The autumn is officially on its way, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to start on a number of cozy new hobbies. Whether you want to learn to bake or craft your creations, the cooler months are the ideal time to settle in, get creative, and try your hand at an all-new activity. If knitting sounds like it could be your knack, stay tuned to learn how you can learn along at the Trenton Public Library.

Every Monday afternoon, guests of all ages are invited to the Trenton Public Library for free knitting classes. The library is located at. Classes are held from 11 am to 1 pm in Community Room A. The classes are free to participate in, and no advanced registration is required, so all you need to do is come ready to learn! All experience levels are welcome, so whether you’ve never picked up a needle or know your way around a stitch or two, any Trentonian is welcome to try it.

Whether you’ve been at it for years or can barely thread a needle, we can all agree it’s neat to knit! Knitting is a fun, accessible hobby that invites creatives to craft their clothes, goods, and more. Whether you want to make a comfy blanket or a scarf for the winter, knitting is a fun way to bring your vision to life. Skills like knitting are also a wonderful way to hand-make gifts for the loved ones in your life, and now is the perfect time to learn in anticipation of the holiday season.

In addition to endless creative possibilities, knitting can be a conduit for improved mental and physical health. Research has indicated that by engaging in hobbies like knitting, participants showed lower anxiety and stress levels. Tactile skills like knitting can also play a role in improved cognitive function, including improved dexterity, memory, reasoning, and more. Finally, knitting can offer users a fun, accessible way to implement a mindfulness practice into their daily lives. If meditation or yoga aren’t your thing, knitting gives users an alternative way to slow their minds, calm their spirits, and reconnect with the present moment.

No matter your “why” for knitting, the Trenton Public Library is here to show you the “how” of this fun-filled hobby! If you have any questions before attending, please get in touch with the Trenton Public Library at or (609) 392-7188 for more details. These exciting and educational classes will leave you in stitches, so mark your calendars today!

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