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Special Event: Journalism and Democracy

2023 Public Humanities Forum

2023-12-02 10:00:00 2023-12-02 16:00:00 America/New_York Special Event: Journalism and Democracy Princeton Public Library - Community Room

Saturday, December 02
10:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-02 10:00:00 2023-12-02 16:00:00 America/New_York Special Event: Journalism and Democracy A keynote speaker and two panels of experts, featuring historians and journalists, will discuss the history of democracy, active citizenship and participatory journalism. Registration requested. Princeton Public Library - Community Room

Princeton Public Library

Community Room

A keynote speaker and two panels of experts, featuring historians and journalists, will discuss the history of democracy, active citizenship and participatory journalism. Registration requested.

The 2023 Public Humanities Forum explores the relationship between democracy and journalism through two panel discussions and a public lecture.

Schedule:

10 a.m. - Check-in and Coffee

10:30 a.m. to noon - First Panel: "Democracy, Citizenship, and the Power of the Powerless"

Noon to 1:15 p.m. - Lunch (complimentary to registered guests)

1:15 to 2:45 p.m. - Second Panel: "Democratic Societies and Participatory Journalism"

2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Coffee Break

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Public Lecture: Jan-Werner Müller, "Democracy's Critical Infrastructure"

Book signing to follow.


Keynote Speaker: 

Jan-Werner Müller is Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences and professor of Politics at Princeton University. He works mainly in democratic theory and the history of modern political thought; he also has research interests in the relationship between architecture and politics, as well as the normative implications of the current structural transformations of the public sphere. Publications include Constitutional Patriotism (2007), Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe (2011) and What is Populism? (2016), which has been translated into more than 20 languages. 2019 saw the publication of Furcht und Freiheit: Für einen anderen Liberalismus, which won the Bavarian Book Prize; in 2021, Democracy Rules appeared with FSG, Penguin, and Suhrkamp. 

Panelists and Moderator on the First Panel:

Dan-El Padilla Peralta is an Associate Professor of Classics in the Department of Classics at Princeton University. He is the author of two books: Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin 2015) and Divine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic (Princeton 2020) and he has co-edited two others: Rome, Empire of Plunder: The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation (with Matthew Loar and Carolyn MacDonald; Cambridge 2017); and Making the Middle Republic: New Approaches to Rome and Italy, c. 400 – 200 BCE (with Seth Bernard and Lisa Mignone; Cambridge 2023). In addition he is a volume editor for the Cambridge History of the African Diaspora. Projects in the works include Classicism and Other Phobias, a manuscript emerging from the 2022 W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures; 338 BCE: Rome and the Age of Empires, co-authored with Denis Feeney (under contract with Harvard University Press); A People’s History of Rome (under contract with Princeton University Press); and a manifesto on race and racism within the disciplinary identity of classics, co-authored with Sasha-Mae Eccleston.

Rachel Devlin is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University specializing in the cultural politics of girlhood, sexuality, and race in the postwar United States. She is the author of Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Postwar American Culture (2005). In her most recent book, A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools (2018), Devlin draws on interviews and archival research to tell the stories of the many young women who stood up to enraged protestors, hostile teachers, and hateful white students every day while integrating classrooms. Among them were Lucile Bluford, who fought to desegregate the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism before World War II, and Marguerite Carr and Doris Faye Jennings, who as teenagers became the public faces of desegregation years before Brown v. Board of Education. Devlin has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History (Harvard University), and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute (Harvard University).

Stanley Katz is President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, the national humanities organization in the United States. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1955 with a major in English History and Literature. He was trained in British and American history at Harvard (PhD, 1961), where he also attended Law School in 1969-70. His recent research focuses upon developments in American philanthropy, the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime. He is the Editor in Chief of the recently published Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, and the Editor Emeritus of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the United States Supreme Court. He also writes about higher education policy, and has published a blog for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the co-founder and editor of the history of philanthropy blog www.histphil.org. Formerly Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University, he is a specialist on American legal and constitutional history, and on philanthropy and non-profit institutions. He received the annual Fellows Award from Phi Beta Kappa in 2010 and the National Humanities Medal (awarded by Pres. Obama) in 2011.

Moderator:

Christopher Fisher is an Associate Professor of History at the College of New Jersey. He earned his BA from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. in history, with a focus on U.S. diplomacy, from Rutgers University in 2001. His areas of expertise are the U.S. in the twentieth century, cold war culture and diplomacy, US in the World, American empire and imperialism, African-American history, and Racism and Race Relations in the US. With Alan Dawley and Robert C. McGreevey, he is the co-author of Global America, The United States in the Twentieth Century (Oxford, 2018).

