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August 2019

Author Talk: Peng Nei Peng Wai | Inside/Outside the Dubbing Studio

Saturday, August 24, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Patrick Pun, the Author of Peng Nei Peng Wai (In/Outside the Dubbing Studio), will  make a comprehensive introduction about Foreign Film Dubbing and Distribution History in past 70 years in Mainland China, combining the social development background in China and personal life of famous dubbing professionals during that period, especially during the cultural revolution. Patrick, the son of famous dubbing actress Ms. Guangning Liu  grew up in the foreign film dubbing and music/opera community, has been the witness of first…

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September 2019

Author Talk with Eric Weitz on “A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation States”

Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Professor and author Eric Weitz speaks about his book, "A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation States," a global history of the fate of human rights in a world of nation-states. The book also explains the origins of many of today's crises, from the existence of more than 65 million refugees and migrants worldwide to the growth of right-wing nationalism. From the Princeton University Press website: Once dominated by vast empires, the world is…

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Author Mort Zachter: “Red Holzman”

Thursday, September 12, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Princeton author Mort Zachter discusses his book “Red Holzman: The Life and Legacy of a Hall of Fame Basketball Coach,” his biography of the winningest coach in the history of the New York Knickerbockers NBA franchise.  Zachter is a former tax attorney and tax professor at New York University. His first book, “Dough: A Memoir,” won the 2006 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Book Prize for nonfiction. Copies of “Red Holzman” will be available for purchase and signing. All proceeds…

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Author Gina Rippon: “Gender and our Brains”

Sunday, September 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Author Gina Rippon will discuss her book, which explores how recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology research have helped debunk long-held beliefs that there are biological distinctions between female and male brains. An honorary professor of cognitive neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, England, Rippon has spent decades researching the neuroscience of gender and her work has appeared in both scholarly and mainstream journals. Presented in partnership with HiTOPS

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Author Talk: Marc Brackett on “Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

Monday, September 23, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Marc Brackett, professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, speaks on his new book "Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive." According to Brackett's website, the book is meant to inspire a new mindset around the power of emotions to transform our lives. Using science, passion, and lively storytelling, this book serves as a guide for understanding our own and…

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Joyce Carol Oates: “My Life as a Rat”

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates discusses her new novel, "My Life as a Rat." The book follows Violet Rue Kerrigan, a young woman who looks back upon her life in exile from her family following her testimony, at age 12, about the racist murder of an African-American boy by her older brothers.  

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Book Brunch: Nicole Dennis-Benn, “Patsy”

Sunday, September 29, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The Jamaican-American author discusses her acclaimed new novel, “Patsy,” at the latest event in the quarterly Book Brunch series. Hailed by reviewers as a brave and brilliant second novel, "Patsy" touches on themes of motherhood, migration and race in telling the story of a working class Jamaican woman whose dreams of moving to New York to be reunited with a childhood friend don't match reality. Dennis-Benn is the author of the award-winning debut, Here Comes the Sun, a New York…

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October 2019

Library Live at Labyrinth: Suzy Hansen: “Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World”

Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Author Suzy Hansen discusses her book "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World," a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction. The book has been described as "a deeply honest and brave portrait of of an individual sensibility reckoning with her country's violent role in the world" by The New York Times Book Review. Hansen is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and has written for many other publications. In 2007, she…

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Library Live at Labyrinth: Darcey Steinke: “Flash Count Diary”

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

This candid account weaves personal story, philosophy, science, art and literature in writing about aspects of menopause that have rarely explored before. Deeply researched and uncompromisingly honest, “Flash County Diary” explores the changing gender landscape that comes with reduced hormone levels, the transformation of female desire and the realities of prejudice against older women. Steinke is the author of the memoir “Easter Everywhere” and the novels “Milk,” “Jesus Saves,” “Suicide Blonde,” “Up Through the Water” and “Sister Golden Hair.” Presented in partnership…

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Labyrinth Live at the Library: Richard E. Miller: “On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World”

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

Author Richard E. Miller discusses "On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World," his book that explores how literacy is transformed by online technology that lets us instantly publish anything that we can see or hear. Miller examines the 2010 suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after he discovered that his roommate spied on him via webcam and maps out the changing norms governing privacy in the digital age. Presented by the…

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Community Book Discussion with Author Charlotte Gordon: “Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley”

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Historian Charlotte Gordon participates in a discussion of her National Book Critics Circle Award-winning dual biography "Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley." The Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Endicott College will share how she came to write the book and talk about pioneering feminist Wollstonecraft’s profound influence on “the daughter she never knew” and how the rise of science and life with radical poet-philosopher Shelley led to the younger Mary’s creation of "Frankenstein." This book discussion…

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Author Talk: William Bryant Logan: “Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees”

Sunday, October 13, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses his latest book, "Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees," a rediscovery of the lost traditions of tree pruning that sustained human life and culture for thousands of years. Logan is a certified arborist and the author of  the acclaimed books: "Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth," "Oak: The Frame of Civilization," and "Air: The Restless Shaper of the World." He is a faculty member at New York Botanical Garden. Co-sponsored by the library and Marquand Park. About…

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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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Alex Counts in Conversation with 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,” with 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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