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March 2019

Friday Feature Film: “The Wife”

Friday, March 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This drama, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, features Glenn Close as a wife who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, who is set to receive the Nobel prize for Literature. R. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Free

NJ Makers Day

Saturday, March 23, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

We're marking New Jersey Makers Day,  a statewide celebration of making and maker culture, with events and activities including a building a car for our wacky racers derby, a chance to “meet the robots” with local robotics teams, a special story time and lots of fun items to make and take. Schedule of Events: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday Stories with Katey Howes (Story Room) 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Wacky Racers and Meet the Robots (Community Room) 2 to…

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Sunday Book Brunch Featuring Janet Benton and Madeline Miller

Sunday, March 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Authors Janet Benton and Madeline Miller talk about their books at this special Sunday brunch event. Benton will discuss her debut novel, “Lilli de Jong." Set Philadelphia during 1883, the historical novel is the story of a young unmarried Quaker woman, abandoned by the father of the child she is carrying and banished from her home. The story is told through entries in the woman's diary and reveals the harrowing  struggle for survival set in motion by her decision to…

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Music: Rising Smoke

Sunday, March 24, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Rising Smoke specializes in classic rock but also does jazz and pop standards, doo-wop, movie music, a capella tunes and old sing-along favorites. Members include Fred Wish (guitar/bass/percussion), John Allison (guitar/keyboard/harmonica) and Loretta Bolger Wish (guitar/percussion).    

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AARP Tax Help

Monday, March 25, 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:45am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

AARP tax volunteers will prepare and electronically file Federal and New Jersey individual, non-complex income tax returns for seniors and people of low to moderate income. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Help is available on Mondays, Feb. 4 through April 16, beginning at 8:45 a.m.,  by appointment only. Call (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220, to schedule. Co-sponsored by the library and AARP.

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Create Your Own Graphic Novel

Monday, March 25, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The history and art of comics and graphic novels are explored in this workshop for children 7 and older who want to create one of their own. Topics include basic compositional strategies including narrative structure, image making, word choice and basic typographic design. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Redistricting and Gerrymandering in New Jersey: What Should Be Done?

Monday, March 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Patrick Murray, founding director of the Mounmouth University Polling Institute, and Helen Kioukis of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey offer a presentation on the redistricting and gerrymandering of electoral boundaries in New Jersey. Topics include how the boundaries are drawn and whether the process needs to be reformed. Ingrid Reed, former director of the New Jersey Project at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, will serve as moderator. Murray was named the Monmouth University Polling Institute’s founding…

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Disney Trivia Contest

Tuesday, March 26, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Disney fans ages 5-14 are invited to compete in a “Jeopardy”-style trivia game. Trivia topics will include Pixar films, as well as classic and contemporary Disney films. This event will be led by our Teen Advisory Board.

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Family Movie: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. PG-13. 1 hour 52 minutes.

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“Star Wars” Night

Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Feel the Force at the library, you will. Young Padawans may complete "Star Wars"-themed games and crafts in the Community Room. We will also be joined by costumed characters from the 501st Legion who will be available for photos. For children 5-12 years old. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Spring Break Chess Tournament

Thursday, March 28, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

US Chess Federation National Master Ben Johnson, an experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor who currently teaches at several local schools, conducts a chess tournament for 6- to 12-year olds who know the rules of chess. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required through the library's events calendar. Note: This is not a USCF rated event.  

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Job Seekers Session: Beating the Applicant Tracking System

Friday, March 29, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Presenter Lynne Williams reveals why  human eyes may never see the resumes you submit online and discusses what you need to do to optimize your resume to beat the system. Please bring a copy of your resume to mark up during the presentation.

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Dog Man Party!

Friday, March 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Children ages 5-12 are invited to celebrate Dog Man, the part-human, part-canine hero of the Dave Pilkey series with crafts, games and activities. Pilkey is also the creator of the Captain Underpants series.

