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A Visit with Langston Hughes

A Visit with Langston Hughes

February 10, 2021 at 7 pm via Zoom

Keith Henley of the American Historical Theatre will portray Langston Hughes, giving a virtual first-person presentation.

Langston Hughes was a poet who utilized the American language, music, slang and religious views to educate the world about African American lifestyles during the Harlem Renaissance. His jazz poetry depicted the "low-life", or the real life experiences of blacks in the lower social-economic strata. His criticisms focused on the divisions, and prejudices, based on skin color within the black community.

Henley’s portrayal deals with the issue of how to be oneself, and encourages all to joy in the knowledge that “I too have a song to sing” and to ask the question “why not me?”

Keith Henley: Bio Actor/Historian, Interpreter, Reenactor, Impersonator

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Successful Interviewing Workshop

Successful Interviewing Workshop

Wednesday, January 27th at 7pm via Zoom

The "Successful Interviewing" workshop will provide specifics on the entire interview process including:

  • How to thoroughly research a company
  • Steps to successfully prepare for an interview 
  • STAR Interview Technique – Strategy for handling difficult questions
  • Examples of behavioral interview questions
  • Role-play activity - participation in role-play is not required  

Instructor Bio:

Joan Sternberg is a certified ESL teacher who has spent the majority of her career in the corporate world in sales. She has been teaching ESL in various formats for the last 14 years and has been teaching Business & ESL courses at Rutgers University for 9 years including a graduate level business class for international business major students. In addition, Joan privately coaches global business executives at Johnson & Johnson in business communications.

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Story Contest

"Love Your Library" Six Word Story Contest

Deadline February 26th

February is “Love Your Library” Month! To celebrate, the Atlantic City Free Public Library is challenging teens and adults to write a story on this theme with just six words. According to legend, Ernest Hemingway placed a bet that he could write a novel in six words. If that legend is true, he won with “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Now it’s your turn!
Patrons may submit up to three original six word stories through this form. Our judges will read each story and choose winners in the following age ranges: 13-18 and 19 and older. The deadline for entries is February 26th. For more information, please call 609 345-2269x.3051 or x.3075.

Black Stories Matter Virtual Book Club

Black Stories Matter Virtual Book Club

JANUARY – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

 

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 4pm

Free copies of the book will be given to registrants on a first come first served basis while supplies last. The eBook and audiobook versions are available to checkout from Overdrive. The eBook is also available for checkout from Axis360.

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FEBRUARY - Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie Glaude Jr.

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 4pm

Free copies of the book will be given to registrants on a first come first served basis while supplies last. The audiobook version is available for checkout from Axis360.

Registration for this meeting will open January 27th.

MARCH - The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4pm

Free copies of the book will be given to registrants on a first come first served basis while supplies last. The audiobook version is available for checkout from Hoopla Digital

Registration for this meeting will open February 24th.

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

Alzheimer’s Informational Series

Alzheimer’s Informational Series

Virtual lecture series, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. All lectures take place via Zoom at 6pm.

February 18: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior

problems that interfere with daily living. This program helps people

recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in

themselves and others.

  • Explores typical age-related changes.
  • Describes common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Offers tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns.
  • Explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.
  • Details possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.
  • Identifies helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

March 18: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

General overview of the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The program:

  • Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
  • Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.
  • Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some
  • symptoms.
  • Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.
  • Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

April 15: Effective Communication Strategies

Effective Communication Strategies explores how communication takes place

when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. By the end of the program, attendees

will be able to:

  • Explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease.
  • Decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person.
  • Identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

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Virtual Tai Chi

Virtual Tai Chi

Tai Chi/Qigong Class participants will learn the ancient mind, body, spirit practices of Qigong and Tai Chi. These gentle practices help relieve stress, improve balance and flexibility and enhance the immune system. Class is open to adults at all fitness levels. No experience required. 

Fridays from 11 am – 12 pm (beginning October 2)

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Take and Make Kits

Take and Make Kits for Adults

Take the Adult Craft Club home with you. Take and Make 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. Take and Make kits may be picked up using curbside service.

January – Mini Hardcover Book Pendant

Available now!

Conversational Spanish

Conversational Spanish

Improve your speaking ability and expand your knowledge of Spanish vocabulary. Through dynamic conversational activities, you will be able to improve your comprehension and expression techniques, widen your vocabulary base, and improve fluency.

Classes meet using Zoom. The instructor will email registered students a link to each Zoom meeting. 

Class Schedule: Tuesdays from 5 pm - 6 pm

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Basic ESL

Basic ESL

This is a beginning 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. The instructor will email registered students a link to each Zoom meeting. 

Class Schedule: 

Mondays 7 pm - 8 pm

Fridays 10 am - 11 am

Saturdays 2 pm - 3 pm

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