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March 2018

Radio Play: “Sunset Boulevard”

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Metuchen-based Raconteur Radio presents a staged radio play of the classic Hollywood film about a long-forgotten silent film star and the events that led up to the murder of a struggling screenwriter found in the swimming pool of her mansion. The show features theatrical lighting, period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment and sound effects.               Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed…

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Princeton’s Community Carbon Footprint: What Is Our impact on Climate Change?

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

Sustainable Princeton will share the results of a greenhouse gas inventory for the Princeton community and discuss potential actions to reduce our collective emissions. Refreshments will be served. Community Room   Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton with support from NRG Energy Inc.

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Job Seekers: Body Language for Interview Success- Alex Freund

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

Alex Freund, "The Landing Expert," will show you smart body language techniques and how to align your verbal and body language cues for powerful, clear, concise communication -- for interviews and networking.  This presentation is in collaboration with PSG of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library.  

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Ceol agus Cairde – Music and Friends

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

  Helen O’Shea and Shenanigans, her band of Celtic musicians and singers, return to the library by popular request to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish. Part of Makers Day.

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Film and Speaker: “Winged Migration”

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This documentary presents an epic portrait of winter bird migration. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one portrait of a journey that’s uniformly arduous for all kinds of different birds. Rather than concentrating on statistics and facts, the film near-wordlessly portrays the sheer physical effort demanded of the birds on their disparate routes. Judith Zinis, Professor emeritus of Ocean County College and Princeton Adult School instructor, will lead a post-screening discussion on…

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Writing About Other People’s Memories with Ellen G. Friedman

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Ellen G. Friedman, professor of English at The College of New Jersey and founding coordinator of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, explores the challenges of oral history and why and how we share generational stories. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Ellen G. Friedman was born in Kyrgyzstan in the Soviet Union while her parents were on the run from Hitler. Her new book, “The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story” is a family memoir.           This…

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PSO Soundtracks: Teddy Abrams Talks Beethoven

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Teddy Abrams, conductor/music director of the Louisville Orchestra, expounds on the greatness of Beethoven and how he prepares his interpretations of the iconic composer’s works. The talk is given in prelude to Abrams’ debut as guest conductor of PSO’s March 18 Beethoven “Pastoral” concert at Richardson Auditorium. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.  

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Panel: Words Without Borders: The Translation of Books

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The translation of books facilitates the migration of text between languages and allows ideas and stories to travel to other countries. A panel of professional translators will discuss the craft and challenges of translation through the lens of migrating text between languages. David Bellos, Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, where he is also a professor of French and comparative literature, will moderate the panel. Panelists will include well-known translator Shelley Frisch and others. Part…

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Job Seekers: What Do the Recruiters Do? – Marty Latman

March 16 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Join us as Marty Latman discusses the job of the Recruiter and their role in your job search. This presentation is in collaboration with PSG of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library.

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“Shalom Italia”

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis. Their quest, full of humor, food and Tuscan landscapes, straddles the boundary between history and myth. 1 hour.   Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV. Part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. #PrincetonMigrations  

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Performance and Discussion: “Maizie Brews a Business”

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Historic interpreter Maureen O’Connor Leach gives a dramatic presentation as Maizie Stanton, a 1925 matron planning to open a Tea Room. Through this character monologue, during which Maizie shares her husband’s reaction to her announcement and how she is preparing for the undertaking, the audience will view the challenges faced by women of the era who were stepping out of the home and into the business world. Following the performance, Leach will participate in a discussion with the audience about…

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Book Brunch featuring Moshe Sakal

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Award-winning Israeli author Moshe Sakal discusses “The Diamond Setter,” his first novel to be translated into English. Inspired by true events, the best-selling Israeli book traces a complex web of love triangles and family secrets across generations and borders, illuminating diverse facets of life in the Middle East. The book was translated by Jessica Cohen. Tea, coffee and a variety of pastries and fruit will be served.             Part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration.…

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Princeton Area Community Foundation Family Giving Resources Open House

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) works with hundreds of families to make effective, high-impact philanthropic investments. Do you donate to causes you love but don’t know how to engage your children in your giving? Want to share your family’s values while the kids are still listening to you? You’ll leave this open house with new ideas and resources to help you make giving a family tradition, and have fun while doing it. We invite you to bring your kids…

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Job Seekers: Promote Yourself Beyond Your Resume- David Schuchman

March 30 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Learn what information your resume does not provide prospective employers, and, about the social media as well as technology solutions you can use to effectively promote your experience, yourself and your brand. This presentation is in collaboration with PSG of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library.

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April 2018

“Super Jumptastic” Story Time with Katey Howes

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

During this special STEAM story time, author Katey Howes will read from her new picture book, Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Lanucher Deluxe. Story time will be followed by a “jumptastic” rocket launch activity that utilizes basic energy and engineering concepts.

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Playful Engineers: Build a Better Rube Goldberg Machine

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Children, teens and families learn about basic forces and motion physics by designing, building, testing and redesigning a simple Rube Goldberg machine. Everyday objects such as dominos, Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, string, ping pong balls, pulleys, buckets, tracks, and ramps will be used in this fun, hands-on, problem-solving workshop.

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Trivia Challenge

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

Those 8 and older are invited to compete in a “Jeopardy”-style trivia match. Questions may include sports, movies, food and other topics.

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Jobseekers: The Recruiting World- “Absolutely Abby” Kohut

April 6 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Take a backstage look at the recruiting world with "Absolutely Abby" Kohut. This presentation is in collaboration with  PSG of Mercer County and the Princeton Public Library.  

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Wallaby Tales

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Wildlife educator Travis Gale returns to the library with a presentation for the whole family featuring live animals from all over the world. Entertaining, high-energy and educational, the program highlights the importance of protecting the wildlife of the world. For children ages 5 and older. Part of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival.

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Teen Poetry Night

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library’s Teen Advisory Board brings Princeton’s teen poets and spoken word artists (grades 7-12) together for a fun, competition-free way to showcase their talents. If you are interested in performing, please sign up at bit.ly/2DRO1xq.

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Science You Can!

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

During this engaging and creative program, kids will explore environmental science by performing hands on experiments. Interactive experiments (such as UV color changing beads) will demonstrate that caring for our environment is not only important, but fun and exciting too. Careers in the environmental science field will also be explored. This program is for children ages 8 to 12 years old. Registration required. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University.

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May 2018

Spring Science Day/Dia de la Ciencia

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Join Princeton University's scientists and engineers to learn more about the exciting new research going on in materials science. Visit the many table top activities and hands-on demonstrations, engage the scientists and engineers, ask plenty of questions (either in Spanish or English) and have fun with your entire family. Intended for Children 5 and up with their families. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Department of Complex Materials and National Science Foundation, MRSEC.

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