Throughout the month of November, the Trenton Free Public Library is hosting a variety of events and classes to engage both children and adults of the community.
November is a month of many celebrations and awarenesses. In addition to National Native American Heritage Month, November is also Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month. On November 11, it is also Veterans Day and November 26 is Thanksgiving. The Trenton Free Public Library is using this month’s events to not only inform the community of these celebrations, but also to keep residents entertained during the month.
Every Monday, (with the exclusion of November 2), the library will be hosting a virtual Family Storytime on their Facebook page @TrentonPubLib. The event, which is geared towards young children ages 2 through 5, will allow children and families to tune in at 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a short story and song. For families who cannot make it, the event will be recorded and available for other times.
On this upcoming Monday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m., the Trenton Free Public Library will be hosting another virtual webinar, this time, geared towards parents. The webinar is called Successful Study Skills 4 Students: 8 Ways to Keep Your Student Focused, On-Track, and On-Task in the New Learning Environment. Parents are invited to learn a few tips, tools and strategies on supporting their children through the new remote and hybrid ways of learning. To register for this event, families are urged to visit the library’s event calendar.
To coincide with the informational session the library is offering parents of children in school, they are also offering online tutoring and STEM classes for the students. Currently, the library has five groups offering online STEM courses. Registration is required to take part in these sessions and are available at https://trentonlib.org/tutors.
Wednesday’s are another busy day this month for the Trenton Free Public Library. On Wednesday’s, the library will be uploading reading and writing videos for children ages 2 through 4. The short series offers parents an available and entertaining tool to help prepare young kids for preschool and Kindergarten.
Additionally, the library will also upload beginner computer programing videos for children ages 8 through 13 called the Scratch Coding Series. These youtube tutorials will provide the pre-teens with step-by-step instructions on how to make simple games and simulations.
To combine fun for all children in grades K-8, the library will also release Afterschool Fun events on their website. With easily obtainable equipment found around the house, the children can follow along and make science and art projects.
For children between the ages of 9 and 13 specifically interested in art, there is an opportunity to join the young artists’ club. Every two weeks the library will release a project to be created at home. Materials will be provided. This month, the children will have a chance to make tie dye tote bags and decorative candle holders. Families of children interested in joining the art club are urged to call the Children’s Department as soon as possible, since supplies are limited.
Although the library has packed November with ongoing experiences for children, the Trenton Free Public Library has not forgotten about the adults of the community.
Adults of Trenton do not miss out on the fun. They have an art club for their own. This month, residents can visit the circulation desk at the library for a take-home min canvas painting craft. These materials are available on a first come, first serve basis.
In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the library will be hosting a webinar on the impact of the disease, the risk factors and warning signs, stages, and treatments as well as information on how you can join in the fight. The date for this webinar is to be determined.
In another informational session, the Trenton Free Public Library will be hosting a Community Conversation with Avanzar on Thursday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m.. The event will share ways in which Avanzar can help displaced homemakers within Trenton access career and educational opportunities.
To learn more about all of the opportunities available this month through the Trenton Free Public Library, visit https://trentonlib.org/