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This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MAY 20

6:30 p.m.
Nancy L.  Rosenblum, co-author of "A Lot of People are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy"
The author discusses her book, co-written with Russell Muirhead, that shows how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, and what needs to be done to resist it. Filled with vivid examples, "A Lot of People Are Saying" diagnoses a defining and disorienting feature of today's politics and offers a guide to responding to the threat. Community Room
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
TUESDAY, MAY 21
 
 
7 p.m.
Lecture: Robert Stengel: "Project Apollo: Origins, Missions and the Legacy"
As the 50th anniversary of the July 1969, Apollo moon landing approaches, Robert Stengel, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, gives a talk. The talk will examine Project Apollo from the viewpoint of his time spent at the Draper Laboratory from 1968-73 where he was principal designer of the Apollo Project Lunar Module manual control logic used for all moon landings and where he went on to create a preliminary design for the Space Shuttle atmospheric flight control system. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
SPOTLIGHT
Using Bibliocommons to Manage Your PPL Account Online
 
Now that you have your Princeton Public Library card, the next step is to create an account within Bibliocommons, the library's online catalog, so that you can view your checked-out items, renew items, manage holds and pay account fees.
 
Go to the library's catalog website and enter your barcode number (all 14 digits, no spaces) and your PIN (most likely the last 4 digits of the phone number on your account). Verify your name, email, and birth date.
 
Create a public username, which will allow you to login in with this name and your PIN in case you don't have your card number with you.This username is the one that will be connected to you if you create lists that you wish to share, use to add reviews or comments about book titles, and follow other readers if you like. More on list creation and posting reviews in later Spotlights.
 
After checking the box accepting the Terms and Conditions, take a quick look at Settings. This is where you will go to update your email, change your PIN, enable your borrowing history, or change your privacy settings.  
 
Now you are ready to keep track of your account, 24/7.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
 
 
7 p.m.
The Practitioners of Musick: "The Grove or Rural Harmony"
The Practitioners of Musick present a program celebrating "Gainsborough's Family Album," the exhibition of the works of 18th-century British artist Thomas Gainsborough on view at the Princeton University Art Museum through June 9. Gainsborough was known to have a particular leaning toward musicians (his daughter, Margaret, recorded that her father was "much led into the company of musicians"). This concert will feature works by Gainsborough's musical friends including John Christian Bach, John Stanley, Thomas Linley and Charles Frederick Abel. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Art Museum.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, MAY 23
 
6 p.m.
Tabletop Game Night
Everyone 16 and older is invited to enjoy an evening of playing tabletop and strategy games. The library will provide several games to choose from, but you're also welcome to bring your own. STEAM Studio
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,  Code It
 
 
Kim Dorman checks in with Richard Tang Yuk, artistic director of The Princeton Festival.
FRIDAY, MAY 24
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "On the Basis of Sex"
The life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are the focus of this drama starring Felicity Jones. PG-13. 2 hours. Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, MAY 25
 
11 a.m.
Musical Theater Workshop: "Making of a Musical"
Led by teaching artist Gail Blanche-Gill and lecturer Shari Gill, this three-part program provides high school students with an introduction to the tools needed to succeed in musical theater. This first session focuses on being a professional singer in musicals, with topics including vocal health, selecting repertoire, the audition process and the business side of theater. The session runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break.
 
Open to high school students only. Registrants must attend all three sessions; other session dates are June 1 and June 7.  For more information on the other sessions and to register, please visit the Princeton Festival website.
 
Co-sponsored by the Library and the Princeton Festival.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m.,  French Stories
3:30 p.m.,  Portuguese Stories
 
SUNDAY, MAY 26
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, May 27, The library is closed.
   
Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m., Film: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m.,  Princeton Tech Meetup
 
Friday, May 31, 8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
  
Saturday, June 1, 10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
 
Sunday, June 2, 4 p.m., Voyage ESL
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MAY 13
 
7 p.m.
Lynne Olson in Conversation with William Storrar
The New York Times bestselling author discusses her book "Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led the Largest Spy Network Against Hitler." Joining Olson in conversation will be Willian Storrar, director of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton. "Madame Fourcade's Secret War" is the dramatic, little-known story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamor, who headed the largest and most influential spy network in occupied France during World War II. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has called Olson "our era's foremost chronicler of World War II politics and diplomacy." Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
TUESDAY, MAY 14
 
Catherine McCabe
 
7 p.m.
Is New Jersey's Water Safe to Drink?
Ingrid Reed is joined by a panel of experts, including Commissioner Catherine McCabe of the NJDEP,  to discuss whether the water in New Jersey is safe to drink. While having clean water to drink has not been a concern for most people in the state, aging infrastructure and climate-change issues are raising new concerns. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
SPOTLIGHT: JOBNOW
 
Whether you're a student looking for summer employment, or someone with a bit more job experience, the library offers access to JobNow, free online career assistance for all stages of job hunting, powered by BrainFuse. Get resume templates, prepare for an interview, search for a job, take career assessments, or get personalized feedback from a live job coach all from the comfort of your home. What are you waiting for? The possibilities are endless.
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
 
Far from the Tree - Official Trailer I HD I Sundance Selects
Far from the Tree - Official Trailer
7 p.m.
Film: "Far from the Tree"
Based on the bestselling book of the same name by Columbia University psychology professor Andrew Solomon, this documentary explores the lives of four unconventional offspring and their parents who faced challenges in raising them. 1 hour, 33 minutes. May 15 is recognized as International Day of Families. Community Room
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, MAY 16
 
6 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Hilary Plum in Conversation with Deborah Amos
Hilary Plum
Hilary Plum, author of "Strawberry Fields," winner of the 2018 Fence Modern Prize in Prose, engages in conversation with Princeton University Professor of Journalism Deborah Amos. "Strawberry Fields" reveals the inner lives of journalists through glimpses of stories set all around the world including the Iraq War, the Arab Spring, Hurricane Katrina, drone warfare and others. Plum's other books are the nonfiction "Watchfires" and the novel "They Dragged Them Through the Streets."  Amos is an award-winning international correspondent for NPR News. Her reporting on the Middle East and refugees in the United States is regularly featured on NPR's "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," and "All Things Considered." Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St. 
Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
4:30 p.m., Girl Code
Dana Treichler's celebration of the season.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
 
7 p.m.
Dancing Under the Stars
Members of Central Jersey Dance give demonstrations of basic steps and lead others in an evening of dancing to recorded music of all kinds. Hinds Plaza (weather permitting) or Community Room.
Presented in partnership with Central Jersey Dance.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, MAY 18
3 p.m.
Author Sandra Cisneros: "The House on Mango Street"
The author discusses her acclaimed book in advance of Princeton Symphony Orchestra's May 19 performance of Derek Bermel's "Mango Suite," a new musical work inspired by the book. The beloved 1991 coming-of-age novel is told from the perspective of teenage Latina Esperanza Cordero who struggles with her life in a Chicano and Puerto Rican neighborhood of Chicago. During this event, Mexican mezzo-soprano Paulina Villarreal, who is featured in the concert, will perform excerpts from Mango Suite. Free with ticketed reservation. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University Campus.
Presented in partnership with Princeton Symphony Orchestra. The Mango Suite Project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
SUNDAY, MAY 19
 
3 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth: 
Emily Allen and Lyla Allen, 
"The Teen Kitchen: Recipes We Love to Cook"
Emily Allen and Lyla Allen, aka "the Kitchen Twins," talk about "The Teen Kitchen: Recipes We Love to Cook," a colorful and engaging cookbook featuring accessible, healthy and delicious recipes to encourage teens to get cooking. Young cooks will be introduced to the basic tools and lingo a beginner chef needs along with advice on how to stay safe in the kitchen, learn knife skills and ingredient swaps and even how to photograph food for social media.The 15-year-old  "Kitchen Twins" launched their own blog when they were 9. They launched their first product at 11 (Make Your Own Kale Chips, which sold at hundreds of stores) and have appeared on "The Rachael Ray Show," "The Today Show," and more. "The Teen Kitchen" includes a foreword by Rachael Ray. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St. 
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
UPCOMING
 
 
Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m., Tabletop Game Night
 
Friday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., Friday Feature Film: "On the Basis of Sex"
  
  
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MAY 6

1 p.m.
Resources for Cooks and Food Lovers
The internet and our library have much to offer for cooks and foodies. Staff members Gayle Stratton and Kelsey Ockert will help participants explore new ways and old to find recipes, discover food bloggers and Instagram chefs, find baking tips and product reviews, podcasts and online cooking demonstrations. Technology Center
ALSO ON MONDAY
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña
 
TUESDAY, MAY 7 
 
7 p.m.
Lecture: "Stairway to Zeppelin"
Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz gives a talk about Led Zepplin. When "Led Zeppelin II" replaced "Abbey Road" as the No. 1 album in December, 1969, it symbolized a passing of the torch to a new era in popular music. This 60-minute multimedia presentation observes how 1960s rock bands The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds paved the way for Led Zeppelin in the 1970s.
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writing Workshop
 
SPOTLIGHT
 
High Demand Titles Immediately Accessible through Hoopla
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
 
 
1:30 p.m.
Ask the Mac Pros
Members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group will answer questions about Apple devices and help you get started on our iMacs. Technology Center 
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, MAY 9
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Alafair Burke
The bestselling author discusses her new novel, the story of what happens when a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered and two estranged sisters, one the dead man's widow, the other his ex-wife, have to set aside mistrust and old resentments.
 
Burke is the author of 17 novels and is known for creating strong, believable and likable women characters while exploring the gendered nature of threats, abuse and violence in our society. Her novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor, police department liaison and criminal law professor. Burke's acclaimed psychological thriller, "The Wife," is currently being adapted into a feature film.
 
This author talk is free but registration is requested as seating is limited. Those registered will be seated first and empty seats will be filled at 6:50 p.m. Those who register will be entered  in a special drawing for one of three prizes: Curated collection of Alarfair Burke's titles, a special "Tote-bag of Mystery Books" or a $25 Gift Certificate to the Cloak & Dagger, Mystery Bookshop.  Register Here. Community Room
 
 
This event is in partnership with The Cloak & Dagger.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
4:30 p.m.,Code It
Martha Perry Liu previews five events for toddlers.
FRIDAY, MAY 10
9:45 a.m.
Preparing for the Job Hunt
Valerie S. Williams presents on the "essential check list" for job hunters, networking tools, and strategies for showcasing skills.
Presented in partnership with PSG of Mercer County. Newsroom
SATURDAY, MAY 11
3 p.m.
Science Circle
Budding scientists in third through sixth grades are invited to participate in hands-on science activities designed by high school students at PRISMS. Important concepts, focusing on a different scientific discipline each month, will be explored. STEAM Studio
Presented in partnership with Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
10:30 a.m., Spanish Stories
 
SUNDAY, MAY 12
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
UPCOMING
 
Monday, May 13, 7 p.m.,    Lynne Olson in Conversation with William Storrar
   
Tuesday, May 14 
 7 p.m.,  Is New Jersey's Water Safe to Drink?
 
Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m., Film: "Far From the Tree" 
 
Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m.,   Library Live at Labyrinth: Hilary Plum in Conversation with Deborah Amos
 
Friday, May 17, 7 p.m., Dancing Under the Stars
  
 
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, APRIL 29

 

7 p.m.
The Gateway Project: Why You Should Care
Ingrid Reed moderates a panel discussion about what the regional impact would be if one or both train tunnels under the Hudson River were closed for repairs. The tunnels are old, damaged by flooding and inadequate for current and future ridership.The panel will review the findings of  a recently released report, look at the factors that created the problem and present efforts to implement a repair project. As panelists:
 
Tom Wright, executive director of the Regional Plan Association, Princetonian, planner and teacher, will present the new RPA report, "A Preventable Crisis: The Economic and Human Costs of a Hudson River Rail Tunnel Shutdown";
 
John McGoldrick, Princeton resident, commuter, lawyer, corporate executive and member of the original NJ Transit, will provide a context for the critical problem;
 
Steve Sigmund, director of communications for the Gateway Development Corporation Program, whose hometown is Princeton, will discuss the campaign to implement the long-awaited project.
 
Ingrid Reed is retired director of the New Jersey Project of Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics. Community Room
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
3 p.m.,      Homework Help
7 p.m.,   Gente y Cuentos
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Exploring Local History Resources in Princeton and Mercer County
Interested in learning about local history resources and developing your own local history research project? Join historians Alison Isenberg from Princeton University and Richard Anderson from Penn State, Izzy Kasdin and Stephanie Schwartz from the Historical Society of Princeton, and librarian Gayle Stratton for a hands-on learning and discussion program.
 
The presenters will share information about Princeton and Mercer County resources, including historical newspaper databases and manuscript archives, as well as a how-to miniguide for conducting oral history interviews. Following the presentations, attendees will break into small groups to consult on specific research questions with presenters. All ages welcome. Newsroom
 
Presented in partnership by the library, the Historical Society of Princeton, the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship at Princeton University, and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
SPOTLIGHT: SPRING READS
 
May is almost here! Ready to grab a book, get outside and enjoy the warm weather? At the library, we like nothing more than helping readers find their next great read. You'll find spring reading recommendations for kidsteens and adults in the "Books & More" section of our website. And, if you are out and about, stop by the library where our librarians are always eager to help find the right title for you. 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
 
 
4 p.m.
Lit Lab
Students in first through fifth grades are invited to join us to read a book and create or explore a hands-on maker activity inspired by the story. STEAM Studio
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,      Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, MAY 2
 
 
7 p.m.
Lecture: "Da Vinci as an Inventor"
Michael Littman, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, gives a lecture in honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo Da Vinci. The lecture will discuss Da Vinci's inventions with a focus on his work with optics. Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,  Girl Code
 
 
Public Programming Associate Nora Walsh writes about the different ways that stories are shared at the library.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
 
6 p.m.
Film: "The Hate U Give"
Based on the best-selling novel by Angie Thomas, "The Hate U Give" tells the story of Starr Carter, who lives in two worlds: the poor, black neighborhood where she resides and the mostly white prep school she attends. This uneasy balance is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a police officer. Facing pressures from all sides, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. 2 hours, 13 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, MAY 4
 
 
7 p.m.
Improv Night 
An after-hours night of improvisational comedy - just for high school and college students - will feature Princeton High School's Just Wing It and Princeton University's Quipfire. Community Room
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., Japanese Stories
3:30 p.m.,  Russian Stories
 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 5
 
2 p.m.
TechnoArte Latino
Latin American artists living in the United States, who use cutting-edge digital technologies throughout their creative process, will share their work and engage in discussions about the role of technology in shaping culture through the arts. The event will include short talks and performances by eight artists including: Sejo Vega Cebrian (Mexico), Ari Melenciano (American-Dominican), Sharon Lee De La Cruz (American-Puerto Rican), Michelle Hessel (Brazil), Cristobal Valenzuela (Chile), Aaron Montoya-Moraga (Chile), Martin Calvino (Uruguay) and Fanni Fazakas (Hungary). Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Art Museum.
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, May 6, 7 p.m.,  Continuing Conversations on Race
   
Tuesday, May 7 
 7 p.m.,  Aaron Krerowicz: Stairway to Zeppelin
 
Wednesday, May 8, 1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.,  Author Alafair Burke: "The Better Sister"
 
Friday, May 10, 10 a.m.,  Friends Book Sale Preview
   
Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.,    GreenFest: A Celebration of Sustainable Living 
 
Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m.,   Friends Book Sale (All items half price)
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, APRIL 22
 

7 p.m.
Author Nate Stucky: "Wrestling with Rest"
The author and director of Princeton Theological Seminary's Farminary Project discusses his book about the negative impact being constantly busy has on our lives, particularly the lives of young people. He studies the habits of teenagers and the pressures that burden them and advocates for the importance of rest for youth - socially and emotionally, physiologically and spiritually. The book calls us to reimagine the place of rest, not only in their lives, but also in ours, so that we see it as a gracious gift. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña
3 p.m.,     Homework Help
7 p.m.,  Gente y Cuentos
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
 
 
7 p.m.
Screening and Discussion: "The Chinese Exclusion Act"
This PBS American Experience episode examines the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to
America and for Chinese nationals already here to ever become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years. The film reveals the
hardships and racial animosities that Chinese Americans faced throughout
the duration of the law and reveals a forgotten history of Chinese American
resilience and resistance.
 
Beth Lew-Williams, assistant professor of history at Princeton University, leads a post-screening discussion. Her book, "The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America" maps the tangled relationships between local racial violence, federal immigration policy, and U.S. imperial ambitions in Asia. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Civil Rights Commission.
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
7 p.m.,   Writing Workshop
 
 
SPOTLIGHT: TECHNOLOGY CLASSES AT THE LIBRARY

Technology classes for May and June are now available on the library's website. The schedule features a variety of courses including classes for cloud computing, cyber security, health tracking, and social media strategies for small businesses. In addition, our advanced course series on artificial intelligence and machine learning has been expanded. This schedule can also be viewed by visiting the library's home page and choosing Tech Classes under Events. A hard copy of the schedule will be available in the lobby soon.
         
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
 
 
6 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Pico Iyer: "Autumn Light"
The author discusses his book about the year following his father-in-law's unexpected death. During that year, spent in Japan where he and his wife Hiroko have a home, Iyer began to grapple with the questions we all have to deal with: how to hold onto the things we love even though we know that we and they are dying. The book offers a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted. Iyer is the author of several books about cultures converging, including "Video Night in Kathmandu," "The Lady and the Monk," "The Global Soul" and, "Abandon." His articles appear often in such magazines as Harper's, Time, and the New York Review of Books.
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books. 
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,     Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
 
 
6 p.m.
Tabletop Game Night
Everyone 16 and older is invited to enjoy an evening of playing tabletop and strategy games. The library will provide several games to choose from, but you're also welcome to bring your own. STEAM Studio
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
4:30 p.m.Code It
6:30 p.m.,   Princeton Tech Meetup
 
 
FROM THE BLOG: KRISTIN FRIBERG ON TRANSITIONS
Librarian Kristin Friberg writes about weathering the transitions of raising a teenager.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "If Beale Street Could Talk"
Based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, this film tells the story of a young African-American woman seeking to prove the innocence of her boyfriend, wrongly-accused and jailed for rape, before the birth of their child. R. 1 hour, 57 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
9:45 a.m.,   Job Seekers Session
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
 
2 p.m.
A Celebration of Companion Animals with Patrick McDonnell
Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell ("Mutts") discusses his commitment to helping homeless animals and reads from his new books, "The MUTTS Summer Diaries" and "You Have Those Wild Eyes Again, Mooch: A New MUTTS Treasury." Books will be available for sales and signing.
 
