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Happy Holidays, everyone. We hope to see you over the winter break. Please note that we'll be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec ...
12/23/2023

Happy Holidays, everyone. We hope to see you over the winter break. Please note that we'll be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec 31 and Jan. 1.

12/05/2023

Please join Joshua Winn at the Princeton Public Library this Thursday (Dec 7) from 7-8 PM EST, where he will be delivering a talk about his recently published book, The Little Book of Exoplanets. A book signing is to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

For more details, visit: https://hubs.ly/Q02bRpkJ0

Open Acoustic Jam is back by popular demand starting this Sunday (11/5) at 3 pm. Strum and sing along to familiar favori...
11/03/2023

Open Acoustic Jam is back by popular demand starting this Sunday (11/5) at 3 pm.

Strum and sing along to familiar favorites or just listen and clap along. Chords and lyrics will be projected on the large screen in the Community Room or bring your iPad to follow along in the NJAMP Songbook. This is not a performance, and all levels are welcome.

At this inclusive and open jam for local musicians, chord charts and lyrics for songs will be provided. Bring your acoustic guitar, uke, violin, resonator, tambourine or your voice to join the fun.

11/03/2023
Looking forward to this event on Saturday with all of our partners from Arts and Health Mercer. It will be a daylong cel...
11/01/2023

Looking forward to this event on Saturday with all of our partners from Arts and Health Mercer. It will be a daylong celebration held at RWJ Fitness in Hamilton as we kick off Arts & Health Month.

This free event features interactive workshops for kids in the morning, giveaways galore, a keynote speaker in the afternoon and a reception with great food. Full Details in the link:
https://artshealthmercer.org/opening-celebration/

It's officially Arts & Health Month!
We've got a great line-up of FREE activities planned for our Opening Celebration THIS Saturday November 4, beginning at 10am at RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center - Hamilton.

Storytime hosted by Princeton Public Library with artist/author Barbara Willcox DiLorenzo, Physical Storytelling with McCarter Theatre Center, Storytime & Instrument Petting Zoo with Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Presentation + Art Activities with Art Against Racism, Keynote Speaker Christina Eskridge sponsored by West Windsor Arts, Drop-in activities include art-making with Princeton University Art Museum, theatre games led by McCarter, ripped words poetry hosted by Morven Museum & Garden, puzzles, games and more!
https://artshealthmercer.org/opening-celebration/

Join us on Tuesday night for this event featuring renowned scholars from both the US and Canada.
09/29/2023

Join us on Tuesday night for this event featuring renowned scholars from both the US and Canada.

A terrific preview in this week's Town Topics Newspaper of our October 3 panel 𝘊𝘳𝘦𝘒𝘡π˜ͺ𝘷π˜ͺ𝘡𝘺 π˜ͺ𝘯 𝘡𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 π˜Šπ˜©π˜’π˜΅π˜Žπ˜—π˜› at Princeton Public Library, co-sponsored by PPL and the National Humanities Center.

πŸ“° https://www.towntopics.com/wordpress/2023/09/27/leaders-from-technology-and-art-discuss-implications-of-chatgpt/

09/09/2023

recognizes the importance of reading and literacy as a fundamental human right and a pathway towards peaceful societies. Since 2017, HSP and Princeton Public Library have collaborated on the Historical Fiction Book Group, where readers engage with a scholar to discuss the fictional elements and the nonfictional context of selected books.

Our upcoming selections are Louisa Hall’s β€œTrinity,” with Mark Goresky, Member, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study (September 28) and Nguyα»…n Phan QuαΊΏ Ma’s β€œThe Mountains Sing,” with Dr. Kristy Kelly, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Policy, Organization and Leadership, School of Education, Drexel University (November 20).

For more information, click: https://bit.ly/3LeBEzX

Thanks Experience Princeton for sharing and an extra big thanks to Palmer Square - Princeton NJ for hosting our summer f...
08/27/2023

Thanks Experience Princeton for sharing and an extra big thanks to Palmer Square - Princeton NJ for hosting our summer finale. Shout out to weather for cooperating.

The Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative presents a tribute to the music of Chicago, featuring the greatest hits of one the longest running and best selling pop/rock groups in history. Chicago was…

McCarter Live at the Library is one of our longest running collaborative programs. It is always wonderful to welcome the...
08/17/2023

McCarter Live at the Library is one of our longest running collaborative programs. It is always wonderful to welcome the creative teams from McCarter Theatre Center to our community room to discuss upcoming productions and get a sneak peek before opening night. This event for Bulrusher is going to be amazing. Hope to see you there!

FREE EVENT ALERT 🀩 Join us and Princeton Public Library for a free behind-the-scenes conversation about Bulrusher by Eisa Davis. Associate Artistic Director Nicole A. Watson will be joined by Associate Director Jessica Natalie Smith, Sound Designer Kate Marvin, and Movement Director Paloma McGregor to share the joys and challenges of mounting this unique coming-of-age story - more info at McCarter.org/BulrusherLibrary

We're here for you every day, even the hottest ones. We're open till 9 on Thursday, 9-6 on Friday and 9-6 on Saturday, w...
07/27/2023

We're here for you every day, even the hottest ones. We're open till 9 on Thursday, 9-6 on Friday and 9-6 on Saturday, when the worst of this heat wave is expected to abate. You're always welcome here.

Shirley Satterfield is indeed a treasure.
07/06/2023

Shirley Satterfield is indeed a treasure.

Steve Adubato and Jacqui Tricarico are joined by Shirley Satterfield, Secretary at The Paul Robeson House of Princeton and President, Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society, to remember the history behind the artist, athlete, and activist, Paul Robeson. Then, they're joined by Chris Cos...

06/28/2023

Did you miss the Paul Robeson exhibition, β€œA Prologue to the Chapters that Follow,” featured at and in collaboration with Princeton Public Library? Explore the life and legacy of Princeton’s β€œnative son,” now available as a digital exhibition on our website and on display at next week's Fourth of July Jubilee hosted by Morven Museum & Garden.

Developed in partnership with the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical & Cultural Society and The Paul Robeson House of Princeton, with funding from National Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibition uses Robeson’s own words to examine both sides of his relationship with Princeton and its evolution throughout his life.

View the digital version here: https://bit.ly/44hDrLY

We are the final stop on Claire Legrand's tour for "A Crown of Ivy and Glass" and we can't wait. She will be joined by A...
06/08/2023

We are the final stop on Claire Legrand's tour for "A Crown of Ivy and Glass" and we can't wait. She will be joined by Anica Mrose Rissi at this brunch event. No ticket required, just join us for coffee, pastries, great conversation and a book signing. Labyrinth Books Princeton will be on hand too!

πŸ‘€πŸ“š Exciting news book lovers! πŸ”₯πŸŽ‰

Claire LeGrand is hitting the road πŸš—πŸ—ΊοΈ and kicking off her tour for 🌟 A Crown of Ivy and Glass 🌟 on June 10th at Books-a-Million in Dayton, OH

Don't miss your chance to meet this incredible author!! πŸ€©πŸ‘‹

Get tickets here >> https://read.sourcebooks.com/a-crown-of-ivy-and-glass-tour

πŸ“Œ June 10 at Books-a-Million Dayton, OH
πŸ“Œ June 13 at 6 pm: Books-A-Million at Grapevine Mills Mall (in conversation with .Aguirre )
πŸ“Œ June 15 at 7 pm: Barnes & Noble Union Square (in conversation with Maggie Siciliano, )
πŸ“Œ June 17 at 1 pm: The Doylestown Bookshop in PA
πŸ“Œ June 19 at 6:30 pm: Barnes & Noble Fairfax, VA
πŸ“Œ June 20 at 7 pm: The Novel Neighbor in St. Louis, MO
πŸ“Œ June 23 at 6 pm: A Novel Idea in Philadelphia, PA
πŸ“Œ June 25 at 4 pm: Barnes & Noble Northgate Seattle, WA (in conversation with & Maxym M. Martineau)
πŸ“Œ June 27 at 7 pm: Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, CA (in conversation with Piper J. Drake & Maxym M. Martineau )
πŸ“Œ July 30 at 11:00 am Princeton Library Bookish Brunch in Princeton, NJ (in conversation with Anica Mrose Rissi)



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06/03/2023
Our knitting and crochet groups had such fun making our display for this project. Thank you for including us!
05/31/2023

Our knitting and crochet groups had such fun making our display for this project. Thank you for including us!

