• Celebrate Garden Pier's 101st anniversary July 19

    Historical Museum exteriorThe City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library invite the public to a celebration of Garden Pier’s 101st anniversary. The festivities will be held Saturday, July 19, at Garden Pier – located at New Jersey Avenue on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. Click here to read more.
  • International Night Series to include rock performances

    Int Night - Dende resized 8-6The Atlantic City Library International Night Series will rock Kennedy Plaza in both its opener and finale this summer, while continuing to highlight music and dance from around the globe. The weekly series, co-sponsored by the library and City of Atlantic City, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August at Kennedy Plaza, located on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. Click here to read more. Also, view clips of the shows on our YouTube channel.
  • Local favorites featured
    at Bartram Beach Block Concert Series

    Bartram - Cason Express 6-27The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library will once again present the Bartram Beach Block Concert Series – a biweekly series featuring popular local artists – this summer. The free 90-minute shows will be held 7 p.m. at Bartram Place and the Boardwalk. Those attending the shows are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets. Click here to read more.
  • 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.

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Great resources on African-American topics, history available

kingphotoAre you working on a report or project related to African-American history? Do you want to learn more about the key people, moments and issues that have impacted African-Americans? A list of many of these resources is available on the library’s website, www.acfpl.org. Click on the Learn tab and then choose African-American Studies. One of those great resources — the Oxford African American Studies Center — is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you have an Atlantic City Free Public Library card. Also, those who visit the Main Library or Atlantic City Library Express can access it using a public computer.

The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.
The center features thousands of articles by top scholars, images, video clips, maps and charts.
To learn more about the library’s great array of African-American resources, please call the Reference Department at (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..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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