The HTFL Connection

June 2 - 15

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

It's hard to believe, but Summer Reading Clubs for adults, teens and kids are just around the corner!  There’s fun for everyone at the Haverford Township Free Library this summer. 

It’s time to kick back, relax, take a vacation, and read for pleasure. We have a great collection of beach reads, audio books for long drives, and downloadable eBooks and audio books to make packing lots of titles a breeze. 

Check out the details of each Summer Reading Club below - the fun begins June 17th!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Summer is a great time to spend reading and connecting with family.  We heard from one of our library customers about how she does both through her project One Book, One Family.  Read below about her innovative book group idea and how HTFL librarians helped her make her project a reality.

One Book, One Family

by Mary Lettieri-Strenchock (HTFL customer)
My 14 year-old niece and goddaughter lives in Virginia.  Since I live in Havertown, we were looking for ways to stay connected.  We decided a good way would be to read the same book at the same time.
 
I had picked Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen because my mother first gave it to me to read when I was fifteen years old.  I had re-read it several times and felt the story would resonate with my niece.  It was a book that could be shared despite our age difference and has meaning to both of us.  We picked July 13 -through  August 13 to read the novel since this was during her summer vacation and she did not have other school work to complete.  Read more....
 


FINE AMNESTY & FINE ROULETTE

Wednesday, June 12 -- All Day

We’re celebrating summer by offering Fine Amnesty for any HTFL materials returned on Wednesday, June 12th. That means we’ll waive any fines on our materials that you return on the 12th– no matter how high!
 
If you have a balance of fines on your card, spin our Fine Discount Roulette Wheel and receive 10% to 50% off your fine if you pay it in full that day.

Good only for charges associated with HTFL materials.


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Garden Tour

Saturday, June 8 -- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Friends of Haverford Township Free Library will be hosting their fourth annual Garden Tour in Haverford Township on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 11am to 3pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the tour and are available via Friends website www.friendsofthehtfl.org or at the front desk of the Library.  Your ticket price includes a tour of all gardens and a bonus tour of the Historic Grange Estate gardens and a reception.  Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!  Proceeds benefit the Friends who in turn help support the Library.

If you are interested in volunteering at the gardens on the day of the Tour or know of someone who has a great garden, please feel free to contact the Friends at info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

First Friday Flick - ARGO

Friday, June 7 -- 7:00 pm

Join others for the First Friday Flick as we watch the 2012 Academy Award winning Best Picture, ARGO, starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and others.  

Based on real events the dramatic thriller "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played - information that was not declassified until many years after the event. An action-packed thriller, you don't want to miss this one! 

Rated R; Runtime-2 hours

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, June 10 -- 6:30 pm

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

Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up: Grilling,
Tailgating, Picnicking, and More
, and bring it to the club to share.

The Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

Stop by the Reference Desk to browse, Get Fired Up, select a recipe, and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

Summer Reading Club for Adults

Get ready to dig into a good book!
The adult summer reading program will kick off on Monday, June 17th.  Sign up at any time at the Reference Desk during the summer and then fill out a slip each time you read a book.  We'll hold weekly prize drawings based on the slips entered.  More books read means more chances to win!  Good luck and happy reading!
 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Friday, June 7

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - ARGO

Saturday, June 8

11:00 am - 3:00 pm -- Friends of HTFL Garden Tour

Monday, June 10

6:30 pm Cookbook Club

Wednesday, June 12

All Day - Fine Amnesty & Fine Roulette

Thursday, June 13

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, June 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

*Summer Reading Club for Adults Begins!

Monday, June 17

*Author Visit:  Judy Wicks Discusses Good Morning Beautiful Business

Sunday, June 23 -- 2:00 pm

*Sounds of Summer - Dexterity Jazz Ensemble

Friday, June 28 -- 7:30 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 
Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals

Wednesday, June 12 -- 10:15 pm

Children will rock out with Adam from Creative Clubhouse for this fun and energizing music class. Instrument exploration, gross motor movement and engaging songs are the fundamentals of this unique music experience! The fun begins at 10:15am on Wednesday, June 12th in the Hub. Space is limited, so register today by visiting: haverfordlibrary.org/aardvarks

 

Kids Summer Reading Club

June 17 - August 11
Your child is invited to join the Haverford Township Free Library’s Summer Reading Club and attend the fun, educational programs and events we are planning for children ages birth through those entering 5th grade. This summer’s theme, Dig Into Reading, is sure to be a great time – we’ll be digging for treasure, dino bones and more. The programs are all free and open to children of all abilities.  Pick up your log anytime after June 3rd, read and win June 17th-August 11th. Visit www.haverfordlibrary.org/DIG for all the details and a list of all the programs available!
 

