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This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, SEPT. 16
 
6:30 p.m.
SCORE Seminar: Competitive Advantages for Small Business
In this workshop you will learn strategies for creating a competitive advantage and examples of companies that used some of those strategies. Amulya K. Garga, chairman of SCORE Princeton, will present. Garga mentors small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. He has developed game-changing technologies ranging from predictive analytics to smart sensors to immersive collaboration and decision support tools. He served in various leadership roles in the defense industry and is currently the President of KAPI Group, a business and technology consulting company. Register through princeton.score.orgNewsroom
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
7 p.m.,  Gente y Cuentos
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
 
6:30 p.m.
Open Archive: Princeton School Days
As a new school year begins, stop by to explore report cards, diplomas and other archival materials from historic local schools, both public and private.
 
The Historical Society of Princeton's Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from its vast collection. Featuring a different theme each time, these events present historical material with minimal interpretation 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 questions. Discovery Center
 
Presented in partnership with the Historical Society of Princeton. 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m., Princeton Sketchers
7 p.m.,     Writers Room
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
 
7 p.m.
PSO Soundtracks: The Piano We Know and the Mysteries of Mozart's 'Pianos'
Like no other instrument, a piano melds the magic of music with the magic of engineering - and the modern piano is bigger and more powerful than the instruments of Mozart's time. In anticipation of the all-Mozart concerts that will open the Princeton Symphony's 2019-2020 season, James Barron will look into the mysteries of Mozart's "pianos" and at how a modern concert grand comes into being at the Steinway & Sons factory in Astoria, Queens, not far from La Guardia Airport. Barron is a New York Times reporter and the author of "Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand," which followed the creation of one piano from start to finish. Newsroom
 
Presented in partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
SPOTLIGHT: KNIT FOR OTHERS 2019
 
On Oct. 1, the library begins its 10th year of the Knit for Others program. Each year, we collect newly hand-knit or crocheted winter items, such as hats, mittens and scarves, that are donated to area organizations in early January. To date, we have collected and donated over 2000 items! 
 
Donations may be dropped off at the Welcome Desk where they will be on display, through the end of the year, on a clothesline behind the desk. This is a great way to use up extra yarn from your stash and keep someone warm this winter. 

For more about the program, and news about other knitting events, see the Knitting at the Library page on our website.
 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
 
 
6 p.m.
Ruha Benjamin in Conversation with Eddie Glaude Jr.
Ruha Benjamin, associate professor in the Department of African-American Studies at Princeton University, and Eddie Glaude Jr., chair of the department, engage in conversation at the launch of  Benjamin's new book, "Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code." In the book, Benjamin  cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity.
 
Also discussed will be  "Captivating Technology: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life," which Benjamin edited. "Captivating Technology," Benjamin writes, "brings together an incredible set of scholars to explore the interplay between innovation and containment across a wide array of social arenas, past and present." Community Room
 
Registration is full for this this event. There is no wait list. At 5:55 p.m., those waiting in a standby line will be seated if seats become available. Additional seating for those in line on standby will be set up in the cafe area, and the event will be streamed to the Newsroom on the second floor.
 
Copies of the books will be available for purchase from Labyrinth Books.
Presented in partnership with the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,     Mercer County ID Card
 
Dana Treichler recommends some happy, upbeat books.
 
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
 
6 p.m.
Welcoming Week: Cultural Exchange Night on Palmer Square
As part of National Welcoming Week (Sept. 13-22) Princeton hosts a cultural exchange event on Palmer Square. The event features music, dancing, kids activities, arts and crafts, and displays representing the many countries and regions represented by members of our diverse community. All are welcome.
 
Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 22, noon
 
Presented in partnership with the Princeton Human Services Department.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
 
2 p.m.
Chemistry Saturdays
Children in grades first through fifth grades are invited to join graduate students from the Princeton Chemistry Department in conducting fun and exciting chemistry experiments and hands-on science activities. Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. STEAM Studio
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Chemistry Department.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories 
 
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22
 
4 p.m.
Art Talk: Theresa Menders and Daniel Farber Huang
The photographers whose work is on display on the second floor of the library through Nov. 30 discuss the images that are part of "The Power of Faces," a global photojournalism project featuring portraits of individuals and families in refugee camps around the world.
 
Realizing that most of the nearly 69 million people displaced to refugee camps lost treasured family photos when they fled their homes, Menders and Huang bring photo printers into refugee camps where they distribute portraits for individuals to keep. The context of refugee camps is intentionally cropped out of the images to focus on individuals, and not merely their label as "refugees." Newsroom
 
Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.,   Film: "Le Brio"

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.,  Author Joyce Carol Oates: "My Life as a Rat"
 
 
Friday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m.,  Meet the Mayor and the Municipal Engineer
Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Staged Reading: "amethyst."
 
Sunday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.,   Book Brunch Featuring Nicole Dennis-Benn
 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, SEPT. 9
 
7 p.m.
Author James Williams: "Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy"
In parallel with Princeton University's incoming Class of 2023, engage in an exploration of the key themes and questions raised in President Christopher Eisgruber's 2019 Princeton University Pre-read selection, "Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy."
 
Author James Williams, who worked as a Google strategist for 10 years before pursuing a philosophy Ph.D. at the University of Oxford will discuss how digital technologies, and their many distractions, fragment our attention - individually and as a society - in ways that inhibit our ability to lead purposeful lives and, ultimately, threaten the future of education and democracy.
 
Free copies (while supply lasts) of "Stand Out of Our Light" are available for those who register for the event at the Welcome Desk on the first floor. 
 
