July 22, 2016
 
Be sure to "Check It Out!" with these great digital-media programs, all with easy access, wherever you are!







New Nonfiction for August
 
"Pablo Escobar My Father" by
Juan Pablo Escobar

Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time. But these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.

Check it out now and enjoy a fascinating page-turner of mystery and intrigue!

Click here for the remaining Top Nonfiction for August!
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Upcoming Programs

Knitting, Mondays
Story Time, Tues./Thurs
Origami Yoda Book Club, Thursdays
Video Games, Fridays

7/25 Kids Mosaics Art Workshop; Italian for Travel and Culture
7/26 Bridge, Hairtsyling Class, Windows 10-Hands On Entertainment App; Lecture: Behind the Scenes of How an Original Play is Produced
7/27 Coloring for Adults, Learn OverDrive & Flipster; Italian for Travel and Culture; iPad Workshop - All Things Google; Author Roseann Diamond
7/28 Author Jay Paterno
8/1 Italian Travel and Culture; Director for Young People
8/2 Bridge; Lecture: Reverse Mortgages in NJ
8/3 Learn to Stream Movies and Music; Author J. Francis Watson 
8/4 Creative Writing
8/6 iPad Workshop: Photo Editing


Registration is required for certain programs. 
Click here for a full calendar of programs, timing and descriptions.
To register, call:
609-967-7155
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What to do with your Avalon Free Public Library Card

So you have your card, brandish it proudly, this little piece of plastic that gives you access to an endless amount of materials, fun and imagination. Plus this year, it's easier than ever to acquire this card, as seasonal patron cards are now free of charge! Now what? For starters, the library hosts more than 60,000 items in circulation including books, e-books and audio books. But this library isn't just books! 

OverDrive
Direct access to e-books, audiobooks, music and movies directly to your tablet and iPad! Access both the Avalon and the South Jersey domain for the latest in every aspect, perfect for a day at the beach with.
Our pick: "Cravings" by Chrissy Teigen - Real-life cooking recipes that are doable, easy and delicious. Perfect for summertime hosting for friends and family.

Hoopla
Enjoy instant delivery of thousands of free movies, television shows, music and audiobooks! Stream the hits on your computer or for temporary download to smartphones, tablets and Apple TV.
Our pick: "The Librarians, Season 2" - a group of unsuspecting librarians fighting against legendary book characters? Sounds like a typical Tuesday to us!

Freegal
Hellooooo from Avvvallloooooonnn. Don't mind us as we croon to Adele's latest hits, and then do a quick switch to show tunes while enjoying the music from Broadway's biggest hit, "Hamilton." Rumor has it (see what we did there) that you can listen to the latest is chart-topping hits, with just the click of a button and the use of your library card. 

Flipster
The best way to spend your day in Avalon is with your toes in the sand along the oceanfront, and the Avalon Library couldn't agree more! With the click of a button, gain access to your favorite digital magazines from business to beauty, health and fitness to wedding planning, cooking, home decor, gossip and more.
Our pick: The July 25 issue of People Magazine. It's our guilty pleasure, we can't help it, but keeping up with the latest in celeb gossip allows us a little slice of another world.

Lynda.com
This is the perfect time to start learning a new skill, and Lynda.com is the best way to get started. Access a variety of top professionals as they give helpful instructions and demos on popular courses including Microsoft Office, Photoshop, design, management, accounting and more!

Mango Languages
IntÚressÚs Ó en apprendre une nouvelle langue? (Interested in learning a new language?) Mango Languages provides a fun and immersive way to pick up a new language, and why not start practicing while enjoying the sun and sand of Avalon? This resource has education for a wide variety of new languages including Pirate, we arrrren't kidding!

TumbleBooks
 Bringing children's books to life, this is a great feature that takes a storybook and literally takes the words and images and animates them! TumbleBooks features storybooks for all reading levels, math books, puzzles, games, read-along and more.
Our pick: "Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee" by Chris Van Dusen
With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy, when one playful whale decides to say hello!
New for August!

NEW Fiction for August Available Now!
Grab one of these great page-turners and soak in the sun. Check out the latest new fiction books, available now for August 2016.

"How to Party with an Infant"
by Kaui Hart Hemmings
From best-selling author of "The Descendants," a hilarious and charming story about a quirky single mom in San Francisco who tiptoes through the minefields of the "Mommy Wars" and manages to find friendship and love.
Click here for more titles!
A rainy day on vacation...don't panic!
Discovery Kits, Video Games, Programs and more!
 
The pitter-patter of rain is one of the worst sounds to wake up to when you've booked a week expecting sunshine and long days in the sand. But don't panic, the Avalon Free Public Library is here to save the rainy-day blues with a variety of opportunities to keep a house full of antsy residents entertained and on the move!

Discovery Kits - More than 15 creative and fun kits available for multiple grade levels in themes ranging from bird watching, solar energy, magnets, and more!

Binge Boxes - Check out full series on popular titles including "Star Wars," "The Avengers," or theme-specific such as Tom Cruise, or "Mafia." Perfect for a rainy-day television binge!

Blu-ray players & Wi-Fi Hotspots - New this past month, the library now offers Blu-ray players and free Wireless Hotspots to check out for a period of time. Grab one at the beginning of a rental and enjoy a late-night movie or internet search on the deck!


The 7th Annual Clamshell Pitch Tournament

Saturday, July 23, 30th Street Beach
Registration: 8:30am, Tournament: 9am
$10/person

Try your hand at this fun sport, historically played on Avalon's beaches! Orientation and practice available for newcomers. Clamshells will be provided. Trophies for 1st and 2nd place in Singles and Doubles. Call the History Center for more information, 609-967-0090.