Brian Hackett,  Director of the Humane Society for New Jersey, will then discuss important state animal initiatives for 2019. Weather permitting, animals from local animal shelters will be available for adoption on Hinds Plaza. Community Room and Hinds Plaza
Co-sponsored by the library and jaZams.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., French Stories
3:30 p.m., Portuguese Stories
 
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, April 29, 7 p.m., The Gateway Project: Why You Should Care
   
Tuesday, April 30 
 10 a.m.,   Story Time with Children's Author Anica Mrose Rissi
 
Wednesday, May 1, 4 p.m.,    Lit Lab
 
Thursday, May 2, 1 p.m.,   Lecture: Da Vinci as an Inventor
 
Friday, May 3, 6 p.m.,   Film: "The Hate U Give"
   
Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m.,   Film: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
 
Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.,  TechNoArte Latino
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, APRIL 15
 

4 p.m.
Workshop with French Children's Author/Illustrator Isabelle Simler
French author and illustrator Isabelle Simler will conduct a workshop for children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. During the workshop, children will create their own bird based on Simler's book, "Plume," named one of The New York Times' 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017. Workshop will run for 90 minutes; book sales and signing to follow the workshop.
 
Co-sponsored by the library, jaZams and Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
ALSO ON MONDAY
3 p.m.,     Homework Help
5:30 p.m.,     Google Sheets and Forms
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Author Gyan Prakash: "Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy's Turning Point"
Gyan Prakash, author and professor of history at Princeton University, discusses "Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy's Turning Point" his comprehensive account of India in the mid-1970s after Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency. The book details the suspension of constitutional rights, the coercion and intimidation of Gandhi's political rivals, and the harrowing months that followed. Newsroom
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m., Princeton Sketchers
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
7 p.m.,  Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: DISCOVER DIGITAL MAGAZINES

Go paperless! Enjoy over 60 of your favorite magazines, anytime, anywhere, from the library's digital collection. Perfect for reading on the go. Great for commuting or taking on vacation. No due dates, no fees of any kind. The collection includes our titles available for 2019, plus the back issues from the start of an individual magazine's subscription so the number of back issues available may differ from one title to another. New titles this year are Olive (a British food magazine), Bake from Scratch, Taste (an Australian food magazine), New Scientist, Columbia Journalism Review, and iPhone Life.

To get started, download the RBDigital app and create an account using your library card. Download and read the magazines through the app. Or create an account and access the collection online via the library's website.  
 


                   
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
 
 
 
11 a.m.
Author Talk and Cooking Demonstration
Rinku Bhattacharya: "Instant Indian"
Cookbook author Rinku Bhattacharya discusses "Instant Indian," her collection of 100 authentic Indian recipes adapted for use in an Instant Pot® (electric pressure cooker). Recipes from the book, which shows that it's possible to make flavorful, nutritious Indian fare in minutes instead of hours, will be demonstrated, and a book signing will follow. Community Room
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1 p.m., Copyright 101
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
 
 
7 p.m.
Tower to Town Talk
Researchers at Princeton University discuss and answer questions about their work. Presenters include:
 
Prof. Daniel Cohen: "The Secret History of Bioelectricity - Why We Don't Trust It and What We Actually Know"
Prof. Michelle Sarazen: "Cataylzing the Future of Greenhouse Gas Reductions"
Prof. Andrej Kosmrlj: "Biological Twists and Turns - Mechanical Forces and Tissue Development" Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m., Mercer County ID Card
1 p.m.,  iPhone 101
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,    Girl Code
 
 
FROM THE BLOG: OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER, LABYRINTH BOOKS
Community Engagement Coordinator Kim Dorman writes about Labyrinth Books.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: Alex Freund on LinkedIn
Learn how LinkedIn is used in today's hiring process and how to best position yourself to be found within this popular networking tool. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m.,  Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
 
2 p.m.
Teen Game-a-thon
The library's Teen Advisory Board leads an afternoon of gaming challenges for students in middle school and up. Games include Twister, Giant Jenga, hoola hoop contests, "Minute to Win It" challenges and more. Come show off your gaming chops and win prizes, too! Community Room
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
 
The library is closed for Easter.
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, April 22, 7 p.m.,    Author Nate Stucky: "Wrestling with Rest"
   
Tuesday, April 23 
 7 p.m.,      Screening and Discussion: "The Chinese Exclusion Act"
 
Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m.,   Library Live at Labyrinth: Pico Iyer: "Autumn Light"
 

Thursday, April 25, 1 p.m.,     Convenient Online Selling
 
Friday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.,     Friday Feature Film: "If Beale Street Could Talk"
   
 
Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m., Sunday Stories
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, APRIL 8


6 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Timothy Hampton in Conversation with Nigel Smith
The author discusses his book, "Bob Dylan's Poetics," with Princeton University Professor of English Nigel Smith. The book focuses on the details and nuances of Dylan's songs, showing how they work as artistic statements designed to create meaning and elicit emotion, and offers a unique examination of both the poetics and politics of Dylan's compositions.
 
Smith is the co-director of the Center for the Study of Books and Media at Princeton. His interests include poetry, poetic theory, the social role of literature, literature, politics and religion.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
11 a.m., Letra Pequena
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
 
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
 
 
7 p.m.
PEFF: "The Biggest Little Farm" (at the Princeton Garden Theatre)
This documentary chronicles the story of a California couple's seven-year struggle to build a biodiverse farm where they can live in complete co-existence with nature. The film is presented in partnership with NOFA-NJ. 1 hour, 31 minutes. Free advance tickets are available through the Princeton Garden Theatre. Princeton Garden Theatre, 
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,  PEFF: "Patrimonio"
 
SPOTLIGHT: SCIENCE RESOURCES
 
After you're done filling your calendar for the lineup of films that are part of this year's Princeton Environmental Film Festival, take a moment to check out a few of our science resources that you might not be familiar with. Science Online (Infobase) presents a broad range of scientific disciplines and includes essays, definitions, biographies, experiments, and diagrams. Today's Science (from Facts on File) features news articles covering what's happening in a wide range of scientific areas, written especially for students. And, if you're primarily interested in the impact humans are having on the environment, check out GreenFILE. To locate these databases, and more, click here
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
 
 
7 p.m
Library Live at Labyrinth
Jane Sherron De Hart: "Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life"
The author speaks about her recently published biography of the 107th Supreme Court Justice including the 15-years-long story of writing the book. Written with the cooperation Ginsburg, and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends and her associates, the comprehensive, revelatory biography explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg's passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality and her meticulous jurisprudence: her desire to make We the People more united and our union more perfect. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,  PEFF: "Elephant Path" (at Princeton University)
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
 
 
7 p.m.
PEFF: "Cooked: Survival By Zip Code"
In her signature serious-yet-quirky-connect-the-dots style, Peabody Award winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995  Chicago heat disaster deep into one of our nation's biggest growth industries - disaster preparedness. Along the way she forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity and the politics of disaster. 
1 hour, 16 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,   Code It
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.,   PEFF: "Grit" (at Princeton University)
 
 
FROM THE BLOG: STAFFER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Claire LeGrand writes about her Lending Services co-worker Kay Fuger.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: Cultivating Calm While in Transition
Susan Wilk, a certified meditation teacher at No Place Like Aum, presents on the benefits of meditation and other simple techniques to release stress and improve overall well-being in times of transition. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
 
7 p.m.
PEFF: "Ghost Fleet" at Princeton University
"Ghost Fleet" follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world's insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these "lost" men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima's fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world. 1 hour, 29 minutes. Room 104, Computer Science Building, Princeton University
 
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Jon Bowermaster.

Presented in partnership with Princeton Environmental Institute.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m.,   Spanish Stories
3:30 p.m.,  PEFF: "Wyeth"
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
 
4:30 p.m.
PEFF: "The River and the Wall"
As the threat of a border wall looms, conservation filmmaker Ben Masters and a team of adventurers embark on a 1,200-mile journey through the Texas borderlands to document the borderlands and explore the potential impact of the wall on the natural environment. As the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters. 1 hour, 34 minutes. Community Room

ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,    Sunday Stories
4 p.m.,     Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
 

Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.,    Tower to Town Talk
 
Friday, April 19, 8:30 a.m.,    Meet the Mayor
   
Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m.,   Teen Game-a-thon
 
Sunday, April 21, The library is closed for Easter.
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, APRIL 1


4:30 p.m.
Lecture at Princeton University
Amy Starecheski: "What is Oral History and What Is It Good For?" 
Amy Starecheski, director of the Oral History Master of Arts Program at Columbia University, discusses the history and future of oral history as a research method and as a tool for social change, in the context of a contemporary moment when oral history is in vogue as never before. Princeton University McCormick Hall 106
 
Co-sponsored by the library, the Princeton University Global History Lab, LGBT Center, Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), Program in the History of Science, UNOW & Then, and Voices of Princeton.
ALSO ON MONDAY
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
TUESDAY, APRIL 2
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Sloane Crosley: "Look Alive Out There"
The New York Times-bestselling author discusses her third collection of personal essays. Fans of "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" and "How Did You Get This Number" know Crosley's life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. In this collection, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas or squinting down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Princeton Sketchers
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
7 p.m.,     Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: THE GREAT COURSES via Hoopla and Kanopy
 
The popular series known as the Great Courses by the Teaching Company is available in audio and video format via the library's digital collections. Access Hoopla to listen to lectures during your work commute or Kanopy if you prefer to view the lessons on your computer or smartTV. Library staff are always ready to help get you started. With hundreds of courses covering a broad range of topics, there is always something new to learn at the library.  
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
 
 
7 p.m
Princeton Triangle Club Presents!
Members of the Princeton Triangle Club, the University's oldest performing arts organization, perform original, student-written songs and sketches from their newest production. The event will feature opportunities to talk to the show's writers and performers about creating musical comedy for a professional-level production. Recommended for ages 8 and older.Community Room
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
4 p.m., Lit Lab
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
 
