Avalon Free Public Library
July, 2010
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Reel Time
Reel Time Movie Program
New Time
 For Reel Time in the Summer Time
This summer Reel Time moves to Thursday from 2-4pm.
7/15 - The Bounty Hunters (PG-13) 
7/22 -Losers (PG-13)
7/29 - Clash of the Titans (PG) 
Beginner's Knitting
Beginner's knitting class 
knitting basics for ages 16 and up.  6-7:30pm Tues., Jul 6 - Aug 10.
Concert Prep
Snow Storm 02/10 
Amaze your friends and astound your family with your background knowledge of the music that will be played during the July 17th concert. We won't tell anyone you attended Paul Somer's preview of the concert.
 7pm, Tues., Jul 13
Magic Tree House
The Magic Tree House
Crafts and activities inspired by the Magic Tree House series.
Ages 6 - 12.
Wed., 10-12, July 7 - August 8. Registration required.
What the New Gnu Knew
County Zoo
The County  Zoo comes to a library near you! The zoo's Education Department will share interesting informaton about the animals they show us.
10am, July 15, Multipurpose Rm.
The Library is Closed the 4th of July 
Please safely celebrate the Adoption of the Declaration of Independence
Fourth of July
The library will be closed Sunday, July 4. Our hours on Friday, July 3 will be  from 9 to 5. We will resume our regular schedule (9am - 8pm) on Monday July 5.
Fourth Season of Symphony By The Sea 
Tickets Available (While Supply Lasts) For the July 17th Concert
Bay Atlantic Concert
The Bay-Atlantic Symphony is back with two exciting programs for the fourth season of Symphony By The Sea.
The July 17th program, titled Vonderful, Vanderful, Vienna, includes works by Johann Strause Jr., Johannes Brahams and Antonín Dvořák. The second program is called Rescues, Royals, and Renegades. This all Beethoven concert includes the Leonore Overture No. 3, Symphony No. 2, and the Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) featuring pianist Enrico Elisi.
Embedded in Harm's Way 
War Correspondent Andrew Lubin
Andrew Lubin
Andrew Lubin will be presenting a lecture, Embedding in Iraq and Afghanistan, on Wednesday, July 7. Lubin is a Foreign Correspondent for the USMC and the author of two books, Charlie Battery; A Marine Artillery Battery in Iraq  and Keep Moving or Die: Task Force Tarawa at An-Nasiriyah. He also co-authored Uncle John Salutes the Armed Forces. 7:00pm, Wednesday, July 7. Listen to an interview between Andrew and the Library
Tempered Steel 
Lecture about Col. James Kasler

Col James Kasler
Chuck Byler is coauthor of Tempered Steel, the biography of Colonel James Kasler, a WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War veteran who is a three-time recipient of the Air Force Cross and was held captive as a POW for more than six-and-a-half years. 6:30pm, Monday, July 12.
Tempered Stew 
Author visit by broadcaster and author Lorraine Ranalli
Lorraine Ranalli
Audience participation is encouraged in this interactive lecture as Lorraine uses the theme of her book, Gravy Wars: South Philly Foods, Feuds, & Attytudes, to lead a lively discussion about culture, family, food, and taking risks. She'll also introduce the audience to BE ODD, her trademark method for breaking writer's block, followed by information about the publishing process. Anyone interested in cooking, family, Italian culture, or writing and publishing will find this lecture entertaining and informative. Attendees can bring a notebook to participate in the writer's block exercise.
6:30pm, Tuesday, July 13
Speaking of Shibe Park 
Memories and culture of the Park with Dr. Jerrold Casway.
Shibe Park
Dr. Jerrold Casway will be discussing the history and background of Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium). It was Major League Baseball's  first modern, steel, and concrete ballpark and housed both the Athletics (1909-1954)  and the Phillies (1938-1971) baseball teams. 7pm, Wed., Jul 14.
Mind-Body Complementary Medicine 
An introduction with Prof. Katherine Daniels, MSN, RN, CS
Complementary MedicineLearn techniques designed to enhance the mind's capacity to affect body function & symptoms. Reduce stress. Course description. 
6-7pm, Mondays, Jul 12 - Aug 9, Registration required.
Circus Train 
Fabric and paper marbilizing for Children with Nancy Leary
Marbling for KidsJunior engineers will love pulling into the station with their with their marbilized trains. For ages 8+.
10:30-12:30, Saturday, July 10
Limited space.Registration required.
Hi! Hola! Ciao!
Spanish - Italian Course
Italian and Spanish conversation, listening and grammar with Jessica Blakesly.
Spanish - 3:00-4:45pm, Monday & Thursday, Jul 8 - Aug 23
Italian - 5-6pm, Monday & Thursday, Jul 8 - Aug 23
Text needed for Italian class. Some copies may be available at the Circulation Desk.
Reed Read Right Write At the Library 
Children's Programs at the Library
 Summer Reading program
Story Time for Preschoolers (3-6 yr) 10am, Tuesdays
Story Time for Toddlers (1-3 yr) 10am, Tuesdays
Independent Summer Reading Program register at front desk (June 28 - August 27):
Make a Splash - Read! (4-11) - Make Waves @ your Library - (12-18)
Sixers Summer Reading   
 Sixers Summer Reading Event - 10am, Tuesday, July 27