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October 2019

Princeton Sketchers

Tuesday, October 15, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2019

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

Conference Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

Sketchers of all abilities meet monthly on the first and third Tuesdays at the library before walking to a chosen location in town, on campus or somewhere indoors, to sketch for two hours or so. Everyone shares their drawings with the group at the end of the session. The meetups are a fun way to share or discover a love of drawing, turning a solitary activity into a group event where ideas and tips are shared and new friendships are formed. There are…

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Learn English at the Library

Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 12 times

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This is a 12-week course that covers basic English needed for everyday living in the United States.  Classes will be held weekly from September 24 to December 12 on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 2pm. Students are expected to attend all 12 classes in the course. Attendance at a pre-qualifying skills assessment session is also required and will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1pm at the library. Registration is now full.  Topics covered will include: Review of…

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How to Avoid “Death by PowerPoint”

Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful presentation program that allows you to quickly create professional-looking high-impact presentations - if done correctly. Learn the steps to take before you even open PowerPoint. Then learn to use PowerPoint software to create, edit and share presentations. You will learn how to build a slideshow from scratch or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. We will add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency and add speaker notes…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 25, 2019

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish in the first floor Quiet Room.

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New Jersey’s General Assembly: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Ingrid Reed, retired director of the New Jersey Project of Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics, moderates a panel discussion about the challenges of being in New Jersey’s General Assembly. Panelists include New Jersey State Senator Linda Greenstein, former NewJersey State Senator Jennifer Beck and former New Jersey Assemblyman Anthony “Skip” Cimino. A Q&A will follow the presentation. Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily…

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Drop In and Knit

Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 28, 2019

Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Bring your knitting or crochet project and join us for these drop-in sessions. Participants must provide their own supplies. Sessions will not include instruction. There will be no program on December 11.

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Community Helpers Storytime (Firefighter)

Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

A firefighter from the Princeton Fire Department stops by to visit as part of our Community Helpers Storytime series. For children 18 months and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Ask the Mac Pros

Wednesday, October 16, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Drop by these sessions where members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group will answer questions about Apple devices and help you get started on our iMacs.

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Homework Help

Wednesday, October 16, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

Youth Services – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required. Please note that Homework Help does not occur on days that the Princeton Public Schools or Princeton University are closed.

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Data Visualization with Plotly-Dash part 3

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Dash is a small, elegant web framework that enables developers in the python world to quickly create interactive web visualizations of practically any dataset without using JavaScript. This four part series will examine the structure and practical use of Dash through through the study of basic to complex visualizations. The only requirement is basic python programming skill. Part 1: Implementation of necessary software and an examination of a basic Dash app. Wednesday, Oct 2, 6:30-8:30 pm Part 2: How to…

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Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

Conference Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees.

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From Revolution to Solutions: Informed Cinema and Conversations About Newark

Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The complex and rich history of Newark is explored through clips from three award-winning documentaries by filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno. The films, "Revolution ’67" (about the 1967 Newark Riots/Rebellion), "The Rule" (examining urban school reform using the model of St. Benedict’s Prep), and "Rust" (an investigation of solutions to intergenerational poverty including prisoner reentry) allow a look at the past, present, and future of Newark. Participants will be able to learn about and discuss the opportunities and challenges of…

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Citizenship Preparation Classes

Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This series of six classes is offered by the Latin American Task Force to assist those who are preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test. Classes include history, civics and a review of basic English necessary for the citizenship interview. Co-sponsored by the library and the Latin American Task Force.

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Princeton Farmers Market

Thursday, October 17, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 14, 2019

Hinds Plaza, 63 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Seasonal and organic produce from local farmers, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles are available through 3 p.m. at this weekly event. Live music from 12:30-2:30 p.m.   Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Farmers Market.

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Storytime!

Thursday, October 17, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 18 months and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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