Avalon Free Public Library
January, 2011
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Reel Time
Social Network
What begins in a dorm room in 2003 soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication.
Rating: PG 13
6pm, Tues, Jan. 11
Film Movement
1981 Movie
This cheeky, coming-of-age comedy tells the story of 11-year-old Ricardo, who in 1981, struggles to fit in at his new school.
Not recommended for under 17
6pm, Thurs, Jan 20 

 Preschool Story Time

Thursday, 10:00am


Wii Games with Zach

3:15-4:45, Wed.

Jan 4 & 18

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


Creative Writing - Sat.,10-12, Jan 8, 22


Italian Culture Club - Wed. 3:30pm, Jan 12


Scrabble Club - Mon., 6-8pm, Jan 10 & 24

User Groups 

Mac Users:
Budget Conscious Ways of Getting More from Your Mac 
Mon, 6:15-7:45, 1/10

PC Users:
Learn How to Make Your Own Blog
Mon, 6:15-7:45, 1/17

Paddling the Library's Stream 
Streaming Audio and Video Databases 


Streaming MediaDid you know that you can access over 60,000 tracks of classical music, over 400 hours of operatic performances on video, more than 500 hours of dramatic performances and theatrical documentaries, 40,809 tracks of the world's musical and aural traditions, or 115,689 tracks from the American Song history database? The library's website contains several streaming media databases  accessible with your library card.
The Power of Cezanne 
Art Appreciation Lecture SeriesArt Appreciation Class
Cheryl Crews, local artist and adjunct professor at ACCC, will discuss the work of Cezanne. This series is an exploratory survey of art covering  subject, form and content, and art history. Lectures occur on the first Tuesday of each month through May.

Multipurpose Room, 6:30 - 7:30, January 4

Go Ahead, Take a Byte 
MAC Computer Workshops with Harry Keyser
Apple Workshops
Get to know your MAC, iWork and Microsoft Office:

o Desktop Publishing
o Desktop Scrapbooking
o Word, Pages, and Numbers (Apple's version of Excel)
o Keynote (Apple's version of PowerPoint)

Computer Lab - Wednesday - 5:30 to 7:30pm - Jan 5, 12, 19, 26


Time to Upgrade 
Computer Workshops for the PC With Greg Foote
PC Workshops
Learn the basics:

o  Introduction to Computers
o  The Internet
o  Email

Computer Lab - Thursday - 6-8pm - Jan 6, 13, 20


New, Improved with Extra Crunch
Saturday Computer Workshops for PC With Greg Foote


January 15 - Basic Computers, Mouse and Keyboard

January 29 - Introduction to the Internet


Computer Lab - Saturday - 11:00am-1:00pm - Jan 15, 29

...So The Library Brings You Down(loads) 
Digital Download Workshop 
downloading Overdrive
Got an iPod, iPad, or eReader for Christmas or Hanukkah? Learn how to dowload free audiobooks and eBooks* from our Website.

Computerlab - Thursday - 6:00pm - January 27

*At this time, Amazon's Kindle is not compatible with our dowload service.

Fan Your Heart's Desire 

Valetine's Day Fan Marblizing Workshop with Nancy Leary

Marblizing Workshop


Make a fabric fan using the beautiful ancient art form of "Ebru", better known as marblizing. Similar to tie dying, marblizing is easier and more exquisite. Learn both the technique and the fascinating history of this ancient art. Create your own unique fan and learn how to hold your fan to convey a message. Age 10+ unless accompanied by and adult. Registration required. Avalon property owners may register on Jan 12. All others on Jan 26.

Art Room - Saturday - 1-3pm - February 12

We Deliver! 
Delivery to the Homebound

 Homebound Services

If you are homebound for medical reasons and an Avalon resident we will deliver and pickup library materials at your home during weekday business hours. Call 967-7155 for more information.

Net Picks


Storyline OnlineThe Screen Actors Guild Foundation brings you Storyline Online, an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children's books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. The books illustrations provide the visual background. Captioning of the text can be turned on and off. Another resource like this with many more books is Tumble Books located on the Resource  page of our library's website.


Guide to Mobile Apps from the New York Times - "Appy" - When a person looks looks at their mobile device and smiles.


Top Documentary Films - Includes annotated links to online documentaries on a wide variety of topics, including September 11, biographies, the supernatural, sports, technology, conspiracies, wildlife, and more.


eScience News - e!Science News is produced by an artificial intelligence program that "constantly surfs the web to gather, regroup, categorize, tag and rank science news from all major science news sources."


Recipe Source - RecipeSource is an online recipe database project started in 1993 by Berkeley University which now holds over 70,000 recipes. The database is fully searchable by ingredient, type of dish (side, main) and ethnicity. In addition to food recipes, there are recipes for pet treats and hair and skin products, along with cooking hints and tips.


Spice Encyclopedia - Spice information "from allspice to vanilla". Entries for each spice include origin, historical usage, flavor range, and storage tips.


Art History Resources on the Web - An extensive hierarchical directory to online materials relating to art, and art history. The main directory is split into nine broad time/topical categories. Links to museums and galleries worldwide, as well as some information on prints and photography are provided.


Help Guide - Helpguide's mission is to help you understand, prevent, and resolve many of life's challenges. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and support you need to take charge and make healthy choices... Helpguide's team consists of health experts, writers, and web professionals." Helpguide's focus is on mental & emotional health, family relationships, healthy living, and seniors & aging.

WatchKnow: Videos for Students to Learn From - WatchKnow has indexed over 20,000 educational videos, placing them into adirectory of over 3,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom and to students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory or search for videos by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness.


The Periodic Table of Videos - A group of scientists based at the University of Nottingham added some character to the static periodic table of elements by creating a short video for each one. Hydrogen, for instance, seems much more exciting after you've seen what happens when you hold a match to a balloon that is filled with it, and it's easier to remember the name Darmstadtium after you have seen Darmstadt.


Home Based Business Resources / Business.Gov  - A home-based business can be a viable way to earn a living outside of a traditional office setting. Visitors interested in starting a home based business or ensuring their existing one is operating legally, and hopefully profitably, should peruse this U.S. government website with resources and a community forum for the home based business owner.


January Recipes from Southern Living



Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
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