The HTFL Connection

September 4 - 17

Haverford Free Library

2016 SUMMER
LIBRARY HOURS
(Sunday, July 3 -
Sunday, September 4)

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

Sunday

CLOSED

 

 

Quick Links...

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

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Labor Day.  A holiday that conjures up the official end of the summer season and the beginning of the new school year.  But, do you know the real meaning of Labor Day?  Click here to learn the history of the day that has been recognized since 1885.   Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend.  We will be closed Sunday and Monday.  We will reopen for regular Sunday hours on September 10.

To all those entering school this year from nursery through high school, from college to post graduate work, best wishes for a successful school year.  May you be challenged in your day to day learning.  The Library is here for you for materials, reference and research services, public internet computers and more.  Let us help you succeed!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

 

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 5 to observe the Labor Day Holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 6
at 10:00 am. 

Regular Sunday hours resume on September 10.

 

 


ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

 

Wednesday, September 21
7:30 - 9:00 am

Come network with local business professionals and learn about how the Library can help you grow your business!

Sponsored by Brandywine Senior Living and Whole Foods Market.

Registration required.  To register, click here.

 

 

 

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Annual Book Sale
 

Come out to support the Library and get some great books!

  • Friday, September 23-- 6-9 pm    Sneak Peek (Friends of HTFL Member only event-memberships available at the door) 
  • Saturday, September 24 -10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday, September 25 --  1 - 5 pm *$6/bag
  • Saturday, October 1 (Haverford Township Day) --  10 am - 5 pm *$6/bag
  • Saturday, October 2 --  1 - 5 pm *$6/bag

Refreshments will be on sale for thirsty and hungry shoppers.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

 

First Friday Flick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - This Friday!

Friday, September 2 -- 7:00 pm

Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they're also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.

 

Cookbook Club: A Twist of the Wrist

Monday, September 12 -- 6:30 pm

Join us for the Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, A Twist of the Wrist and bring it to the club to share.

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

 

Books on Tap: A Book Club at the Bar

Tuesday, September 20 -- 7 pm
Oakmont National Pub
(31 E. Eagle Road, Havertown)

 

Traditional books not your thing? This one might be for you!

This new group is for the unconventional book lover.  Books on Tap will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Oakmont National Pub.  Our first book selection is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Registration is required by calling 610-446-3082 x201.  Stop by the Reference Desk to get a copy of the book.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, September 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Monday, September 5

Library Closed for Labor Day

Thursday, September 8

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, September 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, September 12

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: A Twist of the Wrist

Thursday, September 15

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery: Medical Detectives & Mysteries

Friday, September 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Fall Children's Programming begins on Monday, September 12.

 

HTFL KIDS FUN

Book Bingo

3rd Thursdays -- September 15, October 20 & November 17
4:00 pm

Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.  For children grades k-5. No registration required

 

Reading Olympics Club

Wednesdays -- October 5 & November 2 – 4:00 pm
You’re already reading the books; now come have some fun with them at HTFL!  Each month, we’ll highlight a different book from the Elementary Reading Olympics list and participate in a variety of related activities and crafts.  For Children in Grades 2-5.  Registration Required. 

 

Meet a Famous Artist

Wednesdays -- September 28, October 26 & November 16 4:00 pm

Like to learn about different artists and their styles? Like to try your hand at art projects? This is the place for you! Come and learn about a famous artist, their work and their life and times.  Create a project in the artists’ style. For children in grades 1-5.

To register for these programs, go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/fallkids

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, September 5

Library Closed for Labor Day

​Monday, September 12

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

1:00 pm -- Back to Homeschool Social - Registration Required

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess

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

Tuesday, September 13

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, September 14

10:15 am -- Books & Babies

1:30 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Spy School - Registration Required

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

Thursday, September 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, September 16

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Middle School When & Where: “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Wednesday, September 28 -- 6:30 pm

When & Where is a history club for middle school students. The last Wednesday evening of each month, we will pick an historical event or figure and dig deeper into the past. We will examine historical documents, have trivia challenges, eat snacks, and do science experiments! This month's topic is Billy Joel's “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-8.  No registration is required.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, September 5

Library Closed for Labor Day

Wednesday, September 7

2:30 pm -- Teen Quizzo

Friday, September 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, September 12

2:30 pm -- High School Hangout

Wednesday, September 14

2:30 pm -- Altered Wednesdays

Friday, September 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Adult School

Registration begins August 15th

Classes start on September 26th

Some of the exciting new classes HTAS is offering this fall are “Glass Fusion Fun”-“Alexander Hamilton”-“A Night in Bangkok”-“Introduction to Sign Language”-“Dumplings Galore”- “Healing, Ambient, Meditation”-“The Sacred Journey, A Spiritual Discussion Group” and many more!

