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This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

7 p.m.
Poets at the Library
Featured readers include Irene Willis and guests reading from Willis' sixth poetry book, the anthology "Climate of Opinion: Sigmund Freud" which is dedicated to the memory of her husband, Bernard Daves Rossell. Among the anthology contributors are Juditha Dowd, Jean Hollander, Betty Lies, Vasiliki Katsarou, Nancy Scott, Elizabeth Socolow, Jill Stein, Maxine Susman, and Michael Waters. Featured readers are followed by an open-mic if time permits.
 
Co-sponsored by the library, US1 Poets' Cooperative and Delaware Valley Poets.
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
8:45 a.m.,  AARP Tax Help
10 a.m., Little Pandas
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Linda J. Barth: "New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More"
Author and retired teacher Linda J. Barth gives a talk about innovators
and inventions rooted in New Jersey, from the creations of Bell Labs and
Thomas Edison to more quirky and lesser-known individuals and innovations. 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 TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
SPOTLIGHT: Valentine Movie Night-In
 
If you are one of many who have little desire to pay a premium for your Valentine's Day entertainment, let the library be your go-to for romanticdiversion. For assistance accessing the Kanopy film collection on your device, please give us a call at (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220 and we will be glad to help.
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
 
 
7 p.m
Princeton University Concerts with Gabriel Kahane
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane takes part in a discussion, moderated by Princeton University Professor Simon Morrison, about his  upcoming appearance  with Princeton University Concerts on Feb. 14. Topics to be covered include using music as an attempt to rediscover our collective humanity in the face of all that seeks to separate us.
 
The day after the 2016 presidential election, Kahane boarded a train at Penn Station and traveled 8,980 miles around the continental U.S., talking to dozens of strangers in an attempt to better understand his country and fellow citizens.
Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Concerts.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
 
 
4:30 p.m.
This is Why We Heart You
Children are invited to show their family and friends how much they love them by crafting a valentine. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Board will be on hand to help out and to inspire creativity. Story Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
4:30 p.m.,  Code It
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
David Schuchman: "Interview Preparation and Tips"
David Schuchman discusses what you need to do in order to prepare for your next interview, what to expect from your interviewer and what you need to do after the interview. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
 
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and preparing girls for the future. 
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
 
3 p.m.
The Shanakee Sessions: Round Two
The second round of The Shanakee Sessions features David Vargo, Jo Wymer, Marvin Perkins and Helen O'Shea performing original songs and covers of the songs that have inspired them. Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
 
Tuesday, Feb. 19,  6:30 p.m., Screening and Discussion: "Free CeCe!"
 
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.,   
Library Live at Labyrinth: Briallen Hopper in Conversation with Rebecca Rainof and Bill Gleason
 
Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.,   Film: "Juliet, Naked"
   
Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
 
Sunday, Feb. 24, 3 p.m.,  Gordon James: "Get Ready for Mardi Gras"
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

7 p.m.
Art Talk: Terri Riendeau and Robert DiMatteo
Artists Terri Riendeau and Robert DiMatteo discuss their work that is on display on the second floor of the library. Riendeau, whose works in the Reading Room are mostly explorations of technique, color and form, began painting in 2017 while recovering from a serious concussion. DiMatteo's exhibit in the Technology Center is an interpretation of the Periodic Table through painting and drawing. Newsroom
 
ALSO ON MONDAY
8:45 a.m., AARP Tax Help
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
3 p.m., Homework Help
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
 
 
6:30 p.m.
The Media in Movies and TV: Hollywood Investigates Journalism
Cinema historian Max Alvarez gives a multi-media presentation about the cinema's love/hate relationship with print and television journalism. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
10:30 a.m., Princeton Sketchers
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
7 p.m., Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
 
While libraries have evolved to serve their communities' needs beyond being mere lenders of books, we remain champions of the written word. It is clear that the Princeton community feels similarly as evidenced by the fact that one of the library's most used databases is the  Oxford English Dictionary . If you haven't checked it out, it's a word nerd's treasure. Use it to look up the meanings, origins, and histories of words and phrases. 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6
 
 
6:30 p.m.
LGBTQI Cultural Competencies at the Bayard Rustin Center (rescheduled from Jan. 30)
This panel presentation, moderated by Robt Seda-Schreiber of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, will include information about language and definition of terms associated with the LGBTQI community, specifically lesser known identities within the community, that will increase cultural competency for those attending. 
Panelists include Alex Aikens, Program Manager at HiTOPS, and Michele Mazakas, member of PFLAG/TNET Princeton, as well as others. Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, 21 Wiggins St.
 
Presented by the library, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, PFLAG Princeton, and HiTOPS.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,   Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m., Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Lit Lab
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
 
 
7 p.m.
Audra Wolfe: "Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science"
The author and historian discusses her book which explores science's link to U.S. propaganda and psychological warfare campaigns during the Cold War. The book closes with a discussion of the prospects for science and science diplomacy in the Trump era, demonstrating the continued hold of Cold War thinking on ideas about science and politics in the United States. 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
 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "The Miseducation of Cameron Post"
This British-American drama, based on the novel by Emily Danforth, follows three teenagers inside a gay conversion-therapy center. 1 hour, 36 minutes.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9
 
 
2 p.m.
National Inventors Day
Ever wonder how the speedometer in a race car works? Or how a roller coaster stops? Learn about these cool inventions and many others during an afternoon of hands-on science activities in celebration of National Inventors' Day. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m.,   Spanish Stories
2 p.m.,  Go Between Club
 
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
 
11 a.m.
Sunday Book Brunch Featuring Ayesha Harruna Attah
The author discusses and signs copies of her novel, "The Hundred Wells of Salaga." Based on true events, the book tells a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates.
 
The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when tea and pastries will be served. The author talk begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a book signing. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Feb. 11,  7 p.m.,   Poets at the Library
 
 
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.,  Princeton University Concerts with Gabriel Kahane
 
Thursday, Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m.,  This is Why We Heart You
 
Friday, Feb. 15, 9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session: Interview Preparation and Tips
   
Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m.,  VOICES
 
Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m.,  Shanakee Sessions: Round Two
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

7 p.m.
Engaged Retirement: Legal and Estate Planning
Learn about estate and long-term care planning including the legal documents you need to have now to protect yourself and your family. Preseneter Fiona Van Dyck has over 20 years of experience practicing law and assisting individuals and families in formulating estate plans, protecting the interests of disabled or elderly family members and probating wills. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Donna Clovis: "Time is the Length to Forever"
The author discusses "Time is the Length to Forever," her fourth book about Princeton, called "an inspiring, lyrical fusion of pertinent social issues and the writer's own experiences" by Kirkus Reviews. Newsroom
ALSO ON TUESDAY
9 a.m.,    Puzzle Palooza!
SPOTLIGHT: WIRELESS PRINTING FROM HOME
 
In addition to using the library's wireless print service while in the library, customers can also send jobs to our printer from home. Begin at https://princetonlibrary.org/print. 
 
Choose Black & White or Color, enter your library card number or name, and select the file you wish to print. Then press the triangle play button and follow the prompts. When the number of pages has been totaled, press the green print button when it appears at the bottom of the page. You can tell that your print job has been sent successfully when it reads "your request has been processed" in the document status box.
 
You can pick up your print job at the second-floor Business Center. Scan your library card, or enter your name at the Print Release Station, insert the money (20 cents per page) or swipe your card and press "print" on the screen to release your jobs.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
 
 
7 p.m.
PSO Soundtracks: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Nell Flanders, assistant conductor of Princeton Symphony Orchestra, discusses Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and how it has often been described in dramatic terms of struggle and redemption. The talk, in advance of the orchestra's February performance, will explore how the compositional aspects of the music inspire emotion and how decisions of musical interpretation support different narratives. Newsroom
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
 
 
4:30 p.m.
Girl Code
Girls in grades 4 through 8 are invited to attend this hourlong class that explores the programming language Python. In each session, a core concept will be covered, along with an exercise to put your new skills to the test. No coding experience necessary. Instructors: Valeria Torres-Olivares & Kyara Torres-Olivares of Code Equal. 
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
 
 
6 p.m.
Chill Out
Teens are invited to relax after midterms by spending some time reading, playing board games, crafting, knitting and swapping books with other teens while enjoying hot chocolate. 
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
 
2 p.m.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Princeton High School Mandarin classes and the school's Chinese Club host a celebration of Chinese New Year for all ages featuring traditional music and instruments, martial arts, calligraphy, painting, dance, origami, games and crafts. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton High School Chinese Club. 
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
3:30 p.m., Russian Stories
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
 
3 p.m.
Film: "The Charm of Impossibilities"
This film tells the story of the genesis of the "Quartet for the End of Time," a piece that was composed and interpreted during World War II in a prisoner-of-war camp. 1 hour, 20 minutes. Part of the Princeton University Concerts series. Community Room
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
 
 
Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., Film: "The Miseducation of Cameron Post"
   
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m., Celebrate National Inventors' Day
 
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

The library is closed for Martin Luther King Day. 

