February 26 - March 10

Haverford Free Library


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A Note from the Director:

March is right around the corner, and that means exiting events here at the Library.  Not only are we offering you a chance to return your long overdue library books free of charge on Wednesday, February 29 (clean out your closets, look under the beds or the sofa, or your secret hiding place to find those materials,) but we have the long awaited Maurice Sendak Exhibition arriving on March 8.  Don't miss the opportunity to view this remarkable traveling exhibit in your own backyard. For more information on this exhibit, the opening reception and the Sendak Program Series visit our website.

And, thank you for your ongoing support; as always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me.

Christine Faris-Library Director


LEAP DAY- Wednesday, February 29


Fine Amnesty - Fine Roulette

**Return all Haverford Township Free Library materials, no matter how old they are and we will waive your FINES on Wednesday, February 29.  

**If you have existing fines on your account, spin our Roulette Wheel and have the chance of reducing your fines from 10-50% if you pay off your account in full that day (Haverford Township Library fines ONLY)

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 610-446-3082.



In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak Exhibit

March 8 - April 20

Popular children’s author Maurice Sendak’s typically American childhood in New York City inspired many of his most beloved books, such as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. Illustrations in those works are populated with friends, family, and the sights, sounds and smells of New York in the 1930s. But Sendak was also drawn to photos of ancestors, and he developed a fascination with the shtetl world of European Jews. This exhibit, curated by Patrick Rodgers of the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, reveals the push and pull of New and Old Worlds in Sendak’s work and shows how Sendak’s artistic journey has led him deeper into his own family’s history and his Jewish identity


**Opening Reception

Thursday, March 8   7-9pm

Come celebrate with the Haverford Township Free Library as we open the exhibit:  In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

This event is funded in part by the Friends of Haverford Township Free Library.





Sendak Program Series

Throughout March and April, HTFL will host programs to complement the exhibit In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak.  For a complete listing of programs visit our website www.haverfordlibrary.org/sendak.




L'Dor Vador: Sendak Connects With His Roots

Sunday, March 11 @ 2pm

Presented by Dr. Reena Sigman Friedman

This lecture program will provide an historical context for Maurice Sendak's work by exploring the ways in which Jewish immigrants to America strove to maintain both their connections with relatives who remained in Europe and their memories of life in Eastern Europe.

Program is free and open to the public.  No registration required.


Sendak Book Discussion Series

Sundays, March 18, 25, April 1, 15 @ 2pm

Facilitated by Temple professor, Dr. Anne Horn.

Registration begins Monday, February 27.

Join us for this four-part book discussion that will focus on exhibit themes such as: Sendak's experience as a child growing up in NY, the push and pull of New and Old Worlds in Sendak's work, his fascination with the shtetl world of European Jews, his use of fairy tales to tell bigger stories, and his own processing of the Holocaust. This program is open to adults and high school students.

Program Fee: $20. Participants will receive five Sendak books.

Participants must register for the series in person at the reference desk at The Haverford Township Free Library.


These programs have been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


In a Nutshell: the Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.






Local Author Visit: Michael Davis - Tyme to Throw Stones

Sunday, February 26 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon with local author and poet Michael Davis.   Mr. Davis has recently published his first novel, Tyme to Throw Stones. Mr. Davis is the husband of Edna Davis, owner of Tyme Gallery in Havertown.

Tyme to Throw Stones covers the historic change in race relations in the United States, told through the eyes of a young light-skinned black boy living in rural Kansas in the summer of 1960. While trying to enjoy life as a kid and participate in America, this inquisitive, adventurous, mischievous boy called Tyme brings his own brand of protest and instigation to demand full freedom and unrestricted movement along his envisioned life’s path.

Mr. Davis will talk about his book, sign copies, and answer questions.


Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, February 26

2:00 pm Author Visit - Michael Davis - Tyme to Throw Stones

Tuesday, February 28

7:00 pm Reading-A-Round - Create Dangerously - Edwidge Danticat

Wednesday, February 29

**Leap Day - Fine Amnesty - Fine Roulette!**

Thursday, March 1

12:00 pm Monthly Book Share

Friday, March 2

10:00 am Tea and Stitch-Needlework group

Thursday, March 8

7:00 pm In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak - Opening Reception

Friday, March 9

10:00 am Tea and Stitch-Needlework group


Upcoming Programs

One Book, One Philadelphia Author Visit: Edwidge Danticat - Create Dangerously

Friday, March 16

Author Discussion - 9:15 am - Haverford High School

Reception and Book Signing - 11:00 am - Haverford Township Free Library

The Haverford Township Free Library has teamed up with the Rotary Club and Haverford High School to bring Edwidge Danticat, the 2012 One Book, One Philadelphia author to Havertown! Ms. Danticat will discuss her book Create Dangerously. The event will take place at Haverford High School's Auditorium.

A reception and book signing to follow at the Haverford Township Free Library.

The program and reception are free and open to the public, but registrations are required.  To register visit our website at www.haverfordlibrary.org/danticat



Video Games have arrived in the Children's Room!

The Children's Room now has Video Games for rent. Check out a game for $1 for 7 days. We have Wii, Nintendo DS, XBOX, XBOX306, PS 2 and PS 3 games for kids and families. All games in the Children's Room as rated E for everyone.

Check out the collection towards the back of the Children's Room. Games must be checked out on an adult's library card.


Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Monday, February 27

10:15 am Storytime

Tuesday, February 28

10:15 am Circle Time

Wednesday, February 29

10:15 am Books and Babies

4:00 pm LEGO® Club

Thursday, March 1

1:30 pm Creative Corner

Friday, March 2

1:00 pm Homeschoolers' Hangout

Monday, March 5

10:15 am Storytime

Tuesday, March 6

10:15 am Circle Time

Wednesday, March 7

10:15 am Books & Babies

4:00 pm LEGO® Club

Thursday, March 8

1:30 pm Creative Corner

Friday, March 9

1:00 pm Homeschooler's Hangout 



ACE the SAT: One-Day Score-Raising Workshop


*Haverford Township Free Library Benefit SAT Workshop 

Saturday, March 3 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
(Check In 8:00 am - 8:30 am)


  • Held at the Haverford Township Free Library
  • Great tips and tricks from SAT test experts
  • Official SAT text and study suggestions included

Registration $125 

To register download this form and send to Daedalus Education Services, 305 Bryan Street, Havertown, PA 19083-4308, Attn: Haverford Library Benefit SAT Workshop.


Calendar of Events - Teens

Monday, February 27

2:30 pm Teen HQ

3:00 pm Anime Club

Wednesday, February 29

2:30 pm Teen HQ and Gaming

Thursday, March 1

2:30 pm Teen HQ

3:00 pm Graphic Novel Club

Monday, March 5

2:30 pm Teen HQ

3:00 pm Anime Club

Wednesday, March 7

2:30 pm Teen HQ and Gaming

Thursday, March 8

2:30 pm Teen HQ

3:00 pm Graphic Novel Club


Spotlight on Local Business

American Prosperity Group

The goal of American Prosperity Group is to teach what we believe is essential information, techniques and strategies necessary to effectively prepare for and thrive throughout your retirement years.

Shane Couturier is a Retirement & Estate Planning Specialist located in Bryn Mawr, As an experienced Investment Advisor Representative, Mr. Couturier has a passion for teaching others this critically important subject matter. We encourage you attend one of our quarterly three day workshops on Laboring Over Long Term Care Insurance, Examining Estate Planning & Estate Taxation, and Maximizing Retirement Income & Protecting Your Money.

APG Office Location: 958 County Line Rd. Suite 105
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (484) 592-0339
Fax: (484) 592-0340

Shane Couturier, attended HTFL's Business Breakfast last Fall and presented two financial programs at the Library this past year: Estate Planning and College Planning

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


Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal The Haverford Township Free Library's 2012 Annual Appeal is underway and your support is needed now more than ever before.  State funding and other budget cuts have left the library in a deficit for fiscal year 2012, but our mission to bring you outstanding programs, resources and services continues.  Please help us help you with your tax deductible donation.  Visit our website to make your online donation, or send a check to HTFL.

Thank you for your support!

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if you have any to donate.  Thank you!