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Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

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September 2019

Art Talk: Theresa Menders and Daniel Farber Huang

Sunday, September 22, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The photographers whose work is on display on the second floor of the library discuss the images that are part of "The Power of Faces," a global photojournalism project featuring portraits of individuals and families in refugee camps around the world. Realizing that most of the nearly 69 million people displaced to refugee camps lost treasured family photos when they fled their homes, Menders and Huang bring photo printers into refugee camps where they distribute portraits for individuals to keep.…

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Medicare: Make Informed and Cost-Effective Choices

Monday, September 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This State Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) program offers an overview of the different parts of Medicare, when and how to enroll and what programs are available to help with costs. Participants will learn how to select the most cost-effective coverage for their situation and how to secure free individual counseling with a certified Medicare counselor.  Presenter will be Marion Zajac, a certified volunteer counselor for Medicare who has served clients in Mercer County for six years. Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center.…

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October 2019

New Jersey’s Nov. 5 Election: Why Should We Care? | County and Freeholders

Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Learn more from Ingrid Reed and others knowledgeable about the County Executive and Freeholders and why they matter to Princeton residents during this presentation. New Jersey and Virginia are the only states that have state-wide elections in 2019 and these states will be watched for clues to the 2020 election.   Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment…

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Poets at the Library

Monday, October 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Featured poets Katherine Falk and Winnie Hughes read from their works for 20 minutes each, followed by an open-mic session. Falk was the 2017 Bucks County Poet Laureate. She is the recipient of the H. MacKnight-Black Poetry and Literature Prize and winner of  the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s  poetry contest. Her haiku was a runner-up out of 40,000 entries for Japan Airlines’ haiku contest. Her poems have been published in Freshet Anthologies, Schuylkill Valley Journal and U.S. 1 Worksheets.  …

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New Jersey’s Nov. 5 Election: Why Should We Care?

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Why should we care about the election on Nov. 5 given that the New Jersey General Assembly is the only office the at the top of the ballot? Learn more from Ingrid Reed and others knowledgeable about the challenges of being in the General Assembly during this presentation. New Jersey and Virginia are the only states that have state-wide elections in 2019 and these states will be watched for clues to the 2020 election.   Presented with support from the…

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SCORE Seminar: Sources of Funds for Small Business

Monday, October 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

As part of its monthly series of seminars for aspiring small business owners, SCORE Princeton will present "Sources of Funds for Small Business" by Parag Nevatia. Please register for this event on the SCORE Princeton website.  

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Legal and Estate Planning

Monday, October 28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Learn what you need to know about estate and long-term care planning including what legal documents you need to have now to protect yourself and your family. Presenter Fiona Van Dyck has over 20 years of experience practicing law and assisting individuals and families in formulating estate plans, protecting the interests of disabled or elderly family members and probating wills. She is a former member of the board of trustees of the Princeton Senior Resource Center.   Presented in collaboration…

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November 2019

PSO Soundtracks: “The New American Canon: Broadway, Film, Jazz and Pop”

Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

John Devlin, Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and former assistant conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, discusses "The New American Canon" of Broadway, film, jazz and pop music. The library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra present the Soundtracks series of lectures to deepen the concert-going experience by explaining more about the music being performed and the orchestra itself. Presented in partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

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SCORE Seminar: Social Media Marketing

Monday, November 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

As part of its months series of seminars for established or aspiring small business owners, SCORE Princeton will present, "Social Media Marketing" by David Schuchman. Please register for this event on the SCORE Princeton website.  

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Lecture: Jeff Heller: “Frontier Feminists”

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Jeff Heller presents the stories of Marie Chouteau, Elizabeth Freeman and Molly Brant, three 18th-century women who found their voices and rose above their circumstances in very difficult times. Marie Chouteau, who built a family dynasty in French-controlled St. Louis by shrewdly using French laws which (unlike English law) empowered widows to inherit fair shares of money from the estates of their deceased husbands; Elizabeth Freeman, an African-American slave who successfully challenged the legality of slavery in Massachusetts courts, and…

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Affordable Housing in Princeton: Opportunities and Challenges

Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Ed Truscelli, executive director of Princeton Community Housing and Maureen Fullaway, affordable housing manager for the Municipality of Princeton, present a short history of affordable housing in Princeton, the scope of current availability, application and eligibility criteria and a look toward the future of housing in Princeton. Presented in partnership with the Princeton Senior Resource Center.

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