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July 2019

Afternoons with Austen

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm 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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August 2019

Afternoons with Austen

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm 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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Author Talk: Peng Nei Peng Wai | Inside/Outside the Dubbing Studio

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Patrick Pun, the Author of Peng Nei Peng Wai (In/Outside the Dubbing Studio), will talk about foreign Film dubbing and distribution history over the past 70 years in Mainland China, discussing both the social development background in China and the personal lives of famous dubbing professionals during that period, especially during the cultural revolution. Patrick, the son of famous dubbing actress Ms. Guangning Liu,  grew up in the foreign film dubbing and music/opera community. He has been the witness first-hand…

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Afternoons with Austen

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

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

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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September 2019

Soundtracks Talk: The Piano We Know and the Mysteries of Mozart’s “Pianos”

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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In partnership with the Princeton Public Library, Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents “The Piano We Know and the Mysteries of Mozart’s ‘Pianos’” with author and journalist James Barron. Mr. Barron takes us into the construction and engineering of today’s pianos and compares them to the early versions of the instrument available in Mozart’s day. Q&A immediately following. Princeton Public Library 2nd Floor Newsroom, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. Free and open to the public. (609) 497-0020; princetonsymphony.org. PSO Soundtracks is…

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Art Talk: Theresa Menders and Daniel Farber Huang

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Princeton, NJ United States
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The photographers whose work is on display on the second floor of the Princeton Public Library through Nov. 30 discuss the images that are part of "The Power of Faces," a global photojournalism project featuring portraits of individuals and families in refugee camps around the world. Realizing that most of the nearly 69 million people displaced to refugee camps lost treasured family photos when they fled their homes, Menders and Huang bring photo printers into refugee camps where they distribute…

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Film: “Le Brio”

September 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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This French film features Neïla Salah, who dreams of becoming a lawyer and registers at the great Parisian university of Assas. In order to redeem himself after he publicly humiliates her, Neïla's professor, Pierre Mazard, agrees to prepare her for a prestigious speech. NR. 1 hour, 35 minutes. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Screening begins a 7 p.m. Co-presented with Alliance Française de Princeton.

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Joyce Carol Oates: “My Life as a Rat”

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates discusses her new novel, "My Life as a Rat." The book follows Violet Rue Kerrigan, a young woman who looks back upon her life in exile from her family following her testimony, at age 12, about the racist murder of an African-American boy by her older brothers. Community Room . Part of the Labyrinth Live at the Library series.

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Friday Feature Film: “Amazing Grace”

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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This 2019 concert film features Aretha Franklin recording her best-selling gospel album of the same name at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972. G. 1 hour, 27 minutes. Community Room.

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Staged Reading: “amethyst.”

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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A staged reading of EveryLibrary's 2019 Artist in Residence Brandon Monokian's new post-apocalyptic library play "amethyst." will be presented at this special after-hours performance.The EveryLibrary AIR program invites artists from diverse backgrounds to reflect on the role of libraries in modern life - especially at the intersection of politics and the arts. This year, AIR Producers Erinn Paige and Laura Damon-Moore asked Monokian to create a new play to comment on these ideas. "amethyst." premiered earlier this month as a staged reading…

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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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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

Raising Backyard Chickens: An Information Session

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Princeton residents who keep poultry, local farmers, and other chicken enthusiasts answer questions about raising chickens at home. This event includes live chickens. Co-presented by the library and the Princeton Environmental Commission.

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Origami Club for All Ages

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes to work on new origami projects, many of them seasonal. Beginners are welcome. Adults must accompany children younger than 8. Princeton Public Library Quiet Room.

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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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Documentary: The Lavender Scare

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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The documentary chronicles the little-known story of how homosexual workers were identified and fired by the federal government beginning in the 1950s, stirring outrage in the gay community and starting an LGBTQ rights movement with an unlikely hero at the forefront. With the United States gripped in the 1950s Cold War, President Eisenhower deemed homosexuals to be "security risks" and vowed to rid the federal government of all employees discovered to be gay or lesbian. Over the next four decades,…

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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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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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November 2019

Soundtracks Talk: The New American Canon

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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The Princeton Symphony Orchestra presents a free Soundtracks talk: “The New American Canon: Broadway, Film, Jazz, and Pop,” given by former PSO Assistant Conductor John Devlin. Q&A immediately following. Presented in partnership with Princeton Public Library in the library's Newsroom (2nd Floor), 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ. Free and open to the public. (609) 497-0020; princetonsymphony.org.

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Shrink Your Footprint: At Home

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Whether you rent or own, you can do things to lighten your home's load on our warming planet. Learn about building a greener home, reducing energy usage and encouraging smart buildings within our community. In this first of four events, Sustainable Princeton will bring in energy experts to focus on practical, actionable, evidence-based steps to reduce the footprint of our daily lives. Light refreshments will be served. All events are low waste.

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