Gratitude Jars – Young Adult

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

Practice some mindfulness and fill up your jar with reminders of what you have been grateful for throughout the year. Take home and pull out one piece of paper when you need to think about the good things in life!

Milk Down Monday

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

Let's talk safer childbirth! Join us with guest speaker Kelly Kimpo, and information from Program Supervision, Safer Childbirth Cities, and Children Home Society as we talk with new and impending mothers on the facts of childbirth and breastfeeding. Located in the Children's Room. #GardenStateROSES

Painted Vases – Young Adult

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

Take a jar and make it yours! Decorate the vase with color, paper, and other items to make a holder for your items!

Origami Star Box – Young Adult

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

Cut and fold paper to make a star box that can hold small objects for your desk, locker, or wherever you'd like!

Art Reception

The Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) and the Trenton Free Public Library will present the exhibition “PANDEMICA: Images of a Potential Future” at the Trenton Free Public Library from December 7 th – January 28 th . An opening reception is set for Thursday, December 8th, from 5 to 7 p.m. About the exhibit: In a world of increasing population, decreasing resources and climate change, we are forcing the extinction of species and rapid mutation of viruses. The threat of annihilation for our species is ever present by our advancements, a self-destruction in the name of progress. Pandemics are nothing new. They happen every few generations, almost like a check and balance for an exploding population. What made this recent pandemic unique was the rapid pace at which the virus spread. Congestive populations, ease of travel around the world and a thriving global economy are all part of a pandora’s box that has slowly been opening over the last few centuries. Humans have been a catalyst for the next mass extinction event. Imagine if our advancements in science, medicine, and technology didn’t exist. How would this pandemic have played out? It could have become a part of life where we tried to lead a life as normal as we had become accustomed to, while adapting to extraordinary circumstances as we did early in the pandemic. PANDEMICA is a snapshot of what ordinary life could look like in the future. A species trying to go about daily life while adjusting to the “new normal”. The PANDEMICA series was created early in the pandemic when society halted, sheltered in place, and the future was uncertain. It started as an Instagram project, a way to be creative and stay connected with the world outside of the family unit. Ordinary motions in extraordinary times. If we have learned anything from this go round with a global pandemic, it should be that we need to carefully look at what we are doing to this small rock hurdling through space. Will we have time to adapt to our rapid advancements, or will we be a part of the next mass extinction event?

Glittering Holiday Ornaments

Glittering Holiday Ornaments Join us this holiday season to make your own unique ornaments with arts and crafts materials from India. We will provide you with pretty gold laces, sequence, and beautiful colorful fabrics, and more. Use your imagination to create you own unique designs.  So let’s get started early to prepare ornaments for the holidays with EEI! ‍ All Ages / Family Style Location: Children's Room  

Macramé Mobile – Young Adult

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

Learn how to tie macramé knots and then make a hanging sculpture that will complement your room décor.

Holiday Slime – Young Adult

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

Make holiday slime with glitter, dyes, and ornaments!

Patriots Week 2022 Features NEW Event: ‘A Revolutionary Conversation’

Patriots Week 2022 Features NEW Event: 'A Revolutionary Conversation' Sprout U students share stories, perspectives of African Americans during Revolution   Trenton NJ --  Patriots Week  2022 will introduce a new event transforming the Trenton Free Public Library into a "living museum" as students from Sprout U School of the Arts share perspectives of African Americans on the Revolutionary War and its meaning for enslaved people during a free community event from 3-5 pm Tuesday Dec. 27, 2022.     Patriots Week returns in 2022 to celebrate Trenton’s pivotal role in the Revolutionary War from December 26-31 with daily events throughout downtown, including a Trenton Battlefield walking tour, musket demonstrations at the Old Barracks Museum, a pub crawl, a Fire Walk along the Assunpink Creek, a New Year’s Eve bonfire at Trent House – and more! For a complete list of events visit www.patriotsweek.com   “We are so excited about participating,” said Danielle Miller-Winrow, headmaster of Sprout U School of the Arts. “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…”   Students selected characters from biographies featured in the book Answering the Cry for Freedom by Gretchen Woelfle. Library visitors will receive a free copy of the book.   “We are thrilled to be bringing this experience to our community,” said Rebecca FrancoMartin, director of the Trenton Free Public Library. “We invite the public to join us to hear stories of African Americans living during the Revolutionary War -- as continental soldiers, loyalists, slaves and citizens -- and discuss how our community can interpret our shared history in ways that respect our shared ideals of equality.”   This free event is funded by a community history grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to the Old Mill Hill Society. This event is indoors and masks are encouraged.   Patriots Week, a collaboration among Trenton Downtown Association, the City of Trenton and local nonprofit groups, tells the story of what happened after George Washington and his Continental troops crossed the Delaware River to surprise Hessian soldiers fighting for the British while housed at barracks in Trenton. The traditional celebration resumes this year after events were canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Patriots Week rebounds for 2022, we are proud to offer several events throughout […]

Patriots Week – 24 Cannon Lecture

Patriots Week Lecture, Wednesday, December 28, 2-3pm "Alexander Hamilton and the 24 Cannon at the Battle of Trent-town" Using a 9x12-foot tabletop map, David Bosted will discuss how General Washington and his artillery commanders effectively deployed their cannon, firing despite sleet, rain, and snow, often while muskets did not. Free and open to the public. Community Room.