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


Master Class: Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love

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

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

Virtual Event

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: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Free ESL Class

ESL Classes are returning to the Trenton Free Public Library! Wednesdays @ 6 pm and Saturdays @ 1pm If you have any questions, please call 973-960-0927 or contact the library at 609-392-7188. Clases de ESL an regresado en la Biblioteca Pubica De Trenton! Las clases estan abierta para todo y siempre son gratis. Miércoles @ 6pm y Sábados @ 1pm Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame al 973-960-0927 o comuníquese con la biblioteca al 609-392-7188.


Open Lab: Basic Computer Help

Trenton Free Public Library offers a monitored open computer lab Tuesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm. Staff will be on hand to provide guidance with · Setting up a new email account · Searching the internet · Searching the TFPL catalog and website · MS Office assistance


Resume Help

Looking for help with writing or updating your resume? You can make an appointment with a librarian and get help. Every Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm. Appointment required. Call (609) 392-7188  ext. 34 to make an appointment. Please bring a copy of your resume for review.  

Adult Book Club

We will meet on every fourth Monday at 6 pm in the reading room. Selections range from beloved classics to modern favorites. Please call (609) 392-7188 ext. 34 to register. In March, we are reading "Vice President Kamala Harris: Her Path to the White House".  


GED & Pre-GED Prep

The Trenton Free Public Library offers FREE GED and Pre-GED Prep classes every Friday from 11am - 1pm starting April 1, 2022. Appointment required. Please call 609-392-7188 ext 34 for more information or to make an appointment.