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July 2019

Writing Workshop

Tuesday, July 2, 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 August 28, 2019

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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Writers Room

Tuesday, July 9, 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 August 28, 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 Talk: Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins: “Four Rabbis at Lunch: Candid Conversations Among American Clergy”

Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins gives a talk about "Four Rabbis at Lunch: Candid Conversations Among American Clergy," his  book in which one Orthodox, two Conservative and one Reformed rabbi meet for lunch once a week to discuss problems they have in their congregations. The fictional book is based on many conversations the author has had during decades as a spiritual leader and features what he calls "an attempt at replicating some of these intimate, no-laypersons-present conversations."   The internationally known…

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Author Charles Fishman: “One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon”

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The acclaimed author discusses and signs copies of his book, the remarkable story of the trailblazers and ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon. From digital pioneer Charles Draper, who created the two computers aboard Apollo 11, to the factories where hundreds of women weaved computer programs with copper wire, "One Giant Leap" captures the sweeping achievement of the men and women charged with changing the world as we knew it — their leaders, triumphs and…

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Book Group: Listen to This

Thursday, July 11, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The group listens to and discusses a short story from The New Yorker Fiction Podcast.

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Black Voices Book Group

Thursday, July 11, 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The group discusses "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Ibram X. Kendi.

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Shakespeare in Community Park: “Coriolanus”

Sunday, July 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Park North Amphitheater, 1 Mountain Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States

The Hudson Shakespeare Company presents the second of the summer's two Shakespeare in the Park performances at the Community Park North Amphitheater. Coriolanus, Rome's best soldier, has conquered Rome's enemies. When Rome seeks another consul, Coriolanus seems to be just the person for the job - but will her pride and disdain for the people get in the way? This epic tale of war, politics, honor and revenge is set in a rough, primitive Amazonian outpost with an all-female cast.…

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Writing Workshop

Tuesday, July 16, 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 August 28, 2019

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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Writers Room

Tuesday, July 23, 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 August 28, 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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Writing Workshop

Tuesday, July 30, 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 August 28, 2019

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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Afternoons with Austen: “Pride and Prejudice” (2005)

Wednesday, July 31, 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Enjoy a cup of tea and a film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel on Wednesday afternoons this summer when the library presents Afternoons with Austen. For true Austen fanatics, "Addicted to Austen" calling cards will be distributed at each screening to be stamped by staff. Those who attend three or more screenings will be entered in a drawing to win a prize pack of copies of all of the films shown in the series. "Pride and Prejudice" depicts five sisters…

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August 2019

Writers Room

Tuesday, August 6, 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 August 28, 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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Afternoons with Austen: “Emma” (1996)

Wednesday, August 7, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Enjoy a cup of tea and a film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel on Wednesday afternoons this summer when the library presents Afternoons with Austen. For true Austen fanatics, "Addicted to Austen" calling cards will be distributed at each screening to be stamped by staff. Those who attend three or more screenings will be entered in a drawing to win a prize pack of copies of all of the films shown in the series. Directed by Douglas McGrath, the…

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Book Group: Speed Reads

Thursday, August 8, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Conference Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

Select an advanced-readers copy of a recently published or forthcoming book to sample within the course of an hour and give us a thumbs up or thumbs down.

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Black Voices Book Group

Thursday, August 8, 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The group discusses "Real American: A Memoir" by Julie Lythcott-Haims.

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