The HTFL Connection

November 30 - December 13

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

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

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

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

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

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

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


THE WINTER GIVE

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

 

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

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Author Visit: Elise Juska, Havertown Author of The Blessings

Sunday, December 7 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

For more information about The Blessings, click here.

 

 

 

Book Bites Luncheon

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

Come find out what your favorite librarians have been reading!

$5 donation includes lunch, beverages, and dessert.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, December 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, December 7

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

Monday, December 8

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

Thursday, December 11

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

Friday, December 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Teens in Action: Holiday Style

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

*Come Celebrate National Cookie Day!

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

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

Enjoy your creative treats while listening to a holiday story.

All school-age children are welcome.

This event will be held in the Community Room downstairs. 

 

*No Two Are Alike: Holiday Cardmaking

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

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

All school-age children are welcome.

This event will be held in the Community Room downstaris. 

 

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Let it Snow – Holiday Children’s Programs

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

Preschool Play Time

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

Holiday Music with MusicWorks

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

DJ Mix Up with a Holiday Twist

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

Frozen Sing-A-Long Movie

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

Make-and-Take Crafts

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

Winter Movies

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Wednesday, December 3

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

4:00 pm -- National Cookie Day!

Saturday, December 6

10:30 am -- Holiday Music with MusicWorks

Wednesday, December 10

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

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

Saturday, December 13

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

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 1

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 3

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Cookie Day

Friday, December 5

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, December 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

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

Friday, December 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Protection Bureau

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

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

Contact:  Marc Petrucelli, Sales Manager – 610.903.4921

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Historical Society
Annual Holiday House Tour

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

November 16 - 29

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

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

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

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

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

Click on the date to register:
Friday, November 14 -- 12:30 pm

Do you have all of your questions answered about Medicare?  Before Open Enrollment ends on December 7, come learn about one of the plan options in the Medicare Program: Independence Blue Cross.

Tina Garrity of Senior Advisors Group will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare Advantage. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2015.

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

Registration is not required but highly recommended.  

 

Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, November 16 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

Reading a Round: The Blessings

Tuesday, November 25 -- 7:00 pm

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

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

 

AND...DON'T MISS THIS!

Author Visit: Elise Juska, Havertown Author of The Blessings

Sunday, December 7 -- 2:00 pm

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

The Blessings was named:

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

A recent review commented about the story of The Blessings:

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, November 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, November 16

2:00 pm -- Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer

Thursday, November 20

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

Friday, November 21

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, November 25

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

Wednesday, November 26

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

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Regular Children’s Room programming on break beginning November 24

Special Holiday Programs coming in December!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Monday, November 17

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

Tuesday, November 18

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, November 19

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

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

Thursday, November 20

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, November 21

10:15 am -- On My Own

Wednesday, November 26

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

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 17

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, November 19

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, November 21

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, November 24

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

3:30 pm -- Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, November 26

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

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

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Elliot-Lewis Corporation

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

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Holiday Gift Market - Haverford Guild of Craftsmen

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

GIVE TODAY!  

Please help sustain the important work of HTFL by making a tax-deductible donation today!

Donations to the HTFL Annual Appeal are funds that contribute to the Library's day-to-day operations including purchasing materials and providing programming.  If you or your family have attended or enjoyed one of our programs we need your support to help continue them.  

THANK YOU!

 

   

 

November 2 - 15

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

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

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

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

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


FOCUS ON FUNDING

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

Grants

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

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

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

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

Thank you to all who support us!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

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

Sunday, November 2 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

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

 

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

 

Medicare Open Enrollment --  Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Click on the date to register for that program:
Wednesday, November 5 -- 6:30 pm
Friday, November 14 -- 12:30 pm

Do you have all of your questions answered about Medicare?  Before Open Enrollment ends on December 7, come learn about one of the plan options in the Medicare Program: Independence Blue Cross.

Tina Garrity of Senior Advisors Group will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare Advantage. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2015.

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

Registration is not required but highly recommended.  

 

Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer

Sunday, November 16 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, November 2

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

Wednesday, November 5

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

Friday, November 7

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Monday, November 10

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

Thursday, November 13

12:00 -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, November 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, November 16

2:00 pm -- Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer
 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Halloween Fun! - Kids Halloween Party

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

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

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume.

