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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

Online Programs: Online Events for Teens

Local Author Spotlight

Author Talk: Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey by Ronni Robinson

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Thursday, August 5 at 6 pm via Zoom

Author Ronni Robinson will discuss her first book, Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey. Registrants will receive a signed copy of the book, while supplies last. 

About the book: Pre-teen Ronni is a seemingly normal girl growing up in the suburbs, until the day her mom hides cookies.  Soon after, Ronni has an unexplainable compulsion to eat more and more and more junk.

In secret and shame, she overeats and binges through tween years, high school, college, an abusive first marriage, and even a loving second marriage. Over thirty years, she steals food, eats food off of others' plates, and scavenges food out of the trash, until one night, once again stuffed after a binge, on TV,  she hears the words “compulsive overeater.”

She searches and she learns she has an eating disorder, a mental illness, a disease.

Armed with this knowledge she attacks her compulsion full throttle. She goes to therapy, Overeaters Anonymous meetings, read books, and namelessly blogs in an attempt to gain power over food.

A brutally honest glimpse into the trials, pervasive thoughts, and heartbreak of a compulsive overeater, discover how Ronni gains the courage and strength to live her life without being a slave to food.

About the author: Ronni is a member of the Sandwich Generation; she's the tired lunch meat layered between two college-age children and aging parents. She is 3-time Ironman finisher, and is a certified spin instructor. Her first book, Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey, came out in 2020.

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Online TAG Meeting

March 6th & April 3, 2p.m.        

Ages 13-18

Teens are invited to join TAG, our Teen Advisory Group. TAG members earn volunteer time for helping to plan teen events, writing book reviews, and more. Learn how you can help your library and earn volunteer time.
Registration is required. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you a few days before the meeting. For more information, or to register, please call 609 345-2269 x.3050
Registration for March 6th meeting
Registration for April 3rd meeting


Teen Craft Take-Out

Monthly, March & April

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to visit the library each month to pick up a "Take-Out" craft kit. A different kit will be available at the beginning of each month and will include instructions and supplies, as well as a list of any other supplies you might need to have on hand.

A video will be posted on the library's Youth Services Facebook and Youtube pages each month showing how to complete the project.

For more information please call (609) 345-2269 x.3050.


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