The HTFL Connection

October 4 - 17

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
HOURS

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

Sunday

1-5PM

 

 

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:

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

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

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

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

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


PARENTING PROGRAM

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

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

Walk-ins Welcome!

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

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

www.haverfordadultschool.org

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

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

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


A WEEKEND AT TADDEO'S

Library Fundraiser

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

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

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

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

Click here to download a flyer.

 


BOOK SALE - FRIENDS OF HTFL

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

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

Sunday, October 4 (Extended-LAST DAY)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All books $6 a bag

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

Career Management Series

10 Easy Steps to Resuscitate Your Resume

Monday, October 5 -- 6:30 pm

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

One on One Counseling Sessions

Monday, October 12 -- 6:30 pm

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

 

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

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

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

 

Jazz Cafe

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

Join us for an evening of jazz!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, October 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch

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

Saturday, October 3

Haverford Township Day!

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

Sunday, October 4

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

Monday, October 5

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

Tuesday, October 6

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

Thursday, October 8

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, October 9

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

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, October 10

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

Sunday, October 11

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

Monday, October 12

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

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

Tuesday, October 13

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

Thursday, October 15

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, October 16

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​Teddy Bear Day

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

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

Blog Buddies

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, October 5

10:15 am -- Fire Prevention Week Storytime

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

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, October 6

10:15 am -- Circle Time

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

Wednesday, October 7

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Homeschoolers Fire Prevention Week Program

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

Thursday, October 8

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, October 9

10:15 am -- On My Own

Monday, October 12

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, October 13

10:15 am -- Circle Time

​Wednesday, October 14

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

11:00 am -- Teddy Bear Day!

4:00 pm -- Blog Buddies - Registration Required

Thursday, October 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, October 16

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

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

Saturday, October 10 -- 10:30 am 

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

The program is free, but registration is required.

To register, click here.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, October 5

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 7

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, October 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, October 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, October 14

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, October 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SUPPORT HTFL TODAY!

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

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

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

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

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

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

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

September 20 - October 3

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:

The 2015 Business Breakfast was a success thanks to sponsors Brandywine Senior Living and iRadioPhilly.com.  Seventy business owners joined us to learn about how the Library can help you connect, share and grow.  Stop by the Reference Department to learn more, and come and join us at HTFL when we offer a career management series of workshops.  Thank you to all who participated!

This Sunday take the afternoon off from cooking, bring the family and have fun at our Annual Chili Cook-Off.  We'll have great chili and live music.  Information below.

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


PARENTING PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

www.haverfordadultschool.org

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

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

 


BOOK SALE - FRIENDS OF HTFL

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

  • Friday, September 25th --6:00 - 9:00 pm -- Preview night for Friends members only (non-members may join at the door)
  • Saturday, September 26th -- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 27th --1:00 - 5:00 pm -- All books $6 a bag (bags available!)
  • Saturday, October 3 -- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- All books $6 a bag

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, September 20 -- 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Enter your favorite chili or come to taste!

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

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

$10 a person or $25 a family. Buy your tickets at the door the day of the event. 

The Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by Brandywine Senior Living, The Friends of HTFL, and Kelly Music for Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Management Series

Explore the next leg of your journey and uncover the steps of your career path. Join Julie Isaacson, LCSW and Certified Career Coach, and Louise Polis, owner of Career Pro Resume Center and Career Transition Strategist, in a series of two workshops dedicated to creating your own personal career map and fine-tuning your job search marketing tools.

Release the Career Break (Brake) and Put Your Job Search into High Gear

Monday, September 28 -- 6:30 pm

Explore strategies to attain skills needed for a successful comeback, create short and long-term goals and learn more about which resume best suits your experience. To register, click here.

10 Easy Steps to Resuscitate Your Resume

Monday, October -- 6:30 pm

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

One on One Counseling Sessions

Monday, October 12 -- 6:30 pm

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, September 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch

Sunday, September 20

4:00 - 6:30 pm -- Chili Cook-Off

Monday, September 21

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: Eating Cuban - Location Change: Community Recreation and Environmental Center (CREC) at the Haverford Reserve

Tuesday, September 22

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: Grandma Gatewood's Walk

Thursday, September 24

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, September 25

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

6:00 - 9:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale - Preview - Open to Friends' members only (Friends memberships can be purchased at the door)

Saturday, September 26

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

Sunday, September 26

1:00 - 5:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale

Monday, September 28

6:30 pm -- Career Management Series: Release the Career Break (Brake) and Put Your Job Search into High Gear - Registration Required

Friday, October 2

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, October 3

Haverford Township Day

10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Book Sale - All Books $6 a bag.