Come join the celebration!

Check out our Fall Brochure or

Visit the HTAS website at www.haverfordadultschool.org,

For information call 610-446-8022 

 

 

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

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

Education is a Voyage.

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

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

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

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

 

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August 21 - September 3

Haverford Free Library

2016 SUMMER
LIBRARY HOURS
(Sunday, July 3 -
Sunday, September 4)

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

Sunday

CLOSED

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Summer is waning and with it comes the new school year.  To the parents and caregivers of school children...the last day for summer reading reporting is Friday, August 19th.  A reminder that if your child has not finished their school summer reading assignments, you can come into the library and check out those books!  We even have the school reading lists available for you if your list was misplaced.

Thank you to all of the teens who volunteered at the library this summer.  Whether you shelved materials, looked for books, or helped with arts and crafts, your assistance meant so much to us.  We cannot thank you or the adult volunteers who come each week enough.  Please know that you all make a tremendous difference in the services we provide to the community.

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library is a non-profit devoted to helping the Library enrich the lives of area residents. We were founded in 2003 and are an all volunteer organization.

The Friends raise significant funds for special Library acquisitions, programs and services. Stimulate a greater interest and use of the Library Ensure the existence of the Haverford Township Free Library for years to come.

You can support the Friends by becoming a member and enjoy the benefits; participate in their fund-raising events; contact them to volunteer; or make a donation via PayPal.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the library parking lot.  Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August at 7:30 pm.

Friday, August 26 -- Charlie Gracie
Rock 'n' Roll pioneer and Bandstand icon still wows audiences in the U.S. and Europe with hits such as "Butterfly," Fabulous,"  "Wandering Eyes" and more!
Bring your lawn chairs and we will provide the music and the snacks! In the event of rain, programs will be moved to the Community Room.

Brought to you by the Friends of HTFL & Crozer-Keystone Health System.

First Friday Flick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding II

Friday, September 2 -- 7:00 pm

Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they're also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, August 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Thursday, August 25

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, August 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer: Charlie Gracie

Friday, August 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: My Big Fat Greek Wedding II

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programs will be on vacation from Monday, August 15 - Friday, September 9.

Fall Children's Programming begins on Monday, September 12.

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programming will be on vacation from Monday, August 22 - Friday, September 2.  Programs will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

 

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

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

Education is a Voyage.

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

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

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

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

 

   

August 7 - 20

Haverford Free Library

2016 SUMMER
LIBRARY HOURS
(Sunday, July 3 -
Sunday, September 4)

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

Sunday

CLOSED

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

We are one day away from the opening of the XXXI Olympiad, or more commonly known as Rio 2016.  Join in the festivities of the opening ceremonies tomorrow night as they are televised, but if you would like a little history, visit the Olympic website.  The Haverford Township Free Library will have a display of books on the topic near the front desk. Some of our titles include; The Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt, Grace and Glory: A Century of Women in the Olympics and Michael Phelps: The Untold Story of a Champion by Bob Schaller.  Come and take a look.  Good luck to all of the participating athletes for a rewarding experience.

It was a rewarding night for me at the Oakmont Pub fundraiser Tuesday evening.  I was able to meet many of you who came out to dine and support the Library and I thank you for sharing your kind thoughts and love of HTFL.  The weather was great for dining out on the porch at Oakmont Pub and a lovely evening was had by all.  A very special THANK YOU to Brendan Goggin, owner of the Oakmont Pub who made this event possible!

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Cookbook Club: The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Monday, August 8 -- 6:30 pm

We’re giving “book club” a new meaning!
Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, The Complete Vegetarian 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 The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!  

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, August 8 -- 2 - 7 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, August 8 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 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Monday, August 8

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Thursday, August 11

12:30 pm -- Color Me Calm

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, August 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Thursday, August 18

11:00 pm -- Cookies and Mystery - On vacation, be back in September!

