from the archive


Age Group: Teens


Community partner spotlight: McCarter Theatre Center


To extend our community outreach, the library partners with many of the municipal, non-profit, and business organizations that make Princeton such an extraordinary town. This month, the McCarter Theatre Center is in the spotlight and we spoke with Paula Alekson, Artistic Engagement Manager to learn more about this partnership. When we opened the doors on […]


Film and Discussion: “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?”


McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann shares  a screening of Johanna Demetrakas’ 2018 documentary followed by conversation and story sharing. The film revisits Cynthia MacAdams’ “Emergence,” a landmark collection of portraits of second-wave pioneering feminists including Gloria Steinem, Kate Millett, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda and has many of the original […]


McCarter Live at the Library Featuring Emily Mann and Mary McDonnell


McCarter Theatre Center’s Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann will be joined in conversation by stage, film, and television actor Mary McDonnell who plays the role of Gloria Steinem in McCarter’s upcoming production of “Gloria: A Life,” written and restaged by Mann. The two will speak about their decades-long friendship and artistic reunion on […]


Quilting Bee


Everyone 8 and older is invited to drop in to help us create a community quilt that tells a story. The workshop will be led by Marisa Simon. Part of the Fall Storytelling series.  


Panel Discussion: “The Power of Faces: Looking at the Global Refugee Crisis”


Theresa Menders and Daniel Farber Huang will lead a presentation and discussion on “The Power of Faces,” their global photojournalism project that humanizes the plight of refugees and illuminates their experiences. In collaboration with the Princeton-Trenton Area United Nations Association, Menders and Huang will discuss how “The Power of Faces” developed, share their multimedia work, […]


Talk: Alexander Huang and Celeste Huang: “The Power of Faces”


Alexander Huang and Celeste Huang, son and daughter of Daniel Huang and Theresa Menders whose photographs are on display on the second floor of the library, give a talk. The two have traveled with their parents to refugee camps around the world and are key members of “The Power of Faces,” a photojournalism project that […]


Art Talk: Theresa Menders and Daniel Farber Huang


The photographers whose work is on display on the second floor of the library discuss the images that are part of “The Power of Faces,” a global photojournalism project featuring portraits of individuals and families in refugee camps around the world. Realizing that most of the nearly 69 million people displaced to refugee camps lost […]


Film and Discussion: “Mary Shelley”


Following a screening of the 2017 romantic period drama about Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s first love and relationship with the poet Percy Shelley, Princeton University Professor of English Susan Wolfson shares her perspective on the film and her knowledge of the writer. Wolfson is co-editor of the award-winning “The Annotated Frankenstein.” A Q&A will follow. “Mary Shelley” […]


“Frankenstein” Filibuster


In advance of Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at McCarter Theatre Center (Oct. 15 to Nov. 3), we all read the original 1818 version of Shelley’s groundbreaking novel from start to finish. All are invited and encouraged to attend — individuals, groups, families, teachers and students, and book and drama clubs. Readers are […]

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