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September 2019

Book Brunch Featuring Nicole Dennis-Benn

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

The Jamaican-American author discusses her acclaimed new novel, "Patsy" at the latest event in the quarterly Book Brunch series. Hailed by reviewers as a brave and brilliant second novel, "Patsy" touches on themes of motherhood, migration and race in telling the story of a working-class Jamaican woman whose dreams of moving to New York to be reunited with a childhood friend don't match reality. Dennis-Benn is the author of the award-winning debut, "Here Comes the Sun," a New York Times Notable Book of 2016. Community Room.…

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October 2019

Tea, Tour and Talk to Celebrate Richard Stockton’s 289th birthday

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free – $27

Wednesday, October 2  p.m. Tickets for talk only $10; Free for Friends of Morven Tea/Tour/Talk: $27; $18 for Friends of Morven Celebrate Richard Stockton’s birthday with an enlightening walking tour through the Mercer Hill neighborhood featuring Stockton family landmarks with Wiebke Martens and Jennifer Jang, authors of “Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours”. The authors have designed this special tour on Princeton’s rise and the Stockton family’s legacy exclusively for Morven. The walk will be followed by…

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Reading by Matthew Zapruder and seniors from the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creating Writing

October 4 @ 6:30 pm
Forum at the Lewis Arts Complex, 122 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Poet Matthew Zapruder, author of the acclaimed book Why Poetry, and three seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University read from their work. The C.K. Williams Reading Series showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests.

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Restoring the Global Judiciary

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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RSVP required: Click here. Please join the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School for a lunchtime book talk with Martin Flaherty, to discuss Restoring the Global Judiciary. From the Princeton University Press: "In the past several decades, there has been a growing chorus of voices contending that the Supreme Court and federal judiciary should stay out of foreign affairs and leave the field to Congress and the president. Challenging this idea, Restoring the Global Judiciary argues instead for a…

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History, Tragedy, and Comedy: The Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10 – $15

Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. $15; $10 for Friends of Morven Baseball historian John Zinn brings little-known baseball lore to light (what were they ‘dodging’ in Brooklyn?) expanding on details featured in Morven’s exhibition. Mr. Zinn’s book will be available for purchase and signing separately following the discussion. Ticket includes same-day museum admission. The museum galleries will be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Morven’s Curator of Education and Public Programs…

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Richard E. Miller: On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Author Richard E. Miller discusses his book that explores how literacy is transformed by online technology that lets us instantly publish anything that we can see or hear. He will be joined by David J. Sherry, chief information security officer at Princeton University, in a moderated discussion about the issues of privacy raised in his research. In his book Miller, a professor at Rutgers University, examines the 2010 suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who jumped off the George Washington…

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Sports Book Group *New Program*

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Join the library in Hopewell for the new book club with a sports twist!  Each month the group will discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! This month's book is Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis No registration necessary.

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Author William Bryant Logan talks about Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

The author discusses his latest book, "Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees," a rediscovery of the lost traditions of tree pruning that sustained human life and culture for thousands of years. Logan is a certified arborist and the author of  the acclaimed books: "Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth," "Oak: The Frame of Civilization," and "Air: The Restless Shaper of the World." He is a faculty member at New York Botanical Garden. Princeton Public Library Community Room.

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The Short of It – Roald Dahl

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Each month the group reads and discusses three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Roald Dahl and his short stories, “Lamb to the Slaughter,” "Royal Jelly,” and “Beware of the Dog."

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Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship with Cheryl Finley

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free – $27

Wednesday, October 16 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. for talk $10; Free for Friends of Morven Tea/Tour/Talk: $27; $18 for Friends of Morven 6:30 p.m., Doors open 6:00 p.m. for evening lecture $20; $15 for Friends of Morven Morven is honored to welcome Dr. Cheryl Finley of Cornell University back to Princeton to share her extraordinary work and book “Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon”. The day’s events provide an opportunity to engage…

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Princeton Poetry Festival, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Pl
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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Free

This two-day biennial event organized by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon features a diverse group of poets from around the world in a series of readings, panels, lectures and performances. Poets include Ellen Bass, Gabrielle Bates, Cornelius Eady, Kimiko Hahn, Dora Malech , Harryette Mullen, and Ben Purkert from the U.S.; Indran Amirthanayagam from Sri Lanka; Lidija Dimkovska from Macedonia; Ishion Hutchinson from Jamaica; Vasyl Makhno from Ukraine; and Tommy Pico from the Kumeyaay Nation.