Friday, August 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programs will be on vacation from Monday, August 15 - Friday, September 9.

Summer Reading Club participants can still claim prizes through Friday, August 19.

 

Ready, Set, Party!

Thursday, August 18 -- 6 - 8 pm

You’ve worked hard this summer, now come celebrate all those minutes read!  We will have a  DJ spinning tunes in the parking lot to get you up and moving as well as ice cream sundae materials.  Come find out if enough minutes were recorded to turn Ms. Shannon into an ice cream sundae!  Rain location in the Community Room. 
No registration necessary.  

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Saturday, August 6

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Monday, August 8

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, August 9

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, August 10

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

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

Thursday, August 11

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 12

10:15 am -- On My Own Storytime

Saturday, August 13

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Thursday, August 18

6:00 pm -- Ready, Set, Party!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

When & Where: Anne Frank

Tuesday, August 9 -- 6:30 - 8:00 pm

This is our new history club for middle school students! Every other week we will pick a different historical figure or event and explore it. This week we will take a look at the historical significance of Anne Frank.  A caption challenge and trivia contest will end the evening.

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

 

Teen Programming will be on vacation from Monday, August 22 - Friday, September 2.  Programs will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Tuesday, August 9

6:30 pm -- When and Where: Anne Frank

Friday, August 12

1:00 pm -- Teen Gaming

Wednesday, August 17

1:00 pm -- Party in the Park

Friday, August 19

1:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

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

Education is a Voyage.

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

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

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

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

 

   

July 24 - August 6

Haverford Free Library

2016 SUMMER
LIBRARY HOURS
(Sunday, July 3 -
Sunday, September 4)

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

Sunday

CLOSED

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Join us Friday night at 7:30 pm for a fun evening of Latin music in the parking lot of HTFL and party the evening away!   Get up and dance or just listen to De Tierra Caliente, enjoy water ice and a great time with Caribbean and Brazilian tunes. Please bring your lawn chair, family, friends and neighbors to this family-friendly event.  Many thanks to our sponsors, the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library and Crozer-Keystone Health System who have made this event possible.  A special thanks to Rick Miller, our audiovisual guru who helps to bring great sound to you at many of our events!

Speaking of music, check out the Library's wide selection of music CDs for your entertainment.

Thank you for your continued support of HTFL!
 

Christine D. Faris, Director​


LIBRARY NIGHT AT
OAKMONT NATIONAL PUB

Tuesday, August 2 -- 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 toward supporting the Library’s collections, services and programs!

Hope to see you there!

*If you can’t make it for dinner, Oakmont is giving us a percentage of the entire day’s income, so stop by for lunch!

 


SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS

Exercise Your Mind - READ!

June 20 - August 13

Register for this summer's Adult Reading program and receive a free book and a goody bag.  Once registered, read what you'd like with no restrictions or quotas!  To enter the weekly prize drawings, fill out and return the provided book review forms to the Summer Reading station by the Reference Desk.  For any questions, come to the reference desk or go to: haverfordlibrary.org/news/2016-adult-summer-reading

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Sounds of Summer Music Series

brought to you by the Friends of HTFL & Crozer-Keystone Health System

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the library parking lot.  Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August at 7:30 pm.

Friday, July 22 -- De Tierra Caliente
THIS FRIDAY!

A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party!

Friday, August 26 -- Charlie Gracie
Rock 'n' Roll pioneer and Bandstand icon still wows audiences in the U.S. and Europe with hits such as "Butterfly," Fabulous,"  "Wandering Eyes" and more!

Bring your lawn chairs and we will provide the music and the snacks! In the event of rain, programs will be moved to the Community Room.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, July 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: De Tierra Caliente

Thursday, July 28

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, July 29

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, July 30

1:00 - 3:30 pm -- Harry Potter Birthday Bash

Tuesday, August 2

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

Friday, August 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- First Friday Flick - On vacation - Will return on Friday, September 2

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading Club

June 20 - August 13

 

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.

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 your Activity Log and start reading to earn prizes!

Reading Logs are available online and at the Children's Desk.

