January 27 - February 9

Haverford Free Library


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday  10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday 1PM-5PM


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Thank you to our 2013 Library Sponsors:






A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

HTFL is excited to announce that, once again, the annual One Book One Philadelphia program will be coming to Haverford Township.  With grateful thanks to our partners in this venture, the Free Library of Philadelphia, School District of Haverford Township and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township, the author of the award winning book, The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka will visit Havertown and speak about her book in an event at the High School, with related programs here at the Library.  Read below for details.

The Library and the community is very fortunate to have the opportunity of hosting the author in our own backyard and to participate in this amazing event.  I hope you are able to take advantage of the programs.

As always, the staff strives to provide the ultimate in programming for you.


Christine Faris, Library Director


From Concentration Camp to Today’s Issues
...Connections of History

Sunday, February 10  — 2:00 pm
Mr. Hiro Nishikawa will discuss his childhood experiences in a Japanese internment camp in Poston, AZ during WWII, as well as the  historical and social context in which the incarceration took place, the Redress Movement, and the connection to current events.


Reading-a-Round Book Discussion Group
The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, February 26  — 7:00 pm
Join the discussion of Julie Otsuka’s book.  Some copies are available  for participants, please contact Samantha Shepherd 610-446-3082 x 203

Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic

Tuesday, March 12 — 9:00 am
Students and community members are welcome to attend this discussion of the 2013 One Book featured selection with Julie Otsuka. Advance registration is required for this program.  To register, click here.   For school security purposes, each person attending must register individually.

The program will take place at Haverford High School, 200 Mill Road, Havertown

Book signing and Reception with Julie Otsuka

Tuesday, March 12 — 11:00 am
The author of the 2013 One Book featured selection will sign books and talk with readers during a light reception.

Meet the Author Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13 — 12:30 pm
Join Ms. Otsuka at a luncheon hosted by HTFL.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased prior to event. Purchase tickets in person at HTFL’s Front Desk by March 8.  Limited to 40 guests.  Don't wait to buy your tickets!

Programs sponsored by the
Haverford Township Free Library,
the School District of Haverford Township,
and the Rotary Club of Haverford Township.




Job & Career Accelerator (TM)

Available only with your library card, you can access Job & Career Accelerator(TM) from home or in the library on www.haverfordlibrary.org by clicking the "resource databases" link on the left. When on the site, an online tutorial provides you with a blueprint to navigate the site easily. You need only to register the first time, creating a username and password (be sure to write it down!) and provide an email address. After this, you may log in at any time.

    With Job & Career Accelerator(TM), you can:

  • Explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations
  • Match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you
  • Search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings
  • Create professional resumes and cover letters
  • Practice and master interviewing skills
  • Get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way--from your initial search to accepting an offer
  • Conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place


Music of the Civil War Era

Sunday, January 27 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for this interactive musical and interpretive program.  Musicians Joe Becton and Antoine Watts perform and tell stories in 19th century style clothing and equipment.  They interpret music from Francis Johnson, 1830’s to Julia Ward Howe 1860’s.  They perform styles including spirituals, underground railroad songs, minstrel songs, and camp songs on guitar, flute, harmonica and voice.






Healthy You Series -- 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.


First Friday Flick - Hope Springs

Friday, February 1 -- 7:00 pm

Join us for the First Friday Flick and celebrate relationships with the recently released HOPE SPRINGS, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell.  Rated  PG-13 with some mature content.  



Parenting Book Discussion Series

HTFL and the Haverford Township Adult School have teamed up to offer this book series for parents at the many different stages of parenting. 

Sleeping Thought the Night: How
infants Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Dr. Jodi Mindell - discussion facilitated by the author!
February 20 -- 7:00 pm

Homework: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out by Neil Mcnerney – discussion facilitated by Loralee Kaczynski, Reading Specialist
March 20 -- 7:00 pm

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Dr. Kenneth  Ginsburg — discussion facilitated by Robert  Zeitlin, Psy.D., Psychologist
April 17 -- 7:00 pm

Each session is $15 and includes the book which  can be picked up at the Reference Desk.

To register go to www.haverfordadultschool.org


Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, January 27

2:00 pm -- Music of the Civil War

Tuesday, January 29

7:00 pm - Healthy You Series - Beyond Heartburn:Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Friday, February 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick: Hope Springs

Tuesday, February 5

7:00 pm -- LinkedIn for the 50 + Crowd

Friday, February 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group


Upcoming Programs

From Concentration Camp to Today’s Issues...Connections of History

Sunday, February 10 -- 2:00 pm



Clowning Around!

Thursday, January 31 -- 10:00 am

 Come one, come all! The Children’s Room is excited to announce that we will be hosting clowns for a fun morning of clowning around, stories, jokes, tricks, and lots of fun!


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, January 28

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

6:30 pm - Homeschooler Game Night

Tuesday, January 29

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, January 30

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, January 31

10:00 pm -- Clowning Around!

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Saturday, February 2

10:00 am -- Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

10:50 am -- Kid's Yoga

Monday, February 4

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, February 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, February 7

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner




Wednesday, February 6 -- 2:30 pm
The first Wednesday of every month.

Open to 6th - 12th Grade

Teens love to bake, so here is the opportunity to learn how to make your own treats! We'll feature nerdy recipes, practical recipes, and recipes so decadent they're bound to spoil dinner!

No registration required.

P.S. Since it is Wednesday, gaming equipment will be open for use. So if cooking isn't your scene, you can still use the teen space to get your game on.


Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, January 28

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, January 30

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, January 31

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, February 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, February 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

Thursday, February 7

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art



Haverford Township Adult School

Spring Semester Starts Tuesday, February 19

Familiar Favorites and Many New Classes!
Health and Fitness, Vegan Cooking, Hands on Paella Party, Gardening Classes, Parenting Seminars,  Crafts
Bridge,  Mah Jongg, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball.

Register on line or call for a brochure.  View the complete course catalog and register on line at www.haverfordadultschool.org.
Or call  610-446-8022

Office Hours – Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Office Opens Wednesday, January 9




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!