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Ginsberg heads board of Princeton Public Library - Johnson Park School principal takes on another leadership role

08/18/2006

Authors: Kara Fitzpatrick

The Princeton Packet

Bob Ginsberg, the principal of Johnson Park School, is now taking on another position, president of the Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees. Ginsberd has seen the library transform in his eight years of involvement, and is excited to be a big part of it.

A Toto experience: Pink Floyd plays Oz - "Dark Side of the Rainbow" coming to Princeton Public Library

08/25/2006

Authors: Kara Fitzpatrick

The Princeton Packet

Pink Floyd denies the possiblity of creating their Dark Side of the Moon album to match with the Wizard of Oz film, but somehow they do play well together, and the Princeton Public Library is showing the combined works for all to see.

Princeton Public Library: "Princeton Public Library Gearing Up For Another Year Of Springboard"

08/05/2005

Free homework help available to students from K-12 four afternoons per week at the library

Princeton-area schoolchildren looking for help with their homework after school need look no farther than Princeton Public Library.

Springboard is a free drop-in program on the library’s third floor providing homework help to students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Staffed by paid teachers and a dedicated group of community volunteers, including educators and students from Princeton University and Princeton High School, Springboard is available every Monday through Thursday between 3:30 and 6 p.m. when Princeton Regional Schools are in session.

Springboard’s offers assistance with oral or written book reports, class projects, basic skills in reading and math, current events and essays, reference materials and technology projects.

Students needing additional assistance can use another free service offered by the library, tutor.com. This service provides real-time, online homework help sessions for students in grades four through 12 and is available 2-10 p.m. daily at the library, at school or at home. Students visit www.tutor.com/princeton to begin a session.

Springboard also sponsors the twice-yearly Crunch Time programs for high school students. Each year just before midterm and final examinations at Princeton High School, Springboard volunteers host these popular late-night study sessions at the library featuring one-on-one instruction and homework help, along with free pizza and drinks.

Teacher Laura Spear organized Springboard in August of 1991 and the partnership with the library began in the mid-90s. In October of 2000, the American Library Association presented Springboard with an award for excellence in after-school programming for young adults.

Princeton Public Library is in the Sands Library Building, at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Special assistance is available for library customers with disabilities. Those with special needs should contact the library 48 hours before any program to arrange for accommodations. Call (609) 924-9529. For more information on library programs and services, visit www.princetonlibrary.org.

ENO TERRA’S CHEF CHRIS ALBRECHT GIVES DEMONSTRATION AT PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY November 3, 2011

10/18/2011

Executive Chef Chris Albrecht of Eno Terra gives a “Princeton Eats” cooking demonstration Nov 3 at 10 a.m. at Princeton Public Library. The chef will present some unusual twists on Thanksgiving classics and other fall menu favorites during the demonstration in the library’s Community Room. Participants can register by visiting the online events calendar at www.princetonlibrary.org

The event is co-sponsored by the library and Terra Momo Restaurant Group.



All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.


Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.


The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

 

Valid from 10/18/2011 to 11/04/2011

Dinner and a Movie Series at Mediterra and the Princeton Public Library

05/25/2011

June 29th will kick off our Dinner and a  Movie series at Mediterra and the Princeton public Library. PLease see details below on all three summer movies.

Event Details

Name: Dinner and Movie Night with the PPL

Location: Mediterra

Date: 06/29/2011

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at 5:30pm at Mediterra for a three course movie themed dinner, followed by the showing of The Motorcycle Diaries, at 7:30pm at the Princeton Public Library. Dinner cost $30 per person (tax and gratuity excluded). Please call Mediterra for Dinner reservations (609) 252-9680.

 

Event Details

Name: Dinner and Movie Night with the PPL

Location: Mediterra

Date: 07/19/2011

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at 5:30pm at Mediterra for a three course movie themed dinner, followed by the showing of Ciao Professore, at 7:30pm at the Princeton Public Library. Dinner cost $30 per person (tax and gratuity excluded). Please call Mediterra for Dinner reservations (609) 252-9680.

 

 

Event Details

Name: Dinner and Movie Night with the PPL

Location: Mediterra

Date: 08/16/2011

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at 5:30pm at Mediterra for a three course movie themed dinner, followed by the showing of The Talented Mr. Ripley, at 7:30pm at the Princeton Public Library. Dinner cost $30 per person (tax and gratuity excluded). Please call Mediterra for Dinner reservations (609) 252-9680.

 

 

Valid from 05/25/2011 to 08/17/2011

Dispensa Opens at Princeton Public Library

06/04/2009

Educate your palate at Princeton's smartest "fresh bake" kiosk.  Dispensa is now open at the Princeton Public Library featuring fresh, local produce from Terhune Orchards and a cafe style menu. 

Valid from 06/04/2009 to 12/04/2009

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY’S FRIDAY FILM CAFÉ SERIES RETURNS DEC. 17

12/03/2010

Academy Award winners past and present are the theme of the winter Friday Film Café, Princeton Public Library’s morning movie series shown at 10 a.m. in the library’s Community Room. Audience members are invited to enjoy coffee and cookies from Dispensa, the library’s café, at each screening.
 
The series, which began last fall, continues Dec. 17 with “Gaslight,” a 1944 classic starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotton. Boyer plays a deceitful husband who tries to deliberately drive his wife insane. George Cukor directs. “The Glenn Miller Story” is screened on Dec. 31.  This 1954 biography of the Big Band leader who created a new sound in music and died at the height of his popularity authentically captures the spirit of the forties. James Stewart is Miller, and June Allyson plays his wife.
 
The series continues with “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” on Jan. 7.  A young woman raised by a pair of liberal, sophisticated parents announces her intention to marry a brilliant scientist she met on vacation. One little problem: the parents are less than happy that their daughter loves a black man. Katherine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Spencer Tracy star; Stanley Kramer directs. Dustin Hoffman is unforgettable in “Rain Man,” playing the autistic savant Raymond, whose brother Charlie (Tom Cruise) wants to swindle money out of him. But when the brothers journey across America together, Raymond teaches Charlie a few lessons about life. The 1988 film, directed by Barry Levinson, will be screened on Jan. 21.
 
“Reversal of Fortune,” screening on Feb. 4, is based on Alan Dershowitz’s best-selling novel about the notorious von Bulow case. This 1990 drama directed by Barbet Schroeder is a mystery as well as a story of the super-rich and a study of man’s darker impulses. Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close star as Claus and Sunny von Bulow in this suspenseful portrayal of the crime and two men’s efforts to demolish the prosecution‘s case, thus reversing the jury’s devastating verdict.
 
Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and Hilary Swank star in “Million Dollar Baby,” showing on Feb. 18. The 2004 film, directed by Eastwood, is based on the book "Rope Burns" by FX Toole (a.k.a. former trainer Jerry Boyd). The movie takes place in a boxing gym in Los Angeles. The ex-fighter who runs the gym is approached by a young woman who is determined to establish herself as a boxer.
 
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” screening Feb. 25, is based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This 2009 movie starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett tells the bizarre story of Benjamin Button, who is born as an old man and ages in reverse until he becomes a baby. In his 50s, he falls in love with a 30-year-old woman and must come to terms with what will be the ultimate result of his relationship.
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit
www.princetonlibrary.org
 

 

Valid from 12/03/2010 to 02/26/2011

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS PROGRAM ON PRINCETON FARM HISTORY, MOLLY DANCERS JAN. 10  

12/20/2010

Princeton’s farming heritage is the focus of an exhibit, dance demonstration, and panel discussion at Princeton Public Library on Jan. 10. “Farming In and Around Princeton: Past, Present, and Future” will showcase an all-day exhibit of old photographs, maps, documents, newspaper articles, and testimonies about the farms and families who worked the land in the days when Princeton was surrounded by farms and countryside.
 
At 7:30 p.m., soil enthusiast and Princeton Farmers Market manager Judith Robinson will lead a panel discussion by a local historian, a tenth generation farmer, a native species consultant, and a new farmer.  That event will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by Handsome Molly, the local molly dancing ensemble, returning to the library for a Plough Monday performance.
 
Molly dancing is associated with Plough Monday, the first Monday after the Epiphany, when young farmhands in East Anglia, some dressed as women (mollies), would sing and perform dances that satirized those of the gentry. Based in Princeton, Handsome Molly does traditional English molly dances, as well as contemporary molly dances with an American flair. The troupe has danced at festivals and street celebrations throughout the U.S. and in England and Canada.
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org
 
 
 
 
 

Valid from 12/20/2010 to 01/11/2011

Watershed Association Hosts Special Author Event - Reveals “Muriel’s War” at Princeton Public Library on Feb. 5

01/26/2011

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is hosting a special talk and book signing with author Sheila Isenberg on Saturday, February 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library.

 

Ms. Isenberg’s new book “Muriel’s War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance” tells the compelling story of Watershed Association benefactor Muriel Gardiner Buttinger - a courageous woman who left a life of privilege to save others during World War II and later here at home.

 

Born into a wealthy meatpacking dynasty in Chicago and educated at Wellesley, Muriel renounced her family’s materialistic lifestyle and as a young woman left the United States. First studying at Oxford then attending the University of Vienna medical school, she befriended Anna Freud and studied the fledgling science of psychoanalysis just as the dark clouds of Hitler’s war were moving across Europe.

 

During this tumultuous time, she married twice, had a daughter and, in Vienna, fell in love with a leader of the Austrian underground. When Germany finally annexed Austria in March of 1938, Muriel began to help Jews and anti-fascists escape, smuggling forged documents across borders and risking her own life. Eventually, she left Europe for New York and settled in Hopewell NJ.

 

An American heiress turned resistance hero, Muriel went on to become an eminent psychoanalyst, and was a founder of the International Rescue Committee. Her generosity laid the foundation for what is today the 860-acre Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association Reserve in Hopewell, NJ giving a home to one of central New Jersey’s first environmental groups. The Watershed Association’s Buttinger Nature Center is named in her honor.

 

Ms. Isenberg, a former award-winning reporter, has appeared nationally and internationally on NPR, CNN, “20/20,” “The Today Show,” and “Good Morning America.” Born in New York City, she earned a B.A. in English from Brooklyn College and studied in the graduate English Department of Hunter College. She is now an adjunct professor of English at Marist College and lives with her husband in New York’s Hudson Valley. A few of her other works include “A Hero of Our Own: The Story of Varian Fry” (Random House), and “Women Who Love Men Who Kill” (Simon & Schuster).


The Watershed Association’s event February 5 at the Princeton Public Library will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Ms. Isenberg will give a presentation about “Muriel’s War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance” followed by a Q&A session and book signing. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Call the Watershed Association at (609) 737-3735 x10 or email office@thewatershed.org to reserve your seat.

 

Copies of “Muriel’s War” are available for purchase at the Buttinger Nature Center (31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ) for $25, including tax, and will also be for sale at the library at the event.

 

Valid from 01/26/2011 to 02/06/2011

AUTHOR JENNIFER WEINER TO DISCUSS HER NEW BOOK AT PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY July 11, 2012

06/26/2012

New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weinermakes her annual summer visit to Princeton Public Library Wednesday, July 11. Beginning at 1p.m., in the library’s Community Room, Weiner will discuss her latest book “The Next Best Thing,” the story of a young woman trying to make it as a writer in Hollywood.

Among Weiner’s previous books are “Good in Bed,” “In Her Shoes,” which was made into a movie starring Cameron Diaz; “Little Earthquakes” and “Goodnight Nobody.” Her books have spent over four years on the New York Times bestseller list,with more than 11 million copies in print in 36 countries.

Weiner, a graduate of Princeton University, was recently voted #14 on Time magazine's list of "140 Best Twitter Feeds." She also writes for the Huffington Post and on her own blog at www.jenniferweiner.com. She lives in Philadelphia.

 

Valid from 06/26/2012 to 07/12/2012

Princeton Public Library Announces Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2012 January 26-February 12

01/06/2012

 

The 2012 Princeton Environmental Film Festival opens Thursday, Jan. 26, at Princeton Public Library and runs through Sunday, Feb. 12. Now in its sixth year, the award-winning festival features a line-up of acclaimed films and speakers presented over three consecutive four-day weekends.

 

Under the direction of founder and coordinator Susan Conlon, the festival has grown over the years but remains true to its original focus on films with local as well as regional and international relevance.

 

Opening the festival at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 will be “Connected: An Autoblogography of Love, Death and Technology” by Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival last year, unfolds during a year in which technology and science became a matter of life and death for the director who will be present for a Q&A following the film.

 

“This amazing film is a great fit and ideal opener for our festival,” said Conlon. “Its energy and dynamic style, together with Tiffany’s vision, set the pace for all the films that follow. It sets us on course to examine our lives and the environment from so many angles — and to consider all the levels of how we and our world are inter-connected.”

 

The festival will also feature the premiere screening of the film “Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves” with director Emily Driscoll on Saturday Jan.  28.  Also on Jan. 28, a panel featuring local documentary filmmakers will talk about the business and craft of producing a documentary film. A screening of  “Revenge of the Electric Car” will take place that evening at 7.

 

Two documentaries that are short-listed for the Academy Awards are also included in the festival line-up: “Buck” on Feb. 3 and “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” on Feb. 10 with co-director Sam Cullman speaking after the film.

 

Director Ian Cheney will appear in person for two films on Feb. 11: “Truck Farm” and “The City Dark.”

 

The closing film for the festival is “The Whale” on Sunday Feb. 12.

 

For a complete list of festival films, go to www.princetonlibrary.org/peff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valid from 01/06/2012 to 02/13/2012

Friends of the Princeton Public Library Offer Tour of Newark

08/30/2012

COME TO NEWARK AND BE SURPRISED
 
Join the Friends of the Princeton Public Library on a tour of Newark as you've never seen it before.  There are only 20 spots remaining so we encourage you to act quickly!
 
Our morning will be spent touring Newark with Tom Alrutz, former director of the Newark Public Library. Tom will guide us through downtown Newark viewing the old and the new of the nation's third oldest major city, founded in 1666.  We will travel to the North Ward through Branch Brook Park, the oldest county park in the US, designed by Frederic Law Olmsted in 1898, then through the Forest Hill Historic District, and on to the Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica where the music director will give us a mini organ concert.
 
Our Newark tour will be followed by a 3-course buffet lunch at the private Newark Club, where the food is as good as the view from the 22nd floor of a new office tower.
 
The afternoon will be spent on two private tours at the Newark Museum, one of the Victorian Ballantine House and the general collection and the other of the special exhibit Angels and Tomboys, Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art, featuring works by Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent.
 
The glorious cathedral is the 5th largest church in the country, started in 1900 and dedicated in 1954.
 

Trip Details
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 8:30am - 5:30pm
 
Travel from Princeton by luxury motor coach
Cost is $110/person, all inclusive ($20 is tax-deductible)
 
If paying by check, please make it out to The Friends of the Princeton Public Library and mail it to FOPPL, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
 
If paying by credit card, please call Sherri Garber at 609-306-1918.
 
Please note that there will be walking and standing on the afternoon tours at the museum.  For more details, contact Sherri Garber at sherrigarber@gmail.com or 609-306-1918.

Valid from 08/30/2012 to 10/26/2012

Princeton Public Library Announces 2015 Princeton Student Film and Video Festival July 22 & 23

07/02/2015

The 2015 Princeton Student Film and Video Festival will be held Wednesday, July 22, and Thursday, July 23, at Princeton Public Library. Screenings will begin at 7 p.m. both nights in the library’s Community Room. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance and will answer questions about their films.

The festival, in its 12th year, features short works by high school and college students from the Princeton area and throughout the United States as well as international entrants. Final selections were made from nearly 200 submitted works in a broad range of styles and themes. Genres include animation, comedy, dramatic feature, documentary, experimental, personal narrative and science fiction.

“There is an emphasis on local filmmakers, but we include films from all over because youth benefit from sharing broad perspectives as well as recognizing universal ideas,” said Youth Services Department Head Susan Conlon who coordinates the event. “The films are inspired, imaginative, and reflect the filmmakers’ seriousness about developing their visual and technical craft and the art of good storytelling.”

The 2015 festival features 12 films each night, created by both new and returning filmmakers, Conlon said. “This is a great chance for student filmmakers to show their work to a live, appreciative audience and get valuable feedback.”

The lineup of films by New Jersey high school students includes “8.3 by Talia Zinder, Princeton High School; “Do The Right Thing” by Khalid Khalil, Piscataway High School; “I Am Human” by Taylor Clark, Both Hands Artlet, Trenton;  “Passions by Isaiah Jimenez-Mackson,” Scotch Plains Fanwood High School;  “The Presenter” by Darcy Thompson, Highland Park High School; and “The Word Search” by Justin Boswick, Shawnee High School.

The films from filmmakers who are college students include “Adrift” by Chris Ortega, SUNY Purchase; “Apples” by Betsy Chao, Rutgers University; “Plastics Are Forever” by Louise Bartolotta, SUNY Purchase;  “Dead Flowers” by Jessica Dotson, Rutgers University; “Geno” by Phillip Stankus, University of the Arts; ”Jolo’s Kitchen”  by Brandon Barr, SUNY Purchase; “No Sleep” by Alexa Werrlein, Raritan Valley Community College; “Pieces of Belmar” by Zack Morrison, Columbia University; “The Pilot” by Jonathan McGuire, University of the Arts; “Sissy Can’t Sleep” by Jesse Lucks, Rutgers University;  “Underneath” by Jessica Marcus, University of the Arts; and “Wolf of the Woods” by Evan Maron,” University of the Arts.

The festival will also feature six international films made by university students including, from Ireland, “Model Life” by Tom Reynolds; from Kurdistan, “It Hit Upon The Roof” by Teymour Ghaderi; from the Philippines, “My 2014 Neighbor” by Anya Zulueta; from Slovakia, “Rosso Papavero” by Martin Smatana; and, from Spain, “Desintegración” by Álvaro Martin and “Horseface” by Marc Martínez Jordán.

The festival is intended for teen and adult viewers. Admission is free. For more information, see http://www.princetonlibrary.org/psfvf.

 

 

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

Valid from 07/02/2015 to 07/24/2015

American Repertory Ballet Announces its Choreography Preview Event at the Princeton Public Library

01/17/2013

PRINCETON, NJ - American Repertory Ballet will return to the Princeton Public Library this year to present special insight into its upcoming programming.  On March 7, 2013 at 7:30pm, ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin will discuss his new Romeo and Juliet and Rite of Spring ballets, both of which ARB will unveil this spring.  Also at this event, the virtuosic dancers of ARB will perform excerpts of both these ballets, giving audiences exclusive previews of these world premieres.

Martin will discuss his unique vision for Romeo and Juliet and Rite of Spring, and how he has tackled the great, iconic scores by Stravinsky and Prokofiev.  He is in a unique position to reimagine these ballets, as he performed in major productions of each with both The Joffrey Ballet and American Repertory Ballet.

"Of all the ballets I performed throughout my career, including Nutcracker, I think I performed Romeo and Juliet the most," Martin says.  "With the Joffrey Ballet, I performed the roles of Paris and Romeo in John Cranko's version.  I danced Romeo in Francis Patrelli's Romeo and Juliet with his company, Dances Patrelle.  Most recently, with ARB, I performed the roles of Tybalt and Romeo in Septime Webre's version.  I've even performed Romeo with [my wife] Mary [Barton, ARB Ballet Master] as Juliet.  I know the ballet inside and out, and felt prepared to make my own."

Martin also has special memories of dancing Rite of Spring with the Joffrey Ballet.  The ballet was first presented in 1913 in Paris by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.  Because of its thematic focus on pagan sacrifice and its avant-garde music by Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, the ballet's premiere was shrouded in controversy and, as a result, only performed eight times that year.   It was never performed again until 1987, when The Joffrey Ballet restaged it.  Martin performed as an original cast member in this monumental resurrection of the production.

Following the lecture-demonstration by Martin and ARB's dancers, there will be a question and answer section.  This event is free and open to the public.

Douglas Martin's Rite of Spring will premiere on ARB's In Full Bloom program: March 23, 2013 at 8:00pm at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College.  The full choreography of Martin's Romeo and Juliet will be unveiled April 12-13, 2013 at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts.  Performances will be on April 12 and 13 at 7:00pm, and on April 13 at 2:00pm.

Photo: ARB Artistic Director Douglas Martin and Resident Choreographer Mary Barton speaking at the Princeton Public Library in Fall 2011.  Credit: Leighton Chen

About American Repertory Ballet
American Repertory Ballet's mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences and to dance students through artistic and educational programs.  The organization is comprised of: American Repertory Ballet, the preeminent contemporary ballet company in the state; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation; and the Access and Enrichment initiatives, ranging from the long-running and acclaimed DANCE POWER program to the newly launched On Pointe series.  The professional company is a classical and contemporary ballet company committed to presenting ballets from the 19th and 20th century alongside new and existing works by choreographers from today.  Founded in 1963, the company is currently under the artistic leadership of Douglas Martin, former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet.  The company's rich history of repertory includes established masterpieces by distinguished American choreographers such as George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp; cutting edge works by choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Kirk Peterson, Dominique Dumais, Harrison McEldowney, Amy Seiwert, Susan Shields and Melissa Barak; and former Artistic Directors Dermot Burke, Marjorie Mussman, Septime Webre and Graham Lustig.

ARB has been designated a "Major Arts Institution" by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts consistently for the past two decades, and has repeatedly been awarded a Citation of Excellence by the Council.  ARB was voted People's Choice for Best Dance Company in 2008 and 2011.

Valid from 01/21/2013 to 03/08/2013

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Announce Conversations Series with Authors and Experts

12/26/2012

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library are hosting Evenings with Friends, a series of conversations between acclaimed authors and experts this winter at Princeton Public Library. Those who attend can join in a discussion at the end. Attendance will be limited to 50 people each evening.

 

The first event of the series will be Friday, Jan. 11. “Emily Raboteau & Albert Raboteau: A Father-Daughter Conversation” will feature author Emily Raboteau and her father Albert J. Raboteau, professor of religion at Princeton University.

 

Emily Raboteau’s first non-fiction book is “Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora” and is the result of 10 years of research that took her from Israel to Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana and the American South. Albert Raboteau is a one of the nation’s foremost authorities on African-American religious history.

 

The second event of the series will be Friday, March 15. “Michael Lemonick & Stephen Pacala: A Conversation on Climate Change” will feature Climate Central senior science writer Michael Lemonick and Stephen Pacala, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University.

 

Lemonick wrote about science and the environment for TIME magazine for 21 years and is the author of four books. He has taught science and environmental journalism at Princeton, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and New York universities. His most recent book is “Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet’s Twin.” Pacala is director of the Princeton Environmental Institute.He also co-directs the Carbon Mitigation Initiative, a collaboration between Princeton University, British Petroleum and the Ford Motor Company, working to find solutions to global warming. His research covers a wide variety of ecological and mathematical topics with an emphasis on interactions between greenhouse gases, climate and the biosphere.

 

The series concludes Friday, April 5, when writer, humorist and playwright Randy Cohen will engage in conversation with a guest to be announced. Cohen is most famous for being the longtime “Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times magazine. He is currently the creator and host of public radio’s “Person Place Thing.” He has written for The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, and Slate. For seven years he was a writer on Late Night with David Letterman, inventing Letterman’s “Top Ten List.” Cohen is the author of several books, the most recent being “Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything.”

 

Drinks and light fare will begin at 6:30 each evening. Conversations start at 7:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $50 for an individual evening, $125 for a three-evening package. For tickets, visit the library’s web site at princetonlibrary.org.

 

 

Valid from 12/26/2012 to 02/01/2013

Citizenship Preparation Classes To be offered at the Princeton Public Library

09/18/2015

The Latin American Task Force will be offering free Citizenship Classes to prepare immigrants for the Naturalization Interview required as part of the process of becoming a United States Citizen.  US History and Civics will be taught, and Basic English necessary for the interview will be reviewed.   An Immigration Attorney will be visiting the classes to discuss what to expect, as well as to answer questions.

The classes will meet Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the library, in October and November.  Registration will take place at the first session on October 1, 2014  in the Conference Room on the second floor of the library.  In the last year, immigrants from Bulgaria, Burma, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Japan, Korea, Liberia, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Sierra Leone participated in these classes.  Many students have successfully passed their Naturalization Interviews and are now American Citizens.

While the classes are free, students will be expected to purchase a copy of the textbook to study the material discussed.  The Citizenship Classes are co-sponsored by the Latin American Task Force, the Princeton Public Library and the Princeton Human Services Commission.

For more information, please call (609) 924-9529 extension 220

 

Valid from 09/18/2015 to 10/31/2015

Princeton Public Library Presents Movie Double Features for Kids During Winter Break

12/10/2014

Princeton Public Library will present double-feature screenings of movies for children and families during winter break from school. Both classic films and newer favorites will be shown in the library's Community Room including:

 

Friday, Dec. 26, 1 p.m.

"Hercules"

In this Walt Disney film, the son of the Greek gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. 93 minutes.

 

Friday, Dec. 26, 3 p.m.

"Frozen"

In this 2013 Disney blockbuster, Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. 1 hour, 42 minutes.

 

Saturday, Dec. 27, 1 p.m.

"Cars"

In this 2006 Disney/Pixar film, a hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. 1 hour, 57 minutes. Community Room

 

Saturday, Dec. 27, 3 p.m.

"Cars 2"

In this Disney/Pixar sequel, star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. 1 hour, 46 minutes.

 

Monday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m.

"Dolphin's Tale"

Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman star in the story of a friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. 1 hour, 53 minutes.

 

Monday, Dec. 29, 3 p.m.

"Dolphin Tale 2"

In this sequel to "Dolphin Tale," the team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

1 hour, 53 minutes.   

 

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m.

Film: "The Jungle Book"

In this 1967 animated Disney classic, Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. 1 hour, 18 minutes.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 3 p.m.

Film: "The Jungle Book"

This 1994  live-action adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic features Jason Scott Lee as Mowgli. Kipling was born on this date in 1865. 1 hour, 48 minutes.

 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

Valid from 12/10/2014 to 12/31/2014

Princeton Public Library Plans Winter Break Events

12/04/2012

 

In what’s become a library tradition, school children are invited to create paper snowflakes during winter break at Princeton Public Library. From 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. on Dec. 26, 27 and 28, children can drop in and make a snowflake to bring home or leave behind to decorate the third floor Youth Services department.

