The HTFL Connection

September 22 - October 5

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
 

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

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Bronze:

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A note from the Director:

Have you seen the beautiful harvest full moon the last few evenings?  It makes me think of pumpkins, mums, scarecrows, crisp apples, and falling leaves-one of my favorite times of the year. Or maybe going to a chili cook-off. What a way to start the fall season!  We are having our first (and hopefully annual) Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, September 22 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm in our parking lot.  There are 17 entries of chili from vegan and vegetarian, to spicy and unique, with some fun and wonderful names.  Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon at the Library for a great price (only $5/person or $15/family,) listen to live bluegrass and folk music and enjoy chili, cornbread and desserts!  Thank you to our sponsors for this event, Giant Food Stores, Swiss Farms, the Friends of HTFL, and Peppers Café.

Hope to see you at the Library!

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HTFL'S 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

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

 

Taste a variety of chili recipes made by individuals and organizations in the community and cast your vote for your favorite all while you enjoy live entertainment!

Music will be provided by Last Chance Duo, the folk-roots fusion and bluegrass duo of Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback.

$5 a person or $15 a family

Tickets available at the Circulation Desk or at the door the day of the event.

The Chili Cook-Off will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain the event will be held in the Community Room.


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Pennsylvania Resources

The Reference Department has many informative books on varied topics. In this issue, we are focusing on some of the books that are specific to Pennsylvania. 

Profiles of Pennsylvania - Provides data on counties and communities covering areas such as education, economy, health, housing and climate.    REF 317.48 PRO 

Book of Business Lists - Published by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a tool for doing business in the Greater Philadelphia area. It includes areas such as health care, hospitality, technology, finance and real estate.     REF 338.002 BUS

The Greater Philadelphia Media Guide Provides information on  newspapers, magazines, broadcast stations, wire services, cable television systems, and other media in  the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey areas, and is useful for advertising and publicity.    REF 659.2 GRE

Pennsylvania  Workers Compensation Guide - A comprehensive explanation of WC laws and regulations, with compliance strategies and cost saving tips. It covers all aspects of workers compensation, including eligibility.              REF 344.01 PEN

Legal directory (Philadelphia, PA) - Provides over 17,000 attorney listings and 1,600 law firm listings in the Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester & Bucks County areas.  
REF 340 LEG                             

The Pennsylvania Career Guide - Helps you evaluate career options, giving a realistic picture of the job market, and also to navigate the job search process.            REF 331.702 PEN

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL ANNUAL BOOK SALE

Visit the Friends of HTFL Annual Book Sale for reasonably priced books from all genres: children’s, humor, history, fiction, romance, mystery, politics, and more!

Friday, September 27-- 6:00-9:00 pm
Preview sale for Friends’ Members only. Membership is available at the door. A concession stand will be available.

Saturday, September 28-- 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Open to all. A concession stand will be available with hot dogs, cold drinks, and snacks!

Sunday, September 29 -- 1:00-5:00 pm
Prices slashed! All books half price. 

Saturday, October 5 -- 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Haverford Township Day—fill a grocery sack for $6. We’ll provide bags, but you can help the environment by bringing your own.

 


HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT

Firsts and Notables

Next time you are in the Library, come visit the Haverford Township Historical Society's exhibit Firsts and Notables.  The exhibit covers topics in Township history such as Native peoples, The Federal School, WHHS, and USGA Golf Championships.  Information supplied by the Haverford Township Historical Society and displayed by Rich Kerr in honor of Delaware County History Month.  

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Your Money, Your Life Series:  Social Security – Strategize to Maximize

Monday, September 23 -- 7:00 pm

When it comes to navigating Social Security retirement benefits, the choices can be overwhelming.   Presenter James Ritz, of Thrivent Financial will answer questions such as: When should I apply? How much will I be taxed? Why do I need to think about this now?

Registration is not required, but highly recommended.  To register, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/events

 

Parenting Film Series

Race to Nowhere
Tuesday, October 1 -- 7:00 pm
Register for the Race to Nowhere screening
Contains stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators working hard to prepare students for college while struggling with burnout, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their children.

 

Bully - Tuesday, October 22nd -- 7:00 pm
Register for the Bully screening
A 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. Schools.  Directed by Lee Hirsch, the film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis.

 

Please stay for a community discussion after each film.

The  film series is free and open to the public and will be held at Haverford Middle School.  Community members, students, parents, teachers, and school administrators are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The film series is made possible through a partnership between the Haverford Township Free Library, the Haverford Township Adult School, and the School District of Haverford Township

 

Explore Your Future

Wednesdays, September 25 & October 2,9 and 16 -- 6:30 pm

Considering working full-time, exploring a new career, finding a meaningful volunteer experience, pursuing a hobby, interest or unfulfilled dream? Coming of Age’s® Explore Your Future Workshop is for you!

Designed to help people 50 and older chart a path to an engaged, fulfilling future.  Explore Your Future provides rich interactive exercises and lively discussions to guide you on taking your next steps. Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook, filled with activities, website links and other  resources. Let Coming of Age® help you create a vision of “what’s next” in your life.

Facilitated by Mary Catherine Dabrowski, Director, Surrey at Havertown.

Hosted by The Haverford Township Free Library, Surrey Services for Seniors,  and The Haverford Township Adult School.