Registered community members will be given preference in case of standing room only. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with Princeton University.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
7 p.m., Gente y Cuentos
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10
 
6:30 p.m.
Author Talk with Eric Weitz on "A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation States"
Professor and author Eric Weitz speaks about his book, "A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation States," a global history of the fate of human rights in a world of nation-states. The book also explains the origins of many of today's crises, from the existence of more than 65 million refugees and migrants worldwide to the growth of right-wing nationalism. Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,    Writing Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11
 
 
10 a.m.
Happy Hands Story Time
Happy Hands teaches American Sign Language vocabulary, speech, and expression through multi-sensory learning. Signing helps promote verbal communication and encourage reading skills and can have amazing results with children who have speech and communication challenges. This program will empower communication by teaching a broad base of ASL vocabulary that can be used immediately. Children, including babies, have the capacity to understand, learn, and communicate before they develop the ability to speak. For ages 6 months to 5 years old. Story Room
 
Co-presented by the library and Happy Hands.

ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
10 a.m.,  Drop In and Knit
 
SPOTLIGHT: TRY NOVELIST PLUS!
 
 
What kind of book are you in the mood for? While our librarians are always ready to offer suggestions in-person, or through Book It, our personalized reading suggestion service, library cardholders of all ages can now search for fiction and nonfiction recommendations from any location. Featuring read-alike lists, reviews, audiobook suggestions, book discussion guides, and more, try NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus.  
 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Mort Zachter: "Red Holzman"
Princeton author Mort Zachter discusses his book "Red Holzman: The Life and Legacy of a Hall of Fame Basketball Coach," his biography of the winningest coach in the history of the New York Knickerbockers NBA franchise.  Zachter is a former tax attorney and tax professor at New York University. His first book, "Dough: A Memoir," won the 2006 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Book Prize for nonfiction. Newsroom
 
Copies of "Red Holzman" will be available for purchase and signing. All proceeds from the sales of the book will benefit the library.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,    Mercer County ID Card
 
Martha Liu shares ideas for keeping little ones entertained.
 
FRIDAY, SEPT. 13
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: Body Language for Job Seekers
Eileen Sinett will present on body language and non-verbal communication skills for job seekers. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with PSG of Mercer County.
 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
 
11 a.m.
Princeton Children's Book Festival
Over 80 acclaimed authors and illustrators in children's literature gather on Hinds Plaza to meet, interact with and sign books for young readers at this annual event. Book sales are handled by jaZams with 20 percent of the proceeds donated to the library's Youth Services Department. Hinds Plaza, rain or shine.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and jaZams.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
 
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
 
4 p.m.
Author Gina Rippon: "Gender and Our Brains"
Author Gina Rippon will discuss her book, which explores how recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology research have helped debunk long-held beliefs that there are biological distinctions between female and male brains. Drawing on cutting edge research, Rippon presents the latest evidence which indicates that brains are like mosaics comprised of both male and female components, and that they remain plastic, adapting throughout the course of a person's life. Newsroom
  
Presented in partnership with HiTOPS.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
   
Monday, Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.,  
  Microsoft Excel for Beginners Part 1 
 
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.,  Open Archive: Princeton School Days
 
 
Friday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m.,   Welcoming Week Cultural Exchange Night
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m.,    Chemistry Saturdays
 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, SEPT. 2
 
The library is closed for Labor Day.
 
TUESDAY, SEPT. 3
 
7 p.m.
Continuing Conversations on Race
The first in a series of four sessions examining racial bias in the United States criminal justice system features "Policing," a presentation by Caroline Clarke. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with Not in Our Town Princeton.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4
 
 
10 a.m.
Drop In and Knit
Bring your knitting or crochet project and join us for these drop-in sessions. Participants must provide their own supplies. Sessions will not include instruction. Quiet Room
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
SPOTLIGHT: CELEBRITY NARRATORS FOR YOUR COMMUTE
 
 
Looking for a combination of literature and popular entertainment?  How about listening to one of the many audiobooks in our Hoopla collection narrated by celebrity actors?
 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Introduction to Python Programming Part 1
This course will teach the fundamentals of coding in the Python programming language, a beginner-friendly language that's powerful yet easy to pick up without prior experience. Students must be comfortable using a computer. Please attend all classes within the series and consider bringing a laptop.
The class is limited to 30 students, 15 years and older. Registration is required. The series continues Thursdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Technology Center
 
Presented in partnership with Bloomberg Financial. 
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
10 a.m.,    Princeton Farmers Market
Noon and 5 p.m.,    Mercer County ID Card
 
Nora Walsh provides an education about books set in schools.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 6
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: How to AI-Proof Your Career
George Pace is presenter. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7
 
11 a.m.
Festomato
We're celebrating the Jersey tomato with a daylong event featuring activities, cooking demonstrations, presentations, children's programs, three live bands and more. Food and drink selections made with tomatoes will also be available. Hinds Plaza and Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
2 p.m., Japanese Stories
 
SUNDAY, SEPT. 8
 
2 p.m.
Tony Tobias: "Journey from Johannesburg"
Songwriter Toby Tobias presents a musical/theatrical/visual arts performance featuring original songs and vignettes about his life growing up in Johannesburg and Jerusalem before moving to New York. The show's message is one of racial equality, understanding and acceptance of other cultures and religions. Part of the Fall Storytelling series. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
UPCOMING

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m.,   Best Practices for Website Design
Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.,   Princeton Children's Book Festival
 
Sunday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.,    Author Gina Rippon: "Gender and Our Brains"
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

TUESDAY, AUG. 27
 
7 p.m.
McCarter Live at the Library Featuring Emily Mann and Mary McConnell
McCarter Theatre Center's artistic director and resident playwright Emily Mann will be joined in conversation by stage, film and television actor Mary McDonnell who plays the role of Gloria Steinem in McCarter's upcoming production of "Gloria: A Life," written and restaged by Mann. The two will
speak about their decades-long friendship and artistic reunion on "Gloria: A Life." Mann will discuss how she came to adapt Steinem's life for the theater, their resulting friendship, and the choices she made to shape and tell Steinem's story. McDonnell ("Execution of Justice," "Dances with Wolves," "Passion Fish," "Major Crimes," "Battlestar Galactica") will talk about her
celebrated career as a performer, what drew her to this project, and her approach to playing Steinem. A Q&A with the audience will follow the discussion. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre Center.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writing Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28
 
