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This Week at Princeton Public Library


7:30 p.m.
Film and Discussion at the Princeton Garden Theatre: "8 Borders, 8 Days"

This documentary chronicles the struggles of a Syrian single mother and her two young children, who after being denied resettlement in the United States, stage a dangerous escape across the sea on an inflatable raft. 1 hour, 28 minutes. Presented as part of Welcoming Week. Speaker to be announced. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
Free tickets for the film are available at the Princeton Garden Theatre.

10 a.m.,  Little Pandas

4 p.m.,  Create, Design and Build with Lego and Duplo
6 p.m., Curso basico de computacion - Basic computer class
6:30 p.m., Princeton Tech Meetup
6:30 p.m., SCORE Seminar: Small Business Supply Chain Strategies
7 p.m., Gente y Cuentos


6:30 p.m.
Optimize Your Business with Google
Use Google to get your business on the map. Learn how to manage map placement, ratings, Google search placement, Google Ads, and Google Analytics. Students should establish a Gmail account prior to class. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande
4 p.m.,   Chess
7 p.m.,   Writers Room

Do you or someone you know want to learn English? Whether you like to learn in person, via printed material, listening to audiobooks or viewing streaming films, through websites or by mobile app, the library has a wide variety of resources available for every possible type of learning experience.
For those who wish to learn in person, the library offers two programs, English Conversation and Voyage ESL. English Conversation groups meet at various times during the week and Voyage ESL meets Sunday afternoons. The next session begins Sept. 24. The complete schedule can be found here. Both are free, and you can drop in as often as you wish. You do not need a library card to attend.
Our new Language Learning neighborhood, located in the second floor Quiet Room, has workbooks for grammar and vocabulary, easy Reader books, dictionaries, and, for those who wish to improve pronunciation, there are audio CDs.
From our elibrary of digital resources, Princeton Overdrive offers a small collection of English learning audiobooks and ebooks
Kanopy, the newest addition to our elibrary, offers two streaming ESL instructional series, Basic English and Say It Right. Another streaming service, Films on Demand, offers the Cutting Edge Communications Simple English Series, a 20-part series featuring real-life situations and conversations for new learners.
Two online programs, Mango Languages and Rosetta Stone, can also be accessed via an app on a mobile device. Mango Languages allows you to choose learning English with your original language. Both offer multiple levels of instruction. For children, there is Muzzy Language Learning.

The elibrary resources require a Princeton Public Library card so please stop by the library to register. Find out if you're eligible for a free card.
Need help using the digital content or downloading the apps? Please stop by the Information Desk on the second floor or the Welcome Desk on the first floor so we can help get you started. 

6:30 p.m.
Historical Fiction Book Group at the Updike Farmstead
For meetings of the historical fiction book group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional local and regional context of selected books. At this meeting, the group will discuss Colson Whitehead's critically acclaimed "The Underground Railroad," with Mekala Audain, professor of 19th century U.S. history and African-American history at The College of New Jersey. Historical Society of Princeton's Updike Farmstead at 354 Quaker Road
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.,  Cover to Cover Book Group

1 p.m.
Beginning Photos on Your Apple Device
Photos is the picture and picture editing program on Apple devices. In this basic introduction to Photos, you will learn how to move digital images from your camera or phone to your mac, do some simple editing and share your photos. To learn more, attend our Advanced Photos class offered the following week. Instructor: Laura O'Neil
10 a.m.,
  Princeton Farmers Market
Noon and 5:30 p.m.,  Mercer County Community ID Card Program
7 p.m.
James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti at the Johnson Education Center
The authors discuss their new book, "Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics," which uses data from satellites, drones, camera traps, mobile phone networks and accelerometers to create graphics showing how creatures such as ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, the book's four-color charts and maps tell stories of animal behavior previously unavailable through standard tracking methods. Johnson Education Center, D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place 
Co-sponsored by the library, the Princeton Environmental Film Festival and the D&R Greenway Land Trust.
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
4 p.m., Acting Out


11 a.m.
Princeton Children's Book Festival
More than 80 acclaimed authors and illustrators in children's literature gather on Hinds Plaza to meet, interact with and sign books for young readers. An "instrument petting zoo" set up by Princeton Symphony Orchestra will feature a variety of instruments for the public to handle. Book sales are handled by jaZams with 20 percent of the proceeds donated to the library's Youth Services Department. Hinds Plaza, rain or shine
Co-sponsored by the library and jaZams.

Monday, Sept. 25,  5 p.m.,   New Jersey Election Discussion Series


Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.,  Photo Editing and Paint with Pixlr Editor



Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.,   Princeton Student Film Festival Fall Showcase


Friday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.,   Film: "Beauty and the Beast"


Sunday, Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m.,   Unruly Sounds Music Festival