 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: David Howard on "Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man"
The author discusses his true-crime story about the high-stakes 1970s FBI pursuit of notorious con man Phil Kitzer. Newsroom

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 TUESDAY
7 p.m.,   The Write Space
 
SPOTLIGHT: MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
 
Every day we are reminded just how much words matter. On this national day of observance of Martin Luther King Jr., it is the perfect time to revisit some of his indelible speeches. From the warmth of your home, visit Kanopy to watch historical news footage of memorable events from his lifetime including his moving "I Have a Dream" speech delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  Listen to "I Have Been to the Mountaintop" on Access Video on Demand. See Dr. King receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. You can also read more about Dr. King and his life in the many ebook choices in Princeton Overdrive and hoopla, where you will find titles of interest for all ages.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
 
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: Andrew Curran on "Diderot & The Art of Thinking Freely"
The author discusses his spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world. Newsroom
 
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 WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
 
 
6 p.m.
Table Top Game Night
Gamers 16 and over are invited to unplug for a few hours and enjoy an evening of playing table top and strategy games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, chess and more. The library will provide several games to choose from, but you can also bring your own games to share and play with others. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.,   Code It
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
 
7 p.m.
Design Your Next Chapter - Navigating Turning Tides: An Evening with Debbie Travis and Helen O'Shea at the Arts Council of Princeton
 
Author Debbie Travis and singer/songwriter Helen O'Shea present a program of words and music focusing on the concept of reinventing yourself. Travis, a popular British Canadian television personality, best-selling author, syndicated columnist and interior decorator will share insight from her latest book, "Design Your Next Chapter: How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life." Originally from Ireland, O'Shea, a Princeton-based singer-songwriter who was once an obstetrician, will perform selections from "Turning Tides," her album featuring songs about relationships, love, loss, motherhood, grief and friendship. Solley Theater at the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St.
 
Co-sponsored the library and the Arts Council of Princeton.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and preparing girls for the future. For more information, visit: girlswhocode.com.
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
3 p.m., VOICES
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Jan. 28,  7 p.m., Legal and Estate Planning
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29,  7 p.m.,    Author Donna Clovis: "Time is the Length to Forever"
 
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.,    LGBTQI Cultural Competencies at the Bayard Rustin Center
 
Thursday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m.,     "The Looming Tower" Episode 6
 
Friday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.,   Chill Out
   
Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m.,   CERT and Your Neighborhood
 
Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.,    Film: "The Charm of Impossibilities"
  
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 14

7 p.m.
Poets at the Library

Featured poets Robert Rosenbloom, Adele Kenny, Nancy Lubarsky, and Tom Plante read from their works, followed by an open-mic session. Newsroom

 
Co-sponsored by the library, US1 Poets' Cooperative and Delaware Valley Poets.
 
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 MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
10 a.m., PSG Workshop: Library Resources for Job Seekers
11 a.m.,  Letra Pequeña
4 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
 
 
6 p.m.
Financial Literacy: Becoming an Informed Investor
This presentation is being offered as a pro-bono service to the New Jersey community by the Investor Advocacy Project (IAP) of Seton Hall Law School. The presentation is designed to provide real world education regarding financial literacy, and to provide attendees with the foundations necessary for working toward becoming informed investors. Newsroom
 
Presented with the Investor Advocacy Project (IAP) of Seton Hall Law School.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: MORE OR LESS
 

Book illustrator Julia Rothman posted her annual "more or less" list on Instagram, a concept that takes some of the commitment out of the notion of New Year's resolutions. Whether you could use more vegetableschocolate cake, and less extreme dietingarguments with your teens, etc., let the library be your one-stop resource. Want to learn a new skill? Try our technology classes or take Lynda for a spin. Want to build your community? Our programming roster provides ample opportunity to make new friends. What are you waiting for? Visit us and welcome more of what will make this year your best one yet. 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
 
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: Paul Zeitz on "Waging Justice: A Doctor's Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold"
Dr. Paul Zeitz discusses his book in which he shares a lifetime of struggles and hard-won lessons as a doctor, activist, father and son. He describes his journey to healing and action after experiencing anger and disappointment at the world. Newsroom
 
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 WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
 
 
1 p.m.
Best Practices for Website Design
This class offers advice on creating intuitive website layouts and aesthetically make your websites pleasing to the eye. The class will not focus on any specific website platforms and does not require coding experience. Instructor: Stephen Millett. Technology Center
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.Girl Code
 
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Bill Amirault gives a talk called "Inspiration & Motivation for Your Successful Job Search." Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and preparing girls for the future. For more information, visit: girlswhocode.com.
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
3 p.m., VOICES
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Jan. 21,  The library is closed.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 22,  7 p.m.,   Author David Howard: "Chasing Phil"
 
 
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.,    Table Top Game Night
 
Friday, Jan. 25, 9:45 a.m.,    Job Seekers Session
   
Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m.,     French Stories
 
Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.,   Sunday Stories
  
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

7:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Group

The group discusses "Weeping Waters" by Karin Brynard. Quiet Room

ALSO ON MONDAY
4 p.m., 
Maker Mondays: Build with Lego
7 p.m., Continuing Conversations on Race is canceled.

 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
 
 
4 p.m.
Say Thanks!
All are welcome to creatively express gratitude and rediscover the lost art of writing a thank you note at this workshop. Materials, inspiration and suggested templates will be provided. STEAM Studio
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
 
SPOTLIGHT
BOOK CLUBS: CONSIDER GOING DIGITAL
 
 
Attention, book club selectors! The library's Hoopla digital service has launched a book club hub, where you can find suggestions for future book club selections in e-book and audio formats. Hoopla titles are always accessible with no wait time. This means that none of your members will have a valid excuse of not being able to get a hold of the book in time to read before the discussion! For current book club recommendations, as well as past selections and reading guides, visit https://theclub.hoopladigital.com.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9
 
1 p.m.
Introduction to SEO for Your Website
Learn to improve internal and external aspects of your website in order to increase the traffic the site receives from search engines. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande. Technology Center
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10
 
5:30 p.m.
Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: "Liyana"
Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The children's real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell - in fiction and in their own lives. Part of the Princeton International Cinema Series. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
Noon and 5 p.m.,   Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.,   Code It
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Marty Latman discusses the importance of networking to landing a position and building a successful future. Attendees will learn how to network and the strategies needed to get the interview. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
 
10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Eric Carle
Following a special Saturday Stories session celebrating the books of Eric Carle, especially his treasured classic, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," join us for activities and crafts in the STEAM Studio. For children ages 2 and up. Story Room and STEAM Studio
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
2 p.m.,   Go Between Club
3 p.m., Science Circle is canceled.
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
 
3 p.m.
Between War and Peace: The Origins of Queen Christina's and Other Swedish Art Collections of Her Time
Thomas Kaufmann, professor of art and archeology at Princeton University, gives a talk in advance of the Dryden Ensemble's Jan. 20 "Queen Christina Goes to Rome" concert at Princeton Theological Seminary. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Dryden Ensemble.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.,  Poets at the Library
 
Tuesday, Jan. 15,  6 p.m.,  Becoming an Informed Investor
 
 
Thursday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m.,   Website Design Best Practices
 
Friday, Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m.,   Meet the Mayor
   
Saturday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m.,    VOICES
 
Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.,   Sunday Stories
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31


The library is closed.

 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1
 
 
The library is closed. 
SPOTLIGHT: WINTER READS
 
 
Whether you are on break from school or taking a respite from the daily grind of life, the winter season is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. On our library blog you'll find some posts and curated lists with great suggestions from library staff. From the most popular books and short stories of 2018 to "books while you wait" and strategies for tackling your "To Be Read List," there is something for everyone. So grab the hot cocoa and your warmest blanket and snuggle up with great some winter reads.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2
 
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
 
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
 
6:30 p.m.
"The Looming Tower" Episode 2 
Based on "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. 
Newsroom
 
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
Noon and 5 p.m.,  Mercer County ID Card Program
4:30 p.m.,  Girl Code
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "Searching"
When a 16-year-old girl goes missing, her father searches her laptop and begins tracing her digital footprint in this thriller told through the technology devices we use every day. 1 hour 41 minutes. Newsroom
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
3:30 p.m.,  Russian Stories
SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
 
3 p.m.
Sunday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
 
Tuesday, Jan. 8,  4 p.m., Say Thanks!
 
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m.,   Introduction to SEO 
 
Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m.,  Family Fort Night
 
Friday, Jan. 11, 9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session
   
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.,   Celebrate Eric Carle
 
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24


The library is closed.

 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25
 
 
The library is closed. 
SPOTLIGHT: FIND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR
 
Our schedule of January and February technology classes has been finalized and is available to view on our website. All are invited to participate in the classes - no library card or registration is required. Hard copies of the schedule are also on display in the library. Classes range from those with a focus on core computer concepts to that teach coding. Our classes for business professionals are taught by experts and cover software used in modern business, tools to help students create their professional image and more. We also offer classes for the more casual tech user that teach how to get the most out of Google and your Apple devices. The calendar can be viewed online at: https://princetonlibrary.org/tech-classes/.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26
 
3 p.m.
Family Movie: "Wonderstruck"
Based on the novel of the same name by Brian Selznick, this film interlaces two stories set 50 years apart. Each tells the story of a child embarking on a quest in search of a parent. 1 hour, 57 minutes. Community Room
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
 
10:30 a.m.
A Winter Wonderland of Stories
Children ages 2 and older are invited to hear winter-themed stories in the Story Room with crafting to follow at 11 a.m. in the STEAM Studio.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
 
3 p.m.
Family Film: "Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash"
The Flash wakes up to see he's missed a fight between the Justice League and the Joker, and somehow, he's lost his powers of speed. He finds himself caught in a time loop, and his superhero friends must work to stop the one responsible - his nemesis Reverse Flash. Not rated. 1 hour, 18 minutes. Community Room
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
 
Family Movie Double Feature
1 p.m., "The Incredibles" 
This Pixar-animated film follows the Parrs, a family of superheroes who are drawn into a confrontation with a vengeful fan-turned-foe and his killer robot. 1 hour, 55 minutes
3 p.m.,  "The Incredibles 2" 
In this sequel, the Parr family tries to restore public's trust in superheroes while balancing their family life, only to combat a new foe who seeks to turn the populace against all superheroes.1 hour, 58 minutes.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., French Stories
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
 
ABBA Movie Double Feature
1 p.m., Mamma Mia!
1 hour, 49 minutes
3 p.m., Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
1 hour, 54 minutes
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Dec. 31, The library is closed.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 1,  
The library is closed.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 4 p.m.,  Lit Lab
 
Thursday, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m.,  "The Looming Tower" Episode 2
 
Friday, Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m.,  Film: "Searching"
   
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m.,  Girls Who Code Club
 
Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17


6:30 p.m.
SCORE Seminar: Intellectual Property: What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know
This workshop will discuss the many forms of intellectual property generated by a business - such as trademarks, trade secrets, copyright material, patentable inventions, and more - and how to properly protect and defend that property. Please register. Newsroom 
 
Presented in collaboration with Princeton SCORE.
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
 
 
7 p.m.
Film: "Three Identical Strangers"
An astonishing coincidence reunites identical triplets, who were raised from birth by three different families, and uncovers a secret surrounding their adoption. 1 hour, 36 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writers Room

 
SPOTLIGHT: COOKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
 
Whether you are cooking for the holidays, looking for new recipes or old standbys, or just want to spice up your everyday meals, the library's collection of new and classic cookbooks is the place to go. We have books from all your favorite chefs, food bloggers, and TV personalities such as Smitten Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen and Food52 plus Julia Child and Ina Garten. Our collection also covers a wide range of dietary interests including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and Paleo. We've also added many Instant Pot cookbooks recently.
 
