November 4 - 17

Haverford Free Library


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:


To all of our friends, neighbors and customers:

HTFL has survived Hurricane Sandy and we are grateful for the smile in our direction; we did not lose power and things were safe and secure in the library.  I hope you fared as well.  If you experienced loss of power and/or had property damage, the Board of Trustees and Staff send you our very best wishes and concerns.  Your safety is most important to us and we deeply feel for all of the devastation and loss in neighboring communities, counties and states.

We were closed, Monday 10/29 and Tuesday 10/30 and reopened for service on Wednesday 10/31.  Thank you for understanding.  If you had library materials due on either of those days you will receive no fines.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel welcome to call us at 610-446-3082.

Please take care. 

Christine Faris, Library Director



Tickets Still Available!

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.  Don't miss a line dancing opportunity!

Tickets cost $35 and include dinner, dessert & coffee and draft soda & beer for the first 3 hours (a cash bar will also be available.)

We accept cash, checks or charge.  Call 610-446-3082 x201 or email for more information.

*Please note that Barnaby's lower level is not handicap accessible. 



Big books, puppets and more!

Did you know that the Library offers big books, puppets, and book kits? These resources are great for a special bedtime story at home, circle time at your preschool, or a lesson in your classroom. Stop at the Children's Room Desk or email Ms. Anny at to book any of these items!

Big Books are oversized picture books and great for a larger group. Titles include classics like Caps for Sale and Little Red Hen and favorites like If Your Give a Mouse a Cookie.

The Library offers a variety of Puppets to Go including finger puppets and puppet kits - pair your next bedtime read with a matching puppet!

Available kits include Books on the Go and Special Reads. Books on the Go are themed kits including books, music, puppets, and more. Special Reads kits include a book along with adapted pictures and manipulatives specifically designed for children with special needs.



Healthy You Series:  Navigating the Doctor/Patient Relationship

Monday, November 5 -- 6:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of what constitutes a good doctor-patient relationship and things that are important for a patient to do within that relationship.

Practical Health Care Advisor, Dr. Don Friedman, will lead this discussion with plenty of time for questions and comments from the audience.

Surrey Services for Seniors and HTFL have partnered to provide this program.
This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.


Today’s Job Hunting Strategies for the 50+ Crowd

Wednesday, November 7 -- 6:30 pm

Whether you have been seeking work for a year, a month or a week, you want to be certain you are maximizing your search efforts. Learn how to create an effective strategy to search for your next position. Understand how to promote the benefits and overcome the challenges of being a mature worker. Hear what has worked for job hunters who are over 50 years of age in the competitive employment market of 2012.

With others who are 50+, discuss discovering the hidden job market, using LinkedIn and networking, responding to online postings, updating resumes and preparing for interviews.

Instructor:  Beth Ann Wilson, M Ed. CMF, specializing in career planning, management, and transition.

The workshop is $10.  To register,  go to

Hosted by The Haverford Township Free Library, Surrey Services for Seniors,  and The Haverford Township Adult School.

Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Friday, November 9 -- 12:30 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.

This program will be repeated on Tuesday,  November 27 at 7:00 pm


Housing: What's Next for You?

Tuesday, November 13 -- 7:00 pm

According to a recent survey done by AARP, 75% of adults over the age of 45 plan to remain in their own homes as they age.

What about you?  Do you want to stay put, or are you considering moving?

Join Julie Chippendale,  Home Care Community Liaison from Surrey Services for Seniors as we talk about in-law-suites, co-housing, retirement communities, and aging "in-place."

Surrey Services for Seniors and HTFL have partnered to provide this program.

This program is free and open to the public.


Evaluating and/or Choosing a Broker

Wednesday, November 14 -- 6:00 pm

Stockbroker, registered representative, investment adviser, financial planner -- What do all these titles mean?

  • Learn what these job titles mean and the types of services they provide.
  • All investment professionals are required to be registered with the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.  Find out how to confirm this and obtain a free background check.
  • Learn the 'suitability obligation' of a registered representative/stockbroker and the 'fiduciary responsibility' of an investment adviser representative towards their clients.
  • Commission?  Fee only?  Percentage of assets under management?  Understand the compensation methods.

Registration requested.  To register, go to or call Susan Purcell at 610-891-8622.

Refreshments will be served.


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, November 4

2:00 pm -- Page to Screen Series - The Hobbit

Monday, November 5

6:30 pm -- Healthy You Series:  Navigating the Doctor/Patient Relationship

Wednesday, November 7

6:30 pm -- Job Hunting Strategies for the 50 + Crowd

Thursday, November 8

7:30 am -- Technology Tools to Help Your Business

12:00 pm -- Book Share

Friday, November 9

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

12:30 pm -- Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross - An Option

Sunday, November 11

5:00 pm -- Civil War Book Group
**Note the time change**

Monday, November 12

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - Cooking with Friends: A Collection of the Friends of Haverford Township Library

Tuesday, November 13

7:00 pm -- Housing?: What's Next for You?

Wednesday, November 14

6:00 pm -- Choosing/Evaluating a Broker

Thursday, November 15

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, November 16

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


Upcoming Programs

Medicare Open Enrollment: Independence Blue Cross - An Option--Repeat of November 9th Program 

Tuesday, November 27 -- 7:00 pm


Healthy You Series: Understanding Diabetes

Wednesday, November 28 -- 7:00 pm



Kids Book Bingo

Thursday, November 8 -- 4:00 pm

Come for the bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.

This program is free and open to kids in grades K-5. No registration is needed.


My Favorite Books with Ms. Patti

Monday, November 12 -- 4:00 pm

Ever wonder what Ms. Patti’s been reading?

Third, fourth, and fifth graders are invited to join me for My Favorite Books, a tour of some of the books that I love and think you will too!


End of Fall Programs

The week of November 12th is the last week of programs in the Children's Room. Holiday program information will be available in the next newsletter.


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, November 5

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, November 6

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, November 7

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 8

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kids Book Bingo

Monday, November 12

10:15 am -- Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- My Favorite Books with Ms. Patti

Tuesday, November 13

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Gross Out Factory

Wednesday, November 14

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, November 15

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

End of Fall Programs in the Children's Room - Check the next HTFL Connection for Holiday program information.



Teen Coffee House Show

Friday, November 16

Rock on! Watch for details on the Friday, November 16th HTFL Teen/WHHS Coffeehouse Show soon. The show will be in the Library's Community Room and feature local bands. Open to all teens.






Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, November 5

2:30 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, November 7

2:30 pm -- Teen Gaming

Thursday, November 8

2:30 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

Monday, November 12

2:30 pm -- Anime Club

Thursday, November 15

2:30 pm -- Graphic Novel Club





November 5-9th

$20 per dozen gift boxed

Over the past few decades the Rotary Club of Haverford Township has raised over $400,000 from the annual rose sale. The money has been contributed to community projects, local high school scholarships & deserving charities.


To order call Charlie or Dara Gans  610-853-1100


Annual Appeal


Don't forget your valuable resource at the corner of Darby and Mill Roads in Havertown--the Haverford Township Free Library.  Calculate the Value you receive from HTFL!  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!