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Program Guide: Adult Programs

All Library programs, events, and classes are FREE!

Virtual Qigong

Fridays from 11 am – 12 pm 

Class participants will learn the ancient mind, body, spirit practice of Qigong (pronounced chee-kung). Through easy-to-learn breathing techniques, stretches and gentle flowing movements, participants will learn to keep the Qi (life force energy) flowing, helping to promote relaxation, balance and flexibility. Class is open to adults at all fitness levels. No experience required. 

Click here to register. 

LEAP iPad Classes
(in-person)

The NJ State Library's Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) provides free classes for individuals with low vision who want to learn about the assistive tools available on iPhones and iPads. Registration priority is given to those who are 55 and older. 

To register, contact Stephen Felle: 
800-792-8322 x 812 
sfelle@njstatelib.org 

Beginner Classes
Wednesdays

March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27
April 3, April 10
1pm - 3pm


Advanced Classes
Wednesdays
April 24
May 1, May 8, May 15
1pm - 3pm

Virtual ESL

Beginners English class for non-native, English speakers. Classes include interactive learning activities that focus on increasing the listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and writing skills of the students.

Classes meet using Zoom.  

Class Schedule: 

Mondays 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Fridays 10 am - 11:30 am

Click here to register. 

Basic ESL (in-person)

In-person ESL classes are currently full. Please check back at a later date.

Fresh Start @ Your Library

Fresh Start @ Your Library began as a statewide library reentry program focused on reconnecting returning citizens with their communities at public libraries. The Atlantic City Library has a social worker available to help connect citizens with the resources they need.

Currently the Fresh Start program is TEMPORARILY on hold. We have appointments available with a JFS social worker. Please schedule with the Main Library Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext. 3060.

Appointment required!

To schedule an appointment: Sign up in person at the Main Library's Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext. 3060

Hours: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

Job Skills Lab (in-person)

Schedule: 

Saturdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Main Library's new Next Step computer lab

Staff assistance with:

  • GED prep
  • Job searching
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Computer skills
  • Setting up an email address, and more

By appointment only. To register, visit the Main Library Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext. 3060 for more information. 

Full Calendar of Library Events

Includes in-person and virtual programs. Click on the date to see events happening that day.

History Hunts: Look, Locate, and Win

History Hunts: Look, Locate, and Win

 

Dates/Times:

Weds., June 26th - 2-4pm

Weds., July 10th -  2-4pm

Weds., July 24th - 2-4pm

Fri., August 9th - 2-4pm

******Free Parking at Boardwalk Hall for the scavenger hunt*****

Prizes:

1st Prize - $75 Visa gift card and a journal

2nd Prize - $50 Visa gift card and Chicken Bone Beach (Images of America) by Ronald J. Stephens and Henrietta Shelton

3rd Prize - $25 Visa gift card and history bookmarks
 

Rules and Registration:

  • There will be no teams for the hunts (all individual players).
  • All hunts will start at 2 pm and end at 4 pm
  • There will be 50 questions
  • Players will not be allowed to keep their phones
  • 30-minutes to look around the museum before the hunt begins
  • 90-minute scavenger hunt
  • Winners will be announced 1 day after hunt

You will have to register for the scavenger hunt, and only up to 50 people can register for each hunt. You can only register for one out of the four hunts available. 

  • You can register at 609-345-2269, extension 3066
  • Email: jmorillo@acfpl.org
  • Sign-Up Sheet at Help Desk 
  • Or register online: HERE

 

                                                           

A club for history buffs in Atlantic City and beyond! 

 

Meeting: Once a Month 

Location: Atlantic City Free Public Library - AC Heritage Research Room 

Dates: 

  • Friday, June 14, 2024 - 2pm
  • Friday, July 19, 2024 - 2pm
  • Friday, August 16, 2024 - 2pm 

Topics:

  • Learning what an archive does; exploring the archive
  • Genealogy research - Creating a family tree
  • How to search for historical information for free
  • Learning how to scan family photographs and documents
  • How to create a digital repository
  • How to create a social media page dedicated to your family history
  • How to create an oral history project
  • Learn how to utilize Ancestry.com
  • Learn how to utilize Heritage Quest 
  • And much much more....

