The HTFL Connection

June 14 - 27

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

I love getting out to the events in the community to meet our residents who use the Library.  I enjoyed speaking to many of you at the recent Haverford Township Historical Society Heritage Festival.  Your comments of appreciation for HTFL and what we do for programs, materials and services are overwhelming to me and to our staff—I sincerely thank you for them.  If we can help you in anyway, please let us know by visiting the link from the website or by coming in on your next visit and filling out a comment sheet.  To the newest members we signed up for Library cards-welcome!  Please come and enjoy all that we have to offer.

The days are hot and we are warm inside the Library.  We are now working on Plan B to help with the cooling of the temporary chillers.  It is a large building and overwhelming to them.  Thank you for your patience. 

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY ABBREVIATED HOURS AND CLOSINGS

Due to excessive heat inside the Library, projected high temperatures and no air conditioning, the Library will have the following schedule:

  • Thursday, June 11 -- 10am – 1pm
  • Friday, June 12 --10am – 1pm
  • Saturday, June 13 -- 10 am – 1pm
  • Sunday, June 14 -- Closed

We will reopen on Monday, June 15 at 10am.

Moving forward from this week, we will be monitoring the temperature inside the building as well as the weather forecast and making decisions about closures as needed.  That being said, please call or check our website before you make your trip to the Library.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 


FINE AMNESTY AND ROULETTE

Monday, June 22
All Day

We’re celebrating summer by offering Fine Amnesty for any overdue HTFL materials returned on Monday, June 22. That means we’ll waive any fines on our materials that you return on the 22nd – no matter how high!

In addition, if you have a previous 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.

 


ACE the SAT

Score-Raising Workshop Camps

Review for the current and redesigned SAT, PSAT and ACT

Join expert instructors for this score-raising workshop. Participants will learn breakthrough tips and tricks and receive a targeted heads-up on the hidden traps and how to beat them.

SAT/PSAT/ACT--Math/Science Review
Monday thru Thursday, July 13 - 16

SAT/PSAT--Critical Reading/Writing
Monday thru Thursday July 20 - 23

All Sessions - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$250 for each week's sessions + $95 for books
 

Click here to download the registration form. Complete the form and mail it to the address mentioned.

For more information and locations call Advance Test Review directly at 610-449-6311.

All proceeds benefit the Haverford Township Free Library directly!

All programs are conducted by DAEDALUS Education Services’ Advance Test Review expert instructors who have extensive experience with the SAT and who also have a Masters or Doctoral degree.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Bike Week at HTFL

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Come celebrate Bike Week  at the Library! 

Celebrate the start of summer with exercise and fresh air by biking to the Library!  If you show your bike helmet at checkout, you can get a free DVD rental.  Sign up for Friends of Haverford Trails updates at the front desk and get a chance to win a Townie Basket.

 

Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop

June 28 -- 2—4 pm   

Join us to learn basic safety and maintenance with Kevin Meehan of M & M Two Wheelers.  The first 5 arrivals with bikes get priority for having Kevin check out their problems. 

 

Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble

June 28 -- 4--5 pm

After the workshop, join the Friends of Haverford Trails for a short ride to learn the best back road shortcuts.  Approximately 5 miles.

Bike Week at HTFL is made possible through a partnership between the Friends of Haverford Trails and the Library.  For more information about the Friends, go to: www.havtrail.com

 

Sounds of Summer Music Series

Every 4th Friday at 7:30 pm

Summer Music Fun for Everyone!

Join us for music in the HTFL parking lot every 4th Friday in June, July and August.   Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!

June 26—Steel Kingssteel drum band — Come experience a variety of steel drums playing a variety of music, featuring songs from the islands and current popular tunes played with pulsating Caribbean rythms.

July 24 — Fair Trade—Irish/Celtic Band— If your foot isn't tapping to this band, you might want to check your pulse. With the lead singer straight out of Ireland, Fair Trade will bring "covers", and authentic Irish music to Havertown. Bring your dancin' shoes because you won't be able to resist the urge to get up and dance!

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, June 18

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, June 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28

Bike Week @ HTFL - Ride your bike to the Library, show your helmet to the front desk and get a free DVD or game rental!

Tuesday, June 23

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Thursday, June 25

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, June 26

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer Music Series: Steel Kings

Sunday, June 28

2:00 pm -- Bike Maintenance Workshop

4:00 pm -- Bike Ride, Haverford Back Roads Ramble

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Club

June 22 – August 15

Read 100 minutes a week, visit the Library, enjoy free entertainment, win prizes – great summer fun for kids up to entering grade 5!

 

HTFL Kids Weekly Programs

*Registration Required - To register, click on the program name above.