 

Also on those days, the library will show movies for children in the Community Room at 2 p.m. The movies include:

 

Dec. 26: “Snow Day” - Chevy Chase, Schuyler Fisk and Chris Elliott star in this 2000 film about a group of students who hijack a plow to keep their upstate New York school closed. 1 hour, 29 minutes.

 

Dec. 27: “Arctic Tale” - This 2007 animated film illustrates the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic by following the lives of a mother walrus and her calf and a polar bear and her cubs. Queen Latifah, Katrina Agate and Zain Ali provide voices. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

 

Dec. 28: “Eight Below”

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival. Paul Walker, Jason Biggs and Bruce Greenwood star. 2 hours.

 

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

 

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

Valid from 12/04/2012 to 12/29/2012

Princeton Public Library Plans Winter Break Activities for Kids

12/09/2013

In what’s become a library tradition, children are invited to create paper snowflakes at Princeton Public Library. On Thursday, Dec. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., children can design and cut snowflakes to take home in the Youth Services Department on the library’s third floor.

Also during winter break, the library will show movies for children.  “Epic” will be shown Friday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m.  From the creators of “Ice Age,” this 2013 computer-animated fantasy-adventure comedy-drama film, loosely based on William Joyce’s children’s book “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs,” features the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson and Beyonce Knowles.  2 hours, 30 minutes.

On Saturday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m., “The Croods” will be shown. This computer-animated adventure comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation, tells the story of a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar world with the help of an inventive boy after their cave is destroyed. 2 hours, 30 minutes. The films will be shown in the library’s Community Room.

On Monday, Dec. 30, from 1-4 p.m. an assortment of board games will be available in the Youth Services Department. Children and their families and friends are invited to drop in to play.

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

Valid from 12/09/2013 to 12/31/2013

NANO DAYS at Princeton Public Library March 30, 2013

03/18/2013

New and extraordinary learning experiences about the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces will be part of NanoDays at Princeton Public Library on Saturday, March 30.Beginning at noon, children, teens and adults can explore presentations andtake part in fun, hands-on activities in the library's Community Room. The event is co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM). PCCM is a National Science Foundation-funded research center dedicated to addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering andmultidisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality.

During the four-hour event, Princeton University faculty and graduate students, along with library volunteers, will engage the public in materials science and the nanoscale (the scale of atoms and molecules) activities that are sure to spark interest in this fascinating science. Included will be programs that demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase nano materials with spectacular promise, and invite discussion of technology and society.

From Princeton's Chemical and Biological Engineering department, world-class polymer scientist and department chair Rick Register will present many properties of polymers at hands-on tables. Expert in materials science simulations, Thanos Panagiotopoulos and his group will present computer simulations of materials in the nano world. 

Also from Princeton's Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, Rod Priestley will engage visitors with a nano-presentation, drawing from his expertise in nano-confined polymers andpolymers glasses. Anthony Novembre will demonstrate the electron microscope and create amazing images in real time.

Leaders from the Electrical Engineering Department will also present, including semiconductor and materials scientist Antoine Kahn.

Also presenting will be Bob Cava from the Chemistry Department who will demonstrate ceramic superconductors that he and his group invented. Jason Petta, expert in nanowire properties, and his group will be demonstrating nano amazing materials, and  Mike Mcalpine and his students will demonstrate piezo electric materials and new 3D printer technology.

NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally this year from March 30-April 7. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hoursbefore any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarilyreflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org.

 

Valid from 03/18/2013 to 03/31/2013

Harry Potter Release Party July 30 at Princeton Public Library

07/18/2016

A release party is being held Saturday, July 30, starting at 9 p.m., at Princeton Public Library to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday and the midnight release of the official script for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a new play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling. The play is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first to be presented on stage.

 

Everyone is invited to come to the library dressed as a favorite character or wearing Hogwarts house colors. There will be games, prizes, wizard candy, butterbeer, photo ops, and more. Also featured will be Wizard Chess, fortune- telling on the Divination Tower, a magician and Harry Potter crafts. A Harry Potter movie will be played throughout the event, beginning at 8 p.m. for those who arrive early.

 

As the night progresses, the party will move to Labyrinth Books and jaZams in anticipation of the midnight release of the two-part script: Ages 15 and up will head to Labyrinth Books and those 14 and under will go to jaZams. There will be Potter trivia and chances to stump the experts at both stores during the countdown to midnight.

 

During the event, Thomas Sweet will be running Honeydukes Sweet Shop, Small World Coffee will be providing butterbeer, and Olives will make a birthday cake for Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling.

 

Copies of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” can be pre-ordered for pick-up at the release party through Labyrinth Books, (609) 497-1600 or jaZams at (609) 924-8697. A portion of all food and book sales will be donated to the library.


This event is presented by The Princeton Kids’ Events Coalition, a partnership between the library jaZam’s Toys & Books, Labyrinth Books, and the Princeton Public Schools. Generous support has also been provided by Olives PrincetonThomas Sweet Ice Cream, and Small World Coffee. The media sponsor is Princeton Online.

 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

Valid from 07/18/2016 to 07/31/2016

February 2017 Events at Princeton Public LIbrary

12/26/2016

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULES EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY

 

Needlework Night

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.

Bring your latest yarn or thread project to the library for a cozy night in front of the fireplace where you can see what others are making, swap craft wisdom and work on your project. Designer and crochet instructor Anastasia will be a special guest. All types of projects, from knitting to embroidery, are encouraged. Fireplace area

 

Film: “Fire at Sea”

Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.

This 2016 documentary captures life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. In Italian with English subtitles. 1 hour, 48 minutes. Part of the Princeton International Cinema Series. Princeton Garden Theatre

 

Acting Out

Friday, Feb. 3, 4 p.m.

Students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to engage in dramatic activity including discussions, games, and other fun activities. No experience necessary. Princeton High School drama aficionados will lead the sessions. Story Room

 

 

Friday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Film: “Little Men”

Even as a feud between their parents escalates, two teens in Brooklyn develop a growing friendship in this 2016 drama.  1 hour, 30 minutes. Part of the First Friday Feature Series. Community Room

 

 

Job Seeker Sessions

Friday, Feb. 3, 9:45 a.m.

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Please check the library’s website for specific topics. Community Room

 

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 5, 3 p.m.

Film: “Maggie’s Plan”

Three years after a woman (Greta Gerwig) falls in love with a married man (Ethan Hawke) and has his child, she realizes his ex-wife (Julianne Moore) is much better suited for him than she is. 1 hour, 38 minutes. Community Room

 

 

Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.

Howard C. Stevenson Jr. discusses his book, “Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference” at this monthly meeting of the Princeton-based interracial and interfaith social action group. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Not in Our Town Princeton.

 

Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)

Monday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.

Through engagement with books, activities and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children and adults improve Spanish language skills. Sessions are conducted in Spanish and are intended for parents/caregivers to attend with babies and toddlers. Story Room

 

Middle School Math Circle

Monday, Feb. 6, 4:30 p.m.

Princeton High School math enthusiasts show students in grades 6-8 how fun and fascinating math can be. Lesson plans will focus on applied mathematics and statistics. Study Room 354

 

Mystery Book Group

Monday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Librarian Gayle Stratton leads a discussion of “Ghost Month” by Ed Lin. Quiet Study Room 

 

Monday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.

AARP Tax Help

Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 10. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their 2013 return and documentation for 2013 current year income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220.

Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and AARP.

 

 

 

Chess

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m.

Children can learn to play and practice chess at these weekly drop-in sessions led by Princeton High School Chess Club members. Story Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton High School Chess Club.

 

Code for Princeton Hack and Learn Night

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Techies of all skill levels are invited to bring their laptops and join the hacking at this monthly three-hour meeting of Code for Princeton. Newcomers are encouraged to attend an orientation session at 6:30 p.m. RSVP on the Code for Princeton Meetup page, www.meetup.com/codeforprinceton/. Teen Center, third floor

 

 

Love Stories in Short

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Library staff lead a discussion of short stories with the theme of love. Stories to be discussed will be available at the Welcome Desk after Jan. 15. Quiet Study Room

 

Writers Room

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish. Quiet Study Room

 

Film: “The Loving Story”

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.

This documentary uses found footage and interviews with the family, friends and lawyers of Mildred and Richard Loving to tell the story of the couple whose interracial marriage led to the 1967 Supreme Court decision legalizing interracial relationships. Following the screening, Christopher Fisher, history professor at The College of New Jersey will lead a discussion. 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.

 

 

Origami Club for All Ages

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new, often seasonal, folding. Beginners are welcome. Adults must accompany children younger than 7. Story Room

 

Reading Treehouse

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m.

This reading group for early chapter book readers (kindergarten to second grade) meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month during the school year. Stories, read alouds, crafts, games and more that reflect a different theme each month are featured. No registration necessary. Story Room

 

Spotlight on the Humanities: Timothy Powell on "What Native American Spirituality Can Teach Us about Working on Climate Change"

Wednesday, Feb. 8, noon

As it becomes clearer that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our age, environmental studies scholars have been working more closely with Indigenous communities to understand how they stewarded the land before European contact. Timothy Powell, a religious studies scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his work with Ojibwe Indian communities in northern Canada to explore Native people's knowledge of maintaining the environment. The talk will focus on the important intersections of scientific knowledge and traditional Ojibwe knowledge in the era of climate change. 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.

 

 

Black Voices Book Group

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

The group discusses “Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom” by Catherine Clinton.  Story Room

 

Fiction Book Group

Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.

Librarian Kristin Friberg leads a discussion of “Mothering Sunday” by Graham Swift. Quiet Study Room

 

 

Thursday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m.

This Is Why We Heart You

Children are invited to show their family and friends how much they love them by crafting a Valentine. Members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board will be on hand to help out and to inspire creativity. Story Room

 

Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.

Winter Market

Local vendors offer a variety of goods including Jersey Fresh organic produce, free-range beef, poultry, pork and eggs; cheese, pickles, honey, baked goods, candles and more during this five-hour event. Community Room

 

Thursday, Feb. 9, 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

 

Friday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m.

Acting Out

Students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to engage in dramatic activity including discussions, games, and other fun activities. No experience necessary. Princeton High School drama aficionados will lead the sessions. Story Room

 

 

Film and Talk: “Sonic Sea”

Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.

The impact of commercial, industrial and military noise on whales and other marine life that rely on sound to hunt for food, find mates and detect predators is examined in this film that was first screened at the library during the 2016 Princeton Environmental Film Festival. 1 hour.

 

Following the screening, scientist, author and whale expert Scott McVay will discuss the film and his research about whales. Community Room

 

Job Seeker Sessions

Friday, Feb. 10, 9:45 a.m.

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Please check the library’s website for specific topics. Community Room

 

 

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Princeton High School Mandarin language teacher Shwu-Fen Lin and the school's Chinese Club Chinese Language classes with the Princeton Chinese Language School host a celebration of Chinese New Year with traditional music and instruments, martial arts, calligraphy, painting, dance, games and crafts. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton High School Chinese Club.

 

Go Between Club

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

All sixth, seventh, and eighth graders students are welcome to join us on the second Saturday of every month for a fun discussion of books and other interests. Story Room

 

Inventors Day

Saturday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m.

Princeton University’s Michael Littman kicks off a two-hour celebration with a talk for kids of all ages. Electromagnetism – the fundamental force behind what makes a car’s speedometer work and a roller coaster stop – will be highlighted at the event that features hands-on science activities, games, prizes and more. We’ll also learn about the scientists behind some important discoveries including the university’s Joseph Henry. Third Floor

 

 

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.

Mercer County Math Circle Advanced Group

High school (and advanced middle school) students hear talks on a wide range of topics such as probability and how computers work. These talks will be geared toward making students think about math in a different way than they’re taught in school. Teen Center

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Math Club.

 

 

Mercer County Math Circle Recreational Group

Saturday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m.

Designed for students in grades 6-12 who have a basic understanding of algebra, this series will integrate lectures with hands-on activities to illustrate how seemingly simple games and puzzles lay the foundation for many advanced topics in mathematics. Teen Center

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Math Club.

 

 

Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves

Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m.

The “electro-country” performer and recording artist presents a Valentine’s Day concert. Cookies and punch will be served. Part of the Listen Local series. Community Room

 

Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)

Monday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.

Through engagement with books, activities and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children and adults improve Spanish language skills. Sessions are conducted in Spanish and are intended for parents/caregivers to attend with babies and toddlers. Story Room

 

Middle School Math Circle

Monday, Feb. 13, 4:30 p.m.

Princeton High School math enthusiasts show students in grades 6-8 how fun and fascinating math can be. Lesson plans will focus on applied mathematics and statistics. Study Room 354

 

Poets at the Library

Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

Featured poets Bill Wunder and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson read from their works followed by an open-mic session. Wunder is the author of two volumes of poetry, “Hands Turning the Earth,” finalist for the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; and “Pointing at the Moon,” as well as a chapbook “Kingdom of Heaven.” His poems are widely published and have twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry.

 

Danson has taught English, worked in publishing, and administered an art center. For several decades she has been closely involved with the U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative. Her writing has appeared in U.S. 1 Worksheets, The New Review, Anon One, and The New Yorker. Her book of poems is “The Luxury of Obstacles.” 

 

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.

 

 

 

Monday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.

AARP Tax Help

Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 10. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their 2013 return and documentation for 2013 current year income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220.

Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and AARP.

 

 

 

Chess

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m.

Children can learn to play and practice chess at these weekly drop-in sessions led by Princeton High School Chess Club members. Story Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton High School Chess Club.

 

Love Stories in Short

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m.

Library staff lead a discussion of short stories with the theme of love. Stories to be discussed will be available at the Welcome Desk after Jan. 15. Quiet Study Room

 

Write Space

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.

Led by local author Christina Paul, these drop-in workshops focus on the encouragement of writing, finding your voice, and the producing of words through guided prompts and other writing exercises. All levels of writers are welcome. Quiet Study Room

 

Cover to Cover Book Group

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m.

This group for readers of chapter books meets the third Wednesday of every month during the school year to discuss chapter books, short stories, graphic novels and other literary interests. Activities include group reads, writing short book reviews and posting reviews and booklists in BiblioCommons. Registration is not required. Suggested for third, fourth and fifth graders. Story Room

 

Film: “Limited Partnership”

Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.

This documentary shows the 40-year struggle of Tony Sullivan and Richard Adams, a binational gay couple who fought to have their relationship recognized so they could legally stay together in the United States. Theirs was he first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history. Community Room

 

Job Seeker Sessions

Friday, Feb. 17, 9:45 a.m.

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Please check the library’s website for specific topics. Community Room

 

 

Westminster Conservatory Student Showcase

Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.

Students from Westminster Conservatory present a special concert, curated by Esma Pasic-Filipovic, featuring the works of Mozart, Chopin, Bach, Stravinsky and many other composers. Part of the Crescendo: Musicians on the Rise series. Community Room

 

Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)

Monday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m.

Through engagement with books, activities and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children and adults improve Spanish language skills. Sessions are conducted in Spanish and are intended for parents/caregivers to attend with babies and toddlers. Story Room

 

Monday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.

AARP Tax Help

Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 10. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their 2013 return and documentation for 2013 current year income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220.

Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and AARP.

 

 

 

Chess

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m.

Children can learn to play and practice chess at these weekly drop-in sessions led by Princeton High School Chess Club members. Story Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton High School Chess Club.

 

Love Stories in Short

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m.

Library staff lead a discussion of short stories with the theme of love. Stories to be discussed will be available at the Welcome Desk after Jan. 15. Quiet Study Room

 

Writers Room

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish. Quiet Study Room

 

The Secret Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Retired attorney and writer Timothy Boyce gives a talk and and leads a discussion of the World War II diary “From Day to Day,” a World War II concentration camp diary—one of only a handful ever translated into English—secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian political prisoner. The diary brilliantly illuminates Nansen’s daily struggle, not only to survive, but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity in a world engulfed by fear and hate. Boyce devoted years to getting the book back into print with full annotations. Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St.

 

Co-sponsored by the library, The Princeton Clergy Association, The Jewish Center and Nassau Presbyterian Church.

 

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.

 

 

Build with LEGO and DUPLO

Thursday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m.

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in a non-competitive community-based LEGO session, including building time and round-table discussion. DUPLO blocks will be available for younger children outside the Story Room. Story Room

 

 

Thursday, Feb. 23, 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

 

Acting Out

Friday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m.

Students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to engage in dramatic activity including discussions, games, and other fun activities. No experience necessary. Princeton High School drama aficionados will lead the sessions. Story Room

 

 

Job Seeker Sessions

Friday, Feb. 24, 9:45 a.m.

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Please check the library’s website for specific topics. Community Room

 

 

Meet the Mayor

Friday, Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m.

Princeton residents are invited to discuss concerns with Mayor Liz Lempert. Lobby

 

QuickBooks on the Cloud

Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Bala Subramanian, owner and CEO of Synergism Inc., conducts a workshop providing basic training in the use of QuickBooks accounting software on the cloud for small business owners. Participants are encouraged to bring a fully charged laptop and download QuickBooks Online via a free 30-day trial from www.intuit.com to get hands-on experience during class. Seating is limited and registration is required at princeton.score.org. Quiet Study Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chapter of SCORE.

 

 

 

Daniel Ladinsky and Patrick McDonnell

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m.

The author and illustrator talk about their collaboration on and sign copies of “Darling, I Love You: Poems from the Hearts of Our Glorious Mutts and All Our Animal Friends.” McDonnell is the creator of the Mutts comic strip; Ladinsky is an internationally acclaimed poet and translator. The book has been called “a heartwarming collection of short verse celebrating our beloved pets and the wonder of life.” Community Room

 

 

Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)

Monday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.

Through engagement with books, activities and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children and adults improve Spanish language skills. Sessions are conducted in Spanish and are intended for parents/caregivers to attend with babies and toddlers. Story Room

 

Middle School Math Circle

Monday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m.

Princeton High School math enthusiasts show students in grades 6-8 how fun and fascinating math can be. Lesson plans will focus on applied mathematics and statistics. Study Room 354

 

Monday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m.

AARP Tax Help

Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 10. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their 2013 return and documentation for 2013 current year income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220.

Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and AARP.

 

 

 

Chess

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.

Children can learn to play and practice chess at these weekly drop-in sessions led by Princeton High School Chess Club members. Story Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton High School Chess Club.

 

To Be Discussed (TBD)

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

All high school students are welcome to participate in this monthly discussion of great books, films, music, non-fiction, poetry, and all things cultural. Participants may also help create book displays and reading lists for the library, take group trips to see current films, and do group-reads. Knitters are also welcome to come with their latest project and join in on the discussion. Story Room

 

 

Krista Tippett in Conversation with Gideon Rosen

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.

The author talks about “Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living,” in which she distills the insights she has gleaned from a career discussing faith, science and spirituality. Tippett is the Peabody Award-winning host of NPR’s “On Being.” In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” 

 

Joining Tippet in conversation will be Gideon Rosen, Stuart Professor of Philosophy and formerly Chair of the Council of Humanities at Princeton University.

 

General admission is $20 and includes a paperback copy of the book; a limited number of $12 tickets will be available for students and seniors. Tickets go on sale Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. through the library’s website. Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St.

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.

 

Write Space

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Led by local author Christina Paul, these drop-in workshops focus on the encouragement of writing, finding your voice, and the producing of words through guided prompts and other writing exercises. All levels of writers are welcome. Quiet Study Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

 

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valid from 01/15/2017 to 03/01/2017

Great Opportunities for Young Filmakers at Princeton Public Library

05/11/2015

The deadline is approaching fast for young filmmakers who would like to have their work considered for this summer's Princeton Student Film & Video Festival. Submissions must be received no later than June 1. The popular festival, held this year July 22-23, is an opportunity for filmmakers ages 14-25 to screen their work in front of an audience and to receive feedback. More information and an entry form can be found here.

 

Another opportunity exists for young filmmakers with the Reel Impact juried competition co-sponsored by the library and The Nature Conservancy. Filmmakers 15-25 are invited to submit original short films spotlighting the beauty and importance of New Jersey's coastlines, forests, rivers and open spaces. The winning filmmaker will receive $1,000 and have their worked screened at the 2016 Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Submission deadline is Sept. 1. Details and an entry form can be found here.

Valid from 05/11/2015 to 06/10/2015

Citizenship Preparation Classes To be Offered at the Princeton Public Library

03/11/2013

  

The Latin American Task Force will be offering free Citizenship Classes to prepare immigrants for the Naturalization Interview required as part of the process of becoming a United States Citizen.  US History and Civics will be taught, and Basic English necessary for the interview will be reviewed.   An Immigration Attorney will be visiting the classes to discuss what to expect, as well as to answer questions.

 

The classes will meet Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the library,

in April and May.  Registration will take place at the first session on April 3, 2013  in the Conference Room on the second floor of the library.  In the last year, immigrants from Burma, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Eritrea, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, Korea, Haiti, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Sudan, Taiwan and Venezuela participated in these classes.  Many students have successfully passed their

Naturalization Interviews and are now American Citizens.

 

While the classes are free, students will be expected to purchase a copy of the textbook to review the material discussed.  The Citizenship Classes are co-sponsored by the Latin American Task Force and the Princeton Public Library.

 

For more information, please call (917) 445-1595

 

 

 

Valid from 03/11/2013 to 05/15/2013

June Events at Princeton Public Library

05/08/2013

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

June 1, 11 a.m.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Teens who have been accepted as summer volunteers must attend one hourlong orientation session. Additional sessions will be June 6 at 4 p.m. and June 12 at 6 p.m. Community Room

 

June 1, 1 p.m.

Ping Pong Tournaments

Tournaments for youth and adults begin at 2 p.m. following an hourlong warm-up session. Register at princetonlibrary.org. Hinds Plaza (weather permitting) or Community Room

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

June 2, 3 p.m.

Listen Local

Join us for an afternoon of acoustic music by local musicians performing both originals and cover songs. Featured musicians include vocalist Helen O'Shea accompanied by Ed Hermann and Jeff Friedman along with the band Morph the Cat. Community Room

 

June 2, 4 p.m.

ESL Class

Speakers of world languages who are learning English as a second language are invited to these two-hour classes, which continue weekly through August. Conference Room

Co-sponsored by the library and St. Paul’s Church.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 3

June 3, 7 p.m.

Job Seekers Success Stories

Career coach Alex Freund uses the town hall format in a program that features four presenters, each of whom overcame an extended job search and returned to the workforce. The speakers will share their hard-won lessons, job search best practices and the strategies used - successfully and otherwise. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Freund. The event concludes with networking opportunities. Community Room

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

June 4, 3 p.m.

“Downton Abbey” Tea Time

Join us for tea and two episodes of “Downton Abbey,” the acclaimed British period drama about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants who live in the fictional Yorkshire country estate. The series has played for three seasons as part of “Masterpiece Classic” on PBS. This event will continue weekly though August. Community Room

 

June 4, 7 p.m.

McCarter Live at the Library with Stewart Goodyear and Scott Burnham

Goodyear, the Canadian pianist who will perform all 32 of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas at McCarter Theatre on June 22 during the course of three concerts; and Burnham, Princeton University Scheide Professor of Music, author and Beethoven scholar, discuss their respective interest in Beethoven, his life and music, with emphasis on the Piano Sonatas. Goodyear will provide musical illustrations. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre Center.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

June 5, 7 p.m.

Ask a Lawyer

Lawyers will be at the library for free private consultations on immigration and general legal issues. First-come, first-served; no appointment necessary. Spanish translators will be available. For more information, call Lucia Acosta at 609.924.9529, ext. 245. Conference Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the Latin American Task Force.

 

June 5, 7 p.m.

Film: “Set for Life”

Director Susan Sipprelle conducts a Q&A session following the screening of her award-winning documentary.  Based on the “Over Fifty and Out of Work” video project she conducted with filmmaker Sam Newman, the film follows three Baby Boomers who lose their jobs during the recession and find their futures are no longer secure. Community Room

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

June 6, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce from local farmers, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles are available at the market, open weekly throughout the summer. Hinds Plaza

 

June 6, 6:30 p.m.

Origami Club 

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new, often seasonal folding. Beginners are welcome. The club is not just for kids; adults are invited, too, and must accompany anyone under the age of 7. Activity Room

 

June 6, 7 p.m.

Talk: Surviving and Thriving in College

Nic Vogue, associate director of McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University; and Matt Frawley, a director of student life at the university; discuss making the academic and social transition from high school to college. Intended for high school students and their families. Community Room

 

June 6, 7:30 p.m.

Gente y Cuentos

In discussing Latin American short stories in Spanish, participants recount their personal experiences and how they relate to the characters in the story. Conference Room

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

June 7, 10 a.m.

Programs for Job Seekers

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. The programs will be held weekly throughout the summer. Community Room

 

June 7, 7 p.m.

Beach Reads

A panel of eight authors, including Lisa Cullen (“Pastors’ Wives”), Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (“The Nanny Diaries”), Christina Baker Kline (“Orphan Train”), Sally Koslow (“The Widow Waltz”), Pamela Satran (“The Possibility of You), Priscille Sibley (“The Promise of Stardust”) and Beatriz Williams (“Overseas”) talk about their latest works and what they have on their summer-reading lists. Amy Bromberg of Chick Lit Central will moderate the evening. Cupcakes and sorbet will be served. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Chick Lit Central.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

June 8, 10:30 a.m.

QuickBooks

Oria Gonzales, a certified QuickBooks trainer, provides free basic training in the use of QuickBooks. This class is limited to eight participants. Please register at scoreprinceton.org. Technology Center

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Area Chapter of SCORE.

 

June 8, 11 a.m.

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Bring your knitting and crocheting and join this fourth annual international celebration of knitting. Representatives from Pins and Needles will be on hand to teach beginners how to knit. Author Adrienne Martini will join the knitters and read from her book “Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously” about tackling notoriously complicated Mary Tudor pattern. Knitters are advised to bring a chair. Hinds Plaza (weather permitting) or Community Room

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

June 9, 2 p.m.

