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Princeton Public Library events for March 2024

Following are library event highlights for March. Unless otherwise noted, events are held at the library at 65 Witherspoon Street.

A Cappella Night – Teens-only event featuring vocal groups from Princeton high schools. Community Room, 7 p.m.

En-ROADS Youth Climate Action Workshop – In this role-playing workshop, high school students are invited to participate as members of six teams of global stakeholders to determine an action and policy path to address climate change. Registration required. Community Room, 1 p.m.

Musical performance: Entity – Entity is a fusion of East meets West featuring Indian percussion and cello. The duo is composed of Daniel Johnson on tabla and Dan Kassel on cello. Community Room, 3 p.m.

Neurodiverse Crafts and Games – Neurodivergent individuals 17 and older who would like to connect with others are invited to attend a craft session to work on creative projects brought from home. STEAM Studio, 4 p.m.

Continuing Conversations on Race – Dr. Nathalie Edmond presents “Black Liberation Perspectives: Moving Away from Anti-Blackness.” On Zoom; register at princetonlibrary.org for link. 7 p.m.

Author Katherine Yeske Taylor – Music journalist Katherine Yeske Taylor is joined by fellow journalist Tom Beaujour to discuss her recently released book “She’s A Badass: Women in Rock Shaping Feminism.” Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St., 6 p.m.

Community Development Block Grant Annual Plan Hearing – Learn more about how this federal program serves Princeton residents, then share your opinion on how future funds should be spent. This year, for the first time, nonprofits can apply for CDBG funds. Newsroom, 7 p.m.

Drop-in and Knit – Bring your knitting and/or crochet project (and your own supplies) to these drop-in social gatherings. Sessions will not include instruction. Community Room, 10 a.m. (March 6, 13, 20, 27)

Oscars Preview – “The Roadshow Reboot” “The Oscars Roadshow,” featuring the cast of “Fistful of Popcorn,” which ran for many years on Princeton Community Television, returns with a discussion of this year’s Academy Award contenders. Door prizes and Oscars trivia. Newsroom, 6:30 p.m.

Rachel Lyon in Conversation with Lynn Steger Strong – The author is joined by Lynn Steger Strong to discuss her recently published novel “Fruit of the Dead,” a reimagining of the myth of Persephone and Demeter. Community Room, 7 p.m.

Introduction to Gmail – Registration required. Technology Center, 1 p.m.

PSO Soundtracks: A Celebration of Bulgaria – Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Rossen Milanov joins vocalist Mariana Karpatova in an exploration of the songs, dances, and culture of their native Bulgaria. Community Room, 7 p.m.

Pi Day Events – 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
11 a.m., Einstein Look Alike Contest with Princeton Tour Company
Noon, Pi Recitation Contest and ‘Pi-Rade with Princeton Tour Company,”
1 p.m. hands-on activities on the third floor
1 p.m., Ask the Physicist with the Princeton Einstein Museum of Science, third floor
1:30 p.m., Einstein Storytime with the Historical Society of Princeton

That Physics Show – Dave Maiullo demonstrates the magic of physics. Ages 5 and older. Community Room, 3:30 p.m.

Adelle Waldman – The author discusses her recently released novel “Help Wanted” at this Book Brunch event. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. for coffee and pastries. Community Room, 11 a.m.

Fred Miller presents “When Oscar Was King” – Pianist and singer Fred Miller presents a lecture in song examining Academy Award-winning songs from 1934-1970. Community Room, 3 p.m.

Film and Q&A: “Paul Muldoon: Laoithe is Lirici” – This documentary chronicles the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer Paul Muldoon who will participate in a Q&A following the screening. Unrated. 1 hour, 15 minutes. Princeton Garden Theatre, 7 p.m.

“Radioactive” – A biopic of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world. PG13. 1 hour, 43 minutes. Community Room, 3 p.m.

Finding Health Information Online – Registration required. Technology Center, 3 p.m.

“I.Q.” -The 1994 romantic comedy, filmed in Princeton and the surrounding area, is screened in celebration of Pi Day. PG. 1 hour, 35 minutes. Community Room, 3 p.m.

Gary Berger and Michael DiRuggiero – The authors discuss “Einstein: The Man and His Mind,” their visual biography of Albert Einstein, in honor of Pi Day. On Zoom. Register for link at princetonlibrary.org. 7 p.m.

Princeton Zine Fest 2024 – Discover and learn about zines at this daylong event which includes workshops and talks in the morning, a zine marketplace in the afternoon and other activities throughout the day. CoLab Space and Community Room. 10 a.m.

Getting Started with Google Drive On Zoom; register for link. 10 a.m.

Songwriters Circle and Open Mic – The Princeton Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association provides feedback and tips to help songwriters improve at this event that also includes an acoustic open mic. Community Room, 7 p.m.

Rachel Cohen in Conversation with Jill Dolan – The author discusses the updated, newly released version of her classic book “A Chance Meeting,” first published 20 years ago, with Jill Dolan, Dean of the College at Princeton University. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St., 6 p.m.

Author: Kara Alaimo in Conversation with Jane Carr – The author discusses her book “Over the Influence” with Jane Greenway Carr and examines how social media affects women. Presented in partnership with the Phyllis Marchand Leadership Lecture Fund. Community Room, 6 p.m.

Parent and Baby Support Group – Early childhood experts Krista Gervon and Jillian Best Adler lead an informal discussion and support group for parents of infants and toddlers. Story Room, 10:30 a.m.

“The Color Purple” (2023) – Based on the stage musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel, this 2023 musical drama spans decades in the life of an African American woman living in the American South during the early 1900s. Community Room, 4 p.m.

Chemistry for Kids – Princeton University chemistry graduate students give demonstrations and lead hands-on experiments for kids 8 and up. STEAM Studio, 2 p.m.

Rachel Shteir with Maria DiBattista The author is joined by Maria DiBattista to discuss her book “Betty Friedan: Magnificent Disrupter” at this Book Brunch event. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. for coffee and pastries; talk begins at 11 a.m. Book signing to follow. Community Room, 11 a.m.

A Guide to iCloud – Registration required. Technology Center, 2 p.m.

Exploring Eclipses – Stop by the third floor to learn about the science of solar eclipses with self-directed activities. 3 p.m.

Collage Art Workshops – Create a tile to celebrate nature for display as part of the Herronown Woods community collage. Registration required. STEAM Studio, 2 p.m.

Evaluating Online Information News Literacy as Civic Responsibility – The psychology of misinformation and disinformation influence – and how to avoid it – will be addressed. Second of a three-part series about information manipulation and news literacy skills. Registration required. Technology Center, 1 p.m.

Collage Art Workshops – Create a tile to celebrate nature for display as part of the Herronown Woods community collage. Registration required. STEAM Studio, 2 p.m.

NASA and Space Technology – Future space explorers ages 5-12 are invited to learn about space exploration and travel, stars, planets and more at this interactive, hands-on workshop. Space is limited; registration required. Community Room, 2 p.m.

Joyce Carol Oates with Maria DiBattista – The author discusses her writing life and two recent anthologies of crime and horror stories written by women, which she edited, with feminist critic and scholar Maria DiBattista. Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St. 6 p.m.

Movie: “Trolls Band Together” – PG-13. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Community Room, 2 p.m.

Film and Discussion: “Fridge Photos” – Filmmaker Leslie D’Incecco screens and discusses his documentary short about the photography of his grandfather, Larry Parsons, and losing him to dementia. Community Room, 3 p.m.