Ornament Terrarium – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Come out and make something for your holiday tree! Using air plants and other fun decorative items, make a one-of-a kind ornament.

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Tiny Tots Storytime

Children's Room 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Ages 0-6 Join us for 30 minutes of books, songs, and rhymes, followed by 30 minutes of interactive play.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

The Friends of Trenton Free Public Library is collaborating with Building Better Communities and Elements of the Community, Inc. to provide the Trenton community with access to the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Starting November 10, Every Wednesday from 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm, staff from the two community partners will be at the library to help patrons apply for the tablets with Free WIFI. Eligible patrons or households will receive the tablet onsite. A one-time $20 activation fee will be required. Valid State ID required; Must also bring one of the following documents: SNAP FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MEDICAID (NOT MEDICARE) SSI (NOT SSD) VA PENSION BENEFIT FEDERAL PUBLIC HOUSING (FPHA) FREE & REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM FEDERAL PELL GRANT SECTION 401 LOSS OF INCOME OR LAYOFF SINCE FEBRUARY 29, 2020 Questions about the event, CALL 609-922-1722 Click here to register For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

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.

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Open Lab: Basic Computer Help

Trenton Free Public Library offers a monitored open computer lab Tuesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm. Staff will be on hand to provide guidance with · Setting up a new email account · Searching the internet · Searching the TFPL catalog and website · MS Office assistance

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After School Crafting

Children's Room 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Ages 4 and up! Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm. From jewelry making, to paper mache our creative crafts are a lot of fun!

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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Tiny Tots Storytime

Children's Room 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Ages 0-6 Join us for 30 minutes of books, songs, and rhymes, followed by 30 minutes of interactive play.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

The Friends of Trenton Free Public Library is collaborating with Building Better Communities and Elements of the Community, Inc. to provide the Trenton community with access to the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Starting November 10, Every Wednesday from 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm, staff from the two community partners will be at the library to help patrons apply for the tablets with Free WIFI. Eligible patrons or households will receive the tablet onsite. A one-time $20 activation fee will be required. Valid State ID required; Must also bring one of the following documents: SNAP FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MEDICAID (NOT MEDICARE) SSI (NOT SSD) VA PENSION BENEFIT FEDERAL PUBLIC HOUSING (FPHA) FREE & REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM FEDERAL PELL GRANT SECTION 401 LOSS OF INCOME OR LAYOFF SINCE FEBRUARY 29, 2020 Questions about the event, CALL 609-922-1722 Click here to register For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.