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                                              Fall 2005

                                     The Princeton Public Library Newsletter

                                        The Christopher Reeve Lecture Series presents

          Author Russell Banks
          is the featured speaker
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          at the Annual Benefit
          of The Friends of the
          Princeton Public Library

                                                                    film director

          Former New Jersey
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          Gov. Christine Whitman
          appears as part of the
          Writers Talking Series

          Author Kellie Magnus
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          presents a reading
          and workshop for                                                       Page 3
          young people.
                                                    C ALENDAR

   S E P T E M B E R                       
   1 Gente y Cuentos, 7 p.m.
   4 First Sundays, 3 p.m.                                                         OCTOBER
                                                                                    2  First Sundays, 3 p.m.
   6 Tuesday Technology Talk, 7 p.m.
                                                                                    3  Mystery book discussion, 7:30
   7 Citizenship Class, 7 p.m.
                                                                                    5  Cineclub, 7 p.m.                    Morrison
   8 Contemporary fiction discussion, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                       Citizenship Class, 7 p.m.
      DataBytes, 1 p.m.
      Gente y Cuentos, 7 p.m.                                                      6 Contemporary fiction discussion, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                       Gente y Cuentos, 7 p.m.
   10 Teen Advisory Board, noon
                                                                                    8 Teen Advisory Board, noon
   10-17, Voter Registration
                                                                                    9 Chess Sunday, 2 p.m.
   12 Mystery book discussion, 7:30
                                                                                    11 Intergenerational Play Reading, 7 p.m.
   14 Readings Over Coffee, 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m. 
      Citizenship Class, 7 p.m.                                                    12 Citizenship Class, 7 p.m.
   15 Gente y Cuentos, 7 p.m.                                                      13 DataBytes, 1 p.m.
      Health Policy Forum, 7:30 p.m.                                                  Gente y Cuentos, 7 p.m.
   16 Home School Book Discussion, 9:15 a.m.                                       18 People & Stories, 4 p.m.
   18 Fred Jerome & Rodger Taylor, 2 p.m.                                          19 Readings Over Coffee, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                       Citizenship Class, 7 p.m.
   20 After Sept. 11: A Forum on Immigration, 7 p.m.
                                                                                    20 Films with a Bite, noon
   21 Films with a Bite, noon & 1 p.m. 
                                                                                       Edmund Keeley, 7:30 p.m.
      Citizenship Class, 7 p.m.
                                                                                    21 Home School Book Discussion, 9:15 a.m.
   22 DataBytes, 1 p.m.
                                                                                      Friday Afternoon Action Day, 3:30 p.m.
      Gente y Cuentos, 7 p.m.
                                                                                       Friday Night Alive, 7 p.m.
      New Jersey/South Africa, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                    25 People & Stories, 4 p.m.
   23 Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman
                                                                                     Military Recruitment Forum, 7 p.m.
   25 Making Music with the Kende Trio, 3 p.m.                                      Socrates Café, 7 p.m.
   26 Ask-a-Lawyer, 7 p.m.                                                         26 Book Bites, 1 p.m.
   27 Christine Todd Whitman, 7:30 p.m.                                               Citizenship Class, 7 p.m.
   28 Book Bites, 1 p.m.                                                               U.S. 1 Poets Invite, 7:30 p.m.
      Citizenship Class, 7 p.m.                                                     27 DataBytes, 1 p.m.
      U.S. 1 Poets Invite, 7:30 p.m.                                                  Scout’s Honor
   29 Gente y Cuentos, 7 p.m.                        Sherman                          and Snapshot of My School, 4 & 7 p.m.
      Neuroscience and Learning: Dr. Gordon Sherman, 7:30 p.m.                     28 Friends of the Library Benefit: Russell Banks
   30 McCarter Live at the Library, 7:30 p.m.                                        Introduction by Toni Morrison

                               1    People & Stories, 4 p.m.                            12 Joel Frankel, 11 a.m.
Friends                             Tuesday Technology Talk, 7 p.m.                       Teen Advisory Board, noon
of the                         2    Adobe Photoshop Mini Course, 5 p.m.                 13 Chess Sunday, 2 p.m.
Library                        3    Voices: Multilingual Poetry Night, 7:30 p.m.       15 People & Stories, 4 p.m
                               5    Chess Day, noon                                    16 Book Bites, 1 p.m.
ANNUAL                         6    First Sundays, 3 p.m.                                 Adobe Photoshop Mini Course, 5 p.m.
                               7    Kellie Magnus: Reading and Workshop, 3 p.m.            U.S. 1 Poets Invite, 7:30 p.m.
BOOK                               Gender and Learning: Owen Kalkus, 7 p.m.            19 Mary Zisk, 11 a.m.
                                   Mystery book discussion, 7 p.m.                    18 Home School Book Discussion, 9:15 a.m.
SALE                           8    People & Stories, 4 p.m.                              Bryan Singer, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 14–16                     9    Readings Over Coffee, 10:30 a.m.                   22 Films with a Bite, noon & 1 p.m.
                                    Adobe Photoshop Mini Course, 5 p.m.                 29 People & Stories, 4 p.m.
Community Room                      Peter Lawson-Johnston, 7:30 p.m.                      Socrates Café, 7 p.m.   10   Contemporary fiction discussion, 10:30 a.m.         29-12/1 World AIDS Day Awareness
                                   DataBytes, 1 p.m.                                          & Education Week
                                    Youth Stages Presents Oz, 3 p.m.
                                                      S P E CIAL                           EVENT S

