The HTFL Connection

October 20 - November 2

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

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

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

Four members of our staff have been invited to speak at the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference being held in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania next week.  Their presentations will range from serving the Homeschooling Parents in the community to how library service has changed-from the old days to the modern, 21st century library and how technology plays an important role in the community. 

Anny Laepple, Youth Services Manager, will be part of a poster session offering suggestions to other librarians about the partnership HTFL has developed with our homeschooling community and the programs that we have offered to them.

Members of the Reference Department, Mary Lou Kolowitz, Manager, and Reference Librarians Joyce Platfoot and Ruth Styer, are excited to “discuss changes in reference duties over the last 15 – 20 years and offer some great ideas that librarians can use to stay relevant, moving forward.” 

HTFL is very proud and wish them good luck!  Our staff is happy to educate and share ideas with other librarians who might like to try something new at their library.  We look forward to them coming back to share wonderful new services with all of you and what they have learned.

The Masquerade Gala is just two weeks away—come out to celebrate the Haverford Township Free Library on October 26.  Information follows.  This year we are happy to honor Shifra Pincus, longtime and dedicated volunteer; Christopher Whiting, President of the Civic Council and Outstanding Community Advocate; Surrey Services of Havertown, the Community Partner Award accepted by Mary Catherine Dabrowski, Director.  Please join us as we honor these outstanding community representatives!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Reader's Advisory

So, what is reader's advisory?  Doesn't it sound a bit stuffy? Actually, it is a great service that our librarians here can provide for you.  If you have a farvorite author or authors, or a favorite genre and are stuck for ideas as to what to read next, please contact our reference department at 610-446-3082 ext 201 or 
reference@haverfordlibrary.org for some great suggestions.

We also have a great group that meets every second Thursday at noon for a Book Share (brown bag lunch optional).  The participants share and review their recent reads.  What is great about this group is that they will often review older and obscure books for even more reading ideas.

 


MASQUERADE GALA
AND SILENT AUCTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are cordially invited to attend the
Haverford Township Free Library

Masquerade Gala and Silent Auction

Saturday, October 26, 2013
McCall Golf & Country Club
Highland Park, PA

Music by Ken Ulansey Ensemble

Open bar cocktails
 beginning at 6:30 pm,
followed by dinner and dancing
Cocktail attire, masks optional

For tickets & more details go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/gala

 


FRIENDS OF THE HTFL FLOWER POWER FUNDRAISER

It’s the time of the year to plant your spring bulbs so that next year you will have a beautiful garden .  The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are holding their spring flower bulb fundraiser.  For every purchase you make, 50% goes to the Friends.  Click here to link to help the Friends help the Library. 


AUTHOR LUNCHEON

Bee Ridgway - The River of No Return

Delaware County Library System 4th Annual
Author Luncheon and Book Signing

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Noon - 3:00 p.m. @ Charlotte's
(3207 West Chester Pike,
Newtown Square)

This year we are pleased to welcome
Bee Ridgway, author
of the thrilling debut novel,
The River of No Return

Advance Registration Is Required.  To register online, click here or purchase a ticket at your local DCLS member library

 

 


CASH BACK TO THE LIBRARY

Farm Fresh Family Card

Here's a way to get a discount at Swiss Farms and support the Library at the same time!  HTFL has teamed up with Swiss Farms to offer the Farm Fresh Family Card between now and March 31, 2014.  Stop by the circulation desk or see the Swiss Farms table at upcoming Library events to pick up your Farm Fresh Family Card.  Use your card at any Swiss Farms store  and get a 5% discount on your purchase of groceries and prepared meals.  Swiss Farms will then donate 3% back to the Library. It's a win-win!

Also, come celebrate Swiss Farms' 45th anniversary throughout the month of October with free stuff!  Visit every Monday in October to try samples of fresh, chef-prepared foods to be launched Oct 15. Also swing by before 10am for a free coffee every Monday in October.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Evolution of the Blues

Sunday, October 20 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of music and history.  Joe Becton sings and plays traditional musical instruments as he takes participants on a walk through American history and music from Sy Gillat to John
Coltrane.  He traces styles of music developed by Africans in America and the collision of cultures that created the music we call gospel, jazz and blues.