Please visit our website or call 609-924-9529 before visiting though May 24, when work on our air-condition system will ...
05/22/2023

Please visit our website or call 609-924-9529 before visiting though May 24, when work on our air-condition system will be completed. Check here for details: https://bit.ly/PPLac23

Please review this important information before visiting the library May 15-24. While work continues on our air conditio...
05/13/2023

Please review this important information before visiting the library May 15-24. While work continues on our air conditioning system will result in closure of the building:

β€” The building will be closed May 16.
β€” When we're open May 15-24 , the building will be significantly warmer.
β€” The circulating fans that are part of the air conditioning system may be turned off during this work.
β€” We may have to close on short notice if the building becomes too hot.

Full details are here: https://bit.ly/PPLac23

Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bring the entire family to the library on May 5 at 4 pm as we welcome Princeton University's competitive Bhangra dance t...
05/02/2023

Bring the entire family to the library on May 5 at 4 pm as we welcome Princeton University's competitive Bhangra dance team to the community room for a performance followed by a chance to dance along during this interactive program. More information at this link: https://princetonlibrary.libnet.info/event/8290267

04/28/2023
Princeton Pi Day is being celebrated this weekend and the library co-hosting an afternoon of fun along with our partners...
03/06/2023

Princeton Pi Day is being celebrated this weekend and the library co-hosting an afternoon of fun along with our partners at the Historical Society of Princeton.

Princeton Pi Day is Saturday! Join us at 1:30 in the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library for a virtual talk with author Dan Gutman about his recent Albert Einstein biography for kids. (Can't make it in person? Register to join us via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VX8R1nShSSmSZXsafcqOFg)

From 2:30-4:30, there will be games and puzzles to play, and a selection of Einstein's belongings to view.

To mark the Great Backyard Bird Count, we're offering guided walks at Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve and Herrontown Wood...
02/17/2023

To mark the Great Backyard Bird Count, we're offering guided walks at Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve and Herrontown Woods Arboretum. Details on the flyer or at princetonlibrary.org

Join us starting next Sunday as we embark on our first "Crochet Along" program using a pattern created by the incredible...
01/20/2023

Join us starting next Sunday as we embark on our first "Crochet Along" program using a pattern created by the incredible Yolonda Jordan of My Pretty Brown Doll and My Crochet Life. You will receive everything you need to complete the project (right down to the hook) and in four sessions led by our staff you will have completed a doll perfect for gifting, donating or keeping for yourself.

Registration required. Full details in the link.

https://princetonlibrary.libnet.info/event/7663438

Over four sessions, participants will crochet a 12-inch African American doll from "My Pretty Brown Doll." Requires advanced beginner skills. Free doll kits will be provided. Registration required.

11/28/2022

For , we're sponsoring a demo of the useful gadgets, tools and equipment in our Library of Things. Stop by Nov. 29 between 11 and 3 ang et hands-on with the Library of Things. The items available in this special collection are made possible by private support. Please consider making a gift to support our efforts to connect everyone in Princeton with the tools they need. https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=princetonlib&id=55

We are staying open after hours tomorrow night (11/4/22) to bring you a tribute to Stevie Nicks from 7-9 pm. The doors w...
11/04/2022

We are staying open after hours tomorrow night (11/4/22) to bring you a tribute to Stevie Nicks from 7-9 pm. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, no reservations or tickets needed.

This concert is being held in advance of the event on Nov. 10 at Labyrinth Books with Simon Morrison for "Mirror in the Sky," his recently released biography of Nicks.

The library is partnering with Labyrinth Books Princeton on both the concert and the author event.

https://princetonlibrary.libnet.info/event/7197057

Local vocalists and musicians perform a selection of Stevie Nick's greatest songs at this special after-hours event.

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