Family Reading Challenge

beginning June 17

For the first time ever, we’re also hosting a Family Reading Challenge. The importance of reading aloud to children of all ages, even children who can read on their own, is paramount.  Instilling a love of reading in your child, sharing more difficult books that your child may not be able to read alone, encouraging reluctant readers, and increasing family involvement through the sharing of good books are just some of the benefits of reading aloud.

The Family Reading Challenge is designed to encourage families to increase the amount of time they spend reading together and provide fun incentives throughout the summer.

Read classic children’s books throughout the summer and enter our weekly prize drawings and the drawing for our Grand Prize, a Family Membership to the Philadelphia Zoo!

The Challenge begins June 17th.
 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Wednesday, June 12

All Day -- Fine Amnesty & Fine Roulette

10:15 am -- Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals

 

Upcoming Programs

*Kids Summer Reading Club Begins!

Monday, June 17

*Summer Reading Club Show:  Zoo on Wheels

Wednesday, June 19 -- 7:00 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Summer Reading Club

Are you in 6-12th grade? Do you know how to read? Then you are perfectly qualified to join our Teem Summer Reading Club! We'll have some awesome programs and fantastic prizes for raffle every week. They range from water guns, movies, books (duh), and the grand Poobah of all prizes: $100 to spend at Amazon! So rev up your reading engines (a.k.a. your eyes) and make sure you're at the library to join up - starting June 17th. 

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, June 3

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, June 5

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, June 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, June 10

2:30 m -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, June 12

All Day - Fine Amnesty & Fine Roulette

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, June 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 

Upcoming Programs

*Teen Summer Reading Club Begins!

Monday, June 17

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

JMS Architecture

JMS Architecture LLC comes from almost 20 years of custom residential design experience serving clients from Nantucket to the Outer Banks; from Main Line Philadelphia to Central Ohio. Jeff Spoelker, Principal Architect, has worked with an extraordinarily talented group of people through the years who have taught him the importance of quality design, building relationships with clients and builders and having fun while doing it. New construction, renovations, additions and even new kitchens and baths fill his portfolio of work.

JMS Architecture LLC is built on the philosophy that architecture is a collective art. Not one hand molds the clay; or applies the paint; or erects the shell. It’s about an exchange of ideas. Jeff's education at the University of Pennsylvania and collective experience has solidified his conviction that design begins with the land; the relationship between the interior and exterior. It is about Master Planning on a micro and a macro scale. Jeff states, "We are all a part of the process. Exceeding client’s expectations is a consistent goal for me and their word of mouth is my primary source for new projects."

Please visit JMS Architecture's website at www.jmsarchitecture.com or call their office a call at 215.200.3269.

You will also be able to see one of JMS's recent renovation projects featured in the upcoming July Issue of Main Line Today.

Jeffrey Spoelker, AIA
Principal
JMS Architecture LLC
215.200.3269.

JMS Architecture is a Bronze Level Business Sponsor.

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

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

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

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

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

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

 

   

 

Haverford Township Forward! - SPECIAL EDITION

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

We are two-thirds of the way toward our Annual Appeal goal........
Your support makes a difference!

 

 

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

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

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

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

Basic Literacy

  • The Library's collection has something for everyone from best sellers to cookbooks to graphic novels to eReader downloads.
  • Each Year, our storytimes and reading programs bring more than 10,000 children and caregivers together and emphasize the importance of creating lifelong readers.

Information Literacy

  • Book a Librarian today and get some one-on-one assistance from a professional reference librarian - anything from learning a new computer program to researching your family tree!
  • Through the Delaware County Library System and the Power Library Network, we provide access to 75+ online research databases for 24/7 service.
  • Customers of HTFL logged 18,300 hours on public access computers with high speed internet connection and don't forget our free WiFi!

Civic and Social Literacy

  • Engaging with the community is at the heart of our mission.  by partnering with local organizations the Library brings you the best possible programs and services.
  • HTFL subscribes to more than 100 newspapers and magazines.  Relax in our "Living Room" with the day's news.
  • National and local authors regularly visit the Township to connect with students and residents.

