Virtual Book Discussion with Lauren B. Davis

Online

Please join us for the Virtual Book Discussion with Lauren B. Davis. We will discuss Lauren’s new novel, “Even So”. Sr. Rita Woehlcke and Patricia Smith will join the conversation. Lauren B. Davis explores what it means to love others — even the selfish, the careless, and those who not only are harmed by others, but who also do harm — in her latest novel "Even So." Set in Princeton and nearby Trenton, it is a story of both passion and compassion that tackles the challenge and necessity of loving difficult people. Please register at this link.   About the Speakers: Lauren B. Davis is the author of "The Grimoire of Kensington Market," "Against a Darkening Sky," "The Empty Room," "Our Daily Bread," and "The Radiant City." “Even So”, already a bestseller, is her seventh novel. Lauren’s work has been longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Friction Prize, The CBC Literary Awards and the ReLit Award. Lauren was born in Montreal, lived in France for ten years and now she, her husband Ron, and their Rescue pup Bailey split their time between Princeton, NJ, and a small log cabin by a creek in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Sr. Rita Woehlcke, Sisters of Saint Joseph., is the director of the SSJ Associates in Mission of Philadelphia. Her recent work was in spiritual direction, retreats and programs for personal and ministerial growth. In addition to master’s degrees in literature and pastoral counseling, Sister Rita holds a graduate certificate in spiritual direction. Twelve-Step spirituality is an integral part of her personal and professional life. Patricia Smith is a board member of the Trenton Free Public Library.

Pop Culture and Trivia of the 1970s

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The '70s made for some big moments in pop culture that have and will be remembered for years to come. How much do you remember about '70s Pop Culture? Join us for an afternoon of fun! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83973416521?pwd=cDlIcEE0bW1DUEVPMXZOS0w2MmZCUT09 Meeting ID: 839 7341 6521 Passcode: 900059 Dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kee7e0O7l4  

Climate Change and Water Quality Activities

Online

We have heard about the permanent effects of climate change on the world. However, what about the specific harm happening to NJ? How is NJ’s environment, biodiversity, water sources, and even humans going through? This presentation will teach you about that and more. It will show how NJ is changing and what we are losing. Most importantly, you will also learn how to help prevent more losses and play your part in preserving our great state.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81313715491?pwd=U1Y5aEtvZ01wampmMHk5cDV3OWhkQT09 Meeting ID: 813 1371 5491 Passcode: 708595 Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

‘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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Digital Drawing and Advertising Class

Children's Room 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.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

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. On Wednesday, February 9th 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.

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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

The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Always Love Lucy Theatre & King Lahiri Productions welcome you to their production of the Thornton Wilder one-act: The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, directed by Saima Huq. About the play: A middle-aged couple and two of their three surviving children drive through New Jersey, from Newark to Camden, to visit their eldest daughter, who has recently suffered a tragedy. The journey is full of arguments, laughter, and joy in simple things like billboards, hot dogs and sunsets. It’s a journey where nothing happens, and yet everything happens. The play was first produced on November 25, 1931, at the Yale University Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, by the Yale Dramatic Association and the Vassar College Philalethis. Please turn off your cell phones and keep your masks on.