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February, 2011
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Reel Time
Reel Time FEature Film

When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors.

Rating: PG
6pm, Tues, Feb 8
Film Movement
Film Movement
During the last week of summer, a late-night brawl finds a fighter in a nurse's care causing their fates to be forever entwined.
NR (Not suitable for under 17)
6pm, Thur, Feb 17 

 Preschool Story Time

Thursday, 10:00am


Wii Games with Zach

3:15-4:45, Tuesday

Feb 1 & 15


Avalon Knitters - Mondays, 3:30


Creative Writing - Sat.,10-12, Feb 5, 19


Italian Culture Club - Wed. 3:30pm, Feb 9


Scrabble Club - Mon., 6-8pm, Feb 14 & 28

User Groups 

Mac Users:
 Mon, 6:15-7:45, 2/14

PC Users:
Speaker: Security & Personal Information
Mon, 6:15-7:45, 2/21

Is Your Computer Watching You? 

PC Users explore security of personal information on the Net

  Computer security

At this month's PC Users meeting, a speaker will address Internet security and the use of personal information on the Internet. Joe Kash hosts the monthly meetings of the PC Users group. He has just created a blog to keep you informed of what is happening with the group.


6:15-7:45pm, Computer Lab, Library, Feb 21



Kindle Klaatu Barada Nikto

Kindle WorkshopKindle Class



Just get a Kindle? Does it feel alien in your hands? Does the earth seem to stand still while you try to learn how to use it? Consider attending our Kindle Gadget Workshop. Learn to:

  • Read across your devices
  • Read the first chapters for free
  • Add highlights and notes
  • Use the Read-To-Me feature
  • Use the Dictionary

Registration limited - Bring Your own Kindle - Library has limited number - 6-7pm - Tuesday, Feb 22

We've Gone Into Overdrive

More eBooks available through Overdrive's download service 


Media Download ServiceWe have increased the number of ebooks available through the South Jersey Regional Cooperative Download Center. However, as these books are only available to Avalon patrons, access requires an initial login. To find out what has been recently added, head over to our blog.

The Last Word to Help You Excel

February Computer Workshops with Greg


PC Classes

This month, Greg will be covering Excel and Word:

  • Explore Word with enhanced features
  • Learn formatting, page layouts, charting, sorting and formulas of basic Excel

Thursday - 6-8pm - Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Class size limited - registration required.



Saturday School


February 19 - Basic Email and Instant Messaging

February 26 - Intro to Computers - Beyond Basics


11am-1pm - Computer Lab - Registration required 

Art Appreciation Lecture Series 

With Professor Cheryl Crews


Art Appreciation Class

This month, Professor Crews' lecture is entitled Monet's Garden. The lecture is for adults and teens (16+)


6:30-7:30pm - February 1

An Apple a Day makes a Media Mogul 

Mac workshops with Harry


Mac Media Workshops

Feb 2, 9 - iMovie - Turn your photos into slide shows, edit, add titles, transitions, music, etc.


Feb 16, 23 - iDVD - Create a DVD to share with your friends.


Wednesdays - 5:30-7:30pm


Net Picks


Martha Stewart Food - Part of a larger website that reflects the breadth of Marth Stewart's television program. Many recipes here!


Book-A-Day Almanac -  If you have kids, this is one of the best page-a-day calendars you could hope for, celebrating a children's book and/or event each day. Who knew January 20 was Penguin Appreciation Day, or that there was a delightful children's book called 365 Penguins?


Ten Best Part-Time Jobs With Benefits - If you have to settle for a part-time job, you may want to check out this guide to companies that offer health insurance or other benefits to their part-time employees.


Eight Things to Do After Losing Your Wallet - May it never happen. But if it does...


2010: The Year in Mistakes - From the Boston Globe


Valentine's Day Recipes - allrecipes.com and the Foodnetwork,com


Historical Currency Conversion - Translates amounts in British and American currencies from past years into their present dollar value. What was a dollar worth the year you were born? 


Filing Taxes When You Are Unemployed - Tax pros from H&R Block remind you that the unemployed still need to file taxes, but are eligible for a variety of deductions. 


Howjsay: Online Dictionary of English Pronunciations - Type in words and hear how they are supposed to be pronounced. If you don't have the spelling quite correct, you can find your word in the alphabetical list of words that come before and after what you've typed. 


Open Flix (YouTube) -  Links to more than 600 movies now in the public domain. See also Public Domain Day (http://publicdomainday.org/) to see whose works entered the public domain on January 1, 2011.


The Science Channel - The official site allows you to view episodes from their regular programs (Build It Bigger, How It's Made, Through the Wormhole, SciFi Science, etc.), check the daily program schedule, try the games and science puzzles, test your knowledge with science quizzes, and visit other channels in the Discovery family.


Online Patient Safety Resources - Medical professionals and patients alike should find these publications on patient safety issues of interest. Topics include "20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors," "Elements of a Culture of Safety," "Medical Errors - The Scope of the Problem," "Preventing Infections in the Hospital: What You as a Patient Can Do," etc. From the National Patient Safety Foundation. 


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
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