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

 

After School Crafts - Thanksgiving

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

Grades 1-4

Wednesdays @ 4 pm
Thanksgiving Crafts - November 12 & 19

Registration Required - To register click on the date above.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Friday, October 31

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

Monday, November 3

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

Tuesday, November 4

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Who Was Book Club

Wednesday, November 5

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, November 6

10:15 am -- Circle Time

12:00 pm -- Lunch with a Famous Artist

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, November 7

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, November 10

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, November 11

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Who Was Book Club

Wednesday, November 12

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- After School Crafts - Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 13

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, November 14

10:15 am -- On My Own

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 3

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

2:30 pm -- Pay it Forward

Wednesday, November 5

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, November 7

2:00 pm -- Teen Create

Monday, November 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, November 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Game

Friday, November 14

2:30 pm -- Teen Game

2:30 pm -- Teen Bake

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Holy Child Academy

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

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

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

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

     NOVEMBER   CLASSES

Open up a whole world of possibilities!

Tour the Italian Market

or, learn about the master of suspense himself:

Alfred Hitchcock!

Design bead jewelry;

learn some advanced features of Microsoft Word and Excel.

         

Register now on line 24/7

www.haverfordadultschool.org

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

GIVE TODAY!  

Please help sustain the important work of HTFL by making a tax-deductible donation today!

Donations to the HTFL Annual Appeal are funds that contribute to the Library's day-to-day operations including purchasing materials and providing programming.  If you or your family have attended or enjoyed one of our programs we need your support to help continue them.  

THANK YOU!

 

   

 

October 19 - November 1

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

This weekend we will celebrate the Library and community at our annual Gala and Silent Auction.   On behalf of the Haverford Township Free Library Board of Trustees, Staff, and Friends of HTFL, I congratulate the 2014 honorees.

Distinguished Literary Voice Award…Matt Phelan, local author, creator and illustrator of over 20 highly acclaimed and award winning books.

Outstanding Community Advocate…Tom Kelly, owner of iRadioPhilly.com, creator and partner of Kelly Music for Life Foundation, founder and chairman of the Haverford Township Music Festival, founder and chairman of the Haverford Spring Fest, Haverford Township Civic Council member and resident involved in the Haverford Township community.

Outstanding Community Partner…Haverford Township Farmers Market Association aka as the Oakmont Farmers Market.  The all volunteer organization brings locally farmed products to Haverford Township and provides educational opportunities including informational newsletters and adult-education courses as well as hands-on child and adult healthy-eating activities.

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

We to Three: Financial Planning for Parents of Young Children

Saturday, October 18 -- 2:00 pm

The addition of a child to the mix of life has lasting impacts on your money.   Join us as Thrivent Financial Advisor Michael Ghelardi leads a discussion on wise family financial planning and how decisions today can affect your child’s future. Topics covered will include life insurance, college planning, budgeting, smart uses of debt, and much more.  Get the answers you need to the questions you always wanted to ask a professional financial strategist.

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

 

Joyce's Cafe: Instagram

Thursday, October 23 -- 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join the curious as we explore some of the fun things available on the Internet!

This month find out about Instagram.  Instagram is a fast, beautiful, and fun way to share your pictures and videos with friends and family.  Learn how to take pictures using filters, edit them, and share them.

This is a hands-on class using library computers and is open to beginners.

Students who do not have an Instagram account and would like help setting one up before class should arrive at 10:00 am. 

Students who already have an Instagram account should arrive at 10:30 am when class officially begins.   

Registration is not required.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment --  Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Three times to choose from - click on the date to register for that program:
Friday, October 24 -- 12:30 pm
Wednesday, November 5 -- 6:30 pm
Friday, November 14 -- 12:30 pm

Do you have all of your questions answered about Medicare?  Before Open Enrollment ends on December 7, come learn about one of the plan options in the Medicare Program: Independence Blue Cross.

Tina Garrity of Senior Advisors Group will give a presentation on Blue Cross Medicare Advantage. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2015.

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

Registration is not required but highly recommended.  

 

Leonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist

Sunday, November 2 -- 2:00 pm

For half a century, beginning in the 1940s, Leonard Bernstein was one of the most charismatic presence on the American arts scene. This presentation is a portal to understanding one of America's most colossal, but enigmatic musicians. Karl Middleman, of the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, gives a conductor's perspective on what made Leonard Bernstein great. He also explores Bernstein's engagement with social issues and talks about Bernstein's time in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute of Music. Video and audio recordings, as well as piano demonstrations, bring Bernstein's story to life.

