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Events for Thursday February 24, 2022

Black History Month Film Screening: Harriet (2019)

Thursday February 24, 2022
5:30 PM

The Mercer County Library, Lawrence Headquarters Branch 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. PG-13. 125 min. Please email lawprogs@mcl.org or call 609-883-8292 to register.

Author Event: Andrea Elliot in Conversation with Matthew Desmond, PPL and Labyrinth Books

Thursday February 24, 2022
6:00 PM

In this program, presented in partnership with Labyrinth Books and Housing Initiatives of Princeton, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott tells an astonishing story about the power of resilience, the importance of family, and the cost of inequality. Based on nearly a decade of reporting, "Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in An American City," named one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times, illuminates some of the most critical issues in contemporary America through the life of one remarkable girl. Matthew Desmond, who is one of this country's most important scholars working on homelessness, joins the author in conversation.


Attracting Birds: Beyond the Birdfeeder, Mercer Parks & PPL - Virtual

Thursday February 24, 2022
7:00 PM

Environmentalist Kathy Easton talks about the birds that visit local backyards and what homeowners can plant to attract them.

The best bird food is that which North American native plants provide. Summer songbirds require caterpillars to nourish their young, long distance fall migrants need lipid-loaded fruit to fuel their journey, winter residents rely on a variety of food sources, and raptors that favor birds as a meal depend on the presence of smaller birds. Become better acquainted with an assortment of backyard birds and what plants attract them.

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