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February 2018

Film: “John Lewis – Get in the Way”

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The PBS documentary on the life of Congressional elder statesman John Lewis follows his rise from rural isolation to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill. The film is an inspiring portrait of one man cast into extraordinary times and his unhesitating dedication to seeking justice for the marginalized and ignored. The film by Kathleen Dowdey spans more than half a century, tracing Lewis’ journey of courage, confrontations and hard-won triumphs. Newsroom         Presented with support from…

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Friday Feature Film: “Battle of the Sexes”

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Trapped in the media glare of their 1973 tennis match, Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs are each fighting more personal and complex battles off the court. PG-13. 2 hours, 1 minute.

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March 2018

Princeton International Cinema Series Film: “The Other Side of Hope”

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

In this 2017 Finnish comedy-drama, a poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman gives refuge to an asylum-seeker in search of the sister he lost while the two were fleeing the Syrian Civil War. 1 hour, 38 minutes. Part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. The series is a collaboration of the library, the International Employees Group at Princeton University, the Davis International Center and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Tickets ($11 general admission, $8 seniors, $6 Princeton University ID holders, library…

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Film: “Darkest Hour”

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in this 2017 British war drama that follows Churchill’s early days as prime minister at the precipice of World War II. The film explores how, as Hitler closed in on Britain, Churchill was faced with one of his most defining trials: to explore a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany or stand firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. 2 hours, 5 minutes. Part of the First Friday Features…

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Maker Day Whiplash Smartphone Film Challenge

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Technology Center, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Budding filmmakers are challenged to write, shoot and edit a two-minute film in just five hours. Join PHS student Everett Shen and teacher Christian Gonzalez to receive a list of challenge guidelines and tips for creating and editing your films using your phone and iMovie on the library's iMac computers. Submit your finished film by 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. For youth ages 8 years and older. Co-sponsored by the library and 151MM, Princeton High School's film magazine.

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Ceol agus Cairde – Music and Friends

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

  Helen O’Shea and Shenanigans, her band of Celtic musicians and singers, return to the library by popular request to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish. Part of Makers Day.

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Film: “Victoria & Abdul”

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Based on the book of the same name by Shrabani Basu, this British dramatic comedy stars Judi Dench and Ali Fazal in the story of the real-life friendship that developed between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, an Indian Muslim prison clerk who became her servant and friend. 1 hour, 52 minutes.

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April 2018

Storytime and Music with Lolly Hopwood

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Lolly Hopwood of Lolly & Yoyo presents a special story time featuring music from her new album "Nice Things.” This interactive acoustic story time blends stories, music and movement with just the right mix of giggles, wiggles and smiles. For ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult.

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May 2018

Dancing Under the Stars Teen Night

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Members of Central Jersey Dance give demonstrations and lead others in an evening of dancing. This season-launching event will include favorite songs chosen by the library’s Teen Advisory Board. The season continues on the second and fourth Fridays from June through August, concluding Sept. 7. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting, or Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Central Jersey Dance.

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