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August 2019

Toddler Drive-In: Rocket Ship Edition

Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Toddlers (ages 2-5) accompanied by an adult will create their own rocket ship out of a cardboard box and other crafting supplies. Then, they'll land their rocket ship on the "nearest planet" and settle in to watch a short movie. Limited to 30 children accompanied by an adult. Bringing a cardboard box is encouraged. Registration is required:  

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September 2019

Origami Club for all Ages

Wednesday, September 11, 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 to work on new origami projects, many of them seasonal. Beginners are welcome. Adults must accompany children younger than 8.

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Chess for Beginners

Thursday, September 19, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2020

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to a drop-in workshop to learn the basics of chess in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Led by members of the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science Chess Club. Co-presented by the Princeton Internationals School of Mathematics and Science.

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Chemistry Saturdays

Saturday, September 21, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in grades first through fifth grades are invited to join graduate students from the Princeton Chemistry Department in conducting fun and exciting chemistry experiments and hands-on science activities. Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Chemistry Department.

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Sharpen Your Chess Skills

Wednesday, September 25, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

One event on November 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This chess series for 6- to 12-years-olds who are familiar with the basics of chess, is conducted by local chess instructor and US Chess Federation National Master Ben Johnson. Each class features a compact lesson with strategies and tips, and time for supervised play. Participation is limited to 20. Participants must attend all sessions. Registration is required through the library's events calendar. For wait list information, email kids@princetonlibrary.org

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October 2019

Maker Mondays: Let’s LEGO!

Monday, October 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 4, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in a non-competitive community-based Lego session, including building time and round-table discussion. Duplo blocks will be available for younger children outside the Story Room.

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Sharpen Your Chess Skills

Wednesday, October 9, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

One event on November 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This chess series for 6- to 12-years-olds who are familiar with the basics of chess, is conducted by local chess instructor and US Chess Federation National Master Ben Johnson. Each class features a compact lesson with strategies and tips, and time for supervised play. Participation is limited to 20. Participants must attend all sessions. Registration is required through the library's events calendar. For wait list information, email kids@princetonlibrary.org

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Origami Club for all Ages

Wednesday, October 9, 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 to work on new origami projects, many of them seasonal. Beginners are welcome. Adults must accompany children younger than 8.

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Science Circle

Saturday, October 12, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

CoLab Space – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Budding scientists in third through sixth grades are invited to participate in hands-on science activities designed by high school students at PRISMS. Important concepts, focusing on a different scientific discipline each month, will be explored. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science.

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Maker Mondays: Build a Derby Car!

Monday, October 14, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to read a book and then create or explore a hands-on maker activity inspired by the story. Check back as the date approaches for book title.

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Chess for Beginners

Thursday, October 17, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2020

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to a drop-in workshop to learn the basics of chess in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Led by members of the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science Chess Club. Co-presented by the Princeton Internationals School of Mathematics and Science.

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Math Circle for Middle Schoolers

Saturday, October 19, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

CoLab Space – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Students in grades 6-8 engage in hands-on activities and solve puzzles designed by high school students at PRISMS. Important math concepts, including functions, geometry and combinatorics, will be explored. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science.

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Maker Mondays: Let’s LEGO!

Monday, October 21, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 4, 2020

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2020

Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in a non-competitive community-based Lego session, including building time and round-table discussion. Duplo blocks will be available for younger children outside the Story Room.

Find out more »

Sharpen Your Chess Skills

Wednesday, October 23, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

One event on November 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This chess series for 6- to 12-years-olds who are familiar with the basics of chess, is conducted by local chess instructor and US Chess Federation National Master Ben Johnson. Each class features a compact lesson with strategies and tips, and time for supervised play. Participation is limited to 20. Participants must attend all sessions. Registration is required through the library's events calendar. For wait list information, email kids@princetonlibrary.org

Find out more »

Maker Mondays: Be an Architect!

Monday, October 28, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to read a book and then create or explore a hands-on maker activity inspired by the story. Check back as the date approaches for the book title.

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