The Atlantic County Library/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave. has announced its programs for February.
TELL US WHY YOU LOVE YOUR LIBRARY.
An exhibit in honor of library love from Feb. 1-13 during regular branch hours. If you love your library, let us know. We will have adorable paper hearts waiting for your Valentine’s Day notes. Just write why you love your library, and we will display it with pride. You might write about a favorite book, program, or library experience.
CHECKMATES CHESS CLUB
Open chess program for all ages noon-4:20 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 1-29. All are welcome to the challenge of playing a friendly game of chess along with others.
ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER HELP
One-on-one computer help for adults 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 3-March 30 (except Feb. 17). Appointments are required. Navigate the internet, learn to use e-mail, Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Call for an appointment 609-823-4614.
Adults are invited to join a quilting and knit- ting group that meets 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Feb. 4-March 31.The program is free and all levels of experience are welcome. Join the group to stitch, loop, craft, knit and crochet. Learn how to create original handcrafted blankets, scarves, sweaters and more.
Lego Club for ages 5 and older 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 and 18. Gather with other Lego lovers to build something and share with other young engineers.We supply the Lego bricks, you supply the imagination.The club will feature a different building theme each week. All materials provided.
Free cursive writing program for children ages 7-12, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Registration is requested. Learn the time-honored tradition of cursive script so you can write lovely letters, gracious thank-you notes and festive seasonal greetings.
MICROSOFT WORD BASICS
Free computer class in Microsoft Word 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 and 26. Registration is required and begins two weeks before the session. Space is limited. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Enroll today to learn tips and tricks, and enhance your word-processing skills, documents and reports.
READ & PLAY BABY
Little ones between the ages of 12-36 months can enjoy storytime activities 10:30 a.m. Thursday mornings, Feb. 6-March 26. Enjoy stories, songs, stretches, rhymes, puppets, felt boards, fingerplays and more with your child, all designed to develop early literacy skills. Ask how to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program while you’re here. The storytime includes sensory elements that are helpful to children with special needs.
TANGO @ YOUR LIBRARY
Free tango class 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 . Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to learn how to tango.The event will feature the sounds of accordionist Nathan R. Fischer and step-by-step instruction from talented tango teacher Barry Jaffe. Feel free to dress for the tango, or to wear comfortable clothing.
KROCHET KLUB FOR TEENS
“Krochet Klub” for teens ages 12-18, 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 11 and 25. Get hooked on crochet with fun projects. Our first craft will be a bookmark. After that, you decide.
MEET THE ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR: STEPHANIE SEGAL MILLER
Meet-the-artist event for ages 5-adult 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. You’ve seen the art — now meet the author/illustrator. Stephanie Segal Miller will share her artwork and inspiration in this unique book talk about the upcoming A-Z zoological tour de force, U is for Urial.
History-based event 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 for children ages 7-12. Journey back in time to visit fun destinations through books, costumes, and themed activities. February’s focus will be Liking Vikings.
BRING A FRIEND, MAKE A FRIEND
Monthly gathering 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 26 and March 25. Recent studies suggest that social networking is vital to a lifetime of health and well-being. Bring a friend, make . friend, and share the joy of learning while we talk about … anything. Local author Joy Jurnovoy leads the group to exchange thoughts on different interests, hobbies and talking points at each session. Get to know each other in the process.
INTO THE EVENING BOOK CLUB
Monthly book club for adults 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Join in the discussion of great books in good company. This month’s chosen selection is “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson.
RESUME BUILDING WORKSHOP
Free resume-building assistance for adults 11 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 28 and March 27. Registration required and begins two weeks before each session. Space is limited. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Learn how to create and format ready-for-work resumes.
SEW YOUR OWN BOOK BAG
Free “sew-your-own-bookbag” program 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 for ages 12 and older. Registration is required. No experience necessary, and the craft is suitable for all skill levels. Come make a tote bag. All materials and sewing machines are provided.
To register for these program or learn more about library offerings, call 609-823-4614.