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Film: “Ready Player One”

Friday, March 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, this fantasy thriller, produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, takes place in 2045, when much of humanity uses the virtual reality software OASIS to escape the desolation of the real world. When orphaned teenager Wade Watts discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, he joins several allies to try to complete the game before a large company run by…

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Music: Red Oak Chamber Ensemble

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

A collection of small chamber ensembles formed by students from Montgomery High School, performs a broad spectrum of genres, including Debussy, Beethoven and Bach as well as more contemporary pieces.  

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Book Launch: “U.S. 1 Worksheets”

Sunday, March 31, 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative launches Volume 64 of its journal that contains selected works by 134 poets. In addition to members’ poetry, the journal includes works by poets from across America, Mexico and Australia. Doors open at 1:15 p.m.; readings by contributors begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served and journals will be available for purchase.     Co-sponsored by the library and U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative. Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views,…

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April 2019

AARP Tax Help

Monday, April 1, 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:45am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

AARP tax volunteers will prepare and electronically file Federal and New Jersey individual, non-complex income tax returns for seniors and people of low to moderate income. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Help is available on Mondays, Feb. 4 through April 16, beginning at 8:45 a.m.,  by appointment only. Call (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220, to schedule. Co-sponsored by the library and AARP.

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Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, April 1, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town, the Princeton-based interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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Author Sloane Crosley: “Look Alive Out There”

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The New York Times-bestselling author discusses her third collection of personal essays. Fans of "I Was Told There’d Be Cake" and "How Did You Get This Number" know Crosley’s life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. In this collection, whether it’s scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas or squinting down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver…

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Princeton Triangle Club Presents!

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of the Princeton Triangle Club, the University's oldest performing arts organization, perform original, student-written songs and sketches from their newest production. The event will feature opportunities to talk to the show's writers and performers about creating musical comedy for a professional-level production. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

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Film: “Dark Money”

Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This documentary examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. Taking viewers to Montana to follow a local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision (which allowed corporations unlimited spending in election campaigns), the film uncovers how American elections are bought and sold. The film premiered in January, 2018, at the Sundance Film Festival where it was an official selection and won the Producing Award. TV-14. 1 hour, 39…

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Job Seekers Session: Essential Principles of Employment Law

Friday, April 5, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

New Jersey Employment and Family Law Attorney Hanan Isaacs discusses New Jersey employment law and, where relevant, federal law. Topics include employment contracts, civil service, union membership, lawful and unlawful hiring practices and more. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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CANCELED – Teen Trivia Night

Friday, April 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Teen Trivia Night is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience Princeton area high schoolers are invited to create teams of 4-6 students to compete in a trivia night hosted by the Corner House Student Board. The trivia will cover a diverse range of categories including celebrity breakups, music, sports, history, and more. Winners will be awarded Hoagie Haven gift cards. Co-sponsored by the library and Corner House.

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Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States

Saturday, April 6, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Douglas Massey, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University, and Jorge Durand, professor of anthropology at the University of Guadalajara give a talk in Spanish and in English about the exhibition of retablos on display at the Princeton Art Museum from March 16-July 7. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Sunday Poetry Brunch with Dara-Lyn Shrager

Sunday, April 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In a celebration of National Poetry Month, Dara-Lyn Shrager, the library's 2018 Poet-in-Residence, will be joined by featured poets to read from and sign their books of poetry. The poets include Hayden Saunier, Timothy Liu, and Peter Covino. The doors on Hinds Plaza will open at 11 a.m. when coffee, tea, and pastries will be served. The poetry readings begin at 11:30 a.m.

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Music: Princeton University Jazz Ensembles

Sunday, April 7, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Rudresh K. Mahanthappa directs students from Princeton University jazz program in this preview concert for the university's April 13 jazz festival.