Healthy Literacy

  • Working with local health care professionals, we've hosted discussions on hip and knee pain, sleep issues, and other concerns.
  • The collections of HTFL provide customers much needed health information through subscriptions to health and nutrition newsletters and access to medical reference materials.

Financial Literacy

  • HTFL recognizes the important role that small businesses play in the local community and through our Annual Business Breakfast and Workshops we are connecting with these stakeholders regularly.
  • Through workshops, webinars, and one-on-one assistance, we provide resume and job searching assistance.

Help the Haverford Township Free Library Move Forward by making a contribution today!  Your support will help enhance and enrich life in our community.

 

May 19 - June 1

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

It is time, once again, to make your voices heard to the State legislators to preserve level funding for Pennsylvania’s libraries for the 2013-2014 budget.  Governor Tom Corbett has proposed preliminary level funding, and we need to take action now to help ensure that it happens. 

Studies indicate that libraries are busier today than ever and we cannot afford to lose any additional funding.  Libraries paid the price in budget cuts amounting to 34% in the last several years, and the next year’s budget represents the first time since 2007 that we may be on an even keel with our funding.  Send your message to Harrisburg today!  Facebook your legislators with your email, Governor Tom Corbett, Senator Daylin Leach and Representative Greg Vitali, or Click here to help us save our funding and I thank you for your support.

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

 

The Library will be closed Sunday, May 26, and Monday May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

 

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Homeschooling Resources & Services

Homeschooling or just considering it? The Haverford Township Free library is a great place to start!

Our homeschool-friendly environment includes many resources. The staff is always ready to help and includes several homeschool veterans. Our Parent/Teacher Collection is filled with ideas, advice and inspiration - from bringing home baby, health and medical issues to curriculm choices, you'll find it here! We also have instructional videos, Hooked on Phonics and Math kits, as well as our online resources which include Mango, a foreign language instructional software available completely online.

For more information about our homeschooling resources and services click here.

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Beach Bag Book Sale

Saturday, May 18 -- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In addition to our annual book sale in September, the Friends also host a smaller book sale just before Memorial Day. The sale will feature “beach reading”; mystery, fiction, romance and childrens books–all paperback–for $1 each.

The sale will take place on the front sidewalk of the library on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. Refreshments will also be available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the library. Hope to see you there!

2012′s sale raised over $600. Thank you for your support!

 

Garden Tour

Saturday, June 8 -- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Friends of Haverford Township Free Library will be hosting their fourth annual Garden Tour in Haverford Township on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 11am to 3pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the tour and are available via Friends website www.friendsofthehtfl.org or at the front desk of the Library.  Your ticket price includes a tour of all gardens and a bonus tour of the Historic Grange Estate gardens and a reception.  Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!  Proceeds benefit the Friends who in turn help support the Library.

If you are interested in volunteering at the gardens on the day of the Tour or know of someone who has a great garden, please feel free to contact the Friends at info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Healthy You Series:  Oh, My Aching Feet!

Tuesday, May 28 -- 7:00 pm

Do you have foot pain?  This may be the program for you!  Presenter  Rhonda Cornell, D.P.M., a Crozer Keystone Health System Podiatrist will cover:

  • The true causes of bunions and hammertoes
  • Treatment options for heel pain
  • Cure rates for toenail fungus
  • Common foot problems that may occur as we age

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

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

 

Reading-a-Round - Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Tuesday, May 28 – 7:00 pm

This group meets on the fourth Tuesday at 7pm to discuss a recent fiction or non-fiction selection. This month’s selection is Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker.  Novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

Copies are available for participants, please contact Samantha Shepherd 610-446-3082 x 203

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, May 18

10:00 am - 5:00 pm (All Day) - Beach Bag Book Sale

Friday, May 24

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series: Oh, My Aching Feet!

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Friday, May 31

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

First Friday Flick - Argo

Friday, June 7 -- 7:00 pm

 

Friends of the HTFL Garden Tour

Saturday, June 8 -- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Science in the Summer Lottery

May 1-31

Registration for this year's Science in the Summer lottery will run May 1-31. Children entering grades 2-6 in the fall are eligible for the lottery. You must register in person in the Children's Room. 

This year's program, Bioscience, will run Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27, with Level I (students entering grades 2-3) sessions at 10 am or 2 pm and Level II (students entering grades 4-6) sessions at 11 am or 3 pm.

