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Online Programs: Adult Programs

Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy & Securities Fraud Workshop

Thursday, April 8 at 6 pm

Come learn about:

  • Commonly used terms in the financial industry
  • “Red Flags” that may signal fraud or abuse by brokers handling your money
  • Questions to ask your investment professional before turning over your hard-earned money
  • Common causes of action in matters filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

This workshop will be presented by law students participating in the Investor Advocacy Project at the Seton Hall University School of Law

Register here. Once you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. For more information call (609)345-2269 x3075.

Virtual Creative Writing Workshop

Virtual Creative Writing Workshop

Love to write? This workshop will allow you to explore your creative side with writing prompts, free writes, and voluntary sharing. Participants will explore various mediums including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. This is not an instructor-led class and is intended for adults who already understand the basics of creative writing. Registration is required as space is limited.

Dates: Saturdays at 2:00 pm

April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29 

Click here to register. Once you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. For more information call (609) 345-2269 x3075.

 

Story Contest

"Love Your Library" Six Word Story Contest

Deadline February 26th

February is “Love Your Library” Month! To celebrate, the Atlantic City Free Public Library is challenging teens and adults to write a story on this theme with just six words. According to legend, Ernest Hemingway placed a bet that he could write a novel in six words. If that legend is true, he won with “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Now it’s your turn!
Patrons may submit up to three original six word stories through this form. Our judges will read each story and choose winners in the following age ranges: 13-18 and 19 and older. The deadline for entries is February 26th. For more information, please call 609 345-2269x.3051 or x.3075.

Basic ESL

Basic ESL

This is a beginning 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. The instructor will email registered students a link to each Zoom meeting. 

Class Schedule: 

Mondays 7 pm - 8 pm

Fridays 10 am - 11 am

Saturdays 2 pm - 3 pm

Click here to register. Once you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. For more information call (609) 345-2269 x3075.

Conversational Spanish

Conversational Spanish

Improve your speaking ability and expand your knowledge of Spanish vocabulary. Through dynamic conversational activities, you will be able to improve your comprehension and expression techniques, widen your vocabulary base, and improve fluency.

Classes meet online. The instructor will email registered students a link to each meeting. 

Class Schedule: Tuesdays from 5 pm - 6 pm

Click here to register.  

Take and Make Kits

Take and Make Craft Kits

Take the Adult Craft Club home with you. Take and Make 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. Take and Make kits may be picked up using curbside service.

Current Craft: Shrink Art Earrings & Keychains

Virtual Tai Chi

Virtual Tai Chi

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. 

Fridays from 11 am – 12 pm (beginning October 2)

Click here to register. Once you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. For more information call (609) 345-2269 x3075.

Alzheimer’s Informational Series

Alzheimer’s Informational Series

Virtual lecture series, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. All lectures take place via Zoom at 6pm.

February 18: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior

problems that interfere with daily living. This program helps people

recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in

themselves and others.

  • Explores typical age-related changes.
  • Describes common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Offers tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns.
  • Explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.
  • Details possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.
  • Identifies helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

March 18: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

General overview of the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The program:

  • Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
  • Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.
  • Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some
  • symptoms.
  • Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.
  • Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

April 15: Effective Communication Strategies

Effective Communication Strategies explores how communication takes place

when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. By the end of the program, attendees

will be able to:

  • Explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease.
  • Decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person.
  • Identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Click here to register.

Black Stories Matter Virtual Book Club

Black Stories Matter Virtual Book Club

MARCH - The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 4pm

We are reading this historical fiction novel in honor of March being Women's History Month.

From the book jacket: “Set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage. What follows is a heartrending and unputdownable exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.”

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

Click here to register. Once you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. For more information call (609) 345-2269 x3075.

APRIL - A Promised Land by Barack Obama

               

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 4pm

From the book jacket: “In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.”

Free copies of the book will be given to registrants on a first come first served basis while supplies last. The audiobook version is available for checkout from Overdrive and the eBook version is available from Overdrive and Axis360.

Registration for this meeting will open April 1.

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

Community Partners

Make sure to check out the programs offered by our community partners HERE.