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January 8 - 21 - With Working Links

Haverford Free Library

2017 LIBRARY HOURS
 

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

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

 

The Haverford Township Free Library was fortunate to receive a grant for the exhibit and related programs of World War I and America from the National Endowment of the Humanities and Library of America.  We were one of 50 libraries across the nation to receive the six (6) panel exhibit; it is located on the first floor of the Library, and can be viewed through January 22.  Take a couple of minutes to stop in to see the display and/or attend one of the programs developed around the centennial of US involvement in WWI.  HTFL continues to bring you the best in programming, information, and services.

Happy 2017!  May you have a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.  Please know that we are here for you! 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


GALA SURVEY

We need your input!

The Library and the Friends of HTFL are looking for your feedback.  We would like your opinion about our Annual Gala event for future development purposes.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the Library held the James Bond Gala and Silent Auction at the Llanerch Country Club.

  • If you attended HTFL's 2016 James Bond Gala, please click the following link to populate a short survey and provide feedback for future planning: https://goo.gl/forms/Y4FuXXxuwnqk6C2w2
  • If you did not attend HTFL's 2016 James Bond Gala, please click the following link to populate a short survey and provide feedback for future planning:
     https://goo.gl/forms/3Wo1nvubjHPj18po2

Responses are anonymous--the surveys will be available until January 31, 2017. 

Thank You!
 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

​Quizzo Night

Tuesday, January 17 -- 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 HTFL’s various programs and services. It’s a win-win…but only one team can WIN. Will it be yours?

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

WORLD WAR I AND AMERICA
EXHIBIT AND PROGRAMS

Exhibit - Library First Floor
January 3 -22

 

 

World War I and
American
Art

Sunday, January 8 -- 2:00 pm

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) educator Laurel McLaughlin presents a lecture focusing on their current exhibit World War I and American Art.  The exhibition explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. 

 

Alice Paul, World War I, and the Suffrage Movement

Sunday, January 15 -- 2:00 pm

Author Mary Walton examines Alice Paul and the picketing campaign of the White House during American involvement in World War I.

 

 

 

World War I and America - Reading & Discussion Group

Sundays, January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23
2:00 pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering program themes including: Why We Fight; Race and WWI; American Women at War; and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War. Registration is required.  Please contact the reference desk at 610-446-3082, ext 201.

 

For more information and other programs go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/WWI

 

World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society

 

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

First Friday Flick Series - Discontinued

After 10 years of the First Friday Flick, it is time to make a change and the First Friday Flicks will no longer be held.  But, be on the lookout for other film programs this spring!  

 

Mighty Magic Mommy - Author Visit

Saturday, January 14 -- 10:30 am

Are you a busy, stressed mommy? Have you ever struggled with feeling anxious and uncertain about the depth of your inner strength? The power to live with resilience, happiness, and courage in both your personal and professional life is waiting for you.

Join us as author Nicole Pica will talk about her book Mighty Magic Mommy: Overcoming Anxiety, Maximizing Your Power, and Finding Your Place in the World.  Nicole will talk about successful steps for busy, stressed mommies. Come learn about how to be the president and CEO of your mind, making executive decisions that work for your life.  

 A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the event.

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

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, January 17 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

This month’s selection is Normal: A Novel by Warren Ellis.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201.  Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, January 6

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm - First Friday Flick Discontinued - Look out for other film programs in the spring!

Sunday, January 8

2:00 pm -- World War I and American Art

Monday, January 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Tapas - Sensational Small Plates from Spain - Registration Required

Thursday, January 12

2:00 -- Quilting Group

Friday, January 13

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, January 14

10:30 am -- Mighty Magic Mommy: Author Event - Registration Required

Sunday, January 15

2:00 pm -- Alice Paul, World War I and the Suffrage Movement

Tuesday, January 17
7:00 pm - Books on Tap: Normal - A Novel

Thursday, January 19

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, January 20

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Winter Programs
begin Monday, January 9

 

Meet a Famous Artist

Wednesday, January 11
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Like to learn more about different artists and their styles?  Like to try your hand at art projects?   Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times.  Create a project in the artist's style.