 
3 p.m.
Afternoons with Austen: "Persuasion"
Sally Hawkins stars as the protagonist Anne Elliot and Rupert Penry-Jones plays Frederick Wentworth in this British television adaptation. Eight years prior to the film's beginning, Anne was persuaded to reject Wentworth's proposal of marriage. Now 27 and unmarried, she re-encounters Wentworth, who has made his fortune in the Napoleonic Wars and is looking for a wife - anyone but Anne, whom he has not forgiven for rejecting him all those years ago. Community Room
 
 
SPOTLIGHT: GET A FREE COPY OF THE 2019 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRE-READ SELECTION IN ADVANCE OF THE AUTHOR'S  SEPT. 9 TALK
 
Author James Williams, whose book "Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy" is the 2019 Princeton University Pre-Read selection for the Class of 2023, will be at the library to talk about his book on Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. 
 
Free copies (while supply lasts) of the book are available now for those who register for the event at the Welcome Desk on the first floor. Registration is encouraged but not required.
 
Williams worked as a Google strategist for 10 years before pursuing a philosophy Ph.D. at the University of Oxford. He will discuss how digital technologies, and their many distractions, fragment our attention - individually and as a society - in ways that inhibit our ability to lead purposeful lives and, ultimately, threaten the future of education and democracy.
 
This program is being presented in partnership with Princeton University.
 
 
THURSDAY, AUG. 29
 
 
4 p.m.
Summer Movie Matinee: "Star Trek"
The 11th film in the "Star Trek" film franchise features the original characters from the television series. Aboard the USS Enterprise, James T. Kirk and Spock combat Nero, a Roman from their future who threatens the United Federation of Planets. 2 hours, 8 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
10 a.m.,    Princeton Farmers Market
Noon and 5 p.m.,    Mercer County ID Card
 
In keeping with our Summer Reading theme, Claire Legrand suggests some out-of-this-world films to borrow from our DVD collection.
FRIDAY, AUG. 30
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "A Dog's Way Home"
A lost dog goes on an epic 400-mile journey to be reunited with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise. Based on the book of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron. PG. 2 hours, 17 minutes. Community Room
 
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
   
Monday, Sept. 2, The library is closed for Labor Day.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.,   Continuing Conversations on Race

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m.,   Drop In and Knit
 
Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m.,   Introduction to Python Programming, Part 1
 
Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.,  Festomato
 
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.,   Toby Tobias: "Journey from Johannesburg"
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, AUG. 19
 
"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" trailer
7:30 p.m.
Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre
"Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am"
This documentary examines the life of American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University Toni Morrison who died this month at the age of 88. Morrison was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and is known for her nuanced discussion of race in America. Through the use of archival material, art and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis and Morrison herself, the film presents pieces of Morrison's life, from her childhood in the working-class steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to her journey as a novelist and public intellectual. 1 hour, 59 minutes.
 
Co-presented with the Princeton Garden Theatre.
ALSO ON MONDAY
 
TUESDAY, AUG. 20
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: John Calu: "In the Name of Grace"
Novelist John Calu, the author of more than a dozen books, will speak about his recently released memoir,  "In the Name of Grace," in which he tells the story of his mother who he describes as "both confident and humble, kind to a fault and fueled by compassion, selflessness personified." Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m., Princeton Sketchers
7 p.m.,     Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: MAKE A FRIEND
 
If you have young children, you may have already met Roary the Library Lion, the friendly little plush lion available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk.  Now, Roary has new friends, Nori the Narwhal and Amall the Llama, ready to go home with you for up to three weeks. These three happy critters each come with their own carrying case and a journal where you can record and share the animal's adventures with your child. Need book recommendations? Roary, Amall, and Nori have booklists in the library's catalog and if all animal friends are checked out, you can place a hold. If you have questions, visit the Youth Services desk or call  (609) 924-9529, ext. 1240, for assistance.   
 
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21
 
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
"Feminists: What Were They Thinking?" trailer
7 p.m.
Film and Discussion: "Feminists: What Were They Thinking?"
McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann attends a screening of Johanna Demetrakas' 2018 documentary followed by conversation and story sharing. The film revisits Cynthia MacAdams' "Emergence," a landmark collection of portraits of second-wave pioneering feminists including Gloria Steinem, Kate Millett, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda and has many of the original subjects and their third-wave successors reflecting on the portraits, their identity as feminists, and their own experience as women in the Movement. Community Room
 
This event is in advance of the Sept. 6 opening of "Gloria: A Life," at McCarter Theatre Center.
 
Co-sponsored by the library, the Princeton Garden Theatre and McCarter Theatre Center.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
 
THURSDAY, AUG. 22
 
4 p.m.
Summer Movie Matinee: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
This 2014 superhero film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. In the film, Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial criminals who are on the run after stealing a powerful artifact. 2 hours, 5 minutes. Community Room
 
Matinees continue on Aug.  29 with "Star Trek."
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card
6 p.m.,   Tabletop Game Night
 
In keeping with our Summer Reading theme, Claire Legrand suggests some out-of-this-world films to borrow from our DVD collection.
FRIDAY, AUG. 23
 
8:30 a.m.
Meet the Mayor
Princeton residents are invited to discuss concerns with Mayor Liz Lempert through 10 a.m. Lobby
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
9:45 a.m.,   Job Seekers Session
 
SATURDAY, AUG. 24
 
10 a.m.
Author Patrick Pun: "Peng Nei Peng Wai" ("Inside/Outside the Dubbing Studio")
The author, son of famous dubbing actress Guangning Liu, will make a comprehensive introduction about foreign film dubbing and distribution history during the past 70 years in Mainland China, combining the social development background in China and personal life of famous dubbing professionals during that period, especially during the cultural revolution. Newsroom
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, AUG. 25
 
4 p.m.
Pop-Up Book Club: "Gloria Steinem: My Life on the Road"
Explore "Gloria Steinem: My Life on the Road," the author's most recently published memoir, in which she shares candid stories of what she has learned on the road as a self-described "modern nomad," and how those lessons have informed her life's work as a leading activist for equality. Please register at this link as space is limited for this event. Newsroom
 
This event is in advance of the Sept. 6 opening of  "Gloria: A Life," at McCarter Theatre Center.
 
