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September/October, 2011

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 Preschool Story Time

Tues & Thurs, 10:00am


Wii Games with Zach

9/21, 9/28



Avalon Knitters - Mondays, 3:30


Creative Writing - 10-12am, 1st & 3rd Sat. Schedule


Italian Culture - 3:30-4:30pm, 2nd Wed.


 Scrabble Club - 6-8pm, 2nd & 4th Mon.

User Groups 
Mac Users:
2nd Monday
10/10, 11/14  

PC Users:
3rd Monday
9/17, 10/17
Digital Camera Users
4th Monday
9/26, 10/31



PC Workshop

with Greg Foot

6-8pm, Thursdays

9/22 - Email & Chat

9/29 - MS Office Basics


PC Saturday

 with Greg Foot


9/17 - Basics

9/24 - The Internet


MAC Workshops

with Harry Keyser

Wed. 5:30-7:30

Review at 4:30

9/21-28 - Safari & Internet


Featured Film


Classic Movies




Sun, Splash, and Waves Redux

Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert RescheduledBAS August Concert


The final concert of Symphony By The Sea has been rescheduled for September 17 at 7pm. The program is an all Mendelssohn concert and will feature a guest violionist.


BAS Concert ~ School Gym ~ 7:00pm ~ 9/17

Library Survey

Your needs are our future 


Library surveyThe library's strategic plan is being updated. The environment is rapidly changing for libraries. In the age of Google, Kindle and smart phones, what is the best course for the library to chart so that it remains relevent to you. Please consider taking a few minutes to survey fill out the survey. All responses are anonymous. Thank you.


 Library Survey - All reponses are anonymous


World War II in Cape May

 History Series History Lecture

World War II in Cape May is presented by Dr. Robert Heiny, Museum Education Coordinator, Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities. A Vietnam War lectureis palnned for October 25.
Tuesday, Sept 27, 7:00pm
Closing Your Castle for the Season 

With John McCorristin

                                                                                                      Closing Your Home for the Season All good things come to an end. The summer is over and it is time to head back to the hustle and the bustle. But first you need to think about closing your summer home. John McCorristin will discuss winterization and protection. 


7pm, Tuesday, October 4

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop 

 With Donna Clemontoni 

Sea Glass JewelryCreate pendants or pins from genuine sea glass found on the beaches of the Jersey Shore. Wire wrapping glass and assorted stones and charms will be provided. Participants can also bring sea glass they have collected. Class size limited ~ registration required.
10:30am-Noon, Saturday, Sept. 24


Poppop, What is Film?  

New Digital Camera Users Group moderator by Harry Keyser


Digital Camera WorkshopWhether you use a "point and shoot" or a DSLR, if you are interested in photography, this users group is for you. Every 4th Monday, you'll have the opportunity to discuss aspects of photography and related digital technology.
Sept 26 - Exploring post production software - Adobe and Apple
6:15-7:45pm, 4th Monday of each month 


Art Appreciation Lecture Series 

with Professor CherylArt Appreciation


These lectures are an exploratory survey of art, subject, form and content, and art history. Discussion and slideshow presentation will be included. Watch for new topics for the Fall of 2011
1st Tuesday (Oct. 4)  of
each month
October thru May
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Net Picks


Flu Shots - The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual flu shot. Because the body's immunity against flu viruses declines over time, it's important to get vaccinated every year. Cape May County has just promulgated their schedule for Flu Clinics. If you are a New Jersey resident but live outside of Cape May County, you can find flu clinic in your county by going to the NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services website. Pennsylvania has a flu shot directory on it's website. We have not found a 2011/12 flu shot schedule for Delaware. 


5 Clever Ways To Get a Job Using Social Media -  There are some interesting ideas here, and maybe they'll work for the linked-in generation.


After Irene, The Hard Part: How To Get the Help You Deserve -

This offers strategies for negotiating a claim with your insurance company. Many Useful links.


Some More Reading Lists - The Neglected Books Page, The Ultimate Teen Reading List at teenreads.com, Western Fiction ReviewScience Fiction and Fantasy World and Children's Choice Reading List.


True Cost to Own (TCO) Calculator - "The Edmunds Inc. True Cost to OwnŽ (TCO) pricing system calculates the additional costs you may not have included when considering your next vehicle purchase. These extra costs include: depreciation, interest on your loan, taxes and fees, insurance premiums, fuel costs, maintenance, and repairs." Search their database by make, model and year for the specific car (may not cover cars more than 5 years old).


Fall Recipes - allrecipes.com, epicurious, Food.com, wholeliving, and Take Home Chef.


9/11 Links - Here are some links concerning 9/11 that the staff and internet librarian Marylaine Blaine compiled.


GeoHive - GeoHive, a site with all kinds of statistics. The main component is population statistics: historical, projections, cities, agglomerations, etc. But also geopolitical data like the administrative divisions of countries (provinces, counties and such) of all nations of this world. In addition to these, some economical statistics and an up-to-date list of all known national statistical agencies.

Big Think - The thinking at Big Think is big indeed. This blog and video site covers, well, the world: arts, business, science, history and much more. Resident big thinkers such as futurist Ray Kurzweil and distinguished guests tackle the topics seriously, and counterintuitive notions and outright heresy are welcome. (One post speculated that there's a 20% chance that we're all part of an elaborate computer simulation from the future.) It's a great place to go to challenge your preconceived notions and recharge your mental batteries.

Get Human - Some of the biggest companies in the U.S. are in hiding - or at least, you might think so when you want to talk to a real person at one of them. Phone numbers are often tough to find, and if you do uncover one, it could lead to a voice-menu system that tries to placate you with recorded messages. That's why GetHuman is so essential. It provides numbers for thousands of companies, from AT&T to Zynga, plus information on which buttons to press to reach a human and how long you're likely to wait on hold. Users can also vent by writing customer-service reviews; they're pockmarked with phrases like "What a nightmare!"


Open Yale Courses - Who says that Ivy League educations are too pricey for anyone but the privileged few? Like Harvard, Princeton and other schools, Yale is making some of its lectures available in Web-based form for free. Open Yale Courses is a particularly rich resource, featuring 35 full-blown courses complete with downloadable classes in video and audio form. Fill up your phone or MP3 player with a course on art history or organic chemistry and you can learn from some of the finest teachers on the planet while you're at the gym or stuck in traffic.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
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