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April 2017

Film and Q&A: “The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith”

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

In the 1950s, dozens of jazz musicians - Thelonius Monk, Hal Overton, Ronnie Free, and many more - jam night after night in a run down New York loft, unaware that all is being captured in sound and pictures by acclaimed LIFE magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith. Directed by Sara Fishko of WNYC. 1 hour, 27 minutes. Following the screening, Dan Buskirk from WPRB Princeton will participate in a Q&A. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month in partnership with Arts Council…

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Applied Harmony

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The Princeton High School band performs a concert as the concluding event of Jazz Appreciation Month and to help kick-off Communiversity. Applied Harmony is a five-piece combo and one of New Jersey’s top youth jazz groups.  The five musicians began playing together as members of the prestigious Princeton Studio Band.  Currently, they are all seniors at Princeton High School and look to pursue music in college. Weather permitting, the band will perform on Hinds Plaza. In case of inclement weather,…

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May 2017

Film and Discussion: “Incarcerating US”

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

A screening of the documentary that examines America’s prison problem and explores criminal justice reforms is followed by a discussion with author (“From the Block to the Boardroom”) and advocate Tracey D. Syphax. Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library, CENJC, the Petey Greene Program and the Urban Mental Health Alliance.

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PSO Soundtracks: Exploring Broken Ink

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

PSO Soundtracks: Exploring Broken Ink PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and composer Zhou Tian discuss compositional influences and Chinese calligraphy. This program is presented in advance of the orchestra’s May 7 U.S. premiere of Tian’s “Broken Ink.” Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

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Film: “Toni Erdmann”

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This 2016 German-Austrian comedy/drama is the story of a father’s attempt to reconnect with his estranged daughter and bring some levity to her life. 2 hours, 2 minutes. Part of the Princeton International Cinema Series. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.   Co-sponsored by the library, the International Employees Group at Princeton University, the Davis International Center, and the Princeton Garden Theatre.

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Film: “La La Land”

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This romantic musical comedy-drama about an aspiring actress and a jazz musician explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. 2 hours, 8 minutes. Part of the First Friday Feature series. Community Room

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Film: “Hidden Figures”

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This drama, based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, tells the story of three black female mathematicians at NASA who helped the United States win the 1960s space race. 2 hours, 7 minutes. Community Room

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Soprano Dominika Zamara and Classical Guitarist Stanley Alexandrowica

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The internationally renowned duo presents a recital of arias, songs, and solos. Romantic-era songs by Croatia’s preeminent 19th century composer-guitarist Ivan Padovec will be featured. Community Room

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Damsel Duo/Helen and Molly

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Damsel Duo, an indie-neo-folk group featuring Beth Meyers and Monica Mugan, presents a Mother’s Day concert with acoustic-based duo Helen and Molly. Molly Trueman of Helen and Molly is Mugan’s daughter. Hinds Plaza  

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Meet Beethoven

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Actor and musician Dennis Kobray of Meet the Musicians presents a living history program on the life, times and music of Beethoven. For fourth graders through adults. Presented in partnership with The Princeton Festival Guild in advance of its June production of Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio.

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Fred Miller Lecture in Song: Dorothy Fields

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

When an American Songwriters Hall of Fame was formed in 1971, the first inductees were obvious choices: Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers, Arlen, Ellington, Mercer. Particularly noteworthy among that first ten was a single woman: Lyricist Supreme Dorothy Fields. The daughter of celebrated vaudevillian Lew Fields and sister to playwrights Joseph and Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields began an incomparable career in the 1920s that would yield hit songs in every subsequent decade until her death in the 1970s. Her first important collaborator…

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Dancing Under the Stars Opening Night

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Central Jersey Dance give demonstrations and lead others in an evening of dancing. This is the kick-off event of the 2017 season that continues on the second and fourth Fridays June through August and concludes Sept. 8. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting; or Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and Central Jersey Dance.

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