Piano and Cello Student Concert

Advanced and intermediate piano and cello students ages 6-17 years old will perform. Community Room

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays:

Tuesdays: Downtown Abbey Tea Time, 4 p.m.;

Wednesdays: Writers Workshop, 5 p.m.

Thursdays: Farmers Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fridays: Programs For Job Seekers, 10 a.m.; Game ON, 4 p.m.

Sundays: ESL Classes, 4 p.m.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 10

June 10, 7:30 p.m.

Poets at the Library

Featured poets Esther Schor and Therese Halscheid read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. A professor of English at Princeton University, Schor won the National Jewish Book Award for her biography, “Emma Lazarus.”  She is also the author of “The Hills of Holland: Poems” and “Strange Nursery:  New and Selected Poems.” She lives in Princeton. Halscheid's poetry and prose have appeared in many magazines, including Connecticut Review, Natural Bridge, Dos Passos and Cold Mountain Review. Her collection “Uncommon Geography” received a finalist award in the Paterson Poetry Book Prize. She has been an itinerant writer for nearly 20 years. Living simply on the road, as a house-sitter, has inspired her poetry of place and connected her to the natural world. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative.

 

TEENS June 10, 7 p.m.

Talk: Surviving and Thriving in College

Nic Vogue, associate director of McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University, and Matt Frawley, a director of student life at the university, discuss making the academic and social transition from high school to college. Intended for high school students and their families. Community Room

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

 

June 11, 7 p.m.

Lecture: “Over and Under the Stormy Seas”

Marianne Grey, Princeton University Art Museum docent, offers illustrations of nature’s art and of man’s attempts to capture the mysteries of the sea in art. Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer” is only one legend about this watery universe that has intrigued and challenged sailors since the Phoenicians. Part of The Princeton Festival’s lecture series. Community Room.

Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival.

June 11, 7 p.m.

Talk: “Retirement Living: Contracts and Options”

John Kotsatos, director of sales and marketing at Stonebridge at Montgomery, discusses the options and amenities available for retirement living today including financial plans, health and wellness options and more. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers Program.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

 

June 12, 6:30 p.m.

Film: “Shored Up”

The screening of this documentary, an urgent call to action in the face of the accelerating rise in sea level, is a special event of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Set in Long Beach Island and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the film explores the political conflicts and personal stakes of communities along the shore. Filmed over three years, the documentary culminates with the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Tickets required. Visit princetonlibrary.org for details. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.

 

June 12, 7 p.m.

Non-Fiction Book Group

Libby Zinman Schwartz leads this new book group featuring a variety of non-fiction titles. This inaugural meeting will be a discussion of Patti Smith's National Book Award-winning "Just Kids," an account of her romance, lifetime friendship, and shared love of art with Robert Mapplethorpe. Princeton Room

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

June 13, 10:30 a.m.

Fiction Book Group

Librarian Kristin Friberg leads a discussion of "Admission" by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Thirty-eight-year-old Portia Nathan, a Princeton University admissions officer, must decide whether to confront the truth when a life-altering decision from her past resurfaces. Conference Room

June 13, 7 p.m.

Black Voices Book Group

The group discusses the award-winning “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich,  the story of a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota who  is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as she is traumatized and reluctant to reveal the details of what happened, either to the police, her husband, or 13-year-old son Joe, who’s Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. Princeton Room

 

June 13, 7 p.m.

Author Sue Hallgarth

The author discusses “On the Rocks: A Willa Cather and Edith Lewis Mystery,” the first book in her new literary mystery series featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Willa Cather and her talented life partner Edith Lewis. Fireplace Area, second floor

 

June 13, 7 p.m.

Princeton Festival Preview

A preview of The Princeton Festival’s production of Wagner’s “Der fliegende Hollander”  (“The Flying Dutchman”) includes scenes from the opera and a discussion with the artistic team. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival.

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

June 14, 7 p.m.

Exhibition reception

Reference Gallery, second floor

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

June 15, 1 p.m.

Chess Day

This four-hour event is intended to elevate awareness of chess for all ages. Featuring players from the Princeton High School and John Witherspoon Middle School chess clubs, the day includes a Beginner’s Corner and Lightning Zone for quick pick-up games. PHS chess champion David Hua will play a simultaneous match against multiple opponents. Hinds Plaza (weather permitting) or Community Room

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays:

Tuesdays: Downtown Abbey Tea Time, 4 p.m.;

Wednesdays: Writers Workshop, 5 p.m.

Thursdays: Farmers Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fridays: Programs For Job Seekers, 10 a.m.; Game ON, 4 p.m.

Sundays: ESL Classes, 4 p.m.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 17

June 17, 7 p.m.

Lecture: “Music for Stormy Seas and Souls”

Timothy Urban, professor of music at Rider University, discusses the details of Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Hollander” and the precedents it set forth for subsequent operas. With no passports, fleeing from creditors with his pregnant wife, Wagner took passage on a ship sailing from Riga to London. High seas and stormy weather forced the ship into the Norwegian fjords. Wagner claimed that this was the inspiration for his opera about love and redemption. This early opera is the beginning of the Wagnerian storm that would sweep through the operatic world. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

June 18, 6:30 p.m.

Seminar: “Funding Your Business”

Seminar leader David Plucinsky explores ways to uncover funds in your balance sheet by optimizing cash flow and more. External funding sources discussed will include debt, such as borrowing from family, friends, banks or other lenders, and sources such as grants or equity. Registration required at scoreprinceton.org. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton chapter of SCORE.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

June 21, 9 a.m.

Summer Reading Club Registration

Registration begins today for Summer Reading Clubs, including “Wee Reads: Dig Into Reading” for preschoolers; “Dig Into Reading” for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade; “Going Beneath the Surface” for teens in grades 6-12 and Groundbreaking Reads, for adults. Youth Services, third floor

 

June 21, 10 a.m.

Author Lorette Pruden

In her book “Formerly Corporate: Mindset Shifts for Success in Your Own Business,” the local business owner and author shares insight on making the transition from employee to business owner, including best practices and pitfalls. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

 

MONDAY, JUNE 24

June 24, 6:30 p.m.

Film: “Citizen Kane”

Critics have called this 1941 drama starring and directed by Orson Welles the greatest film ever made.  Told in flashbacks as reporters try to discover the meaning of the final utterance of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, the film examines the life and legacy of the character that was loosely based on William Randolph Hearst. Part of the Groundbreaking Movie Series. 1 hour, 59 minutes. Community Room

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

June 25, 7 p.m.

Books on Tap

Librarian Kristin Friberg for a discussion of Jean Hanff Korelitz's "Admission." Thirty-eight-year old Portia Nathan, a Princeton University admissions officer, must decide whether to confront the truth when a life-altering decision from her past resurfaces. Bring your library card to get $2 and $3 selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on an appetizer. Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Nassau Inn

 

June 25, 7 p.m.

Socrates Café

Participants seek wisdom and knowledge through interactive discussion, questioning, and presenting multiple perspectives on topics of interest to the group. Everyone is invited. Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

KIDS June 26, 2 p.m.

Animal Presentation: “They Came From Beneath the Earth”

This Snakes ‘n’ Scales presentation for children 5 years and older and their grown-ups, focuses on problems overcome and faced by animals that live underground. Community Room.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

TEENS June 27, 4 p.m.

Workshop: “What Do You Really Want from College and How Can You Make It Happen?”

Cory Alperstein, founder of Future Choice College Consulting, conducts an engaging workshop that will help students chart their post-high-school course. Alperstein draws upon a long and varied career for her work in college consulting and gained an insider’s perspective on the world of college admissions and what matters in the college application process today through her work as a reader of applications for an Ivy League school. For students only. Teen Center, third floor

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

KIDS+ June 29, 3 p.m.

Film: “Hotel Transylvania”

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenage daughter. Community Room

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

June 30, 11 a.m.

Lecture: “Stormy Soul: How did Wagner Find His Muse?”

Jeffrey Swann, professor of piano studies, NYU-Steinhardt, explores how and why Richard Wagner made the enormous leap forward from “Rienzi” to “Der fliegende Holländer.” Swann is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and Wagner expert who presents lecture-recitals worldwide. He will illustrate his comments with themes on the piano. Part of The Princeton Festival’s lecture series. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library, The Princeton Festival and the Wagner Society of New York.

 

 

Valid from 05/08/2013 to 07/01/2013

Spring Break Discovery Week Programs March 25 - 29 at Princeton Public Library

03/15/2013

The week of March 25-29 may be spring break for area school children, but Princeton Public Library will be as busy as ever with events and programs designed to keep young minds engaged and entertained. Held in the Community Room, Spring Break Discovery Week events include:

 

MONDAY, MARCH 25

3 p.m., Bubble Trouble

Jeff Boyer mixes comedy, music and magic in this interactive bubble show that will delight children 5 years and older and their families. 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

3 p.m., Dragons and Dreams 

In a mix of science and storytelling, children 5 and older and their families are taken on a journey to save a kingdom. An Ice Sorceress, a dragon keeper and others are encountered along the way in this Piccirillo Sciencetellers presentation about fire and ice.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

3 p.m., Animals from Eggs

Naturalist Pam Newitt of Nature by the Yard introduces children 5 and older and their families to some animals that begin their lives in eggs.


THURSDAY, MARCH 28

3 p.m., What Big Teeth You Have 

Children 5 and older and their families learn about creatures that have had to adapt to survive in this live animal presentation from Wallaby Tales.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

3 p.m., Discover Physics

David Maiullo of Rutgers University Physics Department returns to the library to present his popular demonstration of the laws of physics for children 5 years and older and their families. While very fun, the demonstration is also very loud so is not suitable for very young children.

 

 

 

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

 

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

Valid from 03/15/2013 to 03/30/2013

McCarter and Princeton Public Library Present Happy Birthday Mr. Shakespeare April 14

04/10/2013

McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
Ticket Office: 609.258.2787  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valid from 04/10/2013 to 04/15/2013

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS HAUNTED HOUSE EVENTS October 28 & 29, 2011

09/28/2011

Two haunted house events, offering different degrees of scariness, are taking place Oct. 28 and 29 in the Community Room of Princeton Public Library.
 
Created and run by library staff and teen volunteers, the haunted houses include one for children up to fifth grade that takes place Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. after the annual Arts Council of Princeton Halloween Parade for children and their families.
 
A scarier haunted house, more suitable for middle and high school students, will be Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. This version includes interactive characters lurking behind every corner.
 
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hoursbefore any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarilyreflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in PrincetonBorough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

Valid from 09/28/2011 to 10/30/2011

Spring Break Discovery Week at Princeton Public Library

03/09/2015

Children age 5 and older are invited to attend a variety of programs as part of Spring Break Discovery Week: Creatures at Princeton Public Library. The programs will be held in the library’s Room and include:

 

Monday, March 30, 3 p.m.

Dinosaurs Rock

This highly interactive, fun and educational exhibit features giant, museum-quality dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric-related items. Limited to 70 children at least 5 years old. Registration required through princetonlibrary.org/events.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 3 p.m.

The Lizard Guys

This fun and informative presentation features live animals including lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and insects.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 3 p.m.

Marine Mammal Rescue

In this program we will explore the mysterious lives of marine mammals and sea turtles and learn about the problems facing not only these creatures but also the marine environment as a whole. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center now has the ability to perform a delayed-feed through our cameras to show any in-house animals at facility.

 

Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m.

Raptors and Reptiles

The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge presents a program featuring a variety of birds of prey, reptiles and snakes that are indigenous to New Jersey.

 

Friday, April 3, 3 p.m.

What Big Teeth You Have

Wallaby Tales presents a program showing what animals have to do to survive.  Whether they have sharp claws like the raccoon-like coatimundi, the sharp senses of fennec fox, the terrible teeth of the tiny short-tailed opossum or the ridiculous flexibility of the ferret, all predators must be resourceful, alert and adaptable in order to survive in the circle of life.

 

Also during Spring Break, middle school students can learn how to build their own Wordpress site on a topic of their choice at a free, four-day course. Sessions will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, through Thursday, April 2.  Each session will include instruction as well as hands-on experimentation. Session topics include: planning your site, Wordpress basics, incorporating pictures and other media, and more. No previous experience is necessary. This course is for those who are interested and ready to learn, and is limited to 24 participants. Registration is required through the library’s web site. Classes will be held in the Technology Center.

 

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

 

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

Valid from 03/09/2015 to 04/04/2015

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS ‘INSIDE A CHILD’S MIND’ SERIES

12/29/2011

Sam Wang, associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University and co-author of “Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows From Conception to College,” will launch Princeton Public Library’s Inside a Child’s Mind series Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

In their acclaimed book, Wang and co-author Sandra Aamodt challenge popular myths and misinformation about brain development and how children think. During his appearance, Wang will discuss the book’s surprising revelations and offer practical advice backed by real, reliable science about issues such as sleep problems, ADHD, language learning, gender differences and autism.

The Inside a Child’s Mind series continues at the library on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. when Christiane Fellbaum presents “Language Acquisition and the Bilingual Child.” Fellbaum, a Princeton University professor, will review recent findings comparing the linguistic and cognitive development of monolingual and bilingual children and examining the nature of the “Bilingual advantage” from a range of different perspectives.

“Conversations with Autism” is the March 8 segment of the series and features a discussion with Outreach Specialist Michelle Brooks of Eden Autism Services and Sean Fitzmaurice, a junior at Hunterdon Central Regional High School who is living with autism and is interested in a career that involves helping and advocating for students with disabilities. The discussion takes place at 7 p.m.

The series concludes Wednesday, April 18, when children’s librarian and literacy expert Kapila Love presents “Reading the World and Other Miraculous Feats for People Big and Small” at 7 p.m. Love, editor of the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Early Literacy Manual, will focus on “the fundamentals: a way to look at reading, and children’s reading particularly, that is compassionate, humanistic and downright magical.”

Professional development credits are available for educators who attend programs in the Inside a Child’s Mind series, all of which take place in the library’s Community Room.

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hoursbefore any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarilyreflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in PrincetonBorough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

 

Valid from 12/29/2011 to 03/15/2012

Princeton Public Library Open Until 11pm TONIGHT!

08/29/2011

In an effort to help the great number of people who are still without power in Princeton, the library will be staying open until 11 tonight.
 
We have full Internet and people are plugging in like crazy. Might make a good post-hurricane story.
 
Princeton Public Library
Sands Library Building
65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08542
609.924.8822, ext. 258

Valid from 08/29/2011 to 08/30/2011

Improve Your Chess Game This Summer at Princeton Public Library

07/16/2012

David Hua, who led the Princeton High School chess team to the top high school award in the United States Amateur Team Tournament will hold instruction sessions throughout August at Princeton Public Library.

Sessions forbeginners will be held Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 4 p.m. in the library’s Conference Room. Identifying pieces and how they move and opening strategies will be covered. No experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Participation is limited to 20, and registration is required at princetonlibrary.org.

Sessions forintermediate and advanced players who want to develop a stronger game will be held on the same dates at 7 p.m., also in the Conference Room. Opening, middle and end-game tactics will be covered. All ages are welcome. Participation is limited to 20, and registration required at princetonlibrary.org.

 

Valid from 07/16/2012 to 08/23/2012

This Week at Princeton Public Library

01/13/2014

MONDAY, JAN. 13
 
Chris Bursk
 
 
7:30 p.m.
Poets at the Library

Poets Chris Bursk and Jean Anderson read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. Bursk is the recipient of NEA, Guggenheim, and Pew fellowships and the author of 10 books, most recently "The Infatuations and Infidelities of Pronouns" (winner of the Bright Hill Chapbook Competition). He teaches at Bucks County Community College. His "Selected Poems" is due in 2014. Longtime Lawrence resident Jean Anderson has been a member of Delaware Valley Poets since 1980. Her poems have been used at national conventions, in the 300th Anniversary Booklet for Lawrence Township and more, and her texts for hymns have been used at her church for special occasions. Anderson has won prizes for humor and fiction as well as several first prizes for poetry. Fireplace Area, second floor

 

Co-sponsored by the library, U.S. 1 Poets and the Delaware Valley Poets.

 


TUESDAY, JAN. 14

Martha Ferrari

7 p.m.
Talk: "Retirement and Income Taxes"

Martha Ferrari, principal at Partners for Planning LLC, provides an understanding of the effect of retirement on income taxes. The discussion will include how income tax is calculated, why knowing your personal tax rate is important, and some useful strategies. Ferrari  is a CPA and fee-only CFP, with a practice in retirement planning, trust and estate administration and taxation. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and PSRC's Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers Program.

 

 

 

ALSO ON JAN. 14

4 p.m., Chess Club
  

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15



10:30 a.m.
Flavors of Princeton: Kale 101

Join chef and cooking teacher Nirit Yadin to discover all the reasons why kale has become so popular. This introduction to all things kale includes enticing and satisfying recipes that will also boost your well-being. On the menu will be Tuscan Kale Ribollita, a kale smoothie, Kale Saag Paneer and Vegan Cream of Kale Soup. Community Room

  
 

 

ALSO ON JAN. 15
4 p.m., Reading Lab
7 p.m., Evernote

THURSDAY, JAN. 16

6 p.m.
The Greatest Games of Chess: The Romantic Age

In this review of the greatest games of chess, Jon Edwards and David Hua take a fun look back  at four amazing games played during the19th century. The Romantic Age is famous for music, art, architecture and literature, but chess was also a part of that culture and represent an art form of their own. The games include: The Immortal Game: Adolf Anderssen v Lionel Kieseritzky, London, 1851;The Evergreen Game: Adolf Anderssen v Jean Dufresne, Berlin, 1852; Paul Morphy v the Duke of Brunswick with Count Isouard in consultation, Paris Opera House, 1858; and Henry Bird v Paul Morphy, London, Match game 5, circa 1858. Community Room

 

ALSO ON JAN. 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment,  Learn to Download Our Digital Content

11 a.m., Widows Support Group

7 p.m.,  iPhone 101

FRIDAY, JAN. 17

6:30 p.m.
Film: "Kon-Tiki"

This Norwegian film tells how the explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled the Polynesian islands. The film tells about the origin of the idea, the preparations, and the events on the trip. 1 hour, 58 minutes.  Part of the Princeton International Film Series. Community Room 

 

ALSO ON JAN. 17


SATURDAY, JAN. 18

3 p.m.
Artists Reception: "The Queenston Press, The Woman Portfolio" Exhibit

This exhibit is one in a series of events focusing on art communities that developed in central New Jersey beginning in the late 1930s. It covers the Queenston Press, a group of women artists who first came together to learn printmaking from Judith K. Brodsky in the 1960s. From this original group of artists, and from the Princeton Art Association that later became Artworks, many other art groups formed establishing the greater Princeton area as a supportive environment in which artists could work. Reference Gallery, second floor

 

ALSO ON JAN. 18

10:30 a.m., Quickbooks on the Cloud


SUNDAY, JAN. 19


4 p.m.
Spare Parts Vocal Band

The Spare Parts Vocal Band, an a cappella group, performs an eclectic mix of pop covers and original works. Founded in 2002, the Spare Parts Vocal Band includes Amy Sherlock, Mike Schwartz, Laura Leanza, Steve Maria, and Stephen Croce. Community Room

 

 

ALSO ON JAN. 19

1 p.m., Junior Lego Club

2 p.m., Lego Club 

4 p.m., Duplo Playgroup for Toddlers

UPCOMING: JAN. 20-26
 
Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.,  Evenings with Friends: Merry White
Jan. 25, 7 p.m.,  Books on Tap

Princeton Public Library

Sands Library Building

 

65 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ, 08540
609.924.9529

www.princetonlibrary.org

Valid from 01/13/2014 to 01/20/2014

Princeton Public Library Hosts Back-to-Back Interactive Events on Money Management for Students in Grades 8-12 April 6, 2011

03/18/2011

At 4 p.m., Cynthia Lambert leads “Money Matters: Real World Lessons in Money Management.” Topics will include the basics of spending, budgeting, saving, and managing financial lives. Quizzes, games, and other tools will be used to help students learn about such areas as setting and meeting short, medium, and long-term goals, ATMs, credit cards, 401(k) accounts, car loans, check books, online money management tools, and investing.

At 6:30 p.m., students can set goals and take charge of their lives at the special workshop, “My Power Pizza.” Holly Landau, leadership expert and founder of Landau Leadership, is the presenter. Pizza will be served.

Landau has led team-building and training sessions in classrooms and boardrooms all over the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium. Her company, made up of an intergenerational team of curriculum designers, facilitators, and leadership development experts located throughout the U.S., specializes in matching clients’ needs with innovative training and development solutions.

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at PrincetonPublic Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org



 
 

Valid from 03/18/2011 to 04/07/2011

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS HALLOWEEN-THEMED EVENTS OCT. 29-30, 2010

10/22/2010

Princeton Public Library is gearing up for Halloween with a series of special, interactive events geared to all ages. Kids and their families can join in the fun as the library gets into the spirit of the season.
 
Library staff and teen volunteers will be transforming the library’s Community Room into a haunted house on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., it will be open for tours, remaining open until 9 p.m. The Arts Council of Princeton’s annual Halloween Parade will begin in Palmer Square and march to Hinds Plaza. While waiting to tour the haunted house, kids can dance to spooky tunes in the plaza.
 
On Oct. 30 at 7 p.m., the library’s Halloween Celebration for middle school students will be held as a special, after-hours program. An entrancing hypnotist, a game show, and a costume contest are part of this event, which is co-sponsored by the library, Corner House, The Arts Council of Princeton, HiTOPS, and the Princeton Recreation Department. Funding for this program provided by the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance, through the Mercer County Office on Addiction Services and the Governor’s Council on Alcoholismand Drug Abuse.
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

Valid from 10/22/2010 to 10/31/2010

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS PHOTO WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS February 5, 2011

01/22/2011

Parents interested in learning better techniques for taking photographs of their children can attend a special session at Princeton Public Library devoted on Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. At “Oh, Snap!,” professional photographer Kim Schmidt will share tips on how to take the best pictures possible as children grow up.
 
Schmidt will focus on concepts easily put into practice, talking about lighting, composition, perspective and age appropriate techniques. She is the owner of Kim Schmidt Photography LLC, and does natural light, on-location photography based in the Princeton area. Participants will receive a PDF presentation manual with quick tips and notes. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register by visiting the library’s online events calendar at www.princetonlibrary.org.
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org
 
 

Valid from 01/22/2011 to 02/06/2011

"Talk With Your Farmer", Princeton Farmers Market, February 2 at Princeton Public Library

01/22/2011

"Talk With Your Farmer" from the Princeton Farmers Market --on February 2nd at 7:30 in the community room at the Princeton Public Library. Come hear from your farmers and ask them the questions you have always wanted to ask! Jean-Claude Tassot of Tassot Apiaries will be tracing his journey to becoming a beekeeper on his ten acre farm here in New Jersey. It started as a young boy in France and blossomed into a full time involvement. Find out how he nurtures his bees, harvests his honey, and makes his fragrant and gentle soaps and beeswax candles.


John Lima of Lima Family Farms who brings his nutritious and delicious pasture fed chickens and eggs to the market will also be answering questions. How did he get started? What made him decide to have his chickens be primarily pasture fed? How has his flock grown? And what does he talk to them about!!!??? Join us for an interesting evening.  Judith Robinson, manager of the Princeton Farmers Market, will be moderating the discussion. Info at 609-356-0558.  This is the first in the three part series of "Talk With Your Farmer". The following dates are March 2nd and April 2nd.

 

Valid from 01/22/2011 to 04/03/2011

100th Birthday Party at Princeton Public Library

09/13/2010

100th Birthday Party
All Locations
Sunday, Oct 10, 9 a.m.

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the library with a full day of events, including entertainment by Princeton-based artists on Hinds Plaza and inside the library.
HINDS PLAZA

9 a.m. 5K Fun Run Sponsored by Firmenich
1 p.m. Princeton High School Studio Band
1:45 p.m. Joel Frankel (children’s entertainer)
2:30 p.m. WPST-FM Live Broadcast
4 p.m. Birthday Cake Cutting
4:15 p.m. Chris Harford and His Band of Changes
Throughout the Afternoon

Century Tours by Princeton Tour Co.
Community Partners and Sponsor Tables
Book Art exhibit at Arts Council of Princeton

UNPLUGGED
STAGE
(second floor fireplace area)
1 p.m. Princeton Pro Musica Chamber Ensemble
2 p.m. American Boychoir
3 p.m. Princeton High School a cappella groups
4 p.m. Princeton Girlchoir 

CHARACTER
LANE
(first floor fireplace area)
1-5 p.m. Favorite children’s book characters,
including Pat the Bunny and The Very  Hungry Caterpillar. Bring your camera.
 

Valid from 09/20/2010 to 10/11/2010

End-of-Life Issues are Focus of Princeton Public Library’s 'Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime Series'

10/19/2015

A variety of programs devoted to end-of-life issues will take place this fall as part of Princeton Public Library’s Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series.

 

The series is being co-sponsored by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s Mayors Wellness Campaign as part of its Conversation of a Lifetime program that aims to bring advance-care planning conversations to New Jersey communities. The Conversation of a Lifetime program has been generously supported by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

 

The centerpiece of the series will be an appearance on Nov. 3 by Dr. Angelo Volandes who will discuss his book, “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Approach to End-of-Life Care.” Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, Volandes demonstrates in the book that what people with a serious illness, who are approaching the end of their lives, need most is not new technologies but “the conversation.” He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care. Volandes will speak at 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.

 

Additional programs being held as part of the Currents series include:

 

Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m.

Book Discussion: “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care”

In advance of the author’s appearance, a discussion of Volandes’s book will be led by public programming librarian Janie Hermann. The discussion will be held in the Quiet Room.

 

Monday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m.

Book Discussion: “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care”

Volandes’s book will also be discussed at the Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) at 45 Stockton St. Susan Hoskins, executive director of PSRC, will lead the discussion.

 

 

Friday, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m.

Author Thomas Laqueur at Labyrinth Books

The acclaimed cultural historian discusses his book “The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains,” a chronicle of how we shape the dead and are in turn shaped by them. Laqueur will read from the book, describe the decades of research behind the monumental project, and discuss the history of the dead in many forms across the ages, from churchyards and cemeteries, to tombs, memorials, and ashes. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St. This appearance is co-sponsored by the library, Labyrinth Books and Princeton University Press.

