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Author Talk: Maria Hinojosa

"Once I Was You"

2020-09-25 18:00:00 2020-09-25 19:00:00 America/New_York Author Talk: Maria Hinojosa Virtual Princeton Public Library -

Friday, September 25
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-09-25 18:00:00 2020-09-25 19:00:00 America/New_York Author Talk: Maria Hinojosa The Emmy Award-winning journalist discusses her book with Princeton University's Khristina Gonzalez and Elizabeth Cohen. This event will be simulcast en Español. Virtual Princeton Public Library -

The Emmy Award-winning journalist discusses her book with Princeton University's Khristina Gonzalez and Elizabeth Cohen. This event will be simulcast en Español.

"Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America," is a story of immigration in America told through the author's family's experiences and decades of reporting, that paints a portrait of a country in crisis. The book relates the history of U.S. immigration policy that has brought us to where we are today.

For 30 years, Hinojosa has reported on stories and communities in America that often go ignored. Bestselling author, Julia Alvarez, has called her "one of the most important, respected, and beloved cultural leaders in the Latinx community."

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Interpretación simultánea en español: "Fui Como Tu", Una Conversación con Maria Hinojosa, Khristina Gonzalez de Princeton University y Elizabeth Cohen

La periodista ganadora del premio Emmy habla de su libro con Khristina González y Elizabeth Cohen de la Universidad de Princeton.

"Fui como Tu: Una autobiografía de Amor y Odio en una America Desgarrada", es una historia de inmigración en Estados Unidos contada a través de las experiencias de la familia de la autora y décadas de reportajes, que pinta un retrato de un país en crisis. El libro relata la historia de la política de inmigración de Estados Unidos que nos ha llevado a donde estamos hoy. Durante 30 años, Hinojosa ha informado sobre historias y comunidades en Estados Unidos que a menudo son ignoradas. La celebrada autora, Julia Álvarez, la ha llamado "una de las líderes culturales más importantes, respetadas y queridas de la comunidad latina".

Khristina González es Decana Adjunta del Colegio y Directora de Programas de Acceso e Inclusión en la Universidad de Princeton. Ella es responsable de los programas e iniciativas dentro de la Oficina del Decano de la Universidad que apoyan y avanzan el compromiso de Princeton con un alumnado que refleje la diversidad de nuestra nación.

Elizabeth F. Cohen es profesora de ciencias políticas en la Universidad de Syracuse y editora adjunta de la Revista Americana de Ciencias Políticas. Es Profesora Visitante Laurance S. Rockefeller de la Facultad 2020-2021 en la Universidad de Princeton, y sus intereses de investigación se centran en la inmigración, la teoría política contemporánea, la justicia, la ciudadanía y los derechos.

Khristina Gonzalez is Associate Dean of the College and Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion at Princeton University. She is responsible for programs and initiatives within the Office of the Dean of the College that support and advance Princeton’s commitment to an inclusive undergraduate student body. 

Elizabeth F. Cohen is Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Political Science. She is the 2020-2021 Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton University, and her research interests focus on immigration, contemporary political theory, justice, citizenship and rights.

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Fri, Dec 02, 9:45am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Mike Palestina and Maggie Pazian present an interactive session to help attendees develop a personal leadership vision that focuses on action, provides direction, and inspires stakeholders.

Fri, Dec 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
Practice speaking English in Friday morning's in-person conversation group, facilitated by a volunteer.

Fri, Dec 02, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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Fri, Dec 02, 6:00pm - 9:15pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
This after hours open-mic event is hosted by the library and the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative. All are welcome to sign up to perform or just come to listen.

Sat, Dec 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years and up, accompanied by an adult.

Sat, Dec 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Participants will learn techniques to create four unique greeting cards that can be sent at any time of the year to stay in touch with loved ones. Registration is required.
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Sat, Dec 03, 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Usher in the spirit of the season by participating in the seventh annual public community reading of Dickens's 1843 novella with our partners at McCarter Theatre Center.
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Sat, Dec 03, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
These sessions are intended for youth in second through sixth grade who are beginners or have some chess experience. Registration is not necessary.

Sun, Dec 04, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Storytime in Spanish for children and their caregivers.

Sun, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Storytime in Hebrew for children and their caregivers.

Mon, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
These drop-in, non-competitive, community-based Lego sessions include building time and design sharing.

Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Google Meet - https://meet.google.com/aet-vjgt-gvp
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet.

Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Author Gayatri Sethi will share segments from her book, "Unbelonging," on the themes of antiracism, identity and belonging.
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Mon, Dec 05, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Virtual
The group discusses "The Santa Klaus Murder" by Mavis Hay.

Tue, Dec 06, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

Tue, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder's personal identifying information, medical risk factors and emergency contact information.
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Tue, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Tech Center
Learn to create and enhance documents using Microsoft's word processing software. Registration is required.

Tue, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual - Google Meet
Donald L. Fixico, Regents and Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University, leads a discussion of "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich. Virtual only.
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Tue, Dec 06, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Conference Room
Writers receive constructive feedback at these twice-monthly group sessions during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions.

Tue, Dec 06, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Vivia Font of the Princeton Actors Collective and Ameet Doshi present a staged reading of this modern-day retelling of Homer's classic.

Wed, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Tech Center
Learn how to create presentations from scratch in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Wed, Dec 07, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
This biographical musical drama follows the life of rock and roll icon, singer, and actor Elvis Presley, told from the perspective of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Tea and biscuits will be served.