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

This program has been sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania 
Humanities Council.

 

Parenting Film Series - Bully

Tuesday, October 22 -- 7:00 pm 
Haverford Middle School

A 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. Schools.  Directed by Lee Hirsch, the film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis.

Please stay for a community discussion after the film.

The  film series is free and open to the public.  Community members, students, parents, teachers, and school administrators are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Registration is required.  To register click here.

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

 

Zombie Movie Night

Thursday, October 24 -- 7:30 pm

The library invites you to a showing of Shaun of the Dead.

Classic movie snacks will be provided and there will be a free raffle with zombie-themed prizes!  Staff will also be available for anyone who would like to sign-up for a library card.  Costumes welcome.

This program is free and open to the public.  Individuals under 18 must present a permission slip found in the teen information center or contact Sheli at 610-446-3082 ext. 216.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross -
An Option

Friday, October 25 -- 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 and Medicare Supplemental Plans. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2014.

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

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

The program will also be held on Friday, November 8 at 12:30 pm and Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm.

 

Your Money, Your Life: Real Money Talk for Women

Monday, October 28 -- 7:00 pm

Understand your finances.  Find balance in your life.

Join us for this free financial workshop.  Get information and steps to:

  • Reduce your worries by understanding the facts that apply to women.
  • Overcome obstacles that stand in the way of managing your finances.
  • Use five keys that can help you reach your financial goals.

Registration is not required, but highly recommended.

 

Healthy You Series: Making Tough Decisions for You
and Your Loved Ones

Wednesday, October 30 -- 7:00 pm

Join us as presenter Judith Bonaduce, RN, MSN, B.C. (PhD candidate) of  Crozer-Keystone Home Health & Hospice talks about:

 

  • Being prepared for Health Care Decision Making for yourself and your loved ones;
  • Learning about options with conversations before a crisis;
  • Transforming personal vulnerability into compassionate planning.

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

To register call 610-284-8158.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, October 22

7:00 pm -- Parenting Film Series - Bully

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Won't Shut Up

Thursday, October 24

1:00 - 6:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, October 25

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Saturday, October 26

6:30 pm -- Masquerade Gala & Silent Auction

Monday, October 28

7:00 pm -- Your Money, Your Life: Real Money Talk for Women

Tuesday, October 29

Library Closed for In-Service Day

Wednesday, October 30

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series:  Making Tough Decisions for You and Your Family.

Friday, November 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Now You See Me

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Spooky Spectacular

Thursday, October 31 -- 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Halloween Fun at Your Local Library!

Creepy games, ghoulish crafts, and chilling treats are waiting for you at the Spooky Spectacular! Held right after the half-day of school ends, this is the perfect creepy carnival to start your Halloween.

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 to wait spook you there!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, October 21

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

1:30 pm -- Fire Prevention Day for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 22

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

7:00 pm -- Parenting Film Series - Bully- Shown at Haverford Middle School

Wednesday, October 23

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 24

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, October 28

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

6:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Family Game Night

Tuesday, October29

Library Closed for In-Service Day

Wednesday, October 30

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 31

12:30 pm -- Spooky Spectacular

Friday, November 1

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 

Upcoming Programs

**Piggy Bank Tales - Tuesdays in November -- 1:30 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, October 23

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, October 24

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, October 28

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Tuesday, October 29

Library Closed for In-Service Day

Wednesday, October 30

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, October 31

12:30 pm -- Teens Host Spooky Spectacular for Elementary School Children

 

 

   

 

October 6 - 19

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

Every year for the last eight years the Haverford Township Free Library has celebrated the public library as an institution-a place where books, programs and technology transform lives each and every day.  We have rejoiced that the Library continues to be place where Ideas are born, young minds grow, cultural experiences abound and where the Library is a center of lifelong learning for all ages.  On Saturday, October 26, 2013 we once again gather to celebrate the Library at our annual Gala.  The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library play a special role by hosting a Silent Auction and Fundraiser at the event.  We hope that you can join us this year. 

