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originally published: 05/21/2022

(PRINCETON, NJ) — The Princeton Public Library seeks to engage, inspire, educate and unite everyone in their diverse community. They offer a myriad of events and educational programs each month. Here is an overview of library events for June 2022.

Tech: How to extract photos from your phone – Wednesday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Explore the myriad of options for saving and storing photos taken on a mobile device. Through Zoom. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

Drop In and Knitting – Wednesday, June 1, 15 – 11:00 a.m. to noon. Join us for a virtual knitting and sharing social gathering on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, via Google Meet. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

English conversation group; Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June – 4 p.m.-5.30 p.m.; Monday 6, 13, 20, 27 June – 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Thursday 16, 23, 30 June – 1:30 p.m.. Practice your English skills with others in volunteer-led conversations via Google Meet. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

Youth Chess Workshop Series – Wednesday June 1, 22 – 7:00-8:00 p.m. This virtual series is intended for advanced beginners and intermediate players, ages 6-12. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

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Community listening session: Help plan the future of the library – Wednesday, June 1, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us to share your views on how the library can best support the community. Through Zoom. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

Baby story time – Wednesday June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – 10:30-11:00 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes, finger games and movement for children up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. Registration is not compulsory but places are limited due to the capacity of the room. Hall of stories

Story time! – Thursday June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 10:30-11:00 a.m. This in-person, interactive storytime features books, songs, rhymes, finger play and movement for kids ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult. Registration is not compulsory but places are limited due to the capacity of the room. Hall of stories

Princeton Festival Artists Roundtable – Thursday, June 2 – 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The Princeton Festival Guild invites anyone curious to know what opera staging is all about to this panel discussion. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org. Community hall

Virtual Session for Job Seekers: Answering Tough Interview Questions – Friday, June 3, 9:45 a.m. Career Coach Ed Samuel presents preparing for and answering tough interview questions. No registration required. To visit psgofmercercounty.org for connection details.

Princeton Community Pride Picnic – Friday, June 3, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Princeton’s LGBTQIA+ community with music, games, activities, giveaways and more at this family-friendly event featuring local nonprofits and community groups. The rainy date is June 5. Princeton Mall

Fiona Tyndall and her friends – Sunday, June 5 – 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Fiona Tyndall, Ben Steinfeld and guest artists will take listeners on a musical journey from Ireland to America during this performance. Part of the Listen Local series. Hinds Plaza, weather permitting, or Community Hall

Continuing Conversations About Race – Monday, June 6, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Princeton High School racial literacy students give their annual presentation via Zoom. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

Outdoor Storytime at the Princeton Mall – Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 June – 10:30-11:00 a.m. depending on the weather. This interactive event features books, songs, rhymes and movement for children of all ages, accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Please bring your own blanket.

Tech: Ask the Mac Pros – Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 June – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday June 1, 8, 15, 3-5 p.m. Members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group help resolve questions about Apple devices. Come anytime during this session. technology center

Mercer County Community ID – Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 June – 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 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. Princeton Room

Story time in pajamas – Wednesday 8 June – 7 p.m.-7.30 p.m.; Saturday June 11, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Children and parents are invited to put on their favorite pyjamas, slippers and bathrobes for a special edition of Pajama Story Time. Hall of stories

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Fiction Book Group – Thursday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. The group discusses “Confessions of the Fox” by Jordy Rosenberg at the Princeton Shopping Center. A limited number of chairs will be available on site. In case of rain, the meeting will be moved to the conference room on the second floor of the library.

Black Voices Book Group – Thursday, June 9, 7:15 p.m. The group discusses Jacqueline Woodson’s “Another Brooklyn” via Google Meet.

Documentary: “Ahead of the Curve” – Thursday June 9 – 7:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. This film tells the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history and the impact her work continues to have today. Part of the Pride Month film series. Community hall

Immigration Fair – Sunday June 12 – 3:00-5:00 p.m.. Get one-on-one help with a variety of immigration issues. Community hall

Performance: “Among the Trees II” – Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Professional musicians and actors present an evening of song, performance, poetry and more on the stage near Veblen House in Herrontown Woods. The rain date is Friday, June 17, 5:00 p.m.

Art: Princeton Cartoonists – Tuesday, June 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sketchers of all skill levels and levels of experience meet monthly to sketch, sketch and paint together in this social art group. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org. Community hall

New Jersey Midterm Politics – Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 p.m.. John Mooney, founder and editor of NJSpotlight.com, joins political analyst Ingrid Reed in a conversation via Zoom. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

Princeton Public Library Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 15, 6 p.m.. The public is invited to the monthly library board meeting via Zoom. Access via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

Movie: “Jump, honey” – Thursday June 16 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.. A rookie drag queen, reeling from a breakup, flees to the countryside where he reunites with her grandmother in steep decline, but desperate to avoid a nursing home. Part of the Pride Month film series. Community hall

Oceans of possibilities with Eyes of the Wild – Friday, June 17 – 4:00-5:00 p.m.. Kick off the library’s summer reading program with Eyes of the Wild and find out how you can help protect the animals that live in our rivers, lakes and oceans. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org. Community hall

Author Panel: “New Jersey Fan Club” – Sunday June 19 – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Editor and author Kerri Sullivan discusses the new “New Jersey Fan Club: Artists and Writers Celebrate the Garden State” with several of the anthology’s contributors. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org. Community hall

Shakespeare in the Community Park: “Hamlet” – Sunday, June 19, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Hudson Shakespeare Company presents the first of two summer performances of Shakespeare in the Park at the Community Park North Amphitheater.

Pinterest for Business – Tuesday, June 21, 10 a.m. Learn about Pinterest and why it might be right for your business. Through Zoom. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

Movie: “Saturday Church” – Thursday June 23 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.. A 14-year-old boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his inner city life and finds his passion in the process. Part of the Pride Month film series. Community hall

Little panda’s story time – Wednesday, June 29, 10 a.m. Guest readers from YingHua International School share story time in Mandarin Chinese. From 3 years old, depending on Chinese proficiency level. Presented by YingHua Library and International School. Available on the library’s YouTube channel. View the calendar of events at princetonlibrary.org.

Culinary explorers: let’s bake a peach pie! – Wednesday, June 29, 4 p.m.. Children 7 and up and their families are invited to make a peach pie via Zoom. Register via the events calendar on princetonlibrary.org.

The Princeton Public Library is located at 65 Witherspoon in Princeton, New Jersey.