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This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, APRIL 16

6 p.m.
Meet and Greet with Centurion Staff 
Join us for a Meet and Greet with the staff of Centurion, an innocence organization that has freed 61 people since it was founded in Princeton in 1980. This will also be a chance to view the photographs and stories that are part of "I Am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison," an exhibit on view in the library through June 1. The images in the exhibit were photographed by Diane Bladecki of Centurion. Part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. Reading Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
1 p.m., Librarian Bootcamp: Fitness Edition
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m., Create, Design and Build with Lego and Duplo
6:30 p.m., Coding Using Command Line Session 1
6:30 p.m., SCORE Seminar: Generating Side Income with Online Arbitrage
7 p.m., Graphic Novel Book Group
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
 
7 p.m.
Jim Neal in Conversation with Brett Bonfield
American Library Association President Jim Neal engages in conversation with Princeton Public Library Executive Director Brett Bonfield. One of the most respected librarians in the world, Neal was vice president for information services and university librarian at Columbia from 2001-14. He has received many awards including Joseph W. Lippincott Award for "distinguished service to the profession of librarianship" in 2015. Neal is a frequent speaker, consultant and published author whose primary interests include scholarly communication, intellectual property, digital libraries and library cooperation. The program will include time for audience participation.Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Chess
6:30 p.m.,  Open Archive: Trolleys, Trains, and Transit
7 p.m.,   Writers Room

 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
 
6 p.m.
Min Jin Lee at Labyrinth Books
The National Book Award Finalist reads from and discusses "Pachinko," her new novel about about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family and their fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. Lee's debut novel, "Free Food for Millionaires," was one of the "Top 10 Novels of the Year" for The Times (London), NPR's "Fresh Air" and USA Today. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. Part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m., Mobile Office Hours: Staff from Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman's Office (Note that the congresswoman will not attend.)
4 p.m.,   Cover to Cover Book Group
7 p.m.,    Citizenship Preparation Class
 
SPOTLIGHT: CHECK IT OUT
 
 
New features have just been added to the library's website and online catalog, making it even easier for you to find your next great read. On our homepage, clicking on Books & More along the main navigation bar offers easy access to the library's catalog as well as quick links to our elibrarycollections, information about the library's book groups and their upcoming book selections plus how to ask us for personalized suggestions. Under Recommendations, explore the many staff picks lists offering suggestions for all age groups and interests, including ones that coincide with library programs.  
 
 
Once inside Bibliocommons, the online catalog, you will notice that it now has its own navigation bar, devoted specifically to reading interests. Under New at the Library, you'll find lists of the most recent arrivals, by category (fiction, non-fiction, biography, and travel) or age group, plus ones that have just been ordered. Since many of the most popular new books are likely to be checked out, be sure to place a hold on the titles that catch your eye. Browse lists of winners of national and international literary awards. Can't find a title in the catalog? Consider Suggest a Purchase for books published in the last year or Interlibrary Loan for older titles. Not every elibrary title in our various collections (such as Hoopla) is found in our catalog, so take advantage of the quick links to view the complete collection in each service we offer. Questions? Please visit us at the Welcome Desk or the second floor Information Desk, or call 609-924-9529, ext.1220.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
 
7 p.m.
Grounds for Sculpture: Looking Ahead
After celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the 42-acre sculpture park, garden and museum is looking ahead. Grounds For Sculpture is committed to continuing to support artists in making new work, provide meaningful encounters with art and nature and be a community resource that reflects our dynamic world. Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director at Grounds For Sculpture, will share what is on the horizon for the evolving nonprofit arts organization. Community Room
 
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
6:30 p.m., Zero to App
7 p.m.,  Film and Panel Discussion at the Princeton Garden Theatre:"Angst" (Available seats will be filled five minutes before start time.)
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
 
7 p.m.
Teen Poetry Night
The library's Teen Advisory Board brings Princeton's teen poets and spoken word artists (grades 7-12) together for a fun, competition-free way to showcase their talents. If you are interested in performing, please sign up at bit.ly/2DRO1xqCommunity Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
9:45 a.m.,  Jobseekers Session: Avoid Getting Scammed
4 p.m., Acting Out
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
 
2 p.m.
Science You Can!
During this engaging and creative program, kids will explore environmental science by performing hands-on experiments. Interactive experiments (such as UV color-changing beads) will demonstrate that caring for our environment is not only important, but fun and exciting, too. Careers in the environmental science field will also be explored. This program is for children ages 8 to 12 years old. Registration required.Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 3 p.m., VOICES
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
 
 
2 p.m.
Jazz with Small Group A
Jazz at Princeton University returns to the library to celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with a concert by Small Group A under the direction of Rudresh Mahanthappa. Compositions of the great masters of jazz will be performed. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Department of Music.
ALSO ON SUNDAY

3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
UPCOMING
 
Monday, April 23, 7 p.m., Volunteering
 
Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., McCarter Live at the Library
 
 
Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m., Film and Q&A: "Birds of May"

Friday, April 27, 9:45 a.m., Jobseekers Session

Saturday, April 28, 1:30 p.m., Chemistry Saturdays

Sunday, April 29,  Ongoing Exhibit: "I Am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison"

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