• Share your memories, photos of A.C.
    as part of 48 Blocks celebration

    new 48 blocks logoOn June 24, as part of 48 Blocks, Stockton University’s South Jersey Culture & History Center is inviting the community to bring historic photographs, postcards, and documents to 1-of-6 locations throughout Atlantic City - including both Atlantic City Free Public Library locations - to be scanned and photographed and immediately returned to the owner, along with a digital copy on a USB flash drive.  The digitized items will become part of the city’s historic archive and will be featured in exhibits and activities for future cultural events in Atlantic City. Click here to read more.
  • Summer Reading Program begins June 29

    Steel PierThe Atlantic City Public Library will throw a party on Thursday, June 29, at 2 p.m. to kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teenagers. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” (Download this year's Summer Reading Program brochure). The party is for ages 17 and younger and will include a magic show featuring Chad Juros.  The Steel Pier in Atlantic City is a sponsor of this year’s Summer Reading Program. Click here to read more.
  • Phyllis Chapell & SIORA to play
    Third Thursday Concert Series on July 20

    Phyllis ChapellThe 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. Beginning in January 2017, the lab will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note the new lab hours. Click here to read more.
  • Library to host monthly Job Corps
    information sessions for individuals ages 16-24

    job corpsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will host Job Corps orientations on June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Job Corps is the largest vocational trade school in the country that provides hands-on training in high-demand industries, such as manufacturing, construction, health care, hospitality, information technology and more. The program is open to ages 16-24 that need a High School Diploma. Call Kim Webster at (856) 305-7388 to reserve a seat. Click here to download the flyer.
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Kadir Nelson appearance among Black History Month programs for children, teens

 

Kadir Nelson artAn appearance by Atlantic City native and award-winning illustrator/author Kadir Nelson will be among the children’s programs offered by the Atlantic City Free Public Library in February in celebration of Black History Month.
Nelson, who spent part of his childhood in Atlantic City, will be a guest speaker for the program “Making Your Dreams a Reality” on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 12:30 p.m. at the All Wars Memorial Building (1510 Adriatic Ave.).
Nelson was just named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Hamilton King Award. It is presented each year to a Society of Illustrators member for outstanding accomplishment and repeated excellence.  The award spotlights one of the artist’s best works for that year, representative of their career, and can only be received once in their lifetime.
Nelson, who has also received Caldecott, NAACP and Coretta Scott King Author awards, has had his works exhibited in major national and international publications, art galleries and museums.
Also, he has gained acclaim for his award-winning children’s books, including “We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball,” “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” and “Nelson Mandela.” Nelson is the cover artist for Michael Jackson’s posthumous album, “Michael,” as well as the recently released album “Nothing Was The Same” by the artist Drake.
The library will offer additional Black History Month children’s programs:
•    After-school Program: Betcha Can’t Eat Just One on Friday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m. – Children and teens are invited to a special potato chip taste testing to honor the African-American inventor of the potato chip, George Crum. Participants will taste a variety of chips and vote for the best following a reading of “George Crum and the Saratoga Chip” by Gaylia Taylor.
•    Teen Art Series: ‘I Have A Dream’ Cards on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. – Each teen will create a small deck of playing card-sized works of art. Each card will represent a dream or goal they have for their lives. Pull a card from your deck and remind yourself what’s really most important in your life. Teen Art Series events require no previous art experience. All supplies are provided.
•    Creative Craft Tuesday on Tuesdays, Feb. 11 and 25, at 3:30 p.m. – Children ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to make a Black History Month-themed craft.
•    Fun Day Sunday: Tribute to Author/Illustrator Faith Ringgold on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. – Faith Ringgold, an African-American artist, is best known for her large story quilts depicting the African-American experience. Quilt designs were often used to tell stories, reflect family histories and sometimes to carry messages. After hearing a reading of Ringgold’s “Tar Beach,” winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, participants will create their own quilted patterns using origami and construction paper. All ages. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, to register for this program.

Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050, for more information about these programs.

 

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