Princeton Today: Rain and More Rain

Icy Morning - Commuters wait for the train at Princeton Junction on an icy Monday morning. Photo taken March 2 by Alexander Heilner.
Icy Morning – Commuters wait for the train at Princeton Junction on an icy Monday morning. Photo taken March 2 by Alexander Heilner.


Rain is expected early today and for most of the week. Today and Wednesday, temperatures are expected to reach the low 50s. The sun will shine this afternoon before the rain returns. Maybe all those mountains of grey snow will finally melt away.

Today is the first day of mid-terms at Princeton University. Exams end Friday, and then students are off for a week for spring break.


Route 27 at Riverside Drive will alternate down to one lane every day next week for signal work from morning to early afternoon. Avoid the area. Expect delays.


West Windsor Library Annual Book Sale – Sales benefit children’s, teen, and adult programming; community events; the summer reading program; additions to the library’s periodical and book collections; landscaping; and furniture. Opening day. $10 for single admission and $25 for up to 4 members of a family. Books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, and more. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., 333 North Post Road.

Meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community – A discussion about graduate student career paths; a discussion on the student “Princeton Perspective Project”; and an update on the Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and its working groups. Meetings are open to all in the Princeton University community. 4:30 p.m., Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Following Function in Real Time: New NMR and MRI Methods for Studying Structure and Dynamics in Batteries and Supercapacitors – Talk by Clare Grey of the University of Cambridge. Part of the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment lecture series. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friend Center Bowl 006

Magnificent Masterworks, Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra – Concert features Nathan LaNasa, a pianist who will perform Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and a virtuoso performance by master teacher Hua-Yi Weng’s Violin Studio. 7 p.m. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. Tickets $25 and up.

Princeton Council Meeting – Public meeting of the governing body for Princeton. 7 p.m. 400 Witherspoon Street. Main meeting room.

ADHD Support Groups Meeting – Adults with ADHD Facilitated Support Group, Meeting sponsored by CHADD Princeton-Mercer County.  7:30 p.m. Princeton Speech-Language & Learning Center, 19 Wall Street, Princeton. Free Parking. Suggested donation $5 Dollars per meeting.

Poets in the Library – Featured poets Emari DiGiorgio and Marie Kane read from their work followed by an open-mic session. DiGiorgio teaches at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and is a poet-in-the-schools through the NJ State Council on the Arts and the Dodge Foundation. She is the recipient of a Vermont Studio Center Residency, a NJ State Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and the Ellen La Forge Memorial Poetry Prize. Kane’s poetry has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is widely published. Her poetry has won prizes from the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, Inglis House, and the Robert Frasier contest. Her chapbook, “Survivors in the Garden,” largely concerns her life with multiples sclerosis. She is the 2006 Bucks County Poet Laureate and the poetry editor for Pentimento Magazine. 7:30 p.m. Princeton Public Library Community Room.