The HTFL Connection

January 10 - 23

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:

Happy New Year!  As we begin 2016, I wish health, happiness, good fortune and many blessings to you and your family and friends.  

The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) has begun our 2016 Annual Appeal.  Our theme is “Let Your Imagination Run Wild.”  At HTFL we want you to explore your imagination and learn at every age because education is a lifelong journey.  Let us inspire you!  With such a variety of library materials available, fantastic programs to attend, technology to explore (public internet computers, WiFi, eReaders and more), and museum passes for borrowing, you will find HTFL at the helm for innovation!  It takes money to make all of this happen.  Please DONATE TODAY to help us make imagination, education and inspiration a part of your life.  

As always, I thank you for your support.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Christine D. Faris, Director​

 


ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA @ HTFL

Join HTFL in welcoming One Book, One Philadelphia to Haverford Township!

The One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee chose
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier as its 2016 selection and the author is coming to Havertown.  Don't miss this opportunity! 

Charles Frazier Discusses
Cold Mountain

Wednesday, February 3 — 9:15 am

All are welcome.  Registration is required. To register, click here.
Haverford High School
200 Mill Road, Havertown, PA

 

Book Signing and Reception

Wednesday, February 3 — 11:00 am

Haverford Township Free Library  
 

Meet the Author Luncheon

Wednesday, February 3 — 12:30 pm

Luncheon hosted by the Library.  Tickets  go on sale January 11, are $15 and can be purchased online or at the Front Desk.

Haverford Township Free Library
 

For more information, register for programs or purchase tickets, go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/onebook
 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Color Me Calm

Tuesday, January 19 -- 7:00 pm

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

Open to ages 14 and up.  Light snacks provided or feel free to bring your own.

 

Business Development Series: Dynamic Communication - Make it Work for Your Business

Wednesday, January 20 -- 7:00 pm
Effective communication skills are vital to just about every operational component of a business. Within your business, communication is taking place continually and at many levels.  When organizational communication is effective, total engagement with the mission follows.  During this one hour interactive workshop you will learn about:

  • The four elements of communication;
  • How to deliver messages in a powerful way;
  • Strategies for communicating difficult messages and creating winning conversations;
  • Strategies for effective public speaking;
  • How to communicate your unique message.

And...strategies for application to your specific business/organizational situation.

Registration is required.  To register, click here.

This program will be led by Sharlene Goldfischer, certified professional coach with over 35 years of experience specializing in leadership development, and member, board of directors, Philadelphia Chapter, International Coach Federation.

 

Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia

Sunday, January 24 -- 2:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and trivia.  See how your Downton Abbey knowledge stacks up against other lovers of the series!

Bring your own tea cup or one will be provided.

Tickets go on sale January 5, are $10 and can be purchased at the Front Desk or online. To pay online go to:   haverfordlibrary.org/Tea

 

Career Management Series

It’s a new year and a new you!  Kick off 2016 with new career development practices you can implement immediately.  Nicole Pica, Career Strategy Advisor & Founder of
Reinvent U will conduct two career workshops:

 

Reinvent your Career Transition

Tuesday, January 26—7:00 pm
Is your job no longer serving you or providing you with the challenges you desire?  Perhaps you straight up can’t stand it anymore, but you’re afraid to make a move and don’t know where to start.  If you’re thinking of making a  career transition this workshop is for you!  Before you begin the search, discover what you’ll need to make a successful transition. 

Reinvent your Job Search

Tuesday, February 9 — 7:00 pm
Many people think that one of the best job search strategies is to apply for as many positions as you can as quickly as you can.  Find out why this is actually one of the worst things you can do and learn about the non-traditional ways of job searching

Registration required.  To register click on the title of the desired program.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, January 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Rikki and the Flash

Monday, January 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Martha Stewart's Appetizers

Thursday, January 14

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, January 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, January 19

7:00 pm -- Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring

Wednesday, January 20

7:00 pm -- Business Development Series: Dynamic Communication - Make it Work for Your Business - Registration Required

Thursday, January 21

11: 00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, January 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, January 24

2:00 pm -- Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia - Registration Required

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

HTFLKids – Winter 2016 Programs

January 11 – March 18, 2016

LEGO® Club

Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations. -- Registration required. To register, click on the desired session.

