The HTFL Connection

January 13 - January 26

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:

A note from the Director:

It is interesting to hear individuals talk about printed books vs. e-books and how many different opinions there are about the subject.  I share with you a recent Wall Street Journal article about this very topic.  Whether you like to cozy up with a printed book or your e-Reader, the Haverford Township Free Library has just what you want!  Download an e-book to your electronic device or browse through the approximately 130,000 volumes we offer here at HTFL; there is something to strike your fancy. 

The important thing we can all agree on is how important and wonderful it is to read and how fortunate we are to be able to have it all at our convenience.

As always, thank you for your support!

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Mature Video Games

This past year saw the introduction of the Mature Video Game collection at HTFL. In the past, the scope of our material tended to omit titles with an "M+" rating, or even skip instructional fitness titles like Zumba and others. In our attempt to offer a wider range of material to our customers, we continue to support our growing Mature Video Game collection by adding new titles on a semi monthly basis. Mature titles contain content that is generally suitable for ages 17 and up, offering a game experience suitable for adults by exploring science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural genres. Feel free to ask about these games at our circulation desk, or browse our "new release" display near our front entrance.

Try some of our hot new titles like Halo 4, Borderlands 2, X-Com, The Walking Dead, Dragon's Dogma, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and more! We offer material for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game systems.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

Cookbook Club

Monday, January 14 -- 6:30 pm

The Cookbook Club is our newest venture and has become quite popular. Every month a cookbook is chosen and participants prepare a recipe of their choice from that month’s selection.  Soup: Superb Ways with a Classic Dish  is our selection for January.

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

 

Have You Heard?:  What Makes a Great Audiobook

Sunday, January 20 -- 2:00 pm

Are you an audio book lover?  Ever wonder how publishers go about turning your favorite books into great audiobooks?

Come join us as local audiobook reviewer Dan Siegel and narrator Jeannie Stith talk about the craft of making a great audiobook.

 

 

Savvy Social Security Planing: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income

Wednesday, January 23 -- 2:00 & 6:00 pm

Retirement & Estate Planning Specialist Shane Couturier of the Society for Financial Awareness will present important information about your Social Security benefits.  Come learn about:

 

  •    How to coordinate spousal benefits
  •    How social security is calculated
  •    When to apply for benefits
  •    Social security tax ramifications
  •    Availability of social security

This program is free and open to the public.  The program will be presented again at 6:00 pm that same day.

 

Healthy You Series

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Tuesday, January 22 -- 7:00 pm

Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters!

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

This program  is free and open to the public.   Call the Alzheimer’s Association to register 800-272-3900.

 

Beyond Heartburn: Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Tuesday, January 29 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for a presentation about GERD - Gastroesophageal Reflux
Disease, given by Brian Karp, M.D.,
Crozer-Keystone gastroenterologist.

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.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Monday, January 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Friday, January 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, January 20

2:00 pm -- Have You Heard?: What Makes a Great Audiobook

Tuesday, January 22

7:00 pm -- Reading-A-Round - The Expats

7:00 pm -- Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Wednesday, January 23

2:00 pm -- Savvy Social Security Planning

6:00 pm -- Savvy Social Security Planning

Friday, January 25

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Music of the Civil War Era - music and history program
Sunday, January 27 -- 2:00 pm

Beyond Heartburn: Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Tuesday, January 29 -- 7:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Cooking Together Cookbook Club

Sunday, January 27 -- 3:00 pm

Get into the kitchen with your school-aged kids and be a part of Cooking Together, the newest book club in the Children’s Room. Test a recipe from the selected kids’ cookbook by making it at home and bringing your dish to share.

It’s easy and fun to be a part of this cookbook club: beginning Janaury 2nd, stop at the Children’s Room Desk to sign up and peruse the cookbook, select your recipe, and get ready to cook!

