Upcoming Friends Evenings

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library hosts evenings at private homes throughout the year; tickets are required, and limited seats are available for the following events.  

For questions, call the Friends at 609-924-9529 ext. 1280.

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Art Collection and Garden Tour by Rysia de Ravel 

Wednesday, May 29 at 5:00 p.m.  At the home of Rysia de Ravel.

Join Lindsay Griffith, International Head of Contemporary Editions at Christie’s Auction house, as she guides you through Rysia de Ravel’s very special contemporary print collection. Two of Rysia’s Frank Stella prints were recently part of the exhibition, “Frank Stella – Unbound” at the Princeton University Art Museum. You will also be introduced to one of Princeton’s architectural and artistic gems – La Maison de la Verre, lovingly updated and expanded. This grand Frank Lloyd Wright-esque home was a collaboration between William H. Short, FLW’s Clerk of the Works for the Guggenheim Museum and William F. Shelman, Princeton Professor of Modern Architecture. The evening will begin outside in the meticulously curated garden, designed by Robert Zion (inventor of the vest-pocket park and designer of Paley Park in NYC), and then continue inside as Ms. Griffith guides you through the home and its extensive and exquisite art collection. This exciting and rare glimpse into this exclusive art collection, and the home that houses it, is not to be missed! A sit-down dinner follows the tour.

There are a limited number of seats available at $150 per person.


The Friends Beyond Words Benefit will be held on November 2, 2019 featuring Zadie Smith interviewed by Deana Lawson











Helen Heintz

Melissa Grzymala
First Vice President

Dana Molina
Second Vice President

Andrea Bradley

Michael Hall

Nicky Katz
Assistant Treasurer


Jimi Ayodele
Audrey Egger
Karen M. Ehee
Peter Ham
Veronika Häusle-Kalabacos
Rupert Hinton
Seva Kramer
Patricia Meyer
Jane Nieman
Dina Shaw
Christa Smith
Melanie Stein
Richard Trenner
Karen Zemble

Ex Officio:

Jim Hecht
Interim Library Director

Sherri Garber
Former Council President

Pam Wakefield
Board of Trustees

Erin Metro
Princeton University Liaison

Stephanie Oster
Development Administrator

Claire Bertrand
Book Sale Manager