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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
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). This class is completing the same project as the July 5 picture frame mosaics workshop and is open to anyone who did not t...
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 (map)
The Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services offer many different services and programs to our senior residents. We will be discussing support, health, and insurance programs that are available and how to obtain these services.
Children's Library

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

Art Room
Lanie Weber will be teaching Moms how to do their daughter's hair and teen hairstyles for beach & school. See some of her work on Facebook @Lanieshairstyles. Aunts, grandmothers or other women can also register to attend with a child. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 26. All others may register beginning July 10.
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.
Computer Lab
Learn about Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Kindle and all apps that can keep you entertained on your Windows 10 device, including the library's own, such as Overdrive. 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 26. All others may register beginning July 10.
Multipurpose Room
Playwright Kelly McCarthy, Actor Tom McCarthy and Director Ed Corsi will be here to discuss Kelly's "The King of East Jabip", her first play and part of the new work's development series at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton. Kelly will talk about the writing process, Tom, about originating a role for stage and Ed, the role of director. Join us to hear what a new work entails and how to move forward with your own writing.
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 27. All others may register beginning July 11. Sessions will also be August 17 an...
Computer Lab
Our Instructional Technology staff members will be lecturing on how to access and download eBooks, AudioBooks and Magazines using Overdrive and Flipster. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 27. All others may register beginning July 11.
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...
Computer Lab
Google offers a lot cool apps and they are all free! Join us for an introduction into the world of Google. 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 27. All others may register July 11.
Multipurpose Room
"Holding My Hands and Saving my Life with Meryl and Maks" is the story of the author's journey from despair to fulfillment. The dancers, via their connection, friendship, professionalism and shared artistry were able to touch the soul of the author and help her take the necessary steps to take control of and improve her life. This is a story of hope, renewal and the ability to live life again after debilitating adversity. The author has spent the majority of her career in the financial world. Ro...
Children's Library

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

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...
Gymnasium
Jay Paterno, son of the late Joe Paterno, the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011, will be lecturing on his book "Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father". This biography of Joe Paterno is an honest and touching look at the life and legacy of a beloved coaching legend. Jaypaints a full picture of his father’s life and career as well as documenting that almost none of the horrific crimes that came to light in 2012 took place at Penn State. Ja...
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
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...
Multipurpose Room
In this 1-hour lecture, teaching artist Jeffrey Coon will discuss the basics of stage directing through visual examples and give participants a basic vocabulary and understanding of the role of the director in theatre. Practical applications will be shown in the last portion of the program. Jeffrey has been a member of Philadelphia’s theatre community since 1993. He has performed in close to 100 professional productions and worked at most of the area’s theatre companies, including Walnut Street ...
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.
Multipurpose Room
Dr. David Carr, Professor of Political Science and Director of Research and Policy Analysis for Stockton University in the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, will present the results of his study of reverse mortgages in New Jersey from 2005-2015, describing the basics of reverse mortgages, some historical quantitative data on the number of reverse mortgages and a review of the misconceptions surrounding this heavily advertised financial product. Q&A session will follow.
Computer Lab
Our Instructional Technology staff members will be lecturing on how to access and stream videos and music using Hoopla and Freegal. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning July 3. All others may register beginning July 17.
Multipurpose Room
J. Francis Watson has a Ph.D. in historical theology,is a Lutheran clergyman and ecclesiastical archivist in New Jersey and author of "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut". Synopsis: In 1832, 57 Irish Catholic workers were brought to the United States to lay one of the most difficult miles of American railway, Duffy's Cut of the Pennsylvania Railroad. These men were chosen because, in the eyes of the railroad company that hired them, they were expendable. Deaths were common during the building of the rail...
Multipurpose Room
J. Francis Watson has a Ph.D. in historical theology,is a Lutheran clergyman and ecclesiastical archivist in New Jersey and author of "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut". Synopsis: In 1832, 57 Irish Catholic workers were brought to the United States to lay one of the most difficult miles of American railway, Duffy's Cut of the Pennsylvania Railroad. These men were chosen because, in the eyes of the railroad company that hired them, they were expendable. Deaths were common during the building of the rail...
Children's Library

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

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.

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
Photos is not the only app for editing those great pictures. Join us to learn the alternatives. 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 July 6. All others may register July 20.
Art Room
Dr. David Peins, owner of Robodyssey Systems, LLC, will be here to host a technology workshop for ages 8 years and up. The workshop will include instructing on Visual Basic programming language with processors on Robodyssey Mouse robots. This is a beginner level class and Dr. Peins will bring all supplies needed, including robots and laptop computers. Kids learn computer programming or "coding" while playing. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. A...
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.