At this year’s Masquerade Gala we will honor the following people/organization:

  • The John and Mary Lou Toal Award of Honor will be given to Shifra Pincus for volunteerism.
  • The Outstanding Community Advocate Award will be given to Christopher Whiting for his volunteer work throughout the Haverford Township Community.
  • The Community Partner Award will be given to Surrey Services of Havertown, accepted by Mary Catherine Dabrowski, Director.

Please click here for additional information, and I hope to see you at the Gala!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is Haverford Township Day-stop by and say hello at our Library tables. 

 

Christine Faris, Library Director


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Consumers' CHECKBOOK Magazine

Consumers' CHECKBOOK magazine reveals the area's local service companies and stores rated Best (& Worst) for quality and prices. Consumers' CHECKBOOK is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974 with the help of funding from the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. Their purpose is to provide consumers with information to help them get high quality services and products at the best possible prices. They are supported entirely by subscription payments and donations from individual consumers who subscribe to the magazines, and by fees for surveys and information services and publications.

CHECKBOOK magazine is located on the first floor next to the Consumer Reports magazines. Ask a reference librarian.

 


MASQUERADE GALA
AND SILENT AUCTION

 

 

 

 

You are cordially invited to attend the
Haverford Township Free Library

Masquerade Gala and Silent Auction

Saturday, October 26, 2013
McCall Golf & Country Club
Highland Park, PA

Music by Ken Ulansey Ensemble

Open bar cocktails
 beginning at 6:30 pm,
followed by dinner and dancing
Cocktail attire, masks optional

For tickets & more details go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/gala

 


CASH BACK TO THE LIBRARY

Farm Fresh Family Card

Here's a way to get a discount at Swiss Farms and support the Library at the same time!  HTFL has teamed up with Swiss Farms to offer the Farm Fresh Family Card between now and March 31, 2014.  Stop by the circulation desk or see the Swiss Farms table at upcoming Library events to pick up your Farm Fresh Family Card.  Use your card at any Swiss Farms store  and get a 5% discount on your purchase of groceries and prepared meals.  Swiss Farms will then donate 3% back to the Library. It's a win-win!

Also, come celebrate Swiss farms 45th anniversary throughout the month of October with free stuff!  Visit every Monday in October to try samples of fresh, chef-prepared foods to be launched Oct 15. Also swing by before 10am for a free coffee every Monday in October.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Apps to Save You Time and $ at Work

Wednesday, October 9 -- 7:00 pm

If you were to go through the various places to get smart phone apps you would find that there are more than 1 billion to choose from.  Even if you have a specific need in mind, choosing the right app can be a challenge.   

Join Brian McGoff, former trustee, business owner and smart phone user as he highlights the top 10 free and low cost apps to improve productivity and work/life balance.

 

Celebrate Local Authors

Sunday, October 13 -- 2:00 pm

Did you know that we have many published authors right here in Haverford Township and surrounding municipalities?  Meet some of these writers at our Celebrate Local Authors event. Join us for book talks by authors J.N. Sadler, Fereshteh Sholevar, Jim Waltzer and Ray Greenblatt.  Their books will also be available for sale.

 
Come support our local authors!

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, October 14 -- 6:30 pm

We’re giving “book club” a new meaning!

Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of their choice from this month’s selection, The Dead Celebrity 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 The Dead Celebrity Cookbook, select a recipe, sign up, get a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

Evolution of the Blues

Sunday, October 20 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of music and history.  Joe Becton sings and plays traditional musical instruments as he takes participants on a walk through American history and music from Sy Gillat to John
Coltrane.  He traces styles of music developed by Africans in America and the collision of cultures that created the music we call gospel, jazz and blues.

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

This program has been sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania 
Humanities Council.   

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Wednesday, October 9

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future

7:00 pm -- Apps to Save You Time and $ at Work

Thursday, October 10

12:00 pm Monthly Book Share

Friday, October 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Sunday, October 13

2:00 pm -- Celebrate Local Authors

Monday, October 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Wednesday, October 16

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future

Friday, October 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

 

Upcoming Programs

**Red Cross Blood Drive - Thursday, October 24 --
1:00 - 6:00 pm

 

**Zombie Movie Night - Thursday, October 24 -- 7:30 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Caregiver's Craft Night Out - Giant Jack-o-Lanterns

Tuesday, October 15 -- 7:30 pm

Join Ms. Anny from the Children’s Room to create a Giant Jack-O-Lantern from felt. Choose to mount your jack-o-lantern on your wall with removable mounting strips or let your child enjoy it on the floor—they’ll be making jack-o-lantern faces over and over!