 
7 p.m.
Film: "Dark Money"
This documentary examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. Taking viewers to Montana to follow a local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision (which allowed corporations unlimited spending in election campaigns), the film uncovers how American elections are bought and sold. The film premiered in January, 2018, at the Sundance Film Festival where it was an official selection and won the Producing Award. TV-14. 1 hour, 39 minutes. Community Room
 
Presented in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,  Girl Code
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card Program
 
FROM THE BLOG: COURSE CORRECTIONS

Access Services manager and technology librarian Janice Painter writes about a new feature in our online catalog
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: Essential Principles of Employment Law
New Jersey Employment and Family Law Attorney Hanan Isaacs discusses New Jersey employment law and, where relevant, federal law. Topics include employment contracts, civil service, union membership, lawful and unlawful hiring practices and more. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
 
4 p.m.
Lecture: "Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States"
Douglas Massey, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University, and Jorge Durand, professor of anthropology at the University of Guadalajara give a talk in Spanish and in English about the exhibition of retablos on display at the Princeton Art Museum from March 16-July 7. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Art Museum.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
2 p.m.,  Japanese Stories
3:30 p.m.,  Russian Stories
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
 
11 a.m.
Poetry Brunch with Dara-Lyn Shrager
In a celebration of National Poetry Month, Dara-Lyn Shrager, the library's 2018 Poet-in-Residence, will be joined by featured poets to read from and sign their books of poetry. The poets include Hayden Saunier, Timothy Liu, and Peter Covino. The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when coffee, tea, and pastries will be served. The poetry readings begin at 11:30 a.m. Community Room

ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,    Sunday Stories
4 p.m.,     Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
 
Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m., PEFF: "Eating Animals"

Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.,   PEFF: "Cooked: Survival by Zip Code"
 
   
Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m.,  PEFF at Princeton University: "Ghost Fleet"
 
Sunday, April 14, 4 p.m.,  PEFF: "The River and the Wall"
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MARCH 25


7 p.m.
Redistricting and Gerrymandering in New Jersey: What Should Be Done?
Patrick Murray, founding director of the Mounmouth University Polling
Institute, and Helen Kioukis of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey
offer a presentation on the redistricting and gerrymandering of electoral boundaries in New Jersey. Ingrid Reed, former director of the NJ Project at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, will serve as
moderator. Topics include how the boundaries are drawn and whether the process needs to be reformed. Murray frequently provides commentary on polling and the political world to the media. He has appeared on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Fox News' "The Kelly File," CNN's" The Situation Room" and ABC's "Good Morning America," among others. Kioukis serves as the lead organizer for the Fair Districts New Jersey Campaign, the League's initiative to reform our redistricting process to one that is more fair, transparent and inclusive. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Family Movie: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. PG-13. 1 hour 52 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
2 p.m., Raina Reigns!
3 p.m.,    Disney Trivia Contest
7 p.m.,    Writing Workshop
 
SPOTLIGHT: REFERENCE USA
 
This business database holds the records of 51 million businesses, 156 million U.S. residents, and 1.2 million U.S. healthcare providers. Using filtered searches, users can generate lists and map-based results of relevant businesses. Reference USA also hosts non-business listings and allows users to look up the addresses and phone numbers of individuals who would be found in standard White Pages listings. Reference USA can be found by visiting our homepage Research tab and selecting Databases A-Z
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
 
 
7 p.m
"Star Wars" Night
Feel the Force at the library, you will. Young Padawans are invited to play "Star Wars"-themed games and create crafts. Costumed characters from the 501st Legion will be available for photos. For children 5-12 years old. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Community Room
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
7 p.m., Ask a Lawyer
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
 
 
1 p.m.
Introduction to Computers and the Internet
This class will introduce the novice computer user to basic computer terminology, how to navigate the desktop, and using popular software on a PC computer. Students will also become familiar with searching the internet and how to improve basic search skills. Instructor: Kelsey Ockert. Tower Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,    Mercer County ID Card Program
6:30 p.m.,  Princeton Tech Meetup
 
FROM THE BLOG: COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Community Engagement Coordinator Kim Dorman writes about
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
 
6 p.m.
Film: "Ready Player One"
Based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, this fantasy thriller, produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, takes place in 2045, when much of humanity uses the virtual reality software OASIS to escape the desolation of the real world. When orphaned teenager Wade Watts discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, he joins several allies to try to complete the game before a large company run by businessman Nolan Sorrento can do so. Produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. PG-13. 2 hours, 19 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
3 p.m.,  Dog Man Party!
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
 
11 a.m.
Build a Model Rocket
In this workshop, children 10 and older will build a model rocket with the Princeton University Rocketry Club. Rockets will be launched Sunday, March 31. Participation is limited to 30. Registration is requiredCommunity Room
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., French Stories
3:30 p.m., Portuguese Stories
SUNDAY, MARCH 31
 
1:15 p.m.
Book Launch: U.S. 1 Worksheets
The U.S.1 Poets' Cooperative launches Volume 64 of its journal that contains selected works by 134 poets. In addition to members' poetry, the journal includes works by poets from across America, Mexico and Australia.
Doors open at 1:15 p.m.; readings by contributors begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served and journals will be available for purchase. Community Room

ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,   Sunday Stories
4 p.m.,    Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
   
Tuesday, April 2 
 7 p.m.,  Author Sloane Crosley: "Look Alive Out There"
 
Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m.,   Princeton Triangle Club Presents!
 
Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.,   Film: "Dark Money"
 
Friday, April 5, 3 p.m.,  Job Seekers Session
   
 
Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m., Poetry Brunch with Dara-Lyn Shrager
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MARCH 18
 

6 p.m.
"Person Place Thing" Recording with Randy Cohen and Elaine Pagels
Randy Cohen interviews author and Princeton University Professor of Religion Elaine Pagels in this live recording of his public radio program, "Person Place Thing" during which guests are asked to speak about a person, a place and a thing they find meaningful rather than about themselves.
 
Elaine Pagels joined the Princeton faculty in 1982, shortly after receiving a MacArthur Fellowship. Her most recent books include the New York Times best-selling "Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas" and "Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation" and "Why Religion: A Personal Story," published last fall.
Randy Cohen won multiple Emmy awards as a writer for "Late Night with David Letterman" and for 12 years wrote "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m.,   Little Pandas
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
 
 
7 p.m.
Celtic Harp Concert with William Jackson
The internationally acclaimed Scottish harpist, composer and multi-instrumentalist performs. Jackson has been at the forefront of Scottish music for many years and was a founding member of the top Scottish band, Ossian. In addition to performing, he has gained a substantial reputation as a composer, known for combining traditional and classical music. Community Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: NATURE EXPLORER BACKPACKS TO BORROW
 
Now that spring is almost here and the days are getting longer, it's time to get outside. The library now offers Nature Explorer Backpacks, ideal for inspiring families with children to explore the great outdoors. Each backpack includes a compass, binoculars, a magnifying glass, pocket field guides, information about Princeton open spaces, a nature log, and more. Library cardholders may check them out from the Youth Services information desk for 3 weeks, one backpack per library card. Backpacks can also be placed on hold through the library's online catalog.

The backpacks were funded by the  Princeton Environmental Film Festival. 
This year's festival begins on April 8.


 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
 
 
7 p.m
PSO Soundtracks: Exploring the Flute
Flutist Melanie Williams brings her collection of flutes of various shapes and sizes to her discussion of the instrument, its history and its role in orchestral music. Williams is a historical and modern flutist and is currently a C.V. Starr doctoral candidate at The Juilliard School. She is the founder of Kleine Blumen and the co-founder of Filigree Baroque, both all-female groups. Williams is on faculty at Juilliard in the school's Evening Division, general manager of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York, and a 2018 Presser Graduate Music Award recipient. She has performed internationally in France, Germany, Austria, England, Canada and China on repertoire from Clérambault to Beethoven. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
 
 
7 p.m.
Tower to Town Talk 
Tower to Town is a monthly series of talks where community members can learn about research happening at Princeton University and interact with the scientists themselves.
 
In this first session of the series, Daniel Cohen, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering presents "Renaissance Rhinoplasty and Regenerative Medicine," a strange history of  the effort to use biomaterials to help tissues heal and grow.
 
Graduate student Julie LaChance presents "Machine Learning and Why You Care," a talk about how machine learning works and what it can, and cannot, do.
 
Graduate student Evan Zhao presents "Engineering Organisms to Produce Useful Things," a talk about how synthetic biology allows us to reprogram micro-organisms. Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,    Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m., Girl Code
 
FROM THE BLOG: COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Community Engagement Coordinator Kim Dorman writes about
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "The Wife"
This drama, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, features Glenn Close in her Oscar-nominated performance as a wife who questions her life choices when her husband receives the Nobel prize for Literature. R. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
 
11:30 a.m.
New Jersey Makers Day
We're marking New Jersey Makers Day,  a statewide celebration of making and maker culture, with events and activities including building a car for our wacky racers derby, a chance to "meet the robots" with local robotics teams, a special story time and lots of fun items to make and take.
 
Schedule of Events:
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Wacky Racers and Meet the Robots, Community Room
2-3:30 p.m. - Make-and-Take activities featuring button-making and additional crafts,  CoLab Space and STEAM Studio
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
 
11 a.m.
Sunday Book Brunch with Janet Benton and Madeline Miller
Authors Janet Benton and Madeline Miller talk about their books at this special Sunday brunch event.
 
Benton will discuss her debut novel, "Lilli de Jong." Set in Philadelphia during 1883, the historical novel is the story of a young unmarried Quaker woman, abandoned by the father of the child she is carrying and banished from her home. The story is told through entries in the woman's diary and reveals the harrowing  struggle for survival set in motion by her decision to keep her newborn daughter.
 
