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June 2018

John Burkhalter: More About What’s Baroque About Baroque Music?

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Scholar and musician John Burkhalter discusses music and instruments from the Age of the Baroque with a focus on pieces being presented in the Princeton Festival’s 2018 season.   Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

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Helen O’Shea and the Shanakees: “Turning Tides” CD Launch Show

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Park North, Elm Road and Route 206
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States

The group plays a selection of songs including some from the new CD “Turning Tides.” Other local musicians will be special guests. Community Park North Amphitheater, weather permitting, or Community Room

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Summer Jazz: Steve Kramer Quartet

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hinds Plaza (Community Room in case of rain), 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Pianist Steve Kramer, a former Artie Shaw sideman and music educator in Princeton Public Schools, leads a jazz quartet of Princeton Studio Band alumni, including trumpeter Liam Sutcliffe, drummer Gabriel Bar-Cohen and bassist Kai Gibson.

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Family Concert with Jim Gill

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The award-winning musician and children’s author presents an interactive, energetic concert for the entire family. Audience members will clap, sing, dance and even sneeze along to silly and inspiring songs, rhymes and games. Featured will be selections from Gill’s newest CD: “Vote for Jim Gill!” and favorites such as “Spin Again” and “Silly Dance Contest.” Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Children 18 months and under do not need a ticket. All others must have a ticket. Please…

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July 2018

Dark Side of Oz

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

A screening of “The Wizard of Oz” is synchronized with the Pink Floyd album “Dark Side of the Moon.” Although the band and others involved in the making of the album have called any relationship between the two works a coincidence, fans have identified up to a hundred moments where the music and lyrics on the album appear to correspond with what is happening on screen. Part of the Libraries Rock summer reading series for adults. Community Room

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Preschool of Rock

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, 08542

Budding musicians are invited to join us for hands-on musical activities designed just for preschoolers. The activities will be selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision. For ages 2-5

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Film: “The Greatest Showman”

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This original musical is inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Hugh Jackman stars. 1 hour, 46 minutes. Community Room

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Carte Blanche: The Beatles’ White Album

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz and Ken Womack, dean of humanities at Monmouth University and Beatles aficionado, make the case for which songs should have been kept if the Beatles’ only double album were instead released as a single disc. The audience will then discuss and debate the merits of each song to come up with a single album. Part of the Libraries Rock summer reading series. Community Room

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Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: “A Hard Day’s Night”

July 10 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

A day in the life of the Beatles is shown as the band avoids pursuing fans and the press on the way to a television appearance in 1964. 1 hour, 27 minutes. Free tickets may be picked up in advance at the theater. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.   Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Garden Theatre.

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“The Carnival of Animals”

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Children ages 5 and up are invited for a hands-on exploration of the musical suite, “The Carnival of the Animals,” by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. We’ll guess which animals will be attending the carnival at this entertaining and humorous introduction to classical music. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limited to 30 children; please register below.

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Music Mania

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Children 7 and older are invited to celebrate music and join in related activities and games selected by the library’s teen volunteers with staff supervision.

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Lecture: Music and the Brain

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This talk is an exploration of the profound physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual connections that we have to music. Music and sound have a deep connection to us that provide more than just entertainment value. Our brains are hard-wired for sound, and we have physical and emotional responses that make us want to move, cry, respond to therapy, heal faster, and unite us as communities in many recognized ways. Steve Pollack is a multitalented, versatile, and experienced performer and lecturer. He…

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Princeton Student Film Festival

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Original short films, created by filmmakers ages 14-25, are featured as part of the three-night festival (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday). Now in its 15th year, the event features films chosen from local, national and international entries. Filmmakers are invited to Q&A sessions after the screenings, which are f>or teen and adult audiences. Refreshments follow each evening.

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Princeton Student Film Festival

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Original short films, created by filmmakers ages 14-25, are featured as part of the three-night festival (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday). Now in its 15th year, the event features films chosen from local, national and international entries. Filmmakers are invited to Q&A sessions after the screenings, which are f>or teen and adult audiences. Refreshments follow each evening.

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Film: “Black Panther”

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, this film tells what happens when T'Challa/Black Panther returns home as king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a new adversary in a conflict with global consequences.

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