The HTFL Connection

National Library Week at HTFL - 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!

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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:

Diamond:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Copper:

 

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK @ HTFL SPECIAL EDITION

During National Library Week, HTFL will host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in people’s lives. Today’s library can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through collections, digital resources and more. Whether you come for homework or job searches, help with citizenship issues or finances, adult education classes or to find the best books for young
readers, libraries are a great place to spend quality time and connect with loved ones and friends.


Attend a program at HTFL to celebrate National Library Week!

Celebrate Local Authors

Sunday, April 14 -- 2:00 pm

Did you know we have many published authors right here in Haverford Township?  Meet some of these writers at our Celebrate Local Authors event as we observe National Library Week.  Come hear authors Joyce Magnin, Matt Phelan, Alison Hicks, and Kathleen Heady talk about their books. 

Their books will also be available for sale.

Come support our local authors!

 

MusicWorks at the Library

3 chances for fun include:

Monday, April 15th
Storytime at 10:15am &
Pajama Storytime at 7pm
Wednesday, April 17th
Books and Babies at 10:15am

 

MusicJams Raffle

In honor of National Library Week, MusicWorks will raffle off a gift certificate for one 10-week session of MusicWorks JAMS, held weekly on Tuesday and Thursday  mornings at MusicWorks (value $165).

Fill out an entry when you are at the HTFL! The winner will be drawn at our Magic of Taddo Show on Saturday, April 20th at 10:30am. You do not need to be present to win!

What is MusicWorks JAMS? An educational, interactive, music class designed for children from birth to five years of age. The program encourages hands-on music making, dance and movement activities for young children and their parents, families and caregivers. Children are exposed to age-appropriate music in fun-filled, forty-five minute sessions. Explore letters, numbers, shapes, sizes, colors, feelings, senses, words and ideas through creative and innovative music activities.  The program is for children birth through 5 years old.

MusicWorks in 2013 Library Sponsor. They have donated their time and services for these special programs!
 

Get Digital Books and Magazines from the Library!

Monday, April 15, 11:00am-12:30pm 

Did you know that there are over 7000 ebooks  and 200 magazines available for download through the Delaware County Library System?

Learn how to access digital magazines and download library ebooks to your ereader.

The first half of each program will cover setting up a Zinio account to read digital magazines. The second half will  and ebook tutorial for iOS and Android devices.

Registration is not required but highly recommended.  To register, click here.   Call Jessica or Joyce at 610-446-3082 x205 with any questions.

Healthy You Series:  Caring for Yourself - Stress Management

Monday, April 15 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for a presentation about stress management.  Psychologist Dr. Barry Jacobs will speak on dealing with stress, combating the feeling of being overwhelmed, and caring for yourself.

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.

 

Author Visit: Jason Langin

Tuesday, April 16 -- 3:00 pm

Join us as one Havertown's favorite teachers talks about his latest book!

Mr. Langin has taught at Haverford Middle School for almost a decade. He enthusiastically spreads his love for English to his students, it’s infectious!

With that same gusto he’ll present his work, The Hero Within. It is a fantastic tale of what happens to our unsuspecting hero, Alex, when he’s transported across many worlds with the responsibility of saving a kingdom.

Published online, you can buy The Hero Within here on Smashwords.

If you’re interested in reading, writing, or Mr. Langin, this program is perfect for you!
 

The Magic of Taddo

Saturday, April 20 -- 10:30 am

Taddo is an award winning magician with the Society of American Magicians. He attributes his magical talents to his friends at the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. His discovery of and passion for magic has elevated him to where he is today.

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

 

Afternoon Coffee Tasting
Brought to You by the Friends of HTFL

Sunday, April 21 -- 1:00 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'll 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. 