Raise a Reader Weekly Programs

  • Movers and Shakers for ages 2 and 3
    Mondays @ 10:15 am
  • Family Evening Flick -- Mondays @ 6:30 pm
  • Circle Time for All Ages -- Tuesdays @ 10:15 am
  • Pajama Storytime for All Ages --Tuesdays @ 7 pm
  • Books and Babies for birth to 23 months
    Wednesdays @ 10:15 am
  • Creative Corner for ages 4, 5 & 6
    Thursdays @ 1:30 pm
  • On My Own for ages 4, 5 & 6 -- Fridays @  10:15 pm

Special Shows for the Family

  • Makin’ Music – June 24 @ 7 pm
  • Mystic Drumz – June 29 @ 7 pm
  • Zoo on Wheels - July 8 @ 7 pm
  • The Great Holtzie, comedian - July 15 @ 7 pm
  • D.J. Mixup – July 22 @ 7 pm
  • Summer Stage Storytellers - July 28 @ 1:30 pm
  • Vicky Town, storyteller – July 29 @ 7 pm
  • Hometown Heroes, meet our local police, firefighters and paramedics! – August 5 @ 6:30 pm

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, June 22

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers

6:30 pm -- Family Evening Flick

Tuesday, June 23

10:15 am -- Circle Time

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, June 24

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

7:00 pm -- SRC Show: Makin' Music

Thursday, June 25

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Friday, June 26

10:15 am -- On My Own

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Unmask: Teen Summer Reading

June 22 - August 15
Win Prizes for Reading! Read anything you like, fill out a raffle slip, stop by the Teen Collection and enter to win prizes YOU pick—no registration, no hassle! Raffle drawings all summer.
 
Teen Summer Reading is for those entering grades 6 through 12 in the fall and runs June 22nd through August 15th.

For more information, click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, June 22

12:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, June 24

12:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, June 26

12:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 

 
 

   

 

May 31 - June 13

Haverford Free Library

2015 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Thank you for your patience and understanding on our air conditioning problems.  A chiller has been ordered and will be installed in 8 weeks, very common as it is a unit not often stocked.  A special thank you to the Township of Haverford for their assistance in this matter.  In the meantime, we have ordered portable chillers that will cool the Library for that time; we expect them to be installed next week. 

We have been working hard on planning summer programs that will be educational, informative, entertaining, but especially FUN for all ages. 

The Board of Trustees and Staff of the Library appreciate your ongoing support.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


FRIENDS OF THE HTFL

Quizzo Night

Monday, June 1 -- 7:30 pm

Want to dazzle your friends with your vast knowledge while donating to a good cause? Come play Friends' Quizzo right here at the Library!

Quizzo is a popular trivia game in which teams compete by answering questions across all fields of knowledge.  It’s fun,
social and educational -- and there are great prizes. PLUS all proceeds go directly to the Friends of Haverford Township Free Library to support the Library's various programs and services. It’s a win-win…but only one team can WIN. Will it be yours?

  • Teams of up to 4 players.
  • $10 per TEAM.
  • Prizes for the winning team, as well as spot prizes given throughout the evening.
  • BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) event!  Ages 21 and over.

Come support the Friends who support the Library!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

**Changes to the Child Protective Services Law

Program Update!

Saturday, May 30 --10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Due to an overwhelming response this program will be VERY FULL. 

In order for your visit to go more smoothly please review the following information.

The program agenda is as follows:

10:30 am - Presentation and Q&A by Mary Grant of Child and Youth Services of Delaware County about changes to the law. 

11:00 am–1:00 pm – A mobile finger printing company will be on hand to do fingerprinting for the FBI clearance.  Please note that you will need to complete the online application at www.pa.cogentid.com before you can be fingerprinted.  To make your visit shorter, complete the application before you come to the library and bring a print out of your Cogent session with your assigned ID#.

11:00 am-5:00 pm - Computers will be made available throughout the library for attendees to fill out other clearance applications online.  Check with your organization to find out which applications you must complete.  All applications require a fee.  If you plan to apply online at the library, be sure to bring your credit card.

Library staff and volunteers will be available until we close at 5:00pm to help with applications if you get stuck.

For more information call Mary Bear Shannon at 610.446.3082 x216. 

 

**Tips and Tricks to Exploring America's Garden Capital - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, May 31 -- 2:00 pm

Do you know there are over 30 public gardens in the great Philadelphia region, making us America's Garden Capital? Learn about what makes each garden amazing and worth a visit this growing season. Becky Robert of Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore
College will give us an insider’s view of the best days, times, and must sees of the Delaware Valley garden scene.

Becky Robert has been the PR and Volunteer Programs Coordinator at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College for 10 years. During that time, she has made countless garden visits and works on numerous committees with gardening professionals in the Delaware Valley. Come learn how to make the most of each garden visit.

