The HTFL Connection

July 27 - August 9

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

CLOSED

FOR 

SUMMER

 

Quick Links...

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

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Are you free Friday night?  Don’t miss our evening of hot jazz at our Sounds of Summer in the parking lot with Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society Band!  Click here to find out more about the band.

The event is being broadcast live by iRadioPhilly.com and is underwritten by Kelly Music for Life Foundation.  The concert is part of the Sounds of Summer Series which is made possible through a grant by the Haverford Township Civic Council.  The weather will be perfect-83 degrees and low humidity.  Bring your chair to our parking lot, enjoy ice cream provided by Swiss Farms, and unwind after the week.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for the evening and to our dedicated friend, Mr. Rick Miller, for providing lighting and sound. 

The fun begins at 7:30 pm.  See you there! 

PS.   It’s not too late to join our Summer Reading Club.  We have something to read and activities for all ages!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


YOUR OPINION COUNTS!

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Monday, August 4 -- 7:00 pm
Quatrani Building (Behind the Administration Building)

This Summer the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners are taking public comment and questions about the Municipal Facilities Study Presentation that was made to the Commissioners on Monday, June 2.  Additionally, another presentation was made at the Commissioners' Work Session on Monday, July 7 and results of that information can be found in the red box on the township's website.

Please consider attending the meeting on Monday, August 4 at 7:00 pm to voice your opinion about the future plans for the Library.

If you would like to speak at either meeting you can register with the township to speak by calling (610) 446-1000 or you can just show up the night of the meeting.  Each person has 3 minutes to speak.

 


LIBRARY NIGHT AT OAKMONT PUB

Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 5 -- 5-9 pm

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

 

All funds raised will go toward supporting the Library’s collections, services and programs!

Hope to see you there!

Oakmont National Pub
31 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!

Sounds of Summer: Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society

Friday, July 25 -- 7:30 pm

BAND CHANGE!!!

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had a band change for our Sounds of Summer Performance on July 25.  But, don't fret -- we will still have terrific jazz for you that evening!

July 25 - Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society - Giving you classics, obscure and known, from 1900 to 1934! Hailed as one of the best, and most innovative bands in the country, Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society will deliver a performance you won't soon forget!

 

This concert will be broadcast live on iradiophilly.com!  and is underwritten by a grant from Kelly Music for Life.

 

Sounds of Summer Series is made possible through a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

 

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

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, August 11 -- 2:00 - 7:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, August 11 from 2:00—7:00 pm.

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

 

 

The need is constant. 

The gratification is instant. 

Give blood.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, August 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, August 5

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

Friday, August 8

10:00 pm -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Kids Summer Reading Programs

Monday, June 16 – Sunday, August 10
It's easy to be a part of the Summer Reading Club (SRC) - sign up in the Children's Room, read at home, earn incentives and have fun at optional programs.

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up through entering grade 5!

Kids who participate in summer library programs keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed - pick up or download your Activity Log and start reading to earn prizes!

 

SRC Show: The Magic of Taddo

Wednesday, July 30 -- 7:00 pm

Enjoy the Magic of Taddo! Taddo has been a magician for the Philadelphia 76ers, entertained crowds at Eagles draft day and the Philadelphia Flyers, amazed families at private parties, and wowed friends at HTFL for several summers. We look forward to seeing him again!

 

SRC Show: Summer Stage Storytellers

Thursday, July 31 -- 1:30 pm
Enjoy our annual visit from the Upper Darby Summer Stage Storytellers. Budding actors will share stories and songs as part of their Summer Stage training! Help support this local treasure.

 

SRC Show: DJ Mixup

Wednesday, August 6 -- 7:00 pm

DJs are known for their mixing of music - taking two different songs and making something original. D.J. Mixup does the same thing using books! D (Dan) and J (Jason) take popular children’s stories and use audience input to change the stories around in a fun and original way. What if Curious George was a hippopotamus? What would happen if Goldilocks met three crocodiles? What if Corduroy was missing a purple crayon and Harold had the magic button? Using improvisation, no two shows are alike! Audience members will be brought into the action as Dan and Jason use props and silly costumes to make their stories come to life and share their own love of reading.
 