Miller will discuss "Circe," the follow up to her New York Times bestseller "The Song of Achilles." An epic spanning thousands of years, "Circe"  is a story of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
 
The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when tea and pastries will be served. The author talks will begin at 11:30 am. Labyrinth Books will be on hand for the book signing that will follow.  Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
4 p.m.,   Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
 
Tuesday, March 26,  2 p.m.,  Raina Reigns!
 
Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m.,  Star Wars Night
 
Thursday, March 28, 1 p.m.,  Introduction to Computers and the Internet
 
Friday, March 29, 3 p.m., Dog Man Party!
   
Saturday, March 30, 3 p.m.,   Red Oak Chamber Ensemble
 
Sunday, March 31, 1:15 p.m.,  "U.S. 1 Worksheets" Book Launch
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MARCH 11


7 p.m.
Poets at the Library
Featured readers Steve Nolan and Luray Gross read from their works for 20 minutes each, followed by an open-mic session. Nolan spent 25 years as a
therapist and 30 years in the military ending his career as the chief of combat stress for Paktika Province in Afghanistan. His work has been published in Passages North, U.S. 1 Worksheets and others. His poems have
been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition," in a story called, "Mother, Son Share War Experiences." He is the author of "Go Deep" a collaboration of poetry and painting with the artist, NJ DeVico. Poet and storyteller Luray Gross is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently "Lift." She has
worked with thousands of students and teachers during more than 20 years as a teaching artist. Gross grew up on a dairy farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in a household rich in books and music. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library, U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative and Delaware Valley Poets.
 
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 MONDAY
10 a.m.,  Little Pandas
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
 
 
7 p.m.
Authors Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer
Princeton professors Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer, co-authors of "Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974," discuss their book which examines the divisive domestic politics of the last 40 years. The pair argue that the mid-1970s saw multiple rifts in the social order which have led to the political polarization we see today. 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.
SPOTLIGHT
 
With this week's Pi Day celebrations in full swing, we have created a series of fun Pi(e) reading suggestions. Each correlating with a different type of pi(e), there are books for every reader. Whether you're a fan of key lime, apple, or raspberry pi(e), we've got all of the bases covered. Check out our adult book recommendations page for these lists, and more!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
 
 
6 p.m
Children's Author/Illustrator Marc Boutavant
The award-winning French author and illustrator discusses his latest book, "Dumpster Dog," co-written with Colas Gutman. Boutavant is well known for his bestselling children's series "Around the World with Mouk" as well as for his monthly "Ariol" comic strip in J'aime lire, a magazine for young readers.
Book sale and signing to follow. For children ages 6 and up accompanied by adults. Third Floor
 
Sponsored by the library, jaZams, Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French American School of Princeton.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
 
 
6 p.m.
Author Seth Fletcher: "Einstein's Shadow"
On Pi Day, the author, chief features editor at Scientific American, speaks about his new book, "Einstein's Shadow." The book follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to capture the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein's theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our deepest questions about space, time, the origins of the universe, and the nature of reality.  Fletcher will be introduced by Scientific American Opinions editor Michael Lemonick. Labyrinth Books will provide books for purchase and signing after the talk. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,    Mercer County ID Card Program
3 p.m.,     Homework Help
4:30 p.m., Code It
 
FROM THE BLOG: COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Community Engagement Coordinator Kim Dorman writes about
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo addresses the group. The commissioner oversees the state's diverse services to New Jersey workers, including workforce programs, wage and hour compliance, unemployment insurance program, workers' compensation, temporary disability insurance and family leave insurance. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
 
1 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Susan Robeson: "Grandpa Stops a War"
The author, granddaughter of singer, actor, social-justice activist and lawyer Paul Robeson, reads from and answers questions about her book. Based on a true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, the book tells how Robeson asked the soldiers to set up speakers facing the fighters on both sides of the battlefield and proceeded to sing. The book features illustrations by Rod Brown. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
 
Co-sponsored by the library, Labyrinth Books and The Robeson House of Princeton. 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
2 p.m.,   Chemistry Saturdays
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
 
2 p.m.
Screening and Discussion: "Women, War & Peace II"
The second two films of the four-part PBS series "Women War and Peace II" will be shown in advance of their PBS premiere. Following the screenings, peace activist Erica Torsiello will lead a discussion. Torsiello works with Womanspace and is on the board of the Coalition for Peace Action. Community Room
 
"A Journey of a Thousand Miles" follows a unit of 160 Bangladeshi women, on a UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti following the devastating 2011 earthquake, as they confront extreme poverty and devastated healthcare systems in their effort to build peace. 50 minutes.
 
"The Trials of Spring" examines Egypt in 2011 where three Egyptian women fight for the goals of Arab Spring movement: "bread, freedom and social justice" for all. Caught between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood, the women find themselves being pushed backward. 50 minutes.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Coalition for Peace Action.
 
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 SUNDAY
3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories 
4 p.m.,   Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
 
Tuesday, March 19,  7 p.m.,     Celtic Harp Concert with William Jackson
 
Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m.,    PSO Soundtracks: Exploring the Flute
 
Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.,     Tower to Town Talk
 
Friday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., Friday Feature Film:  "The Wife"
   
Saturday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.,   New Jersey Makers Day
 
  
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MARCH 4


4 p.m.
Maker Mondays: Build with Lego
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.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
8:45 a.m.,     AARP Tax Help
10 a.m.,  Little Pandas
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
7:30 p.m.,  Mystery Book Group
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
 
 
6:30 p.m.
"The Holocaust as Related by a Survivor"
Volunteers from the Jewish War Veterans recall their experiences and offer an audio/video slide presentation to supplement their talk. Speaker Daniel Goldsmith survived the Holocaust as a child in Belgium through the help of Catholic institutions. His story is about his family, his mother, his father and his sister, and what they went through during those terrible years.
The Jewish War Veterans of the USA, organized in 1896 by Jewish Veterans of the Civil War, is the oldest active national veterans' service organization in the United States. Among JWV's activities are promoting legislation assisting veterans, sponsoring projects on Jewish communal concerns, support of Israel, advocacy for Soviet Jewry and combating anti-Semitism. 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.
SPOTLIGHT: No waiting - Read these titles today!
 
Have you tried Hoopla yet? If not, now is a great time to explore the many audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels and music albums that are contained in this popular collection. The print copies of the books displayed below are currently checked out and have a waitlist. However, the ebook versions are available to read right now on your computer, tablet or mobile device. No waiting! If you'd like assistance with accessing any of the library's digital collections, please give us a call (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220 or bring your device in and we will be glad to help.
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
 
 
5:30 p.m
Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: "Shoplifters"
This award-winning Japanese drama, a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nominee, is about a family that relies on shoplifting to survive a life of poverty. Part of the Princeton International Cinema Series, a collaboration of the library, the International Employees Group at Princeton University, the Davis International Center and the Garden Theatre. 2 hours. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m., Lit Lab
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Taste of Suppers: "A Celebration of Herbs and Spices"
The seventh annual Taste of Suppers at Princeton Public Library will feature talks by herbalist and documentary filmmaker Tish Streeten and nutritionist Jenna Richardson. Following the talks, Suppers volunteers will share herb- and spice-celebratory recipes and herbal preparations to taste. Please register. 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,   Girl Code
 
 
FROM THE BLOG: COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Community Engagement Coordinator Kim Dorman writes about
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: "How to Use LinkedIn"
Kenneth Lang, founder of KML Consultants and an early adopter of LinkedIn, gives an overview of the professional networking service. Lang is internationally recognized by LinkedIn as a LinkedIn Listening Tour Group member and has worked with LinkedIn on developing a best-practices guide for group moderators. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
 
2 p.m.
Celebrate Pi Day with Children's Author Wil Mara
As Pi Day approaches, award-winning children's author Wil Mara reads from his recently published biography of Albert Einstein, part of the DK Life Stories series. The book for young readers ages 8-12 covers Einstein's family and education, his travels and troubles, and the special compass he was given as a young boy that first set him on the path to questioning the world around him. Books will be available for sale and signing.
 
A native of Southern New Jersey, Mara has written extensively for children, including "The Story of Civil Rights" from the DK Readers series. He has also written more than 50 titles in the Rookie Biographies and Rookie Read-About series, as well as five titles for the best-selling The Boxcar Children series. CoLab Space, third floor
 
Sponsored by the library, jaZams and the Historical Society of Princeton.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
 
2 p.m.
Ceol agus Cairde - Music and Friends
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Helen O'Shea and Shenanigans, her band of Celtic musicians and singers, present a concert featuring the songs of Ireland, both old and new. Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories 
4 p.m.,   Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, March 11, 7 p.m.,    Poets at the Library
 
Tuesday, March 12,  7 p.m.,    Authors Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer: "Fault Lines"
 
Wednesday, March 13, 6 p.m.,   Children's Author/Illustrator Marc Boutavant
 
Thursday, March 14, 6 p.m.,    Author Seth Fletcher: "Einstein's Shadow"
 
Friday, March 15, 9:45 a.m.,     Job Seekers Session
   
 
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
 

7 p.m.
Author Talk
Robert McGreevey: "Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico and the Politics of Colonial Migration"
Author and professor Robert McGreevey discusses his book "Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration" which explores the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration and shows the dynamic and contested meaning of American citizenship. 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.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
8:45 a.m.,   AARP Tax Help
4 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Open Archive: Drafting Princeton
Many noted architects have left their mark on the Princeton landscape. Stop by the Discovery Center to examine architectural drawings and other materials that highlight the multitude of styles represented in our small community. The Historical Society of Princeton's Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from HSP's vast collection. Featuring a different theme each time, these events present historical material with minimal interpretation (no labels or glass boxes here!) and encourage visitors to make observations, ask questions, and be the historian themselves. HSP's Curator of Collections and Research will be on hand to share information and answer any questions. Discovery Center
 
Co-sponsored by the library and 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.
SPOTLIGHT: HOMEWORK HELP AND BRAINFUSE
 
Need help with homework? Princeton University students are in the library weekday afternoons, Monday through Thursday, from 3-6 to offer assistance in all subjects for students from elementary through high school. This is a drop-in program and registration is not required. Please note: If the Princeton Public Schools or the University are closed, the program will not take place.