 

Summer Reading Club Shows

​Ran'D Shine

Monday, July 27 -- 7:00 pm

Magicians throughout history have amazed audiences with their feats of sleight of hand and conjuring.  In the time that it takes you to read these words, Ran'D has already read your mind and likely figured out which card you will pluck from the deck a week from now.

 

Drive in Movie

Wednesday, August 3 -- 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Create your own drive-in vehicle and enjoy a special showing of Inside Out. BYO box (and we will  provide decorative materials and will have a few boxes on hand).  Have questions? Call the children's room 610-446-3082 ext.204.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Saturday, July 23

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Monday, July 25

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Movin' and Goovin' - Registration Required

Tuesday, July 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, July 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:00 pm -- Get in the Game - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Ran'D Shine

Thursday, July 28

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 29

10:15 am -- On My Own Storytime

Saturday, July 30

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

1:00 - 3:30 pm -- Harry Potter Birthday Bash

Monday, August 1

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Movin' and Groovin' - Registration Required

Tuesday, August 2

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, August 3

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

6:00 pm -- SRC Show: Drive in Movie - Inside Out

Thursday, August 4

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 5

10:15 am -- On My Own Storytime

Saturday, August 6

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Summer Reading Club

Monday, June 20 - Friday, August 13

Win Prizes for Reading! Read anything you like, fill out a raffle slip, stop by the Teen Collection and enter to win prizes YOU pick—no registration, no hassle! Raffle drawings all summer. 
Teen Summer Reading is for those entering grades 6th through 12th in the fall and runs June 20 through August 13.

For more information click here.
 

When & Where: Slavery in Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 26 -- 6:30 - 8:00 pm

This is our new history club for middle school students! Every other week we will pick a different historical figure or event and explore it. This week we will take a look at slavery in Philadelphia. We will examine historical evidence that uncovers Philadelphia's role in the slave trade.  A caption challenge and trivia contest will end the evening.

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

 

 

​Chocolate Olympics

Wednesday, August 3 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Our summer games will be sweet as we compete in events centered around chocolate! Who will be the gold medalist of events like blindfold candy bar guessing, M&M sorting, and various chocolate relays!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Tuesday, July 26

6:30 pm -- When and Where: Slavery in Philadelphia

Saturday , July 30

1:00 - 3:30 pm -- Harry Potter Birthday Bash

Wednesday, August 3

1:00 pm -- Chocolate Olympics

Friday, August 5

1:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

West Laurel Hill Cemetery

Historic West Laurel Hill is a privately-owned, non-profit, non-denominational cemetery and funeral home in Bala Cynwyd.  Situated on 187 acres, this certified arboretum and an outdoor sculpture garden is rich in cultural and social history.  West Laurel Hill is one place with one purpose – to serve families by providing them with one place to honor their loved ones and preserve their legacy for generations to come.   You can check out the legacies of notables such as Grammy nominated musician Teddy Pendergrass, radio DJ Hy Lit, the famous sculptors Alexander Milne Calder and son Alexander Sterling Calder, and chocolatier Horace Whitman.

West Laurel Hill is also a proud supporter of the local community.  In addition to hosting fundraisers for local non-profits, the staff enjoys volunteering in the community and attending neighborhood events.  The company also plans various events such as a beer tasting, outdoor concerts, tours, book club discussions, dog walks and much more which they hope Library members will participate in!

For more information visit their website at www.forever-care.com

 

West Laurel Hill Cemetery is a Gold Level Sponsor of the Library. For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Haverford Concert in the Park - Summer Series

Admission $10 Adults/Children 12 and under FREE

  • June 11 - John Flynn, Dave Patten, The Havertones - Llanerch Park
  • June 18 - Jeffrey Gaines - Paddock Park
  • July 9 - Ben Arnold and Scott McClatchy - Steel Field - Hilltop Park
  • July 23 - Laura Mann - with special guest The Barrel Fires Normandy Park
  • August 27 - Jill Sobule with special guest Christine Havrilla Merwood Park

advance tickets: kellymusic.ticketleap.com

All parks are located in Haverford Township. Gates open at 5:30 PM. The music starts at 6 PM and continues until 9 PM. Tickets are $10 each / Children 12 and under are free. Advance ticketing is available at http://kellymusicforlife.org/events/concert-in-the-park/. Concessions will be available at each concert or you can bring your own refreshments. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Haverford Township Parks are alcohol-free.

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

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

Education is a Voyage.