 


LIBRARY CLOSING REMINDER

Thursday, April 18

The Library will be closed for staff in-service day


Full List of National Library Week
events at HTFL

Sunday, April 14
2:00 pm Celebrate Local Authors

Monday, April 15
10:15 am Storytime with MusicWorks
11:00 am How to Download Library eBooks to your iOS and Android Devices & How to Borrow Digital Magazines using Zinio
2:30 pm Teen Anime Club
4:00 pm Homeschooler's Chess Club
7:00 pm Healthy You Series: Stress Management
7:00 pm Pajama Storytime with MusicWorks

Tuesday, April 16
10:15 Circle Time
3:00 pm Teens: Meet the Author: Jason Langin
4:00 pm Reading Adventures

Wednesday, April 17
10:15 am Books and Babies with MusicWorks
4:00 pm LEGO Club
7:00 pm Parenting Book Discussion Series: Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Thursday, April 18
Library Closed for In-Service Day

Friday, April 19
10:30 am Tea & Stitch

Saturday, April 20
10:30 am Magic of Taddo

Sunday, April 21
1:00 pm Coffee Tasting with One Village Coffee, HTFL Friends Members Only Event

   

 

April 7 - 20

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:

 

Five years ago HTFL embarked on a new adventure of programming-the Murder Mystery Dinner.  Mary Lou Kolowitz, Reference Department Manager had attended a Murder Mystery weekend and came back with the idea and adapted it to make it the Library’s own.  Talented writer, director and actor, Dave Griffith has, again this year, written the script for the newest production, Death and Circumstances.  Don’t miss the opportunity for a good laugh, a little irreverence and a lot of FUN!  Get your tickets TODAY-they are selling fast.

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


LIBRARY CLOSED

HTFL will be closed on Thursday, April 18
for a staff in-service day.

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

International Collection

HTFL has a small but interesting International Collection for non-English speakers. The library owns books written in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and  Russian. There are a few books  in Spanish and more on the way. If you know anyone whom these materials might help, please encourage them to stop by the library to browse. There are also materials for speakers of English as a second language.

 

 


NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

Attend a program at HTFL to celebrate National Library Week!

Sunday, April 14
2:00 pm Celebrate Local Authors

Monday, April 15
10:15 am Storytime with MusicWorks
11:00 am How to Download Library eBooks to your iOS and Android Devices & How to Borrow Digital Magazines using Zinio
2:30 pm Teen Anime Club
4:00 pm Homeschooler's Chess Club
7:00 pm Healthy You Series: Stress Management
7:00 pm Pajama Storytime with MusicWorks

Tuesday, April 16
10:15 Circle Time
3:00 pm Teens: Meet the Author: Jason Langin
4:00 pm Reading Adventures

Wednesday, April 17
10:15 am Books and Babies with MusicWorks
4:00 pm LEGO Club
7:00 pm Parenting Book Discussion Series: Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Thursday, April 18
Library Closed for In-Service Day

Friday, April 19
10:30 am Tea & Stitch

Saturday, April 20
10:30 am Magic of Taddo

Sunday, April 21
1:00 pm Coffee Tasting with One Village Coffee, HTFL Friends Members Only Event
 


MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

 

5th Annual Murder
Mystery Dinner Theatre

Tickets: $35 per person

Includes dinner, dessert,
beer & soda

 

 

Call  610-446-3082  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'll 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. 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS  

What Do I Do With All the Paper?:  Organizing Tips for Managing Your Paperwork

Sunday, April 7 -- 2:00 pm

Are you buried in paper? You know you need to get your financial, health, and other paperwork organized, but you don't know where to start. In this program, Professional Organizer Sara Long teaches you why you're getting so much paper, how to sort it, how to maintain a system, and how to prevent unwanted mail from continuing to come in.

The program is limited to 25 people and registration is required.  
To register please click here.

 

Get Digital Books & Magazines from the Library!

Did you know that there are over 7,000 ebooks and 200 magazines available for download through the Delaware County Library System?

Learn how to access digital magazines and download library books to your ereader.

The first half of each program will cover setting up a Zinio account to read digital magazines.  The second half will be a device specific ebook tutorial. 

Monday, April 8 -- 7:00 pm - Zinio & Kindle

Monday, April 15 -- 11:00 am - Zinio, Apple, & Android

Tuesday, April 23 -- 7:00 pm - Zinio, Apple & Android

Registration is required.  To register online, click the desired event above.  If you have questions visit the Reference Desk or call Jessica or Joyce at 610-446-3082 ext. 205.

