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THE PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY MAGAZINE Summer 2012

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Battle of the Bands The event features live music and vocal performances by middle and high school students. Sponsored by What’s Up Princeton, a collaboration of the Arts Council of Princeton, Corner House, HiTOPS, Princeton Recreation Department and the library. Hinds Plaza

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 TEENS+ June 2, 11 a.m.

Film: “The Front” Woody Allen stars as a cashier who poses as a writer to submit work for blacklisted TV writers during the McCarthy Era 1950s. 1 hour, 35 minutes. Part of Super ‘70s Cinema, a day of screenings and discussions of films from the 1970s, organized with the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Community Room

TEENS+ June 2, 1 p.m.

Melanie Tucker of Tough Love Travel discusses vacations for foodies June 4.

Lapsits

Infants to 15 months

Tuesdays, Wednesdays 11 a.m.

Family Stories

2 – 8 years

Saturday Stories Sunday Stories

June 18 to August 15

Must attend

throughThursdays

June 18 to August 20

Must attend

2 – 8 years

Saturdays 10:30 a.m.

June 23 to August 18

Must attend if child is 5 or under

2 – 8 years

Sundays 3:30 p.m.

June 24 to August 19

Must attend if child is 5 or under

Mondays 10 a.m.

Infant Playgroup: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., following Lapsits Story Time

WEEKDAYS SCORE Small Business Counseling — By appointment through SCORE: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. Tower Room English Language Conversation Groups — Various Venues Call 609.924.9529, ext. 220 for details Technology Center Classes — Please visit princetonlibrary.org or the library for a schedule of classes. Springboard After School Homework Help — Mondays through Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., on days when Princeton Regional Schools are in session, through June 14. Third Floor

Film: “All the President’s Men” Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman play Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein who uncovered the White House involvement in the 1972 break-in at Democratic Party National headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. Their work was instrumental in the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. 2 hours, 15 minutes. Part of Super ‘70s Cinema, a day of screenings and discussions of films from the 1970s, organized with the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Community Room TEENS+ June 2, 4 p.m. Film: “The China Syndrome” Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon star in the story of a reporter who discovers a cover-up of safety violations at a nuclear power plant. 2 hours, 2 minutes. Part of Super ‘70s Cinema, a day of screenings and discussions of films from the 1970s, organized with the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Community Room TEENS+ June 2, 7 p.m. Film: “Network” Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch star in the story of a TV network that cynically exploits a deranged anchor’s ravings and revelations about the media for its own profit. 2 hours, 1 minute. Part of Super ‘70s Cinema, a day of screenings and discussions of films organized with the Teen Advisory Board. Community Room

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SUNDAY, JUNE 3 June 3, 2:30 p.m. First-Time Voter Workshop For those coming of voting age or new Americans participating for the first time, this event will review the voting process, from registration to casting a ballot. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library, the Princeton Human Services Commission, the League of Women Voters-Princeton Chapter and the Latin American Task Force.

MONDAY, JUNE 4 June 4, 7 p.m. Trips to Savor Melanie Tucker of Tough Love Travel talks about a variety of culinary quests to embark on worldwide. Truffle hunting in Umbria, a ride through South Africa’s wine country and cooking classes in Thailand are among the adventures she will share. Community Room June 4, 7:30 p.m. Mystery Book Group Librarian Gayle Stratton leads this discussion of “The Complaints,” by Ian Rankin. The book, the first of two in the author’s latest series, tells the story of Malcolm Fox, a sour, unwell, middle-aged detective in the Complaints and Conduct Department – the cops who investigate other cops. In the midst of a bitter Edinburgh winter, the reluctant Fox is assigned to prove that a cop called Jamie Breck is dirty. He soon learns that there’s more to Breck than anyone thinks, but that knowledge proves dangerous when murder intervenes. Quiet Room June 4, 7:30 p.m. Continuing Conversations on Race Members of Not In Our Town, the Princeton-based interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation. Princeton Room CALENDAR CONT INUES ON PAG E 4


Beyond Words COVER STORY

Above and Beyond Jeffrey Eugenides speaks at the Sept. 29 Beyond Words benefit

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he annual benefit has a new name and new venue, but those aren’t the only reasons organizers are excited about the Sept. 29 event. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides, a Princeton resident, will be the evening’s featured speaker. The event, now known as “Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit Princeton Public Library,” is being held for the first time at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium, where the evening will begin at 6 p.m. “We’re so fortunate to have Mr. Eugenides, not only as a member of our community, but as the featured speaker at the benefit,” said library Executive Director Leslie Burger. “He and his family are active library users, and we’re thrilled that he’s able to support us in this way. We look forward to his appearance and to the insight he will share as speaker. “We’re also grateful to Princeton University for making the magnificent Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall available for this event.” Eugenides teaches in the Creative Writing program at Princeton University’s Lewis Center. He was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, “The Virgin Suicides,” was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel “Middlesex,” which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis. His most recent novel, “The Marriage Plot,” was a major national best-

Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the Princeton University campus is the venue for this year’s Beyond Words benefit.

seller, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and will be published in paperback by Picador in September. Following Eugenides’ talk, benefit attendees will be invited to the library, which will be transformed for a wonderful evening of dining, conversation and friends. There will be a silent auction and wine arbor to browse while enjoying fine hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Max Hansen Catering will prepare dinner. Longtime library supporter Betty Wold Johnson is honorary chair of this year’s annual benefit, one of the largest fundraising events on the library’s calendar. Co-chairs are Wendy Pierce Evans and Ellen Pitts of the Friends of the Library. Each year, the Friends raise thousands of dollars in support of the

library that are used to purchase books, DVDs, e-books, music and much more. The Friends are delighted to have the Gould Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as Presenting Sponsors this year. The event’s Platinum Sponsor is Glenmede Investment and Wealth Management. Tickets are available online by clicking on the Benefit Tickets icon at princetonlibrary.org. As the event has sold out for the last several years, interested supporters are encouraged to buy early. Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit Princeton Public Library, Featuring Jeffrey Eugenides I Sept. 29, 6 p.m., Richardson Auditorium I Tickets: $225, $325, $500 include post-talk dinner in the library I For more information, call 609.924.9529, ext. 280

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SUNDAY, JUNE 10

June 5, 10 a.m. Princeton Eats, Featuring Chef Chris Albrecht The head chef at Eno Terra returns to the library to lead his popular cooking class using local produce from the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Please register at the online calendar at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room

June 10, 3 p.m. Staged Reading: “The Canterbury Tales” Dick Swain and the Poquelin Players entertain with stories and songs from Chaucer’s tale-tellers. Part of the Page to Stage series. Community Room

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Co-sponsored by the library and Terra Momo Restaurant Group.

