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February 2017

Krista Tippett in Conversation with Gideon Rosen

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author talks about “Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living,” in which she distills the insights she has gleaned from a career discussing faith, science and spirituality. Tippett is the Peabody Award-winning host of NPR’s “On Being.” In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.”   Joining Tippett in conversation will be Gideon Rosen, Stuart Professor of Philosophy and formerly Chair of…

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Write Space

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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. Quiet Study Room

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March 2017

Library Live at Labyrinth: Kay Redfield Jamison

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The best-selling author discusses her book “Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character.” The book is a study of the relationship between illness and art and brings new understanding to the work and life of Lowell who put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain in his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry. Jamison is a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as an honorary professor of English at the…

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Mystery Book Group

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Librarian Gayle Stratton leads a discussion of “The Coffin Trail” by Martin Edwards. Quiet Room

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Michael Lemonick in Conversation with Barbara Landau

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

The author and Princeton resident discusses his latest book “The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love” with Landau, professor and director of the Science of Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The book is the story of Lonni Sue Johnson, a renowned artist and Princeton resident who contracted encephalitis and was left severely amnesic, living in a present that rarely progresses beyond 10 to 15 minutes. Although she still retains much of the intellect and artistic skills…

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Reading Treehouse

March 8 @ 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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Go Between Club

March 11 @ 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 June 10, 2017

Story 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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Poets at the Library

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Featured poets Giina Larkin and John Larken read from their works followed by an open-mic session. Larkin’s work has been featured in magazines and anthologies She initiated the popular Poetry in the Classroom program teaching workshops in elementary and middle. Larkin’s poetry has been published in Patterson Literary Review, Big Hammer, Home Planet News, Exit 13, and the Edison Literary Review. Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative. Presented with support from the National Endowment…

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Cover to Cover Book Group

March 15 @ 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 17, 2017

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
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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Patricia Hruby Powell and Shadra Strickland

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The author and illustrator talk about their book “Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case” in this special joint appearance. The novel in verse explores the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple whose marriage led to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Virginia’s law that forbid interracial marriage. Powell’s book, “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” won a Sibert Honor for Nonfiction, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and five starred reviews. She…

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Book Launch: U.S. 1 Worksheets

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Sunday, March 26, 1:15 p.m. The U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative launches Volume 62 of its journal, which contains selected works by 131 poets. In addition to members’ poetry, the journal includes works by poets from across America, Mexico and Australia. Local artist Eva Mantell contributed original artwork for the cover. Doors open at 1:15 p.m.; readings begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served and journals will be available for purchase. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and the U.S. 1…

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April 2017

Genty 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 @ 6:00 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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