Avalon Free Public Library
December, 2010
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Reel Time
Twilight Eclipse
Bella is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob. Rating: PG 13
6pm, Tues, Dec. 7
Film Movement
Alamar
Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-year-old son Natan to teach him about their Mayan heritage.
Not recommended for under 17
6pm, Thurs, Dec 16 
Children

 Preschool Story Time

Thursday, 10:00am

 

Wii Games with Zach

3:15-4:45, Wed.

Dec 1 and 15

Ongoing
 

Art Appreciation Lecture Series - 6:30-7:30pm, Tues, Dec 7

 

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

 

Creative Writing - Sat.,10-12, Dec 4 & 18

 

Italian Culture Club - Wed. 3:30pm, Dec 8

 

Scrabble Club - Mon., 6-8pm, Dec 13 & 27

User Groups 
 
Mac Users:
Mon, 6:15-7:45, 12/13
 
PC Users:
Mon, 6:15-7:45, 12/20
Happy Holidays from the Library Staff 
Holiday Schedule 
HolidayBest of the season to you and yours from the library staff: Zach, Terri, Susan, Pauline, Pat, Milt, Mike, Michael, Elizabeth, Chris, Linda, Michelle, Melanie, Shannon, and Norm.

 

Holiday Hours

Closing at 5pm: December 9, 24, and 31

Closed: Christmas Day & December 26

               New Year's Day & January 2

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus... 
And His Assistant is a Gunny....URAH! Toys For Tots
  
The library is once again serving as a collection point for Toys for Tots. For information of drop-off points in your area or other ways of donating to the program, visit the Toys for Tots website.
 
Another way to celebrate the holidays is to donate to the Holy Redeemer Food Pantry. The library serves as a collection point for non-perishable dry foods.  The Food Pantry is also looking for turkeys, hams, etc. for this holiday season.  For more information contact Jane Thompson at 609-463-6062 or 6027 (jthompson1@holyredeemer.com). Find a food bank in your area. 
 
Quietly Outspoken 
Library Teams Up with Talking Book and Braille Center
 
Outspoken LibraryAvalon received one of over forty free-standing Outspoken Library computer kiosks delivered to participating public libraries across New Jersey. The goal is to give every New Jersey public library patron an opportunity to learn about and explore the Talking Book & Braille Center's free library programs that are available to anyone who cannot read a standard print book.
You have an APPtitude for the Library
Mobile Apps for Library Resources
 Mobile Apps
Mobile device apps are now available for several library resources. BYKI (Language Learning), Tutor.com, EBSCO (magazine articles), and Overdrive (Audiobook and eBook downloads) By the end of the year, we will have an app for the library's catalog.

Holiday Concert 
The John Walter Cape Community Band

Holiday Concert

 

 

The John Walter Community Band under the diection of Richard Ludwig. Guest artist: Emily Rapisarda.

 

Gymnasium, 7:00pm, Thursday, December 9

Shifting into Overdrive 
Learn to use Overdrive for downloading audiobooks and eBooks
 
downloading Overdrive
Join our staff as we learn how to download audiobooks and eBooks from Overdrive, the library's emedia provider.
 
Computer Lab
Tuesday, Dec 14, 3:30-4:30pm
Registration required
Avoid Computer CATastrophe 
MAC and PC Courses at the Library
 
Computer courses

Mac Computer Workshops with Harry - Getting to know your Mac and Internet.
Wed, 5:30-7:30pm, Dec 1, 8, & 15

PC Workshop with Greg - Computer Help Clinic, Using Digital Pictures & Photographs, Searching Online.
6-8pm, Thurs Dec 2 & 16, Mon Dec 6

Net Picks

 

Dealing with Holiday Stress - Stress, Depression and the Holidays: 10 Tips for Coping from the Mayo Clinic, 65 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress by suite101, and Holiday Stress Tips from the American Psychological Association.

Toy Safety -  Here are some considerations for judging toy safety and selecting age appropriate toys by the National Network for Child Care. Toy and other child-related product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

 

Fifty Best Websites in 2010 by Time Magazine - Have fun but remember to surface for air every now and then.

 

Fifty of the Most Popular Genealogy Websites in 2010.

 

Science Podcasts - Several members of the staff enjoy listening to science podcasts from a variety of sources: The Museum of Science in Boston, National Public Radio's Science Friday and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Quirks and Quarks. Other science podcasts can be found at the Podcast Diretory.

 

Music Theory on the web -  How Music Works is a comprehensive suite of multimedia tutorials which explain music in clear, simple language you can relate to. Packed with 115 topics in nine tutorials, and illustrated with 360 diagrams and 750 demonstration sounds, the tutorials start with the very basics of music and advance to topics which are valuable even for professional musicians. 

Christmas Recipes - Allrecipes.com, Food Network,

 
Hanukkah Recipes - About.com, Chabad.org,  Allrecipes.com

  

New Year's - Allrecipes.com, New Year's Celebration by the Food Network, Taste of Home 

 

So after all those latkes and christmas cookies it will be time to face the piper: Twenty Ways to Loose Weight After the Holidays  from Reader's Digest and How  to Loose Weight After the Holidays by eHow.com.

  

U.S. Green Building Council's Green Home Guide  - Advice and articles and info from the US Green Building Council on how to greenify your home. Is greenify a word?

 

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) cares for the families of the fallen. Taps is a 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for anyone who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or circumstance of death. TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources.

Online Conversion - Convert just about any form of measurement to any other. Over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions. 

Poetry Magazine from the Poetry Foundation: Winter Poems - The Poetry Foundation provides a large selection of themed poetry for any occasion or time of year through its Poetry Tool. This collection provides 212 poems all about the Winter.

 

Sources:
Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
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