Avalon Free Public Library

February, 2012

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 Preschool Story Time

Tues & Thurs, 10:00am


Wii Games with Zach

3:15 - 4:45pm

Feb 8 & 22


Avalon Knitters

Mondays, 3:30


Library Book Club

6:00pm, 2nd Wed. 


Latest Book


Italian Culture 

3:30-4:30pm, 2nd Wed. - 2/8


Scrabble Club 

6-8pm, 2nd & 4th Mon. - 2/13-27

User Groups 
Mac Users:
2nd Monday
iPods & iTunes   
PC Users:
3rd Monday
6:15-7:45pm 2/20
New computer? 5 steps to take before using it.
Digital Camera Users
4th Monday
Free and inexpensive photo editing software
Smart Phone Users
1st Monday
iPhones (6:15-7)
Droids and Windows



MAC Classes


PC Classes


Tech Webinars


Featured Film


Classic Movies



Do not use the iScale App! 
iPad Workshops with Harry Keyser

iPad Workshops


 Have questions about your new iPad? Need a basic primer? Stop by with your questions and iPad on February 7 or 28th. Registration for workshop not required.


4:30pm, Tuesday, February 7 & 28



Check Equipment Prior to the Webinar

 February Webinars



Explore Google and Cloud services (February 16), learn where you can get free eBooks and how to download them (February 18), and learn about all the information and entertaiment eResources available through the libraries website (February 23). Register online only 




No need to dog-ear pages anymore!ereader users group
eReader Users Group with Greg Foote
Bring your Kindle, Nook, Sony, or other eReaders with your questions.

6:15-7:45pm, Tuesday, February 21

You can also make an appointment to talk to  one of our staff members who is familiar with your eReader model. (609)-967-7155 

The Element of Shape 
Art Appreciation Lecture Series with Prof. Cheryl Crews
Art Appreciation
Explore the treatment of shape throughout art history with discussion and slide show of paintings and sculpture. For adults and teens (16+)
6:30-7:30pm, Tuesday, Feb. 7
Book Club Discussion 
with Melanie Matt, Facilitator

February's book for discussion is Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Pre-registration is required. NY Times review.

6pm, Wednesday, February 15

The discussion book for March is The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. NY Times review.

Book Club 

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!
Documentary, Dinner & a Side of Discussion


Documentary, Dinner & Side of Discussion

Fondly described as "Talladega Nights meets Catcher in the Rye," Racing Dreams" chronicles a year in the life of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. Though they aren't old enough for driver's licenses, Brandon, Josh and Annabeth race extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series, the "Little League" of professional racing. Filmmaker Marshall Curry. The library's showing is in advance of the actual PBS broadcast on February 23.


6pm, Thursday, February 9


Net Picks


The Top 100 Websites for 2011 according to PC Magazine. Time Magazine had its own list. Forbes published the top 100 websites for women. Nerds Magazine has generated a list of the 10  Best PC Games Review Websites of 2012


Wonder How To - The mission of this site is to aggregate and link to authoritative and free videos which will help you learn new skills. Perhaps the site will help you to learn the 50 things you should know how to do.


Sounds of New Jersey is a collection of video and audio clips of great musical talents that came out of New Jersey.


Here are two physics video clips that range from sublime to the ingenious. Joseph Herscher of Brooklyn, builds a Rube Goldberg contraption called a "page turner".  The second clip is truly mezmorizing in showing pendulum waves.


Valentine's Day Recipes - Valentine's Day Recipes with Hershey's, allrecipes.com, Martha Stewart, Recipes for Romance - epicurious.


Cancer Treatment Information Websites - American Cancer Sociey, Brest Cancer.Org, Cancer.gov, MedlinePlus, WebMD


10 Tips and Tricks for the Facebook iPhone App (Mashable)



9 Essential Books on Reading and Writing - Writers and would-be writers may want to invest in some of the books described in loving detail here. Yes, Strunk & White is here (is it required by law that any such list must start with The Elements of Style?), but the practical advice from writers like Anne Lamott, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Hemingway may be more useful. (For writers of nonfiction I would add William Zinsser's On Writing Well to this list.)


11 Sounds Your Children or Grandchild Have Never Heard - 
And given how rapidly technology has changed, maybe even some of you have never heard some of these sounds either, like the carriage return of the manual typewriter or the clicking of the manual channel selector knob on your TV.

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

Internet Scout Project Copyright 2010 Internet Scout Project
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