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AARP Tax Help

Monday, April 8, 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:45am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

AARP tax volunteers will prepare and electronically file Federal and New Jersey individual, non-complex income tax returns for seniors and people of low to moderate income. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Help is available on Mondays, Feb. 4 through April 16, beginning at 8:45 a.m.,  by appointment only. Call (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220, to schedule. Co-sponsored by the library and AARP.

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PEFF: Eating Animals

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky…

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PEFF: Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In her signature serious-yet-quirky-connect-the-dots style, Peabody Award winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries – Disaster preparedness. Along the way she forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity and the politics of disaster. Film followed by a Q&A with director Judith A. Helfand. 2018 | 76 min. Directed by Judith A. Helfand For Full Festival Details visit our website

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Job Seekers Session: Cultivating Calm While in Transition

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

Susan Wilk, a certified meditation teacher at No Place Like Aum, LLC, presents on the benefits of meditation and other simple techniques to release stress and improve overall well-being in times of transition. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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PEFF: All the Time in the World

Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

A family with three children leave the comforts of home to live for nine months in the remote wilderness of the Canadian North. They spend the long winter living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no internet and not a single watch or clock. Set in the Yukon, All The Time In The World is a deeply personal documentary that explores the theme of disconnecting from our hectic and technology laden lives in order to…

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PEFF: Hearts of Glass

Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Hearts of Glass follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest (VH), a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that grows crops while providing meaningful, competitively-paid jobs for people with disabilities. The film weaves the story of VH’s launch with the personal journeys of several employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Innovation and inclusion create a fertile environment for people and plants to grow.. VH is a vertical farm on 1/10 of an acre at an elevation of 6,237…

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PEFF: The Kingdom: How Fungi Made our World

Saturday, April 13, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

You find fungi in Antarctica and in nuclear reactors. They live inside your lungs and your skin is covered with them. Fungi are the most under appreciated and unexplained organisms, yet they could cure you from smallpox and turn cardboard boxes into forests. There are vastly more fungi species than plants and each and every one of them play a crucial role in life’s support systems. The film is a journey into the mysterious world of Fungi to witness their…

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PEFF: Managed Retreat

Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Managed Retreat is a short documentary portrait of three New York City neighborhoods that, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, were purchased by the NY State government, to be demolished and returned to nature as part of the city’s first ‘managed retreat’ from rising sea levels. This observational documentary follows the process of retreat over the course of five seasons, as homes are destroyed and wild animals begin to return. Film followed by a Q&A with director Nathan Kengsinger. 2018 |…

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PEFF: Hope on the Hudson 2

Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Three short films that explore the Hudson River/Valley. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster. Source to the Sea In partnership with volunteer citizen samplers, Hudson Riverkeeper tests select tributaries of the Hudson for fecal-indicating bacteria and other water quality indicators. These samples are collected from the streambank by trained community scientists, and processed in our onboard lab, our lab in Kingston, or one of our partner labs. Communities up and down the Hudson River…

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PEFF: Wyeth

Saturday, April 13, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Wyeth tells the story of one of America’s most popular, but least understood, artists. While his exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics continually assaulted his work. Through unprecedented access to Wyeth family members, archival materials, and his work, Wyeth presents the most complete portrait of the artist ever – bearing witness to a legacy just at the moment it is evolving. Film followed by a Q&A with director Glenn Holsten and producer Chayne Gregg. 2018 | 87 min. Directed by Glenn…

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PEFF: The Sourlands: A New Jersey Treasure

Sunday, April 14, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This film is about the fragile ecology of the largest forest in Central New Jersey — its importance to amphibians, migrating birds and other endangered wildlife and plants — as well as the threats to the forest, which sits adjacent to one of the world’s most heavily developed corridors. The film also touches on the region and the importance of the forest to the people. 2018 | 34 min. by Cliff Wilson For Full Festival Details visit our website

