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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 11am-12pm 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 1pm 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... Read more →

A novel intended ‘to go to the heart of Christmas’

By Carl Peters/THE CATHOLIC STAR HERALD - December 2019 It is a tale of sin, guilt, sorrow, hardship and injustice, but it is also, finally, about finding hope in a harsh and unjust world. It is, in the truest sense, a book about Christmas. “Mr. Ives’ Christmas” is the second novel Oscar Hijuelos wrote that was influenced by the holiday. His first attempt emphasized the festive and joyful aspects of Christmas, but his publisher rejected it. Hijuelos, a Pulitzer prize winning author, responded by saying,... Read more →

Lech Wałęsa Speaks at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Rochester, MI (Nov. 16, 2019)-- Former Nobel Peace Prize awardee and Republic of Poland president Lech Wałęsa was the keynote speaker at Oakland University last Friday, as the guest of the Varner Vitality Lecture Series. He made an earlier appearance at an intimate press conference that was sponsored by the Oakland University Division of Academic Affairs and the Polish-American Federal Credit Union. Wałęsa, who understands some English, was skillfully assisted by longtime interpreter and author Magdalena Iwinska. Wałęsa wore a... Read more →

Book & Coaching Service Aims to Help Students Prepare for College/the Workforce

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--To the Next Step, a book and an educational and coaching company, is aimed at helping high school and college students prepare for college and careers. Kyle Grappone, founder of the To the Next Step coaching firm and author of a book by the same name, says his goal is to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in the real world. Grappone says, “I want students to understand how much time, energy, and resources goes into your full-time job. I want them... Read more →

Why is it Still Fashionable to Read? 

(May 29, 2019)--Science supports the idea that reading is ideal for good health. Unfortunately, not many people value the tradition of reading. A lot of individuals admit to not reading books often, and this is a worrying trend. Books are filled with wisdom and are a fountain of knowledge. You need this to not only jog your brain but also learn more. Research alludes that people who read books are poised to have a better life and health than those who don't and are better... Read more →

“Do You Want To Play Some Football Under The Lights?"

University of Detroit Mercy Athletic History DATELINE DETROIT… OCTOBER 5, 1951 By Fred Lauck, Esq. Under the cool, night skies of a crisp October evening in the year of 1951, a bus load of Fightin’ Irishmen from Notre Dame pulled into Briggs Stadium at “The Corner” of Michigan and Trumbull Avenue. Their mission… to do battle with Detroit’s fightin’ Titans on the “Field of Dreams.” The lights at the historic stadium lit up the night sky over downtown Detroit seducing the “birds of a feather”... Read more →

May 2019 Programming at Avalon Free Public Library

April showers and spring flowers are finally here! Enjoy these great programs at the Avalon Free Public Library and History Center. Stay tuned for author talks, motivational programming and the official launch to our summer reading program! A full calendar of events can be found at www.avalonfreelibrary.org. Saturday, May 4 1pm Author Talk: “Cape May County New Jersey: The Making of an American Resort Community” Enjoy a lecture at the History Center given by Dr. Jeffery M. Dorwart, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, and author of... Read more →

Home Country: Do I look stoo-pid?

gloucestercitynews.net | March 13, 2019 Buy me a beer! / CNBNews graphics file Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor “Comin’ up on Saint Paddy’s Day, boys,” Windy said, coming in on final approach to an empty chair. Perfect two-point landing. Loretta filled his cup with fresh and he reared back and addressed the members of the Mule Barn truck stop’s world dilemma think tank. “Almost here, yessir. But this one ain’t gonna be like the last one … not by a strong shot. Lead us not... Read more →

KU Department of Geography to Host Talk and Book Signing with National Geographic Explorer

and TED Fellow Dr. M. Jackson CNBNewsnet | March 6, 2019 KUTZTOWN, PA ( Kutztown University's Department of Geography is pleased to host Dr. M. Jackson, National Geographic Society Explorer, TED Fellow, geographer, glaciologist, environmental educator and author of The Secret Lives of Glaciers (2019). Dr. M. Jackson's talk will take place on Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m. in room 145 of Boehm Science Building. Following the talk will be a Q&A session with questions from the audience, both in-person and online, as well... Read more →

Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Read Across America” Week

Bergen County, N.J. – Over the last week, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office visited fourteen public elementary schools across the county to participate in “Read Across America” week as part of Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s ongoing effort to continue strengthening ties between the community and law enforcement. “Read Across America” is an annual reading motivation and awareness program organized by the National Education Association that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, 2019, the birthday of beloved children’s... Read more →


In the era of online dating, Cupid's age-old trappings like hand-written love notes have fallen by the wayside. But this timeless display of affection will never go out of style. Given the rarity, a love letter could be just what you need to win over that crush, rekindle the romance, or even show your squad-love for Galentine's Day. When was the last time you told someone you loved how you really felt? Where do you even begin? Luckily, expert writers Dalma Heyn and Richard Marek... Read more →

Winter Programs at Gloucester City Library

Learn a New Language with Mango! Gloucester City Library now offers library card holders access to Mango Languages. Mango is a service that allows cardholders to learn a language online from any device no matter where you are. All you need is your library card. If you have any questions about using Mango, we encourage you to contact the library. To start using Mango please click the banner below. Check Out Hoopla Are you on the go a lot? Wish you could watch some great... Read more →

Voorhees Branch Library Roof Replacement Underway

(Voorhees, NJ) (January 6, 2019)– The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System currently has limited parking in order to accommodate a project to replace the building’s roof. “There is a large crane in the customer parking lot that is severely limiting parking at this time,” said Freeholder Bill Moen, liaison to the Camden County Library System. “It will remain there for most of next week, and will return toward the end of the project in about two weeks.” Additional parking is available across... Read more →

Voorhees Branch Library Roof Replacement Underway

(Voorhees, NJ) – The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System currently has limited parking in order to accommodate a project to replace the building’s roof. “There is a large crane in the customer parking lot that is severely limiting parking at this time,” said Freeholder Bill Moen, liaison to the Camden County Library System. “It will remain there for most of next week, and will return toward the end of the project in about two weeks.” Additional parking is available across Laurel Road... Read more →

Upcoming Events at the Philadelphia Library

Parkway Central Library/1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Upcoming Events at Parkway Central Library Tuesday, November 13, 2018 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime! 3:00 p.m. A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition 4:00 p.m. Young Authors' Club 7:30 p.m. H.W. Brands | Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 a.m. Workplace Wednesday: Resume Review Upcoming One Book, One Philadelphia Events Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:30... Read more →

It’s a Matter of Life and Death:

Growing Up in a Funeral Home and What I Learned Since by Lawrence J. (Gus) Danks (GCHS -1963) Available on Amazon.com as a paperback and also as a Kindle e-book. (Kindle e-books can be viewed on tablets and phones, as well as on Kindle devices.) The paperback is $9.97. The e-book is $2.99. The Amazon book ordering page for it is HERE: The book is not intended to be a money making effort, but one to help the reader find more happiness in life, assuage... Read more →

Gloucester City Library Garden Beautification

by Gloucester City Library Director Wen Gu WHO: YOU! WHAT: The Gloucester City Library is looking for creative minds to design and implement a beautification of our Corner Garden! We’re looking for residents to design a layout for the Garden. Once designs are submitted, the library’s Board of Trustees will vote on a winning design. After a design is chosen, the public will have a chance to get hands on with the project and actually implement the design. Garden designs include the following: drawings/pictures/illustrations, supply... Read more →

Seaport Museum: Moby-Dick Marathon

October 19-20, 2018 PHILADELPHIA PA (October 13, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Join Independence Seaport Museum and The Rosenbach for a great white whale of a celebration! Spanning a full 24 hours, Herman Melville's masterpiece will be read in its entirety, accompanied by a boatload of food and fun activities for all ages. Purchase tickets or become a sponsor here. Schedule of Events Friday, October 19 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Harpoon Saloon: A VIP Reception on the fantail of Cruiser Olympia. Sing along with sea shanties, savor seafaring eats,... Read more →


IN AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION ON KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS OCTOBER 6, 2018 (Philadelphia, PA, September 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – Internationally recognized Black Lives Matter activist and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, DeRay Mckesson will come to the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in support of his debut book On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope. During the On the Other Side of Freedom Tour, Mckesson will draw from his own experiences as an organizer,... Read more →

