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February 2018

Historical Fiction Book Group

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Barn, 354 Quaker Road, 354 Quaker Road
Princeton, 08542 United States

Knowing about the past helps us make sense of the present, putting current affairs into important context. But this process of building historical literacy doesn’t have to be dry! Get immersed in the world of a historical time and place, and then engage with a scholar to learn the “real” story. For meetings of the historical fiction book group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional local and regional context of selected books at the of…

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Writing Workshop

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Thursdays, 7 p.m., Dec. 14, 28; Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22 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. December meetings are in the Quiet Room. January…

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To Be Discussed (TBD)

February 27 @ 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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March 2018

Go Between Club

March 10 @ 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 12, 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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Caldecott Club

March 14 @ 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 April 11, 2018

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

Picture book fans in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to read and discuss some of the best picture books published this year that may be contenders for the coveted Caldecott Medal. The medal is awarded to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book by the Association for Library Service to Children. We’ll explore new art forms, discuss award criteria, learn about publishing and more.

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Cover to Cover Book Group

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2018

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

This group for readers of chapter books meets the third Wednesday of every month during the school year to discuss chapter books, short stories, graphic novels and other literary interests. Activities include group reads, writing short book reviews and posting reviews and booklists in BiblioCommons. Registration is not required. Suggested for third, fourth and fifth graders.

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April 2018

Dial-A-Poem

April 1 - April 30
Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the library! Each day during the month of April, Youth Services library staff will have a new poem to read 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, extension 1240 and ask for the poem of the day!

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Children’s Books Come Alive Featuring Barbara DiLorenzo

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Author and illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo reads from her new picture book, “Quincy: The Chameleon Who Couldn't Blend In.” She will also share the bookmaking process, draw for the audience and talk about her first book “Renato and the Lion.” Children will be invited to participate in an art activity as part of this interactive story time. For all ages but geared specifically for children ages 3-7 accompanied by an adult. Story Room

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Elephant and Piggie Party

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first “Elephant and Piggie” book by Mo Willems with a special story time and party. Join us to mark a decade of friendship, fun and adventure with two of our favorite book characters: Gerald and Piggie.

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Caldecott Club

April 11 @ 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 April 11, 2018

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

Picture book fans in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to read and discuss some of the best picture books published this year that may be contenders for the coveted Caldecott Medal. The medal is awarded to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book by the Association for Library Service to Children. We’ll explore new art forms, discuss award criteria, learn about publishing and more.

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Go Between Club

April 14 @ 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 12, 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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Cover to Cover Book Group

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2018

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

This group for readers of chapter books meets the third Wednesday of every month during the school year to discuss chapter books, short stories, graphic novels and other literary interests. Activities include group reads, writing short book reviews and posting reviews and booklists in BiblioCommons. Registration is not required. Suggested for third, fourth and fifth graders.

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Teen Poetry Night

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library’s Teen Advisory Board brings Princeton’s teen poets and spoken word artists (grades 7-12) together for a fun, competition-free way to showcase their talents. If you are interested in performing, please sign up at bit.ly/2DRO1xq.

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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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May 2018

Go Between Club

May 12 @ 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 12, 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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