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February 2019

Film: “The Charm of Impossibilities”

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This film tells the story of the genesis of the "Quartet for the End of Time," a piece that was composed and interpreted during World War II in a prisoner-of-war camp. 1 hour, 20 minutes. Part of the Princeton University Concerts series. Community Room

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Princeton International Cinema Series at the Princeton Garden Theatre: “The Guilty”

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought. Country of Origin: Denmark Running time 1 hour, 25 minutes. Website.  Directed…

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Film: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.  Not rated, 91 minutes.

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Screening and Discussion: “Free CeCe!”

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The controversial imprisonment of trans woman and LGBTQ activist CeCe McDonald is the subject of this documentary. The screening will be followed by a discussion between director Jacqueline Gares and Robt Seda-Schreiber of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice. 1 hour, 37 minutes. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library, the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice and Campaign to the End the New Jim Crow.

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Film: “Juliet, Naked”

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O'Dowd) - an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker's hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, "Juliet, Naked" is a comic account of life's second chances. 1 hr, 37 min. Rated R. Community Room

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Film: “The B Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography”

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The life and career of American portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman is explored. 1 hour, 16 minutes. Community Room

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March 2019

Friday Feature Film: “A Star is Born”

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This fourth remake of the original 1937 film features Bradley Cooper as an alcoholic rock star in a downward career spiral and Lady Gaga as the young singer who he helps find fame. R. 2 hours, 16 minutes.  

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Taste of Suppers: A Celebration of Herbs and Spices

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The seventh annual Taste of Suppers at Princeton Public Library will feature talks by herbalist and documentary filmmaker Tish Streeten and nutritionist Jenna Richardson. Following the talks, Suppers volunteers will share herb- and spice-celebratory recipes and herbal preparations to taste. Please register here.

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Friday Feature Film: “The Wife”

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This drama, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, features Glenn Close as a wife who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, who is set to receive the Nobel prize for Literature. R. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Disney Trivia Contest

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Disney fans ages 5-14 are invited to compete in a “Jeopardy”-style trivia game. Trivia topics will include Pixar films, as well as classic and contemporary Disney films. This event will be led by our Teen Advisory Board.

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April 2019

Friday Feature Film: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, this film tells the story of a young African-American woman seeking to prove the innocence of her boyfriend, wrongly-accused and jailed for rape, before the birth of their child. R. 1 hour, 57 minutes.  

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May 2019

Film: “The Hate U Give”

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds - the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.

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Friday Feature Film: “On the Basis of Sex”

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are the focus of this drama starring Felicity Jones. PG-13. 2 hours.    

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Film: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This documentary examines the life and guiding philosophy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. 1 hour, 34 minutes. Rated PG-13.

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