The workshop is $25 for all four sessions.  To register,  go to http://www.ssreg.com/haverford/

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, September 22

4:00 pm -- Chili Cook-Off

Monday, September 23

7:00 pm -- Your Money, Your Life Series:  Social Security - Strategize to Maximize

Tuesday, September 24

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Wednesday, September 25

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future

Friday, September 27

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Tuesday, October 1

7:00 pm -- Parenting Film Series: Race to Nowhere - shown at Haverford Middle School

Wednesday, October 2

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future

Friday, October 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - The Great Gatsby

 

Upcoming Programs

** Healthy You Series: Making Tough Decisions for your Loved Ones
Monday, October 7 -- 7:00 pm

 

**Celebrate Local Authors!
Sunday, October 13 -- 2:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Fall Programs for Homeschoolers 

This fall has a lot to offer homeschooling families at HTFL.  Join us today!

Chess Club

Mondays @ 4:00 - 4:45 pm
All ages and playing levels welcome
Share a friendly game and get tips from other players.
September 9 - November 18

Game Night

4th Monday of the Month @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm
All ages welcome
Join us for a fun evening of board games, friends and meeting other homeschoolers!
September 23, October 28, & November 25

Creative Writing Club

Every other Friday @ 10:15 - 11:00 am

Writers ages 10 and older please
Inspire, critique, and assist other writers at this informal writing club.
September 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, September 23

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

6:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Game Night

Tuesday, September 24

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, September 25

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, September 26

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, September 30

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 1

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

7:00 pm -- Parenting Film Series: Race to Nowhere - shown at Haverford Middle School

Wednesday, October 2

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 3

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, October 5

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

S.H.I.E.L.D. Premiere

Tuesday, September 24, 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Join us as we watch the premiere of Marvel's new Superhero TV Series: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. We'll see the lengths that these human agents have to go through to calm the super-powered problems of the day. Popcorn and camaraderie are promised! Grades 6 - 12 are welcome. No registration required. 

Haverford Township Day:

Saturday October 5th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come out and support the Teen Programming and maybe purchase a treat or two! The HTFL Anime Table will be set up and open for business. We'll have a bushel of Japanese treats for sale, such as pocky, yan-yan, and more! Can't wait to see you there. 
 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, September 23

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, September 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, September 26

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, September 30

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, October 2

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

Thursday, October 3

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Saturday, October 6

Haverford Township Day - Anime Table

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Wynnewood Whole Foods Market Recycling Event -FREE

Thursday, October 3 -- 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Now is a great time to de-clutter your home of obsolete and unwanted electronics. Whole Foods Market Wynnewood is proud to sponsor a special collection event at their store located at 339 E. Lancaster Avenue. Fill up your car and our trained staff will unload while you stay in the comfort of your vehicle!

This special e-waste recycling collection event is intended for items that are typically purchased during the year like toys, computers, laptops, televisions, cell phones, other electronic devices, and much more. “Anything with a Plug™” will be accepted and recycled…except large appliances, smoke detectors and projection TVs. A $20 fee will apply to process TVs and computer monitors, but all other unwanted items will be accepted free of charge.

All materials collected will be recycled in an environmentally friendly
manner and for your security, ALL media data that are collected are
destroyed. This FREE service is provided by Whole Foods Market Wynnewood and all material collected will be processed by eForce Compliance, the first dual certified electronic recycler in the Delaware Valley. eForce provides a full staff of professional e-waste experts to handle and transport all material collected, and in the process creates sustainable green jobs.

For more information on eForce Compliance and what types of material we accept and recycle, visit our web site www.eforcecompliance.com or call us at 215.964.6665.


ANNUAL APPEAL

Your Support Makes a Difference!

With individual donations from community members like you, we’ve had one of our busiest and best summers ever.

  • Busiest Day = July 10th with 1,080 visitors
  • Judy Wicks + HTFL + Oakmont Farmers Market + HPED = 1 great local author bash
  • Philadelphia Zoo + 300 attendees = A lot of monkey-ing around!
  • Total Circulation of Materials in July = 37,368 items
  • 397 fans + 11 creators + 2 book stores + 15 staff = HTFL Comic Con
  • Jazz + bossa nova + local talent = Free summer concert series
  • 844 readers + 2,266 books + 332,672 minutes read = AMAZING!

Keep the momentum going—help us sustain the important work of HTFL through 2013 by making a tax-deductible donation today!

 

   

 

September 8 - 21

Haverford Free Library

2013 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 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

 

I am very excited about HTFL bringing you a couple of great programs this month.  The 3rd Annual Business Breakfast is upon us!  The Breakfast is focused on business owners in the community and their informational needs.  If you are a business owner or know of someone who is, join us on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30 am.  Spread the word about this event which will help you focus on your business, network with other business owners, and discover what the Library can do for you.  Visit our website at www.haverfordlibrary.org/BusinessBreakfast to register.  Many thanks to iRadioPhilly.com for making this event possible, and to Swiss Farms for providing the coffee products.  I hope to see you at the Breakfast!

Save the date!  Sunday, September 22 at 4:00 pm is our very first Chili Cook-Off.  If you make a great pot of chili, consider entering to win a prize.  See our website for further information or www.haverfordlibrary.org/chilicookoff.  Music will be provided by Last Chance Duo, the blue grass and folk-roots fusion duo of Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback making for a wonderful afternoon in September. 

To all of our Jewish friends, neighbors and Library customers, the Board of Trustees and the Staff of the Haverford Township Free Library wish you greetings for a Good Year in celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


3rd ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

Wednesday, September 11 -- 7:30 - 9:00 am

Join us for our 3rd Annual HTFL Business Breakfast brought to you by iRadioPhilly.com.

Focus on your business • Network and share ideas
with local business people • Share ideas for new ways
to increase profits and reduce expenses

RSVP at www.haverfordlibrary.org/BusinessBreakfast.