Don't have time to make a trip to the library? Check out the collection of ebook cookbooks in our Princeton Overdrive/Libby and hoopla collections. Titles in Princeton Overdrive may have a waiting list, but all titles in hoopla are available for immediate download or streaming. Download the apps today or contact us if you have questions.
 
Bon appetit!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
 
 
7 p.m.
Why Is It Too Far to Walk? Building a Climate-Friendly Princeton
Can we connect our neighborhoods to jobs, grocery stores, schools, libraries, parks and gathering places? Can we preserve neighborhood character and ensure all Princeton community members have access to safe, affordable, low carbon transportation and housing? Sustainable Princeton holds a discussion around building a climate-friendly Princeton. Refreshments will be served at this low-waste event. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
 
 
6 p.m.
Concert: Gabriel Bar-Cohen Sextet
Drummer Gabriel Bar-Cohen, a Princeton High School alumnus and Manhattan School of Music student, leads a sextet with special guests John Paul Velez and Jerry D'Anna. Also performing will be Ilan Eisenzweig, Nick Marziani and Liam Sutcliffe. Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
4:30 p.m.,  Girl Code
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "Crazy Rich Asians"
"Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. 2 hours. Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m.,  Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
 
 
2 p.m.
Indoor Snow Day
The library's Teen Advisory Board will transform the Community Room into a winter wonderland and lead an afternoon of games and other winter-themed activities including an indoor snowball fight. The fun-filled afternoon also includes a hot cocoa bar and other treats. Community Room
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
3:30 p.m., Portuguese Stories
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
 
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, Dec. 24, The library is closed.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 25,   
The library is closed.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 3 p.m.,    Family Movie: "Wonderstruck"
 
 
Friday, Dec. 28, 3 p.m.,   Family Movie: "Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash"
   
 
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
 

6:30 p.m.
Rethinking Society: Challenges and Hopes for the 21st Century
Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University professor and co-director of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP), will present highlights and key findings from "A Manifesto for Social Progress," the companion book to IPSP's three-volume report "Rethinking Society for the 21st Century." Written by Fleurbaey and other IPSP members, the book brings together the key messages of the IPSP report on which nearly 300 researchers from around the world worked for three years on the prospects for social progress in the light of today's social sciences. Multi-media journalist Sofie Wolthers will screen her documentary "A New Society" and then Wolthers, Fleurbaey, and Robert E. Kuenne, professor in economics and humanistic studies, will lead a post-event discussion on the challenges and hopes for the 21st century. Community Room
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
10 a.m., PSG Workshop
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
 
 
 
5:30 p.m.
Open Archive: Segregation in Princeton
Artifacts and archival materials that tell the story of segregation in Princeton, from businesses to schools to the local fight for civil rights are on display. This Open Archive is presented in conjunction with the library and Historical Society of Princeton's Princeton Plan exhibition running through Dec. 21. Newsroom and Discovery Center 
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Historical Society of Princeton.
 
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 TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
6:30 p.m., Film: "RBG"

 
SPOTLIGHT: FIND THE PERFECT BOOK TO GIVE
 
 
Since World War II, when paper was one of the few commodities not being rationed, Icelanders have celebrated Christmas Eve by reading books they have received as gifts. The tradition, known as Jolabokaflod, or Christmas Book Flood, is one that book lovers everywhere can appreciate. Whether you're shopping for the holidays or someone's birthday, why not give the gift of a book? For someone who loves to cook, nothing could be as simple as a new cookbook from chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Featuring 130 new recipes, "Ottolenghi Simple" is the perfect selection for both experienced and novice cooks. For the historical fiction lover, Charles Frazier's "Varina" has it all: moral quandaries, love, loss, war, beautiful writing, and compelling characters. Looking for a science adventure? "Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable" by Seth Fletcher follows the journey of five scientists who capture the first image of a black hole. Looking for more suggestions? Ask us in person, or get a personalized list by completing our Book It form. We're happy to help.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
 
 
 
6 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Daniel T. Rodgers: "As a City On a Hill"
Historian and Princeton University professor emeritus Daniel T. Rodgers discusses "As a City On a Hill: The Story of America's Most Famous Lay Sermon." The book traces how a 1630 sermon by John Winthrop came to be seen as a founding document of American identity and exceptionalism and reveals the circuitous, unexpected ways his words came to lodge in American consciousness. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
 
Library Live at Labyrinth is a collaborative reading series between the library and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
7 p.m., Ask A Lawyer
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
 
6:30 p.m.
"The Looming Tower" Screening: Episode 1
Based on "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. Subsequent episodes will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28. Newsroom
 
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
4:30 p.m., Code It
4:30 p.m., Homework Help
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: Developing a Personal Leadership Vision
Mike Palestina and Maggie Pazian lead an interactive session that will begin to develop your personal leadership vision and create a roadmap for lasting change. 
Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
 
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
 
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
3 p.m., VOICES
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
 
3 p.m.
CD Release: Dan Rauchwerk with TR Peterson
New York-based songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist  Dan Rauchwerk launches "We Are More Than What We Leave Behind," his debut album. Rauchwerk will be joined by for the afternoon by local writer TR Peterson who will give relevant readings between songs. Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.,  SCORE Seminar: Intellectual Property
 
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.,   Film: "Three Identical Strangers" 
 
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m.,   Building a Climate-Friendly Princeton
 
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.,   Girl Code
 
Friday, Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m.,  Film: "Crazy Rich Asians"
   
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m.,  Indoor Snow Day
 
Sunday, Dec. 23, 3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

7 p.m.
Continuing Conversations on Race
Rev. Charles F. Boyer, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Woodbury and founder of Salvation and Social Justice, gives a talk titled "Liberating Public Policy Theologically." Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Not In Our Town Princeton.
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
6 p.m.,   Camera Basics
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
 
 
6 p.m.
Princeton University LGBTQIA Student Panel: Building Solidarity through Storytelling
A panel of LGBTQIA Princeton students reflect on their journeys to understanding their gender and sexuality. The students will focus on issues including coming out, intersections with other identities such as class, religion and race, and whether family and friends have effectively supported them. The panel will be moderated by LGBT Center Director Judy Jarvis, and there will be time for questions so that attendees can learn about supporting LGBTQIA community members, coworkers and family members. Community Room
 
Sponsored by the library, Princeton Civil Rights Commission and the Princeton University LGBT Center.

ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
7 p.m.,  Writers Room

 
SPOTLIGHT: IT TAKES A VILLAGE ... TO REDUCE WAIT TIMES
 
 
 
Most people are surprised that many of the library's digital ebooks and audiobooks are not available for immediate check-out and require getting on a waitlist. While the purchasing and borrowing terms of digital content are dictated by the publishing companies, there is a way for you, the borrower, to help reduce the long wait times. OverDrive (aka Libby) gives control to each user to return items early and to turn on or turn off the auto-checkout feature in their settings. We suggest that you consider turning off this feature. If auto-checkout is turned on, and the borrower doesn't get around to actually reading or listening to the book, then that results in weeks of unnecessary wait-time for the next person on the list.  If auto-checkout is turned off, then the borrower still receives an e-mail notification that the book will be held for two days. Please consider this option ... your neighbor will appreciate it!  
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Patricia O'Toole" "The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made"
The acclaimed author discusses "The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made," her biography of one of the most consequential and controversial U.S. presidents and a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American overreach in foreign affairs.
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 WEDNESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
4 p.m., Lit Lab
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
 
THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENT.
 
