National Library Week is April 10-16 – and it is a perfect time to recognize the importance of libraries to the communities they serve. Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a job, parent looking for free activities for children or student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at the library.
As it does throughout the year, the Atlantic City Free Public Library is offering a wide range of programs during National Library Week. All programs are at the Main Library unless noted:
• Food for Fines from April 11-16
— Library members with overdue materials can make a food donation at the library in lieu of paying a fine. For each non-perishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. The food will be donated to the Community Food Bank – Southern Branch.
• Walk-in Job Skills Lab on Monday, April 11, at 10 a.m.
— Search and apply for jobs online, create a resume, study for work-related exams and more with assistance from the library’s trained staff.
• Computer Class: Google Docs on Monday, April 11, at 1 p.m.
— Explore Google Docs, a free web-based word processor. Learn how to create, edit, format, download, and print documents by making a resume and cover letter. Resume and cover letter templates will be provided.
• Teen Smash Bros Gaming Mondays on Monday, April 11, at 3 p.m.
— Practice up for library tournaments or challenge friends.
• Film Society: Class on Movie Spoofs on Monday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m.
— This classroom session will focus on the history of this specific sub-genre of comedy films.
• Adult Literacy Class: Basic Reading and Writing on Tuesday, April 12, at 10 a.m.
— The library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic are offering a basic adult literacy class for adults who need help with their reading and writing skills. A Literacy Volunteer teaches the class.
• Intermediate English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesday, April 12, at 1 p.m.
— Listen, read, practice conversation, learn writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation and proper grammar. All levels of ESL students are welcome to attend.
• Computer Class: Basic Internet and Typing Skills on Tuesday, April 12, at 5 p.m.
— Learn the basics of the Internet and typing, how to access different websites and perform searches.
• Pre-school Rhyme Time on Thursday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m.
— Rhyme Time is for children ages 3 to 5. It features stories, songs and simple crafts.
• Baby Bounce and Play Group on Thursday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m.
— This program introduces infants to the world of sounds and stories. It helps build important pre-reading skills for ages 0 to 2.
• Lee’s Circus Extravaganza on Thursday, April 14, at 3 p.m.
— This program for children and teens features a kaleidoscope of juggling, plate spinning, unicycling, audience interaction and magic.
• LEGO Club at Richmond Branch Library on Friday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m.
— Kids use the library’s LEGOs and their imagination to construct unique designs.
• Crafty Saturdays at Richmond Branch Library on Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m.
— Children have the opportunity to make a seasonal or holiday-themed craft to take home.
• Teen Button Making on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m.
– Teens will learn how to create their own buttons and can make up to three buttons of their own.
• Eddie Morgan Trio Jazz Concert on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m.
— The Eddie Morgan Trio wraps up National Library Week with a free concert, which will highlight jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. The Trio plays a mix of standards and funky original renditions of pop and R&B favorites. Ballads and Latin tunes will round out the selections. This event is also in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information.