The HTFL Connection

December 28 - January 10

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

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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:

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is a good time to personally sit and reflect on accomplishments during the year 2014, and focus on goals and promises for 2015.  The Board of Trustees and Staff of HTFL are no different.  The Staff, in particular, has been thinking of new library collections and programs, new library services, and new ways to connect with you.  I am always interested in your thoughts and suggestions.   Please email me at faris@haverfordlibrary.org.

From all of us at the Haverford Township Free Library to all of you, I wish you the happiest of holidays-Merry Christmas and a peaceful, safe and prosperous New Year!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support this year?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.

Make your tax deductible donation before year's end!

 


AND THE WINNER IS...

The Haverford Township Free Library won first place for the most creative window display in the township!  The Haverford Partnership for Economic Development sponsored a contest for best window displays in several categories and the judges really loved our recycled book snowman and winter scene created by staff members Hannah, Michele and Patti.

Stop by and take a look at our window at the corner of Darby and Mill Roads because you have the opportunity to vote for the "People's Choice" award from among the 12 winners selected by the panel of judges.  Please visit the HPED website at www.HPED.org to view the winning windows between December 17th and 31st to vote for your favorite.

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

 

For the Christmas Holiday the Library will be closed:

Wednesday, December 24
Thursday, December 25
Friday, December 26

 

For the New Year's Holiday the Library will be closed:

Wednesday, December 31
Thursday, January 1

 

 

Happy Holidays from the
Haverford Township Free Library!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**First Friday Flick: The Good Lie

Moved to Second Friday in January!
Friday, January 9 -- 7:00 pm

This month we are showing the film on the second Friday due to the holiday week.  We are showing the recently released movie, The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll.  Rated PG13,  Runtime:  110 minutes.

For more information on The Good Lie, click here.

 

**Monthly Book Share

2nd Thursday of the Month at 12 noon
Winter Schedule: January 8, February 12 and March 12

Stop in and enjoy this cozy, informal book discussion with other bibliophiles. Share a book you are reading, or just come and listen for some recommended reads. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack. Dessert and drinks will be provided.

If you like our annual Book Bites Luncheon - you will love this group!

 

**Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Wednesday, December 31

Library Closed for New Year's Holiday

Thursday, January 1

Library Closed for New Year's Holiday

Friday, January 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Thursday, January 8

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, January 9

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: The Good Lie (Moved to 2nd Friday in January)

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Winter 2015 Program Calendar Available!

Raise a Reader storytimes and HTFL Kids Winter 2015 programs will begin in the Children's Room the week of January 12th. The full schedule is now available on EventKeeper or in print at the Library. 

HTFL Kids programs include: Jedi Academy, American Girl Book Club, two sessions of LEGO Brick Builders, and After School Crafts. These programs will all require registration which will be available beginning Monday, December 15 at 10am. Visit haverfordlibrary.org/WinterKids for all the details and links to sign up!

 

**For the Holiday: Winter Movies

December 29 & 30 – 11:00 am

Don’t let cabin fever get you down-join us for a wintry movie in the Children’s Room.

**Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, December 29

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Tuesday, December 30

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Wednesday, December 31

Library Closed for New Year's Holiday

Thursday, January 1

Library Closed for New Year's Holiday

 


COAT DRIVE

Help keep local families warm this winter by donating your lightly-used coats!

We’re partnering with CertaPro Painters for this “Give a Coat, Get a Coat” program. Donate your gently used coat and receive a ticket to “get a coat” in the form of $100 discount on any painting project at CertaPro.

Drop your coat off at the Circulation Desk and get your coupon to present at CertaPro!

 

   

 

December 14 - 27

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Holidays are quickly approaching and I would like to take this opportunity to say a Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish neighbors, friends, families and library customers.  May you celebrate each day’s candle lighting surrounded by love, caring and memories.

Please keep in mind that hunger lives in Havertown-the Haverford Township Free Library has an ongoing collection of non perishable food items in the lobby that are distributed to the neighborhood food banks.  Thank you.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


 

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

 

For the Christmas Holiday the Library will be closed:

Wednesday, December 24
Thursday, December 25
Friday, December 26

 

 

For the New Year's Holiday the Library will be closed:

Wednesday, December 31
Thursday, January 1

 

 

Happy Holidays from the
Haverford Township Free Library!

 


COAT DRIVE

Help keep local families warm this winter by donating your lightly-used coats!

We’re partnering with CertaPro Painters for this “Give a Coat, Get a Coat” program. Donate your gently used coat and receive a ticket to “get a coat” in the form of $100 discount on any painting project at CertaPro.

