January 13 - January 26

Haverford Free Library

2013 LIBRARY HOURS

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 interesting to hear individuals talk about printed books vs. e-books and how many different opinions there are about the subject.  I share with you a recent Wall Street Journal article about this very topic.  Whether you like to cozy up with a printed book or your e-Reader, the Haverford Township Free Library has just what you want!  Download an e-book to your electronic device or browse through the approximately 130,000 volumes we offer here at HTFL; there is something to strike your fancy. 

The important thing we can all agree on is how important and wonderful it is to read and how fortunate we are to be able to have it all at our convenience.

As always, thank you for your support!

Christine Faris, Library Director

 


COLLECTIONS CORNER

Mature Video Games

This past year saw the introduction of the Mature Video Game collection at HTFL. In the past, the scope of our material tended to omit titles with an "M+" rating, or even skip instructional fitness titles like Zumba and others. In our attempt to offer a wider range of material to our customers, we continue to support our growing Mature Video Game collection by adding new titles on a semi monthly basis. Mature titles contain content that is generally suitable for ages 17 and up, offering a game experience suitable for adults by exploring science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural genres. Feel free to ask about these games at our circulation desk, or browse our "new release" display near our front entrance.

Try some of our hot new titles like Halo 4, Borderlands 2, X-Com, The Walking Dead, Dragon's Dogma, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 and more! We offer material for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game systems.

 


ADULT PROGRAMS   

Cookbook Club

Monday, January 14 -- 6:30 pm

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.  Soup: Superb Ways with a Classic Dish  is our selection for January.

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

 

Have You Heard?:  What Makes a Great Audiobook

Sunday, January 20 -- 2:00 pm

Are you an audio book lover?  Ever wonder how publishers go about turning your favorite books into great audiobooks?

Come join us as local audiobook reviewer Dan Siegel and narrator Jeannie Stith talk about the craft of making a great audiobook.

 

 

Savvy Social Security Planing: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income

Wednesday, January 23 -- 2:00 & 6:00 pm

Retirement & Estate Planning Specialist Shane Couturier of the Society for Financial Awareness will present important information about your Social Security benefits.  Come learn about:

 

  •    How to coordinate spousal benefits
  •    How social security is calculated
  •    When to apply for benefits
  •    Social security tax ramifications
  •    Availability of social security

This program is free and open to the public.  The program will be presented again at 6:00 pm that same day.

 

Healthy You Series

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Tuesday, January 22 -- 7:00 pm

Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters!

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

This program  is free and open to the public.   Call the Alzheimer’s Association to register 800-272-3900.

 

Beyond Heartburn: Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Tuesday, January 29 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for a presentation about GERD - Gastroesophageal Reflux
Disease, given by Brian Karp, M.D.,
Crozer-Keystone gastroenterologist.

HTFL and Crozer-Keystone Health System have teamed up to bring you the Healthy You Series that provides important health information for you and your loved ones.

To register call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or visit the Classes and Events page on www.crozerkeystone.org.

 

Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Monday, January 14

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Friday, January 18

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, January 20

2:00 pm -- Have You Heard?: What Makes a Great Audiobook

Tuesday, January 22

7:00 pm -- Reading-A-Round - The Expats

7:00 pm -- Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Wednesday, January 23

2:00 pm -- Savvy Social Security Planning

6:00 pm -- Savvy Social Security Planning

Friday, January 25

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group

 

Upcoming Programs

Music of the Civil War Era - music and history program
Sunday, January 27 -- 2:00 pm

Beyond Heartburn: Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Tuesday, January 29 -- 7:00 pm

 


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Cooking Together Cookbook Club

Sunday, January 27 -- 3:00 pm

Get into the kitchen with your school-aged kids and be a part of Cooking Together, the newest book club in the Children’s Room. Test a recipe from the selected kids’ cookbook by making it at home and bringing your dish to share.

It’s easy and fun to be a part of this cookbook club: beginning Janaury 2nd, stop at the Children’s Room Desk to sign up and peruse the cookbook, select your recipe, and get ready to cook!

January's Cookbook: Yum-o! The Family Cookbook by Rachel Ray
 

 

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, January 14

10:15 am--Toddler and Preshool Storytime

7:00 pm - Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, January 15

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, January 16

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Passport to History for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, January 17

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Monday, January 21

10:15 am--Toddler and Preshool Storytime

Tuesday, January 22

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, January 23

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, January 24

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

 


TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, January 14

3:00 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, January 16

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club

Thursday, January 17

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club

Monday, January 21

3:00 pm -- Anime Club

Wednesday, January 23

3:00 pm -- Gaming Club - Nintendoland Tournament

Thursday, January 24

3:00 pm -- Graphic Novel Club


HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Mainline Neighbors

Did you know that HTFL's events are also featured in e-newsletters from MainLineNeighbors.com? 

MainLineNeighbors is a locals' guide to your neighborhood. Each FREE, weekly e-newsletter is customized for your neighborhood and filled with a selection of fun, entertaining, and civic-minded events. It's like getting an email from your neighbor who's in-the-know.  Signing up is easy and FREE!
http://www.mainlineneighbors.com/

 


ANNUAL APPEAL

 

Please help us sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation today!

In 2012, the Haverford Township Free Library joined with libraries across the Commonwealth in the PA Forward initiative to help Pennsylvanians improve essential literacy skills.

HTFL knows that an educated public with better access to information is key to powering progress across the Township. With a commitment to lifelong learning, we are embracing new technology, community access, and fostering innovative partnerships to move us forward!

Through the emphasis of five areas of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, financial – HTFL is connecting the Haverford Township community with the tools we need for success!