Can't make it to the library? Access Brainfuse from home with your library card and get access to live one-on-one tutoring for all grade levels and subjects. Help is also available in Spanish.
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
 
 
7 p.m
Sustainable Princeton: What is Princeton Doing to Be Climate Resilient?
More extreme heat, flooding and health problems: This is what climate science says is in store for the Princeton region. Planning and preparation can help mitigate the worst of these effects and reduce the economic burden of dealing with them after the fact. Learn what Princeton is doing to be climate resilient. Refreshments will be served at this low-waste event. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m., Homework Help
4 p.m.,   The Write Stuff
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
 
 
6 p.m.
Briallen Hopper in Conversation with Rebecca Rainof and Bill Gleason
The author discusses "Hard to Love" her debut collection of essays that honors categories of loves and relationships often seen secondary to marriage. She will be joined in conversation by Bill Gleason and Rebecca Rainof of Princeton University's English department. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card Program
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4:30 p.m., Girl Code
 
 
FROM THE BLOG 

Collection Development Librarian Andre Levie writes about
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "Juliet, Naked"
This British-American romantic comedy based on the novel by Nick Hornby centers on a woman's unlikely romance with a singer-songwriter with whom her boyfriend is obsessed. 1 hour, 45 minutes Rated R. Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
9:45 a.m., Job Seekers Session: "Mastering Change"
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
 
 
9 a.m.
Princeton Future Open Meeting: What Does the New Zoning Code Mean to You?
Princeton Future holds an open meeting where panels of builders, architects and Realtors will answer questions about the new zoning ordinance passed by the Municipality of Princeton in November. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m.,  French Stories
3:30 p.m.,   Portuguese Stories
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
 
3 p.m.
Gordon James: "Get Ready for Mardi Gras"
Trumpeter and vocalist Gordon James and his band perform original songs from his newly released New Orleans-style CD and popular songs from other artists. Community Room 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m., Sunday Stories 
4 p.m.,  Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Feb. 25,  7 p.m.,  Financial Basics for the 50+
 
Tuesday, Feb. 26,  7 p.m.,  Author Jamie Bernstein: "Famous Father Girl"
 
Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m.,  Tabletop Game Night
 
Friday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.,   Film: "A Star is Born"
   
Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m., Local Author Day
 
  
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

7 p.m.
Poets at the Library
Featured readers include Irene Willis and guests reading from Willis' sixth poetry book, the anthology "Climate of Opinion: Sigmund Freud" which is dedicated to the memory of her husband, Bernard Daves Rossell. Among the anthology contributors are Juditha Dowd, Jean Hollander, Betty Lies, Vasiliki Katsarou, Nancy Scott, Elizabeth Socolow, Jill Stein, Maxine Susman, and Michael Waters. Featured readers are followed by an open-mic if time permits.
 
Co-sponsored by the library, US1 Poets' Cooperative and Delaware Valley Poets.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
8:45 a.m.,  AARP Tax Help
10 a.m., Little Pandas
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Linda J. Barth: "New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More"
Author and retired teacher Linda J. Barth gives a talk about innovators
and inventions rooted in New Jersey, from the creations of Bell Labs and
Thomas Edison to more quirky and lesser-known individuals and innovations. 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.
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
SPOTLIGHT: Valentine Movie Night-In
 
If you are one of many who have little desire to pay a premium for your Valentine's Day entertainment, let the library be your go-to for romanticdiversion. For assistance accessing the Kanopy film collection on your device, please give us a call at (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220 and we will be glad to help.
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
 
 
7 p.m
Princeton University Concerts with Gabriel Kahane
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane takes part in a discussion, moderated by Princeton University Professor Simon Morrison, about his  upcoming appearance  with Princeton University Concerts on Feb. 14. Topics to be covered include using music as an attempt to rediscover our collective humanity in the face of all that seeks to separate us.
 
The day after the 2016 presidential election, Kahane boarded a train at Penn Station and traveled 8,980 miles around the continental U.S., talking to dozens of strangers in an attempt to better understand his country and fellow citizens.
Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Concerts.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
 
 
4:30 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
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,  Code It
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
David Schuchman: "Interview Preparation and Tips"
David Schuchman discusses what you need to do in order to prepare for your next interview, what to expect from your interviewer and what you need to do after the interview. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
 
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and preparing girls for the future. 
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
 
3 p.m.
The Shanakee Sessions: Round Two
The second round of The Shanakee Sessions features David Vargo, Jo Wymer, Marvin Perkins and Helen O'Shea performing original songs and covers of the songs that have inspired them. Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
 
Tuesday, Feb. 19,  6:30 p.m., Screening and Discussion: "Free CeCe!"
 
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.,   
Library Live at Labyrinth: Briallen Hopper in Conversation with Rebecca Rainof and Bill Gleason
 
Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.,   Film: "Juliet, Naked"
   
Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
 
Sunday, Feb. 24, 3 p.m.,  Gordon James: "Get Ready for Mardi Gras"
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

7 p.m.
Art Talk: Terri Riendeau and Robert DiMatteo
Artists Terri Riendeau and Robert DiMatteo discuss their work that is on display on the second floor of the library. Riendeau, whose works in the Reading Room are mostly explorations of technique, color and form, began painting in 2017 while recovering from a serious concussion. DiMatteo's exhibit in the Technology Center is an interpretation of the Periodic Table through painting and drawing. Newsroom
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
8:45 a.m., AARP Tax Help
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
3 p.m., Homework Help
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
 
 
6:30 p.m.
The Media in Movies and TV: Hollywood Investigates Journalism
Cinema historian Max Alvarez gives a multi-media presentation about the cinema's love/hate relationship with print and television journalism. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m., Princeton Sketchers
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
7 p.m., Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
 
While libraries have evolved to serve their communities' needs beyond being mere lenders of books, we remain champions of the written word. It is clear that the Princeton community feels similarly as evidenced by the fact that one of the library's most used databases is the  Oxford English Dictionary . If you haven't checked it out, it's a word nerd's treasure. Use it to look up the meanings, origins, and histories of words and phrases. 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6
 
 
6:30 p.m.
LGBTQI Cultural Competencies at the Bayard Rustin Center (rescheduled from Jan. 30)
This panel presentation, moderated by Robt Seda-Schreiber of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, will include information about language and definition of terms associated with the LGBTQI community, specifically lesser known identities within the community, that will increase cultural competency for those attending. 
Panelists include Alex Aikens, Program Manager at HiTOPS, and Michele Mazakas, member of PFLAG/TNET Princeton, as well as others. Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, 21 Wiggins St.
 
Presented by the library, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, PFLAG Princeton, and HiTOPS.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,   Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m., Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Lit Lab
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
 
 
7 p.m.
Audra Wolfe: "Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science"
The author and historian discusses her book which explores science's link to U.S. propaganda and psychological warfare campaigns during the Cold War. The book closes with a discussion of the prospects for science and science diplomacy in the Trump era, demonstrating the continued hold of Cold War thinking on ideas about science and politics in the United States. 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.
 
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "The Miseducation of Cameron Post"
This British-American drama, based on the novel by Emily Danforth, follows three teenagers inside a gay conversion-therapy center. 1 hour, 36 minutes.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9
 
 
2 p.m.
National Inventors Day
Ever wonder how the speedometer in a race car works? Or how a roller coaster stops? Learn about these cool inventions and many others during an afternoon of hands-on science activities in celebration of National Inventors' Day. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m.,   Spanish Stories
2 p.m.,  Go Between Club
 
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
 
11 a.m.
Sunday Book Brunch Featuring Ayesha Harruna Attah
The author discusses and signs copies of her novel, "The Hundred Wells of Salaga." Based on true events, the book tells a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates.
 
The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when tea and pastries will be served. The author talk begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a book signing. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Feb. 11,  7 p.m.,   Poets at the Library
 
 
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.,  Princeton University Concerts with Gabriel Kahane
 
Thursday, Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m.,  This is Why We Heart You
 
Friday, Feb. 15, 9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session: Interview Preparation and Tips
   
Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m.,  VOICES
 
Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m.,  Shanakee Sessions: Round Two
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

7 p.m.
Engaged Retirement: Legal and Estate Planning
Learn about estate and long-term care planning including the legal documents you need to have now to protect yourself and your family. Preseneter Fiona Van Dyck has over 20 years of experience practicing law and assisting individuals and families in formulating estate plans, protecting the interests of disabled or elderly family members and probating wills. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Donna Clovis: "Time is the Length to Forever"
The author discusses "Time is the Length to Forever," her fourth book about Princeton, called "an inspiring, lyrical fusion of pertinent social issues and the writer's own experiences" by Kirkus Reviews. Newsroom
ALSO ON TUESDAY
9 a.m.,    Puzzle Palooza!
SPOTLIGHT: WIRELESS PRINTING FROM HOME
 
In addition to using the library's wireless print service while in the library, customers can also send jobs to our printer from home. Begin at https://princetonlibrary.org/print. 
 
Choose Black & White or Color, enter your library card number or name, and select the file you wish to print. Then press the triangle play button and follow the prompts. When the number of pages has been totaled, press the green print button when it appears at the bottom of the page. You can tell that your print job has been sent successfully when it reads "your request has been processed" in the document status box.
 
