December 2 - 15

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:

A note from the Director:

It is the time of the year when gift-giving can be problematic for some people.  We ask ourselves, does this person need another sweater, tie, or videogame?  Think of the Library.  How about donating a gift in honor of that special someone on your list?  Click here to make your shopping easier and help the library at the same time, or contact me for assistance.  We will send an acknowledgement to you and the person you name for the gift in time for the holidays. 

I would also like to add that we are about to embark on our Annual Appeal—if you are a resident of Haverford Township or a frequent donator, look for a bright green envelope in your mailbox and make your tax deductible donation.  Thank you for your consideration of the work we do for YOU here at HTFL each and every day. 


Christine Faris, Library Director



Thursday, December 13 -- 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Come find out what your favorite librarians have been reading!

$5 donation includes lunch, beverages, and dessert.

Tickets are available at the Reference Desk.



Reader Advisories

Reached a reading plateau?  Or are you lost in a literary desert, and desperate for a good book to quench your thirst?  The Reference staff are here to help!  We'll help you discover new books and authors in your favorite genres, as well as point to great reads you might have overlooked.  Plus we have lists of reading suggestions on our website ( Compiled with great care by HTFL Reference Librarians, you'll find lists of recommended reads in genres like mystery, historical fiction, and nonfiction as well as read a-likes for favorite authors like Jodi Piccoult, Michael Connelly, and Janet Evanovich. 
Finally, please join the festivities at our upcoming Book Bites program on Thursday, December 13 from 12 - 2 pm.  Come hear reviews about our favorite books of the year and what books we can't wait to read next.  A donation of $5 includes lunch and program.  Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up your ticket today! 




December 1 - February 28

Do you like Civil War Movies and documentaries?

Between December 1 and February 28 you may view HTFL Civil War movies and documentaries for FREE!  Check out our display by the DVDs on the 1st Floor.





Healthy You Series - Need a 'Hand' with your Pain?:  Common Hand and Wrist Problems

Wednesday, December 5 -- 7:00 pm

The Haverford Township Free Library has teamed up with Crozer Keystone Health System to present this series of programs on health topics that effect you and your loved ones.

Join us as Blane Sessions, M.D., hand surgeon for the Crozer-Keystone/Philadelphia Hand Center Partnership gives a talk on common hand and wrist problems.  Come learn about:

  • The most common conditions that cause hand and wrist pain-including CarpalTunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, thumb arthritis, trigger finger and more.
  • How to relieve pain with over-the-counter medications and conservative therapies.
  • When to see a doctor and determine whether you may be a candidate for surgery.

To register, please call 1-855-5CK-HAND.


First Friday Flick - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Friday, December 7 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for our First Friday Flick and a presentation of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas.  This is an inspirational film where a fisheries expert is enlisted to bring the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and prove the impossible is truly possible.  Popcorn served, but feel free to bring your own snack.

Runtime:  1 hr. 48 min.
Rated PG-13


Cookbook Club

Monday, December 10 -- 7:00 pm

We’re giving “book club” a new meaning!

The Cookbook Club is our newest venture and has become quite popular. Every month a cookbook is chosen and participants prepare a recipe of their choice from that month’s selection.  The New Appetizer: The Best Recipes for Today's Party Starters is our selection for December.

Stop by the Reference Desk to browse The New Appetizer, select a recipe, and sign up for the club. Make a free copy of your recipe and get ready to cook!

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Wednesday, December 5

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series: Need a 'Hand' with your Pain?:  Common Hand and Wrist Problems

Friday, December 7

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Monday, December 10

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club: The New Appetizer: The Best Recipes for Today's Party Starters

Thursday, December 13

12:00 pm -- Book Bites Luncheon

Friday, December 14

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group



The Snowball Slide Board Game

December 1 - 30

Pick up your game board at the Children’s Room Desk and play December 1st-30th. Read books, learn about winter holidays, have fun, and collect prizes! It's free to participate and children of all ages are welcome - best suited for those PreK-5th grade.

Beginning December 1st, you'll also have the option to download and print the game board from home and get started right away.


Monday Movie -- Holiday Edition

Snuggle up for a movie each week-we'll provide the cookies and milk!


December 3 -- 6:30 pm Elf

December 10 -- Jack Frost

December 17 -- The Muppet Christmas Carol




Homeschoolers' Chess Club Mini-tournament

Monday, December 10 -- 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Homeschoolers of all ages and chess playing abilities are invited to HTFL's first ever Homeschoolers' Chess Club Mini-Tournament!

Put your skills to the test and battle other chessaholics at this fun mini-tournament.

This mini-tournament is free and open to all homeschoolers. Please register in advance by clicking here.

Registration will ask for the player's skill level. Please use your best judgment!

Beginner: Just learning
Intermediate: Comfortable playing
Advanced: Excellent understanding


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, December 2

All Day - The Snowball Slide Board Game Begins

Monday, December 3

6:30 pm -- Monday Movie Holiday Edition - Elf

Wednesday, December 5

10:00 pm -- Preschool Play Time

Friday, December 7

2:00 pm -- First Friday (Educational) Flick for Homeschoolers

Monday, December 10

3:00 pm -- Homeschoolers' Chess Club Mini-Tournament

6:30 pm -- Holiday Movie - Jack Frost

Wednesday, December 12

10:15 am -- MusicWorks Circle Time



Wii U

Wait no more! The Wii U, the newest, shiniest  Nintendo console is here! Come by Teen Gaming after school on Wednesday, the Wii U will be there for you. If you're looking for Wii U games to play, then check out what titles we have in the collection. We hope you drop in to try our new system!


Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, December 3

3:00 -- Anime Club

Wednesday, December 5

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, November 22

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

Monday, December 10

3:00 pm -- Anime Club - Cozy Ramen Day

Wednesday, December 12

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, December 13

2:30 pm -- Graphic Novel Club



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