Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm
235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
      609-967-7155

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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
There are a great deal of apps which can provide information on any number of topics. 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.
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
Gail will provide instructions for a Nantucket-style plant holder basket with wooden bottom that will accommodate a 6" flower pot. All supplies are included in this workshop. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. For ages 18+. Avalon property owners may register April 10. All others may register April 24.
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 learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles.
Computer Lab
What's new in Apple's latest operating system? 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.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for May: "In the Garden of the Beasts" by Erik Larson. 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
Learn how to use, install, customize and rearrange Windows 10 apps & programs, along with some suggestions that will help you get the most from your device. 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.
Computer Lab
Learn about popular apps for reading books, magazines, and news.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Computer Lab
Learn about popular apps for reading books, magazines and news, including some offered by the library. Registration is required 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.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
Twitter is more than social networking. It can also be educational and informative. 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.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for May: "After The Night" by Linda Howard. 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.
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
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. This workshop is open to all persons age 18 and over. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register April 24. All others may register May 8.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
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.
Computer Lab
Different skills will be gone over in this workshop. Spotlight uses, Siri, Accessibility features, Folder creation and more.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.
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.

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
Check out a demo of the Apple TV and how it works with 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.
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

Meet with others interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles.

Computer Lab
Set up multiple email accounts and contacts. 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.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for June: "The Children Act" by Ian McEwan. 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
Find out how to keep your Windows 10 PC running smoothly for year 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.
Computer Lab
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register May 9. All others may register May 23.
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.

Computer Lab
Learn how to start a blog using WordPress and how to market your content using social media. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register May 15. All others may register May 29.
Computer Lab
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 May 15. All others may register May 29.
Computer Lab
Apple iPad apps are explained during this workshop. 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.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for June: "My American Duchess" by Eloisa 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.

Library
The Community is invited to join us for an Open House.
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.

Computer Lab
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 May 21. All others may register June 4.
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 May 22. All others may register June 5 .
Computer Lab
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 May 22. All others may register June 5.
Children's Library

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

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
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
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
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
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
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 2. All others may register June 16.
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 ...
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
“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 perform...
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...
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
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.
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.
Small Group Instruction Room
Thursday, July 7 through August 11 with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator). The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. 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 beginning June 7. All others may register beginning June 21.
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

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-received by the large crowd. This lecture is part of the “Chautaugua at the Jersey Shore” lecture series presented in collaboration with The New Avalon Assembly.
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...
Computer Lab
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 ...
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.
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.
Small Group Instruction Room
Thursday, July 7 through August 11 with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator). The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. 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 beginning June 7. All others may register beginning June 21.
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
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
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
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
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
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...
Computer Lab
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...
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.
Small Group Instruction Room
Thursday, July 7 through August 11 with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator). The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. 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 beginning June 7. All others may register beginning June 21.
Multipurpose Room
Jerry Casway is an historian and sports author. He will be lecturing on the Phillies and 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 as dominant as Irish-Am...
Multipurpose Room
Jerry Casway is an historian and sports author. He will be speaking about his book "The Culture and Ethnicity of Nineteenth-Century Baseball" which is scheduled for release by summer. 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 as dominant as Irish-American boys, offspring of mid-century famine refugees. Durin...
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 "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.
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.

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.
Computer Lab
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.
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
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...
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
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 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...
Small Group Instruction Room
Thursday, July 7 through August 11 with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator). The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. 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 beginning June 7. All others may register beginning June 21.
Children's Library

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

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 College 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 PhD 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 railwa...
Small Group Instruction Room
Thursday, July 7 through August 11 with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator). The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. 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 beginning June 7. All others may register beginning June 21.
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.

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
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.
Computer Lab
Registration is required 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
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
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:
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
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
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). The Origami Yoda Book Series will be read and discussed during these programs. 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 beginning June 7. All others may register beginning June 21.
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
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
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 July 17. All others may register 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...
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...
Children's Library

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

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 ...
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.

Computer Lab
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
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 July 24. All others may register 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.
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.
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.
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