Presented in partnership with the library, Labyrinth Books and McCarter Theatre Center.
 
UPCOMING
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.,  Toddler Drive-in Rocket Ship Edition

Thursday, Aug. 29, 4 p.m.,  Summer Movie Matinee: "Star Trek"
 
Friday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.,  Friday Feature Film: "A Dog's Way Home"
Saturday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 
Sunday, Sept. 1, 3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, AUG. 12
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "Bisbee '17"
This film combines documentary and scripted elements while following members of the close-knit former mining community of  Bisbee, Arizona, as they commemorate the centennial of the forced deportation of immigrant miners. During the Bisbee Deportation, 1,200 immigrants were violently removed from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die. Community Room
 
Presented by the library and the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.
ALSO ON MONDAY
 
TUESDAY, AUG. 13
 
 
3 p.m.
Dog Man Party
Children ages 5-12 are invited to celebrate the release of the new Dog Man book, "Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls," with crafts, games and activities inspired by the part-human, part-canine hero of the Dav Pilkey series. Pilkey is also the creator of the Captain Underpants series. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,    Writing Workshop
 
 
SPOTLIGHT: Tie Up Loose Ends with Gale Legal Forms
 
Whether you're a new landlord or someone who has yet to formally make a will, Gale Legal Forms can help. The library now subscribes to this valuable resource featuring thousands of legal forms for the state of New Jersey. Divorce, bankruptcy, power of attorney, roommate or house sitting agreements, you name it, chances are you'll find it in Gale Legal Forms. Look for a link to it on our database page.     
 
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14
 
6:30 p.m.
Screening and Discussion: "Wonders of the Solar System"
Join Robert Vanderbei, the library's summer scientist-in-residence, for a screening of the first episode of this award-winning BBC series, hosted  by physicist Brian Cox, followed by a discussion about the universe and night sky.
"Wonders of the Solar System" explores some of the most amazing features of our solar system - how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn't sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the solar system; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth. Community Room

ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, AUG. 15
 
6 p.m.
Film: "Woodstock"
The Academy Award-winning documentary chronicling the legendary, three-day counterculture celebration of music and art is screened on the 50th anniversary of the festival's first day. 3 hours, 4 minutes. Community Room
 
The screening is in advance of the Aug. 17 Woodstock Concert featuring musicians from the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative that is being held at the Community Park North Amphitheater. The concert is  presented in partnership with the Princeton Recreation Department and Princeton Record Exchange. 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card
 
Janice Painter shares impressions of a favorite podcast and highlights other chances to hear personal stories. 
FRIDAY, AUG. 16
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "Fighting with My Family"
This biographical comedy-drama tells the story of English WWE champion Raya Knight who grew up in a professional wrestling family and uprooted herself as a teenager to pursue WWE glory in Los Angeles. PG-13. 1 hour, 50 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
9:45 a.m.,   Job Seekers Session
 
SATURDAY, AUG. 17
 
5 p.m.
Woodstock 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert
Local bands and singers from the Einstein Alley Musician's Collaborative perform highlights from Woodstock on the same weekend of the original concert 50 years ago. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic dinner, wear your tie-dye and enjoy the music that defined an era at this family-friendly event.
In case of rain, this event will move to the library's community room. Community Park North Amphitheater, 1 Mountain Ave.
 
Co-sponsored by the Einstein Alley Musician's Collaborative, Princeton Record Exchange and Princeton Parks and Recreation.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m., Learning Python with Turtle Graphics
   
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., Author Talk: John Calu
 

Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Tabletop Game Night
 
Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m., Author Talk: Peng Nei Peng Wai: 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, AUG. 5
 
 
6 p.m.
Continuing Conversations on Race
Join Not In Our Town Princeton for their annual community gathering starting at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. the film " '63 Boycott" will be screened followed by group discussions led by Not In Our Town Princeton facilitators. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with Not in Our Town Princeton.
 
TUESDAY, AUG. 6
 
 
5:30 p.m.
Joint Effort Safe Streets Community Discussion
Joint Efforts Safe Streets leads a community discussion on police-community relations, affordable housing, public education, race relations, cannabis, what Princeton will look like in year 2050 and more. Participants  include elected officials from Princeton Municipal Government, County Freeholders, NJ Assembly and Princeton Public Schools as well as business owners, community advocates, nonprofit/community organizations leaders and concerned citizens. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m., Princeton Sketchers
7 p.m.,   Writers Room
 
 
SPOTLIGHT: Use Our Online Catalog to Discover Your Next Read!
 
Use our online library catalog to discover staff created book lists, award winning books, and newly acquired materials at our library. After you have searched for an item from our homepage, you will be brought to our library catalog. At the top of the catalog there are menu options (below our logo), and above the cataloged items. Click on the downfacing carrot by each menu option for more specific book lists. Looking for something to read on the beach? Check out our staff-made summer reading lists and consider joining our Adult Summer Reading Program.
 
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7
 
7:30 p.m.
Stargazing Night at Mountain Lakes House
The library is teaming up with several organizations for a night of stargazing on the lawn of Mountain Lakes House. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences will bring telescopes for all to share and several astronomers will be on hand to  guide participants in finding celestial objects visible with the naked eye. The Friends of Princeton Open Space will also be at the event to guide young naturalists on short walks to listen to the sounds of the night. Cookies and lemonade will be provided by the library.
 
