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.

Movie Night – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Take a break and watch a movie! The theme and title for this month's movie will be decided by our Teen Discord server. Not a member? Visit our Young Adult webpage for instructions on how to join!

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Game Night – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Join us every Thursday night in the Young Adult Lounge for gaming on the Xbox, PS4, or board games! Games begin at 5:30!

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Game Night – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Join us every Thursday night in the Young Adult Lounge for gaming on the Xbox, PS4, or board games! Games begin at 5:30!

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Game Night – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Join us every Thursday night in the Young Adult Lounge for gaming on the Xbox, PS4, or board games! Games begin at 5:30!

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Game Night – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Join us every Thursday night in the Young Adult Lounge for gaming on the Xbox, PS4, or board games! Games begin at 5:30!

‘Zine Tutorial – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

A 'zine (short for magazine or fanzine) is a piece of work entirely up to you. Create it, design it, color it - whatever you'd like. Come to the Young Adult lounge for more information and tools to get started creating your own 'zines.

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Game Night – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Join us every Thursday night in the Young Adult Lounge for gaming on the Xbox, PS4, or board games! Games begin at 5:30!

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Game Night – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Join us every Thursday night in the Young Adult Lounge for gaming on the Xbox, PS4, or board games! Games begin at 5:30!

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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