 

**Medicare Basics

Wednesday, June 3 - 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, Central States Indemnity, KSKJ and many more.

Registration required.  To register for the June 3rd program, click here

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Saturday, May 30

10:30 am -- Changes to the Child Protective Services Law

11:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Fingerprinting - **Do the FBI clearance online before you come.**

11:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Library computers available to complete online clearance applications.

Sunday, May 31

2:00 pm -- Tips and Tricks to Exploring America's Garden Capital

Wednesday, June 3

7:00 pm -- Medicare Basics - Registration Required

Friday, June 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Spare Parts

Thursday, June 11

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

2:00 pm -- Quilting Group

Friday, June 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Summer Reading
Club begins
Monday, June 22!

You can pick up a reading log or download it beginning June 1st.  For more information click here.

 

Music Training Center

Wednesday, June 10 -- 10:15 am

Join the Music Training Center in the Children's Room for a fun morning of singing, moving and small instruments!  This special program is intended for children through 5 years old.  

This program is FREE and open to the public.  No registration is necessary.  

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Wednesday, June 10

10:15 am -- Music Training Center

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Be Fantastic This Summer!  Volunteer @ HTFL

HTFL is seeking teens to volunteer as Library Pages this summer.

Responsibilities will include putting away library materials, assisting in maintaining order in the collection, and working directly with library staff on special projects.
Requirements:

  • Ages 13 and older
  • Available to volunteer at least twice weekly, June 22nd—August 29th
  • Available to attend Teen Volunteer Orientation and Training on June 10th, 6-7:30pm or June 18th 3-4:30pm

To become a volunteer:

  • Complete a Teen Volunteer Application and have it signed by your parent or guardian if you are under 18.
  • Return the application to Ms. Michele Caesar, Administrative Services Manager, in the Administrative Office.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, June 1

2:30 pm - Teen Anime

Wednesday, June 3

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, June 5

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Monday, June 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, June 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, June 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

 


SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Mainline Neighbors

Spring is here and summer is coming.  Are you looking for fun, cool, interesting, free or low-cost activities to do with your friends, family, or by yourself?  Turn to the source that over 25,000 Main Liners have trusted for over 10 years, MainLineNeighbors.com.  

Written with love by locals for locals, MainLineNeighbors is proud to feature Haverford Township Free Library events. MainLineNeighbors is a friendly insiders' guide to your neighborhood. Each free, weekly e-newsletter is customized for your neighborhood and filled with a selection of entertaining and civic-minded events. It's like getting an email from your neighbor who's in-the-know. Signing up is easy and free!

http://mainlineneighbors.com/east.htm

Mainline Neighbors is a Silver Level sponsor of the Library.  For more information on our Business Sponsorship program, click here.

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and helping us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

December 14 - 27

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:

Holidays are quickly approaching and I would like to take this opportunity to say a Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish neighbors, friends, families and library customers.  May you celebrate each day’s candle lighting surrounded by love, caring and memories.

Please keep in mind that hunger lives in Havertown-the Haverford Township Free Library has an ongoing collection of non perishable food items in the lobby that are distributed to the neighborhood food banks.  Thank you.

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


 

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

 

For the Christmas Holiday the Library will be closed:

Wednesday, December 24
Thursday, December 25
Friday, December 26

 

 

For the New Year's Holiday the Library will be closed:

Wednesday, December 31
Thursday, January 1

 

 

Happy Holidays from the
Haverford Township Free Library!

 


COAT DRIVE

Help keep local families warm this winter by donating your lightly-used coats!

We’re partnering with CertaPro Painters for this “Give a Coat, Get a Coat” program. Donate your gently used coat and receive a ticket to “get a coat” in the form of $100 discount on any painting project at CertaPro.

Drop your coat off at the Circulation Desk and get your coupon to present at CertaPro!

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Reading a Round:  Kabul Beauty School: an American woman goes behind the veil

Tuesday, December 16 -- 7:00 pm
Join us for this adult book discussion that is open to all.  A different contemporary adult fiction or non-fiction book will be discussed at each meeting.

Reading-a-Round normally meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, but will meet on the 3rd Tuesday in December.  For more information about Kabul Beauty School click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, December 16

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round:  Kabul Beauty School

Thursday, December 18

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, December 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Winter 2015 Programs

Raise a Reader storytimes and HTFL Kids Winter 2015 programs will begin in the Children's Room the week of January 12th. The full schedule is now available on EventKeeper or in print at the Library. 

LEGO Brick Builders - Session 1

Wednesdays, January 14 - February 4, 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Getting back to basics - LEGO Club is back with Brick Builders.