Canceled
Wed, Dec 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Google Meet - meet.google.com/tmq-ohnf-myh
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Wed, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program

Canceled
Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer. This event will meet in person. No registration required.

Wed, Dec 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Discovery Center
Drop in to explore examples of historical maps of Princeton and beyond for local history and genealogy research. Also discover digital maps, including the Princeton University Library's collection.

Thu, Dec 08, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off-Site - Labyrinth Books
Keller Center faculty member Derek Lidow presents a fireside chat about his latest book, "The Entrepreneurs: The Relentless Quest for Value." at Labyrinth Books.

Thu, Dec 08, 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Google Meet - https://meet.google.com/rra-ukco-uzt?pli=1
The group discusses "Transcendent Kingdom" by Yaa Gyasi.

Fri, Dec 09, 9:45am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
A panel of career coaches, including Madeleine Elmgren, Gary Lande, Alan Kirshner and Chrystal McArthur, lead a Q&A on career development, job search and landing that great new role.

Fri, Dec 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
Practice speaking English in Friday morning's in-person conversation group, facilitated by a volunteer.

Fri, Dec 09, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program

Fri, Dec 09, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
The teens-only event featuring vocal groups from Princeton's four high schools returns to the Community Room.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years and up, accompanied by an adult.

Sat, Dec 10, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Panels of experts discuss the housing crisis in America with a focus on how we got here and what can be done. The program will be both in person and virtual. Registration required.

Sat, Dec 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
All sixth, seventh, and eighth graders are welcome to join us for a fun discussion of books and other interests.

Sat, Dec 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Young mathematicians in third through fifth grades are invited to participate in hands-on math challenges and activities in these collaborative monthly sessions.

Sun, Dec 11, 10:45am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
The author talks about her new novel, "The Lindbergh Nanny," and the extensive research she used to write about the 1932 kidnapping of 20-month-old Charles Lindbergh Jr. Book signing to follow.

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Teen Center
Stop by the Teen Center for a take home maker activity while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 12, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Lobby
Parents, students and community members are invited to meet Princeton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Kelley during these 'open office' hours.

Mon, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Poets read from works in progress and receive constructive peer feedback at these twice-monthly virtual sessions.

Mon, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Google Meet - https://meet.google.com/aet-vjgt-gvp
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Conference Room
Sketchers of all abilities and experience levels meet monthly to sketch, draw and paint together in this social art group. Registration is requested.

Tue, Dec 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Newsroom
Based on the Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod, attendees and library staff gather to discuss their favorite recent books and find their next great reads.

Tue, Dec 13, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
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Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 14, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Canceled
Wed, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Google Meet - meet.google.com/tmq-ohnf-myh
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program

Canceled
Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer. This event will meet in person. No registration required.

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Tech Center
Receive an overview of digital marketing, the channels small business owners should use, how to use them most effectively and how to measure the return on your marketing investment.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Princeton Public Library - Conference Room
The group discusses "Last Night at the Lobster" by Stewart O'Nan.

Thu, Dec 15, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 15, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Google Meet - meet.google.com/kvn-unvt-yjc
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 15, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library
Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to follow a trail of clues through the library to earn a prize.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
Practice speaking English in Friday morning's in-person conversation group, facilitated by a volunteer.

Fri, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library
Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to follow a trail of clues through the library to earn a prize.

Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years and up, accompanied by an adult.

Sat, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Storytime in Japanese for children and their caregivers.

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to explore applications and topics in math.

Sat, Dec 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
These sessions are intended for youth in second through sixth grade who are beginners or have some chess experience. Registration is not necessary.

Sun, Dec 18, 9:30am - 11:30am
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Continuing a longstanding tradition, the library will host a community viewing for the final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Sun, Dec 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Join UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident Claire Evans via Zoom for a delightful culinary tour of the UK inspired by “The Great British Baking Show” television series, aired on PBS.
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Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
These drop-in, non-competitive, community-based Lego sessions include building time and design sharing.

Mon, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Google Meet - https://meet.google.com/aet-vjgt-gvp
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet.

Tue, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder's personal identifying information, medical risk factors and emergency contact information.
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Tue, Dec 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Writers receive constructive feedback at these twice-monthly group sessions during which participants read passages from a work in progress and members offer suggestions.

Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
The library's Board of Trustees will meet in the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library.

Wed, Dec 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
This virtual series is for advanced beginners and intermediate players, ages 6 through 12. Registration required.
Registration opens Monday, December 5 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Dec 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 22, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 22, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Google Meet - meet.google.com/kvn-unvt-yjc
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.
This event is full

Fri, Dec 23, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Princeton Public Library
The 2022 action-adventure comedy film sequel based on the video game series is screened.

Tue, Dec 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Based on the kids’ graphic novel series by Aaron Blabey, this animated comedy follows a gang of animal outlaws who lean into their rap as the villains of the animal kingdom for thrills and profit.

Tue, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder's personal identifying information, medical risk factors and emergency contact information.
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Wed, Dec 28, 10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual - YouTube
Join guest readers from YingHua International School as they share storytime in Mandarin Chinese. For ages 3 and up, depending on Chinese proficiency level.

Wed, Dec 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 29, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 29, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Google Meet - meet.google.com/kvn-unvt-yjc
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.

Thu, Dec 29, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Scientists from Mad Science give a zany and exciting presentation showcasing the science of winter.

Fri, Dec 30, All day
Princeton Public Library
Stop by the third floor Youth Services Department for a take-home maker activity while supplies last.

Sun, Jan 01, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder's personal identifying information, medical risk factors and emergency contact information.
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