June events at the Avalon Free Public Library and Avalon History Center

Thursdays,  June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, June 1
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, June 3
10 a.m. to noon
iPad Workshop- Getting Started with a new iPad
Learn the ins and outs of the iPad from the settings to all the great apps Apple gives you to start with. 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.

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Knitting
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27
10 a.m.
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs & crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, June 8
6 to 8 p. m.
PC Computer Class- Apps & Programs
With instructor Sean Farrell. Learn how to use, install, uninstall, customize, and rearrange Windows 10 apps & programs, along with some suggestions that will help you get the most from your device. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Saturday, June 10
9a.m. to noon
Avalon Historical Society Fifth Annual Mini-Golf Competition
Compete for fun and for prizes! Two categories: children 13 and under, and age 14 and above. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Score” and “Most Holes in One”.  Bring the whole family for some family fun! Held at the recently renovated “Go Fish” course, 2438 Dune Drive. Ticketed event, purchase on-site.

 

Mondays, June 12 and 26
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Scrabble
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month. No registration required.

Tuesday, June 13
7 p.m.
Third Annual *Paper Peddler* Trivia Night at the History Center
Bring a team of friends and demonstrate your knowledge of Avalon’s history and culture in a Quizzo-inspired trivia game! Enjoy old photos and memorabilia. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Call (609) 967-0090 to reserve a table for your team of up to four people. Event address: Avalon History Center, 215 39th Street.

Wednesday, June 14
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, June 14
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Book Club
with moderator Dorothy Pearson. Title for June: “The Unlikely Spy” by Daniel Silva. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, June 15
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, June 17
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.

Saturday, June 17
10 a.m. to noon
PC Computer Class- Photos & Files
With instructor Sean Farrell. Learn how to manage your files and how to use built-in Windows 10 features to make your photos look their best. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Saturday, June 17
1p.m. to 4p.m.
Avalon Historical Society Annual Olde House Tour
Enjoy walking tours of several of Avalon’s old homes, as well as the Wells Memorial Presbyterian Church, which is celebrating its 125th Anniversary. Ticketed event beginning at the Avalon History Center, 215 39th St.

Monday, June 19
10 a.m. to noon
Wooden Name Board Art Workshop
Instructor Bernadette Erb will provide all supplies and direction on painting a wooden board with the name of your choice. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Please specify the name if you would like instructor to provide a stencil. Avalon property owners may register beginning May 19. All others may register beginning June 12.

Mondays and Wednesdays, June 19, 21, 26 and 28 and July 10, 12, 17 and 19
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Spanish for Travel & Culture
with Ms. Giovanna Capizola. This language class series will provide participants with a working knowledge of Spanish phrases and vocabulary related to travel. We will explore the cultures of the Hispanic community. Participants will be exposed to online programs & websites related to Spanish language learning & cultural activities. The instructor will be using Barron’s “Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way”. A limited number of books are available for check out. Registration is required. Avalon property owners may register May 19. All others may register June 2.

Mondays and Wednesdays,  June 19, 21, 26 and 28 and July 10, 12, 17 and 19
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Italian for Travel & Culture
with Giovanna Capizola. This language class series will provide students a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture. It will explore 6 topics including: starting a conversation, finding a place to spend the night, finding your way on foot, the use of public transportation, how to tell time and understand/give information about trains. Through listening, reading, speaking and writing, students will acquire basic conversational skills in the Italian language.
The instructor will be using Barron’s “Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way”. A limited number of books are available for check out. Registration is required. Avalon property owners may register beginning May 19. All others may register beginning June 2.

Tuesday, June 20
7 p.m.
Avalon History Center Summer Lecture Series:  Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart Church (formerly Maris Stella Chapel) has a rich history. Father Mark will share the history of the church and its importance to Avalon. Event address:  Sacred Heart Church, 25th Street & First Avenue

Wednesday, June 21
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
iPad Workshop- Communication with the iPad
With instructor Cathy Zane. Use your iPad as a way to communicate via email, social media and visual conversation. We will check out the mail, twitter, Instagram and FaceTime 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. You are welcome to bring any Mac-based device with you to this workshop.