June 5, 7 p.m. Author Gail Collins “As Texas Goes… How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda” The best-selling author and New York Times columnist kicks off the promotional tour of her latest book at the library. Having long seen America’s fundamental divide as a war between the Republican heartland and the two liberal coasts, Collins came to believe that Texas was the birthplace of the conservative political agenda that is now sweeping the country, resulting in profound social and economic consequences. Community Room June 5, 7 p.m. Opera Lovers Discussion Group Discussion topic to be announced. Quiet Room Co-sponsored by the library and Opera NJ.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

June 6, 7 p.m. Ask a Lawyer Lawyers will be at the library for free private consultations on immigration and general legal issues. No appointments necessary; service on a first-come, first-served basis. Spanish translators will be available. Conference Room

Co-sponsored by the library, the Latin American Task Force, Lutheran Social Ministries, The Princeton Housing Authority and the Mercer County Bar Association.

June 6, 7:30 p.m. Talk: “Broadway Musical Theater: A Window onto America” Stacy Wolf, Princeton University professor of theater,

June 11, 6:30 p.m. Python Users Group This monthly meeting is for anyone interested in the Python computer programming language. All age levels and skills levels welcome. Sessions include talks by other members and invited guests as well as interactive sessions. Registration required at www.meetup.com/pug-ip. Community Room

Hollander New York Times columnist Gail Collins discusses her new book “As Texas Goes” on June 5. discusses how and why the art form is so popular and illuminating. Examples of how musical theater reflects U.S. history are given from “Guys and Dolls,” “Cabaret,” “Wicked” and more. Community Room

preview of The Princeton Festival’s 2012 season. Included will be the operas “Gianni Schicchi” and “Francesca da Rimini” as well as the Mary Rogers’ musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” Community Room

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SATURDAY, JUNE 9

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

June 7, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza June 7, 7:30 p.m. Gente y Cuentos After a moderator reads aloud a short story in Spanish, participants share their own life experiences and how they relate to the story. Conference Room June 7, 7:30 p.m. Musical Preview of the 2012 Princeton Festival Season Artists will perform arias and sequences and directors will explain their ideas for the productions in this

Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival.

June 9, 10:30 a.m. QuickBooks Workshop Oria Gonzales, a certified QuickBooks trainer, provides free basic training in the use of QuickBooks. Limited to eight participants. Registration for the monthly workshop is required at scoreprinceton.org. Technology Center

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Area Chapter of SCORE.

June 9, 11 a.m. Knit in Public Day Bring your knitting, crocheting and yarnwork projects and join this international celebration of knitting. Learn to knit, or swap yarn, projects and ideas at this four-hour event. Please bring a chair. Hinds Plaza

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June 11, 7:30 p.m. Poetry in the Library Featured poets Jean Hollander and Donna J. Gelagotis Lee read for 20 minutes each followed by an open mic session. Hollander has taught literature and writing at Princeton University, Brooklyn College and Columbia University. Her first book of poems, “Crushed into Honey,” was published by Saturday Press as winner of the Eileen W. Barnes Award. Her second collection, “Moondog,” was a winner in the Quarterly Review of Literature Contemporary Poetry Book Series. Lee’s book “ On the Altar of Greece” is the winner of the Seventh Annual Gival Press Poetry Award. She and her husband Dennis Lee are the cofounders of the Delaware Valley Poets readings series. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library, US 1 Poets and Delaware Valley Poets.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

June 12, 7 p.m. Talk: “Senior Travel” Celia Lidz, who has traveled the world with her husband Dick, talks CALENDAR CONT IN UES ON PAG E 6


Summer Reading Clubs SPOTLIGHT 5

Night moves Friday extended hours and nocturnal-themed clubs highlight summer at the library By AMY HIESTAND

Connections Staff Writer

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e’re staying open past dark on Fridays, but that’s not the only news of the night at Princeton Public Library. Summer reading programs for all ages are happening, too, each with a theme that’s related to the night. “We’ve had many requests over the years for regular Friday night hours,” said Executive Director Leslie Burger about the new 9 p.m. closing time in effect as of June 1. “We’re so pleased to be able to provide services the community desires and values.” Burger noted that the library’s 2011-’13 Strategic Plan includes the goal of making it more convenient for customers to use the library. “Friday night hours are part of achieving that goal,” she said, adding that, “We’re able to do this because of the generosity of community members who make gifts to the Princeton Public Library Foundation. We’re very grateful for their support.” June also marks the kickoff of the library’s summer reading programs. Everyone from infants to adults can participate in the programs that are part of a statewide and national effort coordinated by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). Divided into four levels, the night-related themes include “Wee Reads – Dream Big” for prereaders; “Dream Big – Read” for those in kindergarten through fifth grade; “Own the Night” for teens; and “Between the Covers” for adults. “Similar programs using these slogans and general concepts are found in libraries across the world,” said PPL librarian Allison Santos who is the chair of the New Jersey Summer Reading Committee and, as of June 1, president of the Collaborative Summer Reading Program. For the littlest library customer, “Wee Reads – Dream Big” includes a series of activities that help young children build literacy and language skills. Infants and preschoolers up to 4 years old (and their caregivers) can participate in 50 activities throughout the summer including story times, learning new songs, reading books about night time and nocturnal animals and more. Preparing children for success by developing language skills is the idea behind the summer reading program for those in kindergarten through fifth grade. Reading for 50 hours will be the goal of those who sign up for the program called “Dream Big – Read.” Incentive prizes will be given along the way for every 10 hours of reading. Those who accomplish 25 hours will earn a coupon from Thomas Sweet. A reading medal will be awarded for completing 50 hours. Other prizes include stickers, pencils, picture frames, beach balls and glow bracelets. Everyone who completes 50 hours will also be entered in a drawing to earn one of 10 “Dream Big” T-shirts. “Own the Night,” the summer reading program for teens, is designed to motivate them to read and discuss literature. Those who sign up will receive a reading record, mood pencil and bookmark. They’ll also be entered into a drawing every week for a bag of prizes. At 25 hours, participants will receive a Thomas Sweet coupon. At 50 hours, they will be entered into a drawing for an electronic gadget to be announced.

