February 2015
Avalon Free Public Library Newsletter
What's new at the library?
We're on YouTube!
In an effort to provide unique services and content to our patrons all over the nation, we are excited to announce that we are developing a YouTube channel full of useful tutorials, archived webinars, and original content! If you have a Gmail account, you can subscribe to our channel for updates. You can also follow us on Facebook to get updates on all of our content!

Judging Books By Their Covers
A lot of patrons ask our staff for book recommendations. So, we decided to create a series of book reviews with a twist! Basically, one of us does a review of the cover of the book, to judge aestetic quality and content to come to a conclusion as to whether the book will be a good one or not. Then, one of our staff members who has read the book does an actual review of the book. At the end, we compare our points to come to the ultimate conclusion as to whether you can judge the book by its cover. Sound interesting? Check it out below:
Judging Books By Their Covers: Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley
Judging Books By Their Covers: Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley

Resource Tutorials
In an effort to assist patrons who may not be able to stop in to the library and demo our online resources, we are going to be putting a series of tutorials explaining the ins and outs of each one! Check out the one below for Freegal, our music downloading resource!
Avalon Free Public Library: How to use Freegal Music
Avalon Free Public Library: How to use Freegal Music

Archived Webinars
We have A LOT of programs and we know that we have a lot of patrons who cannot attend our programs for various reasons. Fear not! Now we have the ability to make some of our future webinars and programs available to be viewed on YouTube! NOT ALL LECTURES AND PROGRAMS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE, but we will try to get as many as we can up there! Below, we have a genealogy webinar on Ancestry.com and a lecture from our summer Sports Lecture Series. 
How to Use the Ancestry.com Effectively for Genealogy Research
How to Use the Ancestry.com Effectively for Genealogy Research

"Dick Allen Comes To Philadelphia" a lecture by Dr. Jerrold Casway

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the YouTube channel, or ideas for future content, please email Ryan at rbeebe@avalonfreelibrary.org!



Avalon Free Public Library presents: 
Award Season Films!

The Theory of Everything
Tuesday, February 17th @ 6:00pm
This is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire"). Stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Tom Prior. Rated PG for suggestive material.

Birdman
Thursday, February 19th @ 6:00pm
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) -- famous for portraying an iconic superhero -- as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, and Edward Norton. Rated R for language and sexual content.

Whiplash
Tuesday, February 24th @ 6:00pm
Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity. Stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, and Melissa Benoist. Rated R for language and sexual content.

No registration required.



Book Clubs

Avalon Library Book Club
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Wednesday, February 11th at 6:00pm
Avalon Library
 
 
Romance Book Club 
Open Season by Linda Howard
Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00pm
Avalon Library

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

Computer Workshops

Web Design Software for Beginners
Saturday, February 14th
10:00am - 12:00pm

Google Drive & The Cloud
Tuesday, February 17th
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Apple iPad Workshops

Instagram & Pinterest
Wednesday, February 11th
5:30pm - 7:30pm

iPad for Beginners
Wednesday, February 18th
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Music Apps
Wednesday, February 25th
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Windows 8 Workshops

Photo Editing & Management
Thursday, February 12th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Word 2013 & Productivity
Thursday, February 26th
6:00pm - 8:00pm


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

Have you seen this when you were searching for 
OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks?

If you can't find what you're looking for while searching for eBooks & audiobooks on OverDrive, be sure to click this button (it should show up below the search results). When you click on this button, it gives you a list of material that we can purchase for you. Recommend it, we'll buy it. Simple as that!

For more information or tech assistance, call us at 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk!