The HTFL Connection

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!

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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

 

 

   

 

February 7 - 20

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:

Many thanks to those individuals who were able to join us at either or both of our recent events here at HTFL.  The Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia, although scheduled for Sunday, January 24 but held the following week due to the snow storm, was a well-attended event that we have enjoyed bringing to you the last three years. 

One Book One Philadelphia.  What can I say?  A great partnership since 2004 with the Free Library of Philadelphia bringing major authors to the Haverford High School and this Library!   This unique and special event with the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP), was brought to you through the financial sponsorship with the School District of Haverford Township, the Rotary Club of Havertown, and the Haverford School District Education Foundation is exciting for HTFL.  We sincerely thank all of our partners who make this possible.  This year was no exception.  Author and winner of the National Book Award for Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier was a delightful speaker to anyone who attended. 

Just a couple of examples of the wonderful programming we strive to have for you.  Please attend as many as you can and show your support!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

 

The Library will be closed on February 15 to observe the Presidents' Day Holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, February 16.

 

 


ACE THE NEW SAT

Library Fundraiser

Saturday, February 13
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

  • Great tips and tricks from SAT test experts
  • Get a heads-up on the hidden traps and how to beat them
  • Official New SAT text and study suggestions included

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

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

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

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


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.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Cookbook Club: Real Stew

Monday, February 8 -- 6:30 pm

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

Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, Real Stew: 300 Recipes for Authentic Home-Cooked Cassoulet, Gumbo, Chili, Curry, Minestrone, Bouillabaise, Stroganoff, Goulash, Chowder, and Much More 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 selections, Real Stew, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!  

 

Color Me Calm - Daytime Edition!

Thursday, February 11 - 12:30 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.

This program will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

 

Celebrate Valentine's Day @ HTFL

Show HTFL the Love!

Monday, February 8 to Sunday, February 14—All Day

Drop  by the Reference Desk and write HTFL a Valentine.  Tell us what you love about the Library and we will put it on our "I Love HTFL" banner.

Sunday, February 14 -- 1:00—5:00 pm

Come indulge your sweet tooth and  decorate a heart-shaped cookie.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 16 -- 2 - 7 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.

 

Meet Sojourner Truth: Historical Program

Sunday, February 21 -- 2:00 pm

Come Meet Ms. Sojourner Truth!

Dr. Daisy Century portrays this important woman who was born a slave 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, 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.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, February 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Cold Mountain

Monday, February 8 - Sunday, February 14 - Show HTFL the Love! Stop by the Reference Desk and write a Valentine to the Library!

Monday, February 8

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Real Stew

Tuesday, February 9

7:00 pm -- Career Management Series: Reinvent Your Job Search - Registration Required

Thursday, February 11

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

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, February 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, February 14

1 - 5 pm -- Stop by the Reference Desk and decorate a cookie for Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 15

The Library will be closed in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday.

Tuesday, February 16

2 - 7 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, February 18

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, February 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Valentine's Day Crafts

Wednesday, February 10
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Share the love!  

Join us for crafts and fun as we celebrate Valentine's Day in the Children's Room.  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.  

 

Book Bingo

Thursday, February 18 – 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.

 

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.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, February 8

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, February 9

10:15 am -- Circle Time

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

Wednesday, February 10

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Valentine's Day Crafts

4:00 pm -- Greg Hefley's Hangout - Registration Required

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

Thursday, February 11

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Shooting Marbles -- Registration Required

Friday, February 12

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, February 15

The Library will be closed in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday.

Tuesday, February 16

10:15 am -- Circle Time

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

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, February 17

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Greg Hefley's Hangout - Registration Required

Thursday, February 18

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, February 19

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Wednesday, February 10 -- 2:30 pm

Sometimes love stinks! Come commiserate with food, crafts, and black out poetry!

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

 

Monday, February 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, February 10

2:30 pm -- Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Friday, February 12

11:00 am -- Teen Gaming

Monday, February 15

The Library will be closed in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday.

Wednesday, February 17

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

Friday, February 19

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

Haverford  Township Adult  School is  accepting registrations  for Spring semester!  Click here to register!

Haverford Township Adult School semester begins
Monday,  February 22.