7 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Indigenous Communities and Climate Change
A panel of three eminent investigative journalists and scholars, specializing in the impact of climate changes on indigenous communities, will speak about their research, social activism, and recent publications. Panelists include Candis Callison ("How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts"), Tanya Talaga ("Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City") and Deborah McGregor.  Kyle Whyte of Michigan State University will serve as moderator. Part of the International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change convened by Simon A. MorrisonCommunity Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library, Princeton University Program in Canadian Studies and Program in Journalism with support from Princeton Environmental Film Festival.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Beth Fitzgerald: "Exploring the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth"
Fitzgerald, a certified Maxwell trainer and coach, gives a talk applying some of the ideas from John Maxwell's best-selling book to people in transition. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories: The Gift of Books
This special story time featuring new picture books to share with your family or give as gifts. A book list of new books for children will be available to take home. Story Room

ALSO ON SATURDAY
11:30 a.m.,  Spanish Stories
2 p.m.,  Go Between Club
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
 
1 p.m.
Friends One-Day Book Sale
A variety of gently-used children's books will be available through 5:30 p.m. Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
 
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m.,  Open Archive: Segregation in Princeton
 
 
Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m.,  "The Looming Tower" Episode 1 Screening

Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.,   Teens-Only A Cappella Night
 
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.,  Girls Who Code Club
 
Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m.,   CD Release: Dan Rauchwerk with TR Peterson
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

7 p.m.
Sonnet Slam
McCarter Theatre Center's Shakespeare Community Reading Group holds its second annual Sonnet Slam. Sonnet numbers (1-154) will be drawn at random and paired with readers who will stand and deliver their sonnets at the lectern in front of the Shakespeare-loving crowd. A volume of sonnets will be available, or feel free to bring your own.  To register, click here.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre Center.
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Gould Lecture: "Frontiers in Memory Research"
Ken Norman of the Princeton University Department of Psychology presents "Frontiers in Memory Research" the fifth annual Gould Lecture endowed by the family of Dr. Kenneth Gould. Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
7 p.m.,  TBD (To Be Discussed)
SPOTLIGHT: Turn on your browsing history
 
As we approach the end of year, many are in look-back mode. If you're interested in looking back on what you've borrowed from us this year (or in recent years), we have you covered. While the library does not store borrowing information, if a cardholder chooses to, going forward, they can select to have their borrowing history displayed within their online library account. To do this, once logged onto our library's website click the red My PPL button on the right, from the drop down menu, and select "My Settings", then click on "Borrowing History" on the left hand side. This will allow you to turn the feature on or off. If you are using the mobile app, browsing history can be seen by selecting "My Account," then "View My PPL Account."

 Because the library does not store borrowing information, we cannot tell you what you have checked out before you turn this feature on. Borrowing history can be a very helpful feature to recall a title to recommend to a friend, find out exactly how many items you've checked out and revisit a favorite book.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Author Sayu Bhojwani in Conversation with Leticia Fraga
Sayu Bhojwani engages in conversation with Leticia Fraga on Bhojwani's new book "People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy's Door." Bhojwani is an author, political scientist and immigrant of Indian descent. In the book, she shares the stories of a diverse and persevering range of local and state politicians from across the country who are challenging the status quo, winning against all odds, and leaving a path for others to follow. Bhojwani served as New York City's first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs and is the founder of South Asian Youth Action, a community-based organization in Queens. 
 
Fraga, the first Latinx elected to the Princeton Council, was sworn in to office in January. She is the former chair of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund. 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 WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m., Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
 
 
6 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Author Stephen Greenblatt ("Tyrant") in Conversation with Jeff Dolven
World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt and acclaimed critic, Renaissance scholar, and poet Jeff Dolven explore Shakespeare's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers, the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Labyrinth Books.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
4:30 p.m., Homework Help
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Alex Freund gives a presentation explaining the LinkedIn job search process including how to construct a LinkedIn profile that will show up on a recruiter's dashboard. Community Room
 
C0-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
 
2 p.m.
Family Filibuster Read-Aloud: "A Christmas Carol"
Usher in the spirit of the season and the opening of McCarter Theatre Center's production of the beloved holiday tale by participating in the third annual public community reading of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella. We will read the entire story from start to finish. All are invited and encouraged to attend: individuals, families, book clubs, and groups-and participate by reading a portion of the book. All reading levels are welcome.  Festive attire encouraged, but not required.
 
Sign up at bit.ly/CCfilibuster or by calling the library's Welcome Desk at (609) 924-9529, ext. 1218.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and  McCarter Theatre Center.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
 
11 a.m.
Book Brunch with Idra Novey ("Those Who Knew")
The award-winning author of "Ways to Disappear" discusses and signs copies of "Those Who Knew," her newly published novel about power imbalances and the risks of speaking up in a profoundly divided country.
 
The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when tea and pastries will be served. The author talk begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a book signing. Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,     Sunday Stories
 
UPCOMING
 
 

Friday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m.,  Learn a Language with Mango and Rosetta Stone
 
Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories: "The Gift of Books"
 
Sunday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.,  Friends One-Day Book Sale
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

7 p.m.
Author Talk
Keith Whittington: "Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech"
In his new book, Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University, argues that universities must protect and encourage vigorous free speech in order to fulfill their most basic, fundamental, and essential purposes, including fostering freedom of thought, ideological diversity, and tolerance. Examining such hot-button issues as trigger warnings, safe spaces, hate speech, disruptive protests, speaker disinvitations, the use of social media by faculty, and academic politics, the book describes the dangers of empowering campus censors to limit speech and enforce orthodoxy. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press.
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 MONDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
 
 
7 p.m.
Writers Room
Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish in the first floor Quiet Room.
SPOTLIGHT: DISCOVER DIGITAL MAGAZINES
 
Need some holiday inspiration? Looking for a recipe at the last minute? The library'sdigital magazine collection puts many of your favorite cooking and decorating magazines literally at your fingertips. Current, as well as previous issues of Allrecipes, Bon Appetit, Cook's Illustrated, Cook's Country, Saveur, Food Network, plus House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and many more are available for immediate access. 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. We're happy to help so please ASK US  or stop by the Information Desk if you have questions.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
The library closes today at 6 p.m.
 
 
1:30 p.m.
Ask the Mac Pros
Drop by these sessions where members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group will answer questions about Apple devices and help you get started on our iMacs.
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
 
The library is closed for Thanksgiving Day.
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
The library closes today at 6 p.m.
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Story Room
ALSO ON SATURDAY
3:30 p.m.,   Portuguese Stories
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
 
3 p.m.
Fred Miller: "Happy Days Are Here Again: The Jazz Age and the Birth of Radio"
Library favorite Fred Miller presents "Happy Days Are Here Again: The Jazz Age and the Birth of Radio," one of his popular lectures in song. Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,    Sunday Stories
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m.,   Sonnet Slam with McCarter Theatre
 
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m.,    Gould Lecture

Friday, Nov. 30, 9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session with Alex Freund
   
Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m., Sunday Book Brunch with Idra Novey
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

7 p.m.
Poets at the Library
Featured poets Lois Marie Harrod and Tony Gruenwald read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session.
Lois Marie Harrod's most recent chapbook is "And She Took the Heart." A three-time recipient of a New Jersey Council on the Arts fellowship, Harrod is widely published in literary journals and online e-zines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She teaches creative writing at The College of New Jersey. Tony Gruenwald works for the New York Public Radio Archives and acts as production manager for Edison Literary Review. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.
 
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 MONDAY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Open Archive: Farming the Garden State
Explore ledgers, bills, and other ephemera that illustrate Princeton's important agricultural past. The Historical Society of Princeton's Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from HSP's 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. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Historical Society of Princeton.
 
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 TUESDAY
3 p.m.,  Fall Family Movies: "The Incredibles"
5:30 p.m., Google Sheets and Forms
7 p.m., The Write Space

 
SPOTLIGHT: NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH
 
November marks National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a time of year during which participants work toward writing a 50,000-word novel in the span of one month. Since 2006, there have been hundreds of traditionally published books born during NaNoWriMo, including familiar titles like Sara Gruen's  "Water for Elephants," Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus" and Rainbow Rowell's
 "Fangirl." If you are looking for inspiration, we invite you to use our space, and collection while you get down to the business of penning your novel.  
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
 
 
6 p.m.
Library Live at Labyrinth
Kwame Anthony Appiah: "The Lies that Bind"
Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks on his new book "The Lies That Bind," which explores the nature and history of the identities that define us and challenges assumptions about how identities work. Appiah writes the "Ethicist" column for The New York Times and is the author of many books including "Cosmopolitanism," "The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen" and "As If: Idealization and Ideals." He is professor emeritus at Princeton University and professor of philosophy and law at New York University.
 
Library Live at Labyrinth is a collaborative reading series between the library and Labyrinth Books. Events are in the lower level of the book store at 122 Nassau St.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
   
7 p.m.
A Celebration of Poetry with Dara-Lyn Shrager and Special Guest Poets
Join us for a celebratory evening of poetry readings and refreshments as we wrap up our series of fall poetry programs with Dara-Lyn Shrager, the library's first poet-in-residence. Shrager will read from her works and signs copies of her poetry collection, "Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee." Also featured will be guest poets Timothy Liu, Peter Covino and Martha Rhodes who will read from and sign copies of their books.Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
4:30 p.m.,   Girl Code
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
 
6 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "Lean on Pete"
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's gruff owner Del Montgomery and his seasoned jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend's life. Rated R, 2 hours, 2 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
9:45 a.m.,   Job Seekers Session
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
 
11 a.m.
Preschool Fair
Representatives from Princeton area preschools provide information about school programs, curriculum, philosophy and the admission process at this two-hour annual event. Community Room
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
 
2 p.m.
Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One
Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One, under the leadership of Karl I. Megules, performs selections from the 1400s to the present day including special jazz arrangements and repertoire including ragtime, Disney, show tunes, and music for brass quintets.Community Room
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,   Sunday Stories
 
UPCOMING
 
 
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m.,   Build and Launch Web Apps
 
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m.,   Ask the Mac Pros
 
Thursday, Nov. 22, The library is closed for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 
Sunday, Nov. 25, 3 p.m.,  Fred Miller: "Happy Days are Here Again"
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

7 p.m.
Continuing Conversations on Race
The New York Historical Society will present on its current exhibit, "Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow." 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 MONDAY
1 p.m.,   All About Alexa 4:30 p.m., Maker Mondays: Build with Lego
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
 
 
3 p.m.
Fall Family Movie: "Paddington"
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. Rated PG. 1 hour, 35 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: NO WAITING IN HOOPLA
 
The following high-demand titles are available now for checkout in Hoopla. The road to immediate reading gratification is a click away!
 
