December Storytime Themes

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Nov 302017

Here are our storytime themes for December.

December 4 & 5: Gingerbread Goodness

December 11 & 12: Snowman Shenanigans

December 18 & 19: Rollicking Reindeer

NOTE: There will be no storytime programs on December 25 and 26 due to our holiday closures.

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

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

We also offer Books & Babies every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 AM for our youngest patrons (0-24 months)

December Adult Programs

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Nov 292017

Advanced Directive & Living Will Workshop

Thursday, December 7 at 2:00 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

An Advance Directive is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, often including a living will, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor.

Join representatives from Bethany Hospice as we navigate through your options while planning your future.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please call (412-921-2209) Morgan Lesoski for more information.


Writers’ Group

Thursday, December 14 & December 28 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 12/14:

Write about the worst gift you or your protagonist ever received.

Write about a star.

Write about an antique nativity set.


Prompts for 12/28

Write a winter-themed acrostic poem.
Soft drifts
Never-ending blizzard
Outside wonderland
Winter’s white blanket
The definition of acrostic can be found here.
Write about something you wish you could do
write about something that will not work.



Thursday, December 14 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.


Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

December Children’s Programs

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Nov 272017

Tea with Mrs. Claus

Thursday, December 14: 6:00-8:00 pm

Join Mrs. Claus for tea and cookies, holiday crafts, a story, and help writing your letters to the North Pole!

If you’re good, jolly St. Nick may even make an appearance at the end!

Cost is $15 for one adult and one child.  Each additional child per family is $5.

Adults must accompany children.

24 spots available.  Please RSVP and pay by December 13.

Cash or check.

Presented by the Friends of the Avalon Public Library.


Cars 3 Screening

Saturday, December 2 at 1:00 pm

Rescheduled from 11/18.

Rated PG.


Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Thursday, December 7 at 4:00 pm

Read aloud with Ally, a certified reading dog!

December Book Club Selections

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Nov 252017

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 AM – The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Colonel Bantry has found the strangled body of an exotic blonde bombshell lying on his library hearth – and the neighbors are beginning to talk! When Miss Marple takes an interest, though, things begin to move along nicely, and it’s all far more convoluted – and sordid – than the genteel Bantrys could have imagined.

A curmudgeonly financier, his self-absorbed adult children, a couple of pragmatic and clever hotel workers, tons of money and influence, a wild local lad, some smitten girls, the film business, mix into a classic Christie plot filled with twists, turns, and double-backs galore. Plus the glorious settings of A Great House, a fancy Hotel, and an excessively genteel little village, and let’s not forget Miss Marple..”

Community Book Group

Monday, December 11 at 11:15 AM – The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”A pilot’s wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock on the door that might come. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plane flown by her husband has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable one revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumours that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever the knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taught, impassioned novel as it moving explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person? “


Paranormal Book Group

PBG will return in January.


Thanksgiving Closure 2017

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Nov 202017

We will be CLOSED Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

Normal hours resume Saturday, November 25.

 Happy Thanksgiving!