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*

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Family Movie Night

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

Every Wednesday Showtimes: 2:00pm & 5:00pm Great movies for the entire family!

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, 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.

A Trenton Islands Adventure – Lecture by Dan Aubrey

Trenton area writer and arts organizer Dan Aubrey presents a fun and informative talk that explores the life and times of the Delaware River Islands in Trenton's borders, including Rotary Island's long history from farm to health camp for Trenton young. Free and open to the public in the Community Room (masks required).

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

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Trenton Free Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 6 pm at the library. The meeting will be hybrid to allow meeting in person for those who are comfortable and a Zoom link for those who are not or are unable to attend in person. Open to the public Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84194871110?pwd=bCtxNFpVVXBkZ0RrSDdQU1pjdkVIQT09 Meeting ID: 841 9487 1110 Passcode: 727919 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kF6SIuImn  

Knitting Club *CANCELED*

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.

All About Comic Books (Virtual)

Virtual Event

Renowned comic book guru/filmmaker Scott "Diablo" Marcano will share the history of the genre (including graphic novels and manga), how comic books are made, and how to get started as an artist or writer in the industry! For kids, teens, and lovers of comics of all ages. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZrUi2ozFR3-sAQ6Xcntawg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

DIY Seed Bombs – Young Adult

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

Celebrate Earth Day by creating a DIY seed bomb that is able to be planted anywhere!