Loading Events

← Back to Events

Community Room

+ Google Map
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States
609-924-9529

Upcoming Events

November 2018

Preschool Fair

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Representatives from Princeton area preschools provide information about school programs, curriculum, philosophy and the admission process at this two-hour annual event.

Find out more »

Author Talk with Keith Whittington on “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech”

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In his new book "Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech," Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University, argues that universities must protect and encourage vigorous free speech in order to fulfill their most basic, fundamental, and essential purposes, including fostering freedom of thought, ideological diversity, and tolerance. Examining such hot-button issues as trigger warnings, safe spaces, hate speech, disruptive protests, speaker disinvitations, the use of social media by faculty, and academic politics, the book…

Find out more »

Fred Miller: “Happy Days are Here Again”

November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Library favorite Fred Miller presents “Happy Days Are Here Again: The Jazz Age and the Birth of Radio,” one of his popular lectures in song. Community Room.

Find out more »

Sonnet Slam with McCarter Theatre

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

  Join the library and members of McCarter Theatre Center's Shakespeare Community Reading Group for a celebration of the Bard's sonnets at the 2nd Annual Sonnet Slam.  Sonnet numbers (1-154) will be drawn at random and paired with readers who will stand and deliver their sonnets at the lectern in front of the Shakespeare-loving crowd.  A volume of sonnets will be available, or feel free to bring your own.  Reserve your seat here! Co-sponsored by the library and McCarter Theatre…

Find out more »

Gould Lecture

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Ken Norman of the Princeton University Department of Psychology presents the fifth annual Gould Lecture endowed by the family of Dr. Kenneth Gould.

Find out more »

Author Talk with Sayu Bhojwani on “People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door”

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Join Sayu Bhojwani in conversation with Leticia Fraga on Bhojwani's new book "People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy's Door." Bhojwani is a an author, political scientist and immigrant of Indian descent. In the book, she shares the stories of a diverse and persevering range of local and state politicians from across the country who are challenging the status quo, winning against all odds, and leaving a path for others to follow. Bhojwani served as New…

Find out more »

Job Seekers: Alex Freund

November 30 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

December 2018

A Christmas Carol Family “Filibuster” Read-Aloud

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Usher in the spirit the season and the opening of McCarter Theatre Center’s production of the beloved holiday tale by participating in the third annual public community reading of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella. We will read the entire story from start to finish in the library’s Community Room on Sat., December 1, starting at 2 pm. All are invited and encouraged to attend—individuals, families, book clubs, and groups—and participate by reading a portion of the book. All reading levels are…

Find out more »

Book Brunch with Idra Novey

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The award-winning author of “Ways to Disappear” discusses and signs copies of “Those Who Knew,” her newly published novel about power imbalances and the risks of speaking up in a profoundly divided country. The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when tea and pastries will be served. The author talk begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a book signing. Community Room

Find out more »

Writers Block: Short Adult Comedies

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The ensemble of Princeton writers and actors (Julia Poulos, Mary Greenberg, Lillian Israel, George Papaioannou, and John Weeren) returns to the library to present a program of short adult comedies including an original play. Directed by Laura Huntsman with Sound by Ken Greenberg. Community Room

Find out more »

Author Talk with Patricia O’Toole: “The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made”

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The acclaimed author discusses “The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made,” her biography of one of the most consequential and controversial U.S. presidents and a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American overreach in foreign affairs. Community Room Patricia O’Toole is the author of five books, including "The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and…

Find out more »

Job Seekers Session: Beth Fitzgerald

December 7 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Friends One-Day Book Sale

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

A variety of books for all ages will be available. Community Room

Find out more »

Intro to Mac Computers

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Learn the basics of Apple’s operating system as well as tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Mac. This class is also helpful for users switching from PCs to Macs. Instructor: Laura O’Neil

Find out more »

Rethinking Society: Challenges and Hopes for the 21st Century

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University professor and co-director of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP), will present highlights and key findings from “A Manifesto for Social Progress,” the companion book to IPSP’s three-volume report “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century.” Written by Fleurbaey and other IPSP members, the book brings together the key messages of the IPSP report on which nearly 300 researchers from around the world worked for three years on the prospects for social progress in the light…

Find out more »

Film: “RBG”

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This documentary chronicles the decdes-long career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and shows how she developed a legal legacy while becoming a pop culture icon. 1 hour,  38 minutes. Community Room. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton YWCA.  

Find out more »

Teens-Only A Cappella Night

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This annual, teens-only event features vocal groups from Princeton's four high schools and is only open to students who attend the schools. Please note that the library will close at 6 p.m. for this event. Co-sponsored by the library, Corner House and the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance.

Find out more »

CD Release: Dan Rauchwerk with TR Peterson

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

New York-based Dan Rauchwerk, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, launches his debut album, “We are More Than What We Leave Behind.” The record’s subject matter was inspired by Rauchwerk’s life-long passion for books. Mixing historical references into love songs and weaving eras into each other, Rauchwerk introduces characters who never met in order to see what happens when they interact. He will be joined by writer TR Peterson who will give relevant readings. Community Room

Find out more »

Film: “Three Identical Strangers”

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

An astonishing coincidence brings together identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families.  1 hour, 36 minutes.  Rated PG-13.  Community Room

Find out more »

Friday Feature Film: “Crazy Rich Asians”

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

"Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. …

Find out more »

Indoor Snow Day

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library’s Teen Advisory Board will transform the Community Room into a winter wonderland and lead an afternoon of games and other winter-themed activities including an indoor snowball fight. The fun-filled afternoon also includes a hot cocoa bar and other tasty treats.

Find out more »

Tabletop Game Night

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Everyone 16 and older is invited to unplug for a while and enjoy an evening of playing tabletop and strategy games. The library will provide several games to choose from but you’re also welcome to bring your own. Community Room

Find out more »

ABBA Movie Double Feature: “Mamma Mia!”

December 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Join us for an afternoon double-feature of "Mamma Mia!" and "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."  Community Room. 1 p.m.: "Mamma Mia!" 1 hour, 49 minutes, PG-13. 3 p.m.: "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." 1 hour, 54 minutes, PG-13.

Find out more »

ABBA Movie Double Feature: “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

December 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Join us for an afternoon double-feature of "Mamma Mia!" and "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."  Community Room. 1 p.m.: "Mamma Mia!" 1 hour, 49 minutes, PG-13. 3 p.m.: "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." 1 hour, 54 minutes, PG-13.

Find out more »

February 2019

Job Seekers Session

February 1, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Job Seekers Session

February 8, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Job Seekers Session

February 15, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Job Seekers Session

February 22, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Tabletop Game Night

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Everyone 16 and older is invited to unplug for a while and enjoy an evening of playing tabletop and strategy games. The library will provide several games to choose from but you’re also welcome to bring your own. Community Room

Find out more »

March 2019

Job Seekers Session

March 1, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Job Seekers Session

March 8, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Job Seekers Session

March 15, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Job Seekers Session

March 22, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »

Job Seekers Session

March 29, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library and Professional Services Group of Mercer County sponsor sessions for professionals who are seeking new employment and contracting opportunities throughout the region. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

Find out more »
+ Export Events