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September, 2012

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Tues & Thurs, 10am

No Story time on Sept. 6, 11, 13 & 18


Wii Game Day

Wed., Sept 12 & 26




Avalon Knitters

Mondays, 3:30 


Scrabble Club 



Sept. 10 & 24


Writing Workshop
Sept. 6 - 5:45-7:45pm

Sept. 15 - 10am-Noon


Sept. 17
 Sept. 10
iPhone (5:30-6:30)
Droid and Windows




PC Classes


9/11 Memorial

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Labor Day Weekend Hours
Friday: 9-5
Saturday: 9 -5
Sunday: 11-3
Monday: Closed
News on Avalon Emergency Management
By Scott Wahl, Avalon's Public Information Officer
Hurricane Irene
Find out about the Borough's new emergency management website, review ways of getting Avalon-specific storm/emergency information, and learn how to sign up for Reverse 911.
Thursday, September 13, 7pm
Webinar--Avalon Emergency Management 
If you are not on the island,  the same information about Avalon emergency management resources will be covered by Scott Wahl in a webinar on:
Thursday, September 20, 7-8pm
 Space limited.Register here.
Avalon Remembers the Storm
Transcript of Round Table Discussion at the History Center
Great Atlantic Storm 1962   
On July 24th, 2012, the History Center & the Avalon Historical Society sponsored a rountable discussion with local residents about impact of the Great Atlantic Storm of 1962. Read the transcript here (PDF).
You Will Not Make a Basket Case
 Basket Weaving With Laurie Schiffelbein
basket weaving class 
Learn the basics of basket weaving by actually creating one. Supplies are free. Ages 16+. Seating limited, registration required.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 10am-4pm 
Friends Bus Trip To Washington
Visit the Library of Congress and Capital Building
Library of Congress
Join a guided tour of the Library of Congress including the Jefferson Room. Visit the Capitol and enjoy free time for a tour, lunch & gift shop. Coach departs parking lot at 30th and Beach at 6:45am and returns approximately 7:30pm.
Tues., Sept. 25, 6:45am-7:30pm
$60 per person due Sept. 7
Download registration form or pick one up at the library

Net Picks:

American Red Cross Releases Free Hurricane App - The free Hurricane app, which is available for both iPhone and Android platforms, is designed to give users access to information on how to prepare for a hurricane and what to do after one strikes. The app gives users real time information based on their location.


2012 Kids Count Data Book - Provides national and state-by-state profiles on key indicators of child well-being (economic, education, health, family & community), and compares each state with each other and with the national levels on all data points.


Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line (J. Paul Getty Museum) - The Getty Museum is known for a number of firsts when it comes to creative art exhibits, and they have recently embarked on the first retrospective fully dedicated to the drawings of Gustav Klimt. Klimt was one of the seminal figures of international Modernism and approximately 4,000 of his drawings survive. Many of these works depict themes such as human suffering, the longing for love and happiness, and the cycle of life from birth to death. Visitors to the site can look through thematic sections that include Cycle of Life, Klimt & Life Drawing, and The Late Work. Finally, visitors shouldn't miss the video which explains the process Klimt used to create these drawings.


Evolution Documentary Channel (YouTube) - Gathered in one place on the internet is a sizable number of documentaries about evolution produced by the BBC, National Geographic, PBS and Discovery Channel.


Classicaly - Free ebooks from Classicly. The selection consistes of books that are in the public domain generally from before 1923. Books can be downloaded either in PDF or Kindle formats. There is also an option to sync your iPhone & iPad.


Imagine Africa with the Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Museum -  What is Africa? It's a broad and important question, and it is something that the folks at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology find fascinating. This website is part of a 12-month project designed to look into the thoughts of visitors to the museum. The museum is also concerned with the thoughts of others who can't make the trip to Philadelphia, and users of this site can chime in with their ideas as well. In the About area, visitors can read about the project and look over its themes, which include Imagine Strength, Imagine Changing, and Imagine Healing. Visitors are encouraged to give feedback on these themes, and curators will take this information into consideration as they think about crafting a new exhibit in response. In the Watch area, visitors can watch different videos, such as a group of Maasai women singing in Kenya and a piece on Nigeria's Benin kingdom. Finally, the Discuss area allows visitors to chime in on questions such as "What role did slavery play in creating America?" and "Is personal appearance an important perspective for examining a culture?"


Unravel Your Home's History (The Atlantic Cities) - If only these walls could talk! Here are some ideas to help uncover the history of your home.


Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - What You Need to Know (CDC) - A serious preventable disease we thought had vanished has returned, and it's particularly dangerous to infants who are too young to be vaccinated. In 2011, Dr. Paul Offit, Author and Chief of Prdiatric Infectious Disease at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, lectured at the library about inoculations and the growing trend to among parents not to inoculate children for fear of drug induced autism. Our interview with Dr. Offit can be found towards the bottom of the Virtual Exhibit page the library's website.


Capturing Television History Through Interviews on Video (Archive of American Television) - Founded in 1997, the Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television has conducted over 700 oral history interviews (over 3000 hours) with the legends of television. These interviews chronicle the birth and growth of American TV History. The Archive's vision is to chronicle electronic media history as it evolves, and make the interviews available worldwide. The Archive continues to produce new interviews every year. The collection covers a variety of professions, genres, and topics in television history.The interviews are done in a life-history format, starting with the interviewees' early years and influences. The interview then moves into their major television work, and concludes with the interviewee's thoughts about his or her craft, as well as advice to aspiring professionals. The interviews are presented uncut and unscripted.


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week 
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