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September 2019

Welcoming Week Film: “This is Home: A Refugee Story”

Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This documentary, winner of an award at the Sundance Film Festival, puts a human face on the global refugee crisis by providing an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in the United States and struggling to find their footing. 1 hour, 31 minutes This screening is part of Welcoming Week and is presented in partnership with the Princeton Human Services Department.

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Natural Language Processing part 3

Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This course looks at a very prominent subfield of AI called Natural Language Processing (NLP). We strongly emphasize a "real-world approach" as we will be analyzing many business use cases and students will be working on a capstone project. Students will learn how to capture the sentiment and main characteristics of client reviews regarding products by learning how to grab text, clean it and extract the main words and sentences. This class requires basic Python knowledge. Please only attend if…

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PSO Soundtracks: The Piano We Know, and the Mysteries of Mozart’s “Pianos”

Wednesday, September 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Like no other instrument, a piano melds the magic of music with the magic of engineering — and the modern piano is bigger and more powerful than the instruments of Mozart’s time. In anticipation of the all-Mozart concerts that will open the Princeton Symphony’s 2019-2020 season, James Barron will look into the mysteries of Mozart’s “pianos” and at how a modern concert grand comes into being at the Steinway & Sons factory in Astoria, Queens, not far from La Guardia…

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Princeton Farmers Market

Thursday, September 19, 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, September 19, 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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Baby Storytime

Thursday, September 19, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 17 months. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Baby Playgroup

Thursday, September 19, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Following Baby Storytime at 11 a.m., parents, caregivers and children up to 17 months old are invited to stay for our play group. No big kids allowed.

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Mercer County ID Card

Thursday, September 19, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder’s personal identifying information, medical risk factors, and emergency contact information. This privately issued card, sponsored by the One Community Coalition, may be used at social service agencies, schools, clinics, parks, post offices, and to access basic municipal or health services and as a form of identification by check cashing companies, banks, retail stores or other establishments. The Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a…

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Cancelled: Convenient Online Selling

Thursday, September 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Ready to get rid of a few things? Learn how you can use Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or to sell your items online quickly and easily without the worry of shipping. Instructor: Morgan Taylor This class has been cancelled but will be rescheduled in the month of November or December.

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Code It – Level 1

Thursday, September 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 21, 2019

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

Drop in for an hour to learn how to code in the programming language Python. In each session, a core concept will be covered along with an exercise to put newfound skills to the test. No previous coding experience necessary. Intended for grades 4 to 8. Sign up to receive class updates here. Co-presented by the library and Code Equal.

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Chess for Beginners

Thursday, September 19, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2020

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to a drop-in workshop to learn the basics of chess in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Led by members of the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science Chess Club. Co-presented by the Princeton Internationals School of Mathematics and Science.

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Mercer County ID Card

Thursday, September 19, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2019

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

All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder’s personal identifying information, medical risk factors, and emergency contact information. This privately issued card, sponsored by the One Community Coalition, may be used at social service agencies, schools, clinics, parks, post offices, and to access basic municipal or health services and as a form of identification by check cashing companies, banks, retail stores or other establishments. The Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund, a…

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Code It – Level 2

Thursday, September 19, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 21, 2019

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 21, 2019

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

In this series of advanced sessions, a core concept of Python programming will be covered along with an exercise to put newfound skills to the test. Intended for grades 4 to 8. Sign up to receive class updates here. Co-presented by the library and Code Equal.

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Ruha Benjamin in Conversation with Eddie Glaude Jr.

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Registration for this event is now closed. However we look forward to offering seating in the Cafe area and in the Newsroom on the second floor. People who were not able to register can wait in a stand by line as we endeavor to accommodate everyone who is interested. Eddie Glaude Jr., chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and Ruha Benjamin, associate professor in the department, engage in conversation at the launch of  Benjamin's new…

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Introduction to Python Programming Part 3

Thursday, September 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

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

This course will teach the fundamentals of coding in the Python programming language, a beginner-friendly language that's powerful yet easy to pick up without any prior experience. Students must be comfortable using a computer. Novice learners are welcome, no coding experience is required. Please attend all classes within the series and consider bringing a laptop. The series continues Thursdays, Sept. 26 This program is in partnership with Bloomberg Financial.  Registration is limited to 30. This class is intended for adults,…

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