August 26 - September 8
2012 LIBRARY HOURS
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 2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:
A note from the Director:
The 2012 Summer Reading Club for children, teens and adults was a great success! 813 children and teens, and 153 adults and staff registered and 4,250 kids, teens and adults participated in Club programs. We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing summer season and enjoyed your time here at the library.
Let me give you a sneak peak at what you can look forward to at the Library this Fall.
Final tallies! Thank you's go to the Friends of HTFL who raised $950 for HTFL at the 2012 Garden Tour, and to the Oakmont National Pub who assisted us with our recent fundraiser for a Mobile Computer Learning Lab with a check for $500. We sincerely appreciate your help.
Christine Faris, Library Director
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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 with local vendors.
Learn about upcoming free breakfast workshops for the business community this Fall at the Library.
Brought to you in part by our
2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:
Joel Perlish Photography * iradiophilly.com
Daedalus Education Services * Ardmore Toyota/Scion
Foote Orthodontics * Casemate Publishers
Peppers Cafe & Catering * Ranieri & Kerns Associates
Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC
LIBRARY HOURS AND CLOSINGS
The Library will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day and will reopen on Tuesday, September 4 at 10:00 am.
Beginning Tuesday, September 4, HTFL will resume our regular Library Hours:
Monday-Wednesday 10 am - 9 pm
FRIENDS OF THE HTFL
Fall Bulb Sale
Buy a Plant…Grow a Bookworm
Hyacinths…tulips…crocuses…daffodils and more beautiful plants are available through Flower Power Fundraising. Plant in the fall and be the among the first to experience beautiful spring blooms. For every purchase made here, the Friends receive 50%. These funds help us sponsor the popular summer reading program, fund purchases of library equipment, and other Library programs.
Children's Graphic Novels
Are Graphic Novels a good choice for you?
Graphic Novels attract and motivate kids to read! Statistics show that graphic novels increase reading comprehension and vocabulary. Also, they are excellent resources for reluctant readers and those learning English as their second language. Speech bubbles, text boxes, words and pictures are all parts of the graphic novel. At HTFL, we have graphic novels about superheroes, dance, sports, history, famous people, etc. Check out our extensive collection in the Children’s Room as well as those in the Teen and Adult sections. We also have Graphic Novels for Teens and Adults.
We are looking for donations of video games/game systems and regular-sized LEGOs© for Teen programming. If you are able to donate any of these items, please call the library at 610-446-3082, ext. 216, or email Sheli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Sounds of Summer @ HTFL - Open Mic Night - TONIGHT!
Friday, August 24th at 7:30pm in the parking lot of the Library
It's still not too late to sign up for Open Mic Night!
Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to the Library!
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.
First Friday Flick - Big Miracle
Friday, September 7 -- 7:00 pm
Join us for the showing of BIG MIRACLE - a true story set in the Cold War-era in 1988, of a small-town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer who enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Artic Circle.
Bring your snack & beverage--popcorn will be served!
Civil War Book Discussion Series
2nd Sunday in September, October &
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
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.
Monday, September 10 -- 6:30 pm
We’re giving “book club” a new meaning!
Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of their choice from this month’s selection, Slow Cooker Revolution, and bring it to the club to share.
Stop by the Reference Desk to browse Slow Cooker Revolution, select a recipe, and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!
This program will continue in October with Betty Crocker Just Cupcakes and November with Cooking With Your Friends: A Collection of Recipes by The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library.
For more information contact Mary Bear Shannon, at email@example.com or 610-446-3083 ext 216.
Calendar of Events - Children's Programs
Calendar of Events - Adult Programs
Sunday, August 26
Friday, August 31
10:00 am -- Tea & Stitch - Needlework group
Sunday, September 1
Monday, September 2
Library Closed for Labor Day
Friday, September 7
10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch-Needlework group
7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Big Miracle
Civil War Discussion Group- Midnight Rising
Sunday, September 9 -- 2:00 pm
Healthy You Series
All programs at 7:00 pm
September 18th -- Sleep Disorders: Types and Sleep Studies
Planning for the Inevitable: Funeral Planning
Wednesday, September 19 -- 7:00 pm