The HTFL Connection

April 17 - 30

Haverford Free Library

2016 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Library Services…

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

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

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY

Saturday, April 23 - at 4:30 pm

 


CELEBRATE SPRING AT TADDEO'S

Library Fundraiser

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

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

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

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

 


BOOK DISCUSSIONS THIS SPRING

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

 

Grandma Gatewood's Walk

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

 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Sunday, April 24 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

 

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

Tuesday, May 10 -- 7 pm

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Jazz Cafe - TONIGHT!

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

Join us for an evening of Jazz!

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

· Light snacks will be served or bring your own snacks! 

· BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please)

Jazz Café is free and open to the public and is made possible through support from the Friends of HTFL.

 

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

Saturday, April 16 -- 2:00 pm

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

Registration required.  To register, click here.

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

 

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

Sunday, April 17 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, April 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Saturday, April 16

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

Sunday, April 17

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

Monday, April 18

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

Thursday, April 21

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

Friday, April 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, April 23

Library Closing Early at 4:30 pm

Sunday, April 24

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

Friday, April 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

HTFLKids Fun

Trash to Treasure

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

Book Bingo

Thursday, April 21 -- 4:00 pm

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

 

Lego Club - Session II

Thursdays, April 28 - May 12

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

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

 

Around the World in 3 Weeks

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, April 18

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

1:30 pm --  Circle Time

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

4:00 LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- American Girl Book Club

Wednesday, April 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Trash to Treasure

Thursday, April 21

10:15 Circle Time

1:30 Creative Corner

4:00 Book Bingo

Friday, April 22

10:15 On My Own

Saturday, April 23

Library Closing Early at 4:30 pm

Monday, April 25

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Poetry Recital

1:30 pm --  Circle Time

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

4:00 LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- American Girl Book Club

Wednesday, April 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Trash to Treasure

Thursday, April 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 Creative Corner

4:00 Book Bingo

Friday, April 29

10:15 On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Speed Painting

Wednesday, April 20
2:30 pm

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

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

 

All About Vampires

Wednesday, April 27 -- 2:30 pm

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Monday, April 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 20

2:30 pm -- Speed Painting

Friday, April 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Saturday, April 23

Library Closing Early at 4:30 pm

Monday, April 25

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 27

2:30 pm -- All About Vampires

Friday, April 29

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

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

Saturday, April 23 -- 5:00 pm

 

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

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

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

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

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline

 

 

 

 

 

April 3 - 16

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:

Happy April!

I just witnessed the most wonderful showing of respect and caring by a member of our staff to a member of our senior community.  A lovely senior came in and felt a little lost in knowing where to find something, and our staff member Pat jumped right in to assist listening intently to learn what she needed.  It is just something that happens each and every day by every person that works here at the Haverford Township Free Library, whether they work in the adult or youth services area…caring about our patrons/customers.  Pat is just one of the 32 staff members here who work hard every day to bring you library materials for every age group, great programs, and service with a SMILE!

I have always made customer service and friendliness one of the priorities of our staff and I hope you find that when visiting HTFL. 

Suggestions?  I hope you know you can always contact me at faris@haverfordlibrary.org with ideas, questions or your feelings about HTFL.  I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for being there for us!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


QUIZZO AND KARAOKE NIGHT

CANCELLED

Friday, April 1 -- 6-9 pm at Barnaby's of Havertown

 


FIRST FRIDAY FLICK

On vacation this Friday, April 1, but will return Friday, May 6!

 


BOOK DISCUSSIONS THIS SPRING

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

 

Grandma Gatewood's Walk

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

 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Sunday, April 24 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

 

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

Tuesday, May 10 -- 7 pm

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Coping with Cancer Series

Treatment is Over, Now What?

Tuesday, April 12 —7 pm

There are resources to describe what to expect during chemotherapy, radiation and surgery but not many to discuss the late effects of cancer treatment. For many individuals, there is an expectation of “getting back to normal,” and for many, adjusting to changes can be stressful and emotionally draining. This
lecture looks to shed light on common effects of cancer treatment, resources and coping skills.

Led by Nicole DeCicco and Jessica Perrella, of the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia. 

 

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

Saturday, April 16 -- 2:00 pm

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

follows.

Registration required.  To register, click here.

