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December 2019

Little Pandas

Monday, December 16, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

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

Through engagement with books, songs, rhymes and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers improve Mandarin Chinese language skills. Sessions are conducted in Mandarin Chinese by professional teachers from YingHua International School.

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Book Flood (Jolabokaflod)

Monday, December 16, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Bring your lunch, and, if you’d like, a book to exchange with others, to this informal, drop-in event based on the annual Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod. Library staff will be on hand to share some of their favorite recent books, buzz about upcoming titles and advice for finding your next book to read or give as a gift. Participants can take home one of the gently used books that will be available, and, in keeping with another tradition of Jolabokaflod,…

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Maker Mondays: Let’s Lego!

Monday, December 16, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 4, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

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

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in a non-competitive community-based Lego session, including building time and round-table discussion. Duplo blocks will be available for younger children.

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SCORE Seminar: Small Business Financials

Monday, December 16, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Val Matthews leads a workshop that covers creating a budget, recording financial transactions, creating a financial statement and other fundamental entrepreneurial responsibilities. Registration required with Princeton SCORE. Presented in partnership with SCORE Princeton.

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LinkedIn: Beyond Your Profile

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

In this interactive workshop for those with an established LinkedIn profile, participants will learn to use LinkedIn for professional growth. Please note this is part 2 of 3 in a series, but all are welcome to attend. 12/19 Part Three: Diving Deeper Instructor: Ed Han

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Storytime!

Tuesday, December 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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Princeton Sketchers

Tuesday, December 17, 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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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, December 17, 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

Tuesday, December 17, 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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Navigate Through College

Tuesday, December 17, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This class offers useful advice and introduces students to the online resources that colleges and universities use. Students will gain an understanding of weighted assignments, learn effective study habits and test-taking techniques and more. Meets in the Tech Center. Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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“Person Place Thing” featuring Deborah Amos

Tuesday, December 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Randy Cohen interviews Deborah Amos for "Person, Place, Thing," his public radio program during which guests are asked to speak about a person, a place and a thing they find meaningful rather than about themselves. Deborah Amos is an award-winning international correspondent for NPR News. Her reporting on the Middle East and refugees in the United States is regularly featured on NPR’s "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," and "All Things Considered." She previously reported for ABC’s "Nightline" and PBS’s "Frontline." She…

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Writing Workshop

Tuesday, December 17, 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 January 1, 2020

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

Writers who are working on book-length works are invited to receive constructive critique from peers. The group is designed so that writers can help other writers of fiction and book-length non-fiction to strengthen characters and story structure.  Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. Don Donato leads the workshop.

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Drop in and Knit

Wednesday, December 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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. For more information about other knitting events, please visit https://princetonlibrary.org/knit-for-others/

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Resume and LinkedIn Help Desk

Wednesday, December 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Volunteers from Bloomberg Financial are available to review and edit resumes and LinkedIn profiles for free at these drop-in sessions. First come, first served. Please bring a printed copy of your resume. This program is in partnership with Bloomberg Financial.

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Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, December 18, 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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