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MONDAY, APRIL 17
 
 
7 p.m.
Poets at the Library
Featured poets Cynthia Arrieu-King and Wanda S. Praisner read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. Arrieu-King teaches creative writing at Stockton. Her books include "People are Tiny in Paintings of China," "Manifest," and "Unlikely Conditions," written with the Hillary Gravendyk. She is the editor of an Asian Anglophone edition of the on-line journal susie. Praisner is a poet in residence for the NJ State Council on the Arts. Her books include "A Fine and Bitter Snow,"  "On the Bittersweet Avenues of Pomona," "Where the Dead Are,"  "Sometimes When Something Is Singing" and  "Natirar." She has received fellowships from the Dodge Foundation and others, and is a 10-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.
 
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ALSO ON APRIL 17
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Film at the Arts Council of Princeton: "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band"
This acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Carol Bash traces the life of renowned jazz pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams who battled racial and gender barriers as she made her way as a solo artist in the 1940s. Over the course of her career, Williams composed more than 300 works of music including big band hits for Andy Kirk, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and others. Her compositions include jazz standards such as "Walkin' and Swingin'," "Twinklin'," "Cloudy" and "Little Joe from Chicago." 1 hour, 10 minutes. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month. Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St.
 Co-sponsored by the library and the Arts Council of Princeton.
 
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ALSO ON APRIL 18
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m., Chess
7 p.m.,  Writers Room
7 p.m., Embracing the Beauty of the Aging Body

 
SERVICES SPOTLIGHT
 
Yet another museum is joining the lineup of destinations library cardholders can visit for free through the library's Museum Pass Program. Beginning May 1, passes will be available for The Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The museum of medical history features collections of anatomical specimens, models and medical instruments displayed in a 19th-century "cabinet museum" setting. Sections of Albert Einstein's brain are among the specimens in the permanent collection along with the tallest skeleton on display in North America and a skull collection. Passes to all of the museums that are part of the program may be reserved online using your library card or by calling (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220.
 
The Museum Pass Program is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
 
 
 
1 p.m. 
Get the Most from Gmail
Photos is the picture and picture editing program on Apple devices. In this basic introduction to Photos, you will learn how to move digital images from your camera or phone to your Mac, do some simple editing and share your photos. Technology Center
ALSO ON APRIL 19
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
 
3 p.m.
Room to Read Presents Dr. Cory Heyman
Drop in to meet Cory Heyman, enjoy some refreshments and hear the story of how one small non-profit organization, Room to Read, began 17 years ago to promote reading for all children and help girls complete high school in some of the most disadvantaged countries of the world. 
 
Room to Read now leads large-scale regional and national educational reform efforts in countries such as Grenada, India, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania, and strives to support particularly disadvantaged groups of children in countries such as Jordan and Sri Lanka. Room to Read has served more than 10 million children primarily in Africa and Asia with a commitment to help 5 million more  in the next three years. Community Room
ALSO ON APRIL 20
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
 
7 p.m.
Princeton Pro Musica: Symposium on Carmina Burana
Ryan Brandau, artistic director of Princeton Pro Musica and Mark Roxey, executive and artistic director of Roxey Ballet in Lambertville, discuss their collaboration to create a new production of Carl Orff's masterpiece "Carmina Burana." Marjorie Herman from WWFM's "Choral Sounds" will moderate the discussion. The performance will take place on May 21 at Richardson Auditorium. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Pro Musica.
ALSO ON APRIL 21
4 p.m., Acting Out
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
 
 
1 p.m.
PSO Bravo! Music Lesson Advice Panel
Parents interested in private music lessons for their children can ask the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's panel of experts for advice on when to begin, how and where to find a teacher, buying and renting instruments and keeping up it fun.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
 
 
5 p.m.
Amy Goodman: "Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America"
Goodman talks about the threats to journalism and a free press, and the role of independent media in reporting on movements for social change. The talk will be followed by a book signing of the just-released paperback version of her latest NYT bestseller, "Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America". She will be joined at the signing by one of the book's co-authors, Denis Moynihan of "Democracy Now!" 
 
Co-sponsored with Labyrinth Books, Wilson College Signature Lecture Series, and the Princeton University Council of the Humanities Ferris Seminars in Journalism.
 
This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets are available for pickup at Labyrinth Books during store hours and are limited to two per person.
 
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 APRIL 23
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING


April 24, 6 p.m.,  Criminal Justice: A Discussion of the System and Reforms

April 27, 6 p.m.Film and Q&A at the Princeton Garden Theatre: "The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith"

April 29, noon,  C-Change Conversation with Sophie Glovier
April 30, 4 p.m.,  Voyage ESL




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