February 2018 Events at Avalon Free Public Library/History Center

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

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
10am
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, February 1
4-6pm
Creative Writing
with 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.

Saturday, February 3
1pm
Barber Shop Quartet
The Cape Shore Chorus represents a group of women from all walks of life who share a joy for learning and performing barbershop music. Through education and entertaining performances, the Cape Shore Chorus promotes the musical art form of Barbershop Harmony – a uniquely American folk art! Barbershop music features songs with understandable lyrics and easily singable melodies. Event address: Avalon History Center, 215 39th St.

Saturday, February 3
11:30 am-1pm
Apple Computers, iPads, and iPhones- Drop-In Tech Workshop
with Cathy Zane. 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!

Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, 26
3:30-4:30pm
Knitting
Meet and share knitting techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.

Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27
10am
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Tuesday, February 6
10-11:30am
Windows Computers and Android Smartphones – Drop-In Tech Workshop
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!

Tuesday, February 6
11:30am-1pm
Apple Computers, iPads, and iPhones- Drop-In Tech Workshop
with Sean Farrell. 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!

Wednesday, February 7
10-11am
Mardi Gras Cuisine
Chef Linda Schwartz will demonstrate how to prepare Mardi-Gras themed dishes 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 January 7. All others may register beginning January 21.

Wednesday, February 7
6-7:30pm
History Book Club
with moderator Conrad Weiler. Title for February “Operation Paperclip” by Annie Jacobsen. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Saturday, February 10
1-3pm
Genealogy– Beginner
with instructor Casey Zahn. Researching your family’s history can be challenging. You may have heard a story about your grandparents but aren’t certain how to discover the truth behind the story. However, after this session you’ll be amazed what you can uncover! Join us to learn just how easy and fun family research can be. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Mondays, February 12 & 26
5:45-7:45pm
Scrabble
Join the Scrabblers on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Tuesday, February 13
6pm
Award Season Film– Wonder
Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder” tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson and Isabela Vidovic. This film is rated PG for Family and Drama. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.

 

Tuesday, February 13
2 to 3 p.m.
Organization Apps
with Sean Farrell. Use your smart device to keep your life in order. We will talk about apps for note-taking, to-do lists, money management, & more; all designed to make life easier!

Wednesday, February 14
3:30-4:30pm
Italian Culture
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Meet with others interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, lifestyles

Wednesday, February 14
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Organization Apps for Apple Devices
with Cathy Zane. Use your smart device to keep your life in order. We will talk about apps for note-taking, to-do lists, money management, & more; all designed to make life easier!

Wednesday, February 14
6-7:30pm
Book Club
with moderator Dorothy Pearson. Title for February: “The Rent Collector” by Camron Wright. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, February 15
11am
Teatime at the Avalon History Center
Enjoy tea with us as we share memories of old Avalon, and make new ones! Event address: 215 39th Street

Thursday, February 15
6pm
Classic Film– The Philadelphia Story (1940)

This classic romantic comedy focuses on a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband and is preparing to wed a new man when she crosses paths with her ex and a prying reporter. Unclear about her feelings for all three men, she must decide whom she truly loves. This film is not rated. For further information visit imdb.com.

Thursday, February 15
5-6:30pm
Windows Computers and Android Smartphones – Drop-In Tech Workshop
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!

Saturday, February 17
10am-noon
Creative Writing
with 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.

Saturday, February 17
10am-noon
Art Workshop- Bottles
with instructor Penelope Cake. Decorate a glass bottle with jewelry pieces, ribbons, lace, trims and more to create a one-of-a-kind decorative accent piece for your home or to give as a gift. All supplies are included in this workshop. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning January 17. All others may register beginning January 31.

Saturday, February 17
2.p.m
Abraham Lincoln, our finest President
with author and professor Gerald McNeff. For many, Lincoln was arguably our finest President. He came from humble beginnings and had many skills: frontiersman, lawyer, politician, writer, and negotiator. His accomplishments rank him as one of the most revered Americans in history. Together, we will attempt to understand what made Lincoln tick. We will trace his childhood and self-study program as well as his entry into politics and his marriage to Mary Todd. We will also discuss his handling of the many complex issues before and during the Civil War. Many historians have called Lincoln a genius. Let’s find out why.

Monday, February 19
9am – 5pm
President’s DayLibrary Hours
The library will be open on Monday, February 19, closing early at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20
10am-noon
Genealogy– Church Records
with instructor Casey Zahn. Church records can be a fun and rewarding way to find your family. From online sources to church archives come and learn how to access these records using Avalon Free Library resources.Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Tuesday, February 20
1 to 2 p.m.
Taking Steps to a Healthier You
with Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, County Extension Department Head and Family & Community Health Sciences Educator
Ms. Rochford will be lecturing on healthy eating and how it often takes a back seat at the holidays. Get back on track for the New Year, and join us to learn tips for a common sense approach to healthy living.
This Wellness discussion will include:
• The Truth About Diets
• Learning to Love and Accept Yourself
• Taking Control of Emotional Eating
• How to Evaluate Your Eating Habits
Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Wednesday, February 21
6-7:30pm
Romance Book Club
with moderator Michelle Devine. Title for February: “America’s First Daughter: A Novel” by Stephanie Dray. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, February 22
6-7:30pm
Mystery Book Club
with moderator Dorothy Pearson. Title for February: “Nine Lives to Die: a Mrs. Murphy Mystery” by Rita Mae Brown. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, February 22
6:30-8pm
Apple Computers, iPads, and iPhones- Drop-In Tech Workshop
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!

Saturday, February 24
10-11:30am
Windows Computers and Android Smartphones – Drop-In Tech Workshop
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! Tuesday, February 27
6 p.m.
Award Season Film- TBD

Saturday, March 3
1-2pm
Finding Amelia: “What really happened to Amelia Earhart”
There are countless theories, books and movies on this subject, which is one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th Century. Retired Air Force celestial navigator, Mark Allen, will present a well-researched theory supported by ample circumstantial evidence that answers these questions. Allen will focus on the methodology utilized by Fred Noonan as he guided her Electra across the vast Pacific on that fateful July night. Together we’ll look at the evidence from logs to artifacts in an effort to “connect the dots.” Event address: 215 39th Street.

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