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June 2017

Mystery Book Group

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The group discusses "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry. Quiet Room

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Writers Room

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish. Quiet Room

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Summer Reading Soiree – Christina Baker Kline

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The second annual Summer Reading Soiree celebrates the love of both reading and art. The evening features Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of “The Orphan Train,” who will discuss and sign copies of her latest novel, “A Piece of the World.” The book is a fictionalized memoir of the woman in the famed Andrew Wyeth painting “Christina’s World.” Attendees will have a chance to stroll the exhibits at the Arts Council while enjoying sparkling beverages provided by…

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Fiction Book Group

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The group discusses “Moonglow” by Michael Chabon. Conference Room

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Black Voices Book Group

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The group discusses “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margo Lee Shatterly. Princeton Room

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Writing Workshop

June 8 @ 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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David Baron

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The author, journalist and broadcaster will talk about and sign copies of “American Eclipse,” his book about planet hunter James Craig Watson, astronomer Maria Mitchell and inventor Thomas Edison who were among the pioneering scientists who went West to witness the total solar eclipse of 1878. Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University.

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Poets at the Library

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Featured poets Jessica G. de Koninck and Jane Rawlings read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. de Koninck's collection of poems, “Cutting Room” was published last year. She is also the author of the chapbook, “Repairs.” A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Rawlings is a graduate of Smith College. She is the author of “The Penelopeia,” a novel-in-verse. Her poems and short stories have appeared in…

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Discovering Princeton

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Photographer Wiebke Martens and historian Jennifer Jang — both Princeton residents — will discuss and show images from their new guidebook “Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours.” The presentation will be followed by a 7 p.m. walking tour of the historic Princeton University campus. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.

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Writers Room

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish. Quiet Room

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Writing Workshop

June 22 @ 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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Preview: Friends Book Sale

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Admission to the preview is $10, or free to members of the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. Numbered admission tickets go on sale at door starting at 8 am. The annual Friends of Princeton Public Library Book Sale will be held Friday, June 23 and Saturday June 24 in the Community Room. The sale features special collections and rare books as well as a vast selection of books for all ages in all genres. Most books are priced between…

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Friends Book Sale

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The annual Friends of Princeton Public Library Book Sale will be held Friday, June 23 and Saturday June 24 in the Community Room. The sale features special collections and rare books as well as a vast selection of books for all ages in all genres. Most books are priced between $1 and $3, with art books and special selections priced higher. Proceeds help the library purchase books and materials and present programs. For more information, see princetonlibrary.org/booksale.

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Friends Book Sale

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The annual Friends of Princeton Public Library Book Sale will be held Friday, June 23 and Saturday June 24 in the Community Room. The sale features special collections and rare books as well as a vast selection of books for all ages in all genres. Most books are priced between $1 and $3, with art books and special selections priced higher. Proceeds help the library purchase books and materials and present programs. For more information, see princetonlibrary.org/booksale.

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Music, Fitness and Family Fun Night with Lolly & YoYo

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Lolly & YoYo present a high-energy, interactive music and fitness show for children and families. They’ll also share their board book “MOVE!” that combines imaginative play with movement. Co-sponsored by the library and Lolly and YoYo.

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