• Food for Fines Holiday 2018
  • Library offering new workforce training program

    workforce trainingThe Atlantic City Free Public Library, in partnership with Atlantic Cape Community College, will look to present greater employability opportunities for local residents by offering a new training program: Communications for the 21st Century Workforce (CS21). The CS21 program will provide qualified disadvantaged, displaced and employed workers an additional opportunity to obtain workplace literacy services and career pathway training. The training is free for all participants. Click here to read more.
  • Multicultural Music Series to highlight
    Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas in December

    Afro One at Kwanzaa programThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is celebrating diversity through its new Multicultural Music Series. The series, with support from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, will include music and dance performances highlighting holidays and cultures from around the world. All performances are free. Please call (609) 345-2269 for more information. Click here to read more.
  • Award-winning actor Brian Dennehy
    visits library’s Film Society

    Theresa Hawkins and Brian Dennehy2The Atlantic City Free Public Library welcomed a very special guest – award-winning actor Brian Dennehy – to the Main Library for its Film Society program held Sept. 29. Dennehy spoke to the group after it watched a movie that he starred in, “The Belly of an Architect,” earlier in the day. Dennehy, who won Best Actor at the Chicago Film Festival for that performance, discussed his career and answered questions from the Film Society members. Click here to read more.

Exchange Food for Fines, learn how to get published during National Library Week

NLW2015 Banner 200x300National Library Week is April 12-18 – and it is a time to recognize the importance of libraries to the communities they serve.
Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at your library.
Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as a second language and citizenship classes and many other creative and resourceful programs.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library’s plans for National Library Week include:
•    ‘Food for Fines’ exchange from April 13-18 – Library members with overdue materials can make a food donation at the Main Library or Richmond Branch Library in lieu of paying a fine. For each non-perishable item donated during National Library Week, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. The donated food will be given to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey-Southern Branch.
•    Tips on How to Get Published on Saturday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. — Kathleen Volk Miller, Director of Drexel University’s Graduate Program in Publishing Program and Co-editor of Painted Bride Quarterly, will talk about the publishing industry.
For more information, please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112.

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