A complete course catalog and  on-line  registration is  available at www.haverfordadultschool.org,  or  you  can call the  adult school office at 610-446-8022 for registration  assistance.

The  office  is  located on  the second  floor of  the  Surrey  Center, 1105 Earlington  Road,  and is  open Monday through  Friday,
10:30  a.m. to  1:30 p.m. for  assistance with  registration

 


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

 

 

   

 

January 24 - February 6

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Well, Old Man Winter is here and getting ready to give us a taste of the white stuff!  It looks as though we are going to get a good dose of snow out of this impending storm, and with a Snow Emergency declared in the Township, we will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for the Township’s Snow Emergency Declaration and information. 

The Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia will be rescheduled for Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 pm.  I hope those who bought tickets can still join us.  It is going to be a great event!  Please call the Library if unable to attend.

If the Library is not open and you wish to reserve materials, please visit the Delaware County Libraries Catalog at the top right corner of our website and place your hold. 

Most importantly, please stay safe!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

The Library will be closed on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24 due to the weather.  We will reopen on Monday, January 25.

Fines will not be incurred for library materials due Saturday and Sunday. 

 

IN ADDITION:
The Downton Abbey Tea scheduled for Sunday, January 24 is postponed until Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 pm. Please let the Library know if you can not attend on the new date.

 


ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA @ HTFL

Join HTFL in welcoming One Book, One Philadelphia to Haverford Township!

The One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee chose
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier as its 2016 selection and the author is coming to Havertown.  Don't miss this opportunity! 

Charles Frazier Discusses
Cold Mountain

Wednesday, February 3 — 9:15 am

All are welcome.  Registration is required. To register, click here.
Haverford High School
200 Mill Road, Havertown, PA

 

Book Signing and Reception

Wednesday, February 3 — 11:00 am

Haverford Township Free Library  
 

Meet the Author Luncheon

Wednesday, February 3 — 12:30 pm

Luncheon hosted by the Library.  Tickets  go on sale January 11, are $15 and can be purchased online or at the Front Desk.

Haverford Township Free Library
 

For more information, register for programs or purchase tickets, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/onebook

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

SAVE THE DATE!

2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo

Friday, March 11, 2016; 7-10 pm

This event sold out last year.  Additional information will be available soon—tickets go on sale February 11th. BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) 
Must be 21 to attend.

Can’t make it but wish to help the library?  Please consider donating a designer bag (must be new, price tags still on) to our event.  Every bag that is donated helps lower our expenses. All donations are tax-deductible. 

For more information, please contact us at 

 or 610-446-3082.

 


ACE THE NEW SAT

Library Fundraiser

Saturday, February 13
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

  • Great tips and tricks from SAT test experts
  • Get a heads-up on the hidden traps and how to beat them
  • Official New SAT text and study suggestions included

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

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

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Color Me Calm - Daytime Edition!

Thursday, February 11 - 12:30 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.

This program will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

 

Career Management Series

It’s a new year and a new you!
Kick off 2016 with new career development practices you can implement immediately.  Nicole Pica, Career Strategy Advisor & Founder of
Reinvent U will conduct two career workshops:

 

Reinvent your Career Transition

Tuesday, January 26—7:00 pm
Is your job no longer serving you or providing you with the challenges you desire?  Perhaps you straight up can’t stand it anymore, but you’re afraid to make a move and don’t know where to start.  If you’re thinking of making a  career transition this workshop is for you!  Before you begin the search, discover what you’ll need to make a successful transition. 

Reinvent your Job Search

Tuesday, February 9 — 7:00 pm
Many people think that one of the best job search strategies is to apply for as many positions as you can as quickly as you can.  Find out why this is actually one of the worst things you can do and learn about the non-traditional ways of job searching.

Registration required.  To register click on the title of the desired program.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, January 24

2:00 pm -- Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia -- Registration Required

Tuesday, January 26

7:00 pm -- Career Management Series: Reinvent Your Career Transition - Registration Required

Thursday, January 28

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, January 29

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch

Wednesday, February 3

9:20 am -- One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL: Charles Frazier Discusses Cold Mountain - Haverford High School - Registration Required

11:00 am -- One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL: Book Signing and Reception for Charles Frazier - Haverford Township Free Library

12:30 pm - One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL: Meet the Author Luncheon - Haverford Township Free Library

Friday, February 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Cold Mountain

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Reading Olympics

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. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
2. Stuart Little by E.B. White

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

 

Greg Heffley's Hangout

Wednesday, February 10 -- 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Do you like to read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books?  Join us for fun and games as we learn more  about Greg, Rowley and how they survive school!  

