Managing Stress virtual workshop scheduled for teens, adults

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a virtual program May 21 on Managing Stress for Teens and Adults

The Atlantic City Free Public Library will hold a virtual program – Managing Stress for Teens and Adults – Thursday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. Melissa J. McLean, a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Morning Joy Counseling, LLC, will lead the program.

When individuals have to balance work, school, relationships or kids – on top of managing a new sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic – life can feel overwhelming. McLean will discuss stress, and how to identify and manage stressors.

McLean’s company, Morning Joy Counseling, LLC, is a multi-clinician group practice that helps people dealing with anxiety and depression, couples who want to rebuild or strengthen their relationships, and other issues.

Online registration is required for this program; a link to the meeting will be emailed after registration is completed. To access the registration form, visit the library’s website – – and click on the Online Programs image and then the link provided in the workshop description.

In addition to this workshop, the library is offering other virtual programs and clubs:

  • Atlantic City Reads Online Book Club – The book club will read titles from the Hoopla Book Club Spotlight Selection – available for checkout from Hoopla Digital. Book discussions will take place on the A.C. Reads group discussion board hosted by Goodreads. Registration is required. The first book is “The Mountains Sing.”
  • Basic ESL – This is a beginning English class for non-native English speakers. Classes include interactive learning activities that focus on increasing the listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and writing skills of the students. Registration is required.
  • ESL for Customer Service – The class features an English language curriculum that focuses on customer service and job readiness skills. Students will learn how to effectively communicate with customers and employers. Registration is required.
  • Conversational Spanish – Students will improve their speaking ability and knowledge of Spanish vocabulary. Through dynamic conversational activities, participants will be able to improve comprehension, expression and fluency. Registration is required.
  • Film Society – The Film Society, which is open to adult library members in good standing with the library, will be holding virtual meetings to discuss films and the industry. Those interested in joining the group or attending the meetings must email Film Society coordinator Theresa Hawkins at
  • Facebook story time and craft programs – The library posts weekly children’s programs on its Youth Services Department Facebook page. Story times are posted 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and kids crafts, using items commonly found in the home, are posted 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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