Drop your coat off at the Circulation Desk and get your coupon to present at CertaPro!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Reading a Round:  Kabul Beauty School: an American woman goes behind the veil

Tuesday, December 16 -- 7:00 pm
Join us for this adult book discussion that is open to all.  A different contemporary adult fiction or non-fiction book will be discussed at each meeting.

Reading-a-Round normally meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, but will meet on the 3rd Tuesday in December.  For more information about Kabul Beauty School click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, December 16

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round:  Kabul Beauty School

Thursday, December 18

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, December 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Winter 2015 Programs

Raise a Reader storytimes and HTFL Kids Winter 2015 programs will begin in the Children's Room the week of January 12th. The full schedule is now available on EventKeeper or in print at the Library. 

LEGO Brick Builders - Session 1

Wednesdays, January 14 - February 4, 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Getting back to basics - LEGO Club is back with Brick Builders.

Each week we'll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

This program is free and open to students in grade K-5. Registration is required - click here to REGISTER. Please plan to attend all four weeks. 

Jedi Academy

Tuesdays, January 13 & 19, 4:00 - 4:45 pm

You are personally invited, by Yoda, to the HTFL Jedi Academy!

Hone your skills in this two-week series as we read from the books and take our training to the next level.

This program is free and open to students in grade 3-5. Registration is required - click here to REGISTER. Please plan to attend both sessions.
 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, December 13

10:30 am -- DJ Mix up with a Holiday Twist

Monday, December 15

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Tuesday, December 16

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 17

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

Thursday, December 18

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Friday, December 19

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Saturday, December 20

10:30 am -- Frozen Movie Showing and Sing-a-Long!

Monday, December 22

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Tuesday, December 23

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 17

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, December 19

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and will help us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

November 30 - December 13

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures:  
--Wednesday, 11/26-closing at 6pm                     --Thursday, Thanksgiving Day-closed                           --Friday, 11/28-closed
 
 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

From the Staff and the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  May you enjoy the time you spend with family and friends to make the day a special one for all.

The Library is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 28.  The Library will reopen on Saturday, November 29 at 10:00 am.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


THE WINTER GIVE

It's on it's way... watch your mailboxes next week for the HTFL Winter Give. Thanks in part to the generous financial support of individuals like you, HTFL has become one of the best and busiest libraries in Delaware County.

 

May we count on you to continue the support of your Library?

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Wednesday, November 26 -- Library will close EARLY at 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 27 -- Library will be CLOSED
  • Friday, November 28 --  Library will be CLOSED

​The Haverford Township Free Library will reopen on Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 am.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Author Visit: Elise Juska, Havertown Author of The Blessings

Sunday, December 7 -- 2:00 pm

Join us to hear from local Havertown author Elise Juska.  Ms. Juska is the author of the novel The Blessings which was recently named:

  • Entertainment Weekly's "Must List"
  • Huffington Post's "Ten Best Beach Reads"
  • Glamour's "10 Best Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List Right This Second"

For more information about The Blessings, click here.

 

 

 

Book Bites Luncheon

Thursday, December 11 -- 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Come find out what your favorite librarians have been reading!

$5 donation includes lunch, beverages, and dessert.

Tickets available at the Reference Desk beginning Monday, December 1.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, December 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick:  The Hundred Foot Journey - Just released on DVD!

Sunday, December 7

2:00 pm -- Author Visit: Elise Juska - The Blessings

Monday, December 8

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: The Sweet Book of Candymaking OR bring your favorite appetizer!

Thursday, December 11

12:00 pm -- Book Bites Luncheon  -- Registration Required

Friday, December 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Teens in Action: Holiday Style

The HTFL Teens will be hosting two holiday events in December for school-aged children in our Community Room.

*Come Celebrate National Cookie Day!

Wednesday, December 3 -- 4:00 - 5:00 pm

The teens are hosting a sweet event where children can decorate their own Holiday Cookies.

Enjoy your creative treats while listening to a holiday story.

All school-age children are welcome.

This event will be held in the Community Room downstairs. 

 

*No Two Are Alike: Holiday Cardmaking

Wednesday, December 10 -- 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Come and decorate a genuine holiday card with fun supplies provided by the library. 

All school-age children are welcome.

This event will be held in the Community Room downstaris. 

