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April, 2011

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Reel Time

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Rated: R - No one under 17 admitt without guardian.

6pm, Tues, Apr 19
Film Movement
Bad Day to Go Fishing
Jacob van Oppen - formerly "the strongest man on earth," now a washed-up alcoholic - and his crafty manager, Orsini, make good money staging bogus wrestling matches in small South American towns.
NR (Not suitable
for under 17
6pm, Thur, Apr 21 

 Preschool Story Time

Thursday, 10:00am


Wii Games with Zach

3:15-4:45, Tuesday

April 12 


Avalon Knitters - Mondays, 3:30


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


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


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

User Groups 

Mac Users:
The App Store
4/11, 6:15-7:45pm 

PC Users:
4/18, 6:15-7:45pm
Library closed Easter Sunday
The library is closed
 Easter Sunday 

Spring Break Matinee Movies Spring Break Matinee Movies

Start at 2:00pm


Wednesday, April 20

Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Trader - Rated: PG


Thursday, April 21

Harry Potter and the Deathly Harrows - Part 1 - Rated: PG-13


Descended from the Russian Czarina? 

Genealogy Workshops with Casey Zahn

Genealogy Workshop

Casey Zahn, a trustee of the Genealogical Society of South Jersey is back with a series of workshops.

Beginner Genealogy - May 7, 10-5
Genealogy Google Workshop - June 7, 6:30-7:30
Advanced Genealogy - June 11, 10-5
Class size limited registration required.

It's No Fluke Your Floundering Fishing Lecture

Fishing Lecture with Captain Dick Herb


 Captain Herb discusses the upcoming flounder season. Other topics included are:


~ The right tackle

~ The statutes of the proposed NJ saltwater license

~ The National Saltwater Angler Registry

~ Ten hot tips for big fluke

~ Spring Back Bay Stripers

~ Last chance for inshore Tautog 


Thursday, April 28, 6:30pm


Art Workshops 

Art Work Shops
 April 23, 10am - 4pm
Painting Techniques with Charlotte Carney
May 21, 10am - 3pm
Class size limited. Registration required
Art Appreciation Monthly Series
Earth Goddess
With Professor Cheryl Crews
Discussion on Gerlad Lynch's Earth Goddesses.
April 5, 6:30-7:30pm
Computer Classes
Mac Computer Workshops with Harry Keyser

Getting to Know your MAC, iWeb and Mobile Me 

April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 5:30-7:30pm
Computer (PC) Classes with Greg Foote
MS Office, PowerPoint and Publisher
April 7, 14 & 21, 6-8pm
Windows 7 - Choose a date to attend
Thursday, April 28, 6-8
Saturday School, May 7, 11-1


Can You Keep A Secret? 


New Catalog InterfaceWe have been working on a new way to search the catalog and we are ready for beta testing.
If you would like to give it a whirl, go to:
http://encore.avalonfreelibrary.org. Not only will you find references to the libraryy's holdings but links to magazine and enecyclopedia articles. You can also place your own tags on an item for quick retrieval. .Let us know what you think.

Net Picks 


Alternate Fuel Station Locator - Thinking of purchasing a vehicle that runs on ethanol, bio-diesel, electic, compressed natural gas, or hydrogen? This utility will help find where to "tank up".


10 THings Your Health Insurer Won't Say - SmartMoney, WSJ -

Smart Money helps you arm yourself if you ever need to battle with a health insurance bureaucracy that doesn't want to pay for care your doctors say is necessary.


Appalachain Trail in 4 Minutes - If you've ever wondered what the Appalachian Trail is like, here's a brief and painless way to explore it virtually.


How Stuff Works Podcasts - The various podcast series include Car Talk, Stuff of Genius, Stuff Mom Never Told You, TechStuff, Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Coolest Stuff on the Planet, and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. There should be something here to make almost anybody's commute a little more bearable.


Easter Recipes - allrecipes, Taste of Home, Food Network, and Martha Stewart.


Pesach or Passover Recipes - Jewish Recipes, Chadbad, and Epicurious.


Ten Myths About Job Interviews - Veteran career coach David Couper warns you about what you can really expect in job interviews, and how you can work with or around those factors to put your qualifications in the best light.


Aurora - A time lapse video. For another view, see also An Amazing Look at the Northern Lights.


National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection -  Postcards are fragments of the past, like the postcard sent from a lonely son to a mother in Perth Amboy, New Jersey or a postcard from Niagara Falls written by a friend on a weeklong jaunt to Canada. These postcards and more can be found in the University of Maryland's has digitized collection of historic postcards. Most of the images date from the first several decades of the 20th century.


National Film Board of Canada - Enjoy hundreds of films online courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.


Hipmunk Flight Flight Search - Trying to find the right flight at the price range and time you need? Hipmunks interface is a graph with time and price as the x / y axis of a graph.


One in 8 Million - New York Characters in Sound and Images - NY Times - New York is a city of characters. In 2009, the New York Times introduced 54 individuals in sound and images ... ordinary people telling extraordinary stories.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2011.

Internet Scout Project Copyright 2010 Internet Scout Project
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