This program is free and open to students in grades 1-5. To register, click here.  Please plan to attend both sessions.

 

Valentine's Day Crafts

Wednesday, February 10 -- 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Share the love!  

Join us for crafts and fun as we celebrate Valentine's Day in the Children's Room.  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.  

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, January 25

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

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

Tuesday, January 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, January 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, January 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, January 29

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, February 1

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

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

Tuesday, February 2

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Mad Scientist Club

Wednesday, February 3

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Reading Olympics Club

Thursday, February 4

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers Meet a Famous Artist

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Shooting Marbles

Friday, February 5

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

All About Harry Potter

Wednesday, January 27 -- 2:30 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we will celebrate "all about_________!" We will pick a different fandom and celebrate it with cosplay, crafts, food, games, and MORE! 

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

 

Chocolate Study Hall

Wednesday, February 3 - 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, January 25

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, January 27

2:30 pm -- All About Harry Potter

Friday, January 29

11:00 am -- Teen Gaming

Monday, February 1

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, February 3

2:30 pm -- Chocolate Study Hall

Friday, February 5

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

Haverford  Township Adult  School is  accepting registrations  for Spring semester!  Click here to register!

Haverford Township Adult School semester begins
Monday,  February 22.

A complete course catalog and  on-line  registration is  available at www.haverfordadultschool.org,  or  you  can call the  adult school office at 610-446-8022 for registration  assistance.

The  office  is  located on  the second  floor of  the  Surrey  Center, 1105 Earlington  Road,  and is  open Monday through  Friday,
10:30  a.m. to  1:30 p.m. for  assistance with  registration

 


LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT​

Kettle

Kettle is a  family oriented, neighborhood cafe that serves great food that makes our guests feel good. Kettle serves a variety of breakfast items from Stuffed French Toast to a Breakfast Burrito that will make you come back for more. For lunch they have soups, sandwiches and salads that feature classics you will know and love, to exciting new dishes that will include fresh, local ingredients and innovative recipes which will showcase the inspiration and creativity of the kitchen.  In addition to the fixed menu, Kettle also features daily blackboard specials. These dishes will include seasonal dishes, chef specials, or quite simply…meals which sounded too good not to make. Kettle is open 7 days a week from 7 am to 3 pm.  They are located right on the corner of Darby Rd. and Brookline Blvd. so make sure you come to see them soon!

Kettle is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship Program, click here.

 


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

 

 

   

 

January 10 - 23

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Happy New Year!  As we begin 2016, I wish health, happiness, good fortune and many blessings to you and your family and friends.  

The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) has begun our 2016 Annual Appeal.  Our theme is “Let Your Imagination Run Wild.”  At HTFL we want you to explore your imagination and learn at every age because education is a lifelong journey.  Let us inspire you!  With such a variety of library materials available, fantastic programs to attend, technology to explore (public internet computers, WiFi, eReaders and more), and museum passes for borrowing, you will find HTFL at the helm for innovation!  It takes money to make all of this happen.  Please DONATE TODAY to help us make imagination, education and inspiration a part of your life.  

As always, I thank you for your support.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA @ HTFL

Join HTFL in welcoming One Book, One Philadelphia to Haverford Township!

The One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee chose
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier as its 2016 selection and the author is coming to Havertown.  Don't miss this opportunity! 

Charles Frazier Discusses
Cold Mountain

Wednesday, February 3 — 9:15 am

All are welcome.  Registration is required. To register, click here.
Haverford High School
200 Mill Road, Havertown, PA

 

Book Signing and Reception

Wednesday, February 3 — 11:00 am

Haverford Township Free Library  
 

Meet the Author Luncheon

Wednesday, February 3 — 12:30 pm

Luncheon hosted by the Library.  Tickets  go on sale January 11, are $15 and can be purchased online or at the Front Desk.

