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October 2018

Author Sue Hallgarth Visits the Princeton Public Library

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - December 4 @ 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Sue Hallgarth discusses "Death Comes: Willa Cather Mystery", the second book in her Willa Cather mystery series. Princeton Public Library Community Room

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Saturday Stories at the Princeton Public Library

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2018

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Stories, songs and rhymes for children and their families. Adults must accompany their children. Princeton Public Library Story Room

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Conversations on Creativity: An Evening with Susan Orlean

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ United States
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$35

The award-winning journalist and acclaimed author of “Rin Tin Tin” and “The Orchid Thief” gives a talk at Grounds for Sculpture. Orleans’s latest work, “The Library Book,” reopens the unsolved mystery of the castostrophic 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and showcases the crucial role that libraries play in our lives. Tickets are $35 and include park admission beginning at 4 p.m. and a hardcover copy of “The Library Book.” There will be a limited number of $30 tickets for students and…

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Write Space

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 13, 2018

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2018

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Led by local author Christina Paul, these drop-in workshops focus on encouraging writing, finding your voice, and the producing of words through guided prompts and other writing exercises. All levels of writers are welcome. Princeton Room at the Princeton Public Library.

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Storytime at Barnes & Noble

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2018

Barnes and Noble, Market Fair, 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton , NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Join Barnes & Noble for storytime in the children's department. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow.

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Book Writing Workshop

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 8, 2018

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 22, 2018

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Writers who are working on book-length work are invited to receive constructive critique from peers. The group is designed so that writers can help other writers of fiction and book-length nonfiction to strengthen characters and story structure. Participant range from published authors to those looking to improve their skills. Workshop leader is Don Donato. Princeton Public Library Conference Room.

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Friday Storytime at Barnes & Noble

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 28, 2018

Barnes and Noble, Market Fair, 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton , NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Friday Stories in the children's department at Barnes & Noble. From classic stories and favorite characters, to seasonal stories and new releases, there's always something fun in store. Coloring activities to follow.

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25 Years of Gente y Cuentos at Princeton Public Library

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

This  session of Gente y Cuentos will celebrate the history and work of People & Stories, Gente y Cuentos.  Program coordinators will reflect on their work with Hispanic communities locally and abroad, and participants from PPL’s 25-year old Gente y Cuentos group will share their experiences as well. The evening will conclude with socializing and food. All are welcome to attend. People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos (P&S/GyC) has been opening doors to literature for new audiences since 1972.…

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Library Live at Labyrinth Books

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Library Live at Labyrinth is a collaborative reading series between the Princeton Public Library and Labyrinth Books. Events are in the lower level of the book store. Schedule Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. - Fred Lepore, “Finding Einstein’s Brain” Neurologist Frederick E. Lepore discusses his book that delves into the strange, elusive afterlife of Einstein’s brain, the controversy surrounding its use, and what its study represents for brain and/or intelligence studies. Friday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m. - Joyce Carol Oates Lillian Li,…

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On The Chocolate Trail with Rabbi Deborah Prinz

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$25

Rabbi Deborah Prinz will speak about On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao, a delectable journey through the Jewish history of chocolate. Rabbi Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocoholics everywhere as she unwraps the role of religions in the trade, retail and manufacture of chocolate since it was first introduced to Europeans. Explore the surprising connections to chocolate in…

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Frankenread at Princeton University

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on November 1, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on November 2, 2018 at 6:30pm

Chancellor Green Rotunda Princeton, NJ, 08544 + Google Map
Free

2018 is the bicentennial of “Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley’s haunting novella about a young scientist who, with the best of intentions, assembles a superhuman creature and brings it to life, only to be horrified at the result. To commemorate this now internationally famous novel, Princeton is hosting a “Frankenread,” a three-evening reading by 62 participants. Princeton is one of the more than 500 “Frankenreads” sites taking place on Halloween at schools, libraries and museums in over 40 countries all over the…

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November 2018

Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Fundraiser

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, 64 Washington St.
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553 United States
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Annual fundraiser for the Mary Jacobs Library includes food and more. Save the date!

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Historical Fiction Book Group

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on November 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

Historical Society of Princeton, 354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Scholar-led book discussions about the fictional elements and nonfictional historic and regional context of selected books are held at the headquarters of the Historical Society of Princeton. Schedule: Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Michael G. Littman, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, leads a discussion of “The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore. Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. Camilla Townsend, professor of history at Rutgers University, leads a discussion of “News of the World” by Paulette…

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Mystery Book Group at the Princeton Public Library

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 5, 2018

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Sept. 10, “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn, Tower Room Oct. 1, “The Deep Blue Good-By’ by John D. MacDonald, Quiet Room Nov. 5, “Snowblind” by Ragnar Jonasson, Quiet Room

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Lit Lab for Kids

November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 7, 2018

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Students in first through fifth grades are invited to join the group to read a book and create or explore a hands-on maker activity inspired by the story. STEAM Lab at the Princeton Public Library.

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Black Voices Book Group at the Princeton Public Library

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 8, 2018

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The book group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Princeton Room at the Princeton Public Library. Schedule: Sept. 13, 7 p.m., “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, Princeton Room Oct. 11, 6 p.m.,“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas Nov. 8, “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue

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Fri 19

Infant – Toddler Class

September 21 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 12:00 pm
Fri 19

Trenton Art Puzzle

October 5 @ 11:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Fri 19

Author Sue Hallgarth Visits the Princeton Public Library

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - December 4 @ 8:30 pm