 

Calling All Moms: Your Career Future

Wednesday, April 10 -- 7:00 pm

Have you been working full time as a mother and thinking about a future or more immediate return to the workplace? Learn how to keep your skills sharp in your chosen career area. Understand the value of building and nurturing a network that will pave the way to success in your job search. Hear how to maximize the benefits from purposeful volunteering.

Instructor:  BethAnnWilson, M.Ed., CMF, specializes in career planning, management, and transition

The workshop is $10.  To register,  go to www.haverfordtownshipadultschool.org.
 
Hosted by The Haverford Township Free Library and The Haverford Township Adult School.

 

Celebrate Local Authors

Sunday, April 14 -- 2:00 pm

Did you know we have many published authors right here in Haverford Township?  Meet some of these writers at our Celebrate Local Authors event as we observe National Library Week.  Come hear authors Joyce Magnin, Matt Phelan, Alison Hicks, and Kathleen Heady talk about their books.  Their books will also be available for sale.

Come support our local authors!

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Sunday, April 7

2:00 pm -- What Do I Do With All The Paper?: Organizing Tips to Manage Your Paperwork

Monday, April 8

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - Fast, Fresh, & Green

Tuesday, April 9

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

Wednesday, April 10

7:00 pm -- Calling All Moms: Your Career Future - registration through Haverford Townshp Adult School at www.haverfordadultschool.org.

Thursday, April 11

12:00 pm -- Monthly Book Share

Friday, April 12

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group
 

National Library Week! April 14-20

Sunday, April 14

2:00 pm -- Celebrate Local Authors

Monday, April 15

11:00 am -- Get Digital Books and Magazines from the Library!
7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series: Caring for Yourself - Stress Management

Wednesday, April 17

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series: Building Resilience in Children and Teens - registration through Haverford Townshp Adult School at www.haverfordadultschool.org.

Thursday, April 18

Library closed for staff in-service day

Friday, April 19

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Reading-a-Round - Hedy's Folly: The Life And Breakthrough Inventions Of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes.

Tuesday, April 23 -- 7:00 pm

 

Get Digital Books and Magazines from the Library!

Tuesday, April 23 -- 7:00 pm

 

Surrounded by the Spectrum

Wednesday, April 24 -- 7:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Tween Book Club

Wednesdays, April 24 & May 29 -- 4:00 pm

Join the Tween Book Club this spring and do some reading for pleasure!

We’ll kick things off by reading Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead in April.  Each participant will receive a FREE copy of the book to keep for their personal library.

Space is limited, so sign up now at the Children’s Room Desk.
 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, April 7

3:00 pm -- Cooking Together Cookbook Club

Monday, April 8

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Wednesday, April 10

7:00 am -- Calling All Moms: Your Career Future

 

National Library Week! April 14-20

Monday, April 15

10:15 pm -- Toddler & Preschool Storytime with MusicWorks

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime with MusicWorks

Tuesday, April 16

10:15 pm -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, April 17

10:15 am -- Books and Babies with MusicWorks

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series: Building Resilience in Children and Teens - registration through Haverford Townshp Adult School at www.haverfordadultschool.org.

Thursday, April 18

Library closed for staff in-service day

Friday, April 19

10:00 am -- Homeschoolers' Creative Writing Club

Saturday, April 20

10:30 am -- The Magic of Taddo

 

Upcoming Programs

Surrounded by the Spectrum

Wednesday, April 24 -- 7:00 pm

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Author Visit: Jason Langin

Tuesday, April 16 -- 3:00 pm

Join us as one Havertown's favorite teachers talks about his latest book!

Mr. Langin has taught at Haverford Middle School for almost a decade. He enthusiastically spreads his love for English to his students, it’s infectious!

With that same gusto he’ll present his work, The Hero Within. It is a fantastic tale of what happens to our unsuspecting hero, Alex, when he’s transported across many worlds with the responsibility of saving a kingdom.