Haverford Township Free Library
 

For more information, register for programs or purchase tickets, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/onebook
 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Color Me Calm

Tuesday, January 19 -- 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.

Open to ages 14 and up.  Light snacks provided or feel free to bring your own.

 

Business Development Series: Dynamic Communication - Make it Work for Your Business

Wednesday, January 20 -- 7:00 pm
Effective communication skills are vital to just about every operational component of a business. Within your business, communication is taking place continually and at many levels.  When organizational communication is effective, total engagement with the mission follows.  During this one hour interactive workshop you will learn about:

  • The four elements of communication;
  • How to deliver messages in a powerful way;
  • Strategies for communicating difficult messages and creating winning conversations;
  • Strategies for effective public speaking;
  • How to communicate your unique message.

And...strategies for application to your specific business/organizational situation.

Registration is required.  To register, click here.

This program will be led by Sharlene Goldfischer, certified professional coach with over 35 years of experience specializing in leadership development, and member, board of directors, Philadelphia Chapter, International Coach Federation.

 

Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia

Sunday, January 24 -- 2:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and trivia.  See how your Downton Abbey knowledge stacks up against other lovers of the series!

Bring your own tea cup or one will be provided.

Tickets go on sale January 5, are $10 and can be purchased at the Front Desk or online. To pay online go to:   haverfordlibrary.org/Tea

 

Career Management Series

It’s a new year and a new you!  Kick off 2016 with new career development practices you can implement immediately.  Nicole Pica, Career Strategy Advisor & Founder of
Reinvent U will conduct two career workshops:

 

Reinvent your Career Transition

Tuesday, January 26—7:00 pm
Is your job no longer serving you or providing you with the challenges you desire?  Perhaps you straight up can’t stand it anymore, but you’re afraid to make a move and don’t know where to start.  If you’re thinking of making a  career transition this workshop is for you!  Before you begin the search, discover what you’ll need to make a successful transition. 

Reinvent your Job Search

Tuesday, February 9 — 7:00 pm
Many people think that one of the best job search strategies is to apply for as many positions as you can as quickly as you can.  Find out why this is actually one of the worst things you can do and learn about the non-traditional ways of job searching

Registration required.  To register click on the title of the desired program.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, January 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Rikki and the Flash

Monday, January 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Martha Stewart's Appetizers

Thursday, January 14

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, January 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, January 19

7:00 pm -- Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring

Wednesday, January 20

7:00 pm -- Business Development Series: Dynamic Communication - Make it Work for Your Business - Registration Required

Thursday, January 21

11: 00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, January 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, January 24

2:00 pm -- Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia - Registration Required

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

HTFLKids – Winter 2016 Programs

January 11 – March 18, 2016

LEGO® Club

Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations. -- Registration required. To register, click on the desired session.

Session I: Mondays @ 4pm, Jan. 11, 18, 25, and Feb 1

Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Feb 25, March 3 and 10

 

Cupcake Diaries Club

Grades 1-5
Can’t get enough of The Cupcake Diaries Series?  Come join Ms. Shannon where we’ll share our mutual love for the books and enjoy some cupcake related activities. Registration required.  To register, click here.

Tuesdays @ 4pm, January 12 & 19

 

Mad Scientist Club

Grades 2-5
Are you crazy about science? Join Ms. Claudine and create hands on experiments using polymers, magnets, chemical reactions and wind power. Registration Required.  To register, click here.

Tuesdays @ 4pm, February 2, 9, 16 & 23

 

Shooting Marbles

Ages 7 -13
Learn how to lag, shoot and knuckle down from the reigning Marbles Tournament Champion!  Registration required.  To register, click here.

Thursdays @ 4pm, February 4 & 11

 

PAWS for Reading

Grades K-5
Practice your reading to the best listener – a dog!  Therapy dogs will come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.  Registration Required.  To register, click here.

