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Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 12 to August 7. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157. Avalon property owners may register on May 5. All others may register on May 19.
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 connect to the Internet with Windows 8. Browse the Web with Internet Explorer (app vs. desktop), learn how to search for what you need and how to open one or more pages, how to change your Internet Explorer settings, marking favorites and reading pages with the Reader App, using browsers other than Internet Explorer (Google Chrome and Firefox)
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Computer Lab
Join us to learn the ins and outs of Twitter. It's a great way to join the world of social networking. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) In-Person Class. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Multipurpose Room
with Classroom Adventures
Interactive story where children participate with props! Fun for all ages. No registration necessary.
Art Room
with Julie Bradley Norton
Registration is required. Avalon property owners may register on July 3. All others may register on July 17.
Computer Lab
with Casey ZahnTopic: DNA in your Genealogy ResearchHas a cousin approached you and asked you to participate in a DNA study of your family? Or have you heard about DNA to help solve family mysteries and you think it could solve yours? Come and discover how DNA research has helped genealogists and family historians find and make a connection with others in the genealogy field. Registration is required. Avalon property owners may register on July 5. All others may register on July 19.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
This beginners class will take a much closer look at some of the applications that come built into your Mac. Learn tips and tricks for better productivity. In-Person Class. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Methodist Church
Topic TBD

This lecture is part of the “Chautauqua at the Jersey Shore” lecture series presented in collaboration with The New Avalon Assembly.
Multipurpose Room
Gina spent many summers in Avalon writing this book; she was always intrigued with the name, being a huge King Arthur fan, and so thought it would be fun to incorporate that old legend with a modern story. The story does roughly follow the classic tale of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot, with a little Elaine thrown in. Book Title: Avalon- Avalon is a little town on the Jersey Shore named for an ancient land in the tales of King Arthur. It is a story of love and loss, of betrayal and forgiveness, ...
Bring your smart phone to this users group and the instructor will help you learn how to use its features. He will review new app releases, hardware and accessories. Mike will be lecturing and answering questions on this schedule: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - iPhones 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.- Android & Windows phones
School Classroom 1
with Ms. Mary AbelWednesdays, July 2 through August 13 (no class July 16)This program will provide participants with a working knowledge of French phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the French community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to French language learning & cultural activities.The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn French the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out. Registrati...
Multipurpose Room
Sports author Fran Zimniuch will be discussing his latest book (co-authored by Branch Rickey III) "Baseball's New Frontier: A History of Expansion- 1961 to 1998". He will also review the writing process for this book and previous works.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
Class instructor Jack Miller will be providing tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Class participants will also have the opportunity to record their stories as podcasts for listeners to enjoy on our website.
First Thursday of every month: 3:30 to 5:30pm and 3rd Saturday of every month: 10am to Noon
Gymnasium
Beginner Ballroom Dancing with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, June 12 to August 7. The instructor will be teaching Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, and Swing during the beginner classes. Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157. Avalon property owners may register on May 5. All others may register on May 19.
Science Lab
with Jerry Schneider
Jerry will give an interactive presentation and Q&A about our most misunderstood mammals. A fun t-shirt craft will follow (kids may bring their own shirts or purchase heavy cotton white t-shirt for $4).
Registration is required. 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
Building a Classroom Website on Weebly
This class will look at free and easy-to-use online website design program Weebly. Participants can start their own site that they can finish at home once the class is over. Weebly can also be used to create personal and small business sites.
*If you took the class in December, please come and show your progress. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Small Group Instruction Room
Second and fourth Monday of every month for word play. No registration necessary.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Multipurpose Room
Three local poets, David Check, Peter Murphy, and Mark Soiffer, will be reading from their works, answering questions, and signing books.

This lecture is part of the “Chautauqua at the Jersey Shore” lecture series presented in collaboration with The New Avalon Assembly.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Eleanor CifaloglioThree books will be read and discussed during this series. First book will be available for check out on June 25. Aunts, grandmothers, and other women who are important in your life can also be your book club partner.Book Titles:Three Times Lucky by Sheila TurnageWhen You Reach Me by Rebecca SteadBecause of Mr. Terupt by Rob BuyeaSecond meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 23Third meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 13Registration is required. Avalon property owne...
Art
with Paige Cunningham
Ages 18+
Everyone loves fun colorful jewelry! Paige will teach how to use wire and gemstones to create two pairs of dangling earrings. Participants should bring round and needle nose jewelry pliers and cutters to class. Tools are available at local arts and crafts stores.
Registration is required. Avalon property owners may register on July 13. All others may register on July 27.
Computer Lab
Trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle can be easy with the right Apps. We will look into a few great dieting, cookbook, and exercise Apps. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class)
In-Person Class. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Small Group Instruction Room
Second Wednesday of each month. August title: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
A limited number of books are available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
School Classroom 1
with Ms. Mary AbelWednesdays, July 2 through August 13 (no class July 16)This program will provide participants with a working knowledge of French phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the French community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to French language learning & cultural activities.The instructor will be using Barron's "Learn French the Fast and Fun Way". A limited number of books are available for check out. Registrati...
Art Room
with Paige CunninghamAges 5 to 9Ms. Cunningham will read and show pictures from the children's book "Blackout" by John Rocco, talk about the illustrations, and discuss the story. She will play a shadow game with participants and talk about how to make a picture out of silhouettes. The children will then create their own summer scene using black paper and oil pastels. Registration is required. Avalon property owners may register on July 14. All others may register on July 28.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 14 through September 18. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157. Avalon property owners may register on July 14. All others may register on July 28.
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
Windows 8 Hands-On: File Editing & Management
Learn all about how to keep your important documents and files safe and organized with Windows 8, along with how to use some of the many options available for editing your photos and videos.
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Small Group Instruction Room
Class instructor Jack Miller will be providing tips and feedback on poetry, memoirs, short stories, articles, and books. Class participants will also have the opportunity to record their stories as podcasts for listeners to enjoy on our website.
First Thursday of every month: 3:30 to 5:30pm and 3rd Saturday of every month: 10am to Noon
Gymnasium
The orchestra will present Go the Distance, with music by Verdi, Borodin, Sibelius, and Brahms Violin Concerto performed by Caroline Goulding.
Tickets available to the general public two weeks prior to performance.




Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Computer Lab
Meet with other personal computer users to share problems and solutions. Third Monday of every month.
Topic: Getting your Digital Pictures from the Camera to the PC and sort them into folders.




Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
This class will use Apple's Keynote on iCloud to build a presentation by exploring how to create an engaging slideshow that will help you reach your audience and emphasize your message. Selecting colors, images, and fonts will also be covered.*The iPhone and iPad also have the Keynote App, but not all features may be available on these devices. Participants are welcome to bring their own devices. This class will focus specifically on the beta version of Keynote in iCloud. In-Person Class. Regist...
Computer Lab
An introduction into Apple's iCloud for storing and syncing. Third party Cloud Apps like Dropbox, Google Drive and SugarSync will also be explored. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class) In-Person Class. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Small Group Instruction Room
3rd Wednesday of each month. Title for August: The Masterful Mr. Montague by Stephanie Laurens
A limited number of books are available upon registration.
Registration is required.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 14 through September 18. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157. Avalon property owners may register on July 14. All others may register on July 28.
Multipurpose Room
Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Small Group Instruction Room
Second and fourth Monday of every month for word play. No registration necessary.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Computer Lab
Class will start with the camera connection kit to upload photos to the iPad, then use iPhoto to edit and share them. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password. (Required prior to class)
In-Person Class. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 14 through September 18. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157. Avalon property owners may register on July 14. All others may register on July 28.
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
Windows 8 offers a host of programs to help keep yourself productive and organized. This class will teach the basics on the most popular like Word 2013, OneNote, Evernote, and Mobilligy.
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Library closed in observance of Labor Day. Reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2.
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 14 through September 18. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157. Avalon property owners may register on July 14. All others may register on July 28.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Ms. Eva FeeleyWrite Your Own MemoriesHave you longed to tell the stories of your life but can't imagine where to begin or end? Do you believe your life has not been exciting enough to record and leave for posterity? Has your life been unusual and fascinating but you lack confidence as a writer? This workshop will provide a solution for any excuse that may have been holding you back. You will be taught the "snapshot method" of memoir writing and the necessity of choosing the "scope" of your ...
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 14 through September 18. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157. Avalon property owners may register on July 14. All others may register on July 28.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Ms. Eva FeeleyWrite Your Own MemoriesHave you longed to tell the stories of your life but can't imagine where to begin or end? Do you believe your life has not been exciting enough to record and leave for posterity? Has your life been unusual and fascinating but you lack confidence as a writer? This workshop will provide a solution for any excuse that may have been holding you back. You will be taught the "snapshot method" of memoir writing and the necessity of choosing the "scope" of your ...
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Gymnasium
with Ron and Barbara Troy. Thursdays, August 14 through September 18. The instructor will be teaching Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, and Merengue . Registration is required by calling Linda Duffy (609) 967-5900 x 3157. Avalon property owners may register on July 14. All others may register on July 28.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Ms. Eva FeeleyWrite Your Own MemoriesHave you longed to tell the stories of your life but can't imagine where to begin or end? Do you believe your life has not been exciting enough to record and leave for posterity? Has your life been unusual and fascinating but you lack confidence as a writer? This workshop will provide a solution for any excuse that may have been holding you back. You will be taught the "snapshot method" of memoir writing and the necessity of choosing the "scope" of your ...
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Ms. Eva FeeleyWrite Your Own MemoriesHave you longed to tell the stories of your life but can't imagine where to begin or end? Do you believe your life has not been exciting enough to record and leave for posterity? Has your life been unusual and fascinating but you lack confidence as a writer? This workshop will provide a solution for any excuse that may have been holding you back. You will be taught the "snapshot method" of memoir writing and the necessity of choosing the "scope" of your ...
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Ms. Eva FeeleyWrite Your Own MemoriesHave you longed to tell the stories of your life but can't imagine where to begin or end? Do you believe your life has not been exciting enough to record and leave for posterity? Has your life been unusual and fascinating but you lack confidence as a writer? This workshop will provide a solution for any excuse that may have been holding you back. You will be taught the "snapshot method" of memoir writing and the necessity of choosing the "scope" of your ...
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Small Group Instruction Room
with Ms. Eva FeeleyWrite Your Own MemoriesHave you longed to tell the stories of your life but can't imagine where to begin or end? Do you believe your life has not been exciting enough to record and leave for posterity? Has your life been unusual and fascinating but you lack confidence as a writer? This workshop will provide a solution for any excuse that may have been holding you back. You will be taught the "snapshot method" of memoir writing and the necessity of choosing the "scope" of your ...
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Meet and share knitting techniques. No sign-ups are necessary;
all levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
Instructor available once monthly
Children's Library
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Children's Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Register
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