Panelists and Moderator on the Second Panel:

Jane Ferguson is a Polk, Emmy, Peabody, OPCA and DuPont award-winning foreign correspondent for PBS NewsHour, contributor to The New Yorker, and McGraw Professor of journalism at Princeton University. Now based in New York City, she has over thirteen years of experience living and reporting in the Middle East and reporting from the Arab world, Africa and South Asia. Her work focuses on US foreign policy and defense, conflict, diplomacy, and human rights. With an emphasis on in-depth, magazine length broadcasting, Jane's reporting is characterized by exclusive, ground-breaking access, thoughtful story-telling and character-driven reporting. Her memoir, No Ordinary Assignment was published by HarperCollins in July 2023. 

Tennyson Donyéa, a seasoned journalist, storyteller, and aspiring filmmaker continues to leave his mark on New Jersey's media landscape. A Temple University alumnus, he holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Production (2016) and later deepened his journalistic expertise through the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators program at CUNY Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in 2022. Over the past seven years, Tennyson has extensively reported for various platforms including TV, radio, and both print and digital mediums. His journey has taken him to various states – from California to Maine – but his role at WHYY News in Philadelphia stands out, showcasing his dedication to delivering quality news about New Jersey politics. In 2023, Tennyson's commitment to local journalism was recognized when he received the New Jersey News Commons' Partner of the Year award. This accolade celebrated his significant contributions to bolstering New Jersey's local news ecosystem. Keenly aware of the narratives surrounding New Jersey's Black community, Tennyson took it upon himself to challenge and reshape these perspectives. In 2021, he founded "Black In Jersey" with the aim to provide a more accurate representation of Black communities and address pertinent issues in the fight for Black liberation. Originally hailing from Washington, D.C., Tennyson has called New Jersey home since 2019 and is currently based in Trenton, NJ, where he continues to be a beacon of change in the world of journalism.

Andrew Rodriguez Calderón is a computational journalist at The Marshall Project. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The New School in New York City, where he teaches data, design and community engagement, and additionally works as a Project & Product Designer for the Journalism + Design Lab, an non-profit initiative to develop civic infrastructure through free journalism and design training at community colleges. His work and practice sits at the intersection of collaborative design, product development and journalism engineering. Recently he has been exploring AI and hosting community listening sessions with people and groups affected by book bans in prisons to think about how generative machine learning can help decode complex bureaucracy and empower people often marginalized by systems of power.

Moderator:

Anastasia Mann is a lecturer at Princeton University and the founding director of SPIA in NJ. Her work focuses on struggles for economic rights and racial justice by, for, and with communities on the margins of American society. Trained as a historian, Stacy’s interests include reparations and transitional justice, immigrant organizing, access to quality public services, social welfare and social control, kinship, leisure, and mutual aid. Her work is attuned to the ways that gender, race, class, and ethnicity shape structures of opportunity. Mann’s career spans academia (Northwestern, Princeton, Rutgers), research-driven nonprofits (the Russell Sage Foundation, New Jersey Policy Perspective), and the civic sphere (Princeton’s Human Services and Civil Rights Commissions, and the New Jersey Commission on New Americans). Her publications include contributions to The Encyclopedia of Working Class America (Routledge), Flunking Out: New Jersey’s Support for Public Higher Education Falls Short, Garden State Dreams: In-State Tuition for Undocumented Kids (both New Jersey Policy Perspective), and Middlesex County, New Jersey: Crossroads of the World (Rutgers, Eagleton Institute). 


Co-sponsored by the SPIA in NJ Initiative of Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs, the Princeton University Humanities Council, the Princeton University Program in Journalism, and Labyrinth Books and presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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In this New Zealand adventure comedy-drama, a father figure and foster son become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush. PG. 1 hour, 41 minutes.

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Bring your knitting and/or crochet project (and your own supplies) to these drop-in social gatherings. Sessions will not include instruction. Registration is not required.

Wed, Jul 24, 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, Jul 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Conference Room
Participants listen to and discuss short stories in this four-week series facilitated by Ellen Gilbert.
Registration is now closed

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Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 24 months old with an adult caregiver.

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Thu, Jul 25, 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.

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Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.

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Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Jul 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - 3rd Floor Pop-up Programming Area
Self-guided, interactive activities related to the 2024 Summer Reading theme, "Adventure Begins at Your Library." Activities change weekly.

Fri, Jul 26, 9:45am - 12:00pm
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Fri, Jul 26, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
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Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
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Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Storytime in Spanish for children and their caregivers.

Sat, Jul 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Sun, Jul 28, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Princeton Public Library - Hinds Plaza
A Little Bit Off – or ALBO as they are known to their fans – is an an all-female folk/bluegrass quartet from central New Jersey. Part of the Summer 2024 Listen Local Series.

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Join us for a playdate! These sessions offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers to play with their children, in a relaxed, fun and social learning space. Themes change weekly.

Mon, Jul 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Off-Site - Princeton Shopping Center
This interactive storytime features books, songs, rhymes and movement for kids 18 months and older, accompanied by an adult. Bring a blanket.

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Join us for a playdate! These sessions offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers to play with their children, in a relaxed, fun and social learning space. Themes change weekly.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Princeton Public Library
Members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group help resolve questions about Apple devices. Drop in at any time during this session.

