March 10 - 23

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:

We are looking forward to our visit from Julie Otsuka, author of The Buddha in the Attic on Tuesday, March 12.  She will start her day at the Haverford High School and then come to the library for book signings and luncheon.  Annually, through a partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Haverford Township School District, the Rotary Club of Haverford Township, the Haverford Township Free Library, is fortunate to participate in this One Book One Philadelphia event, and the only Delaware County library.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!  Details below.

Don’t forget, Sunday morning is the “time” to turn your clocks ahead one hour—it’s Daylight Savings Time! 

Thank you for your continued support of HTFL.

 Christine Faris, Library Director



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 the 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 the Informed Citizen's Network Newsletter, at, and at our annual meeting on April 9th.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here to take the survey.


Biography in Context

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Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines

Sunday, March 10 -- 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of a capella music with the Delaware Valley Show Chorus!  This Sweet Adelines singing group will enchant you with their beautiful 4-part harmonies and will perform various genres of music in the barbershop style.


Cookbook Club

Tuesday, March 11 -- 6:30 pm

We’re giving “book club” a new meaning!
Join us for The Cookbook Club and sample recipes from a selected cookbook. Each participant should prepare a recipe of your choice from this month’s selection, The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, and bring it to the club to share.

The Cookbook Club meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

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



*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 12 — 12:30 pm
Join Ms. Otsuka at a luncheon hosted by HTFL.  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased prior to the event.  There are still tickets left, but not many!

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


Parenting Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, March 20 -- 7:00 pm

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

In March, the featured book is Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out by Neil McNerney.  Homework will show you ways to help your child do better in school without arguments, yelling, or guilt.  Homework will guide you through a simple process to find a way to help your child based on which faulty coping pattern your child is using.  The discussion facilitator is Loralee Kaczynski, who is a reading specialist and a 12-year veteran teacher.

To register go to

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


Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, March 10

2:00 pm -- Delaware Valley Show Chorus - Sweet Adelines

Monday, March 11

6:30 pm -- Cookbook Club - The Chinese Takeout Cookbook

Tuesday, March 12

9:00 am -- Julie Otsuka discusses The Buddha in the Attic at Haverford High School

11:00 am -- Book Signing with Julie Otsuka at the library

12:30 pm -- Meet the Author Luncheon at the library

Thursday, March 14

12:00 pm - Book Share

Friday, March 15

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework Group

Wednesday, March 20

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series - Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out

Friday, March 22

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch Needlework group


Upcoming Programs

A Room of Her Own: Women in American Art

Sunday, March 24 --2:00 pm


Winter Programs Continue

Don't miss the fun in the Children's Room!  Winter programs continue until April 1.


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, March 11

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, March 12

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, March 13

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

Thursday, March 14

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

Monday, March 18

10:15 am--Toddler and Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Chess Club

Tuesday, March 19

10:15 am -- Circle Time

4:00 pm -- Reading Adventures

Wednesday, March 20

10:15 am -- Books and Babies

1:30 pm -- Passport to History for Homeschoolers

4:00 pm -- LEGO Club

7:00 pm -- Parenting Book Discussion Series - Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out

Thursday, March 21

1:30 pm -- Creative Corner



Game Tournament

Wednesday, March 20 -- 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 its 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.

Are you up to the challenge?

No registration required.


Teen Programming Break

Teen programs will not meet during Spring Break March 29 through April 1. Programming will resume on April 2.

Calendar of Events - Teen Programs


Monday, March 11

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 13

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game

Thursday, March 14

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art

Monday, March 18

2:30 pm -- HTFL Anime

Wednesday, March 20

2:30 pm -- HTFL Game Tournament

Thursday, March 21

2:30 pm -- HTFL Art




MusicWorks JAMS introduces interactive, music classes designed for children from birth to five years of age. The program encourages hands-on music making, dance and movement activities for young children and their parents, families and caregivers. Classes are divided into two groups: birth up to 3 years and 3 to 5 years. Children are exposed to age-appropriate music in fun-filled, forty-five minute sessions.

Open Houses:

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
An 11:00 am session or a 1 pm session by age group!

Call 610-449-9669 to register for an interactive class or email

Give us a call to try out our Tuesday or Thursday morning sessions for a FREE DEMO. 

"MusicWorks JAMS is a great place to bring my son.  He is just thirteen months old and really enjoys the music, the other kids and all of the fun!  As a young Mom, I love the chance to sing, dance and play with him each week.  You gotta check out MusicWorks JAMS!  We love it!"
Christie H. of Havertown

"My child loves the music and the variety of instruments.  As a former teacher, I love the educational aspects of MusicWorks JAMS.  Songs that focus upon learning colors, numbers, shapes and animals!"
Maryanne S. of Havertown

MusicWorks JAMS is held in Havertown at 2050 West Chester Pike, Suite 115 at the MusicWorks music therapy center.

Musicworks is a Silver level Business Sponsor.

For more information about our online Business Center visit:




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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!