The HTFL Connection

August 23 - September 5

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

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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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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Have you noticed the evening hours are beginning to get dark earlier?  I just love having a little “more” to my evening after dinner by heading outside to enjoy a later sunset.  Of course all this means is that summer is coming to an end. 

At the Haverford Township Free Library we have another program to peak your interest – the last of the Sounds of Summer Series.  Open Mic Night has been a popular draw and I hope you will come out on Friday, August 28 at 7:30 pm and hear local talent under the stars.  If you would like to register your 5 minute “clean” act, click here and enjoy your moment in the spotlight at HTFL!  
 

Christine D. Faris, Director


5TH ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

Connect           Share                  Grow

You are cordially invited to our 5th Annual Business Breakfast brought to you by Brandywine Senior Living.

Come network with area business owners.

Wednesday, September 16 
7:30 - 9:00 am

To register, click here.

 


CALLING ALL COOKS!

3rd Annual Chili Cook-off

Sunday, September 22 -- 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Here’s your chance to show off your chili cooking skills.  Enter your favorite chili recipe and compete for prizes, bragging rights and the honor of:

  • Best Overall Chili
  • Best Vegetarian/Vegan Chili
  • Spiciest Chili
  • Most Unique Chili

**Winners will be selected by people’s choice

Enter Today! Click here to download an entry form.

Free admission provided for the entrant and two guests. Organization/Restaurant entries are invited to bring and display information/menus at the event.

The Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by Brandywine Senior Living, The Friends of HTFL, and Kelly Music for Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Friday, August 28 at 7:30 pm-last event in the series
Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

Join us for music in the HTFL parking lot. Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!

August 28 — Open Mic Night — Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Please keep your act "clean".  Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum.  Register at:
www.haverfordlibrary.org/SoundsofSummer

​First Friday Flick: Five Flights Up

Friday, September 5 -- 7:00 pm

First Friday Flick is Back!  This month's movie is:

5 Flights Up (2015) A husband (Morgan Freeman) and wife (Diane Keaton) spend a hectic weekend pondering the sale of the apartment they've shared for more than 40 years. Starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.

PG-13, 1 hr. 32 min.

Popcorn will be served!

 

Zentangle Workshop​

Sunday, September 13 -- 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful abstract works of art by drawing easy-to-learn patterns.  This art form is done simply with pen strokes.  No special skills necessary.  Endless possibilities!

This limited space workshop is for ages 14 and up. Registration required.  To register, click here or call 610-446-3082 ext. 216. 

For more information about Zentangle visit:

www.ZenWithPen.com

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, August 25

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: The Invention of Wings

Thursday, August 27

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, August 28

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: Open Mic Night

Friday, September 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Five Flights Up 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programming will be on break from Monday, August 17 through Friday, September 11.

Children's room staff are working hard on our line up of Fall programs.  Stay tuned!

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programming will be on break until Tuesday, September 8.

 

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

August 9 - 22

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

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:

It has been a long and challenging summer here at HTFL, but we get to try out our new air conditioner by the end of the day today.  It should start to feel more comfortable inside the Library by the weekend.    Ordering a new chiller, coordinating temporary cooling, and the delivery and installation of the new unit has been a learning experience for me.  

Temporary air conditioning helped, but the building is large and some areas were still very warm resulting in shortened hours and having to cancel some programs during 90+ degree days.  I have gained a whole new perspective and respect for workers who are in the heat and/or hot sun all day.  

I have many to thank for helping us get through this inconvenience…

  • The Staff of the Haverford Township Free Library who endured many, many warm days
  • The Johnson Controls Inc.-YORK company and employees who were polite, respectful, and hard working to get us the best product and service
  • The HTFL Board of Trustees and Building Committee, especially Richard Caesar of the Building Committee who helped oversee many of the operations
  • The Township of Haverford Board of Commissioners who committed funds for emergency repairs to the Library building and to the Township Manager for his assistance
  • And, to the many others who helped in the process

I would especially like to thank YOU, our loyal customers, library users, and supporters for your understanding.  The Library has returned to our regular hours of operation. 

Join us on Tuesday, August 11 for cookies and lemonade to celebrate our new air conditioning!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY SCHEDULE - AC UPDATE

The new chiller is in the building!   This photo is the new chiller being lowered into place by Johnson Controls Inc. The air conditioning should be up and running on Friday, August 7.