January's Cookbook: Yum-o! The Family Cookbook by Rachel Ray
 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, January 14

10:15 am--Toddler and Preshool Storytime

7:00 pm - Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, January 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, January 16

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Passport to History for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, January 17

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, January 21

10:15 am--Toddler and Preshool Storytime

Tuesday, January 22

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, January 23

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, January 24

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, January 14

3:00 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, January 16

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, January 17

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

Monday, January 21

3:00 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, January 23

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club - Nintendoland Tournament

Thursday, January 24

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Mainline Neighbors

Did you know that HTFL's events are also featured in e-newsletters from MainLineNeighbors.com? 

MainLineNeighbors is a locals' guide to your neighborhood. Each FREE, weekly e-newsletter is customized for your neighborhood and filled with a selection of fun, 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://www.mainlineneighbors.com/

 


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!

 

   

 

December 30 - January 12

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 2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:

Diamond:

Platinum:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

Happy New Year from all of us at the Haverford Township Free Library!  Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy journey through 2013.  

Do you make new year resolutions?  We can help you with them.  Visit the library and browse our non-fiction section.  Want to lose weight?  You will find books on weight loss, exercise and cookbooks to help you shed the extra pounds.  Feel like travelling in the new year or learning about other countries?  We have them.  Think maybe listening to audiobooks could be your answer to catching up on bestsellers and commute at the same time?  We have a huge library of audiobooks; if you have an eReader, download them from our website.   

I hope to see you this year at the library, either checking out library materials or attending one of our many programs!  But, as always, THANK YOU for your support.

Christine Faris, Library Director
 


END OF YEAR GIVING

Consider an end of year donation to HTFL.

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!

 


HOLIDAY LIBRARY CLOSURES

The Library will be closed in observance of  New Years on the following dates:

Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1

Happy New Year!
 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

First Friday Flick - Moonrise Kingdom

Friday, January 4 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for the First Friday Flick of the new year!  This month's selection is Moonrise Kingdom  starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray.

 

Set in 1965, Moonrise Kingdom is a stylized coming of age film that delivers on its promise to bring the viewer of any age back to the intensity of just-entering-adolescence love. That alone makes this an extraordinary film. In addition, the music and imagery are beautifully orchestrated to delight the senses. The casting, characters, and acting are superb. It is rare to have a film that puts together this much talent and then taps it to the fullest. (Amazon)
 

How to Download Library ebooks Boot Camp

Do you have a new eReader or expect to get one this Holiday?  Come learn how to download Library ebooks!  Reference Librarian, Jessica Holton will show you how to borrow ebooks on your specific eReader.

Monday, January 7 - Kindle -- 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 8 - iPad -- 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 9 - Nook, Sony Ready, & All other eReaders -- 6:00 pm

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Monday, December 31

Library Closed

Tuesday, January 1

Library Closed

Friday, January 4

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick:  Moonrise Kingdom

Monday, January 7

6:00 pm How to Download Library Books - Kindle

Tuesday, January 8

6:00 pm How to Download Library Books - iPad

Wednesday, January 9

6:00 pm How to Download Library Books - Nook, Sony Ready other readers

Thursday, January 10

12:00 pm Book Share

Friday, January 11

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Cookbook Club - Soup: Superb Ways with a Classic Dish
Monday, January 14 -- 6:30 pm

Healthy You Series: 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
Tuesday, January 22 -- 7:00 pm

Savvy Social Security Planning
Wednesday, January 23 -- 2 & 6pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Winter Programs

There's lots happening in the Children's Room for the new year! Check out the full schedule of Winter 2013 Programs on EventKeeper.  Most are free and open to the public with no registration, but check out Kids' Yoga and Reading Adventures and sign up in advance!

Yoga for Kids with Ms. Lisa

Join Ms. Lisa, a Certified Yoga Instructor RYT-200, for yoga at the Library this winter. Register and download the mandatory release form on our website today! We'll offer two programs back-to-back.

Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

Children 3, 4, and 5 years old and a parent or caregiver

Enjoy your yoga practice together in this class designed especially for little yogis and their caregivers. Register today!
1st Saturday of the Month @ 10am - January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd

Kids' Yoga

Children grades K-5

School-aged children are invited to practice with Ms. Lisa and learn basic yoga poses and relaxation techniques. Register today!
1st Saturday of the Month @ 10:50am - January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd

Reading Adventures

Join Ms. Anny and take a Reading Adventure through some of her
favorite chapter books. We'll start out solving the mysteries of Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective and then choose books together.

We'll be reading aloud together, doing crafts and activities related to the books we read, and having fun.

Students in grades 1st-5th are invited to register for this
12-week program series running January 8-March 26, 
4-4:45pm. Visit our website to sign up. All reading levels are welcome.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, December 31

Library Closed

Tuesday, January 1

Library Closed

Saturday, January 5

10:00 am-- Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

10:50 am -- Kid's Yoga

Monday, January 7

10:15 am--Toddler and Preshool Storytime

Tuesday, January 8

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, January 9

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, January 10

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 31

Library Closed

Tuesday, January 1

Library Closed

Wednesday, January 2

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, January 3

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

Monday, January 7

3:00 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, January 9

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, January 10

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

 

 

   

 

December 16 - 29

Haverford Free Library

2012 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 2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:

Diamond:

Platinum:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

What a wonderful time of the year when we come together with family and friends to celebrate, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or the winter solstice.  On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Staff, Volunteers and me, I wish you the happiest of holidays. 

As we near the end of the year, may I also say thank you for all of your support in 2012.  It has been a busy year for us here at the Library, and we are grateful for your patronage.  I look forward to 2013 and bringing you thought provoking, informational, educational, social and FUN programs together with library materials that include bestsellers, classics, great non-fiction, music CD’s and DVD’s.  We will even offer electronic readers downloaded with great reading materials for circulation.  Stay tuned!

I wish you good health, safe holidays and enjoyment!

Christine Faris, Library Director
 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Monthly Health Newsletters

When you are looking for health information, the Library is the place to go!  Check out these health newsletters.

University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter   News and expert advice from the School of Public Health.  The newsletter draws on leading-edge research to give practical advice on a wide variety of subjects related to food and nutrition, exercise, self-care, preventive medicine, and emotional well-being—plus many, many Wellness Facts and Tips. It does not sell products or contain ads.

Mayo Clinic Health Letter  Reliable Information for a Healthier Life
This newsletter provides reliable, easy-to-understand health information to help you achieve a healthier life. It is carefully reviewed by a team of Mayo Clinic doctors and health professionals for accuracy, reliability and clarity.

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter  This publication provides honest, reliable, expert health and nutrition advice to the consumer.  It addresses topics such as nutrition, exercise, memory, weight control, healthy aging, Osteoporosis, Cancer prevention and Vitamins & supplements.

Harvard Heart Letter   A trustworthy source for expert heart health information from the Harvard Medical School. The expert advice and authoritative heart research will help you make informed decisions that can protect your heart, improve your health, and increase longevity.

NIH News in Health. National Institutes of Health  The National Institutes of Health’s mission is to find better ways to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. Their newsletter provides practical authoritative health information which is reviewed by NIH medical experts and based on research by scientists at NIH and medical schools around the country.

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50  This newsletter provides cutting-edge information to educate you on the major medical conditions which affect healthy living, particularly over age 50. It includes health alerts and special reports on topics such as arthritis, prostate disorders, heart health, high blood pressure, nutrition, weight control, and diabetes.

Nutrition Action Health Letter  Center for Science in the Public Interest   This newsletter provides reliable, unbiased advice and information from nutritionists and scientists about nutrition, food safety, health, and issues concerning consumer and environmental protection.

Environmental Nutrition: the Newsletter of Food, Nutrition & Health  This newsletter analyzes conflicting information  and provides sensible, practical guidance  on diets, vitamins, supplements, and foods to help protect against disease, manage your weight , minimize your health risks and live a longer, healthier life.

