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January 2020

Homework Help

January 6, 2020, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until January 27, 2020

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 or on break.

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Maker Mondays: Let’s Lego!

January 6, 2020, 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

STEAM Studio – 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.

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Continuing Conversations on Race

January 6, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Members of Not in Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation. RESCHEDULED FROM 2 December 2019 The last in a series of four sessions on racial bias in the United States criminal justice system features "Prison Abolition and the Long Freedom Struggle," a presentation by Ruha Benjamin. Presented in partnership with Not in Our Town Princeton.   The program that was originally scheduled has…

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Mystery Book Group

January 6, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Quiet Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The group discusses "Jade Lady Burning" by Martin Limon.

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Storytime!

January 7, 2020, 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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Princeton Sketchers

January 7, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until March 4, 2020

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until March 18, 2020

Conference Room – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

Sketchers of all abilities meet monthly on the first and third Tuesdays at the library before walking to a chosen location in town, on campus or somewhere indoors, to sketch for two hours or so. Everyone shares their drawings with the group at the end of the session. The meetups are a fun way to share or discover a love of drawing, turning a solitary activity into a group event where ideas and tips are shared and new friendships are formed. There are…

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Baby Storytime

January 7, 2020, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 17 months. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Baby Playgroup

January 7, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 am
Story Room – Third Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Following Baby Storytime at 11 a.m., parents, caregivers and children up to 17 months old are invited to stay for our play group. No big kids allowed.

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“Chernobyl” Episode 1

January 7, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Epiode 1 of "Chernobyl,"  a five-part miniseries which dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, is screened. In this first episode, "1:23:45," plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control the explosion. 1 hour, 2 minutes. Screenings of the series, a co-production of HBO and Sky, continue Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4. Tuesday,…

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Writers Room

January 7, 2020, 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 February 26, 2020

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

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read their work and members offer suggestions. Works read are usually less than 15 minutes long, so there is time to discuss a number of pieces during each session. Participants range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. The group is led by Loretta and Fred Wish.

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Drop in and Knit

January 8, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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. For more information about other knitting events, please visit https://princetonlibrary.org/knit-for-others/

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Musical Tots Storytime

January 8, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 12, 2020

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

Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to experience music through books, movement, rhythm and improvisation. Explore and experience the piano each Wednesday with story time selections and introductory piano skills. Series is led by pianist and faculty member Kristin Cahill of the New School for Music.  

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Homework Help

January 8, 2020, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 27, 2020

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 or on break.

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Sharpen Your Chess Skills

January 8, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on February 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on February 19, 2020 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 U.S. 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 and registration is required. Please make certain your child can attend all session dates (Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19) before registering.  

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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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