 

Additional funding provided by our 2013 Library Sponsors: 

Joel Perlish Photography, DAEDALUS Education Services, iRadioPhilly.com, MusicWorks, Orsini’s Auto Body, Oakmont National Pub, Rotary Club of Haverford Township, Zarwin Baum, Elliott-Lewis, JMS Architecture,
Ranieri & Kerns Associates, Nichols Plumbing, Nolan Painting, Bob Thomas Real Estate Team—Long and Foster Realtors, Peppers Café, Surrey Services for Seniors, Direct Paint and Collision, DistanceLearning.com, Kettle, Wagner Inc Real Estate, Ardmore Toyota, Barber Law Offices, Whistle Clean Car Wash, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, Dr. Mitchell Scheier, Cerca Trova Yoga, Foote Orthodontics, Your Computer Place, Marcus John Salon, Casemate Publishers


ANNUAL APPEAL

Your Support Makes a Difference!

With individual donations from community members like you, we’ve had one of our busiest and best summers ever.

  • Busiest Day = July 10th with 1,080 visitors
  • Judy Wicks + HTFL + Oakmont Farmers Market + HPED = 1 great local author bash
  • Philadelphia Zoo + 300 attendees = A lot of monkey-ing around!
  • Total Circulation of Materials in July = 37,368 items
  • 397 fans + 11 creators + 2 book stores + 15 staff = HTFL Comic Con
  • Jazz + bossa nova + local talent = Free summer concert series
  • 844 readers + 2,266 books + 332,672 minutes read = AMAZING!

Keep the momentum going—help us sustain the important work of HTFL through 2013 by making a tax-deductible donation today!

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

 Book-a-Librarian

In need of computer help? Would you like assistance with your new eReader or tablet? Having difficulty with word processing or personal research? If you said yes to any of these questions, the Reference staff at the Haverford Township Free Library is here to help! Here at HTFL, we offer personalized service to patrons in need of technical support. Using our "Book-a-Librarian" program, customers can schedule free one hour sessions with an experienced member of our library staff. For questions, comments, or to book a reservation, please contact the Reference department at 610-446-3082 ext 201 or

"> reference@haverfordlibrary.org.

 


HTFL'S 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

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

Enter your favorite chili or come to taste!

Taste a variety of chili recipes made by individuals and organizations in the community and cast your vote for your favorite all while you enjoy live entertainment!

Music will be provided by Last Chance Duo, the folk-roots fusion and bluegrass duo of Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback.

$5 a person or $15 a family

Tickets available at the Circulation Desk or at the door the day of the event.

 

Calling All Cooks!

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

  • Best Over-All Chili (individual)
  • Best Over-All Chili (organization/restaurant)
  • Spiciest Chili
  • Best Vegetarian Chili
  • Best White Chili
  • Most Unique Chili

* Winners will be selected by people's choice

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

For more information and to download a registration form click here.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

The New Healthcare Law

Wednesday, September 11 -- 6:30 pm

Find out what the new health care law means for you, your family, or business.

Presenter Athena Smith Ford of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) will cover:

 

  • New insurance protections and benefits
  • Medicare and Medicare Advantage
  • How the new marketplace will work
  • What you need to know about the individual and employer mandate
  • Medicaid expansion
  • And more – including your questions!

 

How to Start a Business

Tuesday, September 17 -- 7:00 pm

Looking to start your own business, but don’t know where to start?   Join us for this seminar, How to Start a Business, presented by SCORE, Small Business Counselors.

This introductory overview will help you avoid costly mistakes and put you on the track to success.  Information will be provided on business structure, marketing, accounting, legal and business
planning issues.

This program is free and open to the public.

 

Healthy You Series:  Caring for the Caregiver

Wednesday, September 18 -- 7:00 pm

 

Come hear this presentation about caregivers and the importance of self-care.  Psychologist Dr. Barry Jacobs will speak on:

 

 

  • How to cope with the stresses of being a caregiver
  • The importance of maintaining your own health while caring for loved ones
  • The benefits of asking for and accepting help.

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

To register call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or visit the
Classes and Events page on www.crozerkeystone.org.

 

Your Money, Your Life Series:  Social Security – Strategize to Maximize

Friday, September 20 – 12:30 pm
& Monday, September 23 - 7:00 pm

When it comes to navigating Social Security retirement benefits, the choices can be overwhelming.   Presenter James Ritz, of Thrivent Financial will answer questions such as: When should I apply? How much will I be taxed? Why do I need to think about this now?

Registration is not required, but highly recommended.  To register, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/eventkeeper.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Monday, September 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Wednesday, September 11

7:30 am -- 3rd Annual Business Breakfast

6:30 pm -- The New Healthcare Law

Thursday, September 12

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, September 13

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Tuesday, September 17

7:00 pm -- How to Start a Business Workshop

Wednesday, September 18

7:00 pm -- Healthy You: Caring for the Caregiver

Thursday, September 19

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, September 20

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

12:30 pm -- Your Money, Your Life Series:  Social Security- Strategize to Maximize

 

Upcoming Programs

** 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, September 22 -- 4:00 - 6:30 pm

 

**Explore Your Future Workshops
Wednesdays, September 18, 25, October 2 & 9 -- 6:30 pm
To register: go to www.haverfordadultschool.org

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's programming resumes
Monday, September 9!

 

HTFLKids Fun

Elementary schoolers are in for lots of fun this fall with HTFLKids.  Don't miss a thing!

LEGO Club

Kids in grades K-5
Join Ms. Shannon and find out each week's special test of your skills.  Please leave personal LEGOs at home.
Wednesdays @ 4:00 - 4:45 pm

 

Book Bingo

Kids in grades K-5
Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.
2nd Thursdays @ 4:00 - 4:45 pm

 

Reading Adventures

Kids in grades 1 - 5
Take a reading adventure with Ms. Anny.  Registration through EventKeeper for this 12-week series is required.
Tuesdays @ 4:00 - 4:45 pm
September 10 - November 19

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, September 9

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, September 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, September 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, September 12

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Monday, September 16

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, September 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, September 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, September 19

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, September 20

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Fall Teen Programming

Anime every Monday

Come screen anime TV series and movies along with learning about Japanese culture, crafts, and food.

