The HTFL Connection

November 29 - December 12

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Thank you to all of our library users for your support, friendship, and commitment in making the Library a significant part of your life in the Haverford Township community.  We are here to serve you through our library materials, programs and services.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

The Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 25 Closing Early at 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 26 - Closed

Friday, November 27 - Closed
 

 

The Library will reopen on Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 am.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

 

First Friday Flick: Mr. Holmes

Friday, December 4 - 7:00 pm

Director Bill Condon puts a spin on Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated character with Mr. Holmes, which stars Ian McKellen as the famous detective.  The set-up that a now-retired Holmes, his steel-trap mind starting to fade with old age, lives out his golden years in the late 1940's.  He returns from a trip to Japan searching for a plant that could slow the aging process and help him regain the faculties he knows he's lost.  While there, he witnessed first-hand the result of America's bombing of Hiroshima, which has put him in a contemplative state.  He lives with his devoted housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Laura Liney), and her son Roger (Milo Parker), who turns out to be of great help when the detective reopens his investigation into the case that let to his retirement. Rated PG, Runtime 105 minutes.

 

It's Never Too Late to Write!: A Late Bloomer's Journey

Sunday, December 6 -- 2:00 pm

Did you ever think that you were meant to be a writer?  Has the writing bug bitten you later in life? Come hear about author Barbara Pearson-Rac’s endeavor to write her first novel in her 60’s.  For Barbara, writing her book On Track was an incredible experience in learning about how imagination and the brain takes us to places quite unexpected. 

Join us to be inspired by this late bloomer’s journey!

This program is free and open to the public.
 

Annual Book Bites Luncheon 2015

Thursday, December 10 -- 12:00 pm

Come find out what our favorite librarians have been reading!

$5 donation includes lunch, beverages, and dessert.

Tickets available at the Front Desk beginning Tuesday, December 1.

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Wednesday, November 25

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 27

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, December 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Mr. Holmes

Sunday, December 6

2:00 pm -- It's Never Too Late to Write!: A Late Bloomer's Journey

Thursday, December 10

12:00 pm -- Annual Book Bites Luncheon 2015

Friday, December 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​Let It Snow!

Holiday Children's Programs

Make and Take Crafts

Stop by the Children's Room desk and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy.   December 1 -30, anytime!

Holiday Crafts

Join Ms. Roxanne and the HTFL Teens 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 Create Club in the Community Room. This program is FREE and open to students in grades 1-3.  Registration is REQUIRED.  To register, click here.  Wednesdays, December 2, 9 & 16. Please plan to attend all three weeks. 

Holiday "Drive-In" Movie

Create your own drive-in vehicle and enjoy a special showing of The Muppet Christmas Carol.  BYO box! We will provide materials to turn your box into a car!  We will have a few extra boxes.
Saturday, December 5, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Music Works Sing-a-Long

Don't miss the fun when MusicWorks comes to the Children's Room. Wiggle, giggle, sing, and play at this family music program!  
Monday, December 7, 10:15 - 11:00 am

Preschool Play Time

Drop in to enjoy our educational toys at this informal playgroup from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  
Wednesdays, December 9, 16, and 23

DJ Mix Up with a Holiday Twist

Join D(an) and J(ason) as they take popular children's stories and mix them up with the audience's help to make something new and fun.
Saturday, December 12, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Holiday PJ Storytime

Enjoy good night tales before heading to bed.  Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite jammies!
Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 - 7:30 pm

 

Winter Movies

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

Don't Forget: Winter programs will begin the week of January 11, 2016!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Wednesday, November 25

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 27

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday, December 1

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 2

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

4:00 pm -- Holiday Crafts - Registration required

Thursday, December 3

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Friday, December 4

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Saturday, December 5

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

10:30 am - 12:30 pm -- Holiday Drive-in Movie

Sunday, December 6

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Monday, December 7

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

10:15 am -- Holiday MusicWorks Sing-a-Long

Tuesday, December 8

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 9

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

10:00 -- Preschool Play Time

4:00 pm -- Holiday Crafts - Registration required

Thursday, December 10

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Friday, December 11

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Wednesday, November 25

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 27

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 30

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 2 

2:30 pm -- Teen Create! - Holiday Crafts

Friday, December 4

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, December 7

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Create! - Holiday Crafts

Friday, December 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SUPPORT HTFL TODAY!

