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February 2020

TBD (To Be Discussed)

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 26, 2020

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

All high school students are welcome to participate in this monthly discussion of great books, films, music, non-fiction, poetry, and all things cultural. Participants may also help create book displays and reading lists for the library.

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Writers Room

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

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

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Susan Stewart: “The Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western Culture”

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Susan Stewart, the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Princeton University, discusses "The Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western Culture,"  her most recent book in which she explores how ruins have become so valued in Western culture and central to our art and literature. Presented in partnership with Labyrinth Books.

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Edward Posnett: “Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects”

Thursday, February 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses his book that traces the harvesting, processing and trading of seven uncommon products that originate in some of the most remote areas of the world. Presented in partnership with Labyrinth Books.

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March 2020

Mystery Book Group

Monday, March 2, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The group discusses "Suspect" by Robert Crais.

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Writers Room

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

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

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Author Zachary Norris: “We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just and Inclusive Communities”

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
Author Headshot: Zachary Norris

Norris, executive director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, discusses his book in which he presents a vision for how the United States can achieve safety and security for everyone, especially the most vulnerable members of society. Using data and personal stories from interviews to support his claims, Norris provides a persuasive argument and strategies for moving from a fear-based model to a "culture of care."   Norris is a graduate of Harvard University and the New York…

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson and Piper Kendrix Williams: “The Toni Morrison Book Club”

Thursday, March 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The authors discuss their book, a collection of essays that reflect on the works of the late writer, Princeton University professor and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Colleagues at The College of New Jersey, the four gathered informally for several years to discuss Morrison's novels which became a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about everyday racism and "living whole in times of uncertainty." Bennett is professor of English at The College of New Jersey and the author of “Toni Morrison…

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Poets at the Library

Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Featured poets Vida Chu and Susan Gerardi Bello read from their works for 20 minutes each, followed by an open-mic session. A Princeton resident, Vida Chu grew up in Hong Kong. She came to America to attend the Universityof Pennsylvania, graduated with a degree in biology, and stayed. Her poems have appeared in many journals. She has two books of poems: "The Fragrant Harbor" and "The Thirteenth Lake." She has published children's stories in Cricket Magazine and “Fire and Wings,”…

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Lewis Hyde: “A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past”

Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

What if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear but as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and rebirth? The author discusses his book which offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche. Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic. He is the author of “The Gift,” “Trickster Makes This World,” and “Common as Air.” A MacArthur Fellow and former director of undergraduate…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

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

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Chinese Book Group

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

Jenny Guo leads the Chinese Book Group to introduce participants to the library’s Chinese language collection and recommend new titles. Bring your own suggestions for the group to read and discuss at future meetings. Please note this program will be conducted entirely in Chinese. 普林斯顿公共图书馆中文读书会,将於3月11日与5月6 日晚7:00~8:30在 Conference Room举行活动。 欢迎爱读书的朋友届时参加。 此次活动,除了由图书馆员Jenny Guo向大家推荐若干书籍和介绍新书外,也希望您能携带您近期所读过的书籍与会。评作者,谈作品,各抒己见,互相启发,共同探索,与时俱进。 为丰富和多元社区活动,中文读书会今后单月第二个周三晚上按时举行,希望吸引更多热爱阅读的朋友积极参与,共同促进,共享读书的乐趣。

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Michael D. Gordin: “Einstein in Bohemia”

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
Book Cover: Einstein in Bohemia

The author and Princeton University professor discusses his book on the 16 months Albert Einstein spent living with his family in Prague, the capital of Bohemia, where he was a professor of theoretical physics. The book is a portrait of both the city that touched Einstein’s life in unexpected ways, and of the gifted young scientist who left his mark on the science, literature, and politics of Prague. Shedding light on a transformative period of Einstein’s life and career, it brings…

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Contemporary Fiction Book Group

Thursday, March 12, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Conference Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

The group discusses "Outline" by Rachel Cusk.

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Anne Case and Angus Deaton: “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism”

Thursday, March 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
Book Cover: Deaths of Despair and the future of capitalism

The authors discuss their book, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class and a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline. The book explains the overwhelming surge in deaths from suicide, drug overdose and alcoholism and sheds light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class. It demonstrates why, for those who used to prosper in America, capitalism is no longer delivering but also charts a way…

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