The HTFL Connection

May 3 - 16

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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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:

Don’t miss out on a good time playing Quizzo and singing Karaoke at our fundraiser next week, Friday, May 8 from 7-10 pm.  It will be held at the beautiful CREC (Community Recreational and Environmental Center) at the Haverford Reserve.  See below for more information.  Get your tickets now while they are still available!

Support our Friends of HTFL group, who help us fundraise all year long, through your membership, book sales and much more.  Become a part of the Friends’ Board of Trustees and make ideas happen!

The air conditioner at the Library is broken and we are awaiting a decision on the type of repair.  In the meantime, we are trying to keep cool with windows and doors open and fans blowing for ventilation.  If we find it becomes too unbearably hot and uncomfortable, we may have to close for short periods of time.  We are sorry for the inconvenience-at least it is not July!  The renovation can’t come soon enough. 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Looking for Library Lovers!

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are seeking to expand the Board of Directors. Our mission is to promote, advocate on behalf of, and fundraise for the Library. We have 10 monthly meetings (no meeting in July or December). In addition to these meetings, Board members are asked to work several fundraising events each year:

  • May Beach Bag Book Sale — sell books, move books, straighten up after customers (one day, two hours)
  • Annual Book Sale — sell books, move books, straighten up after customers (five days, several hours over the course of the sale)
  • Designer Bag Bingo — sell tickets, solicit bags (one day, several hours)
  • Silent Auction — solicit donations, online or in person; set up auction at Gala; attend Gala (hours vary)

Other volunteer opportunities include website maintenance, social media promotions, database creation and management, or fundraising, per your passion. If you have a good idea, the Board will help make it happen.  For more information, contact the Friends of HTFL at info@FriendsoftheHTFL.org.

Great opportunity for everyone from teens to seniors!

 

7th Annual Beach Bag Book Sale

Saturday, May 16 -- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All paperbacks $1, or 5 for $6.  Includes general fiction, romance, mystery, and children’s books.

Hot dogs/pretzels and cold drinks for sale.

 


QUIZZO AND KARAOKE NIGHT
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER
held at the CREC

Tickets Going Fast!

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

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

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

Tickets cost $25, and includes snacks and one drink ticket.  For more information and to purchase tickets online, click here.

 


TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Be Fantastic This Summer!  Volunteer @ HTFL

HTFL 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 weekly, June 22nd—August 29th
  • Available to attend Teen Volunteer Orientation and Training on June 10th, 6-7:30pm or June 18th 3-4:30pm

To become a volunteer:

  • Complete a Teen Volunteer Application and have it signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18.
  • Return the application to Ms. Michele Caesar, Administrative Services Manager, in the Administrative Office.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**Saving the Family Farm: A Panel - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, May 3 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with local  farmers who sell food at Oakmont Farmers Market, including poultry farmer Axel Linde of Lindenhof Farm and dairy farmer Don Gable of Conebella Farm.  This event is a great way to learn more about our local food system and how you can find fresh, tasty and healthy foods AND support local farm families. 

This program is made possible through a partnership between The Oakmont Farmers' Market and the Library.

 

**"Time Heals All Wounds" and Other Myths: How to Complete the Grieving Process and Move Beyond Loss

Wednesday, May 13 -- 7:00 pm

Perhaps someone has told you (or you’ve said to yourself), “You have to let go and move on in your life.” You know they’re right. You realize you’re no longer able to find happiness in life’s pleasures. Perhaps you’re holding part of yourself back and not being a full partner in your relationships, or maybe you’re
pretending that you’re just fine when actually you feel … incomplete. But HOW do you let go? HOW can you move on?

Join us as Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®  Ellen Monsees discusses how you can complete the unfinished business that results in unresolved grief. She will examine some commonly held myths about grief, and talk about actions you can take to help you deal with loss due to death, divorce, or other conditions – or even improve an existing relationship with a living person.