Published online, you can buy The Hero Within at: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/256363

If you’re interested in reading, writing, or Mr. Langin, this program is perfect for you!
 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, April 8

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, April 10

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, April 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 

National Library Week! April 14-20

Monday, April 15

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Tuesday, April 16

3:00 pm -- Author Visit: Jason Langin

Wednesday, April 17

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, April 18

Library closed for staff in-service day

 


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

6th Annual Twilight 5K Run & Walk

Haverford Education Foundation

April 27, 2013 • Haverford High School

4 p.m. • Registration at HHS
5 p.m. • Elementary 1-mile Challenge
5:15 p.m. • 5K Race begins

Walk steps off after runners leave the starting line Post-race Party begins at HHS and continues around Havertown.

To register, click here.

Take part in the 6th Annual Twilight Run & Walk to help our students reach higher!

This year's race will help to provide a $30,000 School Empowerment Grant to Haverford Middle School to enhance the educational program.

All participants under age 18 will be entered in a drawing for an iPad mini.

 

Crop Walk

Sunday, April 28

Location: The Grimes Center, St. Denis Church, Havertown, PA
Registration: 12;30 p.m., Walk: 1:00 p.m.

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide – and here in the U.S. – to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow.  Our local efforts are making a huge difference... and you are part of it!

 

25% to Delco Interfaith Hospitality Network
75% to provide for the hungry around the world

For more information or to walk or sponsor contact:
Mary Jane Kirby, 610-609-6703,

 


HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING

Saturday, April 6 -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

There will be a hazardous household waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 6, at Emergency Services Training Center, 1600 Calcon Hook Road, Sharon Hill.

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste will be accepted.

Household hazardous waste includes household products that are labeled poisonous, toxic, flammable, caustic, corrosive or reactive.

Electronics that can be dropped off include computers, printers, scanners, fax machines, televisions with screens smaller than 32 inches and small household electronics. A maximum of three computers and/or televisions is permitted per vehicle.

For more information, call the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority at 610-892-9627.
 


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!

 

   

 

March 24 - April 6

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 might say spring on the calendar, but there are still a few drifting snowflakes, and a chill in the air.  Frankly, I think Punxsutawney Phil, who predicted an early spring, just wanted to get our hopes up.  At HTFL, we are warming up with interesting programs for your spring.   In a couple of weeks we will be celebrating National Library Week, a celebration of all libraries across the country, and we will have plenty to share with you about the event in the next issue of the HTFL Connection.

The Board of Trustees, the Staff and the Friends of HTFL, wish all of you a Happy Passover, a Happy and Blessed Easter, and a very happy spring!

 

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


 

HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE

Free Wi Fi

Did you know that in addition to our public access computers we have wireless internet?  HTFL is happy to provide the community with FREE WiFi internet connectivity within the library building.  Please see the WiFi FAQ for more information on connecting.

A big THANK YOU goes out to the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library.  Through their generous donation the Library was able to upgrade our wireless hardware in March in order to give you faster internet service!

 


 

HOLIDAY CLOSING

 

The Library will be closed on
Sunday, March 31
in observance of Easter

 

 


MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

 

5th Annual Murder
Mystery Dinner Theatre

Tickets: $35 per person

Includes dinner, dessert,
beer & soda

 

Early Bird Tickets:
Save $5 per ticket during our 3 day sale

April 2,3,4

Call Mary Lou or Patti
at 610-446-3082  for
further details

 

ADULT PROGRAMS  

A Room of Her Own: Women in American Art

Sunday, March 24 -- 2:00 pm

Join us as Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts staff member Dressler Smith discusses pioneering 19th century women artists like Cecilia Beaux and Violet Oakley. She’ll trace the forces of political and cultural change in American history that have both inspired and challenged women artists.  Featured heavily will be works by 20th century artists that were part of a recent gift to PAFA by Linda Lee Alter.  Their diversity of perspectives can tell us a great deal about who we are and where we've come from, from the political statements of Faith Ringgold and Sue Coe, to the gorgeous abstractions of Edna Andrade and Elizabeth Osborne.

 

Get Digital Books & Magazines from the Library!

Did you know that there are over 7,000 ebooks and 200 magazines available for download through the Delaware County Library System?

Learn how to access digital magazines and download library books to your ereader.

/sites/all/themes/haverford/images/htfl-download.gif" style="width: 110px; height: 73px; float: right;" />The first half of each program will cover setting up a Zinio account to read digital magazines.  The second half will be a device specific ebook tutorial. 