Reading, Writing, and Summer Nights at Saint Rose of Lima Parish

CNBNews graphics file Written by Matthew Janis Oh, those summer nights — biking, swimming, roasting marshmallows — oh, and at Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights, reading and writing, too. For the past 15 years, the parish’s annual Summer Literacy Program has students from kindergarten to eighth grade gathering every Tuesday for reading and writing sessions. This fun, free summer program was created by Dr. Bernadette Janis, a long-time parishioner at Saint Rose of Lima, professor at The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School... Read more →

Book spotlights pivotal Postal Inspection Case

image provided by U.S. Postal Service (August 20, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A new book highlights a Postal Inspection Service investigation that changed law enforcement’s understanding of organized crime operations. “Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America’s Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective Who Brought Them to Justice” tells how Frank Oldfield busted an underground criminal network that used the mail to extort money from Italian-American immigrants. The book, co-written by William Oldfield, Frank’s great-grandson, and Victoria Bruce, features documents and photos from Frank’s extensive collection. “He... Read more →

Gloucester City Author Offers Sixth of Series

by CNBNewsnet Staff GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 10, 2018)--Gloucester City resident Dawn O. Watson began writing about the mythical town of "Pi, NJ" while caring for her mother in her home. "I needed something to do while keeping my mother company. She wanted me to sit with her all day while she watched television," Mrs. Watson said. "I got a set of headphones to block the sound and set up my laptop in whatever room she occupied. And then, I wrote." The series became more... Read more →

The Gloucester City Library Your Local Source for Digital Books, Audiobooks, Movies, TV Shows Etc.

The Gloucester City Library, located at Bergen Street and the Railroad GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 8, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Did you know that The Gloucester City Public Library offers a program that provides Library Card holders access to millions of titles in digital books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and television shows? With Hoopla, Gloucester City Library patrons can instantly borrow great content from anywhere at anytime. Stop by to see us if you need a Library Card or give us a call, 856-456-4181, if you just need to... Read more →

RiverPark Pub Promotes Local Talent, Organizations

RPP: The Place to Be! by CNBNewsnet Staff (CNBNewsnet)GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (July 2, 2018)-- RiverPark Pub, located at 200 Jersey Avenue in Gloucester City has been giving back to the community since it was established in early 2017. Local bands dominate the evening scene while church organizations and creative groups enjoy the venue after the dinner crowd has made its way over to the bar for a nightcap. Hosted by Michael Soll, RiverPark also encourages activist groups such as the Gloucester City Town Watch to... Read more →

Mighty Writers Expands to Camden City

CAMDEN CITY NJ (June 19, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Next month, the award-winning Mighty Writers will expand beyond Philadelphia for the first time with a new location in Camden City, New Jersey. The student literacy non-profit's new permanent location - their fifth - will be based in the Nick Virgilio Writers House (1801 Broadway) in the Waterfront South section of the city. "We've had numerous requests over the years to bring our programs to Camden," says Tim Whitaker, Mighty Writers' executive director. "We're thrilled to have found a home... Read more →

Top-Selling Book On Bill Clinton Rape Pulled From Amazon’s Kindle Store

E-book scrubbed without warning (Infowars) – Juanita Broaddrick, who says Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, has had her top-selling book pulled from the Kindle Store. The print version of the book, You’d Better Put Some Ice On That: How I Survived Being Raped by Bill Clinton, is still for sale but the e-book that was #1 on Kindle is no longer available. In a June 12 Facebook post, Broaddrick asked if Amazon was “deliberately trying to silence” her book, noting that Amazon owns the... Read more →

Local Author Expands Genre, Pens Post-Apocalyptic Novel About Seniors

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 8, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Local author Dawn O Watson’s newest novel, “Ezekiel: 38” switches gears from her series about a small town (the Pi series) and tells of the destruction of young people and those of high intellect, with a gas known as N65. The story is told from the perspective of a 67 year old widow residing in Philadelphia. When the gas destroys everything in its path with the exception of senior citizens and those with fewer neurons, she attempts to make a... Read more →

