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August 2017

Film: “Beauty and the Beast”

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In this 1991 Disney animated classic, a young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. Part of Classic Family Movie Week.

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Palmer Square

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palmer Square, 40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and we will provide the protective glasses and snacks at this three-hour Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Princeton is not in the path of totality, but there should still be a good show. Astronomers from Princeton University's department of Astrophysical Sciences will be there to provide eclipse education and answer questions. Please note: We have 400 eclipse glasses to distribute, and will give out 1 pair per family. Glasses will not be handed out…

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Film: “Dalya’s Other Country”

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Displaced by the Syrian conflict, teenage Dalya goes to Catholic high school while her mother Rudayana enrolls in college as they both walk the line between their Muslim values and the new world they find themselves in. 1 hour. Part of the Syrian Perspectives Series. Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV.     This program is presented with support  from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do…

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Film: “Up”

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This 2009 computer-animated adventure film from Pixar Animation Studios centers around Carl, an elderly widower and Russell, an earnest young "Wilderness Explorer." By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his dream to see the wilds of South America and complete a promise made to his late wife, only to discover Russell has accidentally come along. Part of Classic Family Movie Week.

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Write Space

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

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. Quiet Room

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Film: “Finding Nemo”

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

When a young clownfish is caught by a diver, his overly cautious father sets off to find him in this 2003 computer-animated blockbuster from Pixar Animation Studios. Part of Classic Family Movie Week.

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Community Picnic

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Park South, Race Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States

Join us for a community picnic - we will grill burgers and hot dogs and look forward to eating, playing and having fun with you!   Co-Sponsored by: Princeton Human Services, Princeton Police Department, SHUPP (and others TBC)

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Princeton Farmers Market

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2017

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Seasonal and organic produce from local farmers, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles are available through 3 p.m. at this weekly event. Live music from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza   Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Farmers Market.

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Toddler Drive-In

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Toddlers (ages 2 to 5) accompanied by an adult are invited to decorate their own cardboard box car. Then, we'll drive around and park our cars to watch a short drive-in movie. Limited to 30 children. Registration required.

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Mercer County Community ID Card Program

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2017

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder’s personal identifying information, medical risk factors, and emergency contact information. This privately issued card, sponsored by the One Community Coalition, 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 by check cashing companies, banks, retail stores or other establishments. The Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a…

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Film: “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Disney’s 1961 animated classic tells the story of 101 Dalmatian puppies and the evil Cruella de Vil who wants to use their fur for a coat. Part of Classic Family Movie Week.

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Lego: Build a Better World Summer Challenge Series

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on July 20, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on August 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on August 24, 2017 at 4:00pm

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

Budding architects, engineers, builders and all Lego enthusiasts in grades 1-5 are invited to "Build a Better World" through a series of Lego challenges. Duplo blocks will be available for younger children outside the Story Room.

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Mercer County Community ID Card Program

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2017

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder’s personal identifying information, medical risk factors, and emergency contact information. This privately issued card, sponsored by the One Community Coalition, 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 by check cashing companies, banks, retail stores or other establishments. The Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a…

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Writing Workshop

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Writers who are working on book-length work are invited to the Writing Workshop to receive helpful, constructive critique aimed from peers. The group is designed so that writers can help other writers of fiction and book-length non-fiction to strengthen characters and story structure.  Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. Workshop leader is Don Donato. Stephen Arnold will be leader if Donato is absent. Quiet Room

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Meet the Mayor

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Princeton residents are invited to discuss concerns with Mayor Liz Lempert.

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