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October 2017

Princeton and Slavery Exhibit

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - October 23 @ 5:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Discover more about Princeton's ties to slavery by visiting the Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit. Drawing on historical documents from the Princeton University Archives and the Historical Society of Princeton archives, the exhibit illuminates both the town and gown's connection to slavery as researched in the four-year long Princeton & Slavery project. The exhibition reveals how deeply ingrained the practice of slavery was throughout the community well into the 19th century.  Exhibit will be open to the public any time…

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CodeforPrinceton: Civic Hackathon

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library is once again partnering with the Municipality of Princeton and Code for Princeton for a Civic Hackathon as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. We will come together to build solutions for our community, using publicly-released data and new technology. For details and registration, see codeforprinceton.org and https://www.meetup.com/codeforprinceton/

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Saturday Stories on the Move: Mindful Movements

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 10:30am

One event on November 11, 2017 at 10:30am

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

These special Saturday Stories combine movement, stories and mindfulness exercises to engage young children in early literacy development and wellness. Be ready to do some gentle movements, poses and to listen to a few stories. For ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.

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Mercer County Math Circle

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2017

Teen Center, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Designed for students in grades 6 to 12 who have a basic understanding of algebra, this series will integrate lectures with hands-on activities to illustrate how seemingly simple games and puzzles lay the foundation for many advanced topics in mathematics. These talks will be geared toward making students think about math in a different way than they are taught in school. Talks will be followed by hands-on activities and challenges. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Math Club.

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VOICES (Voices on Important Conversations Engaging Students)

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 18, 2017

Conference Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Meet other teens who are passionate about activism at these moderated discussions of hot topics in the news such as racial profiling, global warming, and international politics. Co-sponsored by the library, Redefy and Not in Our Town Princeton.

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CodeforPrinceton: Civic Hackathon

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library is once again partnering with the Municipality of Princeton and Code for Princeton for a Civic Hackathon as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. We will come together to build solutions for our community, using publicly-released data and new technology. For details and registration, see codeforprinceton.org and https://www.meetup.com/codeforprinceton/

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Artist-in-Residence Andre Veloux

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 22, 2017

Welcome Desk Area, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library's artist-in-residence, whose works are on display on the library's second floor through Jan. 5, interacts with the public as he creates new art. Veloux is a Princeton-based artist who uses Lego pieces to create artwork that includes three-dimensional portraits of iconic women including Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Sunday Stories

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Stories, songs and rhymes for children 2 to 8 years of age and their families. Adults must accompany their children.

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Voyage ESL

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 12, 2017

Speakers of world languages who are learning English as a second language are invited to these 90 minute classes. Sep 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12

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Little Pandas

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Through engagement with books, songs, rhymes and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers improve Mandarin Chinese language skills. Sessions are conducted in Mandarin Chinese by professional teachers from YingHua International School.

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Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Through engagement with books, activities and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children and adults improve Spanish language skills. Sessions are conducted in Spanish and are intended for parents/caregivers to attend with babies and toddlers.

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Homework Help

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required.

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Ask the Mac Pros

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 11, 2017

Technology Center, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Drop by these sessions where members of the Princeton Macintosh User Groups will answer your questions about Apple devices and software.

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New Jersey Election Discussion Series: Pension Program, Retiree Health Care Benefits

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

See Below this week's description for the other discussion topics This week's topic for discussion is the State's funding of the pension program and retiree health care benefits. Special Guest for the discussino is Tom Byrne, a Princeton Resident and Chairmen of the State Investment Council which oversees the investment of the $75billion in pension money and a member of the NJ Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission which issued two reports on the pension crisis - how we got…

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Finding Health Information Online

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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. Familiarity with internet browsing is required. Instructor: Gerrit Dispersyn  

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