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March 2018

Art Show: Local Women in their Crowns: A Portraits and Stories Community Project

March 1 - May 30
Technology Center, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Photographs and stories of local and regional African American women wearing their church hats are exhibited in conjunction with McCarter Theatre’s March 13-April 1 production of “Crowns.” The visual storytelling project, celebrating African American culture, tradition and storytelling, was a collaboration between McCarter and The Arts Council of Princeton.   Part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. #PrincetonMigrations  

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May 2018

Exhibit: 110 Years of the Princeton-Blairstown Center

May 21 - July 9
Princeton Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This exhibit explores the history of the Princeton-Blairstown Center, from its founding to the present. For 110 years, the Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) and its predecessor organizations – the Princeton Summer Camp and the Princeton Education Center at Blairstown – have been providing meaningful outdoor adventure experiences for youth from under-served communities.   Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton-Blairstown Center.         Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed…

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Exhibit: “I Am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison”

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 30, 2018

Reading Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Photographs and stories conveying the physical and emotional upheaval experienced by men and women who were wrongfully imprisoned and released are on view as part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. The photographs were captured by Diane Bladecki of Centurion Ministry, an innocence organization that has freed 61 people since it was founded in Princeton in 1980. Kate Germond, Centurion Ministry executive director, discusses the exhibit at an art talk at the library on May 10. Reading Room and Second…

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Exhibit: “I Am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison”

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 30, 2018

Reading Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Photographs and stories conveying the physical and emotional upheaval experienced by men and women who were wrongfully imprisoned and released are on view as part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. The photographs were captured by Diane Bladecki of Centurion Ministry, an innocence organization that has freed 61 people since it was founded in Princeton in 1980. Kate Germond, Centurion Ministry executive director, discusses the exhibit at an art talk at the library on May 10. Reading Room and Second…

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Spring Clean Your Computer Files

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2nd floor conference room, 65 Witherspoon

Need to take some time to organize a messy laptop? Bring your laptop to this hands-on session, and we will clean up document files together! The class will also cover organizational skills, plus tips and tricks for naming, storing, and deleting files and folders.    Instructor: Kelsey Ockert

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Chess

May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, 08542

Children can learn to play and practice chess at these weekly drop-in sessions led by Princeton High School Chess Club members. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton High School Chess Club.

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Jeff Heller: “The French in America: From Fighting to Fashion”

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Why did the French journey to North America in the 1600s and why did their efforts to establish a colony end in disaster — and set the stage for the American Revolution? Jeff Heller, a historical novelist, uses slides and commentary to present the fascinating story of how fighting, folkways and even fashion influenced the actions taken by the French in their bold quest to claim a continent. Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any…

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FAFSA Workshop

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will provide a brief overview of Federal and State grants, scholarships, and loan programs available through the FAFSA. Key information on filing the FAFSA will be covered. The overview will be followed by an actual FAFSA filing workshop in our Tech Center, with support available in Spanish. The workshop provides materials and assistance in filing FAFSA forms. Participants are also encouraged to bring in filled out forms for review as well. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their personal computer. Both workshops will be presented by Tom…

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Gente y Cuentos – People and Stories

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 21, 2018

One event on May 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In discussing Latin American short stories in Spanish, participants recount their personal experiences and how they relate to the characters in the story. Conference 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.

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Exhibit: “I Am Innocent: The Migration Back to Freedom for the Innocent in Prison”

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 30, 2018

Reading Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Photographs and stories conveying the physical and emotional upheaval experienced by men and women who were wrongfully imprisoned and released are on view as part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. The photographs were captured by Diane Bladecki of Centurion Ministry, an innocence organization that has freed 61 people since it was founded in Princeton in 1980. Kate Germond, Centurion Ministry executive director, discusses the exhibit at an art talk at the library on May 10. Reading Room and Second…

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Mercer County Community ID Card Program

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2018

Princeton Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo card, which has personal identifying information, medical risk factors and emergency contact information. Sponsored by the One Community Coalition, the privately issued card may be used at social service agencies, schools, clinics, parks, post offices and to access basic municipal or health services and as a form of identification for retail transactions. The Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group, issues the card. Cost is $15 per…

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Girl Code Middle School

May 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Technology Center, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Girls in grades 6 to 8 are invited to drop in for an hour of an all female coding class exploring 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. Limited to 18 participants or bring your own device. Reserve a spot here. Instructors: Valeria Torres-Olivares & Kyara Torres-Olivares

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Mercer County Community ID Card Program

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2018

All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo card, which has personal identifying information, medical risk factors and emergency contact information. Sponsored by the One Community Coalition, the privately issued card may be used at social service agencies, schools, clinics, parks, post offices and to access basic municipal or health services and as a form of identification for retail transactions. The Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a nonprofit advocacy group, issues the card. Cost is $15 per…

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Lecture: “Musical Comedy in Ancient Rome: The Genius of Titus Maccius Plautus”

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Denis Feeney, the Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University, presents the opening lecture of the 2018 Princeton Festival. The lecture will concentrate on how Plautus anticipates modern musical comedy, as in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” which is based primarily on Plautus’ masterpiece, “Pseudolus.” Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

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Lecture: “Musical Comedy in Ancient Rome: The Genius of Titus Maccius Plautus”

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Denis Feeney, the Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University, presents the opening lecture of the 2018 Princeton Festival. The lecture will concentrate on how Plautus anticipates modern musical comedy, as in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” which is based primarily on Plautus’ masterpiece, “Pseudolus.” Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

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