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November 2017

Library Closed

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Hours   Wednesday, November 22: 9am-6pm (early closing) CLOSED Thursday, November 23 Friday November 24: 9am-6pm (early closing)

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Library Closed

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Holiday Hours   Wednesday, November 22: 9am-6pm (early closing) CLOSED Thursday, November 23 Friday November 24: 9am-6pm (early closing)

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Library Closed

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Hours   Wednesday, November 22: 9am-6pm (early closing) CLOSED Thursday, November 23 Friday November 24: 9am-6pm (early closing)

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To Be Discussed (TBD)

November 28 @ 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 February 27, 2018

One event on January 30, 2018 at 7:00pm

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
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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Sonnet Slam with McCarter Theatre

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teen Center, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

McCarter Shakespeare Community Reading Group Meetup—this month at the PPL! Love theater and reading plays aloud? Every month, McCarter Theatre Center hosts at its own location a casual monthly Shakespeare Community Reading Group (SCRG) for people of all ages and levels of experience; it is a free, informal, and fun way to personally experience Shakespeare’s words and characters. For the month of November, the library will play host to the SCRGs celebration of the Bard’s Sonnets—in the form of a…

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Join author Nancy MacLean in conversation with Anastasia Mann to discuss MacLean's newest book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America. According to the Booklist review, it is "Perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government." Nancy MacLean is the award-winning author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan and Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American…

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December 2017

Mystery Book Group: The Mistletoe Murder and other Stories by PD James

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This month the group will be reading: The Mistletoe Murders: And Other Stories by P.D. James.   From the publisher:   "Throughout her illustrious career as the Queen of Crime, P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. Now, for the first time, four of the best are collected here. In “The Twelve Clues of Christmas,” James’s iconic Scotland Yard detective, Adam Dalgliesh, is drawn into a case that is pure…

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Writers Room

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

Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Dec. 5, 19; Jan. 2, 16; Feb. 6, 20, 7 p.m. 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…

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Qaisar Shareef: “When Tribesmen Came Calling: Building an Enduring American Business in Pakistan”

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The author, whose 30-year career with Procter & Gamble included 12 years working in Pakistan and Ukraine, discusses his recently published book that describes his experiences building successful American businesses in these emerging markets and explores the interplay between business, economics, culture and politics.  S. Qaisar Shareef witnessed historic events that continue to shape Pakistan and Ukraine to this day. He believes above all that at the core of what made P&G successful in these markets was the company’s determination to…

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Poetry Off the Page

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 7, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Meet with other teens for an interactive and fun poetry workshop led by Princeton High School students that are passionate about all things poetry. For grades 7-12.

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Library Closed

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

Please be advised that the library will be closed from 9am -9pm on Thursday, December 7

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Elin Hilderbrand “Winter Solstice”

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The New York Times best-selling author launches “Winter Solstice,” the final book in her popular Winter Street series. In the book, a celebration of everything we love – and some of the things we endure – about the holidays, the entire Quinn family gathers at the Winter Street Inn for a more joyous holiday than they’ve experienced in years. But it wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly. Join us for hot cider and holiday cookies to…

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Go Between Club

December 9 @ 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 February 10, 2018

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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Writer’s Block Performs Short Comedies

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The ensemble of Princeton writers and actors returns to the library to present a program of short comedies including original plays by members of Writers Block, as well as plays by David Ives and Ethan Coen. Directed by Laura Huntsman with Sound by Ken Greenberg. Community Room

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Poets at the Library: David Crews and Betty Lies

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Crews received an MFA in poetry from Drew University and serves as director of the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center at Sussex County College and editor for The Stillwater Review. He is the author of two poetry collections and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Lies is the author of three volumes of poetry and four other books. She is the senior poetry editor of U.S. 1 Worksheets. A Geraldine R. Dodge poet, she also teaches at the…

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