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October 2018

Onstage Seniors: “The Road I Travel: Choices and Chances that Shape Our Lives”

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Onstage Seniors, A Community Program of McCarter Theatre is back at the library with a new original documentary theater performance, "The Road I Travel: Choices and Chances that Shape Our Lives," highlighting senior memories and experiences. The ensemble - all over the age of 55 - is known for its performances of stories, based on interviews with the local community, in theaters, libraries, schools, senior centers and communities, and schools across New Jersey. Co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre…

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Voyage ESL

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 11, 2018

2nd Floor Conference Room, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

Speakers of world languages who are learning English as a second language are invited to these 90-minute sessions. Conference Room

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Little Pandas

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

One event on November 26, 2018 at 10:00am

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, 08542

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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Letra Pequeña (Little Letter)

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until October 29, 2018

One event on November 26, 2018 at 11:00am

Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, 08542

Through engagement with books, activities and crafts, these sessions are designed to help children and adults improve Spanish language skills. Sessions are conducted in Spanish and are intended for parents/caregivers to attend with babies and toddlers.

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Homework Help

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

CoLab Space, 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.

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Transition to Retirement

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This interactive workshop focuses on helping retirees and pre-retirees navigate this important life transition. Both conceptual framework and practical tools will be offered to help attendees make their retirement years as personally rewarding and fulfilling as possible. The workshop will be presented by John George, a licensed psychologist, and David Roussell, care coordinator and HomeFriends co-ordinator at PSRC.   Presented in partnership with the Princeton Senior Resource Center as part of the "Your Engaged Retirement" series. Programs in the series…

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PEFF Fall Forum Film: “The Silver Branch”

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The story of farmer-poet Patrick McCormack explores his relationship with the picturesque wilderness area of Western Ireland known as the Burren where his family has lived for generations. When, to give the area a much-needed economic boost, the government plans to build an interpretive center that would attract tourists in the area, McCormack becomes part of a court battle to halt its construction and preserve the area.  1 hour, 15 minutes. "The Silver Branch" has been called a philosophical vision-poem…

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An Evening with Susan Orlean

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619 United States

The library is collaborating with Grounds for Sculpture to bring acclaimed author Susan Orlean to the area. Hailed as a “national treasure” by the Washington Post, Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 and is the author of seven books, including "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Orchid Thief." Orlean’s most recent work, "The Library Book," reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, the April 1986 blaze that destroyed 400,000 volumes at the Los Angeles Public…

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Baby Playgroup

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the fall except no playgroup November 6 through Thursday, November 22.
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, 08542

Come for Baby Storytime at 11 am and stay for our playgroup. This is for parents, caregivers and children 0 to 17 months of age. No big kids allowed.

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Homework Help

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

CoLab Space, 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.

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Open Archive: “War of the Worlds” Fan (and Hate) Mail

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, Newsroom, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ United States

Join specialists Vincent Longo and Philip Hallman  from the University of Michigan Special Collections Research Center to experience firsthand archival material related to the “War of the Worlds” broadcast. This event will feature access to original letters sent from Princeton and across New Jersey in response to the “War of the Worlds” broadcast in 1938 as well as digital access to additional letters sent from across the country. Visitors are encouraged to make observations, ask questions, and be the historian…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, happening 3 times

Princeton Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Poet-in-residence Dara-Lyn Shrager conducts a three-part workshop for writers. Poetry basics will be reviewed and creating and sustaining tension in a poem will be discussed. Participants will write the first draft of a poem in the first session. Early revision will be discussed in the second session and editing techniques will be practiced. In the third session, revision techniques including radical revision will be discussed before participants write a second draft of their poem. Pencil/pen and paper are required. Limited…

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Baby Playgroup

October 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the fall except no playgroup November 6 through Thursday, November 22.
Story Room, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, 08542

Come for Baby Storytime at 11 am and stay for our playgroup. This is for parents, caregivers and children 0 to 17 months of age. No big kids allowed.

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Homework Help

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until November 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

CoLab Space, 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.

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Citizenship Preparation Classes

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

2nd Floor Conference Room, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

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. Conference Room Co-sponsored by the library and the Latin American Task Force.

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