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October 2017

Princeton and Slavery Exhibit

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - October 23 @ 5:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Discover more about Princeton's ties to slavery by visiting the Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit. Drawing on historical documents from the Princeton University Archives and the Historical Society of Princeton archives, the exhibit illuminates both the town and gown's connection to slavery as researched in the four-year long Princeton & Slavery project. The exhibition reveals how deeply ingrained the practice of slavery was throughout the community well into the 19th century.  Exhibit will be open to the public any time…

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Princeton Farmers Market

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Hinds Plaza, 55 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Seasonal and organic produce from local farmers, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles are available through 3 p.m. at this weekly event. Live music from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza   Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Farmers Market.

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Homework Help

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required.

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Mercer County Community ID Card Program

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2017

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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Angela Dodson on her book “Remember the Ladies”

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses her book that documents milestones in the struggle for women’s right to vote and the impact women have had on politics since their hard-won victory. This year marks the centennial celebration of women winning the right to vote, culminating in national suffrage three years later. A contributing editor for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Dodson has served as senior editor for The New York Times and executive editor of Black Issues Book Review. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau…

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Job Seekers Session: The Breakthrough Roadmap –  a Guide to Empowering Yourself

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Coach and consultant Doug Bercer will give a presentation titled, "The Breakthrough Roadmap -  a Guide to Empowering Yourself." Doug is the founder of INNOVATE, a consulting firm known for its expertise in transformative growth, innovation and lean start-up entrepreneurship.  Co-sponsored by the library and Professional Service Group of Mercer County.

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Baby Talk Parent Discussion Group – Session 2

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until November 17, 2017

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This five-week session meets for one hour weekly on Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17. Using books, podcasts and articles as a starting point, parents of children from birth to 24 months will learn more about babyhood. We'll discuss relationship-based approaches to raising capable and confident kids, how to respond to everyday challenges effectively and respectfully and provide support to each other while navigating the complicated world of modern day parenting. While parents talk, babies will have the opportunity…

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Acting Out

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until November 17, 2017

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to engage in dramatic activity including discussions, games, and other fun activities. No experience necessary. Princeton High School drama aficionados will lead the sessions.

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CodeforPrinceton: Civic Hackathon

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library is once again partnering with the Municipality of Princeton and Code for Princeton for a Civic Hackathon as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. We will come together to build solutions for our community, using publicly-released data and new technology. For details and registration, see codeforprinceton.org and https://www.meetup.com/codeforprinceton/

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CodeforPrinceton: Civic Hackathon

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library is once again partnering with the Municipality of Princeton and Code for Princeton for a Civic Hackathon as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. We will come together to build solutions for our community, using publicly-released data and new technology. For details and registration, see codeforprinceton.org and https://www.meetup.com/codeforprinceton/

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Saturday Stories on the Move: Mindful Movements

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 10:30am

One event on November 11, 2017 at 10:30am

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

These special Saturday Stories combine movement, stories and mindfulness exercises to engage young children in early literacy development and wellness. Be ready to do some gentle movements, poses and to listen to a few stories. For ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.

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Mercer County Math Circle

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2017

Teen Center, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Designed for students in grades 6 to 12 who have a basic understanding of algebra, this series will integrate lectures with hands-on activities to illustrate how seemingly simple games and puzzles lay the foundation for many advanced topics in mathematics. These talks will be geared toward making students think about math in a different way than they are taught in school. Talks will be followed by hands-on activities and challenges. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Math Club.

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VOICES (Voices on Important Conversations Engaging Students)

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 18, 2017

Conference Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Meet other teens who are passionate about activism at these moderated discussions of hot topics in the news such as racial profiling, global warming, and international politics. Co-sponsored by the library, Redefy and Not in Our Town Princeton.

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CodeforPrinceton: Civic Hackathon

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library is once again partnering with the Municipality of Princeton and Code for Princeton for a Civic Hackathon as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. We will come together to build solutions for our community, using publicly-released data and new technology. For details and registration, see codeforprinceton.org and https://www.meetup.com/codeforprinceton/

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Artist-in-Residence Andre Veloux

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 22, 2017

Welcome Desk Area, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library's artist-in-residence, whose works are on display on the library's second floor through Jan. 5, interacts with the public as he creates new art. Veloux is a Princeton-based artist who uses Lego pieces to create artwork that includes three-dimensional portraits of iconic women including Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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