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

 

Fairies Book Club

Wednesdays @ 4pm, January 25 & February 1

Can't get enough of the Rainbow Fairies books by Daisy Meadows?  Join us as we create ways to attract fairies to your very own fairy garden.

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, January 9

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

12:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, January 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Wednesday, January 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

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

Thursday, January 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, January 13

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, January 16

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, January 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club - Session 1 - Registration Required

Wednesday, January 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Crazy "Crafternoons"

​Thursday, January 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, January 20

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

When and Where: World War I

Wednesday, January 18 -- 6:30 pm

When and Where is a history club for middle school students. Every month,  we will pick an historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, enjoy snacks, and do science experiments!

This month's topic is World War I.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, January 9

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, January 11

2:30 pm -- Altered Wednesdays

Friday, January 13

2:30 pm -- Gaming Club

Wednesday, January 18

2:30 pm - Altered Wednesdays

Friday, January 17

2:30 pm - Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program enhances educational opportunities for graduating high school seniors who reside in Pennsylvania. The program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year. Each award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at the State System of Higher Education for each of the four years. Students must maintain eligibility criteria in all four years in order to receive the ongoing award.

For more information and to apply, click here.

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY TRANSFORMS!

 

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Haverford Township Free Library and its contribution to literacy development at Starting Line Day Care and Learning Center"
- Christine Starken, Director

We know that language and literacy skills increase the odds of academic and economic success later in life.  That's why we are committed to early reading at the Library. Since January 2016, we have seen over 6,000 children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers for storytime and have loaned out over 56,696 picture books.

 

 

 

 

"I learned more in an hour from the Librarian than my kids had time to teach me over the last year. Thank you!" - library patron

Community members visit the Library every day hoping to complete life's tasks many of us take for granted, but laking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. Whether it is finding and applying for a job, learning more about a health condition, or connecting with their grandchildren online, our Librarians provide training and support to anyone seeking to learn how to connect in this digital age.

 

 

EVERY GIFT COUNTS. GIVE TO THE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TRANSFORMS LIVES!

 

   
 

December 25 - January 7

Haverford Free Library

2016 LIBRARY HOURS
 

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

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

The Haverford Township Free Library Board of Trustees, Staff, Friends of HTFL, Volunteers and I wish you, and your family and friends, a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Festivus or other holiday that you celebrate.   2017 is right around the corner so here is wishing you a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year! 

I thank you for all of your support of HTFL in 2016 and going forward in the new year!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

For the Holiday Season, the Library will have the following schedule:

 

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - Closed

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day - Closed

Monday, December 26 - Christmas Day Observed - Closed

 

 

Saturday, December 31 - New Year's Eve - Closed

Sunday, January 1 - New Year's Day - Closed

Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day Observed - Closed

 


WORLD WAR I AND AMERICA
EXHIBIT AND PROGRAMS

Exhibit - Library First Floor
January 3 -22

 

 

World War I and
American
Art

Sunday, January 8 -- 2:00 pm

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) educator Laurel McLaughlin presents a lecture focusing on their current exhibit World War I and American Art.  The exhibition explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. 

 

Alice Paul, World War I, and the Suffrage Movement

Sunday, January 15 -- 2:00 pm

Author Mary Walton examines Alice Paul and the picketing campaign of the White House during American involvement in World War I.

 

 

 

World War I and America - Reading & Discussion Group

Sundays, January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23
2:00 pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering program themes including: Why We Fight; Race and WWI; American Women at War; and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War. Registration is required and begins on Wednesday, December 21 at the reference desk.

 

For more information and other programs go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/WWI

 

World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society

 

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

First Friday Flick Series - Discontinued

After 10 years of the First Friday Flick, it is time to make a change and the First Friday Flicks will no longer be held.  But, be on the lookout for other film programs this spring!  