 

Game every Wednesday

It doesn’t matter your skill level, this club is for you!

Art every Thursday

Learn something new and create using different art forms.  Beginners and veteran artists are welcome!

Bake the first Wednesday of the Month
Teenagers love to eat, so why not make our their delicious treats?

Keep an eye out for announcements of special programs like author visits, concerts or move screenings!

 

ACE the SAT One Day Workshop

Saturday, September 14--  8:30 - 12:30 pm
(Check In 8:00 - 8:30 am)

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

 

To download a sign-up form click here.

For additional information call 610-449-6311; ACEtheSATworkshop.com

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

Proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, September 9

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, September 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, September 12

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Saturday, September 14

8:30 am -- ACE the SAT workshop

Monday, September 16

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, September 18

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, September 19

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Deadalus Education Services

Since 1978, Daedalus Education Services has been helping hundreds of Delaware County juniors and seniors achieve their personal best on the SAT and get accepted to their #1 college. They have helped students maximize their scores, financial aid, and career opportunities through expert instruction and personal attention.

Daedalus offers SAT courses throughout the area and donates the net proceeds to the sponsoring institutions such as the Haverford Township Library. The popular ACE the SAT Workshop covers all three sections of the SAT. Teachers focus on math and verbal questions, and teach students how to develop a persuasive written essay. The math review targets number theory, arithmetic, geometry and algebra. The critical reading and writing review focuses on vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, essay writing, and sentence improvement. If needed, Daedalus will develop personal self-study plans to help students score their personal best.

In addition, teachers provide test-busting tips and strategies to help students recognize the time-wasting obstacles embedded within the exam. Often, the ability to manage these obstacles can make the difference between an average score and a great one.

Daedalus provides all current study guides based on the latest exams. The company also offers assistance in preparing college applications and answering essay questions, as well as private tutoring.

Daedalus offers a more comprehensive SAT classroom review over several weekends, as well as prep courses and assistance for the GMAT, LSAT and GRE. Daedalus also offers a GMAT/GRE prep course through West Chester University’s graduate business program.
 
For more information, contact advancetr@aol.com or 610.449.6311.
 
Advance Test Review is a division of Daedalus Education Services. We are specialists in the SAT, PSAT and ACT and are nationally recognized for our LSAT, GMAT, and GRE prep.

Deadalus Education Services will be holding a one-day SAT prep workshop at the Library on Saturday, September 14 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.  For more information visit their website, www.advancetestreview.com.
 

Daedalus Education Services is a Gold Level Sponsor.  For more information about our online Business Center visit: www.haverfordlibrary.org/businesscenter

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Music Festival

Saturday, September 7th, Noon-9pm
Darby and Eagle Roads, Havertown

The Third Annual Haverford Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013.  The annual event attracted 15,000 last year and will expand to four stages featuring over 40 bands of all genres including Rock, Folk, Classical, Pop and much more.  Confirmed performers include Del's Groove, Suzie Brown, Live at the Fillmore, Laura Mann, Ashley Leone and many more.  

Over 75 food, business and arts vendors will be on hand to feed and entertain the music fans who come from all over the Philadelphia area to experience the Haverford Music Festival.  Beer and Wine Gardens, children's activities and of course, music will fill the air from Noon to 9:30 in the center of Havertown at Darby and Eagle Roads. The Haverford Music Festival's presenting sponsors include Giant, Xfinity and iRadioPhilly.com who will broadcast live from the event.  The Haverford Music Festival is a fundraiser for the Haverford Township Civic Council and funds non-profit organizations in Haverford Township.  For more information visit www.HaverfordMusicFestival.org

About the Haverford Music Festival

The 2013 Haverford Music Festival, an all day, family-oriented event, presents continuous live music with free admission to all venues from noon to 9:30 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013 in the Oakmont business area of Havertown. Food, beverages, and information are provided by festival vendors/sponsors. As the festival organizer, the Haverford Township Civic Council benefits from festival proceeds and uses those proceeds to fund community-based programs within Haverford Township.  Programs benefiting from previous festivals include The Haverford Partnership for Economic Development, MusicWorks, Friends of the Grange Remembrance Garden Amphitheatre, the Haverford High School Jazz Residency Program and The Haverford Township Adult School.

 

Haverford Township Adult School

ITS “BACK  TO   SCHOOL”  FOR   ADULTS! 
Fall Semester Starts Monday, September  23

 

Register  Now!

Familiar Favorites   and  Many  New  Courses

*Health and Fitness  *Sports    *Photography

*Cooking  and  Gardening Classes  *Crafts   

*Parenting  Film  Series    *Computer  Skills

 

View  a complete course catalog and register on line at www.haverfordadultschool.org.

Or call  610-446-8022 for a brochure.

Office Hours – Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

 

   

 

August 25 - September 7

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
Closed Sundays
June 30-September 1
 

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 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

I would like to take this opportunity, as the summer comes to a close, to say thank you for sharing your summer with us here at the Library.  As a result, we have seen another year of abundant usage.  In fact, we checked out almost 38,000 library items during the month of July and had 844 Summer Reading Club participants of all ages, amounting to 2,266 books and library materials read.  Visits to HTFL on one day reached almost 1200 library users.  You made us your “go to” place!  Can you tell how much I love looking at statistics and numbers?  They can tell you a story, and our tale was one of great use in our community. 

A special Thank You goes to the many teen volunteers we had helping us over the summer months.  Through their efforts, we were able to keep up with shelving materials so that the next person could find what they need.

