April Programs

Due to distributor contracts, we cannot list movie titles here. Please call the Circulation Desk if you would like more information about a particular movie night: 815-875-1331, ext 200. All movies are free and open to all.

Monday Night Movies
April 35:30 pm
April 10, 5:30 pm
April 17, 5:30 pm
April 24, 5:30 pm

No Widmark Wednesday Movie this month

In-Person Preschool Storytime and Craft
Tuesday, April 4, 10:30 am – Rabbits and Hopping Bunny craft
Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 am 
– Nursery Rhymes and “Set the Table” placemat craft
Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 am 
– Telephone and String/Cup Telephone STEM activity
Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 am 
– (with Miss Jacqui) Books & Libraries and Picture Book Pinwheel craft

Game On at Princeton Public Library! Vintage Video Games Wii, N64, PS2, and NES gaming in the Matson Meeting Room, including Legends of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Mario Brothers, Crash Bandicoot, and more!
Tuesday, April 4, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 11, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 18, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 25
, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 4, 7 pm Zoom Program: Illinois Libraries Present Danny Trejo Talks Tacos, Hollywood, and Redemption Actor, author, and restaurateur Danny Trejo will discuss how he developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry with a hard-earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and now on to restaurant ventures, Trejo’s name, face, and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood and beyond. He shared his love of food with the world in the release of his first cookbook Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes and Stories from LA. His fearlessly honest memoir Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood was released in July 2021, but it is his continuous role as a devoted father of three and an intervention counselor that bring him the most satisfaction. Register for this event here.

Tuesday, April 4 (while supplies last!) The April PPL Take-n-Make Project is a cute felt woodland critter bookmark that you can sew and enjoy for yourself or give to a friend or loved one. Maybe include it with a book in an Easter basket.  Be creative. The kit will include a pattern, felt, needle and thread. You will need scissors.
As an added bonus in the month of April, we will offer another craft during Library Week, the last week of April.  You won’t want to miss it.  It will have you “Scrabble”ing  in for one.

Tuesday, April 4 Library Giving Day

Wednesday, April 5, 5:30 pm Chicks with Sticks… and Roosters Too (Knitting and Crochet Group) Experienced and novice knitters and crocheters are welcome to join in this social crafting time.

Thursday, April 6, 5:30 pm  Read ‘Em and Weed Gardening Group This month’s discussion topic will be veggie planting season. All levels of gardening enthusiasts are encouraged to stop in.

Thursday, April 13, 1:00 pm Princeton Caregivers Support Group Alzheimer’s support group

Thursday, April 13, 3:30 pm Youth Dungeons & Dragons For ages 10 and up – second and fourth Thursdays 3:30-5:30 pm . For more information, contact the PPL Youth Services Desk (815) 875-1331, ext. 220 or e-mail jmargowski@princetonpl.org

Saturday, April 15, 10 am Medicare 101 Tim Burgess from Physicians Mutual, will talk about and answer questions on Medicare.

Tuesday, April 18, 5:30–7:30 pm Music Jam Bring your instrument or a song to sing, or just come to listen and enjoy a casual evening of (mostly folk) music.

April 23-29 National Library Week

Monday, April 24 (while supplies last) Take-and-Make Scrabble Charm
Get in your “Game On” mode during National Library Week with this Scrabble charm that you can use as a keychain or a backpack charm. “Scrabble” on in to pick up a kit with letters for your name while supplies last.

Tuesday, April 25, 7 pm Zoom Program: Secrets of the Puzzle Master: A Conversation with Will Shortz The editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle, the puzzle master for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and the world’s only academically accredited puzzle master, discusses crossword puzzles. To register: bit.ly/ILP_WillShortz

Wednesday, April 26 A Sweet Deal with Your Library Card Show your library card at the Apollo Theater‘s screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie to get one FREE candy selection (one candy per card).

Thursday, April 27, 3:30 pm Youth Dungeons & Dragons For ages 10 and up – second and fourth Thursdays 3:30-5:30 pm . For more information, contact the PPL Youth Services Desk (815) 875-1331, ext. 220 or e-mail jmargowski@princetonpl.org

Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 pm Euchre Tournament Duos or singles welcome.

Friday, April 28, 4 pm Children’s Author Appearance: Laura Bird Laura will discuss her children’s book Crossing the Pressure Line and her writing process. After the talk, kids can have a provided snack and work on a feather-bookmark craft together. Sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton Public Library

Crossing the Pressure Line: Twelve-year-old Clare Burch has just lost the person she loves most in the world. She wonders if her feelings of sorrow and self-blame over her grandfather’s death will ever go away. Out of the blue, a special request sends Clare on a journey from her home in Chicago to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Above all, Clare learns to listen to the courageous voice inside—and discovers just how tough she really is.

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