We have resumed our regular hours!

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time for the Library and its staff.  

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, August 10
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, August 10 from 2:00 - 7:00 pm

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

The need is constant. 

The gratification is instant. 

Give blood.

 

 

**Fact, Fiction & Myth: Understanding and Preparing for Care at Home

​Tuesday, August 11 -- 10:30 am

This program will provide seniors and their families with a better understanding of the services offered by a homecare agency.  It will also present the important legal documentation and considerations prior to arranging care at home and the proper steps to take to arrange care at home.  Topics will include:

  • How to assess a loved one’s need for care at home;
  • How to engage in a homecare service; and
  • Legal considerations when arranging care at home.

Bill Velazquez of Dunwoody Homecare and Josh Wilkins of Anderson Elder Law will present the program and be available for your questions!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, August 7

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, August 10

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

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Tuesday, August 11

10:30 am -- Fact, Fiction & Myth: Understanding and Preparing for Care at Home

Thursday, August 13

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

​2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, August 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Thursday, August 20

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, August 21

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up to entering grade 5!  For more information and to download a reading log, click here!

You can log your hours with the Children's Desk through Friday, August 21!

 

Children's Programming will be on break from Monday, August 17 through Friday, September 11.

Children's room staff are working hard on our line up of Fall programs.  Stay tuned!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, August 10

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, August 11

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, August 12

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, August 13

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 14

10:15 am -- On My Own

End of Summer Reading Program.  You can still log your reading minutes at the Children's Desk until
Friday, August 21!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programs are on break until
Wednesday, September 9th.

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

July 26 - August 8

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

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 feel, as I do, that this summer is flying by?  In just a week we will be heading into August.  There is still time to join the Summer Reading Club for all ages and the chance to win prizes.  Kids, don't forget your summer reading for school!  

Bring the family, tell your friends and neighbors, and take a night off from cooking and join us at the Oakmont National Pub on Tuesday, August 4 from 5 to 9 pm.  Thanks to Brendan Goggin and the Oakmont for doing this annual fundraiser for the Library.  A percentage of all food and beverage purchases count towards the total.  It is a fun evening. 

I am hoping that by the next Connection I can report about the new air conditioner in the building.  Keep your fingers crossed!
 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY SCHEDULE - AC UPDATE

The Library will follow the schedule below for the next several days.   We are concerned about the safety and wellness of you and the staff with the warm temperatures and if it becomes oppressively warm, we will evaluate these times.  Please call the main number at 610-446-3082 to check our hours.  

Thursday, July 23  10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday, July 24  10:00am - 2:00pm

**NOTE: The Sounds of Summer Music Series WILL TAKE PLACE on Friday, July 24 at 7:30 pm in the HTFL Parking Lot - Come enjoy the music of The Fair Trade, a Celtic/Irish Band -- Water Ice will be served!**

Saturday, July 25  10:00am - 1:00pm 

Sunday, July 26  CLOSED (summer hours)

We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  The new chiller will be delivered and, hopefully, operational in about two weeks.  We will keep you posted day to day.  

 


LIBRARY NIGHT AT OAKMONT PUB

Tuesday, August 4 -- 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun and food at Oakmont National Pub to support HTFL!  Let your server know you’re a fan of the Library and a portion of the check will be donated to us.  All funds raised will go toward supporting the Library’s collections, services and programs! Hope to see you there!

Oakmont National Pub is located at 31 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 

 


MUSEUM PASS

Academy of Natural Sciences

The Museum Pass allows you free access to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.  The pass includes admission for two (2) adults and up to five (5) children.

This pass is sponsored by The Haverford Township Free Library.  The Pass is free to Adults residing in Haverford Township with a current Delaware County library card (free of fines).

The pass will be loaned out for three (3) days, no renewals allowed. Passes must be returned by closing time on the due date.

Holds are not permitted on the Museum Pass.  You may call ahead on the day you wish to pick-up the pass and it will be checked out on your card and held for two (2) hours or until closing, whichever occurs first.  If you did not pick up the pass within that time, it will be removed from your card and made available to another user.