This year, adults can also participate in summer reading at the library. “We have a fantastic lineup of programs catered to adults this year,” said librarian Kristin Friberg. Among them is a new book group Friberg is launching called Books on Tap. The group will meet monthly during the summer in the Yankee Doodle Tap Room at the Nassau Inn to discuss selected works including J.R. Moehringer’s “The Tender Bar” on June 26; Karen Russell’s “Swamplandia!” on July 24 and Dana Spiotta’s “Stone Arabia” on Aug. 28. Bring your library card to get selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on any appetizer. Adult summer reading programs will also include Summer Shorts, a short story discussion group and much more. Registration is not required but to receive a prize — “Adults deserve prizes, too,” E A T , D R I N K and D I S C U S S said Friberg —use the form available at the Welcome Desk, or online at princetonlibrary.org, to submit reviews of your reading selections. Prizes are to be announced. Beyond the summer reading programs, the library has events and activities planned that coincide with the “night time” theme. “Some of them are tied more closely to the theme than others,” said librarian Susan Conlon of the events that include Monday Night at the Movies, musical performances, the return of Page to Stage performances and much more. “But they all encourage the joy of reading.” Since summer provides freedom from the usual busy schedules many people have, “We want the library to respond with lots of things to do,” said Conlon. “There are new things but we’re also including some of the excellent programs that have proven popular in the past,” she said. “For instance, Wizard of Oz/Dark Side of the Moon, a screening of the ‘The Wizard of Oz’ synchronized to Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is returning this year on July 20.” Summer also is a time where teens can complete some community service hours volunteering at the library. They can also find the books they want to read for pleasure along with those that are on required summer reading lists for school. “We will also offer a chance for rising 9th graders to get a jump on ‘The Odyssey,’ which will provide some context for the epic they will be required to read as freshmen,” Conlon said. “A fun two-hour workshop will be offered on July 10 where participants can expect to move around and use their imaginations and the words of Homer to travel through Ancient Greece.” Additional summer offerings include the Princeton Student Film and Video Festival (for teen and adult audiences) and a trivia contest about the popular “Hunger Games” trilogy. A reading filibuster of the Norton Juster children’s classic “The Phantom Tollbooth” will launch summer reading on June 20, the day registration begins. Children, teens and adults are encouraged to register to read for 15-minute slots on the online events calendar. The filibuster will take place in the first-floor lobby. Although June 20 is the first day to register, there is no cut-off date to participate in summer reading programs. Readers can register at a table staffed by teen volunteers will be in the Youth Services Department.


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about traveling with disabilities and finding the right trips. Part of the Next Step Speaker Series. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers Program.

June 12, 7:30 p.m. Talk: “Visions of Hell in Poetry: Comedy and Tragedy in Dante’s ‘Inferno’” Robert Hollander, Princeton University professor emeritus of European literature, discusses the comedy contained in Dante’s vision of damned humanity. Part of the Princeton Festival’s “Hell Bent: Visions in Poetry, Art and Music” series. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

June 13, 6:30 p.m. Origami Club Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new folding. Beginners are welcome. For all ages; adults must accompany children younger than 7. Activity Room

June 13, 7 p.m. Film: “My Reincarnation” Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, this is the story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Namkhai Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s spiritual legacy alive? With intimate access to both the family and the Dalai Lama, Fox distills a decades-long drama into a universal story about love, transformation and destiny. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room Produced in association with American Documentary/POV. Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV; screening is in advance of its PBS broadcast.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

June 14, 10:30 a.m. Fiction Book Group Librarian Kristin Friberg leads a discussion of Penelope Lively’s “How It All Began,” about what happens when the mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors. Conference Room June 14, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event. Hinds Plaza June 14, 7:30 p.m. Gente y Cuentos After a moderator reads aloud a short story in Spanish, participants share their own life experiences and how they relate to the story. Conference Room

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

June 15, 7 p.m. Film: “Monterey Pop” This D.A. Pennebaker film chronicles the Monterey Pop Festival that ran

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for three days in June, 1967. Featuring Janis Joplin, Scott McKenzie, The Mamas and the Papas, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and more, the screening coincides event’s 45th anniversary, June 16-18. 1 hour, 28 minutes. Community Room

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 June 17, 2 p.m. Acoustic Road This Montgomery-based acoustic and classic rock duo is known for faithful recreations of favorites from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Community Room

MONDAY, JUNE 18

June 18, 7:30 p.m. Talk: “Visions of Hell in Art: An Illustrated Tour” Marianne Grey, Princeton University Art Museum docent, presents images from sculpture, manuscripts, CALENDAR CONT IN UES ON PAG E 8


Summer Showcases SPOTLIGHT 7

Hinds Plaza, seen here during the April 21 appearance by They Might Be Giants, will be a hub of library activity this summer.

