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Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

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February 2017

Open Study Time

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Feel free to use the Community Room for work or quiet collaboration.

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Daniel Ladinsky and Patrick McDonnell

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This event has been canceled. Patrick McDonnell will appear at the library on May 13.

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Open Study Time

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Feel free to use the Community Room for work or quiet collaboration.

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Open Study Time

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Feel free to use the Community Room for work or quiet collaboration.

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McCarter Live: Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Twyla Tharp Dance Company Manager Alexander Brady, a former Tharp dancer, and McCarter Special Programming Director William Lockwood will discuss the program marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the legendary choreographer’s troupe prior to an evening performance at McCarter Theatre Center.  The panelists will discuss the recent work “Preludes and Fugues,” set to music from Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” and the beloved 1982 masterwork “Nine Sinatra Songs,” featuring music by Frank Sinatra and costumes by Oscar de la…

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March 2017

Job Seekers Session: Jack Killion on Networking

March 3 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Jack Killion Entrepreneur Jack Killion explains how to develop networking skills and habits that can further your career and help you take charge of your life and work. Against the backdrop of current trends in hiring, he will show how to present yourself as a difference maker who can meet the needs of customers and organizations. Individual and group exercises to get you started on developing a networking game plan, and a Q&A session will be part of the session. Killion is the author of "Network: All…

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Film and Talk: “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. The screening will be followed by a discussion with members of Code for Princeton, Princeton Highshool's SiSTEM, the Montgomery Techsters, and Princeton University's GWiSE and library staff.

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Pi Day: Einstein Facts and Fun

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Come to this fun, interactive event led by the staff of the Historical Society of Princeton and the Princeton Public Library. In this special Pi Day event, we will examine the life of the man whose name has become synonymous with “genius.” There will be a story time and craft, plus children will learn fascinating facts, such as how a childhood fascination with a compass played a role in the development of the Nobel prize-winning scientist. We will wrap things…

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Robbert Dijkgraaf on “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge” by Abraham Flexner

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute for Advanced Study Director and Leon Levy Professor, will discuss the re-publication of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" (Princeton University Press), which features IAS Founding Director Abraham Flexner’s classic essay of the same title, first published in Harper’s magazine in 1939. Flexner describes a great paradox of scientific research, that the search for answers to deep questions, motivated solely by curiosity and without concern for applications, often leads not only to the greatest scientific discoveries but also to the most revolutionary…

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Is Episodic Fiction the Future of Publishing?

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Local Author Day Workshop 2: Modern technologies and reader demands have drastically changed the world of publishing in the past decade. Modeled after the television series, episodic fiction in prose form is one of the most buzz-worthy topics of the past 2 years that is finding an ever-expanding reader base. This workshop, led by K. Edwin Fritz, will explore what episodic fiction is, how it differs from television shows or simply breaking a novel into chapters, and share an online platform…

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April 2017

Panel Discussion: Performing ‘Anthracite Fields’ at the Roebling Wire Works

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Conductor Joe Miller, composer Julie Wolfe and director Doug Varone share the story of the upcoming Westminster Choir/Band on a Can All Stars performance of Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork “Anthracite Fields” at the Roebling Wireworks in Trenton. Using musical examples and video, the panel will discuss the inspiration for the music, the decision to perform it at the factory, the logistics involved in staging and what audiences will experience at the April performances.   “Anthracite Fields” is a docu-oratorio about the mining…

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