• 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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  • 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.
  • R.J. Walker shipwreck topic of June 13 talk at museum

    Museum exteriorThe Atlantic City Historical Museum — presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library — will continue its Second Saturday Speaker Series in May and June. The museum is located at South New Jersey Avenue and Boardwalk at Garden Pier. Shipwreck expert Stephen Nagiewicz will discuss the hydrographic survey vessel R.J. Walker, which sunk off Atlantic City in 1860, on June 13. 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.

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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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