 


WAYS TO GIVE BACK
DURING THE HOLIDAYS

HTFL is your go to place to make a difference during the holidays!  Please consider donations to the following charities that have drop off boxes at the Library.

Upper Darby Food Cupboard

The Haverford Township Free Library is currently collecting non-perishable food items for the Upper Darby Food Cupboard. This local food center is a resource for communities in and around Upper Darby.

The Food Center currently feeds 18-23 local families on a regular basis as well as others. Wintertime, especially after the holidays, is a time when items are needed the most so please keep this worthy cause in mind when visiting the Library. Barrels are located in the vestibule and are emptied bi-monthly.

If you are interested in further information or would like to volunteer your time, please contact the Food Center at 610-853-2481.

RSVP

RSVP of Delaware County (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is collecting new hats, scarves, mittens, and socks in all sizes to be donated to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Drop your donation off at the Library during regular business hours. For more information call RSVP of Delaware County directly at 610-565-5563.

Toys for Tots

The 2012 United States Marine Corps' Annual Toys for Tots Campaign is underway.  HTFL is a drop off point for new, unwrapped toys.  The date of the last pick up is Wednesday,
December 19.

 


HOLIDAY LIBRARY CLOSURES

The Library will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Years on the following dates:

Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25

Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1

Happy Holidays!


CIVIL WAR MOVIE ESSENTIALS

December 1 - February 28

Do you like Civil War movies and documentaries?

Between December 1 and February 28 you may view HTFL Civil War movies and documentaries for FREE!  Check out our display by the DVDs on the 1st Floor.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

How to Download Library ebooks Boot Camp

Do you have a new eReader or expect to get one this Holiday?  Come learn how to download Library ebooks!  Reference Librarian, Jessica Holton will show you how to borrow ebooks on your specific eReader.

Monday, January 7 - Kindle -- 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 8 - iPad -- 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 9 - Nook, Sony Ready, & All other EReaders -- 6:00 pm

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Thursday, December 20

11:00 am Cookies & Mystery

Friday, December 21

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Monday, December 24

Library Closed

Tuesday, December 25

Library Closed

Friday, December 28

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group



CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Holiday Programs

The Snowball Slide Board Game

December 1 - 30

Pick up your game board at the Children’s Room Desk and play December 1st-30th. Read books, learn about winter holidays, have fun, and collect prizes! It's free to participate and children of all ages are welcome - best suited for those PreK-5th grade.

Beginning December 1st, you'll also have the option to download and print the game board from home and get started right away.

Make and Take Crafts

December 26-28

Cabin fever setting in? Stop by the Children’s Room and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy.

Winter Programs

2013 is almost here and there's lots happening in the Children's Room for the new year! Check out the full schedule of Winter 2013 Programs on EventKeeper.  Most are free and open to the public with no registration, but check out Kids' Yoga and Reading Adventures and sign up in advance!

Join Ms. Lisa, a Certified Yoga Instructor RYT-200, for yoga at the Library this winter. Register and download the mandatory release form on our website today! We'll offer two programs back-to-back.

 

Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

Children 3, 4, 5 and a parent or caregiver

Enjoy your yoga practice together in this class designed especially for little yogis and their caregivers. Register today!
1st Saturday of the Month @ 10am - January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd

Kids' Yoga

Children grades K-5

School-aged children are invited to practice with Ms. Lisa and learn basic yoga poses and relaxation techniques. Register today!
1st Saturday of the Month @ 10:50am - January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd

 

Reading Adventures

Join Ms. Anny and take a Reading Adventure through some of her
favorite chapter books. We'll start out solving the mysteries of Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective and then choose books together.

We'll be reading aloud together, doing crafts and activities related to the books we read, and having fun.