 

Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Author Nina Angela McKissock

The author, a longtime hospice nurse, talks about her book “From Sun to Sun: A Hospice Nurse Reflects on the Art of Dying.” In the book, McKissock shares the stories of 21 people of difference ages who endured the battle of the medical system as they sought cures for their illneses and ultimately settled in to end-of-life care. Community Room.

 

Monday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

Film and Discussion: “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject”

This film sheds light on the 21st-century American struggle with communication and preparation at life's end. It examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes information and experiences gathered from interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers, and national experts from around the country. Following the screening, a discussion will be led by Susan Hoskins of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Community Room.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Film and Discussion: “You’re Not You”

Hilary Swank stars as a classical pianist with ALS and Emmy Rossum is the brash college student who becomes her caregiver in this 2014 drama. Following the screening, library associate Shelly Hawk will moderate a discussion about the film. Community Room.

 

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m.

TEDx Salon: Conversation of a Lifetime

Dr. David Barile will lead discussions following the screening of three TED talks on dying and the importance of conveying your wishes to loved ones. Barile is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. He is the medical director and founder of New Jersey Goals of Care. Community Room

 

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Cards and Conversation

Decks of cards from the Go Wish game will be available to help individuals and families start a conversation about their end-of-life wishes. Each deck has 35 cards that describe things that people often say are important when they are very sick or dying. The cards describe how people want to be treated, who they want near them, and what matters to them. An additional wild card is used to add something not found on the other cards. The game was developed by CODA Alliance, a not-for-profit organization helping individuals and their families plan and prepare for end-of-life issues. Community Room

 

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

Valid from 10/19/2015 to 11/25/2015

“Music Learning Supports All Learning” Session at Princeton Public Library Led by Dr. Lili Levinowitz

10/21/2009

 

On Monday, November 2, from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM, Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz will lead “Music Learning Supports All Learning,” an interactive session that explores the role of music in early childhood learning at the Princeton Public Library (65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton). Dr. Levinowitz, a national authority on early childhood music, is a professor of music at Rowan University, coauthor of the Music Together® early childhood music program, and Director of Research at Music Together LLC.

The explosion of research documenting the importance of the first three years of life has awakened new interest in the theory and practice of early childhood education and learning. In Washington DC, as well as in state and local governments, there is renewed emphasis on and increased funding for early childhood health and education initiatives. 

During her session on November 2, Dr. Levinowitz will discuss and demonstrate how developmentally-appropriate music learning that includes parents, teachers, and other primary caregivers supports positive early childhood life experiences and enhances learning in all domains. This fun, interactive session will appeal to educators, parents, grandparents, and everyone interested in the well-being of our youngest children. 

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. Originally offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

 Music Together classes are now offered in more than 2,000 communities in over 25 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.musictogether.com.

 

 

Valid from 10/19/2009 to 11/03/2009

Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Public Library Present Hometown Halloween Parade

10/07/2010

The Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to be partnering with the Princeton Public Library on this year’s Hometown Halloween Parade which will take place on Friday, October 29, 2010 starting at 5 pm.  Ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky are invited to gather this year on the Palmer Square Green and thenmarch in the parade to the Albert Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. The parade and festivities are particularly fun for children and their families.
 
The parade will leave the Green at 5:30 p.m., led by the Princeton University marching band.  This year’s parade route starts at Palmer Square Green, heads up Palmer Square West, travels up Hulfish Street, crosses Witherspoon Street and ends at Albert Hinds Plaza where a Haunted House inside the CommunityRoom of the Princeton Public Library will await all creatures, big and small. There will also be a Halloween Dance Party on Hinds Plaza from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with music and entertainment provided by DJ Spinz of Ambient DJ Service www.ambientdj.com.
 
Princeton Borough Police and Mercer Engine Co. #3 will also assist the event.  The parade is organized and sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton. Additional support for the parade was provided by the Princeton Public Library, Palmer Square Management, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust, and Novo Nordisk.
 
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.
 
The Halloween Parade and the following events are all free.  People of all ages are encouraged to attend and get into the Halloween spirit with a costume.  For more information, please call (609) 924-8777 or visit
www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
 

Valid from 10/07/2010 to 10/30/2010

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS EXPERT ON ADHD MARCH 6, 2011

02/25/2011

The mysteries of the ADHD brain are the topic of a lecture and book-signing being held Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at Princeton Public Library. Dr. Ari Tuckman, author of  “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD,” will deliver a talk itled “How the ADHD Brain Works: Strategies to Overcome Executive Functioning Weaknesses.”
 
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized in children by hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Most people outgrow the hyperactivity component of this disorder, but impulsivity and inattention problems may linger into adulthood, resulting in lost opportunities and poor educational, occupational and social functioning. The diagnosis is often missed in adults who are instead regarded as lazy or selfish.
 
Tuckman is a recognized expert in ADHD. A psychologist based in West Chester, Pa., he specializes in the treatment of adults with the disorder. In his talk, he will provide practical strategies to effectively manage one’s own or someone else’s ADHD.
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org
 

 

Valid from 02/25/2011 to 03/07/2011

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS SESSION ON GLUTEN-FREE DIETS ON MAY 10

04/26/2011

As more people eliminate foods with gluten from their diets, home cooks and restaurant chefs face a growing challenge to create appetizing recipes that are gluten-free. A demonstration and product tasting at Princeton Public Library on Tuesday, May 10 will address the demand and provide information about gluten in the diet.

Co-sponsored by the Terra Momo Restaurant Group, “What’s All The Fuss About Gluten?” will begin at noon with a complimentary tasting of product samples and a question-and-answer lasting until 3 p.m. Then, from 4-6 p.m., a panel discussion and second question-and-answer session will follow.

People suffering from celiac disease must avoid gluten in their daily diets. In recent years, the celiac community has successfully created a demand for gluten-free products, and interest in gluten-free foods has reached the mainstream population. Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.

Panelists for the event will include Dorothy Mullen; Donna Mercatante MS, RD, CDN; Nick Angileri and Antoni Rullo.  Mullen is founder of The Suppers Program, a support group which serves the Princeton area and helps people with special dietary needs adjust their palate to gluten-free foods. She will present anoverview of gluten in the diet and what's behind the surge of interest in gluten-free products.

Mercatante is experienced in nutrition assessment and proficient in dietary principles of medical nutrition therapy including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and weight management. She provided nutrition services for the Cerebral Palsy Association of New York for five years. Angileri, an Italian pizza maker who many consider to be among the world's finest pizza chefs, has developed a line of gluten-free products called Gluten Out. Rullo is a New York City Special Education teacher whose wife suffers from celiac disease. Rullo discovered Gluten Out while visiting Italy and was so impressed with the line of gluten-free pastas that he became the exclusive American importer.  Both Mr. Rullo and Mr. Angileri will speak at the panel.

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at PrincetonPublic Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

Valid from 04/26/2011 to 05/11/2011

Princeton Senior Resource Center and Princeton Public Library Announce Engaged Retirement Speaker Series for 2010

12/23/2009

The Princeton Senior Resource Center and Princeton Public Library offers a monthly speaker series for people thinking about retiring or making a major life change.  The series, a part of the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Engaged Retirementsm program, will present speakers on a variety of topics such as financial planning, legal matters, moving and downsizing, volunteering, family relationships and healthy aging. All programs are held at the Princeton Public Library, 7 pm. 

The next speaker will be Shikha Mittra on January  14.
 
Miss Mittra will speak on  Retirement and Estate Planning Strategies in this Market.  Topics will include retirement planning strategies, IRAs vs. 401K, pros and cons of Roth IRAs; whether you should convert to Roth IRA, and estate planning ideas for the affluent . 
 
Shikha Mittra is president of Asna Retiresmart Consulting, LLC.  Shikha has over fifteen years of industry experience including developing financial plans for CEOs, presidents, top level executives of various public and private sectors, family owned businesses, physicians, dentists including women professionals.   She has worked for major financial planning firms like American Express Financial Advisors Inc. and  Merrill Lynch. She was rated among top financial planners in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She has the following education and certifications:
*Certified Financial Planner (CFP ™)
*Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC ™)
*Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS ™)
*Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Board Member of Financial Planning Association of the New Jersey Chapter
Member of Advisory Board of Journal of Financial Planning
Board Member  of Garden State Cultural Association
Adjunct Professor of Finance at Rutgers University, NJ

ASNA RETIRESMART CONSULTING, LLC.  is a fee only, wealth management and financial consulting firm offering wealth management and comprehensive financial planning services to help clients make S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Reliable, Timely) choices with their financial matters specially related to their investment portfolios, retirement & estate.  Asna does not sell any products thus eliminating any conflicts of interest. The firm is registered as an Investment Adviser with the Bureau of Securities under the New Jersey Uniform Securities Law (1977) and Regulations.


ASNA Retiresmart Consulting LLC.
103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300
Princeton,NJ 08540
609-799-6343
 
OTHER SPEAKERS 
in the Engaged Retirementsm speaker series include:
Feb 11: What do I need to know about Social Security?  Jim Herbert, Social Security Administration
March 11 What do I need to know about Medicare? Deborah Breslin, Program Director, State Health Insurance Program
April 8  Wills and Estate Planning  William Isele, Attorney, Archer & Greiner
May 13 Caring for Older Parents Susan Hoskins, LCSW, Director Princeton Senior Resource Center
June 10 Wellness for Retirement Fay Reiter, Professional Wellness Coach           
 
 
Background
The Engaged Retirementsm programs are focused on employees in the 55-70 age cohorts.  The program offers a broad overview of the various aspects of retirement or major life change.  Engaged Retirementsm  is funded by support from the Princeton Area Community Foundation. 
 

The Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) empowers adults 55 and older in the diverse Princeton community to make informed choices and live healthy lives.  PSRC offers affordable services, programs, and opportunities that support, educate and engage older individuals, their families and caregivers.  PSRC is a non-governmental, independent, 501(c)(3) organization.
 
For more information, contact Carol King or Susan Hoskins at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, 609-924-7108, or email at info@princetonsenior.org

 
The Princeton Senior Resource Center
45 Stockton Street · Princeton · NJ · 08540
(609) 924 7108
 

 

Valid from 12/23/2009 to 06/15/2010

Citizenship Preparation Classes To be Offered at the Princeton Public Library

09/13/2013

The Latin American Task Force will be offering free Citizenship Classes to prepare immigrants for the Naturalization Interview required as part of the process of becoming a United States Citizen.  US History and Civics will be taught, and Basic English necessary for the interview will be reviewed.   An Immigration Attorney will be visiting the classes to discuss what to expect, as well as to answer questions.

The classes will meet Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the library, in April and May.  Registration will take place at the first session on October 2, 2013  in the Conference Room on the second floor of the library.  In the last year, immigrants from Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Egypt, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Korea, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Sudan, Taiwan, Venezuela and the U.K. participated in these classes.  Many students have successfully passed their Naturalization Interviews and are now American Citizens.

While the classes are free, students will be expected to purchase a copy of the textbook to review the material discussed.  The Citizenship Classes are co-sponsored by the Latin American Task Force and the Princeton Public Library.

 

For more information, please call (609) 924-9529

Valid from 09/13/2013 to 10/03/2013

Citizenship Preparation Classes To be Offered at the Princeton Public Library

03/12/2012

 

The Latin American Task Force will be offering free Citizenship Classes to prepare immigrants for the Naturalization Interview required as part of the process of becoming a United States Citizen.  US History and Civics will be taught, and Basic English necessary for the interview will be reviewed.   An Immigration Attorney will be visiting the classes to discuss what to expect, as well as to answer questions.

 

The classes will meet Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in the library, in April and May.  Registration will take place at the first session on April 4, 2012  in the Conference Room on the second floor of the library.  In the last year, immigrants from Burma, Chad, China, Colombia, Eritrea, Germany, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Venezuela and the United Kingdom participated in these classes.  Many students have successfully passed their Naturalization Interviews and are now American Citizens.

 

While the classes are free, students will be expected to purchase a copy of the textbook to review the material discussed.  The Citizenship Classes are co-sponsored by the Latin American Task Force and the Princeton Public Library.

 

For more information, please call (609) 924-9529 ext. 245

 

 

 

Valid from 03/12/2012 to 04/10/2012

Central Jersey Dance & Princeton Public Library's Free Outdoor Dance Series is Back

04/27/2015

Central Jersey Dance and Princeton Public Library Co-sponsored 2015 Free Outdoor Dance Series will begin on 5/1 (Friday) and repeat every two weeks.
at Albert Hind's Plaza on Witherspoon street in Princeton.

Dates: 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/11

Rain: 7:30-8:45pm dance will be held inside Princeton Public Library.
Shine: 7:30-10pm dance will be held in front of Princeton Public Library.
CJDS DJ Lou Becerra will play Ballroom & Latin dance mix + line dances + special requests.

Please wear danceable shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring plenty of water.

Everyone is welcome!

609-945-1883, www.CentralJerseyDance.org, Volunteers - CJDS@gmail.com

Free!

 

Valid from 04/27/2015 to 08/27/2015

Princeton Public Library Offers Seniors and People of Low/Moderate Income Free Help Filing Tax Returns

01/18/2012

Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey state electronic taxreturns at Princeton Public Library through the AARP Foundation's Tax–Aide program. The help is available by appointment on Monday mornings, from Feb. 6 to April 9.

This assistance is for individual returns only.  The AARP Tax-Aide program does not handle complex returns. For best results, participants should bring a copy of lastyear’s return, as well as documentation for all current year income and expenses that may be deductible.  These should be official documents for income (a W-2, 1099, Social Security Year-End report or retirement account statement).

Those seeking help should also bring a list of expenses and charitable donations for which they can provide receipts and other back-up documentation if ever requested by the IRS. In many cases, a local pharmacy can provide a print-out of all medications and their cost.

Appointments (typically one hour) will be scheduled for 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or noon. To schedule, call 609.924.9529, ext 220.

 

Valid from 01/18/2012 to 04/10/2012

Citizenship Preparation Classes To be offered at the Princeton Public Library

09/18/2012

 

The Latin American Task Force will be offering free Citizenship Classes to prepare immigrants for the Naturalization Interview required as part of the process of becoming a United States Citizen.  US History and Civics will be taught, and Basic English necessary for the interview will be reviewed.   An Immigration Attorney will be visiting the classes to discuss what to expect, as well as to answer questions.

 

The classes will meet Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in the library, in October and November.  Registration will take place at the first session on October 3, 2012  in the Conference Room on the second floor of the library.  In the last year, immigrants from Burma, Chad, China, Colombia, Eritrea, Germany, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Venezuela and the United Kingdom participated in these classes.  Many students have successfully passed their Naturalization Interviews and are now American Citizens.

 

While the classes are free, students will be expected to purchase a copy of the textbook to review the material discussed.  The Citizenship Classes are co-sponsored by the Latin American Task Force and the Princeton Public Library.

 

For more information, please call (609) 393-4900 ext. 12.

 

 

 

 

 

Valid from 09/18/2012 to 11/29/2012

Citizenship Preparation Classes Offered at the Princeton Public Library

03/12/2014

The Latin American Task Force will be offering free Citizenship Classes to prepare immigrants for the Naturalization Interview required as part of the process of becoming a United States Citizen.  US History and Civics will be taught, and Basic English necessary for the interview will be reviewed.   An Immigration Attorney will be visiting the classes to discuss what to expect, as well as to answer questions.

The classes will meet Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the library, in April and May.  Registration will take place at the first session on April 2, 2014  in the Conference Room on the second floor of the library.  In the last year, immigrants from Burma, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Japan, Korea, Liberia, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Sierra Leone participated in these classes.  Many students have successfully passed their Naturalization Interviews and are now American Citizens.

While the classes are free, students will be expected to purchase a copy of the textbook to study the material discussed.  The Citizenship Classes are co-sponsored by the Latin American Task Force, the Princeton Public Library and the Princeton Human Services Commission.

 

For more information, please call (609) 924-9529 extension 220

 

Valid from 03/12/2014 to 05/01/2014

FREE Assistance with Tax Returns Offered at Princeton Public Library

01/26/2016

Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and electronically filing their federal and New Jersey state tax returns at Princeton Public Library. Part of AARP’s Tax–Aide program, the help is available by appointment on Monday mornings, from Feb. 1 to April 11.

This assistance is for individual returns only and only for those who are prepared to have their return electronically filed on the day of their appointment. Returns will not be completed for customers to mail on their own (unless their visa status requires that), and previously completed returns will not be reviewed.

The AARP Tax-Aide program does not handle complex returns. For best results, participants should bring a copy of last year’s return, as well as documentation for all current year income and expenses that may be deductible. These should be official documents for income (a W-2, 1099, Social Security Year-End report or retirement account statement).

Those seeking help should also bring a list of expenses and charitable donations for which they can provide receipts and other back-up documentation if ever requested by the IRS. In many cases, a local pharmacy can provide a printout of all medications and their cost.

Appointments will be scheduled between 9 a.m. and noon and typically last an hour. To schedule, call 609.924.9529, ext 1220.

 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valid from 01/26/2016 to 04/02/2016

PRINCETON AND THE PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY SPONSOR COMPETITION TO NAME MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

01/27/2013

A contest to rename Princeton's municipal buildings is being sponsored by Princeton and Princeton Public Library. The contest is to rename the buildings known as Princeton Borough Hall (1 Monument Drive) and Princeton Township Hall (400 Witherspoon St.) now that the communities have been unified.

"We are pleased that the Princeton Public Library is sponsoring this competition," said Mayor Liz Lempert." The library celebrates words, ideas and community every day. I can't think of a better institution in town to work with our new government to select new and memorable names for these symbols of our community."

Each building accommodates different municipal functions. The Municipal Court and the offices of the Mayor, Administrator and Clerk, as well as the Tax and Finance Departments, Police Department and the Engineering, Construction and Historic Preservation Departments are at 400 Witherspoon St. The Health Department, Human Services and Affordable Housing Departments and management offices for the Sewer Operating Committee and the Public Works Department are at 1 Monument Drive.

Open to Princeton residents at least 18 years old, the contest runs through Feb. 15 at 5 p.m., the deadline for entries to be submitted to the library. Library employees, employees and elected officials of the municipality of Princeton, the competition judges and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

Contestants may submit one name for each building accompanied by a typewritten essay of not more than 250 words in support of the recommendation. Should a contestant need access, the library has 100 computers and a typewriter available for public use.

The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will recommend up to three names for each building to the municipality. The municipality reserves the right not to select a winner or to disqualify entries that do not meet competition requirements.

In addition to a certificate commemorating their role in the naming of the buildings, each contestant whose name is chosen will receive a $250 gift certificate to McCaffery's, season tickets to Princeton University football or basketball for next season, a free family membership to the Princeton Community Pool and free borrowing privileges for CDs/DVDs at Princeton Public Library.

Winning entrants will be notified (in advance of the public announcement) and the building names will be announced during the week of March 1.

Entry forms are available at the library's Welcome and Information desks and on the web site at princetonlibrary.org. They are also available at the Office of the Clerk at 400 Witherspoon St.

 

Valid from 01/27/2013 to 02/16/2013

Princeton Public Library

07/22/2009

Valid from 07/22/2009

College Essay Night at Princeton Public Library September 27, 2011

09/16/2011

High School students and their parents are invited to attend College Essay Night at Princeton Public Library Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. Learn more about what to write on a college admission essay and hear how admissions officers react when they read essays. The session features a panel of representatives including Shelley Krause of Rutgers Prep, Meg Caddeau of Stuart Country Day School and a representative from Princeton University’s Office of Admissions.

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hoursbefore any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarilyreflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in PrincetonBorough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

Valid from 09/16/2011 to 09/28/2011

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS PRINCETON STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL JULY 18-19

06/27/2012

The 2012 Princeton Student Film and Video Festival will be held Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19 at Princeton Public Library. Screenings will begin at 7 p.m. both nights in the library’s Community Room.

 

The ninth annual festival features short works by high school and college students from the Princeton area, throughout the United States and beyond.  

A committee of library staff, community members and students made the final selections from among nearly 100 submitted works. 

 

“There is an emphasis on local filmmakers, but we include films from all over because youth benefit from sharing broad perspectives as well as recognizing universal ideas,” said Youth Services Team Leader Susan Conlon who coordinates the event. “The films are inspired, imaginative, and reflect the filmmakers’ seriousness about developing their visual and technical craft and the art of good storytelling.” 

 

The 2012 festival features the works of both new and returning filmmakers, Conlon said. “This is a great chance for student filmmakers to show their work to a live, appreciative audience and get valuable feedback,” Conlon said.

 

The festival is intended for teen and adult viewers. For more information, see the library’s web site, princetonlibrary.org.

 


Valid from 06/27/2012 to 07/20/2012

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS TWO PROGRAMS FOR SPRING BREAK WEDNESDAY

04/11/2011

Parents looking for activities to engage their children during spring break week can turn to Princeton Public Library, where a science program and a talent show are planned on April 20.

At 2 p.m. “The Strange World of Reptiles” will bring exotic creatures to the Community Room. Then at 4:30 P.M., kids can take part in a talent show.


Snakes-n-Scales and Turtle Tales will bring live lizards, turtles and snakes to the first event. A boa constrictor or amazingBurmese python and a rescued baby alligator are expected. Kids can learn about the special characteristics of each, including what they eat. The presenters will joke about things the creatures do, and talk about whether they actually make good pets.

At the talent show, aspiring elementary-show entertainers are invited to sing, dance, juggle, do magic tricks, tell jokes, or share any special talent they have – in front of a friendly audience.

 All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 
 

Valid from 04/11/2011 to 04/21/2011

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS TEEN VOLUNTEERS FOR SUMMER

03/28/2012

Princeton Public Library is seeking summer volunteers entering grades 7 through 12 to help out with the annual summer reading clubs and other library activities.

Potential volunteers are required to attend one of five orientation sessions scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at noon, Wednesday, May 23 at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 7 at 4 p.m. Advance registration is required. All orientation sessions will be in the library’s Community Room.

Volunteers will work with the Youth Services librarians and help younger readers sign up for the annual summer reading program, which starts on June 20. They will also distribute prizes to those readers who meet the club’s goals.

Teens will also help the librarians with other tasks such as craft programs and shelving library materials. High school volunteers may be asked to accompany librarians to outreach programs at Recreation Department camps in the area.

The teens are asked to work at least 10 hours during the summer. Volunteers need to commit to a regular schedule, but the library will be flexible about working around vacations and other activities

All volunteers will be invited to attend a thank-you dinner at the library hosted by the staff on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Applications for interested teens can be found online at www.princetonlibrary.org/tfind/eens/volunteer or at the Youth Services desk on the third floor at the library. The deadline for applications is May 28.


Valid from 03/28/2012 to 05/29/2012

Programs for the College Bound at Princeton Public Library

09/07/2013

Fall programs for college-bound students and their families get under way Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Princeton Public Library when Cory Alperstein of Future Choice College Consulting gives a talk called “Seeing Your Child Through the College Application Process.” Alperstein will discuss the role parents should play in the process and how the process itself may influence the outcome. Specific strategies for surviving the application process will also be explored during the program. The program will be in the library’s Community Room, and parents are encouraged to bring their sense of humor.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., author and college learning-disabilities specialist Elizabeth Hamblet presents “Preparing Students with Disabilities for College.” Hamblet will explain how the system for accommodations works at college and outline students' rights and responsibilities within that system. She will also share what research says are the skills students should develop while they're in high school to ensure success when they reach college. Documentation students need to apply for accommodations and what accommodations may be available are also covered. Copies of Hamblet’s book "Seven Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students' with Disabilities” will be available during the program which will be in  the Fireplace Area on the library’s second floor.

At 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, students and adults are invited to attend a session called “Crafting Your College Admissions Essay.” Students will learn about what to write on their essay and hear how admissions officers react when they read essays. The session features Shelley Krause of RutgersPrep, consultant Meg Caddeau and a representative from Princeton University’s Office of Admissions. The session will take place in the library’s Community Room.

Valid from 09/07/2013 to 10/08/2013

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS COLLEGE PREP PROGRAMS SEPT. 20, OCT. 12, 2010  

09/13/2010

Composing an effective college admissions essay and preparing students with disabilities for the college world are the topics of two special events being held this fall at Princeton Public Library.

At College Essay Writing on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., experts Shelley Krause and Meg Caddeau will provide assistance to prospective college and university students and their parents. Participants will learn about which approaches and strategies work best when writing the all-important essay.  This is the fifth year for College Essay Writing Night.
 
“The idea is to give guidance so that kids know what admissions officers are looking for other than grades, SAT scores and extra-curricular activities,” says Susan Conlon, teen service librarians. “Those are things that the students have done in the past. The essay is a chance to them to say, in their own voices, who they are now.”
 
Krause is a college counselor from Rutgers Preparatory School. Caddeau is a teacher at Stuart Country Day School. They will show students not only what to do, but what not to do. The aim is to make the process of writing an admissions essay less stressful for students.
 
A representative from the Princeton University Admissions Office will join Krause and Caddeau by at the Sept. 20 program.
 
Getting College Right: Preparing Students with Disabilities for the College World will be held Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Elizabeth Hamblet, a former postsecondary Learning Disabilities Specialist and published author, will explain how disability services and accommodations work at college, discuss the changes students can expect to encounter, and offer practical planning tips.
 
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 
 

Valid from 09/13/2010 to 10/13/2010

Princeton Public Library Introduces Brainfuse - Online Learning Resources for All Ages

09/09/2014

Welcome to #fuseday. Over the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting a different aspect of our Brainfuse online learning suite, a valuable resource for both students and adults. As a subscriber to our weekly email newsletter This Week at Princeton Public Library, you'll be learning about the many aspects of Brainfuse, including live, one-to-one tutoring; SAT/ACT preparation; resources for those studying for the citizenship test; a writing lab offering feedback to writers of every sort; a college readiness section; business and career resources; and MEET, an online study group feature. (These are just a few of the services offered through Brainfuse.)

 

Valid from 09/09/2014 to 10/01/2014

Princeton Public Library Hosts Preschool and Kindergarten Fair Nov. 13, 2012

11/07/2012

Parents can streamline the search process for a preschool or kindergarten when Princeton Public Library hosts a Preschool and Kindergarten Fair Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.

