Author Interview: Maggie FitzRoy

Maggie FitzRoy, author of the Cape May set historical fiction novel, Beacon Beach, sat down with our own Shannon Baker-Nagle to discuss her book ahead of her appearance at the library on February 15.

Using Our Website: The Catalog

We do our best to make sure that all of our services are easy to use and understand for everyone. As part of that effort, we will be making a series of video tutorials for anyone who needs a little extra help navigating our new site. In the first of the series, we show you how to access and search our catalog online from home, how to read the information presented, and how to place holds for pick-up or mail delivery.

Jerry Casway Presents The History of Spring Training

On April 28, local author Dr. Jerrold Casway stopped by the library to speak about the history of baseball’s Spring training programs. He focused especially on the little-remembered period when the Philadelphia Phillies held theirs in Cape May. If you missed the presentation don’t worry, you can catch it here! 

Genealogy Workshop: Getting to Genome You

Are you curious what your DNA can tell you about your family tree? This video by library presenter Casey Zahn will answer many of your questions!

Take a Virtual Tour of the Old 6th St. House

As many of you may already know, one of the town’s oldest houses was recently taken apart and hauled off the island. We were fortunate enough to get a look inside this historic home at 254 6th St. before it was disassembled, and take some video to share with all of you.

AFPL App of the Week:

This week’s app of the week is a live streaming service similar to one of our previous AOTW’s, but the key difference is that this app is about streaming conversations rather than whatever you’re looking at the moment. Blab is from the brains that brought you Bebo, a social media site converted into a group […]

Introducing: Judging Books By Their Cover

We are proud to announce the first installment of a new video series coming to the Avalon Free Public Library! Now it’s a well known fact that you should never judge a book by its cover, but here at the library we’re challenging that notion with a series we’re calling: Judging Books by their Cover. […]

Genealogy at the Avalon Free Public Library

We have had a handful of awesome genealogy webinars over the last few weeks and we are happy to announce that we are putting two of them up on YouTube for all of our patrons to see! We want to send a huge thanks to the instructor Casey Zahn for her wonderful insight on these […]

What can we expect from Windows 10?

Microsoft has been dramatically changing its Windows platform to keep up with the times since the late 90s. With old rivals like Apple and new giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, Microsoft has found it difficult to stay on the cutting edge of technology. More recently, Microsoft released the popular Windows 7 and less popular […]