• Computer, iPad classes designed
    for older adults with vision changes

    LEAP computerAdvancing Opportunities will lead computer classes and iPad classes for adults 55 and older who have had vision changes at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Learn about assistive technology that will magnify the screen or read to you. Registration is required for these classes, and space is limited. Call 888-322-1918, ext. 501 to register. Click here to read more.
  • Sharp haircuts, minds: Library brings
    'Fade to Books' to city barbershops

    Barbershop photoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library has made children’s books available at select city barbershops this winter after being named a recipient of a Fade to Books grant in 2017.
    The New Jersey State Library, in partnership with the Long Branch Public Library and the Bridge of Books Foundation, launched a grant opportunity for public libraries to join with their local barbershops in an effort to spur young boys to read. Click here to read more.
  • You can quickly charge your smartphone,
    laptop and tablet at the Main Library

    Charging StationThe Atlantic City Free Public Library now offers a charging station after being selected as a contract award winner for funding under LibraryLinkNJ’s “Powering Up: Library Charging Stations Incubator Project.” Those who visit the Main Library will be able to charge their smartphones, laptops and tablets for free in a Kwikboost Charging Station, which features eight secure, ADA-compliant lockers equipped with 16 connectors and fast-charging technology. Click here to read more.
  • Live, online tutoring help available for students

    Live Homework HelpStudents who need assistance with homework can receive free, on-demand tutoring help thanks to an online service provided by the Atlantic City Free Public Library. The library offers Live Homework Help™, an online tutoring service powered by Tutor.com™. Students can connect to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. Live Homework Help is for students in grades K-12 and those taking introductory level college courses. Click here to read more.

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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