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, October 18

2:00 pm -- We to Three: Financial Planning for Parents of Young Children

6:30 pm -- Masquerade Gala & Silent Auction - Llanerch Country Club

Thursday, October 23

10:30 am -- Joyce's Cafe: Instagram

Friday, October 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Tuesday, October 28

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: All Light We Cannot See

Friday, October 31

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, November 2

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

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Space Still Available for HTFL Kids Afterschool Programs!

Who Was Book Club

Kids who are reading the Who Was series of biographies, this is the place for you!  Explore a different historical figure each week through read-alouds and activities.

Grades 2-5

Tuesdays @ 4 pm, Oct. 21, 28, and Nov. 4, 11

Registration required - To register click here.

 

After School Crafts

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

Grades 1-4

Wednesdays @ 4 pm
Halloween Crafts - October 22 & 29
Thanksgiving Crafts - November 12 & 19

Registration Required - To register click on the date above.

 

Halloween Fun! - Kids Halloween Party

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

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

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, October 18

2:00 pm -- We to Three: Financial Planning for Parents of Young Children

Monday, October 20

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

Tuesday, October 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Who Was Book Club

Wednesday, October 22

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- After School Crafts - Halloween Crafts

Thursday, October 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, October 24

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, October 27

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

Tuesday, October 28

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Who Was Book Club

Wednesday, October 29

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

4:00 pm -- After School Crafts - Halloween Crafts

Thursday, October 30

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, October 31

10:15 am -- On My Own

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

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 20

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 22

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Friday, October 24

2:00 pm -- Teen Create

Monday, October 27

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 29

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Friday, October 31

12:30 - 2:30 pm -- Teens host Kid's Halloween Party!

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Kettle

Kettle is a  family oriented, neighborhood cafe that serves great food that makes our guests feel good. Kettle serves a variety of breakfast items from Stuffed French Toast to a Breakfast Burrito that will make you come back for more. For lunch they have soups, sandwiches and salads that feature classics you will know and love, to exciting new dishes that will include fresh, local ingredients and innovative recipes which will showcase the inspiration and creativity of the kitchen.  In addition to the fixed menu, Kettle also features daily blackboard specials. These dishes will include seasonal dishes, chef specials, or quite simply…meals which sounded too good not to make. Kettle is closed on Mondays but they are open from 6 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Friday and from 7 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. They are located right on the corner of Darby Rd. and Brookline Blvd. so make sure you come to see them soon!

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

     NOVEMBER   CLASSES

Open up a whole world of possibilities!

Tour the Italian Market

or, learn about the master of suspense himself:

Alfred Hitchcock!

Design bead jewelry;

learn some advanced features of Microsoft Word and Excel or

  rules for Internet  safety with home computers.

         

Register now on line 24/7

www.haverfordadultschool.org

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

GIVE TODAY!  

Please help sustain the important work of HTFL by making a tax-deductible donation today!

Donations to the HTFL Annual Appeal are funds that contribute to the Library's day-to-day operations including purchasing materials and providing programming.  If you or your family have attended or enjoyed one of our programs we need your support to help continue them.  

THANK YOU!

 

   

 

October 5 - 18

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

I had the opportunity to attend the Pennsylvania Library Association conference in Lancaster earlier this week and can tell you that libraries continue to be at the forefront of education for every age. 

The PA Forward movement in libraries continues to empower communities through the literacy initiatives.  HTFL addresses these five literacies each and every day through materials, technology and programs.  Take advantage of all that we have to offer YOU!

Thank you to all of the Commissioners of the Township of Haverford for committing funds to renovate or relocate the Library (yet to be determined, but not at Darby and Manoa Roads with the Police and Township Building). 

On behalf of the Staff and Board of Trustees of HTFL, I wish all of our Jewish friends L’Shanah Tovah and to have an easy fast. 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


YOU ARE INVITED!

Masquerade Gala &
Silent Auction


Saturday, October 18 6:30 pm

Llanerch Country Club

Music by Sugarfoot

Open bar cocktails beginning at 6:30 pm followed by dinner and dancing.