Wednesday, April 3 -- 7:00 pm - Zinio, Nook, & Sony Readers

Monday, April 8 -- 7:00 pm - Zinio & Kindle

Monday, April 15 -- 11:00 am - Zinio, Apple, & Android

Tuesday, April 23 -- 7:00 pm - Zinio, Apple & Android

Registration is required.  To register online, click the desired event above.  If you have questions visit the Reference Desk or call Jessica or Joyce at 610-446-3082 ext. 205.

 

First Friday Flick - Robot & Frank

Friday, April 5 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for the First Friday Flick and a showing of the recently released film Robot & Frank (2013) starring Frank Langella, James Marsden and Susan Sarandon.  Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and heartwarming story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.

Popcorn served!

Runtime 85 minutes, Rated PG-13

 

What Do I Do With All the Paper?:  Organizing Tips for Managing Your Paperwork

Sunday, April 7 -- 2:00 pm

Are you buried in paper? You know you need to get your financial, health, and other paperwork organized, but you don't know where to start. In this program, Professional Organizer Sara Long teaches you why you're getting so much paper, how to sort it, how to maintain a system, and how to prevent unwanted mail from continuing to come in.

The program is limited to 25 people and registration is required.  
To register please click here.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

 

Sunday, March 24

2:00 pm -- A Room of Her Own:  Women in American Art

 

Tuesday, March 26

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Wandering Falcon

 

Friday, March 29

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, March 31

Library Closed in observance of Easter

 

Friday, April 5

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Robot & Frank

 

Upcoming Programs

What Do I Do With All the Paper?: Organizing Tips for Managing Your Paperwork

Sunday, April 7 -- 2:00 pm

 

Cookbook Club - Fast, Fresh and Green

Monday, April 8 -- 6:30 pm

 

Calling All Moms: Your Career Future

Wednesday, April 10 -- 7:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Programs on Break

Children's programs will be on break from April 2 - 12.  Programs will resume on Monday, April 15.

 

Tween Book Club

Wednesdays, April 24 & May 29 -- 4:00 pm

Join the Tween Book Club this spring and do some reading for pleasure!

We’ll kick things off by reading Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead in April.  Each participant will receive a FREE copy of the book to keep for their personal library.

Space is limited, so sign up now at the Children’s Room Desk.
 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

 

Monday, March 25

10:15 am --Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, March 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, March 28

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Sunday, March 31

Library Closed in observance of Easter

 

Monday, April 1

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

 

Upcoming Programs

**Children's Programming resumes April 15

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

HTFL Bake

Wednesday, April 3 -- 2:30 pm
The first Wednesday of every month.

Teens love to bake, so here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own treats! We'll feature nerdy recipes,      practical recipies, and recipies so decadent they're bound to spoil dinner!

No registration required.

P.S. Since it is Wednesday, gaming equipment will be open for use. So if cooking isn't your scene, you can still use the teen space to get your game on.

 

Teen Programming Break

Teen programs will not meet during Spring Break March 29 through April 1. Programming will resume on April 2.

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Wednesday, April 3

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, April 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 

Upcoming Programs

Author Visit: Jason Langin

Tuesday, April 16 -- 3:00 pm

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Orsini's Auto Body

Orsini's is a family owned and operated premier repair facility on the Main Line with a specialty in foreign cars. They guide their customers through the intricate process of insurance claims and return cars to their owners in their pre-accident condition, as quickly as possible, without compromising on quality or results.

Orsini’s will restore your car and your peace of mind. You are the most important part of their business & deserve to be treated like family.

For more information, visit their website www.orsiniautobody.com or call 610.649.2530

Orsini’s Auto Body
2560 Haverford Road
Ardmore, PA  19003

 

Orsini's Auto Body 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!

 

   

 

March 10 - 23

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:

A note from the Director:

We are looking forward to our visit from Julie Otsuka, author of The Buddha in the Attic on Tuesday, March 12.  She will start her day at the Haverford High School and then come to the library for book signings and luncheon.  Annually, through a partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Haverford Township School District, the Rotary Club of Haverford Township, the Haverford Township Free Library, is fortunate to participate in this One Book One Philadelphia event, and the only Delaware County library.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!  Details below.