Please bring a blanket or lawn chair (and a picnic if you'd like). Restrooms will be open in the Mountain Lake House throughout the evening. Gather starting at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy an evening for all ages in the great outdoors. Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Ave.
 
Presented in partnership with Friends of Princeton Open Space, AAAP and Princeton University.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
 
THURSDAY, AUG. 8
 
 
4 p.m.
Summer Movie Matinee: "WALL-E"
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. 1 hour, 43 minutes. G. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
6:30 p.m.,   Introduction to Vue.js
 
FROM THE BLOG: EDUCATED AGAINST ALL ODDS
Kristin Friberg talks about "Educated" by Tara Westover and the Sept. 18 book discussion of the acclaimed memoir.
 
FRIDAY, AUG. 9
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Ken Sher presents "Surviving and Thriving After a Job Loss When You're +/- 50 Years Old." Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with PSG of Mercer County.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, AUG. 10
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m.,   Film: "Bisbee '17"
   
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.,   End-of-Life Planning
 

Thursday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m.,     Film: "Woodstock"
 
Friday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.,    Friday Feature Film: "Fighting with My Family"
Saturday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m.,    Woodstock 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert
 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JULY 29
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "First Man"
Based on the book "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James R. Hansen, this biographical drama follows the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969. Ryan Gosling stars as Armstrong. PG. 2 hours, 21 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
 
TUESDAY, JULY 30
 
 
1 p.m.
Introduction to Android
Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world. This class will guide users through connecting their devices to Google services and configuring the interface by customizing widgets and the home screen. Tips and tricks for making your phone more secure, useful and easier to use will be provided. Instructor: Matthew Parker. Technology Center
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writing Workshop
 
 
SPOTLIGHT: Book It: For Personalized Reading Suggestions
 
If hiding from this summer heat has you running out of books to read, we can tailor you a recommended reading list using the Book It feature on our website. All you need to do is provide us with a bit of information about books, movies, TV shows or podcasts that you are into and let us know about any that you've disliked. We will send you a list of at least 10 personally selected books!
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
 
3 p.m.
Afternoons with Austen: "Pride and Prejudice" (2005)
"Pride and Prejudice" depicts five sisters from an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, morality and misconceptions. Keira Knightley stars in the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet; Matthew Macfadyen plays her romantic interest, Mr. Darcy.  PG. 2 hours, 8 minutes.
Community Room
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
6:30 p.m., Crochet a Bookmark
 
THURSDAY, AUG. 1
 
 
4 p.m.
Summer Movie Matinee: "Space Jam"
This live action/animated comedy stars Michael Jordan who is enlisted by Looney Tunes characters to help them win a basketball match against a group of aliens. 1 hour, 28 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
 
Andre Levie shares a reminder about our Book Drop locations.
 
FRIDAY, AUG. 2
 
1 p.m.
Create a Movie with iMovie
Learn how to edit video clips and add photos you have on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to make a movie or movie trailer in the iMovie mobile app. This class is only for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad users. You should download the free iMovie app onto your device from the App Store before you arrive and have several video clips and/or photos on your device if you would like to create a short movie or trailer during the class. Instructor Robin Birkel. Technology Center
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, AUG. 3
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
SUNDAY, AUG. 4
 
4 p.m.
Voyage ESL
Speakers of world languages who are learning English as a second language are invited to these 90-minute sessions. Conference Room

 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m.,  Continuing Conversations on Race
   
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m.,   Joint Effort Safe Streets Community Discussion
 
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.,     Stargazing Night at Mountain Lakes House

Thursday, Aug. 8, 4 p.m.,    Summer Movie Matinee: "WALL-E"
 
Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JULY 22
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Richard Zoglin: "Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show"
In his book about Elvis Presley's milestone July 31, 1969, show at the International hotel in Las Vegas, the author challenges the conventional wisdom that Las Vegas destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior, and eventually his fatal overdose. Zoglin, a theater critic for Time magazine, argues the concert is where Presley resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer and changed the nature of Vegas entertainment. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
1 p.m.,   Creating with Canva
 
TUESDAY, JULY 23
 
 
7 p.m.
S?SI Concert
Students participating in S? Percussion's Summer Institute perform. The S? Percussion's Summer Institute is an intensive two-week music seminar for college-age percussionists and composers. The four members of S? Percussion serve as faculty in rehearsals and performances. This concert will feature new works composed during the institute as well as percussion pieces commissioned from past years. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with S? Percussion.
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m., Writers Room
 
 
SPOTLIGHT: Book It: For Personalized Reading Suggestions
 
If hiding from this summer heat has you running out of books to read, we can tailor you a recommended reading list using the Book It feature on our website. All you need to do is provide us with a bit of information about books, movies, TV shows or podcasts that you are into and let us know about any that you've disliked. We will send you a list of at least 10 personally selected books!
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
 
1 p.m.
Google Earth and Maps
Learn how to use Google Earth to virtually explore the world. Also we will be discussing useful features of google maps. Instructor Kelsey Ockert. Technology Center
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, JULY 25
 
2 p.m.
UFO, Oh No!
Join us for an out-of-this-world adventure where aliens have taken over the Community Room! Activities will be selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision. For ages 7 and up. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m., Mercer County ID Card
 
Kim Dorman checks in with our community partner PSG of Mercer County. 
FRIDAY, JULY 26
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Kenneth Lang discusses LinkedIn. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with PSG of Mercer County.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, JULY 27
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
SUNDAY, JULY 28
 
1:30 p.m.
Discover Drone Flying
Learn the basic rules and regulations that all drone operators, whether amateurs or professional, should follow. This course shares important advice to ensure you stay safe as you explore the world from the clouds. Professional photographer and FAA-certified drone pilot Saed Hindash also will share the tips and tricks he uses to make eye-catching images and videos from the sky. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
UPCOMING
 
Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.,    Film: "First Man"
   
