The Beyond Words Benefit is sold out.

Author Talk Only Tickets on sale now!


Playwright, screenwriter and librettist David Henry Hwang speaks on “Transformations of a Butterfly: Identity and Creativity in America Today.” His revival of the Tony award-winning M. Butterfly will open on Broadway this October.


Hosted by the Friends of Princeton Public Library

Saturday, November 4, 2017

6:00 p.m. Talk at Nassau Presbyterian Church
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Silent Auction follow at Princeton Public Library

The Beyond Words Benefit is sold out. Author Talk Only Tickets on sale now!


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For more information, contact the Development Office at 609.924.9529, ext. 1284 or 1251 or email

Beyond Words Silent Auction 2017 


For Beyond Words 2017, our auction cup runneth over! This year’s silent auction will be packed with premium, unique items and experiences, curated especially for Beyond Words attendees. Highlights include:

Four seats to the hot ticket show on Broadway this fall, M. Butterfly, including pre-show drinks with playwright David Henry Hwang.

One of a kind art, beauty, and travel items like Tumi luggage, a week on Martha’s Vineyard, and a family makeover at local Princeton boutiques.

Our always popular private events, featuring  cooking and dinner with “Tree of Life” cookbook author Joy Stocke, Anne Marie Slaughter on world politics, and tours of private art collections.

Priceless fun for foodies like name your own flavor at The Bent Spoon, a Pizza Party at Nomad, and much much more!

Check back soon for additional items!

Thank you to our other generous sponsors!







To become a sponsor, download our Beyond Words Corporate Sponsorship Form. For more information on sponsorship please contact Janet Simon, Development Director, or Dawn Frost,


Melanie Stein
President, Friends

Veronika Häusle-Kalabacos and
Dagmar Kraemer-Anderson

Elizabeth Protage Walsh
Honorary Chair

Jimi Ayodele
David Barile
Kate Baxter
Claire Bertrand
Sally Branon
Anne Brener
Danielle Coppola
Jess Deutsch
Audrey Egger
Marita Engshuber
Alene Frankel
Dawn Frost
Sherri Garber
Lauren Glattly
Melissa Grzymala
Peter Ham
Claire Jacobus
Alice Koesterich
Michele Kolb
Seva Kramer
Michelle Lependorf
Karen Mardy
Pat Meyer
Sophie Mialhe
Dana Molina
Eric Monberg
Iris Neuhaus
Tim Quinn
Betsy Sauder
Nicole Schrader
Janet Simon
Christa Smith
Joan Stolpen
Richard Trenner
Kazaan Viveiros
Pam Wakefield
Karen Zemble

Ex Officio:

Brett Bonfield
Library Director