Our 2014 appeal is ending soon--we will begin our 2015 appeal after Thanksgiving!

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

We serve the children, teens and adults in the community with our programs, services and collections every day.  

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

November 15 - 28

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

By the time the next Haverford Township Free Library’s eNewsletter is scheduled to be published, it will be Thanksgiving Day.  So, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you, from all of us at the Library, a safe, happy and memory-filled Thanksgiving holiday.   I have so much to be thankful for on so many levels--faith, family, friends and coworkers, health, a job that I love, Township Commissioners and Staff, and patron/customer support of the Library, Board of Trustees, volunteers, community organizations, business sponsors and loyal users of the Library and many, many more-my list could go on and on.  I hope you take the time to thank one person in your life during the holidays.

Thank you for all that you mean to me.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

EARLY CLOSING:

The Library will close one hour early on
Saturday, November 14 at 4 pm.

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

The Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 25 Closing Early at 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 26 - Closed

Friday, November 27 - Closed

 

 


FRIENDS OF THE HTFL

Quizzo Night

Thursday, November 19 - 7:00 pm

Want to dazzle your friends with your vast knowledge while donating to a good cause? Come play Friends Quizzo right here at the Library!

Quizzo is a popular trivia game in which teams compete by answering questions across all fields of knowledge.  It’s fun,
social and educational -- and there are great prizes. PLUS all proceeds go to support the HTFL’s various programs and services. It’s a win-win…but only one team can WIN. Will it be yours?

  • Teams of up to 4 players.
  • $10 per TEAM.
  • Prizes for the winning team, as well as spot prizes given throughout the evening.
  • BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) event!  Ages 21 and over.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross
An Option

Tuesday, November 17 - 10:30 am

Open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries begins on October 15, 2015 and ends on December 7, 2015.  Come and learn about one of the many options available to you for 2016: Independence Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans!

Tina Garrity from Senior Advisors Group will be here to review plans and assist you in enrollment. Ms. Garrity represents over 20 companies such as: Aetna, AARP, Coventry, 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.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, November 25 -- 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday, November 25 from 10:30—3:30 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, November 13

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch

Saturday, November 14

4:00 pm --  Library Closes Early

6:30 pm -- A Great Gatsby Gala - Llanerch Country Club

Tuesday, November 17

10:30 am -- Medicare Open Enrollment - Independence Blue Cross: An Option

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: The Royal We

Thursday, November 19

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

7:00 pm -- Friends of HTFLQuizzo Night

Friday, November 20

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Wednesday, November 25

10:30 am - 3:30 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 27

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​Thanksgiving Feast of Fun

Wednesday, November 18 -- 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for crafts and fun as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the Children's Room. There will be a variety of stations for all little Pilgrims to enjoy.

Drop in anytime for as little or as long as you want.  

Ages 5 and under.  No registration necessary.

 

Regular children's programming will end on Friday, November 20 and begin again on
Monday, January 11, 2016.

 

Look for special Holiday programming in December!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Saturday, November 14

4:00 pm --  Library Closes Early

6:30 pm -- A Great Gatsby Gala - Llanerch Country Club

Monday, November 16

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

12:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Corn Husk Dolls

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, November 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, November 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am - 12:30 pm -- Thanksgiving Feast of Fun!

Thursday, November 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kids's Book Bingo

Friday, November 20

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, November 22

Children's Programing on Break until Monday, January 11, 2016 - Look for Holiday Programming in December!

Wednesday, November 25

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 27

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, November 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, November 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Wednesday, November 25

6:00 pm -- Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 26

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 27

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Orsini Auto Body

Orsini's is a family owned and operated premier repair facility on the Main Line with a specialty in foreign cars.  They guide their customers through the intricate process of insurance claims and return cars to their owners in their pre-accident condition, as quickly as possible, without compromising on quality or results.

Orsini’s will restore your car and your peace of mind. You are the most important part of their business & deserve to be treated like family.

For more information, visit their website www.orsiniautobody.com or call 610.649.2530

Orsini’s Auto Body
2560 Haverford Road
Ardmore, PA  19003

Orsini's Auto Body is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Library.  For more information about our Sponsorship program, click here.

 


SUPPORT HTFL TODAY!

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

We serve the children, teens and adults in the community with our programs, services and collections every day.  

