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This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

7 p.m.
Poets at the Library: David Crews and Betty Lies
Featured poets David Crews and Betty Lies read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. Crews received an MFA in poetry from Drew University and serves as director of the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center at Sussex County College and editor for The Stillwater Review. He is the author of two poetry collections and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Lies is the author of three volumes of poetry and four other books. She is the senior poetry editor of U.S. 1 Worksheets. A Geraldine R. Dodge poet, she also teaches at the Princeton Senior Resource Center and is a member of Cool Women Poets. Newsroom

 
Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.
This program is presented with support  from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help

4 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
 
 
7 p.m.
Clifford Zink: "The Princeton Eating Clubs"
Princeton-based author and historic preservation consultant Clifford W. Zink discusses his book about the 11 eating clubs that remain the center of social life for Princeton University undergraduates. The book also covers the former eating clubhouses now owned and operated by the University for academic purposes. Community Room 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Chess
6 p.m., Library Live at Labyrinth: Jessica Bruder in Conversation with Matt Desmond
7 p.m.,  Write Space
 
SPOTLIGHT: VISIT AND VIEW
 
We're excited to announce that the Museum Pass Program, one of our most popular services, is expanding to include free admission to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Museum, located in Holmdel. Aligning with an exhibit, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, now on display at the New York Historical Society (another participating museum), it is an ideal time to make reservations for an outing. Thanks to a grant from The American Library Association and WETA, with additional funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the library is also screening the 10-part Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film, "The Vietnam War." Episodes will be shown on select Wednesdays from December through February so that members of the community can view the film together. If you can't make it to the screenings, there is also an expansive series of lectures, book discussions, and related events to further supplement the film. Find the complete program guide here. And, join us at the library.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
 
 
7 p.m.
Princeton's Sustainability Progress Report: Where Do We Stand and Where Do We Go from Here?
In 2009, Princeton Council adopted the Sustainable Princeton Community Plan, the result of a community-wide effort to address our environmental impact and develop a long-term vision, an action plan, and a way to track progress toward achieving a sustainable community. Learn what progress has been made and what remains to be done to make Princeton a more sustainable community. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton with support from NRG Energy Inc.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
6:30 p.m., Origami for all Ages
6:30 p.m., Intro to Project Management with Trello
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
 
 
6 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Paul Halpern: "The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality"
The author and professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia discusses his book that tells the story of how the two eminent physicists engaged in a lifelong exchange of ideas, resulting in many of the innovations of late 20th-century physics. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
 
Part of the Library Live at Labyrinth series, co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
10:30 a.m., Contemporary Fiction Book Group
Noon and 5 p.m., Mercer County Community ID Card Program
3 p.m., Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Code It
6:30 p.m., Holiday Networking Event
7 p.m., Writing Workshop
7 p.m., Black Voices Book Group
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
 
 
7 p.m.
Listen Local Coffee House
Garry Pearsall and his band So It Goes, featuring Drew Turock, John Mazzeo, and Eric Heller perform. Also appearing will be guitarist/singer Tommy Abousselman and friends. This will be a night of eclectic music with light rock, unplugged classic rock, alternative and Americana. Coffee and biscotti will be served. Part of the Listen Local series. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
9:45 a.m., Job Seekers Session: Alex Freund
4 p.m., Acting Out
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
 
 
3 p.m.
Winter Wonderland
Stop by the Community Room to see it transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Our Teen Advisory Board members will be leading games and other winter themed activities. This fun-filled afternoon will also feature a cocoa bar and other treats. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Mindful Movements
11 a.m., Girls Who Code Club
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
 
 
 
1 p.m.
Friends of the Library Special One-Day Book Sale
Gently used art, fiction and children's books in good condition, many suitable for gift-giving will be on sale through 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.  Community Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
1 p.m., 
Toy Giveaway
Gently used toys, games and puzzles donated by students from Community Park, Johnson Park, Littlebrook and Riverside Elementary Schools will be available through 2:30 p.m. while supplies last. Story Room
 
UPCOMING

Monday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., SCORE Seminar
 
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Writers Room

 

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., Poetry Off the Page
 
Thursday, Dec. 21, Noon and 5 p.m., Mercer County Community ID Card Program

Friday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m., Film: "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

Sunday, Dec. 24, The library is closed.

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