To register for an event, give us a call at 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk!

 

Saturday, April 1
10 a.m. to noon
iPad Workshop- All Things Apple
In this class, instructor Cathy Zane will review the Apple supplied apps. iTunes, iBooks, App Store, Podcasts, TV, and a few others. 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. You are welcome to bring any Mac-based device with you but please be aware this class will focus on the iPad.

Saturday, April 1
1 p.m.
Public Places, Community Spaces
Landscape architect Scott Taylor, who designed many of Avalon’s public and community spaces, will talk about the planning and construction of Veterans Plaza, the September 11th Memorial, and the 39th street playground/park, as well as the revitalization of the downtown business district. He also will announce a new, exciting recreation initiative coming soon to Avalon! 
Event address: 215 39th Street

Monday, April 3 and 4
10 a.m. to noon
Mosaic Pin Art Workshop
With art instructor Michele Pascuillo- Create a unique piece of wearable art with bits of tile, glass, beads and other interesting materials. The first day of this two-session class is planning and gluing. The second class is grouting and finishing. Patrons will be able to take finished project home at the end of the 2nd session. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning March 3. All others may register beginning March 17.

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Knitting
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25
10 a.m.
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs & crafts for children of all ages.

Tuesday, April 4
6 to 7:30 p.m.
History Book Club
Title for April: "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" by Erik Larson. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Wednesdays, April  5, 12 and 26
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Great Decisions Foreign Policy
Conrad Weiler, Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Temple University, will moderate. Sessions are being held for eight weeks through May 3. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Topics for Great Decisions 2017 include: The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis, Trade, Jobs and Politics, Conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in Transition, U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Latin America's Political Pendulum, Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Nuclear Security: The Enduring Challenge of Nuclear Weapons. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursdays,  April 6, 13, 20 and 27
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, April 6
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Creative Writing
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.

Mondays, April  10
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Scrabble
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month. No registration required.

Tuesday, April 11
6 p.m.
Award Season Film- “Hidden Figures”
Starring Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, Hidden Figures is the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. This film is Rated PG for thematic elements and some language. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.

Wednesday, April 12
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Italian Culture
Meet with others interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history and lifestyles.

Wednesday, April 12
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Book Club
Title for April: "The Muralist: A Novel" by B. A. Shapiro. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, April 13
6 p.m.
Award Season Film-“ Hidden Figures”
Encore presentation. Starring Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, Hidden Figures is the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. This film is Rated PG for thematic elements and some language. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.

 

Thursday, April 13
6 to 8 p. m.
Windows 10 Hands-On: Photos & Files
Learn how to manage your files in Windows 10, and how to use built-in features to make your photos look their best. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
 

Saturday, April 15
10 a.m. to noon
Creative Writing
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.

Saturday, April 15
1 p.m.
Atlantic City Jazz Band
Join us for a performance by the Atlantic City Jazz Band to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording and Jazz Appreciation Month. The band will be playing songs by the Dixie Land Jazz Band and discussing the background of jazz songs, origins of jazz in New Orleans and the book, "Tunes of the 20's" by Robert Rawlins.

Monday, April 17
11 a.m.
Hocus Pocus it’s Joe Fischer!
Join us for the magic of Joe Fischer in the multipurpose room at the elementary school.

Tuesday, April 18
2 to 4 p.m.
An Afternoon Tea with Hercule Poirot
Enjoy a variety of teas and other refreshments while viewing the movie "Being Poirot". Synopsis: David Suchet shares his experience of portraying the iconic detective as camera crews follow his preparations and join him on set for the final, emotional days of filming. He also returns to Agatha Christie's summer home in Devon--where he met the author's family after first being cast as Poirot—and visits Belgium to explore Poirot’s roots and learns what Belgians think about one of their most famous fictional sons. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register March 18. All others may register April 1.

Wednesday, April 19
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
iPhone & iPad Workshop- Mail, Contacts & Calendar
In this class, instructor Cathy Zane will teach how to set up and use the mail, contacts and calendar apps on the iPad. Email account is required prior to class. 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.

Wednesday, April 19
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Romance Book Club
Title for April: "Rock Chick" by Kristen Ashley. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, April 20
11 a.m. to noon
Teatime at the History Center
Enjoy tea with us as we share memories of old Avalon, and make new ones! Event address: 215 39th Street

Saturday, April 22
10 to 11 a.m.
Android Workshop- Getting Started
Learn the basics of the Android OS. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Saturday, April 22
11 a.m. to noon
iPhone Workshop- Beginner
Learn a few tips and tricks to get started with your new iPhone.

Thursday, April 27
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Club
Title for April: "Clawback: An Ali Reynolds Novel" by J. A. Jance. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. 

Thursday, April 27
6 to 8 p.m.
Windows 10 Hands-On: Spyware & Virus Protection
Find out how to keep your Windows 10 PC running smoothly for years to come with a look at the best security and PC maintenance programs available, and how to use them. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

 

The Avalon Library received 5 stars in Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries, based on statistical performance data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The Avalon Library has received the 5-Star designation nine times since 2009. The library is located at 235 32nd Street and provides free and open access to first class collections, services and programs that inspire, inform and enrich the community. For more information on all library programs, please visit the library website at www.avalonfreelibrary.org

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