 

 

A Silent Auction will be held by the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library to benefit the Homebound program at HTFL, H.O.M.Express.

Cocktail attire, masks optional

2014 Honorees:  

Tom Kelly--Outstanding Community Advocate; 

Matt Phelan--Distinguished Literary Voice;

Haverford Township Farmers Market Association (Oakmont Farmers Market)--Outstanding Community Partner

 

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

 


BOOK DONATIONS

Now that the Friends of HTFL Book Sale is over, the Library has now resumed taking book donations.

The library greatly appreciates book donations and other items of value.  Donated items are evaluated according to the same criteria as purchased materials, and are only accepted with the explicit understanding that they may be retained, discarded and used at the discretion of library staff and the Friends of the Library.

Criteria for acceptance of book donations:

  • Items must be in good condition (i.e. books must have covers, no underlining, no musty/dirty items).
  • Items must be suitable for the collection.
  • Items must be given without condition.

Types of Donations Accepted

  • Bestsellers
  • Classics
  • Paperback books, both fiction and non-fiction
  • Hardcover books, both fiction and non-fiction
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Books on CD

Types of Donations NOT Accepted

  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reference sets
  • VHS
  • Cassette tapes
  • Books in poor condition (e.g. missing pages, yellowed, musty, water damaged, moldy, insect-infested, marked/underlined)
  • Textbooks
  • Periodicals
  • Outdated informational books (e.g. old computer books)

While we appreciate your donations, materials should not be left outside the library or placed in the book drop.  Please bring all donations into the library to the reference desk.  

The donor will receive a written acknowledgment of the gift. If the donor wishes to receive such an acknowledgment and is unable to wait for a receipt, she/he should leave her/his name, address and number of books donated. Library staff will not appraise the books or indicate a value in the acknowledgment letter.

Please contact the library in person, by phone at 610-446-3082, or by email at library@haverfordlibrary.org

if you have questions about items you are considering donating to the library and if you have more than one bag or box of books to donate.

 


PARENTING SERIES

What About the Boys?:  Raising Happy, Healthy & Independent Sons in 2014

WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WELCOME!

Wednesday, October 8 -- 7:00 pm
Haverford Middle School Auditorium
(1701 Darby Road)

Join this discussion about boys and the challenges they face growing up in today’s world.  Learn strategies to help your sons thrive in school, be a good friend, and develop resilience to handle life’s bumps.  This program is for all parents/caregivers (and other adults who impact the lives of boys) who care about the development of boys and want better ways to support not just their physical, but also personal growth.

Presenter and Discussion Facilitator, Dr. Robert Zeitlin, Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist, and Haverford Twp.  parent.

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

The program is #301 in the HTAS Fall Course Catalog.

 

This program is made possible through a partnership between the Haverford Township Free Library, the Haverford Township Adult School, the School District of Haverford Township, and the Haverford Area YMCA.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

First Friday Flick: The Queen

Friday, October 3 -- 7:00 pm
Join us for the First Friday Flick in the community room on the lower level.  Popcorn served-feel free to bring dinner, snack, beverage and enjoy a movie!  This month's feature, in case you missed it, is The Queen, starring Helen Mirren.  After the death of Princess Diana, HM Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

 

Rock 'n' Roll: The British Invasion

Mondays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 -- 6:30 pm

In 1964 America was overwhelmed by a musical assault that started in the UK -- and they were using the weapons we gave them: the blues, R & B, rock 'n' roll, country-western etc.  This course will explore how this phenomenon came about, discuss the artists who made it happen, the American response and how this event revolutionized the world of music in western society.

Instructor: Gene Terruso, History of Rock Music teacher, University of the Arts

Registration fee $57.  To register and pay, go to www.haverfordadultschool.org.  The program is #422 in the Fall Course Catalog.

This program is hosted by the Haverford Township Free Library and the Haverford Township Adult School.

 

Poor Posture: The Clue to Your Back Pain?

Saturday, October 11 -- 2:00 pm

Is your posture causing lower back pain?  Lower back pain is the #1 musculoskeletal complaint to a doctor's office, so why don't doctors know how to deal with this pandemic problem? 

Find out how you can take simple steps to better health with local Havertown physician Dr. Paul Roscioli. 

