Sept. 8, 2016
Be sure to " Check It Out!"  with these great digital-media programs, all with easy access, wherever you are!

Upcoming Programs

Knitting, Mondays
9/10  Author/Music Lecture: Robert Rawlins 
9/12  Volunteer Information Panel
9/14  Book Club - "The Sympathizer"
9/14  Italian Culture
9/17 C reative Writing
9/21 iPad Workshop - iCloud
9/21 Romance Book Club - "Hell or High Water"

Registration is required for certain programs. 
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A Farewell to Norm Gluckman!  
10 Years of Service at the AFPL

Norman Gluckman is retiring after 10 great years as the Director of the Avalon Free Public Library. Norm has spent most of his life in library systems throughout the country, receiving his Master's of Library Science from the University of Buffalo. He went to Vermont to become a school librarian and then relocated to New Jersey to become an employee of the Atlantic Country Library system. In 2000, Norm became the Director of the Millville Public Library and in 2006 he joined us at the Avalon Free Public Library where he has spent 10 years as the director of the 5-Star Library Journal rated AFPL. 
Norm was born in Hampton Bay, New York and prior to his time in the books, he joined the Navy and eventually became an officer. He also enjoys playing the Alto Sax and has played in a Big Band in Vermont. With retirement around the corner, Norm will be able to spend more time practicing his music, enjoying the Phillies, and maybe even put his pilates license to use! 

Join friends, family and the library on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5:30pm to congratulate Norm for everything he has done! 

Congrats, Norm!
Author/Music Lecture: Robert Rawlins at Avalon History Center 
Saturday, Sept. 12, 7-8pm 

Author, professor and musician Robert Rawlins will present a musical lecture on the songs of the Roaring Twenties on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 8pm at the Avalon History Center, 215 39th St. Join the Avalon History Center, Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon Historical Society in welcoming Rawlins to Avalon as he highlights his latest book, "Tunes of the Twenties," using an interactive approach, while playing his saxophone and clarinet during the lecture.

Rawlins  holds master's degrees in music history and theory, humanities and public relations as well as a Ph.D. in musicology. In addition to being a published author, he has worked as a  professor and coordinator of music theory at Rowan University for 20 years. He has worked with hundreds of entertainers and is a former member of the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra.

What's HOT: 
Top 20 Books of the Summer 

Summer might be coming to a close, but summer reads from the library are never ending. Check out the most popular 20 fiction books of the summer! You can even see how many times the book has been taken out since it has been released. Maybe you should reserve the title next?

New Releases:
New Fiction Books - September 2016

Need to find a new book? Look through our list of new fiction books. These titles are available in several different formats including print, CD, playaway audiobook and OverDrive eBook, all available with your library card! 

New Releases:
New Nonfiction Books - September 2016

Learn a new cooking recipe from Alton Brown, understand Elizabeth Vargas' life story in her memoir, or gain joy from the Dalai Lama. There are so many new nonfiction books here for you to enjoy!