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July, 2012

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 Story Time

Tues & Thurs, 10am


Magic Tree House
Wed, 10am


 Summer Reading Program


Avalon Knitters

Mondays, 3:30 


Scrabble Club 



Writing Workshop
7/5 - 5:45-7:45pm

7/21 - 10am-Noon


iPhone, iPad, iPod, MAC
Digital Camera Users
6:16-7:45 pm
iPhone (5:30-6:30)
Droid and Windows




PC Classes


History Center 


Greasy Luck, a Whaler's Story

7pm, Tues, July 17


New WWII Exhibit


New Storm Exhibit

Symphony by the Sea

Russian to the Finish

July 21, 7pm


Brahms and Friends

Aug 18, 7pm


Aug 18 tickets available for Avalon residents July 22. General availability August 4




Have a Safe and Happy 

         4th of July

The library will be closed on 4th 

Peggy Sue will be there. Will you?

The Music of Buddy Holly by the Rave On Band  


The Rave On! musical  will feature Buddy Holly's music, along with stories and history of his life, tragically cut short at the age of 22. His music influenced The Beatles, and continues to influence today's artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and countless others.
Tuesday, July 3, 7:00pm
Summer Author Series
All programs begin at 7pm
Kathleen Graber, 2010 National Book Award Finalist - 7/9
Saloma Furlong, Why I Left the Amish Country - 7/11
Jerrold Casway, MLB Sites in Philadelphia from Pre-Civil War to the present - 7/12
Robert Strauss, Daddy's Little Goalie: A Father, His Daughter & Sports - 7/17
John Bailey, Cape Island, Jewel of the South Shore - 7/24
Alice Ozma, The Reading Promise: My Father and Books We Share - 7/25
J.B. DiNizo, Self Publishing & Writing as a Career - 8/1

Workshops For Children in July

Young Knitters - 8+


Young Writers -  8-12


Young Artists  -  9-13


Secrets of Magic -  6+


Marbleizing  -  Under 9 accompanied by parent - 9+

Basket Weaving - 8-12


Cupcake Decorating -  8-12


Space limited, registration required for all workshops.

Workshops & Classes For Adults
French - 7/10
Alzheimer's Lecture Series
With Carolyn Peterson of the Alzheimer's Association
 Alzheimers Series
7/9 - Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
7/16 - Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer's Basics
8/2 - Understanding Communications and Bebavior 

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Net Picks:

Summer Recipes - allrecipes.com, Food.com and epicurious.


Frontline - Digital Nation - How is technology changing our lives? This engaging program from Frontline takes first steps into this brave new digital world.  On the homepage, visitors can watch the entire 90-minute program and also view special segments such as Living Faster, Relationships, Waging War, and Virtual Worlds. The Virtual Worlds area is particularly compelling, as it looks at how virtual reality is being used to treat the post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by soldiers.  


Do Nothing for Two Minutes - Are you stressed out? Annoyed? Try clicking on this site, and for 2 minutes, just watch the view and listen to the waves.


NEH Summer Booklists for Young Readers - Arranged by grade levels. The recommendations are solid, but I don't understand why they wouldn't give descriptions of the books. You can find descriptions of many of them at Children's Book Almanac <http://www.childrensbookadayalmanac.com/> (where you can also find recommendations by age group) or Amazon.


Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion from the Mayo Clinic.


4 iPhone ans iPad Apps for the Summer Olympics


Michael Carson on Baseball Novels - Michael Carlson considers baseball novels a reflection of American life, and offers these five novels as proof.


20 Frugal Ways to Brighten Your Spouse's Day


Frommers Travel Guide - The long--time publisher of travel guidebooks has created an excellent site for planning a trip. Searchable by keywords (I used "bicycle Canada" and "Baseball Arizona"), and browsable by destinations, hotels, trip ideas, and Tips and Tools (a calendar of events, currency info, customs info, etc.). A feature parents will like is 100 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up.


Video Archive - Princeton Art Museum - The Princeton Art Museum, like many other museums, is increasingly using video to record on-site events, and then making the recordings available online. The Princeton Art Museum video archive provides a broad selection of content, including musical performances, artist interviews, lectures, behind the scenes videos, and videos that originally appeared on exhibition websites.

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

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