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This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, SEPT. 17
 
Kids and teens are invited to mark Constitution Day by entering a poster contest.


1 p.m.
Introduction to Online Genealogy
This class will primarily focus on Ancestry.com's private subscription, but will also explore our library's database access to Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest to help you discover your family tree. Instructor: Nora Walsh. Technology Center

ALSO ON MONDAY
11 a.m., 
Letra Pequena (Little Letter)
2 p.m.,  Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony
4:30 p.m., Maker Mondays: Build with Lego
5:30 p.m., Refresh Your Resume and Job Search
7 p.m.,  Welcoming Week: English Language Learners Potluck
7 p.m.,  Gente y Cuentos/People and Stories
 
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18
 
 
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. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish. Quiet Room
SPOTLIGHT: YOUR PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD
 
Do you have your Princeton Public Library card?  September is National Library Card Sign-Up month and all residents of the Municipality of Princeton, regardless of age, are eligible for a free library card. If you already have a card, be sure you are taking advantage of all we have to offer. With a PPL library card you can borrow items from our print and media collections and have 24/7 access to our digital collections of ebooksdownloadable audiobooksmoviesmagazines, and music. You can also access our research databases from home, receive one-on-one homework help and test prep through Brainfuse, learn a language through Rosetta Stone, Mango Languages or Muzzy or take courses through Lynda.com free of charge.  Plus, you can enjoy free admission to 19 museums and so much more.Apply online or come in for a visit.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19
 
 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
   
 
6:30 p.m.
Author Alice McDermott at Morven Museum & Garden
The National Book Award-winner gives a talk at the paperback release of her critically-acclaimed "The Ninth Hour." Moderated by Lauren B. Davis, the talk will be followed by a book-signing session. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of the newly released paperback edition of "The Ninth Hour." Doors open at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. McDermott is the author of seven previous novels including "After This," "Child of My Heart," and "Charming Billy," winner of the 1998 National Book Award. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. Tickets may be reserved at alicemcdermottprinceton.eventbrite.com.

ALSO ON THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Bill LaChance gives a presentation that covers a number of strategies to consider to help with cash flow during a career transition. Topics include: Medical Insurance through the Affordable Care Act, tax implications of 401k/403b rollovers and withdrawals, strategies to take advantage of lower marginal tax rates during a transition and potential adjustments to financial aid. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
 
11 a.m.
Princeton Children's Book Festival
Nearly 90 acclaimed authors and illustrators in children's literature gather on Hinds Plaza to meet, interact with and sign books for young readers at this annual event. An "instrument petting zoo" set up by Princeton Symphony Orchestra will feature a variety of instruments for the public to handle. Book sales are handled by jaZams with 20 percent of the proceeds donated to the library's Youth Services Department.Hinds Plaza, rain or shine
 
Co-sponsored by the library and jaZams.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
 
 
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23
 
11 a.m.
The Mayor's Bike Ride
Mayor Liz Lempert and members of the Princeton Bike Advisory Committee will lead a family-friendly exploration of portions of Princeton's Bike Network in this annual event. Starting in Community Park South, this moderately paced ride will traverse a mix of paved surfaces and trails that are closed to motor vehicles. We'll take a break in historic Mountain Lakes House before returning to Community Park. The ride is open to experienced cyclists of all ages. Helmets are required.
 
Co-sponsored by the library, the Municipality of Princeton and the Princeton Bike Advisory Committee.
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.,  Medicare: What You Need to Know 
 
 
 
Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.,  Dancing Under the Stars

Saturday, Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m., Explore Nature and Words with Room to Read

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m.,  A Celebration of Motown with the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative  

 
 

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