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 BRYAN SINGER                                                             

         oin us for a special evening that marks the debut
         of the Christopher Reeve Lecture Series and the
         dedication of the Christopher Reeve Theater
         and Dramatic Arts Collection. Bryan Singer,
         who is directing the June, 2006 release Superman
 Returns, will be the inaugural speaker of the lecture
 series, co-sponsored by the library and the Friends
 of the Library. Singer, a graduate of West Windsor-
 Plainsboro High School, burst onto the film scene in
 1995 with the release of his second feature-length film,
 The Usual Suspects, which won Academy Awards for
 Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey) and Original
 Screenplay (Singer’s high school friend Christopher
 McQuarrie). Singer directed the box office hits X-Men
 and its sequel X2 and his other films include Public
 Access and Apt Pupil. He is an executive producer of the
 Emmy-nominated Fox television series House. Singer
 will introduce a clip from the new Superman film and
 take questions and comments from the audience in a
 session moderated by former Princeton Borough Mayor
 Marvin Reed, a close family friend. A reception in the
 Open Book Café will follow the talk. The evening’s
 events are presented in appreciation of the donors to
 the lecture series and the collection.
 Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
 Free tickets for this event will be available beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1
 in person at the library’s first floor Welcome Desk, or by calling
 609.924.9529, ext. 220. Priority will be given to Princeton Public Library
 cardholders; all others will be placed on a waiting list and notified if
 there is space on the day of the program. A maximum of two tickets
 per cardholder will be distributed. Those who cannot be seated in the
 Community Room are invited to watch a closed circuit broadcast of the
 event on screens throughout the library.                                             Bryan Singer photographed in August on the set of Superman Returns.


                                           An Evening With Russell Banks
                                           Introduced by Toni Morrison
                                           The Friends of the Princeton Public Library’s Annual Benefit brings a group
                                           of internationally acclaimed writers to Nassau Presbyterian Church to raise money
                                           for library collections and programming. Russell Banks, whose celebrated novels
                                           include Affliction, The Sweet Hereafter and Rule of the Bone, will present a talk,
                                           introduced by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison. Novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz
                                           and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon are honorary event chairpersons.
                                           Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. Nassau Presbyterian Church
                                           Tickets for this event, proceeds from which benefit the library, are $25 for the talk; $15 for students and
                                           seniors. Benefactor and Patron tickets, which include preferred seating at the talk, along with dinner and
                                           an auction at the library following the talk, are $250 and $125, respectively. For more information and to
                                           order, call the Friends of the Princeton Public Library at 609.924.9529, ext. 280.

 Unless otherwise noted, all programs are in the Community Room, first floor                                                                                 3
                                           W R I TERS                        TALKING


    Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor
    The authors will discuss Einstein on Race and Racism,
    the first volume to bring together a wealth of writings
    by Einstein on the topic of race. Combining his letters,
    speeches, and articles with engaging narrative and
    historical discussions, Jerome and Taylor reveal that
    Einstein spoke out vigorously against racism and provide
    insight into the complexities of antiracist culture in
    America. The book, which will be available for purchase                                            Rodger Taylor
    and signing, also features a selection of candid interviews
    with African Americans in Princeton who, as children,
    knew Einstein. Reception in Open Book Café follows.
    Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m.                                        Fred Jerome

                                                                                                            Todd Whitman
      Edmund                                                                                                The former governor and
      Keeley                                                                                               Administrator of the federal
      The author,                                                                                           Environmental Protection Agency
      who taught at                                                                                         is the author of the book, It’s
      Princeton University for                                                                              My Party Too: The Battle for the
      40 years, will read from                                                                              Heart of the GOP and the Future
      and discuss his latest book                                                                           of America. Now president of
      Borderlines: A Memoir,                                                                                the management consulting
      which documents a                                                                                     and strategic planning firm
      writer’s search for meaning                                                                           The Whitman Strategy Group,
      in a life influenced by                                                                                   Whitman serves on the boards
      often conflicting cultural                                                                                of several multinational
      values. Keeley is the author                                                                              corporations, political think
      of seven novels, nine                                                                                     tanks and New Jersey non-
      volumes of nonfiction,                                                                                    profits. She will discuss her
      and 14 volumes of poetry                                                                                  book, copies of which will
      in translation and is                             Christine Todd Whitman                                  be available for purchase
      the recipient of several                                                                                  and signing.
      major awards. Copies of                                                                                  Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.
      Borderlines will be available
      for purchase and signing.
      Oct. 20,                                                                    Peter Lawson-Johnston
      7:30 p.m.                                                                  In Growing Up Guggenheim, Lawson-Johnston, a Guggenheim
                                                                                  himself and the board president during the museum’s
                                                                                  transformation from New York institution to global art
                                                                                  venture, shares a memoir that includes intimate portraits of
                      Many programs                                               the five people principally responsible for the Guggenheim
                      made possible
                                                                                  art legacy: his grandfather, museum founder Solomon
                      through the
                      generosity                                                  Guggenheim; his cousin Harry, Solomon’s successor; his
                      of The Friends                                              rebellious cousin Peggy; longtime museum director Thomas
                      of the Library                                              Messer; and the controversial current director Thomas Krens.                                              A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.
                                                Peter Lawson-Johnston             Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
                                       B O O K             DISCUSSION

