March 25 - April 7

Haverford Free Library

2012 LIBRARY HOURS

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:

The Haverford Township Free Library's 2012 Annual Appeal is underway.  Please look for your appeal letter in your mailbox and make your donation today to help support one of the leading libraries in Delaware County.  Do you bring your child to a storytime, Parent/Child workshop, or LEGO® Club?  Does your teen visit the library for an afterschool program that engages them in library activities geared towards their age group?  Have you taken advantage of our Homebound Delivery service, come to a film series, book discussion group, or enjoyed one of our outstanding programs?  

Are you a business owner who has received information to help you start or grow your business?  We are here to help.

Calculate the value of our services, programs and resources and the savings benefit to you.  It is a Win Win situation!  

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

Christine Faris-Library Director


Spring is in the Air!

Of course, what do we think of when we think spring?  Flowers! Beautify your garden and help raise money for the library.  The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are having their spring flower bulb sale.  Click here to order your spring bulbs--they will be delivered right to your door.  

 


 

Continuing at HTFL


In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak Exhibit

On View Until 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.

 

 


Sendak Program Series Continues at HTFL!

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 at www.haverfordlibrary.org/sendak.

 

Wild Rumpus in the Children's Room

Saturday, March 24  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come ROAR your most terrible ROAR at our Wild Rumpus for children of all ages and their families. Read Where the Wild Things Are, make your own Max crown and show your terrible claws!

This is a drop-in program for kids and caregivers to enjoy together. It is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

This is part of our Sendak Program Series in conjunction with the In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak American Library Association exhibit.

 

Upcoming Sendak Programs

 

GNC: Sendak Special Edition

Thursday, April 12 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Calling all teens in grades 6-12!  Join us for a creative extravaganza as we take in Sendak's life and art and use these inspirations for our own amazing artistic creations.

 

 

 

 

Yiddish in the Nutshell: The Songs and Stories that Shaped the Wild Things

Sunday, April 15 3:00 pm

Join us for this music and storytelling program developed and performed by Susan Leviton and Ken Ulansey.

The library will swell with the traditional sounds of Yiddish song and the Klezmer clarinet as patrons of all ages discover songs and stories which will bring Maurice Sendak's childhood neighborhood, family, and influences on his unforgettable characters into new focus. Susan Leviton, renowned Yiddish singer and storyteller will have props on hand for youngsters' participation, and translations will make every song fully accessible.

No registration required.

Support provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Barbash Family Fund, the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations and individual donors.

 

 

Gallery Tour of the new exhibit From Pen to Publisher: The Life of Three Sendak Picture Books

Sunday, April 22 2:00 pm

At the Rosenbach Museum and Library-2008 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Enjoy an insider's look at the Museum's Sendak collection. This personal exhibition tour explores the process of Sendak's step-by-step creation and production of three books, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Outside Over There, and Brundibar. Participants will also tour the Rosenbach period house and rare book library as part of their visit.

Tour given by Patrick Rodgers, Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator, Rosenbach Museum & Library.

The tour and admission to the Rosenbach Museum and Library is free with a Delaware County Library System library card until July 15.

Registration required.  To register go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/sendak

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

 


ADULT PROGRAMS

Concerned about Safety in Our Community?

Presented by the Haverford Township Police Department 

Tuesday, March 27 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for an informative program presented by The Haverford Township Police Department Community Policing Unit. The presentation will cover all aspects of community safety:

  • Individual safety
  • Family safety
  • Home and Car safety

Find out what you can do to keep yourself and your community safe!

This program is free and open to the public.

 

First Friday Flick - Midnight in Paris

 Friday, April 6  7:00 pm

Join us this month as we screen oscar-nominated Midnight in Paris. 
A family travels to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 94 minutes

We will provide the popcorn! Bring a snack or drink to enjoy during the movie.
 


Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, March 25

2:00 pm -- Sendak Book Discussion Series - Registration Required

Tuesday, March 27

7:00 pm -- Reading A Round - White Teeth

7:00 pm -- Safety in Our Community - Presented by HTPD Community Policing Unit

Wednesday, March 28

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future Workshop - Registration Required

Friday, March 30

10:00 am -- Tea & Stitch - Needlework group

Sunday, April 1

2:00 pm -- Sendak Book Discussion Series - Registration Required

Wednesday, April 4

6:30 pm -- Explore Your Future Workshop - Registration Required

Friday, March April 6

10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch-Needlework group

7:00 pm -- First Friday Flick - Midnight in Paris

 

Upcoming Program

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Library Fundraiser

Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21  6:00 - 9:00 pm

The ever popular Murder Mystery Dinner Theater is back! This year’s show,   Dead a Wake, promises to be as irreverent as ever!

The evening includes a buffet dinner, dessert and complimentary draft beer. A cash bar will also be available. 

Price: $35

How to purchase tickets:
Online: Go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/murdermystery
In person: Visit the reference desk at HTFL.

*Please note that the lower level of Barnaby's of Havertown is not handicap accessible.


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS


Children's Programs On Break!

The Children's Room is taking our "Spring Break" from March 19 - April 16 - But never fear, we're working on a fantastic series of Spring Programs.  In the meantime, enjoy Pre-School Play Time on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Wednesday, March 28

10:00 am -- Pre-School Play Time

Wednesday, April 4

10:00 am--Pre-school Play Time

 



TEEN PROGRAMS

Calendar of Events - Teens

Monday, March 26

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Anime Club

Wednesday, March 28

2:30 pm--Teen HQ and Gaming

Thursday, March 29

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Graphic Novel Club

Monday, April 2

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Anime Club

Wednesday, March 4

2:30 pm--Teen HQ and Gaming

Thursday, March 5

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Graphic Novel Club

 

Upcoming Program

GNC: Sendak Special Edition

Thursday, April 12

Calling all teens in grades 6-12!  Join us for a creative extravaganza as we take in Sendak's life and art and use these inspirations for our own amazing artistic creations.


 HTFL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Rosenbach Museum and Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Rosenbach Museum & Library, great works of literature, history, and fine and decorative art come together in intriguing and unexpected ways every day. With a collection of nearly 400,000 books, manuscripts, and art objects,the Rosenbach serves everyone from school children and families to advanced researchers and casual visitors from around the corner and around the globe.

The Rosenbach is known for vibrant programs and exhibitions that engage these audiences. Local students enjoy innovative classes based on their collections. General audiences flock to their three signature programs every year: Sendak in Spring, a festival for families; Bloomsday, an all-day reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses; and the Dracula Festival, a month of Dracula-inspired fun for the whole neighborhood. Courses and lectures taught by local scholars, or ever-changing Hands-On Tours offer adults in-depth experiences with their vast collection.

In addition to these programs, the Rosenbach showcases an impressive Civil War-era historic house, and operates a research library available by appointment to visitors of all ages.

The Rosenbach Museum and Library has been instrumental in helping HTFL as they applied for the exhibit In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak and designed their Sendak Program Series.  Patrick Rodgers, Special Exhibitions Coordinator at the Rosenbach and Curator of the exhibit In a Nutshell, spoke at our Opening Reception for the exhibit on March 8.

Patrick will also conduct our Gallery Tour of their new exhibit From Pen to Publisher: The Life of Three Sendak Picture Books on April 22 at 2:00 pm.

Through July 15th, the Rosenbach Musem and Library will offer FREE admission to holders of Delware County Library System cards.

THANK YOU to Patrick Rodgers and the Rosenbach Museum and Library for their gracious assistance and recognition of this important work at HTFL.  

 



Annual Appeal

HTFL + YOU = A VIBRANT COMMUNITY

Calculate YOUR Value!  HTFL offers materials, programs and services each and every day that are FREE or low cost to ALL residents of the community.  HTFL is a job center, a gathering place, a small business incubator, a space to experience culture, and so much more.  We enhance and enrich your life!

Please help sustain the important work of the Haverford Township Free Library by making a tax-deductible donation to our 2012 Annual Appeal today.  An investment in HTFL is an investment in the success of our entire community and your support is needed now more than ever before.  

Visit our website to make your online donation, or send a check to HTFL at 1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA  19083.

Thank you for your support!