Each participant will receive a voucher for a free computerized posture analysis, just for attending.

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

 

Fact, Fiction, & Myth: Understanding Care at Home

Tuesday, October 14 -- 7:00 pm

This program will provide seniors and their families with a better understanding of the services offered by a homecare agency and the proper steps to take to arrange care at home.  Topics will include:

  • How to assess a loved one’s need for care at home;
  • How to engage in a homecare service; and
  • How to ask the right questions to find the best caregiver for your loved one

Bill Velazquez and Colleen Moran of Dunwoody Homecare will present the program and be available for your questions!

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

 

We to Three: Finacial Planning for Parents of Young Children

Satruday, October 18 -- 2:00 pm

The addition of a child to the mix of life has lasting impacts on your money.   Join us as Thrivent Financial Advisor Michael Ghelardi leads a discussion on wise family financial planning and how decisions today can affect your child’s future. Topics covered will include: life insurance, college planning, budgeting, smart uses of debt, and much more.  Get the answers you need to the questions you always wanted to ask a professional financial strategist.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, October 3

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: The Queen

Sunday, October 5

2:00 pm -- Food in Jars: Canning Workshop - Pickling (Registration Required)

Monday, October 6

6:30 pm -- Rock 'n' Roll: The British Invasion  (Registration Required)

Wednesday, October 8

7:00 pm -- What About the Boys? Raising Happy, Healthy & Independent Boys in 2014-Haverford Middle School Auditorium (WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WELCOME)

Thursday, October 9

12:00 -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, October 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, October 11

2:00 pm -- Poor Posture: The Clue to your Back Pain?

Monday, October 13

6:30 pm -- Rock 'n' Roll: The British Invasion (Registration Required)

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Ina Garten's, Barefoot in Paris

Tuesday, October 14

7:00 pm -- Fact, Fiction, & Myth: Understanding Care at Home

Thursday, October 16

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, October 17

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, October 18

2:00 pm -- We to Three: Financial Planning for Parents of Young Children

6:30 pm -- Masquerade Gala and Silent Auction-Llanerch Country Club

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Meet the Author: Ben Hatke

Thursday, October 9 -- 4:00 pm

Calling all fans of JULIA’S HOME FOR LOST CREATURES and ZITA THE SPACE GIRL!

Join us to meet Ben Hatke right here in the Children’s Room at HTFL. Ben will talk to us about his books, answer questions from the audience, and even sign books!

Children’s Book World will be here selling copies of Ben’s books.

This program is free and open to the public, no registration is required!

 

HTFLKids Fun

Programs beginning in October

Elementary schoolers are in for lots of fun this fall!

Who Was Book Club

Kids who are reading the Who Was series of biographies, this is the place for you!  Explore a different historical figure each week through read-alouds and activities.

Grades 2-5

Tuesdays @ 4 pm, Oct. 21, 28, and Nov. 4, 11

Registration required - To register click here.

 

After School Crafts

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

Grades 1-4

Wednesdays @ 4 pm
Halloween Crafts - October 22 & 29
Thanksgiving Crafts - November 12 & 19

Registration Required - To register click on the date above.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, October 6

10:15 am -- Fire Prevention Week Storytime

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Fire Prevention Week Program

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

Tuesday, October 7

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Fun with Food  (Registration Required)

Wednesday, October 8

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

7:00 pm -- What About the Boys?: Raising Happy, Healthy & Independent Sons in 2014 - Haverford Middle School Auditorium  (WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WELCOME)

Thursday, October 9

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Meet the Author: Ben Hatke

Friday, October 10

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, October 13

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, October 14

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, October 15

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Thursday, October 16

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, October 17

10:15 am -- On My Own

Saturday, October 18

2:00 pm -- We to Three: Financial Planning for Parents of Young Children

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 6

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Friday, October 10

2:00 pm -- Teen Create

Monday, October 13

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Friday, October 17

2:00 pm -- Teen Create

 


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 2015.  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 Sponsorship Program, click here.

 

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

GIVE TODAY!  

Please help sustain the important work of HTFL by making a tax-deductible donation today!

Donations to the HTFL Annual Appeal are funds that contribute to the Library's day-to-day operations including purchasing materials and providing programming.  If you or your family have attended or enjoyed one of our programs we need your support to help continue them.  

THANK YOU!