 

Cookbook Club: Tapas - Sensational Spanish Small Plates from Spain

Monday, January 9 - 6:30 pm

Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, Tapas: Sensational Small Plates from Spain 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 Tapas, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!  

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, January 17 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

This month’s selection is Normal: A Novel by Warren Ellis.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201.  Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, December 23

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve - Library Closed

Saturday, December 25

Christmas Day - Library Closed

Monday, December 26

Christmas Day Observed - Library Closed

Friday, December 30

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve - Library Closed

Saturday, January 1

New Year's Day - Library Closed

Monday, January 2

New Year's Day Observed - Library Closed

Tuesday, January 3

World War I and America Exhibit Opens

Friday, January 4

10:00 am - Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm - First Friday Flick Discontinued - Look out for other film programs in the spring!

Sunday, January 8

2:00 pm -- World War I and American Art

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Winter Programs
begin Monday, January 9

 

Meet a Famous Artist

Wednesday, January 11
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Like to learn more about different artists and their styles?  Like to try your hand at art projects?   Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times.  Create a project in the artist's style.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve - Library Closed

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Day - Library Closed

Monday, December 26

Christmas Day Observed - Library Closed

Wednesday, December 28

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Thursday, December 29

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Friday, December 30

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve - Library Closed

Sunday, January 1

New Year's Day - Library Closed

Monday, January 2

New Year's Day Observed - Library Closed

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

When and Where: World War I

Wednesday, January 18 -- 6:30 pm

When and Where is a history club for middle school students. Every month,  we will pick an historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, enjoy snacks, and do science experiments!

This month's topic is World War I.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Friday, December 23

2:30 pm -  Teen Gaming

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve - Library Closed

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Day - Library Closed

Monday, December 26

Christmas Day Observed - Library Closed

Wednesday, December 28

6:30 pm - When and Where: Catherine the Great

Saturday, December 31

New Year's Eve - Library Closed

Sunday, January 1

New Year's Day - Library Closed

Monday, January 2

New Year's Day Observed - Library Closed

Wednesday, January 4

2:30 pm - Altered Wednesdays

Friday, January 6

2:30 pm - Teen Gaming

 

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY TRANSFORMS!

 

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Haverford Township Free Library and its contribution to literacy development at Starting Line Day Care and Learning Center"
- Christine Starken, Director

We know that language and literacy skills increase the odds of academic and economic success later in life.  That's why we are committed to early reading at the Library. Since January 2016, we have seen over 6,000 children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers for storytime and have loaned out over 56,696 picture books.

 

 

 

 

"I learned more in an hour from the Librarian than my kids had time to teach me over the last year. Thank you!" - library patron

Community members visit the Library every day hoping to complete life's tasks many of us take for granted, but laking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. Whether it is finding and applying for a job, learning more about a health condition, or connecting with their grandchildren online, our Librarians provide training and support to anyone seeking to learn how to connect in this digital age.

 

 

EVERY GIFT COUNTS. GIVE TO THE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TRANSFORMS LIVES!

 

   
 

December 11 - 24

Haverford Free Library

2016 LIBRARY HOURS
 

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

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

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:

Libraries Transform is the theme of the American Library Association and the theme of the Haverford Township Free Library’s 2017 Annual Appeal.  Have we transformed your life, or the life of someone you love, in some way?  Have we helped you begin the learning process for your child, further your education, or eased you into technology?  We certainly hope that we have been a part of your transformation!  Your gift to the Library will help us continue to transform your life or the life of someone in our community.  Please donate today!  

