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June 2019

Family Fort Night

Thursday, June 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Youth Services – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for a night of fort building. We will use blankets to transform library furniture and shelving into fantastical forts. Then, we’ll snuggle into our forts with books and a flashlight for some cozy reading time. We will have a limited number of blankets and flashlights available on a first-come, first-served basis, and you are also welcome to bring your own.

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July 2019

PBS “Chasing the Moon” Preview: Saving 1968

Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing, PBS granted Princeton Public Library permission to host a preview screening from their upcoming American Experience  Series set to debut later this month. This screening will focus on the episode "Saving 1968" as it ties into our Universe of Stories summer reading theme and is a great lead in to our Summer of Sixty-Nine programs. Saving 1968 (Synopsis) - People working in the space program “missed the 60s” and the social turmoil that…

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Zoom to the Moon

Wednesday, July 3, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

"Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We're going to the Moon!" Preschoolers are invited to take a trip to the moon with activities selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision.

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Apollo 50 – the Next Giant Leap

Tuesday, July 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Attention space enthusiasts! NASA Solar System Ambassador Tom Timko presents a program about the Apollo moon landings and the future of space exploration. The audience will see lunar meteorites, planet and moon globes and several Apollo mission models including a 4-foot see-through Saturn V rocket at this informative program for children 4 and older accompanied by an adult.

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Origami Club for all Ages

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 10, 2020

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

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new, often seasonal, folding. Beginners are welcome. Adults must accompany children younger than 8.

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Space Camp

Thursday, July 11, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Experience hands-on astronaut training and see what it's like to prepare for an interstellar mission with activities selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision. For ages 7 and up.

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Discover Life in Space!

Friday, July 12, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

It’s time for liftoff! Embark on a trip to space with scientists from the Franklin Institute and explore the scientific and engineering challenges of getting to space, living and working in orbit and safely returning to Earth. Scientific concepts that will be explained and explored include  gravity, orbit, action-reaction and air pressure. For children ages 5 and up accompanied by parent or adult caregiver.

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Passport to the Planets

Friday, July 19, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
CoLab Space – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Travel the solar system as our third floor transforms into a galactic road map. Activities will be selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision. For ages 5 and up.

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UFO, Oh no!

Thursday, July 25, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Join us for an out-of-this-world adventure where aliens have taken over the Community Room! Activities will be selected by our teen volunteers with staff supervision. For ages 7 and up.

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August 2019

Stargazing Night at Mountain Lakes House

Wednesday, August 7, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The library is teaming up with several organizations for a night of stargazing on the lawn of Mountain Lakes House. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences will bring telescopes for all to share and several astronomers will be on hand to  guide participants in finding celestial objects visible with the naked eye. The Friends of Princeton Open Space will also be at the event to guide young naturalists on short walks to listen to…

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Public Speaking & Debate Summer Camp

Monday, August 12, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 16, 2019

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

Rising 6th graders and up from the Princeton community are invited to build confidence in skills that involve public speaking and debate in a fun and constructive environment. Under the mentorship and guidance of experienced student debaters, participants will practice public speaking exercises, learn how to effectively research and ask questions, construct compelling arguments, and debate in a mock tournament. The camp is free and  runs from Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 16, 12 to 3 p.m. daily. Attendees…

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Public Speaking & Debate Summer Camp

Tuesday, August 13, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 16, 2019

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

Rising 6th graders and up from the Princeton community are invited to build confidence in skills that involve public speaking and debate in a fun and constructive environment. Under the mentorship and guidance of experienced student debaters, participants will practice public speaking exercises, learn how to effectively research and ask questions, construct compelling arguments, and debate in a mock tournament. The camp is free and  runs from Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 16, 12 to 3 p.m. daily. Attendees…

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Public Speaking & Debate Summer Camp

Wednesday, August 14, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 16, 2019

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

Rising 6th graders and up from the Princeton community are invited to build confidence in skills that involve public speaking and debate in a fun and constructive environment. Under the mentorship and guidance of experienced student debaters, participants will practice public speaking exercises, learn how to effectively research and ask questions, construct compelling arguments, and debate in a mock tournament. The camp is free and  runs from Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 16, 12 to 3 p.m. daily. Attendees…

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Origami Club for all Ages

Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 10, 2020

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

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new, often seasonal, folding. Beginners are welcome. Adults must accompany children younger than 8.

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Public Speaking & Debate Summer Camp

Thursday, August 15, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 16, 2019

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

Rising 6th graders and up from the Princeton community are invited to build confidence in skills that involve public speaking and debate in a fun and constructive environment. Under the mentorship and guidance of experienced student debaters, participants will practice public speaking exercises, learn how to effectively research and ask questions, construct compelling arguments, and debate in a mock tournament. The camp is free and  runs from Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 16, 12 to 3 p.m. daily. Attendees…

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