                  M YS TERIES
Hosted by librarian Gayle Stratton
                                                                           To attend a book group
The House Sitter by Peter Lovesy
When it takes police 12 days to discover                                   Please register in person at the Welcome or Information
that a woman found strangled on a beach                                    desks, by phone at 609.924.9529, ext. 220 or by e-mail
was a top profiler for the National Crime
Faculty, questions arise about why she                                     at Paperback copies of the
was killed and why the NCF is thwarting
                                                                           discussion books are available for purchase at the
Detective Peter Diamond’s efforts to
unmask her murderer.                                                       Welcome Desk or you may reserve library copies.
Monday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                          Unless otherwise noted, all book discussion groups
Murder in the Marais                                                       will meet in the second floor Conference Room.
by Cara Black
Private investigator Aimee Leduc
becomes involved in a murder
investigation when she discovers
the body of an elderly Jewish
woman whose forehead has been
inscribed with a swastika.                                                                              A L S O
Monday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                Book Bites 
                                                                                Discuss recent reads at our brown-bag book group.
The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri
                                                                                Wednesdays, 1 p.m.: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16
Silvio Lupanella, a big shot in the village
of Vigta, is found dead in his car in a rough                                   Gente Y Cuentos
part of town. With his signature humor                                          (People and Stories)
and love of good food, Sicilian Inspector                                       Angélica Mariani leads this series of readings and
Salvo Montalbano battles the powerful and                                       discussions in Spanish of Latin American short stories.
the corrupt who are determined to block                                         Thursdays, 7 p.m.: Sept. 1–Oct. 13
his path to the real killer.                                                    Funded in part through the generosity of the Princeton Area
Monday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.                                                      Community Foundation.

                      CONTEMPOR A RY                                 F I C T I O N
Hosted by Readers Services Coordinator Susan Roth          is now no longer allowed to leave
Atonement by Ian McEwan — On a hot summer                  her home without an escort or
day in 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a         covering her face; and Atiq, a prison
                      moment’s flirtation between her      keeper who has adopted the Taliban
                      older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie    ideology and struggles to keep his
                      Turner, the son of a servant and     faith, and his wife, Musarrat, who
                      Cecilia’s childhood friend. But      once rescued Atiq and is now dying
                      Briony’s incomplete grasp of         of sickness and despair.
                      adult motives, together with her     Thursday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.
                      precocious literary gifts, brings
                                                                               The Plot Against America
                      about a crime that will change all
                                                                               by Philip Roth — In a chilling
                      their lives.
                                                                               alternate history set in 1940s
                     Thursday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                               America, hero and anti-Semite
The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra — Set                                  Charles Lindbergh wins the
in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this novel                             presidency over FDR, and a
focuses on two couples: Mohsen, whose family of                                Jewish family in Newark endures
wealthy shopkeepers the Taliban has destroyed, and                             life in a new society.
his wife Zunaira, who was once a brilliant teacher and                         Thursday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.
                                               S P OKEN           WORD

             Over Coffee
             More Musical Tales
             for Kids of All Ages
             Dick Swain, Derry Light and
             Tim Brown read and perform
             accompanying music for
             The Toy Box (story by André
             Hellé with music by Claude
             Debussy), Parade (story by
             Jean Cocteau with music by
             Eric Satie) and The Story of
             Babar: The Little Elephant
             (story by Jean de Brunhoff
             with music by Francis
             Wednesday, Sept. 14,
             10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
             The Diaries
             of Adam and Eve
             June and Jim Connerton
             introduce us to the beginning
             of life on earth, as recorded
             in the diaries of the first man
             and woman and as interpreted           Stephen Collins as Walt Whitman in Unlaunch’d Voices.
             by Mark Twain.
             Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m.

             Giving Thanks
                                                    Unlaunch’d Voices
             in Our Own Way                         An Evening with Walt Whitman
             Cecelia B. Hodges reads

             stories from Native American,                        alt Whitman comes to life in this
             Korean, Caribbean, and
             Jewish sources.                                      one-man play that captures the
             Wednesday,                                           words, moods, perceptions and, most
             Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.
                                                    importantly, the poetry of one of our country’s
                                                    greatest poets. Written by Michael Keamy and
                                                    performed by actor Stephen Collins, Unlaunch’d
                                                    Voices celebrates the genius, creativity and joy of
                  Many programs
                  made possible                     Walt Whitman, presented in honor of the 150th
                  through the
                  generosity                        anniversary of the publication of Whitman’s
                  of The Friends
                  of the Library                    masterpiece, Leaves of Grass.
                                                    Friday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.
                                               S P OKEN                       WORD

