YA Room Mural Showcase

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Artists Leon Rainbow and Lori Johansson will showcase the mural at the YA room. There will be light refreshments and tours of the library. The reel of the time-lapse video for the creation of the mural will be played. Note: This is a special event . Regular library services will not be provided during the event.

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Knitting Club

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Ever wanted to make your own clothes? Or want a space to continue your own knitting project? Led by two of our TAG Volunteers, learn the basics of knitting every other Saturday at 2 PM. For ages 9-18.

Black Out Poetry – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Take an old book and make a new poem! With pages from books, we will be creating poetry from the already prepared words of authors.

Knitting Club *CANCELED*

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Ever wanted to make your own clothes? Or want a space to continue your own knitting project? Led by two of our TAG Volunteers, learn the basics of knitting every other Saturday at 2 PM. For ages 9-18.

All About Comic Books (Virtual)

Online

Renowned comic book guru/filmmaker Scott "Diablo" Marcano will share the history of the genre (including graphic novels and manga), how comic books are made, and how to get started as an artist or writer in the industry! For kids, teens, and lovers of comics of all ages. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZrUi2ozFR3-sAQ6Xcntawg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

Knitting Club

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Ever wanted to make your own clothes? Or want a space to continue your own knitting project? Led by two of our TAG Volunteers, learn the basics of knitting every other Saturday at 2 PM. For ages 9-18.

First Friday Art Opening: Zoe Lavatelli Leach’s “Death Ark of Divine Fauna”

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Join us at the library for Trenton's First Friday on May 6th! We will have the art opening for Zoe Lavatelli Leach's "Death Ark of Divine Fauna" in the Mezzanine Gallery, starting at 5pm. The show will run through May 25th, and can be viewed during regular library hours. Artist's Statement: The works created are playful while being macabre, as they use the darkness and beauty of an animal skull as content for many aspects of expression. In more than one way, they dwell in the tension of "in-betweens" -- formally, they contain both representation and abstraction, while the imagery straddles the duality of "high art" and "low-brow" kitsch or cliche. Zoe Lavatelli Leach, born in Dallas, TX, was immersed in art from a young age, growing up in a family of artists in Buffalo, NY. She currently resides in Trenton, and uses primarily oil paint, watercolor, and mixed media on canvas and paper. She obtained a BFA from The Cooper Union, and has both formally and informally studied various disciplines outside the art field. The study and practice of Buddhism has been particularly influential, with its focus on existential questions, and the impermanent nature of reality forming the basis for both the content she engages and the painting process itself.

Knit Chains – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Put together a knitted chain that can be attached to anything with a loop!