If you would like assistance with accessing any of the library's digital collections on your computer or mobile device, please give us a call at (609) 924-9529, ext.1220, or stop by one of our service desks and we will be glad to help.
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
 
 
7 p.m.
Beijing Meets Banjo: Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei
In advance of their Nov. 8 "Beijing Meets Banjo" performance at Princeton University, banjo virtuoso Abigail Washburn and guzheng master Wu Fei
participate in a discussion moderated by Princeton University Professor Dan Trueman. Newsroom
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Concerts.
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
4:30 p.m., Lit Lab
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
   
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: Brian Kernighan, "Millions, Billions, Zillions"
The computer scientist and Princeton University professor discusses his new book in which, using examples from journalism, advertising and politics, he demonstrates how numbers can mislead and misrepresent. Kernighan is also the author of "Understanding the Digital World: What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security." Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
4:30 p.m.,  Code It
7 p.m.,  Writing Workshop
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: David Schuchman on How to Work as a Consultant
A consultant provides skills, a service, or expert advice to others. For some professionals, this can be a new way to stay busy and earn income, especially when full-time employment opportunities are not available. This program highlights the benefits and differences between employed vs. contract engagements. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
 
7 p.m.
Record Release Party: Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves and Forever House
With "The Best of Your Lies," Lake "expands and deepens its electro-country sound, blending a honky-tonk barroom atmosphere with late-night dance-club delirium and the faded glamour of a sweeping countrypolitan string orchestra." 
 
Forever House, a "sloppy-math/avant-grunge band from Brooklyn with a big, fuzzed-out sound, unfussy complexity and raw power," releases its debut album, "Eaves," featuring "sloppy math and wasted love themes." Community Room
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., Spanish Stories
2 p.m.,  Go Between Club
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
 
2 p.m.
Film and Panel Discussion: "Let There Be Light"
This documentary tells the story of scientists from 37 countries who are building the most complex machine ever attempted in the hope of producing clean, cheap, abundant energy for millions of years. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Princeton Plasma Physics Lab scientists Charles Swanson, David Johnson and education program leader Shannon Greco. The panel will be moderated by Scientific American editor, Michael Lemonick. Film running time, 1 hour, 20 minutes. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,   Sunday Stories
4 p.m.,  Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.,  Poets at the Library
 
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.,  Open Archive: Farming the Garden State
 
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.,  Holiday Tech Gifts with Doug Dixon
 
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.,  A Celebration of Poetry
 
Friday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m.,  Friday Feature Film: "Lean on Pete"

Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.,    Preschool Fair
 
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One
  

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

6:30 p.m.
Finding Health Information Online
Whether you are looking for health information for yourself or a loved one, or need professional health resources for your studies or job, Dr. Gerrit Dispersyn will teach you how to access online resources directly or through databases that the library offers. Technology Center
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m.,  Little Pandas
11 a.m.,    Letra Pequena (Little Letter) 
3 p.m.,    Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros

 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Open Archive: Princeton Votes
With midterm elections upon us, this is a chance to look back at past campaigns in Princeton. At this event, attendees can explore ballots, canvassing books, and other materials related to Princeton voters.
The Historical Society of Princeton's Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from HSP's vast collection. Featuring a different theme each time, these events present historical material with minimal interpretation (no labels or glass boxes here) 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 any questions. Newsroom and Discovery Center
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Historical Society of Princeton.
 
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 TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help

 
SPOTLIGHT: THE PRINCETON PLAN EXHIBIT
 
To commemorate the 70 years since Princeton Borough integrated its schools, the library is hosting "The Princeton Plan: Celebrating 70 Years of School Integration," an exhibit presented by the Historical Society of Princeton and the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society. Included in the display in the library's Princeton Room are reproductions of photographs and historical documents outlining the integration of the schools and the impact on our community.
 
The exhibit at the library is a companion to a Princeton Plan display currently at the Historical Society of Princeton's Updike Farmstead which includes items such as a master clock from the Witherspoon School.
 
Both exhibits will run through Dec.  21.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
 
 
Noon to 9 p.m.
Frankenfrenzy Movie Marathon
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," stop in any time to see how movies have portrayed Frankenstein and his story over time. Community Room
 
Noon - "Young Frankenstein"
Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes
2:30 p.m. - "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein"
Runningtime: 1 hour, 23 minutes
4:15 p.m. - "Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein"
Running time: 1 hour, 19 minutes
6 p.m. - "Frankenstein: The Man Who Made a Monster" 
Running time: 1 hour, 11 minutes
7:30 p.m. - "Bride of Frankenstein"
Running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
 
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
   
 
7:30 p.m.
Author Talk with Helena Rosenblatt on "The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century"
Helena Rosenblatt, professor of history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, discusses her book "The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century," a book that challenges our most basic assumptions about a political creed that has become a rallying cry - and a term of derision - in today's increasingly divided public square. Taking readers from ancient Rome to today, the book traces the evolution of the words "liberal" and "liberalism," revealing the heated debates that have taken place over their meaning. Rosenblatt debunks the popular myth of liberalism as a uniquely Anglo-American tradition centered on individual rights. She shows that it was the French Revolution that gave birth to liberalism and Germans who transformed it. Only in the mid-twentieth century did the concept become widely known in the United States-and then, as now, its meaning was hotly debated. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press.
 
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
4:30 p.m., Girl Code
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "Tully"
A mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. Rated R. 1 hour, 35 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
 
3 p.m.
Math Circle for Middle Schoolers
Students in grades 6-8 engage in hands-on activities and solve puzzles designed by high school students at PRISMS. Important math concepts, including functions, geometry and combinatorics, will be explored. CoLab
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
3:30 p.m., Russian Stories
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
 
1 p.m.
Knit for Others - Hat Session and Class
Join us as we knit hats for the library's Knit for Others program through 5 p.m. Patterns and yarn will be available, but feel free to bring your own as well as your own knitting needles. Basic knitting skills are required.
 
At 4 p.m., instructors from Pins and Needles will offer a Learn to Knit class for teens and adults. Registration is required for the class only. Community Room
 
The library is collecting hand-knit and crocheted winter items through Monday, Dec. 31, as part of our ninth annual Knit for Others program. Donated items will be displayed on a clothesline behind the Welcome Desk and distributed to local organizations. Items may be may be dropped off at the Welcome Desk.

 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,   Sunday Stories
4 p.m.,  Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Continuing Conversations on Race
 
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m., Fall Family Movie: "Paddington"
 
 
 
Friday, Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m.,  Maps, Maps and More Maps!

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.,   Record Release: Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves and Forever House 
    

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
 

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.
ALSO ON MONDAY
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"

 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
 
 
 
 
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
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
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"

 
SPOTLIGHT: LIBRARY IN A BOX
 
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!
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
 
 
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.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
   
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.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
4:30 p.m., Code It
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
 
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.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
 
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.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., French Stories
3:30 p.m., Portuguese Stories
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
 
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.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
2 p.m.,   Yoga Hike
3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
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

 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

7 p.m.
Princeton Triangle Club
Members of the Princeton Triangle Club, the university's oldest performing arts organization, perform original, student-written songs and sketches from their latest production, "Night of the Laughing Dead," which will premiere at McCarter Theatre Nov. 9-11. 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.
 
Tickets for "Night of the Laughing Dead" are available through the McCarter Box Office or triangleshow.com/tickets.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Triangle Club.
ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m.,  Little Pandas
11 a.m.,  Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
4 p.m., Ask the Mac Pros
4:30 p.m., Maker Mondays: Build with Lego
6 p.m., Parenting Technology
6:30 p.m., SCORE Seminar: Branding and Marketing for Small Business
7 p.m.,  Gente y Cuentos/People and Stories


 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
 
 
 
6:15 p.m.
Women in Technology: A Panel Discussion
Representatives from the tech industry and academia discuss their approaches, successes and strategies for encouraging more women to develop careers in technology and aspire to leadership positions.This event, a partnership between the library and Bloomberg, features time for informal networking to be followed by the panel discussion.
 
Networking with refreshments will begin at 6:15 p.m. The panel presentation will start at 7 p.m. followed by a discussion moderated by Carissa Zukowski, a team leader in global data and co-lead of the Bloomberg Women in Tech Community. Panelists include Amanda Stent, NLP architect at Bloomberg, Anjali Shah, managing director at BlackRock, and Jenny Shen, a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. Registration is requested, but not required, through the library's events calendar. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
4 p.m.,  Planned Giving: You Can't Take it With You
6 p.m.,  Library Live at Labyrinth: A.M. Homes, "Days of Awe"
7 p.m.,    Writers Room

 
SPOTLIGHT: THE DAY FOR DICTIONARIES
 
Library (n.): A place set apart to contain books for reading, study, or reference. National Dictionary Day is Tuesday, Oct. 16. Celebrate by exploring the Oxford English Dictionary database to search the meaning, origins and histories of words and phrases. To access the database, go to our website and, under the Research tab, choose Databases A-Z. There's always something new to learn at the library!
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
 
 
5 p.m.
Midterms NJ: Blue Jersey/Red Jersey
Jack Ciattarelli, former Republican candidate for governor and former District 16 assemblyman, engages in a discussion with John Wisniewski, former Democratic candidate for governor and former District 19 assemblyman. Moderated by Ingrid Reed, the discussion will cover the midterm elections, political parties and New Jersey issues. Ciattarelli and Wisniewski are featured as "The Outsiders" in an NJTV News program with senior correspondent David Cruz. Ingrid Reed is retired as director of the New Jersey Project at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers.Newsroom
 
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
3 p.m.,  Homework Help
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
   
 
7 p.m.
Author Talk: A. Brad Schwartz on "Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News"
 A. Brad Schwartz speaks on his book "Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News." Schwartz, also a Princeton University doctoral student, explores what Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds" broadcast can teach us about the "fake news" that threatens our democracy today. Eighty years ago, Welles's infamous "panic broadcast" made West Windsor's Grovers Mill ground zero for an imaginary Martian invasion, as well as the center of a supposedly nationwide hysteria. But as Schwartz described in his acclaimed book, listener letters written by New Jerseyans and others challenge the very existence of that panic, while offering a dire warning to our own social media age. 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
4:30 p.m.,   Girl Code
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: Tom Callahan on Opportunities in Elder Care
Tom Callahan gives a presentation about discovering opportunities and leveraging your professional experience within the elder care industry. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
 
11 a.m.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to explore the core concepts of coding while building confidence, learning teamwork and making friends. Activities for all levels of experience will be included. Technology Center
 
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and preparing girls for the future. For more information, visit: girlswhocode.com.
 