Science in the Summer (SIS) is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.  SIS introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science.

 

Children's ereaders

Learn more on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Monday, May 20

10:15 am -- Toddler & Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, May 21

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, May 22

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, May 23

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29

4:00 pm -- Tween Book Club

Friday, May 31

10:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Handwork Circle

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, May 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, May 22

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, May 23

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, May 30

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

7th Annual Heritage Festival
Haverford Township Historical Society

Sunday, June 2 -- 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Haverford Township Historical Society is proud to announce that they will be hosting the 7th Annual Heritage Festival along Karakung Drive on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event will feature historical re-enactors, live music, artists, food, a beer tent, children's activities, tours inside Nitre Hall and Lawrence Cabin, and much, much more.

 

Savor the Flavor at the Historic Grange Estate

Thursday, June 6 -- 6:00 - 9:00 opm

Tickets are $25 and includes food samplings from Haverford Township restaurant vendors -- Kaya's Fusion Cuisine, Edgewood Cafe and BYOB, Bob's Bake at Home Pizza -- just to name a few -- and two beverages. Send your check payable to Friends of the Grange Inc., 143 Myrtle Ave., Havertown, PA 19083. Items to be auctioned include Nick Santoleri's print of the "Grange Estate in Winter." Musical entertainment will be provided by the Ken Ulansey Ensemble. The winner(s) of the Amateur Photo Contest will also be announced.

 

Free electronic recycling collection in Broomall

Saturday, May 18 -- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Marple and Haverford Townships will sponsor a free electronic recycling collection from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, May 18. The collection will take place at the intersection of West Chester Pike and Malin Road, across from the Broomall Fire Company.

This special e-waste recycling collection event is intended for items such as electronic toys, computers, laptops, televisions, cell phones and other electronic devices. Anything with a plug will be accepted and recycled except for large appliances, smoke detectors and rear-projection televisions.

All material collected will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner and for your security, all media data that is collected will be destroyed. All material collected will be processed by eForce Compliance, the first dual-certified electronic recycler in the Delaware Valley.

The event is open to all area residents.

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

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

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

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

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

 

   

 

May 5 - 18

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

Save the date, jot it down, or mark your calendar for the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library Beach Bag Book Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Purchase gently used paperback books for adults, teens and children to read on vacation, at the pool, a picnic, or sitting relaxing in the yard.  The sale will be held on the sidewalk in front of the library and refreshments will be available.  Come out to support the Friends who help support the Library and YOU!

Thank you. 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Saturday, May 4 -- All Day

Stop By For Some Free Comics!
The Haverford Township Free Library will be one of thousands of locations participating in the 2013 Free Comic Book Day on May 4th.

The library will offer more than 40 comic titles for all ages to enjoy. Every comic is completely free, but supplies are limited and when a title is gone - that’s it! Simply stop by the Library and find the Free Comic Book Day display on the first floor.

The HTFL Teen Art Club will be there from 10-1 pm ready to sketch your favorite hero or help you pick a superhero tattoo or sticker for you to wear!

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Graphic Novels for Adults

HTFL has a comprehensive collection of Comics and Graphic Novels for readers age 18 and up.  The collection includes popular series such as The Walking Dead, The Boys, and Garth Ennis’s Preacher as well as individual titles.  Whether you’re a comic and graphic novel enthusiast, a dabbler, or just want to see what all the fuss is about, drop by and check-out any of our great titles.

 


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Beach Bag Book Sale

Saturday, May 18 -- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In addition to our annual book sale in September, the Friends also host a smaller book sale just before Memorial Day. The sale will feature “beach reading”; mystery, fiction, romance and childrens books–all paperback–for $1 each.

The sale will take place on the front sidewalk of the library on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. Refreshments will also be available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the library. Hope to see you there!

2011′s sale raised over $600. Thank you for your support!

 

Garden Tour

Saturday, June 8 -- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Friends of Haverford Township Free Library will be hosting their fourth annual Garden Tour in Haverford Township on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 11am to 3pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the tour and are available via Friends website www.friendsofthehtfl.org or at the front desk of the Library.  Your ticket price includes a tour of all gardens and a bonus tour of the Historic Grange Estate gardens and reception.  Don't miss out on this wonderful opportuntiy!  Proveeds benefit the Friends who in turn help support the Library.

