May Storytime Themes

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Apr 292016

Here are our storytime themes for May.

May 2 & 3: Your Mother and Mine

May 9 & 10: Very Berry May

May 16 & 17: Over the Moon

May 23 & 24: Bzzzy Bumbles

May 31: When You’re Laughing


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

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

We also offer Books & Babies on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM for children up to 24 months!

And our canine friend Allie is switching dates for Tail Waggin’ Tutors: May 14 & May 21 at 2 PM!

May Book Club Selections

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Apr 282016

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 AM – The Amish Clockmaker by Mindy Starns Clark – Library Reading Room

amish clockmaker

Summary from Goodreads: “Newlywed Matthew Zook is expanding his family’s tack and feed store when a surprising property dispute puts the remodel on hold–and raises new questions about the location’s mysterious past.

Decades earlier, the same building housed a clock shop run by a young Amish clockmaker named Clayton Raber. Known for his hot temper, Clayton was arrested for the murder of his beloved wife, a crime almost everyone–including his own family members–believed he’d committed, even after charges were dropped. Isolated and feeling condemned by all, Clayton eventually broke from the church, left Lancaster County, and was never heard from again.

Now the only way Matthew can solve the boundary issue and save his family’s business is to track down the clockmaker. But does this put Matthew on the trail of a murderer?”

Community Book Group

Monday, May 9 at 11:15 AM – Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan – YMCA Community Center

saving fish from drowning

Summary from Goodreads: “On an ill-fated art expedition into the southern Shan state of Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas-morning tour-and disappear. Through twists of fate, curses, and just plain human error, they find themselves deep in the jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of the leader and the mythical book of wisdom that will protect them from the ravages and destruction of the Myanmar military regime.

Saving Fish from Drowning seduces the reader with a facade of Buddhist illusions, magician’s tricks, and light comedy, even as the absurd and picaresque spiral into a gripping morality tale about the consequences of intentions-both good and bad-and about the shared responsibility that individuals must accept for the actions of others. “

April Movie

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Apr 232016

Four men predict the banking crisis of the early 2000’s.

The Big Short Left to right: Jeremy Strong plays Vinny Peters, Rafe Spall plays Danny Moses, Hamish Linklater plays Porter Collins, Steve Carell plays Mark Baum, Jeffry Griffin plays Chris and Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises

Friday, April 29, at 1 PM

Saturday, April 30, at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated R

Election Day Bake Sale

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Apr 152016

The lines at the polls may be a bit long this primary season, so buy some goodies while you wait!

election bake sale

We’ll have 2 locations for our Bake Sale this election:

The downstairs hallway (outside of the conference room/polling place)


The Avalon Borough Building

All proceeds benefit the library.

If you’d like to donate baked goods or man the table, please sign up at our circulation desk!