The HTFL Connection

July 10 - 23

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.

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Remember the heat of last summer and no air conditioning at the Library?  Well, fear not!  It is nice and COOL inside the Library thanks to the new air chiller installed in August 2015 with funds from the Township of Haverford and the Commissioners.  Please come in and enjoy our summer programming for all ages and keep cool at the same time!   Visit our website for programs and times.

Relax and enjoy the summer with a good book.  Don’t forget the great selection of audiobooks to make traveling part of your entertainment or learning experience.  Want to take a day trip?  Check out our free Museum Passes available for your family, purchased by the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library.  Check out the Friends of HTFL link for membership information—great benefits available for you, and help to support the Friends at the same time who support your Library. 

Have a safe and enjoyable summer season!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


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.  All proceeds directly benefit the Haverford Township Free Library!

  • 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


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​

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, 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.

 

Cookbook Club: Sheila Lukens USA Cookbook

Monday, July 11 -- 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,  Sheila Lukins USA 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 Sheila Lukins USA Cookbook, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!  

 

Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring

Thursday, July 14 -- 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.

 

​Upcyle Book Wreath Workshop

Wednesday, July 20 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Have you been admiring our upcycled book wreaths around the library?  If so, this workshop may be for you!  Come learn from our library display
maven, Kate Funchion, how to make these beautiful wreaths.  Great for your home or to give as a gift!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, July 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Monday, July 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Sheila Lukins USA Cookbook

Thursday, July 14

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

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, July 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Wednesday, July 20

6:30 pm -- Upcycle Book Wreath Workshop

Friday, July 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: De Tierra Caliente-bring your lawn chair!

 


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

​Sciencetellers

Monday, July 11 -- 7:00 pm

Sciencetelling will present Ready, Set, Go! which is about power and energy.   With several hands-on, exciting experiments, Sciencetellers will make things fly, bounce, transform and soar as we experience the science of power and energy.

 

Cat's Pajamas

Thursday, July 14 -- 6:30 pm

The Cat’s Pajamas bring their ever popular show to HTFL, guaranteed to get all kids, big and little, up and dancing for a parking lot concert! Rain location in the Community Room.

 

D.J. Mix-up

Wednesday, July 20 -- 7:00 pm

DJs are known for their mixing of music - taking two different songs and making something original. D.J. Mixup does the same thing using books! D (Dan) and J (Jason) take popular children’s stories and use audience input to change the stories around in a fun and original way. Audience members will be brought into the action as Dan and Jason use props and silly costumes to make their stories come to life and share their own love of reading. 

 

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.

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 Pont family and their guests once enjoyed.

For grades k-3.

Registration required.  To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Saturday, July 9

10:30 pm -- Saturday Morning Movies

Monday, July 11

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Movin' and Goovin' - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Sciencetellers

Tuesday, July 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, July 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:00 pm -- Curly Cubism - Registration Required

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

Thursday, July 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

6:30 pm -- SRC Show: Cat's Pajamas

Friday, July 15

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, July 16

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Monday, July 18

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Movin' and Goovin' - Registration Required

Tuesday, July 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, July 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:00 pm -- In my Head - Registration required

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: D.J. Mix-up

Thursday, July 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 22

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, July 23

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.
 

When & Where: Lincoln

Tuesday, July 12 -- 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 Abraham Lincoln's presidency. We will discuss some of the major events that occurred during Lincoln's time in The White House and we will have a chance to examine some replica's and artifacts from this era.  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.

 

​Minecraft Day

Wednesday, July 13 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

All things Minecraft! We will play survival mode on ipads, eat Minecraft snacks, and watch the Mojang documentary.

To play Minecraft, participants must have their own Minecraft account.

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

 

International Food Festival

Wednesday, July 20 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Celebrate diversity with tastes from around the globe. Sign up to prepare a favorite family dish from your cultural background and then sample other foods too.