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 July 9. All others may register beginning July 23.
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
Learn some cool apps to help you track and stay motivated on your fitness journey. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning July 9. All others may register beginning July 23.
Computer Lab
Let your phone help you keep in shape with Google Fit. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning July 9. All others may register beginning July 23.
Multipurpose Room
Dr. Richard George will present a lecture based on the latest edition of his consumer guide "Winning Customer Rules, 2nd Edition". Learn how to become a smarter shopper and always get what you paid for in this presentation that is designed for today's consumer. Dr. George will introduce scores of helpful websites & apps, game plans & tips on how to buy smarter. The eBook "Winning Customer Rules, 2nd edition" can be downloaded by visiting his website: www.rjgeorge.com.
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 July 10. All others may register July 17.
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. Avalon property owners may register beginning June 6. All others may register beginning June 20.
Computer Lab
Learn to get around the iPad. 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 July 10. All others may register July 24.
Small Group Instruction Room

Title for August: "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Multipurpose Room
Kristyn Stickley, Illustrator for "The Clockwork Man" will be here to explain what the Illustration field entails and the process of how she became a published Illustrator. She will give ideas on how to promote yourself in the field and through social media. Stickley will also share her thumbnail and finished sketches, color studies and final works along with how she storyboarded her book.
Children's Library

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

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
Title for August : "Fever of the Bone" by Val McDermid. 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 July 11. All others may register beginning July 25.
Computer Lab
Thinking about cutting the cord? Learn all about how to do it using Roku to watch internet TV. We will discuss the setup process and services you can use like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vudu, & more; along with tips for using them. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning July 11. All others may register beginning July 25.
Multipurpose Room
Meredith Trede is an accomplished poet, editor and publisher. "Tenement Threnody" is her second full-length poetry collection and she has had more than 130 poems published in popular and prestigious journals. The poems in "Tenement Threnody" weave a narrative in the voices of family, friends and the community-at-large from her childhood in Upper Manhattan. They are especially noteworthy because they invoke a passing era in this neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s, when second generation Irish we...
Multipurpose Room

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

Gymnasium
The Bay Atlantic Symphony will present “Oceans and Mountains”, featuring a musical piano tour starting with Mozart Overture to Idomeneo. This unique concert will also feature 13-year-old prodigy Gavin George performing “Mozart Piano Concert No. 5.” George has been performing for 10 years, and has played with a number of national and international orchestras, as well as hosting a concerto and solo recital in Italy at the Perugia Music Festival. Following George, the concert will conclude with Bee...
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
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.
Multipurpose Room
Musical historian and retired musician Rich Chiemingo will present a lecture on the music of Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, Ragtime and John Philip Sousa done in character by the March King himself. This lecture is part of the Musical Museum Education Program series offered by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities in Cape May.
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 July 17. All others may register beginning July 31. Session will also be held August 3...
Computer Lab
A miscellaneous group of useful and interesting apps you may not have thought of will be reviewed at this workshop. 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 beginning July 17. All others may register beginning July 31.
Multipurpose Room
Mystic Drumz World Music Safari Adventures, an international leading provider of World Music education specializing in bringing interactive percussion experiences to your door, will be here to instruct a hands-on group Drum Workshop group for ages 7 to 12. Participants will have chance to get creative and build their own rhythm band. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning July 17. All others may register...
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for August "Stormswept" by Sabrina Jeffries. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Multipurpose Room
Mystic Drumz, an international leading provider of World Music education specializing will present a Family Fun interactive show "The Button People" to introduce the audience to cultures and rhythms from around the globe. Along the way, they will explore amazing instruments from different countries. Geography is linked to sounds, rhythms to science and laughter to learning. Children dance and sing to an eclectic mix of international percussion. No registration is required for this performance. F...
Art Room
Create a lasting memory of summer! Choose from a variety of shells, seaglass, beads, letters, animal shapes and other interesting materials to make your own memory stone. After choosing pieces and making a design, participants will press their treasures into wet cement. The instructor will then pour it into a mold. The stone will be ready to take home with you at the end of the workshop. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners ...
Children's Library

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

Multipurpose Room

Dr. Paul Offit is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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.

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.

Children's Library

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

Small Group Instruction Room
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 June 5. All others may register June 19.
Computer Lab
Learn how to manage your files in Windows 10 and how to use built-in features to make your photos look their best. 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 July 23. All others may register beginning August 6.
Computer Lab
Make that trip go smoothly with some great apps to arrange and plan your travel. 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 beginning July 24. All others may register beginning August 7 .
Children's Library

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

Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Children's Library

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

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 July 31. All others may register beginning August 14.
Children's Library

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

Small Group Instruction Room
Title for September: "Gathering Prey" by John Sandford. 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 August 1. All others may register beginning August 15.
Multipurpose Room
In "Tunes of the Twenties" author Robert Rawlins discusses each of the 250 songs included in his previous publication "The Real Dixieland Book," taking readers backstage to share the intriguing stories associated with their publication and subsequent history. Anyone who holds a fascination for the era of prohibition, flappers, and speakeasies will enjoy reading about the music that went along with it. Rawlins holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Rutgers and is a Professor at Rowan University. He is ...
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for September: "Hell or High Water" by Julie Ann Walker. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Monday, July 25, 2016
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