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

For the Christmas Holiday, the Library will have the following schedule:

 

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - Closed

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day - Closed

Monday, December 26 - Day after Christmas - Closed

 

 

 

We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27 at 10:00 am.
 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Holiday Book Bundles

Make your holiday shopping easier!  Buy a book bundle from the Friends of the Library and support HTFL at the same time! (Bundles located in the lobby of the Library)

All Book Bundles - $8

Need another great gift idea?  How about a FRIENDS canvas tote bag? Only $5.  (Available at the front desk)

All proceeds go directly to the Library!

Sponsored by the Friends of HTFL.

 

 


WORLD WAR I AND AMERICA
EXHIBIT AND PROGRAMS

Exhibit - Library First Floor
January 2 -22

 

 

World War I and
American
Art

Sunday, January 8 -- 2:00 pm

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) educator Laurel McLaughlin presents a lecture focusing on their current exhibit World War I and American Art.  The exhibition explores the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. 

 

Alice Paul, World War I, and the Suffrage Movement

Sunday, January 15 -- 2:00 pm

Author Mary Walton examines Alice Paul and the picketing campaign of the White House during American involvement in World War I.

 

 

 

World War I and America - Reading & Discussion Group

Sundays, January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23
2:00 pm

Historian Katie Sibley and Owen Gilman, English Professor and Veteran, both of St. Joseph's University will lead this group covering program themes including: Why We Fight, Race and WWI, American Women at War, and At Home/Coming Home: The Toll of War. Registration is required and begins on Wednesday, December 21 at the reference desk.

 

For more more information and other programs go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/WWI

 

World War I and America at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Library and the Haverford Township Historical Society

 

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Cookbook Club:
Holiday Family Favorites

Monday, December 12
6:30 pm

Join us for this month's Cookbook Club where each participant should prepare a family favorite holiday dish of your choice and bring it to the club to share.  We are making a change this month from the usual Cookbook Club routine of selecting a recipe from a chosen cookbook. 

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

Stop by the Reference Desk to Sign up!

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, December 20 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

This month’s selection is Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201
Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, December 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, December 12

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Holiday Family Favorites

Thursday, December 15

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, December 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, December 20

7:00 pm -- Books on Tap: Accidental Saints

Thursday, December 22

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, December 23

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, December 24

Closed for Christmas Holiday

Sunday, December 25

Closed for Christmas Holiday

Monday, December 26

Closed for Christmas Holiday

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Let it Snow – Holiday Children’s Programs

Make-and-Take Crafts

December 1-30 – Anytime!
Stop by the Children’s Room desk and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy. 

 

Hidden Picture Game

December 1-30 – Anytime!
Stop by the Children’s Room desk and find a winter friend each week.  Fill out a slip and be entered into a raffle for a prize!

 

2017 Reading Challenge

December 1-30 – Anytime!
Stop by the Children’s Room desk and pick up the 2017 Reading Challenge sheet.  Read 17 types of books in 2017!

 

Holiday PJ Storytime

Tuesday, December 13 – 7 pm
Enjoy good night tales before heading to bed.  Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite jammies!

 

Winter Movies

December 28, 29 and 30 -- 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Don’t let cabin fever get you down.  Join us for a wintry movie in the Children’s Room.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Tuesday, December 13

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, December 14

10:00 am -- Preschool Playtime

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

Wednesday, December 21

10:00 am -- Preschool Playtime

Saturday, December 24

Closed for Christmas Holiday

Sunday, December 25

Closed for Christmas Holiday

Monday, December 26

Closed for Christmas Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

When and Where: Catherine the Great

Wednesday, December 28
6:30 pm

When and Where is a history club for middle school students. The last Wednesday evening of each month,  we will pick an historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, enjoy snacks, and do science experiments!

This month's topic is Catherine the Great.

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

 

Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 21
2:30 pm

Eat candy canes, sing karaoke, play the dreidel game and lots more!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Friday, December 9

2:30 pm --  Teen Gaming

Monday, December 12

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, December 14

2:30 pm -- Anime Day

6:30 pm -- When and Where: Catherine the Great

Friday, December 16

2:30 pm --  Teen Gaming

Monday, December 19

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, December 21

2:30 pm -- Teen Holiday Party

Friday, December 23

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Saturday, December 24

Closed for Christmas Holiday

Sunday, December 25

Closed for Christmas Holiday

Monday, December 26

Closed for Christmas Holiday

 

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY TRANSFORMS!

