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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

Program Guide: Adult Programs

All Library programs, events, and classes are FREE!

Register online

**All classes run Tuesday/Wednesday from 2pm - 4:30 pm in the Main Library's Next Step Lab**

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Learn to create effective resumes and cover letters that reflect your skills, knowledge, and education.

Dates:

January 23-24

February 20-21

Microsoft Word Workshop

Learn how to use Word to create and edit simple documents.

Dates:

January 2-3

January 30-31

Microsoft Excel Workshop
This workshop provides all the tools necessary to create and use basic spreadsheets.

Dates:

January 9-10

February 6-7

PowerPoint Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn to use PowerPoint to create engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.

Dates:

January 16-17

February 20-21

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 - 8:15 pm

Wednesdays 7 pm - 8:15 pm

Fridays 10 am - 11:15 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.

Hours:

Mondays 1 - 5pm

Wednesdays 9:30am - 1pm

Saturdays 2 - 5pm

Location: Main Library, Next STEP Lab.

Appointment required!

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

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. 

The classes below are being offered at the Atlantic City Library through a partnership with Literacy NJ.

Citizenship Preparation Class

Schedule: 12 week class (January - March)

Tuesdays 10am - 12pm

Eligibility: Must have Green Card & basic English reading, writing, and speaking skills

Location: Main Library, Next Step Lab

To register, email mpaduano@literacynj.org or call/text 609-380-3919

Full Calendar of Library Events

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

                                                           

A club for history buffs in Atlantic City and beyond! 

 

Meeting: Twice a month

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

Dates: 

  • Friday, January 12, 2024 at 2pm 
  • Friday, January 26, 2024 at 2pm 
  • Friday, February 09, 2024 at 2pm 
  • Friday, February 23, 2024 at 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

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**


         January Meeting

Better Than We Found It by Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph

Tuesday, January 30 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)

When: Tuesdays at 10am

Where: Main Library, Tutoring Room

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
January 8, February 12, March 11,
April 8
12pm - 2pm
Thursdays
January 25, February 22, March 28,
April 25
11am - 1pm

 

Computer Basics

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

Mondays, 10am - 12:30pm

Keyboard & Mouse  
February 2

Participants will learn the basics of using a computer's keyboard and mouse. 

Internet 
January 8 & February 12

Participants will learn the basics of using the internet.

Smart Devices 
January 29

This class is designed for people who want to learn how to use their own device. 

Email 
January 22 & February 26

Participants will learn how to set up and use an email account. 

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: Thursday, January 25, 4:30pm - 7pm

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 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

Atlantic County Reentry Task Force Meeting

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Dates: January 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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