October Storytime Themes

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Sep 262016

Here are our storytime themes for October.

October 3 & 4: Fall-ing Leaves

October 10 & 11: The Moon & Me

October 17 & 18: Wings at Night – Bats & Owls

October 24 & 25: Monster Mash

October 31: Halloween Hullabaloo


Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime  (ages 3-5)

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!

We are considering offering a Toddler Storytime for ages 1.5 – 3 years old.  If interested, talk to Sara!

October Book Club Selections

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Sep 242016

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 AM – Broken by Karin Slaughter – Library Reading Room


Summary from Goodreads: “When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.

While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets–and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed. “

Community Book Group

Monday, October 10 at 11:15 AM – Shanghai Girls by Lisa See – YMCA Community Center


Summary from Goodreads: “In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America. Though inseparable best friends, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls. 

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 AM – Weird Hauntings: True Tales of Ghostly Places compiled by Joanne Austin  – Library Reading Room


Summary from Goodreads: ” Some of these spirit-filled spots are well known and open to the public, while others are private residences that will have to remain intriguing from a distance: No visits allowed! The stories include firsthand tales that have a powerful “creepiness factor” and believability. The various sites include haunted houses, ghostly graveyards, cursed roads, eerie eateries, spirited saloons, and more. But be warned: This collection of true tales set in actual locations is so chilling that you may not want to read this alone at night!”

Library Board Openings

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Sep 202016

Do you love the library?

Are you an Avalon resident looking for a new volunteer opportunity?

The Executive Board of the Avalon Public Library is looking for new board members.

Come meet us and hear more about this opportunity at our next board meeting!

Tuesday, October 4 at 7 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)


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Sep 182016

Free fun for the whole family!

It’s time for the Friends of the Avalon Public Library’s annual Touch-a-Truck!


Join us for a book sale, bake sale, raffle baskets, food, vendors, games, Pokemon lures…

And trucks, of course!

Saturday, September 24, 12 – 4 PM

California Avenue

September Movie

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Sep 172016

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man that she’s caring for in this adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ mega-bestseller.


Friday, September 23 at 1 PM

Saturday, September 24 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13