Daily Overdue Fine: $10.00 per day up to a $100 maximum.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Every 4th Friday at 7:30 pm
Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

Join us for music in the HTFL parking lot every 4th Friday in June, July and August.   Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!

THIS FRIDAY!

July 24 — Fair Trade
Irish/Celtic Band

If your foot isn't tapping to this band, you might want to check your pulse. With the lead singer straight out of Ireland, Fair Trade will bring "covers", and authentic Irish music to Havertown. Bring your dancin' shoes because you won't be able to resist the urge to get up and dance!

August 28 — Open Mic Night — Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Please keep your act "clean"!  Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum!  Register at:
www.haverfordlibrary.org/SoundsofSummer

Reading a Round: The Husband's Secret

Tuesday, July 28 - 7:00 pm

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for this adult book  discussion that is open to all.  A different contemporary adult fiction or non-fiction book will be discussed at each meeting.

July's Selection is:  The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.     Cecilia Fitzpatrick, devoted mother, successful Tupperware business owner and efficient P&C President, has found a letter from her husband. '"For my wife, Cecilia Fitzpatrick, to be opened only in the event of my death." But Cecilia's husband isn't dead, he's on a business trip. And when she questions him about it on the phone, Cecilia senses something she hasn't experienced before. John-Paul is lying. What happens next changes Cecilia's formerly blissful suburban existence forever, and the consequences will be life-changing for the most unexpected people.

The group will also review The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - which was June's book selection.

 

Escape the Ordinary: Adult Summer Reading Program

Read what you want, when you want. Come to the Library to sign up and pick up your complimentary book and bag. After finishing each book, stop by and fill out book review slips to be entered to win prizes! Winners will be selected regularly throughout the summer.  

To register or to fill out a review online, click here

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Friday, July 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: Fair Trade

Tuesday, July 28

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: The Husband's Secret

Friday, July 31

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, August 4

5:00 - 9:00 pm -- Library Night at Oakmont Pub

Friday, August 7

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up to entering grade 5!  For more information and to download a reading log, click here!

 

Upcoming Special Shows for the Family

Upper Darby Summer Stage Storytellers
​Tuesday, July 28 -- 1:30 pm

Enjoy our annual visit from the Upper Darby Summer Stage Storytellers. Budding actors will share stories and songs as part of  their Summer Stage training! Help support this local treasure. 

 

Vicky Town - Storyteller
Wednesday, July 29 -- 7:00 pm

Professional Storyteller Vicky Town brings international folktales to life using movement, voice, chants, and audience participation. Her infectious energy and enthusiasm will delight listeners of all ages as she creates a zany cast of characters.

 

Hometown Heroes
Wednesday, August 5
6:30 pm

Meet real heroes in the HTFL parking lot!  A police officer, paramedic, firefighter and veterans will be  visiting us and bringing their vehicles to see up close.  Alex’s Lemonade Stand will also be on hand.  Weather permitting, no rain date.  

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, July 27

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Superhero Training Camp*

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, July 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Summer Stage Storytellers

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, July 29

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Vicky Town - Storyteller

Thursday, July 30

11:00 am -- Not Your Average Superhero*

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 31

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, August 3

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, August 4

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

​Wednesday, August 5

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

6:30 pm -- SRC Show: Hometown Heroes

Thursday, August 6

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 7

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

* Registration Required

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

June 22 - August 15
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 6 through 12 in the fall and runs June 22nd through August 15th.

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, July 27

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

 

Wednesday, July 29

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Friday, July 31

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, August 3

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, August 5

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, August 7

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


LOCAL ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT

​MOMs Club of Havertown - East

The MOMS Club of Havertown-East is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club and includes residents in the elementary school districts of Chatham Park, Chestnutwold, and the parts of Coopertown north and east of Darby Road.  Whether you work or stay-at-home, have an infant or a school-aged child, the MOMS Club is all about supporting moms! Through activities scheduled two or three times a week, they offer a community where moms and kids can make friends, find fun things to do, and form bonds to support our journey through parenthood. They have a mix of activities just for moms, like a monthly book club and moms' night out and for kids and moms together like craft, music circle, and visits to playgrounds and other local attractions. They are completely run by the voluntary efforts of their awesome group of moms.