Representatives of area schools will provide information about philosophy, programs, availability and the application process during the two-hour event that will take place in the library’s  Community Room.

Participating schools are:

 Princeton YMCA

Princeton Nursery School

Dupree Center for Children at Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Junior School

Wilberforce School

Princeton Friends School

Blawenburg Village School

University League Nursery School

Princeton Montessori School

Cherry Hill Nursery School

Princeton Day School

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

YingHua International School

Princeton Waldorf School

Joan Levin Nursery School at the Jewish Center

Princeton Community Family Learning Center

Nassau Nursery School

St. Paul Catholic School


All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hoursbefore any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarilyreflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in PrincetonBorough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

Valid from 11/07/2012 to 11/14/2012

BRAINFUSE at Princeton Public Library - Great Online Resource for Students of all Ages

09/05/2016

With the new school year getting under way this week, it's a good time to remember that Brainfuse is a great resource that offers online homework help, skills building, writing assistance and more for learners of all ages. Live, online help from certified tutors is offered at elementary through college levels Monday through Sunday from 2-11 p.m. Students preparing for standardized tests including SATs and ACTs will find practice tests on Brainfuse. GED preparation is available, too. Writing assistance through Brainfuse includes reviewing papers, outline organization and general theme development. Brainfuse also features a language lab and an adult learning center that offers career-enhancing skills to job-seekers. Brainfuse is accessible from any of the library's computers or anywhere there is internet access with your library card. To access Brainfuse, choose Explore at the top of the library's home page, then choose Research and Databases A-Z. Brainfuse is made possible by a grant from Princeton University.

 

Valid from 09/05/2016 to 11/01/2016

Princeton Public Library: "Princeton Public Library Gearing Up For Another Year Of Springboard"

08/05/2005

Free homework help available to students from K-12 four afternoons per week at the library

Princeton-area schoolchildren looking for help with their homework after school need look no farther than Princeton Public Library.

Springboard is a free drop-in program on the library’s third floor providing homework help to students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Staffed by paid teachers and a dedicated group of community volunteers, including educators and students from Princeton University and Princeton High School, Springboard is available every Monday through Thursday between 3:30 and 6 p.m. when Princeton Regional Schools are in session.

Springboard’s offers assistance with oral or written book reports, class projects, basic skills in reading and math, current events and essays, reference materials and technology projects.

Students needing additional assistance can use another free service offered by the library, tutor.com. This service provides real-time, online homework help sessions for students in grades four through 12 and is available 2-10 p.m. daily at the library, at school or at home. Students visit www.tutor.com/princeton to begin a session.

Springboard also sponsors the twice-yearly Crunch Time programs for high school students. Each year just before midterm and final examinations at Princeton High School, Springboard volunteers host these popular late-night study sessions at the library featuring one-on-one instruction and homework help, along with free pizza and drinks.

Teacher Laura Spear organized Springboard in August of 1991 and the partnership with the library began in the mid-90s. In October of 2000, the American Library Association presented Springboard with an award for excellence in after-school programming for young adults.

Princeton Public Library is in the Sands Library Building, at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Special assistance is available for library customers with disabilities. Those with special needs should contact the library 48 hours before any program to arrange for accommodations. Call (609) 924-9529. For more information on library programs and services, visit www.princetonlibrary.org.

Valid from 07/20/2009 to 07/17/2011

Princeton Public Library Eeceives $6,000 from Princeton University in Support of Brainfuse - An Online Homework Help Program

10/15/2012

 

Princeton Public Library has received $6,000 from Princeton University in support of the library’s online homework help program, Brainfuse. The university is funding the program for the second consecutive year.

 

Brainfuse provides live, online homework help Monday through Friday and skills building, writing, GED and citizenship help 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It is accessible from any of the library’s computers or remotely through the library’s web site.

 

Help for students preparing for standardized tests including SATs and ACTs is also offered through Brainfuse. Writing assistance includes reviewing papers, outline organization and general theme development.

 

Brainfuse also features a language lab and an adult learning center that offers career-enhancing skills to job-seekers. Help is available in Spanish, too.

 

In its first year, more than 1,000 tutoring sessions were completed by PPL cardholders, with the most popular subjects being biology, chemistry and 6th-grade math.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valid from 10/15/2012 to 12/01/2012

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS HOLIDAY WEEK PROGRAMS DEC. 20-31

12/10/2010

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, parents can be hard-pressed to keep children entertained. There is relief to be found at Princeton Public Library. Stories, films, and other stimulating activities are planned for each day during the holiday break.
 
The fun actually starts a week before Christmas. From Dec. 20-31 (excluding Dec. 24, 25, 28 and Jan. 1), “Family Stories for Winter Holiday Weeks” will take place at 10:30 a.m. On Dec. 26 at 2:30 p.m. the film “Toy Story 3” will be screened. The following day, Dec. 27, a special story time titled “The Gingerbread Man,” which also includes a craft project, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Next, on Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m. the famous story “The Mitten” will be told, after which young participants can decorate mittens of their own. “The Warmest Season” is the subject of the program Dec. 29 at 2:30, again focusing on the book and crafts. Finally, on Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m. , a story about penguins will be told.
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit
www.princetonlibrary.org
 
 

Valid from 12/10/2010 to 12/31/2010

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS DESIGNER JONATHAN ADLER FEB. 9, 2011

01/22/2011

Jonathan Adler’s interior designs seem to be everywhere. >From television to the Internet, to stores bearing his name all over the country, the witty New Jersey native has popularized his unique brand of decor. Adler will visit the Princeton Public Library on Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. to sign copies of his latest book and talk about his life, career, and style.
 
The New-Jersey-born interior designer, whose company Jonathan Adler Design creates pottery, fabric, furniture, and more, has appeared numerous times on Bravo TV. A potter by trade, Adler sold his first designs to Barneys New York in 1993 and opened his first retail store in Manhattan in 1998. His company has since expanded to include eleven retail stores nationwide, a thriving e-commerce site, and a wholesale business boasting over 1,000 locations worldwide.
 
Adhering to the company motto "If your heirs won't fight over it, we won't make it," Adler has developed a unique style that mixes modernist forms with bold colors and graphics. Offerings include decorative objects, tabletop collections, bath accessories, bedding, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows, and lighting. Also included in his company’s “manifesto” are these statements:  “We believe our lamps will make you look younger and thinner,” and “We believe handcrafted tchotchkes are life-enhancing.”
 
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
 
Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org
 
 
 

Valid from 01/22/2011 to 02/10/2011

Local Music Concert Series at Princeton Public Library This Summer

05/26/2015

The library’s Listen Local music series continues this summer with performances on Hinds Plaza on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons as follows. In the event of rain or extreme heat, performances will be in the Community Room.

 

Friday, June 5, 6:30 p.m.

The Barncats

The band performs a mix of Americana, zydeco, classic country, gospel, remade pop, American songbook standards and more. Members are Michael Aucott, banjo, guitar, vocals; John Timpane, bass, guitar, vocals; Carolyn Haines, guitar, bass, lead vocals; Bo Child, mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals; and Brian Yank, guitar, Dobro, violin, vocals.

 

Sunday, June 28, 3 p.m.

Blue Jersey Band

The band performs an eclectic mix of swing, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, blues and Irish fiddle tunes.  Members are Frank Ruck, mandolin, guitar, banjo and vocals;  Ellen Ruck, guitar and vocals;  and Mike Sutton, bass guitar.

 

Sunday, July 12, 3 p.m.

Acoustic Road

The acoustic and classic rock duo performs the music that defined the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and beyond. Featuring Jeff Friedman, keyboard, vocals; and Matt Robinson, guitar, vocals.

 

Friday, July 31, 6:30 p.m.

The Beagles

The Mercer County sextet plays power pop, rock and soul originals and cover tunes from the ‘60s through today. Members are Rob Freeman, vocals, guitar; Steve Wolpert, vocals, saxophone; Lisa Theodore, vocals, percussion; Steven Georges, keyboard, guitar; Frank Genus, electric bass; and Scott Mantuano, drums.

 

Sunday, Aug. 9, 3 p.m.

Rich-n-Po Trio

The versatile vocal group focuses on vocal harmonies and performs covers of the Beatles, CSNY, and others along with original material. Members are Felix Buccellato, lead guitar; Neil Wendt, bass; Harvey Rich, guitar, clarinet, ukulele.

 

Friday Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m.

The Tigertown Dixieland Band

The Princeton-based band performs Dixieland and traditional jazz music. Members are Jerry D’Anna, bass; Warren Fioretti, clarinet; Pete Reichlin, trombone; Scott Ricketts, trumpet; Dave Stier, percussion; Dotty Westgate, keyboard,vocals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1

June 1, 4 p.m.

Battle of the Bands

The event features live music and vocal performances by middle and high school students. Sponsored by What’s Up Princeton, a collaboration of the Arts Council of Princeton, Corner House, HiTOPS, Princeton Recreation Department and the library. Hinds Plaza

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

June 2, 11 a.m.

Film: “The Front”

Woody Allen stars as a cashier who poses as a writer to submit work for  blacklisted TV writers during the McCarthy Era 1950s. 1 hour, 35 minutes. Part of Super ‘70s Cinema, a day of screenings and discussions of films from the 1970s, organized with the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Community Room

 

June 2, 1 p.m.

Film: “All the President’s Men”

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman play Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein who uncovered the White House involvement in the 1972 break-in at Democratic Party National headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. Their work was instrumental in the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. 2 hours, 15 minutes. Part of Super ‘70s Cinema, a day of screenings and discussions of films from the 1970s, organized with the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

Community Room

 

June 2, 4 p.m.

Film: “The China Syndrome”

Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon star in the story of a reporter who discovers a cover-up of safety violations at a nuclear power plant.  2 hours, 2 minutes. Part of Super ‘70s Cinema, a day of screenings and discussions of films from the 1970s, organized with the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Community Room

 

June 2, 7 p.m.

Film: “Network”

Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch star in the story of a TV network that cynically exploits a deranged anchor’s ravings and revelations about the media for its own profit. 2 hours, 1 minute. Part of Super ‘70s Cinema, a day of screenings and discussions of films organized with the Teen Advisory Board.

Community Room

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

June 3, 2:30 p.m.

First-Time Voter Workshop

For those coming of voting age or new Americans participating for the first time, this event will review the voting process, from registration to casting a ballot. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library, the Princeton Human Services Commission, the League of Women Voters-Princeton Chapter and the Latin American

Task Force.

 

 

MONDAY, JUNE 4

 

June 4, 7 p.m.

Trips to Savor

Melanie Tucker of Tough Love Travel talks about a variety of culinary quests to embark on worldwide. Truffle hunting in Umbria, a ride through South Africa’s wine country and cooking classes in Thailand are among the adventures she will share.  Community Room

 

June 4, 7:30 p.m.

Mystery Book Group

Librarian Gayle Stratton leads this discussion of “The Complaints,” by Ian Rankin. The book, the first of two in the author’s latest series, tells the story of Malcolm Fox, a sour, unwell, middle-aged detective in the Complaints and Conduct Department – the cops who investigate other cops. In the midst of a bitter Edinburgh winter, the reluctant Fox is assigned to prove that a cop called Jamie Breck is dirty. He soon learns that there’s more to Breck than anyone thinks, but that knowledge proves dangerous when murder intervenes. Quiet Room

 

June 4, 7:30 p.m.

Continuing Conversations on Race

Members of Not In Our Town, the Princeton-based interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation. Princeton Room

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 5

June 5, 10 a.m.

Princeton Eats, Featuring

Chef Chris Albrecht

The head chef at Eno Terra returns to the library to lead his popular cooking class using local produce from the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Please register at the online calendar at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Terra Momo Restaurant Group.

 

June 5, 7 p.m.

Author Gail Collins

“As Texas Goes… How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda”

The best-selling author and New York Times columnist kicks off the promotional tour of her latest book at the library.  Having long seen America’s fundamental divide as a war between the Republican heartland and the two liberal coasts, Collins came to believe that Texas was the birthplace of the conservative political agenda that is now sweeping the country, resulting in profound social and economic consequences. Community Room

 

June 5, 7 p.m.

Opera Lovers Discussion Group

Discussion topic to be announced. Quiet Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Opera NJ.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

June 6, 7 p.m.

Ask a Lawyer

Lawyers will be at the library for free private consultations on immigration and general legal issues. No appointments necessary; service on a first-come, first-served basis. Spanish translators will be available. Conference Room

Co-sponsored by the library, the Latin American Task Force, Lutheran Social Ministries, The Princeton Housing Authority and the Mercer County Bar Association.

 

June 6, 7:30 p.m.

Talk: “Broadway Musical Theater: A Window onto America”

Stacy Wolf, Princeton University professor of theater, discusses how and why the art form is so popular and illuminating. Examples of how musical theater reflects U.S. history are given from “Guys and Dolls,” “Cabaret,” “Wicked” and more. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the

Princeton Festival.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

June 7, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza

 

June 7, 7:30 p.m.

Gente y Cuentos

After a moderator reads aloud a short story in Spanish, participants share their own life experiences and how they relate to the story. Conference Room

 

June 7, 7:30 p.m.

Musical Preview of the 2012 Princeton Festival Season

Artists will perform arias and sequences and directors will explain their ideas for the productions in this preview of The Princeton Festival’s 2012 season. Included will be the operas “Gianni Schicchi” and “Francesca da Rimini” as well as the Mary Rogers’ musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival.

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

June 9, 10:30 a.m.

QuickBooks Workshop

Oria Gonzales, a certified QuickBooks trainer, provides free basic training in the use of QuickBooks. Limited to eight participants. Registration for the monthly workshop is  required at scoreprinceton.org. Technology Center

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Area Chapter of SCORE.

 

June 9, 11 a.m.

Knit in Public Day

Bring your knitting, crocheting and yarnwork projects and join this international celebration of knitting. Learn to knit, or swap yarn, projects and ideas at this four-hour event. Please bring a chair. Hinds Plaza

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

June 10, 3 p.m.

Staged Reading:

“The Canterbury Tales”

Dick Swain and the Poquelin Players entertain with stories and songs from Chaucer’s tale-tellers. Part of the Page to Stage series.  Community Room

 

 

MONDAY, JUNE 11

June 11, 6:30 p.m.

Python Users Group

This monthly meeting is for anyone interested in the Python computer programming language. All age levels and skills levels welcome. Sessions include talks by other members and invited guests as well as interactive sessions. Registration required at www.meetup.com/pug-ip. Community Room

 

June 11, 7:30 p.m.

Poetry in the Library

Featured poets Jean Hollander and Donna J. Gelagotis Lee read for 20 minutes each followed by an open mic session. Hollander has taught literature and writing at Princeton University, Brooklyn College and Columbia University. Her first book of poems, “Crushed into Honey,” was published by Saturday Press as winner of the Eileen W. Barnes Award. Her second collection, “Moondog,” was a winner in the Quarterly Review of Literature Contemporary Poetry Book Series. Lee’s book “ On the Altar of Greece” is the winner of the Seventh Annual Gival Press Poetry Award.  She and her husband Dennis Lee are the co-founders of the Delaware Valley Poets readings series.

Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library, US 1 Poets and Delaware Valley Poets.

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

June 12, 7 p.m.

Talk: “Senior Travel”

Celia Lidz, who has traveled the world with her husband Dick, talks about traveling with disabilities and finding the right trips. Part of the Next Step Speaker Series.

Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers Program.

 

June 12, 7:30 p.m.

Talk: “Visions of Hell in

Poetry: Comedy and Tragedy

in Dante’s ‘Inferno’”

Robert Hollander, Princeton University professor emeritus of European literature, discusses the comedy contained in Dante’s vision of damned humanity. Part of the Princeton Festival’s “Hell Bent: Visions in Poetry, Art and Music” series. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

June 13, 6:30 p.m.

Origami Club

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new folding. Beginners are welcome. For all ages; adults must accompany children younger than 7.  Activity Room

 

June 13, 7 p.m.

Film: “My Reincarnation”

Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, this is the story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Namkhai Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s spiritual legacy alive? With intimate access to both the family and the Dalai Lama, Fox distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation and destiny. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Community Room

Produced in association with American Documentary/POV.  Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV; screening is in advance of  its PBS broadcast. 

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

June 14, 10:30 a.m.

Fiction Book Group

Librarian Kristin Friberg leads a discussion of Penelope Lively’s “How It All Began,” about what happens when the mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors.

Conference Room

 

June 14, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event. Hinds Plaza

 

June 14, 7:30 p.m.

Gente y Cuentos

After a moderator reads aloud a short story in Spanish, participants share their own life experiences and how they relate to the story. Conference Room

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

June 15, 7 p.m.

Film: “Monterey Pop”

This D.A. Pennebaker film chronicles the Monterey Pop Festival that ran for three days in June, 1967. Featuring Janis Joplin, Scott McKenzie, The Mamas and the Papas, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and more, the screening coincides event’s 45th anniversary, June 16-18. 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Community Room

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

June 17, 2 p.m.

Acoustic Road

This Montgomery-based acoustic and classic rock duo is known for faithful recreations of favorites from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Community Room

 

 

MONDAY, JUNE 18

June 18, 7:30 p.m.

Talk: “Visions of Hell in Art:

An Illustrated Tour”

Marianne Grey, Princeton University Art Museum docent, presents images from sculpture, manuscripts, woodcuts and paintings.  Part of The Princeton Festival’s “Hell Bent: Visions in Poetry, Art and Music” series. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the

Princeton Festival.

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

June 19, 8:30 a.m.

Talk: “Social Media for

Job Seekers”

Hilary Morris, president of HM Public Relations, leads this session on utilizing social media tools in a job search. Part of the Tuesday Networking Breakfast series.

Community Room

June 19, 6:45 p.m.

Talk: “Angel Investing and Other Funding Sources”

Dave Plucinsky, who has 35 years domestic and international business experience, leads this seminar, which will provide insight into the world of angel investing. Key requirements for consideration, how the process works and more will be covered. Related funding types will also be highlighted. Register at scoreprinceton.org. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chapter of SCORE.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

June 20

Summer Reading Kickoff

This is the first day to come in and register for the library’s four Summer Reading Clubs: for preschoolers; elementary-school-age children; teens; and adults. See feature story on Page 5 for registration details.

 

June 20, 10 a.m.

Summer Reading Filibuster:

“The Phantom Tollbooth”

To kick off Summer Reading, staff and community members of all ages will read Norton Juster’s children’s classic aloud throughout the day. Register for 15-minute slots at princetonlibrary.org/events. Lobby

 

June 20, 11 a.m.

The Buzz

Join our staff every week for an informal chat about books, film, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

 

June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Talk: “Visions of Hell

in Music”

Timothy Urban, Rider University professor of music, discusses the operas “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini and “Francesca da Rimini” by Rachmaninoff and contrasts the approaches of the two composers to characters who find themselves in Dante’s “Inferno.” Part of The Princeton Festival’s “Hell Bent: Visions in Poetry, Art and Music” series. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the

Princeton Festival.

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

June 21, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event.

Hinds Plaza

 

June 21, 7 p.m.

The Knit Nook

Bring your supplies and share your stories and tips in a friendly gathering place for knitters. This will be the last meeting before sessions resume in September. Quiet Room

 

June 21, 4 p.m.

College Admissions Essay

Workshop with Molly Moynahan

The Princeton native, author of “Pitch Perfect: How to Write a Successful College Admission Essay,” will help high school students access their personal stories and turn them into focused, engaging and effective essays. Please bring your laptop or notebook and pen. Copies of “Pitch Perfect” will be available for signing and purchase. Community Room

 

June 21, 7 p.m.

Film: “Racing Dreams”

This Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary winner chronicles a year in the lives of three pre-teens who race extreme go-karts and dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. The film by Marshall Curry is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room

Co-sponsored the library and American Documentary/POV.

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

June 22, 4 p.m.

Let’s Dance!

A Little ‘Night’ Music

Library staff spin tunes from the ‘60s through today at this family dance party that includes songs that relate to this year’s Summer Reading Club’s ‘night’ theme. Community Room

 

June 22, 7 p.m.

Film: “The Clean Bin Project”

This is a reprise screening from the 2012 Princeton Environmental Film Festival of the award-winning documentary about the yearlong effort of a couple and their roommate to live waste-free. The larger issues of garbage in North America are also explored. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

June 23, 3 p.m.

Opera New Jersey Summer Preview

Young artists in residence perform some highlights from the summer season and other opera favorites. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Opera NJ.

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

June 24, 3 p.m.

Cranbury Jazz

The sextet of mostly Cranbury residents presents favorite jazz standards along with blues and bebop selections.

Community Room

 

 

MONDAY, JUNE 25

June 25, 10 a.m.

Celebrate Eric Carle Story Time

Eric Carle, the beloved author and illustrator of children’s books including “The Hungry Caterpillar,” turns 83 today and we will celebrate with a special story time devoted to his books. For children ages 2 to 8 with their grown-ups. Story Room

 

June 25, 7 p.m.

Film: “Hugo”

This Monday Night at the Movies selection features Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley in the story of an orphaned boy who secretly lives in a Paris train station and gets caught up in an adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man. 2 hours, 7 minutes. Community Room

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

NEW June 26, 7 p.m.

Books on Tap Book Group

Librarian Kristin Friberg leads the discussion of J.R. Moehringer’s memoir “The Tender Bar” at this new book group, which meets at the Nassau Inn’s historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room. The book tells how the patrons of a grand old New York saloon provided fatherhood-by-committee to a young boy during his struggles to become a man. Bring your library card to get $2 and $3 selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on an appetizer. Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Nassau Inn

 

June 26, 7 p.m.

Film: “Farmageddon”

First-time filmmaker Kristin Canty examines why local food is pricey and hard to find in this documentary about government oversight of the country’s farming and food production. A discussion led by Judith Robinson, Princeton Farmers’ Market manager, and Joe Heckman of the Rutgers Extension Service will follow the screening. 

Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Farmers’ Market.

 

June 26, 7 p.m.

Introduction to Your Lifestyle in Retirement

Carol King, director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step programs, offers an introduction to planning for retirement or a major lifestyle change. Options for dealing with change, managing time, identifying passions and volunteering are explored. Princeton Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers Program.

 

June 26, 7 p.m.

Socrates Café

Participants seek wisdom and knowledge through interactive discussion, questioning, and presenting multiple perspectives on topics of interest to the group. Everyone is invited. Conference Room

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

June 27, 11 a.m.

The Buzz

Join library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

 

June 27, 3 p.m.

Talk: “Hunters of the Night”

Live owls and raptors will be featured in this program that teaches children about the creatures’ natural habitats, how they have adapted to our changing environment and more. Community Room

 

June 27, 7 p.m.

The Salsa Slam

A celebration of all things salsa includes tastings and contest in the library’s Community Room and salsa dancing and demonstrations out on Hinds Plaza.

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

June 28, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

June 29, 7 p.m.

Adam Parker Jazz Trio

Pianist Adam Parker-Lavine, right, a Princeton High School alum, leads this trio of collegiate jazz performance majors in a special performance. Part of the Crescendo Musicians on the Rise series. Community Room

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

June 30, 2 p.m.

Film: “The Phantom Tollbooth”

This animated musical film, adapted from the Norman Juster children’s book, tells the story of a bored youngster whose world changes when he drives through a turnpike tollbooth in a toy car. Featuring the voices of Mel Blanc and Hans Conreid. This screening coincides with the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary Warner Bro. animator Chuck Jones, who produced and co-directed “The Phantom Tolllbooth” film Part of the Saturday Family Movie series.

1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 2

July 2, 3 p.m.

Field Station: Dinosaur

Representatives from Field Station: Dinosaur, an outdoor scientific dinosaur attraction in Secaucus, present a program designed to get people excited about dinosaurs in New Jersey. The program begins with a costumed character, “The Dinosaur Troubadour” reading Syd Hoff’s “Danny and the Dinosaur.” Ages 5 and up. Community Room

 

July 2, 7 p.m.

Film: “The City Dark”

Filmmaker Ian Cheney explores what is lost in the glare of city lights in a searching narrative featuring footage of the night sky. Part of the Monday Night at the Movies series.  Stargazing on the Plaza with the Princeton Amateur Astronomy Association follows screening.

Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV.

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 3

July 3, 10 a.m.

Princeton Eats ,

Featuring Denis Granorolo

The baker from the Terra Momo group of restaurants will give a lesson inspired by items found in the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org.

Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Terra Momo Restaurant Group.

 

July 3, 7 p.m.

Opera Lovers Discussion Group

Discussion topic to be announced. Quiet Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Opera NJ

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

The library will be closed. Regular hours resume July 5.

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 5

July 5, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza

 

July 5, 7 p.m.

Talk: “Canoeing with the Cree”

Recent St. Olaf College graduate Natalie Warren discusses the insight she gained about environmental and social issues during the 2,000-mile canoe expedition she took with Ann Raiho from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Warren and Raiho are believed to be the first two women to complete the same route Eric Sevareid recounted in “Canoeing with the Cree.” Their book, “Hudson Bay Bound” is in progress. Community Room

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 6

July 6, 7 p.m.

Film: “Moneyball”

Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Phillip Seymour-Hoffman star in the story of how the general manager of the Oakland A’s defied conventional wisdom and outsmarted his competition when forced to reinvent his team with bargain players. 1 hour, 53 minutes. Community Room

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 9

July 9, 6:30 p.m.

Python Users Group

This monthly meeting is for anyone interested in the Python computer programming language. All age levels and skills levels welcome. Sessions include talks by other members and invited guests as well as interactive sessions. Registration required at www.meetup.com/pug-ip.

Community Room

 

July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Poetry in the Library

Featured poets Pat Hardigree and Nancy Scott read for 20 minutes each followed by an open mic session. Hardigree’s  work has appeared in the Paterson Literary Review, Lips, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Kelsey Review, and various small presses. She was a 2001 Pushcart nominee, and an editors’ choice and honorable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Scott is an artist and the author of two books of poetry and three chapbooks. She is also the current managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets.

Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library, US 1 Poets and Delaware Valley Poets.

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 10

July 10, 2 p.m.