Co-sponsored by Princeton High School Girls Who Code Club.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
 
2 p.m.
Poet Danny Shot
Poet Danny Shot reads from "Works," his latest book of poems published early this year. The collection is described as traversing "a course from the swamps of New Jersey to the endless possibilities of the open road, with rest stops along the way to visit with family ghosts, highlight striking moments encountered during a 30-plus year career as a New York City public high school teacher, and report upon the twilight years of the Beat Generation. Shot's engaging poetry is raw, from the gut, deceptively rich, and humane in the face of an increasingly post-humanistic world."
Shot was a longtime publisher and editor of Long Shot arts and literary magazine, which he founded in 1982 in New Brunswick along with Eliot Katz. Born in the Bronx and raised in Dumont, Shot graduated Rutgers College in 1980 with a B.A. in English. His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Newsroom

ALSO ON SUNDAY
3 p.m.,  Sunday Stories
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.,  PEFF Fall Forum Film: "The Silver Branch"
 
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.,   Optimize Your Business with Google

Saturday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m.,  Library Live at Labyrinth: Eric Vuillard on "The Order of the Day"

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.,   Yoga Hike

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
 
5 p.m.
Midterms NJ: The Issues
John Mooney, founding editor and chief executive officer of njspotlight.com and Ingrid Reed, retired director of The Jersey Project of Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics, discuss the issues that will be shaped by the next Congress. NJ Spotlight is an award-winning editorial website that delivers news and analysis about politics and public policy in New Jersey. Newsroom


ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m.,  Little Pandas
10 a.m., PSG Workshop: The Job Search Process
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
3 p.m.,  Fall Family Movie: "Wonderstruck"
7 p.m.,    Gente y Cuentos/People and Stories
7 p.m., Poets at the Library
7 p.m., Claudia Johnson and Leon Steinmetz on Jane Austen's "The Beautifull Cassandra" 
7 p.m., Civil Rights Commission Office Hours

 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 p.m.
Author Sue Hallgarth on "Death Comes: A Willa Cather and Edith Lewis Mystery"
The author discuss "Death Comes," the second book in her Willa Cather mystery series.Community Room

 
 
 
 
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
3 p.m., Homework Help
4:30 p.m., Build and Launch Web Apps with KidzideazTECH
5:30 p.m., Microsoft Excel for Beginners Part 1
7 p.m.,   The Write Space
7 p.m.,   PEFF Fall Forum Film: "Walk with Me"


 
SPOTLIGHT: BE SOCIAL
 



 
Take your library experience to another level. Whether you visit us in person, call us on the phone, or get your books by mail, did you know that you can also connect with us on social media? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram,  and Twitter, where we tweet about programs and services, and kids and teens. You're never far from the library.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
 
 
 
7 p.m.
Radio Play: "War of the Worlds"
Metuchen-based Raconteur Radio presents a staged radio play of "The War of the Worlds," loosely adapted from the H.G. Wells classic. The 55-minute production features theatrical lighting, period costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, sound effects and vintage commercials. Part of a series of programs marking the 80th anniversary of the broadcast. 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 WEDNESDAY
3 p.m.,   Homework Help
 
 
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
   
 
7 p.m.
Film and Discussion: "Eyes on Mississippi"
The life of influential journalist Bill Minor, who covered the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi for seven decades, is the subject of this documentary. Minor was the New Orleans Times Picayune's Mississippi correspondent and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Newsweek and other national publications.
Producer and director Ellen Ann Fentress will lead a post-screening discussion with Errin Whack, National Writer on Race and Ethnicity for the Associated Press.Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library, Not in Our Town Princeton, and Princeton University Journalism. 
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
4:30 p.m.,  Code It
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
 
6:30 p.m.
Friday Feature Film: "Hearts Beat Loud"
During the summer before she is set to start a pre-med program at UCLA, a music career becomes a possibility for Sam when a song she recorded with her widowed father goes viral. 1 hour, 37 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session
11 a.m., Korean Stories
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
 
11 a.m.
LGBT History Month Mini Con
In celebration of LGBT History Month, the library and HiTOPS have teamed up to create a special event for area high school students that will include screening short documentaries, discussions, activities, food and more. Led by HiTOPS Teen Council and the library's Teen Advisory Board, this day will be fun and interactive as well as informational. Registration not required and students from all high schools in the region are welcome.
 
The day will culminate with a community screening for all ages of "Love, Simon" at 4 p.m. Community Room
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,   Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., Spanish Stories
3 p.m.,  Science Circle
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
 
11 a.m.
Book Brunch with Diane Chamberlain
The New York Times bestselling author discusses "Dream Daughter," her genre-spanning novel about a young widow who learns that her unborn daughter has a heart defect. When her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, suggests a way to save the baby, it shatters all of her preconceived notions and requires an unimaginable leap of faith.
 
Chamberlain is the USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of numerous novels published in more than 20 languages. Some of her most popular books include "Necessary Lies," "The Silent Sister," "The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes," and "The Keeper of the Light Trilogy. 
 
The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when tea and pastries will be served in the Community Room. The author talk begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a book signing.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
4 p.m., Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.,   Princeton Triangle Club
 
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m.,  Panel Discussion: Planned Giving
 
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.,    Midterms NJ: Blue Jersey/Red Jersey
 
 
Friday, Oct. 19, 9:45  a.m., Job Seekers Session

Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.,   Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m.,     Onstage Seniors: A Community Program of McCarter Theatre

 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

7 p.m.
Continuing Conversations on Race: "Urban Traumatic Stress Disorder"
Dale Caldwell gives a presentation titled "Urban Traumatic Stress Disorder."
Caldwell received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes serving as the deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, the executive director of the Newark Alliance and as a senior manager of Deloitte Consulting. His volunteer leadership experience includes serving as president of the New Brunswick Board of Education. Caldwell is the president of the Middlesex Regional Educational Services and commissioner of the Asbury Park Housing Authority. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Not In Our Town Princeton.

ALSO ON MONDAY
10 a.m., Little Pandas
11 a.m., Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
4:30 p.m., Maker Mondays: Build with Lego
7 p.m.,   Gente y Cuentos/People and Stories
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group: "The Deep Blue Good-By"

 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
 
 
7 p.m.
Love Stories with Denise McCormack
In this storytelling program for adults, professional storyteller Denise McCormack
adapts and tells a selection of captivating and thought-provoking tales related to
motherhood, family, love and relationships. Community Room
 Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any
views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming donot necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m.,  Writers Room
7 p.m.,  Preparing Students with Disabilities for College
7:30 p.m.,  Film and Discussion at the Princeton Garden Theatre: "12th and Clairmount"

 
SPOTLIGHT: PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE, HOWEVER ...
 
You might be tired of waiting if you can't get your hands on a print copy of these latest buzz-worthy books. No problem. These high-demand titles are available right now in e-book format via our Hoopla library collection. No wait time ... ever.  
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
 
 
6:30 p.m.
Ken Krimstein: "The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth"
The author and New Yorker cartoonist discusses his biographical graphic novel of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, best known for her landmark 1951 work "The Origins of Totalitarianism." Krimstein examines how Arendt's strength, intelligence and "virulent truth telling" led her to devise an ethos that can still provide some answers to questions about tyranny and power. Newsroom
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
4:30 p.m.,  Lit Lab
4:30 p.m.,  Intro to Java
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
   
7 p.m.
Film: "War of the Worlds"
This PBS American Experience documentary examines the famous 1938 radio dramatization of "War of the Worlds." Although most listeners understood that the program was a radio drama, the next day's headlines reported that thousands of others plunged into panic, convinced that America was under a deadly Martian attack. Featuring interviews with film director and cinema historian Peter Bogdanovich, Welles's daughter Chris Welles Feder and other authors and experts, as well as dramatizations of some of the thousands of letters sent to Welles by an alternately admiring and furious public, "War of the Worlds" explores how Welles's ingenious use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation. 51 minutes. 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
1:30 p.m.,  All Things Google
4:30 p.m., Girl Code
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
 
10 a.m.
LETS: Learn English Together Story Time
Adult English language learners and their children (age 5 and under) are invited to build English vocabulary together through stories, songs, and crafts in this six-week, interactive story-time series. Families with young children can strengthen their English conversation skills while making connections with other ESL families. Each story time will introduce new vocabulary for the theme of the day through stories and songs along with a game or craft. Free-play and casual conversation will follow the story time. Story Room
 
Registration is required and participants must attend all sessions. Participants who successfully complete the six-week series will receive a prize at our closing ceremony. Subsequent sessions will be held Oct. 12, 19, 26; and Nov. 2 and 9.
 
This  series is part of the American Dream Literacy Initiative of the American Library Association made possible through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Initiative.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
 
 
10 a.m.
Resume and Interview Skills Workshop
This workshop, appropriate for English language learners and native speakers, covers the basics of writing a strong resume. Using "power verbs" in bullet points that instantly show hiring managers you are a good fit will be covered along with how to format a resume. Interview tips to help increase your chances of getting hired will also be discussed. Conference Room
 
This workshop is part of the American Dream Literacy Initiative of the American Library Association made possible through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
3:30 p.m.,  Russian Stories
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
 
2 p.m.
Festival Cultural Latino: Mercado on the Plaza
The rich cultural life of Princeton's Latino community is celebrated with an afternoon of music, dance, food, and crafts. The plaza will be transformed into a mercado during the three-hour event with local artisans and restaurants on site along with family-friendly activities and free entertainment.
 