Students in grades 1st-5th are invited to register for this
12-week program series running January 8-March 26, 
4-4:45pm. Visit our website to sign up. All reading levels are welcome.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, December 17

6:30 pm -- Monday Movie Holiday Edition - The Muppet Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 19

10:00 pm -- Preschool Play Time

Monday, December 24

Library Closed

Tuesday, December 25

Library Closed

Wednesday, December 26

10:00 am -- Preschool Play Time


TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Programs on Break!

Teen programming will be on vacation the week of December 23-29.  Programming will resume on Wednesday, January 2!

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 17

3:00 -- Anime Club

Wednesday, December 19

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, December 20

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

Monday, December 24

Library Closed

Tuesday, December 25

Library Closed


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Historical Society Holiday House Tour

Sunday, December 16, 2012
1:00 - 4:30 PM

Spend an inspirational and relaxing day touring six unique and charming homes in Haverford Township, decorated for the holiday season!  Tickets priced at $25/members and $20/non-members will be available the day of the tour at either of the following homes (which are included in the tour): 1240 Center Road or 226 Wickford Road.  Included with your ticket will be a driving map and discounts to neighborhood eateries on that day.  All proceeds help fund our Heritage Festival, which is held in June of each year.

For more information, you may call Terri Dougherty @ 610 449-1571 or go to the society's website www.haverfordhistoricalsociety.org


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!

   

 

December 2 - 15

Haverford Free Library

2012 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 2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:

Diamond:

Platinum:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

It is the time of the year when gift-giving can be problematic for some people.  We ask ourselves, does this person need another sweater, tie, or videogame?  Think of the Library.  How about donating a gift in honor of that special someone on your list?  Click here to make your shopping easier and help the library at the same time, or contact me for assistance.  We will send an acknowledgement to you and the person you name for the gift in time for the holidays. 

I would also like to add that we are about to embark on our Annual Appeal—if you are a resident of Haverford Township or a frequent donator, look for a bright green envelope in your mailbox and make your tax deductible donation.  Thank you for your consideration of the work we do for YOU here at HTFL each and every day. 

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


BOOK BITES LUNCHEON

Thursday, December 13 -- 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Come find out what your favorite librarians have been reading!

$5 donation includes lunch, beverages, and dessert.

Tickets are available at the Reference Desk.

 


HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Reader Advisories

Reached a reading plateau?  Or are you lost in a literary desert, and desperate for a good book to quench your thirst?  The Reference staff are here to help!  We'll help you discover new books and authors in your favorite genres, as well as point to great reads you might have overlooked.  Plus we have lists of reading suggestions on our website (http://haverfordlibrary.org/reading-suggestions). Compiled with great care by HTFL Reference Librarians, you'll find lists of recommended reads in genres like mystery, historical fiction, and nonfiction as well as read a-likes for favorite authors like Jodi Piccoult, Michael Connelly, and Janet Evanovich. 
 
Finally, please join the festivities at our upcoming Book Bites program on Thursday, December 13 from 12 - 2 pm.  Come hear reviews about our favorite books of the year and what books we can't wait to read next.  A donation of $5 includes lunch and program.  Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up your ticket today! 
 

 


CIVIL WAR MOVIE ESSENTIALS

 

December 1 - February 28

Do you like Civil War Movies and documentaries?

Between December 1 and February 28 you may view HTFL Civil War movies and documentaries for FREE!  Check out our display by the DVDs on the 1st Floor.

 

 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

Healthy You Series - Need a 'Hand' with your Pain?:  Common Hand and Wrist Problems

Wednesday, December 5 -- 7:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library has teamed up with Crozer Keystone Health System to present this series of programs on health topics that effect you and your loved ones.

Join us as Blane Sessions, M.D., hand surgeon for the Crozer-Keystone/Philadelphia Hand Center Partnership gives a talk on common hand and wrist problems.  Come learn about:

  • The most common conditions that cause hand and wrist pain-including CarpalTunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, thumb arthritis, trigger finger and more.
  • How to relieve pain with over-the-counter medications and conservative therapies.
  • When to see a doctor and determine whether you may be a candidate for surgery.