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Hopewell Community Book Sale

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place
Hopewell, NJ 08525 United States
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Gently used children's and adult books, games, puzzles, baked goods, coffee and good company at Hopewell Train Station. All proceeds to benefit a local family that needs help in providing the best care possible for their child. Read about their journey here: Robert's heart story Sale website: Hopewell Community Book Sale

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Halloween Storytime: Trick or Treat at Morven

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free – $10

Join Morven on Halloween for a special reading of “The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree,” a popular 1970s children’s book when Morven was the New Jersey Governor’s mansion. Create a take-home craft in honor of Morven’s historic trees; every child will receive a Halloween treat.

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Halloween Storytime: Trick or Treat at Morven

October 31 @ 11:30 am
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$3 – $10

Join Morven on Halloween for a special reading of The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, a popular 1970’s children’s book when Morven was the NJ Governor’s mansion. Create a take-home craft in honor of Morven’s historic trees; every child will receive a Halloween treat.

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November 2019

Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

RSVP Required - Click Here Lunch is provided.    Please join us for a lunchtime book talk with Linda Hirshman, to discuss Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment. From the publisher: "Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social movements, delivers the sweeping story of the struggle leading up to #MeToo and beyond: from the first tales of workplace harassment percolating to the surface in the 1970s, to the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal—when liberal women largely forgave Clinton, giving men a free pass for two decades. Many liberals even resisted the movement to end…

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MCLS Tuesday Book Club on Facebook

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Like to read, but have trouble getting to the library? Join the Mercer County Library System's Facebook page to discuss The Leftovers by Tom Perotta.  Find us under “Groups” at facebook.com/mclsnj/

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The Short of It – Katherine Anne Porter

November 13 @ 2:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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The short story -- short in length, but full of content! Each month the group reads and discusses three short stories by the same author. This month's author is Katherine Anne Porter and her short stories, “Flowering Judas,” "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” and “He."

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Sports Book Group

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Join the new book club with a sports twist! Each month the group will discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game! This month's book is Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. No registration necessary.

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The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA’s Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In the 1950s, the Radio Corporation of America was hard at work on developing a television screen so thin that it could hang on the wall like a picture. Join historian Benjamin Gross as he explains how a group of RCA scientists and engineers worked on this problem and developed a new form of electronic display that relied on liquid crystals that would make a flat-panel television possible-- even though RCA’s dreams never materialized in a flat screen television that…

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A *New* Program for Graphic Design Book Launch

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hurley Gallery, Lewis Center Arts Complex
Princeton, 08544 United States
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Free

A *New* Program for Graphic Design by David Reinfurt is a do-it-yourself textbook that synthesizes the pragmatic with the experimental and builds on mid-to late-20th-century pedagogical models to convey advanced principles of contemporary design for a general reader. Rooted in three courses (Typography, Gestalt, and Interface) originally developed for undergraduate students at Princeton University, the book provides a broad introduction from Benjamin Franklin to Bruno Munari, Moholy-Nagy to Muriel Cooper and the Macintosh computer. To launch the publication, eight recent…

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The Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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This talk is based on research by local historian, Larry Kidder in his book, The Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds (The Knox Press). Mr. Kidder tells the story of the battles of Trenton and Princeton that took place between December 25, 1776 and January 3, 1777, as well as why they are so important in the history of the American Revolution. In many ways the talk focuses on the people of New Jersey, especially Hopewell Township, and…

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Reading by Andrey Kurkov and Sapphire

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Center Arts Complex, Princeton University, Lewis Arts complex, Alexander Road
Princeton, 08540 United States
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Kiev-based novelist Andrey Kurkov and fiction writer, poet and essayist Sapphire, whose best-selling novel Push was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film Precious, read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series. The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing celebrates 80 years during the 2019-20 academic year with readings by 80 writers.

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“Before The Curtain Goes Up” Book launch party!

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ 08525 United States
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Join the celebration for the release of, "Before The Curtain Goes Up," by India Blake Johnson. This event will be held at the Hopewell Theater on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The party is free and open to the public, with copies of her book available for purchase. "Authenticity and passion for the subject remain the hallmarks of this well-designed, intimate look at theaters and performers through a camera lens." -Kirkus Review

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December 2019

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

Barnes and Noble, Market Fair, 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton , NJ 08540 United States
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Join Barnes and Noble every Wednesday for storytime in the children's department featuring your favorite characters and wacky adventures. Coloring activities to follow.

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Gardening Book Club: Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Join the group in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver. Green thumb not required. No registration is necessary.

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