Avalon Free Public Library
May, 2010
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Reel Time

Edge of Darkness 
Detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his daughter and not only uncovers her secret life, but a cover-up.
Rated R, No one under 17 admitted without guardian. 
7pm, Tues., May 11
Film Movement 
Troubled Water
Troubled Water 
 Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. 
 Rating: NR - may not be appropriate for under 17.
6pm, Thurs, May 20
Art Workshop
Portrait Art Workshop
 Saturday, May 8,
Helping Others

The Library is a collection point for both the Holly Redeemer Food Bank (non-perishable foods) and the Lions Club Recycle for Sight (old eye glasses).Hel

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule
History of Memorial Day 
For the sacrifices they made to keep us free, the library honors our veterans and the memories of those who remain on eternal patrol.
The Library will be closed Monday, May 31.  Regular hours  on Sat. (9-5) and Sun. (11-3).
This is no fluke. We did it on porpoise! 
Fishing Lecture with Captain Dick Herb
Fishing Lecture
Captain Herb is back to answer your questions on the upcoming flounder season, the right tackle to use, the status of the proposed NJ saltwater license and the National Saltwater Angler Registry.
6:30pm Thursday, May 6
We Speak Your Language
BYKI (Before You Know It) Language Learning Program
is a language learning system available through the Resource Page of our website. Through flashcards and audio drills, it locks foreign language words and phrases into your memory so that you can recall them perfectly and remember them forever. Currently there are over 70 languages available for learning.
Tech Talkers Target Technical Topics
Computer Course / Activities in May
Computers at the Beach

MS Word, Part 4 - Thursday, May 13, 6-8pm
PC Users Group - Internet Crime, Scams and Fraud - Presented by the Cape May County Prosecuter's Office - Mon, May 17, 6:15-7:45pm

The Apple Computer and Publishing, Pts 1 & 2 - May 4, 11 - 5:30
Mac Users Group - Productivity: Getting More out of Your Mac -
May 10, 6:15-7:45pm
The Perfect Storm
State Library Budget Cuts and Assembly Bill 2555
Perfect StormIt is the perfect storm for library patrons. Legislation (Assembly Bill No. 2555) will eliminate minimum funding levels for municipal libraries. In addition, the Governor's proposed budget will reduce direct support to libraries by over 50% and remove essential infrastructure required for Interlibrary Loan Service and, (for over 200 libraries in the state), Internet access. To find out more about what is happening and learn what you can do to support New Jersey public libraries, check out "Save My NJ Library".
Knitters Can Do!

Knitting Caps for Soldiers

The Avalon Library Knitters are knitting helmet liners and scarves for soldiers in Afghanistan. The library is contributing the yarn. The knitters meet every Monday at 3:30pm. All levels are welcome

The Write Stuff
Pictures Tell a Story
Pictures tell a Story

Leave a legacy for your family by writing interesting stories about your photographs. Join Dr. Sue Jacobson and give voices to your photo album.
Mary, Mary...How Does Your Garden Grow? 
Spring Garden Lecture with Master Gardener Lance Cockrell
Spring Garden Lecture
Topics include vegetable and Herb gardening and growing perennials in containers.
 Wednesday, May 12, 5:30pm
Illuminate Portfolio with Morningstar 
Morningstar Investment Research Center Now Available
Have up-to-date, trusted information about over 23,000 mutual funds and 7,000 stocks available to them online with their library card. The library version of the database offers access to many popular Premium features of Morningstar.com, including research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds, and also the same concise reports that are found in the printed Morningstar Mutual Funds.
Favorite Staff Links

Still Tasty - How long will your favorite food remain safe and tasty? Still Tasty lets you know whether to keep or toss that food on your shelf and the best ways to store it.

Household ProductsWhat's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, potential health effects, and safety and handling. For each product, the database provides info on contacting the manufacturer, health effects, first aid, ingredients, handling and safe disposal. From the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine.

What They Play: The Family Guide To Video Games - Though you might want to keep track of what video games your kids are playing, it can feel impossible to actually do so. What They Play makes it easy, by reviewing games from a parents' perspective, and giving you the gory/steamy details about the violent/sexual content in a particular game.

CarComplaints.com - If your 1979 Pontiac Trans Am is making strange noises like it's haunted by angry ghosts, you could take it to a mechanic, or you could go to CarComplaints.com to see if it's a common ailment and how much it might cost to fix. The site has a database of complaints searchable by make, model, and year.