• Chinese New Year celebration
    Feb. 16 to include music, dance

    Chinese New YearThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will host a Chinese New Year celebration featuring a performance by Atlantic Chinese Community Choir. The program, which is free and open to all ages, will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday. Feb. 16. The group’s repertoire includes a lion dance, folk dances and songs, violin solo and a Chinese cultural fashion show. Click here to read more.
  • Schedule change for Walk-in Job Skills Lab

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers a free Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. The lab will be held on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Feb. 22-April 11. Click here to read more.


  • Make appointment for assistance with tax return

    taxesVolunteers from the Tax Aide Program of AARP will be at the Atlantic City Free Public Library to assist the community with their tax returns by appointment only. You must call 1-800-617-1519 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. AARP will be in the Main Library’s second-floor meeting room on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 10-April 13.
  • Need help with your reading or writing skills?

    Literacy VolunteersThe Atlantic City Free Public Library and Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic are offering a basic adult literacy class for individuals who need help with their reading and writing skills. The class is for adults on a fifth grade reading level or lower. Click here to read more.
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Library to hold annual Kwanzaa event Dec. 7

Afro-One at 2011 Kwanzaa programThe Atlantic City Free Public Library’s 26th annual Kwanzaa celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library.
The featured performer will be Afro-One Dance, Drama and Drum Theatre.
This event combines song, music, poetry and traditional and contemporary dance with an educational element.
Dr. Patricia Reid Merritt directs the Afro-One Dance, Drama and Drum Theatre. A professor of Social Work and African-American Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Dr. Reid-Merritt has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the NAACP Freedom Award. Afro-One was founded in 1974 and emphasizes dance, drama and music in the African-American arts. Afro-One has performed at schools, colleges and universities, businesses and corporations, conferences, Kwanzaa celebrations, weddings, rites of passage, local festivals and community events. Their past performances include presentations at Rutgers University, Monmouth University, Penn State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Philadelphia Zoo, African American Historical Site at Boston, University Museum of Pennsylvania, The College of New Jersey, Richard Stockton College, Conference on Black Families in Urban America, Bell Labs, McGuire Air Force Base and Fort Dix.
Kwanzaa is a holiday of African heritage and values and is celebrated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.
Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3112, for more information.

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