October 21 - November 3
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:
Thank you to all of the individuals who attended our Open the Book Library Celebration Saturday evening at the McCall Golf and Country Club. Eighty (80) people enjoyed cocktails, dinner, music and dancing to the sounds of the Ken Ulansey Ensemble. At the Celebration the Library was honored to award:
The Friends of HTFL are to be congratulated again this year for hosting the Silent Auction and Raffle at the Celebration as a fundraiser for the library. Thank you to Nikki Senecal and members of the Committee whose hard work and diligence went in to accepting donations of wonderful items for the Auction.
Don’t miss the great program on Sunday afternoon to learn the history of Lionel® Trains!
As always, if you have any questions, please contact me—I thank you for your SUPPORT.
Christine Faris, Library Director
A PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES!
The Magic of Lionel: The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen
Sunday, October 21 -- 2:00 pm
Join us for this magical one-man show about the creation of the most famous toy train company in the world!
Neill Hartley plays Joshua Lionel Cowen in this exciting show about the founding and history of Lionel Trains. Witness the fascinating creation of Lionel Trains in 1900. Watch as Lionel fights through the Great Depression with the help of an unusual friend. Learn of the amazing products and marketing that led to sales of 50 million trains and 300 million feet of track per year!
Program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
OLDIES DINNER DANCE - FUNDRAISER
Saturday, November 3 -- 6:00 -10:00 pm
Put on your boogie shoes and get ready to shake your groove thing to the sound of DJ Tommy Tunes!
Join the Library at Barnaby's of Havertown* for a special fundraiser with dancing to the hits of the 60s and 70s as well as some current popular music.
Tickets cost $35 and include dinner, dessert & coffee and draft soda & beer for the first 3 hours (a cash bar will also be available.)
Tickets go on sale October 10. We accept cash, checks or charge. Call 610-446-3082 x201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Please note that Barnaby's lower level is not handicap accessible.
HTFL @ YOUR SERVICE
Ask Here PA
Get Reference assistance even after the library is closed! Available 24/7, Ask Here PA is a state-wide chat reference service, manned by trained librarians who provide you with reference answers while you chat. Whether you're looking for quick answers like "Who got received the Academy Award in 1980 for best actor*" or if you're looking for a few journal articles to help with your history paper on Sherman's March to the Sea, Ask Here PA is here to help! For more complex questions, librarians can even send you an email with resources like internet links, book titles, or article titles. (Though we can't condone it, this service is perfect for the late-night procrastinator in all of us!)
*Robert DeNiro for Raging Bull. See: http://www.filmsite.org/aa80.html
DR. KENNETH GINSBURG - PARENTING EXPERT
HTFL had the honor of co-hosting a talk by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg at Haverford High School on Wednesday, October 3. Over 200 people came to hear this acclaimed parenting expert who is also a HHS alum!
If you did not get a chance to purchase his latest book, we still have them for sale. Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century is available for sale at the Circulation Desk for $18.
Cash, checks, debit and charge are accepted.
Getting Your Business Online: Fall Breakfast Workshops
The local business community is invited to our Fall Business Workshops. There are three more left! For more information or to register for a workshop, please click on the title:
Technology Tools to Help Your Business
Patch Free Tools: Marketing Your Business to Your Community
For more information and to register visit
Monster Movie Marathon
Thursday, October 25 -- 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Library will be screening old horror classics of the Universal Monster series! Films to be shown include Frankenstein (1931) starring Boris Karloff, The Wolfman (1941) with Lon Chaney, Jr., and Dracula (1931) with Bela Lugosi (all unrated).
Frankenstein will start at 6pm, The Wolfman will begin at 7: 20, and Dracula will begin at 8:40.
Drop in for one or stay for all!
Attendees are encouraged to come in costume—prizes will be awarded for scariest and funniest. Spooky, scary Halloween-themed snacks and beverages will be served, but “bring your own snacks” will be allowed also.
The Writing Life
Sunday, October 28 -- 2:00 pm
Are you a budding novelist or short story writer struggling to fit writing into your hectic schedule? Do you ever wonder how writers with “real” lives get any work done, and then actually succeed in having their fiction published?
Havertown authors Marc Schuster (The Grievers, The Permanent Press, 2012) and Shaun Haurin (Public Displays of Affectation, PS Books, 2012) discuss the ways in which they manage to stick to a writing schedule while juggling the demands of family, friends, and full-time jobs. The authors will read from their works and follow with a Q & A. Copies of their books will be on sale.
This program is free and open to the public.
Page to Screen Series - The Hobbit
Sunday, November 4 -- 2:00 pm
Hollywood goes Classic!
This fall will see an unprecedented number of classic books made into movies. Many of us read (or reread) a book before we see the film, so HTFL is here to help!
Join us as we discuss some of these classic books that are headed for the big screen. October's selection is The Hobbit. The series will continue on December 2 with
Just stop by the reference desk at the Library to register and pick up a copy of the book.
Calendar of Events - Children's Programs
Calendar of Events - Adult Programs
Sunday, October 21
2:00 pm -- The Magic of Lionel: The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen - A Program for all ages!
Tuesday, October 23
7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Story of Beautiful Girl
Thursday, October 25
7:30 am -- Technology Tools to Help Your Business
6:00 pm -- Monster Movie Marathon
Friday, October 26
10:00 am -- Tea & Stitch - Needlework group
Sunday, October 28
2:00 pm -- The Writing Life
Thursday, November 1
7:30 am -- PATCH Free Tools: Marketing Your Business to Your Community
Friday, November 2
10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch-Needlework group
7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - The Stars Fell on Henrietta
Saturday, November 3
6:00 -- Oldies Dinner Dance
Page to Screen Series - The Hobbit
Sunday, November 4 -- 2:00 pm
Job Hunting Strategies for the 50+ Crowd
Wednesday, November 7 -- 7:00 pm