Celebrate Latin American dance all afternoon with local dance groups, including: Lisa Botalico Fiesta Flamenca, Carnaval Pochtlan, Pasión Latina, Princeton Capoera, MateAmargo Tango, and Las Adelitas. Watch artisans including Marlon Davila, Saul Zambrano and Félix Gonzalez at work as they paint and sculpt outside on the plaza. Enjoy delicious food from Two Sevens and Totopos. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting, or Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library, the Arts Council of Princeton and Mi Pueblo Lindo.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
4 p.m.,  Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
 
 
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.,   Raconteur Radio: "War of the Worlds"
 
Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.,    Film and Discussion: "Eyes on Mississippi"
 
Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.,   Film: "Hearts Beat Loud"

Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m.,  Family Tech Time: Electro Dough

Sunday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.,    Book Brunch with Diane Chamberlain

 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, SEPT. 24


7 p.m.
Medicare: What You Need to Know
This State Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) program offers free, confidential and impartial advice on the different parts of Medicare, when and how to enroll and what programs are available to help with its costs. Also covered will be how to select the most effective drug insurance for you. Presenter will be Marion Zajac, a certified volunteer counselor for Medicare who has served clients in Mercer County for five years. Part of Princeton Senior Resource Center's Engaged Retirement series.Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center.
ALSO ON MONDAY
11 a.m., 
Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)
1 p.m.,  Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
6:30 p.m.,  Better Data Visualization
7 p.m.,  Gente y Cuentos/People and Stories

 
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
 
 
7 p.m.
Art Talk: Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura with Dara-Lyn Shrager
Artist Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura, who creates portraits out of the important documents of her subjects' lives, discusses "Out of Character," the exhibit of her works on view on the library's second floor. Dara-Lyn Shrager will discuss the works on display in the Technology Center and how she pairs poetry with art in her online journal Radar Poetry. Newsroom
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Arts Council of Princeton.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m., The Write Space
7 p.m.To Be Discussed (TBD)


 
SPOTLIGHT: GADGET GARAGE
 
Is your phone battery running a little low? Did you forget your laptop charger? If you're in the library, we can help with that. In addition to housing our printing station, document and book scanners, photocopier, microfilm machine and typewriter, the library's Business Center has a "gadget garage" filled with helpful items you can use on site. Ask at the Information Desk to see if what you need is available, and, after leaving an ID, you can use the item while in the library. Other popular available gadgets include our SD card reader, CD/DVD drive, and even a floppy disc reader! 
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26
 
 
7 p.m.
PSO Soundtracks: Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic Archives Manager Gabryel Smith presents a multimedia exploration of Leonard Bernstein's ground-breaking music directorship and legacy at the New York Philharmonic. Special emphasis will be placed on the Bernstein treasures found in the Philharmonic's archival collections. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY
7 p.m., Ask a Lawyer
 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
   
6:30 p.m.
Historical Fiction Book Group: "The Last Days of Night"
At meetings of the historical fiction book group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional local and regional context of selected books. For this meeting, join Michael Littman, professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, for a discussion of "The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore. The book explores the story of how, when electric light innovator Thomas Edison sued his only remaining rival for patent infringement, George Westinghouse hired untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Ravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals, and deception. Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road
 
Registration is requested but not required through the Historical Society of Princeton.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Historical Society of Princeton.
 
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
1 p.m.,   Google Photos
 
 
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Debbie Jeter gives a presentation about discovering personal strengths following job loss. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
 
 
11 a.m.
Unruly Sounds Music Festival
Mika Godbole of Mobius Percussion curates the fourth annual celebration of original music from Princeton University's highly-acclaimed composition program and other area musicians. The six-hour event features performers on three stages and a wide variety of post classical/contemporary grooves.
Hinds Plaza, weather permitting, or Community Room.
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Sound Kitchen.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m.,  Saturday Stories
11:30 a.m., French Stories
3:30 p.m., Portuguese Stories
 
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
 
2 p.m.
A Celebration of Motown with the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative
In anticipation of the opening of McCarter Theatre Center's production of Dominique Morisseau's "Detroit '67,"  members of the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative (EAMC) - featuring house band The Beagles - will perform selections from the Motown songbook. EAMC will share the story of the development of the famed record company's sound, musical style, and subjects before, during, and after the Detroit race riots of 1967. The set list includes popular tunes originally recorded by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, the Four Tops, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and more. Come out to sing along to your favorite sounds of the '60s and '70s. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting, or Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library, Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative, and McCarter Theatre Center.
ALSO ON SUNDAY
4 p.m.,   Voyage ESL
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.,   Continuing Conversations on Race
 
 
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.,  Community Play Reading
 
Thursday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m.,   "The Lost Words": Poetry Walk for Young Voices
 
Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.,   LETS (Learn English Together Story Time)

Saturday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m.,  Math Circle for Middle Schoolers

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m.,   Festival Cultural Latino: Mercado on the Plaza

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, SEPT. 17
 
Kids and teens are invited to mark Constitution Day by entering a poster contest.


1 p.m.
Introduction to Online Genealogy
This class will primarily focus on Ancestry.com's private subscription, but will also explore our library's database access to Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest to help you discover your family tree. Instructor: Nora Walsh. Technology Center

ALSO ON MONDAY
11 a.m., 
Letra Pequena (Little Letter)
2 p.m.,  Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony
4:30 p.m., Maker Mondays: Build with Lego
5:30 p.m., Refresh Your Resume and Job Search
7 p.m.,  Welcoming Week: English Language Learners Potluck
7 p.m.,  Gente y Cuentos/People and Stories
 
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18
 
 
7 p.m.
Writers Room
Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish. Quiet Room
SPOTLIGHT: YOUR PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD
 
Do you have your Princeton Public Library card?  September is National Library Card Sign-Up month and all residents of the Municipality of Princeton, regardless of age, are eligible for a free library card. If you already have a card, be sure you are taking advantage of all we have to offer. With a PPL library card you can borrow items from our print and media collections and have 24/7 access to our digital collections of ebooksdownloadable audiobooksmoviesmagazines, and music. You can also access our research databases from home, receive one-on-one homework help and test prep through Brainfuse, learn a language through Rosetta Stone, Mango Languages or Muzzy or take courses through Lynda.com free of charge.  Plus, you can enjoy free admission to 19 museums and so much more.Apply online or come in for a visit.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19
 
 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
   
 
6:30 p.m.
Author Alice McDermott at Morven Museum & Garden
The National Book Award-winner gives a talk at the paperback release of her critically-acclaimed "The Ninth Hour." Moderated by Lauren B. Davis, the talk will be followed by a book-signing session. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of the newly released paperback edition of "The Ninth Hour." Doors open at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. McDermott is the author of seven previous novels including "After This," "Child of My Heart," and "Charming Billy," winner of the 1998 National Book Award. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. Tickets may be reserved at alicemcdermottprinceton.eventbrite.com.

ALSO ON THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session
Bill LaChance gives a presentation that covers a number of strategies to consider to help with cash flow during a career transition. Topics include: Medical Insurance through the Affordable Care Act, tax implications of 401k/403b rollovers and withdrawals, strategies to take advantage of lower marginal tax rates during a transition and potential adjustments to financial aid. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.
 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
 
11 a.m.
Princeton Children's Book Festival
Nearly 90 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. An "instrument petting zoo" set up by Princeton Symphony Orchestra will feature a variety of instruments for the public to handle. 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. 23
 
11 a.m.
The Mayor's Bike Ride
Mayor Liz Lempert and members of the Princeton Bike Advisory Committee will lead a family-friendly exploration of portions of Princeton's Bike Network in this annual event. Starting in Community Park South, this moderately paced ride will traverse a mix of paved surfaces and trails that are closed to motor vehicles. We'll take a break in historic Mountain Lakes House before returning to Community Park. The ride is open to experienced cyclists of all ages. Helmets are required.
 
Co-sponsored by the library, the Municipality of Princeton and the Princeton Bike Advisory Committee.
 
ALSO ON SUNDAY
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.,  Medicare: What You Need to Know 
 
 
 
Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.,  Dancing Under the Stars

Saturday, Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m., Explore Nature and Words with Room to Read

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m.,  A Celebration of Motown with the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative  

 
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, SEPT. 10

7 p.m.
Poets at the Library
Featured poets Lynn Levin and David Herrstrom read from their works followed by an open-mic session. Lynn Levin is a poet, writer, and translator. She is the author of six books and is the recipient of 13 Pushcart Prize nominations. Garrison Keillor has read her poetry on his radio show "The Writer's Almanac," and she has twice been a guest on the NPR show "Radio Times" with Marty Moss-Coane. Lynn Levin teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.
 
David Sten Herrstrom, a resident of Roosevelt, is a poet, writer, and lecturer. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and he has published two books. The recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts and a Nimrod prize, his poems have been selected for the Columbia 40th Issue retrospective and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has given readings in many venues, including the Dodge Poetry Festival and Monmouth University.
 
Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and the U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.
 
