Knitting Club

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.

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Open Art

Children's Room (Lower Level) 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, United States

Open Art Ages 4 and up Saturdays, 1:00 to 3:00pm Drop by the library to make a craft or enjoy an open-ended art activity.  

The Wreck on the 5:25 – Summer Series: Thornton Wilder One-Acts

Trenton Free Public Library and Always Love Lucy Theatre Present "SUMMER SERIES: THORNTON WILDER ONE-ACTS". Series #1: The Wreck on the 5:25 (Reading Room) In this play, which represents "Sloth" in Wilder's projected cycle on The Seven Deadly Sins, Herb Hawkins, a jovial New Jersey - New York City commuter with iron-bound habits, has called to say he is coming home late. This news sets his wife and daughter on edge.

Sensory Day

Sensory Day! Tuesdays 10:00am-7:00pm Join us for all day sensory play and activities Fun for all ages

Trenton Free Public Library 120th Anniversary Block Party!

SAVE the DATE!  Saturday, June 11, 2022, 11 am - 3 pm You are invited to the Library's 120th Anniversary Block Party! The party will feature fun indoor & outdoor activities for all ages, arts and crafts, games, music, and light refreshments.

Free Book Drive

Free Book Drive! Thursday, June 23rd 11:00am-6:00pm Trenton Free Public Library Children's Room Tons of new book for children ages 0-18 in all genres!!! Book Signing by Brittany Johnson, Trenton children's author of I Am, I Can, I Will while supplies last! This event was made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in honor of the Katherine Hatton Book Fund

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Summer Play!

Children's Room (Lower Level) 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, United States

Summer Play! Monday's 12:00pm-3:00pm Join us weekly for fun Summer play in the Children's room or the beautiful garden! There will be crafts and activities centered around this year summer reading theme: Oceans of Possibilities!

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Garden Fun

Garden Fun!!! Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am Ages 0-13 Join us for fun activities in the garden

The Rivers Under the Earth – Summer Series: Thornton Wilder One-Acts

Trenton Free Public Library and Always Love Lucy Theatre Present “SUMMER SERIES: THORNTON WILDER ONE-ACTS”. Series #2: The Rivers Under the Earth (Reading Room) This play is thought to represent middle-age, in Wilder's unfinished cycle of The Ages of Man. On a point of land jutting into a lake in southern Wisconsin, the Carter family enjoys a summer's eve. It's an evening like many others: Nothing happens and everything happens.

Bernice – Summer Series: Thornton Wilder One-Acts

Trenton Free Public Library and Always Love Lucy Theatre Present “SUMMER SERIES: THORNTON WILDER ONE-ACTS”. Series #3: Bernice (Reading Room) Bernice represents "Pride" in Wilder's projected cycle on the Seven Deadly Sins. Set in Chicago in 1911. Walbeck, a thoroughly hated man who cheated hundreds of people out of their money, suddenly returns home from Joliet prison when his sentence is reduced. He is greeted by two people: his attorney, who informs him that Walbeck's wife has fled to California, taking his daughter with her, and a new maid, Bernice.

End of Summer Reading Party

End of Summer Reading Party! August 27th 1:00pm-3:00pm Join us in celebrating the end of Summer Reading! There will be a Mad Science program followed by a award ceremony for all the summer readers. Top Readers will be given a grand prize!

El Grito to Independence: A Career Awareness Event – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge (First Floor) 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, United States

We are the Trenton Puerto Rican Community & Friends Organization. In partnership with the Trenton Free Public Library, we are hosting a career awareness exploration event. El Grito to Independence on Thursday, September 22, 2022 The event is part of our programming celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and commemorating the 154th anniversary of the Grito de Lares.  On the 23rd of September in 1868, the people of Puerto Rico stood up and fought for political and economic independence. It is in this spirit that the Trenton Puerto Rican Community & Friends Organization invites you to share your journey to professional independence. Children and youth in the community of Trenton will attend the event and learn from your journey, challenges, and accomplishments.  We are looking for Latino professionals to share their story of how they came to be a lawyer, activist, videographer, judge, entrepreneur, y mucho más.