After all that is said and done, our staff did a remarkable job in bringing you the great customer service we are known for, wonderful educational, informational and entertaining programs , and some of the best library materials around.  I sincerely thank each and every one of them! 

Get ready for our fall lineup.  Here is just a tease…First Friday Flick, Annual Business Breakfast, Library Masquerade Gala, informational programs on healthcare reform, Social Security, and Older Adults/Older Children, and our 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off.  We also have storytimes, LEGO Club, our needlework club, Mah Jong Club and the Teen programs.  Stay tuned, we have more!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


3rd ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

Wednesday, September 11 -- 7:30 - 9:00 am

Join us for our 3rd Annual HTFL Business Breakfast brought to you by iRadioPhilly.com.

Focus on your business • Network and share ideas
with local business people • Share ideas for new ways
to increase profits and reduce expenses

RSVP at www.haverfordlibrary.org/BusinessBreakfast.

 

Additional funding provided by our 2013 Library Sponsors: 

Joel Perlish Photography, DAEDALUS Education Services, iRadioPhilly.com, MusicWorks, Orsini’s Auto Body, Oakmont National Pub, Rotary Club of Haverford Township, Zarwin Baum, Elliott-Lewis, JMS Architecture,
Ranieri & Kerns Associates, Nichols Plumbing, Nolan Painting, Bob Thomas Real Estate Team—Long and Foster Realtors, Peppers Café, Surrey Services for Seniors, Direct Paint and Collision, DistanceLearning.com, Kettle, Wagner Inc Real Estate, Ardmore Toyota, Barber Law Offices, Whistle Clean Car Wash, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, Dr. Mitchell Scheier, Cerca Trova Yoga, Foote Orthodontics, Your Computer Place, Marcus John Salon, Casemate Publishers


RESOURCES @ HTFL

ReferenceUSA

Looking for a women-owned, pet groomer in the greater Philadelphia area? Or what about a large, publicly traded shoe company near Houston, Texas? With Reference USA you can find businesses by name, geographic location, SIC codes, yellow page listing, executive name, and size of company. There are also residential databases for the entire United States and Canada, so planning that high school reunion has never been easier! Out with your old phone books and in with Ref USA! 

 


THANK YOU!

Library Night @ Oakmont National Pub

Many thanks to the Oakmont National Pub and to all who came out to support the Library on Tuesday, August 6.  Our Library Night was a great success!  The restaurant was packed with Library supporters the entire evening.  We are excited to announce that we were able to raise $600 for the Early Literacy Stations.  We are very grateful to Oakmont National Pub for their support!

 


LABOR DAY AND FALL SCHEDULE

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

 

Beginning Sunday, September 8 HTFL will be open on Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

 


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER?

Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark

"Terrific book. Kept me guessing until the end. Very believable heroine." 

Kathleen M.

Put your copy on hold.

 

Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

Gun Machine is a bit of a departure from Warren Ellis’ more bombastic style, typified in works like Crooked Little Vein and Transmetropolitan. His newest book centers on a down-on-his-luck, hard boiled NYC detective who accidentally stumbles onto the crime scene of the century — a vacant apartment whose walls are adorned with handguns, each one tracing back to an unsolved homicide. True to form, Ellis’ characters stand out for all their eccentricities. The dialogue is whip smart and hilarious, and the mystery within is both unique and engrossing.

5 out of 5

Keegan, Reference Librarian at HTFL

Put your copy on hold.

 


HTFL'S 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

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

Enter your favorite chili or come to taste!

Taste a variety of chili recipes made by individuals and organizations in the community and cast your vote for your favorite all while you enjoy live entertainment!

Music will be provided by Last Chance Duo, the folk-roots fusion and bluegrass duo of Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback.

$5 a person or $15 a family

Tickets available at the Circulation Desk or at the door the day of the event.

 

Calling All Cooks!

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

  • Best Over-All Chili (individual)
  • Best Over-All Chili (organization/restaurant)
  • Spiciest Chili
  • Best Vegetarian Chili
  • Best White Chili
  • Most Unique Chili

* Winners will be selected by people's choice

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

For more information and to download a registration form click here.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Series: Open Mic Night - TONIGHT!

Friday, August 23 -- 7:30 pm

Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum,  and keep it clean!  If you would like to perform, go to:

www.haverfordlibrary.org/soundsofsummer.

Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

In the event of rain or extreme heat, programs will be moved to the Community Room.

 

First Friday Flick - 42

The First Friday Flick is back!  Join us for a movie and popcorn and enjoy our new surround sound and ceiling projector! This month's feature is the newly released 42 

starring Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Alan Tudyk

Warner Bros.; Directed by Brian Helgeland

Rated PG-13; 128 minutes; 2013 

Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, August 23

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

Friday, August 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Friday, September 6

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick:  42

 

Upcoming Programs

**Cookbook Club - The Greatest-Ever Jewish Recipe Book Monday, September 9 -- 6:30 pm

 

**Business Breakfast - Wednesday, September 11

7:30 am

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's programming will resume
Monday, September 9

 

Storytime at the Library!

Toddler and Preschool Storytime -- Mondays at 10:15 am
Offers stories, songs, art activities, and educational play for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and their caregivers.

Circle Time -- Tuesdays at 10:15 am
A 20-minute rhyme and movement intensive program for children of all ages.

Books and Babies -- Wednesdays at 10:15 am
A fun-filled 20-minute storytime program for our youngest customers. The programs are fun for babies and parents alike!

Creative Corner -- Thursdays at 1:30 pm
Offers older preschoolers, ages 4 and 5, the opportunity to have fun, stretch their creative muscles, and enjoy dramatic play.

Pajama Storytime - 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm
This program is for children of all ages and their families.