Don’t forget, Sunday morning is the “time” to turn your clocks ahead one hour—it’s Daylight Savings Time! 

Thank you for your continued support of HTFL.

 Christine Faris, Library Director

 


HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP CIVIC COUNCIL- Community Survey

Please participate in this important survey about community services, programs and projects in Haverford Township.  Your input is invaluable as we set goals and priorities over the next few years.  Last year we had nearly 650 residents take the survey.  Please forward the link for this survey and post it on facebook so we can get as many respondents as possible.

Results of this survey will be reported in the Informed Citizen's Network Newsletter, at www.haverfordciviccouncil.org, and at our annual meeting on April 9th.

We look forward to hearing from you!
 

Click here to take the survey.
 


RESOURCES @ HTFL

Biography in Context

Virtually every academic subject  from history to science to literature is ultimately tied to the study of people. Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Just like all the new revolutionary In Context products, it's a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today's user. You can find it at http://www.haverfordlibrary.org/resources/research-databases and select Biography in Context.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS  

Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines

Sunday, March 10 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of a capella music with the Delaware Valley Show Chorus!  This Sweet Adelines singing group will enchant you with their beautiful 4-part harmonies and will perform various genres of music in the barbershop style.

 

Cookbook Club

Tuesday, March 11 -- 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 Chinese Takeout Cookbook, 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, The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, select a recipe, and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

 

ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA @ HTFL

*Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, March 12 — 9:00 am
Students and community members are welcome to attend this discussion of the 2013 "One Book" featured selection with Julie Otsuka. Advance registration is required for this program.  To register, click here.   For school security purposes, each person attending must register individually.

The program will take place at Haverford High School, 200 Mill Road, Havertown.


*Book signing and Reception with Julie Otsuka

Tuesday, March 12 — 11:00 am
The author of the 2013 One Book featured selection will sign books and talk with readers during a light reception.


*Meet the Author Luncheon

Tuesday, March 12 — 12:30 pm
Join Ms. Otsuka at a luncheon hosted by HTFL.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased prior to the event.  There are still tickets left, but not many!

Programs sponsored by the
Haverford Township Free Library,
the School District of Haverford Township, and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township.

 

Parenting Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, March 20 -- 7:00 pm

HTFL and the Haverford Township Adult School have teamed up to offer this book series for parents at the many different stages of parenting. 

In March, the featured book is Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out by Neil McNerney.  Homework will show you ways to help your child do better in school without arguments, yelling, or guilt.  Homework will guide you through a simple process to find a way to help your child based on which faulty coping pattern your child is using.  The discussion facilitator is Loralee Kaczynski, who is a reading specialist and a 12-year veteran teacher.

To register go to www.haverfordadultschool.org

The session is $15 and includes the book which  can be picked up at the Reference Desk.
 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, March 10

2:00 pm -- Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines

Monday, March 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Tuesday, March 12

9:00 am -- Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic at Haverford High School

11:00 am -- Book Signing with Julie Otsuka at the library

12:30 pm -- Meet the Author Luncheon at the library

Thursday, March 14

12:00 pm - Book Share

Friday, March 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Wednesday, March 20

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series - Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out

Friday, March 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

A Room of Her Own: Women in American Art

Sunday, March 24 --2:00 pm
 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Winter Programs Continue

Don't miss the fun in the Children's Room!  Winter programs continue until April 1.

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, March 11

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, March 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, March 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, March 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Monday, March 18

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, March 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, March 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Passport to History for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series - Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out

Thursday, March 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Game Tournament

Wednesday, March 20 -- 2:30 pm
Open to 6th - 12th Graders

Gaming is at its most fun when you have a lot of people to play with. Why not raise the stakes and make a competition out of it? The 3rd Wednesday of every month, HTFL will put its giftcards where its mouth is and let teens compete for prize money, $15 at GameStop to the winner of the tournament!

We typically feature recently released games or might dig back to games of yesteryear for our tournaments. Previously featured games include: Super Smash Bros., DDR, NintendoLand, Dance Central 3, Marvel vs. Capcom, and plenty more. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. Even if you don't win the prize, there'll be food and several other games set up.