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

November 1 - 14

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Fall has arrived! The leaves are blowing and township leaf collection will begin next week in certain neighborhoods, the clocks will “fall back” early Sunday morning, and costumed children and adults will be visiting neighborhoods on Halloween (Saturday).  And, don’t forget to cast your vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.  Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!  Enjoy the lovely fall days, sweater weather, apples, pumpkins, and scarecrows, and the smell of someone’s fireplace drifting in the air.  I hope you enjoy this time of year as much as I do. 

Time is ticking to RSVP to our twenties themed Gala.  I hope you can join us as we celebrate the Library in the community and volunteer Susan Revelle, the Haverford Township Historical Society, and the Haverford Partnership for Economic Development.   See below for additional information or click here

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY GALA

You are cordially invited to attend

A Great Gatsby Gala

hosted by Haverford Township Free Library

Saturday, November 14
Llanerch Country Club
Havertown, PA

Music by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society

Open bar cocktails beginning at 6:30 pm
followed by dinner and dancing
20's Attire Optional

Silent Auction

Sponsored by the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.


LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY

The Library will be closing early on
Saturday, November 14 at 4:00 pm

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

A Candlelit Evening with Edgar Allan Poe - THIS FRIDAY!

Friday, October 30 -- 7:30 pm

Come get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy an evening of Edgar Allan Poe poetry.  Joel Perlish will recite The Raven and other Poe favorites as we take a candlelit tour of the Library!

Registration is required and space is limited! To register, click here.

Program open for ages 14 and above.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross
An Option

Dates to Choose From:
Wednesday, November 4 - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, November 17 -- 10:30 am

Open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries begins on October 15, 2015 and ends on December 7, 2015.  Come and learn about one of the many options available to you for 2016: Independence Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans! Tina Garrity from Senior Advisors Group will be here to review plans and assist you in enrollment. Ms. Garrity represents over 20 companies such as: Aetna, AARP, Coventry, 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 on the preferred date above.

 

First Friday Flick: Where Hope Grows

Friday, November 6 -- 7:00 pm

A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.  Rated: PG-13, Runtime: 95 minutes.

Popcorn Served!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, October 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- A Candlelit Evening With Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, November 4

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

Friday, November 6

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Where Hope Grows

Monday, November 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: One Pot - 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More

Thursday, November 12

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, November 13

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, November 14

6:30 - 11:00 pm -- A Great Gatsby Gala at the

Llanerch Country Club

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​Spooky Spectacular THIS FRIDAY! - NOTE TIME CHANGE

Friday, October 30 -- 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Come join us for a Spooky Spectacular at HTFL!
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 ages 4-8, but all siblings are welcome.   This event is hosted by the HTFL Teens.  They can't wait to spook you there! This event is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  

 

Cupcake Day

Tuesday, November 3
11:00 - 11:45 am

Home from school?

Come join us at the Library and learn from a professional baker how to decorate cupcakes just like the pros do!  Students in grades K-5 are welcome.  Registration is required, to register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Friday, October 30

3:00 - 4:30 pm -- Spooky Spectacular

Monday, November 2

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, November 3

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Cupcake Day

Wednesday, November 4

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Thursday, November 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

12:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Meet a Famous Artist

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, November 6

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, November 9

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, November 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

​Wednesday, November 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, November 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, November 13

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 2

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, November 4

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, November 6

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, November 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, November 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, November 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Haverford Education Foundation

The Haverford Township School District Education Foundation is the result of a vision held by a group of local community leaders who appreciated the school district's excellent reputation and wished to enhance the district's curriculum and extra-curricular activities with privately funded enrichment programs. The foundation works closely with the school district, faculty and students, but is an independent, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  

The Foundation's mission is to fund innovative learning opportunities that inspire Haverford students.

Under the mini-grant program, approximately $60,000 has been distributed by the Foundation for more than 175 innovative projects designed by students, teachers and involved parents.

Large scale projects have included funding for a state-of-the-art TV station at Haverford High School,  LEGO engineering project in one elementary school and a television station in another. 

To read about all grants awarded, click here.

The Summer Academy is also a Foundation project.  Started on the premise that Haverford students needed meaningful programming in the summer that was not only interesting and enriching but also fun. The Summer Academy has been very successful for 10 to 15 year-olds.  Programs for younger students are also part of the 2015 Summer Academy.  The foundation is a partner with the Haverford YMCA, which offers its summer day camp in the same building.

For more information about the Haverford Education Foundation, go to www.haverfordedfoundation.org.

The Haverford Education Foundation is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship Program, click here.

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

Serving  the  Community  for  56  years

November Classes -- Bring a friend and enjoy  learning  together!

  • Learn the  features of  Intermediate  Microsoft Word and Excel, and Windows 8.
  • Explore  the  tastes  of  Cuban cooking or  make a holiday  wine glass painting  at  Dish  and  Dabble.
  • Step   back  in  history to  the  life  and  times  of  Ben  Franklin,  or get  out  from  under  the clutter and chaos  of  all  those papers  that surround  you.
  • Sign  up  for  our  class "What Do I  Do With  All  Those  Papers”?

Register on line at www.haverfordadultschool.org. Or call  the  adult  school  office,  610-446-8022.

 


SUPPORT HTFL TODAY!

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

We serve the children, teens and adults in the community with our programs, services and collections every day.  

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

October 18 - 31

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

We are excited to have planned an exciting theme for this year’s Gala…A Great Gatsby Gala!  Enjoy an evening of 20’s jazz, a Silent Auction by the Friends of HTFL, great company, lovely location and honoring a volunteer, and community partners and advocates.  This year’s awards go to:

Haverford Township Free Library Volunteer Award of Honor:  Susan Revelle

Outstanding Community Advocate:  Haverford Township Partnership for Economic Development (HPED)

Community Partner Award:  Haverford Township Historical Society

Join us for a GREAT evening and celebrate the Haverford Township Free Library!  Twentie’s attire optional, but FUN!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY GALA

You are cordially invited to attend

A Great Gatsby Gala

hosted by Haverford Township Free Library

Saturday, November 14
Llanerch Country Club
Havertown, PA

Music by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society

Open bar cocktails beginning at 6:30 pm
followed by dinner and dancing
20's Attire Optional

Silent Auction

Sponsored by the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Check out a Roku and Stream Movies, Netflix and More!

We are now offering Roku 3 Streaming Media Devices, a new collection for streaming movies, Netflix, channels, and more!  A Roku can be checked out by any resident with a Delaware County Library card!  If you have an HDTV and at-home Wi-Fi via high-speed Internet and Wireless Router, then try something new and check out a Roku from HTFL! It can be borrowed at no charge for 3 days. Please ask a Reference Librarian for more details!
 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Jazz Cafe - THIS FRIDAY!

Friday, October 16 -- Doors open at 7pm
Music begins at 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of jazz!

Come unwind from a busy week to the sounds of Perseverance Jazz Band. Perseverance brings New Orleans to Havertown with its enthusiastic and soulful interpretations of Ragtime, Dixieland, Traditional Jazz and Second Line tunes. Light snacks will be served or bring your own snacks! BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please) Jazz Cafe is free and open to the public 21 and over. 

 

Laugh More, Yell Less: Parenting Workshop

Sunday, October 18 -- 2:00 pm

We are proud to host local parent and author Dr. Robert Zeitlin, who will be running a mini-workshop at the Library to explain why parents are superheroes in disguise. Robert and his wife Betsy have raised two children in our community and Robert has been committed to raising the bar for parents, which he calls "the most important and under-appreciated job in the world."

He will share his secrets with us to parenting with more laughter and how to embrace your parenting superpowers.  Come hear Robert share stories from his new book Laugh More, Yell Less: A Guide to Raising Kick-Ass Kids.  He will have copies of his book on sale at the event.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross
An Option

Dates to Choose From:
Monday, October 19 - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, November 4 - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, November 17 -- 10:30 am

Open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries begins on October 15, 2015 and ends on December 7, 2015.  Come and learn about one of the many options available to you for 2016: Independence Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans! Tina Garrity from Senior Advisors Group will be here to review plans and assist you in enrollment. Ms. Garrity represents over 20 companies such as: Aetna, AARP, Coventry, 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 on the preferred date above.