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

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

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

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

 

   

July 10 - 23

Haverford Free Library

2016 SUMMER
LIBRARY HOURS
(Sunday, July 3 -
Sunday, September 4)

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

Sunday

CLOSED

 

 

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

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Remember the heat of last summer and no air conditioning at the Library?  Well, fear not!  It is nice and COOL inside the Library thanks to the new air chiller installed in August 2015 with funds from the Township of Haverford and the Commissioners.  Please come in and enjoy our summer programming for all ages and keep cool at the same time!   Visit our website for programs and times.

Relax and enjoy the summer with a good book.  Don’t forget the great selection of audiobooks to make traveling part of your entertainment or learning experience.  Want to take a day trip?  Check out our free Museum Passes available for your family, purchased by the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library.  Check out the Friends of HTFL link for membership information—great benefits available for you, and help to support the Friends at the same time who support your Library. 

Have a safe and enjoyable summer season!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


ACE THE SAT

Score-Raising Workshops

Review for the SAT, PSAT &  ACT

SAT/PSAT/ACT Math/Science Review  
Monday - Wednesday July 11 – 13

SAT/PSAT EB Reading/Writing 
Monday - Wednesday July 18 – 20

All Sessions – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$250 for each week’s sessions or $390 for both weeks + $95 for books.  All proceeds directly benefit the Haverford Township Free Library!

  • 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

For more information and to download a registration form go to:
haverfordlibrary.org/acethesat


SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS

Exercise Your Mind - READ!

June 20 - August 13

Register for this summer's Adult Reading program and receive a free book and a goody bag.  Once registered, read what you'd like with no restrictions or quotas!  To enter the weekly prize drawings, fill out and return the provided book review forms to the Summer Reading station by the Reference Desk.  For any questions, come to the reference desk or go to: haverfordlibrary.org/news/2016-adult-summer-reading

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Sounds of Summer Music Series

brought to you by the Friends of HTFL & Crozer-Keystone Health System

Join us for an evening of music and fun in the library parking lot.  Sounds of Summer occurs every fourth Friday in June, July and August at 7:30 pm.

Friday, July 22 -- De Tierra Caliente
A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party!

Friday, August 26 -- Charlie Gracie
Rock 'n' Roll pioneer and Bandstand icon still wows audiences in the U.S. and Europe with hits such as "Butterfly," Fabulous,"  "Wandering Eyes" and more!

Bring your lawn chairs and we will provide the music and the snacks! In the event of rain, programs will be moved to the Community Room.

 

Cookbook Club: Sheila Lukens USA Cookbook

Monday, July 11 -- 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,  Sheila Lukins USA 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 Sheila Lukins USA Cookbook, select a recipe and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!  

 

Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring

Thursday, July 14 -- 12:30 - 1:45 pm

Adults coloring?  Absolutely!

Join us for the newest trend in stress relief. We’ll provide the coloring tools and elaborate coloring sheets; you bring your creative mind.

 

​Upcyle Book Wreath Workshop

Wednesday, July 20 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Have you been admiring our upcycled book wreaths around the library?  If so, this workshop may be for you!  Come learn from our library display
maven, Kate Funchion, how to make these beautiful wreaths.  Great for your home or to give as a gift!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, July 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Monday, July 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Sheila Lukins USA Cookbook

Thursday, July 14

12:30 pm -- Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, July 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Wednesday, July 20

6:30 pm -- Upcycle Book Wreath Workshop

Friday, July 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: De Tierra Caliente-bring your lawn chair!

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading Club

June 20 - August 13

 

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.

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 your Activity Log and start reading to earn prizes!

Reading Logs are available online and at the Children's Desk.

 

Summer Reading Club Shows

​Sciencetellers

Monday, July 11 -- 7:00 pm

Sciencetelling will present Ready, Set, Go! which is about power and energy.   With several hands-on, exciting experiments, Sciencetellers will make things fly, bounce, transform and soar as we experience the science of power and energy.

 

Cat's Pajamas

Thursday, July 14 -- 6:30 pm

The Cat’s Pajamas bring their ever popular show to HTFL, guaranteed to get all kids, big and little, up and dancing for a parking lot concert! Rain location in the Community Room.

 

D.J. Mix-up

Wednesday, July 20 -- 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. 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. 

