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Library
All Day! Looking for a fun project for the weekend? Stop by the library to pick up a holiday craft to take home. Our holiday train crafts are a great memento for the day.
Children's Library
Mrs. Claus has traveled all the way to Avalon on The Polar Express to share holiday stories and crafts with kids of all ages.
Computer Lab
Join us for a screening of this modern classic holiday tale about a young boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole. Show times are 11 a.m., 12:40 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. This film is rated G. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Library
All Aboard! The Polar Express Train has traveled all the way from the North Pole and kids and adults are invited to stop by the Train Depot outside the Avalon School to hop aboard! (School Field)
Veterans Plaza
Join us at Veterans Plaza for holiday music performed by the Bay Atlantic Symphony Brass Quintet! (21st Street and Dune Drive) This event is a Festive Friday activity, a borough-wide holiday celebration.
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!
Computer Lab
with Cathy Zane. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 11:30 a.m. to 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!
Computer Lab
Recorded in 2016, this wonderfully traditional Russian Nutcracker performed by the Mariinsky Ballet is a magical, memorable Christmas treat. Tchaikovsky's glorious score is conducted by Valery Gergiev. All concerts and documentaries are unrated and previously recorded.
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.

Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
You are researching your family and BAM! You discover that your family left their homes overseas and arrived in the US. But you have no idea where to go from here?!?! Researching Your ethnic roots will show you how to get passed brick walls here to make wonderful discoveries in other locations. Using online databases and resources through the Avalon Free Public Library, you will learn how to make inroads on your family origins.
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 November: "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Multipurpose Room
Synopsis: When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Starring: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood. This film is not rated. For further information visit imdb.com.
History Center
Enjoy food & refreshments, music, good company, and good cheer at this open house! Location: Avalon History Center, 215 39th St.
Art Room
with Michele Yakopcic. Participants will decorate a styrofoam wreath with holly garland, pine cones, etc. 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 November 4. All others may register beginning November 18.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Gymnasium
Mondays, October 16 through December 4with Victoria AtheneIn this class, you will learn the basic movements of Belly Dance. Emphasis will be on posture and stretching in a safe and supported environment. Wear comfortable clothing and learn this ancient and beautiful dance form. Posture, breathing, and stretching is executed before, during, and after every class.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning Sept...
Children's Library

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

Computer Lab
with Sean Farrell. Learn how to capture your holiday moments with your phone's built in camera, and how to save and share them with your friends and loved ones. No registration required.
Computer Lab
Patti Mazzola, a certified Zentangle instructor, will teach you the basics of the Zentangle art form. Zentangle is meditative pen and pencil drawing on paper tiles that is as simple as writing the letters: “I S C O”. You do not have to be creative or artistic to reap the benefits of Zentangle. Come join us to see what Zentangle is all about. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beg...
Small Group Instruction Room
with moderator Conrad Weiler. Title for December "Ten Days That Shook the World" by John Reed. 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. Learn how to capture your holiday moments with your iPad's camera, and how to save and share them with your friends and loved ones. No registration required.
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.
The Porch
Harpist Lucia Marone will be playing classical and holiday songs on The Porch. She takes requests too.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Computer Lab
with Casey Zahn. Family stories and events were reported by others and repeated to the newspapers. Newspapers have been around for centuries, are preserved in state libraries and archives, and websites have been developed so that old newspapers can be accessed by researchers to learn more about their families' lives in the past. In this workshop, you will learn how newspaper stories like marriages, obituaries, and newsworthy stories can help you learn and understand your family's past. Registrat...
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.

Computer Lab
A representative from the Cape May County Consumer Affairs office will be speaking about numerous topics, including: Home Improvement Contractors, Telemarketers & other Telephone Fraud, Savings & Securities, Charities and others. Join us to learn about local scams and how you can avoid them.
Multipurpose Room
Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young filmmakers to move in to her guest house. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen and Lake Bell. This romantic comedy is rated PG-13 for some thematic and sexual material. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.
Senior Center
Chef Linda Schwartz will demonstrate how to prepare appetizers for your holiday parties and beyond at the Avalon Senior Center. 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. Avalon property owners may register beginning November 13. All others may register beginning November 27.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Meet with others interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles.
Small Group Instruction Room
with moderator Dorothy Pearson. Title for December: "The Risen" by Ron Rash. 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
with Sean Farrell. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.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!
The Porch
Harpist Lucia Marone will be playing classical and holiday songs on The Porch. She takes requests too.
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!

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
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!
Computer Lab
with Cathy Zane. Drop in to this open forum workshop anytime between 11:30 a.m. to 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
Enjoy a holiday performance with the Seven Mile Island Singers, a group of Cape May County volunteers who have been singing together for approximately 15 years, along with piano accompaniment.
Small Group Instruction Room
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
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 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!
Computer Lab
with Shannon Nagle. 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!
Small Group Instruction Room
with moderator Michelle Devine. Title for December: "Hello Again" by Brenda Novak. 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.

History Center
Enjoy tea with us as we share memories of old Avalon, and make new ones!
Event address: 215 39th Street
Children's Library

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

Small Group Instruction Room
Special date to play because of the holiday. Join the Scrabblers for word play.
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 December: "The Last Mile" by David Baldacci. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
The Porch
Harpist Lucia Marone will be playing classical and holiday songs on The Porch. She takes requests too.
Computer Lab
Instructors from the New Jersey State Library will be covering different business structures, how to register a small business in New Jersey, including legal entity registration and individual structured business registration, and how to report your New Jersey business income. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.
Friday, November 24, 2017
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