You can pick up your print job at the second-floor Business Center. Scan your library card, or enter your name at the Print Release Station, insert the money (20 cents per page) or swipe your card and press "print" on the screen to release your jobs.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
 
 
7 p.m.
PSO Soundtracks: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Nell Flanders, assistant conductor of Princeton Symphony Orchestra, discusses Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and how it has often been described in dramatic terms of struggle and redemption. The talk, in advance of the orchestra's February performance, will explore how the compositional aspects of the music inspire emotion and how decisions of musical interpretation support different narratives. Newsroom
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
 
 
4:30 p.m.
Girl Code
Girls in grades 4 through 8 are invited to attend this hourlong class that explores the programming language Python. In each session, a core concept will be covered, along with an exercise to put your new skills to the test. No coding experience necessary. Instructors: Valeria Torres-Olivares & Kyara Torres-Olivares of Code Equal. 
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
 
 
6 p.m.
Chill Out
Teens are invited to relax after midterms by spending some time reading, playing board games, crafting, knitting and swapping books with other teens while enjoying hot chocolate. 
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
 
2 p.m.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Princeton High School Mandarin classes and the school's Chinese Club host a celebration of Chinese New Year for all ages featuring traditional music and instruments, martial arts, calligraphy, painting, dance, origami, games and crafts. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton High School Chinese Club. 
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
3:30 p.m., Russian Stories
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
 
3 p.m.
Film: "The Charm of Impossibilities"
This film tells the story of the genesis of the "Quartet for the End of Time," a piece that was composed and interpreted during World War II in a prisoner-of-war camp. 1 hour, 20 minutes. Part of the Princeton University Concerts series. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
 
 
Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., Film: "The Miseducation of Cameron Post"
   
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m., Celebrate National Inventors' Day
 
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

The library is closed for Martin Luther King Day. 

 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: David Howard on "Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man"
The author discusses his true-crime story about the high-stakes 1970s FBI pursuit of notorious con man Phil Kitzer. Newsroom

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.,   The Write Space
 
SPOTLIGHT: MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
 
Every day we are reminded just how much words matter. On this national day of observance of Martin Luther King Jr., it is the perfect time to revisit some of his indelible speeches. From the warmth of your home, visit Kanopy to watch historical news footage of memorable events from his lifetime including his moving "I Have a Dream" speech delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  Listen to "I Have Been to the Mountaintop" on Access Video on Demand. See Dr. King receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. You can also read more about Dr. King and his life in the many ebook choices in Princeton Overdrive and hoopla, where you will find titles of interest for all ages.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
 
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: Andrew Curran on "Diderot & The Art of Thinking Freely"
The author discusses his spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world. Newsroom
 
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 WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
 
 
6 p.m.
Table Top Game Night
Gamers 16 and over are invited to unplug for a few hours and enjoy an evening of playing table top and strategy games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, chess and more. The library will provide several games to choose from, but you can also bring your own games to share and play with others. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.,   Code It
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
 
7 p.m.
Design Your Next Chapter - Navigating Turning Tides: An Evening with Debbie Travis and Helen O'Shea at the Arts Council of Princeton
 
Author Debbie Travis and singer/songwriter Helen O'Shea present a program of words and music focusing on the concept of reinventing yourself. Travis, a popular British Canadian television personality, best-selling author, syndicated columnist and interior decorator will share insight from her latest book, "Design Your Next Chapter: How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life." Originally from Ireland, O'Shea, a Princeton-based singer-songwriter who was once an obstetrician, will perform selections from "Turning Tides," her album featuring songs about relationships, love, loss, motherhood, grief and friendship. Solley Theater at the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St.
 
Co-sponsored the library and the Arts Council of Princeton.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and preparing girls for the future. For more information, visit: girlswhocode.com.
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
3 p.m., VOICES
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Jan. 28,  7 p.m., Legal and Estate Planning
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29,  7 p.m.,    Author Donna Clovis: "Time is the Length to Forever"
 
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.,    LGBTQI Cultural Competencies at the Bayard Rustin Center
 
Thursday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m.,     "The Looming Tower" Episode 6
 
Friday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.,   Chill Out
   
Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m.,   CERT and Your Neighborhood
 
Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.,    Film: "The Charm of Impossibilities"
  
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 14

7 p.m.
Poets at the Library

Featured poets Robert Rosenbloom, Adele Kenny, Nancy Lubarsky, and Tom Plante read from their works, followed by an open-mic session. Newsroom

 
Co-sponsored by the library, US1 Poets' Cooperative and Delaware Valley Poets.
 
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 MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
10 a.m., PSG Workshop: Library Resources for Job Seekers
11 a.m.,  Letra Pequeña
4 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
 
 
6 p.m.
Financial Literacy: Becoming an Informed Investor
This presentation is being offered as a pro-bono service to the New Jersey community by the Investor Advocacy Project (IAP) of Seton Hall Law School. The presentation is designed to provide real world education regarding financial literacy, and to provide attendees with the foundations necessary for working toward becoming informed investors. Newsroom
 
Presented with the Investor Advocacy Project (IAP) of Seton Hall Law School.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: MORE OR LESS
 

Book illustrator Julia Rothman posted her annual "more or less" list on Instagram, a concept that takes some of the commitment out of the notion of New Year's resolutions. Whether you could use more vegetableschocolate cake, and less extreme dietingarguments with your teens, etc., let the library be your one-stop resource. Want to learn a new skill? Try our technology classes or take Lynda for a spin. Want to build your community? Our programming roster provides ample opportunity to make new friends. What are you waiting for? Visit us and welcome more of what will make this year your best one yet. 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
 
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: Paul Zeitz on "Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold"
Dr. Paul Zeitz discusses his book in which he shares a lifetime of struggles and hard-won lessons as a doctor, activist, father and son. He describes his journey to healing and action after experiencing anger and disappointment at the world. Newsroom
 
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 WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
 
 
1 p.m.
Best Practices for Website Design
This class offers advice on creating intuitive website layouts and aesthetically make your websites pleasing to the eye. The class will not focus on any specific website platforms and does not require coding experience. Instructor: Stephen Millett. Technology Center
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.Girl Code
 
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Bill Amirault gives a talk called "Inspiration & Motivation for Your Successful Job Search." Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and preparing girls for the future. For more information, visit: girlswhocode.com.
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
3 p.m., VOICES
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Jan. 21,  The library is closed.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 22,  7 p.m.,   Author David Howard: "Chasing Phil"
 
 
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.,    Table Top Game Night
 
Friday, Jan. 25, 9:45 a.m.,    Job Seekers Session
   
Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m.,     French Stories
 
Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.,   Sunday Stories
  
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

7:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Group

The group discusses "Weeping Waters" by Karin Brynard. Quiet Room

ALSO ON MONDAY
4 p.m., 
Maker Mondays: Build with Lego
7 p.m., Continuing Conversations on Race is canceled.

 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
 
 
4 p.m.
Say Thanks!
All are welcome to creatively express gratitude and rediscover the lost art of writing a thank you note at this workshop. Materials, inspiration and suggested templates will be provided. STEAM Studio
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
 
SPOTLIGHT
BOOK CLUBS: CONSIDER GOING DIGITAL
 
 
Attention, book club selectors! The library's Hoopla digital service has launched a book club hub, where you can find suggestions for future book club selections in e-book and audio formats. Hoopla titles are always accessible with no wait time. This means that none of your members will have a valid excuse of not being able to get a hold of the book in time to read before the discussion! For current book club recommendations, as well as past selections and reading guides, visit https://theclub.hoopladigital.com.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9
 
1 p.m.
Introduction to SEO for Your Website
Learn to improve internal and external aspects of your website in order to increase the traffic the site receives from search engines. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande. Technology Center
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10
 
5:30 p.m.
Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: "Liyana"
Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The children's real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell - in fiction and in their own lives. Part of the Princeton International Cinema Series. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.,   Code It
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Marty Latman discusses the importance of networking to landing a position and building a successful future. Attendees will learn how to network and the strategies needed to get the interview. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
 
10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Eric Carle
Following a special Saturday Stories session celebrating the books of Eric Carle, especially his treasured classic, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," join us for activities and crafts in the STEAM Studio. For children ages 2 and up. Story Room and STEAM Studio
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
2 p.m.,   Go Between Club
3 p.m., Science Circle is canceled.
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
 
3 p.m.
Between War and Peace: The Origins of Queen Christina's and Other Swedish Art Collections of Her Time
Thomas Kaufmann, professor of art and archeology at Princeton University, gives a talk in advance of the Dryden Ensemble's Jan. 20 "Queen Christina Goes to Rome" concert at Princeton Theological Seminary. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Dryden Ensemble.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.,  Poets at the Library
 
Tuesday, Jan. 15,  6 p.m.,  Becoming an Informed Investor
 
 
Thursday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m.,   Website Design Best Practices
 
Friday, Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m.,   Meet the Mayor
   
Saturday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m.,    VOICES
 
Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.,   Sunday Stories
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31


The library is closed.

 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1
 
 
The library is closed. 
SPOTLIGHT: WINTER READS
 
 
Whether you are on break from school or taking a respite from the daily grind of life, the winter season is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. On our library blog you'll find some posts and curated lists with great suggestions from library staff. From the most popular books and short stories of 2018 to "books while you wait" and strategies for tackling your "To Be Read List," there is something for everyone. So grab the hot cocoa and your warmest blanket and snuggle up with great some winter reads.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2
 
4 p.m.
Lit Lab
Students in first through fifth grades are invited to join us to read a book and create or explore a hands-on maker activity inspired by the story. STEAM Studio
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
 
6:30 p.m.
"The Looming Tower" Episode 2 
Based on "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. 
Newsroom
 
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 THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.,  Girl Code
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "Searching"
When a 16-year-old girl goes missing, her father searches her laptop and begins tracing her digital footprint in this thriller told through the technology devices we use every day. 1 hour 41 minutes. Newsroom
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
3:30 p.m.,  Russian Stories
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
 
Tuesday, Jan. 8,  4 p.m., Say Thanks!
 