Tue, Jul 30, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - 3rd Floor Pop-up Programming Area
Join us for self-guided, interactive activities related to the 2024 Summer Reading theme, "Adventure Begins at Your Library." Activities change weekly.

Tue, Jul 30, 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.

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
Bring your knitting and/or crochet project (and your own supplies) to these drop-in social gatherings. Sessions will not include instruction. Registration is not required.

Wed, Jul 31, 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, Jul 31, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Conference Room
Sketchers of all abilities and experience levels meet twice monthly to sketch, draw and paint together in this social art group. Sessions held on the second Tuesday and last Wednesday of the month.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Newsroom
Participants listen to and discuss short stories in this four-week series facilitated by Ellen Gilbert.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 31, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
After Baby Storytime, stay and enjoy free play and socialization with your baby in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
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Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
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Thu, Aug 01, 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, Aug 01, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.

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Thu, Aug 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Aug 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
After Baby Storytime, stay and enjoy free play and socialization with your baby in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - 3rd Floor Pop-up Programming Area
Join us for self-guided, interactive activities related to the 2024 Summer Reading theme, "Adventure Begins at Your Library." Activities change weekly.

Thu, Aug 01, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Neurodivergent individuals looking to connect with others are invited to attend a craft session to work on creative projects brought from home.

Thu, Aug 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Tech Center
Learn to create and enhance documents using Microsoft's word processing software. Registration required.

Fri, Aug 02, 9:45am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
Presenter: Lisa Manyoky

Fri, Aug 02, 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Off-Site - Palmer Square
Join library staff on Palmer Square for some fun and games prior to a screening of the classic animated film "Aladdin" as part of the Movie Night on the Green summer series.

Sat, Aug 03, 9:00am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - 3rd Floor Pop-up Programming Area
Stop by the third floor Youth Services Dept. for a take-home maker activity while supplies last.

Sat, Aug 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, Aug 03, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
These sessions are intended for youth in second grade through sixth grade who are beginners or have some chess experience. Registration is not necessary.

Mon, Aug 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Join us for a playdate! These sessions offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers to play with their children, in a relaxed, fun and social learning space. Themes change weekly.

Mon, Aug 05, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
Rising third- to fifth-graders learn the fundamentals of engineering design and experimentation in this weeklong camp led by Princeton High School students.
This event is full

Mon, Aug 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Off-Site - Princeton Shopping Center
This interactive storytime features books, songs, rhymes and movement for kids 18 months and older, accompanied by an adult. Bring a blanket.

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Join us for a playdate! These sessions offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers to play with their children, in a relaxed, fun and social learning space. Themes change weekly.

Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
Rising third- to fifth-graders learn the fundamentals of engineering design and experimentation in this weeklong camp led by Princeton High School students.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 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.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer.

Tue, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
Bring your knitting and/or crochet project (and your own supplies) to these drop-in social gatherings. Sessions will not include instruction. Registration is not required.

Wed, Aug 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, Aug 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 up to 24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
After Baby Storytime, stay and enjoy free play and socialization with your baby in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Wed, Aug 07, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
Rising third- to fifth-graders learn the fundamentals of engineering design and experimentation in this weeklong camp led by Princeton High School students.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Registration required

Thu, Aug 08, 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, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:45am
Princeton Public Library
Make some time to read together in silence at this summer "read-treat."

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.

Thu, Aug 08, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children up to 24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
After Baby Storytime, stay and enjoy free play and socialization with your baby in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Thu, Aug 08, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
Rising third- to fifth-graders learn the fundamentals of engineering design and experimentation in this weeklong camp led by Princeton High School students.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Off-Site
Reading & Discovery with Princeton University Library Special Collections: Join us at Firestone Library to discuss a book and examine items from the collection tied to themes from the book.

Thu, Aug 08, 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Virtual - Google Meet
The group discusses "The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in America" by Kerri Greenidge. All are welcome.

Fri, Aug 09, 9:45am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Newsroom
The event opens for networking at 9:45 a.m. followed by a presentation at 10 a.m.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Children ages 2-6 years old are invited to attend a Bluey-themed party with fun crafts and activities selected and led by our teen volunteers with staff supervision.

Fri, Aug 09, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - STEAM Studio
Rising third- to fifth-graders learn the fundamentals of engineering design and experimentation in this weeklong camp led by Princeton High School students.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Teen Center
Stop by the Teen Center for a take home maker activity while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Hinds Plaza
Members of Central Jersey Dance demonstrate basic steps and lead others in an evening of dancing to recorded music of all kinds on Hinds Plaza, weather permitting; or Community Room.

Sat, Aug 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, Aug 10, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
These sessions are intended for youth in second grade through sixth grade who are beginners or have some chess experience. Registration is not necessary.

Sun, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
Storytime in Spanish for children and their caregivers.

Sun, Aug 11, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Princeton Public Library - Hinds Plaza
Tigertown Classic Jazz is a six-piece band that plays traditional jazz music from the 1920s to the 1940s. Part of the 2024 Listen Local Series.