Tuesday, July 30, 1 p.m.,     Intro to Android
 
Wednesday, July 31, 3 p.m.,    Afternoons with Austen: "Pride and Prejudice" (2005)

Thursday, Aug. 1, 4 p.m.,    Summer Movie Matinee: "Space Jam"
 
Friday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m.,   Create a Movie with iMovie  
Saturday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
 
Sunday, Aug. 4, 4 p.m.,   Voyage ESL
 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JULY 15
 
 
7 p.m.
Lecture: "Anticipating Apollo: The Military Origin of American Space Science"
During the 50th anniversary week of NASA's historic Apollo 11 lunar landing, space historian and Princeton University postdoctoral fellow Jordan Bimm presents a lecture on the military origin of the U.S. space program. The talk will focus on the pre-NASA history of Air Force "space medicine," the field responsible for solving the biological problems of spaceflight. Bimm will also discuss how studies, simulations, and far-flung expeditions conducted between 1949 and 1959 resulted in surprising early visions of the American astronaut and the places they might go - particularly Mars. The lecture explores the nearly-forgotten period of military space science in the 1950s, and how it set the stage for NASA's Space Race in the 1960s. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
6:30 p.m., SCORE Seminar
 
TUESDAY, JULY 16
 
 
2:30 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 how to use 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. Conference Room, second floor
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m.,    Princeton Sketchers
7 p.m.,      Writing Workshop
 
SPOTLIGHT: DISCOVER OUR TRAVEL COLLECTIONS
 
Whether your summer travels send you around the world or keep you closer to home, our travel collections have something for everyone. In the Travel neighborhood on the first floor, you will find guidebooks from favorite publishers such as Lonely Planet, Fodor's, Eyewitness, and Frommers for individual cities, countries, and regions around the globe. You can also find a list of our newest travel books in the catalog under New at the Library/Travel.
 
Don't want the extra weight of paper while traveling? Checkout a travel guide from our ebook collections and download them to your phone or mobile device for sightseeing on the go. To get started, you will need to download the Libby and/or hoopla app and create an account using your library card number.  Need help? Contact us.
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
 
6:30 p.m.
Princeton Student Film Festival Opening Night
Original short films, created by filmmakers in high school to age 25, are featured as part of the two-night festival. Now in its 16th year, the event features films chosen from local, national and international entries. Filmmakers are invited to Q&A sessions that follow the screenings. This event is suggest for a mature teen and adult audience. Refreshments will be served each evening. Community Room
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
7 p.m.,
Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
 
THURSDAY, JULY 18
 
6:30 p.m.
Princeton Student Film Festival
Original short films, created by filmmakers in high school to age 25, are featured as part of the two-night festival. Now in its 16th year, the event features films chosen from local, national and international entries. Filmmakers are invited to Q&A sessions that follow the screenings. This event is suggest for a mature teen and adult audience. Refreshments will be  served each evening. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m., Mercer County ID Card
 
Kim Dorman checks in with our community partner PSG of Mercer County. 
FRIDAY, JULY 19
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "Storm Boy"
Based on the beloved Australian children's book by Colin Thiele, "Storm Boy" is the story of a young boy growing up on the beautiful but uninhabited coastline of Southern Australia who forms a close bond with three orphaned pelicans he rescues and raises. Finding himself at odds with his fisherman father, the boy's life takes a new and unexpected turn. PG. 1 hour, 39 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m.,  Meet the Mayor
9:45 a.m., Job Seekers Session
 
SATURDAY, JULY 20
 
3 p.m.
Film: "Apollo 11"
This documentary focuses on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first spaceflight to land humans on the moon. Produced without narration or interviews, the film features previously unreleased archival footage. 1 hour, 33 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, JULY 21
 
4 p.m.
Voyage ESL
Speakers of world languages who are learning English as a second language are invited to these 90-minute sessions. Conference Room, second floor
 
UPCOMING
 
   
Tuesday, July 23, 7 p.m.,     S?SI Concert
 
Wednesday, July 24, 1 p.m.,   Google Earth and Maps

Thursday, July 25, 2 p.m.,   UFO, Oh No!
 
Friday, July 26, 7 p.m.,   Dancing Under the Stars
  
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
 
Sunday, July 28, 1:30 p.m.,   Discover Drone Flying
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JULY 8
 
"Minding the Gap" trailer
6:30 p.m.
Documentary: "Minding the Gap"
Bing Liu's debut film is coming-of-age documentary about three skateboarding friends in their industrial Midwest hometown. In attempting to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores gaps between fathers and sons, discipline and abuse and, ultimately, between childhood and adulthood. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year's Academy Awards and received a Peabody Award in April. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.
ALSO ON MONDAY

 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 9
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins: "Four Rabbis at Lunch: Candid Conversations Among American Clergy"
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins gives a talk about his book in which one Orthodox, two Conservative and one Reformed rabbi meet for lunch once a week to discuss problems they have in their congregations. The fictional book is based on many conversations the author has had during decades as a spiritual leader and features what he calls "an attempt at replicating some of these intimate, no-laypersons-present conversations."
 