To register, please call 1-855-5CK-HAND.

 

First Friday Flick - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Friday, December 7 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for our First Friday Flick and a presentation of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas.  This is an inspirational film where a fisheries expert is enlisted to bring the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and prove the impossible is truly possible.  Popcorn served, but feel free to bring your own snack.

Runtime:  1 hr. 48 min.
Rated PG-13

 

Cookbook Club

Monday, December 10 -- 7:00 pm

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

The Cookbook Club is our newest venture and has become quite popular. Every month a cookbook is chosen and participants prepare a recipe of their choice from that month’s selection.  The New Appetizer: The Best Recipes for Today's Party Starters is our selection for December.

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

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Wednesday, December 5

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series: Need a 'Hand' with your Pain?:  Common Hand and Wrist Problems

Friday, December 7

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Monday, December 10

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: The New Appetizer: The Best Recipes for Today's Party Starters

Thursday, December 13

12:00 pm -- Book Bites Luncheon

Friday, December 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 



CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

The Snowball Slide Board Game

December 1 - 30

Pick up your game board at the Children’s Room Desk and play December 1st-30th. Read books, learn about winter holidays, have fun, and collect prizes! It's free to participate and children of all ages are welcome - best suited for those PreK-5th grade.

Beginning December 1st, you'll also have the option to download and print the game board from home and get started right away.

 

Monday Movie -- Holiday Edition

Snuggle up for a movie each week-we'll provide the cookies and milk!

                        Mondays

December 3 -- 6:30 pm Elf

December 10 -- Jack Frost

December 17 -- The Muppet Christmas Carol

 

 

 

Homeschoolers' Chess Club Mini-tournament

Monday, December 10 -- 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Homeschoolers of all ages and chess playing abilities are invited to HTFL's first ever Homeschoolers' Chess Club Mini-Tournament!

Put your skills to the test and battle other chessaholics at this fun mini-tournament.

This mini-tournament is free and open to all homeschoolers. Please register in advance by clicking here.

Registration will ask for the player's skill level. Please use your best judgment!

Beginner: Just learning
Intermediate: Comfortable playing
Advanced: Excellent understanding

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, December 2

All Day - The Snowball Slide Board Game Begins

Monday, December 3

6:30 pm -- Monday Movie Holiday Edition - Elf

Wednesday, December 5

10:00 pm -- Preschool Play Time

Friday, December 7

2:00 pm -- First Friday (Educational) Flick for Homeschoolers

Monday, December 10

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club Mini-Tournament

6:30 pm -- Holiday Movie - Jack Frost

Wednesday, December 12

10:15 am -- MusicWorks Circle Time

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Wii U

Wait no more! The Wii U, the newest, shiniest  Nintendo console is here! Come by Teen Gaming after school on Wednesday, the Wii U will be there for you. If you're looking for Wii U games to play, then check out what titles we have in the collection. We hope you drop in to try our new system!

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 3

3:00 -- Anime Club

Wednesday, December 5

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, November 22

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

Monday, December 10

3:00 pm -- Anime Club - Cozy Ramen Day

Wednesday, December 12

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, December 13

2:30 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C.

 

Founded in 1960, Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C. is a full-practice law firm with offices in Philadelphia, PA, Marlton and Jersey City, New Jersey, and Wilmington, DE.  Zarwin Baum specializes in civil litigation including: casualty defense, insurance coverage and bad faith law, professional liability and malpractice, liquor liability, trucking and transportation defense, workers' compensation, commercial litigation, employment law and environmental law. Zarwin Baum represents its clients in all forms of business transactions including: the development, acquisition and sale of real estate, real estate financing, land use planning, commercial business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, banking, zoning, creditors' and debtors' rights, petroleum marketing, non-profit organizations, immigration, governmental relations and international transactions. The firm also represents individuals for personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home, employment, immigration, estate planning and administration of wills and trusts, and white collar compliance and criminal defense.

