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January 2019

Design Your Next Chapter: Navigating Turning Tides

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

In a perfect beginning for the new year the Princeton Public Library, Arts Council of Princeton & White Butterfly Music present a program featuring the inspirational words of Debbie Travis and the music of Helen O’Shea. What happens when a couple of longtime friends bring you songs from a life-changing project about reinventing yourself as well as a the words from a new bestselling book that shows you, through the stories of others, how to do just that, beginning one…

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PSO Soundtracks: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

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

Nell Flanders, assistant conductor of Princeton Symphony Orchestra, discusses Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and how it has often been described in dramatic terms of struggle and redemption. The talk, in advance of the orchestra's February performance, will explore how the compositional aspects of the music inspire emotion and how decisions of musical interpretation support different narratives.

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February 2019

Film: “The Charm of Impossibilities”

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

This film tells the story of the genesis of the "Quartet for the End of Time," a piece that was composed and interpreted during World War II in a prisoner-of-war camp. 1 hour, 20 minutes. Part of the Princeton University Concerts series. Community Room

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Princeton International Cinema Series at the Princeton Garden Theatre: “The Guilty”

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought. Country of Origin: Denmark Running time 1 hour, 25 minutes. Website.  Directed…

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Barry Schneier and Sean Wilentz in Conversation

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Photographer Barry Schneier talks about “Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Roll Future,” his book of images from the May, 1974, concert that changed the trajectory of Springsteen’s career. Joining Schneier in conversation about this pivotal moment in 20th-century American music will be Sean Wilentz, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Princeton University Concerts with Gabriel Kahane

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane participates in a moderated conversation about his upcoming Crossroads Series concert. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Concerts.

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“Get Ready for Mardi Gras” with Gordon James

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Trumpeter and vocalist Gordon James and his band perform original songs from his newly released New Orleans-style CD and popular songs from other artists. Community Room

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Author: Jamie Bernstein, “Famous Father Girl”

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The eldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein discusses her book “Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing up Bernstein.” Community Room

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March 2019

Storytime! Season of Wonder Puppetry Show

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Guest story teller and Waldorf School early childhood teacher Amy Shor celebrates the wonders of spring through songs, rhymes and finger plays, using simple handmade puppets and other surprises from the natural world. Co-sponsored by the library and the Waldorf School of Princeton.

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May 2019

Dancing Under the Stars

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 31, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

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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Dancing Under the Stars

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 31, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

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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June 2019

Dancing Under the Stars

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 31, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

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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Dancing Under the Stars

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 31, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

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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