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7:30 p.m.
Poets at the Library
Featured poets Judy Rowe Michaels and Jean Hollander read from their works followed by an open-mic session. Michaels received two poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Poets Prize, three nominations for a Pushcart Prize, and is a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She is a founding member of Cool Women, a New Jersey critique, performance, and publishing collective. From 1990 until her 2011 retirement, she was poet in residence at Princeton Day School.
Hollander has published several books of poems and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Award three times, as well as other prizes, grants, and fellowships. She has been published in hundreds of magazines and literary journals and has given over 100 readings of her poetry at universities, institutions, and poetry festivals. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

3 p.m., Homework Help
7 p.m.,  Gente y Cuentos
7 p.m.
Film and Discussion: "The Pursuit: 50 Years in the Fight for LGBT Rights"
The complexities of contemporary LGBT life are explored in this documentary that provides a thoughtful look at the past half-century of the fight for LGBT rights. The film, produced through a collaboration between WHYY and others, includes recollections of local activists from the 1960s when "gays" were "hidden in plain sight," vulnerable to arrest, subjected to psychiatric treatment, fired from jobs and publicly shamed. Judy Jarvis, director of Princeton University's LGBT center, will lead a post-screening Q&A. 56 minutes. Community Room
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
4 p.m.,   Chess
7 p.m.,  Write Space

Students and researchers of all ages will find our American History Online database a comprehensive, easy-to-access resource. The database, from Facts on File, features more than 500 years of political, military, social and cultural history searchable by topic. Thousands of video resources are included along with slideshows on eras that span the Colonial period through the 21st century. The resource also includes a detailed general timeline and subject-specific timelines including American Women's History, Civil Rights Immigration and many others. To access American History Online, choose Explore at the top of the library's home page, then go to Research and Databases A-Z.
6:30 p.m.
Film and Discussion: "All the Difference"
The struggles of young African-American men are examined through the story of two high school students from Chicago's South Side. The film documents five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty as the two young men pursue their goals of graduating high school and college. It is a co-production of American Documentary/POV. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room
7 p.m.
Writing Workshop
Writers who are working on book-length work are invited to the Writing Workshop to receive helpful, constructive critique aimed from peers. The group is designed so that writers can help other writers of fiction and book-length non-fiction to strengthen characters and story structure. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. Workshop leader is Don Donato. Quiet Study Room
9 a.m.,   Open Study Time
"Goosebumps" trailer
6 p.m.
Film and Costume Contest: "Goosebumps"
Wear your costume to this screening of the film adaptation of the popular R.L. Stine book series. Featuring Jack Black as Stine, the film tells the story of Zach, a teenager who becomes Stine's neighbor and discovers his identity after being drawn to Stine's daughter, Hannah. He also discovers that the creatures from Stine's stories are real and are kept locked away inside their original manuscripts. After an accident frees the monsters, Zach, Hannah, and their nerdy pal Champ must work together with Stine to save their town from destruction. A costume contest will follow the screening. Community Room
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
4 p.m.,  Acting Out
3 p.m.
Gould Lecture: Daniel J. Siegel
The internationally-renowned neuropsychiatrist and author talks about and signs copies of his latest book, "Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human." Siegel is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Siegel is the author of the internationally acclaimed text, "The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are," which The Canadian Child Psychiatry Review said "may be the harbinger of a fresh archetype for child psychiatry as it enters the next millennium." His four parenting books include, "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain"; "The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind," and "No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind," (both with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.); and "Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive" (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.) Community Room
This is the third annual lecture endowed by the family of Dr. Kenneth Gould.

Oct. 31, 4 p.m.,   Ask the Mac Pros
Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.,  Lecture: Reading Reality: Developing Racial Literacy
Nov. 2, 7 p.m.,   PSO Soundtracks
Nov. 3, 5 p.m.,   Taste of the Market: Daphne Oz
Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.,  Film: "Love and Friendship"
Nov. 5, 11 a.m.,   Preschool Fair
Nov. 6, 3 p.m., OnStage Seniors

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