March 18, 2016

EVENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Norm Gluckman, Director

ngluckman@avalonfreelibrary.org

609-967-7155

 

AVALON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES APRIL PROGRAMMING

 

AVALON, N.J. – “Check It Out” at the Avalon Free Public Library! This 5-star rated library lists its April programming below for inclusion in your calendar of events.

 

Saturday, April 2
10 a.m. to noon
iPad Workshop- Ideas
So you have an iPad, now what? We will review different uses for the iPad. 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.

Saturday, April 2

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pastel Portraits from Photo Art Workshop

Instructor Leonard Wilkinson will be teaching a pastels class and showing how to obtain the initial likeness and apply the pastel. This fine-art workshop is open to adults, ages 18+. Registration is required by calling 609-967-5900 x3157. Participants are responsible for bringing their own supplies. A list will be sent upon registration.

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Knitting
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

Mondays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Great Decisions Foreign Policy
Sessions are being held for eight weeks through April 25. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions 2016 Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
Topics for Great Decisions 2016 include: Middle East Alliance, The Rise of ISIS, The Future of Kurdistan, The Koreas, The United Nations, Climate Change, and Cuba and the U.S. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Wednesday, April 6
6 to 7:30 p.m.
History Book Club
Title for April: “The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War,” by Michael Shaara. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, April 7
5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

iPhones Workshop: Twitter & Pinterest

Learn the basics of social networking and using Pintererst. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.


Thursday, April 7
6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Androids Workshop: Facebook & Twitter
Learn the basics of social networking on your Android device. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, April 7
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Creative Writing
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.

Mondays, April 11 and 25
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Scrabble
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month. No registration required.

Wednesday, April 13
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Italian Culture
Meet with others interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history and lifestyles.

Wednesday, April 13
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Book Club
Title for April: “In the Garden of Beasts,” by Erik Larson. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Wednesday, April 13
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
iPad Workshop: TV Alternatives
Use your iPad instead of the TV as a source of entertainment. 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.

Thursdays, April 14, 21 and 28
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, April 14
6 to 8 p.m.
Windows 10 Hands-On: Introduction to Windows 10
Got a new computer? Learn all about how to use the latest version of Windows. Find out where to find your favorite programs, learn the Start menu, taskbar, Cortana and more. Register to use a library computer or your own computer or tablet. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Saturday, April 16
10 a.m. to noon
Creative Writing
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.

Tuesdays, April 19 and 26
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Tuesday, April 19

4 to 6 p.m.

Art Workshop: Carved Ceramic Lantern with Lid Project

With the Madd Potters’ Studio. Participants will create a lidded lantern using soft clay slabs. Projects will then be embellished with carvings as intricate or as simplistic as the participants wish. Create your lantern Tuesday, April 19, and return Tuesday, May 3 to glaze. All levels of clay experience welcome. Ages 18+. Registration is required. Avalon property owners may register March 19. All others may register April 2.

Wednesday, April 20
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
iPad Workshop: Instagram & Pinterest
This workshop covers social media with pictures. 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.

Wednesday, April 20
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lecture: The Rise of Beatlemania in America
Professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz will present "From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in  America.”  He will discuss the fact that many Beatles authors and scholars have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963 as a cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad; then the Beatles made American happy again. Mr. Krerowicz feels this is overly simplistic and that America has suffered numerous tragedies and rebounded each time, but the popularity and staying power of the Beatles remains unmatched in American history. He also feels the real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success.

Wednesday, April 20
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Romance Book Club
Title for April: “Big Sky Country,” by  Linda Lael Miller. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Tuesday, April 26
6 to 8 p.m.
Technology Workshop: Roku as a TV Alternative
Thinking about cutting the cord? Learn all about how to do it using a Roku box to watch Internet TV. We will discuss the setup process and services you can use like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vudu and more, along with tips for using them.

Wednesday, April 27
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
iPad Workshop: System Settings
Join us as we review the system settings to control the iPad and its 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.

The Avalon Library received 5 stars in Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries, based on statistical performance data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The Avalon Library has received the 5-Star designation eight times since 2009. The library is located at 235 32nd Street and provides free and open access to first-class collections, services and programs that inspire, inform and enrich the community. For more information on all library programs, please visit the library website at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.
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