 

Reading Adventures

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Join Ms. Anny and take a Reading Adventure through some of her favorite chapter books. We’ll start by choosing a book to read together.

We’ll be reading aloud together, doing crafts and activities related to the books we read, and having fun.

Students in grades 1st-5th are invited to register for this 12-week program series. All reading levels are welcome.

Please click here to go to the September 10th session of Reading Adventures to register.
 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programming on Break!

Programs for teens will resume Wednesday, September 4th with the opening of the new school year!

 

ACE the SAT One Day Workshop

Saturday, September 14--  8:30 - 12:30 pm
(Check In 8:00 - 8:30 am)

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

 

To download a sign-up form click here.

For additional information call 610-449-6311; ACEtheSATworkshop.com

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

Proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library.

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

iRadioPhilly.com

With 20 brand new radio stations streaming online to over 150,000 listeners in the Philadelphia area, iRadioPhilly helps local businesses attract new customers and increase their brand awareness with cost efficient advertising solutions that maximize Return On Investment.  iRadioPhilly offers a powerful 1-2-3 marketing punch with radio advertising, website and mobile app banner ads, and event marketing opportunities.  Marketing campaigns on iRadioPhilly cost less than a penny per impression with packages starting at as little as $200 per month.

iRadioPhilly reaches a broad, targetable demographic with its many station choices including Rock, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Oldies, Hip Hop, Standards and more.  Each station is designed to reach a different segment of the audience.  Marketing campaigns can include one or several stations to efficiently reach an advertiser’s desired audience.  Listeners tune in and hear Radio Commercials on their computers and smartphones with the free iRadioPhilly mobile app.  Banner Ads with links to advertiser web pages drive our listeners to your business.  iRadioPhilly’s Event Marketing programs bring sponsor partners directly to the people for personal interaction at festivals and concerts iRadioPhilly promotes.

For more information about marketing your business with iRadioPhilly, contact Tom Kelly at

or call Tom directly at 610-804-5054.

 

iRadioPhilly.com is our sponsor for the 3rd Annual Business Breakfast and is a Gold level Business Sponsor. 

 

For more information about our online Business Center visit: www.haverfordlibrary.org/businesscenter

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Adult School

ITS “BACK  TO   SCHOOL”  FOR   ADULTS! 
Fall Semester Starts Monday, September  23

 

Register  Now!

Familiar Favorites   and  Many  New  Courses

*Health and Fitness  *Sports    *Photography

*Cooking  and  Gardening Classes  *Crafts   

*Parenting  Film  Series    *Computer  Skills

 

View  a complete course catalog and register on line at www.haverfordadultschool.org.

Or call  610-446-8022 for a brochure.

Office Hours – Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Meet and Greet

We are forming a group for senior singles,  with the purpose of meeting to plan for fun and interesting social events.  Since this group is still in the planning stages, we welcome your ideas and suggestions.  There are no dues or membership required.

If you are interested, please contact Bernadette @610-658-2464 or Angie @484-343-4722 or email

 

Oakmont Farmers Market Fall Food Swap

Tuesday, September 10th
7 - 9 PM

Haverford Township Free Library Community Room

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your home grown, homemade or foraged creations become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. Please visit the website for more information and to register: ofmfallfoodswap.eventbrite.com.

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help us sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation today!

In 2012, the Haverford Township Free Library joined with libraries across the Commonwealth in the PA Forward initiative to help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills.

HTFL knows that an educated public with better access to information is key to powering progress across the Township. With a commitment to lifelong learning, we are embracing new technology, community access, and fostering innovative partnerships to move us forward!

Through the emphasis of five areas of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, financial – HTFL is connecting the Haverford Township community with the tools we need for success!

 

 

August 11 - 24

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
Closed Sundays
June 30-September 1
 

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 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

It’s not too late, but there are only a few days left to report on your readings for the 2013 Summer Reading Club.  I hope you have had as much enjoyment this year with the SRC as the staff did bringing it to you. 

Reminder to parents, children and teens……..don’t forget your summer reading books.  We have the school reading lists for each of the School District of Haverford Township schools, and parochial and private schools.  Check with us today to see if your book is on the shelf waiting for you!

Have a great week!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Playaway Views

Headed for an August vacation? Staring down a long car or plane ride with a child? Playaway View might be for you!

With Playaway View, you can provide your child with a literacy tool, fuel the imagination, and foster a love of stories and learning. No DVDs, downloads, or additional players are needed. Instead, Playaway View comes pre-loaded with multiple videos-you just have to press play! What a great way to learn and view on the go.  Pick up yours from the HTFL Children's Room.

 


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER?

 

For our last collection of summer recommendations we'll cover a series of short and sweet reviews.

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson

"Always an interesting and good 'Alex Cross' book. Never disappoints." 

4 out of 5

--Dawn S.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

"YA [ed. note, YA = Young Adult] book, but you should read it! His touch is flawless, and the ending is exactly right."

5 out of 5

--Elizabeth D.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

"Too unbelievable and a little boring for my taste."

3 out of 5

--Joan C.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein

"Well written. Historical fiction-bombing of Tokyo in 1945. Interweaving characters before, during, and after the bombing." 

4 out of 5

--Judith P.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

Lady at the O.K. Corral by Ann Kirschner

"Well researched account of well known figures of old west and life in boomtowns. Also, makes clear how truth becomes myth." 

4 out of 5

--Leota T.

Put your copy on hold today!

 

Our 2013 Summer Reading Club has ended and the last group of prizes and the grand prize will be announced during the week of August 12th.  Stay tuned for further book recommendations from your favorite staff members!

 


CALLING ALL COOKS!