 

Railways in Haverford Township

Wednesday, October 21 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for a visual presentation on rail lines in Haverford Township’s
history.  Historical Society researcher Rich Kerr will touch on how the
railways precipitated the township’s transition from rural farms to suburban development. Mr. Kerr will cover:

The Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad (part of Pennsylvania’s early “Main Line of Public Works”); Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) main line; PRR Newtown Square Branch;  Philadelphia and West Chester Traction Company (“Red Arrow”) trolley lines to West Chester & Ardmore; Philadelphia and Western Railway line to Strafford and Norristown; and The never-built PRR Darby Creek Low Grade Line.

 

Ferment Your Vegetables: Demonstration and Book Signing

Sunday, October 25 -- 2:00 pm

Join us as Amanda Feifer discusses the process of fermenting and does a demonstration of fermenting vegetables.  She is the author of the newly published book Ferment Your Vegetables: A Fun and Flavorful Guide to Making Your Own Pickles, Kimchi, Kraut, and More.  She will have copies of her book for sale and for signing.

 

Affordable Care Act: How to Select & Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace 

Wednesday, October 28 -- 6:30 pm

See if you are eligible for a government subsidy to help pay for health insurance.

Dan Yody from Caise Benefits will be leading this seminar to help you navigate the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.  Dan has been helping clients for over 25 years to plan strategically for the future.   He specializes in helping to assess people’s needs and matching them with comprehensive— yet cost effective plans.

Topics covered include: deadlines, subsidies, differences between Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze plans, deductibles, out of pocket Maximums, HMO’s versus PPO’s, and how to avoid tax penalties for not having creditable coverage.

 

A Candlelit Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

Friday, October 30 -- 7:30 pm

Come get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy an evening of Edgar Allen Poe poetry.  Joel Perlish will recite The Raven and other Poe favorites as we take a candlelit tour of the Library!

Registration is required and space is limited! To register, click here.

Program open for ages 14 and above.

 

Women: Take the Lead and Close the Gap

Mondays, November 2, 9 & 16 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm

50.8% of the U.S. population are women.  52% of all U.S. Professional level jobs are held by women, yet American women lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions, no matter what the field.  What holds women back from leading in the workforce?  What special leadership and life phase challenges are unique to women?  Explore the answers to these questions and evaluate your current situation during this 3 part workshop, being offered just prior to the extremely popular Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia.  Identify your challenges, prioritize them and tackle barriers to moving forward in the areas of time management, communication, team building, strategic thinking and decision making, stress management, conflict resolution and health and wellness management.  Create a vision for leading and living.

Instructor: Sharlene Goldfischer, International Coach Federation certified, over 35 years of experience specializing in leadership development and life transition.

Registration fee $40.  To register and pay, go to: www.haverfordadultschool.org. The program is #305 in the Fall Course Catalog.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, October 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Jazz Cafe - Perseverance Jazz Band

Sunday, October 18

2:00 pm -- Laugh More, Yell Less: Parenting Workshop

Monday, October 19

2:30 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross -- An Option

Wednesday, October 21

7:00 pm -- Railways in Haverford Township

Thursday, October 22

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, October 23

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, October 25

2:00 pm -- Ferment Your Vegetables: Demonstration and Book Signing

Tuesday, October 27

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round:  The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

Wednesday, October 28

6:30 pm -- Affordable Care Act: How to Select & Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace 

Friday, October 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- A Candlelit Evening with Edgar Allen Poe - Registration Required

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​Spooky Spectacular

Friday, October 30 -- 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Come join us for a Spooky Spectacular at HTFL!
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 ages 4-8, but all siblings are welcome.   This event is hosted by the HTFL Teens.  They can't wait to spook you there! This event is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, October 19

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 20

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, October 21

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers Habitat and Ecosystems

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Thursday, October 22

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, October 23

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, October 26

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 27

10:15 am -- Circle Time

​Wednesday, October 28

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Thursday, October 29

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, October 30

10:15 am -- On My Own

12:00 - 2:00 pm -- Spooky Spectacular!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 19

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 21

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, October 23

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, October 26

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 28

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, October 30

12:00 - 2:00 pm -- Spooky Spectacular!


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Tina Garrity - Senior Advisors Group

Tina Garrity, Medicare insurance specialist from Senior Advisors Group,  joins us throughout the year to educate those who  both are new to Medicare health benefits and those who are existing Medicare beneficiaries on the four parts of Medicare, A, B, C and D.  During the Annual Open Enrollment Period which lasts from October 15th to December 7th, Ms. Garrity will be presenting Independence Blue Cross's Medicare Advantage plans for 2016.  As  she is licensed to represent many companies such as:  AARP, Aetna, Coventry, Humana, Cigna, to name a few, she can answer questions on Supplemental insurance as well as Stand Alone Part D Prescription drug plans.  