Parties on the Plaza

Three summer celebrations feature music and dancing on Hinds Plaza

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ne of the best things about the warmer months is that we get to hold library events outdoors on Hinds Plaza. From unforgettable concerts like They Might Be Giants in April to the highly anticipated Children’s Book Festival on Sept. 8, events on the plaza are always community favorites. Highlights of this summer’s programming include three events, one each month, that are planned for the plaza. On June 27, all things salsa will be celebrated when Salsa Slam takes place beginning at 7 p.m. The event will include salsa tastings and judging in the library’s Community Room and salsa dancing and demonstrations by Henri Velandia’s Princeton-based HSH (Hot Salsa Hot). Dancing Under the Stars is July’s main event on the plaza. Held on the 25th at 7:30 p.m., the event ties in with the library’s summer reading theme of “night.” Ballroom dancers from Central Jersey Dance will give demonstrations and lead others in an evening of dancing. In August it will be time for summer reading participants of all ages to gather on the plaza to celebrate their accomplishments. A Summer Reading Dance Party is being planned for Aug.17 at 6:30 p.m. featuring music for all ages by the local band Pi Fight.

Pi Fight returns to Hinds Plaza on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

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ach July, library audiences can see the work of emerging young filmmakers at the Princeton Student Film & Video Festival. What’s more, the audiences are given the chance to talk with the

filmmakers, many of whom participate in post-screening discussions. Now in its ninth year, PSF&V will be July 18 and 19, beginning at 7 p.m.

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both nights. It is intended for teen and adult audiences. Prospective student filmmakers can submit films to be considered for the festival through June 25. More information: http://bit.ly/PSFVF2012EntryForm


8 woodcuts and paintings. Part of The Princeton Festival’s “Hell Bent: Visions in Poetry, Art and Music” series. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

June 19, 8:30 a.m. Talk: “Social Media for Job Seekers” Hilary Morris, president of HM Public Relations, leads this session on utilizing social media tools in a job search. Part of the Tuesday Networking Breakfast series. Community Room June 19, 6:45 p.m. Talk: “Angel Investing and Other Funding Sources” Dave Plucinsky, who has 35 years domestic and international business experience, leads this seminar, which will provide insight into the world of angel investing. Key requirements for consideration, how the process works and more will be covered. Related funding types will also be highlighted. Register at scoreprinceton.org. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chapter of SCORE.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

June 20 Summer Reading Kickoff This is the first day to come in and register for the library’s four Summer Reading Clubs: for preschoolers; elementary-school-age children; teens; and adults. See feature story on Page 5 for registration details. June 20, 10 a.m. Summer Reading Filibuster: “The Phantom Tollbooth” To kick off Summer Reading, staff and community members of all ages will read Norton Juster’s children’s classic aloud throughout the day. Register for 15-minute slots at princetonlibrary.org/events. Lobby

NEW June 20, 11 a.m.

The Buzz Join our staff every week for an informal chat about books, film, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

The Adult Summer Reading Club Monday Night at the Movies series kicks off with Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” on June 25 at 7 p.m. Registration for June 20, 7:30 p.m. Talk: “Visions of Hell in Music” Timothy Urban, Rider University professor of music, discusses the operas “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini and “Francesca da Rimini” by Rachmaninoff and contrasts the approaches of the two composers to characters who find themselves in Dante’s “Inferno.” Part of The Princeton Festival’s “Hell Bent: Visions in Poetry, Art and Music” series. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

June 21, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event. Hinds Plaza

June 21, 7 p.m. The Knit Nook Bring your supplies and share your stories and tips in a friendly gathering place for knitters. This will be the last meeting before sessions resume in September. Quiet Room

race extreme go-karts and dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. The film by Marshall Curry is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room

June 21, 4 p.m. College Admissions Essay Workshop with Molly Moynahan The Princeton native, author of “Pitch Perfect: How to Write a Successful College Admission Essay,” will help high school students access their personal stories and turn them into focused, engaging and effective essays. Please bring your laptop or notebook and pen. Copies of “Pitch Perfect” will be available for signing and purchase. Community Room

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 KIDS June 22, 4 p.m.

June 21, 7 p.m. Film: “Racing Dreams” This Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary winner chronicles a year in the lives of three pre-teens who

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Co-sponsored the library and American Documentary/POV.

Let’s Dance! A Little ‘Night’ Music Library staff spin tunes from the ‘60s through today at this family dance party that includes songs that relate to this year’s Summer Reading Club’s ‘night’ theme. Community Room June 22, 7 p.m. Film: “The Clean Bin Project” This is a reprise screening from the 2012 Princeton Environmental Film Festival of the awardwinning documentary about the yearlong effort of a couple and their roommate to live waste-free. The larger issues of


9 SUNDAY, JUNE 24 June 24, 3 p.m. Cranbury Jazz The sextet of mostly Cranbury residents presents favorite jazz standards along with blues and bebop selections. Community Room

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June 26, 7 p.m. Film: “Farmageddon” First-time filmmaker Kristin Canty examines why local food is pricey and hard to find in this documentary about government oversight of the country’s farming and food production. A discussion led by Judith Robinson, Princeton Farmers’ Market manager, and Joe Heckman of the Rutgers Extension Service will follow the screening. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Farmers’ Market.

KIDS June 25, 10 a.m.

Celebrate Eric Carle Story Time Eric Carle, the beloved author and illustrator of children’s books including “The Hungry Caterpillar,” turns 83 today and we will celebrate with a special story time devoted to his books. For children ages 2 to 8 with their grown-ups. Story Room summer reading clubs begins June 20.

garbage in North America are also explored. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Sustainable Princeton

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

June 23, 3 p.m. Opera New Jersey Summer Preview Young artists in residence perform some highlights from the summer season and other opera favorites. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Opera NJ.

June 25, 7 p.m. Film: “Hugo” This Monday Night at the Movies selection features Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley in the story of an orphaned boy who secretly lives in a Paris train station and gets caught up in an adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man. 2 hours, 7 minutes. Community Room

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 NEW June 26, 7 p.m.