As a nonprofit organization, the majority of the money that they collect in the form of membership dues ($20 per year) goes toward service projects and charities. For their big service project each year, they host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, run by members and their children, on Haverford Township Day. Throughout the year, they host additional service projects that our children can participate in, such as Jared Boxes for children’s hospitals and breakfast bags for homeless shelters. For more information and to submit an inquiry for membership, please visit their website: 
www.momsclubofhavertowneast.org.

MOMs Club of Havertown-East is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Sponsorship Program, click here.

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

July 12 - 25

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

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:

There's lots to do at the Library this Summer!  While you are here getting your books for School Summer Reading and for vacation of the beach, make sure you stop by one of our great Summer programs.  Our upcoming family programs include The Great Holtzie on July 15 and DJ Mixup on July 22.

Our next event for Sounds of Summer music series is Fair Trade which features foot tapping Irish music. Bring your dancin' shoes becasue you won't be able to resist the urge to get up and dance!

Also, don't miss our Adult Summer Reading Program!  Read what you want, when you want.  Come to the Library to sign up and pick up your complimentary book and bag.  After finishing each book, stop by and fill out book review slips to be entered to win prizes!  Winner will be selected regularly throughout the summer.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding about our air conditioning.  Our fingers are crossed that our new chiller will be here soon to be installed.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS &
AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE

Library hours for the next few days are as follows:

Thursday, July 9 -- 10am – 2 pm

Friday, July 10 --10am – 2pm

The ShakesPEER Group Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be held on Friday at 7:30 pm in the HTFL Parking Lot

Saturday, July 11 -- 10 am – 2 pm

Sunday, July 12 – Closed 

 

Temporary air conditioning has been installed.  The new chiller will be here in two months, but in the meantime, the temporary coolers are working hard to take the hot air and humidity out of the building. We seem to have things under control, but we will take it on a week by week basis depending upon the outside temperature.  If the temperature is above 88 degrees please call before coming to the Library as our hours may change.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during our challenges with the heat inside the building.  

A special thank you to the Township of Haverford, the Township Manager, and the Board of Commissioners for their support during this emergency. 

 


SCHOOL SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS

Summer means fun, sun, vacation, and when you have children in school...summer reading assignments. HTFL makes an effort to have available copies of local schools' reading lists and as many copies of titles on the lists as we can.

Click here to visit our School Summer Reading Lists.

 


ACE the SAT

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

Review for the current and redesigned SAT, PSAT and ACT

Join expert instructors for this score-raising workshop. Participants will learn breakthrough tips and tricks and receive a targeted heads-up on the hidden traps and how to beat them.

SAT/PSAT/ACT--Math/Science Review
Monday thru Thursday, July 13 - 16

SAT/PSAT--Critical Reading/Writing
Monday thru Thursday July 20 - 23

All Sessions - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$250 for each week's sessions + $95 for books
 

Click here to download the registration form. Complete the form and mail it to the address mentioned.

For more information and locations call Advance Test Review directly at 610-449-6311.

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

All programs are conducted by DAEDALUS Education Services’ Advance Test Review expert instructors who have extensive experience with the SAT and who also have a Masters or Doctoral degree.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Escape the Ordinary: Adult Summer Reading Program

Read what you want, when you want. Come to the Library to sign up and pick up your complimentary book and bag. After finishing each book, stop by and fill out book review slips to be entered to win prizes! Winners will be selected regularly throughout the summer.  

To register or to fill out a review online, click here

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, July 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, Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories 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 Fresh from the Farm, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook! 

 

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Every 4th Friday at 7:30 pm
Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

Join us for music in the HTFL parking lot every 4th Friday in June, July and August.   Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!

July 24 — Fair Trade
Irish/Celtic Band

If your foot isn't tapping to this band, you might want to check your pulse. With the lead singer straight out of Ireland, Fair Trade will bring "covers", and authentic Irish music to Havertown. Bring your dancin' shoes because you won't be able to resist the urge to get up and dance!

August 28 — Open Mic Night — Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Please keep your act "clean"!  Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum!  Register at:
www.haverfordlibrary.org/SoundsofSummer

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Friday, July 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, July 13

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Fresh from the Farm

Thursday, July 16

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, July 17

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Friday, July 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer: Fair Trade - Celtic/Irish Band

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up to entering grade 5!  For more information and to download a reading log, click here!

