September Storytime Themes

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Aug 302016

Here are our storytime themes for September.

September 6: Magic of Imagination

September 12 & 13: Grand Grandparents

September 19 & 20: Shiver Me Timbers – Pirates

September 26 & 27: An Apple a Day

granny pirate

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!

 Our friend Allie  the reading therapy dog will be here Saturday, September 10 & September 24 at 2 PM.

September Book Club Selections

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Aug 292016

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, September 3 at 10:30 AM – Little Black Book of Murder by Nancy Martin – Library Reading Room

little black book of murder

Summary from Goodreads: “Nora Blackbird may have been to the manor borne, but these days money is so tight, she can’t afford to lose her job as a society columnist. So when her new boss at the Philadelphia Intelligencer—Australian tabloid editor Gus Hardwicke—tells her to work the celebrity gossip beat or start checking the want ads, the choice is easy.

Now Nora’s writing a profile on billionaire fashion designer Swain Starr, who recently retired to build a high-tech organic farm with his new wife, Zephyr, a former supermodel. But before Nora can get the story, the mogul is murdered. And now Gus wants her to snap up an exclusive on who killed Starr before the cops do.”

Community Book Group

Monday, September 12 at 11:15 AM – Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller – YMCA Community Center

don't let's go to the dogs tonight

Summary from Goodreads: “Alexandra Fuller was the daughter of white settlers in 1970’s war-torn Rhodesia. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is a memoir of that time, when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. Fuller tells a story of civil war; of a quixotic battle against nature and loss; and of her family’s unbreakable bond with a continent which came to define, shape, scar and heal them. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she looks back with rage and love at an extraordinary family and an extraordinary time.

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 AM – The Demon of Brownsville Road by Bob Cranmer  – Library Reading Room


Summary from Goodreads: ” The Cranmers seemed fated to own the house at 3406 Brownsville Road. As a young boy, Bob had been drawn to the property, and, just when the family decided to move back to Brentwood, it went up for sale. Without a second thought, they purchased the house that Bob had always dreamed of owning.

But soon, the family began experiencing strange phenomena—objects moving on their own, ghostly footsteps, unsettling moaning sounds—that gradually increased in violence, escalating to physical assaults and, most disturbingly, bleeding walls. Bob, Lesa, and their four children were under attack from a malicious demon that was conjuring up terrifying manifestations to destroy their tight-knit household. They had two choices: leave or draw on their unwavering faith to exorcise the malicious fiend who haunted their home.

Now, Bob Cranmer recounts the harrowing true story of the evil presence that tormented his family and the epic spiritual war he fought to save everything he held dear…”

Five Below Fundraiser

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Aug 242016

Do you shop at Five Below?

The Friends of the Avalon Public Library are having a fundraiser at the McKnight Road location (4801 McKnight)!

If you shop there between 9/1 and 9/8, 10% of your purchase will be donated to the library!

All you need to do is present this coupon when you check out.

Coupons are also available at our circulation desk.


August Movie

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Aug 202016

The lives of 3 women with very different family situations intersect at Mother’s Day in this romantic comedy.

mother's day still

Friday, August 26 at 1 PM

Saturday, August 27 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

August Family Movie Matinee

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Aug 132016

When mysterious green pigs show up on their island, it’s up to 3 unhappy birds to discover what they’re doing in this animated comedy based on the famous video game!

angry birds still

Friday, August 19 at 3 PM

Rated PG

Conference Room (Downstairs)

NOTE: The August screening will be on a Friday due to the Summer Reading Wrap-up Party.  September’s film will return to Saturdays.