If you are interested in volunteering at the gardens on the day of the Tour or know of someone who has a great garden, please feel free to contact the Friends at info@friendsofthehtfl.org.

 


WISH LIST

To enhance our programming at the Library we are in need of a few things.  If you have any of the following items, please consider donating them to HTFL:

  • Sewing Machines
    (in good working order)
  • Card Tables
  • LEGO© Base Plates
    (the flat pieces)

To make a donation, please be in touch with Mary Bear Shannon at 610-446-3082 ext. 216 or shannon@haverfordlibrary.org

Thank You!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS 

**Cookbook Club

Monday, May 13 -- 6:30 pm

Join us for the Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, Pie, and bring it to the club to share.

The Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month.
 
Stop by the Reference Desk to browse Pie, select a recipe, and sign up for the Club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

**Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, May 4

All Day - Free Comic Book Day!

Thursday, May 9

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, May 10

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

6:00 pm -- Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Barnaby's of Havertown

Saturday, May 11

6:00 pm -- Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Barnaby's of Havertown

Monday, May 13

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Thursday, May 16

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, May 17

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Reading-a-Round - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Tuesday, May 28 -- 7:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Science in the Summer Lottery

May 1-31

Registration for this year's Science in the Summer lottery will run May 1-31. Children entering grades 2-6 in the fall are eligible for the lottery. You must enter in person in the Children's Room. 

This year's program, Bioscience, will run Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27, with Level I (students entering grades 2-3) sessions at 10 am or 2 pm and Level II (students entering grades 4-6) sessions at 11 am or 3 pm.

Science in the Summer (SIS) is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.  SIS introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science. 

 

Kids Programming on Break

May 28 - June 14

 

Summer Reading Club

Children’s programming resumes on Monday, June 17 with the Summer Reading Club; check out www.haverfordlibrary/Dig for all the details!

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, May 4

All Day - Free Comic Book Day!

Monday, May 6

10:15 am -- Toddler & Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, May 7

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, May 8

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, May 9

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, May 13

10:15 pm -- Toddler & Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, May 14

10:15 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, May 15

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, May 16

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, May 17

10:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Saturday, May 4

All Day - Free Comic Book Day!

Monday, May 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, May 8

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, May 9

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, May 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, May 15

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, May 16

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Bob Thomas Real Estate

The Bob Thomas Real Estate Team is your local real estate and investment specialist with Long and Foster Realtors in Devon. Bob and his Team believe wholeheartedly in the unique, emotional, personal nature of the sale or purchase of real estate.  Unlike other real estate teams, the Bob Thomas Team engages the homeowner in a “Real Estate Needs and Assessment Conversation” rather than a listing presentation.  Bob and his team, Walter Hart and Jamaal Abdelhakeem, are fully committed to providing you with a noticeably higher level of personal and specialist service making the home purchasing, selling or investment experience as easy, stress-free, and informative as possible.

Currently, The Bob Thomas Real Estate Team has become the “Go-To” realtor for private home rentals during the upcoming 2013 US Open Golf Championship at Merion Golf Club.  With over 100 listings, the Team has the best inventory on the market and visitors are already renting these homes.  The Team brings that same commitment when partnering with homeowners and investors in Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, and Philadelphia Counties looking to sell or purchase real estate.  Whether it's to begin realizing your real estate goals, ask a real estate question, or even assist you with a for sale by owner, the Bob Thomas Real Estate Team welcomes the opportunity to have a conversation.

 

Bob Thomas Real Estate
"Transforming The Lives Of Families, Home By Home"
www.bobthomasrealestate.com
484.868.3130.

The Bob Thomas Real Estate is a Bronze Level Business Sponsor.

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

 


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Adult School - Summer Classes

SUMMER   FUN

May - July 2013

  • Outdoor Grilling      
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Golf Clinic     
  • Tai Chi          
  • Indoor Rowing

View our complete course listing at www.haverfordadultschool.org, or call the adult school office at 610-446-8022 for more  information.

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

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

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

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

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

 

   

 

April 21 - May 4

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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A note from the Director:

 

This past week the Haverford Township Free Library and libraries across the nation celebrated National Library Week.  We have had many special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in people’s lives. Today’s libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through library collections, digital resources, programs and so much more.  Libraries are a great place to spend quality time and connect with loved ones, friends, neighbors, school mates, and business associates to name just a few.

