Earth Day Every Day

Celebrate Earth Day throughout April! Stop by the Children's Room to make an upcycled bottle cap craft. No registration required - just stop in!


“poetree” slam

For Kids of All Ages! Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Help us decorate our “Poetree” in the library! Drop off a written copy of a poem that YOU wrote and we’ll hang it on one of the trees in the Children’s Room. Decorate your paper so your poem is sure to stand out! Can’t get to the library? No worries! You can also email us a copy of your poem and we’ll hang it for you ( email: OR Email us a video of you reading your poem and we’ll post it on social media. But make sure to stop by the library at some point, because everyone who submits a poem can pick out a book to keep AND a prize from the prize box!

Entrepreneur Resources in NJ


Starting a business can be complicated, especially right now. Let us help! We're partnering with the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship to bring you this session covering the following topics: - Intro to the WCEC programs & services for start-ups and established businesses - General considerations - Business plans - Funding - Legal entities - Additional Resources Registration is required. Please click HERE to register.


Online Animation Class


For KIDS ages 9-14; 6-session class runs Saturdays April 24 thru June 5 (No class May 29) Interested in animation? Learn the basics of digital drawing in this 6-session class. No experience necessary! All materials will be provided. Registration required. Visit the link below or call the library to register! *This program is offered by the West Windsor Arts Council and supported by a grant from BlackRock.  


Family Storytime


Join Children's Librarian, Miss D, for stories, songs & fingerplays. Live on Facebook every Wednesday. Videos are available for viewing after live event. @TrentonPubLib For ages 2-5.

Focus on Your Future: Credit and Money Management Workshop

Get ready to learn the basics of making a budget, how to read a credit report, and about what can be done to correct errors that may negatively affect your credit rating. Led by a HOPE Financial Wellbeing Coach, the workshop will also cover your rights as a consumer, and how to make the most of them. Please email To receive the Zoom link

The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing: Presented by Libby Copeland

Libby Copeland is the author of The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are. This book explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. The Wall Street Journal says it's "a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing." The New York Times writes, "Before You Spit in That Vial, Read This Book." The Washington Post says The Lost Family "reads like an Agatha Christie mystery" and "wrestles with some of the biggest questions in life: Who are we? What is family? Are we defined by nature, nurture or both?" This presentation will discuss the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families. This event will take place via Facebook Live.

119th Birthday Celebration

Trenton Free Public Library is turning 119 years old, and we are celebrating! On June 5th, 2021 from 11 am to 2 pm, the library will be hosting an outdoor celebration in front of the library. This event will feature an outdoor history exhibit, art projects for patrons, take-home crafts, and refreshments!

Author Talk and Virtual Meet & Greet with Tracey Enerson Wood

Come welcome Tracey Enerson Wood as she discusses her book The Engineers Wife, which explores the life of famous Trentonian Emily Roebling. Participants will have the chance to ask the author questions as well. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 861 5485 9300 Passcode: 857328

Father’s Day Gift Workshop

Drop by the Children's Room anytime June 12 through June 18 during the hours of 10:00AM - 7:00 PM to make a special gift and card for Dad. All materials will be supplied - just bring your love and creativity! While supplies last.

Tail & Tales Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Keep reading this summer with TFPL's Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge! Stop by the Children's Room to pick up a Reading Bingo Card (for kids & preschoolers). Stop by the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor to pick up a Teens Reading Log. Drop by the Adult Reference Desk for information on our Adult Summer Reading Challenge. Earn prizes when you read!! Ask a librarian for more information!

STEM Bucket Tower Challenge

Children's Room 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, United States

This fun, hands-on engineering challenge will have you thinking like a scientist as you compete to build the strongest bucket tower! Presented in partnership with Innoverge. For Kids Ages 8 and up. This is an indoor program. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines will be observed. Program begins promptly at 12:00 PM.