• New Walk-in Job Skills Lab

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is now offering a free weekly Walk-in Job Skills Lab & Speaker Series to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. The lab is on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in September and October in the Main Library meeting room. The Speaker Series begins at 4 p.m., following the lab. Click here to read more.
  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at library

    Hispanic Heritage MonthAmericans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Click here to read more about the Atlantic City Free Public Library is offering to celebrate.
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  • Dr. Pitney markerGuide to Atlantic City Historical Markers available online

    The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library are pleased to announce the availability of a new digital historical resource featuring the commemorative markers located throughout Atlantic City. These markers share the history of Atlantic City and the stories of many Atlantic City residents. Click here to view this great resource.
  • Library opens teen Makerspace

    MAKE AC logo resized smallTeenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Atlantic City teens are invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which opened April, 14, 2014. Click here to continue reading.
  • Meet author Jane Kelly on Oct. 18

    missing you in atlantic cityThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a Meet the Author program featuring Jane Kelly at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Main Library meeting room. Kelly writes mystery novels set in New Jersey beach resorts that have a humorous twist, including “Missing in Atlantic City.” Click here to read more.

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New Walk-in Job Skills Lab

 

job skills

The Atlantic City Free Public Library is now offering a free weekly Walk-in Job Skills Lab & Speaker Series to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. The lab is on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in September and October in the Main Library meeting room. The Speaker Series begins at 4 p.m., following the lab.

Library members can receive personal assistance from a librarian. Staff members can guide you through the process of searching for jobs on the web, creating an email address, updating your resume, or completing an online employment application, though they won’t enter your information This service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also, an online guide that highlights many of the library’s job-related resources is available. To view the guide, visit library’s website — www.acfpl.org — highlight the Learn tab and click on Jobs.

One of those resources is Job & Career Accelerator™. Interactive wizards guide users through each step, from exploring suitable occupations and finding available jobs to preparing targeted resumes and improving critical job search skills. The personalized Job Search Portfolio allows job seekers to plan, tailor and track multiple job searches at the same time. Job & Career Accelerator™ is available at the library; or, those with an Atlantic City Library card can access this great resource from any computer or device with an Internet connection.

Beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesdays following the lab, the library will hold its Speaker Series. The schedule, which is subject to change, for September and October is:

Sept. 17: Career changes and jobs in demand, and how to search New Jersey O*NET (Occupational Information Network). Guest speaker: Esther Gandica, Atlantic Cape Community College.

Sept. 24: Information about Affordable Care Act (ACA) and NJ FamilyCare and how to apply. Guest speaker: Nikiesha Carter, Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers.

Oct. 1: How to use social media for job searches. Guest speaker: Caitlyn Weiss, Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Talent Network of Southern NJ/Dept. of Labor.

Oct. 8: Available options in light of job displacement/inability to pay current support obligations. Guest speaker: Judiciary staff from Probation Division Support Enforcement Unit. There will be a Q-and-A.

Oct. 15: Coping with job loss. Guest speaker: Juliann Henry from AtlantiCare and Chair of the emotional and spiritual care committee for the Atlantic County and Atlantic City long term recovery groups.

* Oct. 20 from 1-3 p.m. (special date and time): Landlord/Tenant court and foreclosure. Guest speaker: Judiciary staff from Civil Division. Staff from Municipal and Criminal Divisions will also be present to speak about how to address outstanding court obligations, such as fines and restitution.  There will be a Q-and-A. * THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN JOB SKILLS LAB ON THIS DAY.

Oct. 22: Landlord tenant eviction process. Guest speaker: James Mcclain, attorney for South Jersey Legal Services.

Oct. 29: Services by Atlantic City Library and library tour. Guest speaker: Library staff

For more information about the library’s Walk-in Job Skills Lab, Speaker Series or job-related resources, please visit the Main Library Help Desk, call (609) 345-2269 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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