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September 2019

Welcoming Week: Cultural Exchange Night

Friday, September 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmer Square, 1 Palmer Square
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

As part of National Welcoming Week (Sept. 13-22) Princeton hosts a cultural exchange event on Palmer Square. The event features music, dancing, kids activities, arts and crafts, and displays representing the many countries and regions represented by members of our diverse community. All are welcome. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 22, noon Presented in partnership with the Princeton Human Services Department.

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Dancing Under the Stars

Friday, September 20, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hinds Plaza (Community Room in case of rain), 63 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Members of Central Jersey Dance give demonstrations of basic steps and lead others in an evening of dancing to recorded music of all kinds. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting; or Community Room. Co-sponsored by the library and Central Jersey Dance.

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Staged Reading: “amethyst.”

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

A  staged reading of EveryLibrary's 2019 Artist in Residence Brandon Monokian's new post-apocalyptic library play "amethyst." will be presented at this special after-hours performance. “The world has ended. Vodka is now made from seashells and the only music to have survived the apocalypse is Tchaikovsky and Britney Spears. The survivors must begin to build a new life. Step one: build a library?” The EveryLibrary AIR program invites artists from diverse backgrounds to reflect on the role of libraries in modern life…

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Ray Kamalay’s Musical Flea Market

Sunday, September 29, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The guitarist and singer covers a wide variety of historical styles, including Elizabethan, bossa nova, Delta blues, yodeling, ragtime, jazz, cowboy songs, gypsy guitar, Irish music and even a few originals. A Detroit native, Kamalay has been a professional musician since 1974.  He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival, Interlochen and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

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October 2019

Brian Herrera: “I Was the Voice of Democracy”

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

"I Was the Voice of Democracy," is an hour-long, solo performance written and performed by Brian Herrera, associate professor of theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. It recalls the true story of a 17-year-old who is briefly thrust into a peculiar kind of fame when a patriotic speech he writes on a whim ends up winning a national contest. Through autobiographical storytelling, this one-person, multimedia event offers a mix of analysis and anecdote, both hilarious…

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“Frankenstein” Filibuster: A Community Read-Aloud Event

Friday, October 4, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

In celebration and anticipation of McCarter Theatre Center’s presentation of Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we will read Mary Shelley’s breakthrough and groundbreaking novel — in its original 1818 “uncensored” version — from start to finish. All are invited and encouraged to attend — individuals, groups, families, teachers and students, and book and drama clubs. Readers are invited to sign up for a time slot by filling in THIS FORM or by calling the library’s Welcome Desk at…

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Festival Cultural Latino: Mercado on the Plaza

Sunday, October 6, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hinds Plaza (Community Room in case of rain), 63 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The rich cultural life of Princeton's Latino community is celebrated with an afternoon of music, dance, food, and crafts. The plaza will be transformed into a mercado during the three-hour event with local artisans and restaurants on site along with family-friendly activities and free entertainment.  Hinds Plaza or Community Room in the event of rain. Co-sponsored by the library, the Arts Council of Princeton and Mi Pueblo Lindo.

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The Story Lounge

Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States

The first of two evenings of curated stories by community members, held in anticipation of the Friday, Nov. 22, Moth Mainstage event, will be in the  Matthews Lobby at McCarter Theatre Center. The second program will be held on November 19. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is free but tickets are required. For more information, visit McCarter's website. Part of the Fall Storytelling series. Co-sponsored by the library, McCarter Theatre Center, and No Dominion Theatre Co.  

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Here Be Monsters (and Poetry and Music and Film)

Sunday, October 27, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This fun, immersive, multimedia experience examines literature and poetry that embody the Halloween season. The event blends the spoken word with live music, film and theatrical effects. Costumes are strongly recommended and will be provided at the door for those who don't have one. This is a family-friendly event but may not be suitable for very young children. Presented in partnership with the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative.

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November 2019

PSO Soundtracks: “The New American Canon: Broadway, Film, Jazz and Pop”

Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

John Devlin, Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and former assistant conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, discusses "The New American Canon" of Broadway, film, jazz and pop music. The library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra present the Soundtracks series of lectures to deepen the concert-going experience by explaining more about the music being performed and the orchestra itself. Presented in partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

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OnStage Seniors: “In or Out: Stories of Belonging and Exclusion”

Sunday, November 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

In their annual performance at the library, On Stage Seniors presents "In or Out: Stories of Belonging and Exclusion," an array of stories, funny and sad, about moments of feeling accepted or left out. Originally founded in 2007, OnStage Seniors: A Community Project of McCarter Theatre creates documentary theater performances that explore the stories and issues of our community. Our ensemble members—all over 55—perform in theaters, libraries, schools, conferences, hospitals, senior centers, and senior communities, generating delight, insight, and affirmation…

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The Story Lounge

Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States

The second of two evenings of curated stories by community members, held in anticipation of the Friday, Nov. 22, Moth Mainstage event, will be in the Matthews Lobby at McCarter Theatre Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is free but tickets are required. For more information, visit McCarter's website. Part of the Fall Storytelling series. Co-sponsored by the library, McCarter Theatre Center, and No Dominion Theatre Co.    

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The Moth Mainstage

Friday, November 22, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States

Five diverse, unscripted storytellers share first-person tales that honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience as The Moth Mainstage makes its McCarter Theatre debut. The Moth was founded in 1997 by poet and best-selling novelist George Dawes Green, who, after moving to New York City wanted to recreate the summer nights he and a circle of friends spent sharing spellbinding tales on his Georgia back porch where moths were attracted to the light. From Green’s living room, where…

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