Winter 2017-2018 Events Calendar

Programs related to The Vietnam War at Princeton Public Library

Programming for The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association, PBS and WETA Washington, DC.

The entire series will be shown on Wednesday mornings starting at 10:30am in the Newsroom.

December 6

Episode One: Deja Vu (1858-1961)

December 13

Episode Two: Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

December 20

Episode Three: “The River Styx” (January 1964–December 1965)

January 10

Episode Four: “Resolve” (January 1966–June 1967)

January 17

Episode Five: “This Is What We Do” (July 1967–December 1967)

January 24

Episode Six: “Things Fall Apart” (January 1968–July 1968)

February 7

Episode Seven: “The Veneer of Civilization” (June 1968–May 1969)

February 14

Episode Eight: “The History of the World” (April 1969–May 1970)

February 21

Episode Nine: “A Disrespectful Loyalty” (May 1970–March 1973)

February 28

Episode Ten: “The Weight of Memory” (March 1973–Onward)

Additional Events related to the Vietnam War era

December 3. 2pm

Lloyd Gardner: Vietnam Redux: Ken Burns Takes on His Biggest Challenge

Community Room

January 22. 10:30am

Book Discussion: “Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam”

Conference Room

January 25. 7pm

Suits, Soldiers, and Hippies: The Vietnam War in Princeton with Dan Linke


February 7. 7pm

Book Discussion: “The Best We Could Do” by Thi Bui

Conference Room

February 21. 6:30pm

American Power and Human Rights in the Post My-Lai Era with Christopher Fisher


February 26. 6pm

Library Live at Labyrinth with Max Boot on “The Road Not Taken”

Labyrinth Books


Poets at the Library

December 11. 7pm

David Crews and Betty Lies

January 8. 7pm

Elizabeth Anne Socolow and Erika Wagner

February 12. 7pm

Alicia Ostriker and Ilene Millman

Historical Fiction Book Group with Historical Society of Princeton

February 22. 6:30pm

“A Gentleman in Moscow” with Elena Fratto
Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road

Additional Events

December 4. 7pm

Author Talk: David Price on “Rescuing the Revolution:


December 6. 7pm

Lecture: Rochambeau at Princeton with Dr. Bob Selig

Community Room

January 29. 7pm

Betsey Stockton: Researching the Biography of a Princeton Slave, Educator, and Missionary with Connie Escher


February 6. 6:30pm

Hollywood in the White House with Max Alvarez

February 22. 6pm

Screening: “Get in the Way”

All events take place in the Community Room unless otherwise noted.

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All programs are presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.