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

 

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

Sunday, April 17 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, April 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick- On vacation for April, but will return Friday, May 6

Tuesday, April 5

2:00 pm -- Hip and Knee Pain Seminar

Friday, April 8 

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, April 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Tuesday, April 12

7:00 pm -- Coping with Cancer Series - Treatment is Over, Now What?

Friday, April 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- Jazz Cafe

Saturday, April 16

2:00 pm -- Mountains, Madness & Miracles: 4,000 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

Sunday, April 17 

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

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programs Begin Monday, April 11!

 

HTFLKids Fun

Reading Olympics Club

Wednesday, April 13 & May 4 -- 4:00 pm
Grades 2-5. Registration required. To register, click here.
You’re already reading the books; now come have some fun with them at HTFL!  Each month we’ll highlight a different book from the Elementary Reading Olympics list and participate in a variety of related activities and crafts.  
April Books:  Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve and Rain, Reign by Ann M. Martin.

Get into Gardening

Thursday, April 14 -- 4:00 pm
Grades K-5. Registration required.  To register, click here.
Celebrate Longwood Gardens' Community Read with nature-themed titles and gardening projects.   Each child will get to take home their very own seedling to plant!  

American Girls Book Club

Tuesdays, April 19 – May 3 -- 4:00 pm
Grades 1-5. Registration required. To register, click here.
If you love the American Girl series or your American Girl doll, this is the place for you!  Each week we’ll focus on a different girl from a new time period and enjoy reading aloud with food and fun activities. You’re welcome to bring your American Girl doll!

Trash to Treasure

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, April 11

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:00 pm --  Homeschoolers' Parts, Pelts, and Pieces

1:30 pm --  Circle Time

4:00 LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Tuesday, April 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, April 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Reading Olympics Club

7:00 pm -- Paws for Reading

Thursday, April 14

10:15 On My Own

1:30 Creative Corner

4:00 Get into Gardening

Friday, April 15

10:15 On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Speed Painting

Wednesday, April 20
2:30 pm

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

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

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8 - No Teen Programs

Monday, April 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, April 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, April 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline

 

 

   
   

March 20 - April 2

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:

Plans for Renovation

On the front page of our website we have put a section “Renovation Update” so that you will continue to be informed of the latest news on the renovation.  Of course, you will also be able to see the news here in the HTFL Connection.  Casaccio-Yu Architects has been working diligently with Himmel & Wilson Library Consultants to bring together a comprehensive plan for library materials and spatial needs in the renovated building.  The renovation begins in a year and there is much to plan in the meantime with a lot of fine tuning yet to do to make it an exciting 21st century library.  Stay tuned.

Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Happy Purim, Happy Spring, and Happy Easter!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​


LIBRARY CLOSED

 

The Library will be closed in observance of Easter on Sunday, March 27.

We are OPEN on Good Friday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 


LIBRARY FUNDRAISER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​Quizzo and Karaoke Night @ Barnaby's of Havertown
brought to you by Crozer Keystone Health System

Friday, April 1 -- 6-9 pm at Barnaby's of Havertown

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

While you’re putting your knowledge and voice to the test, enjoy a buffet dinner and free beer and soft drinks.

Tickets: $30/person
Purchase: Front Desk or www.haverfordlibrary.org/Quizzo
Seats: First Come First Served
(accommodations will be made for those with special needs)

Don’t miss the 50/50 and HTFL swag!

Age 21+. The banquet room at Barnaby’s Havertown is not ADA-accessible.

Many thanks to Crozer Keystone Health System and Crozer Keystone at Broomall Center for sponsoring this event.

 


BOOK DISCUSSIONS THIS SPRING

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

 

Grandma Gatewood's Walk

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

 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Sunday, April 24 -- 2:00 pm

  • What are your priorities if your time is limited?
  • What are your goals for treatment?
  • What are your fears?
  • And what trade-offs are you willing to accept as a result of your care?

Join us for this important discussion!

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande --Medicine has triumphed in modern times transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Civil War Dance Program - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, March 20 -- 2:00 pm

Come learn about dance during the Civil War era!  The Civil War Dance Foundation will bring dancers to demonstrate the dances  and
discuss styles and society of the period. 

Be prepared to get up and dance a few dances too!

Registration required. To register, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/OneBook.  No email or Internet connection? Call 610-446-3082 x 216 to register.

 

Color Me Calm 

Wednesday, March 23 -- 7:00 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.

Light snacks provided or feel free to bring your own.

