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June 2019

How Harmonic Structure Shapes Characterization in John Adams’s “Nixon in China”

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Professor Timothy Johnson, author of the book John Adams’s Nixon in China, will explore the harmonic structures underlying that opera’s three most memorable arias to illuminate Adams’s compositional style and its role in characterizing the historical figures portrayed in the opera. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival.

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Summer Reading Soiree Featuring Juliet Grames and Sally Koslow

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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The fourth annual Summer Reading Soiree, an event that kicks of our summer reading program for adults, features Juliet Grames who will be discussing her debut novel, “The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna,” and Sally Koslow who will be speaking about the paperback release of her novel “Another Side of Paradise.” It will be an evening of fiction that focuses on life, loss and love. Attendees will have a chance to enjoy sparkling punch as well as fresh…

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The Astronomy Show!

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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David Maiullo from Rutgers University returns with his popular hands-on and interactive science program for children who are in kindergarten and older. Learn all about astronomy, space and intergalactic surprises during this hands-on, educational and entertaining program. Please be aware this program is extremely loud and not suitable for very young children. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Princeton Public Library Community Room.

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Nixon in China: Much More Than Minimalism

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Professor Timothy Urban will discuss the many musical styles found in John Adams’s opera Nixon in China and their relationship to the story, greatly enhancing opera-goers’ appreciation of one of the finest examples of American opera. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event. Co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and the Princeton Public Library.

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Xue Di: Across Borders Poetry Reading

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Award-winning Chinese poet Xue Di (雪迪) will offer a multi-media bilingual poetry reading and a casual talk. Coming of age under Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution (1966-77), which suppressed all literary works, Xue Di came across forbidden poems and determined to be a poet as a young boy. His strikingly intense lyricism is deeply connected to a yearning shared by all humanity. The poet will read his poems in the Chinese original, followed by English translations read by American poet Jonathan…

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Film: The Shop Around the Corner

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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This 1940 American romantic comedy film is about two employees who can barely stand each other, not realizing they are falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters. Based on the same play as She Loves Me, come see why film historian David Thomson calls it “Among the greatest of all films”! For more information about this film and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event. For more information about the Festival's June 8-30 presentation of the…

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July 2019

Apollo 50 – The Next Giant Leap

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Attention space enthusiasts! NASA Solar System Ambassador Tom Timko presents a program about the Apollo moon landings and the future of space exploration. The audience will see lunar meteorites, planet and moon globes and several Apollo mission models including a 4-foot see-through Saturn V rocket at this informative program for children 4 and older accompanied by an adult. Princeton Public Library Community Room. 

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Sō Summer Institute Concert

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Students participating in Sō Percussion’s Summer Institute perform in this annual event. The Sō Percussion Summer Institute is an intensive two-week music seminar for college-age percussionists and composers. The four members of Sō Percussion serve as faculty in rehearsals and performances. This concert will feature new works composed during the institute as well as percussion pieces commissioned from past years. Princeton Public Library Community Room, first floor.

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Afternoons with Austen

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Enjoy a cup of tea and a film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel on Wednesday afternoons this summer when the Princeton Public Library presents Afternoons with Austen. For true Austen fanatics, “Addicted to Austen” calling cards will be distributed at each screening to be stamped by staff. Those who attend three or more screenings will be entered in a drawing to win a prize pack of copies of all of the films shown in the series. Community Room -…

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