A testament to the firm’s solid business philosophy, Zarwin Baum was listed in the Philadelphia Business Journal as the 28th largest law firm in the Philadelphia region rising 6 spots from 34th position in 2011. The firm is listed by Martindale-Hubbell as a preeminent law firm in the United States as well as being listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorney'. Many of the Firm's attorneys have also been selected for inclusion as Pennsylvania and New Jersey "Super Lawyers". What’s more, Zarwin Baum has a commitment to the community. Civic responsibility is a significant part of the culture at Zarwin Baum; and for over 50 years, the firm and its members have contributed their time, energy and economic resources to improve the quality of life of our community and its residents. Organizations that Zarwin Baum supports include Philabundance, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and The Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia.

To learn more about Zarwin Baum, visit www.zarwin.com, follow the firm on Twitter @ZarwinBaum, and ‘like’ them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZarwinBaum or contact Gary A. Zlotnick, Esq., 267.765.9616, gazlotnick@zarwin.com

 

Zarwin Baum is a Silver level Business Sponsor.

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

 

 

   

 

November 18 - December 1

Haverford Free Library

2012 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:

A Note from the Director:

You can’t help but think of family and friends at this time of the year, and on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Staff of HTFL, the Friends of HTFL, and our many volunteers, I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  After the events of the last month in hurricane ravaged areas of the east coast, it makes one particularly introspective about home and family.  I thank those of you involved in public safety and security-Police, Fire, and Medical Personnel; I thank all of our troops and service personnel who put themselves in harm’s way for their country; government officials and workers; and many more who provide service to us each and every day.

I thank you for your constant support, great suggestions, but especially your consideration and use of HTFL; you have helped to make our library a wonderful place for information, programs, education, technology, or just for a visit. 

We will close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evening, and be closed on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday, reopening for service on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. 

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSINGS

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Library will close early on Wednesday, November 21 at 6:00 pm.  We will reopen on Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 am.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Anime

Come enjoy HTFL's collection of Anime DVDs and Blu-Rays! Anime is the term used for all animation made in Japan. Finding their stride in the 1960's with anime such as Astro Boy, it would take until the 1980's for the medium to become more widespread. Now with releases anticipated around the world, Anime has captured the attention of all ages.

In the Teen Anime collection the viewing material is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Throughout the Collection there are a range of movies and television shows that appeal to fans of every genre. For fans of magic, try Full Metal Alchemist. If you like adventure, give One Piece a try. Then again, if you're a fan of futuristic science fiction apocalyptic western action, Trigun is for you.

 


SAVE THE DATE

Book Bites Luncheon

Thursday, December 13 -- 12:00 pm

Come find out what your favorite librarians have been reading!

$5 donation includes lunch, beverages, and desert.

Tickets available at the Reference Desk beginning Thursday, November 29.
 

 


RESILIENCE IN ACTION:

Raising Children and Adolescents Who are Prepared to Thrive

Did you miss the program featuring Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg at Haverford High School in October?  You are in luck!  The School District of Haverford High School recorded the program.  You can check out the DVD from the Library for FREE for three days or you can click here to stream the program to your computer.  Visit the Reference Desk to borrow a copy. 

 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Tuesday, November 27 -- 7:00 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 and Medicare Supplemental Plans. She will highlight the plan benefits and changes for 2013.

Through Senior Advisors, 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.

This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required, but highly recommended.  To register click here.

 

Healthy You Series - Understanding Diabetes

Wednesday, November 28 -- 7:00 pm

Presenter Mary Jane McDevitt, RN, BSN CDE, Program Coordinator for the CKHS Center for Diabetes will lead a discussion about diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The Haverford Township Free Library has teamed up with Crozer-Keystone Health System to present this series of programs on health topics that affect you and your loved ones. 