Books on Tap Book Group Librarian Kristin Friberg leads the discussion of J.R. Moehringer’s memoir “The Tender Bar” at this new book group, which meets at the Nassau Inn’s historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room. The book tells how the patrons of a grand old New York saloon provided fatherhood-by-committee to a young boy during his struggles to become a man. Bring your library card to get $2 and $3 selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on an appetizer. Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Nassau Inn

June 26, 7 p.m. Introduction to Your Lifestyle in Retirement Carol King, director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step programs, offers an introduction to planning for retirement or a major lifestyle change. Options for dealing with change, managing time, identifying passions and volunteering are explored. Princeton Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers Program.

June 26, 7 p.m. Socrates Café Participants seek wisdom and knowledge through interactive discussion, questioning, and presenting multiple perspectives on topics of interest to the group. Everyone is invited. Conference Room

June 27, 7 p.m. The Salsa Slam A celebration of all things salsa includes tastings and contest in the library’s Community Room and salsa dancing and demonstrations out on Hinds Plaza. See Feature Story, Page 7.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

June 28, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza

FRIDAY, JUNE 29 June 29, 7 p.m.

Adam Parker Jazz Trio Pianist Adam Parker-Lavine, right, a Princeton High School alum, leads this trio of collegiate jazz performance majors in a special performance. Part of the Crescendo Musicians on the Rise series. Community Room

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

June 27, 11 a.m. The Buzz Join library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

KIDS June 27, 3 p.m.

Talk: “Hunters of the Night” Live owls and raptors will be featured in this program that teaches children about the creatures’ natural habitats, how they have adapted to our changing environment and more. Community Room

June 30, 2 p.m. Film: “The Phantom Tollbooth” This animated musical film, adapted from the Norman Juster children’s book, tells the story of a bored youngster whose world changes when he drives through a turnpike tollbooth in a toy car. Featuring the voices of Mel Blanc and Hans Conreid. This screening coincides with the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary Warner Bro. animator Chuck Jones, who produced and co-directed “The Phantom Tolllbooth” film Part of the Saturday Family Movie series. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room CALENDAR CONT IN UES ON PAG E 10


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KIDS July 2, 3 p.m.

Field Station: Dinosaur Representatives from Field Station: Dinosaur, an outdoor scientific dinosaur attraction in Secaucus, present a program designed to get people excited about dinosaurs in New Jersey. The program begins with a costumed character, “The Dinosaur Troubadour” reading Syd Hoff’s “Danny and the Dinosaur.” Ages 5 and up. Community Room Natalie Warren, right, appears July 5 to discuss the 2,000-mile canoe expedition she took with Ann Raiho. programming language. All age levels and skills levels welcome. Sessions include talks by other members and invited guests as well as interactive sessions. Registration required at www.meetup.com/pug-ip. Community Room

Market. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Terra Momo Restaurant Group.

July 2, 7 p.m. Film: “The City Dark” Filmmaker Ian Cheney explores what is lost in the glare of city lights in a searching narrative featuring footage of the night sky. Part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. Stargazing on the Plaza with the Princeton Amateur Astronomy Association follows screening. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV.

TUESDAY, JULY 3

July 3, 10 a.m. Princeton Eats , Featuring Denis Granorolo The baker from the Terra Momo group of restaurants will give a lesson inspired by items found in the Princeton Farmers’

July 3, 7 p.m. Opera Lovers Discussion Group Discussion topic to be announced. Quiet Room Co-sponsored by the library and Opera NJ

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

The library will be closed today. Regular hours resume July 5.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

July 5, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza July 5, 7 p.m. Talk: “Canoeing with the Cree” Recent St. Olaf College graduate Natalie Warren discusses the insight she gained about environmental and social issues during the 2,000-mile canoe expedition she took with Ann

Raiho from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Warren and Raiho are believed to be the first two women to complete the same route Eric Sevareid recounted in “Canoeing with the Cree.” Their book, “Hudson Bay Bound” is in progress. Community Room

FRIDAY, JULY 6

July 6, 7 p.m. Film: “Moneyball” Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Phillip Seymour-Hoffman star in the story of how the general manager of the Oakland A’s defied conventional wisdom and outsmarted his competition when forced to reinvent his team with bargain players. 1 hour, 53 minutes. Community Room

MONDAY, JULY 9

July 9, 6:30 p.m. Python Users Group This monthly meeting is for anyone interested in the Python computer

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July 9, 7:30 p.m. Poetry in the Library Featured poets Pat Hardigree and Nancy Scott read for 20 minutes each followed by an open mic session. Hardigree’s work has appeared in the Paterson Literary Review, Lips, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Kelsey Review, and various small presses. She was a 2001 Pushcart nominee, and an editors’ choice and honorable mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Scott is an artist and the author of two books of poetry and three chapbooks. She is also the current managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets. Fireplace Area, second floor Co-sponsored by the library, US 1 Poets and Delaware Valley Poets.

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Youth Services staff members Allison Santos and Martha Perry-Liu present a Gargoyle Tour of Princeton University on July 10.

TUESDAY, JULY 10 KIDS July 10, 2 p.m.

Gargoyle Tour of Princeton University Join Youth Services staff members Allison Santos and Martha Perry-Liu for a tour of gargoyles on the Princeton University Campus. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Group will meet at 2 p.m. outside the main entrance to Firestone Library. Tour will begin promptly.

TEENS July 10, 4 p.m.

Begin Your Odyssey Teacher Margaret Spear will get rising ninth-graders launched into “The Odyssey.” Homer’s epic poem is required reading for freshmen at Princeton High School and Spear’s two-hour

workshop will give students a head start on this foundational text. Come prepared to move, play and travel around Ancient Greece through your imagination and the words of Homer. Please register at the online events calendar at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room

July 10, 7 p.m. Talk: “Men in Retirement: Challenges and Opportunities” Roberto Schiraldi, recently retired senior staff psychologist at Princeton University whose private practice includes individual and couples therapy as well as men’s and life-transition issues, discusses how men facing retirement can prepare and optimally care for themselves during this key time in their life. Fireplace Area, second floor

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers Program.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 KIDS July 11, 11 a.m.

