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235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
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Library
We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26.
Children's Library


Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Computer Lab

This class will go over apps that will help you plan your trip and ease the stress. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Registration begins on April 27.

Small Group Instruction Room


Scrabble will be held on Wednesday, May 27 due to the holiday on Monday, May 25.

 

Children's Library

Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Computer Lab

Microsoft Office includes Word, Excel and Powerpoint for the iPad. We will introduce each of the tools and also look into OneDrive. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Registration begins on May 6.

History Center
Under the direction of Richard E. Cummines, Becks' Philadelphia Brigade Band will perform in full Union Civil War uniforms and play on mostly brass instruments, many of which are authentic antiques from the Civil War era. The music will include pieces written and played before 1865. This program is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon History Center. LOCATION: CONFERENCE CENTER AT 39TH STREET  (across from the Avalon History Center, 215 39th Street)
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room

Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Meet with others interested in reviewing Italian learned in the Italian class and those interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles.
 
Computer Lab

This class will provide you with an overview of apps helpful for privacy and security. The instructor will also show some handy utilities.  Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Registration begins on May 10.

Small Group Instruction Room

Title for June: "A Long Way from Runnemede" by Theresa Anne Tull. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab

Find out how to keep your Windows 8 PC running smoothly for years to come with a look at how to use the best security and PC maintenance programs available. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Computer Lab
Pages is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful. We explore fonts, themes, and spacing as well as image integration. This class will explore Pages in the Cloud. Please have your Apple ID login information. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. You are welcome to bring your iPhone or iPad, but please be aware this class will focus on Apple computers and may only highlight some aspect...
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab

Learn to be sociable via the iPad. Facetime, Messages, Skype and Tango are a few of the apps we will review in this class.  Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Registration begins on May 17.

Small Group Instruction Room
The Romance Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Title for June: "The King's Pleasure" by Heather Graham. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Computer Lab

Learn now to transfer your photos to your Windows 8 device, how to keep them organized, and how to use the built-in software to edit them. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Small Group Instruction Room

Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room

Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator) Three fiction books will be read and discussed during this series. The first title will be available for check out upon registration. Grades 3 to 7. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on May 24. All others may register on June 7. Aunts, grandmothers and other women who are important in your life can also be your book club partner. B...
Computer Lab

Learn to share photos, videos, interests and opinions with Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on May 24. All others may register on June 7.

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room
Tom Maguire will be focusing on ongoing maintenance and adjustments of bikes and answering questions.
Small Group Instruction Room

New book club - summer only! Title for June: "Still Life" by Louise Penny. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Multipurpose Room

 Zachary Eberson, project manager from McMahon Agency, will be here with Phil Roger from Nationwide Insurance to discuss 2015 coverage changes to the flood insurance government program. He will also be discussing rating guidelines and answering questions.

Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Gymnasium
Fiddler on the Roof- Scene Study for Adults & Teens (ages12-19) Through a series of (3) two-hour workshops, a Walnut Street Theatre teaching artist will provide an interactive learning experience for adults and teens. Participants will explore the play "Fiddler on the Roof", by Joseph Stein, through acting exercises, script analysis, and other theatrical techniques and exercises. The goal is to provide an opportunity for creative expressions for parents and teens together. Participants will work...
Computer Lab
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to find out about your family's history. You may have heard a story about your grandparents or their parents but you aren't certain about how to discover the truth behind the story. Perhaps they arrived from a small town in Europe with only the clothes on their backs? The challenge of researching your family is not finding the documents, it's the new stories that you uncover! Learn how easy it is to research your family in this workshop. Registration is requi...
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room

 Sciencetellers will present "Super Heroes - Every Hero has a Story", an epic, laughter-filled journey that proves 'super' heroes really DO exist! Throughout the tale, volunteers from the audience help conduct exciting experiments that make the characters' super powers and heroic deeds come to life! See how science can make the ordinary...extraordinary!
GRADES K - 5

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
History Center
M. Susan Sheppard, Surrogate Judge, County of Cape May, will be lecturing on the importance of having a will, tools needed to protect yourself and probate documents when death occurs. LOCATION: CONFERENCE CENTER AT 39TH STREET  (across from the Avalon History Center, 215 39th Street)
Small Group Instruction Room

Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Multipurpose Room
Filmmaker: Maite Alberdi, PBS premiere date July 27, 2015 Ritual is often associated with powerful and impersonal institutions, but for five Chilean women, ritual centers on a monthly gathering that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. Tea Time is a charming and poignant look at how a seemingly mundane routine of tea and pastries has helped the well-heeled participants commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death. A celebration of the small ...
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Gymnasium
Fiddler on the Roof- Scene Study for Adults & Teens (ages12-19) Through a series of (3) two-hour workshops, a Walnut Street Theatre teaching artist will provide an interactive learning experience for adults and teens. Participants will explore the play "Fiddler on the Roof", by Joseph Stein, through acting exercises, script analysis, and other theatrical techniques and exercises. The goal is to provide an opportunity for creative expressions for parents and teens together. Participants will work...
Community Hall
Surfing instructor Lisa Sasdelli will review history and safety tips of surfing in a half-hour presentation, followed by a demonstraton of techniques on the 30th Street Beach. Rain or shine with demonstration held inside Community Hall in inclement weather. This program is for all ages. Feel free to bring your own surfboard to practice with. LOCATION: COMMUNITY HALL (30th Street and the beach) This event is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Departm...
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
 Shadows of the Sixties presents a tribute to the Legacy of Motown's Super Group, The Four Tops. This highly interactive and energetic production features the group's hits that span over three decades, the 1960's through the 1980's. All the great hits from "Reach Out", "Bernadette", "Standing In the Shadows of Love", "Same Old Song", and more are done in the original keys and arrangements. Along with performing the many hits of the Four Tops, Shadows of the Sixties salutes Motown's legendar...
Computer Lab
The 'Cloud' is a great way to keep all of your information handy and organized. Apple's iCloud will be explained and we will also discuss alternative clouds like Dropbox and Box. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 8. All others may register on June 22.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for July: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
For ages 12 to 14. Learn to create an arcade style game with this awesome app. All that is required is a lot of creativity and imagination. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. For ages 12 to 14. Avalon property owners may register on June 9. All others may register on June 23.
Multipurpose Room
Tom Maguire will be instructing on bicycle repair, getting your bike ready to stow away for the season, and answering questions.
Gymnasium
Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella will be here to talk about their book "Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?", followed by a Q&A and book signing.This mother-daughter writing duo has written numerous books, including "Best Friends, Occasional Enemies" and "Have a Nice Guilt Trip". In "Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?" Lisa and Francesca share tales about life, love, family, food and of course the beach, guaranteed to strike a chord with every woman. No tickets are required...
Computer Lab

Learn the basics of Office 2013, particularly Word and OneNote, along with other productivity apps available for Windows 8. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 9. All others may register on June 23.

Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Computer Lab
This class will start with an overview of chrome and move into a detailed look at Google drive. Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate and keep all of your stuff. You can upload and access all of your files including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. You are welcome to bring your iPhone or iPad, but please be aware this class will focus on Apple computers and may only highlight so...
Art Room
Make a shell collecting basket in this workshop for kids ages 8 to 12. Participants under 10 need to bring a helper. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 13. All others may register on June 27.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Art Room
with Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Wednesdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. This course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the It...
Gymnasium
Fiddler on the Roof- Scene Study for Adults & Teens (ages12-19) Through a series of (3) two-hour workshops, a Walnut Street Theatre teaching artist will provide an interactive learning experience for adults and teens. Participants will explore the play "Fiddler on the Roof", by Joseph Stein, through acting exercises, script analysis, and other theatrical techniques and exercises. The goal is to provide an opportunity for creative expressions for parents and teens together. Participants will work...
Small Group Instruction Room

Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Art Room
with Ms. Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Thursdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29This program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities.The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out....
Learn how to start a blog using WordPress and how to market your content using social media. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 14. All others may register on June 28.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
THIS CLASS IS BEING HELD ON TUESDAY THIS WEEK. Get more out of your iPad and the iOS 8 using some cool tips and tricks. Keep it running smoothly with a few troubleshooting techniques too. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 14. All others may register on June 28.
Multipurpose Room
Dr. Paul Offit is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He will be speaking about his book Bad Faith, When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine (nonfiction). Q&A and book signing to follow. Other titles may be available for purchase.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator) Three fiction books will be read and discussed during this series. The first title will be available for check out upon registration. Grades 3 to 7. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on May 24. All others may register on June 7. Aunts, grandmothers and other women who are important in your life can also be your book club partner. B...
Art Room
with Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Wednesdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. This course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the It...
Small Group Instruction Room

