February 10 - 23

Haverford Free Library


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

The Library is closed on Monday, February 18 to celebrate President's Day

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A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

Six staff members, a Board member of the Friends of HTFL, and I started our day off very early yesterday when we were invited to participate in WHYY’s NPR “college challenge” to man the telephones during their current pledge drive.  We spoke to several callers from Havertown and library users when they heard Ed Cunningham from WHYY announce that volunteers from Haverford Township Free Library were in the studio to take pledge calls.  It was a fun morning for all of us and we felt happy to get our name out there on the radio.  Go HTFL!  I hope we make a difference in YOUR life. 

Please take note of some very special programs we have coming up at the library over the next several weeks—your attendance is very much appreciated!

Thank you for all of your support.   

 Christine Faris, Library Director




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Starting on February 8, the library will offer free books that have been removed from the collection. Selections will vary each week. Look for the metal cart in the vestibule marked "Free Fridays".





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.

This program is part of the One Book, One Philadelphia 2013 at Haverford Township Free Library Program Series which will culminate in Julie Otsuka's visit to Haverford High School and the Library on Tuesday,
March 12.


Cookbook Club

Monday, February 11 -- 6:30 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.  Intercourses: an aphrodisiac cookbook  is our selection for February.

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



March Through History:  The Civil War Soldier

Sunday, February 17 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for this high energy interactive program.  Our presenter, Ken Gavin, will be in period Union army dress and interprets a soldier from the 28th Pennsylvania Regiment.  He discusses his reasons for joining the Union army, why he is fighting, his transformation from being a civilian to a soldier and battle experiences.







Civil War Movie Essentials

December 1-February 28

Do You Like Civil War Movies and Documentaries?

HTFL Civil War Movies and Documentaries are FREE until February 28!

Look for our display by the DVDs on the 1st Floor.



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 Through 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 a copy of the book which  can be picked up at the Reference Desk.

To register go to www.haverfordadultschool.org


Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, February 10

2:00 pm -- From Concentration Camp to Today's Issues
...Connections of History

Monday, February 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club

Thursday, February 14

12:00 pm - Monthly Book Share

Friday, February 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Sunday, February 17

2:00 pm -- March Through History:  The Civil War Soldier

Monday, February 18

Library Closed in observance of President's Day

Wednesday, February 20

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series: Sleeping Through the Night

Friday, February 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group


Upcoming Programs

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



Hearts and Hugs Pajama Storytime

Monday, February 11 -- 7:00 pm

Join Ms. Maureen for some Valentine's Day fun! We'll be reading stories with lots of hearts and hugs, creating our own valentines, and enjoying some "stop" dancing.

This program is for children of all ages and their families. No registration is required.


Cooking Together Cookbook Club

Sunday, February 24

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:  stop at the Children’s Room Desk to sign up and review the cookbook, select your recipe, and get ready to cook!

February's Cookbook: Betty Crocker's Kids Cook!


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 11

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

7:00 pm -- Hearts and Hugs Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, February 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, February 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Kid's Book Bingo

Monday, February 18

Library Closed in observance of President's Day

Tuesday, February 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series: Sleeping Through the Night

Thursday, February 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner




Saturday, February 23 -- 8:30 am

Join expert intructors for this score-raising workshop. Participants will learn breakthrough tips and tricks and receive targeted heads-up on the hidden traps and how to beat them.

An SAT Official Guide and study materials are included ($60 retail).

Saturday, Feb. 23
8:30 am-12:30 pm (Registration 8:00 – 8:30 am)
Snow Date: March 16

Early Registration: $95.00 (before February 14)
Regular Registration: $135.00 (after January 10)

Click here to download the registration form. Complete the form and mail it to the included address.

For more information and locations call Advance Test Review directly at 610-449-6311.

All proceeds directly benefit the
Haverford Township Free Library!


All programs are conducted by DAEDALUS Education Services’ Advance Test Review expert instructors who have extensive experience with the SAT and who also have a Masters or Doctoral degree.


Calendar of Events - Teen Programs

Monday, February 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, February 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, February 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, February 18

Library Closed in observance of President's Day

Wednesday, February 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, February 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Saturday, February 23

8:00 am -- ACE the SAT Workshop




Our thanks to Elliott-Lewis Corporation for their support of the Library.  Elliott-Lewis, founded in 1905, is the largest commercial mechanical service contractor in the Philadelphia region, providing expert, 24-hour-a-day service for HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing and building controls. Elliott-Lewis also manages the facilities for The Philadelphia International Airport, the Art Museum of Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation, and many of the area's other iconic buildings. Learn more about Elliott-Lewis at their website http://elliottlewis.com/


Elliott-Lewis is a Silver level Business Sponsor.

For more information about our online Business Center visit: www.haverfordlibrary.org/businesscenter



Market Research through the Delco Library's Web Portal

Hands-on Workshop for Using Your Library's On-line Resources for Market Research

February 27, 8:00-10:00 am
Delaware County Library Administrative Office
Building 19 Fair Acres
340 N. Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063

COST: None
REGISTER NOW: Workshop Registration

Presented by Delaware County SCORE and the Delaware County Library System



One of the big challenges for small business owners is getting cost-effective business intelligence. The Delaware County Library Systems provides its card holders with free access to a world of business-related publications and extensive databases that can help you grow your business, find new customers and beat the competition.

The Reference USA database contains information on 200 million consumers and 14 million business. Participants are invited to bring their laptops or tablets so they can connect to the Web portal through the wifi at the office. Computer terminals will be available for those who do not bring a computer. Librarians and SCORE counselors will introduce the reference databases, show how to create search queries and use the results, and help guide the participants through the navigation of the data areas that are most useful to their businesses.

Learn how to:

  •     Find clients or businesses by demographics and geography;
  •     Locate essential business details on a company;
  •     Find competitors and competitive intelligence;
  •     Identify key contacts in prospects' organizations;
  •     Build a mailing list for your marketing campaign.





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!