Friends Fundraising Events


Throughout the year, the Friends of the Princeton Public Library host a series of fundraising events, from luncheons to private evenings to our annual benefit and auction. Tickets are required for each; all proceeds from these events support the library’s collection of books and materials.


2021 Book Lovers Luncheon, Thursday, April 29, 11am-12:30pm (virtual via Zoom)

Chef, restaurant owner and author Erin French is the featured speaker for the 2021 Book Lovers Luncheon. Erin is the owner and chef of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, recently named one of TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places. She is also the author of “The Lost Kitchen” cookbook and now of “Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch,” her memoir. Erin will be in conversation with Doris Friedensohn, a professor emerita of women’s studies at New Jersey City University and author of her own food-related memoir, “Eating As I Go: Scenes from America and Abroad.”

After the talk, enjoy your takeaway lunch from Occasions by Cintron and stay online to chat about the book in small groups with friends and librarians from Princeton Public Library (from 12pm-12:30pm).  Find out more

Special thanks to our sponsors: Beatrice Bloom, Weichert Realtors; Bogle Design Group; Dennigan, Cahill & Smith; and, Labyrinth Books


Evenings with Friends 2020-21

This series of small events, traditionally hosted in private homes throughout the winter and spring, was hosted virtually for 2020-2021. The series featured award-winning authors and other leaders in their fields.

2020-2021 speakers included: Dr. Richard Besser, Former Chief Justice of New Jersey Deborah Poritz, Sam Wang, Eddie Glaude Jr. and Imani Perry, and Winnie Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson, Juda Bennett and Piper Kendrix Williams. An Evening with James A. Peebles and Suzanne Staggs has been postponed to the fall (date to be determined).


The Next 100 Years of the Universe

Postponed to Fall 2021 – date to be confirmed

Featuring James Peebles, Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University and 2019 Nobel Prize recipient for Physics, in conversation with Suzanne Staggs, Henry DeWolf Smyth Professsor of Physics at Princeton University

Sponsored by McCaffreys