U.S. 1 Poets Invite                                                                               other publications. Ward’s most recent
                                                                                                  book of poetry, Gravedigger’s Birthday,
Two featured poets read for 20 minutes each, followed by an open mic
session. Co-sponsored by the library, U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative and the                           was a finalist for the 2003 Paterson Poetry
Arts Council of Princeton; coordinated by poet and editor Ellen Foos.                             Prize. The recipient of multiple awards
                                                                                                  and fellowships, Ward has been featured
David Keller and John McDermott
                                                                                                  in several poetry journals and on National
Keller, admissions director for the Frost Place Festival of Poetry,
                                                                                                  Public Radio.
has published three volumes of poetry, including his most                    Ward                 Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
                  recent, Trouble in History, winner of the 1999
                  White Pine Press Poetry Prize. His work has
                  appeared in several major
                                                                            Jane Rawlings
                  poetry journals and he is the                             and Kathe Palka 
                  recipient of many awards                                  Rawlings’s poems have won several
                  and grants. McDermott is an                               national prizes and been published in
                  associate professor at Union                              periodicals such as the New York Times,
                  County College and former                                 Prairie Schooner, Ikebana International,
 Keller           editor of U. S. 1 Worksheets.                             Atlanta Review, and U. S. 1 Worksheets.
His book Along the Way was published by                                     This year, she has been reaching a variety
                                                                            of audiences with her novel-in-verse The      Rawlings
Everyday Path Press.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.                        McDermott            Penelopeia, which tells the “real story of
                                                                            Penelope” from the Odyssey. Palka has
                                                                            published poetry in many journals and
                     Elizabeth “Mimi” Danson
                                                                            was nominated for the 2002 Pushcart
                     and B. J. Ward
                                                                            Prize. Her first chapbook collection, The
                     Danson has lived in Princeton for more
                                                                            Grace of Light, was published in 2004 by
                     than 30 years, and is a long-term member
                                                                            Finishing Line Press as part of the New
                     of the U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative. Her poetry
                                                                            Women’s Voices series.
                     and prose has appeared in US 1 Worksheets,
                     Princeton Review, Fourth Genre, Anon and               Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.                Palka

                                                                                               T H E AT E R
 Voices: Multilingual Poetry Night                                       McCarter                            film. McCarter Producing
                                                                                                              Associate Kemati Porter will be
 Princeton-area poets, many members of U.S. 1                             Live at the Library                moderator for the discussion.
 Poets’ Cooperative, will read poems from around                          Gem of the Ocean by                 Friday,
 the world in their original language. An English                         August Wilson                       Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. 
             translation will follow each reading.

                                                                                     Ruben Santiago-
               Among the featured poets and                                          Hudson, left, will
              languages are: Ludmilla Popova-                                        discuss Wilson’s         and Currents
            Wightman (Bulgarian), Celina                                             story of family and      Play readings from Princeton
          Imielinska (Polish), Linda Arntzenious                                                              Writers’ Block
                                                                          change set in 1904 Pittsburgh
         (Lowland Scots), Shanti Tangri (Urdu),                           with other members of the
                                                                                                              One-Act Plays
       Anoush Youssefian (Armenian), Jane                                 production, which will be           of 20th Century Masters
      McKinley (Dutch), Mila Goldsmith                                    on stage at McCarter Oct.           Mary Greenberg, Alan Kitty
 (Hungarian), Rick Black (Hebrew), Boris Katz                             11-30. Santiago-Hudson, who         and Julia Poulos will read
 (Russian), Erika Wagner (German) and Michael                             won a Tony Award for his            lesser-known plays by Bertolt
 Thomas Davis (Akkadian, also referred to as                              performance in Wilson’s Seven       Brecht and Tennessee Williams.
 Assyrian-Babylonian)                                                                                         Wednesday,
                                                                          Guitars, will make his directing
 Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                  Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                          debut in the production. His
                                                                          play Lackawanna Blues enjoyed       
                                                                          a successful McCarter run
                                                                          before becoming a hit HBO
                                                                                                                         Williams    Brecht

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are in the Community Room, first floor                                                              7

                                                             FI L M S          W I T H               A        B I T E
                           Bring your lunch to the library or purchase
                           it at the Open Book Café, then sit back and
                                                                                 A scene from Ferry Tales.
                           enjoy documentaries and independent films
                           at lunchtime in the Community Room.

                           Ferry Tales
                           Katja Esson’ Academy Award-nominated
                           film provides a sneak peek into the Staten
                           Island Ferry Powder Room, where women
                           are transformed from housewives to
                           businesswomen, from mothers to lawyers,
                           from sisters to socialites while they share
                           their most intimate secrets, solve each
                           other’s problems or just dish up the latest
                           ferry gossip.
                           Wednesday, Sept. 21,
                           noon and 1 p.m. 40 minutes

                                               Double Feature                             home movie footage of the jazz greats arriving and
                                               The Art                                    greeting each other the morning of Art Kane’s famous
                                                                                          1958 group shot of “everyone” in the jazz world. 1 hour
                                               of Romare Bearden                         Thursday, Oct. 20, noon
                                               Produced by the National Gallery
                                               of Art on the occasion of the
                                               exhibition of the same name, and           Discovering Dominga
                                               narrated by Morgan Freeman and             In Patricia Flynn’s film, Denese Becker (born Dominga
                                               Danny Glover, Carroll Moore’s              Sic Ruiz), a survivor of the 1982 Rio Negro massacre
                                               film captures the diversity and            in Guatemala who was adopted by a family in Iowa,
                     Romare Bearden            richness of Romare Bearden’s art.          begins to confront her memories and nightmares.
                                               30 minutes                                Returning to Guatemala as an adult almost 20 years
                                                                                          after the massacre, she ultimately becomes an
                           A Great Day in Harlem                                          advocate for the victims and survivors at great
                           Jean Bach’s and Matthew Seig’s Academy Award-                  personal cost.
                           nominated film features rare, never-before-seen                Tuesday, Nov. 22, noon and 1 p.m. 57 minutes

