The Atlantic City Free Public Library will host computer and iPad classes for adults ages 55 and older who have had a change in their vision. Registration is not required. Space is limited, so people interested are encouraged to show up early. Click here to see the April schedule.
The library will hold an Introduction to Advance Care Planning on April 20 from 1-2 p.m. The guest speaker will be AtlantiCare Advance Care Planning Program Director Christeen Cornell, RN, BSN, CCM. Click here to read more.
South Jersey Family Medical Centers will lead a weekly “Becoming a Mom” series at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Classes taught in English will be held March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 21 from 12-2 p.m. Classes will also be taught in Spanish on those days from 2-4 p.m. Click here to learn more.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library hosts a weekly Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong class for adults 60 and older on Fridays at the Main Library. Classes are free and run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. An instructor from the Milton & Betty Katz JCC of Atlantic County leads the classes. Click here to read more.
The 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.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library is pleased to announce that it is offering the language-learning software Rosetta Stone, which has been made available to New Jersey public libraries by funding through the New Jersey State Library. Click here to read more.
Marker is located on Northwest corner of Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues.
Historical Marker text:
1921-2015 An Atlantic City native, he was the first African-American Chief of Police in the resort's history. During his 39 years of service, Chief Allmond rose from beat cop to Chief. He received more than 65 honors, including commendations from the F.B.I., the Secret Service, and the Atlantic County Grand Jury. This U.S. Air Force veteran received a special citation for "extreme courage and heroism under fire" for dragging a wounded comrade 50 yards to safety during a gun battle that left seven officers wounded. Chief Allmond was recognized by the City's SWAT Team and by "Who's Who in American Law Enforcement." He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, served on the boards of the YMCA, Westside Convalescent Center, the Atlantic County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and the Vestry of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. In 1979, the NJ State General Assembly issued a proclamation recognizing Chief Allmond's many years of dedicated service.
Joseph Allmond began his first job with the Atlantic City Police Department in 1947, and from the beginning was determined to leave his mark on local law enforcement. He moved up the department's ranks quickly, getting promoted to Sergeant in 1960, then Captain in 1968, and finally Chief in 1979. Across his career, he often gave back to Atlantic City's community, by working with its youth as a role model. His advice to the youth of Atlantic City was, "With hard work, dedication, and self-discipline, there are no limits to what one can achieve."
Allmond was born on March 28, 1921. He was the first baby baptized in the newly-built St. Augustine's Church in Atlantic city. He died on April 25, 2015. He was a lifelong Atlantic City resident.
For more information, see these resources in the Atlantic City Free Public Library, Atlantic City Heritage Collections: Local History Biography Files - Joseph T. Allmond Johnson, Nelson: The Northside
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