 

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Let it Snow – Holiday Children’s Programs

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

Preschool Play Time

Drop in and enjoy our educational toys at this informal playgroup.  We’ll be playing 10 am – 12 pm
Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17

Holiday Music with MusicWorks

Don’t miss the fun when MusicWorks comes to the Children’s Room for this special program.  Wiggle, giggle, sing and play at this family music program!
Saturday, December 6 - 10:30 am

DJ Mix Up with a Holiday Twist

Join D(an) and J(ason) as they take popular children’s stories and mix them up to make something new and fun.
Saturday, December 13 - 10:30 am

Frozen Sing-A-Long Movie

Calling all Elsas, Annas, Olafs, and Kristoffs!  If you and your little one love singing along to Disney’s Frozen, join us for this special sing-a-long showing of the movie.  Costumes encouraged!
Saturday, December 20 - 10:30 am

Make-and-Take Crafts

Stop by the Children’s Room and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy.
December 15 through 23 – anytime!

Winter Movies

Don’t let cabin fever get you down, join us for a wintery movie in the Children’s Room.
December 29 & 30 – 11 am

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Wednesday, December 3

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

4:00 pm -- National Cookie Day!

Saturday, December 6

10:30 am -- Holiday Music with MusicWorks

Wednesday, December 10

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

4:00 pm -- No Two Are Alike: Holiday Cardmaking

Saturday, December 13

10:30 pm -- DJ Mix-up with a Holiday Twist!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 1

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 3

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Cookie Day

Friday, December 5

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, December 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- No Two are Alike: Holiday Cardmaking

Friday, December 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Protection Bureau

Founded in 1975 and privately owned and operated, it has grown to become a leading systems integrator operating in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey & is consistently named among the top 50 in SDM’s  "Top 100 Security Systems Integrators" & “Dealer of the Year 2010”. Serving clients nationwide as a Security-Net Partner, it recognizes over 8,000 commercial and government installations nationwide, In 2009 The Protection Bureau was awarded SSI Magazine’s “Installer of the Year”.

Our Hallmark is the ability to provide the highest level of services from Consultation, Design/Engineering, Project Management, Installation, Training, and Service/Maintenance. Afterwards, their on-site 24-hour Central Station provides monitoring and dispatch to clients only.
A rare find in the security industry, The Protection Bureau is an electronic security service company with highly technical capabilities, known best for dedicated customer service and its attention to meeting the needs of, as well as finding solutions for, its client’s businesses.

Contact:  Marc Petrucelli, Sales Manager – 610.903.4921

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Historical Society
Annual Holiday House Tour

Sunday, December 7 -- 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Take time away from your busy holiday chores and enjoy a self-guided tour of five beautiful and inspiring homes, all dressed-up for the festive season.  You'll begin your tour by purchasing tickets at one of two starting locations:  305 Ardmore Ave. or 19 Llandillo Rd.  Tickets are priced at $25 ($20/members of HTHS) and include a colorful brochure and map of the featured homes.  Not a member of HTHS?  Consider joining on the tour day, and you will receive the discount.  You can also purchase tickets in advance by using Paypal, available on our website:
www.haverfordhistoricalsociety.org  

All proceeds aid in financing HTHS's annual Heritage Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

November 16 - 29

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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Silver:

Bronze:

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

During this month of thanksgiving, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge and thank the following for their gifts of time, talent, support and consideration of the Haverford Township Free Library:

  • State, county and local legislators
  • Township of Haverford:  Commissioners, Manager and Assistant Managers, Administration, the Police Department, and Public Works
  • Haverford Township Free Library Board of Trustees and Committees
  • Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library
  • Business Sponsors, Grantors and Funders
  • Partnering Groups
  • Staff
  • Volunteers
  • Haverford Township residents, Customers, Patrons and Friends who support this wonderful and valuable asset in the community

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Wednesday, November 26 Library will close EARLY at 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 27 Library will be CLOSED
  • Friday, November 28  Library will be CLOSED

​The Haverford Township Free Library will reopen on Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 am.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Medicare Open Enrollment --  Independence Blue Cross - An Option - LAST SESSION THIS FRIDAY

Click on the date to register:
Friday, November 14 -- 12:30 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. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2015.

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.  

 

Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, November 16 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of magical harp music performed by classically trained harpist Maryanne Meyer.  Her performance will focus on dance music through the centuries.

Ms. Meyer serves as principal harpist for Tri-Cities Symphony in Binghamton, NY.  She is the second harpist for the Baltimore Symphony and has appeared frequently with the Delaware Symphony and Binghamton Philharmonic.

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

This program is made possible through a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

 

Reading a Round: The Blessings

Tuesday, November 25 -- 7:00 pm

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month for this adult book  discussion that is open to all.  A different contemporary adult fiction and non-fiction book will be discussed at each meeting.

This month’s selection is:
The Blessings by local author Elise Juska
.  John Blessing dies and leaves behind two small children.  The loss reverberates across his extended family for years to come. His young widow, Lauren, finds solace in her large clan of in-laws, while his brother's wife Kate pursues motherhood even at the expense of her marriage. Through departures and arrivals, weddings and reunions, THE BLESSINGS reveals the interior worlds of the members of a close-knit Irish-Catholic family and the rituals that unite them.

 

AND...DON'T MISS THIS!

Author Visit: Elise Juska, Havertown Author of The Blessings

Sunday, December 7 -- 2:00 pm

Join us to hear from local Havertown author Elise Juska.  Ms. Juska is the author of the novel The Blessings.  This local author is getting quite a bit of "buzz" on this recent novel.

The Blessings was named:

  • Entertainment Weekly's "Must List"
  • Huffington Post's "Ten Best Beach Reads"
  • Glamour's "10 Best Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List Right This Second"

A recent review commented about the story of The Blessings:

"A family so real in all their sorrow, joy and complexity that they could be yours or mine ... bursting with wise observations about the nature of love and belonging."

-J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times-bestselling author of The Engagements and Maine

This program is free and open to the public.  Copies of The Blessings will be available for sale.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, November 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, November 16

2:00 pm -- Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer

Thursday, November 20

12:00 pm -- Cookies and Mystery -Special Luncheon
Sampan Inn, 8 Brookline Blvd. , Havertown, PA
 (Corner of Darby Rd. and Brookline Blvd.)

Friday, November 21

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, November 25

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: The Blessings

Wednesday, November 26

6:00 pm -- Library will close EARLY for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Regular Children’s Room programming on break beginning November 24

Special Holiday Programs coming in December!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Monday, November 17

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

Tuesday, November 18

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, November 19

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- After School Crafts: Thanksgiving - Registration Required

Thursday, November 20

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, November 21

10:15 am -- On My Own

Wednesday, November 26

6:00 pm -- Library will close EARLY for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 17

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, November 19

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, November 21

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, November 24

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

3:30 pm -- Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, November 26

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

6:00 pm -- Library will close EARLY for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Elliot-Lewis Corporation

Our thanks to Elliott-Lewis Corporation for their support of the Library.  Elliott-Lewis, founded in 1905, is the largest commercial mechanical service contractor in the Philadelphia region, providing expert, 24-hour-a-day service for HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing and building controls. Elliott-Lewis also manages the facilities for The Philadelphia International Airport, the Art Museum of Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation, and many of the area's other iconic buildings.

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Holiday Gift Market - Haverford Guild of Craftsmen

Friday, November 21 -- 12 - 9 pm
Saturday, November 22 -- 10 am - 5 pm

St. George's Episcopal Church
(1 West Ardmore Ave, Ardmore)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2014 ANNUAL APPEAL--going into the last weeks of this year's campaign!

GIVE TODAY!  

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.  If you or your family have attended or enjoyed one of our programs we need your support to help continue them.  

THANK YOU!

 

   

 

November 2 - 15

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Do you love music?  With thanks to a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council we will have two musical events during the month of November!  This Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 pm, Karl Middleman of the Philadelphia Classical Symphony will speak about the career of Leonard Bernstein, and Bernstein’s time spent at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  Mr. Middleman will give piano demonstrations and share video and audio recordings of Bernstein’s music.  Join us for this special event.  This event is also brought to you by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

On Sunday afternoon, November 16 at 2:00 pm, come to the very first harp concert at the Haverford Township Free Library!  Music will be provided by the principal harpist of the Tri-Cities Symphony, Maryanne Meyer.  Classically trained, Ms. Myer is also second harpist of the Baltimore Symphony.  Enjoy a magical afternoon of harp music before the hectic holidays.

I am so pleased and proud that Haverford Township Free Library can bring you such wonderful programs.  Thank you, Mary Bear Shannon, Program and Grants Manager for bringing a wide range of events to HTFL!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


FOCUS ON FUNDING

This is a new column dedicated to matters regarding the Library's financial funding.

Grants

HTFL writes and receives grants for special projects/purposes throughout the year.  In 2014 the Library received two grants for music programming:

Haverford Township Civic Council - Awarded the Library a grant of $2,500.  This grant funded the Sounds of Summer Series, music at the Chili Cook Off, the November 2nd Leonard Bernstein talk/performance and the Maryanne Meyer Harp Concert on November 16th.  The Civic Council is able to make this grant through the proceeds from the annual Haverford Music Festival which is held in early September of each year.   For more information about the Haverford Township Civic Council or the Haverford Music Festival, click on the organization's name.

