August 12 - 25

Haverford Free Library


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

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Thank you to our 2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:






A note from the Director:

Here we are facing the last few weeks of summer, when it seems like just yesterday that we were looking forward to warmer weather.  Mother Nature provided that for us this summer!  We have been grateful  for the air conditioning at HTFL that has kept us comfortable all season long. 

Although Friday, August 10 is the last day for reporting for the Summer Reading Club, don’t let your children forget their summer reading for school.  We have reading lists organized by school and grade available.  Please come into the library now before Labor Day since books might need to be requested from another library in the Delaware County Library System before the first day of school.

We are unfortunately saying goodbye to the many teen volunteers who have helped us all summer.  You deserve a big hug, a high five, a pat on the back and a great big THANK YOU for all that you have done to help us during one of our busiest times of the year.   Don’t be strangers.  If you can help us for an hour or two after school or on the weekend (Saturday or Sunday) we would be most appreciative.  And, thank you to the parents or guardians who provided transportation for the kids’ shifts. 

Stay tuned for great Fall programming, but don't miss Open Mic Night here at the Library on August 24.  Openings are available for YOUR talent!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Christine Faris, Library Director 



Websites? Facebook? SEO?
Learn about getting your business online at our

2nd Annual Business Breakfast

Wednesday, September 12th * 7:30-9am
1601 Darby Road * Havertown
Network with other local business people as you explore how to get your business online and optimize its presence with an information fair including local vendors.
Learn about upcoming free breakfast workshops this fall for the business community at the Library.

Brought to you in part by our

2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:

Joel Perlish Photography *
Daedalus Education Services * Ardmore Toyota/Scion
Foote Orthodontics * Casemate Publishers 
Peppers Cafe & Catering * Ranieri & Kerns Associates
Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC


Library Night @ Oakmont National Pub

Many thanks to the Oakmont National Pub and to all who came out to support the Library last Tuesday.  Our Library Night at Oakmont National Pub was a great success!  Oakmont National Pub was packed with Library supporters the entire evening.  We are excited to announce that we were able to raise almost $600 for the Mobile Learning Lab Project.  We are very grateful to Oakmont National Pub for their support!


Mobile Learning Lab Project - What is it?

We plan to purchase a “lab” of Apple MacBook Air laptops, a rolling cart, and software to bring dynamic, technology-based programs to every corner of the Library.

How can you help?

Make a donation! At this time, we've raised about $10,000 of the needed funds. Place a donation in the "tower" at the Circulation Desk the next time you are here, or you can donate online!

Thank you to the Praxair Foundation, Friends of HTFL, Oakmont National Pub for Library Night and individual donors who have made donations towards this project!



Silent Auction Wish List

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are soliciting donations of new items for the silent auction to be held in conjunction with the Open the Book Library Celebration on October 13. We accpet a variety of donations!

  • Have season tickets you won't be using? Tickets to sporting or cultural events are always popular!
  • Work someplace interesting? Arrange a behind-the-scenes tour for us!
  • Share your vacation home--whether for a long weekend or an off-season week!

Please contact Nikki Senecal at Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.



Mango Languages

Always wanted to learn a new language but didn't know how to get started?  Mango Lanuages is for you!  The Delaware County Library System offers Mango to all library users in the county. 

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and so much more. Mango uses common, everyday conversations as the basis of each lesson, so you will be able to start using and appreciating what you learn right away.

You can access Mango Languages either at the Library or from the comfort of your own home.  To acccess Mango go to and click on the pink box to access the list of databases.  You will find Mango Languages in this list.  To get started all you will need is your library card number.



Sounds of Summer @ HTFL - Open Mic Night

Friday, August 24th at 7:30 pm

Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL's Sounds of Summer Open Mic Night on Friday, August 24th at 7:30pm!

Open mic night is open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum, and keep it clean, please. 


Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this evening of entertainment under the stars. In the event of rain, the show will be moved to the Community Room.


Civil War Book Discussion Series

2nd Sunday in September, October &
November -- 2:00 pm

Join us for this 3-session book discussion series. The series will include both non-fiction and fiction titles that explore issues such as causes of the Civil War, key battles, as well as the perspectives and experiences of Confederate and Union leaders and soldiers. Discussions will be led by historian and author Andrew Miller.


September 9 - Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horowitz
October 13 - Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
November 11 - The Winter Soldiers by Andrew Miller

Maximum registration is 15 people. Registration begins August 6. To register, stop by the Reference Desk or call, 610-446-3082 ext 201.

This program has been sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, August 13 -- 1pm – 6pm

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

FACT: 30 million blood components are transfused each year.

FACT: 1 pint can save 3 lives.

FACT: Over 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. They will need blood, sometimes daily, while they undergo chemotherapy.

Register to donate here.



Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, August 12

Library Closed

Monday , August 13

1 - 6 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, August 16

11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery

Friday, August 17

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

Sunday, August 19

Library Closed

Friday, August 24

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

7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer @ HTFL - Open Mic Night!


Upcoming Programs

First Friday Flick - Big Miracle

Friday, September 7 -- 7:00 pm

Civil War Book Discussion Group -

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War

Sunday, September 9 -- 2:00 pm



Children's Summer Reading Club Ends!

Thanks for a great summer!  Fall progams begin the week of September 10.  Look on Eventkeeper for details!



End of Summer Party

Friday, August 17 @ 12:00 pm

Ms. Sheli says, "The most important activity will be a giant water balloon fight at the Grange."  Please see Sheli for permission slips.




Teen Summer Reading Club Ends!

Thanks for a great summer!  Fall progams begin the week of September 4.  Look on Eventkeeper for details!


Calendar of Events - Teen Programs


Monday, August 13

1:00 pm -- Anime Club

Friday, August 17

12:00 pm -- End of Summer Party



Peppers Cafe & Catering Inc.

Peppers Cafe is a tiny spot on Haverford Road in Ardmore that serves fresh handmade food. Their menu consists of store-made soups, sandwiches, salads and pasta. You won't find a deep fat fryer but you will find char-grilled chicken, sausage and pork. Their popular Caesar salad can also be made into a wrap sandwich with chicken.

In addition, Peppers offers many choices for the vegetarian palate. A giant grilled portabella mushroom on a Kaiser roll, fresh mozzarella cheese and tomato with basil and balsamic vinaigrette, mixed green salad with grilled vegetables and feta cheese, as well as cheese-filled ravioli with mushrooms in your choice of basil cheese or marinara sauce are just a few items.

Peppers’ features daily specials; sometimes you can find an 8 oz. Angus beef burger, another day may feature grilled tilapia filet on mixed greens with toasted sesame vinaigrette. Whatever your appetite, Peppers is a nice place to eat on the deck or have your food wrapped to go.

The cafe also offers catering trays for your parties including pastas, salads, sandwiches, and entree dishes. Please visit the website at for a complete menu and hours.

Peppers Cafe • 2528 Haverford Ave. • Ardome, PA  19003  610-896-0476 •


Peppers Cafe is a Bronze level Business Sponsor.

For more information about our online Business Center visit:

Annual Appeal


Calculate YOUR Value!  HTFL offers materials, programs and services each and every day that are FREE or low cost to ALL residents of the community.  HTFL is a job center, a gathering place, a small business incubator, a space to experience culture, and so much more.  We enhance and enrich your life!

Please help sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation to our 2012 Annual Appeal today.  An investment in HTFL is an investment in the success of our entire community, and your support is needed now more than ever before.  

Visit our website to make your online donation, or send a check to HTFL at 1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA  19083. 

Thank you for your support!