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m.,   Introduction to SEO 
 
Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m.,  Family Fort Night
 
Friday, Jan. 11, 9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session
   
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.,   Celebrate Eric Carle
 
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24


The library is closed.

 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25
 
 
The library is closed. 
SPOTLIGHT: FIND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR
 
Our schedule of January and February technology classes has been finalized and is available to view on our website. All are invited to participate in the classes - no library card or registration is required. Hard copies of the schedule are also on display in the library. Classes range from those with a focus on core computer concepts to that teach coding. Our classes for business professionals are taught by experts and cover software used in modern business, tools to help students create their professional image and more. We also offer classes for the more casual tech user that teach how to get the most out of Google and your Apple devices. The calendar can be viewed online at: https://princetonlibrary.org/tech-classes/.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26
 
3 p.m.
Family Movie: "Wonderstruck"
Based on the novel of the same name by Brian Selznick, this film interlaces two stories set 50 years apart. Each tells the story of a child embarking on a quest in search of a parent. 1 hour, 57 minutes. Community Room
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
 
10:30 a.m.
A Winter Wonderland of Stories
Children ages 2 and older are invited to hear winter-themed stories in the Story Room with crafting to follow at 11 a.m. in the STEAM Studio.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
 
3 p.m.
Family Film: "Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash"
The Flash wakes up to see he's missed a fight between the Justice League and the Joker, and somehow, he's lost his powers of speed. He finds himself caught in a time loop, and his superhero friends must work to stop the one responsible - his nemesis Reverse Flash. Not rated. 1 hour, 18 minutes. Community Room
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
 
Family Movie Double Feature
1 p.m., "The Incredibles" 
This Pixar-animated film follows the Parrs, a family of superheroes who are drawn into a confrontation with a vengeful fan-turned-foe and his killer robot. 1 hour, 55 minutes
3 p.m.,  "The Incredibles 2" 
In this sequel, the Parr family tries to restore public's trust in superheroes while balancing their family life, only to combat a new foe who seeks to turn the populace against all superheroes.1 hour, 58 minutes.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., French Stories
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
 
ABBA Movie Double Feature
1 p.m., Mamma Mia!
1 hour, 49 minutes
3 p.m., Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
1 hour, 54 minutes
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Dec. 31, The library is closed.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 1,  
The library is closed.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 4 p.m.,  Lit Lab
 
Thursday, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m.,  "The Looming Tower" Episode 2
 
Friday, Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m.,  Film: "Searching"
   
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m.,  Girls Who Code Club
 
Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17


6:30 p.m.
SCORE Seminar: Intellectual Property: What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know
This workshop will discuss the many forms of intellectual property generated by a business - such as trademarks, trade secrets, copyright material, patentable inventions, and more - and how to properly protect and defend that property. Please register. Newsroom 
 
Presented in collaboration with Princeton SCORE.
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
 
 
7 p.m.
Film: "Three Identical Strangers"
An astonishing coincidence reunites identical triplets, who were raised from birth by three different families, and uncovers a secret surrounding their adoption. 1 hour, 36 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writers Room

 
SPOTLIGHT: COOKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
 
Whether you are cooking for the holidays, looking for new recipes or old standbys, or just want to spice up your everyday meals, the library's collection of new and classic cookbooks is the place to go. We have books from all your favorite chefs, food bloggers, and TV personalities such as Smitten Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen and Food52 plus Julia Child and Ina Garten. Our collection also covers a wide range of dietary interests including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and Paleo. We've also added many Instant Pot cookbooks recently.
 
Don't have time to make a trip to the library? Check out the collection of ebook cookbooks in our Princeton Overdrive/Libby and hoopla collections. Titles in Princeton Overdrive may have a waiting list, but all titles in hoopla are available for immediate download or streaming. Download the apps today or contact us if you have questions.
 
Bon appetit!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
 
 
7 p.m.
Why Is It Too Far to Walk? Building a Climate-Friendly Princeton
Can we connect our neighborhoods to jobs, grocery stores, schools, libraries, parks and gathering places? Can we preserve neighborhood character and ensure all Princeton community members have access to safe, affordable, low carbon transportation and housing? Sustainable Princeton holds a discussion around building a climate-friendly Princeton. Refreshments will be served at this low-waste event. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
 
 
6 p.m.
Concert: Gabriel Bar-Cohen Sextet
Drummer Gabriel Bar-Cohen, a Princeton High School alumnus and Manhattan School of Music student, leads a sextet with special guests John Paul Velez and Jerry D'Anna. Also performing will be Ilan Eisenzweig, Nick Marziani and Liam Sutcliffe. Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
4:30 p.m.,  Girl Code
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "Crazy Rich Asians"
"Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. 2 hours. Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m.,  Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
 
 
2 p.m.
Indoor Snow Day
The library's Teen Advisory Board will transform the Community Room into a winter wonderland and lead an afternoon of games and other winter-themed activities including an indoor snowball fight. The fun-filled afternoon also includes a hot cocoa bar and other treats. Community Room
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
3:30 p.m., Portuguese Stories
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Dec. 24, The library is closed.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 25,   
The library is closed.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3 p.m.,    Family Movie: "Wonderstruck"
 
 
Friday, Dec. 28, 3 p.m.,   Family Movie: "Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash"
   
 
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
 

6:30 p.m.
Rethinking Society: Challenges and Hopes for the 21st Century
Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University professor and co-director of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP), will present highlights and key findings from "A Manifesto for Social Progress," the companion book to IPSP's three-volume report "Rethinking Society for the 21st Century." Written by Fleurbaey and other IPSP members, the book brings together the key messages of the IPSP report on which nearly 300 researchers from around the world worked for three years on the prospects for social progress in the light of today's social sciences. Multi-media journalist Sofie Wolthers will screen her documentary "A New Society" and then Wolthers, Fleurbaey, and Robert E. Kuenne, professor in economics and humanistic studies, will lead a post-event discussion on the challenges and hopes for the 21st century. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
10 a.m., PSG Workshop
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
 
 
 
5:30 p.m.
Open Archive: Segregation in Princeton
Artifacts and archival materials that tell the story of segregation in Princeton, from businesses to schools to the local fight for civil rights are on display. This Open Archive is presented in conjunction with the library and Historical Society of Princeton's Princeton Plan exhibition running through Dec. 21. Newsroom and Discovery Center 
 
Co-sponsored by the library and 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
3 p.m., Homework Help
6:30 p.m., Film: "RBG"

 
SPOTLIGHT: FIND THE PERFECT BOOK TO GIVE
 
 
Since World War II, when paper was one of the few commodities not being rationed, Icelanders have celebrated Christmas Eve by reading books they have received as gifts. The tradition, known as Jolabokaflod, or Christmas Book Flood, is one that book lovers everywhere can appreciate. Whether you're shopping for the holidays or someone's birthday, why not give the gift of a book? For someone who loves to cook, nothing could be as simple as a new cookbook from chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Featuring 130 new recipes, "Ottolenghi Simple" is the perfect selection for both experienced and novice cooks. For the historical fiction lover, Charles Frazier's "Varina" has it all: moral quandaries, love, loss, war, beautiful writing, and compelling characters. Looking for a science adventure? "Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable" by Seth Fletcher follows the journey of five scientists who capture the first image of a black hole. Looking for more suggestions? Ask us in person, or get a personalized list by completing our Book It form. We're happy to help.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
 
 
 
6 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Daniel T. Rodgers: "As a City On a Hill"
Historian and Princeton University professor emeritus Daniel T. Rodgers discusses "As a City On a Hill: The Story of America's Most Famous Lay Sermon." The book traces how a 1630 sermon by John Winthrop came to be seen as a founding document of American identity and exceptionalism and reveals the circuitous, unexpected ways his words came to lodge in American consciousness. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
 
Library Live at Labyrinth is a collaborative reading series between the library and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
7 p.m., Ask A Lawyer
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
 
6:30 p.m.
"The Looming Tower" Screening: Episode 1
Based on "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. Subsequent episodes will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28. Newsroom
 
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 THURSDAY
4:30 p.m., Code It
4:30 p.m., Homework Help
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: Developing a Personal Leadership Vision
Mike Palestina and Maggie Pazian lead an interactive session that will begin to develop your personal leadership vision and create a roadmap for lasting change. 
Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
 
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
3 p.m., VOICES
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
 
3 p.m.
CD Release: Dan Rauchwerk with TR Peterson
New York-based songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist  Dan Rauchwerk launches "We Are More Than What We Leave Behind," his debut album. Rauchwerk will be joined by for the afternoon by local writer TR Peterson who will give relevant readings between songs. Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.,  SCORE Seminar: Intellectual Property
 
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.,   Film: "Three Identical Strangers" 
 
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m.,   Building a Climate-Friendly Princeton
 
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.,   Girl Code
 
Friday, Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m.,  Film: "Crazy Rich Asians"
   
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m.,  Indoor Snow Day
 
Sunday, Dec. 23, 3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

7 p.m.
Continuing Conversations on Race
Rev. Charles F. Boyer, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Woodbury and founder of Salvation and Social Justice, gives a talk titled "Liberating Public Policy Theologically." Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Not In Our Town Princeton.
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m.,