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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Movies From Books

Recently our Reference Staff has set up two new displays in the library that I'm sure you will find not only eye pleasing, but extremely helpful to those who enjoy reading a book that has been recommended by a friend. One of the displays is entitled "If you liked The Da Vinci Code"..., the other, "If you liked Memoirs of a Geisha...". As I'm sure you have guessed, the books on display are all very similiar in style and content to the featured book.

As you probably know, both books have been made into movies. Memoirs of a Geisha is due out in DVD soon and The Da Vinci Code will be in theaters this Spring.

Why not stop in the Library and take some time just to browse I'm sure you're going to find them interesting and helpful.

Sci-Fi Book Club

Are you interested in aliens and space travel? Do you like movies that take place in the 25th century? Do you borrow only books that have a "Sci-fi" sticker on the spine...well do I have a surprise for you! We've always known that there are a lot of enthusiastic "sci-fiers" out there, so the library has decided to start a Sci-fi book club starting on April 20 and continuing on the 3rd Thursday of every month. At our 1st meeting, we will be discussing books by David Eddings, specifically, the Belgariad Series -- Books 1-5. If you think you would enjoy dicussing these novels with others who have a penchant for this genre, please come and participate in the discussion on April 20. The meeting will be held on the 2nd floor right across from the elevator.

If you would like more information, please contact Chris Faris at 610-446-3082, EXT 210 or email her at

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A Lovely Legacy

Recently we held a memorial in the Children's Room at the Library for Judith Harbison who had volunteered here a few years back. Judith, who was a lover of books and a voracious reader, passed away a few months ago and her husband and children chose to have their mother and wife remembered by asking friends and extended family to donate to our library in her memory. The family requested that all gifts be given to the Children's Dept. I was the person who managed this memorial and I can tell you that hardly a day went by for an entire month that I did not receive a gift in memory of Judith. Even now, over three months after Mrs. Harbison has passed, we are still receiving gifts in her memory. Not only is our Children's Dept. still benefitting from the thoughtfulness and generosity of her family, but also all the children who are using the library now and will continue to use the library for a long, long time.

What A Lovely Legacy!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Wait 'till You See Us Now!

Have you been to the library recently? If not, you're in for a treat! We are all about NEW, NEW, NEW! We have a brand new circulation desk...with three different levels to accommodate everyone from the tallest to the shortest. We have new ultra-modern carpeting which is not only attractive, but also easy on your feet. And finally, we have lots of new display furniture on wheels which means we can move it anywhere we like to display new books, videos, music or newsletters, flyers, etc.! What a perfect time to spruce up, what with Spring right around the corner!

Come and see us! I guarantee you're going to love our NEW LOOK!

Blood Pressure Screenings

The Haverford Township Free Library and the Haverford Township Paramedics are teaming up to offer our citizens FREE monthly blood pressure screening at the Library. The screenings will be held on the first Monday of each month (starting April 3) from 10:00am to 12:00 noon on the main floor of the library. Why not stop in, have your pressure tested, pick up a book, video or music CD and go home to relax for the rest of the afternoon.