Weekly Programs for All Ages

  • Movers and Shakers for 2s & 3s – Mondays @ 10:15 am
  • On My Own for 4s, 5s, & 6s - Mondays @ 1:30 pm
  • Pajama Storytime for all ages - Mondays @ 7 pm 
  • Circle Time for all ages - Tuesdays @ 10:15 am
  • Books and Babies for birth to 23 months - Wednesdays @ 10:15 am
  • Construction Junction for grades 1-5 - Wednesdays @ 4 pm
  • Innovation Laboratory for grades 1- 5 - Thursdays
    @ 11 am
  • Creative Corner for 4s, 5s, & 6s - Thursdays @ 1:30 pm
  • Friday Family Flick - Friday @ 11 am

Special Shows for the Family

  • Magic of Taddo – July 30 @ 7 pm
  • Summer Stage Storytellers – July 31 @ 1:30 pm
  • D.J. Mixup – August 6 @ 7 pm

For all the details, go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/Fizz

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, July 28

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:30 pm -- On my Own

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 29

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 30

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Construction Junction

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: The Magic of Taddo

Thursday, July 31

11:00 am -- Innovation Laboratory

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, August 1

11:00 am -- Friday Family Flick

Monday, August 4

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:30 pm -- On my Own

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, August 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, August 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Construction Junction

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: DJ Mixup

Thursday, August 7

11:00 am -- Innovation Laboratory

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 8

11:00 am -- Friday Family Flick

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Summer Reading Club

Monday, June 16 – Friday, August 8
SCIENCE is alive at HTFL this summer! 6th-12th graders are welcome to join the Summer Reading Club. Read books and win prizes! You can join us for our regular weekly programs, or look out for our special science programs throughout the summer!

Weekly Summer Teen Programs

Mondays, Teen Anime, 1-2:30
Wednesdays, Teen Create, 1-2:30
Thursdays, Teen Game, 1-2:30
 
 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, July 28

1:00 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, July 30

1:00 pm -- Teen Create

Thursday, July 31

1:00 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, August 4

1:00 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, August 6

1:00 pm -- Teen Create

Thursday, August 7

1:00 pm -- Teen Game

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Surrey Services for Seniors

Surrey Services for Seniors is a non-profit organization that has been serving the community for 33 years.  Surrey’s mission is to help older adults live at home with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community.  Surrey offers a wide variety of programs and activities from their four community centers and support services to 7,500 individuals each year.  The supportive services include everything from transportation to in-home services, such as home health care, personal assistance, house cleaning, companionship and care management. 

Surrey also has an extensive volunteer program, including Chore Connection.  Chore connects volunteers with low income seniors in Delaware County to provide much needed services such as transportation to medical appoints and home repairs.  For more information about Surrey Services for Seniors call 610-647-6404 or visit the website at www.surreyservices.org.

 

Surrey Services for Seniors is a Bronze Level Library Sponsor.  To learn more about the Library Sponsorship program, click here.

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help sustain the important work of HTFL by making a tax-deductible donation today!

Donations to the HTFL Annual Appeal are funds that contribute to the Library's day-to-day operations including purchasing materials and providing programming.

THANK YOU!

 

   

 

July 13, 2014

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

I hope you are getting away for some rest and recreation this summer -- either on vacation at a shore resort, a long trip to visit family, or just taking an afternoon for a picnic.  Spending time with friends and family is so important.  Bring the kids to the Library and enjoy a day away from the house.  It is cool inside and the entertainment is hot

Make sure you get to  Comic Con 2014 this Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm.  Last year the event drew 400 people, and we know that it will be another success.  There will be more creators, and so much fun planned around HTFL Comic Con 2014 this Saturday.  Don’t miss it!

See below for all that we offer YOU! 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


YOUR OPINION COUNTS!

This Summer the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners are taking public comment and questions about the Municipal Facilities Study Presentation which was presented to the Commisioners on Monday, June 2.  Additionally, another presentation was made at the Commissioners' Work Session on Monday, July 7 and results of that presentation can be found in the red box on the township's website.