Each week we'll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

This program is free and open to students in grade K-5. Registration is required - click here to REGISTER. Please plan to attend all four weeks. 

Jedi Academy

Tuesdays, January 13 & 19, 4:00 - 4:45 pm

You are personally invited, by Yoda, to the HTFL Jedi Academy!

Hone your skills in this two-week series as we read from the books and take our training to the next level.

This program is free and open to students in grade 3-5. Registration is required - click here to REGISTER. Please plan to attend both sessions.
 

 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Saturday, December 13

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

Monday, December 15

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Tuesday, December 16

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 17

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

Thursday, December 18

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Friday, December 19

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Saturday, December 20

10:30 am -- Frozen Movie Showing and Sing-a-Long!

Monday, December 22

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Tuesday, December 23

All Day -- Make and Take Crafts

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 15

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 17

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, December 19

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Wednesday, December 24

Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 26

Library Closed

 


THE WINTER GIVE

Can we count on your support?

With your contribution, you’re saying “Yes!” to the important work that HTFL does in our community and will help us to continue our mission each and every day.

   

 

November 30 - December 13

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

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

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

Connect with HTFL on Facebook
 
 
 

Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

Platinum:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

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

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

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


THE WINTER GIVE

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

 

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

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Author Visit: Elise Juska, Havertown Author of The Blessings

Sunday, December 7 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

For more information about The Blessings, click here.

 

 

 

Book Bites Luncheon

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

Come find out what your favorite librarians have been reading!

$5 donation includes lunch, beverages, and dessert.

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, December 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, December 7

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

Monday, December 8

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

Thursday, December 11

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

Friday, December 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Teens in Action: Holiday Style

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

*Come Celebrate National Cookie Day!

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

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

Enjoy your creative treats while listening to a holiday story.

All school-age children are welcome.

This event will be held in the Community Room downstairs. 

 

*No Two Are Alike: Holiday Cardmaking

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

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

All school-age children are welcome.

This event will be held in the Community Room downstaris. 

 

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Let it Snow – Holiday Children’s Programs

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

Preschool Play Time

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

Holiday Music with MusicWorks

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

DJ Mix Up with a Holiday Twist

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

Frozen Sing-A-Long Movie

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

Make-and-Take Crafts

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

Winter Movies

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

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Wednesday, December 3

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

4:00 pm -- National Cookie Day!

Saturday, December 6

10:30 am -- Holiday Music with MusicWorks

Wednesday, December 10

10:15 am -- Preschool Playtime

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

Saturday, December 13

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

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 1

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 3

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

4:00 pm -- Cookie Day

Friday, December 5

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, December 8

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, December 10

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

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

Friday, December 12

2:30 pm -- Teen Game

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Protection Bureau

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

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

Contact:  Marc Petrucelli, Sales Manager – 610.903.4921

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Haverford Township Historical Society
Annual Holiday House Tour

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

November 16 - 29

Haverford Free Library

2014 LIBRARY HOURS

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

1-5PM

 

Quick Links...

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

Follow Us...

Follow us on Facebook and
Twitter!

Follow us onTwitter

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Thank you to our Library Sponsors:

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

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

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

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Christine D. Faris, Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSING

Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required but highly recommended.  

 

Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer - THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday, November 16 -- 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

Reading a Round: The Blessings

Tuesday, November 25 -- 7:00 pm

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

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

 

AND...DON'T MISS THIS!

Author Visit: Elise Juska, Havertown Author of The Blessings

Sunday, December 7 -- 2:00 pm

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

The Blessings was named:

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

A recent review commented about the story of The Blessings:

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

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

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

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Friday, November 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

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

Sunday, November 16

2:00 pm -- Harp Concert: Maryanne Meyer

Thursday, November 20

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

Friday, November 21

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Program

Tuesday, November 25

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

Wednesday, November 26

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

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

Regular Children’s Room programming on break beginning November 24

Special Holiday Programs coming in December!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Monday, November 17

10:15 am -- Movers and Shakers Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschooler's Scrabble Club

Tuesday, November 18

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, November 19

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

2:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

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

Thursday, November 20

10:15 am -- Circle Time

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Friday, November 21

10:15 am -- On My Own

Wednesday, November 26

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

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 17

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

Wednesday, November 19

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

Friday, November 21

2:00 pm -- Teen Game

Monday, November 24

2:30 pm -- Teen Anime

3:30 pm -- Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday, November 26

2:30 pm -- Teen Create

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

Thursday, November 27

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 28

Library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Elliot-Lewis Corporation

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

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

 


IN OUR COMMUNITY

Holiday Gift Market - Haverford Guild of Craftsmen

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

GIVE TODAY!  

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

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

THANK YOU!