 

K-5 Summer Programs

Movin’ & Groovin’

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1 – 1 pm

Each week we will get active with a different kind of physical activity including  dance, games, obstacle courses and more!  Come move and groove with us this summer!  For grades k-5
Registration required.  To register, click here.

Get in the Game

Wednesday, July 27 - 1 pm

Winterthur Museum visits HTFL!  Try your hand at a variety of sports and games  that the du Pont family and their guests once enjoyed.

For grades k-3.

Registration required.  To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Saturday, July 9

10:30 pm -- Saturday Morning Movies

Monday, July 11

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Movin' and Goovin' - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Sciencetellers

Tuesday, July 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, July 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:00 pm -- Curly Cubism - Registration Required

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

Thursday, July 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

6:30 pm -- SRC Show: Cat's Pajamas

Friday, July 15

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, July 16

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

Monday, July 18

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

1:00 pm -- Movin' and Goovin' - Registration Required

Tuesday, July 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime​

Wednesday, July 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:00 pm -- In my Head - Registration required

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: D.J. Mix-up

Thursday, July 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, July 22

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, July 23

10:30 am -- Saturday Morning Movies

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Summer Reading Club

Monday, June 20 - Friday, August 13

Win Prizes for Reading! Read anything you like, fill out a raffle slip, stop by the Teen Collection and enter to win prizes YOU pick—no registration, no hassle! Raffle drawings all summer. 
Teen Summer Reading is for those entering grades 6th through 12th in fall and runs June 20 through August 13.

For more information click here.
 

When & Where: Lincoln

Tuesday, July 12 -- 6:30 - 8:00 pm

This is our new history club for middle school students! Every other week we will pick a different historical figure or event and explore it. This week we will take a look at Abraham Lincoln's presidency. We will discuss some of the major events that occurred during Lincoln's time in The White House and we will have a chance to examine some replica's and artifacts from this era.  A caption challenge and trivia contest will end the evening.

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

 

​Minecraft Day

Wednesday, July 13 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

All things Minecraft! We will play survival mode on ipads, eat Minecraft snacks, and watch the Mojang documentary.

To play Minecraft, participants must have their own Minecraft account.

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

 

International Food Festival

Wednesday, July 20 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Celebrate diversity with tastes from around the globe. Sign up to prepare a favorite family dish from your cultural background and then sample other foods too.

Please contact Jenifer (phillips@haverfordlibrary.org) if you are interested in preparing a dish.  This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs​

Monday, July 11

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

Tuesday, July 12

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

6:30 pm -- When and Where: Lincoln

Wednesday, July 13

1:00 pm -- Minecraft Day

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

Friday, July 15

1:00 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, July 18

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

Tuesday, July 19

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

Wednesday, July 20

4:00 - 7:00 pm -- Ace the SAT - Registration Required

1:00 pm -- International Food Festival

Friday, July 22

1:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Haverford Concert in the Park - Summer Series

Admission $10 Adults/Children 12 and under FREE

  • June 11 - John Flynn, Dave Patten, The Havertones - Llanerch Park
  • June 18 - Jeffrey Gaines - Paddock Park
  • July 9 - Ben Arnold and Scott McClatchy - Steel Field - Hilltop Park
  • July 23 - Laura Mann - with special guest The Barrel Fires Normandy Park
  • August 27 - Jill Sobule with special guest Christine Havrilla Merwood Park

advance tickets: kellymusic.ticketleap.com

All parks are located in Haverford Township. Gates open at 5:30 PM. The music starts at 6 PM and continues until 9 PM. Tickets are $10 each / Children 12 and under are free. Advance ticketing is available at http://kellymusicforlife.org/events/concert-in-the-park/. Concessions will be available at each concert or you can bring your own refreshments. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Haverford Township Parks are alcohol-free.

 

Haverford Education Foundation

Summer Academy

 

No homework, no tests, just the fun of learning something new at Summer Academy 2016. Kids ages 6-14 can choose from 30 courses during the weeks of July 11 through August 1 (Monday through Thursday morning classes). All Summer Academy classes are held at Haverford Middle School. 

For complete course listings, fees and registration information, visit http://haverfordedfoundation.org/summer-academy

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

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

Education is a Voyage.

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

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

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

Every Gift Counts.

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

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