Friends and Foundation: Evenings and Events

2024 Evenings and Events

Evening with Alix Strauss, NYT Columnist, The Joy of Funerals

Newsroom, January 23, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for an evening with NYT columnist Alix Strauss as we celebrate the 20th-anniversary edition of her book, The Joy of Funerals. This event promises to be an engaging and immersive experience, offering a glimpse into the often hilarious perspective of Alix Strauss. Whether you’ve been a long-term reader of her columns and books or are just discovering Alix’s writing for the first time, this evening provides a unique opportunity to connect with the author herself in the Community Room of the Library. A copy of the 20th-anniversary edition of Joy of Funerals will be included, and there will be an opportunity for a book signing.

Learn How to Make Crepes at Jammin’ Crepes

January 27, 2024

This unforgettable evening will commence with a selection of Jammin’ Crepes’ delectable signature house appetizers, followed by a hands-on crepe-making session. Throughout the event, guests will be divided into two teams to craft their own unique crepes using farm-to-table ingredients provided. The winning team’s creation will be showcased at Jammin’ Crepes on their weekly seasonal specials board and promoted on social media.

Evening with Jinwoo Chong, Flux

In conversation with Laura Spence-Ash

Community Room, February 22, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

Join PHS ’13 alum Jinwoo Chong as he discusses his debut novel, Flux, a compelling story exploring grief, intricacies, and the nuances of Asian American identity. In conversation with writer Laura Spence-Ash Chong, Jinwoo will delve into the surreal journey through time, blending neo-noir crime drama with science fiction. Copies of Flux will be provided, and there will be an opportunity for a book signing

Up All Night! Coffee Barista Training with the Pros with Sakrid Coffee

February 1st, 2024

Come take the wheel of an espresso machine at Princeton’s renowned percolator, Sakrid Coffee Roasters. Learn the art of crafting cappuccinos, cortados, and lattes from professionally trained baristas. To cap off the night fittingly, indulge in an espresso martini!

Donate towards a Train Table for 3rd Floor PPL Youth Services

Community Room, February 22, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

Through the addition of the Train Table to the third floor Early Literacy Area, we aim to increase the number of opportunities we can offer a child to engage in meaningful play-literacy connections that are critical for building early literacy skills. The variety of locomotives, buildings, and scenery inspire endless storytelling and spark imagination. The table itself is large enough to allow multiple children to play with it at the same time, facilitating peer interactions and social skills development. And, surrounded by the Picture Book and Independent Reader collections, the train table’s placement will also make it easy for a parent, guardian, or child to reinforce what is learned or experienced at the Train Table through books, tying concepts to words on the page. Most of all, the Train Table will delight our youngest patrons and bring that added element of excitement to every library visit!

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