The HTFL Connection

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

 

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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!

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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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

 

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:

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!

 

   

 

SPECIAL EDITION - Haverford Township Board of Commissioners Meeting

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

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Bronze:

Copper:

Special Meeting of the Township Board of Commissioners

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Monday, November 25 -- 7:30 pm
Quatrani Building (located behind the Township's Administration Building on Darby Road)

In early 2013 the Building Committee of the Library contracted for a Space Utilization Study, along with an assessment of the current electrical, plumbing and heating systems.  A Library Consultant was hired in order to address the spatial needs of the building.    

At the May Commissioners meeting the Library presented the results of the study including assessment findings and associated costs to renovate the current Library property.  At that meeting some of the Commissioners had major concerns about renovating a property that only had 17 parking spaces.

A Master Plan to address the aging Township Building and Police Station was adopted by the Property Committee of the Board of Commissioners.  After the Library's presentation, the majority of the Committee put together an idea for the potential inclusion of the Library into the Master Plan calling it the Municipal Services Building located near the Skatium on Darby Road.  Click here for the presentation of the Plan, available on the Township's website.

You are invited to a special meeting of the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm for a public discussion about the alternatives presented for the Library.

 

Your opinion counts! 

Please consider attending this meeting and letting the Commissioners know what you think about this issue.  There will be opportunities for members of the public to speak at the meeting. 

 

Thank You for your Support!

                 

 

November 17 - 30

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

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A note from the Director:

If you love films and books, find yourself analyzing them and like to talk about them, here is your opportunity to meet Bill Wine, KYW's Film Critic.  He is coming to the Library Saturday (tomorrow) afternoon to “discuss the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience.”  He will also analyze the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films.  I hope you get the chance to meet him.

As the Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching, I would like to say THANK YOU for all of your support to the Haverford Township Free Library-it is very important to all of us.  The Board of Trustees and the Staff strongly believe in providing the best possible services to you, our customers, patrons, sponsors and residents of this township.  Our mission statement says it all--“The mission of the Haverford Township Free Library is to provide residents of the Township of Haverford, as well as the public at large, with exemplary access to the broadest possible range of resources, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.”  It is our mission each and every day.   

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

The Library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm and will remain closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

HTFL will reopen on Saturday, November 30 at 10:00 am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Job & Career Accelerator

Learn or refresh important skills in the Job & Career Accelerator database "Tools to Get You Hired." Job and Career Accelerator is sponsored by Learning Express Library, one of the many county online subscriptions offered free with your library card.

Assess work related interests and suitable careers, explore over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles, find jobs and internships from over 5 million listings, prepare professional resumes and cover letters, and organize and track the entire process.

Register now for this free service. If you know someone who may find this to be of use, encourage them to get a library card if they don’t have one and visit the reference desk for further information.

 


START YOUR DATE NIGHT EARLY!

Based on the Book: Best Seller Cinema

Saturday, November 16 -- 3:00 pm

KYW Film Critic Bill Wine is coming to The Haverford Township Free Library!

We know in our hearts that books and movies are so different that we really shouldn't compare them. And yet, we just can't help it. In this presentation Bill Wine discusses the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience. He also analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. A collection of indelible written works that have provided the source material for storied, memorable movies are discussed, including The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, Schindler's List, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Graduate, A Clockwork Orange, The Silence of the Lambs, Sophie's Choice, The Maltese Falcon and more. And don't worry, we also deal with the insufferable bombs! Audiences are encouraged to bring their preferences, opinions, memories and questions.

This program is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Reading-a-Round - The Double Bind

Tuesday, November 26 -- 7:00 pm

Join us this month as we discuss The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian.  When Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography, spending all her free time at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won’t let anyone see. When Bobbie dies, Laurel discovers a deeply hidden secret–a story that leads her far from her old life, and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.

