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7 p.m.
Poets at the Library

Several poets read their work from the recent anthology "Forgotten Women." Readers include Ginny Lowe Connors (editor of the book), Juditha Dowd, Pat Hale, Vernita Hall, Nancy Kerrigan, Ilene Millman, Eileen Moeller, Edwin Romond, and Maxine Susman.
The subjects of the poems in "Forgotten Women" are artists and scientists, sharp-shooters and lighthouse keepers, factory workers, athletes, homemakers, and musicians. Some are historical figures, while others are contemporary women. Included are native-born Americans, recent and not-so-recent immigrants and residents of other countries. There are those who had brief windows of fame, and those who were or are completely anonymous. Women who stood, nearly unnoticed, behind their more famous men step out from the shadows here. The vivid words of the poems allow these often under-appreciated or unacknowledged women to speak for themselves, and in so doing, to reveal their indomitable spirits. This remarkable anthology, including work by some of today's most talented and insightful poets, is sure to be valued by those who want to fill in the gaps of history-and make it reflect herstory, too.
An open reading period will follow the featured readers. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the 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.
10 a.m., Little Pandas
11 a.m., Letra Pequena
3 p.m., Homework Help
6:30 p.m., SCORE Seminar



7 p.m.
Joseph Williams: "The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I Espionage and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History"
On Jan. 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off the coast of Ireland and sank. The ship was carrying 44 tons of gold bullion to the still-neutral United States via Canada in order to finance the war effort for Britain and its allies. Britain desperately needed that sunken treasure, but any salvage had to be secret since the British government dared not alert the Germans to the presence of the gold. The salvage operation turned into a multiyear struggle. Using newly discovered sources, author Joseph A. Williams will illuminate the account of the quest for the Laurentic's gold.
Joseph Williams is the deputy director of the Greenwich Public Library and the author of "Seventeen Fathoms Deep: The Saga of the Submarine S-4 Disaster." He lives in Connecticut. 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.
1 p.m.,    Social Media Smorgasbord
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m., Careers at Princeton University Workshop
4 p.m.,    Chess
7 p.m.,   Writers Room


Would you like to learn Mandarin? The library's most popular language learning software, Mango has recently released a new Mandarin video series on YouTube to supplement the Mandarin lessons in Mango. These fun videos engage a native speaker to cover a range of topics for Mandarin language learners, including:
  • Reading and writing basic pinyin.
  • Pronouncing and practicing tones.
  • Learning stroke order for writing characters.
  • Discovering variations on common phrases.
New videos are released every Tuesday and Thursday, so be sure to subscribe to Mango's YouTube channel and also download the free Mango Mobile Library Edition app or access Mango Languages  to get started. 

7 p.m.
Stormwater Management for Princeton Homeowners
Princeton residents are invited to join landscape architect Carolle Huber, architect Kirsten Thoft, and Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association storm water specialist Kory Kreiseder to learn how to best incorporate stormwater management on their property. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library, the Princeton Environmental Commission, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed and the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.
10 a.m.,   Online Businesses and New Jersey Tax
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Cover to Cover Book Group
6 p.m., Cuenta de correo de Gmail - Create a Gmail Account
7 p.m.,  Citizenship Preparation Class
McCarter Live at the Library: Malpaso Dance Company
McCarter Theater Center Special Programming Director William Lockwood engages in conversation with Osnel Delgado, artistic director of Malpaso Dance Company in advance of the company's McCarter debut that evening. Two tickets to the Oct. 19 evening performance will be raffled following the program. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre Center.
10 a.m.,
     Princeton Farmers Market
Noon and 5:30 p.m.,    Mercer County Community ID Card Program
3 p.m.,    Homework Help 

6 p.m.
Code for Princeton Civic Hackathon
The library is once again partnering with the Municipality of Princeton and Code for Princeton for a Civic Hackathon as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. We will come together to build solutions for our community, using publicly-released data and new technology. For details and registration, see and
4 p.m.,   Acting Out


10:30 a.m.
Mindful Movements: Saturday Stories on the Move
These special Saturday Stories combine movement, stories and mindfulness exercises to engage young children in early literacy development and wellness. Be ready to do some gentle movements, poses and to listen to a few stories. For ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver. Story Room
3 p.m., VOICES
Through Dec. 15
Princeton & Slavery Exhibit
Discover more about Princeton's ties to slavery by visiting the Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit. Drawing on historical documents from the Princeton University Archives and the Historical Society of Princeton archives, the exhibit illuminates both the town and gown's connection to slavery as researched in the four-year long Princeton & Slavery project. The exhibition reveals how deeply ingrained the practice of slavery was throughout the community well into the 19th century.
The exhibit is open to the public any time the library is open and a program is not taking place. Princeton Room
Co-sponsored by the library, the Historical Society of Princeton and Princeton University Library.
Learn more about the Princeton & Slavery Project and explore all the activities taking place around town. #PrincetonandSlavery
This program is presented with support  from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
1 p.m., Code for Princeton Civic Hackathon
2 p.m., Artist-in-Residence Andre Veloux
4 p.m., Voyage ESL

Monday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.,   Transitioning to Retirement
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.,   Author Talk: Sharon Draper on "Copper Sun"
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.,  PEFF Special Event Film: "Sustainable"
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.,     Family Film: "The Lego Batman Movie"
Friday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.,     Film: "The Hero"
Saturday, Oct. 28, noon,  Fall Science Expo

Sunday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m.,  Voyage ESL

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