Celebrate National Library Week from April 9-15

NLW 2017National Library Week, which is April 9-15, 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 job, parent looking for free activities for children or student searching for your next favorite book, you belong at the library. The Atlantic City Free Public Library will be holding many programs during National Library Week:
•    Food for Fines from April 10-15 — 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.
•    Basic Reading and Writing (first to third-grade reading level) on Monday, April 10, from 10 a.m.-noon — Adult literacy class for adults who need help with their reading and writing skills.
•    Beginning ESL on Monday, April 10, from 1-3 p.m. — This class focuses on reading, writing and listening basics, and vocabulary.
•    Basic Reading and Writing (fifth-grade reading level or lower) on Tuesday, April 11, from 10 a.m.-noon — Adult literacy class for adults who need help with their reading and writing skills.
•    Intermediate ESL on Tuesday, April 11, from 1:30-3 p.m. — Listen, read, practice conversation, learn writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation and proper grammar. All levels of ESL students are welcome to attend.
•    Smash Bros on Tuesday, April 11, from 4-6 p.m. — Practice for tournaments and challenge your friends! The Teen Lounge will be Super Smash Bros only. For ages 13-18.
•    Walk-in Job Skills Lab on Wednesday, April 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.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.
•    Need Health Insurance on Wednesday, April 12, from 1-5 p.m. — Don’t have health insurance? The Center for Family Services’ Healthcare Navigators can help you enroll for no-cost or low-cost health coverage. An appointment is necessary. Call the Center for Family Services at 1-877-922-2377.
•    Computer Class: Basic Internet and Typing Skills on Wednesday, April 12, from 1:30-3 p.m. — Learn the basics of the Internet and typing, how to access different websites and perform searches.
•    LEAP: Learn to Use Email on Thursday, April 13, from 10-11:30 a.m. — For adults 55+ with vision changes. Learn how to set up an email, check your messages, email others and create an address book. Participants will also be introduced to assistive technology features, such as Zoom and Voice Over (Apple’s built-in screen reader), so you can see or have read to you what’s shown on the screen.
•    Ribbon Cutting for the Atlantic City Library’s Learning Center for Computer Literacy, Education and Career Advancement on Thursday, April 13, at 12 p.m. — The library will unveil its new computer lab in a special ceremony. City and library officials will speak, and demonstrations of the new technology will be provided. The public is invited to attend.
•    Spring Break Fitness Session on Thursday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. — Keep fit and have fun during your spring break with a hula hooping get together with library friends Oceanside Family Success Center. All ages welcome. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
•    Comic Drawing on Thursday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. — Marvel/DC Comics Illustrator Joe Del Beato will lead drawing instruction for children and teens ages 7-17. Learn how draw your favorite characters. No experience necessary. All supplies provided.
•    Tween Days in the Teen Lounge on Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Kids aged 9-12 are invited to play video games in the Teen Space: Xbox360, PS3, NintendoWii. Participants need a library card in good standing to participate.
•    LEGO Club at Saturday, April 15, at 2 p.m. — Use our LEGOs and your imagination to create something fantastic!  Ages 6 to 12.
•    Spine Poetry on Saturday, April 15, from 2-3:30 p.m. — April is National Poetry Month. Families are invited to create their own spine poem by stacking books, with the titles on the spines forming the poem. Participants are encouraged to share pictures of the poems on social media.