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Sunday 11am - 3pm
235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
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Art Room
Make a shell collecting basket in this workshop for kids ages 8 to 12. Participants under 10 need to bring a helper. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 3. All others may register on July 17.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Community Hall
Surfing instructor Lisa Sasdelli will review history and safety tips of surfing in a half-hour presentation, followed by a demonstration of techniques on the 30th Street Beach. Rain or shine with demonstration held inside Community Hall in inclement weather. This program is for all ages. Feel free to bring your own surfboard to practice with. LOCATION: COMMUNITY HALL (30th Street and the beach) This event is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Depart...
Community Hall
Graphics and comics artist Joe Del Beato of AC Comics will be teaching 4 one-hour workshops at Community Hall for ages 11 to 16. Del Beato has drawn some of DC Comics' legendary superheroes and archvillains. Registration is required by calling the Recreation Department 609-967-3066. Workshop dates are Mondays, July 20, and 27 and August 3 and 10. This program is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Department.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room
Pam Jenoff is an internationally bestselling author and graduate of The George Washington University, Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has worked as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon, been a diplomat with the State Department and currently teaches law school. Pam will be speaking about her book The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach (fiction). Other titles may be available for purchase.
Meet author Lauren Becker and Illustrator Linda Chambers at this Book Signing of "The Bagel Hero." Hardcover editions will be for sale, soft cover available on Amazon. Bring your copy or purchase a book and have it signed while enjoying delicious bagel treats made on site. LOCATION: AVALON COFFEE, 2898 Dune Drive
Small Group Instruction Room
with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator) Three fiction books will be read and discussed during this series. The first title will be available for check out upon registration. Grades 3 to 7. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on May 24. All others may register on June 7. Aunts, grandmothers and other women who are important in your life can also be your book club partner. B...
Multipurpose Room

Amy M. Reade attended Cornell University and Indiana University Law School. A former attorney in New York City, she now lives in Southern New Jersey. She will be speaking about her books Secrets of Hallstead House (fiction) and The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor (April 28, 2015, fiction).

History Center
Attorney Robert Poserina will be speaking about Elder Law, Estate Planning and the difference between Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts, particularly as they interact with the Medicaid system. LOCATION: CONFERENCE CENTER AT 39TH STREET (across from the Avalon History Center, 215 39th Street)
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
For ages 9 to 11. Learn to create an arcade style game with this awesome app. All that is required is a lot of creativity and imagination. 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. For ages 9 to 11. Avalon property owners may register on July 6. All others may register on July 20.
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
Learn how to use, install, customize and rearrange Windows apps, along with some suggestions for apps that will help you get the most from your device. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. This class is for Windows 8 and 10 users.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Small Group Instruction Room
New book club - summer only! Title for August: Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Computer Lab
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 7. All others may register on July 21.
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
Use the camera to capture your summer and learn how to share the photos with friends and family. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 7. All others may register on July 21.
Computer Lab
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features, including customizing preferences, that work with you to help get the most out of your time online.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. You are welcome to bring your iPhone ...
Art Room
with Paige CunninghamGet a head start on fall decorations! Participants will use wool roving (long bundles of wool fibers that are produced during the produced during the process of making spun yarn from wool) and learn the technique of hand-needle felting to create one-of-a-kind felted fall leaves & gourds. All supplies (wool roving, needle kits and finger guards) are included. This is a level 2 felting class (participants must have taken previous classes with instructor). Registration is requi...
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.

Community Hall
Graphics and comics artist Joe Del Beato of AC Comics will be teaching 4 one-hour workshops at Community Hall for ages 11 to 16. Del Beato has drawn some of DC Comics' legendary superheroes and archvillains. Registration is required by calling the Recreation Department 609-967-3066. Workshop dates are Mondays, July 20, and 27 and August 3 and 10. This program is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Department.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room
 James R. Fitzgerald was a criminal profiler and forensic linguist for the FBI and also worked as a police detective and sergeant, working on widely-known cases such as the Unabom, Anthrax and DC Sniper. He is an adjunct professor and lecturer, is one of two technical advisers for CBS-TV's Criminal Minds, and is co-host and executive producer of A&E's Killer Profile.He will be speaking about and signing copies of his book "A Journey to the Center of the Mind, Book 1".
Computer Lab
This class will provide you with an overview of the Apple provided apps, Mail, Contacts and Calendars as well as a few others which are also popular. Yahoo, Google and CloudMagic. 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 on July 12. All others may register on July 26.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for August: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Multipurpose Room

Betty Driscoll received a master's degree in Liberal Arts from Notre Dame University of Maryland and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College and taught English and writing in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. She will be speaking about her book Mornings Full of Sunlight (nonfiction).

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
Computer Lab
Find out how to keep your PC running smoothly for years to come with a look at the best security and PC maintenance programs available. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. This class is for Windows 8 and 10 users.
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
The orchestra will present Classically Viennese with music by Franz Joseph Haydn and three Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart selections, with hornist Jonathan Clark featured in Horn Concerto No. 2. Tickets available 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.
Multipurpose Room (map)
Folksinger Mary Roth will play her dulcimer and lead kids in an interactive sing-along including instruments and songs from around the world. This program is for all ages. For very young children, she incorporates movement and simple rhythms with easy songs to sing along with. Enjoy “Old McDonald”, “She'll be Comin Round the Mountain”, “Tingalao” and other favorites.
Computer Lab
Watch movies and TV shows on your iPad. Some are free and others require a subscription. 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 on July 19. All others may register on August 2.
Small Group Instruction Room

The Romance Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Title for August: "Trouble with Honor" by Julia London. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room
Author and Storyteller JoDenise Muller and Illustrator Danett Bolton will be here to read their book "Bravo Buddy" as part of the 2015 Summer Reading program. Buddy the Chihuahua will be appearing in Super Hero costumes too! Fun for all ages!
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
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.
Small Group Instruction Room

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

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
This will be an overview of useful apps for a variety of tasks and interests. 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 on July 26. All others may register on August 9.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
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.
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.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
Computer Lab
Learn about your iPad. We will start with hardware and work our way up to how to navigate the device. 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 on August 5. All others may register on August 19.
Library

We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 9 a.m.

Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Meet with others interested in reviewing Italian learned in the Italian class and those interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for September: Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie. 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.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
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.
Multipurpose Room
Veteran appraiser Bruce Dooley from Aged to Perfection Antiques will be here to offer professional appraisals for your antiques and collectibles in the Multipurpose room at the elementary school. Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609)967-5900 x3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org. Please specify number of items you would like to bring for appraisal. Final number will be confirmed to you when registration closes. Avalon property owners may register on August 15. All others may regis...
Small Group Instruction Room

The Romance Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Title for September "Hope Harbor" by Irene Hannon. 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.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
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.
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.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
Multipurpose Room
Melanie Feller, M.A., CCC-SLP will be discussing easy, fun, effective strategies for parents & caregivers to promote early development in little ones. Melanie is a certified developmentally-based pediatric speech pathologist specializing in working with ages 0-5. She will be focusing on how to understand and best support your baby or toddler's overall development, with specific focus on speech/language development and social emotional development. Specific strategies and tips will be offered so ...
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.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 13 through October 15. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157 or email lduffy@avalonboro.org with name and contact phone number. Registrants must have previous Ballroom Dancing experience.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
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