Avalon Free Public Library

March, 2012

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 Preschool Story Time

Tues & Thurs, 10:00am


Wii Games with Zach

3:15 - 4:45pm

March 7 & 21


Avalon Knitters

Mondays, 3:30


Library Book Club

6:00pm, 2nd Wed.


Latest Book


Italian Culture 

3:30-4:30pm, 2nd Wed. - 3/14


Scrabble Club 

6-8pm, 2nd & 4th Mon. - 3/12 & 26

User Groups
All Things Apple
PC Users:
No Meeting in March
Digital Camera Users
"Whats New in Camera Equipment" 
Smart Phone Users
iPhones (6:15-7)
Droids and Windows
iPad Users
"Basic Navigation"



MAC Classes


PC Classes


Tech Webinars


Featured Film 

We're Having a Webinar At Your House 



The class that comes to you. March's webinar offerings include classes in MS Word 2010, Excel 2010, MS Project and Visio. For information or registration head to the March PC Class  page. 


Coming on April 18 is our first genealogy webinar: 1940 U.S. Census, How to Find Your FamilyPresenter Casey Zahn will show you the latest tips and tricks on how to access family information using the National Archives and Records Administration's latest release of the 1940 US Census. For information and registration go to  1940 U.S. Census, How to Find Your Family page.

Trips, Tours & Travel 
Travel presentation
Join the Friends of the Library on March 16 for a travel lecture by AAA. Coffee and dessert. Register at the library or call 967-7155 by Tuesday, March 14. THe presentation is free of charge. Donations appreciated. 
Friday, March 16, 3-4:30pm, Avalon Senior Center

Sharpen Your Pencils

Fundementals of Drawing with Buddy Jacobs Fundementals of Drawing 

This workshop will begin with the fundamental qualities and types of line, such as weight, value, contour, cross contour, gesture, and analytical lines. Next, different techniques of creating value and texture will be explored. This will lead us to drawing objects in light and shadow, as we see them in reality. For more information and  supply list, click here.

Saturday, March 17, 10am - 4pm

Seating limited - Registration required

Sharpen More Pencils 
Writers Workshop: New Dates and Times
Writers Workshop
Beginning this month, Creative Writing will have a new instructor and schedule. Jack Miller, the new facilitator, will provide tips and feedback. Participants will also have the opportunity to create podcasts of their work.
Registration required
Thursday, March 1, 6:15-7:45pm
Saturday, March 17, 10am-Noon
Don't swat it! It is an example of tone Art Appreciation
Art Appreciation Series
Professor Cheryl Crews will be discussing "The Element of Tone" at this month's Art Appreciation lecture.
Tuesday, March 6, 6:30-7:30pm

Net Picks

Easter Recipes - allrecipes.com, Food Network, Epicurious


Purim Recipes - Chabad, allrecipes, Epicurious


St. Patrick's Day Recipes - allrecipes, Food NetworkMartha Stewart


Passover Recipes - allrecipes, Jewish Recipes, Food Network


Five Things the Census Revealed About America in 2011 - "A cascade of statistics from the 2010 Census and other Census Bureau sources released during 2011 show a nation in flux-growing and moving more slowly as it ages, infused by racial and ethnic minorities and immigrants in its younger ranks, and struggling economically across a decade bookended by two recessions." From the Brookings Institute.


Hold Ye Front Page - Hold Ye Front Page is a cool site from the British newspaper "Sun" where they produce online front pages about events in world, science and sports history. The articles are fairly accessible, and they typically include videos from The History Channel. The science pages are done in collaboration with the British Science Museum.


Code Talkers - Code Talkers is an online exhibit from the National Museum of the American Indian. It tells about how Native Americans used their languages to help transmit messages as part of the United States military during World War II. The site is very accessible with audio and text support, along with helpful images. Be patient as the audio does not load immediately.


What Americans Use to Read - A list of the top 10 bestsellers from every decade from 1910-1990.


Fix-It Club - Choose one of the guides, like bicycle repair, and get an overview of how it works, how to figure out what's wrong, discover what parts and tools you'll need, and the steps to fixing the various problems.


Dummies eLearning Center - The official site for the "for Dummies" books has substantial reference value in the sizable chunks of content from the hundreds of how-to books and videos on a wide variety of topics: a search for "knitting," for instance, yields a glossary of knitting pattern abbreviations, a body measurement chart for patterns, and a guide to estimating the amount of yarn required. Search by key word or browse within broad categories like computers & software, consumer electronics, crafts & hobbies, food & drink, etc.


Kenneth Clark's Civilization Series - First installment of the noted TV series, in its entirety, with links to the remaining 12 installments.


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

Internet Scout Project Copyright 2010 Internet Scout Project
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