Reading by Osama Alomar & Luc Sante

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
7:30 PM
Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex
FREE and open to the public

Syrian-born poet and fiction writer Osama Alomar and Whiting Award-winning author Luc Sante read from their work on Wednesday, March 28, as part of the 2017-18 Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series presented by the Program in Creative Writing.

Panel: Words Without Borders: The Translation of Books

March 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Princeton Public Library

The translation of books facilitates the migration of text between languages and allows ideas and stories to travel to other countries. A panel of professional translators will discuss the craft and challenges of translation through the lens of migrating text between languages.

David Bellos, Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, where he is also a professor of French and comparative literature, will moderate the panel. Panelists, and the languages that they translate, include:

Shelley Frisch, German, Tess Lewis, French and German, Thomas Hare, Japanese David Boyd, Japanese

Part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. #PrincetonMigrations


April 2 – April 30

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the library! Each day during the month of April, Youth Services library staff will have a new poem to read to you over the phone. Build phone literacy skills and develop an appreciation for poetry by calling often to hear the daily poem. Call 609.924.9529, extension 1240 and ask for the poem of the day!

Book Lovers Luncheon Featuring Lisa See

April 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Book Lovers Luncheon, featuring best-selling author Lisa See, is hosted by the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. Tickets are $75 and include a three-course meal and a signed paperback copy of “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.” Reserve at Proceeds benefit the library.

Lisa See is the author of the critically acclaimed “On Gold Mountain,” “Snowflower and the Secret Fan,” “Peony in Love,” “Shanghai Girls,” “China Dolls,” and “Dreams of Joy.” Her latest novel is “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” an examination of the separate lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, adopted by an American couple, and the bonds that connect them.

Princeton Environmental Film Festival /April 8-15

Book Brunch featuring Moshe Sakal

March 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Princeton Public Library

Award-winning Israeli author Moshe Sakal discusses “The Diamond Setter,” his first novel to be translated into English. Inspired by true events, the best-selling Israeli book traces a complex web of love triangles and family secrets across generations and borders, illuminating diverse facets of life in the Middle East. The book was translated by Jessica Cohen. Tea, coffee and a variety of pastries and fruit will be served.

Workshop: Beyond the “I”: When Memoir Meets History

April 3 and 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Princeton Public Library

 “But my life isn’t interesting!” many people who want to write memoirs say. Every life is, especially when you weave in history —be it family legacies, neighborhood landmarks, or the social history that shapes us. Through readings, discussion, and in-class exercises, participants will discover strategies for writing their life stories in ways that family, friends, or strangers will want to read. This workshop meets twice (April 3 and 10) so participants have a chance to write, share, and revise—both in class and at home. Open to all levels. Conference Room

Ashley Dawson & Thanu Yakupitiyage in Conversation — Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton

Robert Wuthnow & David Miller in Conversation — The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton

Phonographic Memory — An Evening of Music and Stories

Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton

Jill Dolan & Michael Cadden in Conversation — Wendy Wasserstein

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton

Migrations Series: Joao Biehl in Conversation with Arcadio Diaz-Quinones & Adriana Petryna — Unfinished: The Anthropology of Becoming

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton

LLL Presents: Freeman Dyson — Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton

Imani Perry & Kinohi Nishikawa in Conversation — May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books PrincetonA Celebration of Student Writing, April 9th, 7:00-8:30 pm, Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton.

Kamila Shamsie & Michael Wood in Conversation — Home Fire: a Novel

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 6PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton