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October 2019

Writing Workshop

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 1, 2020

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

Writers who are working on book-length works are invited to receive constructive critique from peers. The group is designed so that writers can help other writers of fiction and book-length non-fiction to strengthen characters and story structure.  Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. Don Donato leads the workshop.

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TBD (To Be Discussed)

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 26, 2020

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

All high school students are welcome to participate in this monthly discussion of great books, films, music, non-fiction, poetry, and all things cultural. Participants may also help create book displays and reading lists for the library, take group trips to see current films, and do group-reads.

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Author Alex Counts introduced by Sam Daley-Harris

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Counts discusses his book, “Changing the World without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship,” after being introduced by Princeton author and activist Sam Daley-Harris. Counts founded Grameen Foundation and became its president and CEO to continue his work in microfinance and poverty reduction. Daley-Harris is the author of “Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government.” Presented in partnership with the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.

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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 theme of this evening's storytelling is FEAR. Tell us about a time when fear prevented you from doing something you wanted to do. Do you think that your fear helped or hurt you in that instance, and why? The second program will be held on November 19. Doors will…

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Drop In and Knit

Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 28, 2019

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

Bring your knitting or crochet project and join us for these drop-in sessions. Participants must provide their own supplies. Sessions will not include instruction. There will be no program on December 11.

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Resume and LinkedIn Help Desk

Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 25, 2019

Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Expert volunteers from Bloomberg Financial are available to review and edit resumes and LinkIn profiles free of charge at these drop-in sessions. First come, first served. Please bring a printed copy of your resume.   Co-sponsored by the library and Bloomberg Financial.

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Community Helpers Storytime (Doctor)

Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

A doctor stops by to visit as part of our Community Helpers Storytime series. For children 18 months and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Ask the Mac Pros

Wednesday, October 23, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Drop by these sessions where members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group will answer questions about Apple devices and help you get started on our iMacs.

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Homework Help

Wednesday, October 23, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

Youth Services – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required. Please note that Homework Help does not occur on days that the Princeton Public Schools or Princeton University are closed.

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Sharpen Your Chess Skills

Wednesday, October 23, 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

One event on December 4, 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. Please make certain your child can attend all session dates (9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4) before registering. Registration required. For wait list information, email kids@princetonlibrary.org

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Martin Koenig: “Sound Portraits from Bulgaria and the Balkans: Photographs and Recordings”

Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Ethnographer and cultural specialist Martin Koenig discusses his half century of research into traditional music and dance of the Balkans. More than 50 years ago, Koenig embarked on a trip to Bulgaria armed with letters of introduction from anthropologist Margaret Mead and folklorist Alan Lomax. On this trip, as well as on numerous subsequent visits, he sought to research and document the traditional music and dance forms in their original settings. Working in villages throughout the area, he filmed, recorded, and…

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Data Visualization with Plotly-Dash part 4

Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Dash is a small, elegant web framework that enables developers in the python world to quickly create interactive web visualizations of practically any dataset without using JavaScript. This four part series will examine the structure and practical use of Dash through through the study of basic to complex visualizations. The only requirement is basic python programming skill. Part 1: Implementation of necessary software and an examination of a basic Dash app. Wednesday, Oct 2, 6:30-8:30 pm Part 2: How to…

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Citizenship Preparation Classes

Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This series of six classes is offered by the Latin American Task Force to assist those who are preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test. Classes include history, civics and a review of basic English necessary for the citizenship interview. Co-sponsored by the library and the Latin American Task Force.

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Princeton Farmers Market

Thursday, October 24, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 14, 2019

Hinds Plaza, 63 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Seasonal and organic produce from local farmers, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles are available through 3 p.m. at this weekly event. Live music from 12:30-2:30 p.m.   Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Farmers Market.

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Storytime!

Thursday, October 24, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 18 months and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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