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Poetry Cafe Series

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County in partnership with the Trenton Free Public Library proudly present the "Poetry Cafe Series". If you are interested in performing, please contact the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County at (609) 474-4073. Location: Reading Room

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GED & Pre-GED Prep

The Trenton Free Public Library offers FREE GED and Pre-GED Prep classes every Friday from 11am - 1pm starting April 1, 2022. Appointment required. Please call 609-392-7188 ext 34 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Math SAT & ACT Tutoring

Children's Room 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Math SAT & ACT Tutoring! Saturdays 11:00am-1:00pm Grades 6th-10th. Registration is required. Limited spots available. To register, call (609) 392-7188 ex. 32

Trenton Free Public Library 120th Anniversary Block Party!

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

SAVE the DATE!  Saturday, June 11, 2022, 11 am - 3 pm You are invited to the Library's 120th Anniversary Block Party! The party will feature fun indoor & outdoor activities for all ages, arts and crafts, games, music, and light refreshments.

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Free ESL Class

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

ESL Classes are returning to the Trenton Free Public Library! Saturdays @ 1pm If you have any questions, please call 973-960-0927 or contact the library at 609-392-7188. Clases de ESL an regresado en la Biblioteca Pubica De Trenton! Las clases estan abierta para todo y siempre son gratis. Sábados @ 1pm Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame al 973-960-0927 o comuníquese con la biblioteca al 609-392-7188.

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Open Art

Open Art Ages 4 and up Saturdays, 1:00 to 3:00pm Drop by the library to make a craft or enjoy an open-ended art activity.  

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Utility County Assistance Outreach Program

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Humanitaire Chretien Sans Frontiere will provide information on how to save their utility bills. Application assistance will be provided.

Knit Chains – Young Adult

Young Adult Lounge

Put together a knitted chain that can be attached to anything with a loop!

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Wednesday Bingo/Craft for Adults

Trenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ

Trenton Free Public Library and UnitedHealthcare present Wednesday Bingo/Craft for Adults. Every Third Wednesday, from 1 PM -2 PM @ Trenton Free Public Library April 20th BINGO May 18th CRAFT ( Spring Flower potting) June 15th BINGO July 20th CRAFT Aug 17 BINGO For more information, please contact the library at (609) 392-7188

Book Event: Community As Rebellion Lorgia García Peña and Ruha Benjamin

Please join us for conversation, book launch, and book signing. Lorgia García Peña offers a meditation on freedom-making in the academy for women scholars of color. She is joined by Ruha Benjamin, one of the foremost thinkers about knowledge and power in the US. This hybrid event is hosted by the Trenton Free Public Library and cosponsored by Labyrinth Books. We encourage you to come out to the library, but if you prefer, you can register here for the livestream. Directions to the Library are here. Angela Y. Davis calls Peñas book "A life-saving and life-affirming text. Cornel West adds, "Lorgia García Peña is one of the few courageous and brilliant intellectuals grounded in rigorous and visionary grassroots education. Weaving personal narrative with political analysis, Community as Rebellion offers a meditation on creating liberatory spaces for students and faculty of color within academia. Much like other women scholars of color, García Peña has struggled against the colonizing, racializing, classist, and unequal structures that perpetuate systemic violence within universities. Through personal experiences and analytical reflections, the author invites readersin particular Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian womento engage in liberatory practices of boycott, abolition, and radical community-building to combat the academic worlds tokenizing and exploitative structures. García Peña argues that the classroom is key to freedom-making in the university, urging teachers to consider activism and social justice as central to what she calls teaching in freedom: a progressive form of collective learning that prioritizes the subjugated knowledge, silenced histories, and epistemologies from the Global South and Indigenous, Black, and brown communities. By teaching in and for freedom, we not only acknowledge the harm that the university has inflicted on our persons and our ways of knowing since its inception, but also create alternative ways to be, create, live, and succeed through our work. Lorgia García Peña is a first generation Latinx Studies scholar, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and an Afro-Latina from Trenton, NJ. She studies Blackness, colonialism, migration and diaspora with a special focus on dominicanidades. Dr. García Peña is the Mellon Associate Professor of Race, Colonialism and Diaspora Studies at Tufts University and a Casey Foundation 2021 Freedom Scholar. Ruha Benjamin is professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, and author of the award-winning book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code and the forthcoming book Viral […]

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GED & Pre-GED Prep

The Trenton Free Public Library offers FREE GED and Pre-GED Prep classes every Friday from 11am - 1pm starting April 1, 2022. Appointment required. Please call 609-392-7188 ext 34 for more information or to make an appointment.