Are you up to the challenge?

No registration required.

 

Teen Programming Break

Teen programs will not meet during Spring Break March 29 through April 1. Programming will resume on April 2.

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Monday, March 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, March 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, March 18

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, March 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS

Musicworks

MusicWorks JAMS introduces interactive, music classes designed for children from birth to five years of age. The program encourages hands-on music making, dance and movement activities for young children and their parents, families and caregivers. Classes are divided into two groups: birth up to 3 years and 3 to 5 years. Children are exposed to age-appropriate music in fun-filled, forty-five minute sessions.

Open Houses:

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
An 11:00 am session or a 1 pm session by age group!

Call 610-449-9669 to register for an interactive class or email info@musicworkswonders.org.

Give us a call to try out our Tuesday or Thursday morning sessions for a FREE DEMO. 

"MusicWorks JAMS is a great place to bring my son.  He is just thirteen months old and really enjoys the music, the other kids and all of the fun!  As a young Mom, I love the chance to sing, dance and play with him each week.  You gotta check out MusicWorks JAMS!  We love it!"
Christie H. of Havertown

"My child loves the music and the variety of instruments.  As a former teacher, I love the educational aspects of MusicWorks JAMS.  Songs that focus upon learning colors, numbers, shapes and animals!"
Maryanne S. of Havertown

MusicWorks JAMS is held in Havertown at 2050 West Chester Pike, Suite 115 at the MusicWorks music therapy center.

Musicworks 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!

 

   

 

February 24 - March 9

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:

A note from the Director:

Enjoy reading magazines?  The Delaware County Library System is offering Zinio, a free online magazine subscription service with your library card to 197 magazine titles! To use the service, visit the DCLS web page -- www.delcolibraries.org -- and click the Zinio icon.  You will then see instructions for creating an account and accessing content. DCLS has subscribed to 197 publications, everything from arts & crafts to yoga.  Popular titles include: Consumer Reports, Newsweek, O, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and National Geographic.  There are many special magazines covering topics such as sports, technology, business, cars and motorcycles and crafts.  There are several titles in Spanish and of interest to the Latino community, including Gente y la Actualidad, Proceso and Latino Sports.  Subscribe today!

 Christine Faris, Library Director

 


COLLECTION CORNER

African American & Women's History Months
in the Children's Room!

We're celebrating Black History Month this February and Women's History Month in March with special displays in the Children's Room. From biographies to informational texts to picture books, everyone can learn something new!
 

 

 

 


BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK OR DVD

Through the end of February

Take a look at our display in front and behind the Circulation Desk.  Win a blind date with a book or DVD. Check yours out today!

One Free DVD rental per customer.

 

 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

First Friday Flick - Trouble with the Curve

Friday, March 1 -- 7:00 pm

Celebrate the beginning of baseball season and join us for March's First Friday Flick, Trouble with the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. 

 

Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been a top baseball scout for decades, but age has caught up with him. The Atlanta Braves' front office is questioning his judgment, especially with a hot batting phenom on deck for the draft. Enter Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an ambitious attorney on the partner track who joins him on a scouting trip, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Justin Timberlake also stars as a rival scout with his sights on an announcing career - and his eyes on Mickey. Rated PG-13

 

Healthy You Series: No Fear!  Why You Need a Colonoscopy

Tuesday, March 5 -- 7:00 pm

March is Colon Cancer
Awareness Month

Join us to hear speaker Patti Hollenback, RN, Nurse Navigator for the Crozer-Keystone Health System talk about the importance of colonoscopy screenings.  She will cover:

  • Why should I get screened?
  • What age should I be screened?
  • What to expect of a colonoscopy screening?

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 family.

To register, pelase call Healthline at 610-284-8158.

 

ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA @ HTFL

*Reading-a-Round Book Discussion Group
The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, February 26  — 7:00 pm
Join the discussion of Julie Otsuka’s book.  Some copies are available  for participants, please contact Samantha Shepherd 610-446-3082 x 203


*Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, March 12 — 9:00 am
Students and community members are welcome to attend this discussion of the 2013 "One Book" featured selection with Julie Otsuka. Advance registration is required for this program.  To register, click here.   For school security purposes, each person attending must register individually.

