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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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June 2018

Your Government and Your Money: What Budgets Tell Us

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

  Session #5 Monday, June 25 at 7 pm. Where Your Money Comes From and Where it is Expended: Will it Change in a New State Budget? Richard Keevey. Senior Policy Fellow, Rutgers School of Planning and Policy and Lecturer, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Wilson School. He is a former NJ State budget director, comptroller and former US Department of HUD CFO and Deputy Undersecretary of Defense as well as Practice Director for Arthur Andersen and Unisys Corporation.

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Baby Playgroup

June 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for July 3 & 5, until August 16, 2018

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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Write Space

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

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

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

One event on August 14, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 28, 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.  Princeton Room.

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Baby Playgroup

June 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for July 3 & 5, until August 16, 2018

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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Writing Workshop

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on July 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on July 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

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

Writers who are working on book-length work are invited to receive constructive critique 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. Don Donato leads the workshop.

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Open Chess

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on August 31, 2018 at 6:30pm

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Chess enthusiasts of all ages are invited to meet to play chess. All levels of skill are welcome. Please note that no formal instruction will be included.

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July 2018

Preschool of Rock

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, 08542

Budding musicians are invited to join us for hands-on musical activities designed just for preschoolers. The activities will be selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision. For ages 2-5

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Shakespeare in the Park: “All’s Well That Ends Well”

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Park North, Elm Road and Route 206
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States

Shakespeare in the Park returns to Princeton this summer as the Princeton Public Library hosts the Hudson Shakespeare Company at the Community Park North Amphitheatre. This company is known for utilizing some of the best young and experienced actors, directors and crew from around the tri-state area, for two performances: "The Tempest" - Sunday, June 10, 6pm "All’s Well That Ends Well" - Sunday, July 8, 6pm   The Hudson Shakespeare Company performs under the leadership of Artistic Director Jon…

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Maker Mondays: Make Your Own Puppet

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Young people are invited to develop puppetry skills at the library. Participants will design and make their own puppet to keep and then learn how to use it. All materials are provided. The workshop is designed for children in first through fifth grade, accompanied by an adult. Limited to 30; please register below.  

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Baby Playgroup

July 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for July 3 & 5, until August 16, 2018

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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Write Space

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

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

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

One event on August 14, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 28, 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.  Princeton Room.

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“The Carnival of Animals”

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Children ages 5 and up are invited for a hands-on exploration of the musical suite, “The Carnival of the Animals,” by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. We’ll guess which animals will be attending the carnival at this entertaining and humorous introduction to classical music. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limited to 30 children; please register below.

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Baby Playgroup

July 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for July 3 & 5, until August 16, 2018

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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Music Mania

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Children 7 and older are invited to celebrate music and join in related activities and games selected by the library’s teen volunteers with staff supervision.

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