Please consider attending one of two meetings to voice your opinion about the future plans for the Library:

*Monday, July 14 -- 7:30 pm - Quatrani Building (Behind the Administration Building)

*Monday, August 4 -- 7:00 pm - Quatrani Building (Behind the Administration Building)

If you would like to speak at either meeting you can register with the township to speak by calling (610) 446-1000 or you can just show up the night of the meeting.  Each person has 3 minutes to speak.

 


COMIC CON @ HTFL

All Ages Welcome!

Comic Con

Saturday, July 12 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Who: All ages welcome, this is a family-friendly event

What: HTFL Comic Con

What to Wear: Costumes encouraged!

Where: Community Room

When: Saturday, July 12th, 10 am-3 pm

Why: If you (or your kids) love comics and super heroes, this is the place for you

Cost: Pay what you can; Suggested donation: $3/person or $5/family

Special thanks to Children's Book World, Locust Moon Comics, and the Friends of HTFL!

 

Special Comic Con Movie Screenings

The Incredibles

Friday, July 11 -- 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Comic Con is almost here!  We'll be celebrating with a special movie screening of The Incredibles.  Join us the night before the Con as we enjoy popcorn, drinks, and superheroes.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the movie will begin at 7:00 pm.

Rated PG, Runtime: 116 minutes.

 

Stripped

Sunday, July 13 -- 12:30 - 2:30 pm
(In the Community Room - Rest of Library will not be open)

Relax with us the day after Comic Con as we open the Community Room for a special encore screening of Stripped!

Stripped is a 2014 feature-length documentary on comic strips.  It boasts interviews with comic strips' most beloved creators; it's an amazing discussion on the art and business of comics.

Enjoy the documentary that is as passionate about comics as you!

Run time: 85 min, Unrated


SAVE THE DATE!

Library Night at Oakmont National Pub - Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 5 -- 5-9 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.

Oakmont National Pub
31 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Cookbook Club

Monday, July 14 -- 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, Best Summer Weekends Cookbook and bring it to the club to share.

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

Stop by the Reference Desk to browse this month’s selection Best Summer Weekends Cookbook, select a recipe, and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!  

 

Can You Afford to Retire?: Retirement Planning Basics

Wednesday, July 16 -- 7:00 pm

Join us as Thrivent Financial Advisor Michael Ghelardi presents the program Can You Afford to Retire? which aims to educate and prepare individuals for the financial aspects of retirement.

Discussion topics include: understanding what retirement means to you, the cost of retirement, ways to fund your dream retirement, social security basics, consequences of actions and inaction, and legacy planning. The presentation will leave you with actionable options to guide you down a financially secure and generous retirement path. Plus, there will be plenty of time to ask questions!

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

 

Sounds of Summer: Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society

Friday, July 25 -- 7:30 pm

BAND CHANGE!!!

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had a band change for our Sounds of Summer Performance on July 25.  But, don't fret -- we will still have terrific jazz for you that evening!

July 25 - Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society - Giving you classics, obscure and known, from 1900 to 1934! Hailed as one of the best, and most innovative bands in the country, Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society will deliver a performance you won't soon forget!

This concert will be broadcast live on iradiophilly.com!  Underwritten by a grant from Kelly Music for Life.

 

Sounds of Summer Series is being made possible by a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, July 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

6:30 pm -- Comic Con Movie Screening: The Incredibles

Saturday, July 12

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Comic Con

Sunday, July 13

Library closed but community room open for a film

12:30 pm -- Comic Con Movie Screening: Stripped

Monday, July 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Best Summer Weekends Cookbook

Wednesday, July 16

7:00 pm -- Can You Afford to Retire?: Retirment Planning Basics

Thursday, July 17

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, July 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, July 22

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: The Rosie Project

Thursday, July 24

10:30 am -- Joyce's Cafe

Friday, July 25

10:00 pm -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer: Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Kids Summer Reading Programs

Monday, June 16 – Sunday, August 10
It's easy to be a part of the Summer Reading Club (SRC) - sign up in the Children's Room, read at home, earn incentives and have fun at optional programs.