The program will take place at Haverford High School, 200 Mill Road, Havertown.


*Book signing and Reception with Julie Otsuka

Tuesday, March 12 — 11:00 am
The author of the 2013 One Book featured selection will sign books and talk with readers during a light reception.


*Meet the Author Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13 — 12:30 pm
Join Ms. Otsuka at a luncheon hosted by HTFL.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased prior to the event. Purchase tickets in person at HTFL’s Front Desk by March 8.  Limited to 40 guests.  Don't wait to buy your tickets!

Programs sponsored by the
Haverford Township Free Library,
the School District of Haverford Township,
and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township.

 

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, February 26

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Buddha in the Attic

Friday, March 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Trouble with the Curve

Tuesday, March 5

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series: No Fear!  Why You Need a Colonoscopy

Friday, March 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines Acappella Group

Sunday, March 10 --2:00 pm
 

Cookbook Club: The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Monday, March 11 - 6:30 pm

One Book, One Philadelphia author Julie Otsuka comes to Havertown!

Tuesday, March 12 -- Talk 9:00 am, Reception 11:00 am, Luncheon, 12:30 pm

 

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Yoga for Kids with Ms. Lisa

Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

Saturday, March 2 -- 10:00 am

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 here.

Download the Parent/Child Preschooler Yoga waiver here.


Kids' Yoga

Saturday, March 2 -- 10:50 am

School-aged children are invited to practice with Ms. Lisa and learn basic yoga poses and relaxation techniques. Register here.
 

Children grades K-5

Download the Kids' Yoga waiver here.
 

Cooking Together Cookbook Club

Sunday, February 24

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:  stop at the Children’s Room Desk to sign up and review the cookbook, select your recipe, and get ready to cook!

February's Cookbook: Betty Crocker's Kids Cook!

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 25

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, February 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, February 28

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Saturday, March 2

10:00 am -- Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

10:50 am -- Kid's Yoga

Monday, March 4

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, March 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, March 7

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Game Tournament

Wednesday, February 27 -- 2:30 pm
Open to 6th - 12th Graders

Gaming is at its most fun when you have a lot of people to play with. Why not raise the stakes and make a competition out of it? The 3rd Wednesday of every month, HTFL will put its giftcards where it's mouth is and let teens compete for prize money. $15 at GameStop to the winner of the tournament!

We typically feature recently released games, or might dig back to games of yesteryear for our tournaments. Previously featured games include: Super Smash Bros., DDR, NintendoLand, Dance Central 3, Marvel vs. Capcom, and plenty more. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. Even if you don't win the prize, there'll be food and several other games set up, so there's plenty to keep you occupied.

Are you up to the challenge?

No registration required.

 

HTFL Bake

Wednesday, March 6 -- 2:30 pm

Open to 6th - 12th Grade

Teens love to bake, so here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own treats! We'll feature nerdy recipes, practical recipes, and recipes so decadent they're bound to spoil dinner!

No registration required.

P.S. Since it is Wednesday, gaming equipment will be open for use. So if cooking isn't your scene, you can still use the teen space to get your game on.

 

ACE the SAT

Saturday, February 23 -- 8:30 am

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

An SAT Official Guide and study materials are included ($60 retail).

Saturday, Feb. 23
8:30 am-12:30 pm (Registration 8:00 – 8:30 am)
Snow Date: March 16

Registration: $135.00 

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

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

All proceeds directly benefit the
Haverford Township Free Library!

 

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

 

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

 

Saturday, February 23

8:00 am -- ACE the SAT Workshop

Monday, February 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, February 27

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, February 28

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, March 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, February 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

 


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Haverford Township Civic Council- Community Survey

Please participate in this important survey about community services, programs and projects in Haverford Township.  Your input is invaluable as we set goals and priorities over the next few years.  Last year we had nearly 650 residents take our survey.  Please forward the link for this survey and post it on facebook so we can get as many respondents as possible.

Results of this survey will be reported in our Informed Citizen's Network Newsletter, on our website at www.haverfordciviccouncil.org, and at our annual meeting on April 9th.

We look forward to hearing from you!
 

Click here to take survey.

 


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!