• 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.
  • Summer Reading Program to begin June 23 with party

    SRP logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is throwing a party to kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teens. The party will be held Tuesday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. The party will include stories, games, refreshments and special guests. 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.
  • New Adult Summer Reading Program debuts June 13

    Detective and Mystery logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will for the first time offer for a Summer Reading Program for adults 18 years of age and older beginning in June. The program theme will be “Unconventional Heroes: Detectives, Private Eyes, Bad Guys and More!” This program complements the library’s popular Summer Reading Program for children and teens. 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.
  • Museum program on July 11
    celebrates 100 years of jitneys in A.C.

    Museum exteriorThe Atlantic City Historical Museum — presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library — will continue its Second Saturday Speaker Series this summer. The museum is located at South New Jersey Avenue and Boardwalk at Garden Pier. "Jitneys: On the Move for 100 Years" will be discussed 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Jitneys originated in Atlantic City in 1915. Click here for more information.
  • 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.
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Library to hold annual Kwanzaa event Dec. 7

Afro-One at 2011 Kwanzaa programThe Atlantic City Free Public Library’s 26th annual Kwanzaa celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library.
The featured performer will be Afro-One Dance, Drama and Drum Theatre.
This event combines song, music, poetry and traditional and contemporary dance with an educational element.
Dr. Patricia Reid Merritt directs the Afro-One Dance, Drama and Drum Theatre. A professor of Social Work and African-American Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Dr. Reid-Merritt has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the NAACP Freedom Award. Afro-One was founded in 1974 and emphasizes dance, drama and music in the African-American arts. Afro-One has performed at schools, colleges and universities, businesses and corporations, conferences, Kwanzaa celebrations, weddings, rites of passage, local festivals and community events. Their past performances include presentations at Rutgers University, Monmouth University, Penn State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Philadelphia Zoo, African American Historical Site at Boston, University Museum of Pennsylvania, The College of New Jersey, Richard Stockton College, Conference on Black Families in Urban America, Bell Labs, McGuire Air Force Base and Fort Dix.
Kwanzaa is a holiday of African heritage and values and is celebrated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.
Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information.

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