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PEFF: Sunday Shorts

Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

That Beetle Down There That Beetle Down There is a portrait of the conflict surrounding the endangered American Burying Beetle in Osage County, Oklahoma. Not only is this one of the only places the beetle continues to survive in the wild, but it’s the original homeland of the Osage Indians, who purchased their reservation near the end of the 18th century and own the mineral rights below the surface. This story examines the moral grey area of conservation, where the protections…

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PEFF: Inventing Tomorrow

Sunday, April 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Inventing Tomorrow follows six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today – right in their own backyards. Each student is preparing original scientific research that they will defend at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Framed against the backdrop of the severe environmental threats we now face, the film is an immersing global view of the planetary crisis, through the eyes of the generation that will…

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PEFF: The River and the Wall

Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The River and the Wall follows five friends on an adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas as the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead. Masters recruits NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him…

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AARP Tax Help

Monday, April 15, 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:45am on Monday, repeating until April 16, 2019

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

AARP tax volunteers will prepare and electronically file Federal and New Jersey individual, non-complex income tax returns for seniors and people of low to moderate income. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent return and documentation for the previous year’s income and expenses that may be deductible. Help is available on Mondays, Feb. 4 through April 16, beginning at 8:45 a.m.,  by appointment only. Call (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220, to schedule. Co-sponsored by the library and AARP.

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Princeton University Concerts: Avi Avital and Omer Avital in Conversation

Monday, April 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Mandolinist Avi Avital and bassist Omer Avital engage in a moderated conversation in advance of their April 16 Crossroads Series concert, "Avital Meets Avital" at Richardson Auditorium. The performance will blend jazz and classical traditions with the music of Morocco, North Africa, Israel, and the Mediterranean region. Princeton University Concerts' Crossroads Series draws musicians and music from around the globe and highlight music’s uncanny capacity to tell stories and spark new conversations. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Concerts.

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Author Talk and Cooking Demonstration: Rinku Bhattacharya: “Instant Indian”

Wednesday, April 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Cookbook author Rinku Bhattacharya discusses "Instant Indian," her collection of 100 authentic Indian recipes adapted for use in an Instant Pot® (electric pressure cooker). Recipes from the book, which shows that it's possible to make flavorful, nutritious Indian fare in minutes instead of hours, will be demonstrated, and a book signing will follow.

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What is Princeton Doing to be Climate Resilient?

Wednesday, April 17, 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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Free

Tower to Town Talk

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Princeton University researchers from various departments discuss all aspects of their work and encourage questions and discussion. Check the library's events calendar for specific topics as the date approaches.

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Job Seekers Session: Topic TBD

Friday, April 19, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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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Teen Game-a-thon

Saturday, April 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The library's Teen Advisory Board leads an afternoon of gaming challenges for students in middle school and up. Games include Twister, Giant Jenga, hoola hoop contests, "Minute to Win It" challenges and more. Come show off your gaming chops and win prizes, too!

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Free

Author Talk: Nate Stucky “Wrestling with Rest”

Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The author and director of Princeton Theological Seminary's Farminary Project discusses his book about the negative impact being constantly busy has on our lives, particularly the lives of young people. He studies the habits of teenagers and the pressures that burden them and advocates for the importance of rest for youth — socially and emotionally, physiologically and spiritually. The book calls us to reimagine the place of rest, not only in their lives, but also in ours, so that we…

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Screening and Discussion: “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

PBS American Experience episode "The Chinese Exclusion Act" will be screened, followed by a discussion with Beth Lew-Williams, assistant professor of history at Princeton University. This PBS American Experience episode examines the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for…

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Job Seekers Session: Your DISC® Assessment

Friday, April 26, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Certified Business Coach Holly Jerome leads a session where participants will take and evaluate their DISC® assessment. The DiSC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors with others — within an interview setting, a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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Friday Feature Film: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Friday, April 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, this film tells the story of a young African-American woman seeking to prove the innocence of her boyfriend, wrongly-accused and jailed for rape, before the birth of their child. R. 1 hour, 57 minutes.  