Session I: Mondays @ 4pm, Jan. 11, 18, 25, and Feb 1

Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Feb 25, March 3 and 10

 

Cupcake Diaries Club

Grades 1-5
Can’t get enough of The Cupcake Diaries Series?  Come join Ms. Shannon where we’ll share our mutual love for the books and enjoy some cupcake related activities. Registration required.  To register, click here.

Tuesdays @ 4pm, January 12 & 19

 

Mad Scientist Club

Grades 2-5
Are you crazy about science? Join Ms. Claudine and create hands on experiments using polymers, magnets, chemical reactions and wind power. Registration Required.  To register, click here.

Tuesdays @ 4pm, February 2, 9, 16 & 23

 

Shooting Marbles

Ages 7 -13
Learn how to lag, shoot and knuckle down from the reigning Marbles Tournament Champion!  Registration required.  To register, click here.

Thursdays @ 4pm, February 4 & 11

 

PAWS for Reading

Grades K-5
Practice your reading to the best listener – a dog!  Therapy dogs will come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.  Registration Required.  To register, click here.

2nd Wednesday of the month @ 7 pm, January 13, February 10, March 9.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, January 11

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

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

Tuesday, January 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Cupcake Diaries Book Club - Registration Required

Wednesday, January 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- Reading Olympics Club - Registration Required

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

Thursday, January 14

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, January 15

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, January 18

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

11:30 am -- Crazy Craft Day

3:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

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

Tuesday, January 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Cupcake Diaries Book Club - Registration Required

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, January 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, January 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Friday, January 22

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Monday, January 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, January 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, January 15

11:00 am -- Teen Gaming

Wednesday, January 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, January 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Radomile Academy of Dance

​Radomile Academy of Dance was established in 1981 by Linda Radomile, former member of The Brandywine Ballet Company.  The school offers a family-oriented, not-competitive studio that provides the highest quality of training in Classical Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop.  The school is proud of its highly credentialed, experienced faculty who are specialists in their dance genres.

The school offers 44 weekly classes for ages 3 through pre-professional.  The auditioned Ballet and Jazz Companies provide performance opportunities for the most serious students.  Many classes are also available for recreational dancers. 
 

For further information:radomileacademyofdance@comcast.net
The studio is located at 564-566 Brookline Blvd, Havertown, PA 19083.
 

Radomile Academy of Dance is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  To find out more about Library Sponsorship, click here.

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

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

Education is a Voyage.

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

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

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

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

 

 

   

 

December 27 - January 9

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:

From all of us at The Haverford Township Free Library, we hope that you have a peaceful and joyful holiday season.

Just a reminder that we have begun our 2016 Annual Appeal.  Your contribution helps us to provide the materials, programs and services you count on.  Please remember the Library in your End-of-Year Giving.  Click here for additional information and to donate. 

Thank you for your support!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

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

Education is a Voyage.

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

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

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

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

Please remember the Library in your end-of-year Giving.

Thank You for Your Support!

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

Dates the Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday:

Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 25

 

Dates the Library will be closed for the
New Year's holiday:

Thursday, December 31

Friday, January 1

 

Happy Holidays from HTFL!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

First Friday Flick: Rikki and the Flash

Friday, January 8 -- 7:00 pm
(Moved to 2nd Friday because of New Year's Holiday)

Join us for a movie and popcorn! This months's movie is: Rikki and the Flash (2015).  In this unconventional yet heartwarming family drama, an aging rocker (Meryl Streep) returns home to her estranged family after years on the road following her dreams, and must face the music as she tries to make things right with her loved ones.

Rated PG-13, Runtime 101 minutes 

 

Downton Abbey Tea and Trivia

Sunday, January 24 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and trivia.  See how your Downton Abbey knowledge stacks up against other lovers of the series!

Bring your own tea cup or one will be provided.

Tickets go on sale January 5, are $10 and can be purchased at the Front Desk or online.

To pay online go to:   haverfordlibrary.org/Tea

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, December 24

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Thursday, December 31

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

Friday, January 1

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

Tuesday, January 5

Tickets for the Downton Abbey Tea go on sale at the front desk!

Friday, January 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick:  Rikki and the Flash

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​Let It Snow!

Holiday Children's Programs

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

 

HTFLKids – Winter 2016 Programs

January 11 – March 18, 2016

LEGO® Club

Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations. -- Registration required. To register, click on the desired session.