The internationally known Elkins, recipient of the Jewish Book Award, is rabbi emeritus at the Jewish Center of Princeton, author of more than 30 books and co-editor of the best-selling "Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul."
Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,     Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: FLY ME TO THE MOON WITH ACCESS VIDEO ON DEMAND
 
As we look forward to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, take advantage of the library's subscription to Access Video on Demand, which features over 30,000 videos, including footage of the launch, landing, and Neil Armstrong collecting rocks on the moon. Three collections, Arts & Humanities; Social Sciences; and Archival Films & Newsreels, comprise this extraordinary database that delivers history to your home. Whether it's a documentary of Janis Joplin or footage of 54 boys stuffing themselves into a VW Bug in Holland, or episodes of "The Twilight Zone," find it in Access Video on Demand. 
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk
Charles Fishman: "One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon"
The acclaimed author discusses and signs copies of his book, the remarkable story of the trailblazers and ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon. Fishman is also the author of "A Curious Mind" (with Brian Grazer), "The Wal-Mart Effect" and "The Big Thirst." He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious prize in business journalism. Labyrinth Books will provide books for signing. Community Room
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
 
THURSDAY, JULY 11
 
10:30 a.m.
Book Group: Listen to This
The group listens to and discusses a short story from The New Yorker Fiction Podcast. Quiet Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m., Mercer County ID Card
6 p.m., Space Camp
 
FRIDAY, JULY 12
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: "101 Lessons They Never Taught You in College"
Mark Beal as he discusses the importance of branding, networking, and cultivating a mindset to developing one's career at every stage. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with PSG of Mercer County.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, JULY 13
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
SUNDAY, JULY 14
 
6 p.m.
Shakespeare in Community Park: "Coriolanus"
The Hudson Shakespeare Company presents the second of the summer's two Shakespeare in the Park performances at the Community Park North Amphitheater. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be in the Community Room.
 
Coriolanus, Rome's best soldier, has conquered Rome's enemies. When Rome seeks another consul, Coriolanus seems to be just the person for the job - but will her pride and disdain for the people get in the way? This epic tale of war, politics, honor and revenge is set in a rough, primitive Amazonian outpost with an all-female cast.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
 
 
UPCOMING
 
   
Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m.,  Writing Workshop
 
Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.,  Princeton Student Film Festival

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.,  Princeton Student Film Festival
 
Friday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.,  Friday Feature Film: "Storm Boy"
  
Saturday, July 20, 3 p.m.,  Film: "Apollo 11"
 
Sunday, July 21, 4 p.m.,  Voyage ESL
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JULY 1
 
6:30 p.m.
Robert J. Vanderbei: "Photographing the Night Sky and Things Therein"
Modern computers and digital cameras have made it much easier to take long exposure photographs of very dim objects. Astrophotographer Bob Vanderbei will describe some of the challenges and how they are addressed using modern tools. Technology Center
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
 
TUESDAY, JULY 2
 
 
7 p.m.
"Saving 1968" - Preview of Episode from "Chasing the Moon" on PBS
In advance of its PBS debut later this month, "Saving 1968," an episode of the six-hour documentary series "Chasing the Moon" about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in1969 and beyond will be shown. Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Princeton Sketchers
7 p.m.,    Writing Workshop
 
SPOTLIGHT: POPULAR AUDIOBOOKS AVAILALBLE 
ON HOOPLA - NO WAIT TIME
 
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
 
10:30 a.m.
Zoom to the Moon!
"Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We're going to the Moon!" Preschoolers are invited to take a trip to the moon with activities selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision. Story Room
 
THURSDAY, JULY 4
 
The library is closed for Independence Day.
 
Dana Treichler shares her enthusiasm for our  Creativebug database.
SATURDAY, JULY 6
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 

Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m., Book Group: Listen to This
Saturday, July 13, 10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JUNE 24
 
7 p.m.
Art Talk: Artist Fran Eber and Astrophotographer Robert J. Vanderbei
The artists whose works are on display on the library's second floor through Sept. 6, give a talk about their work. Eber describes her work as "channeling the forces of fluid dynamics." Vanderbei, a professor at Princeton University, takes long-exposure astrophotographs of star clusters, galaxies and nebulae.
 
Also discussing her work will be local high school student Alex Erickson whose collection of portraits will be on display in the STEAM Studio. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 25
 
 
7 p.m.
Film: "The Shop Around the Corner"
This 1940 American romantic comedy film, produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch, features Margaret Sullivan, James Stewart and Frank Morgan. Eschewing regional politics in the years leading up to World War II, the film is about two employees at a leather goods shop in Budapest who can barely stand each other, not realizing they are falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters. The musical "She Loves Me" is an adaptation of the play and this movie. 1 hr, 39 min. Not Rated. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,   Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: DISCOVER CREATIVEBUG
 
 
Are you interested in cake decorating, picking up crochet or honing your drawing skills? You can now access 1,000+ award-winning online art and craft classes taught by experts. Additional subjects include sewing, quilting, paper arts, home decorating, jewelry arts, holiday/seasonal and kids crafts. Visit the Databases A-Z page on our website for all of this, plus a pattern library, inspiration feed, blog, and more!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
 
4 p.m.
Animals are Out of this World!
This live-animal program will explain how animals have been instrumental in our understanding of space and its effect on living organisms. Intended for children of all ages accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. 
Community Room
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
10 a.m.,  Musical AstroTots
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
 
 
6 p.m.
Family Fort Night
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for a night of fort building. We will use blankets to transform library furniture and shelving into fantastical forts. Then, we'll snuggle into our forts with books and a flashlight for some cozy reading time. We will have a limited number of blankets and flashlights available on a first-come, first-served basis, and you are also welcome to bring your own. Third Floor
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m., Mercer County ID Card
4 p.m., Girl Code
 
Nora Walsh shares ideas for Summer Reading for adults.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Mark Beal presents a session for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with PSG of Mercer County.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m.,  Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
 
3 p.m.
Fred Miller Lecture in Song: "Heaven, I'm in Heaven"
Pianist, singer and library favorite Fred Miller presents a lecture in song covering music from  the early days of Tin Pan Alley to the sophisticated heights of American Pop's mid-twentieth-century heyday. Part of the "Universe of Stories" summer reading program. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.,    Photographing the Night Sky and Things Therein
   
Tuesday, July 2, 1 p.m.,   iPad Basics and More
 
Wednesday, July 3,  10:30 a.m.,   Zoom to the Moon

Thursday, July 4, The library is closed.
 