Gargoyle Tour

of Princeton University

Join Youth Services staff members Allison Santos and Martha Perry-Liu for a tour of gargoyles on the Princeton University Campus. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Group will meet at 2 p.m. outside the main entrance to Firestone Library. Tour will begin promptly.

 

 

TEENS July 10, 4 p.m.

Begin Your Odyssey

Teacher Margaret Spear will get rising ninth-graders launched into “The Odyssey.” Homer’s epic poem is required reading for freshmen at Princeton High School and Spear’s two-hour

workshop will give students a head start on this foundational text. Come prepared to move, play and travel around Ancient Greece through your imagination and the words of Homer. Please register at the online events calendar at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room

 

 

July 10, 7 p.m.

Film: “The Light in Her Eyes”

Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, this film offers an extraordinary portrait of conservative Muslim preacher Houda al-Habash who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV.

 

July 10, 7 p.m.

Talk: “Men in Retirement: Challenges and Opportunities”

Roberto Schiraldi, recently retired senior staff psychologist at Princeton University whose private practice includes individual and couples therapy as well as men’s and life-transition issues, discusses how men facing retirement can prepare and optimally care for themselves during this key time in their life. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers Program.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

July 11, 11 a.m.

Meg’s Melodies

Meg Russell, singer-songwriter, special education teacher, and mother of two young children, performs a fun, interactive concert for children of all ages. Community Room

July 11, 11 a.m.

 

The Buzz

Join your library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about buzz-worthy books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week.

Welcome Desk

 

July 11, 1 p.m.

Author Jennifer Weiner

The New York Times best-selling author makes her annual summer visit to the library to discuss her latest book, “The Next Best Thing,” the story of a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood.

Community Room

 

July 11, 7 p.m.

Film and Talk: “Sourlands”

In this special Princeton Environmental Film Festival summer event, filmmaker Jared Flesher presents the festival premiere of his documentary about farmers, clean energy, ecology and the fight to sustain the last deep forest directly between New York City and Philadelphia. Community Room

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 12

July 12, 10:30 a.m.

Summer Shorts

This summer discussion series led by librarian Janie Hermann, focuses on contemporary short stories, copies of which are available at the Welcome Desk during the week leading up to each meeting. Princeton Room

 

July 12, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers. Hinds Plaza

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 13

July 13, 7 p.m.

Staged Reading: “Freak”

Naomi Izuka’s and Ryan Pavelchik’s story is about a new girl at a high school who may be a robot.  The story explores the Pygmalion myth through the eyes of a girl who wonders if she’ll ever be more than a “Freak.” Part of the Page to Stage series.  Community Room

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 14

July 14, 10:30 a.m.

QuickBooks Workshop

Oria Gonzales, a certified QuickBooks trainer, provides free basic training in the use of QuickBooks. Limited to eight participants. Registration for the monthly workshop is required at scoreprinceton.org. Technology Center

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Area Chapter of SCORE.

 

July 14, 2 p.m.

Film: “Dolphin Tale”

Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. and Ashley Judd star in this family film, based on true events, about an introverted 11-year-old boy who rallies his family and friends to convince a doctor to create a prosthetic tail to restore a young dolphin’s ability to swim. Part of the Saturday Family Movie series. 1 hour, 59 minutes. Community Room

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 16

July 16, 7 p.m.

Film: “Drive”

Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston star in the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day who moonlights as a getaway driver for hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself in danger when, after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, the job goes wrong, and the only way he can keep his wife and her son alive is to do what he does best: drive. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Part of the Monday Night at the Movies series.

Community Room

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 17

July 17, 2 p.m.

Not So Spooky Story Time

As part of  the Summer Reading Club nocturnal theme, this special story time will focus on things that may go bump in the night. Story Room

 

July 17, 7 p.m.

South Jersey Ghost Research

Members of this paranormal research group, which investigates hauntings in homes and businesses, will discuss their scientific methods and tools, educate the public on the nature of hauntings and present the evidence they have collected during their investigations. Ages 8 years and older. Community Room

 

July 17, 6:45 p.m.

SCORE Seminar: “Intellectual Property Protection”

Seminar leader Richard A. Catalina will define Intellectual Property and discuss how to protect yours in today’s business climate. Register at scoreprinceton.org. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chapter of SCORE.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

July 18, 11 a.m.

The Buzz

Join your library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about buzz-worthy books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

 

July 18, 7 p.m.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival

The first night of the ninth annual festival features original short films of student filmmakers, ages 14-25, followed by Q&A sessions. Community Room

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 19

July 19, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event. Hinds Plaza

 

July 19, 7 p.m.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival

The festival continues with a second night of original short films by student filmmakers, ages 14-25, followed by Q&A sessions. For teens and adults.

Community Room

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20

July 20, 4 p.m.

Let’s Dance! Swing on a Star Party

This family dance party includes songs that relate to the Summer Reading Club’s night theme. Community Room

July 20, 7 p.m.

“Wizard of Oz/Dark Side

of the Moon”

Back by popular demand, this screening of “The Wizard of Oz” is synchronized to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” Community Room

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 23

July 23, 4 p.m.

“Hunger Games” Trivia Contest

Test your knowledge of the Suzanne Collins trilogy about a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers are selected each year to compete in a televised fight to the death. Competitors and fans are welcome. Questions will be based on the books, not on the movie. Intended for ages 12 and up. Register online at pricetonlibrary.org. Community Room

 

July 23, 7 p.m.

Film: “The Artist”

The 2012 Best Picture Academy Award-winner resurrects the silent movie format to tell the story of how the destinies of a silent film star and a young extra are interlinked and affected by the advent of talkies. Part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

Community Room

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 24

July 24, 3 p.m.

Jedi Academy

Children participate in high-energy light saber class, samurai obstacle courses, nonsensical coordination games and creative dramatic play. A sit-down stage show with magic and silliness follows.  Please register at the online events calendar at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room

 

July 24, 7 p.m.

Books on Tap Book Group

Librarian Kristin Friberg leads the discussion of “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell at this new book group that meets at the Nassau Inn’s historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree is the heroine who must save her family’s dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting in the swamps of the Florida Everglades in this celebrated debut novel. Bring your library card to get $2-$3 selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on any appetizer from the menu.

Yankee Doodle Tap Room

 

July 24, 7 p.m.

Socrates Café

Participants seek wisdom and knowledge through interactive discussion, questioning, and presenting multiple perspectives on topics of interest to the group. Everyone is invited. Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

July 25, 11 a.m.

The Buzz

Join your library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about buzz-worthy books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week.

Welcome Desk

 

July 25, 7:30 p.m.

Dancing Under the Stars

Ballroom enthusiasts will lead others in an evening of dancing. Hinds Plaza

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 26

July 26, 10 a.m.

Beatrix Potter Day

In honor of the author’s birthday we will hold a special story time featuring Peter Rabbit and other characters from her beloved books. Our table at the Farmers’ Market on Hinds Plaza will also feature a related craft. Ages 2 and older. Story Room

 

July 26, 10:30 a.m.

Summer Shorts

This summer discussion series led by librarian Erica Bess, focuses on contemporary short stories, copies of which are available at the Welcome Desk during the week leading up to each meeting. Princeton Room

 

July 26, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza

 

July 26, 6:30 p.m.

Film: “Hungry for Change”

This documentary, co-directed and co-created by James Colquhoun, features methods and strategies for achieving ideal body weight and improving health. Refreshments will be served at the screening, which will be followed by a discussion of issues related to food and health. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library,

Suppers Program and the

Whole Earth Center.

 

July 26, 7 p.m.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

After a pajama story time, children can leave a stuffed animal friend overnight to have some fun while the library is closed. Each child will receive a photo the next morning when they pick up their animals after 10. Ages 4 and up. Story Room

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 27

July 27, 6:30 p.m.

Game On at Night

The popular Friday afternoon, school-year event goes prime time and moves from the third floor to the first. Drop in to play chess, word games including Scrabble, video games and pingpong. All ages welcome.

Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and JaZams.

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 30

July 30, 7 p.m.

Film: “Super 8”

Steven Spielberg produced this story of a group of friends who witness a train crash while making a Super 8 movie and soon suspect it was not an accident. Unusual disappearances and inexplicable events follow, and the local deputy attempts to uncover the truth, which is more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. Part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. 1 hour, 52 minutes. Community Room

July 30, 2 and 7 p.m.

Campfire Songs and Games

Join us around an indoor “campfire” for fun summer songs and games. Ages 6 and up.

Story Room

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 31

July 31, 7 p.m.

Talk: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Off the Beaten Track at the Jersey Shore”

Jen Miller, author of “The Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May,” will discuss some unusual attractions to be found along the New Jersey coastline. The Collingswood-based freelance writer has been published in a variety of publications, including The New York Times and Salon.com. Part of the Off the Beaten Track travel series. Community Room

 

July 31, 7 p.m.

Doing Good While Doing Well

Carol King of Princeton Senior Resource Center leads this session on using your skills, knowledge and experience in an encore career. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library and PSRC’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers Program.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

August 1, 11 a.m.

The Buzz

Join library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week.

Welcome Desk

 

August 1, 4 p.m.

Chess for Beginners

David Hua, who led the Princeton High School chess team to the top high school award in the U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, presents the basics of the game. Identifying pieces and how they move and opening strategies will be covered. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Please register at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

 

August 1, 7 p.m.

Chess for Intermediate and Advanced Players

David Hua, who led the Princeton High School chess team to the top high school award in the U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, helps

those who want to develop a stronger game. Opening, middle and end-game tactics will be covered. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

August 2, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which  features live music at 12:30 p.m.

Hinds Plaza

 

August 2, 7 p.m.

PPL Story Slam:Personal Stories of Bad Dates

Ah, true love. On the quest to discover it, we have all experienced that important rite of passage, a bad date. Whether a blind set-up, a chance encounter, an Internet match, a speed date, they all left us wanting … to leave. Join us for an evening of sharing personal stories of these unforgettable moments in time. Participants will each have 5 minutes in front of the mic to tell their prepared, original stories. Take the stage or support our tellers by listening in the audience. Author Don Lafferty will emcee and novelists John Calu and David Hart will participate. Community Room

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

August 3, 4 p.m.

Film: “The Prince

and the Showgirl”

The screening of this 1957 classic comedy co-starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier (who also served as director and producer) is the first of four films starring or about the tragic film star being shown at the library to mark the 50th anniversary of her death on Aug. 5, 1962. Monroe plays an American showgirl who creates an international incident when she falls for a European prince. 1 hour, 56 minutes. Community Room

 

August 3, 7 p.m.

Film: “My Week with Marilyn”

This 2011 film starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe depicts the making of  “The Prince and the Showgirl.” Based on a book by the 1957 comedy’s third assistant director, Colin Clark, who struck up a relationship with Monroe during the making of the film. 

Community Room

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

August 4, 4 p.m.

Film: “The Misfits”

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable star in this 1961 romantic drama about a divorced woman who falls for an over-the-hill cowboy. Accompanying him and two other men on a trip to capture and sell some wild mustangs, she is horrified to learn of their plans to sell the horses to a slaughterhouse. 2 hours, 4 minutes. Community Room

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

August 5, 3 p.m.

Talk  and Screening:

“Marilyn Monroe –  The Never-Ending Dream”

Film enthusiast Paul Sofian examines the life and movies of tragic beauty Marilyn Monroe who died 50 years ago today. A screening of the 1959 classic “Some Like it Hot”will follow at 4 p.m.

2 hours, 1 minute. Community Room

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 6

August 6, 7 p.m.

Film: “Moonstruck”

Cher won an Oscar for her portrayal of a young widow who finds love again with the estranged brother (Nicholas Cage) of her new fiancé. The 25th anniversary screening is part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. 1 hour, 42 minutes. Community Room

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

August 7, 10 a.m.

Princeton Eats, Featuring

Chris Albrecht

The chef at Eno Terra gives a cooking demonstration using ingredients found in the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Terra Momo Restaurant Group.

August 7, 7 p.m.

Opera Lovers Discussion Group

Discussion topic to be announced. Quiet Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Opera NJ.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

August 8, 11 a.m.

The Buzz

Join library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

 

August 8, 2 p.m.

“The Night Belongs to Us”

Children age 5 and older will learn about animals that hunt, navigate and survive at night. We’ll learn about the senses the animals use, some that people don’t have. Bill Bosenberg of Snakes ‘n’ Scales presents this special program. Community Room

 

August 8, 4 p.m.

Chess for Beginners

David Hua of the Princeton High School chess team presents the basics of the game. Identifying pieces and how they move and opening strategies will be covered. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

 

August 8, 6:30 p.m.

Origami Club

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new, often seasonal folding. Beginners are welcome. For all ages; adults must accompany children younger than 7.  Activity Room

 

August 8, 7 p.m.

Chess for Intermediate and Advanced Players

David Hua, who led the Princeton High School chess team to the top high school award in the U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, helps those who want to develop a stronger game. Opening, middle and end-game tactics will be covered. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

August 9, 10:30 a.m.

Summer Shorts

This summer discussion series led by librarian Kristin Friberg, focuses on contemporary short stories, copies of which are available at the Welcome Desk during the week leading up to each meeting. Princeton Room

August 9, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers.  Hinds Plaza

 

August 9, 6:30 p.m.

Geo-Bee

This fun contest for children entering grades 1 through 5 challenges their knowledge of world geography. Those who register at princetonlibrary.org will be put on teams that will compete to answer questions relating to the Olympics. Spectators welcome, too. Community Room

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Staged Reading: “The Arabian Nights”

Mary Zimmerman’s 1994 stage adaptation of “One Thousand and One Nights” is presented as part of the Page to Stage series. Community Room

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

August 11, 10:30 a.m.

QuickBooks Workshop

Oria Gonzales, a certified QuickBooks trainer, provides free basic training in the use of QuickBooks. Limited to eight participants. Registration for the monthly workshop is required at scoreprinceton.org. Technology Center

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Area Chapter of SCORE.

 

August 11, 10:30 a.m.

Happy Birthday Joanna Cole

We’ll honor the birthday of “Magic Schoolbus” author Joanna Cole with a special story time devoted to her stories. Story Room

 

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

August 13, 6:30 p.m.

Python Users Group

This monthly meeting is for anyone interested in the Python computer programming language. All age levels and skills levels welcome. Sessions include talks by other members and invited guests as well as interactive sessions. Registration required at www.meetup.com/pug-ip.

Community Room

 

August 13, 7:30 p.m.

Poetry in the Library

Featured poets Donald Lev and Corey Langer read for 20 minutes each followed by an open mic session. Among Lev’s works completed over the past four decades is the chapbook “Only Wings: 20 Poems of Devotion,” published in 2010; and the new collection “A Very Funny Fellow.” Langer, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as the director of thoracic oncology, is past president of Delaware Valley Poets. His work has appeared in the Edison Literary Review, Quick and Dirty Poets, Identity Theory, U.S. 1 and U.S. 1 Worksheets. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library, US 1 Poets and Delaware Valley Poets.

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

August 14, 7 p.m.

Stories for a Hot Summer Night

Join us for an evening where short stories written by local authors from the Plainsboro Writers Group and the Barnes & Noble Writers Exchange will be read aloud and shared. Community Room

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

August 15, 11 a.m.

The Buzz

Join library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about buzz-worthy books, films, music, technology and more. Welcome Desk

 

August 15, 4 p.m.

Chess for Beginners

David Hua, of the Princeton High School chess team presents the basics of the game. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20.

Conference Room

 

August 15, 6:30 p.m.

Film: “The Way”

In this collaboration between Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen, a father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son, who died while traveling the “El Camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. Estevez directed and wrote the screenplay from the book by Jack Hitt. 2 hours, 3 minutes. Community Room

 

August 15, 7 p.m.

Chess for Intermediate and Advanced Players

David Hua, of the Princeton High School chess team, helps those who want to develop a stronger game. Opening, middle and end-game tactics will be covered. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

 

August 15, 7 p.m.

Yosi Pajama Party Concert

Children 3 and older are invited to wear their pajamas to this interactive sing-along concert where Yosi will sing songs about the night and other popular tunes.

Community Room

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

August 16, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Hinds Plaza

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

August 17, 6:30 p.m.

Summer Reading

Dance Party

We close the book on our summer reading clubs with a bash featuring dancing and refreshments. Hinds Plaza

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

August 21, 6:45 p.m.

SCORE Seminar: “The Art of Closing the Sale”

Seminar leader Carmen Morris who has 30 years experience as an entrepreneur, provides sales techniques including handling objections and closing a sale with professionalism, confidence and skill. Register at scoreprinceton.org. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chapter of SCORE.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

August 22, 4 p.m.

Chess for Beginners

David Hua, of the Princeton High School chess team presents the basics of the game. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20.

 

August 22, 7 p.m.

Chess for Intermediate and Advanced Players

David Hua helps those who want to develop a stronger game. Opening, middle and end-game tactics will be covered. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

August 23, 11 a.m.

Princeton Farmers’ Market

Hinds Plaza

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

August 24, 7 p.m.

Staged Reading: “Eurydice”

A reprise performance from last summer, this haunting play by Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. Part of the Page to Stage series. Community Room

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

August 25, 2 p.m.

Film: “The Adventures of Tintin”

Steven Spielberg directed this computer-animated feature about intrepid reporter Tintin who finds himself on a treasure hunt with a sea captain. Based on the series of comic books by Belgian artist Hergé. Part of the Saturday Family Movie series.  1 hour, 47 minutes.

Community Room

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

August 28, 7 p.m.

Books on Tap Book Group

Librarian Kristin Friberg leads the discussion of  “Stone Arabia,” by Dana Spiotta at this new book group that meets at the Nassau Inn’s historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room. In a world where we can create our own personas with every social network imaginable, “Stone Arabia” is a provocative and timely novel. Eccentric, aging musician Nik spends his time creating a fictionalized autobiography, “The Chronicles,“ while recording a multi-volume series, “The Ontology of Worth.” His sister Denise remains his biggest fan but is forced to examine the lines between fact and fiction when her daughter, Ada, decides to probe her uncle’s self-created history.  Bring your library card to get $2-$3 selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on any appetizer from the menu. Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Nassau Inn

 

 

August 28, 7 p.m.

Socrates Café

Participants seek wisdom and knowledge through interactive discussion, questioning, and presenting multiple perspectives on topics of interest to the group. Everyone is invited. Conference Room

 

Valid from 05/24/2012 to 08/29/2012

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY TO OPEN EARLY FOR ROYAL WEDDING ON APRIL 29

04/19/2011

Local Anglophiles looking for a gathering place to watch the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29 need look no further than Princeton Public Library. The doors of the Community Room will open at 5 a.m., and tea and scones will be at the ready. The rest of the library will open at 9 a.m. as usual.

The royal nuptials will be broadcast live from London’s Westminster Abbey. Wedding-watchers wearing a hat worthy of attending the ceremony will be entered in a raffle drawing for a gift bag with a commemorative book about the couple, among other items.

Library Executive Director Leslie Burger decided to open the Community Room for the early morning ceremony after fans of the library’s Facebook page were asked whether they would be interested in watching the wedding live. The response was immediate and overwhelmingly positive.

“This wedding is a historic event, and we want to make it a day to remember,” Burger says. “Our patrons will be able to watch together as a community. Sometimes a library has to be spontaneous, and this is one of those cases.”

The library has been a major gathering place in Princeton for broadcasts of major events, including elections, inaugurations and World Cup soccer matches.
 
All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.
 
The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 
 
 

Valid from 04/19/2011 to 04/30/2011

Friends of the Princeton Public Library’s Annual Used Book Sale October 21 – October 23, 2011

09/12/2011

Hosted by the Friends of the Princeton Public Library, this year’s sale, like last year’s, has so many volumes that it will be overflow from the Library’s Community Room into a large tent on Hinds Plaza. We have an extraordinary collection of high-quality donated books for adults and children, as well as many volumes of interest to collectors. This year we are featuring a collection donated by Economics Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman composed primarily of signed books in the fields of Economics and Psychology. We also have excellent collections of history and politics, beautiful and plentiful art and architecture books, and nice selections in the decorative arts and foreign languages. Our mystery and science fiction/fantasy collections are extensive this year, with lots of vintage and first-edition volumes in each category.  Our selection of literary fiction, including a number of first editions and some signed volumes, is excellent this year as well.  Vintage children's books will also be highlighted for 2011.  Additionally, we have a wide variety of books for collectors, including a number of rare and unusual volumes. This year's sale will also include audiovisual materials - DVDs, CDs, audio books on CD and LPs. Prices are bargain-basement low; most volumes are $1-$3, with Art books and special selections running higher.

 

Preview Sale  - Friday, 10/21, 10 a.m. to noon 

Admission $10; free to members of the Friends of the Princeton Public Library

Regular Sale - Friday, 10/21, noon to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 10/22, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Half-Price Day - Sunday, 10/23, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room and 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the tent

Bag Day - Sunday, 10/23, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Tent. We provide a paper supermarket bag. Fill it for $5. 

 

Valid from 09/12/2011 to 10/24/2011

Fashion Show to Benefit Princeton Public Library September 17, 2011

09/15/2011

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Valid from 09/15/2011 to 09/18/2011

Princeton Public Library Book Sale Sept. 27-29

09/09/2013

The 2013 Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale will take place Sept. 27-29 in the library’s Community Room and in a tent on Hinds Plaza.

One of the top used book sales in the region, the event features nearly 10,000 books for all ages on a wide variety of topics. Mostbooks are priced between $1 and $3, with art books and special selections priced higher.

The event opens with a Preview Sale Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. A ticket for the Preview Sale is $10, but admission is free for Friends of the Library. Numbered tickets will be available at the door starting at 8 a.m. Customers enter the sale in numerical order.

Starting at noon, admission to the book sale is free for the remainder of the sale. Hours are noon-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Saturday and 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday.

On Sunday, books will be sold at half price in the Community Room and in the tent on Hinds Plaza. From 3-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Bag Salewill be held in the tent where a standard grocery bag can be filled with books for $5. Bags will be supplied at the sale.

This year’s sale includes a large number of high quality children’s books, history books and art books as well as books on cooking and gardening and a good selection of fiction, poetry and classics. Buyers will also findmany old and unusual books, books in a variety of foreign languages for both adults and children, CDs, DVDs (including many popular series), and audiobooks. Also on  sale are modern first editions, a number of works by classic authors in fine bindings and sheet music. Of particular interest are:

·      a signed copy of Seamus Heaney's “Crediting Poetry, The Nobel Lecture”

·      a 1906 edition of Grover Cleveland’s “Fishing and Shooting Sketches”

·      first editions of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “All the Sad Young Men” and “Afternoon of an Author”

·      first edition of Thomas Wolfe’s “Of Time and the River” that was dedicated to and signed by the iconic publisher Maxwell E. Perkins

·      “Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of John,” printed in 1733, by Sir Isaac Newton. This book was in the Earl Harcourt's collection. It also has a note inside signed byWinston S. Churchill (probably a facsimile signature)

·      Raymond Cogniat's “Decors de Theatre” inscribed by renowned scenic designer Donald Oenslager to Isaac Benesch (another set designer)

·      books signed or inscribed by many well-known authors including Bill Clinton, William Saroyan, and Thornton Wilder

 Collections include those of:

·      Stanley Katz, featuring a fine selection of scholarly books on constitutional and international law

·      Historians David Cannadine and Theodore Draper

·      Composer Claudio Spies, including many music books

·      Nathaniel Burt, author and son of authors Maxwell Struthers Burt and Katherine Newlin Burt, with a variety of books on Philadelphia and the West. Both father and son are Princeton University graduates.

Valid from 09/09/2013 to 09/30/2013

Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Used Book Sale October 17 - 19

10/04/2014

The Annual Used Book Sale, featuring a large, sorted assortment of books and audio-visual items, takes place in the library's Community Room and in a tent on Hinds Plaza. Our next sale will be held October 17-19, 2014.

Preview Sale: Friday, 10 a.m. to noon Admission $10, Free to members of the Friends of the Princeton Public Library.  Numbered admission tickets available starting at 9 a.m.

Regular Sale: Friday, noon to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Half Price Day: Sunday 1-5:30 p,m., Community Room

Bag Sale: Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m., Hinds Plaza

Find more information about the sale at www.booksalefinder.com

Valid from 10/04/2014 to 10/20/2014

Princeton Farmers and Crafters Market Winter Dates Begin December 13 at Princeton Public Library

11/28/2012

 

The Princeton Farmers and Crafters Market will be held monthly during the winter in the Community Room at Princeton Public Library. Winter dates begin Dec. 13 with extended hours for holiday shoppers from 11 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.

 

Local farmers and craftspeople will present a variety of edible and decorative delights, handmade jewelry and much more at the market that will also be held this winter on Jan. 10, Feb. 14 and March 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

Valid from 11/28/2012 to 01/30/2013

2016 Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale Oct 14 -16

09/22/2016

The 2016 Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale will take place Oct. 14-16 in the library’s Community Room and in a tent on Hinds Plaza.

One of the top used book sales in the region, this year’s sale is the largest to date with over 12,000 books for all ages on a wide variety of topics. Most books are priced between $1 and $3, with art books and special selections priced higher.

The event opens with a Preview Sale Friday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. A ticket for the Preview Sale is $10, but is free for Friends of the Library. Numbered tickets will be available at the door starting at 8 a.m. Customers enter the sale in numerical order. Barcode scanners will be permitted at the tables, but collecting books to scan will not be allowed.

Starting at noon, admission to the book sale is free for the remainder of the sale. Hours are noon-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday.

On Sunday, books will be sold at half price in the Community Room and in the tent on Hinds Plaza. From 3-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, a Bag Sale will be held in the tent where a standard grocery bag can be filled with books for $5. Bags will be supplied at the sale.

The sale includes an especially large number of art, history and political science books, and good selections in literary classics, fiction, mysteries, science and math, children’s and many other categories. Buyers will also find many wonderful cookbooks, old and unusual books, books in a variety of world languages for adults and children, CDs, DVDs (including many popular series), and audiobooks.

