• Work of famed artist Jacob Lawrence
    to be exhibited in September

    The Builders The FamilyThe Atlantic City Arts Commission will present the Jacob Lawrence Centennial Exhibition this September to commemorate the 100th birthday of the famed Atlantic City-born artist. The exhibit will be on display all month on the first floor of the Atlantic City Free Public Library, with a special reception scheduled on Lawrence’s birthday, Sept, 7, from 2-4 p.m. Click here to read more.
  • Third Thursday Concert Series finale set for Sept. 21

    Locust St. Riot 2The 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. The lab is held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first-floor Learning Center (next to the Help Desk). Click here to read more.
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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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