SPECIAL MEETING TIME FOR JULY ONLY- The Romance Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Title for July: "Beautiful Day" by Elin Hilderbrand. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Art Room
with Ms. Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Thursdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29This program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities.The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out....
Gymnasium
Elin Hilderbrand is the bestselling author of The Matchmaker (2014), which debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list and was praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “charming, poignant” and “an engaging read,” as well as 11 previous novels. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has lived on Nantucket for 20 years. No tickets are required and the event is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come-first served basis beginning at 6 p....
Multipurpose Room
Author Traci Dunham will be here to read her book "The Oyster's Secret". Synopsis: Mr. Oyster may not be able to swim like the other creatures of the sea, nor is he colorful or agile but he has a secret, one that makes him just as beautiful as any of his friends in the sea!. The Oyster's Secret is a beautifully illustrated children's book that teaches youngsters the importance of inner beauty. Through Mr. Oyster, young readers learn that what is on the outside is not what counts; true beauty lie...
Small Group Instruction Room
New book club - summer only! Title for July: Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Computer Lab
Ever wonder when the updates come out if you should update immediately or wait? Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 17. All others may register on July 1.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Computer Lab
Learn how to find, install and update apps. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 17. All others may register on July 1.
Small Group Instruction Room

Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Gymnasium
The orchestra will present Isn’t It Romantic, with a selection by Antonin Dvorak, featuring cellist Christine Lamprea, and music by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Tickets available to the general public two weeks prior to performance. Photo credit Vanessa Briceno
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Art Room
with Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Wednesdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. This course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the It...
Community Hall
Surfing instructor Lisa Sasdelli will review history and safety tips of surfing in a half-hour presentation, followed by a demonstration of techniques on the 30th Street Beach. Rain or shine with demonstration held inside Community Hall in inclement weather. This program is for all ages. Feel free to bring your own surfboard to practice with. LOCATION: COMMUNITY HALL (30th Street and the beach) This event is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Depart...
Art Room
with Ms. Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Thursdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29This program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities.The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out....
Community Hall
Graphics and comics artist Joe Del Beato of AC Comics will be teaching 4 one-hour workshops at Community Hall for ages 11 to 16. Del Beato has drawn some of DC Comics' legendary superheroes and archvillains. Registration is required by calling the Recreation Department 609-967-3066. Workshop dates are Mondays, July 20, and 27 and August 3 and 10. This program is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Department.
Multipurpose Room
 Meg Donohue is a USA Today bestselling author, has an MFA from Columbia University and BA from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three young daughters, and dog, and is working on her next novel. She will be speaking about her book Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found (fiction). Other titles may be available for purchase.  
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Community Hall
This class will meet at the 30th Street Beach behind Community Hall for a half-hour lecture on framing a shot followed by practice pictures. Participants should bring digital camera, smart phone or iPad. RAIN CANCELS THIS EVENT Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Multipurpose Room

 Dr. Glenn Haas is a former trauma surgeon who was born and raised in Philadelphia and practiced in Bucks County, PA. While in the U.S. Air Force he was triage officer and director of emergency services. He will be speaking about his book Murder in the Time of Plague (fiction). Other titles may be available for purchase.

Art Room
with Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Wednesdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. This course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the It...
Computer Lab

Learn the ins and outs of Google's productivity apps and web browser. We will take a look at Sheets, Slides, Docs and Chrome.  Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 22. All others may register on July 6..

