March, 2018 Programming at Avalon Free Public Library/Avalon History Center

Spring Events at the Avalon Free Public Library and Avalon History Center

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10am
Story Time
Join us for stories, songs and crafts for children of all ages.

Thursday, March 1
4-6pm
Creative Writing
with instructor 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.

Thursday, March 1
6pm
Award Season Film- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. This film is rated R for crime and drama. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.

Thursday, March 1
5:30-6:30pm
Beginner iPad
with Cathy Zane. Did you just get an iPad? Learn the basic steps to get around and start enjoying all that it can do for you. We will learn how to download and organize apps, change the settings and more.

Saturday, March 3
1-2pm
Finding Amelia: “What really happened to Amelia Earhart,” at the Avalon History Center
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 St.

Saturday, March 3
10am-noon
Art Workshop- Easter Wreath
with Michele Yakopcic. Participants will decorate a styrofoam wreath with pastel ribbons, birds & other Easter decor. Instructor will also show to make a bow. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning February 3. All others may register beginning February 17.

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

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

Tuesday, March 6
10-11am
Windows 101
with Sean Farrell. Learn the basics of using a Windows PC/laptop. We’ll explore the Start Menu, Taskbar, Cortana, Notification Center and file navigation, to make sure you have a solid footing to get started using a computer

Tuesday, March 6
6pm
Award Season Film- Lady Bird
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. This film is rated R for Comedy and Drama. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts. For further information on rating, please review the MPAA guide at www.mpaa.org.

Friday, March 9
2pm
Baking
Chef Linda Schwartz will demonstrate how to prepare soda bread and chopped salad at the Avalon Senior Center in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. 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.

Saturday, March 10
1-3pm
Beginner Genealogy
with instructor Casey Zahn. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to find out about your family’s history. You may have heard a story about your grandparents but you aren’t certain about how to discover the truth behind the story. 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 by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

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

Tuesday, March 13
6pm
Award Season Film- I, Tonya
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Wednesday, March 14
6-7:30pm
Book Club
with moderator Dorothy Pearson. Title for March: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel” by Karen Joy Fowler. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Wednesday, March 14
6:00pm
Award Season Film- The Shape of Water
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Thursday, March 15
10-11am
Internet 101
with Sean Farrell. Learn the basics of using the most popular web browsers, like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. We’ll explain how to navigate the web, use search, add bookmarks, and change your basic settings.

Thursday, March 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, March 15
11:30am-1pm
Open Apple
with Sean Farrell. 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!

Thursday, March 15
6pm
Award Season Film- Call Me By Your Name
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

Saturday, March 17
10am-noon
Creative Writing
with instructor 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, March 17
1pm
Irish Music
Join us on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate the Luck of the Irish with music from Ceol Binn, featuring Leslie Clark on guitar with vocals and Stephanie Sussmeier on harp.

Monday, March 19
10am-noon
Genealogy: Learning More from Your DNA
with instructor Casey Zahn. Have you seen the advertisements about your DNA? Are you curious about doing it? Or have you done take a test and don’t know what to do with the results? Come and learn how to read your results and make contacts with cousins you didn’t know you had.

Tuesday, March 20
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!

Tuesday, March 20
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!

Wednesday, March 21
1-2pm
Email 101
with Sean Farrell. Learn the basics of using email. We’ll explain how to set up an email account, send and receive messages, attach images, manage contacts, and create groups.

Wednesday, March 21
6-7:30pm
Romance Book Club
with moderator Michelle Devine. Title for March: “The Switch” by Sandra Brown. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursdays, March 22, 29, and April 5, 12, 19, 26
5-6pm
Tai Chi
with instructor Kevin Ison. Tai Chi Chuan develops a meditative awareness through soft, slow movements, done with deliberate attention, in harmony with the breath. Tai Chi Chuan imparts great health, increased energy, improved balance and ease of motion while teaching self defense for all ages. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk. Avalon property owners may register beginning February 22. All others may register beginning March 8.

Thursdays, March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; and May 3, 10
5:45-7:45pm
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 10. 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 2018 include: The Waning of Pax Americana?; Russia’s Foreign Policy; China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation; Media and Foreign Policy; Turkey: A Partner in Crisis; U.S. Global Engagement and the Military; South Africa’s Fragile Democracy; and Global Health: Progress and Challenges.

Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Thursday, March 22
6-7:30pm
Mystery Book Club
with moderator Dorothy Pearson. Title for March: “Memory Man” by David Baldacci. Complimentary books may be available upon registration. Register by calling 609-967-7155 or stopping by the circulation desk.

Saturday, March 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!

Saturday, March 24
11:30am-1pm
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!

Friday, March 30
10-11am
Magic Show
Join us for the magic of Joe Fischer in the multipurpose room at the elementary school. Fun for all ages!

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