• Authors to discuss A.C. casino industry book
    Aug. 1 at Historical Museum

    Just One More HandStockton University professors Dr. Ellen Mutari and Dr. Deborah M. Figart will discuss their book, Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Atlantic City Historical Museum. The book explores life stories of individual Atlantic City casino workers in the context of the history of the city and the now-global gaming industry. Click here to read more.
  • Philadelphia Eagles Book Mobile to visit Aug. 11

    eaglesThe Philadelphia Eagles Book Mobile will stop by the Atlantic City Free Public Library for a special story time at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. The story time will be held at the Main Library, located at One North Tennessee Ave. The Eagles’ Storybook Man will read a book to the children. Each child will have the opportunity to pick out a free book to keep following the reading. Click here to read more.
  • Library starts local Hispanic history project

    Hispanic Heritage Month photoOn Cinco de Mayo – Tuesday, May 5 – the Atlantic City Free Public Library launched a project to collect the history of the Hispanic community in Atlantic City. Through this project, the library is looking to develop a collection of materials which future generations of students, writers and genealogists can use to script a community history. Click here to read more.
  • Need help with your reading or writing skills?

    Literacy VolunteersThe Atlantic City Free Public Library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic are offering a basic adult literacy class for individuals who need help with their reading and writing skills. The class is for adults on a fifth grade reading level or lower. Click here to read more.
  • Atlantic City Historical Museum
    hosts crew from NJTV show

    Talking Miss AmericaAn NJTV show scheduled to debut this fall visited the Atlantic City Historical Museum on June 20 to film an episode focused on the city’s history. “Drive By History” show co-hosts Ken Magos and Cindy Perman interviewed Atlantic City Library and Atlantic City Historical Museum archivist Heather Perez about some of the moments, people and places that have helped define Atlantic City. Click here to read more.
  • Walk-in Job Skills Lab held at library

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers free weekly Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. Click here to read more.
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Don't miss International Night finale Aug. 28

International Night - Bollywood AxionMusic and dance from Africa, China, India and the Philippines – along with several other locations around the globe – will be highlighted this summer as part of the Sixth annual Atlantic City Library International Night Series.
Watch clips from some of our previous International Night shows.

The series, co-sponsored by the library and City of Atlantic City, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August at Kennedy Plaza, located on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. The shows are free and run approximately 90 minutes.
The schedule features:
•    Cason Express Show Band on Wednesday, July 3 – For the first time in Atlantic City Library International Night Series history, American music will be the theme. The Cason Express Show Band is a high-energy group that will perform some popular R&B and jazz classics.
•    Hawaiian Luau Entertainment on Wednesday, July 10 – Hawaiian Luau Entertainment takes the audience on a trip through Polynesia, performing the music and dances of many of the islands. Spectators are treated to a show of great contrasts, ranging from the relaxing hula to the intense drumming during the warrior dances … and the fire-dancing exhibition is always a crowd favorite.
•    Feraba on Wednesday, July 17 – Feraba delivers a soul-inspiring combination of traditional music, vocals and dance that is captivating and astonishing. Feraba takes the audience on a musical journey to West Africa and performs many dances from the country of Guinea as well as introducing spectators to African rhythm tap, a one-of-a-kind fusion of American tap dance and West African dance styles.
•    Los Pleneros de la 21 on Wednesday, July 24 – Formed in 1983, Los Pleneros de la 21 has spanned three generations of musicians and dancers dedicated to the performance of the bomba and plena, two styles of Puerto Rican music with African roots. Los Pleneros was the first New York-based Puerto Rican bomba and plena group to perform at the famed Carnegie Hall.
•    Tropical Beat on Wednesday, July 31 – Tropical Beat Steel Band is one of the nation's top authentic steel drum bands, with members who have toured internationally with acts such as Santana and the Esso Steel Band from Trinidad. The group’s steel pan (steel drum) instrumentalists play the lively musical rhythms of the Caribbean, including calypso, soca and reggae.
•    Chinese Theatre Works on Wednesday, Aug. 7 – The Chinese Theatre Works create artistic performances that bridge Eastern and Western theatrical aesthetics and forms. The group’s performances include puppetry, opera, plus ethnic and classical Chinese music and dance.
•    The Barley Boys on Wednesday, Aug. 14 – The always popular Bar¬ley Boys play orig¬i¬nal, tra¬di¬tional and con¬tem¬po¬rary Irish music. The group’s pow¬er¬ful drums, melodic bass, high-energy fid¬dle and inno¬v¬a¬tive gui¬tars join together to form an excit¬ing and entertaining sound.
•    Bollywood Axion on Wednesday, Aug. 21 – New York City’s Bollywood Axion is the United States’ first professional dance school for Bollywood and bhangra dance classes. The group blends class Indian dance techniques, contemporary Western influences, Punjabi bhangra’s energy and the spirit of Hindi cinema. The group has appeared on the CBS “Early Show,” and in Hollywood and Bollywood films.
•    Kinding Sindaw on Wednesday, Aug. 28 – Kinding Sindaw performs the dance and music of the Philippines. The repertoire features dances that are graceful yet vigorous. The musical accompaniment is performed on a variety of percussion instruments, including a tuned bronze kettle drum set, hanging gongs and cylindrical drums.
For more information about the Atlantic City Library International Night Series, please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3064.
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