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June 2017

Film: “Queen of Katwe”

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Based on the book of the same name by Tim Crothers, this Disney film tells how mastering the game of chess saved a Ugandan girl from a life of poverty. Part of the First Friday Feature series. 2 hours, 4 minutes.

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Concert: Sarah Donner

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Singer-songwriter Sarah Donner kicks off the Sounds of Summer series with an indie folk pop concert.  Hinds Plaza, weather permitting, or Community Room

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Lecture: Don Quixote And The Transformation Of Others

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

Roberto González Echevarría, Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale, discusses the basic story of Cervantes’s masterpiece and the reason why it has endured. Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival Guild.

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Princeton Festival Preview

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Artists from the opera and musical will perform scenes from “Fidelio” and “Man of La Mancha” in advance of this year’s Princeton Festival productions. A panel discussion with the directors will follow. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival Guild

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Dancing Under the Stars

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

Members of Central Jersey Dance give demonstrations and lead others in an evening of dancing to recorded music of all kinds. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting; or Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and Central Jersey Dance.

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Radio Play: “Casablanca”

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Metuchen-based Raconteur Radio presents a staged radio play to mark the 75th anniversary of the iconic Hollywood movie about the cynical owner of a Moroccan café during  World War II, the legendary leader of the French resistance and Ilsa, the woman they both love. The show features theatrical lighting, period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment and sound effects. Community Room   Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed…

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Lecture: On The Heroic in Beethoven’s Fidelio

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

Scott Burnham, Scheide professor emeritus of music history at Princeton University, explores modes of heroism in “Fidelio” by focusing on the actions of Leonore and Florestan, on the dramatic structure of the opera and on the symphonic aspect of much of the music. Part of the Princeton Festival.  Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival Guild.

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Music that Tells a Story: Opera Workshop

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Rochelle Ellis, adjunct associate professor of voice at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, leads a two-hour workshop that is an orientation to opera and The Princeton Festival’s production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” The workshop will focus not only on the musical features and techniques of the opera, but also its significance to opera in general, and its relevance to our world today. There will also be live performances of arias from the German opera repertoire by young singers from area…

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Concert: Frances Catherine & Union County

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Singer-songwriter Frances Catherine Ihling and her modern country leaning band performs material of Alison Krauss and covers of other songs in her style. The band also features guitarist and songwriter Harry Reilly, fiddler Amy Zakar, bassist Bill Flemer, and drummer David Ross. Part of the Sounds of Summer series. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting, or Community Room.

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Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster tells the story of 10-year-old Elliott and his siblings who befriend an extraterrestrial and try to help it return home.

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Dancing Under the Stars

June 23 @ 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 to recorded music of all kinds. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting; or Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and Central Jersey Dance.

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Film: “A Monster Calls”

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Ness, this 2016 fantasy drama is the story of 12-year-old Conor who, facing his mother’s terminal illness and bullying classmates, gets a visit one night from a tree-like Monster who has come to relay three stories. 1 hour, 48 minutes.

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Music, Fitness and Family Fun Night with Lolly & YoYo

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Lolly & YoYo present a high-energy, interactive music and fitness show for children and families. They’ll also share their board book “MOVE!” that combines imaginative play with movement. Co-sponsored by the library and Lolly and YoYo.

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