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January 2020 Programming/Special Hours at Avalon Free Public Library

Avalon, NJ

Holiday Hours


New Year’s Eve: 9am-5pm

New Year’s Day: Closed

Martin Luther King Jr., Day: 9am-5pm

Tuesday, December 31


Happy Noon Year!

Our youngest patrons are invited to help us ring in the “Noon” year with a story, snacks, fun, and a puppet show!

 Saturday, January 4


The Unsinkable Titanic

The Titanic may be the best-known ship of all time.  It hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage – sinking in less than three hours with a loss of almost 1,500 men, women, and children.  How did this happen?  Who perished?  What happened to the survivors?  This lecture will address all these questions and more.

Location: Avalon History Center, 215 39th St.

Monday, January 6


Monday Matinee: “Columbus”

Synopsis: A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams. Drama – this film is not rated. Titles subject to change due to availability.

Tuesday, January 7


Predict the Oscars!

with Sean Farrell. We will show you clips and trailers from the movies that are front-runners to pick up an Oscar nomination on January 8th and then you can vote on which you think will actually get one (or more!). Whoever gets the most predictions correct could win a prize!

Saturday, January 11


Art Workshop: Pointillism

Create your own design using Pointillism, a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Registration is required by calling 609-967-7155 or stop by the circulation desk. Avalon residents may register beginning December 11. All others may register beginning December 26.

Saturday, January 18


Kids’ Tea Party

Join us for a January Tea Party. Kids and their caregivers are invited to this cozy and festive event!


The Avalon Library received 5 stars in Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries, based on statistical performance data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The Avalon Library has received the 5-Star designation eleven times since 2009. The library is located at 235 32nd Street and provides free and open access to first-class collections, services and programs that inspire, inform and enrich the community. For more information on all library programs, please visit the library website at