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April 2018

Leon McCarron: The Land Beyond

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Northern Irish adventurer and storyteller Leon McCarron, who specializes in long distance, human-powered expeditions discusses his latest book, The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot through the Heart of the Middle East, which recounts his journey walking from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai. This journey has also been captured in a 3 part documentary series that is soon to be released. This talk and film screening explores the various layers of culture, history, faith and politics at work in the bubbling cauldron of one…

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May 2018

Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: “The Square”

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This 2017 Swedish satirical drama is about an art curator at a prestigious Stockholm museum who finds himself in professional and personal crisis after setting up a controversial new exhibit. 2 hours, 31 minutes.   Part of the Princeton International Cinema series, 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 cardholders and Garden Theatre members) may…

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Film: Stripped- The Comics Documentary

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 2014 documentary, being screened as part of Free Comic Book Day, is about comic strips and their transition from newspapers to the web features interviews with creators of more than 70 comic strips who discuss their trade and its prospects in the 21st century. 1 hour, 25 minutes. INTERVIEWED IN THIS FILM: Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) WHAAAT Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead) Brendan Burford (King Features Syndicate) Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja) Anthony Clark (Nedroid) Dan Piraro (Bizarro) Danielle Corsetto…

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PSO Soundtracks: Melding Cultural Sounds in Music

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Derek Bermel, artistic director of the American Composers Orchestra and composer Saad Haddad discuss the interest and challenges inherent in integrating cultural sounds and Western Music. The discussion relates to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s May 20 premiere performance of Haddad’s new work “Risala.”  Refreshments will be served. Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

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Film: “The Post”

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Steven Spielberg directed Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee in the true story of The Washington Post’s decision to publish The Pentagon Papers, a classified government report containing undisclosed information about the United States’ 30-year involvement in the Vietnam War. 1 hour, 56 minutes. Part of the First Friday Feature Series.

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Fred Miller: Lecture in Song

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pianist and singer Fred Miller presents “1892-1919: How Ya Gonna Keep ´Em Down on The Farm? Immigration, World War and The New Music,” a lecture in song.  

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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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