 

Upcoming Special Shows for the Family

The Great Holtzie
​Wednesday, July 15 -- 7:00 pm

From the absurd to classic slapstick, The Great Holtzie’s jokes captivate everyone, from preschoolers to parents. His hysterical routine keeps even the most active children glued to their seats.  The Great Holtzie’s sharp comedy reflexes guarantee fits of laughter and screams of delight. 

D.J. Mixup
Wednesday, July 22 -- 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.  

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, July 13

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Super Hero Training Camp*

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, July 14

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:00 pm -- My Superhero Power*

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, July 15

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: The Great Holtzie

Thursday, July 16

11:00 am -- Not Your Average Superhero*

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 17

10:15 -- On My Own

Monday, July 20

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Superhero Training Camp *

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, July 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:00 pm -- City Scape Flyers *

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

​Wednesday, July 22

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: D.J. Mixup

Thursday, July 23

11:00 pm -- Not Your Average Superhero*

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 24

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

* Registration Required

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

June 22 - August 15
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 6 through 12 in the fall and runs June 22nd through August 15th.

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, July 13

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Tuesday, July 14

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Wednesday, July 15

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Thursday, July 16

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Friday, July 17

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, July 20

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Tuesday, July 21

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Wednesday, July 22

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Thursday, July 23

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop*

Friday, July 24

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Surrey Services for Seniors

The Surrey Difference

Surrey Services for Seniors, a non-profit organization, has been providing a full spectrum of specialized services to seniors throughout the community for more than 34 years, meeting their emotional, physical and social needs. What differentiates Surrey is their caring philosophy, holistic view and family centered approach to services for the aging. Surrey provides:

  • In-Home Services, including
  1. Home Care (personal assistance and companion care)
  2. Home Health (RN Care Management)
  3. Bill Paying assistance and other daily personal finance matters
  4. House Cleaning
  5. Geriatric Care Management
  • Transportation Services (to medical appointments, grocery stores, Surrey sites, etc.)
  • Center based programs and activities
  • Meal Programs, both at sites and home delivered
  • Lifelong learning opportunities
  • Fitness Center, exercise and wellness programs
  • Consignment and Thrift Shops to assist seniors with downsizing
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Surrey operates from four centers in Chester and Delaware Counties.  For more information, call 610-647-6404 or visit the website at www.SurreyServices.org.

Locations:     Devon            Broomall
                    Havertown     Media

Surrey Services for Seniors is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Sponsorship Program, click here.

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

June 28 - July 11

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Summer is here!   School is out and vacation begins.   The Library has school summer reading lists for public, parochial, and private elementary, middle and high schools.  It is important to keep your child reading all summer to avoid the summer learning loss or “summer slump” as it is often called.  Studies have shown that children can lose valuable reading skills if they don’t continue reading all summer.  Whether it is fiction or nonfiction books, HTFL can help you keep the kids on track.  I encourage you and your children to join the Summer Reading Club and make reading fun-prizes for all ages!  If your kids see you reading they are more likely to read themselves.  Enjoy this summer and all that the Library can bring to you!

The Library’s popular Sounds of Summer program begins Friday night at 7:30 pm with Steel Kings, a local steel drum band.  As always, cooling refreshments are served.  If the weather looks threatening, the program will move to the community room.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer and don't forget your sunscreen!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

Independence Day Holiday

The Library will be closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday on Friday, July 3, Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5.  We will reopen on Monday, July 6.  Have a happy holiday!

 

Library Closings on Sundays in Summer

Beginning on Sunday, July 5, the Library will be closed on Sundays during the Summer.  We will begin Sunday hours again on Sunday, September 13.

 

Library Closings Due to Heat Inside the Building

The Library is now waiting for a new chiller to be installed in late July or early August.  In the meantime, we have temporary chillers and portable air conditioners in place to take the hot air and humidity out of the building.  To be safe, please call before coming to the Library for our hours as they may change depending upon the outside temperature.

 


SCHOOL SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS

Summer means fun, sun, vacation, and when you have children in school...summer reading assignments. HTFL makes an effort to have available copies of local schools' reading lists and as many copies of titles on the lists as we can.

