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October 2019

Writers Room

Tuesday, October 15, 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 December 25, 2019

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

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish in the first floor Quiet Room.

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PEFF Special Event: Gilbert Gaul on “The Geography of Risk”

Thursday, October 17, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Journalist Gilbert M. Gaul discusses his book "The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas and the Cost of America's Coasts " with John E. Miller, a coastal floodplain expert who was involved in Superstorm Sandy recovery issues. Gaul's book looks at the development of the modern coast and the extraordinary risks of building on barrier islands and coastal floodplains. A large portion of the book focuses on the New Jersey Shore and especially Ocean County and Long Beach Island, which…

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Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 22, 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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TBD (To Be Discussed)

Tuesday, October 22, 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, take group trips to see current films, and do group-reads.

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Author Alex Counts introduced by Sam Daley-Harris

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Counts discusses his book, “Changing the World without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship,” after being introduced by Princeton author and activist Sam Daley-Harris. Counts founded Grameen Foundation and became its president and CEO to continue his work in microfinance and poverty reduction. Daley-Harris is the author of “Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government.” Presented in partnership with the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.

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Author Talk: Boris Fishman: “Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table”

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Author Boris Fishman speaks about his new book "Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table," a personal story and family memoir told through meals and recipes. The book follows Fishman's Jewish family from 1945 Belarus to 2017 Brooklyn. Fishman is a lecturer in creative writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Fishman is a lecturer in creative writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. He is also the author of…

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Author Talk with Nora Krug on “Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home”

Monday, October 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Award-winning author and illustrator Nora Krug speaks on her graphic novel "Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home," an illustrated and hand-lettered visual memoir on a German family's memory of WWII. Krug is a German-American author and illustrator whose drawings and visual narratives have appeared in the world's leading publications. She  is a recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Maurice Sendak Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Service.  She teaches at Parsons School…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, October 29, 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 December 25, 2019

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

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. While nonfiction has been a focus in the past, fiction writers are welcome. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish in the first floor Quiet Room.

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Author Caroline Maguire: “Why Will No One Play with Me?”

Tuesday, October 29, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

  Parenting expert Caroline Maguire discusses her book, "Why Will No One Play with Me? The Play Better Plan to Help Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive" in which she shares her decade-in-the-making protocol – The Play Better Plan – to help parents of children struggling with social skills connect with others and make friends. Co-presented with CHADD of Mercer County.

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Ross Kenneth Urken: “Another Mother”

Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Author Ross Kenneth Urken discusses his first book, "Another Mother." After his cherished childhood nanny dies, a Jewish young man realizes there’s much he has yet to learn about the woman who lent him her accent and with whom he shared an unlikely kindred spirit. Part memoir, part reportage, the book is a story about family, an unlikely duo, and a woman whose strength held it all together. Urken grew up in Princeton and is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School and Princeton University.…

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Author Arthur I. Miller: “The Artist in the Machine”

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

The Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London discusses his book, which examines questions of creativity in the age of machines. Now that computers can compose music like Bach or turn photographs into paintings in these style of Van Gogh, Miller reviews the creative process and interviews people on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence to discuss whether  computers are already as creative as humans and if one day they will surpass us. Miller's other…

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November 2019

Author Danny Gregory: “Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to Be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are”

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

Artist and author Danny Gregory discusses his book, an inspirational guide for aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but can't find the time. With encouraging words and motivating illustrations, the book teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art. Danny Gregory is the co-founder of  Sketchbook Skool, a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling. Sketchbook Skool encourages its global community of over 15,000 students to…

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Mystery Book Group

Monday, November 4, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The group discusses "Watching You" by Lisa Jewel.

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Writing Workshop

Tuesday, November 5, 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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Labyrinth Live at the Library: Emmet Gowin, “The Nevada Test Site”

Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The acclaimed photographer returns to Princeton for a discussion of his latest book, which includes stunning aerial photography of the Nevada National Security Test Site, where the U.S. tested nuclear bombs between 1951 and 1992. Gowin, the retired professor of photography at Princeton University, remains the only photographer granted official and sustained access to the Nevada Test Site. Gowin revisited his original negatives, made in 1996 and 1997. for the new book; about three-quarters of the images featured have never been published…

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