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Rhythmic Integrity: Concordia Chamber Players Open Rehearsal

Saturday, April 27, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The Concordia Chamber Players perform works by composer Andy Akiho and Sergei Prokofiev at this open rehearsal. The musicians include Ian Rosenbaum, marimba; Kristin Lee and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violins; Dimitri Murrath, viola, and Michelle Djokic, cello.

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Free

The Gateway Project: Why You Should Care

Monday, April 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Tom Wright of the Regional Plan Association gives a presentation on what the regional impact would be if one or both train tunnels under the Hudson River were closed for repairs. The tunnels are old, damaged by flooding and inadequate for current and future ridership. Wright will present the findings from a recently released report commissioned by the Regional Plan Association. The discussion will be moderated by Ingrid Reed, former director of the New Jersey Project at Rutgers University's Eagleton…

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May 2019

Free

Lecture: Da Vinci as an Inventor

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Michel Littman, computer science professor at Princeton University, gives a lecture in honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo Da Vinci. The lecture will discuss Da Vinci's inventions with a focus on his work with optics.

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Job Seekers Session: Dealing with Ageism

Friday, May 3, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Marty Latman discusses ageism to help job seekers strengthen their position as ideal candidates for employment. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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Film: “The Hate U Give”

Friday, May 3, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds - the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.

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Film: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Saturday, May 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In the first animated feature film in the Spider-Man franchise based on the Marvel Comics character, Miles Morales becomes one of many Spider-Men as they team up to save New York City from the villain Kingpin. 1 hour, 57 minutes. Community Room.

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TechnoArte Latino

Sunday, May 5, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This event will introduce the audience to Latin American artists living in United States who use cutting edge digital technologies throughout their creative process. The presenters will share their work with the audience and engage in discussions about the role of technology in shaping culture through arts. The event will include short talks and performances featuring 8 artists from 6 different countries including: Cejo Vega Cebrian (Mexico) Ari Melenciano (American-Dominican) Sharon Lee De La Cruz (American-Puerto Rican) Michelle Hessel (Brazil)…

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Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, May 6, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town, the Princeton-based interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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Job Seekers Session: Topic TBD

Friday, May 10, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:45am

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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Lynne Olson in Conversation with William Storrar

Monday, May 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The New York Times bestselling author discusses her book "Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led the Largest Spy Network Against Hitler." Joining Olson in conversation will be Willian Storrar, director of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton. "Madame Fourcade's Secret War" is the dramatic, little-known story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamor, who headed the largest and most influential spy network in occupied France during World War II.  Secretary…

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Film: “Far From the Tree”

Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Based on the bestselling book of the same name by Columbia University psychology professor Andrew Solomon, this documentary explores the lives of four unconventional offspring and their parents who faced challenges in raising them. 1 hour, 33 minutes. May 15 is recognized as International Day of Families.

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Tower to Town Talks

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Princeton University researchers from various departments discuss all aspects of their work and encourage questions and discussion. Check the library's events calendar for specific topics as the date approaches.

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Job Seekers Session: Topic TBD

Friday, May 17, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 17, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 24, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:45am

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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Math Carnival with The Institute for Advanced Study

Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Can you read the following secret message: SDRAWKCAB DAER UOY NAC? (Hint: Read in a different direction.) Would you like to know what math has to do with soap bubbles, magic tricks and the game of rational tangles? Learn more at this fun and interactive math festival for children 6 and older, teens and adults. Co-sponsored by The Institute for Advanced Study's 2019 Women and Mathematics (WAM) program with Professor Margaret Readdy.