 

Coping with Cancer Series

Cancer in the Family:
How to Communicate with Loved Ones

Tuesday, March 29 — 7 pm

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be traumatic and for many individuals, learning how to ask for help, establishing personal space and boundaries can be challenging. Additionally, family dynamics can be challenged, particularly with children in the home. This lecture looks to help improve family communication, including couples’
communication and ideas for planning for the future. Participants are encouraged to bring questions. This lecture is appropriate for adults; we ask that children not attend.

Treatment is Over, Now What?

Tuesday, April 12 —7 pm

There are resources to describe what to expect during chemotherapy, radiation and surgery but not many to discuss the late effects of cancer treatment. For many individuals, there is an expectation of “getting back to normal” and for many, adjusting to changes can be stressful and emotionally draining. This
lecture looks to shed light on common effects of cancer treatment, resources and coping skills.

Led by Nicole DeCicco and Jessica Perrella, of the Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia. 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, March 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, March 20

1:30 pm -- Civil War Dance Program

Wednesday, March 23

7:00 pm -- Color Me Calm

Thursday, March 24

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, March 25--OPEN Good Friday

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, March 27

Library Closed in observance of Easter

Tuesday, March 29

7:00 pm -- Coping with Cancer Series - Cancer in the Family: How to Communicate with Loved Ones

Friday, April 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

6:00-9:00 pm  -- Library Fundraiser.  Quizzo and Karaoke at Barnaby's of Havertown.  Ticketed event.  (See above)

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children’s Programming will be on break beginning Monday, March 21. Spring programs will
begin Monday, April 11.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, March 21

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Sunday, March 27

Library Closed in observance of Easter

Thursday, April 7

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Meet a Famous Artist

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Matinee Movie

Wednesday, March 23 
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Looking for something to do during spring break? Join us for an afternoon showing of Mockingjay Part II. We will also provide some snacks and a beverage. 

 

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

 

Super Smash Brothers Day

Friday, March 25 -- 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join us during spring break for a fun-filled day of all things Smash Bros. There will be a chance to show off your Amibos! Play casual games with friends. There will also be tournaments on all different consoles from N64 to Wii U. 

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

Please sign up by March 18. To register, email:

 

All About Nintendo

Wednesday, March 30 -- 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 Nintendo!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Wednesday, March 23

2:00 pm -- Teen Matinee Movie

Friday, March 25--Library OPEN Good Friday

1:00 pm -- Super Smash Brothers Day

Sunday, March 27

Library Closed in observance of Easter

Wednesday, March 30

2:30 pm -- All About Nintendo

Friday, April 1

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline

 

 

   

March 6 - 19

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:

How can you help the Library?

The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) is funded in many different ways.  The largest appropriation is received from the Township of Haverford and we sincerely thank the Commissioners.  We also receive state funds and some county money. 

But, we also rely on YOU to help us continue to provide library materials, programs and services for you, your family, friends and neighbors-in other words, community!  You can help us in many different ways…

  • Give to the Annual Appeal
  • Become a member of the Friends of HTFL
  • Attend one of our fundraising events
  • Become a Library Business Sponsor
  • Give a gift in honor of, in memory of, or in celebration of a friend or loved one.  Click here for more information
  • Through a bequest in your Will.  Create a legacy to help ensure the Library will be enjoyed for generations to come.  Contact the Library Director for more information
  • Donate through the Amazon Smile Foundation-make purchases through Amazon and designate Haverford Township Free Library or Friends of HTFL as a recipient
  • Visit our website for additional information

Many thanks from the Board of Trustees, the Staff, the Friends of HTFL and from me!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSED

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, March 16
for a countywide library staff in-service day.  
We will reopen on
Thursday, March 17 at 10:00 am.

 


FRIENDS' OF HTFL​ FUNDRAISER

Designer Bag Bingo

Friday, March 11
​Doors open at 6:00 pm, Bingo begins at 7:00 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/Michael Kors.  

  • Bring your own snacks and BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please). 
  • Soda and bottled water available for purchase.  
  • Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door (FRIENDS members $30).
  • 15 Bingo games will be played throughout the evening.
  • Additional cards may be purchased.
  • 50/50 Raffle.
  • 21 and over event.