To register, please call Debbie Simon, DCMH Healthline Services at
610-284-8158.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Wednesday, November 21

6:00 pm -- Early Closing for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 22

Library Closed - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23

Library Closed

Tuesday, November 27

7:00 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Wednesday, November 28

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series: Understanding Diabetes

Friday, November 30

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch-Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Healthy You Series: Need a 'Hand' With Your Pain?: Common Hand and Wrist Problems

Wednesday, December 5 -- 7:00 pm

 

First Friday Flick - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Friday, December 7 -- 7:00 pm

 

Book Bites Luncheon

Thursday, December 13 -- 12:00 pm

 



CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Let it Snow! - Holiday Children's Programs

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

 

The Snowball Slide Board Game

December 1 - 30

Pick up your game board at the Children’s Room Desk and play December 1st-30th. Read books, learn about winter holidays, have fun, and collect prizes! It's free to participate and children of all ages are welcome - best suited for those PreK-5th grade.

Beginning December 1st, you'll also have the option to download and print the game board from home and get started right away.

 

Monday Movie -- Holiday Edition

Snuggle up for a movie each week—we’ll provide the cookies and milk!

Mondays
November 26 - Happy Feet
December 3 - Elf
December 10 - Jack Frost
December 17 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

 

 

MusicWorks Circle Time

Wednesdays, November 28 & December 12 -- 10:15 am

Don’t miss the fun when Mr. Jerry of MusicWorks comes to the Children’s Room for TWO special Circle Times. Wiggle, giggle, sing, and play at this all ages music program!

This program is for pre-school aged children, birth through age 5. It is free and open to the public.  No Registration is required.

 

Preschool Play Time

Wednesdays, December 5, 19, & 26 -- 10:00 am

Drop in to enjoy our educational toys at this informal playgroup. Storytime is on break, but it's great to keep up the habit of visiting the Library each week. Hope to see you!

This program is free and open to the public. Children birth through 5 will enjoy Play Time. No registration is required.

 

Make-and-Take Crafts

December 26 - 30 -- anytime!

Cabin fever setting in? Stop by the Children’s Room and make a winter craft to take home and enjoy.

 

Winter programs will begin the week of January 7!

 

Homeschoolers' Chess Club Mini-tournament

Monday, December 10 -- 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Homeschoolers of all ages and chess playing abilities are invited to HTFL's first ever Homeschoolers' Chess Club Mini-Tournament!

Put your skills to the test and battle other chessaholics at this fun mini-tournament.

This mini-tournament is free and open to all homeschoolers. Please register in advance by clicking here.

Registration will ask for the player's skill level. Please use your best judgment!

Beginner: Just learning
Intermediate: Comfortable playing
Advanced: Excellent understanding

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Wednesday, November 21

6:00 pm -- Early Closing for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 22

Library Closed - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23

Library Closed

Monday, November 26

6:30 pm -- Holiday Movie - Happy Feet

Wednesday, November 28

10:15 am -- MusicWorks Circle Time

Saturday, December 1

All Day - The Snowball Slide Board Game

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Wednesday, November 21

6:00 pm -- Early Closing for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 22

Library Closed - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23

Library Closed

Monday, November 26

2:30 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, November 28

2:30 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, November 29

2:30 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Drexel University Online

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel University is a top-ranked private university, universally recognized as a burgeoning center of innovative academic excellence and a premier example of the transformative power of a modern urban university.

Drexel has been offering online courses since 1996, bringing its recognized faculty and curricula to a worldwide student body. Today, Drexel offers over 100 online degrees and online certificate programs for adults. The University's renowned partnership program additionally offers discounted tuition to employees of selected partner organizations, preparing a highly-educated, expert workforce for tomorrow’s most pressing challenges.

For more information please visit www.drexel.com or contact info@drexel.com

Drexel University Online is a Bronze level Business Sponsor.

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

 


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Oakmont Farmers Market Winter Food Swap

Tuesday, December 11 -- 7:00 - 9:00 pm

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your home grown, homemade or foraged creations become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants.  Please click here to visit the website for more information and to register.