Tina has spent her career in healthcare in pharmaceutical, advertising and insurance.  Ms. Garrity says, "I always feel good knowing that I have done my very best to advise each of my clients which insurance plan is right for them." "Not every plan is right for every person, it is important to find the right fit."   She truly enjoys her profession and feels very blessed to be doing something she loves!  Tina sings at area churches for weddings and funerals.  She has a lighter musical interest, which she pursues with her rock and Irish bands. Additionally, she enjoys tennis and running.   Ms. Garrity lives in Delaware County with her husband Andy, and two children.

Tina Garrity - Senior Advisors Group is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship Program, click here.

 


SUPPORT HTFL TODAY!

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

We serve the children, teens and adults in the community with our programs, services and collections every day.  

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

October 4 - 17

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

How exciting that Haverford Township is celebrating the 20th year of Township Day on Saturday, October 3 with a parade and events.  Of course, the Library will be participating so look for us in the parade and at our tables - Skatium area and Library corner.  Stop by and say hello-it is always important for us to meet you.  Learn about our new library services.  Don’t have a library card?  Here is your convenient chance to get one.  Back by popular demand, we are giving out our library pens to anyone stopping at our tables. 

Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library will continue their book sale Saturday (Haverford Township Day) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Sunday, October 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  Fill a bag of books for $6!  Buying books from the Friends helps support the Library every day.  Thank you to the Friends for the all of the fundraising opportunities you have year round. 

Save the Date!  Saturday, November 14 the Library will host “A Great Gatsby Gala” at the Llanerch Country Club and the Friends will have a Silent Auction for the benefit of the Library.  Click here for more information. 

Finally, thank you to Taddeo’s Greenhouses for their support of the Library on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 9, 10 and 11.  See below for information.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


PARENTING PROGRAM

Parenting Without Screams: Setting Boundaries and Delivering Consequences While Remaining Calm

Tuesday, October 6 -- 7:00 pm
Haverford Middle School Auditorium

Walk-ins Welcome!

Come out to enjoy an evening with Matt Bellace, psychologist and stand-up comedian, who will help parents find ways to be more effective while remaining calm and give them tools to work smarter, not harder.  He will share his experience as a professional and a father.  Parents will leave this presentation with a handful of ideas to use with their kids right away.

Registration fee $10.  To register and pay, go to:

www.haverfordadultschool.org

The program is #301 in the Haverford Township Adult School Fall Course Catalog.

You can also pay at the door the night of the program.

Avoid the $3 surcharge by filling out the paper registration form and sending a check to the HTAS office.  Paper registration forms can be obtained at the Library front desk.


A WEEKEND AT TADDEO'S

Library Fundraiser

Friday, October 9
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 11
8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

Celebrate fall and support the Library by buying your fall plants, pumpkins and decorations at:

Taddeo's Greenhouses
2326 St. Denis Lane
Havertown, PA  19083

Present the Library flyer at Taddeo's on Friday, October 9th, Saturday, October 10th or Sunday, October 11th and Taddeo's will donate 10% of your purchase to the Library! 

Click here to download a flyer.

 


BOOK SALE - FRIENDS OF HTFL

​Come out for the Friends of HTFL's annual book sale!

Saturday, October 3
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Sunday, October 4 (Extended-LAST DAY)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All books $6 a bag

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Career Management Series

10 Easy Steps to Resuscitate Your Resume

Monday, October 5 -- 6:30 pm

Learn the secrets of professional resume writers and put them into practice in this hands-on tutorial on how to sell yourself as a winning job applicant.  Bring a resume and energy to achieve success. Tregister, click here.

One on One Counseling Sessions

Monday, October 12 -- 6:30 pm

Here’s an opportunity to explore your concerns with our presenters Julie Issacson and Louise Polis.  Workshop registration and participation is required to take advantage of this free session.

