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Celebrate Black History Month at the library

Club Harlem 1989The Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold special programs and display an exhibit in celebration of Black History Month. All programs are free. Call (609) 345-2269 for more information.

February Book Club Challenge for Teens: African-American Authors — Come into the library any time during the month of February and check out our Book Club Challenge. This month, pick any book by an African-American author and tell us your thoughts on the Book Club Board in the teen area. Each participant gets to pick from the prize box.

Atlantic City’s Black History Exhibit – This exhibit, located on the first floor of the Main Library, will be a mixture of photos and artifacts. Subjects that will be covered are Kentucky Avenue, Club Harlem (pictured), Chicken Bone Beach, black firefighters and police officers, and notable figures such as Pop Lloyd and Sarah Spencer Washington.

Comic Drawing Lessons on Thursday, Feb. 8 and 22, at 3:30 p.m. — Marvel/DC Comics Illustrator Joe Del Beato will lead drawing instruction for children and teens ages 7-17. Participants will focus on African American characters in comics, cartoons and graphic novels during February. All materials supplied. No experience necessary

Betcha Can’t Eat Just One on Saturday, Feb, 10, at 3 p.m. — Children and teens are invited to a special potato chip taste testing to honor the African-American inventor of the potato chip, George Crum. Participants will taste a variety of chips and vote for the best following a reading of “George Crum and the Saratoga Chip” by Gaylia Taylor.

Creative Craft on Friday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. — Kids ages 6-12 use their imagination to make and take home crafts with cultural and seasonal  themes. Children less than 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. All materials supplied.