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

HTFL Kids

Fairies Book Club

Grades K-5
Can’t get enough of the Rainbow Fairies books by Daisy Meadows? Join us as we create ways to attract fairies to your very own fairy garden.
Thursdays @ 4pm, October 1 & 8.  Registration required, to register click here.

 

Blog Buddies

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs​

Monday, September 21

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, September 22

10:15 am -- Dr. Allie the Alligator

4:00 pm -- Minecraft in Real Life - Registration Required

Wednesday, September 23

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

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

Thursday, September 24

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, September 28

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, September 29

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Minecraft in Real Life

​Wednesday, September 30

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

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

Thursday, October 1

10:15 am -- Circle Time

11:00 am -- Homeschooler's Meet a Famous Artist

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

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

Friday, October 2

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

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

Saturday, October 10 -- 10:30 am 

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

The program is free, but registration is required.

To register, click here.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, September 21

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Monday, September 28

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, September 30

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, October 2

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

M&T Bank

M&T Bank is considered one of the country's most highly regarded regional banks. You’ll find M&T Bank to be a reliable bank that’s committed to the communities we serve, and a responsive bank that cares about what’s important to you, your family and your business.

Our mission is to be the best company our employees ever work for, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. One of our core beliefs is that the well-being of the bank is dependent upon the well-being of the communities we serve.

M&T offers a wide array of financial solutions for your personal, business and commercial banking needs, designed to accommodate the way you bank today, while helping you build financial security for the future.

For your convenience, M&T offers web banking at www.mtb.com, as well as telephone and mobile banking. Please stop by one of our local offices.  To find an office near you, click here or call 800-724-2440.

M&T Bank is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Library.  To find out more about our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


SUPPORT HTFL TODAY!

Annual Fund

In 2014 through community support we:

  • Added 11,500 new items to our collection,

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

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

  • Answered over 50,000 reference questions,

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

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

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

September 6 - 19

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

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:

End of Summer.  Back to School.  Vacations over and feeling a little sad?  Let’s put a positive spin on Labor Day!  Hot and humid summer days are waning but the beautiful fall season is approaching with lovely colors, fun fall events in Haverford Township and beyond.  Kids are renewing or making new school friends after a long summer and fall sports will soon begin.  How about a day trip to keep the vacation spirit going?  HTFL has great travel brochures to destinations not too far away.  Come to the Library for some good reading, programs and other opportunities and enjoy the new season with us.

Haverford Township is a buzz of activity the next couple of months-the Haverford Music Festival on September 12; HTFL Business Breakfast, September 16; HTFL Chili Cook-Off, September 20; Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library Book Sale, September 25, 26, 26 and October 3; Haverford Township Day, October 3; HTFL Great Gatsby Gala on November 14.  Exciting times and events in a great township!

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8.

 

 


BACK TO REGULAR HOURS

Beginning Sunday, September 13 we will return to regular Sunday hours.  We will be open from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

 


5TH ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

You are cordially invited to our 5th Annual Business Breakfast brought to you by... 

Brandywine Senior Living and iradiophilly.com

 

To register, click here.

 


CALLING ALL COOKS!

3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, September 20 -- 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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 Overall Chili
  • Best Vegetarian/Vegan Chili
  • Spiciest Chili
  • Most Unique Chili

**Winners will be selected by people’s choice

Enter Today! Click here to download an entry form.

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

The Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by Brandywine Senior Living, The Friends of HTFL, and Kelly Music for Life.

 

 

 

 

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Quizzo Night

Thursday, September 17  -- 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 directly to the Friends of Haverford Township Free Library to support the Library'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.

Come support the Friends who support the Library!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS​

​First Friday Flick: Five Flights Up - TONIGHT!

Friday, September 4 -- 7:00 pm

First Friday Flick is Back!  This month's movie is:

5 Flights Up (2015) A husband (Morgan Freeman) and wife (Diane Keaton) spend a hectic weekend pondering the sale of the apartment they've shared for more than 40 years. 

PG-13, 1 hr. 32 min.

Popcorn will be served!

 

Zentangle Workshop​

Sunday, September 13 -- 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful abstract works of art by drawing easy-to-learn patterns.  This art form is done simply with pen strokes.  No special skills necessary.  Endless possibilities!

This limited space workshop is for ages 14 and up. Registration required.  To register, click here or call 610-446-3082 ext. 216. 

