• Library starts local Hispanic history project

    Hispanic Heritage Month photoOn Cinco de Mayo – Tuesday, May 5 – the Atlantic City Free Public Library launched a project to collect the history of the Hispanic community in Atlantic City. Through this project, the library is looking to develop a collection of materials which future generations of students, writers and genealogists can use to script a community history. Click here to read more.
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  • Walk-in Job Skills Lab held at library

    job skillsThe Atlantic City Free Public Library offers free weekly Walk-in Job Skills Labs to library members who need help with job-related tasks. We’ll provide refresher tips for your job search. Click here to read more.
  • R.J. Walker shipwreck topic of June 13 talk at museum

    Museum exteriorThe Atlantic City Historical Museum — presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library — will continue its Second Saturday Speaker Series in May and June. The museum is located at South New Jersey Avenue and Boardwalk at Garden Pier. Shipwreck expert Stephen Nagiewicz will discuss the hydrographic survey vessel R.J. Walker, which sunk off Atlantic City in 1860, on June 13. Click here to read more.
  • Summer Reading Program to begin June 23 with party

    SRP logoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is throwing a party to kick off its Summer Reading Program for children and teens. The party will be held Tuesday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. The party will include stories, games, refreshments and special guests. Click here to read more.

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Learn how to obtain free tickets for 'Growing Up in the Other A.C.' play

Growing Up coverAtlantic City Free Public Library card holders have a chance to obtain free tickets to the play “Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City.” The free tickets are for the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Dante Hall Theater (14 North Mississippi Ave.).
Tickets will be distributed at Dante Hall beginning at 1 p.m. Feb. 22. Please note that ticket supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your Atlantic City Library card to Dante Hall when picking up your tickets.
Atlantic City Free Public Library card holders can receive a ticket, plus two additional tickets for guests, while supplies last. The free tickets are good only for the 2 p.m. Feb. 22 performance.
The play is based on the book “Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash's and the Northside” by city resident Turiya S. A. Raheem. From the 1920s through the 1970s the Washington family helped build and shape a vibrant and thriving African American community in Atlantic City’s Northside neighborhood. As we move through each decade of this true history, we witness the laughter, tears, ingenuity, hard work and commitment of one family’s pursuit of the American Dream

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