Cineclub                                               granddaughter of the local tailor by
                                                        reading her the works of Balzac from a
                                                                                                             mother in the port of Algiers to join her
The library and the French Speaking Association                                                              husband in France. Once there, she and
present a series of French language films based on      secret cache of forbidden books in this
                                                                                                             her three small children are at the mercy
works of literature that demonstrate the diversity of   film written and directed by Sijie Dai and
experiences throughout the French-speaking world.                                                           of her mother-in-law and confused by
                                                        based on his novel.
                                                                                                             the strange customs of their local grocer
Balzac et la Petite                                     Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
                                                        French and Mandarin Chinese with English
                                                                                                             and garden-obsessed neighbor. The radio
Tailleuse Chinoise                                     subtitles.1 hour, 50 minutes.                       is her only window on life and on the
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress                                                                     women of this new country.
Two university students sent to a                       Inch’ Allah Dimanche                                Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
mountain mining village in 1971                         In Yamina Benguigui’s film, strong-                  French and Arabic with English subtitles.
China woo the beautiful seamstress                                                                           1 hour, 38 minutes.
                                                        willed Zouina parts tearfully from her

                                                T E CHN OLOGY

 Listening to the future:
 MP3 and Audiobooks
 Brian Downing, publisher of Recorded Books,
 will describe the new digital audiobook service
 available to library customers through which                  Now hear this
 Windows Media Audio files can be checked
 out, downloaded, listened to on a computer,                   We have books, books on tape, books on CD,
 and transferred to a portable playback device.
                                                               books on the Internet and, now, our latest
 Customers who set up accounts through the
 library can select from a list of more than                   books: MP3 versions of the latest best sellers,
 850 titles, including bestsellers, classics and
 language-instruction products.                                book club favorites and award-winning authors
 Tuesday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m.                                    that you can download for playback on your

                                                               computer or Windows-based portable listening

                                                               device. By visiting the library’s home

                                                               page, www.

                                                               and clicking on Downloadable

                                                               Audiobooks, you can browse featured

                                                               titles, generate a list of all Audiobook titles or

                                                               link to specific information about checking out,

                                                               downloading and listening to Downloadable

                                                               Audiobooks. To use this new service, sign up for

                                                               a free netLibrary account. Loan period is 21 days.

                                                               Simultaneous checkouts to multiple customers

                                                               allow more than one person to use the title at

                                                               the same time. The growing collection has 857

                                                               downloadable MP3 audio book files.
  Brian Downing

 Word  into Bytes:
 The Digitization
 of the Printed Word
                                                      Sneak Preview
 Marty Tannenbaum of Innovative Document              Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.,
 Imaging will discuss the methods used in
 many large-scale projects that are preserving        when Ira Fuchs of the Mellon Foundation
 all forms of the printed word by transferring
                                                      will demystify the creation of a wiki and
 documents into electronic format for easier
 accessibility, faster retrieval and preservation.    explore the workings of Wikipedia.                          Ira Fuchs
 Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are in the Community Room, first floor                                                     9
                                              T E CHN OLOGY

Lunchtime explorations of the library’s databases in the
Technology Center, second floor

LearningExpress Library
This database is a completely interactive online learning
platform that includes dozens of practice tests such as
SAT 2005 preparation, AP exams in various subjects,
elementary, middle and high school skills improvement,
civil service exams, GED, GRE, law enforcement, TOEFL,
U.S. citizenship and more.
Thursdays, 1 p.m.: Sept. 8, 22

Finding Photos, Images and Sounds
Finding the right way to illustrate a document has never
been easier. This session will teach how to quickly find
images and photos via two subscription databases (AP
Photo Archive and Ebsco Images) and two web search
engines (Google and Picsearch).
Thursdays, 1 p.m.: Oct. 13, 27

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
JSTOR is a journal-archiving service that converts                    Librarian Janie Hermann leads a session in the Technology Center
scholarly journals into electronic formats in order to save
             library space while simultaneously improving
             access to the journal content. The JSTOR
             database is unique because the complete
             archives of core scholarly journals have been
             digitized, starting with the very first issues,           Adobe Photoshop Mini-Course
             many of which date from the 1800s. Princeton              This series of three hands-on classes will tackle many of
             is one of the few public libraries in the U.S. to         the most nagging problems of effectively editing digital
             offer JSTOR, so be sure to come and find out              photos. Topics will include cropping, resizing, red-eye
how to make the most of this valuable resource.                        removal, flash compensation and cosmetic retouching.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m.                                              Wednesdays, 5 p.m.: Nov. 2, 9, 16
                                                                       Space is limited. Registration required.

                                   IN        THE             T E CH N O LO GY                        C E N T E R
                    Internet Drop-In                                                      Tech Time is scheduled in the evenings
                    An hour is set aside each Wedensday                                    and on weekends, please drop in to get the
                    to learn about the Web, practice                                       schedule.
                    computer skills and get answers to
                    questions about the Internet from a                                    Computer Classes
                    librarian or technology specialist. No                                Computer users of all levels are invited
                    registration required.                                                to hands-on, practical classes taught by
                    Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.                                                 our highly qualified library staff. Popular
                                                                                          classes include Digital Camera Test Drive,
                    Open Tech Time                                                       Photo Editing Boot Camp, Shortcuts and
                    Get hardware and software help from                                   Timesaving Tricks and Sharing Photos
                    our knowledgeable staff at these open                                 Online. A class schedule is available
                    sessions. This is a great time to scan                                monthly at the Welcome Desk on the first
                    photos and test drive equipment from                                  floor and the Reference Desk on the second
                    our Gadget Garage or just work on your projects using      floor. Most classes require registration. Please call
                    software such as DreamWeaver and Photoshop. Open           609.924.9529, ext. 220 for further information.