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up through entering grade 5!

Kids who participate in summer library programs keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed - pick up or download your Activity Log and start reading to earn prizes!

 

SRC Show: Science Dance - The Musical-Turtle Dance Music

Wednesday, July 16 -- 7:00 pm

Join us in the Children's Room for an evening of fun as part of the Summer Reading Club.

Turtle Dance Music presents this inclusive, interactive humorous and animated performance that appeal to children as well as families!

Turtle Dance Music presents this inclusive, interactive humorous and animated performance that appeal to children as well as families!

This program is free and open to the public, no registration is required.

Family Game Night

Wednesday, July 23 -- 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of old school gaming in the HTFL Parking Lot. Family Game Night features board games, free bingo, and a roulette wheel ($.25 a spin). 

Kids can also enjoy free refreshments, fake tattoos, giant bubbles, hula hoops and more!

Family Game Night is weather permitting and there is no rain date. The event may be cancelled due to extreme temperatures or poor weather. Make sure to check the Library's website and/or social media for updates.

 

Weekly Programs for All Ages

  • Movers and Shakers for 2s & 3s – Mondays @ 10:15 am
  • On My Own for 4s, 5s, & 6s - Mondays @ 1:30 pm
  • Pajama Storytime for all ages - Mondays @ 7 pm 
  • Circle Time for all ages - Tuesdays @ 10:15 am
  • Books and Babies for birth to 23 months - Wednesdays @ 10:15 am
  • Construction Junction for grades 1-5 - Wednesdays @ 4 pm
  • Innovation Laboratory for grades 1- 5 - Thursdays
    @ 11 am
  • Creative Corner for 4s, 5s, & 6s - Thursdays @ 1:30 pm
  • Friday Family Flick - Friday @ 11 am

Special Shows for the Family

  • Science Dance – July 16 @ 7 pm
  • Family Game Night – July 23 @ 6:30 pm
  • Magic of Taddo – July 30 @ 7 pm
  • Summer Stage Storytellers – July 31 @ 1:30 pm
  • D.J. Mixup – August 6 @ 7 pm

For all the details, go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/Fizz

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Friday, July 11

6:30 pm -- Comic Con Movie Screening: The Incredibles

Saturday, July 12

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Comic Con

Sunday, July 13

12:30 pm -- Comic Con Movie Screening: Stripped

Monday, July 14

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:30 pm -- On my Own

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 16

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Construction Junction

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Science Dance - The Musical-Turtle Dance Music

Thursday, July 17

11:00 am -- Innovation Laboratory

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 18

11:00 am -- Friday Family Flick

Monday, July 21

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:30 pm -- On my Own

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, July 22

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, July 23

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Construction Junction

6:30 pm -- Family Game Night

Thursday, July 24

11:00 am -- Innovation Laboratory

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 25

11:00 am -- Friday Family Flick

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Summer Reading Club

Monday, June 16 – Friday, August 8
SCIENCE is alive at HTFL this summer! 6th-12th graders are welcome to join the Summer Reading Club. Read books and win prizes! You can join us for our regular weekly programs, or look out for our special science programs throughout the summer!

Weekly Summer Teen Programs

Mondays, Teen Anime, 1-2:30
Wednesdays, Teen Create, 1-2:30
Thursdays, Teen Game, 1-2:30
 

Ace Your SAT, Score-Raising Workshop
Benefit for Haverford Township Free Library

SAT/PSAT Critical Reading/Writing: 
Mon - Wed -- July 14 - 16

All Sessions – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$195 for the week + $95 for books   

*Breakthrough tips and tricks from test prep experts

*Targeted heads-up on the traps and how to beat them

*Learn vital Math & Critical Reading/Writing SAT skills

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.

