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March 2017

PEFF: Red Power Energy

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friend Center 101, 65 Olden St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Screening will be at Friend Center 101, William Street  A film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance. Red Power Energy illustrates the complex realities of Indian reservations grappling with how to balance their natural resources with their traditional beliefs. Co-sponsored by Princeton Environmental Institute. 2016 | 60 minutes Lisa D. Olken (Director, Editor, and Executive Producer) and Larry Pourier (Director)

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PEFF: Author Talk: Amitav Ghosh

March 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friend Center 101, 65 Olden St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Author talk will take place in Friend Center 101, Williams Street, Princeton, NJ Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016), his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land (1993), Ghosh examines our inability—at the level of literature, history, and politics—to grasp the scale and…

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PEFF: Birds of May

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will be in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library The New Jersey premiere of Birds of May, by filmmaker Jared Flesher, tells the story of the federally threatened rufa red knot and its annual visit to the Delaware Bay. Following the movie, stay for a Q&A with the director, a presentation by shorebird biologist Larry Niles and Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s David Wheeler, wildlife art by James Fiorentino, and poetry readings by the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program, featuring Cynthia…

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April 2017

Gente y Cuentos

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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Mystery Book Group

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Librarian Gayle Stratton leads a discussion of “Jar City” by Arnaldur Indriðason. Quiet Room

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Kendra Levin

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In “The Hero Is You: Sharpen Your Focus, Conquer Your Demons, and Become the Writer You Were Born to Be,” Levin helps writers at all levels set and achieve goals and turn moments of doubt and fear into sources of strength. Using a fresh approach to Joseph Campbell s archetypal “Hero’s Journey,” she reveals how to be a hero in the narrative of your own process. She weaves together wisdom drawn from her years as a life coach for writers…

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Geraldine Brooks

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

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses “The Secret Chord,” her novel about the life of King David that is being released in paperback. The book brings David to life in Second Iron Age Israel and traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. Geraldine Brooks is the author of four novels, the Pulitzer Prize–winning “Marchand,” and the international bestsellers “Caleb’s Crossing,” “People…

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Go Between Club

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2017

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

All sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are welcome to join us on the second Saturday of every month for a fun discussion of books and other interests.

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Book Discussion: “Jazz” by Toni Morrison

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Kinohi Nishikawa of Princeton University's English and African American Studies departments leads a discussion of Morrison’s award-winning novel. Set in 1920s Harlem, the book explores how the lives and loves of three characters intertwine in much the same way musicians play off each other to create a jazz suite. Learn about Morrison’s inspiration for the novel, take a virtual tour of the arts of the Jazz Age, and share your own thoughts on this deeply moving story. Part of Jazz…

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Gente y Cuentos

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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Write Space

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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. Princeton Room

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Harry Potter Trivia

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Muggles, witches and wizards in grades 5-8 are invited to test their Harry Potter knowledge in a “Jeopardy”-style trivia game.

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Reading Treehouse

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 10, 2017

One event on November 9, 2016 at 4:00pm

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

This reading group for early chapter book readers (kindergarten to second grade) meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month during the school year. Stories, read alouds, crafts, games and more that reflect a different theme each month are featured. No registration necessary.

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Pajama Story Time

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children and parents are invited to wear their favorite pajamas, slippers and bathrobes to the library and cuddle up for an early evening story time.

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Fiction Book Group

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Librarian Kristin Friberg leads a discussion of “Imagine Me Gone” by Adam Haslett. Conference Room

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