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January Events @Princeton Public Library

Steve Kornacki

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki talks with Ingrid Reed about what can be learned from the 2022 elections and what might happen in 2023. Registration required. Community Room and virtual.

 

Yolonda Jordan

Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

Library staff member Cassie Smith joins Yolonda Jordan in a virtual discussion from the library's Newsroom where examples of dolls made from Jordan's patterns will be on display and attendees can meet others who crochet. Registration is not required to attend the Newsroom event. Please register to attend via Zoom.

 

 

Fiction Book Group

Thursday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.

The group discusses “Trust” by Hernan Diaz.

Conference Room

 

Black Voices Book Group

Thursday, Jan. 12, 7:15 p.m.

The group discusses "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein. Via Google Meet. See events calendar for link.

 

PSO Soundtracks: “Knoxville and the Lost Generation”

Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

Historical musicologist Austin Stewart explores author James Agee and composer Samuel Barber's approaches to coloring in their own childhood memories in "Knoxville: Summer of 1915." Community Room

 

 

Movie: “The Duke”

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 3 p.m.

Community Room

 

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

 

Ask the Mac Pros

Tuesday, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group help resolve questions about Apple devices. Drop in at any time during this session. Technology Center

 

Computer Organization for the New Year

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.

Learn ways to organize and better manage your computer and digital files.

Registration required. Technology Center

 

A Guide to iCloud

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m.

Technology Center

 

Get More Out of Gmail

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m.; registration required. Technology Center

 

Beyond Cable

Thursday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m.

Learn the pros and cons of switching from cable television to streaming services. Technology Center

 

 

 

JOB SEEKERS SESSIONS

 

Friday, Jan. 6, 9:45 a.m.

Discover the Hidden Job Market

Community Room

 

Friday, Jan. 13, 9:45 a.m.

Career Clarity and Purpose

Community Room

 

OTHER EVENTS

 

Teens: Economics Made Simple

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m.

Students in grades 6 to 8 will learn about topics in economics. Presented by Princeton High School students. Technology Center

 

Teens: Go Between Club

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m.

Sixth, seventh and eighth graders discuss books and other interests. STEAM Studio

 

Sensory Storyime

Monday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.

This program for children ages 2 and older is especially welcoming to those who are differently abled, on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues or feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds. Registration is required and limited. Story Room

 

Drop-in Chess Sessions

Saturday, Jan. 7, 21, 3-4:30 p.m.

For children in grades 2-6. Story Room

 

Teens: Writers Circle for Middle Grade Students

Wednesday, Jan. 11, Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m.

In this six-week workshop, aspiring writers in firth to eighth grade take part in creative exercises inspired by popular middle grade novels. Registration required. STEAM Studio

 

Meet the Superintendent

Monday, Jan. 9, 4:30-6 p.m., Lobby

Parents, students and community members are invited to meet Princeton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Kelley during these 'open office' hours.

 

Writers Room

Tuesday, Jan 17, 7 p.m.

Writers receive constructive feedback at these twice-monthly group sessions during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Conference Room

 

Writers Room Poets

Monday, Jan. 9, 23, 7 p.m.

Poets read from works in progress and receive peer feedback at these virtual sessions. Registration required.

 

Princeton Sketchers

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m., Conference Room

Sketchers of all abilities and experience levels meet monthly to sketch, draw and paint together in this social art group. Registration is requested.

 

Sweet Tooth, Bitter Truth

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

Health and fitness advocate Randie Rubin talks about how eating sugar impacts health and shares some delicious alternatives to satisfy cravings for sweets. Community Room

 

Build with Lego

Monday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.

Drop-in, non-competitive Lego session including building time and design sharing. STEAM Studio

 

Mayors Wellness Campaign: Zentangle with Mimi

Sunday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m.

Registration required. Community Room

 

Mayors Wellness Book Discussion

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m.

"Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman will be discussed both in person and virtually. Registration required for the in-person program. Conference Room

 

Kids Book Group: Read & Craft

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 4:30 p.m.

Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to read a book or two together and do a fun craft or activity based on themes or characters from the book. Story Room

 

Five Basic Principles for Getting and Staying Organized

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Professional organizers Marie Limpert and Annmarie Brogan present their five basic organizing principles, answer questions and provide solutions to common challenges. On Jan. 25, join Limpert and Brogan for “Where’s My Stuff? The Ins and Outs of Managing Space. Via Zoom; register for link.

 

Teens: Craft, Chat and Chill

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m.

A monthly craft and chat hour where teens do hands-on projects and discuss books, movies, podcasts, music and more. This month’s project is a macramé keychain. Teen Center

 

“My Pretty Brown Doll” Crochet Along

Sunday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m.

Over four sessions, participants will crochet a beautiful 12-inch African American doll from "My Pretty Brown Doll." Crochet skill level: advanced beginner and up. Registration required.

 

Getting Started as a Paid Freelance Writer

Monday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Journalist Terri Huggins discusses types of freelance writing, setting up portfolios, and creating writing samples as well as getting your first writing assignment and making money as a freelancer. Newsroom

 

 

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