 

**Plant and Seed Exchange

Saturday, May 16
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

Friday, May 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Into the Woods

Sunday, May 3

2:00 pm -- Saving the Family Farm: A panel

Friday, May 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- Quizzo and Karaoke Night at the CREC - Ticketed Event

Monday, May 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Pomegranates & Pine Nuts

Wednesday, May 13

7:00 pm -- "Time Heals All Wounds" and Other Myths: How to Complete the Grieving Process and Move Beyond Loss

Thursday, May 14

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, May 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, May 16

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

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

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

**Magic Tree House Adventure Club

Mondays, May 11 and 18 -- 4:00 - 4:45 pm

If you cannot get enough of Jack and Annie's adventures, this is the book club for you!  Each week we will focus on a different book and enjoy reading aloud, fun activities and a snack.  

This program is FREE and open to children in grades 1-5. Registration is REQUIRED.  To register, click here.

 

Changes to the Science in the Summer Registration!

Sign ups for the 2015 Science in the Summer Registration will be held starting May 4 at noon this year.

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

Click here for more information.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, May 4

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, May 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, May 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, May 7

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brick Builders - Registration Required

Friday, May 8

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, May 11

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Magic Tree House Adventure Club - Registration Required

Tuesday, May 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, May 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

10:30 am -- Homeschool Standardized Testing Co-Op

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, May 14

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brick Builders - Registration Required

Friday, May 15

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, May 4

2:30 pm - Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 6

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, May 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, May 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, May 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, May 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Joel Perlish Photography

For 38 years, Joel Perlish has been a full service, customer-friendly photography business featuring all types of photography and video.  They offer video services, slides,  records, VHS to DVD copying, passports (USA, Canadian, et.al.), on-site pictures, photo restoration, and digital processing. Joel aims to please.

Joel's slogan is "Anything You Can Picture".  He works with customers, and one of the frequent comments he hears is that he is unobtrusive. "I hate hearing about pushy photographers ruining affairs!!" He can provide just about any photo or budget video service, but his main work is weddings, mitzvahs, commercial work, portraits of any kind, VHS to DVD transfers, and digital copying and printing.

For  Actual Jobs - Not Just Samples, see joelperlish.smugmug.com.  Discounting for Havertown folks…   

A big advocate of good health, Joes has bicycled, motorcycled, and run in every state… and if you go to his website, joelperlish.com, you’ll find a Ripley’s-Believe-It-Or-Not item….

Joel Perlish Photography is a Platinum Level sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

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

   

 

April 19 - May 2

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

At its September 8, 2014 meeting, the Haverford Township Commissioners charged the Township staff and Library Board and Directors to do its due diligence through research in the township to recommend relocation or renovation of the Library.  The Commissioners asked us to come back with a plan in the spring.  At the Commissioners’ meeting on Monday, 4/13/15, the Library Board President and I made a presentation of the HTFL Board of Trustees recommendation.  It was deemed that no location other than the current Library property could be found that was a property of a great enough size for a large library and sufficient parking to be financially achievable. 

As a result, the Library recommended its plan to the Commissioners to stay at the current location, renovate the existing building and look to acquire property to add additional parking.  We have begun the process of looking at architects, capital campaign consultants, etc.  I will keep you in the loop as this project develops further.

I thank you for your support as we begin the next phase of HTFL history.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


HTFL BOARD OF TRUSTEES VACANCY

The Haverford Township Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill two vacant positions on the Board of Trustees.  The three year term of office will begin on June 1, 2015.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • All Trustees shall be persons of at least eighteen (18) years of age and residents of Haverford Township, Delaware County, PA.  They must also be a member of the Haverford Township Free Library Association (HTFLA).
  • The qualifications for Board of Trustee membership shall include a deep interest in the objectives of HTFLA, regular attendance at meetings, and a willingness and ability to devote the necessary amount of time required to develop a complete understanding of their duties and responsibilities. Board members must be aware when they may have a conflict of interest and should recuse themselves from votes on such issues.

All interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, including their qualifications for the position to: Angela Gasparro amg524@yahoo.com

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Interviews may be required.