New Book: THE JERSEY SHORE by Dominick Mazzagetti

In The Jersey Shore, Dominick Mazzagetti provides a modern re-telling of the history, culture, and landscapes of this famous region, from the 1600s to the present. The Shore, from Sandy Hook to Cape May, became a national resort in the late 1800s and contributes enormously to New Jersey’s economy today. The devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 underscored the area’s central place in the state’s identity and the rebuilding efforts after the storm restored its economic health. Divided into chronological and thematic sections, this book... Read more →

Gloucester Township Introduces GTWheels Sustainable Bike Library

in Partnership with Camden County and Cross Country Connection TMA GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ May 24, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)– Gloucester Township, in partnership with Camden County and Cross County Connection TMA, is excited to introduce the GTWheels Sustainable Bike Library. The press conference will take place at the Lakeland Complex (508 Lakeland Road, Gloucester Township, NJ) at 11:00 am. GTWheels is an innovative concept in Gloucester Township where volunteers will repair donated or recovered bicycles and offer them to the public for no cost. Residents will be... Read more →

Traveling Planetarium Visits Bellmawr Branch Library May 16

CNBNews graphics (Voorhees, NJ) – The Bellmawr branch of the Camden County Library System will host the Dome Theater, a portable HD planetarium. Visitors to this unique theater will be surrounded with stunning visuals and out-of-this-world knowledge. “We invite your family to the Bellmawr branch library to take an incredible journey through the solar system,” said Freeholder Bill Moen, liaison to the Camden County Library System. “This is an incredible opportunity to learn about space and have fun along the way.” Traveling all over the... Read more →

Program on Victor Talking Machine Company Founder Eldridge Reeves Johnson

CAMDEN CITY NJ (May 10,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Camden County Historical Society will host the program “Just for the Record: Eldridge Reeves Johnson” on Sunday, May 20th at 2 p.m. During this multimedia one man show, performer Christopher Andrew Maier will channel Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of Victor Talking Machine Company (later RCA). The event is free and open to the public. Eldridge Reeves Johnson began developing improvements to the gramophone while working at his machine shop in Camden in the 1890s. Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated... Read more →

Author Releases Suspense Novel About Journalist Caught in International Plot

William Brazzel unravels the story of reporter facing down international terror group in a new book MORRISTOWN, N.J. (April 16, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– A New Jersey-based writer has released his debut political suspense novel that unravels the action-packed story of an investigative journalist who finds himself at the center of an international conflict. In “Conflux: Threat from the Troika,” author William Brazzel follows the story of ex-special forces officer Sean Carrol – a reporter who becomes entangled in an intricate terror plot after powerful paramilitary organization Deutsche... Read more →

The Jersey Shore by Dominick Mazzagetti

With warmer weather approaching, go "down the shore" with The Jersey Shore: The Past, Present & Future of a National Treasure by Dominick Mazzagetti (Rutgers University Press; publishes May 2018). Dominick will sign/discuss The Jersey Shore at: Sunday, June 10 at 1pm BookTowne 171 Main Street Manasquan, NJ 08736 In The Jersey Shore, Dominick Mazzagetti provides a modern re-telling of the history, culture, and landscapes of this famous region, from the 1600s to the present. The Shore, from Sandy Hook to Cape May, became a... Read more →

Children’s Book About Befriending a Syrian Refugee Celebrates Premiere Grand Launch

at Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie on April 15, 2018 Author Kevin Christofora will celebrate the debut his new children’s book, ‘Amira Can Catch,' which deals with inclusiveness and diversity at Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie on April 15, 2018. Kevin Christofora's "The Hometown All-Stars" children's book series offers children a number of important lessons, including: self-esteem, self-confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, the importance of role models, and winning and losing. In his newest children’s book, ‘Amira Can Catch’ Christofora tackles what can arguably be called... Read more →

Slim Randles' Home Country: What's Wrong, Windy?

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Windy Wilson came in to the philosophy counter just about the time we’d finished the hash browns with chile on the side. Red, of course. Windy looked terrible. “What’s wrong, Windy?” “These here folks today …” he said. And we gulped a bit when we hear a sentence begun that way. “Folks today…” he sounded resigned, “they don’t ever try to unnerstand folks who ain’t perzackly like them. And people who have a leetle handiclap? Fergit it!” Yep. Windy talks like... Read more →