July 10, 7 p.m. Film: “The Light in Her Eyes” Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, this film offers an extraordinary portrait of conservative Muslim preacher Houda al-Habash who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and American Documentary/POV.

Meg’s Melodies Meg Russell, singer-songwriter, special education teacher, and mother of two young children, performs a fun, interactive concert for children of all ages. Community Room July 11, 11 a.m. The Buzz Join your library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about buzz-worthy books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

July 11, 1 p.m. Author Jennifer Weiner The New York Times bestselling author makes her annual summer visit to the library to discuss her latest book, “The Next Best Thing,” the story of a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood. Community Room

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“The Artist” will be screened on July 23 as part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. July 11, 7 p.m. Film and Talk: “Sourlands” In this special Princeton Environmental Film Festival summer event, filmmaker Jared Flesher presents the festival premiere of his documentary about farmers, clean energy, ecology and the fight to sustain the last deep forest directly between New York City and Philadelphia. Community Room

THURSDAY, JULY 12

July 12, 10:30 a.m. Summer Shorts This summer discussion series led by librarian Janie Hermann, focuses on contemporary short stories, copies of which are available at the Welcome Desk during the week leading up to each meeting. Princeton Room July 12, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers. Hinds Plaza

TEENS July 12, 6:30 p.m.

Teen Volunteer Appreciation Party This special event is open to the library’s teen volunteers in appreciation of their service. Community Room

FRIDAY, JULY 13

July 13, 7 p.m. Staged Reading: “Freak” Naomi Izuka’s and Ryan Pavelchik’s story is about a new girl at a high school who may be a robot. The

story explores the Pygmalion myth through the eyes of a girl who wonders if she’ll ever be more than a “Freak.” Part of the Page to Stage series. Community Room

SATURDAY, JULY 14

July 14, 10:30 a.m. QuickBooks Workshop Oria Gonzales, a certified QuickBooks trainer, provides free basic training in the use of QuickBooks. Limited to eight participants. Registration for the monthly workshop is required at scoreprinceton.org. Technology Center

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Area Chapter of SCORE.

agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, the job goes wrong, and the only way he can keep his wife and her son alive is to do what he does best: drive. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. Community Room

TUESDAY, JULY 17 KIDS July 17, 2 p.m.

Not So Spooky Story Time As part of the Summer Reading Club nocturnal theme, this special story time will focus on things that may go bump in the night. Story Room

KIDS+ July 14, 2 p.m.

Film: “Dolphin Tale” Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr. and Ashley Judd star in this family film, based on true events, about an introverted 11-year-old boy who rallies his family and friends to convince a doctor to create a prosthetic tail to restore a young dolphin’s ability to swim. Part of the Saturday Family Movie series. 1 hour, 59 minutes. Community Room

MONDAY, JULY 16

July 16, 7 p.m. Film: “Drive” Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston star in the story of a Hollywood stunt driver by day who moonlights as a getaway driver for hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself in danger when, after

July 17, 6:45 p.m. SCORE Seminar: “Intellectual Property Protection” Seminar leader Richard A. Catalina will define Intellectual Property and discuss how to protect yours in today’s business climate. Register at scoreprinceton.org. Fireplace Area, second floor Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chapter of SCORE.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

July 18, 11 a.m. The Buzz Join your library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about buzz-worthy books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

KIDS+ July 17, 7 p.m.

South Jersey Ghost Research Members of this paranormal research group, which investigates hauntings in homes and businesses, will discuss their scientific methods and tools, educate the public on the nature of hauntings and present the evidence they have collected during their investigations. Ages 8 years and older. Community Room

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TEENS+ July 18, 7 p.m.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival The first night of the ninth annual festival features original short films of student filmmakers, ages 14-25, followed by Q&A sessions. Community Room CALENDAR CONT IN UES ON PAG E 13


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July 19, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event. Hinds Plaza

TEENS+ July 19, 7 p.m.

Princeton Student Film and Video Festival The festival continues with a second night of original short films by student filmmakers, ages 14-25, followed by Q&A sessions. For teens and adults. Community Room

FRIDAY, JULY 20 KIDS+ July 20, 4 p.m.

Let’s Dance! Swing on a Star Party This family dance party includes songs that relate to the Summer Reading Club’s night theme. Community Room

Game On goes prime time and moves out of the Story Room for a special evening edition on July 27 in the Community Room. See Page 14.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

July 20, 7 p.m. “Wizard of Oz/Dark Side of the Moon” Back by popular demand, this screening of “The Wizard of Oz” is synchronized to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” Community Room

MONDAY, JULY 23 TEENS+ July 23, 4 p.m.

“Hunger Games” Trivia Contest Test your knowledge of the Suzanne Collins trilogy about a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers are selected each year to compete in a televised fight to the death. Competitors and fans are welcome. Questions will be based on the books, not on the movie. Intended for ages 12 and up. Register online at pricetonlibrary.org. Community Room July 23, 7 p.m. Film: “The Artist” The 2012 Best Picture Academy Award-winner resurrects the silent movie format to tell the story of how the destinies of a silent film star and a young extra are interlinked and affected by the advent of talkies. Part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Community Room

multiple perspectives on topics of interest to the group. Everyone is invited. Conference Room

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

KIDS July 24, 3 p.m.

