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Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

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December 2018

Poets at the Library

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Featured poets Hayden Saunier and Mimi Danson read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. Hayden Saunier is a poet, writer, and actor and the author of four poetry books. Her work has been awarded the Pablo Neruda Prize, Rattle Poetry Prize, Gell Poetry Award and has been nominated numerous times for a Pushcart Prize. Hayden is the founder of the poetry/improv group No River Twice and lives on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  …

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Open Archive: Segregation in Princeton

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Stop by the Newsroom and Discovery Center to explore artifacts and archival materials that tell the story of segregation in Princeton, from businesses to schools to the local fight for civil rights. Some historic items from the Historical Society of Princeton's collections that will be on display include: a bowl from the Balt, a popular Princeton restaurant that was segregated through the 1960s Christine Moore Howell’s “Emancipator” hair straightener that she designed for African-American women while running a beauty salon…

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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 1

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 1: Now It Begins... Follow the rivalry between the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, which may have inadvertently led to the tragedy of 9/11. In episode 101, FBI agent John O’Neill and a rookie Muslim-American agent, Ali Soufan, press the CIA for information. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late…

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SCORE Seminar: Intellectual Property: What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This workshop will discuss the many forms of intellectual property generated by a business – such as trademarks, trade secrets, copyright material, patentable inventions, and more – and how to properly protect and defend that property. Depending on the form of intellectual property, specific actions must be taken to preserve the property and prevent its loss to third parties or the public domain. All business owners should understand these rights and how to protect what may be the company’s most…

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January 2019

“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 2

January 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 2: Losing My Religion. Following the simultaneous embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, the FBI begins its investigation on the ground while the CIA starts working on a retaliation plan. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently…

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Job Seekers: David Schuchman on How to be Unemployed

January 4, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 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.

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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 3

January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 3: Mistakes Were Made. The FBI finds one of the surviving terrorists and discovers a game changing lead in Nairobi, while the CIA’s retaliation plan is approved. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the…

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Job Seekers: Marty Latman: Getting Interviews through Successful Networking

January 11, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Marty Latman discusses the importance of networking to landing a position and building a successful future. Attendees will learn how to network and the strategies needed to get the interview. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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“Between War and Peace: The Origins of Queen Christina’s and Other Swedish Art Collections of Her Time”

January 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Thomas Kaufmann, professor of art and archeology at Princeton University, gives a talk in advance of the Dryden Ensemble’s Jan. 20 “Queen Christina Goes to Rome” concert at Princeton Theological Seminary. Newsroom   Co-sponsored by the library and the Dryden Ensemble.

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Poets at the Library

January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Featured poet Robert Rosenbloom reads from his works for 20 minutes followed by an open-mic session. Rosenbloom hosts a monthly poetry reading at the Bridgewater Public Library for the Somerset Poetry Group. His poetry has appeared in the Paterson Literary Review and Lips and several other literary journals. He is the author of a chapbook, "Reunion," published by Finishing Line Press, and his poem "Ashtray," published in Exit 13, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A lawyer, he lives with his…

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Financial Literacy: Becoming an Informed Investor

January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This presentation is being offered as a pro-bono service to the New Jersey community by the Investor Advocacy Project (IAP) of Seton Hall Law School. The IAP program is the result of the collaborative work of the law students and law professors of Seton Hall Law School, and was made possible through an origination grant by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The IAP’s presentation is designed to provide real world education regarding financial literacy, and to provide attendees with…

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Author Talk: Paul Zeitz on “Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold”

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

"Waging Justice" is a memoir by Dr. Paul Zeitz. In the book, Zeitz shares a lifetime of struggles and hard-won lessons as a doctor, activist, father, and son. He describes his journey to healing and action after experiencing anger and disappointment at the world. "Waging Justice" is a personal story and also a universal one: a story of action, of courage, and of forgiveness.                   Presented with support from the National Endowment…

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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 4

