An afternoon with author Alexander Tilney

St. James is an exclusive New England boarding school known for grooming generations of leaders. Ben Weeks is a true insider: his ancestors helped found St. James, his older brother taught him all the slang, and he’s just won a national championship in squash. But his parents have gone bankrupt and can’t pay his tuition, and his roommate Ahmed Al-Khaled, the son of a fabulously wealthy Dubai sheik, can’t navigate the unspoken rules of New England blue bloods.

The Expectations is at once a finely drawn portrait of American privilege and a subtle exploration of class, race, and tradition. Above all, it is a tender, sharp, and evocative debut about the pain and treachery of adolescence, and the difficulty–wherever one finds oneself–of truly belonging.

“Announces a dazzling new voice in American fiction.”  Jennifer Egan, bestselling author of Manhattan Beach

Books will be for sale at this event, $22.00. Cash, or check payable to “Avon Library”

POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 23RD: Sundays at Three Music Concert

The Friends of the Avon Library are pleased to announce the music series line up, confirmed as of 11/2019:
THE CONCERT ON 2/2/20 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The KC Sisters have the flu. This concert will occur on 2/23
FEB. 2:   The KC Sisters
FEB. 16: Thimble Island Sax quartet
FEB 23: KC Sisters (rescheduled from 2/2)
MAR. 1:  BluesGrass with Jon Swift and Mark White
MAR. 15: The Sweet Adelines
MAR. 29: The SRL Irish Dance group
APR. 5: Sioban Fitzgerald: singer, actress,dancer


Sunday afternoon computer classes

Sunday 1/19/20: iOS13

In this workshop, we will explore the latest features in the iOS13 release.

Sunday 1/26/20: Photos for iOS

Students will learn about using the iPhone’s camera, putting photos into folders, albums, slideshows, completing transfers from a camera, and sharing photos—including using Flickr. Bring your Mac and your Apple ID. Please bring your Mac laptop, tablet and iCloud account information (your Apple ID).

Sunday 2/2/20: Photos for macOS

We’ll spend time working with Apple’s built-in photo management application on the iOS & the Mac. During this workshop, we’ll cover importing, editing and sharing, as well as organizing photos into albums and making slideshows. We’ll be using iOS 13 and macOS Mojave 10.14.6.

Sunday 2/9/20: Ancestry

Learn to use to build your family tree and search public documents. Sue has used this tool to build out her family tree and uncover almost 500 relatives. Leveraging, and, she’s been able to locate, connect with and share information with many relatives she never knew.  The Avon Library’s computers allow you to access this database for free! Class is limited to 25 students for this session. (If you bring your laptop or iPad, you can sign up for a free two week trial account with, and it won’t be the same edition as the library’s).


Series sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Classes run 2:00 pm-3:30 pm. No registration required! Classes are held in the computer lab.
For the Mac classes, PLEASE bring your own device to class. Arrive early so that you can log on to the library’s wi-fi and get your device active!