August 12 - 25
2012 LIBRARY HOURS
For a complete listing of library programs please visit our website and see the calendar of events.
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Thank you to our 2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:
A note from the Director:
Here we are facing the last few weeks of summer, when it seems like just yesterday that we were looking forward to warmer weather. Mother Nature provided that for us this summer! We have been grateful for the air conditioning at HTFL that has kept us comfortable all season long.
Although Friday, August 10 is the last day for reporting for the Summer Reading Club, don’t let your children forget their summer reading for school. We have reading lists organized by school and grade available. Please come into the library now before Labor Day since books might need to be requested from another library in the Delaware County Library System before the first day of school.
We are unfortunately saying goodbye to the many teen volunteers who have helped us all summer. You deserve a big hug, a high five, a pat on the back and a great big THANK YOU for all that you have done to help us during one of our busiest times of the year. Don’t be strangers. If you can help us for an hour or two after school or on the weekend (Saturday or Sunday) we would be most appreciative. And, thank you to the parents or guardians who provided transportation for the kids’ shifts.
Stay tuned for great Fall programming, but don't miss Open Mic Night here at the Library on August 24. Openings are available for YOUR talent!
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Christine Faris, Library Director
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Learn about getting your business online at our
2nd Annual Business Breakfast
Wednesday, September 12th * 7:30-9am
1601 Darby Road * Havertown
Network with other local business people as you explore how to get your business online and optimize its presence with an information fair including local vendors.
Learn about upcoming free breakfast workshops this fall for the business community at the Library.
Brought to you in part by our
2012 Major Events Business Sponsors:
Joel Perlish Photography * iradiophilly.com
Daedalus Education Services * Ardmore Toyota/Scion
Foote Orthodontics * Casemate Publishers
Peppers Cafe & Catering * Ranieri & Kerns Associates
Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC
Library Night @ Oakmont National Pub
Many thanks to the Oakmont National Pub and to all who came out to support the Library last Tuesday. Our Library Night at Oakmont National Pub was a great success! Oakmont National Pub was packed with Library supporters the entire evening. We are excited to announce that we were able to raise almost $600 for the Mobile Learning Lab Project. We are very grateful to Oakmont National Pub for their support!
Mobile Learning Lab Project - What is it?
We plan to purchase a “lab” of Apple MacBook Air laptops, a rolling cart, and software to bring dynamic, technology-based programs to every corner of the Library.
How can you help?
Make a donation! At this time, we've raised about $10,000 of the needed funds. Place a donation in the "tower" at the Circulation Desk the next time you are here, or you can donate online!
FRIENDS OF HTFL
Silent Auction Wish List
The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library are soliciting donations of new items for the silent auction to be held in conjunction with the Open the Book Library Celebration on October 13. We accpet a variety of donations!
Please contact Nikki Senecal at email@example.com. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
RESOURCES @ HTFL
Always wanted to learn a new language but didn't know how to get started? Mango Lanuages is for you! The Delaware County Library System offers Mango to all library users in the county.
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and so much more. Mango uses common, everyday conversations as the basis of each lesson, so you will be able to start using and appreciating what you learn right away.
You can access Mango Languages either at the Library or from the comfort of your own home. To acccess Mango go to www.haverfordlibrary.org/resources/research-databases and click on the pink box to access the list of databases. You will find Mango Languages in this list. To get started all you will need is your library card number.
Sounds of Summer @ HTFL - Open Mic Night
Friday, August 24th at 7:30 pm
Have a musical talent or a comic streak? Bring it to HTFL's Sounds of Summer Open Mic Night on Friday, August 24th at 7:30pm!
Open mic night is open to all ages, 5 minutes maximum, and keep it clean, please.
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this evening of entertainment under the stars. In the event of rain, the show will be moved to the Community Room.
Civil War Book Discussion Series
2nd Sunday in September, October &
Join us for this 3-session book discussion series. The series will include both non-fiction and fiction titles that explore issues such as causes of the Civil War, key battles, as well as the perspectives and experiences of Confederate and Union leaders and soldiers. Discussions will be led by historian and author Andrew Miller.
September 9 - Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horowitz
Maximum registration is 15 people. Registration begins August 6. To register, stop by the Reference Desk or call, 610-446-3082 ext 201.
This program has been sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, August 13 -- 1pm – 6pm
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
FACT: 30 million blood components are transfused each year.
FACT: 1 pint can save 3 lives.
FACT: Over 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. They will need blood, sometimes daily, while they undergo chemotherapy.
Register to donate here.
Calendar of Events - Children's Programs
Calendar of Events - Adult Programs
Sunday, August 12
Monday , August 13
1 - 6 pm -- Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, August 16
11:00 am -- Cookies & Mystery
Friday, August 17
10:00 am -- Tea & Stitch - Needlework group
Sunday, August 19
Friday, August 24
10:00 am -- Tea and Stitch-Needlework group
7:30 pm -- Sounds of Summer @ HTFL - Open Mic Night!
First Friday Flick - Big Miracle
Friday, September 7 -- 7:00 pm
Civil War Book Discussion Group -
Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War
Sunday, September 9 -- 2:00 pm