January 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 4: Mercury. Continuing to keep information from the FBI, Schmidt is fired from Alec Station. Diane makes an important discovery regarding the phone number Owhali gave Chesney. O’Neill searches for solace as his personal and professional lives crumble before him. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry…

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Job Seekers Session with Bill Amirault

January 18, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 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.  Newsroom. Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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SCORE Seminar: Small Business Trends

January 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This workshop will look at some trends in 2019 that small business owners and entrepreneurs can use to position their small business for growth. Presented by Amulya Garga.   Presented in collaboration with SCORE Princeton

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Author Talk with David Howard on “Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man”

January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses “Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man," his true-crime story about the high-stakes 1970s FBI pursuit of notorious con man Phil Kitzer. From Howard's website: "Chasing Phil" is the incredible true story of the FBI's first undercover white-collar crime investigation, in 1977. The book follows the exploits of two young agents, both of whom were untrained in undercover work, as they travel around the world with wildly talented high-finance…

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Author Talk with Andrew Curran on “Diderot & The Art of Thinking Freely”

January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses "Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely," a spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world. From Other Press website: Denis Diderot is often associated with the decades-long battle to bring the world’s first comprehensive Encyclopédie into existence. But his most daring writing took place in the shadows. Thrown into prison for his atheism in 1749, Diderot decided to reserve his best books for posterity–for us, in fact.…

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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 5

January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 5: Y2K. The CIA and FBI are on high alert as threats surrounding the new millennium abound. O’Neill and Soufan raid an AQ cell in Brooklyn. The CIA continues to hide vital information from the FBI while they track suspicious individuals entering the U.S. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s…

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Job Seekers Session with Keri Zoumas

January 25, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 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.  Newsroom Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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Engaged Retirement: Legal and Estate Planning

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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. Preseneter 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 member of the board of trustees of the Princeton Senior Resource Center.   Presented in collaboration with…

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Author: Donna Clovis, “Time is the Length to Forever”

January 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The author discusses “Time is the Length to Forever,” her fourth book about Princeton, called “an inspiring, lyrical fusion of pertinent social issues and the writer’s own experiences” by Kirkus Reviews. Newsroom

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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 6

January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 6: Boys at War. Vince continues asking for permission to share Mihdhar’s visa with the FBI. O’Neill faces an investigation into his handling of classified materials. A boy, radicalized after the CIA’s retaliation attack, starts his own martyrdom journey. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between…

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February 2019

“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 7

February 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 7: The General. O’Neill and Soufan travel to Yemen to begin the investigation into the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. The FBI becomes aware of a meeting in Malaysia and of Khallad, without knowing the CIA has been aware of both of those things for months. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late…

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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 8

February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 8: A Very Special Relationship. Everyone adjusts to a new president and, with it, a shift in threat priority. Soufan learns the importance of UBL’s bodyguard. O’Neill is denied re-entry into Yemen and forced to resign. The terrorists in the US are lost by their U.S. handler. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in…

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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 9

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 9: Tuesday. The CIA becomes aware that Hazmi and Mihdhar are gone and must relay that to the FBI. O’Neill accepts a job as head of security at the World Trade Center. Soufan is sent back to Yemen. Hazmi, Mihdhar and Atta head to Vegas for a final indulgence. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and…

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Engaged Retirement: Financial Basics for the 50+

February 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Jeanette Yu of AARP will discuss financial issues for those 50 and over. Topics include budgeting and goal setting, taking charge of credit and debt, the importance of developing a savings plan and protecting your assets.  Yu is a licensed financial service professional specializing in retirement.   Presented in collaboration with Princeton Senior Resource Center

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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 10

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Episode 10: 9/11. September 11, 2001 and no one can get a hold of O’Neill. Soufan’s evacuation from Yemen stops short as the CIA Station Chief gives him all the answers he has been asking for. Schmidt is reinstated into Alec Station. Soufan finally interrogates Abu Jandal. Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the…

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