Click here to visit our School Summer Reading Lists.

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Quizzo Night

Wednesday, July 8  -- 7:00 pm

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

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

  • Teams of up to 4 players.
  • $10 per TEAM.
  • Prizes for the winning team, as well as spot prizes given throughout the evening.
  • BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) event!  Ages 21 and over.

Come support the Friends who support the Library!

 


ACE the SAT

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

Review for the current and redesigned SAT, PSAT and ACT

Join expert instructors for this score-raising workshop. Participants will learn breakthrough tips and tricks and receive a targeted heads-up on the hidden traps and how to beat them.

SAT/PSAT/ACT--Math/Science Review
Monday thru Thursday, July 13 - 16

SAT/PSAT--Critical Reading/Writing
Monday thru Thursday July 20 - 23

All Sessions - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$250 for each week's sessions + $95 for books
 

Click here to download the registration form. Complete the form and mail it to the address mentioned.

For more information and locations call Advance Test Review directly at 610-449-6311.

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

All programs are conducted by DAEDALUS Education Services’ Advance Test Review expert instructors who have extensive experience with the SAT and who also have a Masters or Doctoral degree.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Every 4th Friday at 7:30 pm
Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

Join us for music in the HTFL parking lot every 4th Friday in June, July and August.   Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!

**THIS FRIDAY!

June 26—Steel Kingssteel drum band — Come experience a variety of steel drums playing a variety of music, featuring songs from the islands and current popular tunes played with pulsating Caribbean rhythms.

 

Sounds of Summer continues in July and August!

July 24 — Fair Trade—Irish/Celtic Band— If your foot isn't tapping to this band, you might want to check your pulse. With the lead singer straight out of Ireland, Fair Trade will bring "covers", and authentic Irish music to Havertown. Bring your dancin' shoes because you won't be able to resist the urge to get up and dance!

August 28 — Open Mic Night — Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Please keep your act "clean"!  Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum!  Register at: www.haverfordlibrary.org/SoundsofSummer

 

Bike Week at HTFL

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Come celebrate Bike Week  at the Library! 

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.

**Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop - THIS SUNDAY!

June 28 -- 2—4 pm   

Join us to 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. 

 

**Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble
THIS SUNDAY!

June 28 -- 4--5 pm

After the workshop, join the Friends of Haverford Trails for a short ride to learn the best back road shortcuts.  Approximately 5 miles.

Bike Week at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Friends of Haverford Trails and the Library.  For more information about the Friends, go to: www.havtrail.com

 

First Friday Flick - On Vacation

First Friday Flick will be taking a break in July and August, but will return on Friday, September 4!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Bike Week @ HTFL - Ride your bike to the Library, show your helmet to the front desk and get a free DVD or game rental!

Friday, June 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: Steel Kings

Sunday, June 28

2:00 pm -- Bike Maintenance Workshop

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

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Thursday, July 9

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, July 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, July 12

Library Closed

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up to entering grade 5!  For more information and to download a reading log, click here!

 

Upcoming Special Shows for the Family

Mystic Drumz 
Monday, June 29 @ 7 pm
This Adventure in World Music blends multicultural music themes and interactive audience participation.  Featuring incredible sound effects and eclectic instruments sourced from around the world.  Meet all the hilarious characters who color the show with a splash of silly.

Zoo on Wheels
Wednesday, July 8 @ 7 pm
The Philadelphia Zoo is coming to HTFL!  Discover the excitement.  Zoo experts will bring a mystery creature to the Children's Room for an interactive, engaging and educational program.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, June 29

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

7:00 pm -- Mystic Drumz

Tuesday, June 30

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, July 1

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, July 2

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 6

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Superhero Training Camp *

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, July 7

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:00 pm -- John, Paul, George & Ben *

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

​Wednesday, July 8

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Zoo on Wheels

Thursday, July 9

11:00 pm -- Not Your Average Superhero*

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 10

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

* Registration Required

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

June 22 - August 15
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 6 through 12 in the fall and runs June 22nd through August 15th.

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, June 29

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, July 1

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, July 3

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Sunday, July 5

Library Closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

Monday, July 6

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, July 8

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, July 10

12:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!