• 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.
  • 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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Special programs planned to celebrate Dr. King's birthday

Dr. KingThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and legacy by offering special programs. The programs are free and open to people of all ages. Please call (609) 345-2269 for more information.
•    MLK Day of Service: Food for Fines from Jan. 12-18 – The library will accept “Food for Fines” in recognition of Martin Luther King Day of Service. People can make a donation of non-perishable food items at both the Main Library and Richmond Branch locations. The food will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — Southern Branch. For each non-perishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
•     “Read In” on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. – Staff members and special guests will read Dr. King’s speeches and stories inspired by his great work. Selections will include: “I Have a Dream” speech, “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, “Martin’s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport and “My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” by Christine King Farris. Light refreshments will be served.
•    Fun Day Sunday: Remembering Dr. King on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. –Participants will decorate a tile that reflects their own vision for peace and hope in the future. Tiles will be integrated into a mosaic to be displayed at the library. Registration is required for the Sunday craft. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, or visit the Main Library Youth Services Desk to register.

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