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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

Program Guide: Adult Programs

All Library programs, events, and classes are FREE!

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 

iPad Advanced (4 weeks)

Location: Richmond Avenue Branch

Date: Wednesdays, May 10 - May 31

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm

Register online

Resume 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. 

May 2 and May 4, 2:30 - 5pm
May 20 and June 1, 2:30 - 5pm

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. 

May 9 and May 11, 2:30 - 5pm
June 6 and June 8, 2pm - 4pm

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.

May 16 and May 18, 2:30 - 5pm
June 13 and June 15, 2pm- 4pm

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.

May 23 and May 25, 2:30 - 5pm
June 20 and June 22, 2pm - 4pm

Job Skills Lab (in-person)


May 13, May 27, May 13, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24

Time: 9:30 - 12 pm

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.


Wednesdays 9:30 - 5:00 

Saturdays 2:00 - 5:00

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


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:


Or join us for the Walk-In lab, Mondays from 1pm- 4pm in the Main Library's Next STEP Lab

Location: Main Library

Dates: Mondays from 1pm - 4pm

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

Atlantic County Reentry Task Force Meeting

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Dates: May 25, June 22, July 27, September 28, October 26, and November 16,

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 or if you would like to be added to the Task Force mailing list.

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.

May Craft: Mini Terrariums

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National Library Week Poetry Contest Winners


First Place: Julie Tran, If You Ask Me...

Second Place: Crystal Lee Jordan, The Library: A Sonnet

Third Place: Susan Cavanaugh, Mine

View the winning poems here

Southern New Jersey: Pulling Together During World War II

by Marston A. Michlich, PhD. and Gail Michlich

Date: Tuesday, June 6

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Richmond Branch Library

Registration recommendation as space is limited: register here

About the book:

Southern New Jersey: Pulling Together During World War II shed some light on the efforts of average people from all walks of life in some of New Jersey's southern communities who provided goods and services in a united effort to help win World War II. Some were unable to serve in the armed forces but still felt the need to do their part. Much of the material is little known to the current generation. For example, men and women involved with the "Bomb Plant" located just outside Mays Landing, New Jersey, were told not to divulge any information as to how the bomb was assembled. It was so secret that few have ever talked about it seventy + years later. Personal interview with folks who were there and declassified government reports have helped to paint a better picture of how people worked together for a common cause. Very little has been written about this part of New Jersey and still more needs to be done. It offers the reader a better understanding of the sacrifices ordinary people made to achieve a common goal and at the same time learn about their effort to be remembered and celebrated.

Full Calendar of Library Events

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

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**

May - The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Tuesday, May 30 at 4pm

Register here

June - The House of Eve by Saqeda Johnson

Tuesday, June 27 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:

Adult Summer Reading Program

June 21 - August 23

Details coming soon!

Reentry Resource Fair

Date: June 22 from 11am - 3pm

Location: Casino Control Commission, 1325 Boardwalk

Presented by the Atlantic County Reentry Task Force

This event will feature information and guidance surrounding career training; mental health, legal, and social services; and more!

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.

Readers Anonymous

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. 


Richmond Avenue Branch


Tuesday, May 2 at 4pm

Tuesday, June 6 at 4pm

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

TIPS Alcohol Server Training

Friday, June 30, 10am - 3pm, Next STEP Lab

Register here

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.

The TIPS On-Premise course is designed for individuals serving alcohol by-the-drink, in open containers, for immediate consumption, on the premises. The course is specifically tailored for anyone working at restaurants, bars, and catering events or any other venue where alcohol is consumed or served in the away-from-home market. If you are a bartender, waiter, server, busser, valet, host or any front of the house employee you should be On-Premise certified to prevent the misuse of alcohol and limit exposure to alcohol-related liabilities.    

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:

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. 

Computer Basics

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

Keyboard & Mouse  
Monday, June 5, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Participants will learn the basics of using a computer's keyboard and mouse. Topics include:
∙ Hardware vs. Software 
∙ Hand Positioning 
∙ Navigation (Right Click, Double Click, Scroll Wheel, Drag & Drop) 
∙ QWERTY Basics 
∙ Special Characters 
∙ Special Function Keys 
∙ Keyboard Shortcuts (Cut, Copy, Paste, Print, etc.) 


Monday, June 12, 10 am - 12:30 pm 

Participants will learn the basics of using the internet. Topics include:
∙ Types of Connections 
∙ Internet Browsers - Common Features 
∙ Domain Suffixes 
∙ Search Engines 
∙ Keeping Your Information Safe Online 
∙ *Basics of Searching online

Smart Devices 
Monday, June 26, 10 am - 12:30 pm 

This class is designed for people who want to learn how to use their own device. Topics include:
∙ Types of Mobile Devices (Tablet, smartphones, etc.) 
∙ Mobile Device Connection  
∙ Making Calls 
∙ Sending Texts 
∙ Adding an Email to Your Device 

Date: TBA

Participants will learn how to set up and use an email account. Topics include:
∙ Physical vs. Virtual Mail 
∙ Understanding Email Addresses 
∙ Creating a Strong Password
∙ Common Email Features 
∙ Staying Away from Phishing 

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