AVALON, N.J. – While winter finishes up with one final icy blast, March is around the corner with the promise of warmer weather and some great highlighted programming from the Avalon Free Public Library and History Center. Stay tuned for featured Award Season Film showings, children’s activities, historical lectures and more. A full calendar of events can be found at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.

Saturday, March 2


Storm of ’62 Photo Slideshow

The devastating Ash Wednesday storm of 1962 changed the course of Seven Mile Island’s history. Come and view a slideshow of the many photos in the History Center’s collection depicting the storm and its impact. Address: 215 39th St.

Saturday, March 9


Irish Fiddle Performance

Join us as students from the Music Studio in Linwood and professional musicians perform Irish songs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Award Season Film Showings

Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14


Award Season Film Series: “Green Book”

Join us for a screening of an award season film nominee. Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material. Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Best Actor.

Wednesday, March 13


Relatively Speaking Lecture

Donna Atkins, “The Life Story Lady” will present an one-hour interactive lecture discussing the importance of documenting your life story and give tips on how to begin.

Saturday, March 16

Kids Activity: Winter Sowing

You can’t grow seeds outside in winter – or can you?  Milk jugs, potting soil, peat moss, and seeds are all part of the magic of winter sowing.  Put the kids in their grubbiest clothes for this very hands-on workshop and get ready to start your flowers in March!

Saturday, March 23

New Jersey Makers Day
New Jersey Makers Day is an all-ages celebration of maker culture across the Garden State. Please join us on Sat. 3/23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a variety of maker activities from games and crafts to family trees! Activities include Therapy Gardening, Minecraft, Soda box Jenga, Kinetic sand, LEGO free play and much more!