Multipurpose Room
Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle. The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization that has flown over 100,000 veterans to Washington DC. It consists of 117 hubs across the country. For more ...
Art Room
with Ms. Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Thursdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29This program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities.The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out....
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Multipurpose Room
Dr. Jerrold Casway is an historian and sports author. He will be speaking about his book How the Irish Changed Baseball (nonfiction). Historically, baseball was an urban-inspired game that primarily attracted English, German and Irish immigrants. The contributions of these groups gave the game its terminology, organization and playing style. No group was as dominant than the Irish-American boys, offspring of mid-century famine refugees. During the so-called "Emerald Age of Baseball", the Irish m...
Computer Lab
Learn the basics of navigating around Windows* and how to customize it to your preferences. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 24. All others may register on July 8. *Please note: Microsoft may release Windows 10 this summer. If so, focus will shift to the new version, with upgrade assistance available.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Multipurpose Room
Author Shayann Hoffer will read her book "Neela Meets Lotus" and lead participants through yoga poses along with the main character. After the reading, kids are invited to work on a colored mandala.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Art Room
with Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Wednesdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. This course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the It...
Small Group Instruction Room

Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Community Hall
Graphics and comics artist Joe Del Beato of AC Comics will be teaching 4 one-hour workshops at Community Hall for ages 11 to 16. Del Beato has drawn some of DC Comics' legendary superheroes and archvillains. Registration is required by calling the Recreation Department 609-967-3066. Workshop dates are Mondays, July 20, and 27 and August 3 and 10. This program is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Department.
Art Room
with Ms. Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Thursdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29This program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities.The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out....
Multipurpose Room
David La Puma, Director of Cape May Bird Observatory, will be showing a presentation and speaking about varieties of birds and Avalon's importance in bird watching and migration. This program is a collaboration with the Avalon Historical Society, Avalon History Center and First United Methodist Church of Avalon.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
Family stories and events were reported by others and repeated to the newspapers. Newspapers have been around for centuries and are preserved in state libraries or archives. With the advantage of the Internet, websites have been developed so that old newspapers can be accessed by researchers to learn more about their families' past lives. Learn how newspaper stories like marriages, obituaries and newsworthy stories can help you understand your past in this workshop. Registration is required by c...
Multipurpose Room

Louis Greenstein is an author and editor; his writing spans multiple genres, from scripts for the Emmy Award-winning Nickelodeon series Rugrats to stage plays performed by theaters around the United States. He will be speaking about his first novel Mr. Boardwalk (fiction).

Art Room
with Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Wednesdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. This course will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the It...
Art Room
with Ms. Giovanna CapizolaMondays and Thursdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29This program will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities.The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out....
Multipurpose Room

Lee Fishman is a former librarian, is experienced in writing and creating multi-media and has worked as a psychic. She will be speaking about her book Mediums Guild (fiction). Her lecture is entitled "Mediums at Large: Psychics at the Jersey Shore. Other titles may be available for purchase.

Art Room
Create unique wearable mosaic art in this one-day workshop. Choose from a variety of glass, tile, beads and other interesting materials to fashion your own one-of-a-kind pendants. Several shapes available. No experience necessary. All materials included to make 2 pendants per person. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on June 30. All others may register on July 14.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room
Zoo keepers from the Cape May County Zoo will present a touch table, petting zoo pen and exotic animal meet and greet. This program is for all ages.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Computer Lab
This will give you an overview of how to purchase apps, movies, music, books (audio and digital) and even take a few classes using the Apple apps. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 1. All others may register on July 15.
Art Room
Make a shell collecting basket in this workshop for kids ages 8 to 12. Participants under 10 need to bring a helper. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 3. All others may register on July 17.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Community Hall
Surfing instructor Lisa Sasdelli will review history and safety tips of surfing in a half-hour presentation, followed by a demonstration of techniques on the 30th Street Beach. Rain or shine with demonstration held inside Community Hall in inclement weather. This program is for all ages. Feel free to bring your own surfboard to practice with. LOCATION: COMMUNITY HALL (30th Street and the beach) This event is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Depart...
Community Hall
Graphics and comics artist Joe Del Beato of AC Comics will be teaching 4 one-hour workshops at Community Hall for ages 11 to 16. Del Beato has drawn some of DC Comics' legendary superheroes and archvillains. Registration is required by calling the Recreation Department 609-967-3066. Workshop dates are Mondays, July 20, and 27 and August 3 and 10. This program is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Department.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room
Pam Jenoff is an internationally bestselling author and graduate of The George Washington University, Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She has worked as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon, been a diplomat with the State Department and currently teaches law school. Pam will be speaking about her book The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach (fiction). Other titles may be available for purchase.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Deborah Martinelli (moderator) and Eleanor Cifaloglio (craft coordinator) Three fiction books will be read and discussed during this series. The first title will be available for check out upon registration. Grades 3 to 7. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on May 24. All others may register on June 7. Aunts, grandmothers and other women who are important in your life can also be your book club partner. B...
Multipurpose Room

Amy M. Reade attended Cornell University and Indiana University Law School. A former attorney in New York City, she now lives in Southern New Jersey. She will be speaking about her books Secrets of Hallstead House (fiction) and The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor (April 28, 2015, fiction).

