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7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Susan Orlean at Grounds for Sculpture
The library is collaborating with Grounds for Sculpture to bring acclaimed author Susan Orlean to the area. Hailed as a "national treasure" by the Washington Post, Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 and is the author of seven books, including "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Orchid Thief." Orlean's most recent work, "The Library Book," reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, the April 1986 blaze that destroyed 400,000 volumes at the Los Angeles Public Library.
Tickets are $35 and include park admission beginning at 4 p.m., plus a signed hardcover edition of "The Library Book." All ticketholders are encouraged to arrive early and explore Grounds For Sculpture's gardens and current exhibitions. A limited number of tickets for students and seniors will also be sold for $30.
Parking is free. You will collect your copy of "The Library Book" as you enter the event. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the talk starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased via EventbriteGrounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton 
Co-sponsored by the library and Grounds for Sculpture.
10 a.m.,  Little Pandas
11 a.m.,   Letra Pequena (Little Letter) 
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
4 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
6 p.m.,  Introduction to Adobe Camera Raw
7 p.m.,  Transition to Retirement
7 p.m.,   PEFF Fall Forum Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: "The Silver Branch"

7 p.m.
Open Archive: "War of the Worlds" Fan (and Hate) Mail
Historians Vincent Longo and Philip Hallman from the University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center will discuss and answer questions about archival material related to the "War of the Worlds" broadcast. This event will feature access to original letters sent from Princeton and across New Jersey in response to the "War of the Worlds" broadcast in 1938 as well as digital access to additional letters sent from across the country. Visitors are encouraged to make observations, ask questions, and be the historian themselves. Newsroom
3 p.m., Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,   Build and Launch Web Apps
6 p.m.,   Optimize Your Business with Google
7 p.m.,  The Write Space
7 p.m., To Be Discussed
7 p.m., PEFF Fall Forum Film and Q&A: "The World Before Your Feet"

This service, among those the library offers exclusively for teachers and educators, is designed to freshen up the classroom library. With Library in a Box, educators can check out a bin that includes 18 picture books curated by our librarians, a music CD and an educational activity (like a game or a puzzle). Boxes can be checked out for up to a month and then must be returned with all their contents. There are 14 boxes to choose from, each with contents intended for a preschool or early elementary classroom. To request a box, please visit the Youth Services Reference Desk. A Princeton Public Library card is required. Think about it: 14 boxes with 18 books in them? That's 252 books you can introduce your class to for free!
7 p.m.
PSO Soundtracks: Beethoven's Piano Concertos
Douglas Johnson, head of musicology at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts, discusses Beethoven and his five concertos for piano and orchestra. Johnson has published widely on Beethoven, with special concentration on the composer's sketchbooks. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
7 p.m.
PEFF Fall Forum Film: "Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy"
Sixteen years after "Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time," the acclaimed documentary about the life and work of Scotland-based environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer returned to work with Goldsworthy. This film reflects the artist's exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art.1 hour, 33 minutes. Community Room
This is a special event of the  Princeton Environmental Film Festival.
Presented in collaboration with D&R Greenway Land Trust.
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4:30 p.m., Code It
6:30 p.m.
25 Years of Gente y Cuentos at Princeton Public Library
All are welcome to attend this celebratory session of Gente y Cuentos to learn about the history and work of the organization. Program coordinators will reflect on their work with local Hispanic communities and participants from PPL's 25-year old Gente y Cuentos group will share their experiences as well. The evening will conclude with socializing and refreshments. 
People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos (P&S/GyC) has been opening doors to literature for new audiences since 1972. Through oral readings and rigorous discussions of enduring short stories, P&S/GyC invites participants to find fresh understandings of themselves, of others, and of the world. Community Room
Co-sponsored by the library and People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos.
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.
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
4 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Eric Vuillard: "The Order of the Day"
The French writer discusses "The Order of the Day," the English translation of his
novel "L'Ordre du Jour," which won France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, in 2017. Based on historical documents and photographs, the book is a behind-the-scenes account of the manipulation, hubris, and greed that led to Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria and a warning about the perils of
blind acquiescence. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., French Stories
3:30 p.m., Portuguese Stories
3 p.m.
Concert: War of the Worlds.80
Members of the Einstein Alley Musician's Collaborative blend spoken word, live music and an assortment of sound, theatrical and lighting effects to bring the story of the broadcast of "War of the Worlds." The original radio script will be adapted into a series of vignettes in between which musicians will perform a piece which reflects the mood of the story. Diverse genres - jazz, bluegrass, grunge, gospel, classical, hip-hop and electronica - will be used to create an organic soundscape of mystery, terror and rebirth.
This event is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up, two per person, on a first-come-first-served basis, at the Welcome Desk. Empty seats will be filled starting at 2:50 p.m. 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.
2 p.m.,   Yoga Hike
3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.,  Finding Health Information Online
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Open Archives: Princeton Votes
Wednesday, Oct. 31, Noon-9 p.m., Frankenfrenzy Movie Marathon
Friday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m., Film: "Tully"

Saturday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m., Math Circle for Middle Schoolers

Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m., Knit for Others, Hat Knitting Session and Class


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