February 24 - March 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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A note from the Director:

A note from the Director:

Enjoy reading magazines?  The Delaware County Library System is offering Zinio, a free online magazine subscription service with your library card to 197 magazine titles! To use the service, visit the DCLS web page -- www.delcolibraries.org -- and click the Zinio icon.  You will then see instructions for creating an account and accessing content. DCLS has subscribed to 197 publications, everything from arts & crafts to yoga.  Popular titles include: Consumer Reports, Newsweek, O, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and National Geographic.  There are many special magazines covering topics such as sports, technology, business, cars and motorcycles and crafts.  There are several titles in Spanish and of interest to the Latino community, including Gente y la Actualidad, Proceso and Latino Sports.  Subscribe today!

 Christine Faris, Library Director



African American & Women's History Months
in the Children's Room!

We're celebrating Black History Month this February and Women's History Month in March with special displays in the Children's Room. From biographies to informational texts to picture books, everyone can learn something new!





Through the end of February

Take a look at our display in front and behind the Circulation Desk.  Win a blind date with a book or DVD. Check yours out today!

One Free DVD rental per customer.




First Friday Flick - Trouble with the Curve

Friday, March 1 -- 7:00 pm

Celebrate the beginning of baseball season and join us for March's First Friday Flick, Trouble with the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. 


Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been a top baseball scout for decades, but age has caught up with him. The Atlanta Braves' front office is questioning his judgment, especially with a hot batting phenom on deck for the draft. Enter Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an ambitious attorney on the partner track who joins him on a scouting trip, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Justin Timberlake also stars as a rival scout with his sights on an announcing career - and his eyes on Mickey. Rated PG-13


Healthy You Series: No Fear!  Why You Need a Colonoscopy

Tuesday, March 5 -- 7:00 pm

March is Colon Cancer
Awareness Month

Join us to hear speaker Patti Hollenback, RN, Nurse Navigator for the Crozer-Keystone Health System talk about the importance of colonoscopy screenings.  She will cover:

  • Why should I get screened?
  • What age should I be screened?
  • What to expect of a colonoscopy screening?

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 family.

To register, pelase call Healthline at 610-284-8158.



*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 the 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.



Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Tuesday, February 26

7:00 pm -- Reading-a-Round - The Buddha in the Attic

Friday, March 1

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Trouble with the Curve

Tuesday, March 5

7:00 pm -- Healthy You Series: No Fear!  Why You Need a Colonoscopy

Friday, March 8

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group


Upcoming Programs

Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines Acappella Group

Sunday, March 10 --2:00 pm

Cookbook Club: The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Monday, March 11 - 6:30 pm

One Book, One Philadelphia author Julie Otsuka comes to Havertown!

Tuesday, March 12 -- Talk 9:00 am, Reception 11:00 am, Luncheon, 12:30 pm




Yoga for Kids with Ms. Lisa

Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

Saturday, March 2 -- 10:00 am

Join Ms. Lisa, a Certified Yoga Instructor RYT-200, for yoga at the Library this winter. Register and download the mandatory release form on our website today! We'll offer two programs back-to-back.



Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga: Children 3, 4, and 5 years old and a parent or caregiver

Enjoy your yoga practice together in this class designed especially for little yogis and their caregivers. Register here.

Download the Parent/Child Preschooler Yoga waiver here.

Kids' Yoga

Saturday, March 2 -- 10:50 am

School-aged children are invited to practice with Ms. Lisa and learn basic yoga poses and relaxation techniques. Register here.

Children grades K-5

Download the Kids' Yoga waiver here.

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 25

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, February 26

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, February 27

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, February 28

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

Saturday, March 2

10:00 am -- Parent/Child Preschoolers Yoga

10:50 am -- Kid's Yoga

Monday, March 4

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, March 5

10:15 am -- Circle Time

Wednesday, March 6

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, March 7

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner



Game Tournament

Wednesday, February 27 -- 2:30 pm
Open to 6th - 12th Graders

Gaming is at its most fun when you have a lot of people to play with. Why not raise the stakes and make a competition out of it? The 3rd Wednesday of every month, HTFL will put its giftcards where it's mouth is and let teens compete for prize money. $15 at GameStop to the winner of the tournament!

We typically feature recently released games, or might dig back to games of yesteryear for our tournaments. Previously featured games include: Super Smash Bros., DDR, NintendoLand, Dance Central 3, Marvel vs. Capcom, and plenty more. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. Even if you don't win the prize, there'll be food and several other games set up, so there's plenty to keep you occupied.

Are you up to the challenge?

No registration required.



Wednesday, March 6 -- 2:30 pm

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.



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

Registration: $135.00 

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 have a Masters or Doctoral degree.


Calendar of Events - Teen Programs


Saturday, February 23

8:00 am -- ACE the SAT Workshop

Monday, February 25

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, February 27

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, February 28

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, March 4

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 6

2:30 pm -- HTFL Bake

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, February 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art



Haverford Township Civic Council- Community Survey

Please participate in this important survey about community services, programs and projects in Haverford Township.  Your input is invaluable as we set goals and priorities over the next few years.  Last year we had nearly 650 residents take our survey.  Please forward the link for this survey and post it on facebook so we can get as many respondents as possible.

Results of this survey will be reported in our Informed Citizen's Network Newsletter, on our website at www.haverfordciviccouncil.org, and at our annual meeting on April 9th.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to take survey.




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!