|June, 2010 |
|Avalon Free Public Library Newsletter
A Library Journal Five - Star Library
609-967-7155 ~ Long Distance Toll Free: 888-541-7279
Psychological mystery thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Rated R, No one under 17 admitted without guardian.
7pm, Tues., June 8
|Film Movement |
Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer.
Rating: NR - may not be appropriate for under 17.
6pm, Thurs, June 17
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|Revolution ' 67|
Film & Lecture
Revolution '67 is a 2007 documentary film about the black rebellions of the 1960s. In 1967, black Newark taxi driver John Smith was arrested for a traffic violation and allegedly beaten and killed. Revolution '67 details Newark's reaction to the incident. Film followed by discussion. Speaker TBA. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council of the Humanities in Collaboration with the History Ctr.
7:00pm, Tues, June 29 - Multi-Purpose Room, Avalon Elementary School
|Introduction to Sign Language |
and Deaf Culture with Misty Bratton
Instruction includes vocabulary, basics of grammar & linguistics, and a brief introduction to deaf history and culture. For mature teens & adults
6:30-7:30, Thursdays, June 10 through August 12
|Summer Reading |
Ages 4 -11 from June 28 - August 27
Read and write in our summer reading program. Gain points not just for the books you read, but also for the short reviews you write about them. Children under 6 can draw pictures of the books they read. Submit your reviews online
. Top readers/writers will recieve gift certificates. Register at circulation desk.
|Loss of Face(book) |
The library's Facebook page was inadvertently deleted recently. The page has been restored, but our fan list is missing. If you were a fan, please consider becoming one again. If you are new to Facebook, or did not know that we were there, please consider becoming a fan. While we do not give out winning lottery ticket numbers, we do provide updates for what is happening at the library as well as links to interesting websites. You also opportunity leave comments on our page, So if you are in the neighborhood, please stop by our facebook page.
|Inter-Library Loan Shutting Down |
The proposed state budget lacks funds to maintain the infrastructure which supports inter-library loan. Libraries across the state have or will soon stop lending materials to other libraries. We are thus unable to accept patron requests for inter-library loan material at this time. We are currently researching other options if the funds are not restored.
|Mobile Library |
Web Mobile Library Apps
Overdrive - Online library of e- and audiobooks
Apps are now available for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile. To find the appropriate software and instructions for your device head to the Overdrive Media Console page. EBSCO Mobile Edition
- Search Ebsco databases such as Health Source, Masterfile Premiere, Newspaper Source, and Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia on your smartphone or other web-linked mobile device
|Favorite Staff Links
Boating Safety Resource Center - The Coast Guard's advice on how to keep yourself and your passengers both safe and legal while you're boating in US waters.
- This site provided by the Nemours Foundation offers guidance for parents, kids, and teens. Much of the same information is covered in each section, but explained to match the degree of responsibility, the level of comprehension, and the interests each group brings to their health questions. I particularly like the section on the Kids' page on People, Places and Things That Help Me, which explains many procedures they might go through in hospitals or visits to doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals.
Best History Websites
- Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
Business Owners' Idea Cafe
- Whether you're already operating a small business or just thinking about starting one, you'll find this a useful and fun place to get valuable information, get inspired, or get help from members of the CyberSchmooz forum. Includes news, grant announcements, profiles of entrepreneurs, a Small Business Tax Center, a blog, and a "guide to thousands of service and product resources for your small business.
Earth 911.com - Find Recycling Centers
- Includes both a zipcode searchable database of recycling centers for all kinds of products and a Recycling 101 "Recyclopedia," which explains the basics of recycling, reducing, and reusing.
- Home of the Online Speech Bank of "5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two" from the 20th and 21st century. You might also want to browse among categories including the Top 100 Speeches, Movie Speeches, Christian Rhetoric, etc. Public speaking students and practitioners might want to browse the Rhetorical Figures in Sound section to understand the devices that make speeches sound good and amplify their power.
- A great tool for word game lovers, WordFinder allows you to find the exact word to fit into a variety of parameters: length, starts with ___, ends with ___, contains letters ____. It includes an unscramble feature as well. It's also good for anybody seeking a word that's on the tip of the tongue, but on the bottom of the brain.
Whats In The Wall Street Bill
- While many people who don't work on Wall Street might prefer the House version of the bill, recent history suggests that provisions from the Senate bill are likely to prevail, so you might like to know what those are.