Download the Registration Form

Complete the registration form and send it with your payment to:

Daedalus Education Services
305 Bryan Street, Havertown PA 19083-4308
Attn: Haverford Library Benefit SAT Workshop

Checks should be made payable to: Daedalus Education Services

For more information contact 610-449-6311 or visit www.ACEtheSATworkshop.com.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Friday, July 11

6:30 pm -- Comic Con Movie Screening: The Incredibles

Saturday, July 12

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Comic Con

Sunday, July 13

12:30 pm -- Comic Con Movie Screening: Stripped

Monday, July 14

1:00 pm -- Teen Anime

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop: Critical Reading/Writing

Tuesday, July 17

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop: Critical Reading/Writing

Wednesday, July 16

1:00 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Ace the SAT Workshop: Critical Reading/Writing

Thursday, July 17

1:00 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, July 21

1:00 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, July 23

1:00 pm -- Teen Create

Thursday, July 24

1:00 pm -- Teen Game

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help sustain the important work of HTFL by making a tax-deductible donation today!

Donations to the HTFL Annual Appeal are funds that contribute to the Library's day-to-day operations including purchasing materials and providing programming.

THANK YOU!

 

   

 

SPECIAL EDITION - Haverford Township Board of Commissioners Meeting

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:

Special Meeting of the Township Board of Commissioners

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Monday, November 25 -- 7:30 pm
Quatrani Building (located behind the Township's Administration Building on Darby Road)

In early 2013 the Building Committee of the Library contracted for a Space Utilization Study, along with an assessment of the current electrical, plumbing and heating systems.  A Library Consultant was hired in order to address the spatial needs of the building.    

At the May Commissioners meeting the Library presented the results of the study including assessment findings and associated costs to renovate the current Library property.  At that meeting some of the Commissioners had major concerns about renovating a property that only had 17 parking spaces.

A Master Plan to address the aging Township Building and Police Station was adopted by the Property Committee of the Board of Commissioners.  After the Library's presentation, the majority of the Committee put together an idea for the potential inclusion of the Library into the Master Plan calling it the Municipal Services Building located near the Skatium on Darby Road.  Click here for the presentation of the Plan, available on the Township's website.

You are invited to a special meeting of the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm for a public discussion about the alternatives presented for the Library.

 

Your opinion counts! 

Please consider attending this meeting and letting the Commissioners know what you think about this issue.  There will be opportunities for members of the public to speak at the meeting. 

 

Thank You for your Support!

                 

 

November 17 - 30

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:

If you love films and books, find yourself analyzing them and like to talk about them, here is your opportunity to meet Bill Wine, KYW's Film Critic.  He is coming to the Library Saturday (tomorrow) afternoon to “discuss the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience.”  He will also analyze the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films.  I hope you get the chance to meet him.

As the Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching, I would like to say THANK YOU for all of your support to the Haverford Township Free Library-it is very important to all of us.  The Board of Trustees and the Staff strongly believe in providing the best possible services to you, our customers, patrons, sponsors and residents of this township.  Our mission statement says it all--“The mission of the Haverford Township Free Library is to provide residents of the Township of Haverford, as well as the public at large, with exemplary access to the broadest possible range of resources, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.”  It is our mission each and every day.   

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

The Library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm and will remain closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

HTFL will reopen on Saturday, November 30 at 10:00 am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Job & Career Accelerator

Learn or refresh important skills in the Job & Career Accelerator database "Tools to Get You Hired." Job and Career Accelerator is sponsored by Learning Express Library, one of the many county online subscriptions offered free with your library card.

Assess work related interests and suitable careers, explore over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles, find jobs and internships from over 5 million listings, prepare professional resumes and cover letters, and organize and track the entire process.

Register now for this free service. If you know someone who may find this to be of use, encourage them to get a library card if they don’t have one and visit the reference desk for further information.

 


START YOUR DATE NIGHT EARLY!

Based on the Book: Best Seller Cinema

Saturday, November 16 -- 3:00 pm

KYW Film Critic Bill Wine is coming to The Haverford Township Free Library!