Special items at this year’s sale include:

 

  • A rare signed first edition of e.e.cummings’ 1931 collection of artwork, “CIOPW” (which stands for charcoal, ink, oil, pencil and watercolor)
  • A signed and inscribed first edition of the children’s classic, “The Black Stallion,” complete with ephemera from the author, Walter Farley
  • A signed copy of “Subtle is the Lord” by Abraham Pais, the definitive biography of Einstein by his colleague at the Institute for Advanced Study
  • A signed first edition of Robert F. Kennedy’s “To Seek a Newer World,” published in 1967
  • 14 volumes of The Bibliophile Library fine edition of Elie Wiesel’s works, including a signed copy of “The Jews of Silence”
  • A first edition of E.B. White’s first book, “The Lady is Cold”
  • A first and limited edition copy of “Letters from His Excellency, George Washington…” from 1803, in its original binding
  • An exquisite first American edition of “The Kingdom of the Pearl” with illustrations by Edmund Dulac
  • A rare 1888 copy of Bric-a-Brac, the Princeton University undergraduate yearbook, replete with whimsical illustrations of campus, societies and clubs, plus other Princeton ephemera
  • The collection of Professor Alan Rosenthal, the eminent political scientist, former Director of the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University

 

This year's book sale is dedicated to the memory of physician and Holocaust survivor Charles Rojer, a long-time book sale stalwart who died last year.

 

For more information, contact Lauren Glattly, Friends Administrator,

(609) 924-9529 ext.1280, or lglattly@princetonlibrary.org.


 

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org

 

Valid from 09/22/2016 to 10/17/2016

Annual Book Sale at Princeton Public Library June 23 & 24

06/19/2017

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library will be holding their Annual Book Sale in the Library's Community Room this Friday and Saturday.

 

The Preview Sale takes place on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. Admission to the two-hour Preview Sale is $10 and free to members of the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. The Friends will start selling numbered tickets at 8 a.m.

 

The Regular Sale, which includes free admission and a book lover's dream inventory of great reads, starts at noon and continues until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, then starts again at 9 a.m. and runs until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Please be sure to give yourself plenty of time for shopping. Your bookshelves will thank you and we will as well, because your purchases are a great way to support the Princeton Public Library.

Valid from 06/19/2017 to 06/25/2017

Friends of Princeton Public Library Used Book Sale October 16 - 18

08/25/2015

The annual sale features a large, sorted assortment of books and audio-visual items and is held in the library's Community Room and in a tent on Hinds Plaza.

Preview Sale: Friday, 10 a.m. to noon Admission $10, Free to members of the Friends of Princeton Public Library. Numbered admission tickets available starting at 9 a.m.

Regular Sale: Friday, noon to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Half Price Day: Sunday 1-5:30 p.m., Community Room

Bag Sale: Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m., Hinds Plaza

See www.booksalefinder.com for additional details.

Valid from 08/25/2015 to 10/19/2015

This Week at Princeton Public Library

09/14/2015

Monday, September 14

 

7:30 p.m.

Poets at the Library

Featured poets George Witte and Lavinia Kumar read from their work followed by an open-mic session. Witte is the author of three collections of poems, most recently "Does She Have a Name?" His poems have been published in Gettysburg Review, Yale Review and elsewhere and have been selected for The Best American Poetry. He received Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock prize, as well as a fellowship from the New Jersey Council for the Arts. Kumar's book "The Skin and Under" was recently published. Her chapbook Rivers of Saris was published by Main Street Rag (2013). Her poetry has appeared in several publications including Atlanta Review, Colere, Edison Literary Review and U.S. 1 Worksheets. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.  

 

ALSO ON SEPT. 14

7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
 

Tuesday, September 15

 

10:30 a.m.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program Kick-off

A reception with light refreshments will be held to launch the library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new early literacy program offered by the Youth Services department to promote reading to children from birth to age 5. The program is designed to help children develop the tools they need to become proficient readers and encourages parent and child bonding through reading 1,000 books together before the child reaches kindergarten age. Incentives for parents and children will be provided along the way. Parents can register their child at the Youth Services desk. Third floor, outside the Story Room

ALSO ON SEPT. 15

4 p.m., Chess

7 p.m.,  Writers Room


 

Database Spotlight

 

With World Geography & Culture Online, all aspects of the countries and cultures of the world can be easily researched and studied from anywhere there is an Internet connection. Descriptions of more than 200 countries, including information on geography, people and culture, climate, history, government, maps, timeline, images, news articles and more are featured as are profiles of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. To find this comprehensive resource, look under Explore at the top of the library's web site, then choose Databases A-Z under Research. 


 

Wednesday, September 16

 

6:30 p.m.

Lecture: The Civil War
Civil War expert Martin Mosho, retired instructor at Mercer County Community College, discusses the conflict that changed our nation forever. The American Civil War was the greatest catastrophe this country ever experienced with 750,000 casualties. Slavery issues, major battles, weapons used, casualty analysis and the role of women and minorities will be covered. Community Room
 

ALSO ON SEPT. 16

Thursday, September 17

 

2 p.m.

Pinterest for Beginners

Discover the most popular social networking site where users create virtual bulletin boards of information and images found on the Internet. In this introductory class, you will create a Pinterest account of your own and learn the ins and outs of this very fun and addictive site. Technology Center

 

ALSO ON SEPT. 17

4:30 p.m., Reading Lab

7 p.m., Raspberry Pi

Saturday, September 19

 

11 a.m.

Princeton Children's Book Festival

More than 100 of the most acclaimed authors and illustrators in children's literature gather on Hinds Plaza to meet, interact with and sign books for young readers. Readings and presentations take place throughout the afternoon. Guitarist Kenn Kweder provides live music and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra presents a program called "Touch an Instrument." Food vendors will also be available on the plaza. The event will be streamed live by KidLitTV. Book sales are handled by jaZams with 20 percent of proceeds donated to the library's Youth Services department. Hinds Plaza, rain or shine. 

 

Co-sponsored by the library, jaZams, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Bai Beverages, D'Angelo Italian Market, Rojo's Roasters and the Friends of Princeton Public Library.

 

ALSO ON SEPT. 19

 

Sunday, September 20

 

4 p.m.

ESL Class

Speakers of world languages who are learning English as a second language are invited to these two-hour classes. Conference Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and St. Paul's Church.

Upcoming

 

Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Introduction to Arduino

Sept. 22, 7 p.m.,  The Write Space

Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m.,  Great Ideas Breakfast
Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m.,  Microsoft Word for Mac

Sept. 27, 1 p.m.,   Unruly Sounds Music Festival

 

Valid from 09/14/2015 to 09/21/2015

This Week at Princeton Public Library

10/26/2015

We're tackling a difficult subject in the Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series that gets under way this week. Through book discussions, author appearances, films and more, we will be examining issues pertaining to the end of life. 

 

The series opens Thursday with a discussion of "The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care" by Dr. Angelo Volandes. The book is the central work of the series, and Dr. Volandes will be appearing at the library on Nov. 3.

 

Also this week, acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur discusses his new book, "The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains" at Labyrinth Books.

 

The library is presenting this series in collaboration with the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute whose Mayors Wellness Campaign has launched a program called Conversation of a Lifetime NJ.  Princeton is one of three pilot towns rolling out the program, the goal of which is to get more individuals in New Jersey to put their end-of-life care wishes in writing and make them known to loved ones and caregivers. Conversation of a Lifetime NJ is generously supported by Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

 

 

 

Monday, October 26

 

 

10 a.m.

Introduction to Social Networking

In this overview, you will learn the major features of Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram and ways that you can apply them in personal and professional settings. Technology Center

 

ALSO ON OCT. 26

Tuesday, October 27

 

7 p.m.

Medicare: What You Need to Know

Angie Melo of the New Jersey State Health Insurance Program talks about Medicare basics including eligibility, enrolling, Medicare Parts A, B, C, Medicare prescription drug coverage and costs. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

ALSO ON OCT. 27

4 p.m., Chess

4 p.m., Homework Help

7 p.m.,  The Write Space

 

Database Spotlight

 

Value Line, the go-to source for unbiased, expert investment research and analysis, is a useful database whether you're a veteran or beginning investor. Once accessible to library cardholders only through a trip to the library, the company's widely used Value Line Investment Survey Online can now be accessed any time, anywhere there is an Internet connection. We still have the print version, too, of course, available at the second floor desk.

 

To access Value Line, click on Explore at the top of the library's home page then choose Research. From there, select Databases A-Z.

 

 

Wednesday, October 28
 
"Virtuosity" trailer

7 p.m.

PSO Soundtracks Goes to the Movies: "Virtuosity"

The documentary that follows several young piano prodigies on their way to the grueling 2013 Van Cliburn Competition is presented as a prelude to PSO's Nov. 8 "Heartfelt Virtuosity" concert. Joyce Yang, the youngest-ever Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, during the concert, accompanied by the PSO under the direction of Rossen Milanov. The film includes a cameo of pianist Joseph Kalichstein who was a soloist with the PSO in 2014 and served as a judge at the Van Cliburn Competition in 2013. Popcorn and beverages will be served. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

ALSO ON OCT. 28

10 a.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros

4 p.m., Acting Out

Thursday, October 29

 

5 p.m.

Halloween Parade and Family Film

Gather in your costume on Palmer Square and walk in a parade to Hinds Plaza where there will be a zombie drum corps performing along with other entertainment and activities. Then, at 6:30 p.m., we will screen the DreamWorks  movie "Home" in the Community Room.

 

Co-sponsored by the library and The Arts Council of Princeton.

 

ALSO ON OCT. 29

7 p.m.,   Advanced LinkedIn

7 p.m.,   Gente y Cuentos

 

Friday, October 30

 

6 p.m.

"The Creature Show" Halloween Special for all Ages

Children are invited to dress as bats for a pre-screening party and viewing of a 15-minute documentary about the decline of New Jersey's cave bat population. There will be a live bat to see and toy bats for those in costume. Jared Flesher, director of "The Creature Show" web series, will participate in a post-screening Q&A with biologists Stephanie Feigin and Mackenzie Hall who appear in the film. After the Q&A, a representative from the N.J. Nature Conservancy will speak to adults about efforts to control white nose syndrome, the disease causing the decline. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and The Nature Conservancy.

ALSO ON OCT. 30

8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor

Saturday, October 31

 

4 p.m.

Science Saturday

Students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to join us to discover the fun side of science through exciting experiments and projects led by Princeton High School Students. Third Floor

 

Sunday, November 1

 

"Defiant Requiem" trailer

3 p.m.

Film and Discussion: "Defiant Requiem"

This acclaimed documentary tells the story of Rafael Schachter, a young and passionate Czech opera-choral conductor who was sent to the Terezin concentration camp in 1941. Determined to sustain courage and hope for his fellow prisoners, Schachter recruited 150 of them to learn Verdi's Requiem.  After rehearsing in a dank cellar at the end of grueling days of forced labor, the chorus - who viewed the Verdi music as a work of defiance and resistance to the Nazis - performed on 16 occasions for fellow prisoners. In June 1944, the Red Cross and members of the Nazi high command visited Terezin as part of an elaborate deception to show the world that the Jews were well treated.  During this visit, Schachter and his chorus performed the Requiem as an act of defiance, hoping that the Red Cross would hear the Latin text proclaiming, "Deliver me, oh Lord."  Following the performance, most of the chorus and Schachter himself were deported to Auschwitz.

 

The screening will be followed by a discussion with distinguished conductor Murray Sidlin who founded The Defiant Requiem Foundation in 2008 to honor the prisoners in Terezin and their artistic endeavors. Community Room

Upcoming

 

Nov. 6, 9:45 a.m.,  How to Write a Great Resume
Nov. 7, 2 p.m., TEDx Salon: Conversation of a Lifetime
Nov. 8, 3 p.m.,  OnStage Seniors: A Community Project of McCarter Theatre

Valid from 10/26/2015 to 11/02/2015

This Week at The Princeton Public Library

10/19/2015

Valid from 10/19/2015 to 10/26/2015

This Week at Princeton Public Library

11/02/2015

Monday, November 2

 

"Consider the Conversation" trailer

10 a.m.

Film and Discussion: "Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject"

This film sheds light on the 21st-century American struggle with communication and preparation at life's end.  It examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes information and experiences gathered from interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers, and national experts from around the country. Following the screening a discussion will be led by Susan Hoskins of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Part of the Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series. Community Room

 

Conversation of a Lifetime is a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Mayors Wellness Campaign. It aims to bring advance care planning conversations to New Jersey communities. The program has been generously supported by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

 

ALSO ON NOV. 2

7 p.m., iCloud
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group

Tuesday, November 3

 

7 p.m.

Author Angelo Volandes: "The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care"

The author and physician discusses his book "The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care." Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, Volandes demonstrates that what people with a serious illness, who are approaching the end of their lives, need most is not new technologies but "the conversation." He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care. Part of the Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series. Community Room

 

Conversation of a Lifetime is a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Mayors Wellness Campaign. It aims to bring advance care planning conversations to New Jersey communities. The program has been generously supported by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

 

ALSO ON NOV. 3

4 p.m., Chess

4 p.m., Homework Help

7 p.m.,   Writers Room

 

Database Spotlight

 

 

Did you know that the library offers free access to The New York Times to cardholders? In the library, simply visit nytimes.com/register to log in by creating a personal account using your email address and a password of your own creation. For remote access, please contact us so that we may verify that your library card is active and provide you with a code for 72-hour access to the paper with any device. To activate your remote subscription, you'll also need to log in or register first, again by using an email address and password. At the conclusion of the 72-hour period, you may reuse the access code to get another 72-hour all-access pass.

 

 

Wednesday, November 4

7 p.m.

Finding the Right College for You

Princeton University's Aaron King and Mell Thompson will guide participants to reevaluate some factors in the college application process: location, finances, size, institutional mission, student life, and more. Drawing on their experience working with students at a variety of institutions, King and Thompson will encourage participants to reexamine their college application process while also considering life after acceptance - or rejection. King and Thompson are directors of student life at Wilson College and Forbes College respectively. This session is intended for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Community Room

 

ALSO ON NOV. 4

10 a.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros

11:30 a.m., Dance Power

4 p.m., Acting Out

Thursday, November 5

 

5 p.m.

Film: "The Babadook"

A woman and her son are tormented by an evil entity in this Australian film. 1 hour, 34 minutes. Part of the Princeton International Cinema Series, a collaboration of The Davis International Center, The International Employees Group at Princeton University, The Princeton Garden Theatre and the library. Princeton University ID card holders, Princeton Public Library card holders and Garden Theatre members may purchase tickets at $6. The library will also offer free tickets while supplies last for each screening, please visit the Welcome Desk on the first floor of the library to pick up tickets and call for availability. The Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.

ALSO ON NOV. 5

7 p.m.,    Advanced iPhoto

7 p.m.,   Gente y Cuentos

 

Friday, November 6

 

9:45 a.m.

Job Seekers Session: How to Write a Great Resume

Marketing and branding are an essential part of the job search process. One of the most critical aspects of job search is having strong, branded documents to support your overall search and career efforts. This presentation will review the important parts of a resume, including presenting "you" in the most effective and engaging manner. We will also discuss the relevance and importance of a consistent and streamlined branding. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Professional Services Group of Mercer County.

ALSO ON NOV. 6

Saturday, November 7

 

2 p.m.

TEDx Salon: Conversation of a Lifetime

Dr. David Barile will lead discussions following the screening of three TED talks on dying and the importance of conveying your wishes to loved ones. Barile is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. He is the medical director and founder of New Jersey Goals of Care. Part of the Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series. Community Room

 

Conversation of a Lifetime is a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Mayors Wellness Campaign. It aims to bring advance care planning conversations to New Jersey communities. The program has been generously supported by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

 

ALSO ON  NOV. 7

Sunday, November 8

 

3 p.m.

OnStage Seniors: A Community Project of McCarter Theatre

The ensemble creates documentary theater performances that explore the stories and issues of our community. Members are all over 55 and perform locally, generating delight, insight, and affirmation about senior memories and experiences. A 30-minute "talk back" session will be held after the performance. Community Room

Upcoming

 

Nov. 9, 7 p.m.,  Create with Canva

Nov. 10, 6 and 7:30 p.m.,  Cards and Conversation

Nov. 13, 9:45 a.m.,   Volunteering During a Transition

Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m.,  Google Maps (with short review for Android users)
Nov. 15, 3 p.m.,  Young at Heart: A Musical Celebration with Fred Miller

Valid from 11/02/2015 to 11/09/2015

This Week at The Princeton Public Library

11/09/2015

Monday, November 9

 

 

7:30 p.m.

Poets in the Library

Featured poets Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Laura Boss read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. Gillan is a recipient of AWP's 2014 George Garrett Award, Poets & Writers' 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the 2008 American Book Award. She is founder/executive director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, and director of creative writing/professor of English at Binghamton University-SUNY. Boss is a first-place winner of PSA's Gordon Barber Poetry Contest. Founder and editor of Lips, she is the recipient of three NJSCA Poetry Fellowships, and, in June 2011 received the first International Poetry Award at the International Poetry Festival in Swansea, Wales.  Her books include: "Reports from the Front," "Arms: New and Selected Poems," and "Flashlight." Her poems have appeared in The New York Times. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.

 

ALSO ON NOV. 9

4 p.m., Homework Help

Tuesday, November 10

 

6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Cards and Conversation

Decks of cards from the Go Wish game will be available to help individuals and families start a conversation about their end-of-life wishes. Each deck has 35 cards that describe things that people often say are important when they are very sick or dying. The cards describe how people want to be treated, who they want near them, and what matters to them. An additional wild card is used to add something not found on the other cards. The game was developed by CODA Alliance, a not-for-profit organization helping individuals and their families plan and prepare for end-of-life issues. Part of the Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series. Community Room

 

Conversation of a Lifetime is a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Mayors Wellness Campaign. It aims to bring advance care planning conversations to New Jersey communities. The program has been generously supported by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

ALSO ON NOV. 10

4 p.m., Chess

4 p.m., Homework Help

7 p.m.,  The Write Space

 

Database Spotlight

 

No matter how much you take today's immediate access to vast amounts of information for granted, you'll still be impressed by lynda.com. One of the many databases available with your library card, lynda.com features thousands of video courses and tutorials taught by industry experts. Whether to reach personal or professional goals, lynda.com can help you learn or improve business, software, technology and creative skills. To access lynda.com, choose Explore at the top of the library's home page, then select Research and Databases A-Z.

 

Wednesday, November 11

 

7 p.m.

Author Paul Falkowski: "Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable"

The author, a professor at Rutgers University's Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences, discusses his new book "Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable." The book takes readers deep into the microscopic world to explore how microbes, which had the primordial oceans to themselves for 4 billion years, transformed the chemistry of our planet to make it habitable for plants, animals and humans. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press.

ALSO ON NOV. 11

10 a.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros

4 p.m., Acting Out

4 p.m., Homework Help

Thursday, November 12

 

7 p.m.

Chef and Cookbook Author David Tanis

The chef discusses and signs copies of  "One Good Dish," his first non-menu cookbook that offers 100 simple and delicious one-dish recipes that epitomize his no-fuss approach to comfort food. Tanis has been a professional chef for more than three decades and is also the author of the acclaimed cookbooks "A Platter of Figs" and "Heart of the Artichoke." He writes the weekly City Kitchen column for The New York Times.Community Room

 

ALSO ON NOV. 12

10:30 a.m.,  Fiction Book Group

4 p.m., Homework Help

 

Friday, November 13

 

9:45 a.m.

Job Seekers Session: Volunteering During a Transition

When you're in a job transition, volunteering can be a way to develop and showcase your skills and competencies while making a contribution to a cause and an organization you believe in. In this presentation with Judy Stavisky you will learn how to identify, develop, and deliver a successful volunteer engagement and become a valuable and valued volunteer who provides specific, tangible outcomes to the nonprofits you work with, while reaping rewards yourself.Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County.

 

ALSO ON NOV. 13

 

Saturday, November 14

11 a.m.

Preschool Fair

This two-hour event for parents in search of a preschool for their children features representatives of more than 20 area preschools who will provide information about philosophy, programs, availability and the application process. Community Room

 

 

4 p.m.

Book Launch: "Sage Stands Up"  by Ben Samara, illustrated by Ashley Kennedy

The author and illustrator talk about "Sage Stands Up," their book about a boy who learns the importance of standing up for his friends, his school and his community. Samara is the school counselor at Princeton's Riverside Elementary School. Kennedy is the art teacher at Riverside. Community Room

 

 

ALSO ON NOV. 14

Sunday, November 15

3 p.m.

Young at Heart: Singing About Aging Gracefully

Singer and pianist Fred Miller presents a musical celebration of surviving youth and growing older with grace. Selections from Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins and many others are included. Community Room

 

ALSO ON NOV. 15
2 p.m., ESL Class

Upcoming

 

Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Art Talk

Nov. 17, 2 p.m.,  How to Back Up Your Computer

Nov. 20, 9:45 a.m.,   Structuring an Effective Job Search
Nov. 21, 10 a.m.,  Email Marketing with MailChimp
Nov. 22, 4 p.m.,  Film and Discussion: "Blue Gold"

Valid from 11/09/2015 to 11/16/2015

This Week at Princeton Public Library

01/11/2016

Monday, January 11

 

7:30 p.m.

Poets at the Library

Featured poets Tony Gruenewald and Robert Rosenbloom read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. Gruenewald is the author of the collection "The Secret History of New Jersey." He is the production manager of Edison Literary Review and production director for the nonprofit Learning Ally. His poetry has been seen in English Journal, U.S. 1 Worksheets, The New York Times, Exit 13, Mas Tequila Review, and many other publications in print and online. Rosenbloom hosts a monthly poetry reading at the Bridgewater Public Library for the Somerset Poetry Group. His poetry has appeared in the Paterson Literary Review and Lips and several other literary journals. He's the author of a chapbook, "Reunion."  Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.

 
ALSO ON JAN. 11

Tuesday, January 12

6 p.m. at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.

The internationally renowned children's book author gives a presentation and signs copies of his new book "Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics," the sequel to his award-winning "Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos's Library." Labyrinth Books

 

Co-sponsored by the library, jaZams, Princeton Public Schools and Labyrinth Books.

 

 

ALSO ON JAN. 12

4 p.m.,  Chess

Database Spotlight

 

If learning a new language is one of your resolutions this year, be sure to explore Mango Languages, an online language learning system available through the library. You'll learn real conversations skills through fun and engaging interactive lessons in Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. English courses are available for non-English speakers. Mango also includes a selection of streaming, full-length films with interactive content. You can use Mango anywhere you have an Internet connection, and there is a Mango Mobile Library Edition app, too. To get started with Mango, choose Research under Explore at the top of the library's home page. Then, go to Databases A-Z.

 

Wednesday, January 13

7 p.m.

Talk: Jim Towey and Paul Malley

Towey, president of Ave Maria University in Florida, founder of Aging with Dignity and legal counsel to Mother Teresa for 12 years, discusses how Mother Teresa's work with the dying inspired him to carry on her legacy of dignity at the end of life.

 

Also speaking will be Paul Malley, chief executive of the national nonprofit Aging with Dignity in Tallahassee, Florida. Part of the Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Mayors Wellness Campaign

ALSO ON JAN. 13

4 p.m.,  Acting Out
6:30 p.m., Origami Club for all Ages
7 p.m., Ask a Lawyer
7 p.m., Advanced LinkedIn
 

Thursday, January 14

 

7 p.m.

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a $35 computer that you can use to do all sorts of things that you might not be able to do with your $500 computer. You can create artistic projects with interactive features, automate everyday tasks like feeding pets, or access all of your movies, music and pictures with a media server. Come and learn about the most interesting things you can do with this very affordable PC. Technology Center

 

ALSO ON JAN. 14

10:30 a.m.,  Fiction Book Group

Friday, January 15

 

THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 6 P.M.

THE COMMUNITY ROOM WILL REMAIN OPEN 

FOR THE SEINFELD TRIVIA CONTEST

 

7 p.m.

"Seinfeld" Trivia Contest

Compete on a team to show off your knowledge of Jerry Seinfeld's comedy series, whicran from 1989-1998. All contestants will receive door prizes. Community Room

 

ALSO ON JAN. 15

8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor



 

Saturday, January 16

 

10:30 a.m.

QuickBooks on the Cloud

Bala Subramanian, owner and CEO of Synergism Inc., conducts a workshop providing basic training in the use of QuickBooks accounting software on the cloud for small business owners. Participants are encouraged to bring a fully charged laptop and download QuickBooks Online via a free 30-day trial from www.intuit.com to get hands-on experience during class. Seating is limited and registration is required at princeton.score.org. Conference Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chapter of SCORE.

 

ALSO ON JAN. 16

 

 

Upcoming

 

Jan. 21, 11 a.m., Winter Market

Valid from 01/11/2016 to 01/18/2016

This Week at Princeton Public Library

02/01/2016

Monday, February 1

 

7 p.m.

Open Source Professional Image Tools: Inkscape and GIMP

Inkscape is an open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator, and GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an alternative to Adobe Photoshop.  This class will cover starting your own imaging workstation suite for free, and how to begin using these powerful and extensible tools to make great graphic designs and fantastic photos.  As an open source enthusiast, instructor John LeMasney has used only free software for most of his business tasks for the last 15 years. For those with intermediate computer skills. Technology Center

 

ALSO ON FEB. 1

Tuesday, February 2

 

7 p.m. 

Writers Room

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. Princeton Room

 

ALSO ON FEB. 2

4 p.m.,  Chess

4 p.m.,  Homework Help

 

 

Spotlight: Friends of the Library


Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to our community? If you love books, planning events, collaborating with individuals in our community and having loads of fun, the Friends of the Princeton Public Library are looking for you. We need volunteers to help with the Annual Book Sale, especially those who have experience buying and selling books or who are knowledgeable in rare or old books. We are also looking for volunteers for our spring speaker luncheon, Beyond Words Benefit and other events. If you are interested in signing up, or to learn more, contact Renee DePinto at friends@princetonlibrary.org or 609.924.9529, ext. 1280.
 

 

Wednesday, February 3

7 p.m.

Author Donna Clovis

The award-winning journalist and author discusses her book "Quantum Leaps in Princeton's Place." The book tells the stories of Princeton in the early 1900s through the late 1950s through the eyes of two of its oldest citizens by means of interviews, diaries and articles. The synchronicity of being at the right place at the right time for the interviews, locations, and journals plays a major role in the construction of the book. Clovis is a graduate of Columbia University in journalism and the humanities. She has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won a first-place feature-writing award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Community Room

ALSO ON FEB. 3

4 p.m.,  Acting Out


 

Thursday, February 4

7 p.m.

