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Syndicated Library News

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RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, RDF Site Summary, or a variation on one of these. RSS is a text-based format, a type of XML (Extensible Markup Language). RSS files are often labeled as XML. "RSS version 1.0 is also RDF (whatever), which, again, is important only because an RSS file may be labeled as RDF. RSS files (which are also called RSS feeds or channels) simply contain a list of items. Usually, each item contains a title, summary, and a link to a URL (e.g. a web page). Other information, such as the date, creator’s name, etc., may also be available. The most common use for RSS files is for news and other reverse-chronologically ordered web sites like blogs. For example, this particular page on Fagan Finder has a changes log, which is also available in RSS format. An item’s description may contain all of a news article, blog post, etc., or just an extract or summary. The item’s link will usually point to the full content (although it may also point to what the content itself links to)."

What can I do with an RSS Feed?

RSS Feeds are primarily used to display the latest news about a particular subject. If you view an RSS Feed using most browsers you will only see the XML code. Microsoft Internet Explorer does not support RSS feeds. The Mozilla Firefox browser can be used to read an RSS feed. Mozilla Thunderbird is an Email client that includes RSS support. Microsoft Outlook also supports RSS. There are a number of RSS aggregators, programs written specifically to receive RSS information. Many of these aggregators are available for free to download.

What RSS feeds are available at The Atlantic City Library?

  • Upcoming Events at the Library?
  • What items do I current have checked out?
  • What items do I currently have on hold for me at the Library?

How do I create an entry for these Library feeds?

Mozilla Firebird instructions:

  • Select "Manage Bookmarks" in the Menu Bar
  • Click on the "File" menu bar option at the top left hand side of the screen
  • Click on "New Live Bookmark..."
  • Enter a Name for your Feed. e.g. "Upcoming Library Events"
  • Enter the "Feed Location". This is a specific URL that points to the Server that will push the RSS information to your browser or aggregator.If you are using an aggregator just create a new feed and enter the feel location information listed below.

Library news feed: http://www.acfpl.org/?format=feed&type=rss

Library upcoming events feed: http://nj.evanced.info/acfpl/lib/eventsxml.asp?ag=&et=&lib=0&nd=30&feedtitle=Atlantic+City+Free+Public+Library%3CBR%3ESchedule+of+Events&dm=rss2&LangType=0

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ESL Classes

 
ESL class (Ongoing Event)
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Friday, January 06, 2012 - Friday, December 28, 2012
Description:
English as a second language program
Age(s): 18 and up
 
ESL Class (Ongoing Event)
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Monday, January 09, 2012 - Monday, December 31, 2012
Description:
ESL Class
Age(s): 18 and up
 
ESL Listening through American Media
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Friday, November 02, 2012
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description:
A listening-based course to introduce you to the fascinating and diverse world of American media. You will explore popular television shows, talk shows, news broadcasts, music, storybooks, and more wh...
Age(s): 18 and up
 
Intermediate ESL Class
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Monday, November 05, 2012
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
Listen, read, practice conversation, learns writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation, and proper grammar.
Age(s): 18 and up
 
Computers and Pronunciation for ESL Learners
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Start Time: 4:30 PM
Description:
You will become conformable using the online ESL resources tools provided by the library. You will also learn how to effectively use the Internet and various software programs such as Microsoft Offic...
Age(s): 18 and up
ESL Listening through american media
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Friday, November 09, 2012
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description:
A listening-based course to introduce you to the fascinating and diverse world of American media. You will explore popular television shows, talk shows, news broadcasts, music, storybooks, and more wh...
Age(s): 18 and up
 
Computers and Pronunciation for ESL Learners
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Start Time: 4:30 PM
Description:
You will become conformable using the online ESL resources tools provided by the library. You will also learn how to effectively use the Internet and various software programs such as Microsoft Offic...
Age(s): 18 and up
ESL Listening through American Media
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description:
A listening-based course to introduce you to the fascinating and diverse world of American media. You will explore popular television shows, talk shows, news broadcasts, music, storybooks, and more wh...
Age(s): 18 and up
 
Intermediate ESL Class
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Monday, November 19, 2012
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
Listen, read, practice conversation, learns writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation, and proper grammar.
Age(s): 18 and up
 
Computers and Pronunciation for ESL Learners
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Start Time: 4:30 PM
Description:
You will become conformable using the online ESL resources tools provided by the library. You will also learn how to effectively use the Internet and various software programs such as Microsoft Offic...
Age(s): 18 and up
 
ESL Listening through American Media
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Friday, November 23, 2012
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description:
A listening-based course to introduce you to the fascinating and diverse world of American media. You will explore popular television shows, talk shows, news broadcasts, music, storybooks, and more wh...
Age(s): 18 and up
 
Intermediate ESL Class
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Monday, November 26, 2012
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
Listen, read, practice conversation, learns writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation, and proper grammar.
Age(s): 18 and up
 
Computers and Pronunciation for ESL Learners
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Start Time: 4:30 PM
Description:
You will become conformable using the online ESL resources tools provided by the library. You will also learn how to effectively use the Internet and various software programs such as Microsoft Offic...
Age(s): 18 and up
 
ESL Listening through American Media
Event Type: ESL Program
Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Description:
A listening-based course to introduce you to the fascinating and diverse world of American media. You will explore popular television shows, talk shows, news broadcasts, music, storybooks, and more wh...
Age(s): 18 and up
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Su Mundo (Boletin en español)

Si usted desea saber que es lo que esta pasando en la Biblioteca Pública de Atlantic City, usted puede inscribirse para recibir nuestro boletín de noticias en español, Su Mundo, por correo electrónico. Puede ver los números anteriores haciendo clic aquí.

La biblioteca comenzó el boletín en español en enero de 2007, el cual es publicado cada dos meses. El boletín incluye información sobre programas próximos, acontecimientos recientes de la biblioteca, recursos disponibles, libros nuevos en español, CDs y DVDs recién llegados y mucho más.

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Past issues of Discovery

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Discovery Magazine

Below you will find the current issue of the Library's bi-monthly news magazine Discovery. You can also subscribe to receive Discovery via email or view past issues of the newsletter by clicking here.

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