2nd Wednesday of the month @ 7 pm, January 13, February 10, March 9.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, January 11

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Creative Writing Club

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

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

Tuesday, January 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Cupcake Diaries Book Club - Registration Required

Wednesday, January 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

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

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

Thursday, January 14

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, January 15

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, January 18

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Creative Writing Club

11:30 am -- Crazy Craft Day

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

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

Tuesday, January 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Cupcake Diaries Book Club - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, January 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, January 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, January 22

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Monday, January 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, January 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, January 15

11:00 am -- Teen Gaming

Wednesday, January 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, January 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Radomile Academy of Dance

​Radomile Academy of Dance was established in 1981 by Linda Radomile, former member of The Brandywine Ballet Company.  The school offers a family-oriented, not-competitive studio that provides the highest quality of training in Classical Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop.  The school is proud of its highly credentialed, experienced faculty who are specialists in their dance genres.

The school offers 44 weekly classes for ages 3 through pre-professional.  The auditioned Ballet and Jazz Companies provide performance opportunities for the most serious students.  Many classes are also available for recreational dancers. 
 

For further information:radomileacademyofdance@comcast.net
The studio is located at 564-566 Brookline Blvd, Havertown, PA 19083.
 

Radomile Academy of Dance is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  To find out more about Library Sponsorship, click here.

 


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

 

 

   

 

December 27 - January 9

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

From all of us at The Haverford Township Free Library, we hope that you have a peaceful and joyful holiday season.

Just a reminder that we have begun our 2016 Annual Appeal.  Your contribution helps us to provide the materials, programs and services you count on.  Please remember the Library in your End-of-Year Giving.  Click here for additional information and to donate. 

Thank you for your support!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


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

Please remember the Library in your end-of-year Giving.

Thank You for Your Support!

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

Dates the Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday:

Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 25

 

Dates the Library will be closed for the
New Year's holiday:

Thursday, December 31

Friday, January 1

 

Happy Holidays from HTFL!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

First Friday Flick: Rikki and the Flash

Friday, January 8 -- 7:00 pm
(Moved to 2nd Friday because of New Year's Holiday)

Join us for a movie and popcorn! This months's movie is: Rikki and the Flash (2015).  In this unconventional yet heartwarming family drama, an aging rocker (Meryl Streep) returns home to her estranged family after years on the road following her dreams, and must face the music as she tries to make things right with her loved ones.

Rated PG-13, Runtime 101 minutes 

 

Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia

Sunday, January 24 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and trivia.  See how your Downton Abbey knowledge stacks up against other lovers of the series!

Bring your own tea cup or one will be provided.

Tickets go on sale January 5, are $10 and can be purchased at the Front Desk or online.

To pay online go to:   haverfordlibrary.org/Tea

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, December 24

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Thursday, December 31

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

Friday, January 1

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

Tuesday, January 5

Tickets for the Downton Abbey Tea go on sale at the front desk!

Friday, January 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick:  Rikki and the Flash

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​Let It Snow!

Holiday Children's Programs

Winter Movies

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

 

HTFLKids – Winter 2016 Programs

January 11 – March 18, 2016

LEGO® Club

Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations. -- Registration required. To register, click on the desired session.

Session I: Mondays @ 4pm, Jan. 11, 18, 25, and Feb 1

Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Feb 25, March 3 and 10

Cupcake Diaries Club

Grades 1-5
Can’t get enough of The Cupcake Diaries Series?  Come join Ms. Shannon where we’ll share our mutual love for the books and enjoy some cupcake related activities. Registration required.  To register, click here.

Tuesdays @ 4pm, January 12 & 19

Mad Scientist Club

Grades 2-5
Are you crazy about science? Join Ms. Claudine and create hands on experiments using polymers, magnets, chemical reactions and wind power. Registration Required.  To register, click here.

Tuesdays @ 4pm, February 2, 9, 16 & 23

Shooting Marbles

Ages 7 -13
Learn how to lag, shoot and knuckle down from the reigning Marbles Tournament Champion!  Registration required.  To register, click here.

Thursdays @ 4pm, February 4 & 11

PAWS for Reading

Grades K-5
Practice your reading to the best listener – a dog!  Therapy dogs will come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.  Registration Required.  To register, click here.

2nd Wednesday of the month @ 7 pm, Jan 13, Feb 10, March 9.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Thursday, December 24

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Monday, December 28

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Monday, December 29

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Monday, December 30

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Thursday, December 31

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

Friday, January 1

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programming will be on break the week of December 28 and will return on Monday, January 4!

Thursday, December 24

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Thursday, December 31

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

Friday, January 1

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

 


 

 

 

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