For more information about Zentangle visit:

www.ZenWithPen.com

 

Cookbook Club - Date and Location Change

Monday, September 21 -- 6:30 pm
Community Recreation and Environmental Center (CREC) at the Haverford Reserve

The Cookbook Club will meet the THIRD Monday of September because of the Jewish Holiday falling on Monday, September 14.  The location has also changed to the Community Recreation and Environmental Center (CREC) at the Haverford Reserve for this month only.

Our cookbook this month is Eating Cuban: 120 Authentic Recipes from the Streets of Havana to American Shores.  Come to the Reference Desk, select a recipe and get ready to cook!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, September 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: 5 Flights Up

Monday, September 7

Library Closed for Labor Day

Thursday, September 10

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, September 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Sunday, September 13

2:00 pm Zentangle Workshop

Wednesday, September 16

7:30 am -- 5th Annual Business Breakfast

Thursday, September 17

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, September 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Meet the Author:  Marcia Goldman

Thursday, September 17 -- 10:15 am

Calling all fans of Lola the Therapy Dog!  Join us to meet Marcia Goldman right here in the Children’s Room at HTFL!   Marcia's third picture book in her Lola series, Lola and Tattletale Zeke, is about “telling” vs. “tattling.”  How do you deal with tattletales? When should you tell on someone? Lola struggles with her little brother Zeke and his tattletale behavior in this adorable follow up to Lola Goes to Work.

Children’s Book World will be on hand with copies of her books available for purchase and to be autographed/paw printed! 

 

HTFL Kids

Minecraft In Real Life

Grades 1-5
Love playing Minecraft on the computer? Come check out this program where we will do Minecraft-inspired activities in real life! Tuesdays @ 4pm, September 22 and 29. Registration required, to register click here.

 

Fairies Book Club

Grades K-5
Can’t get enough of the Rainbow Fairies books by Daisy Meadows? Join us as we create ways to attract fairies to your very own fairy garden.
Thursdays @ 4pm, October 1 & 8.  Registration required, to register click here.

LEGO Club

Grades K-5
LEGO Club is back. Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

Session I: Wednesdays @ 4pm, Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7
Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12

Registration required, to register click on the session number.

Blog Buddies

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

Book Bingo

Grades K-5
Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.

3rd Thursdays @ 4pm, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19
Registration not required.
 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, September 7

Library Closed for Labor Day

Wednesday, September 9

10:15 am -- Music Training Center

Monday, September 14

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

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

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Chess Club

Tuesday, September 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

​Wednesday, September 16

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

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

Thursday, September 17

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, September 18

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, September 7

Library Closed for Labor Day

Wednesday, September 9

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, September 11

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Wednesday, September 16

2:30 pm -- Teen Create!

Friday, September 18

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Adult School

Fall Semester Registration is Underway!

Haverford Township Adult School -Serving  the  Community  for  56  years.

It’s Back  to  School For  Adults.  Classes  Start Monday,   September  28.

  • Bring a friend and enjoy  learning  together!
  • New  classes include  tap  dancing,  kettlebells, Cuban  cooking, Film  classes, aqua zumba and  holiday  crafts. 
  • Health  and  fitness classes,  meditation,  yoga and belly  dancing are favorites.  Play  recreational  volleyball or  basketball.
  • Upgrade  your   computer  skills with   Windows 8,  Microsoft Word  and  Excel  or  PowerPoint.

View  our complete course catalog and register on line at www.haverfordadultschool.org. Or call  610-446-8022.

Brochures are available at locations throughout the township and at the Library!

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

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.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

August 23 - September 5

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

Quick Links...

 
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:

Have you noticed the evening hours are beginning to get dark earlier?  I just love having a little “more” to my evening after dinner by heading outside to enjoy a later sunset.  Of course all this means is that summer is coming to an end. 

At the Haverford Township Free Library we have another program to peak your interest – the last of the Sounds of Summer Series.  Open Mic Night has been a popular draw and I hope you will come out on Friday, August 28 at 7:30 pm and hear local talent under the stars.  If you would like to register your 5 minute “clean” act, click here and enjoy your moment in the spotlight at HTFL!  
 

Christine D. Faris, Director


5TH ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST

Connect           Share                  Grow

You are cordially invited to our 5th Annual Business Breakfast brought to you by Brandywine Senior Living.

Come network with area business owners.

Wednesday, September 16 
7:30 - 9:00 am

To register, click here.

 


CALLING ALL COOKS!

3rd Annual Chili Cook-off

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

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 Overall Chili
  • Best Vegetarian/Vegan Chili
  • Spiciest Chili
  • Most Unique Chili

**Winners will be selected by people’s choice

Enter Today! Click here to download an entry form.