We know in our hearts that books and movies are so different that we really shouldn't compare them. And yet, we just can't help it. In this presentation Bill Wine discusses the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience. He also analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. A collection of indelible written works that have provided the source material for storied, memorable movies are discussed, including The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, Schindler's List, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Graduate, A Clockwork Orange, The Silence of the Lambs, Sophie's Choice, The Maltese Falcon and more. And don't worry, we also deal with the insufferable bombs! Audiences are encouraged to bring their preferences, opinions, memories and questions.

This program is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Reading-a-Round - The Double Bind

Tuesday, November 26 -- 7:00 pm

Join us this month as we discuss The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian.  When Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography, spending all her free time at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won’t let anyone see. When Bobbie dies, Laurel discovers a deeply hidden secret–a story that leads her far from her old life, and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.

Copies are available  for participants, please contact Rachelle Nocito at 610-446-3082 x 200 or nocito@haverfordlibrary.org

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, November 21

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, November 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Tuesday, November 26

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Double Bind

Wednesday, November 27

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, December 12-- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Book Bites Luncheon

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Meet the Authors: Lucky 13

Monday, November 18 -- 4:00 pm

Check out the Ventures and Misadventures Book Tour!

Not one, not two, but seven authors will be visiting the Library to talk about their books. Meet: Caroline Carlson, Kit Grindstaff, Jennifer Ann Mann, Elisabeth Dahl, Melanie Crowder, Kristen Kittscher, and A.B. Westricker. 

Stop by after school on Monday, November 18th at 4pm and meet the authors, play games, get free swag, and have your books signed by the authors themselves. These new novels are for tween readers grades 3-6. 

Thank you to Children’s Book World for bringing these great authors to HTFL. CBW will be here to sell copies of each book.

 

Kids Programs on Vacation!

Regular Children’s Programming will be on break beginning
November 25 and will resume on January 13.

 

Holiday Programs

Spread some holiday cheer with these great programs for
children of all ages!

Preschool Play Time

Drop in to enjoy our educational toys at this informal playgroup.

Wednesdays, December 4, 11, & 18 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Holiday Music with MusicWorks

Don’t miss the fun when Mr. Jerry of MusicWorks comes to the Children’s Room for TWO special music programs. Wiggle, giggle, sing, and play at these family music programs!

 

Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 pm and Monday, December 16 at 7:00 pm

 

Holiday Crafting

1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders welcome

Sign up for this 3-week series of after school holiday crafting. Learn new techniques as you create winter/holiday-themed projects. This program will be led by the HTFL Teens Art Club.

To REGISTER click here.

December 4, 11, and 18 --  4:00-4:45pm

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

School-aged children welcome

Get in the holiday spirit with this classic children’s book and movie. On December 10th we’ll read the story and watch the original animated movie. On December 17th we'll watch the live-action version.  Also enjoy Grinch snacks and crafts.

Tuesday, December 10 and 17 beginning at 4:00 pm

 

Make-and-Take Crafts

Stop by the Children’s Room and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy.

December 23-30, anytime!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, November 18

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Meet the Authors: The Lucky 13

Tuesday, November 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, November 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, November 25

6:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Family Game Night

Tuesday, November 26

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

Wednesday, November 27

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Gaming Tournament

Thursday, November 21 -- 2:30 - 4:00 pm

A Series of Challenges Fit for Coordinated Thumbs

In a Minute-to-Win-It format, we’re going to bounce between gaming stations to see who can win the most points in a short period of time.

Challenge possibilities include: How many fruits you can destroy in Fruit Ninja, The Highest Dance Score on our XBOX 360 and  being the winner in a Super Smash Bros. round.

It should be hectic and enjoyable.

And if you come out on top—you’ll get a gift certificate to Amazon, to go towards the game of your choice.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 18

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Thursday, November 21

2:30 pm -- Gaming Tournament

Monday, November 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 27

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Surrey at Havertown Center

Surrey at Havertown Center was established 30 years ago in 1983. First known as the Earlbrook Center, then Havertown Center for Older Adults, Havertown Center became Surrey at Havertown when it became a program of Surrey Services for Seniors in 2011. Surrey at Havertown is one of eight senior community activity centers funded in part by the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA). Surrey at Havertown provides an engaging, fun, supportive experience for its members, potential members and the community by offering life-enriching programs, classes, meaningful activities and opportunities for active and independent men and women aged 55+. 