Copies are available  for participants, please contact Rachelle Nocito at 610-446-3082 x 200 or nocito@haverfordlibrary.org

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, November 21

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, November 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

Tuesday, November 26

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Double Bind

Wednesday, November 27

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, December 12-- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm -- Book Bites Luncheon

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Meet the Authors: Lucky 13

Monday, November 18 -- 4:00 pm

Check out the Ventures and Misadventures Book Tour!

Not one, not two, but seven authors will be visiting the Library to talk about their books. Meet: Caroline Carlson, Kit Grindstaff, Jennifer Ann Mann, Elisabeth Dahl, Melanie Crowder, Kristen Kittscher, and A.B. Westricker. 

Stop by after school on Monday, November 18th at 4pm and meet the authors, play games, get free swag, and have your books signed by the authors themselves. These new novels are for tween readers grades 3-6. 

Thank you to Children’s Book World for bringing these great authors to HTFL. CBW will be here to sell copies of each book.

 

Kids Programs on Vacation!

Regular Children’s Programming will be on break beginning
November 25 and will resume on January 13.

 

Holiday Programs

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

Preschool Play Time

Drop in to enjoy our educational toys at this informal playgroup.

Wednesdays, December 4, 11, & 18 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Holiday Music with MusicWorks

Don’t miss the fun when Mr. Jerry of MusicWorks comes to the Children’s Room for TWO special music programs. Wiggle, giggle, sing, and play at these family music programs!

 

Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 pm and Monday, December 16 at 7:00 pm

 

Holiday Crafting

1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders welcome

Sign up 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 Art Club.

To REGISTER click here.

December 4, 11, and 18 --  4:00-4:45pm

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

School-aged children welcome

Get in the holiday spirit with this classic children’s book and movie. On December 10th we’ll read the story and watch the original animated movie. On December 17th we'll watch the live-action version.  Also enjoy Grinch snacks and crafts.

Tuesday, December 10 and 17 beginning at 4:00 pm

 

Make-and-Take Crafts

Stop by the Children’s Room and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy.

December 23-30, anytime!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, November 18

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club

4:00 pm -- Meet the Authors: The Lucky 13

Tuesday, November 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, November 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, November 25

6:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Family Game Night

Tuesday, November 26

1:30 pm -- Piggy Bank Tales Storytime

Wednesday, November 27

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Gaming Tournament

Thursday, November 21 -- 2:30 - 4:00 pm

A Series of Challenges Fit for Coordinated Thumbs

In a Minute-to-Win-It format, we’re going to bounce between gaming stations to see who can win the most points in a short period of time.

Challenge possibilities include: How many fruits you can destroy in Fruit Ninja, The Highest Dance Score on our XBOX 360 and  being the winner in a Super Smash Bros. round.

It should be hectic and enjoyable.

And if you come out on top—you’ll get a gift certificate to Amazon, to go towards the game of your choice.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 18

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Thursday, November 21

2:30 pm -- Gaming Tournament

Monday, November 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, November 27

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

6:00 pm Library Closing Early for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Surrey at Havertown Center

Surrey at Havertown Center was established 30 years ago in 1983. First known as the Earlbrook Center, then Havertown Center for Older Adults, Havertown Center became Surrey at Havertown when it became a program of Surrey Services for Seniors in 2011. Surrey at Havertown is one of eight senior community activity centers funded in part by the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA). Surrey at Havertown provides an engaging, fun, supportive experience for its members, potential members and the community by offering life-enriching programs, classes, meaningful activities and opportunities for active and independent men and women aged 55+. 

 

Surrey Services

Surrey Services was established in 1981 with a mission to help older adults to live in their homes with independence and dignity and to continue as active members of the community. Surrey provides a comprehensive array of services including activities and classes, health and wellness programs, transportation, home health care, companions and housekeeping.  Today, Surrey serves 7,500 seniors from five locations.  Surrey is a true community organization meeting the needs of older adults throughout the region.

 

Surrey Services is a Bronze Level Sponsor.  For more information on our Business Center, click here.