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MONDAY, APRIL 24
 
6 p.m.
A Look at Criminal Justice: A Discussion of the System and Reforms
Alexander Shalom, senior staff attorney at the ACLU New Jersey, will join the Democracy Fellowship student group from Princeton High School to discuss their journey through learning about the criminal justice system. Students will share what they have learned about the school-to-prison pipeline, the role that implicit bias plays in policing and sentencing, as well as the death penalty. New Jersey's recent Bail Reform and Speed Trial Act and juvenile sentencing reform will also be discussed. 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.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY

 
SPOTLIGHT: The Wall Street Journal Digital Access
 
The Newsroom on our reimagined second floor is a great space to read print copies of a number of local and national newspapers. Readers of The Wall Street Journal will be glad to know that they can now access the paper on their digital device, too, no matter where they are in the library. Anyone in the library with a WiFi or Ethernet connection can now go to www.wsj.com/princeton to access the paper. For your convenience, we can also provide on-site access to the paper, and all of our digital content, through the iPads and laptops we have to lend.
 

 
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
 
7 p.m.
Princeton PC Users: Create Your Website or Blog
Hosted by the Princeton PC User Group, David Shuchman gives a presentation about blogging and website creation. The presentation will cover reasons to create your own website and some tools you can use. Schuchman spent the last 14 years of his corporate career as an IT leader in the financial services, transportation and healthcare industries. As owner of Princeton Technology Advisors, LLC, he is an Information Technology services, training, and management consultant. Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
4 p.m., Chess
7 p.m., Write Space
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
 
7 p.m.
Florence Williams at D&R Greenway Johnson Education Center
The award-winning author discusses her book "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative" in which she uncovers the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain. Her investigation takes the reader from forest trails in Korea to islands in Finland and eucalyptus groves in California. D&R Greenway Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton
 
A special event of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Co-sponsored by the library, PEFF and D&R Greenway Land Trust and the Breast Cancer Resource Center.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
 
6 p.m.
Film and Q&A at the Princeton Garden Theatre: 
"The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith"
In the 1950s, dozens of jazz musicians - Thelonius Monk, Hal Overton, Ronnie Free, and many more - jam night after night in a run down New York loft, unaware that all is being captured in sound and pictures by acclaimed LIFE magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith. Directed by Sara Fishko of WNYC. 1 hour, 27 minutes.
 
Following the screening, Dan Buskirk from WPRB Princeton will participate in a Q&A.
 
Part of Jazz Appreciation Month in partnership with Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Garden Theatre.
 
Screening will take place at the Garden Theatre, no ticket required. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

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.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
 
 
6 p.m.
Applied Harmony
The band, whose members are Princeton High School students, performs a concert as the concluding event of Jazz Appreciation Month and to help kick-off Communiversity.
Applied Harmony is a five-piece combo and one of New Jersey's top youth jazz groups. The five musicians began playing together as members of the prestigious Princeton Studio Band. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting, or Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Arts Council of Princeton.
 
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
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
 
TODAY'S STORY TIMES
 
Noon
C-Change Conversation with Sophie Glovier
"What We Need to Know About Our Changing Climate" is a concise, non-partisan, scientifically based presentation created to answer the five questions that the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications says are held by Americans across the political spectrum. These questions include: How do we know it's real?, How do we know it's us?, What do scientists think?, What are the dangers? Is there hope that we can address it?
This primer on climate change was created by  C-Change Conversations, a non-partisan non profit dedicated to promoting informed discussion around climate change and its impacts.Community Room

 
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
  
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
 
 
4 p.m.
Voyage ESL
Speakers of world languages who are learning English as a second language are invited to drop in any time during these two-hour sessions. Appropriate for beginning English learners. Second floor
 
 
UPCOMING

Monday, May 1, 7 p.m., Continuing Conversations on Race
 
Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m., Film and Discussion: "Incarcerating US"
 
Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m., PSO Soundtracks: Exploring Broken Ink
 
Thursday, May 4, 6 p.m., Author Gita Varadarajan
 
Friday, May 5, 6:30 p.m., Film: La La Land
 
Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m, Film: "Beethoven Lives Upstairs"
 




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