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
History Center
Attorney Robert Poserina will be speaking about Elder Law, Estate Planning and the difference between Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts, particularly as they interact with the Medicaid system. LOCATION: CONFERENCE CENTER AT 39TH STREET (across from the Avalon History Center, 215 39th Street)
Computer Lab
For ages 9 to 11. Learn to create an arcade style game with this awesome app. All that is required is a lot of creativity and imagination. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. For ages 9 to 11. Avalon property owners may register on July 6. All others may register on July 20.
Small Group Instruction Room

Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Computer Lab
Learn how to use, install, customize and rearrange Windows 8 apps, along with some suggestions for apps that will help you get the most from your device. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. *Please note: Microsoft may release Windows 10 this summer. If so, focus will shift to the new version, with upgrade assistance available.
Small Group Instruction Room
New book club - summer only! Title for August: Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 4 to August 6. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by emailing Linda Duffy at lduffy@avalonboro.org or calling (609)967-5900 x 3157. Registration begins on May 4. Please provide your name and telephone number and specify if you are an Avalon property owner.
Computer Lab
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 7. All others may register on July 21.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Computer Lab
Use the camera to capture your summer and learn how to share the photos with friends and family. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 7. All others may register on July 21.
Computer Lab
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features, including customizing preferences, that work with you to help get the most out of your time online.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. You are welcome to bring your iPhone ...
Art Room
with Paige CunninghamParticipants will use wool roving (long bundles of wool fibers that are produced during the produced during the process of making spun yarn from wool) and learn the technique of hand-needle felting to create one-of-a-kind felted fall leaves & gourds. All supplies (wool roving, needle kits, and finger guards) are included. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 10. All others may regist...
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room

Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Community Hall
Graphics and comics artist Joe Del Beato of AC Comics will be teaching 4 one-hour workshops at Community Hall for ages 11 to 16. Del Beato has drawn some of DC Comics' legendary superheroes and archvillains. Registration is required by calling the Recreation Department 609-967-3066. Workshop dates are Mondays, July 20, and 27 and August 3 and 10. This program is a collaboration between the Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Recreation Department.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room
 James R. Fitzgerald was a criminal profiler and forensic linguist for the FBI and also worked as a police detective and sergeant, working on widely-known cases such as the Unabom, Anthrax and DC Sniper. He is an adjunct professor and lecturer, is one of two technical advisers for CBS-TV's Criminal Minds, and is co-host and executive producer of A&E's Killer Profile.He will be speaking about and signing copies of his book "A Journey to the Center of the Mind, Book 1".
Computer Lab
This class will provide you with an overview of the Apple provided apps, Mail, Contacts and Calendars as well as a few others which are also popular. Yahoo, Google and CloudMagic. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 12. All others may register on July 26.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for August: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Multipurpose Room

Betty Driscoll received a master's degree in Liberal Arts from Notre Dame University of Maryland and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College and taught English and writing in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. She will be speaking about her book Mornings Full of Sunlight (nonfiction).

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
Find out how to keep your Windows 8 PC running smoothly for year to come with a look at the best security and PC maintenance programs available. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. *Please note: Microsoft may release Windows 10 this summer. If so, focus will shift to the new version, with upgrade assistance available.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Small Group Instruction Room

Receive tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Record an audio version and share your story. Registration is requested by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Gymnasium
The orchestra will present Classically Viennese with music by Franz Joseph Haydn and three Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart selections, with hornist Jonathan Clark featured in Horn Concerto No. 2. Tickets available to the general public two weeks prior to performance.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
Watch movies and TV shows on your iPad. Some are free and others require a subscription. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 19. All others may register on August 2.
Small Group Instruction Room

The Romance Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Title for August: "Trouble with Honor" by Julia London. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room

Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
This will be an overview of useful apps for a variety of tasks and interests. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register on July 26. All others may register on August 9.
Multipurpose Room
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room

Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Small Group Instruction Room
Title for September: Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

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