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MONDAY, AUGUST 14
 
Syrian Perspectives Film Series: "The War Show"
7 p.m.
Radio host Obaidah Zytoon captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a small circle of friends and journalists. Beginning with peaceful Arab Spring protests in 2011, the film provides a four-year, ground-level look at how the country spiraled into bloody civil war. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
 
 
11 a.m.
Connect and Collaborate at the Library with Screen Sharing
Learn how to share your digital content with colleagues in our study rooms and during our technology classes. The Solstice Pod is a software-based collaboration solution for wireless media streaming. It enables multiple users to instantly connect, share and control content on the display, facilitating presentations, collaboration and decision-making.  Students should download the Solstice Client app prior to class. Study Room 9
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writers Room
 
DATABASE SPOTLIGHT: Weiss Ratings Medigap Buyer's Guide 
 
If you're navigating the ins and outs of Medicare, you'll discover that it may not cover all of your healthcare expenses. The good news is that if you have a Princeton Public Library card, you are qualified to receive a free personalized Medicare supplement insurance planner with step-by-step guidance on how to select a Medigap insurance plan, what plans are right for you and a breakdown of which companies offer the lowest rates. Find the link to Weiss Ratings Medigap Buyer's Guide on our online resources page under Health & Medicine.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
 
7 p.m.
Lecture: "Paintings of the Eclipse by Howard Russell Butler"
Artist Howard Russell Butler's paintings of the 1918 total solar eclipse are an artistic and scientific triumph. Baker, a graduate of Princeton University's first school of science, was commissioned by the U.S. Naval Observatory to paint a picture of a solar eclipse, a complex and transitory astronomical event that the unaided eye cannot fully perceive. This talk by Rachael DeLue, associate professor of American art Princeton, considers Butler's attempt to paint solar eclipses alongside other, similar endeavors in art and science to picture what the eye cannot see. Community Room
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
   
3 p.m.
Summer Reading Wrap-up Party
Summer Reading program participants of all ages are invited to celebrate a successful summer of reading for pleasure. Check in with your reading log to pick up your prizes and enjoy popsicles, jump rope, chalk art, hula hoops and more. Hinds Plaza
ALSO ON THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
 

6:30 p.m.
Poorhouse Pickers
Based in the central New Jersey area, The Poorhouse Pickers play folk and roots music and will be closing out our Sounds of Summer series on the plaza. The Poorhouse Pickers consist of Bob Cole (vocals, guitar, 12-string banjitar), Marvin Perkins (vocals, dobro), and FiL Wisneski (vocals, banjo-uke, 8-string uke, mandola, harmonica, percussion). The Pickers play acoustic Americana, with a special love for those singer-songwriters who have a healthy understanding of, and appreciation for, the folk and country music of their roots. 
Hinds Plaza (weather permitting) or Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY

 
UPCOMING

Monday, Aug. 21, 1 p.m.,  Eclipse Viewing Party 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 22, Noon, Film: "Up"

 

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m., Community Picnic

 

Thursday, Aug. 24, Noon,Film: "101 Dalmatians"