 


QUIZZO AND KARAOKE NIGHT
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

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

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

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

Tickets cost $25, and includes snacks and one drink ticket.  For more information and to purchase tickets online, click here.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**Haverford History: Seen through Old Postcards

Wednesday, April 22 -- 7:00 pm

The Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society have teamed up to host this slide lecture by Historian Keith Lockhart.   Join us to see this unique view of Haverford
Township!

 

**Quilting Group

Thursday, April 23 -- 2:00 pm

Attention Quilters!

You know how quilters love to talk about patterns, techniques, books or problems.  Do you like to share your handiwork through Show ‘n Tell? 

Join us on Thursday, April 23rd at 2 pm in the Board Room, on the second floor.  We would like  this to become a continuing group, so bring your ideas.  Questions? Contact Christine Faris at 610-446-3082 or email faris@haverfordlibrary.org.

 

**Saving the Family Farm: A Panel

Sunday, May 3 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with local  farmers who sell food at Oakmont Farmers Market, including poultry farmer Axel Linde of Lindenhof Farm and dairy farmer Don Gable of Conebella Farm.  This event is a great way to learn more about our local food system and how you can find fresh, tasty and healthy foods AND support local farm families. 

This program is made possible through a partnership between The Oakmont Farmers' Market and the Library.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, April 21

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

Wednesday, April 22

7:00 pm -- Haverford History: Seen through Old Postcards

Thursday, April 23

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, April 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, April 26

2:00 pm -- Longwood Gardens Community Read: Braiding Sweetgrass

Tuesday, April 28

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

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: Me Before You

Friday, May 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick-Into the Woods

Sunday, May 3

2:00 pm -- Saving the family farm: A panel

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

**Pennsylvania’s Kapok Trees

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

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

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

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

 

**Myths, Legends, Gods and Monsters Club

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, April 18

10:30 am -- Pennsylvania's Kapok Trees - Registration Required

Monday, April 20

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Myths, Legends, Gods and Monsters Club - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, April 22

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Poetry Recital - Registration Required

Thursday, April 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brick Builders - Registration Required

Friday, April 24

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, April 27

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Myths, Legends, Gods and Monsters Club - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, April 29

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, April 30

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- LEGO Brick Builders - Registration Required

Friday, May 1

10:15 am -- On My Own

Sunday, May 3

2:00 pm -- Farms Program

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, April 20

2:30 pm - Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, April 24

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, April 27

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 29

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, May 1

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Haverford Area YMCA

Where Healthy Happens!

Have you visited the Haverford Area YMCA yet? This beautiful facility is dedicated to serving our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At the Y, you’ll find everything from swim lessons to yoga, summer camp to Active Older Adult programs.  Members enjoy more than 150 free fitness classes, an indoor track, three swimming pools, children’s programs, summer camp, small group training for adults, nutrition counseling, and other great benefits!

To kick-start physical activity and learning now and throughout the summer − a critical out-of-school time for kids− on Saturday, April 25, the Haverford Area YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families. Stop by the Y between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and enjoy  garden planting, a make your own parfait bar, gymnastics and martial arts demonstrations, cooking and science activities, an inflatable obstacle course, family fun camp, arts and crafts, local health organizations, free food and more! This event is FREE and open to everyone in the community. For more information visit the Haverford Area YMCA Welcome Center Desk or call 610-649-0700.

The Haverford Area YMCA is a Gold Level Sponsor of the Library.  To find out more about Library Sponsorship, click here.

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

8th Annual Twilight Run
Haverford Education Foundation

Saturday, April 25 - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 8th Annual Twilight Run & Walk to help our students reach higher! Run, walk, sponsor and join the party on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in front of Haverford High School. The run and walk begin at 5 p.m.

Online registration is now open at Run the Day. Visit the Haverford Education Foundation registration page for a mail-in registration form and other details.

All participants will receive free or discounted food and other treats from businesses in Haverford Township during the Twilight Run's Party on the Town. Check out the freebies/discounts on the party page.

