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7 p.m.
"The Princeton and Slavery Plays" A Post-Show Community Conversation with Not in Our Town Princeton

On the day following McCarter Theatre's staging of "The Princeton and Slavery Plays," facilitators from Not in Our Town Princeton present an opportunity to debrief on the personal audience experience of the plays. The discussion of the seven short plays, based on documents uncovered as part of the Princeton & Slavery Project, is also a chance to further examine the themes and issues underpinning the research and findings of the project that continue to resonate in and affect the community today. Community Room
This program is presented with support  from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
3 p.m.,   Homework Help

4 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
4 p.m., Create, Design and Build with Lego and Duplo
6:30 p.m., SCORE Seminar: Website Types and Best Practices for Small Businesses


6:30 p.m.
Easy App Building with mobincube
Learn how to build apps using mobincube, no coding required. This template-type app creator allows users to create their own apps and is compatible with iPhone, Androids, and Google phones. Instructor: Kelsey Ockert. Technology Center
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m.,   Chess
6:30 p.m., Code for Princeton Hack Night
7 p.m.,   Writers Room
Take advantage of us this holiday season. Whether you're searching for recipes, printing boarding passes, or working on your gift list, we can help. To us, books make perfect presents, and we've got suggestions. For the member of your family who loves genealogy, try "It's All Relative"  by A.J. Jacobs. "The Sun and Her Flowers"  is the latest collection from poet Rupi Kaur, who gained a legion of young fans thanks to her popular Instagram feed. For your friend who is always embarking on a new fitness regimen, try "The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong... and You Can Too!" by Bryant Johnson because if it works for the Supreme Court Justice ... "Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste " by Bianca Boscer is a great fit for wine lovers with a limited knowledge of vino. "Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City"  by Julia Wertz is a beautiful book, perfectly suited for the New Yorker who made the jump to the Garden State. For older high schoolers who may feel like they're struggling academically, both Scott Kelly's "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery"  in which, along with his space experience, he discloses that he was an awful student, and "Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family"  by Daniel Bergner, a true story about a young black man's journey to becoming a rising star in the opera world.
The library will close at 6 p.m.
Through Dec. 31
Knit for Others
The library is collecting hand-knit and crocheted items through the end of December as part of our eighth annual Knit for Others program. Donated items will be displayed on a clothesline behind the Welcome Desk through the end of the year and distributed to local organizations in early January. This year, we are focusing on collecting handmade mittens in all sizes, but we will gratefully accept items of all kinds. Items may be dropped off at the Welcome Desk.
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
The library is closed for Thanksgiving.
The library will close at 6 p.m.
Through Dec. 15
Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit
Discover more about Princeton's ties to slavery by visiting the Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit. Drawing on historical documents from the Princeton University Archives and the Historical Society of Princeton archives, the exhibit illuminates both the town and gown's connection to slavery as researched in the four-year long Princeton & Slavery project. The exhibition reveals how deeply ingrained the practice of slavery was throughout the community well into the 19th century.The exhibit is open to the public any time the library is open and a program is not taking place in the room. Princeton Room
Co-sponsored by the library, the Historical Society of Princeton and Princeton University Library.
This program is presented with support  from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
3 p.m.
Fred Miller: An American Thanksgiving
Singer and pianist Fred Miller presents a lecture in song featuring selections about gratitude and optimism. Community Room

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., Princeton & Slavery Student Film Screenings
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Challenging Slavery and Its Legacies in Princeton, registration required
Thursday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m.,  Photo Editing and Paint with Pixlr Editor

Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.,  Holiday Tech 2017

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., "A Christmas Carol" Reading Filibuster

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., Artist-in-Residence Andre Veloux

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