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 MONDAY
10 a.m., 
PSG of Mercer County Small Group Training Session
7 p.m., Princeton Civil Rights Commission Open Office Hours
7 p.m., Gente y Cuentos/People and Stories
7:30 p.m., Mystery Book Group

 
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
 
 
7 p.m.
The Write Space
Led by local author Christina Paul, these drop-in workshops focus on the encouragement of writing, finding your voice, and the producing of words through guided prompts and other writing exercises. All levels of writers are welcome.
SPOTLIGHT: PRINCETON PICKS  




This week's spotlight is on you. Help us create a display of books that represents the books that are helping you make sense of today's world.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

6:30 p.m.
Better Data Visualization
When less is more. Learn fundamental design strategies for the display of information so you can best communicate your message. Instructor Lynn Hambright. Technology Center
ALSO ON TUESDAY
1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13
   
 
5:30 p.m.
Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: "Zama"
Based on the 1956 novel by Antonio Di Benedetto, this Argentine film, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, tells the story of a 17th- century Spanish officer in a remote posting who awaits his transfer to his native Buenos Aires.When he realizes everything is lost, Zama joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit. 1 hour, 55 minutes. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
 
Part of the Princeton International Cinema series, a collaboration of the library, the International Employees Group at Princeton University, the Davis International Center and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Tickets ($11 general admission, $8 seniors, $6 Princeton University ID holders, library cardholders and Garden Theatre members) may be purchased online at thegardentheatre.com or at the door. The library will also offer a limited number of free tickets while supplies last for each screening. Call (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220 for availability. Free popcorn.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
6:30 p.m., How to Podcast
 
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
 
6:30 p.m.
Film: "Chappaquiddick"
Sen. Ted Kennedy's actions following an accident that resulted in the death of campaign aid Mary Jo Kopechne who was trapped in his submerged car are explored along with their social and political ramifications. 1 hour, 41 minutes.Community Room

ALSO ON FRIDAY
9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session
11 a.m., Korean Stories
 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
 
2 p.m.
Chemistry Saturdays
Graduate students from Princeton University's chemistry department conduct exciting hands-on experiments that make science fun. For children 3-13 years old; children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. STEAM Studio
 
Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chemistry Graduate Student Organization.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories
 
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16
 
2 p.m.
Author Talk: Cheryl Finley on "Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon"
The author and Cornell University associate professor of art history discusses her book about one of the most iconic images of slavery: a schematic wood engraving depicting the human cargo hold of a slave ship. First published by British abolitionists in 1788, it exposed the widespread and barbaric practice. The image Finley has termed the "slave ship icon" was easily reproduced, and by the end of the eighteenth century was circulating by the tens of thousands around the Atlantic rim. Finley's book provides the first in-depth look at how this artifact of the fight against slavery became an enduring symbol of black resistance, identity, and remembrance. She traces how the icon became a powerful tool in the hands of British and American abolitionists, and how its radical potential was rediscovered in the twentieth century by black artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, and curators. Community Room 
 
Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press.
 
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 SUNDAY
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m., Introduction to Online Genealogy
 
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Writers Room
 
Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., Author Alice McDermott at Morven Museum & Garden
 
Friday, Sept. 21, 9:45 a.m.,  Job Seekers Session

Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m., Princeton Children's Book Festival

Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., The Mayor's Bike Ride

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, AUGUST 27
 

6:30 p.m.
Film: "Singing with Angry Bird"
Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in Pune, India. Although his quick temper earned him the nickname "Angry Bird," he has made significant changes in the lives of the choir children. But skeptical of the practical value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. In order to convince them, Angry Bird decides to train the parents with their children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together. 1 hour. Community Room
 
This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28
 
 
7 p.m.
Write Space
Led by local author Christina Paul, these drop-in workshops focus on the encouragement of writing, finding your voice and the producing of words through guided prompts and other writing exercises. All levels of writers are welcome. Princeton Room
SPOTLIGHT: DISCOVER JobNow
 
Resources for job seekers in every stage of their career can be found through the library's JobNow database. Powered by Brainfuse, JobNow provides live, interactive online help from resume-writing and interviewing experts as well as job coaches. Online resources include personality and career assessments, skills building, interview preparation, a resume-writing lab and more. JobNow can be found on theJob Seeking page of the library's website and also under Databases A-Z.
 
Funding for JobNow is provided through the American Dream Literacy Initiative of the American Library Association made possible by the generosity of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
 

6:30 p.m.
Film: "Cameraperson"
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: These scenes and others are woven into a tapestry of footage captured over the 25-year career of cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, this film examines what it means to train a camera on the world. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room
 
This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.
ALSO ON TUESDAY
5:30 p.m.,  Redding Circle Picnic
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
 
 
7 p.m.
McCarter Live at the Library: "The Age of Innocence"
McCarter Theatre Center's Resident Producer Debbie Bisno is joined by celebrated playwright and screenwriter Douglas McGrath (Princeton University '80) and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes to discuss the creative and collaborative journey of their world-premiere production of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Age of Innocence," adapted by McGrath. The production opens McCarter's 2018-2019 Season. Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre Center.
ALSO ON THURSDAY
10 a.m.,    Princeton Farmers Market
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: "Is It Time to Consider Plan B?"
David Schuman gives a presentation. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
6:30 p.m.,  Open Chess
 
SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
 
10:30 a.m.
Saturday Stories
Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Story Room
 
UPCOMING
 
Monday, Sept. 3, The library is closed.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.,  Continuing Conversations on Race
 
Wednesday, Sept. 5,  1:30 p.m.,  Ask the Mac Pros
 
Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.,    Digital Marketing
 
Friday, Sept. 7, 9:45 a.m.,    Job Seekers Session: Abby Kohut

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.,    Go Between Club

Sunday, 3 p.m., Sunday Stories

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, AUGUST 20
 

2 p.m.
Family Musical Matinee: "Mary Poppins"
In this Walt Disney classic, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. Rated G. 2 hours and 19 minutes. Community Room

ALSO ON MONDAY 6 p.m.,  Film: "Pitch Perfect"
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
 
 
2 p.m.
Family Musical Matinee: "Frozen"
Disney's 2013 animated blockbuster, based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale "The Snow Queen," tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off with a mountaineer and a reindeer to find the sister who has plunged their kingdom into perpetual winter. Rated PG. 1 hour, 48 minutes. Community Room
 
ALSO ON TUESDAY
7 p.m., Writers Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: EXPLORE PRINCETON
 
 
Summer is coming to a close, but there is still time to do a bit of exploring and sightseeing close to home. Within walking distance of the Princeton Public Library, you will find historic sites, a world class art museum, woodland trails, monuments and statues of famous Princetonians, and much more. Take an audio walking tour of the historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood available through the Historical Society of Princeton's app or one of the many tours, including outdoor sculptures and gargoyles, on the Princeton University app. Visit the Einstein display at Landau on Nassau Street or the statue of Paul Robeson in front of the Arts Council of Princeton. Check out A Visit to Princeton on our website to discover more.

 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22


8:30 a.m.
Tell Us What You Think
Drop by the Terra Libri cafe for a casual chat with library staff who are eager to capture your thoughts about the future of your library. We'll ask a few questions and give you a chance to tell us how we can better enhance our community and the lives of all who come through our doors. Your answers will help us develop the Strategic Plan that we will use to determine priorities, set goals and guide decisions about the library. Terra Libri cafe
ALSO ON TUESDAY
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
 
 
 
2 p.m.
Family Musical Matinee: "Sing"
A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.
Rated G. 1 hour, 48 minutes. Community Room
ALSO ON THURSDAY
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
 
9:45 a.m.
Job Seekers Session: Amy Klein on Skills-Based Volunteering
Join Amy Klein, executive director of Volunteer Connect, to learn about the growing national trend of skills-based volunteering. Discover how using your professional skills to help a community organization can help you brush up on your skills, add depth to your resume, enhance your leadership, communication and decision making skills, increase your network and improve your morale. Community Room
ALSO ON FRIDAY
8:30 a.m., Meet the Mayor
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
 
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. 27, 6:30 p.m.,  "Singing with Angry Bird"
 
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m.,   "The Age of Innocence" Pop-Up Book Club
 
Wednesday, Aug. 29,  5:30 p.m., Redding Circle Picnic
 
Thursday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.,   McCarter Live at the Library: "The Age of Innocence"
 
Friday, Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m.,   Open Chess

Saturday, Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m.,    Saturday Stories
 

This Week at Princeton Public Library

MONDAY, AUGUST 13
 

6:30 p.m.
Film: "West Side Story"
This winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture, sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York.
Part of the Libraries Rock summer reading series. 2 hours, 33 minutes. Community Room

ALSO ON MONDAY 5:30 p.m., Successfully Navigate Through College
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
 
 
7 p.m.
Write Space
Led by local author Christina Paul, these drop-in workshops focus on the encouragement of writing, finding your voice and the producing of words through guided prompts and other writing exercises. All levels of writers are welcome. Princeton Room
 
SPOTLIGHT: EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!
 
 
Curious about what news filled the pages of The New York Times on the day your great grandfather was born? Trying to locate a stock price from 1969? Did you know that the library provides full coverage of The New York Times, dating back to 1851, whether you are at home or on-site? Check out how to read the paper from anywhere by visiting the newspaper section of our database page, where you'll find links to both The New York Times Archive, and a way to get current issues without hitting a paywall.  
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15


11 a.m.
Rock and Rhythm
Join us for a special summer session of Rock and Rhythm, which blends music, movement, rhymes, read alouds, fingerplays and other interactive activities while enhancing early literacy skills. This program is intended for children ages 18 months and older accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Story Room
 
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
 
 
10 a.m.
Mariana Iranzi in Concert
The musician and educator presents a bilingual, interactive concert for the whole family. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Iranzi gets her audiences up and dancing, playing and singing along with her music in both Spanish and English. For ages 2 and up with an adult. Community Room
 
ALSO ON THURSDAY
11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tell Us What You Think
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
 
6 p.m.
Libraries Rock: Summer Reading Rock 'n' Roll Wrap Up!
Participants of all ages have seen how "Libraries Rock" through our summer reading programs. In this final summer reading event, musicians from the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative will perform rock music selections that span the decades from the 1950s until today. This is a music event for all ages so pack a picnic dinner and the library will provide the watermelon and lemonade. Hula hoops and other fun activities will help keep everyone entertained and on their feet.
 
The Beagles will take the stage at 6 p.m. and then Been There/Done That will close out the evening. Community Park North Amphitheater, weather permitting, or Community Room
 
Co-sponsored by the library, Princeton Recreation Department and the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative.
ALSO ON FRIDAY
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
 
10:30 a