Princeton Public Library events for January 2023

Movie: “The Duke” – Wednesday, Jan. 4, 3 p.m.

Community Room

Discover the Hidden Job Market – Friday, Jan. 6, 9:45 a.m.

Community Room

Teens: Economics Made Simple – Saturday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m.

Students in grades 6 to 8 will learn about topics in economics. Presented by Princeton High School students. Technology Center

Drop-in Chess Sessions – Saturday, Jan. 7 and Jan. 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

For children in grades 2-6. Story Room

Sensory Storytime – Monday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.

This program for children ages 2 and older is especially welcoming to those who are differently abled, on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues or feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds. Registration is required and limited. Story Room

Meet the Superintendent – Monday, Jan. 9, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lobby

Parents, students, and community members are invited to meet Princeton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Kelley during these ‘open office’ hours.

Writers Room Poets – Monday, Jan. 9 and Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

Poets read from works in progress and receive peer feedback at these virtual sessions. Registration required.

Ask the Mac Pros – Tuesday, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, and Jan. 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group help resolve questions about Apple devices. Drop in at any time during this session. Technology Center

Steve Kornacki – Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki talks with Ingrid Reed about what can be learned from the 2022 elections and what might happen in 2023. Registration required. Community Room and virtual.

Computer Organization for the New Year – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.

Learn ways to organize and better manage your computer and digital files. Registration required. Technology Center

Princeton Sketchers – Tuesday, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m.

Sketchers of all abilities and experience levels meet monthly to sketch, draw and paint together in this social art group. Registration is requested. Conference Room.

Teens: Writers Circle for Middle-Grade Students – Wednesday, Jan. 11, Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m.

In this six-week workshop, aspiring writers in fourth to eighth grade take part in creative exercises inspired by popular middle-grade novels. Registration required. STEAM Studio

Sweet Tooth, Bitter Truth- Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

Health and fitness advocate Randie Rubin talks about how eating sugar impacts health and shares some delicious alternatives to satisfy cravings for sweets. Community Room

Fiction Book Group – Thursday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.

The group discusses “Trust” by Hernan Diaz. Conference Room

Black Voices Book Group – Thursday, Jan. 12, 7:15 p.m.

The group discusses “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein. Via Google Meet. See events calendar for link.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Soundtracks: “Knoxville and the Lost Generation” – Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

Historical musicologist Austin Stewart explores author James Agee and composer Samuel Barber’s approaches to coloring in their own childhood memories in “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” Community Room

Career Clarity and Purpose – Friday, Jan. 13, 9:45 a.m.

Community Room

Teens: Go Between Club – Saturday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m.

Sixth, seventh and eighth graders discuss books and other interests. STEAM Studio

Mayor’s Wellness Campaign: Zentangle with Mimi – Sunday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m.

Registration required. Community Room

Writers Room – Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Writers receive constructive feedback at these twice-monthly group sessions during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions. Conference Room

Mayor’s Wellness Book Discussion – Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m.

“Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman will be discussed both in person and virtually. Registration is required for the in-person program. Conference Room

A Guide to iCloud – Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m.

Technology Center

Kids Book Group: Read & Craft – Tuesday, Jan. 18, 4:30 p.m.

Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to read a book or two together and do a fun craft or activity based on themes or characters from the book. Story Room

Five Basic Principles for Getting and Staying Organized – Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Professional organizers Marie Limpert and Annmarie Brogan present their five basic organizing principles, answer questions and provide solutions to common challenges. On Jan. 25, join Limpert and Brogan for “Where’s My Stuff? The Ins and Outs of Managing Space. Via Zoom; register for link.

Yolonda Jordan – Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

Library staff member Cassie Smith joins Yolonda Jordan in a virtual discussion from the library’s Newsroom where examples of dolls made from Jordan’s patterns will be on display and attendees can meet others who crochet. Registration is not required to attend the Newsroom event. Please register to attend via Zoom.

Build with Lego bricks – Monday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.

Drop-in, non-competitive Lego bricks session including building time and design sharing. STEAM Studio

Get More Out of Gmail – Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m.

Registration required. Technology Center

Teens: Craft, Chat and Chill – Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m.

A monthly craft and chat hour where teens do hands-on projects and discuss books, movies, podcasts, music and more. This month’s project is a macramé keychain. Teen Center

Beyond Cable – Thursday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m.

Learn the pros and cons of switching from cable television to streaming services. Technology Center

“My Pretty Brown Doll” Crochet Along – Sunday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m.

Over four sessions, participants will crochet a beautiful 12-inch African American doll from “My Pretty Brown Doll.” Crochet skill level: advanced beginner and up. Registration required.

Getting Started as a Paid Freelance Writer – Monday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Journalist Terri Huggins discusses types of freelance writing, setting up portfolios, and creating writing samples as well as getting your first writing assignment and making money as a freelancer. Newsroom