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September 2017

Princeton Cultural Exchange

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

SAVE THE DATE! National Welcoming Week will be observed from September 15th through the 24th. This will be a good opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate our diversity. On Thursday, September 21st from 6-8 pm, LALDEF, Human Services, and the Princeton Public Library will host a Cultural Exchange Night at Hinds Plaza. Families, individuals and volunteers from different countries will come together to feature displays from their cultures/nationalities. All are encouraged to come “show and tell” their…

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October 2017

Unruly Sounds Music Festival

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Mika Godbole of Mobius Percussion curates the third annual celebration of original music from Princeton University’s graduate music program (and other local musicians). The all-day event features performers on three stages and a wide variety of post classical/contemporary grooves. Hinds Plaza Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Sound Kitchen.

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Film: “Little Girl Blue”

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg examines the meteoric rise and untimely fall of one of the most revered and iconic rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time, Janis Joplin. Presented as a companion film to McCarter Theatre Center’s production of “A Night with Janis Joplin,” Oct. 10-29. Free tickets must be picked up at the Garden Theatre box office. 1 hour, 43 minutes. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St. Co-sponsored by the library, the Princeton Garden Theatre and McCarter Theatre Center.…

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Film: “Heaven in Auschwitz”

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The efforts of Fredy Hirsch to ease the suffering of the children in Czechoslovakia’s Terezin Ghetto and the Auschwitz concentration camp are recounted by 13 survivors. Director Aaron Cohen will participate in a Q&A session via Skype. 1 hour, 41 minutes. Community Room   This film has not been rated.

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Film: “I, Daniel Blake”

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In this British drama, a 59-year-old carpenter who has suffered a heart attack must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Screenings are at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau 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 cardholders…

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Janis Joplin Musical Tribute

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Singers and musicians from the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative perform versions of the songs of rock legend Janis Joplin and the artists who influenced her, including Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Odetta and Aretha Franklin. Presented in anticipation of McCarter Theatre Center’s Oct. 14-29 production of “A Night with Janis Joplin.” Community Room Co-sponsored by the library, the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative and McCarter Theatre Center.

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Incantations: Words and Music from the Land of the Jaguar

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

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, musician John Burkhalter, reader Berthalicia Harvey and poet Carlos Hernandez Peña weave verse and incantations of the ancient Maya. Burkhalter will play the conch shell horn, turtle carapace, gourd rattles and the only known Maya flute made of apple green jade. Community Room

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Festival Cultural Latino Mercado on the Plaza

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The rich cultural life of Princeton’s Latino community is celebrated with an afternoon of music, dance, food and crafts. The plaza will be transformed into a mercado during the three-hour event with local artisans and restaurants on site along with family-friendly activities and free entertainment. Hinds Plaza and Community Room Co-sponsored by the library, the Arts Council of Princeton and Mi Pueblo Lindo

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Chasing Coral

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This documentary, directed by Jeff Orlowski (“Chasing Ice”), follows a team of divers, scientists and photographers around the world who mount an epic underwater adventure to record the disappearance of coral reefs. 1 hour, 33 minutes. Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St. Free tickets are available at the Princeton Garden Theatre box office. Co presented by the Library, Princeton Environmental Film Festival, and The Garden Theater This film has not been rated. #PEFF

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McCarter Live at the Library: Malpaso Dance Company

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

McCarter Theater Center Special Programming Director William Lockwood engages in conversation with Osnel Delgado, artistic director of Malpaso Dance Company in advance of the company’s McCarter debut that evening. Two tickets to the Oct. 19 evening performance will be raffled following the program. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre Center.

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Film: Sustainable

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This film, which examines the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system will be followed by a talk by Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey Executive Director Adrian Hyde and local farmers. 1 hour, 36 minutes. Community Room   Co presented by the Library, Princeton Environmental Film Festival, and Northeast Organic Farming Association This film has not been rated.

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Film: “The Hero”

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Sam Elliott stars as an aging actor whose cancer diagnosis refocuses his priorities. 1 hour, 33 minutes. Screenings are in the Community Room.

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November 2017

PSO Soundtracks Movie Night: “Amadeus”

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The 1985 Best Picture Academy Award-winner about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be shown. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Director for Milos Forman and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham. 2 hours. Free popcorn. Community Room The film is Rated R Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

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Hamiltunes

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

Fans of the Broadway smash “Hamilton: An American Musical” are invited to sing along to music from the show. Participants are encouraged to wear period costume. Potential featured singers should register at the online events calendar at princetonlibrary.org. Note: Lyrics contain profanity. The event is open to all ages, but children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Community Room

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Film: Only Yesterday

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This animated Japanese film is the story of 27-year-old Taeko whose visit to relatives in the countryside makes her wonder if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self. 1 hour, 58 minutes. Screenings are at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau 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…

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