Tickets are available for purchase at the library’s front desk or on the Friends’ website.  For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.friendsofthehtfl.org or email the Friends at info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

 


BOOK DISCUSSIONS THIS SPRING

 

Grandma Gatewood's Walk

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

 

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Sunday, April 24 -- 2:00 pm

  • What are your priorities if your time is limited?
  • What are your goals for treatment?
  • What are your fears?
  • And what trade-offs are you willing to accept as a result of your care?

Join us for this important discussion!

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande --Medicine has triumphed in modern times transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.

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

 

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

First Friday Flick: Bridge of Spies - This Friday!

Friday, March 4 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for our movie of the month and enjoy popcorn!  This month we will show:
Bridge of Spies (2015)  During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court. Rated: PG-13. Run time: 2 hrs., 21 minutes.

*Mark Rylance won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

 

Color Me Calm - Two dates to Choose From!

Thursday, March 10 -- 12:30 pm OR
Wednesday, March 23 -- 7:00 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.

Light snacks provided or feel free to bring your own.

 

One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL

​Our celebration of Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain continues!  Check out our programs below that touch on some of the themes in this year's One Book, One Philadelphia selection.

 

Wearing the Gray: The Confederate Soldier and his World

Sunday, March 13 -- 2:00 pm

The Civil War of Southerners was more than the experience of generals and politicians.  Come hear Neumann history professor Andrew Miller discuss the views and experience of the average
soldier during the Civil War.

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

 

Civil War Dance Program

Sunday, March 20 -- 2:00 pm

Come learn about dance during the Civil War era!  The Civil War Dance Foundation will bring dancers to demonstrate the dances  and
discuss styles and society of the period. 

Be prepared to get up and dance a few dances too!

Registration required. To register, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/OneBook.  No email or Internet connection? Call 610-224-3082 x 216 to register.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, March 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Bridge of Spies

Thursday, March 10

12:30 pm -- Color Me Calm - Daytime Version

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, March 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, March 13

2:00 pm -- Wearing the Gray: The Confederate Soldier and his World

Monday, March 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: The Smitten Kitchen

Wednesday, March 16

Library closed for countywide library staff in-service day

Friday, March 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children’s Programming will be on break beginning Monday, March 21. 
Spring programs will begin Monday, April 11.

 

Afternoon Snackin'

Wednesday, March 9 -- 4:00 pm

Join Ms. Courtney, our local Giant Food Store's nutritionist, to learn about the rainbow of food complete with snacks and activities.  

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

 

Book Bingo

Wednesday, March 17 -- 4 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.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, March 7

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 8

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 9

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Afternoon Snackin' - Registration Required

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

Thursday, March 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Lego Club - Session II -- Registration Required

Friday, March 11

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, March 14

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:00 pm -- Passport to Archeology - Registration Required

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, March 16

Library closed for countywide library staff in-service day

Thursday, March 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, March 18

10:15 am -- On My Own

End of Winter Session of Children's Programming.  We begin the Spring Session on Monday, April 11.

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Monday, March 7

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, March 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, March 14

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 16

Library closed for countywide library staff in-service day

Friday, March 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline

 

 

   

February 21 - March 5

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:

Did you know?

Facts about the Haverford Township Free Library you may not have known…

  • HTFL has been serving the community of Haverford Township since May 1934.
  • Our first location was in a storefront on Darby Road near the current location.
  • Our second home (1601 Darby Road) was the former Haverford Township Bank Building and that was the Library until a three story addition was constructed in 1979.
  • 2004 Building Study conducted determined infrastructure problems-- some problems were corrected;
  • 2013 Space Utilization Study continued to emphasize the many infrastructure problems asking the question: "Renovate or Relocate?".
  • Board of Trustees recommended Renovation to the Haverford Township Commissioners and the Commissioners committed funding 5.5 million for the Renovation. 
  • The Architect has been hired and we are planning our Renovation.
  • Our current address will be our future address and we will renovate our three (3) story building in 2017!  

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Quizzo Night

Thursday, February 25 -- 7:00 pm

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

Quizzo is a popular trivia game in which teams compete by answering questions across all fields of knowledge.  It’s fun, social and educational -- and there are great prizes. PLUS, all proceeds go to support the Library.

  • Teams of up to 5 players.
  • $15 per TEAM
  • Prizes for the winning team, as well as spot prizes given throughout the evening.
  • BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) event!  Ages 21 and over.

 

Designer Bag Bingo

Friday, March 11
​Doors open at 6:00 pm, Bingo begins at 7:00 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/Michael Kors.  