HTFL's 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

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

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

  • Best Over-All Chili (individual)
  • Best Over-All Chili (organization/restaurant)
  • Spiciest Chili
  • Best Vegetarian Chili
  • Best White Chili
  • Most Unique Chili

* Winners will be selected by people's choice

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

For more information and to download a registration form click here.


SAVE THE DATE

3rd Annual Business Breakfast

Wednesday,

September 11 --

7:30 - 9:00 am

 


PUZZLE EXCHANGE

Love to do jigsaw puzzles?  Have puzzles that you've already done and want new ones?

Swap your jigsaw puzzle for a different  one at the Puzzle Exchange! 

The Puzzle Exchange is located on the first floor near the front windows along Mill Road.

Donations of puzzles in good condition are greatly appreciated to expand our collection, but please make sure they have no missing pieces.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Blood Drive

Monday, August 12 -- 1:00 - 7:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, August 12 from 1:00—7:00 pm

Make an appointment today.  Redcross.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The need is constant. 

The gratification is instant. 

Give blood.

 

Sounds of Summer Series: Open Mic Night

Friday, August 23 -- 7:30 pm

Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum,  and keep it clean!  If you would like to perform, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/sounds of summer.

Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

In the event of rain or extreme heat, programs will be moved to the Community Room.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, August 11

Library Closed

Monday, August 12

1:00 - 7:00 pm -- Blood Drive

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Thursday, August 15

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, August 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, August 18

Library Closed

Friday, August 23

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

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

 

Upcoming Programs

**First Friday Flick - 42

Friday, September 6 -- 7:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club is coming to a close. Record your reading through Saturday, August 10th, then you'll have the opportunity to check in for prizes through Saturday, August 17th. 

After a short summer break, Fall programs will begin in the Children's Room the week of September 9th. Look forward to Raise a Reader Storytimes, Fun for School-Aged children with LEGO Club and more, Homeschoolers Programming, and brand new technology-based programs for kids and tweens.

Check out the full schedule of on-going programs now, but make sure to check back soon for additional special programs!
 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Children's Programming is on break until Monday, September 9th!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Awesome Time!

Summer fun for teens will continue through Thursday, August 15th, but will be back on Tuesday, September 3rd with the opening of the new school year!

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Sunday, August 11

Library Closed

Monday, August 12

1:00 pm -- Anime

Thursday, August 15

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time

Sunday, August 4

Library Closed

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Peppers Cafe & Catering, Inc.

Peppers Cafe is a tiny spot on Haverford Road in Ardmore that serves fresh handmade food. Their menu consists of store-made soups, sandwiches, salads and pasta. You won't find a deep fat fryer but you will find char-grilled chicken, sausage and pork. Their popular Caesar salad can also be made into a wrap sandwich with chicken.

In addition, Peppers offers many choices for the vegetarian palate. A giant grilled portabella mushroom on a Kaiser roll, fresh mozzarella cheese and tomato with basil and balsamic vinaigrette, mixed green salad with grilled vegetables and feta cheese, as well as cheese-filled ravioli with mushrooms in your choice of basil cheese or marinara sauce are just a few items.

Peppers’ features daily specials; sometimes you can find an 8 oz. Angus beef burger, another day may feature grilled tilapia filet on mixed greens with toasted sesame vinaigrette. Whatever your appetite, Peppers is a nice place to eat on the deck or have your food wrapped to go.

The cafe also offers catering trays for your parties including pastas, salads, sandwiches, and entree dishes. Please visit the website at pepperscafe.net for a complete menu and hours.

Peppers Cafe • 2528 Haverford Rd. • Ardmore, PA  19003  610-896-0476 • www.pepperscafe.net

 

Peppers Cafe is a Bronze level Business Sponsor.

 

For more information about our online Business Center visit: www.haverfordlibrary.org/businesscenter

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help us sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation today!

In 2012, the Haverford Township Free Library joined with libraries across the Commonwealth in the PA Forward initiative to help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills.

HTFL knows that an educated public with better access to information is key to powering progress across the Township. With a commitment to lifelong learning, we are embracing new technology, community access, and fostering innovative partnerships to move us forward!

Through the emphasis of five areas of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, financial – HTFL is connecting the Haverford Township community with the tools we need for success!

 

 

July 28 - August 10

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM
Closed Sundays
June 30-September 1
 

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 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

 

Here we are at the end of July-can you believe it?!  I am sure you can attest to the fact that time does have a way of moving too fast, and one never seems to be able to properly catch up.  But everyone needs to take some time for themselves whether it is reading, having a hobby, travelling or spending time with family.  With the heat and humidity that we have had over the past week it is nice to feel a bit of cooler air and enjoy being outside just a little longer. 

How about spending a couple of hours tonight listening to Brazilian and world music at HTFL with a cup of water ice?  The weather will be perfect.  Bring your lawn chair and maybe a sweater and meet us in the parking lot at 7:30 pm for a great program.

Until next time, keep cool!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Homebound Program

Know someone who can’t leave the house to get library books?  The Haverford Township Free Library delivers!  

Haverford Township residents who are homebound may receive library materials on a temporary or ongoing basis.  All ages - adults, teens, and children - are eligible for the service.

Customers can request particular titles and formats or Librarians can choose books based upon favorite authors and genres. 

Deliveries are made once a month by dedicated library volunteers.

For more information or an application contact Joyce Platfoot at 610-446-3082 x205 or homebound@haverfordlibrary.org.  Or download an application from

www.haverfordlibrary.org/homebound-delivery

 


LIBRARY NIGHT AT OAKMONT PUB

Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 6 -- 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun and food at Oakmont National Pub to support HTFL!  Let your server know you’re a fan of the Library and a portion of the check will be donated to us. 

