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Princeton, 08542 United States
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December 2018

Intro to Mac Computers

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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

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Rethinking Society: Challenges and Hopes for the 21st Century

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

Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies at Princeton University, has served as the co-director of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) for four years. At this event he 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…

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Film: “RBG”

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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.  

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Holiday Tech Networking Event

December 13 @ 6:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Princeton Tech Meetup will host their sixth annual networking event for current members and others who are interested. If you are a techie, coder, entrepreneur, creative or investor, this is a chance to meet like-minded people in the Princeton area This event will include a  hot buffet dinner and requires registration plus a small fee of $10  to offset the cost of the food.  Please register through Princeton Tech Meetup on meetup.com. Location: Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Tech Meetup.

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Princeton Tech Meetup Holiday Networking Event

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Princeton Tech Meetup will host its sixth annual networking event for current members and others who are interested. If you are a techie, coder, entrepreneur, creative or investor, this is a chance to meet like-minded people in the Princeton area. This event will include a  hot buffet dinner and requires registration plus a fee of $10 to offset the cost of the food. Please register through Princeton Tech Meetup. Location: Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Tech Meetup.

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Job Seekers Session: Developing a Personal Leadership Vision

December 14 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Mike Palestina and Maggie Pazian lead an interactive session that will begin to develop your personal leadership vision and create a roadmap for lasting change.    Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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Teens-Only A Cappella Night

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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CD Release: Dan Rauchwerk with TR Peterson

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

New York-based songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Rauchwerk launches "We Are More Than What We Leave Behind," his debut album. Rauchwerk is a founding member of the internationally touring folk band The Lords of Liechtenstein, The record’s subject matter was inspired by Rauchwerk's lifelong 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. Rauchwerk will be joined by for the…

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Film: “Three Identical Strangers”

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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

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Why Is It Too Far To Walk? Building a Climate-Friendly Princeton

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Can we connect our neighborhoods to jobs, grocery stores, schools, libraries, parks and gathering places? Can we preserve neighborhood character and ensure all Princeton community members have access to safe, affordable, low carbon transportation and housing? Sustainable Princeton holds a discussion around building a climate-friendly Princeton. Refreshments will be served at this low-waste event. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton.

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Job Seekers: PSG of Mercer County Holiday Networking Party

December 21 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

PSG of Mercer County holds its annual Holiday Networking BYO Party. Come join old and new friends in a comfortable, open networking session, share some good food (BYO treats is optional), or just come to relieve some stress. Co-sponsored by the library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County

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Friday Feature Film: “Crazy Rich Asians”

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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. …

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Indoor Snow Day

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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Winter Break Family Movie: “Wonderstruck”

December 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress who's life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father. Rated PG. 2 hours.

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Winter Break Family Movie: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”

December 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Rated PG. 1 hour, 29 minutes.

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Tabletop Game Night

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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

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Winter Break Family Movie: “Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash”

December 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The Flash wakes up to see he's missed a fight between the Justice League and the Joker, and somehow, he's lost his powers of speed. He finds himself caught in a time loop, and his superhero friends must work to stop the one responsible - his nemesis Reverse Flash. Not rated. 1 hour, 18 minutes.

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Family Double Feature: “The Incredibles” and “The Incredibles 2”

December 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Join us for an Incredible movie marathon! At 1:00 p.m., we'll screen the original "The Incredibles" (2004) movie. Then stay in your seat for the sequel, "The Incredibles 2" (2018), to see what dangerous new threat arises to challenge your favorite superhero family. "The Incredibles," rated PG, 1 hour, 55 minutes; "The Incredibles 2," rated PG, 1 hour, 58 minutes.

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ABBA Movie Double Feature: “Mamma Mia!”

December 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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

December 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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February 2019

Job Seekers Session: Tamarra Causley Robinson, Dealing with Impact of Job Loss on Family & Relationships

February 1, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

When job loss occurs, most activities that take place are external: updating your resume, your LinkedIn profile, and your interview skills. Oftentimes, we don't talk about the emotional and psychological affects of job loss on the individual and on the jobseeker's circle of family and friends. This discussion will focus solely on steps for self-care during this time of transition and on increasing awareness around preserving and potentially strengthening relationships at home. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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Chill Out

February 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Teens are invited to relax after midterms by spending some time reading, playing board games, crafting, knitting and swapping books with other teens while enjoying hot chocolate.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

February 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Princeton High School Mandarin classes and the school's Chinese Club host a celebration of Chinese New Year for all ages featuring traditional music and instruments, martial arts, calligraphy, painting, dance, origami, games and crafts. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton High School Chinese Club.

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Film: “The Charm of Impossibilities”

February 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This film tells the story of the genesis of the "Quartet for the End of Time," a piece that was composed and interpreted during World War II in a prisoner-of-war camp. 1 hour, 20 minutes. Part of the Princeton University Concerts series. Community Room

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AARP Tax Help

February 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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Job Seekers Session: Susan Borbely, Twitter for Job Seekers

February 8, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

You may think of Twitter as another social media platform, but it can be a powerful tool for job seekers. Twitter can be used to find job leads, network with industry leaders, research companies, and build your personal brand. Susan Borbely, a librarian from the Princeton Public Library, presents "Twitter for Job Seekers" to demystify the platform and show you how to use Twitter as a professional tool. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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Celebrate National Inventors’ Day

February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Ever wonder how the speedometer in a race car works? Or how a roller coaster stops? Learn about these cool inventions and many others during an afternoon of hands-on science activities in celebration of National Inventors' Day. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University.

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AARP Tax Help

February 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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Job Seekers Session: David Schuchman, Interview Preparation and Tips

February 15, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

David Schuchman discusses what you need to do in order to prepare for your next interview, what to expect from your interviewer, and what you need to do after the interview. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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AARP Tax Help

February 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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What is Princeton Doing to be Climate Resilient?

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

More extreme heat, flooding and health problems - this is what climate science says is in store for the Princeton region. Planning and preparation can help mitigate the worst of these effects and reduce the economic burden of dealing with them after the fact. Find out what Princeton is doing to be climate resilient. Refreshments will be served at this low waste event. Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton.

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Job Seekers Session

February 22, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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AARP Tax Help

February 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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Tabletop Game Night

February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 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

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March 2019

Job Seekers Session

March 1, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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AARP Tax Help

March 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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Job Seekers Session

March 8, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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AARP Tax Help

March 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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Job Seekers Session

March 15, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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AARP Tax Help

March 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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Job Seekers Session

March 22, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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AARP Tax Help

March 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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Job Seekers Session

March 29, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

Community Room – First Floor, 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.

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April 2019

AARP Tax Help

April 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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AARP Tax Help

April 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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AARP Tax Help

April 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

Mondays, 9 a.m., Feb. 4 through April 16 Seniors and people of low and moderate income can get free help preparing and filing their federal and New Jersey electronic tax returns by appointment on Monday mornings through April 16. Help is available for non-complex, individual returns only. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Appointments may be scheduled through noon by calling (609) 924-9529,…

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