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Online Programs: Adult Programs

Introduction to the Library's Digital Resources

Tuesdays June 1, July 6, and August 3 at 3pm

Would you like to learn how to use the Library’s digital resources? In each session the Adult Services Librarian will demonstrate how to access and use our online collections and databases.

June 1 - Overdrive and Axis360

July 6 -  Hoopla and ComicsPlus 

August 3 - Newsbank Access World News and Press of Atlantic City Collection

Click here to register

2021 Adult Summer Reading Program

June 23 - August 18

Sign-ups: June 23 - June 30th

Sign up in person at the Main Library's circulation desk or at the Richmond Ave. Branch

Sign up online [link to registration form will be active from June 23 - June 30]

Registrants will receive summer reading tote bags, filled with books and other prizes, while supplies last. The grand prize, a Kindle Fire 10, will be drawn on Aug. 19th, with prizes for 2nd and 3rd places as well. All prizes and giveaways must be picked up from the Library; they will not be shipped.

For every book you read, program you attend, or review you write, you will receive a prize entry form to enter the grand prize drawing. Participants are encouraged to return their summer reading logs to the Library by August 18th to be considered to Top Reader prizes. 

Participants must have a valid Library card.  See official rules below.

Adult Coloring Social Hour

Online, Fridays at 4pm from June 25 - August 20

Coloring can have therapeutic benefits such as alleviating stress and anxiety. This coloring group will meet online to color and socialize while practicing social distancing. We can chat with each other about books, movies, current events, and hobbies while we color. Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types. Participants may pick up a coloring pack from the Library on or after June 23 or use their own supplies. Coloring packs can be requested at the Main Library’s Circulation Desk or at the Richmond Avenue Branch. Registration is required as space and supplies are limited.

Register here for the Coloring Social Hour

Summer Reading Book Discussion: Moby Dick

The theme of this year’s summer reading program is Tails and Tales. To celebrate we will be reading Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby Dick. We will discuss this mighty tome over the course of 3 meetings. Sign ups will begin May 11. Registrants will be given a book club starter pack, which includes a copy of the book, a notebook, and pen, while supplies last. The book is available to read for free online from Project Gutenberg. eBook and Audiobook versions are also available from Overdrive and Hoopla
Thursday, June 17, 4pm: Chapters 1 - 45 
Thursday, July 15, 4pm: Chapters 46 - 90
Thursday, August 19, 4pm: Chapters 91 - 135

Register here for the book discussion

End of Summer Reading Prize Drawing

Thursday, August 19th at 2 pm in the Main Library.

Make sure to submit your paper Summer Reading Log to the Main Library by August 18th or the Richmond Avenue Branch by August 17th. Virtual logs must be submitted by 4:30 pm on August 18th. Late entries will not be accepted. 

Grand prize winners will be drawn at random, with the first place winner receiving a Kindle Fire 10. Prizes for Top Readers will be based on the number of books read between June 23 and August 18, 2021. See official rules below.

June/July - The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Click here to register. A Zoom link will be emailed to you within 2 days of the meeting. For more information call (609) 345-2269 x3075.

Dates: Wednesdays at 4pm online

  • June 30 (pages 1 -284)
  • July 28 (pages 285-538)

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

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

Tuesdays from 5 pm - 6 pm

Improve your speaking ability and expand your knowledge of Spanish vocabulary. 

Classes meet online

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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. 

Fridays from 11 am – 12 pm 

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. 

Click here to register. 

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.

***All drip-paint plant pot craft kits have been claimed. Thank you to all who participated in the month's craft!

Current Craft: Macrame Bracelets