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March 2020

Maker Mondays: Painting with Worms!

Monday, March 9, 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 "Carl and the Meaning of Life" by Deborah Freedman, then discover how to paint with "worms."  Don't worry, no real worms will be harmed in this craft.

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Email Marketing with MailChimp

Monday, March 9, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

MailChimp is a Web-based email marketing service used to send messages to a group of people and an effective way to advertise, provide information, or enhance a relationship with your contacts. In this hands-on class, you will create an email contact list and your first campaign. Students must be able to access their email account on library computers. Instructor: David Schuchman

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Poets at the Library

Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Featured poets Vida Chu and Susan Gerardi Bello read from their works for 20 minutes each, followed by an open-mic session. A Princeton resident, Vida Chu grew up in Hong Kong. She came to America to attend the Universityof Pennsylvania, graduated with a degree in biology, and stayed. Her poems have appeared in many journals. She has two books of poems: "The Fragrant Harbor" and "The Thirteenth Lake." She has published children's stories in Cricket Magazine and “Fire and Wings,”…

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Storytime!

Tuesday, March 10, 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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Baby Storytime

Tuesday, March 10, 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

Tuesday, March 10, 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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Ask Us: Facebook

Tuesday, March 10, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Facebook is the most popular social networking platform. You can use it to share updates, photos, news links, and keep in touch with friends and family. "Ask Us" sessions begin with a brief introduction from an avid user of a technology service, app or platform, then participants will ask questions to guide the group’s learning. All levels of experience are welcome. Instructor: Morgan Taylor

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Homework Help

Tuesday, March 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 10, 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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Library Live at Labyrinth: Lewis Hyde: “A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past”

Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

What if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear but as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and rebirth? The author discusses his book which offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche. Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic. He is the author of “The Gift,” “Trickster Makes This World,” and “Common as Air.” A MacArthur Fellow and former director of undergraduate…

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Writers Room

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

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

Writers receive constructive feedback at these sessions, during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Works read are less than 10 minutes long (about 1200-1500 words), 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 on alternating weeks by Loretta and Fred Wish, Todd Greenwood, Don Donato and Steve Arnold. Writers Room Guidelines: The…

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Happy Hands Story Time!

Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 8, 2020

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

Happy Hands teaches American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary, speech, and expression through multi-sensory learning. Signing helps promote verbal communication and encourage reading skills and can have amazing results with children who have speech and communication challenges. This program will empower communication by teaching a broad base of ASL vocabulary that can be used immediately. Children, including babies, have the capacity to understand, learn, and communicate before they develop the ability to speak. For children from 6 months to 5 years old.…

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Drop in and Knit

Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 25, 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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Grow with Google Livestream: Spring Into Action

Wednesday, March 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Technology Center – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Learn how to use Google Analytics to gain insights about how consumers engage with businesses online. We’ll discuss best practices to analyze customer trends and turn these insights into actionable decisions, and we’ll explore Market Finder, Google’s free tool that helps identify potential markets and customers for businesses. Livestream webinar.

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Film: “Arctic Dogs”

Wednesday, March 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

An arctic fox works in a mailroom but longs to become one of the top sled dog couriers in this computer-animated comedy. After coming across an unusual package, he decides to steal a sled and deliver the package to prove himself. PG. 1 hour, 35 minutes.

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Sharpen Your Chess Skills

Wednesday, March 11, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on March 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on April 1, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on April 22, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on May 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm

One event on May 27, 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 (March 11, March 25, April 1, April 22, May 13, May 27) before registering.

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