 

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

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

   

 

April 5 - 18

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

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

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

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

Thank you for your support!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

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

 

 


QUIZZO AND KARAOKE NIGHT
LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

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

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

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

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

 


PARTNERSHIP WITH
OAKMONT FARMERS MARKET & LONGWOOD GARDENS

Longwood Gardens Community Read: Braiding Sweetgrass

Sunday, April 26 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

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

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Designer Bag Bingo

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

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

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

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

  • Soda and bottled water available for purchase.  

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

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

  • Additional cards may be purchased.

  • 50/50 Raffle.

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

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, April 13 -- 6:30 pm

We’re giving “book club”
a new meaning!

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

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

 

The Weight is Over: Bariatric Surgeon Aley Tohamy

Wednesday, April 15 -- 7:00 pm

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

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

HTFL and Crozer-Keystone Health System have teamed up to bring you the Healthy You Series that provides important health  information for you and your loved ones.

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

 

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

Friday, April 17 -- 12:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Registration required. To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, April 5

Library Closed to observe Easter Holiday

Monday, April 6

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

Tuesday, April 7

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

Thursday, April 9

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, April 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

6:00 pm -- Designer Bag Bingo

Monday, April 13

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

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

Tuesday, April 14

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

Wednesday, April 15

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

Thursday, April 16

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, April 17

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

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

 

Pennsylvania’s Kapok Trees

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

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

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

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

 

Myths, Legends, Gods and Monsters Club

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, April 5

Library Closed to observe Easter Holiday

Wednesday, April 8

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Wednesday, April 15

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Saturday, April 18

10:30 am -- Pennsylvania's Kapok Trees
 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Sunday, April 5

Library Closed to observe Easter Holiday

Wednesday, April 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, April 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, April 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, April 17

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Summer Academy

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

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

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

 

Haverford Township Adult School
Computer Classes

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

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

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

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

   

 

March 22 - April 4, 2015

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


CALLING FOR HHS YEARBOOKS!

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

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

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

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Designer Bag Bingo

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

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

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

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

  • Soda and bottled water available for purchase.  

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

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

  • Additional cards may be purchased.

  • 50/50 Raffle.

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

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Upcoming Programs

Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania - THIS SUNDAY!

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

 

Jazz Cafe

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

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

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

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

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

 

Family Caregiver Workshop:
Caring for those with Dementia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, March 22

2:00 pm -- Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania

Monday, March 23

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

Tuesday, March 24

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round

Friday, March 27

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- Jazz Cafe

Sunday, March 29

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

Monday, March 30

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

Friday, April 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Unbroken

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

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

Look out for information on our Spring Programs!

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, March 23

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

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

Tuesday, March 24

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 25

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, March 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, March 27

10:15 am -- On my Own

Thursday, April 2

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

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

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

 

Monday, March 23

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 25

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, March 27

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

 

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

Monday, March 30 - Saturday, April 4

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

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

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

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

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

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

   

 

March 8 - 21

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

 
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

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

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

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Designer Bag Bingo

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

Come out for a night of fun and support HTFL!

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

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

  • Soda and bottled water available for purchase.  

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

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

  • Additional cards may be purchased.

  • 50/50 Raffle.

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

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

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

 


MS. ANNY IS LEAVING

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania

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

 

Art Lovers Book Group: The Lady in Gold

Sunday, April 12 -- 1:30 - 3:30 pm

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

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Monday, March 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

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

Thursday, March 12

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, March 13

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, March 16

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

Tuesday, March 17

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

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

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

Friday, March 20

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

March (Book) Madness

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

 

Pajama Storytime

2nd Monday of the Month

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

Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite jammies!

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

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, March 9

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

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

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, March 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

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

Wednesday, March 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, March 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, March 13

10:15 am -- On my Own

Monday, March 16

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

Tuesday, March 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

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

Wednesday, March 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, March 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, March 20

10:15 am -- On my Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Monday, March 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, March 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, March 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, March 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Film Screening: Lion Ark

Saturday, April 25 -- 11:00 am

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

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

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

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