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

The Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by Brandywine Senior Living, The Friends of HTFL, and Kelly Music for Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Friday, August 28 at 7:30 pm-last event in the series
Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

Join us for music in the HTFL parking lot. Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!

August 28 — Open Mic Night — Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL! Please keep your act "clean".  Open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum.  Register at:
www.haverfordlibrary.org/SoundsofSummer

​First Friday Flick: Five Flights Up

Friday, September 5 -- 7:00 pm

First Friday Flick is Back!  This month's movie is:

5 Flights Up (2015) A husband (Morgan Freeman) and wife (Diane Keaton) spend a hectic weekend pondering the sale of the apartment they've shared for more than 40 years. Starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.

PG-13, 1 hr. 32 min.

Popcorn will be served!

 

Zentangle Workshop​

Sunday, September 13 -- 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful abstract works of art by drawing easy-to-learn patterns.  This art form is done simply with pen strokes.  No special skills necessary.  Endless possibilities!

This limited space workshop is for ages 14 and up. Registration required.  To register, click here or call 610-446-3082 ext. 216. 

For more information about Zentangle visit:

www.ZenWithPen.com

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, August 25

7:00 pm -- Reading a Round: The Invention of Wings

Thursday, August 27

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, August 28

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Friday, September 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Five Flights Up 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Children's Programming will be on break from Monday, August 17 through Friday, September 11.

Children's room staff are working hard on our line up of Fall programs.  Stay tuned!

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programming will be on break until Tuesday, September 8.

 

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

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.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!

 

 

   

 

August 9 - 22

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY
SUMMER HOURS

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

Sunday-summer closures

July 5-September 6

 

 

 

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:

It has been a long and challenging summer here at HTFL, but we get to try out our new air conditioner by the end of the day today.  It should start to feel more comfortable inside the Library by the weekend.    Ordering a new chiller, coordinating temporary cooling, and the delivery and installation of the new unit has been a learning experience for me.  

Temporary air conditioning helped, but the building is large and some areas were still very warm resulting in shortened hours and having to cancel some programs during 90+ degree days.  I have gained a whole new perspective and respect for workers who are in the heat and/or hot sun all day.  

I have many to thank for helping us get through this inconvenience…

  • The Staff of the Haverford Township Free Library who endured many, many warm days
  • The Johnson Controls Inc.-YORK company and employees who were polite, respectful, and hard working to get us the best product and service
  • The HTFL Board of Trustees and Building Committee, especially Richard Caesar of the Building Committee who helped oversee many of the operations
  • The Township of Haverford Board of Commissioners who committed funds for emergency repairs to the Library building and to the Township Manager for his assistance
  • And, to the many others who helped in the process

I would especially like to thank YOU, our loyal customers, library users, and supporters for your understanding.  The Library has returned to our regular hours of operation. 

Join us on Tuesday, August 11 for cookies and lemonade to celebrate our new air conditioning!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY SCHEDULE - AC UPDATE

The new chiller is in the building!   This photo is the new chiller being lowered into place by Johnson Controls Inc. The air conditioning should be up and running on Friday, August 7.

We have resumed our regular hours!

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time for the Library and its staff.  

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, August 10
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library is proud to host the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Monday, August 10 from 2:00 - 7:00 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.

 

 

**Fact, Fiction & Myth: Understanding and Preparing for Care at Home

​Tuesday, August 11 -- 10:30 am

This program will provide seniors and their families with a better understanding of the services offered by a homecare agency.  It will also present the important legal documentation and considerations prior to arranging care at home 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
  • Legal considerations when arranging care at home.

Bill Velazquez of Dunwoody Homecare and Josh Wilkins of Anderson Elder Law will present the program and be available for your questions!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, August 7

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Monday, August 10

2:00 - 7:00 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Tuesday, August 11

10:30 am -- Fact, Fiction & Myth: Understanding and Preparing for Care at Home

Thursday, August 13

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

​2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, August 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Thursday, August 20

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, August 21

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up to entering grade 5!  For more information and to download a reading log, click here!

You can log your hours with the Children's Desk through Friday, August 21!

 

Children's Programming will be on break from Monday, August 17 through Friday, September 11.

Children's room staff are working hard on our line up of Fall programs.  Stay tuned!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, August 10

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, August 11

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, August 12

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

Thursday, August 13

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, August 14

10:15 am -- On My Own

End of Summer Reading Program.  You can still log your reading minutes at the Children's Desk until
Friday, August 21!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programs are on break until
Wednesday, September 9th.

 


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?

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.

Summer is our busiest time.  We serve thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs, services and collections from June to August.

 

Please support this important work.
Donate Today!