Caroline Kennedy is the honorary chairperson for this special week and is an advocate for reading, literacy and libraries.  She has written or edited ten bestselling books on American history, politics and poetry. Her latest book is Poems to Learn by Heart.  

National Library Week can also be a time to reflect upon how libraries, and in particular the Haverford Township Free Library, have helped you.  Has our library been able to assist you with your education, a job search, or research?  Has it been a place for you to use the internet, attend a program, send your teen to afterschool programs or offer homeschooling tools?  Please take a moment to share your story with me. It is so important to my staff and me to know so we can continue to provide you with even more resources!  My email address is faris@haverfordlibrary.org

 

Christine Faris, Library Director


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Saturday, May 4 -- All Day

Stop By For Some Free Comics!
The Haverford Township Free Library will be one of thousands of locations to participate in the 2013 Free Comic Book Day on May 4th.

The library will offer more than 40 comic titles for all ages to enjoy. Every comic is completely free, but supplies are limited and when a title is gone - that’s it! Simply stop by the Library and find the Free Comic Book Day display on the first floor.

The HTFL Teen Art Club will be there from 10-1pm on Saturday, ready to sketch your favorite hero, or help you pick a superhero tattoo or sticker for you to wear!

 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

eReaders for checkout

Greetings! HTFL is proud to announce that we now offer as many as 14 different pre-loaded eReader devices, all of which are available for a two week checkout from the staff at our Reference Desk.  These are devices for which content cannot be added, only read.  We are pleased to provide 12 Nooks, and 2 Kindle eReader devices, collectively hosting over 81 different eBook titles. For more information about reserving your next eReader, please visit the HTFL Reference Desk, or call us at 610-446-3082 ext 201. 

 


MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

 

5th Annual Murder
Mystery Dinner Theater

Tickets: $35 per person

Includes dinner, dessert,
beer & soda

Tickets Available at the Reference Desk or by charging

online at our website.

Limited Number of Tickets Left

Call  610-446-3082 ext 201  for
further details


FRIENDS OF HTFL

Afternoon Coffee Tasting

Sunday, April 21 -- 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Please join us for our first Friends' Members only event: an afternoon coffee tasting with One Village Coffee! This event is part of our celebration of National Library Week.

On Sunday, April 21st, from 1pm to 3pm, we will welcome Chief Roaster Woody DeCasere, who will discuss specialty roasting craftsmanship and will lead the group in a coffee tasting and pairing.

This event is open to all members of the Friends of the Haverford
Township Free Library. If you're not currently a member, you can join online or at the door. 

 

Flower and Bulb Sale

Now until Friday, April 26

Help the Library and beautify your yard at the same time!  Look for order catalogs on the 1st and 2nd Floors of the Library, or click here to order. Delivery will be late April to the first week of May.

 

Garden Tour

Saturday, June 8 -- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Friends will be hosting the fourth annual garden tour in Haverford Township on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 11am to 3pm. Tickets are available for $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the tour, available via the button below or at the front desk of the library.

If you are interested in volunteering at the gardens on the day of the tour or know of someone who has a great garden, please feel free to contact info@friendsofthehtfl.org

 


ADULT PROGRAMS 

Surrounded by the Spectrum

Wednesday, April 24 -- 7:00 pm

Join us as Maleita Olson of Spectra Support Services presents the program Surrounded by the Spectrum.  In her presentation she examines the family dynamics unique to families with disabilities, and specifically to families with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Ms. Olson will also present ideas for improving family communication and deepening relationships.

 

Medicare Basics - Parts A, B, C & D

Offered two times:
Friday, April 26 -- 12:30 pm
Monday, April 29 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for this comprehensive program on Medicare.  Tina Garrity from Senior Advisors Group will be here to present information on  Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare.  So come with your questions!

Ms. Garrity is authorized to offer Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements as well as Medicare Part D plans.  She is a broker and represents many reputable companies such as Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, Humana, AARP and Central States Indemnity, KSKJ and many more.

Surrey Services for Seniors and HTFL have partnered to provide this program.

 

How to Use Pinterest

Wednesday, May 1 -- 7:00 pm

Pinterest is an online tool for collecting and organizing the things you love into digital bulletin boards—or vision boards.  In this workshop, learn how to create a  digital vision board, share your boards with friends, and view other inspiring boards. 

All participants will learn hands-on using the library’s new mobile learning computer lab. 