  • Bring your own snacks and BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please). 
  • Soda and bottled water available for purchase.  
  • Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door (FRIENDS members $30).
  • 15 bingo games will be played throughout the evening.
  • Additional cards may be purchased.
  • 50/50 Raffle.
  • 21 and over event.

Tickets are available for purchase at the library’s front desk or on the Friends’ website.  For more info and to purchase tickets, go to www.friendsofthehtfl.org or email the Friends at info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

 


LEAP DAY FINE AMNESTY
AND FINE ROULETTE

Monday, February 29
All Day

We’re celebrating Leap Day (February 29th) by offering Fine Amnesty for any HTFL materials returned. That means we’ll waive any fines on our materials that you return on the 29th – no matter how high!

If you have a balance of fines on your card, spin our Fine Discount Roulette Wheel and receive 10% to 50% off your fine if you pay it in full that day. Good only for charges associated with HTFL materials.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Meet Sojourner Truth: Historical Program - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, February 21 -- 2:00 pm

Come Meet Ms. Sojourner Truth!

Dr. Daisy Century portrays this important woman who was born a slave and who ended up being a powerful voice against slavery and for women’s rights in the 19th Century.  She is best known for her speech “Ain’t I a Woman?,” one of the most famous abolitionist and women’s rights speeches in American history.

Dr. Century  brings to life a woman undeterred by incredible obstacles, and a woman who mixed with the leading figures of her day, including Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.  

This program is open to all ages.

 

First Friday Flick: Bridge of Spies

Friday, March 4 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for a movie and popcorn!  This month we will show:
Bridge of Spies (2015)  During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Rated: PG-13
Run time: 2 hrs., 21 minutes

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, February 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, February 21

2:00 pm -- Meet Sojourner Truth: Historical Program

Thursday, February 25

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

7:00 pm -- Friends Quizzo Night

Friday, February 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, February 29

Leap Day Fine Amnesty and Fine Roulette - All Day

Friday, March 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Bridge of Spies

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Blog Buddies

Mondays, February 22, 29, March 7 & 14 -- 4:00 pm
Using the Mobile Learning Lab, join Ms. Roxane as you learn about blogging and work on the HTFL Kids Blog! 

This program is free and open to students in grades 3-5. Registration is Required. To register, click here. Please plan to attend all sessions.

 

Reading Olympics Club

Wednesday, March 2 -- 4:00 pm

You're already reading the books; now come have some fun with them at HTFL!  Each month, we'll highlight two  different books from the Elementary Reading Olympics list and participate in a variety of related activities and crafts.  

This month's titles are:  

1. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
2. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

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

 

Happy  Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Wednesday, March 2 -- 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for fun and crafts as we celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and National Read Across America Day. There will be a variety of stations for children to enjoy.  

Drop in anytime for as little or as long as you want.  

Ages 5 and under.  No registration necessary.  

 

Afternoon Snackin'

Wednesday, March 9 -- 4:00 pm

Join Ms. Courtney, our local Giant Food Store's nutritionist, to learn about the rainbow of food complete with snacks and activities.  

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, February 22

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Tuesday, February 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Mad Scientist Club - Registration Required

Wednesday, February 24

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, February 25

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Lego Club - Session II -- Registration Required

Friday, February 26

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, February 29

Leap Day Fine Amnesty and Fine Roulette - All Day

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:00 pm -- Passport to Archeology - Registration Required

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 1

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 2

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am - 12:30 pm -- Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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

Thursday, March 3

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, March 4

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Chocolate Study Hall

Wednesday, March 2 -- 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.

Monday, February 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, February 24

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, February 26

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, February 29

Leap Day Fine Amnesty and Fine Roulette - All Day

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, March 2

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

Friday, March 4

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

That’s why we provide the best and most inspiring resources. From cooking to crafting, gaming to gardening, around the world to out of this world, we foster creativity.

Education is a Voyage.

That’s why we provide classes, lectures, and workshops for people at every age. From Raise a Reader early literacy to social media and digital literacy, we bring you the educational tools to succeed.

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

That’s why we partner with the best people to bring you the most original ideas in every field. From business to history, parenting to aging, we forge connections that build a strong community.

Every Gift Counts.

That’s why we are asking for your contribution to this year’s Annual Fund. Join us in promoting a community where imaginations run wild.

You can donate in person at the front desk, by mail, or online at haverfordlibrary.org/donateonline