This program is for caregivers only, please leave the kiddos at home or plan to have someone with them in the Children's Room. The project we will be working on will be appropriate for toddlers and younger elementary school children to play with.

The Library will provide all the materials, but bring your own scissors  appropriate for cutting cloth if possible.

To help in planning, we ask that you register for this program, though walk-ins will be welcome.  To register, click here.

 

Piggy Bank Tales

Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26 -- 1:30 pm

Join Ms. Anny for Piggy Bank Tales! This is a financial literacy storytime for toddlers - we will be  learning about earning, spending, saving and sharing through stories, games, and crafts. This free, four-week program is for caregivers and their children, ages 3-5. 

Piggy Bank Tales has two goals - one for caregivers and one for children. For caregivers, this is an opportunity to help children's emergent literacy skills and foster an early and open dialog about financial matters. Children will learn about simple financial concepts that will give them a basis for more advanced understanding in the future. 

Participating families will receive free copies of many of the books we use throughout the program to add to their home libraries. 

Space is limited and registration for each family is required. One child who will attend must be between 3 and 5, but siblings are welcome to join us as well. Registration is for the full four-week series. To register, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, October 7

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

1:30 pm -- Fire Prevention Day for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 8

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, October 9

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 10

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kids Book Bingo

Monday, October 14

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

7:00 pm -- Caregivers' Craft Night Out: Giant Jack-o-Lanterns

Wednesday, October 16

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 17

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, October 18

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 

Upcoming Programs

**Piggy Bank Tales - Tuesdays in November -- 1:30 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Save the Date!

Teen Cookie Bake-Off

Wednesday, October 16 3:00 pm

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 7

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, October 9

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, October 10

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, October 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, October 16

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

3:00 pm -- Teen Cookie Bake-Off

Thursday, October 17

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 

 


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 both those who 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 2014.  As she is licensed to represent many companies such as:  AARP, Aetna, Mutual of Omaha, 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 Center, click here.

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

Your Support Makes a Difference!

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

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

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

 

   

 

September 22 - October 5

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

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

Hope to see you at the Library!

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HTFL'S 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

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

 

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

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

$5 a person or $15 a family

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

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


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Pennsylvania Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL ANNUAL BOOK SALE

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

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

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

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

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

 


HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT

Firsts and Notables

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

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

Monday, September 23 -- 7:00 pm

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

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

 

Parenting Film Series

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

 

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

 

Please stay for a community discussion after each film.

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

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

 

Explore Your Future

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, September 22

4:00 pm -- Chili Cook-Off

Monday, September 23

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

Tuesday, September 24

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

Wednesday, September 25

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future

Friday, September 27

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Tuesday, October 1

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

Wednesday, October 2

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future

Friday, October 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

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

 

Upcoming Programs

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

 

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

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Fall Programs for Homeschoolers 

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

Chess Club

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

Game Night

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

Creative Writing Club

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, September 23

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

6:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Game Night

Tuesday, September 24

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, September 25

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, September 26

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, September 30

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, October 1

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

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

Wednesday, October 2

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, October 3

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, October 5

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

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

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

Haverford Township Day:

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

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, September 23

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, September 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, September 26

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, September 30

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, October 2

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

Thursday, October 3

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Saturday, October 6

Haverford Township Day - Anime Table

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Wynnewood Whole Foods Market Recycling Event -FREE

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

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

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

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

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


ANNUAL APPEAL

Your Support Makes a Difference!

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

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

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

 

   

 

September 8 - 21

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

 

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

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

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

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


3rd ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

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

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

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

RSVP at www.haverfordlibrary.org/BusinessBreakfast.

 

Additional funding provided by our 2013 Library Sponsors: 

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


ANNUAL APPEAL

Your Support Makes a Difference!

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

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

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

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

 Book-a-Librarian

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

"> reference@haverfordlibrary.org.

 


HTFL'S 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

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

Enter your favorite chili or come to taste!