 

"We are so grateful for our partnership with Haverford Township Free Library and its contribution to literacy development at Starting Line Day Care and Learning Center"
- Christine Starken, Director

We know that language and literacy skills increase the odds of academic and economic success later in life.  That's why we are committed to early reading at the Library. Since January 2016, we have seen over 6,000 children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers for storytime and have loaned out over 56,696 picture books.

 

 

 

 

"I learned more in an hour from the Librarian than my kids had time to teach me over the last year. Thank you!" - library patron

Community members visit the Library every day hoping to complete life's tasks many of us take for granted, but laking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. Whether it is finding and applying for a job, learning more about a health condition, or connecting with their grandchildren online, our Librarians provide training and support to anyone seeking to learn how to connect in this digital age.

 

 

EVERY GIFT COUNTS. GIVE TO THE HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TRANSFORMS LIVES!

 

   
 

November 27 - December 10

Haverford Free Library

2016 LIBRARY HOURS
 

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

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

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:

Join me in congratulating several Haverford Township Free Library staff members and Reference Librarians, who presented program ideas at the recent Pennsylvania Library Association conference held in the Pocono Mountains.  HTFL continues to offer our community unique programs and events that are admired by other libraries in the state.  

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your family and friends.  I sincerely thank you for your continued support and use of the Haverford Township Free Library.  

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

For the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Library will have the following schedule:

Wednesday, November 23 - Closing early at 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Friday, November 25 - Day After Thanksgiving - Closed

 

We will reopen on Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 am.
 


STAFF AT THE PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Library staff members took the opportunity to do some professional development at the Pennsylvania Library Association from October 16 - 19 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Pocono Manor.  Along with hearing presentations about the latest trends for Ppblic libraries, some staff shared their expertise with others at the Conference.

Our Youth Services Manager, Shannon Connor presented on two topics: Reinventing Kid's Book Clubs and How to Become a Homeschooling Hub.  Shannon put together a poster that outlined how HTFL has flipped the traditional book club model on its head to involve more interactive activities using popular book series as a way to get kids into the Library.

She also presented about how public libraries can service their local homeschooling community with suggestions for programs, resources and special events that help fill curriculum needs year round.

Reference Librarian, Sarah Newell and Program and Development Manager, Mary Bear Shannon developed a poster entitled, Being Mortal: Three Community Organizations Partner for Innovative Discussions.  Sarah and Mary presented on how our Library, Main Line Health HomeCare and Hospice and the Haverford Ministerium partnered for community conversations about important end of life issues discussed in the bestselling book Being Mortal.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Reduce Stress this Holiday with Meditation

Monday, December 5
 7:00 pm

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality.  Join Jim Rose, M. Ed. Rutgers University, retired executive at Johnson & Johnson and long time meditator, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation.  It can reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.  He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally, and/or spiritually and help with seasonal stress.

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

 

Book Bites Luncheon

Thursday, December 8
12:00 pm

Come find out what your favorite librarians have been reading!

$10 donation includes lunch, beverages, and dessert.

 

Tickets available at the Front Desk beginning Monday, November 28.

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, December 20 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

This month’s selection is Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201
Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Wednesday, November 23
10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, December 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: The New Ghostbusters Movie

Monday, December 5

7:00 pm - Reducing Stress this Holiday with Meditation

Thursday, December 8

12:00 pm -- Book Bites Luncheon

2:00 pm -- Quilting

Friday, December 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programming on Break beginning Monday, November 21. 

 

Music Training Center

Wednesday, November 30
10:30 am 

First Notes™ Baby-Toddler Music Class for ages 0-5

First steps in singing, rhythm, movement and small instruments!