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Authors Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum: “A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy”

Monday, May 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new — conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump. In "A Lot of People Are Saying," Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum show how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, and what needs to be done to resist it. Filled with vivid…

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Lecture: Robert Stengel: “Project Apollo: Origins, Missions, and the Legacy”

Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

As the 50th anniversary of the July, 1969, Apollo moon landing approaches, Robert Stengel, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University gives a talk. Stengel's talk will examine Project Apollo from the viewpoint of his time spent at the Draper Laboratory from 1968-73 where he was principal designer of the Apollo Project Lunar Module manual control logic used for all moon landings and where he went on to create a preliminary design for the Space Shuttle atmospheric flight…

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The Practitioners of Musick: The Grove or Rural Harmony

Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The Practitioners of Musick present a program celebrating "Gainsborough’s Family Album." Gainsborough was known to have a particular leaning toward musicians, and this is confirmed by his daughter, Margaret, who recorded that her father was “much led into the company of musicians.” The concert will feature works by Gainsborough’s musical friends including John Christian Bach, John Stanley, Thomas Linley and Charles Frederick Abel. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Art Museum.

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Job Seekers Session: Topic TBD

Friday, May 24, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 10, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 17, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 24, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:45am

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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Friday Feature Film: “On the Basis of Sex”

Friday, May 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are the focus of this drama starring Felicity Jones. PG-13. 2 hours.    

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Author Linda J. Barth: “New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More”

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This program is rescheduled from Tuesday, February 12. What makes New Jersey so special? In part: innovation. In addition to Bell Labs and Thomas Edison, New Jersey has spawned many innovators and inventors. In this presentation, author and retired teacher Linda Barth will speak about the inventions of Bell Labs and Edison, in addition to other valuable, brilliant, and quirky creations. The work of soldiers at Fort Monmouth and Camp Evans—including radar and night vision goggles—helped the United States win…

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Film: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Wednesday, May 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This documentary examines the life and guiding philosophy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. 1 hour, 34 minutes. Rated PG-13.

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Job Seekers Session: Topic TBD

Friday, May 31, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 5, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 3, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 10, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 17, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 24, 2019 at 9:45am

One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:45am

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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June 2019

Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, June 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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Sustainable Princeton: Changing Climate and Princeton’s Natural Resources

Monday, June 17, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Representatives of Sustainable Princeton discuss what must be done to reduce stress on the natural resources that provide environmental benefits to Princeton while lessening the impact of the town's carbon emissions. Making those resources more resilient to climate change will also be discussed.   Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton.

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Raconteur Radio presents “An Evening with Gertrude Stein”

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

Metuchen-based Raconteur Radio presents a staged radio play that recreates Gertrude Stein's famed Left Bank salon and  invites you to spend the evening with Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Isadora Duncan, Henri Matisse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali, Alice B. Toklas, and, of course, the Mother Goose of Montparnasse herself, at 27 Rue de Fleurus. Gertrude Stein will be portrayed by Jane Hardy. The 55-minute production features theatrical lighting, period costumes, Golden Age radio equipment, sound effects and vintage commercials.  

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July 2019

Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, July 1, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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Author Talk: Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins: “Four Rabbis at Lunch: Candid Conversations Among American Clergy”

Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins gives a talk about "Four Rabbis at Lunch: Candid Conversations Among American Clergy," his  book in which one Orthodox, two Conservative and one Reformed rabbi meet for lunch once a week to discuss problems they have in their congregations. The fictional book is based on many conversations the author has had during decades as a spiritual leader and features what he calls "an attempt at replicating some of these intimate, no-laypersons-present conversations."   The internationally known…

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August 2019

Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, August 5, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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September 2019

Continuing Conversations on Race

Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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Continuing Conversations on Race

Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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Welcoming Week: Naturalization Ceremony

Wednesday, September 18, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

As part of Welcoming Week, and in celebration of Citizenship Day, the library hosts a Naturalization Ceremony in the Community Room.   Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Human Services Department.

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October 2019

Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, October 7, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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November 2019

Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, November 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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December 2019

Continuing Conversations on Race

Monday, December 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Members of Not In Our Town Princeton, an interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation.

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