• Summer Reading Program
    for children, teens begins June 28

    SRPThe Atlantic City Public Library will kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teenagers on Tuesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.” The event is for kids ages 17 and younger, and it will include a magic show starring Chad Juros and special guests. Click here to read more.
  • Second weekly adult literacy class added

    Literacy VolunteersThe Atlantic City Free Public Library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic are now offering a second adult literacy class - beginning Monday, April 18 - for individuals who need help with their reading and writing skills. The new Monday class is for adults on a first grade reading level or lower, while the Tuesday class is for adults reading at a fifth grade level or lower. Click here to read more.
  • Walk-in Job Skills Lab returns to Wednesdays

    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 will be held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning April 20. Click here to read more.
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Chinese New Year celebration to feature performance, crafts

nai ni chen dancers4The Atlantic City Free Public Library will mark the Chinese New Year, which officially begins Jan. 31 and is the Year of the Horse, with special programs.
The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it has been called since the 20th century, remains the most important social and economic holiday in China. Originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, the holiday was a time to honor household and heavenly deities, as well as ancestors. It was also a time to bring family together for feasting.
The following library programs are free. Space is limited for the Jan. 5 and 26 Fun Day Sunday craft programs, so registration is strongly recommended. Visit the Main Library Youth Services desk or call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, to register.
Fun Day Sunday: Dala Horse
Sunday Jan. 5, at 2 p.m.
The 15-day Chinese New Year holiday ends with the full moon on the day of the Lantern Festival, which includes a dragon dance. Participants will create paper lanterns and dragon masks from construction paper. Paper folding, fringing, and coiling techniques will be demonstrated for added decoration.
Fun Day Sunday: Dragon Masks and Lanterns
Sunday Jan. 26, at 2 p.m.
Participants will create paper lanterns and dragon masks from construction paper.
Fun Day Sunday: Performance by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.
Having performed throughout the world, the Nai–Ni Chen Company fuses traditional Chinese dance with innovative modern influences. The New York Times found their dynamic and colorful performance to be, “like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.”
Creative Craft Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 3:30 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to make a Chinese New Year-themed craft.
Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, for more information.

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