January Storytime Themes

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Dec 302015

Here are our storytime themes for January.

January 4 & 5: Button Up Your Overcoat

January 11 & 12: Penguin Pals

January 19: Polar Bear Buddies

January 25 & 26: Snow Day


Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime with Sara (ages 2.5-5)

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM: Family Storytime with Janice (all ages)

New Year Closing

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Dec 292015

We will be CLOSING EARLY at 3 PM on Thursday, December 31.

We will be CLOSED on Friday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.

Normal hours resume Saturday, January 2.

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January Book Club Selections

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Dec 282015

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, January 2 at 10:30 AM – The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver – Library Reading Room

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Summary from Goodreads: “It begins at a prestigious music school in New York City. A killer flees the scene of a homicide and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. When a scream rings out, followed by a gunshot, they break down the door. The room is empty.

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to help with the high-profile investigation and to ferret out a master illusionist they’ve dubbed ‘the conjurer.’ As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all. “

Community Book Group

Monday, January 11 at 11:15 AM – Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult – YMCA Community Center

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Summary from Goodreads: “For over a decade, Jenna Metcalf obsesses on her vanished mom Alice. Jenna searches online, rereads journals of the scientist who studied grief among elephants. Two unlikely allies are Serenity Jones, psychic for missing people who doubts her gift, and Virgil Stanhope, jaded PI who originally investigated cases of Alice and her colleague. Hard questions and answers.”

Winter Holidays Closing

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Dec 222015

We will be CLOSING EARLY at 3 PM on Thursday, December 24.

We will be CLOSED on Friday, December 25, and Saturday, December 26 in observance of Christmas and the winter holidays.

Normal hours resume on Monday, December 28.


Five Below Fundraiser

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Dec 092015

The Friends of Avalon Public Library are hosting a fundraiser!

10% of purchases made during these dates will be donated to the library!

All you need to bring with you is a coupon that’s available at our circulation desk or print it out from home.


Dates: December 13-19, 2015

Hours: 8 AM – 11 PM

Location: Five Below, 4801 McKnight Road