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Age Group: Teens


Local Author Day: “Authorpreneurship” workshop with Karen Hodges Miller


Read Local Weekend: Local Author Day 2020 Full Schedule Authorpreneur: A writer who understands that a successful author in today’s market must work diligently, every day, to promote their books and their brand to the reading public. The day of the self-published author is here to stay: the number of authors who are self-publishing has […]


Local Author Day: “The Charms of Writing” workshop with Margaret Montet


Read Local Weekend: Local Author Day 2020 Full Schedule Most writers are able to narrate a linear story, but the trick to adding reader interest is weaving in relevant memoir, research, conversation, and anecdotes. Think of the narrative as a bracelet and these additions as its charms. By examining examples from classic travel literature, writing […]


Lecture: John Burkhalter: “Even More About Baroque Music”


Early music expert and performer John Burkhalter, artistic director of The Practitioners of Musick, discusses Baroque music and instruments with a focus on pieces being performed during the The Princeton Festival’s 2020 season. The Baroque era is a period or style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1730. It is a period […]


Adrienne Raphel: “Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords”


Adrienne Raphel blends first-person reporting from the world of crosswords with a delightful telling of its rich literary history. From the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament to the home and office of Will Shortz, New York Times crossword puzzle editor and NPR’s official “Puzzlemaster,” the author goes behind the scenes to discover how the world’s […]


Performance: From Mao to the Met, Hao Jiang Tian


In this retrospective performance, Hao Jiang Tian will sing and talk about his life as a first-generation Chinese-American opera singer, from his exhilarating arrival in 1983 at John F. Kennedy Airport from Beijing, through a two-decade career at the Metropolitan Opera that represented the fulfillment of a dream. Hao Jiang Tian has sung over 1400 performances […]


The Princeton Festival: Appreciation of Musicals


This two-part program helps high school students explore this popular art form based around The Princeton Festival’s production of Steven Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” Registered students are required to attend both sessions. The first component is May 30 at the Princeton Public Library, where students will explore the musical. Students will then attend the final […]


The Princeton Festival: Making of a Musical


“Making of a Musical” is a pre-professional workshop for high school singers designed to help young people learn how to take care of their voices, understand what is required be a professional singer, and show how their goal can be achieved. Space is limited to 15 students, and registration is required. Registration will be available […]


PSO Soundtracks: Topic Pending


The library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra present the Soundtracks series of lectures to deepen the concert-going experience by explaining more about the music being performed and the orchestra itself. The topic and presenter will be announced closer to the event date. Presented in partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.


Maker Day 2020: Making a Difference for Our Community and Planet


Celebrate the maker movement by learning new skills and being creative while making a difference to our planet. Workshops will include up-cycling materials such as towels and T-shirts to create totes and patchwork dog beds that can be used by local food banks and animal shelters. Participants can also learn about endangered species and make […]


Friday Feature Film: “Knives Out”


In this fun, modern-day murder mystery, everyone is a suspect when renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday. Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate Harlan’s dysfunctional family and devoted staff, sifting through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies […]

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