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

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

$5 a person or $15 a family

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

 

Calling All Cooks!

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

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

* Winners will be selected by people's choice

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

The New Healthcare Law

Wednesday, September 11 -- 6:30 pm

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

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

 

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

 

How to Start a Business

Tuesday, September 17 -- 7:00 pm

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

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

This program is free and open to the public.

 

Healthy You Series:  Caring for the Caregiver

Wednesday, September 18 -- 7:00 pm

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Monday, September 9

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Wednesday, September 11

7:30 am -- 3rd Annual Business Breakfast

6:30 pm -- The New Healthcare Law

Thursday, September 12

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, September 13

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Tuesday, September 17

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

Wednesday, September 18

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

Thursday, September 19

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, September 20

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

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

 

Upcoming Programs

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

 

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

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's programming resumes
Monday, September 9!

 

HTFLKids Fun

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

LEGO Club

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

 

Book Bingo

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

 

Reading Adventures

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

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, September 9

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, September 10

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, September 11

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, September 12

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Monday, September 16

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

Tuesday, September 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, September 18

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, September 19

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, September 20

10:15 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Fall Teen Programming

Anime every Monday

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

 

Game every Wednesday

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

Art every Thursday

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

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

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

 

ACE the SAT One Day Workshop

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

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

 

To download a sign-up form click here.

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

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

Proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, September 9

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, September 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, September 12

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Saturday, September 14

8:30 am -- ACE the SAT workshop

Monday, September 16

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, September 18

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, September 19

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Deadalus Education Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Music Festival

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

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

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

About the Haverford Music Festival

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

 

Haverford Township Adult School

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

 

Register  Now!

Familiar Favorites   and  Many  New  Courses

*Health and Fitness  *Sports    *Photography

*Cooking  and  Gardening Classes  *Crafts   

*Parenting  Film  Series    *Computer  Skills

 

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

Or call  610-446-8022 for a brochure.

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

 

   

 

August 25 - September 7

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

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

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

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

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

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


3rd ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

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

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

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

RSVP at www.haverfordlibrary.org/BusinessBreakfast.

 

Additional funding provided by our 2013 Library Sponsors: 

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


RESOURCES @ HTFL

ReferenceUSA

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

 


THANK YOU!

Library Night @ Oakmont National Pub

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

 


LABOR DAY AND FALL SCHEDULE

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

 

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

 


WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER?

Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark

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

Kathleen M.

Put your copy on hold.

 

Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

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

5 out of 5

Keegan, Reference Librarian at HTFL

Put your copy on hold.

 


HTFL'S 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

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

Enter your favorite chili or come to taste!

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

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

$5 a person or $15 a family

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

 

Calling All Cooks!

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

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

* Winners will be selected by people's choice

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Series: Open Mic Night - TONIGHT!

Friday, August 23 -- 7:30 pm

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

www.haverfordlibrary.org/soundsofsummer.

Bring your lawn chairs for an evening under the stars!

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

 

First Friday Flick - 42

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

starring Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Alan Tudyk

Warner Bros.; Directed by Brian Helgeland

Rated PG-13; 128 minutes; 2013 

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, August 23

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

Friday, August 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Friday, September 6

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick:  42

 

Upcoming Programs

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

 

**Business Breakfast - Wednesday, September 11

7:30 am

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's programming will resume
Monday, September 9

 

Storytime at the Library!

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

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

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

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

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

 

Reading Adventures

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programming on Break!

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

 

ACE the SAT One Day Workshop

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

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

 

To download a sign-up form click here.

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

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

Proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library.

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

iRadioPhilly.com

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

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

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

or call Tom directly at 610-804-5054.

 

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

 

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

 


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Adult School

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

 

Register  Now!

Familiar Favorites   and  Many  New  Courses

*Health and Fitness  *Sports    *Photography

*Cooking  and  Gardening Classes  *Crafts   

*Parenting  Film  Series    *Computer  Skills

 

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

Or call  610-446-8022 for a brochure.

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

Meet and Greet

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

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

 

Oakmont Farmers Market Fall Food Swap

Tuesday, September 10th
7 - 9 PM

Haverford Township Free Library Community Room

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

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

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

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

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

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