• Share your memories, photos of A.C.
    as part of 48 Blocks celebration

    new 48 blocks logoOn June 24, as part of 48 Blocks, Stockton University’s South Jersey Culture & History Center is inviting the community to bring historic photographs, postcards, and documents to 1-of-6 locations throughout Atlantic City - including both Atlantic City Free Public Library locations - to be scanned and photographed and immediately returned to the owner, along with a digital copy on a USB flash drive.  The digitized items will become part of the city’s historic archive and will be featured in exhibits and activities for future cultural events in Atlantic City. Click here to read more.
  • Summer Reading Program begins June 29

    Steel PierThe Atlantic City Public Library will throw a party on Thursday, June 29, at 2 p.m. to kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teenagers. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” (Download this year's Summer Reading Program brochure). The party is for ages 17 and younger and will include a magic show featuring Chad Juros.  The Steel Pier in Atlantic City is a sponsor of this year’s Summer Reading Program. Click here to read more.
  • Phyllis Chapell & SIORA to play
    Third Thursday Concert Series on July 20

    Phyllis ChapellThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will be bringing free entertainment to the city with its Third Thursday Concert Series. Performances will be held on the third Thursday of each month from May through September. Shows begin at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Main Library. Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information. Click here to read more.
  • Receive one-on-one assistance
    at weekly Walk-in Job Skills Lab

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers a free Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. Beginning in January 2017, the lab will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note the new lab hours. Click here to read more.
  • Library to host monthly Job Corps
    information sessions for individuals ages 16-24

    job corpsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will host Job Corps orientations on June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Job Corps is the largest vocational trade school in the country that provides hands-on training in high-demand industries, such as manufacturing, construction, health care, hospitality, information technology and more. The program is open to ages 16-24 that need a High School Diploma. Call Kim Webster at (856) 305-7388 to reserve a seat. Click here to download the flyer.
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Library to move ahead with Flashback Fridays

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will offer more Flashback Fridays archives programs due to the series’ success in October.
The programs will be held on the first Friday of each month. The next program, with a “Show and Tell” theme, will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Main Library meeting room. Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring in an item they are working on or researching. Members of the library’s Atlantic City Heritage Collections staff will bring some items and discuss how they would research or preserve each one.
The topic for the Dec. 6 meeting, which begins at 1 p.m., will be How to Date Postcards and Photographs.
Here are some helpful tips that staff members shared at the Flashback Friday programs in October:
Tips for Preserving Your History:
▪ Control the environment where you keep your history — make sure it’s not someplace where the temperature and humidity changes a lot. (i.e. best not to keep things in basements or attics or garages).
▪ Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe — Make copies of your most valuable records and photographs. If you keep digital records, keep copies in different places, such as a flash drive, hard drive and a digital cloud.
▪ Don't do anything permanent to any of your original records or artifacts — never write on something with a pen and don't use glue or tape to hold things together.
▪ Use the proper materials to make sure things are preserved for a longer time, such as acid-free paper and acid-free boxes, polyethelene or Mylar plastic pages.
Tips for Researching Family History:
▪ Talk to older members of your family and get as much information as you can. Record them talking, if they agree.
▪ Always look for primary sources — the best record is the one that documents the events close to when they happened.
▪ Try unconventional sources, such as maps, to get new information or a fuller picture of the person's life.
▪ Look for new websites and updated databases. Some free sites are www.familysearch.org and www.haithitrust.org

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