Avalon Free Public Library

November, 2011

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 Preschool Story Time

Tues & Thurs, 10:00am



Avalon Knitters - Mondays, 3:30


Library Book Club

6:00pm, 2nd Wed.

November 9

Latest Book


Creative Writing - 10-noon, 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
PC Users:
3rd Monday
Comparison PC and Apple Systems
Digital Camera Users
4th Monday
Using Natural Light
Smart Phone Users
1st Monday



MAC Classes


PC Classes


Featured Film


Classic Movies



Breaking News!


Mrs. Claus coming to town to do story time!


Fri, Nov 25, 2- 3pm


Holiday Schedule 



- Closed Veterans Day, November 11


- Closing 5pm Thanksgiving Eve


- Closed Thanksgiving Day


- Regular Hours Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend  

Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar 
The Music of World War II

Glenn Miller

On December 7, 1941, America found itself at war. Jazz went to war, too, and overseas, swing - still America's most popular form of jazz -  would serve to remind the men and women of the armed forces of home. Rich Chiemingo, musician and former member of the Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians, will be discussing the music of the war years.


Tuesday, November 29, 6:30

Kindling a Flame to Read By 
Kindle / OverDrive Workshop with Michelle
Bring your Kindle and learn how to download free library eBooks from Overdrive. Can't make this workshop? Call us to schedule a one-to-one session.

Tuesday, November 3, 6:00-7:30pm 
Preserve Your Beach Memories 
Digital Photography Workshop and Luncheon by Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a luncheon and digital photo workshop with Harry Keyser. Light lunch provided. Free.

Senior Center, Noon - 2:00PM
Thursday,  November 10

Registration required at the library by Nov 8
Outwitted by Your Smart Phone?
Team the Beast at the Smart Phone Users Group with Mike

Smart Phone

Bring your smart phone to this users group and learn the device's secrets. Find out about new apps, hardware and accessaries. For all smart phones - iPhones, Androids and Windows. 1st Monday of each month.


Monday, November 7, 6:15-7:45pm


What the "P" in PC Really Means 
Before Apple, Jobs considered another company name

Learn how to use your pumpkin 
through the computer classes (Apple and PC), users groups (Apple and PC), and online course that the library offers. Register here for online courses.
The Forgotten War
Join us for Harry Clayton's (American Legion Post 331) lecture on the Korean War.
Tuesday, November 22, 6:30
Start Season on a Musical Note



Join us in celebration of the season with a harp, accoustical guitar & vocals concert featuring Ceol Binn

Friday, November 25, 7:30pm 

Net Picks


Thanksgiving Recipes -  allrecipes.com, Food Network, epicurious, VegWeb (vegan), Martha Stewart


Veterans Day - Military.com, History.com


Medline Plus: Memory - MedlinePlus helps us understand the difference between occasional forgetfulness and actual memory impairment, and provides information on diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and more.


Web of Stories - Who of us doesn't love a story, or have a story of our own that we long to tell? Here's a "place where you can come to record your own stories and watch stories that others have recorded." Search for specific stories, or browse by Channels (childhood, family life, heroes, music, war, etc.) or by Lives "of people who have influenced and changed our world..."


Golden Age of Music Video - Music video historian Stephen Pitalo posts videos, along with commentary and interview excerpts, from the days when MTV was non-stop music videos rather than reality TV and Beavis and Butthead (which for some reason is being brought back).


Word Spy - You heard someone in the lunch room say 'murketing.' Then, just a couple of hours later, someone explained how they've started 'fampooling'. You need to know what these fresh entrants into the lexicon mean. Turn to Word Spy.


Cell Phone and Texting Laws - If you use a cell phone while driving and you travel into other states, you might want to check here to see if you'll be breaking their laws.


International Museum of Women - This museum is "a museum without walls", and it is almost entirely virtual. The International Museum of Women (IMOW) exhibitions and the podcasts of their events are online, while their "Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change" speaker series takes place in San Francisco. Visitors can start by choosing whether they want to read the site in English, Spanish, Arabic or French. The online exhibit titled "Curating Change" is a must see for visitors, as four influential women from the IMOW community act as guest curators and choose from among the global array of art archives on IMOW.


The Fifty Coolest Fictional Cities - Though this is in the annoying format that forces you to click for every single selection, it's still a fun idea to explore - and to inspire thoughts about your own favorite fictional places.


The Real Rosie The Riveter - The iconic image of Rosie Riveter is known to many Americans through the tremendously popular image that has been reproduced on posters, tablecloths, and numerous other items. But what about the real Rosie Riveters? There were hundreds of thousands of women who worked in American defense plants during WWII, and their real stories are fascinating. Working along with the Tamiment Library at New York University, the Spargel Productions company has endeavored to interview many of these women. This website features some of those women as they talk about their experiences in shipyards, electrical companies, and tank assembly lines. Visitors can click on "Browse All Videos" to look over 36 different interviews at their leisure. They will hear Eileen Tench talk about working at the Goodyear Plant Building and Arlene Crary's experiences working for Boeing. In the "Related Resources" section visitors will find links to additional information on these women and WWII

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
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