Author Matt Katz in Conversation with Nancy Solomon

The Peabody Award-winning journalists will discuss Katz's new book, "American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption." Katz has covered Gov. Chris Christie since 2011, first at The Philadelphia Inquirer and now for WNYC-FM and New Jersey Public Radio. In the book, he weaves a compelling on-the-ground political narrative, from Christie's immigrant roots to his 2009 upset victory to become New Jersey governor. With exclusive behind-the-scenes details, "American Governor" delves deeply into the Bridgegate scandal, which nearly derailed Christie's career, before shadowing his gradual political resurgence as a presidential candidate. Katz was part of a WNYC team that won a Peabody Award in 2015 for coverage of Bridgegate. Nancy Solomon is a two-time Peabody Award-winning journalist who directs WNYC's political coverage. She is also the managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and has worked in public radio since 1995. Community Room

 

ALSO ON FEB. 4

 

 

Friday, February 5

 

9:45 a.m.

Job Seekers Session: Building Your Network and Personal Brand

Taneshia Nash Laird talks about the process of building your personal brand and growing your network. Her presentation will also illustrate the concept of personal brand architecture and demonstrate how to manage and grow your brand by growing your personal network and using tools including LinkedIn.

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Professional Service Group of Mercer County.

Saturday, February 6

2 p.m. 

Patrick McDonnell

The creator of the multiple award-winning daily comic strip "Mutts," who recently moved to Princeton, discusses his work. McDonnell has written and illustrated many books including the 2013 Caldecott Honor book "Me ... Jane." Community Room

ALSO ON FEB. 6

11:30 a.m., Chinese Stories

Noon, iPhone 101

2 p.m., iPad 101

3:30 p.m., Russian Stories

4 p.m., iPad 201

5 p.m., Chill Out

Sunday, February 7

2 p.m.

Lead Parenting: A Conversation about Families, Fathers and Caregiving in America

Anne-Marie Slaughter and Andrew Moravcsik

Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, will be joined by her husband, Andrew Moravcsik, professor of politics and director of the European Union Program at Princeton, to discuss their experiences supporting each other's careers and parenting two children as a jumping off point for a broader discussion about the role of men in caregiving, advancing women's careers, and adopting policies that allow all Americans to take better care of each other. Part of the Spotlight on the Humanities Public Policy series. Community Room

 

Through a partnership with Labyrinth Books, copies of Slaughter's book "Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family," will be available for purchase and signing. 

 

Spotlight on the Humanities is 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 FEB. 7

4 p.m.,  ESL Class

 

 

Upcoming

 

Feb. 9, 7 p.m.,    Author Idra Novey

Feb. 11, 7 p.m.,    Film: "Freeheld"

Feb. 13, 2 p.m.,    Chinese New Year Celebration

 

Valid from 02/01/2016 to 02/08/2016

This Week at Princeton Public Library

11/30/2015

Monday, November 30

 

7 p.m.

Holiday Tech 2015: Holiday Giving Expanded with Internet Crowdfunding

Technology consultant Doug Dixon presents his annual review and demo of the latest fun (and useful) mobile tech products for the holiday season. He also will explore how Internet "crowdfunding" can make your holiday giving more personal and satisfying by using sites like KickStarter to help aspiring entrepreneurs create exciting new products, and GoFundMe to provide direct support for people in need. Dixon will also will demonstrate fun new products and designs that have resulted from crowdfunding projects, from inventive books and films to clever tech gadgets. Community Room
 

ALSO ON NOV. 30

7 p.m., Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, December 1

7 p.m.

Author Stacy Schiff

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff discusses and signs copies of her acclaimed new book, "The Witches: Salem, 1692." The book is set during the mysterious year of hysteria and injustice that resulted in the execution of 19 alleged witches and wizards and reveals the fascinating religious, social, and political context in which it took place. Community Room

 

ALSO ON DEC. 1

4 p.m., Chess

4 p.m., Homework Help

7 p.m.,  Writers Room

 

Database Spotlight
 
 

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help users gain a balanced perspective on current events and issues. The database covers 450 topics presented with an objective overview, point and counterpoint. Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and develop persuasive arguments. Topics include global issues, human rights, medicine and ethics, family issues, race and culture, schools and education, energy and conservation and many more. To access Points of View Reference Center, choose Explore at the top of the library's home page, then select Research and Databases A-Z.

 

Wednesday, December 2
 
7 p.m.

Crazy for Cookbooks

Panelists including area food writers, chefs and publishers discuss what makes a good cookbook and reveal their personal favorites. Additional topics are the future of cookbooks and top holiday gift picks. Panelists include: Faith Bahadurian, Packet Group food columnist and NJ Spice blogger; Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton co-founders/creators of "Canal House Cooking" and the daily blog, "Canal House Cooks Lunch"; Alex Levine, chef at Princeton's Whole Earth Center and bibliophile; and Pat Tanner, longtime food writer, restaurant critic, and blogger.

Rachel Weston, culinary educator and author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table" will moderate. A Q&A and book sale/signing will follow the discussion. There will also be a snapshot photo booth where participants can share their favorite cookbook. Photos will be promoted on social media. Community Room

 

ALSO ON DEC. 2

4 p.m., Acting Out

Thursday, December 3

7 p.m.

Author Nina Angela McKissock

The author, a longtime hospice nurse, talks about her book "From Sun to Sun: A Hospice Nurse Reflects on the Art of Dying." In the book, she shares the stories of 21 people of different ages who have endured the battle of the medical system as they sought cures for their illnesses and ultimately settle in to end-of-life care. Part of the Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series. Community Room

 

Conversation of a Lifetime is a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's Mayors Wellness Campaign. It aims to bring advance care planning conversations to New Jersey communities. The program has been generously supported by the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

 

ALSO ON DEC. 3

Noon and 5 p.m., Mercer County ID Program

Friday, December 4

 

7 p.m.

A Cappella Night

This annual teens-only event features vocal groups from Princeton's four high schools and is only open to students who attend Princeton high schools. Chaperoned by library and Corner House staff. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Corner House. Funding is provided by the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance through the Mercer County Office on Addiction Services and the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

ALSO ON DEC. 4

 

Saturday, December 5

 

11 a.m.

Cover to Cover Book Group

This reading group for fourth and fifth graders meets the first Saturday of every month to discuss books, short stories and other interests related to books. Activities include group reads, writing short book reviews and learning to post booklists in BiblioCommons. Registration is not required. Study Room 354

 

ALSO ON DEC. 5

11:30 a.m., Chinese Stories

3:30 p.m., Russian Stories

Sunday, December 6

3:30 p.m.

Writers Block 

The ensemble of Princeton writers and actors returns to the library to present a program of short comedies and skits by Christopher Durang, Arthur Kopit, Murray Schisgal and Lillian Israel. Performers include Israel, Julia Poulos, Mary Greenberg, John Weeren, and Dan Roth. Directed by Laura Huntsman with sound by Ken Greenberg. Community Room

 

ALSO ON DEC. 6

 

Upcoming

 

Dec. 8, 4 p.m.,  Hour of Code (Grades 2 to 5)

Dec. 11, 6 p.m.,   Code for Princeton

Dec. 12, 3 p.m.,  Card-Making Workshop

Dec. 13, 3 p.m., A Century of Sinatra

 

Valid from 11/30/2015 to 12/07/2015

This Week at Princeton Public Library

12/28/2015

Monday, December 28

3 p.m.

Film: "Inside Out"

This 2015 computer-animated film from Pixar Animation Studios is set in the mind of an 11-year-old girl where five personified emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust guide her through life after a move to a new city. 1 hour, 42 minutes. Community Room

 
 

ALSO ON DEC. 28

10:30 a.m.,   Family Stories

 

Tuesday, December 29

3 p.m.

Film: Disneynature's "Monkey Kingdom"

In South Asia, Maya the monkey and her son Kip struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the troop at Castle Rock. When neighboring monkeys take over their home, Maya's whole troop is forced to relocate. She uses her ingenuity to lead the members of her extended family to untapped resources amid strange new creatures and unfamiliar surroundings. Ultimately, the entire troop must work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya hopes her son will have a bright future. 1 hour, 21 minutes. Community Room

 

ALSO ON DEC. 29

10:30 a.m., Family Stories

 

Database Spotlight

 

As you look ahead to the new year, you might be planning a visit to an area museum. So don't forget that, through our Museum Pass Program, library cardholders can explore many wonderful museums and cultural sites for free. Passes may be reserved up to 90 days in advance and picked up at the Welcome Desk during regular library hours. With the exception of vouchers to New York's Museum of Natural History, passes must be returned the day after your visit. The Museum Pass Program is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Wednesday, December 30

3 p.m.

Film: "Minions"

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess. 1 hour, 31 minutes. Community Room
 

ALSO ON DEC. 30

10:30 a.m., Family Stories

11:30 a.m., Noon Year's Eve

 

Thursday, December 31

 

The library closes at 1 p.m.
 

 

Friday, January 1

 

The library is closed. 

 

 

Saturday, January 2

3 p.m.

Film: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

In this coming-of-age drama, a high school student and his best friend Earl, become friends with a teenage girl who has leukemia and decide to make a film to lift her spirits. In the process, they learn quite a bit about friendship and the fragility of life. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Community Room

 

ALSO ON JAN. 2

11:30 a.m., Chinese Stories

3:30 p.m., Russian Stories

Sunday, January 3

2 p.m.

The Sounds and Times of Downton Abbey

Broadway performer and New York University professor Terri Evans and multiple Grammy Award-winning arranger Marion Evans pay tribute to period TV drama "Downton Abbey" by performing early 20th century music. The program is accompanied by a multimedia presentation, using clips from the TV show. For this special program, happening on the day that Episode 1 of the final season of "Downton Abbey" will be broadcast, we will serve tea, scones with clotted cream, and shortbread biscuits. Join other "Downton Abbey" fans for high tea and music and feel free to wear a hat and gloves and other finery. Registration requested and limited to 40. Community Room

 

ALSO ON JAN. 3

 

Upcoming

 

Jan. 4, 6:45 p.m.,   Continuing Conversations on Race

Jan. 8, 4 p.m., Rock & Rhythm

Jan. 10, 3 p.m.,  Film: "Amy"

Valid from 12/28/2015 to 01/04/2016

This Week at Princeton Public Library

01/18/2016

Monday, January 18

 

The library is closed for Martin Luther King Day.

 

Tuesday, January 19

 

5:30 p.m. 

Refresh Your Resume and Job Search 

Sharon Bancroft will discuss techniques to determine your strengths and improve your resume.  She will provide resources and address considerations for interviews, recommendations, social media and networking. Students may bring a copy of their resume, but it's not required. Technology Center

 

ALSO ON JAN. 19

4 p.m.,  Chess

 

Database Spotlight
 
 

The New York Times is available online to library cardholders. In the library, simply visit nytimes.com/register to log in by creating a personal account, using your email address and password of your own creation. For remote access, please contact us
 at 609.924.9529, ext. 1218 so that we may verify that your library card is active and provide you with a code for 72-hour-access to the paper with any device. To activate your remote subscription, you'll also need to log in or register first, again by using an email address and password. At the conclusion of the 72-hour period, you may re-use the access code to get another 72-hour all-access pass. 
 

 

Wednesday, January 20

 

7 p.m.

PSO Soundtracks: Calligraphy as Art and Inspiration

Caroline Harris, associate director for education at the Princeton University Art Museum, shares insights into the Museum's superb collection of Chinese calligraphy, and Jing Jing Luo, Music Alive: New Partnerships Composer-in-Residence, connects her passion for traditional calligraphy to the creation of her orchestral work Tsao Shu (Grass Scripts). The piece, featured in PSO's Jan. 31 concert Three Songs, was inspired by the physical brush strokes of the calligraphic art form. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

ALSO ON JAN. 20

4 p.m.,  Acting Out
7 p.m.,  Introduction to Blogging with Google Blogger Session 1
 

Thursday, January 21

 

11 a.m.

Winter Market

Local vendors offer a variety of goods including Jersey Fresh organic produce, free-range beef, poultry, pork and eggs; cheese, pickles, honey, baked goods, candles and more during this five-hour event. Community Room

 

ALSO ON JAN. 21

Friday, January 22

 

9:45 a.m.

Job Seekers Session: Help for New Jersey's Older Long-term Unemployed

Director Maria Heidkamp gives an overview of the resources available at Rutgers University's New Start Career Network, shares lessons learned since the NSCN launch and suggests strategies to help older, long-term unemployed job seekers.  

 

Launched in late 2015 by Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, the New Start Career Network is designed to provide a mix of free virtual and in-person assistance to help job seekers improve their job search techniques, including resume-writing, mock interviews, information about job clubs, training, and other topics. The NSCN has partnered with some 25 organizations across the state to help these older, long-term unemployed job seekers, including private-sector employers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, NSCN has recruited volunteer career coaches to provide one-on-one assistance for those who want it.

Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Professional Services Group of Mercer County.

ALSO ON JAN. 22


 

Saturday, January 23

 

11 a.m. 

Affordable Care Act Insurance Enrollment

A trained navigator will be available by appointment to assist with questions and applications for Affordable Health Act insurance. The enrollment period ends Jan. 31. Call 800.355.0271 to make an appointment for a one-on-one session. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library, the Family Resource Network and Princeton Human Services and Health Department.

ALSO ON JAN. 23

 

 

Sunday, January 24

 

3 p.m.

Raconteur Radio: "Gaslight"

Metuchen-based Raconteur Radio presents a staged radio play of "Gaslight," adapted from the 1938 Patrick Hamilton play about an opera singer whose husband attempts to drive her insane and the Scotland Yard detective who intervenes on her behalf. With Laurence Mintz, Jason Jackson and Danielle Illario. The 55-minute production features theatrical lighting, period costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, sound effects and vintage commercials. Community Room

 

Please note that Raconteur Radio presentations are considered parody productions and have no affiliation with the original material or its presenters.

ALSO ON JAN. 24

4 p.m.,  ESL Class

 

 

Upcoming

 

Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.,  Artist Reception and Exhibit

Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., Film: "Pull of Gravity"

Jan. 30, 3 p.m.,    Scratch for Arduino

 

Valid from 01/18/2016 to 01/25/2016

This Week at Princeton Public Library

01/25/2016

Monday, January 25

 

7 p.m.

Personal Branding and Technology

Technology and design consultant John LeMasney will discuss the key ways in which you can determine, shape, and reinforce your personal brand. Personal brand is the reason that people feel love, dislike, or indifference towards you. By using technology, visuals, social media, and interpersonal interactions, you can use your brand to help you gain influence, gather an audience, and find new successes. Technology Center

 

ALSO ON JAN. 25

Tuesday, January 26

 

6:30 p.m. 

Artist Reception and Exhibit

Join us for an opening reception to meet and celebrate the artwork of local curator and artist Gillett Good Griffin whose exhibit "Heads and Tales: Portraits and Legends" will be on view in the second floor Reference Gallery from Jan. 10 through March 31. The portraits span more than 60 years and feature Princeton teachers, students, friends, colleagues, visitors, and others from the community. Light refreshments will be served. Second floor Reference Gallery

 

Co-sponsored by the library and The Arts Council of Princeton.

 

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities

 

ALSO ON JAN. 26

4 p.m.,  Chess

4 p.m.,  Homework Help

Spotlight: 2Reimagine Project

 

Loyal TWAPPL readers are aware that in the spring, we'll be embarking on a renovation of the library's second floor, a project we call 2Reimagine. The second floor will be closed during construction, requiring some immediate rearranging of our collection. The first step was taken last week, when the Large Print collection was moved from shelves on the Wiggins Street side of the first floor to new temporary shelving next to the DVDs. This week, we expect to move the Travel Collection to the space formerly occupied by Large Print. (Some of you will remember that this was the original home of the Travel Collection.)
 

The largest part of this rearrangement involves the remainder of the nonfiction collection on the second floor, which will be reorganized by browsable topics. We expect that work to begin this week. While much of this collection will be placed in storage during construction, when it returns, it will be shelved in this browsable format, which we're calling Neighborhoods. This may cause some short-term confusion, since books will not be in strict Dewey Decimal number order. No need to worry: Our staff is always here to help you locate an item.
 

Watch this space in the coming months for more information about 2Reimagine.

Wednesday, January 27

"Pull of Gravity" trailer (contains profanity and racial slurs)

6:30 p.m.

Film: "Pull of Gravity"

Each year, more than 700,000 people are released from prisons in the United States.

This documentary reveals what happens to prisoners trying to re-enter society through the stories of three men at different stages of the process.

 

Co-sponsored by the library, The Petey Greene Program, The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow (Princeton and Trenton Chapters), and Princeton University's SPEAR (Students for Princeton Education and Reform). 1 hour, 21 minutes. Community Room

ALSO ON JAN. 27

4 p.m.,  Acting Out


 

Thursday, January 28

 

8:30 a.m.

Sustainable Princeton Visioning Session

Hear from the trendsetters about their ideas for a sustainable town and then work together to create a unified vision.  Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton.

 

ALSO ON JAN. 28

 

 

Friday, January 29

 

9:45 a.m.

Job Seekers Session: Help for New Jersey's Older Long-term Unemployed

This presentation with David Schuchman informs attendees that up to 70 percent of open positions are not actively published (as per several sources), and why employers often use non-published ways of finding professional talent. Schuchman will discuss ways to begin to overcome this challenge in order to be exposed to more professional opportunities. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Professional Services Group of Mercer County.

ALSO ON JAN. 29

9 a.m.,   Puzzle Palooza
4 p.m., LEGO
 

Saturday, January 30

 

3 p.m. 

Scratch for Arduino

Scratch for Arduino allows you to use the simple and powerful Scratch interface to program the Arduino. Come learn more about how to bring these two great tools together. Technology Center

ALSO ON JAN. 30

 

 

Sunday, January 31

3 p.m.

Listen Local: Ragtime Relics

The Ragtime Relics perform a signature brand of American Roots Music. The band was formed in 2011 by Karl Dentino of West Windsor, on guitar, harmonica and vocals; and John Sudia of Hillsborough who plays bass and sings. They will be joined by mandolinist, Bo Child of Hopewell, and multi-instrumentalist Dave SanSoucie of Robbinsville who has recorded two solo albums and performed on a European tour. The band combines songs and a bit of history into a typical performance, taking listeners on a journey that spans 1920s Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley and moves through several early 20th-century musical forms including country, ragtime, blues, folk and early rock 'n'roll.  The Ragtime Relics have had repeat performances at several central New Jersey venues, and their music is suitable for all ages. Part of the Listen Local series. Community Room

ALSO ON JAN. 31

4 p.m.,  ESL Class

 

 

Upcoming

 

Feb. 2, 7 p.m.,   Writers Room

Feb. 3, 7 p.m.,  Author Donna Clovis

 

Valid from 01/25/2016 to 02/01/2016

This Week at Princeton Public Library

02/08/2016

Monday, February 8

7:30 p.m.

Launch Party: "Dark as a Hazel Eye: Coffee & Chocolate Poems" (edited by Ellen Foos, Vasiliki Katsarou, and Lynne Shapiro)

Selected poems from the new anthology published by Ragged Sky Press will be read. A poem by Nobel Prize-winner Tomas Tranströmer is among the works by established and emerging poets along with poems by Elaine Equi, Tony Hoagland, Naomi Shihab Nye, James Richardson, Charles Simic, Virgil Suárez and many others. Coffee and chocolate will be served. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.

ALSO ON FEB. 8

11 a.m., Letra Pequena

7 p.m., Intro to Programming: JavaScript

7 p.m., Writing Workshop

 

Tuesday, February 9

7 p.m. 

Book Launch:  Idra Novey

The author, who teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton University, reads from her debut novel, "Ways to Disappear." A combination of mystery, romance, noir and humor, the book takes readers on a wild romp from snowy Pittsburgh to sultry Rio.  Ploughshares named "Ways to Disappear" among the best books of the new year and Novey was recently selected as on of Interview Magazine's "16 Faces of 2016."  Novey is the author several poetry collections and her latest effort,"Exit, Civilian," was selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into seven languages and featured on NPR as well as in magazines such as Slate and The Paris ReviewA book signing and reception will follow the talk and reading. Community Room

 

ALSO ON FEB. 9

4 p.m.,  Chess

4 p.m.,  Homework Help

Services Spotlight

 
Once again this year, the library is among locations where free help is available for preparing and filing electronic federal and New Jersey income tax returns. Co-sponsored by the library and AARP,  the help is for seniors and people of low and moderate income by appointment.  Appointments will be scheduled on Monday mornings through April 11. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their 2014 return and documentation for 2014 current year income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling 609.924.9529, ext. 1220.

 

Wednesday, February 10

7 p.m.

Holiday Cook, Book and Blog

Select a dessert recipe to make and bring from either "The Pioneer Woman" blog or "The Pioneer Woman Cooks A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations" by Ree Drummond. Liz Ferry will lead a discussion on how blogs have changed the world of cooking and baking while we sample your culinary creations. Conference Room

ALSO ON FEB. 10

4 p.m.,  Acting Out

7 p.m., Promoting Yourself Beyond Your Business Card

 

Thursday, February 11

"Freeheld" trailer

7 p.m.

Film: "Freeheld"

Julianne Moore stars as a dying veteran police detective who lobbies county freeholders to allow her surviving domestic partner (Ellen Page) to inherit her pension. Based on the 2007 documentary on the lives of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree. Community Room

 

ALSO ON FEB. 11

10:30 a.m., Fiction Book Group

 

 

Friday, February 12

 

9:45 a.m.

Job Seekers Session: Discovering Your True Purpose

In this highly interactive presentation, Terrence Seamon will guide you through a series of exercises that will lead you in the direction of greater clarity around your calling, your purpose, and the work you were meant to do. With this insight, you will be able to design your own personally branded value proposition. This will be a fun and useful session where you can expand your network, share knowledge with your peers, and take away highly relevant and beneficial insights and perspectives from experts in the marketplace.

 

Co-sponsored by the library and Professional Service Group of Mercer County.

 

ALSO ON FEB. 12

Saturday, February 13

2 p.m. 

Chinese New Year Celebration

Princeton High School Mandarin language teacher Shwu-Fen Lin and the school's Chinese Club Chinese Language classes with the Princeton Chinese Language School host a celebration of the Year of the Monkey with traditional music and instruments, martial arts, calligraphy, painting, dance, games and crafts. Community Room

 

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton High School Chinese Club.

ALSO ON FEB. 13

11:30 a.m.,  Spanish Stories

2 p.m.,  Go Between Club

 

 

Sunday, February 14

3 p.m.

Love ... According to the Great American Songbook

Singer Katie Welsh and pianist Emily Whitaker, both 2015 graduates of Princeton University, perform favorite love songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman and more. Community Room

 

ALSO ON FEB. 14

4 p.m.,  ESL Class

 

 

Upcoming

 

Feb. 15, 7 p.m.,   Film: "Burnt"

Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m.,   Advanced Excel

Feb. 17, 7 p.m.,  Angus Deaton

Feb. 19 6 p.m.,  Film: "Paper Towns"

Feb. 20, 2 p.m.,   Wordpress for BeginnersSession 1

 

Valid from 02/08/2016 to 02/15/2016

This Week at Princeton Public Library

02/15/2016

Monday, February 15

7 p.m.

Film: "Burnt"

Bradley Cooper stars as a chef and recovering addict who attempts to rebuild his culinary career by leading a London restaurant to three Michelin stars. Community Room

 

ALSO ON FEB. 15

11 a.m., Letra Pequena


 

Tuesday, February 16

 

5:30 p.m. 

Advanced Excel

Microsoft Office instructor, Sharon Bancroft explains how to implement advanced features into Excel. Topics include conditional formatting, subtotals, advanced formulas, advanced sorting, linking files and formatting. For those with a familiarity with Excel or who have attended the Intro to Excel class. Technology Center

 

ALSO ON FEB. 16

4 p.m.,  Chess

4 p.m.,  Homework Help

7 p.m., Writers Room

Services Spotlight

 
As we prepare for 2Reimagine, the upcoming renovation of the library's second floor, every effort is being made to minimize disruption to our customers. However, it is necessary that we suspend meeting room rentals beginning March 1 for the duration of the project. Thank you for your patience while efforts are under way to improve your library experience. For updates on the project, visit princetonlibrary.org/2Reimagine.

 

Wednesday, February 17

7 p.m.

Economist Angus Deaton

The 2015 Nobel Prize winner in Economics talks about his book "The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality." The book tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His many books include "The Analysis of Household Surveys" and "Economics and Consumer Behavior." He is a past president of the American Economic Association. Community Room

 

ALSO ON FEB. 17

4 p.m.,  Acting Out


 

Thursday, February 18

7 p.m.

When the Duruflés Came to Town

Lyn Ransom, founder and music director of VOICES Chorale, hosts a symposium where speakers will share insight into the Duruflé Requiem, the Duruflés' influence, and the circumstances of the Duruflés' visit to the Princeton area in 1971, when the Requiem was performed at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton. The piece will be presented at the same venue on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m., by VOICES, the Trinity Cathedral Choir, and the Princeton High School Chamber Choir. Community Room

7:30 p.m.,  Boundless Book Group

 

 

Friday, February 19

 

6 p.m.

Film: "Paper Towns"

This coming-of-age story, adapted from the bestselling novel by John Green, centers around Quentin and his lifelong crush Margo. After an all-night adventure, Margo disappears, leaving behind clues that lead Quentin and his friends to follow on the journey of a lifetime. 1 hour, 49 minutes. Community Room

 

ALSO ON FEB. 19

Saturday, February 20

 

2 p.m. 

WordPress for Beginners

In this two-part class, you will learn how to start your website, apply style, create intriguing content, share and publicize it, and develop your audience. Come and learn just how easy it is to start a conversation about your favorite topic, then make it beautiful and popular. Session 2 is Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. Technology Center

ALSO ON FEB. 20

10:30 a.m.,   QuickBooks on the Cloud

 

 

Sunday, February 21

3 p.m.

Listen Lord: The Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church's 175 Years in the Fight for Freedom