No registration necessary. 

For more information on these and other programs offered by the Music Training Center please contact Maura Golebiowski or Lauren Gates at MTC Ardmore.  (610) 645-7750   www.FirstNotes.com

 

Storytelling Yoga

Wednesday, December 7
10:30 am

StoryTelling Yoga is a fun way to introduce your child to yoga!   Through storytelling incorporating  song, art, and movement, we explore yoga poses including Down Dog, Turtle, and Cobra.  Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a water bottle, yoga mat (if you have one), light blanket for relaxation and your child’s favorite stuffed animal or blanket.

This program is FREE and open to children of all ages.  Registration is preferred, though not required.  To register, click here.  

 

Let it Snow – Holiday Children’s Programs

Make-and-Take Crafts

December 1-30 – Anytime!
Stop by the Children’s Room desk and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy. 

 

Hidden Picture Game

December 1-30 – Anytime!
Stop by the Children’s Room desk and find a winter friend each week.  Fill out a slip and be entered into a raffle for a prize!

 

2017 Reading Challenge

December 1-30 – Anytime!
Stop by the Children’s Room desk and pick up the 2017 Reading Challenge sheet.  Read 17 types of books in 2017!

 

Holiday PJ Storytime

Tuesday, December 13 – 7 pm
Enjoy good night tales before heading to bed.  Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite jammies!

 

Winter Movies

December 28, 29 and 30 -- 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Don’t let cabin fever get you down.  Join us for a wintry movie in the Children’s Room.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Wednesday, November 23

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 30

10:30 am -- Music Training Center

Thursday, December 1

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

Wednesday, December 7

10:30 am -- Storytelling Yoga

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

When and Where: Ancient Greece

Wednesday, November 30 -- 6:30 pm

Where and When is a history club for middle school students. The last Wednesday evening of each month,  we will pick a historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, eat occasional snacks, and do science experiments!

This month's topic is Ancient Greece.

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

 

Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 21 -- 2:30 pm

Eat candy canes, sing karaoke, play the dreidel game and lots more!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Wednesday, November 23

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 28

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, November 30

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

6:30 pm -- When and Where: Ancient Greece

Friday, December 2

2:30 pm -  Teen Gaming

Monday, December 5

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, December 7

2:30 pm -- Retro Gaming

Friday, December 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL ... COMING SOON!

 

   
 

November 13 - 26

Haverford Free Library

2016 LIBRARY HOURS
 

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

Sunday

1PM - 5PM

 

 

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

As you know, the Haverford Township Free Library will be undergoing a renovation at the end of 2017.   From our beginnings in a storefront on Darby Road, to the corner of Darby and Mill in a former bank building, to a three story addition in 1979, we have come a long way! 

In fact, the Haverford Township Title and Trust Company was constructed in 1926, and became the home of the Library about ten years later after the bank closed.  Horatio Gates Lloyd’s vision was to purchase the vacated bank building for use as the Haverford Township Free Library, but died before it could happen.  His heirs honored his wishes and donated the funds for the Library to occupy the space.   

We are looking for photographs of the building when it was a bank.  Do you, or anyone you know, have any pictures that you could share with us?  Please contact me at 610-446-3082, ext. 213 or faris@haverfordlibrary.org

Thank you! 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

**The Library will close early on Saturday, November 12 at 4:00 pm

For the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Library will have the following schedule:

Wednesday, November 23 - Closing early at 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Friday, November 25 - Day After Thanksgiving - Closed

 

We will reopen on Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 am

 


PARENTING SERIES

Parenting in the Digital Age

Monday, November 14 -- 7:00 pm
Haverford Middle School (1701 Darby Road, Havertown)

In today’s digital world, social media and technology play a huge role in the home. How do you manage media in your family? 
What do kids want their parents to understand? What do parents want their kids to understand?

