Atlantic City

Library offers eBooks and eReaders classes

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold Introduction to eBooks and eReaders classes at 1 p.m. March 24 and April 28 in the Main Library’s second-floor meeting room at 1 N. Tennessee Ave.

These sessions, which are free and open to library members, will teach attendees how to use their eReader, smartphone, tablet or personal computer to download eBooks and audiobooks from the library’s Downloadable Media Service at overdrive.acfpl.org.

Poetry group hosts open mic night

The South Jersey Poets Collective will host noted poet David Yezzi at World Above: Free Poetry Night beginning at 7 p.m. March 27 in Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. The evening begins with an open mic. At 8 p.m., opening poet Elinor Mattern will read, followed by featured poet Yezzi.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the church lot behind Dante Hall or for a fee in lot across from theater. World Above: Free Poetry Nights meet monthly. The group will also meet on the following dates: April 24, May 22, June 23, July 24 and Aug. 28. For more information, call Aubrey Gerhardt at 609-432-2102.

Brigantine

BUCS program kicks off

Brigantine Police has begun the Brigantine Union on Cops and Schools Program.

For the remainder of the school year, Detective Steve Ward will present on topics including bullying and cyberbullying to elementary school students. The program, which began in 2010, will be taught once a month for the next three months. Each month features different safety topics. Assemblies will be scheduled for middle school students.

Brigantine Police work in partnership with the following businesses and organizations to run the program: Charlie Miller of the Brigantine Municipal Alliance, Bayside Medical and Dental, Brigantine Auto Body, Bloomingsales Florists/Gift, Brigantine VFW Post 6964, Brigantine PBA Local 204, American Legion Post 396, Bayside Marina, North Point Marina, All About Bikes and Wheels, Brigantine PTA, Art Is Salon, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Brigantine Lions Club.

Hurricane Sandy event set

Atlantic County Library System/Brigantine in partnership with BrigStrong will host “Your Calm After the Storm: Hurricane Sandy” from 10 a.m. to noon April 6 and from 6 to 8 p.m. May 7 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St. Each of the sessions facilitated by New Jersey Hope and Healing is free and open to adults.

Get useful suggestions and techniques for managing the stress and anxiety stemming from Hurricane Sandy in this interactive presentation of coping and recovery, hope and support. Learn about managing the emotional consequences of the storm, understanding the impact, and exploring strategies for coping with the storm’s aftermath.

This project is sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant, in partnership with the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. For more information, call 609-266-0110.