                                                        CO NNECTING

First Sundays                                                        T H E         S E P T E M B E R                         P RO J E C T
Join us for these Spanish-language
performances on the first Sunday of each                          As part of a national effort — details at — the library
month at 3 p.m. in the Community Room.                           partners with local organizations to offer programs that reflect on September 11 and
Sundays, 3 p.m.: Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6                         its aftermath.
Made possible through the generosity of the Princeton
Area Community Foundation.
                                                                  After September 11: A Forum on Immigration
                                                                  Immigration experts will speak about the ramifications of Sept. 11 and
                                                                  members of the community and university will speak about their experiences in
                                                                  immigrating to this country at this program, sponsored by the library and the
                                                                  Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Citizenship Classes                                               Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
Learn how to become a United States citizen
and how to study for the citizenship test                         Voter Registration
in these free classes offered by the Latin                        Community volunteers and members of the League of Women Voters of the
American Task Force.                                              Princeton Area Community will be in the library to assist people in registering
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Sept. 7-Oct. 26                               to vote and to provide information on voting issues and candidates. League
Conference Room, second floor                                    member Rita Ludlum will provide training for volunteers on Saturday, Sept 10
To register, please call Louise Sandburg at                       at 10 a.m. in the library. For more information on volunteering, please contact
                                                                  Sue Roth at 609.924.9529, ext. 257.
                                                                  September 10-17

Ask a Lawyer
Free legal advice on immigration issues and answers to
general legal questions will be offered at this ongoing
community service program. Lawyers Ryan Stark                                What Health Policyis Good for the
Lilienthal, Tatiana Durbak, Steve Traylor and Edward S.                      Community,the State and America?
Kahn will be on hand for private consultations. Spanish                      Among the speakers at this forum on health care policy
and Russian translators will be available.                                   will be representatives from the New Jersey gubernatorial
Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.                                                     campaigns of Sen. Jon S. Corzine and Douglas Forrester,
Conference Room, second floor                                               plus individuals from the Princetons and Mercer County.
Co-sponsored by the library, the Latin American Task Force, the              Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Housing Authority of the Borough of Princeton, the Mercer County             Co-sponsored by the library and the Sandra Starr Foundation.
Bar Association and the Latin American Legal Defense and Education
Fund. For more information, please call Louise Sandburg at 683-8395
or the library at 924-9529, ext. 257.

                                                                           New Jersey/South Africa: A Global Partnership
                                                                           on Women’s Reproductive Health
                                                                           Discover how Planned Parenthood Associations on two continents
                                                                           have teamed to improve reproductive health for women in South
                                                                           Africa. Panelists including Goldwater Lukuta and Julia Zingu of
                                                                           Planned Parenthood in South Africa and Darrah Johnson of the
                                                                           Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area will focus on
                                                                           issues facing South Africa and how the organization from Kwa Zulu
                                                                           Natal is working with the Mercer Area Association and Planned
                                                                           Parenthood of Central New Jersey to exchange ideas and share
                                                                           expertise on a wide variety of topics.
       Members of the joint South Africa-New Jersey delegation.            Thursday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                           Co-sponsored by the library and Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area.

  Unless otherwise noted, all programs are in the Community Room, first floor                                                                            11
                                             CO NNECTING

                                        and Learning
                                        Dr. Gordon F. Sherman,
                                        executive director of the
                                        Newgrange School and

ALL                                     Education Center, will
                                        speak on the implications

brai n s
                                        of neuroscience research for
                                        teaching and learning, with
                                        an emphasis on dyslexia and

                                        other diverse learning styles.
                                        Dr. Sherman, assistant
                                        professor of neurosciences at        Dr. Gordon Sherman

      NO T                              Harvard Medical School and
                                        former president of the International
                                        Dyslexia Association, will describe
                                                                                         Gender and Learning

                                                                                         Owen Kalkus, founding headmaster of Princeton
                                        the brain differences in children with
                                                                                         Academy of the Sacred Heart, will share the
                                        learning disabilities and explore why
                                                                                         current information on gender differences and

      SAM E
                                        they are different, if the differences are
                                                                                         how it may apply to education. His presentation
                                        beneficial or detrimental and the role
                                                                                         will encourage the idea that understanding gender
                                        of the environment.
                                        Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.                   differences plays an important role in establishing
                                                                                         the best methods for teaching boys and girls. Such
                                                                                         understanding, if followed, might shrink some of
                                                                                         the gender discrepancies we see in the professions.
                                                                                          Monday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

                                                                Chess Day 2
                                                                National chess master Glenn Bady and
Socrates    Café                                               Corner House practitioner Russell Floyd
Princeton University doctoral student                           return to the library for a follow-up to
Kelly McGannon moderates monthly                                their popular summer Chess Day. Floyd
gatherings of people who engage in                              will offer a beginners session from noon
stimulating, non-confrontational                                to 1 p.m. in the second floor Conference
conversation by applying                                        Room, while Bady provides a lecture
the Socratic Method to                                          on advanced tactics at noon in the first
troubling or existential                                        floor Community Room. From 2:30 to 5
questions. Participants                                         p.m., Bady will take on 20 challengers in
will pose their own                                             a simultaneous chess event. In addition,
questions, listen to                                            pick-up chess matches will be available
others, raise challenges,                                                                                              Glenn Bady
                                                                throughout the day.
and consider alternative
                                                                Saturday Nov. 5, noon
answers at these sessions,                                      Registration is required for the beginners session and the simultaneous chess event.
which follow a format                                           C0-sponsored by the library and Corner House.
similar to those used in
Socrates Cafés across the                                       Chess Sundays
country inspired by the book of the                             Drop in for open chess matches throughout the afternoon. Players of all
same title by Christopher Phillips.                             abilities are welcome to participate.
                                                                Sundays, 2 p.m.: Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.:
Oct. 25, Nov. 29
Conference Room, second floor