Kelly Music for Life - Granted the Library a $1,000 award to fund music programs.  This grant helped to underwrite the live broadcasts of the July Sounds of Summer concert featuring Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society and Strange Rivers who performed at the Chili Cook-Off in September.  Kelly Music for Life embraces the power of music for the benefit of community and music education.  For more information about Kelly Music for Life click here.

The Haverford Township Free Library is funded annually through an appropriation from the Township of Haverford, County and State appropriations, grants, corporate sponsorships, individual donors to our annual appeal, and revenue generated from DVD fees, fines and fundraising opportunities.

Thank you to all who support us!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Leonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, November 2 -- 2:00 pm

For half a century, beginning in the 1940s, Leonard Bernstein was one of the most charismatic presence on the American arts scene. This presentation is a portal to understanding one of America's most colossal, but enigmatic musicians. Karl Middleman, of the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, gives a conductor's perspective on what made Leonard Bernstein great. He also explores Bernstein's engagement with social issues and talks about Bernstein's time in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute of Music. Video and audio recordings, as well as piano demonstrations, bring Bernstein's story to life.  Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear HTFL's piano in use!

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

This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

This program is also made possible through a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment --  Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Click on the date to register for that program:
Wednesday, November 5 -- 6:30 pm
Friday, November 14 -- 12:30 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. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2015.

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.  

 

Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer

Sunday, November 16 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of magical harp music performed by classically trained harpist Maryanne Meyer.  Her performance will focus on dance
music through the centuries.

Ms. Meyer serves as principal harpist for Tri-Cities Symphony in Binghamton, NY.  She is the second harpist for the Baltimore Symphony and has appeared frequently with the Delaware Symphony and Binghamton Philharmonic.

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

This program is made possible through a grant from the Haverford Township Civic Council.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, November 2

2:00 pm -- Leonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist

Wednesday, November 5

6:30 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Friday, November 7

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - The Queen (a reshowing due to technical difficulties)

Monday, November 10

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Glorious One-Pot Meals

Thursday, November 13

12:00 -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, November 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, November 16

2:00 pm -- Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer
 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Halloween Fun! - Kids Halloween Party

Friday, October 31 -- 12:30 - 2:30 pm (Drop in)

Creepy games, ghoulish crafts, and chilling treats are waiting for you at this frightfully delightful Halloween party.  Held right after the half-day of school ends, this thrilling carnival is a perfect way to start your Halloween off right!

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume.

Games are best for kids of ages 4 - 8, but siblings are welcome!

 

After School Crafts - Thanksgiving

Crafters unite!  Get ready for the fall holidays by creating crafts after school with the Children's Room staff.  Two weeks of Thanksgiving fun!

Grades 1-4

Wednesdays @ 4 pm
Thanksgiving Crafts - November 12 & 19

Registration Required - To register click on the date above.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Friday, October 31

12:30 - 2:30 pm -- Halloween Fun - Drop in Program

Monday, November 3

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

Tuesday, November 4

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Who Was Book Club

Wednesday, November 5

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, November 6

10:15 am -- Circle Time

12:00 pm -- Lunch with a Famous Artist

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, November 7

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, November 10

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, November 11

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Who Was Book Club

Wednesday, November 12

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- After School Crafts - Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 13

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, November 14

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 3

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

2:30 pm -- Pay it Forward

Wednesday, November 5

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, November 7

2:00 pm -- Teen Create

Monday, November 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, November 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Game

Friday, November 14

2:30 pm -- Teen Game

2:30 pm -- Teen Bake

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Holy Child Academy

Holy Child Academy (HCA) is an independent, Catholic school for boys and girls in Nursery through Grade 8 located in Drexel Hill, PA. HCA teachers integrate innovative technology in the classroom, engage students in exciting, interactive lessons and foster a positive and challenging learning environment. Students benefit from small class size, individual attention, and a diverse student body.

A small community, connected to a larger network of Holy Child schools in the United States, Europe, and Africa, HCA focuses on preparing students for today’s needs and tomorrow’s expectations.

For more information on Holy Child Academy visit them at there website www.holychildacademy.com or call 610-259-2712.

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

     NOVEMBER   CLASSES

Open up a whole world of possibilities!

Tour the Italian Market

or, learn about the master of suspense himself:

Alfred Hitchcock!

Design bead jewelry;

learn some advanced features of Microsoft Word and Excel.

         

Register now on line 24/7

www.haverfordadultschool.org

HTAS, where you can….. Learn, Grow, Connect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 ANNUAL APPEAL--going into the last weeks of this year's campaign!

GIVE TODAY!  

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.  If you or your family have attended or enjoyed one of our programs we need your support to help continue them.  

THANK YOU!