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Miss America exhibit now on display

Miss America Parade photoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library is paying tribute to Miss America’s return to Atlantic City with a special exhibit. The library unveiled “Here She Is, Atlantic City: Miss America!” this month. The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Main Library.
The exhibit features a robe, on loan from The Miss America Organization, which was worn by Miss America 1974 Rebecca King. It also includes historic photographs, a video slideshow detailing the pageant’s history and a display case showcasing Miss America-related toys, trophies and trinkets – including items on loan from Vicki Gold Levi. Photos of contestants competing in this weekend’s Miss America Pageant are being shown as a slideshow presentation in the library atrium.
Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3062, for more information.

Atlantic City Experience: 100 Years of Garden Pier

Garden Pier 1917Did you know that July 19, 2013 marks 100 years since Garden Pier first opened?

Garden Pier stood apart from the other piers in Atlantic City. First opening on July 19, 1913, its "uptown" location placed it away from the frenzied activity of the bustling downtown. The red-tiled roofs and Ionic architecture style of the buildings and the beautifully landscaped gardens gave the pier a formal appearance which attracted an upscale crowd.

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Don't miss International Night finale Aug. 28

International Night - Bollywood AxionMusic and dance from Africa, China, India and the Philippines – along with several other locations around the globe – will be highlighted this summer as part of the Sixth annual Atlantic City Library International Night Series.
Watch clips from some of our previous International Night shows.

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Need help, advice due to Sandy?

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A SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Personal Business Mentor will be at the Atlantic City Free Public Library every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting June 17th in the Main Library Tutoring Room. No appointment is necessary.
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Check out great local, national acts at Jazz on Beach Series

CBB jazz on beach logoSome of the nation’s best jazz artists and outstanding local acts will take the Kennedy Plaza stage for the 14th annual Chicken Bone Beach Jazz on the Beach Series – one of Atlantic City’s favorite summertime traditions.
Pictured is July 18 headliner Christopher Dean Sullivan. Sullivan's quartet will feature Angel Rose.