Wednesday, June 21
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Romance Book Club
with moderator Michelle Devine. Title for June: “Captive” by Grace Burrows. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, June 22
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Club
Title for June: “Kill Artist” by Daniel Silva. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Friday, June 23 and 30
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Video Games
Play Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii games. For kids of all ages! Nintendo DS games are available for play as well.

Saturday, June 24
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Library Open House and Story Book Bash
Join us for a fun-filled open house with face painting, stories and giveaways. We will be kicking off the Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World” and showing demos of some of our technology workshops and other programs. Enjoy a light breakfast too. Fun for the whole family!

Monday, June 26
Read, Discover, Create!
10 to 11:30 a.m.
“Fudge – a – Mania” Comes to Avalon! Calling all readers ages 8 – 12: Reading and crafting adventures await you this summer at the Avalon Free Public Library for the Read, Discover, Create! Kids’ Book & Craft Club. Join Deborah Martinelli, former teacher of reading and bookseller of the Paper Peddler, and Maureen Moore, teacher of art and former bookseller of the Paper Peddler, on Mondays of June 26th, July 17th, July 31st, & August 14th, from 10:00 – 11:30 Each session focuses on the discussion of one of the books in the Fudge series by Judy Blume followed by a craft based on the book. Stop by the front desk of the library to register for each adventure and obtain a copy of each session’s book (while supplies last).
Monday, June 26th Tales of a Fourth – Grade Nothing  –Two is a crowd when Peter and his little brother, Fudge,  are in the same room. Grown-ups think Fudge is absolutely adorable, but Peter and his pet turtle, Dribble, know the truth. From throwing temper tantrums to smearing mashed potatoes on the wall, Fudge causes mischief wherever he goes! Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning May 26. All others may register beginning June 9.

Monday, June 26
5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Scrabble
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month. No registration required.

 

Monday, June 26
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All Aboard! How the Railroad Made Avalon
History Center Interpreter Bill Mengel talks about the history of the Avalon Railroad, and shows great old photos of its construction and operation. Location: Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St, Avalon, NJ 08202

Tuesday, June 27th
7 p.m.
New Avalon Assembly Chautauqua at the Jersey Shore 5th Anniversary Program
 Nathan L. Bryson, Curator of Organs at Boardwalk Hall, on the restoration, preservation, and importance of the two pipe organs of Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Location: First United Methodist Church of Avalon, 3344 Dune Drive.

Wednesday, June 28
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Genies, Lamps and Dreams: Tales of the Arabian Nights
Join us for an exciting performance, fun for kids and parents alike! All ages are welcome and the show is especially appealing to ages 3 through 10. Actors from Youth Stages will present “Genies, Lamps, and Dreams: Tales of the Arabian Nights”. In this interactive performance, audience members star as the Sultan’s children and become fish, birds, frogs, and doors that say “Open Sesame.” Literature from the Persian Empire is full of heroes, among them Aladdin and Sinbad! This show is fast paced and fun for everyone.

Wednesday, June 28
10 a.m. to noon
Genealogy Workshop- Beginning Your Family Research
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to find out about your family’s history. You may have heard a story about your grandparents or their parents but you aren’t certain about how to discover the truth behind the story. Perhaps they arrived from a small town in Europe with only the clothes on their backs? 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. Avalon property owners may register on May 28. All others may register on June 11.

Wednesday, June 28
1 to 3 p.m.
Genealogy Workshop- Using YouTube for your Research
Have a question about genealogy but don’t know who to contact or how to further your research? YouTube to the rescue! Learn how to find and watch videos on researching your family history. From beginning tips to expert advice for ethnic genealogy, come and learn how to find videos that are interesting, educational & just plain fun! Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning May 28. All others may register beginning June 11.

Wednesday, June 28
7 p.m.
Beach Book Picks with Carol Fitzgerald
There’s nothing better than a good book on the beach! Join us for a fast-paced discussion with Carol Fitzgerald, Founder/President of The Book Report Network, a group of websites about books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of booklovers since 1996. Carol will be reviewing the latest and greatest in Beach Book Picks! You can visit BookReporter.com for more information on the Book Report Network.

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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