 

Surrey Services

Surrey Services was established in 1981 with a mission to help older adults to live in their homes with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community. Surrey provides a comprehensive array of services including activities and classes, health and wellness programs, transportation, home health care, companions and housekeeping.  Today, Surrey serves 7,500 seniors from five locations.  Surrey is a true community organization meeting the needs of older adults throughout the region.

 

Surrey Services is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  For more information on our Business Center, click here.

                 

 

November 3 - 16

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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A note from the Director:

Thank you to those who attended the Masquerade Gala and participated in the Silent Auction of the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library last Saturday evening.  It was a wonderful evening filled with energy and excitement, awards and testimonials, music and dancing, delicious food and drink, and FUN!  Many thanks goes to our sponsors and to the Gala Committee-Janae Alberts, Christopher Blackwall, Angela Gasparro, Anny Laepple, Donna Reeves, Nikki Senecal and Mary Bear Shannon for all of your hard work in putting this event together.  If you could not attend this year, please consider joining us for next year’s event.

Take a look at November’s programs-we have something for every age!  I will see you at the Haverford Township Free Library.

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


COLLECTION CORNER

Cookbooks at HTFL

If you are ever looking for a recipe, look no further than  641.5-641.8 in our non-fiction section.

Our cookbook collection is phenomenal, encompassing everything from good old American cooking to most ethnic cooking plus loads of dessert, cookies, cakes, cake pops and other specialty item cookbooks. There are books catering to vegetarian and vegan cooking as well as gluten free. Cookbooks strictly on meat, fish, poultry and vegetables are also available.

Please stop by and check out several!!!

 


START YOUR DATE NIGHT EARLY!

Based on the Book: Best Seller Cinema

Saturday, November 16 -- 3:00 pm

KYW Film Critic Bill Wine is coming to The Haverford Township Free Library!

We know in our hearts that books and movies are so different that we really shouldn't compare them. And yet, we just can't help it. In this presentation Bill Wine discusses the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience. He also analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. A collection of indelible written works that have provided the source material for storied, memorable movies are discussed, including The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, Schindler's List, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Graduate, A Clockwork Orange, The Silence of the Lambs, Sophie's Choice, The Maltese Falcon and more. And don't worry, we also deal with the insufferable bombs! Audiences are encouraged to bring their preferences, opinions, memories and questions.

This program is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Medicare Open Enrollment:
Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Friday, November 8 -- 12:30 pm &
Tuesday, November 12 -- 7:00 pm

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

Tina Garrity of Senior Advisors Group will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplemental Plans. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2014.

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

Registration is not required but highly recommended. To register, click here.

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, November 11 -- 7:00 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, The 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, 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, choose from this month’s selection The 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, select a recipe, and sign up for the Club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

Your Money, Your Life - Heart to Heart: As Your Parents Age

Wednesday, November 13 -- 7:00 pm

Aging parents? The time to talk is now!

Some conversations are too important to wait.  As your parents get older, now is the time for a heart-to-heart about their goals, wishes, and potential needs – so you can both be ready.

Join us for this workshop to help you gain an understanding of your parent’s vision for the future; information to make decisions on your parent’s behalf; and tips for starting those important conversations.

Registration is not required, but highly recommended.  To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, November 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

12:30 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

Monday, November 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

Tuesday, November 12

7:00 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

Wednesday, November 13

7:00 pm -- Your Money, Your Life - Heart-to-Heart: As Your Parents Age

Thursday, November 13

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, November 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Saturday, November 16

3:00 pm -- Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema

 

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, November 20 -- 7:00 pm - Healthy You Series: Hip and Knee Pain

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, November 4

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, November 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, November 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 7

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, November 11

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, November 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, November 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, November 15

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Thursday, November 7

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

2:30 pm-- HTFL Bake

Monday, November 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Thursday, November 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game