Session I: Mondays @ 4pm, Jan. 11, 18, 25, and Feb 1

Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Feb 25, March 3 and 10

Cupcake Diaries Club

Grades 1-5
Can’t get enough of The Cupcake Diaries Series?  Come join Ms. Shannon where we’ll share our mutual love for the books and enjoy some cupcake related activities. Registration required.  To register, click here.

Tuesdays @ 4pm, January 12 & 19

Mad Scientist Club

Grades 2-5
Are you crazy about science? Join Ms. Claudine and create hands on experiments using polymers, magnets, chemical reactions and wind power. Registration Required.  To register, click here.

Tuesdays @ 4pm, February 2, 9, 16 & 23

Shooting Marbles

Ages 7 -13
Learn how to lag, shoot and knuckle down from the reigning Marbles Tournament Champion!  Registration required.  To register, click here.

Thursdays @ 4pm, February 4 & 11

PAWS for Reading

Grades K-5
Practice your reading to the best listener – a dog!  Therapy dogs will come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.  Registration Required.  To register, click here.

2nd Wednesday of the month @ 7 pm, Jan 13, Feb 10, March 9.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Thursday, December 24

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Monday, December 28

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Monday, December 29

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Monday, December 30

11:00 am -- Winter Movies

Thursday, December 31

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

Friday, January 1

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programming will be on break the week of December 28 and will return on Monday, January 4!

Thursday, December 24

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Thursday, December 31

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

Friday, January 1

Closed for the New Year's Holiday

 


 

 

 

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

 

 

   

 

December 13 - 26

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:

To all of our Jewish friends- the Staff, Board of Trustees and I wish you a Happy Hanukkah as you celebrate the Festival of Lights with your family, friends and neighbors.  Peace and happiness always!

As you prepare for all of the holidays we will celebrate this month, please remember those less fortunate.  Whether it is a food drive, Toys for Tots, or local churches and charities, giving is a part of the season.  The Haverford Township Free Library has begun its 2016 Annual Appeal.  Your contribution helps us to provide the materials, programs and services you can count on.  Please click here for additional information and to donate.  Thank you for giving!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


2016 ANNUAL APPEAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagination Fuels Innovation.

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

Education is a Voyage.

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

Inspiration is a Community Affair.

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

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

Thank You for Your Support!

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

Dates the Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday:

Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 25

 

Dates the Library will be closed for the
New Years holiday:

Thursday, December 31

Friday, January 1

 

Happy Holidays from HTFL!


WAYS TO GIVE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

The Haverford Township Free Library is a collection site for the following charities:

Local Food Banks

Non-perishable food items are collected all year in the Library foyer. The need is great.

Toys for Tots

Accepts new, unwrapped toys. Collection bin is on the first floor to the left of the circulation desk.
Noon on Wednesday,
December 16th
is the last time you can drop off items.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Cookbook Club

Monday, December 14 -- 6:30 pm

Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook.  Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, Handmade Gifts From the Kitchen: More than 100 culinary inspired presents to make and bake, and bring it to the Club to share. The Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month.  Stop by the Reference Desk to browse this month’s selection, Handmade Gifts, select a recipe and sign up for the Club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!   

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, December 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, December 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen

Tuesday, December 15

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round:  The Luckiest Girl Alive

Friday, December 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Thursday, December 24

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

 


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! 

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​

Saturday, December 12

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

Monday, December 14

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Tuesday, December 15

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

7:00 pm -- Holiday Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, December 16

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

10:00 am - 12:00 noon -- Preschool Play Time

4:00 pm -- Holiday Crafts - Registration required

Thursday, December 17

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Friday, December 18

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Saturday, December 19

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Sunday, December 20

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Monday, December 21

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Tuesday, December 22

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 23

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

10:00 am - 12:00 noon -- Preschool Play Time

Thursday, December 24

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

Saturday, December 26

All Day - Make and Take Crafts

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Nightmare Before Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 23 -- 2:30 pm

Open to grades 6th - 12th 

Come join us after school and start your winter break with a showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas! There will be festive music, crafts, and food to enjoy. Prizes will be awarded to those with theme related costumes. 

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 14

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 16

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

Friday, December 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, December 21

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 23

2:30 pm -- Nightmare Before Christmas Party

Thursday, December 24

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 25

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday

 


 

 

 

Every Gift Counts.

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

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

 

 

   

 

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

 

 

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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!