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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

Program Guide: Adult Programs

All Library programs, events, and classes are FREE!

Walk-In Computer Skills Lab

Location: Main Library Learning Center

Dates: Mondays from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, Tuesdays from 3pm - 5pm

Stop in during lab hours to get one-on-one computer learning assistance from library staff.

Click here to register online 

For more information visit the Main Library's Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext.3060

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. 

Job Skills Lab (in-person)

Saturdays (Nov. 5 & 19, Dec. 3 & 17) 10am - 1pm in the 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

Registration is not required. Visit the Main Library Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext. 3060 for more information. 

Guest Services Gold Class (In-Person)

Complete the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute's Guest Services Gold class and receive an industry-recognized certification to help you obtain a job in the hospitality industry!  

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

Click here to register online

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. 

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.

Hours: Wednesdays from 9:30am - 1pm in the Main Library's Tutoring Room.

To schedule an appointment: Sign up in person at the Main Library's Help Desk, call 609-345-2269 ext. 3044 or email kreid-ortiz@acfpl.org

Readers Anonymous (in-person)

A non-traditional book club for readers of all kinds. We will discuss the books we've read each month instead of all reading the same book. 

November 2: 4pm at the Richmond Avenue Branch

December 7: 4pm at the Richmond Avenue Branch

Space is limited, registration is required. Click here to register or call 609-345-2269 ext. 3075

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 5pm - 6pm

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

One-On-One Computer Skills Training

You can schedule a one-on-one session with a staff member to work on your computer skills. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a one-on-one computer session with a staff member or scan the QR code:

Richmond Branch: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 and 11-12

Main Library: Fridays 10-11 and 11-12

For more information, call the Main Library's Help Desk (609) 345-2269 ext. 3060.

Bookmark Design Contest

November 15 - December 15

All ages

The contest is open to all ACFPL library card holders and Atlantic County residents. One winner will be chosen from the following age groups: children (3-12), teens (13-18), and adults (19-up). All submissions are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2022. No late entries will be accepted. See entry form for full rules/details.

Entry forms are available at the Main Library and the Richmond Avenue Branch.

Full Calendar of Library Events

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

ESL Career Readiness Lab (in-person or virtual)

Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 1pm in the Main Library's Learning Center

Engen's Language Upskilling platform offers ESL classes and tutorials with a focus on:

  • Job interview skills
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Hospitality industry

Engen can be accessed remotely on your personal device or during  the ESL Career Readiness Lab in the Main Library, 

Click here to register online

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For more information visit the Main Library's Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext.3060

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. 

Black Stories Matter Virtual Book Club

Free copies of each month's book will be given to registrants on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Members who attended a book club meeting will be given first pick for the following month's book.

** You must register each month**

December - Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

Tuesday, December 27 at 4pm

Registration for this meeting will open November 30

Craft Club (in-person)

We will focus on a different type of craft each month, with multiple options and lots of room for creativity. Space is limited, registration required.

November: Fall Wreath

Thursday, November 17 at 4pm in the Main Library's Meeting Room

December: Snowy Mason Jar Luminaries

Thursday, December 15 at 4pm in the Main Library's Meeting Room

Registration for this program is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, call 609-345-2269 ext. 3075 or email mmcgeary@acfpl.org

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

ServSafe Certification (in-person)

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

Click here to register online

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.

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 

iPad Advanced

Wednesdays, Nov. 16 - Dec. 7, 1 pm - 3 pm, at the Richmond Avenue Branch

Take and Make Crafts

Take the Adult Craft Club home with you. Take and Make craft kits include everything you need to create each monthly craft. Kits will be available while supplies last. Call the library at 609-345-6115 to reserve your kit or request one at the Circulation Desk.

November craft: Fall Leaf Garland

Basic ESL (virtual)

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 - 8:15 pm

Wednesdays 7 pm - 8:15 pm

Fridays 10 am - 11:15 am

Click here to register. 

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. 

Atlantic County Reentry Task Force Meeting

Thursday, November 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Main Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
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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