Jedi Academy Children participate in high-energy light saber class, samurai obstacle courses, nonsensical coordination games and creative dramatic play. A sit-down stage show with magic and silliness follows. Please register at the online events calendar at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room July 24, 7 p.m. Books on Tap Book Group Librarian Kristin Friberg leads the discussion of “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell at this new book group that meets at the Nassau Inn’s historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree is the heroine who must save her family’s dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting in the swamps of the Florida Everglades in this celebrated debut novel. Bring your library card to get $2-$3 selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on any appetizer from the menu. Yankee Doodle Tap Room July 24, 7 p.m. Socrates Café Participants seek wisdom and knowledge through interactive discussion, questioning, and presenting

July 25, 11 a.m. The Buzz Join your library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about buzz-worthy books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

July 26, 10:30 a.m. Summer Shorts This summer discussion series led by librarian Erica Bess, focuses on contemporary short stories, copies of which are available at the Welcome Desk during the week leading up to each meeting. Princeton Room July 26, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza

July 25, 7:30 p.m. Dancing Under the Stars Ballroom enthusiasts will lead others in an evening of dancing. Hinds Plaza

THURSDAY, JULY 26 KIDS July 26, 10 a.m. Beatrix Potter Day

In honor of the author’s birthday we will hold a special story time featuring Peter Rabbit and other characters from her beloved books. Our table at the Farmers’ Market on Hinds Plaza will also feature a related craft. Ages 2 and older. Story Room

July 26, 6:30 p.m. Film: “Hungry for Change” This documentary, co-directed and co-created by James Colquhoun, features methods and strategies for achieving ideal body weight and improving health. Refreshments will be served at the screening, which will be followed by a discussion of issues related to food and health. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library, Suppers Program and the Whole Earth Center.

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films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

KIDS July 26, 7 p.m.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover After a pajama story time, children can leave a stuffed animal friend overnight to have some fun while the library is closed. Each child will receive a photo the next morning when they pick up their animals after 10. Ages 4 and up. Story Room

FRIDAY, JULY 27 KIDS+ July 27, 6:30 p.m.

Game On at Night The popular Friday afternoon, school-year event goes prime time and moves from the third floor to the first. Drop in to play chess, word games including Scrabble, video games and pingpong. All ages welcome. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and JaZams.

MONDAY, JULY 30

July 31, 7 p.m. Talk: “Hidden in Plain Sight: Off the Beaten Track at the Jersey Shore” Jen Miller, author of “The Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May,” will discuss some unusual attractions to be found along the New Jersey coastline. The Collingswood-based freelance writer has been published in a variety of publications, including The New York Times and Salon.com. Part of the Off the Beaten Track travel series. Community Room July 31, 7 p.m. Doing Good While Doing Well Carol King of Princeton Senior Resource Center leads this session on using your skills, knowledge and experience in an encore career. Fireplace Area, second floor Co-sponsored by the library and PSRC’s Next Step: Engaged Retirement & Encore Careers Program.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

July 30, 7 p.m. Film: “Super 8” Steven Spielberg produced this story of a group of friends who witness a train crash while making a Super 8 movie and soon suspect it was not an accident. Unusual disappearances and inexplicable events follow, and the local deputy attempts to uncover the truth, which is more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. Part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. 1 hour, 52 minutes. Community Room July 30, 2 and 7 p.m. Campfire Songs and Games Join us around an indoor “campfire” for fun summer songs and games. Ages 6 and up. Story Room

stronger game. Opening, middle and end-game tactics will be covered. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

August 1, 11 a.m. The Buzz Join library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about books,

August 2, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers and artisans are for sale at this weekly five-hour event, which features live music at 12:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza

NEW August 2, 7 p.m. August 1, 4 p.m. Chess for Beginners David Hua, who led the Princeton High School chess team to the top high school award in the U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, presents the basics of the game. Identifying pieces and how they move and opening strategies will be covered. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Please register at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room August 1, 7 p.m. Chess for Intermediate and Advanced Players David Hua, who led the Princeton High School chess team to the top high school award in the U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, helps those who want to develop a

“My Week With Marilyn,” screening Aug. 3, is part of a series marking the 50th anniversary of the actress’s death SUMMER 2012

PPL Story Slam: Personal Stories of Bad Dates Ah, true love. On the quest to discover it, we have all experienced that important rite of passage, a bad date. Whether a blind set-up, a chance encounter, an Internet match, a speed date, they all left us wanting … to leave. Join us for an evening of sharing personal stories of these unforgettable moments in time. Participants will each have 5 minutes in front of the mic to tell their prepared, original stories. Take the stage or support our tellers by listening in the audience. Author Don Lafferty will emcee and novelists John Calu and David Hart will participate. Community Room

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

August 3, 4 p.m. Film: “The Prince and the Showgirl” The screening of this 1957 classic comedy co-starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier (who also served as director and producer) is the first of four films starring or about the tragic film star being shown at the library to mark the 50th anniversary of her death on Aug. 5, 1962. Monroe plays an American showgirl who creates an international incident when she falls for a European prince. 1 hour, 56 minutes. Community Room August 3, 7 p.m. Film: “My Week with Marilyn” This 2011 film starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe depicts the making of “The Prince and CALENDAR CONT IN UES ON PAG E 15


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the Showgirl.” Based on a book by the 1957 comedy’s third assistant director, Colin Clark, who struck up a relationship with Monroe during the making of the film. Community Room

August 11, 10:30 a.m. QuickBooks Workshop Oria Gonzales, a certified QuickBooks trainer, provides free basic training in the use of QuickBooks. Limited to eight participants. Registration for the monthly workshop is required at scoreprinceton.org. Technology Center

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

August 4, 4 p.m. Film: “The Misfits” Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable star in this 1961 romantic drama about a divorced woman who falls for an over-the-hill cowboy. Accompanying him and two other men on a trip to capture and sell some wild mustangs, she is horrified to learn of their plans to sell the horses to a slaughterhouse. 2 hours, 4 minutes. Community Room

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Area Chapter of SCORE.

Martin Sheen in a scene from “The Way,” to be screened on Aug. 15. August 7, 7 p.m. Opera Lovers Discussion Group Discussion topic to be announced. Quiet Room

Co-sponsored by the library and Opera NJ.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

August 5, 3 p.m. Talk and Screening: “Marilyn Monroe – The NeverEnding Dream” Film enthusiast Paul Sofian examines the life and movies of tragic beauty Marilyn Monroe who died 50 years ago today. A screening of the 1959 classic “Some Like it Hot”will follow at 4 p.m. 2 hours, 1 minute. Community Room

MONDAY, AUGUST 6

August 6, 7 p.m. Film: “Moonstruck” Cher won an Oscar for her portrayal of a young widow who finds love again with the estranged brother (Nicholas Cage) of her new fiancé. The 25th anniversary screening is part of the Monday Night at the Movies series. 1 hour, 42 minutes. Community Room

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 August 7, 10 a.m. Princeton Eats, Featuring Chris Albrecht The chef at Eno Terra gives a cooking demonstration using ingredients found in the Princeton Farmers’ Market. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Community Room Co-sponsored by the library and Terra Momo Restaurant Group.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 August 8, 11 a.m. The Buzz Join library staff every Wednesday for an informal chat about books, films, music, technology and more. Tell us what you’ve been reading, watching, and listening to, and we’ll keep you in-the-know about new and recommended titles each week. Welcome Desk

KIDS August 8, 2 p.m.

