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Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm
235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
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Art Room
with Basket maker Gail Donaghy
Ages 18+
Gail will provide instructions for a Bathroom Catch-All basket and help students make their own. All supplies are included in this workshop. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register May 27. All others may register on June 10.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room

Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Computer Lab
This workshop will be a review of the Apple Maps app. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning May 28. All others may register beginning June 11.
Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Computer Lab
Learn the basics of getting around with Google's excellent map service. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning May 28. All others may register beginning June 11.
Computer Lab
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to find out about your family's history. You may have heard a story about your grandparents or their parents but you aren't certain about how to discover the truth behind the story. Perhaps they arrived from a small town in Europe with only the clothes on their backs? The challenge of researching your family is not finding the documents, it's the new stories that you uncover! Come learn how easy it is to research your family. Registration is required by calli...
Computer Lab
Are you stuck and can't find a clue in your genealogy paperwork? Making The Paper Talk will look at five documents (death, census record, newspaper, immigration and pension) you use in genealogy and the clues you may have missed in your research. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register May 29. All others may register June 12.
Multipurpose Room
From the IRS phone scam, lottery and sweepstakes scams, to the so-called grandparent scam, it appears that imposter frauds and other criminal scams are more active than ever - and are preying on potential victims in New Jersey through phone calls, emails and other means. Don't get scammed! Attend this Consumer Fraud presentation given by a representative from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to learn how to AVOID GETTING SCAMMED.
Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Small Group Instruction Room
Title for June: "A Serpent's Tooth" by Craig Johonson. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register May 30. All others may register June 13.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Computer Lab
Just get an iPad? Join us to learn the specificsBe sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register June 2. All others may register June 16.
Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Art Room
Create a "BLING" frame to hold your handprint, artwork or photo. Attach a variety of beads and other materials to a wooden frame to showcase your unique personality. Use glitter glue to write the year, your name, inspirational words or anything you wish. Make your handprint or artwork of your choice to place in the frame. Open to ages 6+ (younger if an adult stays with you). Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register ...
Small Group Instruction Room (map)
Bridge 1 is an 8-week class for beginners with instructor Ron Burczewski. These classes are for those who have never played. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register May 28. All others may register June 11.
Multipurpose Room
“Performer Tools: Getting Started As An Actor” is an introduction to the nuts and bolts of the world of the performer, a program that should be of interest to aspiring actors as well as the general public with an interest in the arts. Structured as an interactive and informative lecture,Performer Tools will cover the basics of what one needs to get started and succeed as an acting professional, or one interested in working in community or local theaters.This would include such topics as performe...
Art Room
Professor Kate Daniels, Holistic Health and psychiatric nursing teacher, will give a brief introduction to the benefits of adult coloring, such as mindfulness, meditation, hand-eye coordination, etc. Listen to relaxing music while Kate also works with patrons to enjoy and share the benefits. All supplies are provided, including: Crayons, colored pencils, felt tipped (fine and ultra-fine), metallic markers, crayon and pencil sharpeners and coloring pages. Registration is required by calling 609-9...
Art Room
Kids will create one-of-a-kind bead artwork that they will be able to take home in the form of a magnet. All supplies are included in this workshop. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Ages 8+ (younger if an adult stays with them). Avalon property owners may register beginning June 6. All others may register beginning June 20.
Community Hall
Learn how to take the best shots and the technique to distribute your photos to Instagram. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 6. All others may register beginning June 20.
Art Room
with Giovanna Capizola This 8-session course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the Italian language. Held Mondays and Wednesdays b...
Music Room
with Ms. Giovanna Capizola This 6-week program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities. The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out. Registration is required. Avalon property ...
Multipurpose Room
Join us as Professor & Editor Natasha Nurse shows the bridge between fashion, self-empowerment and self-acceptance. Gain a better understanding of the role fashion can play in helping you achieve self-fulfillment beyond the superficial. Natasha will also explain how to establish a healthy relationship with your clothes and body.
Multipurpose Room
Enjoy a short movie from the New Jersey Forest Fire Service and meet Smokey Bear during this special children's program. We will have Coloring and Activity Books to take home with you.
Small Group Instruction Room
Thursday, July 7 through August 11 with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator). Join other reading travelers on a trip to a galaxy far, far away where we will encounter a Wookiee, a Princess, An Emperor, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, and the Master of Intergalactic Wisdom, Yoda. The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. Each adventure focuses on the discussion of one of the books in the Origami Yoda series followed by a craf...
Small Group Instruction Room

Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Gymnasium

Join us for a musical event with Showtime Dance Band, an 11-piece band that performs inspirational music that combines the sound of Motown, Soul, R&B, Funk, Old School Disco, Dance Rock, and Jazz. Visit their website: www.showtimedanceband.com/event.html 

 

 

 

Science Lab
Dr. Peter McCusker will present on “lifestyle medicine,” how anyone can structure activities to promote physical and mental health. Peter will explain evidence-based healthful lifestyle goals selection, areas most amenable to lifestyle intervention and the most effective intervention strategies for achieving the selected healthful goals. The entire group can be involved in applying and working through the essential concepts that he will introduce.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Art Room
Create a unique tiled trivet in your choice of colors! Participants will use the direct method of mosaic to adhere colored glass to a wooden trivet base. After the tiles are set, students will be able to grout their trivet. Finish the entire project in one session! All materials and instruction are included. Open to ages 18+. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 11. All others may register beginni...
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Art Room
with Giovanna Capizola This 8-session course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the Italian language. Held Mondays and Wednesdays b...
Small Group Instruction Room

Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Music Room
with Ms. Giovanna Capizola This 6-week program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities. The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out. Registration is required. Avalon property ...
Multipurpose Room
"Letters to Lida: World War II Told Through the Eyes, Heart and Words of a B-29 Tail-Gunner" is an historical account of World War II in the words of B-29 tail-gunner, David Lemal. The story is based on 150 letters he wrote to his mother, Lida, during the war. Mr. Lemal, who will be present at the lecture, collaborated with author and daughter, Charlene Briggs. Briggs is an environmental scientist and educator currently teaching Environmental Science at Temple University. Q&A and book signing to...
Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Small Group Instruction Room (map)
Bridge 1 is an 8-week class for beginners with instructor Ron Burczewski. These classes are for those who have never played. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register May 28. All others may register June 11.
Gymnasium
The Avalon Library will present the” Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour”, with a Rabbi, a Muslim, and a Minister.Robert Alper, a Rabbi, author and stand-up comic, will perform along with award winning storyteller Aman Ali, and lawyer, comedian and pastor Susan Sparks. Susan gave a performance at our library in July of 2014 and was very well-receivedby the large crowd. This lecture is part of the “Chautaugua at the Jersey Shore” lecture series presented in collaboration with The New Avalon Assembly. Due ...
Multipurpose Room
Carrie Mikesell from the U.S. Social Security Administration will be here to speak about Social Security Benefits. There will also be informational hands-out available to take home.
Art Room
Enjoy the benefits of adult coloring, such as mindfulness, meditation and, hand-eye coordination. All supplies are provided, including: crayons, colored pencils, felt tipped (fine and ultra-fine), metallic markers, crayon and pencil sharpeners and coloring pages. Space is limited, registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 13. All others may register beginning June 27. Sessions will also be held July 27...
Art Room
with Giovanna Capizola This 8-session course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the Italian language. Held Mondays and Wednesdays b...
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for July: "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Computer Lab
The iPad is an excellent resource for learning new things. We will go over these resources. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register June 13. All others may register June 27.
Music Room
with Ms. Giovanna Capizola This 6-week program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities. The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out. Registration is required. Avalon property ...
Multipurpose Room
Electronics Engineer Bob Ross will be sharing the highlights of how he built his R2-D2 robot with parts from the R2-D2 Builders Club and his own imagination and design. Ross will have his robot on hand and will cover various events and fun you can have with your own astromech droid.
Gymnasium
Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serrittella return this summer to talk about their all-new collection of funny stories and true confessions, "I've Got Sand In All The Wrong Places". Lisa, New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author and Francesca, New York Times bestselling author and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, also wrote "Have a Nice Guilt Trip" and "Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?" and will share tales about life, love, family, food and, of course, the b...
Small Group Instruction Room
Thursday, July 7 through August 11 with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator). Join other reading travelers on a trip to a galaxy far, far away where we will encounter a Wookiee, a Princess, An Emperor, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, and the Master of Intergalactic Wisdom, Yoda. The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. Each adventure focuses on the discussion of one of the books in the Origami Yoda series followed by a craf...
Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Computer Lab
Have you recently upgraded to Windows 10? Find out how it's different from other versions and where to find your favorite programs. Learn how to use the new Start menu, taskbar, Cortana and more. Register to use a library computer or your own computer or tablet. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 14. All others may register beginning June 28.
Multipurpose Room
"The Samoa Seduction" is a story about lovers trapped by a conspiracy to gain millions through the black market sale of an illegal and dangerous cure for juvenile diabetes. Government employee Michael Bloom travels to American Samoa to fight for higher minimum wages, unaware that his efforts could scuttle the conspiracy. Facing opposition at every turn, he becomes the object of the romantic advances of Stephanie Palaie Moelai, beautiful Director of the Visitor's Information Bureau. When Michael...
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Small Group Instruction Room

Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Gymnasium
Jed Gaylin and the Bay Atlantic Symphony will present “Opera Gala” featuring two opera singers, soprano Lori Hultgren and tenor Alok Kumar. The duo will perform popular selections from “La Boheme,” “Tosca,” “Madame Butterfly,” “Rigoletto,” “La Forza del Destino,” and more. Tickets are required for this concert and are available free of charge to the general public two weeks prior to performance.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Art Room
with Giovanna Capizola This 8-session course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the Italian language. Held Mondays and Wednesdays b...
Music Room
with Ms. Giovanna Capizola This 6-week program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities. The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out. Registration is required. Avalon property ...
Multipurpose Room
Certified appraiser Arthur Schwerdt of August Farmhouse returns this summer to lecture about his book "The Antique Story Book: Finding the Real Value of Old Things". A book signing will follow. You are welcome to bring one item as he will be appraising after the lecture if time permits. This program is free (for appraisals also) and open to the public.
Art Room
In this class, participants will create a beach scene using wool roving (long bundles of sheep's wool fibers). Participants can then take home and frame for hanging. All supplies are included. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 19. All others may register beginning July 3.
Computer Lab
Learn to set up the mail app and use it with your contacts. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 19. All others may register beginning July 3.
Small Group Instruction Room (map)
Bridge 1 is an 8-week class for beginners with instructor Ron Burczewski. These classes are for those who have never played. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register May 28. All others may register June 11.
Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Computer Lab
Manage your contacts and learn Google's excellent map service. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 19. All others may register beginning July 3.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for July: "Finders Keepers" by Stephen King. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 19. All others may register beginning July 3.
Multipurpose Room
"Reflections, A Life Story" is the story of a special boy, Little Bill, who is born in the poverty of a small Kentucky coal-mining town. His father is murdered, and his mother remarries trying to hold on to her two daughters and young son, Little Bill, who feels he is being ostracized by the poverty they live in. His decision to leave his family and travel to the West Coast prompts a companion who likewise is forced to make a similar decision based on the death of his father due to consumption. ...
Computer Lab
Instructor Chuck McDonnell will be presenting general functions of Facebook to include: setting up a personal account, searching for family and friends, sending and receiving messages, and posting photos. The class will consist of presentation slides and hands-on demonstration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 20. All others may register July 3.
Art Room
with Giovanna Capizola This 8-session course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the Italian language. Held Mondays and Wednesdays b...
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for July: "Dirty" by Kylie Scott. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Computer Lab
Resources for troubleshooting your iPad. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register June 20. All others may register July 3.
Music Room
with Ms. Giovanna Capizola This 6-week program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities. The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out. Registration is required. Avalon property ...
Gymnasium
Christina Baker Kline is the author of six novels, including Orphan Train, which spent more than two years on The New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at # 1, and has been published in 40 countries. It has been chosen as a “One Book, One Read” selection by more than 100 communities and colleges, has been published in 40 countries, and has been shortlisted for, and won, various literary and historical fiction prizes. Christina’s past novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Shoul...
Small Group Instruction Room
Thursday, July 7 through August 11 with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator). Join other reading travelers on a trip to a galaxy far, far away where we will encounter a Wookiee, a Princess, An Emperor, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, and the Master of Intergalactic Wisdom, Yoda. The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. Each adventure focuses on the discussion of one of the books in the Origami Yoda series followed by a craf...
Multipurpose Room
Author Traci Dunham will be here to read her book "My Sister Lulu and Me". Through this heartwarming story, children will learn that God makes everyone uniquely special. Travel with Lulu and her sister through everyday life and discover what makes their bond strong. A great story to educate and open up a dialogue with young children about acceptance of others who are different and are disabled.
Multipurpose Room
Jerry Casway is an historian and sports author. He will be lecturing on "How the Phillies & Athletics Came to Philadelphia". He will also be speaking about his book "The Culture and Ethnicity of Nineteenth-Century Baseball" which is scheduled for release this fall. Sypnosis: Historically, baseball was an urban-inspired game that primarily attracted English, German and Irish immigrants. The contributions of these groups gave the game its terminology, organization and playing style. No group was a...
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

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