Come Join Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, media literacy educator, for a discussion about media and your kids.  Join us as we explore:

  • The power media has in the world today;
  • The impact technology is having on children’s development;
  • Basic media literacy skills;
  • The 5 E's of parenting around technology: explain, engage, educate, empower, and empathize.

Registration fee $10.  To register and pay, go to:

www.haverfordadultschool.org

The program is #301 in the HTAS Fall Course Catalog.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

Registration is not required but highly recommended. To register click on the date below:
Thursday, November 17 -- 10:30 am

Do you have all of your questions answered about Medicare?  Before Open Enrollment ends on December 7, come learn about one of the plan options in the Medicare Program: Independence Blue Cross.

Tina Garrity of Tri-State Senior Consultants will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare  Advantage. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2017.

Ms. Garrity represents over 20 companies such as: Aetna, AARP, Mutual of Omaha, Central States Indemnity, Humana, Independence Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplemental Plans  and many more.  While her presentation will focus on Independence Blue Cross, she can answer questions about the difference between plans and about program participant's Medicare Advantage plan, Supplemental (Medigap) plan, or their Part D Stand Alone Prescription Drug plan.

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, November 15 -- 7:00 pm
Oakmont National Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown)

Traditional book clubs not your thing?  This one is for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.

Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Oakmont National Pub.

 

This month’s selection is Darktown by Thomas Mullen.

Registration is requested by calling 610-446-3082 x201
Like us on Facebook to get event reminders.

 

 

 

Integrative Wellness and Hormone Balance

Monday, November 21 -- 11:00 am

Looks as Good as you Feel.  Feel as Good as you Look.

Are you experiencing irritability, poor sleep, increased stress, increased food sensitivities, decreased tolerance or low libido?  Are you losing weight without trying, or having difficulty maintaining muscle mass?  These symptoms can be due to diet, stress-induced inflammation an/or hormone imbalance.

Join us as Deborah Longo-Malloy discusses ways to help men and women improve energy, balance, mood, increase libido and improve sleep.

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

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, November 23 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday,
November 23, 10:00 am—3:00 pm.

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

The need is constant. 

The gratification is instant. 

Give blood.

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, November 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, November 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Everydaycook by Alton Brown - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Parenting in the Digital Age - Haverford Middle School - Registration Required.

Tuesday, November 15

7:00 pm -- Books on Tap: Darktown - At Oakmont Pub (31 E. Eagle Rd, Havertown) - Registration Required

Thursday, November 17

10:30 am -- Medicare Open Enrollment Program -- Registration Required

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery - Holiday Lunch - Lucky Dragon (2305 Darby Rd, Havertown)

Friday, November 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, November 21

11:00 am -- Integrative Wellness and Hormone Balance - Registration Required

Wednesday, November 23

10:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programming on Break beginning Monday, November 21. Youth Services staff are working hard on holiday programming for December - Stay tuned!

 

Music Training Center

Wednesday, November 30 -- 10:30 am 

First Notes™ Baby-Toddler Music Class for ages 0-5

First steps in singing, rhythm, movement and small instruments!

No registration necessary. 

For more information on these and other programs offered by the Music Training Center please contact Maura Golebiowski or Lauren Gates at MTC Ardmore.  (610) 645-7750   www.FirstNotes.com

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, November 14

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

7:00 pm -- Parenting in the Digital Age - Haverford Middle School Auditorium--Registration Required

Tuesday, November 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, November 16

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Meet a Famous Artist - Registration Required

Thursday, November 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, November 18

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, November 21

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Wednesday, November 23

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Harry Potter Teen Quizzo

Wednesday, November 16
2:30 pm

Just in time for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Teen muggles and wizards alike are welcome to come and team up to test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 14

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, November 16

2:30 pm -- Harry Potter Teen Quizzo

Friday, November 18

2:30 pm -  Teen Gaming

Monday, November 21

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, November 23

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 24

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 25

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


2017 ANNUAL APPEAL ... COMING SOON!

 

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