 

Special Care: Providing for Lifetime Care and Quality of Life for Persons with Special Needs 

Tuesday, October 13 -- 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Through Special Care you will learn valuable financial strategies, identify solutions and access vital information to help a disabled person maintain the lifestyle that he or she needs.  You will meet specialists who will provide information on developing a coordinated plan among your accountant or financial professional, lawyer, social workers and healthcare providers -- to review your financial picture and offer options to fit the needs of each situation. Instructor: Daniel Batty, Certified Financial Planner. Registration fee $25.  To register and pay, go to:  www.haverfordadultschool.org. The program is $308 in the Fall Course Catalog. This program is hosted by the Haverford Township Free Library and the Haverford Township Adult School.

 

Jazz Cafe

Friday, October 16 -- Doors open at 7pm
Music begins at 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of jazz!

Come unwind from a busy week to the sounds of Perseverance Jazz Band. Perseverance brings New Orleans to Havertown with its enthusiastic and soulful interpretations of Ragtime, Dixieland, Traditional Jazz and Second Line tunes. Light snacks will be served or bring your own snacks! BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please) Jazz Cafe is free and open to the public 21 and over. 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, October 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: The Age of Adaline

Saturday, October 3

Haverford Township Day!

10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale

Sunday, October 4

1:00 pm -5:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale Extended (LAST DAY)

Monday, October 5

6:30 pm -- Career Management Series: 10 Easy Steps to Resuscitate Your Resume

Tuesday, October 6

7:00 pm -- Parenting Without Screams: Setting Boundaries and Delivering Consequences while Remaining Calm - Haverford Middle School Auditorium - Walk-ins Welcome!

Thursday, October 8

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, October 9

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Library Fundraiser at Taddeo's Greenhouses

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, October 10

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Library Fundraiser at Taddeo's Greenhouses

Sunday, October 11

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Library Fundraiser at Taddeo's Greenhouses

Monday, October 12

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: New York Times Cookbook (Original 1961 version)

6:30 pm -- Career Management Series: One on One counseling sessions

Tuesday, October 13

6:00 pm -- Special Care: Providing for Lifetime Care and Quality of Life for Persons with Special Needs 

Thursday, October 15

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, October 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Jazz Cafe - Perseverance Jazz Band

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​Teddy Bear Day

Wednesday, October 14 -- 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Take your Teddy Bear to the Library and participate in a variety of fun activities!   Join us in the Community Room for songs, stories, rhymes that you can do with your bear.  There will also be a special showing of a favorite bear movie along with a craft and snacks.   Drop in anytime for as little or as long as you want.  Your teddy bear will get his very own sticker for visiting the Library!

Blog Buddies

Grades 3-5
Young Bloggers Unite! Ever been curious about how to create your very own blog? Using the Mobile Learning Lab, join Ms. Roxane as you learn all about the world of blogging and work together to make the first ever HTFL Kids Blog!
Wednesdays @ 4pm, October 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4
Registration required, to register click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, October 5

10:15 am -- Fire Prevention Week Storytime

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

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, October 6

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Parenting Without Screams: Setting Boundaries and Delivering Consequences while Remaining Calm - Haverford Middle School Auditorium - Walk-ins Welcome!

Wednesday, October 7

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers Fire Prevention Week Program

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

Thursday, October 8

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Fairies Book Club -- Registration Required

Friday, October 9

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, October 12

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, October 13

10:15 am -- Circle Time

​Wednesday, October 14

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Teddy Bear Day!

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Thursday, October 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, October 16

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Are You Ready for the Redesigned PSAT?: Test Overview Workshop

Saturday, October 10 -- 10:30 am 

Unfamiliarity with the new test may lower your score. To help you score your best Daedalus Education Services will present an overview of the PSAT changes and how to turn them into opportunities that increase your scores.  Daedalus experts will give you insights into the new PSAT scoring methods, timing and question content.  

The program is free, but registration is required.

To register, click here.

For more information about Daedalus Education Services,
go to: www.acethesatworkshop.com

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 5

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 7

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, October 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, October 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 14

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, October 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SUPPORT HTFL TODAY!

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

  • Hosted 162 Adult Programs drawing over 3,330 people,

  • Made 40 deliveries of library materials each month to homebound township residents,

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

  • Purchased an additional 6 eReaders loaded with best sellers, bringing our total eReaders for adults to 30.

We serve the children, teens and adults in the community with our programs, services and collections every day.  

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!