe the Labor Day Holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 6
at 10:00 am. 

Regular Sunday hours resume on September 10.

 

 


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 and Whole Foods Market.

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
  • Saturday, October 2 --  1 - 5 pm *$6/bag

Refreshments will be on sale for thirsty and hungry shoppers.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

 

First Friday Flick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - This Friday!

Friday, September 2 -- 7:00 pm

Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they're also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.

 

Cookbook Club: A Twist of the Wrist

Monday, September 12 -- 6:30 pm

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

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

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, September 20 -- 7 pm
Oakmont National Pub
(31 E. Eagle Road, Havertown)

 

Traditional books not your thing? This one might be 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.  Our first book selection is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Registration is required by calling 610-446-3082 x201.  Stop by the Reference Desk to get a copy of the book.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, September 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Monday, September 5

Library Closed for Labor Day

Thursday, September 8

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, September 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, September 12

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: A Twist of the Wrist

Thursday, September 15

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery: Medical Detectives & Mysteries

Friday, September 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Fall Children's Programming begins on Monday, September 12.

 

HTFL KIDS FUN

Book Bingo

3rd Thursdays -- September 15, October 20 & November 17
4:00 pm

Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.  For children grades k-5. No registration required

 

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. 

 

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.

To register for these programs, go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/fallkids

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, September 5

Library Closed for Labor Day

​Monday, September 12

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

1:00 pm -- Back to Homeschool Social - Registration Required

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

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

Tuesday, September 13

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, September 14

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Spy School - Registration Required

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

Thursday, September 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, September 16

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 5

Library Closed for Labor Day

Wednesday, September 7

2:30 pm -- Teen Quizzo

Friday, September 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, September 12

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, September 14

2:30 pm -- Altered Wednesdays

Friday, September 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Adult School

Registration begins August 15th

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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August 21 - September 3

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:

Summer is waning and with it comes the new school year.  To the parents and caregivers of school children...the last day for summer reading reporting is Friday, August 19th.  A reminder that if your child has not finished their school summer reading assignments, you can come into the library and check out those books!  We even have the school reading lists available for you if your list was misplaced.

Thank you to all of the teens who volunteered at the library this summer.  Whether you shelved materials, looked for books, or helped with arts and crafts, your assistance meant so much to us.  We cannot thank you or the adult volunteers who come each week enough.  Please know that you all make a tremendous difference in the services we provide to the community.

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library is a non-profit devoted to helping the Library enrich the lives of area residents. We were founded in 2003 and are an all volunteer organization.

The Friends raise significant funds for special Library acquisitions, programs and services. Stimulate a greater interest and use of the Library Ensure the existence of the Haverford Township Free Library for years to come.

You can support the Friends by becoming a member and enjoy the benefits; participate in their fund-raising events; contact them to volunteer; or make a donation via PayPal.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Sounds of Summer Music Series

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, 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.

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

First Friday Flick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding II

Friday, September 2 -- 7:00 pm

Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they're also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, August 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Thursday, August 25

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, August 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer: Charlie Gracie

Friday, August 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding II

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programs will be on vacation from Monday, August 15 - Friday, September 9.

Fall Children's Programming begins on Monday, September 12.

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programming will be on vacation from Monday, August 22 - Friday, September 2.  Programs will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

 

 


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

 

   

August 7 - 20

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:

We are one day away from the opening of the XXXI Olympiad, or more commonly known as Rio 2016.  Join in the festivities of the opening ceremonies tomorrow night as they are televised, but if you would like a little history, visit the Olympic website.  The Haverford Township Free Library will have a display of books on the topic near the front desk. Some of our titles include; The Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt, Grace and Glory: A Century of Women in the Olympics and Michael Phelps: The Untold Story of a Champion by Bob Schaller.  Come and take a look.  Good luck to all of the participating athletes for a rewarding experience.

It was a rewarding night for me at the Oakmont Pub fundraiser Tuesday evening.  I was able to meet many of you who came out to dine and support the Library and I thank you for sharing your kind thoughts and love of HTFL.  The weather was great for dining out on the porch at Oakmont Pub and a lovely evening was had by all.  A very special THANK YOU to Brendan Goggin, owner of the Oakmont Pub who made this event possible!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Cookbook Club: The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Monday, August 8 -- 6:30 pm

We’re giving “book club” a new meaning!
Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook and bring it to the club to share.

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

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

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, August 8 -- 2 - 7 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, August 8 from 2:00—7:00 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, August 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Monday, August 8

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

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Thursday, August 11

12:30 pm -- Color Me Calm

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, August 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Thursday, August 18

11:00 pm -- Cookies and Mystery - On vacation, be back in September!

Friday, August 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programs will be on vacation from Monday, August 15 - Friday, September 9.

Summer Reading Club participants can still claim prizes through Friday, August 19.

 

Ready, Set, Party!

Thursday, August 18 -- 6 - 8 pm

You’ve worked hard this summer, now come celebrate all those minutes read!  We will have a  DJ spinning tunes in the parking lot to get you up and moving as well as ice cream sundae materials.  Come find out if enough minutes were recorded to turn Ms. Shannon into an ice cream sundae!  Rain location in the Community Room. 
No registration necessary.  

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Saturday, August 6

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Monday, August 8

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, August 9

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, August 10

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

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

Thursday, August 11

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 12

10:15 am -- On My Own Storytime

Saturday, August 13

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Thursday, August 18

6:00 pm -- Ready, Set, Party!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

When & Where: Anne Frank

Tuesday, August 9 -- 6:30 - 8:00 pm

This is our new history club for middle school students! Every other week we will pick a different historical figure or event and explore it. This week we will take a look at the historical significance of Anne Frank.  A caption challenge and trivia contest will end the evening.

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

 

Teen Programming will be on vacation from Monday, August 22 - Friday, September 2.  Programs will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Tuesday, August 9

6:30 pm -- When and Where: Anne Frank

Friday, August 12

1:00 pm -- Teen Gaming

Wednesday, August 17

1:00 pm -- Party in the Park

Friday, August 19

1:30 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