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Film Night

 Feb 19, 6pm
Rating: R  

Ongoing Programs



 Mondays, 3:30


-Creative Writing-

2/16, 10-Noon

2/21, 5;45-7:45pm


-Italian Culture Group-

2/13, 3:30pm



2/11 & 2/25, 5:45-7:45pm


Tech Corner


Smart Phone Users Group


iPhones 5:30-6:30

Droid, Windows




Kindle & Other eReaders Workshops

2/19, 6:15-7:45pm



iPad Workshop

2/12 & 2/26

Beginners, 4:30pm

Intermediate, 5:30-7:45pm

Registration required



PC Users Group

2/18, 6:15-7:45pm


For the Kids


PreSchool Storytime

Tue & Thur, 10am


Wii Games

2/13 & 2/27, 3:15-4:45pm


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February, 2013 

Construction Library Construction
In February, construction will begin  on the vestibule area and handicapped access ramp in front of the library. During the construction, the entrance and exit to and from the library will be through the 32nd street door. Information concerning handicapped access will be forth coming.
Happening at a computer near you... 
Webinars...webinars from Avalon.
Feb 7 - The Cloud
Feb 12 - Sync Your Life for Productivity
Feb 20 - Navigating Overdrive - How to Borrow an eBook
Feb 28 - Social Privacy
Can't dish out the candy without a dish  
Easter Candy DishCreate an Easter basket candy dish in this 2 day workshop  with the Madd Pottery Studio. Ages 16+. Must attend both days.
Wed. 2/27 - 5-7pm
Tue. 3/19 - 5-6pm
More information. Registration required,    
Home Improvement Reference Center
Home improvementsIn the wake of Hurricane Sandy, EBSCO has donated the Home Improvement Reference Center to the NJ Library Network. The reference provides detailed "how-to" information about home improvements and repairs. It will only be available through June 30. It is available through our eResources Page.
We got you covered!
Apple and PC ClassesIn February, there is a full range of course offerings for PC's and Apples. Greg will be demonstrating a variety apps for Windows and Video Chat. Harry will be reviewing productivity software for Apples.  PC Classes - Apple Classes
Odds and Ends
 For programs that require registration, priority registration is given to Avalon property owners a month prior to the program. Registration is open to all others two weeks before the program.
Need to place a hold or reserve on a book, movie or other item. Here are step-by-step directions.

Staff Net Picks


Eztekblog.com - Harry Keyser is the library's instructor for everything Apple. He has crafted a website that is chock full of resources to support not only his classes, but any Apple user.


28 Recipes to Get You Throw February (TLC)


Super Bowl Recipes (allrecipes.com)


The Top 100 Undiscovered Websites (PC Magazine)


Library Services in the Digital Age (Pew Research Center) - According to this latest Pew study, library patrons are eager to see library digital services expand. At the same time patrons still value traditional services like book-lending and reference. New York Times published a summary of the findings.

5 Sites to Discover New TV Shows You Might Have Missed


Novelist (Avalon Free Public Library) -  You would like to find another title or author whose works are similar to what you just finished reading. NoveList Plus can help. Finding Similar authors:
1. Select "Author" in "Search For" box
2. Type the name of the author
3. On your right-hand side of the resulting page there is a box titled "Read-alikes from NoveList. You can easily view all entries by clicking on "Print-All"

To find a "Read-alike" Title, select "Title" in "Search For" box and type a title in the search box.


Digitized Maps of Pennsylvania (Penn State University) - This website was created by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries and it contains five separate areas for cartographers, historians, and others who love maps. 


Serious Eats - This foodie megablog aggregates a ton of tasty content, including recipes and restaurant reviews, reader photo submissions (think cupcake-decorating achievements), offbeat product reviews and food-related video clips.


Historical Images of Philadelphia - The Free Library of Philadelphia has has made available a photographic collection which covers everything from Germantown to the Navy Yard. Most of the images are from the second half of the 19th century. On the homepage, visitors will note that they can look around by Neighborhoods, Photographers, and Media. First-time visitors should look around neighborhoods such as Society Hill, Farmount, and Chinatown. The Chinatown area contains some rare images of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and local businesses that include the James Spear Stove and Heating Company. Moving on, the Collections area here offers up images that found their way into the 1976 book "Old Philadelphia in Early Photographs." There are over 175 photos here that offer views of Queen Street and the fabulous Wanamaker's store at 13th and Market.


My Old Radio - My Old Radio is one of the largest old time radio websites on the web. They have over 1,700 shows with over 51,000 episodes. There is registration..but it is free.