Saturday, July 6, 10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
  
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JUNE 3
 
7 p.m.
Continuing Conversations on Race
Racial Literacy: Tell Me Who You Are
Students and adults enrolled in racial literacy classes at Princeton High
School will share insights gained from participation in reflexive activities that explore systems of racial domination and racial progress. Following short presentations, racial literacy scholars will facilitate small group discussions that continue conversations with Not in Our Town audiences. Community Room
 
Presented in partnership with Not in Our Town Princeton.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
 
 
7 p.m.
Women in American Musical Theater
From Maria in "The Sound of Music" to Elphaba in "Wicked" to Angelica Schuyler in "Hamilton," vibrant women characters have sung and danced their way into the hearts of audiences young and old. These characters are also in conversation with U.S. society, both reflecting and shaping cultural values about gender. Stacy Wolf, professor of theater at Princeton University, will lead a journey through musical theater history from the 1950s until today -including 1963's "She Loves Me" - to examine what women do in musical theater and why it matters. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
 10:30 a.m., Princeton Sketchers
SPOTLIGHT: CUE THE MUSIC
 
Feeling sad that "Game of Thrones" has come to an end? Why not listen to the Season 8 soundtrack on your commute? With hoopla, you can stream or download a mix of musical theater, film, and television movie soundtracks, and albums from a wide range of contemporary recording artists. From Mavis Stapes to Ben Platt to Sting to Cardi B, and the Zac Brown Band, with your library card and hoopla, we've got you covered. 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
 
 
7 p.m.
Workshop: Declutter and Streamline Your Life
Certified clutter coach and author Patricia Diesel presents a workshop on decluttering and finding a peaceful balance between what to let go and what to keep. The workshop will cover understanding the root cause of your clutter, strategies for decluttering without becoming overwhelmed or stressed, and approaches to maintenance plans to avoid repeating the cycle of clutter.
Diesel has published three books on living a decluttered life that will be available for purchase following the presentation.
Community Room
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
 
 
7 p.m.
Princeton Festival Preview
Artists will perform scenes from The Princeton Festival's upcoming opera, "Nixon in China," and musical, "She Loves Me,"  and the stage and music directors will discuss what happens behind the scenes in preparation for these productions. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
4:30 p.m.,    Girl Code
 
Martha Liu has some great ideas for the littlest library visitors.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "Arctic"
A researcher stranded in the Arctic must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in the hope of making it out alive. PG-13. 1 hour, 38 minutes. Community Room

ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
 
11 a.m.
Knit in Public
Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day - and the library's 10th anniversary of being an official host site - at a fun and friendly gathering on Hinds Plaza. Drop in any time during the four-hour event to meet other knitters, socialize and work on your knitting or crochet projects for as long as you like. Volunteer instructors will be on site to get beginners started. No registration is required.
In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Community Room.
 
World Wide Knit in Public Day began in 2005 with the idea of getting knitters out of their homes and into the fresh air and changing what is usually a solitary pursuit into one that can be enjoyed among others. More details about World Wide Knit In Public Day at the library can be found on the official web site.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
 
 
6 p.m.
Shakespeare in Community Park: "As You Like It"
The Hudson Shakespeare Company presents the first of the summer's two Shakespeare in the Park performances at the Community Park North Amphitheater.
 
After being banished and threatened with death, Rosalind flees persecution of her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. But things are not always what they seem in Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jon Ciccarelli,  The Hudson Shakespeare Company is known for utilizing some of the best young and experienced actors, directors and crew from around the tri-state area.
 
The summer's second Shakespeare in the Park performance will be on July 15 when the company presents "Coriolanus."
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m., Sunday Stories
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, June 10, 7 p.m.,  Poets at the Library
   
 
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.,   Open Archive: On the Delaware & Raritan Canal

Thursday, June 13, 6 p.m.,   Introduction to Online Genealogy
 
Friday, June 14, 4 p.m.,   Up, Up and Away ... Into Space!
  
Saturday, June 15, 4:30 p.m.,   Teen Book Bash
 
Sunday, June 16, 3 p.m., Sunday Stories 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, MAY 27
 
The library is closed for Memorial Day.
 
TUESDAY, MAY 28
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Linda J. Barth: "New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More"
retired 
Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
 1 p.m.,  All Things Google
7 p.m.,  Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: MUSEUM PASS RESERVATIONS
 
You can plan your visit around a date or interest in a specific museum, and review your reservations at any time. Visit 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
 
 
7 p.m.
Film: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
This documentary examines the life and guiding philosophy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. PG-13. 1 hour, 34 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 30
 
11 a.m.
Princeton Farmers Market
Seasonal and organic produce from local farmers, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles are available through 3 p.m. at this weekly event. Live music from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Farmers Market.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card
6:30 p.m.,   Princeton Tech Meetup
 
 
Andre Levie shares a list of popular outdoor cooking titles.
FRIDAY, MAY 31
 
7 p.m.
Music Under the Stars: A Musical Revue (at the Community Park North Amphitheater)
Young Artists from the casts of Princeton Festival's 2019 opera "Nixon in China" and musical, "She Loves Me," perform audience favorites including familiar songs from Broadway and beyond. The scenic setting will be the Pettoranello Gardens Amphitheater located in the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve.
 
Presented in partnership with  The Princeton Festival.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
 
10 a.m.
International Tabletop Day 2019
The library is celebrating International Tabletop Day with a full day of fun and games featuring classic, easy-to-learn games, demonstrations and more. Since 2013, International Tabletop day has served as a day to meet new people and enjoy tabletop games. From simple dice and card games to epic role playing games, there are tabletop games for every type of gamer. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
 
4 p.m.
Voyage ESL
Speakers of world languages who are learning English as a second language are invited to these 90-minute sessions. Conference Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, June 3, 7 p.m., Continuing Conversations on Race
   
Tuesday, June 4 , 
 
 7 p.m.,   Women in American Musical Theater 
 
Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m.,  Declutter and Streamline Your Life

Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m.,   Princeton Festival Preview 
 
Friday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.,  Friday Feature Film: "Arctic"
  
Saturday, June 8, 11a.m.,    Knit in Public
 
 

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.