    The Kende Trio

  Making Music                                                            Reading and Workshop
  with the Kende Trio                                                     Kellie Magnus

                he trio, sisters Alexis (violin),                         Reading
                                                                          The Jamaican writer will read from her
                Crista (viola) and Daniela                                children’s books Little Lion Goes to School
                                                                          and the upcoming Little Lion Rocks the PTA.
                (cello) Kende, will perform                               Monday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m.
                                                                          Ages 5-9
  an interactive musical concert for
  children designed to introduce stringed                                 Magnus will lead
                                                                          children through
  instruments and demonstrate how they
                                                                          a collaborative
  work and play together. The sisters are all                             workshop where
                                                                          they will be paired
  graduates of the Juilliard Pre-College and                              in teams of writers
                                                                          and illustrators
  are, or have been, Princeton University                                 to work on their
                                                                          own illustrated
  students.                                                               short story.
  Sunday, Sept. 25, 3 p.m.                                               Monday,
  Young violinists, violists and cellists who would like                  Nov. 7, 4 p.m.
  to play a piece shorter than three minutes and receive                  Ages 5-9.
  comments from the sisters are invited to register by                    Space is limited and
  calling 609.924.9529, ext.240, or by stopping at the                    registration is required. 
  Youth Services Desk on the third floor.

                                                                                                        Kellie Magnus

   For Story Times, see back cover

                     Many programs            Youth Stages presents Oz
                     made possible            How can two actors portray all the characters in this wonderful
                     through the              adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? Perfectly! Using furniture,
                     of The Friends           houseplants and other everyday objects, even the children in the
                     of the Library           audience, Laurie Hardy and Joey Rizzolo retell the story of the way the              original play might have come to be.
                                              Thursday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m. Ages 5-10.
                                              Registration is required.

                                                                                        Joel Frankel

                                                                                                  he singer-songwriter, a graduate
                                                                                                  of Princeton High School, is
                                                                                                  back by popular demand to share
                                                                                       songs from the latest of his four successful
                                                                                       CDs for children Ship of Chocolate Chips.
                                                                                       Combining original songs and familiar sing-
                                                                                       alongs, Joel uses instruments from around
                                                                                       the world, zany props, storytelling, puppets,
                                                                                       juggling, and a touch of magic in a highly
                                                                                       participatory musical adventure that always
                                                                                       leaves his audiences smiling.
                                                                                       Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m.
                                                                                       Newborns to age 8

        Joel Frankel

                                                                                                    Mary Zisk
                                                                                                    November is National Adoption
                                                                                                    Awareness Month and the library
Home School Book Discussion Group                                                                  is hosting a reading, discussion and
Each month, home-schooled children ages 8-11 meet to                                                book-signing featuring graphic artist
discuss the very best in children’s books. September’s                                              Mary Zisk, author and illustrator of
book is Sky by Pamela Porter. Copies are available at the                                           the picture book The Best Single Mom
Youth Services Desk.                                                                                in the World: How
Fridays, 9:15 a.m.: Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18
                                                                                                    I Was Adopted and
Study Room, third floor
For other titles and more information please contact children’s librarian
                                                                                                    mother to an adoptive
Pamela Groves at 609.924.9529, ext. 244. Registration required.                                    daughter from Russia.
                                                                                                    Alphabet Soup Books
                                                                                                    of Lawrence will be
                                                                                                    selling copies of Zisk’s
                                                                                                    book along with a wide
                                                                                                    variety of books about
                                                                                                    Saturday Nov. 19, 11 a.m.

   14                                                              Unless otherwise noted, all programs are in the Community Room, first floor

            JOIN                          Friday Afternoon Action Day 
                                          Middle school students are invited to come to the library
Teen Advisory Board                      after school for some REAL fun. Activities planned include
Participants in grade 6 and               DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) and more.
over meet at the library to               Friday, Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m.
advise Teen Services Librarian
Susan Conlon about the teen               Friday Night Alive
collection and discuss books,             A fun-filled night will feature performances by a capella groups and bands from area high
films and music. The sessions             schools and recorded music, along with refreshments available in a café-style, substance-free
also provide participants a               environment. The library will be open late only for this event, which is free and open to high
say in library services and               school students.
                                          Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
programs.                                 Co-sponsored by the library and Corner House. Funding provide by the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance,
Saturdays, noon:                          through the Mercer County Office of Addiction Services and the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12

