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235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
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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
Co-director Sheila Dean of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine will give a talk about the marine mammals and sea turtles that swim in our waters and the dangers they face in their everyday lives. Discover why they strand and how the center helps them in their time of need. Educational and fun for the whole family!
Multipurpose Room
Author David Dean will be here to talk Horror! His book, "The Thirteenth Child" is a novel of horror set in Southern New Jersey during the Halloween season. He will discuss what went into the writing of this book; the characters, plot, and creation of its unique and terrifying antagonist. David will also talk about various elements of local history and Halloween lore that became a part of his story, as well as how his career as a police officer played a role.
Senior Center
Chef Linda Schwartz will demonstrate how to prepare homemade pie at the Avalon Senior Center. After the instruction, participants will enjoy coffee and a piece of pie. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning September 23. All others may register beginning October 7.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
Instructor Cathy Zane will explain the many advantages to the new iOS. Learn what they are and how they can be helpful. No registration needed.
Children's Library

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

Small Group Instruction Room
Title for October: "The Deadhouse" by Linda Fairstein. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Casey Zahn. This workshop examines the U.S. Census and how your ancestors were enumerated. By perusing census data, information about your family can be obtained and help you further your genealogical research. Registration is required. Avalon property owners may register beginning September 27. All others may register beginning October 11.


Computer Lab
with Sean Farrell. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, software, or an app. If possible, bring your phone or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!
Computer Lab
with Cathy Zane. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, iPad, software, or an app. If possible, bring your iPhone, iPad, or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Children's Library

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

Small Group Instruction Room
Title for November "The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo" by Walter Lord. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Children's Library

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

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.

Computer Lab
with instructor Cathy Zane. Learn how to use the black plastic box that connects to your television set via an HDMI cable. It then connects to your home wireless network and brings the magic of Internet video to your TV. No registration is required.
History Center
History Center Interpreter Bill Mengel talks about the history of the Avalon Railroad, and shows great old photos of its construction and operation. Event address: 215 39th Street.
Multipurpose Room
Recorded in 2003, the band performs hit songs from their three-decade career, including rarely played gems, influential covers, and songs from Petty's recent solo album, Highway Companion. Joined on stage by their very special guest Stevie Nicks for several songs, highlights include "Learning to Fly," and the concert closer "American Girl." All concerts and documentaries are unrated and previously recorded.
with Madd Potters' Studio. Participants will create a festive fall leaf platter using soft clay slabs. Texture may be added for interest. Projects will be glazed upon construction completion to eliminate the need for an additional glaze session. All levels welcome. Finished projects will be available for pick up by no later than three weeks from the workshop date. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning O...
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Children's Library

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

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! Learn how easy it is to research your family in this workshop. Registration is requi...
Computer Lab
Sean and Cathy will be here to give tips about a better shopping experience on Cyber Monday. They will discuss purchasing online, finding and using coupons, latest and newest tech products and gift ideas for computers and handheld devices for both Apple and Windows platforms. No registration needed.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Meet with others interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for November: "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. for help with general questions regarding your Windows and Android Devices. No registration needed.
Computer Lab
with Cathy Zane. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 6:30 and 8 p.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, iPad, software, or an app. If possible, bring your iPhone, iPad, or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!

Library
We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.
Multipurpose Room
Filmed in Southern California in 2005, Welcome to My Living Room is an intimate, unadorned glimpse into Carole King's sold-out Living Room World Tour, featuring hits from one of the greatest songwriters in history. All concerts and documentaries are unrated and previously recorded.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Small Group Instruction Room
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Children's Library

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

Multipurpose Room
A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. This film is Rated PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence and some suggestive content. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Senior Center
Chef Linda Schwartz will demonstrate how to prepare homemade cookies at the Avalon Senior Center. After the instruction, participants will enjoy coffee and 2 kinds of cookies. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning October 15. All others may register beginning October 29.
Library
Are you interested in volunteering some of your time in the community or joining a local club? You are invited to attend our Volunteer Open House to speak with and receive information from organization representatives about the numerous opportunities available in Cape May County.
Small Group Instruction Room
with moderator Michelle Devine. Title for November: "The Thing About Love" by Julie James. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Children's Library

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

History Center
Enjoy tea with us as we share memories of old Avalon, and make new ones!
Event address: 215 39th Street
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
David La Puma, Director of the New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory will be discussing howtwice a year millions of birds migrate over New Jersey to and from breeding and wintering grounds across the western hemisphere. The spectacle of waterbird migration, comprised primarily of ducks, loons, gannets, and cormorants, is best viewed from a small island situated one mile farther out to sea than the surrounding coastline. Avalon, New Jersey, has long been known by birders as the premier l...
Recorded in 2008, Kenny Chesney presents contemporary country at its finest on this episode of Soundstage. Encouraging the audience to leave their problems at the door, Kenny proceeds to blow the roof off with party anthem opener "Beer in Mexico”. Bounding back and forth across the stage, his unabashed energy translates perfectly into friendly heartland ballads and sincere, feel-good sing-alongs like "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," and "Young." This performance in an intimate studio setting w...
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
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.
Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Computer Lab
with Sean Farrell. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, software, or an app. If possible, bring your phone or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
with Cathy Zane. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, iPad, software, or an app. If possible, bring your iPhone, iPad, or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!
Library
The Library will be closing at 5 p.m. We will reopen Friday, November 24 at 9 a.m.
Library
The library will be closed for Thanksgiving. We will reopen Friday, November 24 at 9 a.m.
Children's Library
Mrs. Claus has traveled all the way to Avalon on The Polar Express to share holiday stories and crafts with kids of all ages.
Veterans Plaza
Join us at Veterans Plaza for holiday music performed by the Bay Atlantic Symphony Brass Quintet! (21st Street and Dune Drive) This event is a Festive Friday activity, a borough-wide holiday celebration.
Computer Lab
with Sean Farrell. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, software, or an app. If possible, bring your phone or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!
Computer Lab
with Cathy Zane. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, iPad, software, or an app. If possible, bring your iPhone, iPad, or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!
Computer Lab
Recorded in 2016, this wonderfully traditional Russian Nutcracker performed by the Mariinsky Ballet is a magical, memorable Christmas treat. Tchaikovsky's glorious score is conducted by Valery Gergiev. All concerts and documentaries are unrated and previously recorded.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Small Group Instruction Room
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
with Casey Zahn. Description to follow.
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
You are researching your family and BAM! You discover that your family left their homes overseas and arrived in the US. But you have no idea where to go from here?!?! Researching Your ethnic roots will show you how to get passed brick walls here to make wonderful discoveries in other locations. Using online databases and resources through the Avalon Free Public Library, you will learn how to make inroads on your family origins.
Multipurpose Room
Synopsis: When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Starring: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood. This film is not rated. For further information visit imdb.com.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for November: "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley. 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.
Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Children's Library

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

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.
Children's Library

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

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.
Children's Library

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

Children's Library

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

Children's Library

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

Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
Instructors from the New Jersey State Library will be covering different business structures, how to register a small business in New Jersey, including legal entity registration and individual structured business registration, and how to report your New Jersey business income. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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