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May 2018

Exhibit: 110 Years of the Princeton-Blairstown Center

May 21 - July 9
Princeton Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This exhibit explores the history of the Princeton-Blairstown Center, from its founding to the present. For 110 years, the Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) and its predecessor organizations – the Princeton Summer Camp and the Princeton Education Center at Blairstown – have been providing meaningful outdoor adventure experiences for youth from under-served communities.   Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton-Blairstown Center.         Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed…

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June 2018

Apps and Websites to Buy and Sell Items Locally

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover the apps and websites that can help you sell new and used goods online. Students are encouraged to bring their own device. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande

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Ask the Mac Pros

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

In these drop-in sessions, work with members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG), who will provide one-on-one assistance with using your Apple devices and iMac and Mac applications using the library’s computers.

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Maker Mondays: Build a Bot

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Engineer and build your own robot using everyday recycled materials in this hands-on workshop. Cardboard boxes and other recycled material will be provided; however, feel free to bring your own from home. The workshop is designed for children in first grade through fifth grade, accompanied by an adult. Register (limited to 30) below.

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SCORE Seminar

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Experts speak on topics relating to small business ownership at monthly seminars. See princeton.score.org for details.

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Graphic Novel Book Group

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The group discusses “California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & The Papas” by Pénélope Bagieu.

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Panel Discussion: Cross-Cultural Challenges in Opera

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Helene Kulsrud, Chair of the Princeton Festival Lectures, moderates a conversation between Steven LaCosse, Stage Director of the Princeton Festival’s production of “Madama Butterfly,” and CJ Ru, Director of Operations for the Princeton Festival, on some of the issues facing directors when they present operas from a culture different from the culture where the opera is being performed.  Issues such as variations in the text, casting, and choice of set and costumes will be addressed.  Also to be considered are…

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Summer Reading Soiree with Marie Benedict

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Barn, 354 Quaker Road, 354 Quaker Road
Princeton, 08542 United States

Our third annual Summer Reading Soiree features author Marie Benedict and will be held in the restored barn at the Historical Society of Princeton. Benedict will talk about and sign copies of her new book “Carnegie’s Maid.” Her first historical novel, “The Other Einstein” will also be available for sale.   An assortment of appetizers, sparkling beverages and sorbet from The Bent Spoon will be featured. The event is also an opportunity to stroll the grounds of the Historical Society…

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Writers Room

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

One event on July 3, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on July 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 9, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on August 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

Princeton Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish.

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Photoshop for Portraits of People

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to use Photoshop tools to enhance photographs of people to create more flattering, more natural-looking, and stunning portraits. Staging and lighting will also be demonstrated. Instructor: Christina Stadelmeier

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Refresh Your Resume and Job Search

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This class will cover techniques to determine your strengths and improve your resume. Resources and considerations for interviews, recommendations, social media and networking will be also be covered. Students are welcome to bring a working copy of their resume but it is not required. Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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Gov. Jim Florio in Conversation with Charles Stile

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Florio,  New Jersey’s 49th governor, will discuss his book, "Standing on Principle: Lessons Learned in Public Life," with Stile, the dean of the New Jersey print journalists. As a state assemblyman, congressman and governor, Florio championed progressive causes, playing a crucial role in the enactment of federal Superfund laws to clean up toxic waste sites in New Jersey and around the country. As governor, he signed an assault weapons ban that remains one of the strictest in the nation. He is…

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Art Talk: Sean Carney and Larry Parsons

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As the library's summer artist-in-residence, Sean Carney will display his works in our second-floor exhibit areas from June 6 through Sept.15.  Carney, who teaches art at Lawrence High School, paints on wood with wood stain and adds texture and highlights using a Dremel tool. “My paintings look like traditional paintings from a distance, but upon closer inspection you gain a realization that they are not traditional at all,” Carney says. “It is that moment of contemplation that drives me to continue my growth and development.” Carney will talk…

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Mercer County Community ID Card Program

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

One event on June 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

Princeton Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder’s personal identifying information, medical risk factors, and emergency contact information. This privately issued card, sponsored by the One Community Coalition, may be used at social service agencies, schools, clinics, parks, post offices, and to access basic municipal or health services and as a form of identification by check cashing companies, banks, retail stores or other establishments. The Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a…

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Ask the Mac Pros

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

In these drop-in sessions, work with members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG), who will provide one-on-one assistance with using your Apple devices and iMac and Mac applications using the library’s computers.

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