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New Nonfiction Books: August 2016

Interested in a specific title? Visit our online catalog to search the library’s entire collection! Click here to go to the library’s catalog. The 15:17 to Paris by Anthony Sadler On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani’s mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a […]

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New Fiction Books: August 2016

Interested in a specific title? Visit our online catalog to search the library’s entire collection! Click here to go to the library’s catalog. General Fiction Books Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was […]

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On This Day, July 16

On this day in 1776, a 2,000-pound copper-and-tin bell now known as the “Liberty Bell” rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Four days earlier, the historic document had been adopted by delegates to the […]

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On This Day, July 7

On July 7, 1912, Jim Thorpe wins the pentathlon at the fifth modern Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. At the time, Thorpe, a Native American who attended Pennsylvania’s Carlisle Indian School, was only beginning to establish his reputation as the greatest all-around athlete in the world. Competing against the best athletes in the world in the […]

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Avalon Library Staff Picks – July

Probably one of the biggest questions we get asked at the circulation desk is “What do you recommend?” Well, we decided we’d compile a list of everything the staff is reading/watching/listening to so you can enjoy the staff’s recommendations when you’re not in Avalon! If you’re interested in placing a hold on one of the staffs […]

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On This Day, July 6

On July 6, 1942, in Nazi-occupied Holland, 13-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family are forced to take refuge in a secret sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse. The day before, Anne’s older sister, Margot, had received a call-up notice to be deported to a Nazi “work camp.” On August 4, 1944, just two months […]

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On This Day, June 30

Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in June 30, 1936. Gone with the Wind caused a sensation in Atlanta and went on to sell millions of copies in the United States and throughout the […]

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On This Day, June 29

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry,  French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator, was born near Lyon, France on June 29, 1900. As an author, he is best remember for  his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight. Saint-Exupéry […]

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On This Day, June 28

On June 28, 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made that year. In 1954, the Corvette went into mass production at […]

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What’s HOT: Top 10 Movies at the Library Right Now! (July 2016)

While we have five new additions to the What’s HOT list, the top three still remain the same only switching positions. The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine made the largest jump with debuting on this list at #4! Interested in looking something up? Click here to visit our Online Catalog. Not sure how to reserve […]