Avalon Free Public Library
November, 2010
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Reel Time
Grown Ups Movie
Grown Ups
Five former teammates reunite to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach.
Rating:PG 13
7pm, Tues, Nov. 9
Film Movement
Jaffa Movie
At Reuven's garage in Jaffa, Israel,   no one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years.
Not recommended for under 17
6pm, Thurs, Nov 18 

 Preschool Story Time

Thursday, 10:00am


Wii Games with Zach

3:15-4:45, Wed.

Nov 3 and 17

On Going

Art Appreciation Lecture Series - 6:30-7:30pm Nov 2


Avalon Knitters - Mon., 3:30pm (see video about Operation Helmet Linter)


Creative Writing - Sat., 10-12, Nov 6 & 20


Great Decisions - Tues., 5:45-7:45pm. Nov 2, 9, 16, 23


Italian Culture Club - Wed. 3:30pm, Nov 10


Scrabble Club - Mon., 6-8pm, Nov 8 & 22

Holiday ClosingsHoliday Closures

Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11

Day Before Thanksgiving, Nov. 24 closing 5pm

Thanksgiving, Nov 25

Regular hours Fri, Sat & Sun of Thanksgiving weekend.
Summa Cum Laude @ Library U.
Online Courses with UniversalClass
Online CoursesOk, so we are not quite Ivy League. Yet libraries are a key component in your life-long learning plan. If you throw in the keywords of convenient and free, the question begs to be asked, "Do you want to learn something new tonight?" Avalon Free Public Library and UniversalClass have teamed up to provide you with over 500 online courses. For more information, head to the Registrar's Office.

Kindle a Flame in Your Reading
KindleLike to experience some new technology? Can't find a large print book of the latest New York Times best seller? Considering a purchase of an ebook reader and want a test run? The Library has 4 Kindles with 2  more coming this week. Each Kindle is dedicated to fiction or non-fiction and contains NYT best sellers. At this time Kindle's are not available for Library-by-Mail and are limited to Avalon resident and non-resident homeowners.
Can We Cook? 
New Chef for Senior Center Cooking Class
Jeffrey SchwartzChef Jeffrey Schwartz, owner of the Red Sky Cafe, Seaville, is our new chef-in-residence at our senior cooking class. Jeff will be presenting cooking classes to Avalon seniors during the offseason. If you would like more information on the cooking classes, please contact Sue Keen at (609) 967-5924.
Avalon Knights of the High Tide
Kids Fall Reading ProgramReading Club
Banish Ignorance the Dragon by reading and posting short book reviews on the Library's Kid's Book Review webpage. Win gift certificates redeemable at the Avalon Elementary School's December Book Fair. If you are interested in jousting,talk to Merlin.

Wreathing in Delight

Christmas Wreath Workshop
 Christmas Wreath Workshop

Joyce and Dottie are back to help us decorate for the holidays. Bring clippers and evergreen branches. Other supplies will be provided.

Space limited - Registration required

10:00 - 1:00, Saturday, Dec 4

Threats Work...But so Do Workshops
Computer ClassesComputer Workshops at the Library


MAC Computer Classes - Getting to know your MAC and iPhoto. Nov 3, 10 & 17 - Registration

PC Classes - Computer help clinic, chat & IM, digitizing documents, backup, social networks, signatures, Open Source. Nov 4 & 18 - Registration

Net Picks

Secrets of the Dead - Produced by WNET, PBS's "Secrets of the Dead" is a fascinating look into the "most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events." The team of experts on the show uses a wide range of techniques, including historical examination and forensic science to challenge established wisdom and also turn a spotlight on forgotten mysteries. Visitors to the site can watch many of the previous programs, and they feature a visit to the royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I, a look into Winston Churchill's decision to bomb the French Navy, and the Battle of Stalingrad. The site also includes a number of extras, including background essays and production notes for each episode. Visitors can also view a list of the "Most Popular" episodes, check out viewer comments, and add tags to episodes of note.


Good - GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward. Since 2006 they've been making a magazine, videos, and events for people who give a damn. This website is an ongoing exploration of what GOOD is and what it can be. Good is cool, but offbeat.


National Geographics Kids  - Lots of fun stuff here, including games and puzzles, science videos, activities (check out the pumpkin carving tips), photo galleries (along with a chance to enter the photography contest for kids), and blogs by and for kids.


100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers (and Late Night Internet Surfers Looking for Intelligent Content on the Web)For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellent starting point. Plenty of universities, nonprofits, organizations, museums and more post videos for the cause of education both in and out of schools. The site provides a list of  some of the ones most worthy of attention, as they feature plenty of solid content appealing to their respective audiences and actively try to make viewers smarter.


100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professional - 100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals - Tutorials on a wide range of topics including the rules of composition, portrait lighting, low light photos, high speed photography, DIY equipment of all sorts, and lots more. Judging from the comments, these are as helpful as the site's title says.


Chet Day Presents 101 Crock Pot Recipes - As the days grow colder, we start longing for hearty soups and stews andcasseroles and chili - and they're even easy to cook when you let a crockpot do most of the work. This site includes multiple recipes for beef stew, chili, pot roast and chicken, as well as a nice sampling...


Winterizing Your Home - Although a bit short on the how-to, this presents a good list of the things that need to get accomplished in order to button down for the winter. For a listing of YouTube videos on home winterization, click here.


Thanksgiving Recipes from allrecipes.com, the foodnetwork, and epicurious.


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
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