April 8 - 21

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:

The Haverford Township Free Library will be closed on Sunday, April 8; we are open on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7.  Enjoy your Easter holiday, Passover and Spring!

Next week HTFL and libraries nationwide will be celebrating National Library Week.  It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special participate.

Best-selling author Brad Meltzer is the Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2012.

It is also a time to show YOUR support for YOUR library.  Join our campaign to tell your story in six (6) words or less-What does the library mean to you.  See below on how to participate.

Thank you, as always, and if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me.

Christine Faris-Library Director

What does the Library mean to you?

HTFL would like to know!  Come celebrate National Library Week (April 9 - 15)  with us by sharing what HTFL means to you in 6 words or less!  Open to all ages.

Stop by the Library or visit us on Facebook to participate!


Only a Few Weeks Left!

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

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.


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 click HERE.


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



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.


Library Fundraiser

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater  -- Just a few tickets left, purchase yours NOW!

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.


Calendar of Events - Adult Programs

Sunday, April 8

Library Closed due to holiday

Wednesday, April 11

2:00 pm -- Afternoon Film:  Beginners

Thursday, April 12

12:00 pm Monthly Book Share

Friday, April 13

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

Sunday, April 15

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

3:00 pm -- Yiddish in the Nutshell: The Stories and Music that Shaped the Wild Things!  Don't miss this extraordinary event.

Thursday, April 19

11:00 am -- Cookies and Mystery

Friday, April 20

Sendak Exhibit Closes-thank you for your participation in this 6 week long event!

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

6:00 pm -- Murder Mystery Dinner @ Barnaby's of Havertown

Saturday, April 21

6:00 pm -- Murder Mystery Dinner @ Barnaby's of Havertown


Upcoming Program

Hip and Knee Pain Seminar

Monday, April 30--6:30 pm

Do you have hip or knee pain? Take this step!

Join us for a one-hour seminar sponsored by Bryn Mawr Hospital Orthopedic Center to learn what you can do about joint pain.

The program will provide valuable insights on the causes of joint pain and treatment options from medications and exercise to advance surgical techniques -- all designed to help you return to an active lifestyle.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is highly recommended.   To register, click HERE.



Homeschooler's Hangout - Spring 2012

Give your brain a rest on Friday afternoons, 1pm-3pm, and stop by the Library for some fun at the Homeschoolers Hangout! Join other homeschoolers to get together and play board games or cards. Play our games or bring your own.

Homeschooler's Hangout begins April 20 and runs weekly through May 25.

We're hosting two special edition sessions of Homeschoolers Hangout this Spring. These special edition sessions require registration-see below...


American Sign Language Hour - CLICK TO REGISTER

Friday, April 27--1pm (all ages)

Join Ms. Shannon for an afternoon of American Sign Language instruction and a Deaf history discussion!  Learn how ASL originated in the United States; the names and backgrounds of important people in Deaf history; assistive devices used by Deaf people; and MOST FUN, basic conversational signs to use when you meet a Deaf individual.

Handwork Studio on Location - CLICK TO REGISTER

Friday, May 11--1pm (ages 8+ only)

Ms. Julia from the Handwork Studio will be at HTFL for a hands on, 2-hour workshop where participants will create a crafty tool belt. Learn/practice techniques like hand sewing, machine sewing, and embroidery.


Upcycled Book Crafts

Third Tuesday of the Month                    @ 4:00 - 4:45 pm                              (April 17 and May 15)                         For kids in grades K-5

Create something new out of old library books with Ms. Anny.



Calendar of Events - Children's Programs

Sunday, April 8

Library Closed due to Holiday

Wednesday, April 11

10:00 am -- Pre-School Play Time

Monday, April 16

Children's Programming Begins!

10:15 am -- Story Time

4:00 pm -- Book Bingo

7:00 pm -- Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, April 17

10:15 am Circle Time

4:00 pm Upcycled Book Crafts

Wednesday, April 18

10:15 am Books and Babies

4:00 pm LEGO Club

Thursday, April 19

1:30 pm Creative Corner

Friday, April 20

1:00 pm -- Homeschoolers Hangout

1:00 pm -- Curriculum and Resource Share



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.




Calendar of Events - Teens

Sunday, April 8

Library Closed due to holiday

Monday, April 9

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Anime Club

Wednesday, April 11

2:30 pm--Teen HQ and Gaming

Thursday, April 12

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm-- GNC: Sendak Special Edition

Monday, April 16

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Anime Club

Wednesday, April 18

2:30 pm--Teen HQ and Gaming

Thursday, April 19

2:30 pm--Teen HQ

3:00 pm--Graphic Novel Club



Max Paul's Ardmore Toyota

Max Paul’s Ardmore Toyota Scion is a family owned Toyota Dealership located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Since 1905, the Paul family has been in the automotive business. In 1968, Central City Toyota opened in West Philadelphia and that location is thriving and in the process of being completely renovated. In 2006 Max and Brad Paul premiered Ardmore Toyota, one of the largest Toyota-Scion dealerships in the Philadelphia area for new cars, used cars, service, parts, finance and rentals. Ardmore Toyota offers a unique blend of comfort and amenities, combined with an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. Max and Brad Paul have always committed themselves to providing customers with outstanding products and premier service. Community Involvement is vital in both Max and Brad's business and personal life. They have built a very successful business with the understanding that even the smallest accomplishments are born from humility and grow through their charity. With 100 years of dedication to automotive excellence and community service, the Paul family looks forward to serving the city of Philadelphia and surrounding areas with the finest automotive services for another 100 years. 


Ardmore Toyota
219 E. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
Main #: 610-645-5000
Website: http://www.ArdmoreToyota.com


Max Paul's Ardmore Toyota Scion is a Silver level Business Sponsor.

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

Annual Appeal


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!