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December 2019

Frankenstein Materials Science Day

Saturday, December 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This fun and interactive event features maker activities related to robotics, genetic engineering and electricity. By teaching a robot how to draw, experimenting with simple machines, or even bringing their own “creature” to life, participants will confront the same questions and ideas that bedeviled the fictional Victor Frankenstein on a dark and stormy night two centuries ago. Come create your own monstrous creatures, masks, speak with Mary Shelley herself and much more. The NSF-funded Princeton Center for Complex Materials believes…

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January 2020

Origami Club for all Ages

January 8, 2020, 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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Maker Mondays: Make a Thank You Card

January 13, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Participants of all ages are invited to reflect on kindnesses both big and small by creating a thank you card. Supplies (construction paper, die cuts, stickers and more) will be provided.

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Workshop with Illustrator/Author Chen Jiang-Hong

January 14, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Illustrator and author Chen Jiang-Hong leads a workshop featuring a craft/maker activity based on the technique of Chinese painting. Chen won the 2019 Prix Albertine Jeunesse for his book "The Tiger Prince," a tale about a tigress, a seer, a King, and the prince, who must leave his family and learn the ways of the tigers so that the war between humans and animals can end. A Chinese-born French painter, Chen has illustrated 22 books, 12 of which he also wrote. His…

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Preparing Students with Disabilities for Successful Transition to College

January 15, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Conference Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

Author and Columbia University learning consultant Elizabeth C. Hamblet explains how the system for accommodations works at college, describes students’ rights and responsibilities within that system, and shares what the research says are the skills and knowledge correlated with success at college. She also reviews the paperwork students need to apply for accommodations and discusses what accommodations may be available. Hamblet, a learning consultant working in Columbia University’s disability services office, has worked at the college level for nearly two…

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Chemistry Saturdays

January 18, 2020, 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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February 2020

AARP Tax Help

February 3, 2020, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Monday, repeating until April 14, 2020

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

AARP tax volunteers will prepare and electronically file Federal and New Jersey individual, non-complex income tax returns for seniors and people of low to moderate income. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Proof of identification is required. Help is available on Mondays, Feb. 3 through April 13, beginning at 8:45 a.m., by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609)…

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Chinese New Year Celebration

February 8, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat, with Princeton High School's Mandarin classes and Chinese Club. Geared toward participants of all ages, the celebration features a traditional Chinese lion dance, Chinese painting, calligraphy, music and paper cutting. There will also be origami stations and martial arts performances.   Presented in partnership with Princeton High School's Mandarin classes and Chinese Club.

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Science Circle

February 8, 2020, 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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Winter Craft: Card-Making Workshop for Adults

February 9, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Linda Willimer leads a workshop where participants will learn techniques to create three unique greeting cards to give to someone they love on Valentine's Day or any day of the year. Registration is limited to 16 participants and will be available on Dec. 30.

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AARP Tax Help

February 10, 2020, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Monday, repeating until April 14, 2020

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

AARP tax volunteers will prepare and electronically file Federal and New Jersey individual, non-complex income tax returns for seniors and people of low to moderate income. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Proof of identification is required. Help is available on Mondays, Feb. 3 through April 13, beginning at 8:45 a.m., by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609)…

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Maker Mondays: Make a Snow Globe!

February 10, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
STEAM Studio – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Children in grades 1-5 will make a simple (no liquid) snow globe in this hands-on maker session.

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Origami Club for all Ages

February 12, 2020, 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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Math Circle for Middle Schoolers

February 15, 2020, 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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AARP Tax Help

February 17, 2020, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Monday, repeating until April 14, 2020

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

AARP tax volunteers will prepare and electronically file Federal and New Jersey individual, non-complex income tax returns for seniors and people of low to moderate income. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Proof of identification is required. Help is available on Mondays, Feb. 3 through April 13, beginning at 8:45 a.m., by appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609)…

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