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This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JUNE 18
 

7 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Cross-Cultural Challenges in Opera
Helene Kulsrud, chair of the Princeton Festival Lectures, moderates a conversation between Steven LaCosse, stage director of the Princeton Festival's production of "Madama Butterfly," and CJ Ru, director of operations for the Princeton Festival, on some of the issues facing directors when they present operas from a culture different from the culture where the opera is being performed. Issues such as variations in the text, casting and choice of set and costumes will be addressed. Also to be considered are questions arising from presentation of Asian-themed operas, restrictions on cast and setting imposed by licensing and changing the original time or place for an opera. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the  Princeton Festival.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
1 p.m., Apps and Websites to Buy and Sell Items Locally
4 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
4 p.m., Maker Mondays: Build a Bot
6:30 p.m., SCORE Seminar
7 p.m., Graphic Novel Book Group

 
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
 
6:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Soiree with Marie Benedict
Our third annual Summer Reading Soiree features author Marie Benedict and will be held in the restored barn at the Historical Society of Princeton. Benedict will talk about and sign copies of her new book "Carnegie's Maid." Her first historical novel, "The Other Einstein" will also be available for sale.
 
An assortment of appetizers, sparkling beverages and sorbet from The Bent Spoon will be featured. The event is also an opportunity to stroll the grounds of the Historical Society and visit its exhibits. It will also be a chance to sign up for the library's summer reading challenge. All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win a basket full of books. Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road
 
Parking is free but limited; please carpool if possible. Overflow parking will be available at the Princeton Friends School at 470 Quaker Road, a 15-20 minute walk from the farmstead.
 
Co-sponsored by the Historical Society 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 TUESDAY
7 p.m., Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: LEARN A LANGUAGE
 
Parlez-vous? Learning a language has never been easier, and summer is the perfect time to start. Whether you want to brush up on your high school French, learn simple phrases to enhance your travel experiences, or start at the beginning with a completely new language, we've got you covered. You can learn by listening to CDs or downloadable audiobooks, watching a video series from our streaming video services, or using library databases and apps on your computer or mobile device. Check out our print collection in the Language Learning neighborhood or the phrasebooks in the Travel neighborhood. For a comprehensive look at what we offer, visit the Learn a Language page on our website.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
 

7 p.m.
Gov. Jim Florio in Conversation with Charles Stile
Florio, New Jersey's 49th governor, will discuss his book, "Standing on Principle: Lessons Learned in Public Life," with Stile, the dean of the New Jersey print journalists. As a state assemblyman, congressman and governor, Florio championed progressive causes, playing a crucial role in the enactment of federal Superfund laws to clean up toxic waste sites in New Jersey and around the country. As governor, he signed an assault weapons ban that remains one of the strictest in the nation. He is a recipient of the Profile in Courage Award of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. A resident of Princeton, Stile is senior political columnist for The Record. He has been a fixture at the New Jersey Statehouse press corps since 1993, writing for The Times of Trenton and The Record. Both men are Brooklyn natives and  graduates of Trenton State College. Community Room

ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1 p.m.,  Photoshop for Portraits of People
5:30 p.m., Refresh Your Resume and Job Search
7 p.m., Art Talk: Sean Carney and Larry Parsons
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
 
7 p.m.
John Burkhalter: More About 'What's Baroque About Baroque Music?'
Scholar and musician John Burkhalter discusses music and instruments from the Age of the Baroque with a focus on pieces being presented in the Princeton Festival's 2018 season. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the  Princeton Festival.
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: David Kowalski
In this presentation, presenter David Kowalski discusses ways to reduce stress during transition and recognize that it can be a source of multiple opportunities.Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
 
Through July 9
Exhibit: 110 Years of the Princeton-Blairstown Center
This exhibit explores the history of the Princeton-Blairstown Center, from its founding to the present. For 110 years, the Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) and its predecessor organizations - the Princeton Summer Camp and the Princeton Education Center at Blairstown - have been providing meaningful outdoor adventure experiences for youth from under-served communities. Princeton Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton-Blairstown Center.
 
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 SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 24

3 p.m.
Helen O'Shea and the Shanakees: "Turning Tides" CD Launch Show

The group plays a selection of songs including some from the new CD "Turning Tides." Other local musicians will be special guests. Community Park North Amphitheater, weather permitting, or Community Room

ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m., Sunday Stories
 
UPCOMING
 
Tuesday, June 26,  6 p.m., Summer Jazz: Steve Kramer Quartet
 
Wednesday, June 27,  6:30 p.m., Family Concert with Jim Gill
 
Thursday, June 28, 1 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
 
Friday, June 29, 9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session: Social Media

Saturday, June 30,  4:30 p.m., Teen Book Bash
 
 

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