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235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
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The library will be closing at 5 p.m. in observance of Presidents Day. We will reopen Tuesday, January 20 at 9 a.m.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Computer Lab
with instructor Casey Zahn. Church records can be a fun and rewarding way to find your family. From online sources to church archives come and learn how to access these records using Avalon Free Library resources.Registration is required 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
with Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, County Extension Department Head and Family & Community Health Sciences Educator Ms. Rochford will be lecturing on healthy eating and how it often takes a back seat at the holidays. Get back on track for the New Year, and join us to learn tips for a common sense approach to healthy living.This Wellness discussion will include: • The Truth About Diets• Learning to Love and Accept Yourself• Taking Control of Emotion...
Multipurpose Room
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan and Mark Rylance. This film is rated PG-13 for Action, Drama and History. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Small Group Instruction Room
with moderator Michelle Devine. Title for February: "America's First Daughter: A Novel" by Stephanie Dray. 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.

Small Group Instruction Room
with moderator Dorothy Pearson. Title for February: "Nine Lives to Die: a Mrs. Murphy Mystery" by Rita Mae Brown. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Multipurpose Room
It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. . Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Bradley Whitford. This film is rated R for Horror, Mystery and Thriller. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Computer Lab
with Cathy Zane. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 6:30 and 8 p.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, iPad, software, or an app. If possible, bring your iPhone, iPad, or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!

Computer Lab
with Sean Farrell. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, software, or an app. If possible, bring your phone or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Small Group Instruction Room
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Computer Lab
Dr. Jerrold Casway.will speak about how he came upon the topic of his lecture, Octavius Catto and the Pythian ball club of Philadelphia. The mid-19th century roots of this topic include the Institute of Colored Youth and the relationship of Philadelphia's most prominent black scholars and entrepreneurs with the south Jersey resort town. Dr. Casway is a retired History professor and college dean now living in the local area. His latest book, "The Culture and Ethnicity of 19th-century Baseball", h...
Children's Library

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

Multipurpose Room
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James and Scott Thomas. This film is rated PG-13 for Biography, Drama and History. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Multipurpose Room
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gail Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt. This film is rated PG for animation, adventure, comedy. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Small Group Instruction Room
with moderator Conrad Weiler. Title for Feb 28 meeting: "The Johnstown Flood" by David McCullough. 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.

Small Group Instruction Room
with instructor Melissa Palmer. 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
with Cathy Zane. Did you just get an iPad? Learn the basic steps to get around and start enjoying all that it can do for you. We will learn how to download and organize apps, change the settings and more.
Multipurpose Room
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. This film is rated R for crime and drama. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Art Room
with Michele Yakopcic. Participants will decorate a styrofoam wreath with pastel ribbons, birds & other Easter decor. Instructor will also show to make a bow. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning February 3. All others may register beginning February 17.
History Center
There are countless theories, books and movies on this subject, which is one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th Century. Retired Air Force celestial navigator, Mark Allen, will present a well-researched theory supported by ample circumstantial evidence that answers these questions. Allen will focus on the methodology utilized by Fred Noonan as he guided her Electra across the vast Pacific on that fateful July night. Together we'll look at the evidence from logs to artifacts in an effort ...
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Computer Lab
with Sean Farrell. Learn the basics of using a Windows PC/laptop. We'll explore the Start Menu, Taskbar, Cortana, Notification Center and file navigation, to make sure you have a solid footing to get started using a computer.
Children's Library

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

Multipurpose Room
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. This film is rated R for Comedy and Drama. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Children's Library

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

Senior Center
Chef Linda Schwartz will demonstrate how to prepare soda bread and chopped salad at the Avalon Senior Center in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Recipes will be provided and participants will be able to sample each. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
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 but you aren't certain about how to discover the truth behind the story. 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 required 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.
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.

Multipurpose Room
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney. This film is rated R for biography, comedy and drama. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Small Group Instruction Room
The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Small Group Instruction Room
with moderator Dorothy Pearson. Title for March: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel" by Karen Joy Fowler. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Multipurpose Room
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon. This film is rated R for adventure, drama and fantasy. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Computer Lab
with Sean Farrell. Learn the basics of using the most popular web browsers, like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. We'll explain how to navigate the web, use search, add bookmarks, and change your basic settings.
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
with Sean Farrell. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for help with questions regarding your computer, phone, iPad, software, or an app. If possible, bring your iPhone, iPad, or laptop along with you so we can help! No registration needed, walk-ins welcome!
Multipurpose Room
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. Starring Arnie Hammer, Timothee Stuhlbarg This film is rated R for drama and romance. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
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.

Multipurpose Room
Join us on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate the Luck of the Irish with music from Ceol Binn, featuring Leslie Clark on guitar with vocals and Stephanie Sussmeier on harp.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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