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Princeton, 08542 United States
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June 2017

Career Coaching Series with Alex Freund

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until June 29, 2017

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Well-known career coach Alex Freund of Landing Expert Career Coaching will conduct a 5 week series that includes modules on objectives and career plan, resume writing, networking, communications and compensation negotiation. Each module includes an hour of interview preparation via mock interviewing. The series is limited to 40 participants and registration is required in advance; a $30 fee covers all five sessions. The series takes place on June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the library's first floor community room. …

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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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July 2017

Taste of the Market: Chef Nico Smith of Princeton Soup and Sandwich Company

July 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Chef Nico Smith of the Princeton Soup and Sandwich Company shows how to make the classic Gazpacho, a simple, cold tomato based soup. After sharing some samples and answering questions, he will then make a Watermelon and Feta Gazpacho. The first demo will focus on the history and recipe of a classic Gazpacho, while the second will provide information for creating your own unique variations with the right balance. Recipe cards with tips and tricks, as well as a short…

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Job Seeker Sessions: Interview Preparation and Tips- David Schuchman

July 7 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The Princeton Public Library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region, for more information visit: http://www.psgofmercercounty.org/

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Film: “Moana”

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In this animated Disney adventure, a spirited teenager sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. 1 hour, 53 minutes.

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Seven Wonders of the World

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Children 7 and older are invited to explore the seven wonders of the world, without leaving Princeton. Activities, selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision, and games inspired by the seven wonders will be featured.

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Job Seeker Sessions: To Agency or Not to Agency? That Is the Question! – Marcos Edghill

July 14 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This interactive discourse provide insight into the decision whether to work through staffing agencies to secure employment or to go it alone! Marco Edghill is a Staffing Executive who provides recruiting management services including recruitment process engineering, and management and staffing/placement services to startups, agencies and corporations. The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region, for more information visit: http://www.psgofmercercounty.org/

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RobotScience

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

This fun and interactive program for children 4 and older features robots ranging from simple and funny to complex and humanoid. Children will learn how robots “know” what to do and explore the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts that bring robotics to life. Co-sponsored by the library and Wondergy.

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Princeton Student Film Festival

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until July 20, 2017

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Original short films, created by filmmakers ages 14-25, are featured as part of the two-night festival (Wednesday & Thursday). Now in its 14th year, the event features films chosen from local and international entries. Filmmakers are invited to Q&A sessions after the screenings, which are for teen and adult audiences. Refreshments follow in the cafe.

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Princeton Student Film Festival

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until July 20, 2017

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Original short films, created by filmmakers ages 14-25, are featured as part of the two-night festival (Wednesday & Thursday). Now in its 14th year, the event features films chosen from local and international entries. Filmmakers are invited to Q&A sessions after the screenings, which are for teen and adult audiences. Refreshments follow in the cafe.

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Job Seeker Sessions- People Intelligence: The Science of Reading Others

July 21 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Whether we hope to spot concealed emotions or seek compassionate connection, our ability to see and respond to often unspoken feelings is central to constructive interactions with others. And in our current political environment, this is especially true. Please join us for this fun, interactive, and facilitated discussion and learn how to determine if information being communicated by others is credible...or not. Speakers: Mike Palestina and Maggie Pazian. The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals…

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High School Social Justice Conference

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

High school students are invited to participate in a series of workshops regarding social justice issues. Topics will include implicit bias, the history of the Black Lives Matter movement, white privilege, feminism, bystander intervention, racial literacy and much more. Among our speakers are Not in Our Town members, psychologists, psychiatrists, professors, and other community leaders. Co-sponsored by the library, Not in Our Town Princeton and Princeton Choose. (Please note there is a middle school edition on August 2)   Register…

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Full STEAM Ahead!

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Makers, creators and thinkers ages 5 and older are invited to participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math)-related activities and games. Teen volunteers will select the activities with staff supervision.

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Job Seeker Sessions: LinkedIn: It’s About Being Found- Alex Freund

July 28 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

LinkedIn: It’s about being found. In today's market, a LinkedIn profile is a "must have" for any professional or job seeker as more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate.  This highly interactive session is designed to help you understand the dynamics of LinkedIn and how to position yourself for success. If you cannot be found, you cannot be considered for a position.  The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for…

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Film: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Inspired by the J.K. Rowling book of the same name, and written and produced by Rowling, this 2016 fantasy film is a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series. The film is set in 1926 New York and chronicles the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in a secret community of witches and wizards. 2 hours, 13 minutes.

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August 2017

Film: “Logan”

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

A weary Logan (Hugh Jackman as the Marvel Comics character) who is caring for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) has his plans to hide from the outside world upended when he meets a young mutant who is very much like him. Part of the First Friday Feature series. 2 hours, 21 minutes.

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The Eclipse is Coming

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Amitava Bhattacharjee, a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and head of the theory department at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, discusses the science behind the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and help people understand what they will see.

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Minute-to-Win-It: LEGO Edition

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Children 5-12 years old are invited to compete in a variety of fun, silly and challenging feats. Each challenge will have a LEGO component and a time limit of 60 seconds.

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Lecture: Paintings of the Eclipse by Howard Russell Butler

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Rachel LaRue, associate professor of American art at Princeton University, discusses the 1918 paintings of the total solar eclipse by portrait and landscape artist Howard Russell Butler. Butler was a graduate of Princeton University’s first school of science.

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Film: “Beauty and the Beast”

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In this 1991 Disney animated classic, a young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. Part of Classic Family Movie Week.

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Film: “Up”

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This 2009 computer-animated adventure film from Pixar Animation Studios centers around Carl, an elderly widower and Russell, an earnest young "Wilderness Explorer." By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his dream to see the wilds of South America and complete a promise made to his late wife, only to discover Russell has accidentally come along. Part of Classic Family Movie Week.

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Film: “Finding Nemo”

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

When a young clownfish is caught by a diver, his overly cautious father sets off to find him in this 2003 computer-animated blockbuster from Pixar Animation Studios. Part of Classic Family Movie Week.

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Toddler Drive-In

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Toddlers (ages 2 to 5) accompanied by an adult are invited to decorate their own cardboard box car. Then, we'll drive around and park our cars to watch a short drive-in movie. Limited to 30 children. Registration required.

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Film: “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Disney’s 1961 animated classic tells the story of 101 Dalmatian puppies and the evil Cruella de Vil who wants to use their fur for a coat. Part of Classic Family Movie Week.

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