AVALON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES MAY PROGRAMMING

AVALON, N.J. – “Check It Out” at the Avalon Free Public Library, featuring great programming to help welcome summer! See a highlighted description of a joint celebration of Avalon’s 125th Anniversary! This 5-star rated library lists its May programming below for inclusion in your calendar of events and announcements. Programming for the Avalon History Center is also included. More information can be found on the calendar at  www.avalonfreelibrary.org.

Highlighted Program

Saturday, May 20
Borough of Avalon’s 125th Anniversary Celebration and Mayors Cup Bocce Tournament
Join us at 9:30am for a ceremony commemorating the founding of the Borough of Avalon 125 years ago! Then, starting at 10am, watch as local mayors battle for the coveted prize in the Mayors Cup Bocce Tournament, hosted by the Avalon Recreation Department. Between games, stop in the Avalon History Center to view an exhibit on the 125th Anniversary of Avalon and two local churches. Lunch is served! Italian favorites from Circle Pizza, sponsored by 7MBCA and the Avalon Chamber. And, enjoy live music from “Loud n Klear,” sponsored by the Avalon Free Public Library. Location: 39th Street Park & Avalon History Center, 215 39th St.

Monday, May 1-31
Avalon Historical Society Photography Content
Enter this fun, annual photography competition by dropping entries at the Avalon History Center during the month of May. All entries, including winners, will be on display through June. Contact the History Center for categories and other entry requirements.

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Knitting
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
10 a.m.
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs & crafts for children of all ages.

Tuesday, May 2
6 to 7:30 p.m.
History Book Club
Title for May: “The Hiding Place” by Joni Eareckson Tada. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Wednesday, May 3
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Great Decisions Foreign Policy
Conrad Weiler, Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Temple University, will moderate. Sessions are being held for eight weeks through May 3. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions 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 2017 include: The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis; Trade, Jobs and Politics; Conflict in the South China Sea; Saudi Arabia in Transition; U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum; Latin America’s Political Pendulum; Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan; and Nuclear Security: The Enduring Challenge of Nuclear Weapons. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursdays,  May 4, 11, 18 and 25
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, May 4
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.

Saturday, May 6
10 a.m. to noon
iPad Workshop- Overview
What can I do with an iPad? – This class will show different uses for the iPad: entertainment, education, gaming, social networking, etc. 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. You are welcome to bring any Mac-based device with you to this workshop.

Saturday, May 6
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Basket Weaving Workshop- Bean Pot Basket
Basket weaver Gail Donaghy will instruct on how to weave a Bean Pot basket in this workshop. All supplies, including natural color reeds, will be provided. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning April 6. All others may register beginning April 20.

Mondays, May 8
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Scrabble
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month. No registration required.

Wednesday, May 10
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, May 10
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Book Club
Title for May: “Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe” by Dawn Ripp. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, May 11
6 to 8 p. m.
PC Computer Class- Surfing the Web
Learn how to browse the Web with Internet Explorer, Edge, and Google Chrome, how to search for what you need, how to change your browser settings and bookmark favorites. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Monday, May 15
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Romance Book Club
Title for May: “Obsession” by Nora Roberts. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

u>Wednesday, May 17
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
iPhone & iPad Workshop- Photos/Camera Apps
Learn how to use both cameras on the iPad and how to edit the photos you take. Usage of the photos and storage options will also be discussed. 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.

Thursday, May 18
11 a.m. to noon
Teatime at the History Center
Enjoy tea with us as we share memories of old Avalon, and make new ones! Event address: 215 39th Street

Saturday, May 20
Borough of Avalon’s 125th Anniversary Celebration and Mayors Cup Bocce Tournament
Join us at 9:30am for a ceremony commemorating the founding of the Borough of Avalon 125 years ago! Then, starting at 10am, watch as local mayors battle for the coveted prize in the Mayors Cup Bocce Tournament, hosted by the Avalon Recreation Department. Between games, stop in the Avalon History Center to view an exhibit on the 125th Anniversary of Avalon and two local churches. Lunch is served! Italian favorites from Circle Pizza, sponsored by 7MBCA and the Avalon Chamber. And, enjoy live music from “Loud n Klear,” sponsored by the Avalon Free Public Library. Location: 39th Street Park & Avalon History Center, 215 39th St.

Saturday, May 20
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.

Monday, May 22
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Scrabble
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month. No registration required.

Thursday, May 25
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Club
Title for May: “The Surgeon” by Tess Gerritsen.   Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, May 25
6 to 8 p.m.
PC Computer Class- Facebook & Twitter
Learn how to navigate and use 2 of the world’s biggest social networks to keep in touch with family and friends, take part in trending conversations and maybe even meet a few celebrities! Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Monday, May 29
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Holiday- closed for Memorial Day
The library will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 30.

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 nine 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.

About Avalon Free Public Library

Avalon is a bustling little shore town in southern NJ. Our small population of 1800 expands to about 30,000 at the height of summer. We like to think that we serve them all and then some! Our goal is to make our library available to our patrons wherever they may roam.

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