*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

or
Email jmorillo@acfpl.org, call (609) 345-2269,
ext. 3066.

Computer Skills Lab

Schedule a session with a Library staff member to work on your computer skills. Registration is recommended; walk-ins accepted on a first come, first served basis. To register, call (609) 345-2269 ext. 3060, click here to register online or scan the QR code:

Schedule:

Monday: 3 - 5pm, Main Library Learning Center

Tuesday: 9:30am - 12pm, Richmond branch (by appointment only)

Wednesday: 10 am - 12pm & 1 - 4pm Main Library Learning Center

Friday: 10am - 5pm, Main Library Learning Center

Saturday: 3pm - 5pm, Main Library Learning Center


*NEW* Typing Skills Lab

Want to learn and practice typing skills? Stop by our Typing Skills Lab in the Main Library's Learning Center.

Mondays 2pm - 4pm

Saturdays 2pm - 3pm


These classes are part of the Building Employment Skills Training (BEST) Program, funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development. For more information visit the Main Library's Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext.3060

June Meeting

Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Tuesday, June 25th, at 4PM

Click here to register

Film Society

If you have a passion for discussing and learning about films, we invite you to join the Atlantic City Free Public Library Film Society. Membership is free and open to Library cardholders in good standing, who are 18 years of age and older.

To join Film Society and get a schedule of events, visit the website here: http://acfpl.org/events-menu/film-society.html

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

What: Case management 

Contact: See flyer

NJ Department of Health
Overdose Hotspot Initiative

Main Library, First Floor
Educational materials, resources, and impromptu Narcan training
Mondays
July 8, August 12
12pm - 2pm
Thursdays
June 20, July 11, August 15
11am - 1pm

 

Computer Basics I & II

Register online, stop by the Main Library's Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext. 3060

Mondays, 10am - 1pm

Computer Basics I

Computer Basics 1 is a 4-day beginner computer training course covering two subjects: Basic Computer Skills and Internet Basics. Students are invited to create a Northstar Digital Literacy account to practice their skills both in and out of the classroom.

Complete Computer Basics 1 & 2 and receive a Northstar certificate!

June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24

Computer Basics II

Computer Basics 2 is a 4-day intermediate computer training course covering two subjects: Using Email and Windows 10 Basics. Students are invited to create a Northstar Digital Literacy account to practice their skills both in and out of the classroom.

Complete Computer Basics 1 & 2 and receive a Northstar certificate!

July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22

ServSafe Food Handler and ServSafe Manager Training

Earn a ServSafe Certification to help you obtain a job in the food and beverage industry!  

For class schedule and to register, visit the Main Library's Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext.3060

Or register online here

This class is part of the Building Employment Skills Training (BEST) Program, funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

TIPS Alcohol Server Training

Date: Monday, June 24 10am - 1pm

Location: Main Library, Next Step Lab

Register here

Description:
This is an online training course accessible from the library’s computer lab. A staff member will be available to assist with technical difficulties. 


The On-Premise program is a 5-hour online program designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, in-store tastings, or other establishments where alcohol is consumed on the premises. Employees learn strategies that ensure responsible alcohol service, promote professionalism, and enhance customer service skills.

Beginners Conversational Spanish (VIRTUAL)

Saturdays from 10am - 11am

No registration required.

Classes meet on Zoom

Meeting ID: 985 643 7039
Passcode: 4Dyr1x 

Intermediate Conversational Spanish (VIRTUAL)

Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

No registration required.

Classes meet on Zoom

Meeting ID: 816-4911-4515

Passcode: 195015

For questions, please email the class instructor at:

 lms.language.prep@gmail.com

Atlantic County Reentry Task Force Meeting

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Dates: April 25

Location: Online

The Task Force is a joint initiative between the Atlantic City Free Public Library and NJ State Parole Board. These meetings provide a forum for stakeholders to come together and share information and resources for the benefit of the justice-involved population. All are welcome to attend. Email Sherry.Sandler@spb.nj.gov or mmcgeary@acfpl.org if you would like to be added to the Task Force mailing list.

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