October 2014
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Whats new at the library?
Genealogy Webinar Live Online: DNA in Your Genealogy Research with Casey Zahn
Wed. 10/29  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CLICK HERE to register. 
DESCRIPTION: Join us in this LIVE ONLINE WEBINAR, hosted by genealogist Casey Zahn, to learn how DNA research has helped genealogists and family historians link family members and tell you more about your origins. 25 spots are available for registration on a first-come first served basis. Register by clicking the above registration link, filling in all the fields then clicking the "Register" button to submit.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Catherine "Casey" Zahn is a past trustee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and was the 2008 program chair for the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Philadelphia and serves on the National Council for Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, W. Va. where she is an alumna. Zahn teaches adult genealogy classes throughout New Jersey.
Genealogy Workshop Day @the Library Saturday October 25th!
Two genealogy workshops with Casey Zahn back-to-back on the same day! You can sign up for one or both by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Registration for Avalon property owners begins September 25. Open registration for all others begins October 9.

Beginning Your Family Research
10/25 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Not sure how to begin your genealogy research? This class will prepare you by showing the best places to start as well as what to look for!
LOCATION: Library Computer Lab

DNA in your Genealogy Research
10/25 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how to incorporate DNA into your family history research and find out how DNA research has helped genealogists and family historians link family members and tell you more about your origins.
LOCATION: Library Computer Lab 

Book Clubs

Avalon Library Book Club

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Wednesday, October 8th at 6:00pm
Avalon Library

Romance Book Club 

Blood Red Moon by Heather Graham
Wednesday, October 15th at 6:00pm
Avalon Library

NOTE: Monthly meetings for Romance Book Club will be held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Avalon Library.

To register, please call 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk!

Computer Workshops

Apple Computer Workshops

Intro to Mac: Basics
Tuesday, October 7th
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, October 11th
10:00am - 12:00pm

Launchpad & Computer Apps
Tuesday, October 21st
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Apple iPad Workshops

Adobe Voice
Saturday, October 4th
10:00am - 12:00pm

Mail & Contacts
Wednesday, October 8th
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Notes, Reminders, and Calendars
Wednesday, October 15th
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Web Browsers & Search Engines
Wednesday, October 22nd
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Windows 8 Hands On

Getting to Know Windows 8
Thursday, October 9th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Windows Apps
Thursday, October 23rd
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Call 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk to register for one of our workshops!

Writing Workshops

Creative Writing Workshops
Thursday, October 2nd
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, October 18th
10:00am - 12:00pm

Advanced Memoir Writing Workshop

Begins Tuesday, October 21st! Sign up today!

Call 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk to register for one of our workshop!!

Free Music with 

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our online music downloading platform Freegal, we are proud to announce we are upping the limit from three (3) songs per week to five (5) songs per week! Click here to browse the library's downloadable music collection!

For those who are new to the platform, Freegal allows you to download MP3 music directly to your computer with no due dates or late fees! In fact, when you download music from Freegal, its yours! You can keep it! No really, we're giving it to you!
Get started downloading music by creating a Freegal account with your Avalon Library Card! If you need assistance, check out our Freegal Tutorial!

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