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Summer, 2011

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 Preschool Story Time

Tues & Thurs, 10:00am


Recycle Orchestra

Make Musical Instruments

Age 10 +

2-3pm, Aug 4

Registration required


Basket Weaving

Age 8-12

10am-1pm, Aug 8


Avalon Knitters - Mondays, 3:30


Creative Writing - 1 Sat.,10-12, 7/25, 8/6, 8/20



Scrabble Club - Mon.,  6-8pm, Aug 9, 23 

User Groups 

Mac Users:
 8/8, 6:15-7:45pm 

PC Users:
8/15, 6:15-7:45pm

Say What?


Public Speaking Workshop

With an instructor from the Walnut Street Theatre

Ages 18+

August 15-18




Did you know that the library is open until 8pm on Fridays?

Going Home to Glory 

David and Julie Eisenhower Book Lecture

David and Julie Eisenhower will be discussing their latest book, Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower: 1961 - 1969.  Podcast of the library's interview with David Eisenhower.
7:00pm, July 13, School Gymnasium (Doors upon at 6:00pm)

Sun, Splash, and Waves 

Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert.BAS August Concert


The final concert of the Symphony By  The Sea series will feature music by Mendelssohn as well as a guest violionist. Program. Tickets will be available to Avalon property owners on July 27. All others will be able to pickup tickets beginning August

11 while supply lasts.   

Outwitted by Your Smartphone? 

iRate about your iPad?


Smart Phone Our Gadget Workshops are designed to salve a damaged ego while teaching you what you need to know to make electronic device kowtow to your every whim and desire.
iPad Workshop - 5-6:30pm, July 20
Smartphones - 5-6:30pm, July 27



Play ball! The Whiz Kids and the 1950 World's Series

The Whiz Kids and the 1950 World Series


Dr. Jerry Casway and Joel Cassway are back to discuss the 1950 World's Series between the Phillies and the Yankees.  Plenty of good talk, rare recordings and memorabilia.


7:00pm, Thursday, July 21


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Friends of the Avalon Free Public Library


The Friends of the Avalon Free Public Library is expanding its efforts to support the programs and needs of the Avalon Free Public Library. A key objective is to get new member volunteers to assist us. Click here for more information.


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Net Picks


The Writer's Almanac - The Writer's Almanac is a five-minute literary offering that appears on hundreds of radio stations throughout the United States. Narrated by author and man-of-many-hats Garrison Keillor, the show offers up poetry and information about authors from the past and present. Each show usually starts with a short poem and then goes on to feature short profiles of various authors. Visitors to the Writer's Almanac website can search the archive (which dates back to 1993) by poem title or author. Visitors can also contact the staff members at the program, take a look at their interactive "Bookshelf", and learn when the Almanac appears on their own local radio station.


Astronomy Center - The American Astronomical Society in Washington, D.C., created the Astronomy Center website to "provide a web-based databank that with links to a wide range of teaching and learning resources for [an] Undergraduate Introductory Astronomy course."  Visitors will find that the website can be browsed by topic or by type of resource. Some of the topics include "Cosmic Time and Distance", "Historical Astronomy", and "Exoplanets".


National Center For PTSD - Information, research, and videos on PTSD for veterans, providers and researchers. It includes an overview, and discussions of types of trauma, treatment, coping, return from war, the role of family and friends, etc. There's also information specific to PTSD among female veterans.



WeatherSpark  -  Weatherspark lets you look up years of past weather data to see what weather is really like during certain times of year. It can help ensure that the highlight of your vacation isn't cable re-runs...or camping out in the library instead of the beach (although we would still like to see you...come rain or come shine).


crazyguyonabike - If you like to do your touring on a bike, here's a place where you can find inspiration and share your own story and photos. The journals and articles are browsable by categories such as types of bike, events, offroad, routes, with kids, etc.


History Cookbook from Cookit! -  Do you know what the Vikings ate for dinner? What a typical meal of a wealthy family in Roman Britain consisted of, or what food was like in a Victorian Workhouse? Why not drop into history cookbook and find out? This project looks at the food of the past and how this influenced the health of the people living in each time period. You can also try some of the recipes for yourself. We have a wide range of historical recipes from Brown Bread Ice Cream to Gruel (Why not see if you would be asking for more - just like Oliver Twist).

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
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