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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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April 2018

Dial-A-Poem

April 2 - April 30
Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

To celebrate National Poetry Month, each day during April, Youth Services library staff will to read a new poem to you over the phone. Build phone literacy skills and develop an appreciation for poetry by calling often to hear the daily poem. Call 609-924-9529, ext. 1240 and ask for the poem of the day.

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

April 23 @ 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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Little Pandas

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Mondays until May 14; except April 2-16
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
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)

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Mondays until May 14; except April 2-16
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
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

April 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 April 30, 2018

CoLab Space, 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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Engaged Retirement: Volunteering

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sharon Hurley, director of support and guidance at the Princeton Senior Resource Center conducts an interactive workshop to match participants’ skills and interests with rewarding local volunteer opportunities. This session is being offered in advance of the screening and discussion of the documentary "Coming of Age in Aging America" on May 17 at the library.  The “Coming of Age in Aging America” documentary and accompanying website have been designed as tools to change the conversation about aging and how our new longevity…

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Gente y Cuentos – People and Stories

April 23 @ 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”

April 24 @ 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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Baby Playgroup

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays through May 16; except April 3-19
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Come for Baby Storytime at 11 am and stay for our playgroup. This is for parents, caregivers and children 0 to 17 months of age. No big kids allowed.

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Leon McCarron: The Land Beyond

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

Northern Irish adventurer and storyteller Leon McCarron, who specializes in long distance, human-powered expeditions discusses his latest book, The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot through the Heart of the Middle East, which recounts his journey walking from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai. This journey has also been captured in a 3 part documentary series that is soon to be released. This talk and film screening explores the various layers of culture, history, faith and politics at work in the bubbling cauldron of one…

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Homework Help

April 24 @ 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 April 30, 2018

CoLab Space, 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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Chess

April 24 @ 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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To Be Discussed (TBD)

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 22, 2018

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

All high school students are welcome to participate in this monthly discussion of great books, films, music, non-fiction, poetry, and all things cultural. Participants may also help create book displays and reading lists for the library, take group trips to see current films, and do group-reads.

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Write Space

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on April 10, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on April 24, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on May 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

Princeton Room, 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.

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