Recurring

After School Crafting

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

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

Ornament Terrarium – Young Adult

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

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

‘Zine Tutorial – Young Adult

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

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.

Black History Art Project – Young Adult

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

Pay homage to the greatest Black artists by recreating some of their most famous works of art.

Macramé Keychains – Young Adult

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

Come and braid together keychains for your bookbag, pocket, or just to hang as decoration!

Watercolor Painting Wednesday – Young Adult

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

Paint the hues and lows of your choice on your very own canvas!   Due to the Library's closure on Tuesday, March 15th, this event has been moved to Wednesday, March 16th.

First Friday Art Opening: Zoe Lavatelli Leach’s “Death Ark of Divine Fauna”

Join us at the library for Trenton's First Friday on May 6th! We will have the art opening for Zoe Lavatelli Leach's "Death Ark of Divine Fauna" in the Mezzanine Gallery, starting at 5pm. The show will run through May 25th, and can be viewed during regular library hours. Artist's Statement: The works created are playful while being macabre, as they use the darkness and beauty of an animal skull as content for many aspects of expression. In more than one way, they dwell in the tension of "in-betweens" -- formally, they contain both representation and abstraction, while the imagery straddles the duality of "high art" and "low-brow" kitsch or cliche. Zoe Lavatelli Leach, born in Dallas, TX, was immersed in art from a young age, growing up in a family of artists in Buffalo, NY. She currently resides in Trenton, and uses primarily oil paint, watercolor, and mixed media on canvas and paper. She obtained a BFA from The Cooper Union, and has both formally and informally studied various disciplines outside the art field. The study and practice of Buddhism has been particularly influential, with its focus on existential questions, and the impermanent nature of reality forming the basis for both the content she engages and the painting process itself.

Clay Tray – Young Adult

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

Using air dry clay and water, create a new jewelry or storage tray for your room!

Dipdye Mug – Young Adult

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

Take a mug and make it yours! Dip your mug in any combo of colors you'd like, make a unique pattern, dye it however you'd like!

Vision Boards – Young Adult

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

Before you go back to school, envision what your year will look like! Draw, cut, and color in your hopes on the board.

Small Canvas Fall Painting – Young Adult

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

Paint with watercolor, acrylic, and tempera paints with brushes to create a fall scene