Trivia Through the Decades

Take a stroll back in time to the period of the 50s and 60s. What was your favorite movie, TV show or what was in the news? Come join us as we explore some Trivia Through the Decades.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85380906854?pwd=MExMZ3pEQVF2RWRwV0YxYWRpZ1RHdz09 Meeting ID: 853 8090 6854 Passcode: 497519 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Cancelled: A Revolutionary Conversation: Whose history and whose freedom, anyway?

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Attention: This event has been canceled due to the surge in COVID cases. Some events are still happening, Please visit the Patriots' Week Facebook page for updates, as well as individual organizations’ websites for more details.   Trenton Free Public Library will transform into a “living museum” sharing the perspectives of African Americans on the Revolutionary War and its meaning for enslaved people during a new Patriots Week event from 3-5 pm Monday Dec. 27, 2021. “A Revolutionary Conversation: Whose history and whose freedom, anyway?” will feature Trenton students portraying real-life African-Americans who lived during the Revolutionary War and were excluded from the ideals espoused by founding fathers that “all men are created equal” and “endowed with certain inalienable rights.” The event will include: Characters sharing their stories while engaging visitors in discussions about choices they faced and actions they took. Free copies of “Answering the Cry for Freedom” while supplies last at the event. Arts/crafts activity or game for young children Idea board for the community to share thoughts/reactions/next steps The event is funded by a community history grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to the Old Mill Hill Society. Volunteers include community activists such as Marc McKithen, Algernon Ward, Crystal Feliciano, and Kenneth Miles, educators such as Rebecca FrancoMartin, Laurie Budwiecz, Nina McPherson, and Danielle Miller-Winrow, as well as neighborhood volunteers. Issues to be explored were selected based on a public survey in July and a virtual "community conversation" that was live streamed on the TFPL Facebook page. Trenton Downtown Association hosts Patriots Week between Christmas and New Year’s and attracts thousands of visitors to the city to commemorate and recognize Trenton’s unique and pivotal role in the American Revolution.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

The Friends of Trenton Free Public Library is collaborating with Building Better Communities and Elements of the Community, Inc. to provide the Trenton community with access to the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Starting November 10, Every Wednesday from 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm, staff from the two community partners will be at the library to help patrons apply for the tablets with Free WIFI. Eligible patrons or households will receive the tablet onsite. A one-time $20 activation fee will be required. Valid State ID required; Must also bring one of the following documents: SNAP FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MEDICAID (NOT MEDICARE) SSI (NOT SSD) VA PENSION BENEFIT FEDERAL PUBLIC HOUSING (FPHA) FREE & REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM FEDERAL PELL GRANT SECTION 401 LOSS OF INCOME OR LAYOFF SINCE FEBRUARY 29, 2020 Questions about the event, CALL 609-922-1722 Click here to register For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

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Job Search 101

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Looking for help with job searching or writing your resume? This workshop can guide you to a successful job search and help you learn techniques for resume & cover letter building.   To register, call (609)392-7188 or click HERE

Virtual Book Discussion with Lauren B. Davis

Online

Please join us for the Virtual Book Discussion with Lauren B. Davis. We will discuss Lauren’s new novel, “Even So”. Sr. Rita Woehlcke and Patricia Smith will join the conversation. Lauren B. Davis explores what it means to love others — even the selfish, the careless, and those who not only are harmed by others, but who also do harm — in her latest novel "Even So." Set in Princeton and nearby Trenton, it is a story of both passion and compassion that tackles the challenge and necessity of loving difficult people. Please register at this link.   About the Speakers: Lauren B. Davis is the author of "The Grimoire of Kensington Market," "Against a Darkening Sky," "The Empty Room," "Our Daily Bread," and "The Radiant City." “Even So”, already a bestseller, is her seventh novel. Lauren’s work has been longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Friction Prize, The CBC Literary Awards and the ReLit Award. Lauren was born in Montreal, lived in France for ten years and now she, her husband Ron, and their Rescue pup Bailey split their time between Princeton, NJ, and a small log cabin by a creek in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Sr. Rita Woehlcke, Sisters of Saint Joseph., is the director of the SSJ Associates in Mission of Philadelphia. Her recent work was in spiritual direction, retreats and programs for personal and ministerial growth. In addition to master’s degrees in literature and pastoral counseling, Sister Rita holds a graduate certificate in spiritual direction. Twelve-Step spirituality is an integral part of her personal and professional life. Patricia Smith is a board member of the Trenton Free Public Library.

Climate Change and Water Quality Activities

Online

We have heard about the permanent effects of climate change on the world. However, what about the specific harm happening to NJ? How is NJ’s environment, biodiversity, water sources, and even humans going through? This presentation will teach you about that and more. It will show how NJ is changing and what we are losing. Most importantly, you will also learn how to help prevent more losses and play your part in preserving our great state.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81313715491?pwd=U1Y5aEtvZ01wampmMHk5cDV3OWhkQT09 Meeting ID: 813 1371 5491 Passcode: 708595 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Friends of Trenton Free Public Library is collaborating with Building Better Communities and Elements of the Community, Inc. to provide the Trenton community with access to the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, February 9th from 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm, staff from the two community partners will be at the library to help patrons apply for the tablets with Free WIFI. Eligible patrons or households will receive the tablet onsite. A one-time $20 activation fee will be required. Valid State ID required; Must also bring one of the following documents: SNAP FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MEDICAID (NOT MEDICARE) SSI (NOT SSD) VA PENSION BENEFIT FEDERAL PUBLIC HOUSING (FPHA) FREE & REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM FEDERAL PELL GRANT SECTION 401 LOSS OF INCOME OR LAYOFF SINCE FEBRUARY 29, 2020 Questions about the event, CALL 609-922-1722 Click here to register For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

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Master Class: Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Join us to watch the three - part online class: Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love Friday, 2/11/22, 12 - 4 pm THE PAST Friday, 2/18/22, 12 - 4 pm THE PRESENT Friday, 2/25/22, 12 - 4 pm THE FUTURE From critical race theory to the 1619 Project, learn from seven Black intellectuals who are reshaping conversations on race in America. Deepen your knowledge of Black American experiences, past to present, with groundbreaking scholars. Free Entry! Class provided by MasterClass. Location: Trenton Free Public Library - 1st Floor Can't make it? You can watch it at home as well. Click HERE to watch

The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Always Love Lucy Theatre & King Lahiri Productions welcome you to their production of the Thornton Wilder one-act: The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, directed by Saima Huq. About the play: A middle-aged couple and two of their three surviving children drive through New Jersey, from Newark to Camden, to visit their eldest daughter, who has recently suffered a tragedy. The journey is full of arguments, laughter, and joy in simple things like billboards, hot dogs and sunsets. It’s a journey where nothing happens, and yet everything happens. The play was first produced on November 25, 1931, at the Yale University Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, by the Yale Dramatic Association and the Vassar College Philalethis. Please turn off your cell phones and keep your masks on.

Virtual Tour: New Jersey’s Hidden Gems

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We all live here in the United States but how much do we know about the States of our Union? What do we even know about our Garden State, New Jersey? Come join us as we explore some of New Jersey’s Hidden Gems. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcOitrjkuHNW74UoJVTis4COfiBa-Hc6U After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.