Fall 2017 Events Calendar

Princeton Public Library is honored to be a community partner in the Princeton & Slavery project and to collaborate with Princeton University, Princeton University Art Museum, McCarter Theatre, the Historical Society of Princeton, and Princeton Public Schools. We invite you to take part in all or some of the activities planned at Princeton Public Library and to take advantage of this town-wide opportunity to learn more about Princeton’s historic ties to slavery.

Many more activities are taking place throughout the fall around Princeton. For more information on the Princeton & Slavery and to find a full symposium schedule, please visit the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium website.

October 10. 7pm 

Book Discussion: “Einstein on Race and Racism” with Ruha Benjamin
Princeton Room

October 12. 1pm 

Book Discussion: “I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton” with Nell Irvin Painter
Quiet Room

October 17-December 15. all day

Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit
Princeton Room

October 24. 6pm

Author Talk: Sharon Draper
Community Room

October 30. 6:30pm

Open Archives Event: Princeton & Slavery Library Exhibit
Newsroom & Discovery Center

November 2. 6pm

Workshop: Creating Art from Primary Sources (registration required)
Conference Room

November 14. 6:30pm

Film Screening and Discussion: “I Am Not Your Negro” and Discussion with Ruha Benjamin
Community Room

November 20. 7pm

The Princeton & Slavery Plays: A Post-Show Community Conversation with Not in Our Town Princeton
Community Room

November 28. 6:30pm

Princeton & Slavery Student Film Screenings and Q&A
Community Room

November 29. 7pm

Challenging Slavery and Its Legacies in Princeton (registration required)
Carl A. Fields Center, 58 Prospect Avenue, Princeton


Gente y Cuentos

Tuesday, September 11, Mondays September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9. 7pm
Princeton Room

Poets at the Library

September 11. 7pm

Mahogany Browne and John Browning

October 16. 7pm

Forgotten Women
Community Room

November 13. 7pm

Cool Women


Historical Fiction Book Group with Historical Society of Princeton

September 20. 6:30pm

Discussion: “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead with Professor Mekala Audain
Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road

November 15. 6:30pm

Discussion: “Burr” by Gore Vidal with Professor Paul Clemens
Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road

Additional Events

September 12. 7pm

Author Talk: “Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy” with Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler
Community Room

October 2. 7pm

Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest with Martin Mosho

October 17. 7pm

Author Talk: “The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I Espionage and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History” with Joseph Williams 
Community Room


All events take place in the Community Room unless otherwise noted.

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All programs are presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.