Avalon Free Public Library
April, 2010
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Music Lecture 
Computer Survey
Paul Somers
 "Okay, What did I miss?"  April 27, 7-8:30pm
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Reel Time
Pirate Radio Movie
Pirate Radio 
"...a group of disc jockeys on a ship off the coast of England who broadcasted "illegal" rock 'n roll music during the 1960's." 
Rated R, No one under 17 admitted without guardian. 
7pm, Tues., Apr 13
Film Movement 
Mine (movie)
 Explores the bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina.
 Rating: NR - may not be appropriate for under 17.
6pm, Thurs, Apr 15
Food for Fines 
During National Library Week
Holy Redeemer Foodbank"Pay" overdue fines with donations of non-perishable canned or packaged. Each donated item will be equal to $1.00 in fines. This program is for existing fines only, and is not applicable to any other charges. Material must be returned before donation can be applied to the associated fine. Donations are welcome from all patrons, fines or not. All food items will be turned over to the Holy Redeemer Foodbank. 
Spring Break Children's Programs 

Alvin and the ChipmonksMonday, April 5 -  Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks:
                          The Squeakquel
Tuesday, April 6 - Movie: The Princess and the Frog
                           *both movies start at 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 7, 2-4pm - Wii Games
Thursday, April 8, 10-11am - Story Time for
Who's Your [Great, Great] Momma?
Getting the Most from Ancestry.com and Footnote.com 
Catherine "Casey" Zahn, of the Genealogical Society of South Jersey, will show participants how to search and find genealogical information from databases available on the library's website.
Saturday, April 24, 12:00-3:00pm
Space limited, registration required
A Smorgasbord of Colo
Color Workshop with Charlotte Carney
ColorIn this 2-day workshop, learn about tinting and toning and explore color possibilities that accommodate different kinds of palettes - seascapes, landscapes, still life, etc.
Saturday, April 17 & 24, 10am - 3pm 
Class size limited, Registration required
Better than a Talking Head 
Great Decisions - Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Great Decisions
Explore the foreign affairs issues of the day with Professor Sue Jacobson.
6-8 pm, Tuesdays, April 6 - June 1
Pocket Protectors are not Required 
Computer Classes
Computer Classes
 MAC Computer Workshop with Harry Keyser.
  - GarageBand - Tues, Apr. 6 & 20, 5:30-7:30pm
 PC Classes with Allison Moonitz
  - MS Word 2007 - Thur, Apr. 1, 15, 29, May 13,
Class size limited, registration required
Do I Need New Curtains for Windows 7? 
PC Users Group
 Windows 7
Meet with other computer users to share problems and solutions. New Topic every month.
 Next meeting: Windows 7 - What is new or different? What is the advanage of upgrading?

Mon, Apr 19 - 6:15-7:45pm


Donate Used Eyeglasses  at the Library for Lions Recycle for Sight

Favorite Staff Links 
Art Through Time: A Global View - How do we understand art? What is the relationship between art and the society from which it comes? These are but a few of the questions explored by this fine thirteen-part series produced by the Annenberg Media group. The motivating principle behind the series is to explore "diverse cultural perspectives on shared human experiences." Visitors will note that each program has a theme, visitors can watch the entire program sequentially, or just bounce around as they see fit. Some of these themes include "Dreams and Visions", "Converging Cultures", and "Portraits". Alongside each video program, visitors will find select images that reflect the themes of each program, and it's fun to look at these images before and after a viewing. The "Compare" area allows visitors the opportunity to look at two works of art side-by-side and consider questions like "How can art inspire technical innovation?" and "How can hybrid art define individual identity?"  
Healthy Woman - Search or browse by Health Centers (Aging, Chronic Pain, Heart Health, etc.), Conditions and Treatments, Healthy Living, Pregnancy and Parenting, Midlife & Beyond. The Women Talk section also includes blogs and an Ask the Expert feature.
Healthy Children - Courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Search or browse by age group or broad topic (healthy living, safety and prevention, health issues, etc.). Click on Tips & Tools for a chance to Ask the Pediatrician or view the library of previous questions and answers.
International Children's Digital Library - The ICDL was initially created by an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Maryland in cooperation with the Internet Archive. Its goal is to build a collection of (online) books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books that would appeal to children 3-13 from throughout the world. It aspires to have every culture and language represented. Begun in 2002, the ICDL collection contains more than 10,000 books in 54 languages. Books can be searched by country, award winners, and new additions. The digitization is very clear and readable.
The Messenger Series - The Messenger Series is the online 1964 Messenger Lectures, The Character of Physical Law,
given by Richard Feynman at Cornell University just before he won the Nobel Prize in Physics. There are seven videos in all and they were originally filmed by the BBC for airing in the U.K. This is a first effort by Microsoft Research's Project Tuva.
American Rhetoric
An online speech bank, American Rhetoric has 5000+ full text audio and video (streaming) speeches, sermons, debates, etc. There are links to communication journals (not full text), associations, Christian rhetoric, and the top 100 political speeches of the 20th century. There are over 120 (and adding) movie clips featuring well-known dialogue from popular films. So far, the films included are "A Beautiful Mind,: "Citizen Kane," "Clueless," "Cool Hand Luke," "My Cousin Vinny" and many others.
Peep Research - Watch scientists play with our favorite marshmallow candy experimental subjects. It might be best not to share this site with children - they come up with enough macabre ideas all by themselves.
April Fools' Recipes from allrecipes.com - Kitty Litter Cake...Banana Dogs...Cat Poop Cookies....Dirt Cake...Dog Food Dip...Pork & Beans Cake...
Books Online - Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today. The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.