Friends Events

The Friends host evenings at private homes throughout the year; tickets are required and limited seats are available. To purchase tickets, use the link below, or for questions call the Friends at 609-924-9529 ext. 1280.



An Evening with Jean Hanff Korelitz
March 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
$150 per seat, limited seats available

Former Princeton resident Jean Hanff Korelitz is the celebrated author of the novels You Should Have Known, Admission, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River, and A Jury of Her Peers. A novel in progress, The Devil and Webster, is scheduled for release this March. Enjoy an illuminating dinner with Jean Hanff Korelitz, who will discuss her process and inspiration. This evening will take place at a private home and includes a copy of Korelitz’s forthcoming The Devil and Webster.

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winner Geraldine Brooks
April 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
$150 per seat, limited seats available

Enjoy dinner with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, who will discuss her most recent acclaimed book, The Secret Chord. She is the author of many other favorites: People of the Book, Year of Wonders, March, and Caleb’s Crossing. This very special evening will take place at a private home and includes a copy of The Secret Chord.

High Time at the High Line
April 16, 2017 at 9:00 am
$50, limited spots available

Enjoy an in-depth guided tour of New York City’s High Line before the crowds arrive! Our guide is High Line expert and award-winning Princeton architect Josh Zinder. Josh knows, understands, and will discuss the High Line—its development and the architecture of and around this NYC gem, including little known facts and the story behind the story.

An Exclusive Friends Evening with Dani Shapiro
April 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
$75, limited to 50 guests

Dani Shapiro shares an intimate reading from her new book Hourglass (Knopf), with drinks, light fare, desserts, and Q&A at a private home. Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, and has been broadcast on NPR’s “This American Life”. Dani is a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler. Each guest ticket includes one copy of Hourglass*.

*Books provided compliments of Beatrice Bloom of Weichert Realtors


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Melanie Stein

Dana Molina
First Vice President

Eric Monberg
Second Vice President

Kate Baxter

Peter Ham

Helen Heintz
Assistant Treasurer


Jimi Ayodele
Claire Bertrand
Priya Madan Brooke
Jessica Deutsch
Audrey Egger
Melissa Grzymala
Veronika Häusle-Kalabacos
Michele Kolb
Seva Kramer
Jessica Mathewson
Jane Nieman
Betsy Sauder
Christa Smith
Joan Stolpen
Richard Trenner
Zachary White

Ex Officio:

Brett Bonfield
Library Director

Sherri Garber
Former President

Kevin Royer
Board of Trustees

Erin Metro
Princeton University Liaison

Lauren Glattly
Friends Administrator