Please contact Jenifer (phillips@haverfordlibrary.org) if you are interested in preparing a dish.  This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Monday, July 11

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

Tuesday, July 12

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

6:30 pm -- When and Where: Lincoln

Wednesday, July 13

1:00 pm -- Minecraft Day

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

Friday, July 15

1:00 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, July 18

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

Tuesday, July 19

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

Wednesday, July 20

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

1:00 pm -- International Food Festival

Friday, July 22

1:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


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

 

   

June 26 - July 9

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:

Happy Summer!

We have amazing summer programs coming your way in June, July and August.  We started this week with the beginning of our reading incentive programs for adults, teens and children.  Stop by to register and be entered to win prizes for your reading this summer!

This Friday we have our first Sounds of Summer concert on in our parking lot.  The a capella group After the Bar will delight us with their close-knit harmonies and custom arrangements.  Bring your lawn chairs and we will provide the snacks!

Saturday begins our Bike to the Library Week.  If you bike to the Library, just show the front desk your bike helmet and they will give you a coupon for a free DVD or game!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

 

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.

 

 

Beginning Sunday, July 3 the Library will begin their Summer Hours:

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

We will resume regular hours on Sunday, September 11.

 


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​

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

THIS FRIDAY!

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 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, lock & 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. 

 

**First Friday Flick on Vacation!  FFF will return on Friday, September 2

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, June 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

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

Saturday, June 25 - Saturday, July 2 - Bike to HTFL Week!

Saturday, June 25

2:00 pm -- Snapshots from Biking Across America

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

Sunday, June 26

10:00 am - Bike to Manayunk Arts Festival

2:00 pm -- Bike Maintenance Workshop

Friday, July 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick on vacation until September!

Sunday, July 3
Beginning of summer library Hours - Closed

Monday, July 4

Closed in observance of Independence Day holiday

Friday, July 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


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

Turtle Dance Music

Wednesday, June 29 -- 7:00 pm

Turtle Dance Music presents this inclusive, interactive humorous and animated performance that appeals  to children as well as families!  Mr. Matt is guaranteed to get kids out of their shells!

See a preview from Turtle Dance here!

 

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.

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​

Saturday, June 25

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Monday, June 27

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, June 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, June 29

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Turtle Dance Music

Thursday, June 30

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 1

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, July 2

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Sunday, July 3
Beginning of summer library hours - Closed

Monday, July 4

Closed in observance of Independence Day holiday

Tuesday, July 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, July 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:00 pm -- My Other Half - Registration required

Thursday, July 7

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 8

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, July 9

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.
 

When & Where: The Titanic

Tuesday, June 28 -- 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 Titanic by viewing historical photographs and doing a science experiment involving ice. 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.

 

Upcycled Library Crafts

Wednesday, June 29 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Talented artist Kelly Liberona, from Upcycled Library will be here to lead us in some book-themed ornament and jewelry making.

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

 

 

Mini Golf Design

Wednesday, July 6 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Using lots of raw materials, we will work in groups to create a miniature golf course through the community room.

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

 

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​

Tuesday, June 28

6:30 pm -- When and Where: The Titanic

Wednesday, June 29

1:00 pm -- Upcycled Library Crafts

Friday, July 1

1:00 pm -- Teen Gaming

Sunday, July 3
Beginning of summer library hours - Closed

Monday, July 4

Closed in observance of Independence Day holiday

Wednesday, July 6

1:00 pm -- Mini Golf Design

Friday, July 8

1:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Haverford Area YMCA

Why the Y?

Sweating, dancing, splashing, dribbling, lifting, laughing, learning—it’s all happening at the Haverford Area YMCA, where there’s something for everyone. The Y offers more than 500 classes and programs, from toddler music and swim classes to senior yoga and pickleball.

Members enjoy free use of the indoor track, basketball court, three pools,  cycle and studio classes,  child care, and wellness center (with more than 200 pieces of  cardio and strength training equipment). The Y offers seminars on topics ranging from food to finances; seniors keep busy with clubs, luncheons, and trips; seventh graders get a free one-year membership, and of course there’s summer camp! The Y offers plenty of volunteer opportunities, including their community garden, which supplies produce to local food pantries.  Find out more … Visit the Y for a free tour!

For more information go to: http://www.philaymca.org/branches/haverford/

 

Haverford Area YMCA 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

 

   

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.

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:

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