“The Night Belongs to Us” Children age 5 and older will learn about animals that hunt, navigate and survive at night. We’ll learn about the senses the animals use, some that people don’t have. Bill Bosenberg of Snakes ‘n’ Scales presents this special program. Community Room August 8, 4 p.m. Chess for Beginners David Hua of the Princeton High School chess team presents the basics of the game. Identifying pieces and how they move and opening strategies will be covered. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room August 8, 6:30 p.m. Origami Club Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 90 minutes of new, often seasonal folding. Beginners are welcome. For all ages; adults must accompany children younger than 7. Activity Room

August 8, 7 p.m. Chess for Intermediate and Advanced Players David Hua, who led the Princeton High School chess team to the top high school award in the U.S. Amateur Team Tournament, helps those who want to develop a stronger game. Opening, middle and endgame tactics will be covered. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

August 9, 10:30 a.m. Summer Shorts This summer discussion series led by librarian Kristin Friberg, focuses on contemporary short stories, copies of which are available at the Welcome Desk during the week leading up to each meeting. Princeton Room August 9, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Seasonal produce, flowers, crafts and a variety of edibles from local farmers. Hinds Plaza August 9, 6:30 p.m. Geo-Bee This fun contest for children entering grades 1 through 5 challenges their knowledge of world geography. Those who register at princetonlibrary.org will be put on teams that will compete to answer questions relating to the Olympics. Spectators welcome, too. Community Room

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Staged Reading: “The Arabian Nights” Mary Zimmerman’s 1994 stage adaptation of “One Thousand and One Nights” is presented as part of the Page to Stage series. Community Room

August 11, 10:30 a.m. Happy Birthday Joanna Cole We’ll honor the birthday of “Magic Schoolbus” author Joanna Cole with a special story time devoted to her stories. Story Room

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

August 13, 6:30 p.m. Python Users Group This monthly meeting is for anyone interested in the Python computer programming language. All age levels and skills levels welcome. Sessions include talks by other members and invited guests as well as interactive sessions. Registration required at www.meetup.com/pug-ip. Community Room August 13, 7:30 p.m. Poetry in the Library Featured poets Donald Lev and Corey Langer read for 20 minutes each followed by an open mic session. Among Lev’s works completed over the past four decades is the chapbook “Only Wings: 20 Poems of Devotion,” published in 2010; and the new collection “A Very Funny Fellow.” Langer, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as the director of thoracic oncology, is past president of Delaware Valley Poets. His work has appeared in the Edison Literary Review, Quick and Dirty Poets, Identity Theory, U.S. 1 and U.S. 1 Worksheets. Fireplace Area, second floor Co-sponsored by the library, US 1 Poets and Delaware Valley Poets.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

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August 15, 7 p.m. Yosi Pajama Party Concert Children 3 and older are invited to wear their pajamas to this interactive sing-along concert where Yosi will sing songs about the night and other popular tunes. Community Room

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 August 16, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Hinds Plaza

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 August 17, 6:30 p.m. Summer Reading Dance Party We close the book on our summer reading clubs with a bash featuring dancing and refreshments. Hinds Plaza

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

August 21, 6:45 p.m. SCORE Seminar: “The Art of Closing the Sale” Seminar leader Carmen Morris who has 30 years experience as an entrepreneur, provides sales techniques including handling objections and closing a sale with professionalism, confidence and skill. Register at scoreprinceton.org. Fireplace Area, second floor Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Chapter of SCORE.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 August 22, 4 p.m. Chess for Beginners David Hua, of the Princeton High School chess team presents the basics of the game. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. August 22, 7 p.m. Chess for Intermediate and Advanced Players David Hua helps those who want to develop a stronger game. Opening, middle and end-game tactics will be covered. All ages welcome. Registration required at princetonlibrary.org. Participation limited to 20. Conference Room

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 August 23, 11 a.m. Princeton Farmers’ Market Hinds Plaza

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

August 24, 7 p.m. Staged Reading: “Eurydice” A reprise performance from last summer, this haunting play by Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. Part of the Page to Stage series. Community Room

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August 25, 2 p.m. Film: “The Adventures of Tintin” Steven Spielberg directed this computer-animated feature about intrepid reporter Tintin who finds himself on a treasure hunt with a sea captain. Based on the series of comic books by Belgian artist Hergé. Part of the Saturday Family Movie series. 1 hour, 47 minutes. Community Room

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

August 28, 7 p.m. Books on Tap Book Group Librarian Kristin Friberg leads the discussion of “Stone Arabia,” by Dana Spiotta at this new book group that meets at the Nassau Inn’s historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room. In a world where we can create our own personas with every social network imaginable, “Stone Arabia” is a provocative and timely novel. Eccentric, aging musician Nik spends his time creating a fictionalized autobiography, “The Chronicles,“ while recording a multi-volume series, “The Ontology of Worth.” His sister Denise remains his biggest fan but is forced to examine the lines between fact and fiction when her daughter, Ada, decides to probe her uncle’s self-created history.  Bring your library card to get $2-$3 selected beer specials and a 10 percent discount on any appetizer from the menu. Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Nassau Inn August 28, 7 p.m. Socrates Café Participants seek wisdom and knowledge through interactive discussion, questioning, and presenting multiple perspectives on topics of interest to the group. Everyone is invited. Conference Room


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