All funds raised will go towards the purchase of Early Literacy Stations, aka “Kids Computers” for the HTFL Children’s Room!

Oakmont National Pub
31 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

 

 


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER?

Looking for a good book to read?  Here's some recommendations from our adult Summer Reading program!

The Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle

"The latest in one of my favorite cozy series. Kate Carlisle has discovered a way to make bookbinding interesting, exciting and sometimes sexy."
4 out of 5 
--Lynda

Put your copy on hold today

 

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
"At the heart of this swashbuckling pirate story filled with clever wordplay and exquisite culinary dishes you'll want to lick from the page, lies a surprisingly moral message about outward appearances not always being what they seem. Five stars to Eli Brown for keeping me so thoroughly entertained with wit and adventure and even a bit of sweet, sweet romance."
5 out of 5
--Joyce, Reference Librarian at HTFL

Put your copy on hold today

 

Keep reading and keep reviewing!  See the display by the reference desk to sign up today for the Summer Reading Club for adults.

 


PUZZLE EXCHANGE

Love to do jigsaw puzzles?  Have puzzles that you have done and want new ones?

Swap your jigsaw puzzle for a different  one at the Puzzle Exchange! 

The Puzzle Exchange is located on the first floor near the front windows along Mill Road.

Donations of puzzles in good condition are greatly appreciated to expand our collection, but please make sure they have no missing pieces.

 


SAVE THE DATE

HTFL'S 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

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

Consider entering your favorite chili recipe or just come to taste! Enjoy live entertainment, tasting different chili recipes made by individuals and organizations in the community and cast your vote for your favorite!

Stay tuned for more details!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Series: Minas Duo - TONIGHT!

Friday, July 26 -- 7:30 pm

The Sounds of Summer Series is back!

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the HTFL parking lot.  Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August.

Tonight we will host Minas Duo which features Brazilian and World Music.  Come experience Orlando Haddad and Patricia King's amazing vocals, compositions and instrumentals.  While Minas is local to Delaware County they have performed at the both the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers and the Mellon Jazz Festival.

Water Ice will be served!

In the event of rain or excessive heat, the program will be moved to the Community Room.

Coming up in August:

August 23- Open Mic Night

 

Monthly Book Share

Thursday, August 8 -- 12:00 pm

Join us for our Monthly Book Share where everyone shares their favorite book! 

Bring a brown bag lunch if you'd like.  Tea and cookies provided.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, July 28

Library Closed

Friday, August 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

First Friday Flick is on vacation this month, but will return on September 2!

Sunday, August 4

Library Closed

Tuesday, August 6

5:00 - 9:00 pm -- Library Night at Oakmont National Pub -- Fundraiser for Early Literacy Stations, aka "Kids Computers" for the Children's Room

Thursday, August 8

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, August 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

**Cookbook Club

Monday, August 12 -- 6:30 pm

** Sounds of Summer: Open Mic Night!

Friday, August 23 -- 7:30 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

SRC Show:  Makin' Music

Monday. July 29 -- 7:00 pm
Ms. Cindy will provide the rockin' rhythms as we enjoy a night of interactive music and fun!

 

 

SRC Show:  Summer Stage Storytellers

Tuesday, August 6 -- 1:30 pm
The tweens of the Upper Darby Summer Stage Storytellers program will entertain with stories, song, and dance!

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, July 28

Library Closed

Monday, July 29

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Makin' Music

Tuesday, July 30

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 31

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, August 1

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 2

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

Sunday, August 4

Library Closed

Monday, August 5

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, August 6

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- SRC Show: Summer Stage Storytellers

5:00 - 9:00 pm -- Library Night at Oakmont National Pub -- Fundraiser for Early Literacy Stations, aka "Kids Computers" for the Children's Room

Wednesday, August 7

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, August 8

10:00 am -- Help Keep Your Children Safe: New York Life Child ID Event

11:00 am -- Underground Explorers

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 9

11:00 am -- Fun Day Friday Flicks

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Sunday, July 28

Library Closed

Monday, July 29

1:00 pm -- Anime

Thursday, August 1

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time

Sunday, August 4

Library Closed

Monday, August 5

1:00 pm -- Anime

Tuesday, August 6

5:00 - 9:00 pm -- Library Night at Oakmont National Pub -- Fundraiser for Early Literacy Stations, aka "Kids Computers" for the Children's Room

Thursday, August 8

1:00 pm -- Teen Awesome Time

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Oakmont National Pub

The Oakmont Pub is a local Havertown restaurant and pub, located at the corner of Darby and Eagle Roads.   They have been serving our local community for over a decade, providing guests with real authentic pub fare in the relaxed, unique and inviting environment.  The Oakmont is a family owned and operated establishment that has an interesting history in Haverford Township.

The original building dates back to the 1920′s when a bank stood on the very grounds.  Some time after the Great Depression era the bank closed it’s doors and one business after another occupied the space.

Oakmont Pub specializes in exceptional pub fare and unique and interesting craft beer selections. Although their original menu has not gone through many changes, our daily house specials offer guests a truly eclectic dinning experience not often offered by your typical local pub and tavern.

So if you are in the neighborhood, please feel free to stop by and enjoy all they have to offer. Meet some friends and watch all the local Philadelphia sports on any of their high definition flat screen televisions located through out the restaurant.

Oakmont National Pub
31 E. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA  19083
610-789-4000

www.oakmontnationalpub.com

Oakmont National Pub is a Silver Level Business Sponsor.

Oakmont will be hosting the Library on Tuesday, August 6 for a fundraiser.  Join us for an evening of fun and food to support HTFL!  Let your server know you’re a fan of the Library and a portion of the check will be donated to us.

 

For more information about our online Business Center visit: www.haverfordlibrary.org/businesscenter

 


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