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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

Program Guide: Adult Programs

All Library programs, events, and classes are FREE!

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 - 12:00 in the Main Library's NextSTEP Lab
Register online

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn to create effective resumes and cover letters that reflect your skills, knowledge, and education relevant to the job you are seeking. Participants will gain practical experience by creating their own resume and cover letter by the end of the workshop. 

Dates:
Feb 7 and Feb 9
March 14 and March 16
April 4 and April 6
May 2 and May 4
 

Microsoft Word Workshop

Learn how to use Word to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents. Additionally, students who pass the test at the end of the workshop will receive a certificate of completion. 

Dates:
Feb 14 and Feb 16
March 21 and March 23
April 11 and April 13
May 9 and May 11

Microsoft Excel Workshop
This workshop provides all the tools necessary to create and use basic spreadsheets. Participants will receive an overview of the interface and learn the various methods for entering and editing data. Additionally, students who pass the test at the end of the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.

Dates:
Feb 21 and Feb 23
March 28 and March 30
April 18 and April 20
May 16 and May 18
 

PowerPoint Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn to use PowerPoint to create engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations. Additionally, students who pass the test at the end of the workshop will receive a certificate of completion.

Dates:
Feb 28 and March 2
April 25 and April 27
May 23 and May 25

Job Skills Lab (in-person)

Dates: January 21, February 4 & 18

Time: 10am - 1pm

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

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

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 9:30 - 5 

Saturdays 2 - 5

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

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.

Atlantic County Reentry Task Force Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 23, 10:30am

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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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)

Hours: Mondays from 9:30 am to 1pm

Location: Main Library, Next STEP Lab

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**

January - The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs

Tuesday, January 24 at 4pm

Register here

February - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Tuesday, February 28 at 4pm

Register here

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

Bookmark Design Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the bookmark design contest! Winners will be announced in January.

 

Last updated 1/20/2023

Walk-In Computer Skills Lab

Location: Main Library, Next STEP Lab

Dates: Mondays from 1pm - 4pm

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. 

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. 

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.

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

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. 

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. 

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. 4pm at the Richmond Avenue Branch

Dates: January 4 and February 1

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

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.

January Craft: Stay Tuned

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