Best Books Club                           A Community Forum
at John Witherspoon
                                          Military Recruitment in the Community and Schools
Middle School                            A panel of speakers, with representatives invited from the military, conscientious objectors,
Tiger Books                               constitutional lawyers, medical practitioners and high school students, will address military
                                          recruitment of young adults in and outside of schools. Everyone is invited to join the discussion.
at Princeton High School
                                          Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Students have an opportunity
to check out, read and discuss
the past and current best books
for young adults in this after-
                                                                                                      World AIDS Day
school program in the schools.
Librarian Ann Woodrow will                                                                            Awareness & Education Week
meet with students at John                                                                            The library will present three days of
Witherspoon Middle School                                                                             programming focusing on AIDS in the world
and Teen Services Librarian                                                                           and HIV prevention in the community, with
Susan Conlon will meet with                                                                           authors, films, and workshops. Please visit
students at Princeton High.                                                                  for details.
For meeting dates and times,                                                                          Tuesday–Thursday, Nov. 29–Dec. 1
call 609.924.9529 ext. 240.                                                                           Co-sponsored by HiTOPS,
                                                                                                      Princeton University,
                                                                                                      and Princeton High
People & Stories                              A scene from Scout’s Honor.                            School students.
During these weekly 90-minute
sessions, students in grades                 Scout’s Honor
7-10 will hear and read short                and Snapshot of My School                              Coffee House
stories from around the world                Students and parents are invited to
                                                                                                    with Sterling Waters
that mirror their lives. After the           separate sessions to watch and discuss
                                                                                                    A singer-songwriter who
reading, facilitator Mary Reath              the documentary Scout’s Honor, which
                                                                                                    plays in the folk-blues style
leads a discussion and students              demonstrates the conviction of a young
                                                                                                    will perform at this special
offer interpretations based on               person taking a stand against homophobia
                                                                                                    two-hour program. There will
their own life stories.                      and injustice. Presented in conjunction
                                                                                                    be an open mic opportunity,
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.:                            with a display of the Snapshot of My School
                                                                                                    along with refreshments in
Oct 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29;                project by Corrine O’Hara of HiTOPS.
                                                                                                    a café-style, substance-free
Dec. 6, 13                                   The project includes art and writings of                                                   Sterling Waters
Story Room, third floor
                                                                                                    environment.The library will
                                             area youth that reflect what they think their
Registration is required; please plan
                                                                                                    be open late only for this event, which is free and
                                             school is like for gay and lesbian students.
to attend all sessions. This program is                                                             open to high school students.
co-sponsored by People and Stories/          The program is aimed at raising awareness
                                                                                                    Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Gente y Cuentos                             about the impact of homophobia on young
                                                                                                    Co-sponsored by the library and Corner House. Funding
                                             peoples’ lives.                                        provided by the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance, through
                                             Thursday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. (students)                   the Mercer County Office of Addiction Services and the
Unless otherwise noted,                                          7 p.m. (parents)                   Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
all programs are in the                      C0-sponsored by the library, HiTOPS and the
Community Room, first floor                  Princeton High School Gay Straight Alliance.                                                               15

Intergenerational                                                     Community Forum
                                                                      Military Recruitment in the Community and Schools
Play Reading                                                         A panel of speakers, with representatives invited from the military,
We invite a dozen people ages 10 to adult to
                                                                      conscientious objectors, constitutional lawyers, medical practitioners and
take part in a reading of The Invisible Man,
                                                                      high school students, will address military recruitment of young adults in and
adapted for the stage by Len Jenkin.
                                                                      outside of schools. Everyone is invited to join in the discussion that follows.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
                                                                      Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Conference Room, second floor
Registration is required.

Women’s Health
Resources Online                                                                                                    ��������������������

Nicole Cooke of Montclair State University will                                                                     �������������������

take you on a tour of several major information
sources that offer women basic and quality
consumer health information. There are numerous
reliable resources freely available on the Internet
and from selected library databases and this session                                                                ������������

will ensure that you know how to find them.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                       �����������������

Nicole Cooke of Montclair State University
returns to the library for a two-hour, hands-on
workshop in the library’s Technology Center.                                                                        �����������������

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Registration is required. Workshop limited to 12 participants.

   L I B R A R Y                     H O U R S             A B O U T                        A T T E N D I N G                              P R O G R A M S
                                                           For programs requiring registration, preference is given to library cardholders. Those without cards will be
   Monday–Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.                        placed on a waiting list and notified by phone on the day of the program.
                                                           To register for adult programs, visit the first floor Welcome Desk, call 609.924.9529, ext. 220 or register by
   Friday–Saturday                9 a.m. to 6 p.m.         e-mail: For children’s programs, visit the third floor Youth Services Desk, call
                                                           609.924.9529, ext. 240 or register by e-mail:
   Sunday                         1 p.m. to 6 p.m.         Our programs are accessible to everyone, including the physically challenged. Those with special needs should
                                                           call 609.924.9529 at least 48 hours before the program they wish to attend to arrange for accommodations.

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Director: Leslie Burger
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                                                                                                                                                                 Princeton, NJ
Assistant Director: Elba Barzelatto
                                                                                                                                                                 Permit No. 4
Readers Services Coordinator: Susan Roth
                                                                 Princeton Public Library
Youth Services Manager: Jan Johnson                              Sands Library Building
Public Information Director: Tim Quinn                           65 Witherspoon St.
                                                                 Princeton, NJ 08542
Program Committee: Lucía Acosta, Leslie Burger,                  609.924.9529
Elba Barzelatto, Susan Conlon, Susan Darkhosh,         
Pamela Groves, Janie Hermann, Jan Johnson,
Terri Nelson, Susan Roth, Barbara Silberstein,
Ann Woodrow
Writing: Susan Conlon, Janie Hermann, Jan Johnson,
Tim Quinn, Susan Roth
Editing and design: Tim Quinn

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