Game Night Mario Edition – Young Adult

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

Join us this Thursday night in the Young Adult Lounge for gaming on the Nintendo Switch, featuring games from the Mario series!

Watercolor Painting Wednesday – Young Adult

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

Paint the hues and lows of your choice on your very own canvas!   Due to the Library's closure on Tuesday, March 15th, this event has been moved to Wednesday, March 16th.

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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.

Movie Night – Young Adult

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

See a movie on our big screen in the Young Adult Lounge! This month's theme is women's empowerment.

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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.

YA Room Mural Showcase

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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Digital Drawing Class- Character Design

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

Free exclusive opportunity for youth ages 9-14 Through Prompts and design challenges, we will create conceptual art that has a real world application in the world of advertising! All materials will be provided for use during the class.

EL Wire DIY Light Writing – Young Adult

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

Make a cool DIY lightboard for your room or other space in your house! *RESCHDULED TO 4/5/22*

Black Out Poetry – Young Adult

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

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.

Fantastic Beast- Tournament of Houses

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

Ages 8-18 April 14th 4pm-6pm Test your Magizoologist skills and compete for prizes and bragging rights!

Laughter Yoga

April 14th is International Moment of Laughter Day! Join us for a 1 hour laughter yoga session at the library. The session consists of simulated laughter exercises with gentle breathing techniques. With prolonged intentional laughter, one can exhale more carbon dioxide, which oxygenates the cells of the body and brain which results in multiple health benefits. Laughter yoga improves, mental, emotional, and physical health at the same time. Some Health Benefits of Laughter Yoga Releases happy body chemistry: Laughter yoga allows the body to release natural happy hormones that promote a sense of well-being and relieve stress. Decreases anger, anxiety, and depression : When we’re in a difficult situation or in a disagreement with another person, seeing the humor in it can help. Specifically, laughter defuses anger, conflict, and self-blame. Eases distressing emotions: Laughter counteracts feelings of anxiety and sadness. Moreover, it helps us release other intense emotions, such as grief. Relaxes and revitalizes: Along with reducing stress, laughter also increases our energy levels. Therefore, we can stay focused more easily. Changes your perspective: Laughter helps us access another point of view. Moreover, we begin to see something in a new, less scary way when we can laugh about it. In addition, humor helps us take things less seriously. Reduces stress: When we laugh and smile, cortisol levels decrease. Cortisol is also known as the stress hormone, so lower levels are better for our mental health. Therefore, laughter increases our stress resilience. Positive Experience:  Laughter Yoga Brings more joy and fun into our life: This one is self-explanatory