Space is limited to 10.  To register, click here.

 

First Friday Flick - Skyfall

Friday, May 3 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for this month's First Friday Flick.  We will be showing the latest Bond film Skyfall.

Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.  Starring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.  PG-13, 143 minutes

Popcorn served!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Sunday, April 21

2:00 pm -- Afternoon Coffee Tasting

Tuesday, April 23

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - State of Wonder

7:00 pm -- Get Digital Books and Magazines from the Library!

Wednesday, April 24

7:00 pm -- Surrounded by the Spectrum

Friday, April 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

12:30 pm -- Medicare Basics - Parts A, B, C & D

Monday, April 29

7:00 pm -- Medicare Basics - Parts A, B, C & D

Wednesday, May 1

7:00 pm -- How to Use Pinterest

Friday, May 3

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

7:00 pm -- Frist Friday Flick - Skyfall

Saturday, May 4

All Day - Free Comic Book Day!

 

Upcoming Programs

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11 -- 6:00  - 9:00 pm

Cookbook Club

Monday, May 13 -- 6:30 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Kids Book Bingo

Thursday, April 25 -- 4:00 pm

Come for the bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library!

This program is free and open to kids in grades K-5. No registration is needed.
 

Homeschoolers Game Night

Monday, April 29 -- 6:30 pm

Join us for a fun evening of board games, friends and meeting other homeschooling families!  Play our games or bring your own. 

All ages are welcome, no registration is required.

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Monday, April 22

10:15 am -- Toddler & Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, April 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, April 24

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

4:00 pm -- Tween Book Club

Thursday, April 25

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kids' Book Bingo

Friday, April 26

1:30 pm -- Homeschoolers' Handwork Circle

Monday, April 29

10:15 pm -- Toddler & Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

6:30 pm -- Homeschoolers Game Night

Tuesday, April 30

10:15 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, May 1

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, May 2

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, May 3

10:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Saturday, May 4

All Day - Free Comic Book Day!

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

WHHS Coffee House

Saturday, April 27 -- 7:00 -10:00 pm

Come by Saturday night to catch a slew of local bands!  Tickets are $5 at the door. Drinks and food and shirts will be available for purchase

 

Anime Party

Monday, April 29 -- 2:30 pm

We’re gonna pack in all the Anime fun we can!

We’ll play games, eat food and show off some cosplay! Come to HTFL Anime Mondays in April to help plan the specifics.

If you’d like to be part of the Art Challenge, have your entry prepared before the party. The prompt you have to respond to is, “Draw yourself as a character in your favorite Anime”. It doesn’t matter if you pencil, sculpt, or dance your entry—we want to see it!

Gear up for a great time!

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, April 22

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, April 24

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, April 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Saturday, April 27

7:00 pm - WHHS Coffee House

Monday, April 29

2:30 pm -- Anime Party

Wednesday, May 1

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game
2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

Thursday, May 2

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Saturday, May 4

Free Comic Book Day

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Rotary Club of Haverford Township

The Rotary Club of Haverford Township was chartered in 1981. They  are a network of inspired individuals who translate our passions into relevant social causes to help change lives.  The Rotary is involved in both meaningful community as well as international service projects.  It is their hope to help make the community they live and work in a better place and to help those less fortunate than themselves.    Internationally, they take action to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

As Rotarians they have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. 

The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:

  • Peace & conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Maternal  & child health
  • Basic education & literacy
  • Economic & community development

Regular Rotary Meetings

Weekly Thursday Breakfast Meetings -  7:15 am KAYA’S – (BROOKLINE BLVD)

Monthly Happy Hour Meetings - (Third Tuesday of each month)
6:00 pm - OAKMONT PUB- (EAGLE ROAD)

Special Community Projects

  • HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL B.L.A.S.T.- After prom event- please email us to help!  Volunteers needed. (May 10 & 11)
  • EDUCATION FOUNDATION- TWILIGHT RUN APRIL 27
  • THE GRANGE CLEAN UP- MAY -DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Every year Haverford Rotarians donate their time & approximately $10,000 on worthy community projects.  Click here to find out about projects the Rotary has funded.

For more information and to get involved call Rotary President Dara Ganz to sign up or help 610-853-1100 or visit their website www.haverfordrotary.org.

 

The Rotary Club of Haverford Township is a Silver level Business Sponsor.

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

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

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

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

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

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